Random observation for the day: when I empty the compact flash card from my camera using the PCMCIA slot on my x41, the whole machine turns into a pumpkin… Even though the disk is basically idle, the entire machine stops responding to anything. It’s quite annoying.
The dead ThinkPad R51 has been replaced by a new ThinkPad X41, which accidentally turned out to be a tablet PC without me really intending it to be. It’s a nice looking machine, and the perfect combination of size and weight (small and light). I think we’re going to be very good friends.
Ubuntu Breezy installed just fine on the machine, although I haven’t bothered to get everything working yet. I’ll report back if I have any interesting problems getting stuff going.