Ubuntu X201 moan
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
- recovery 10GB
- main bit 400GB
- 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
/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:
- Some times USB (no power) after
- Some times completely fails to wake up after
- Only ~5hrs on 9cell
- wifi fails to resume after suspend :(
- have not figured out wpa_supplicant in Ubuntu, therefore heavily relying on my Froyo's excellent USB tethering for connecting to WPA secured wifi networks
After debconf10 I'm installing archlinux.