On 27.12.2012 23:43, George Walker wrote:
> R2 seems to mostly work on my ThinkPad X61t. Sound / video/ wired ethernet
> / wifi / power management / volume and brightness control from the keyboard
> work great. Wacom tablet functionality and navigation buttons around the
> bezel Just Work (which was incidentally not the case in Windows 8RC).
> Docking and undocking were similarly uneventful.
> *Untested:* IEEE1394, PCMCIA, serial port, and HVM support.
> Qubes installed *mostly* without incident from the docking station's
> optical drive, save that the user may (and I did) inadvertently hit the
> "Finish" button while the installer was still preconfiguring Service and
> AppVMs, causing the process to fail. There was no way to restart the
> process, so I had to reinstall from scratch. I doubt this issue is unique
> to my hardware.
> I had no luck installing from a USB key. I didn't have a *nix machine from
> which to DD, so tried DD for Windows, which crashed under Windows 7 and 8.
> I used an Ubuntu-for-EEE ISO->USB tool to create the installation media.
> It got as far as looking for an installation image, at which point it could
> not access my USB key. It looked like it was trying, however, because
> right before the error message asserting it was unable to access the media,
> the USB key activity light blinked.
The Qubes ISO is ready to write to USB stick directly without any conversion
Perhaps liveusb-creator can do the job (with "Use existing Live CD"), but not
sure. We use the same method for USB installation as Fedora.
> *Not working:
> **Major issues:
> *I figured out how to attach block devices in the VM manager, but even so,
> when I try to open my attached device in the appropriate VM it still gives
> an error (can't find /media/). That said, I can now navigate to flash
> within the appropriate VM once I do away with the error message. This is
> more than I can say for my optical media, which is not recognized, mounted,
> acknowledged or anything else.
Optical drive can be attached only when it contains media in it.
> Nautilus shows a mysterious "11GB volume," presumably one of Qubes
> *Minor issues:
> *No middle-mouse-button scrolling support that I could find in the HMI
> control panel. Bizarrely, the middle mouse button Pastes instead.
Perhaps you can try cmdline tool to set it up: xinput or synclient.
> The screen rotation button on my bezel precipitates an inscrutable
> (putatively) error icon, which looks like most of a box with two little
> window-panes at the bottom "X" through the bottom right portion.
Best Regards / Pozdrawiam,
Invisible Things Lab