Thinkpad Battery controls on Backtrack

February 7th, 2010

Thinkpad’s smapi needs to be installed and configured to control battery charge thresholds in order maintain good battery life. Here are the things that need to done on BackTrack 4 to set this up Download tp_smapi from sourceforge tar it and install it tar xzvf tp_smapi-0.40.tgz cd tp_smapi-0.40 make make install Verify the installation by [...]

Scrolling with Thinkpad’s Trackpoint in BackTrack

February 7th, 2010

One of the beautiful features of a Thinkpad : Scrolling using middle button and trackpoint, is missing out of the box on BackTrack 4. Here is how you enable it. Based on Ubuntu bug 282387 , you need to patch xserver-xorg add source repos for the /etc/apt/sources.list deb intrepid main restricted deb-src intrepid [...]

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