Here is my diary of setting up Ubuntu Linux on my IBM Thinkpad T22. I've been playing around with the Breezy Badger pre-release for the last few days, but I'm going to start again from scratch and write down here all the steps I took to get it running with full functionality. Here is what I will be attempting to do:
1) Get Ubuntu installed and booting, with some basic tweaks
2) Get my wireless PCMCIA network card working
3) Get the suspend function working
4) Enable speedstep CPU frequency scaling to improve battery life
5) Install audio and video players (should be easy according to www.ubuntuguide.org)
6) Get samba file sharing working so I can share files with my desktop and xbox
7) Enable 3D video acceleration by installing video drivers
8) Use S3switch to enable TV-out
9) Configure the thinkpad buttons using tpb and enable middle mouse button scrolling
10) Setup wine so I can run Guitar Pro (this involves getting MIDI working!) or just use DGuitar
11) Get my Echo Indigo IO PCMCIA soundcard working
This is the approximate order of priority. Hopefully within a couple of weeks, I will have everything up and running!
PS: A couple of details about my thinkpad: I have a 2647-4EG laptop with the latest 1.12 BIOS version installed. Before installation, I changed the BIOS setting for the CD/DVD reader from 'silent' to 'high' to speed up the installation. I also set my preferred speedstep settings in the BIOS, and I will try to check later if this is working properly in Ubuntu.