Ubuntu X201 moan

I7 core

Excuse me, I think I have turned into a cynical miserable bastard. When I first installed Debian on my laptop I was full of enthusiasm. Same goes for when Ubuntu came about. Though with 10.04 installed recently on my new X201 i7 Thinkpad, I am wondering are things getting better?

Thinkpad hardware issues aside, Ubuntu admittedly does the install process extremely well. The initial layout of a Lenovo laptop looks like

  1. recovery 10GB
  2. main bit 400GB
  3. hibernation 50GB

The automatic one resized the hibernation partition for Ubuntu to sit in a ~20GB partition. Bit lame, thankfully the advanced setup allowed me to set it up like so:

hendry@x201 ~$ cat /proc/partitions
major minor  #blocks  name

   8        0  488386584 sda
   8        1    1228800 sda1
   8        2   98008789 sda2
   8        3   10240000 sda3
   8        4          1 sda4
   8        5  375000064 sda5
   8        6    3905536 sda6

With sda5 being my ext4 root and sda my swap.

No Gnome thanks

Gnome is a fucking abomination. Sadly installing dwm and executing sudo update-alternatives --config x-window-manager wasn't enough to restore sanity.

I had to remove gdm and now every time I boot Ubuntu, it seems to think X has crashed. Next problem is plymouth or whatever the fuck their crazy splash system is. /sbin/plymouthd now consume resources constantly in the background and trying to uninstall it make Ubuntu basically want to uninstall everything.

Whose bright idea was that?

Things not working:


After debconf10 I'm installing archlinux.

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