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Lenovo X61 Tablet on Ubuntu 11.04 (64bit)

by lmarzke last modified Aug 20, 2011 03:46 PM
Hints on running Ubuntu 11.04 on X61 tablet


Ubuntu 11.04 installs and runs for the most part with very few issues on the 7764CTO model ( 12.1 in 1400x1040 SXVGA+ )


Screen Rotation

Screen rotation doesn't work out of the box but is easy to fix.


Download two scripts to your /usr/local/bin directory.


  1. Make these scripts writable with 'chmod +x filename'
  2. Then install 'ccsm' ( Compiz Config Settings Manager ),  and start ccsm.
  3. In the General Section, open "Commands"
  4. Enter as Command0 the following:
    /usr/local/bin/wacom-rot90      ( or rot180  as preferred )
  5. On the "KeyBindings Tab",  on RunCommand 0, click the "Disabled" button.
    Then click the desired key to rotate the screen such as Blue Thinkvantage"

    Note: the normal rotate button doesn't work, but the Blue ThinkVantage button does.

Display Freeze after Screen Lock


Untested Fix:

  1. Open 'ccsm',  General Tab,   Open GL
  2. Uncheck 'Sync to vBlank'


Endian UTM OpenVPN Client


Endian does not yet have a 64 bit client but the Network Manager OpenVPN plug-in now works.


  1. Install 'network-manager-openvpn' and 'network-manager-openvpn-gnome'
  2. Configure using the NM applet.
  3. A reference exported configuration follows:
remote 'OpenVPNhostname'
ca /etc/openvpn/ca.pem           'CA cert file from Endian'
comp-lzo yes
dev tap
proto udp
script-security 2
user openvpn
group openvpn





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