21 April 2010

Ubuntu in ThinkPad X100e

ThinkPad X100e

Few notes while install Ubuntu Lucid:
  1. I install Lucid after upgrade from Karmic. Downloaded the Karmic AMD64 ISO, and run usb-creator to copy to my USB stick.
  2. Make sure wireless enabled in BIOS, there is no hardware button to enable wireless! My lappy disabled it by default (I bought it without OS from Digital Mall, Petaling Jaya )
  3. Get latest wireless driver and install it (wireless driver from Lucid not working for me). You also might want to configure TrackPoint "scroll button".
  4. Update to the latest X100e BIOS and the latest 10.04 packages and the fglrx driver.This fix issue "pressing function key to adjust brightness hard-lock the machine", "hard-locks if you switch to battery power"
Have issue after install fglrx: most of time CPU usage for Xorg very high.

Love the design. Chose red since big fan of Arsenal FC (even my daughter named Humaira). Keyboard is very nice, that's why prefer this over U series/other brand.

This lappy use AMD Processor, so known quite hot.There is no CD/DVD driver! luckily I rarely use it and have an external USB one (useful to update BIOS). Don't like the 'Delete' key position.

Issues above might not valid anymore after Ubuntu Lucid release (within fortnight)

14 April 2010

Optimize P1 W1MAX Signal

Position is the key. There is difference when P1 modem inside and outside (balcony) of my house.



I been using P1 since Aug 2009, and the signal mostly strong when placing the modem inside house. The signal is significantly difference this couple of days, might be due to P1 Network Upgrade Exercise (9-12 March 2010). Anyway hope better signal while streaming Arsenal games tonight :-)