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Ubuntu 13.04 on Lenovo Thinkpad X60

Hardware Spec

  • 4GB RAM
  • 120 GB Samsung SSD 830 (AHCI Mode)
  • Dual Core L7500 @ 1.6 Ghz

Used Distro

Ubuntu 13.04 x64 Desktop Edition


Download the iso file and use unetbootin to install on a usb stick. Leave the stick in the laptop. Reboot. Go into bios by pressing ThinkVantage button and then F1. Choose Startup -> Boot If the usb hdd is excluded then include them with x button and move up with F6. Press F10 to save and exit. Power on the laptop and choose “Install ubuntu” to start installation process.

After installation

recommended additional software (install with “apt-get install <name>”)

  • ntp (for correct date and time)
  • xournal (tablet programm for writing combined with stylus notes)
  • libxss1 (prerequisites for google chrome)
  • lingconf2-4 (prerequisites for google chrome)

Google Chrome

Open Download page and click on chrome download button. Choose “64bit .deb” and click on “accept and install” button

Get rid of anoying shopping hints in unity

apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping

Click on the amazon icon in the unity starter with right click and choose remove from starter

Getting special Hardware to work

Hibernate on closing laptop

Test if it works by running


If the laptop suspend to disk and start at the current state after reboot everything is fine to go on.

Edit file /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla

[Re-enable hibernate by default]

Reboot machine and open Energy menu (click on the battery in the top bar and choose energy settings) to define the hibernate state if the laptop cover is closed.

Gnome Buttons on the left side

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ‘:minimize,maximize,close’

Fingerprint Sensor

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui && sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libbsapi policykit-1-fingerprint-gui fingerprint-gui

run the fingerprint.gui:

  1. Show Vendor => Choose STMicroelectronics and click next
  2. Choose a finger and click next
  3. Repeat five times to scan and click next
  4. Click on the test button and see if it works

Now you can login or authenticate for sudo with your fingerprint