Ok, trying out Kubuntu on my new work laptop and I’m liking it quite a bit- the only problems I’ve had so far are with Hibernate (which I think is self- inflicted) and wireless stuff. I’ve figured out the wireless stuff and wanted to mention it for the people out there having the same troubles as I did. First up, a little info on my setup:

Model: IBM T42 (note, not the T42p, which is awesome, the crappier model)
OS: Kubuntu 6.10
Wireless NIC: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)
Wireless Driver: ipw2100 1.3

Wireless

There are a lot of choices for network setup, and since I use WPA2 with PSK, I’m going to document that.

in /etc/network/interfaces:
auto eth1
iface eth1 inet dhcp
wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf.local

in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf.local
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=0
eapol_version=1
ap_scan=1
fast_reauth=1
#For WPA-PSK network
network={
ssid="myssid"
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
proto=WPA2
pairwise=TKIP
group=TKIP
psk="my big secure passphrase"
}

/etc/modprobe.d/ipw2100.modprobe
options ipw2100 disable=0

and that was it- I spent time tinkering with all sorts of things, but I think this was all there was. If I get brave and re-do it next weekend, I’ll make sure to fully document the process.

Hibernate

While trying to get wireless working, I noticed that hibernation stopped working- I’m not sure what I did, but I’m pretty sure it’s my fault- it WAS working originally.

UPDATE
DOH, it helps if the swap partition is mounted so hibernation has someplace to store the data! it’s all working good now.