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VitalBodies
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Ubuntu Hardy and Ibex Works Great on a ThinkStation D10

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Ubuntu Hardy and Ibex Works Great on a ThinkStation D10.

Thank you Lenovo for another great product. 

 

I created a blog of many helpful posts for people wanting to get Ubuntu to work.

I even got Lightscribe, wireless, Windows programs and fonts to work. 

http://vitalbodies.wordpress.com/tag/ubuntu/

NOTE: I added my blog as Ubuntu is community supported. We all make it happen and this is my contribution. 

 

Ubuntu Rocks on a workstion.

I used the 64-bit version of Ubuntu so I can use more memory for Open Source programs like Blender and Inkscape and GIMP.

 

I use a Lenovo ThinkStation 6427-CTO. 

http://vitalbodies.wordpress.com/tag/lenovo/

 

Glad I bought a Lenovo. : ) 

 

Loaded Ubuntu without a hitch. 

Intrepid Ibex works best for the Graphics card and sound. 

 

Suggestion: Use the Live CD until you figure our how to connect to the internet. 

Once you are connected you are nearly home free. 

 

Message Edited by VitalBodies on 12-03-2008 12:40 AM
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rokytnji
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Re: Ubuntu Hardy and Ibex Works Great on a ThinkStation D10

Congrats and Dancing bananas all around. Good to hear Vitalbodies.
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mamgoe
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Re: Ubuntu Hardy and Ibex Works Great on a ThinkStation D10

Yeah, linux runs like hell on a D10. I have two 6427-47G, they're running on openSUSE 11. Everything runs fine: Working with Houdini while watching TV, listening Music or watching a blueray-movie. This workstations runs so smooth and quiet, it's unbelievable to see the power of this thingi and you hear nothing. Btw. each of my D10 have two E5420, 6 GB RAM, 2  x 300 GB SAS for work and 3 x 1 TB disks for backups and archives. I really love working... :smileyhappy:)      mamgoe

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VitalBodies
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Re: Ubuntu Hardy and Ibex Works Great on a ThinkStation D10

Wow, nice system and yes dancing bananas! This is a great thread to further Linux on the Lenovo workstation. Everyone feel free to ofter tips and suggestions and encouragement. Open source works and is great to work with. I think there are many people not sure if they should make the shift. We say yes!
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VitalBodies
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Re: Ubuntu Hardy and Ibex Works Great on a ThinkStation D10

mamgoe,

what do you like about OpenSUSE 11 over Ubuntu? 

I am not familar with that flavor but have heard of it. 

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mamgoe
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Re: Ubuntu Hardy and Ibex Works Great on a ThinkStation D10

Sorry for the long delay, but I my spare time this week is much low. At work I'am using RedHat Enterprise, because of it's long term run, stable running and awesome support. Here at home, my 2 D10 are for work too, but they are for "entertainment" too. If you would include mp3-support, the possibility of using TV-Cards on RHEL and so on, you must change many packages and then you've a very expensive, not supported distro. Normally I would use Fedora, but this time I would give SUSE a shot to try this out. It's running fine here with Gnome. My old WS at home is a 3,2 GHz P4, with a really fast Quadro FX4000 in a really big tower with 9 disks. This old "iron" is running with superperformant Fedora 4(!). I'am not using Ubuntu, because most of my "pro" apps are rpm-based. Btw. your blog is really good! I'm interested in knowing the temperatures of your Xeon and your Quadro-Card under heavy load with your air-filter. mamgoe
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VitalBodies
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Re: Ubuntu Hardy and Ibex Works Great on a ThinkStation D10

What would be some examples of pro apps?

I am fairly new to Ubuntu having spent years in Windows. 

Finally broke free and wanted to help others do the same. 

Thanks for the comment on my blog. 

Ubuntu seems to include a lot of apps so I wondered what you would find missing. 

My Ubuntu is running Gnome also.

 

I have not done much to test the temperature as yet. 

I figured the first few times I heard the fans crank up I would put more effort in that direction.

So far summer came and went and they never crank up except at start up which as far as I know is normal. 

Currently (not under heavy load) the core temp of the Nvidia is 57 degrees C. 

 

The filter is made for large volumes of air so very little air flow is blocked if any. 

 

Openned the case the other day and hardly any dust. Almost none on the general inside surfaces with only a few fibers on some fan blades. 

 

What is the Linux way to tell CPU temp? 

X sensors? 

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mamgoe
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One of my most used apps is Maya. And for support it's good to install it like it should be: By rpm. And you're right, blender could do things like Maya, but it's not an industrial standard at all. Same with houdini. For RealFlow i've found nothing similar. For the temperature-thingi, you could do at root "sensors-detect", let it run and test all available busses and the do as normal user a "sensors | grep "Core"". Then you should see somethink like
Core 0: +44.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1: +55.0°C (high = +82.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 2: +44.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 3: +55.0°C (high = +82.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 4: +47.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 5: +44.0°C (high = +82.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 6: +44.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 7: +40.0°C (high = +82.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
This things should be done in a terminal. Maybe you must install some lm_sensors-packages, i don't know, what is installed in Ubuntu by default. My Quadro is here at 39 degrees C but now no load. With "glxgears" after 5 Minutes it's raising to 47 degrees C... mamgoe

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rokytnji
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Re: Ubuntu Hardy and Ibex Works Great on a ThinkStation D10

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I run 8.04 Hardy Heron on a M57 6075-BHU, with dual core, and Sata drives. I just installed a sensor program that detects both core temps and hardrive temps on the taskbar as icons with numerical Farenheit (can use Celcius also). If interested the install procedure can be found here on the link below. My  core temps are 69F and 70F and Hardrive is 100F. All this is displayed on bottom taskbar.

 

http://www.techthrob.com/tech/linuxsensors.php
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VitalBodies
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Re: Ubuntu Hardy and Ibex Works Great on a ThinkStation D10

I tried the sensors you suggested and they installed quite well.

My core temps are between 115F and 124F and the sytem has been on all day. 

If I open the side door completely the tempatures drop a little to 106F to 113F.

A difference but not enough to worry about. 

I think the lack of dust and fumes is well worth the trade off. 

 

The Nvidia software and the sensors program both show 50C. 

They each paint a different picture about what that means though. 

The Nvidia program shows GREEN with 2 bars out of 10 bars.

The sensors shows I am in the RED near the top of the temp graph. 

 

It would help to know what temperature levels matter.

 

Thank you for your post.