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Enable the Thinkpad Middle Scroll Button on Ubuntu 10.04 July 10, 2010

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I finally upgraded my Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04. However, the middle scroll button was somehow disabled after the installation. To reactive the scroll button function of Thinkpad on Ubuntu 10.04, please follow 3 easy steps below:

1) Create a file
For Ubuntu 9.10

sudo gedit /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-thinkpad.conf

For Ubuntu 10.10

sudo gedit /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf

2) Copy and paste these commands into the created file

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "Trackpoint Wheel Emulation"
MatchProduct "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint|DualPoint Stick|Synaptics Inc. Composite TouchPad / TrackPoint"
MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
Option "EmulateWheel" "true"
Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
Option "XAxisMapping" "6 7"
Option "YAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

3) Save and restart computer.


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Enable volume buttons of Thinkpad on Ubuntu 9.10 April 13, 2010

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sudo cp /sys/devices/platform/thinkpad_acpi/hotkey_all_mask
/sys/devices/platform/thinkpad_acpi/hotkey_mask

Then, add the above command in the “/etc/rc.local” without sudo in front.

Ref:
- http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1328016.html
- http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Thinkpad-acpi


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Activating APS on ThinkPad in Ubuntu 9.10 April 1, 2010

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Active Protection System is an useful technology developed for ThinkPad laptop. HDD will be suspended when a degree of vibration of shock is applied to the laptop by parking the HDD head. This can avoid the unexpected damage to the hard drive. However, the APS is normally available in the Windows systems. To use this function in Ubuntu, we have to work a bit more. Please follow the instructions at this website:

Install Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) on a ThinkPad T400
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Install_Ubuntu_9.10_%28Karmic_Koala%29_on_a_ThinkPad_T400

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