I've a thinkpad T60 and 9.10 installed. I did some search on the forums and found the workaround with tpb package to fix thinkpad volume buttons issue.
My problems with that fix are:
-tbp package depens on xosd (or whatever like that, NOT Notify-OSD) so the result is not the best...
-tpb package is not neccessary at all, because thinkpad_acpi module can take care about volume buttons as well, you just have to enable the hotkey mask! http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Thinkpad-acpi
So my workaround on T60 (in terminal):
sudo echo enable,0x00ffffff > /proc/acpi/ibm/hotkey
9.10 karmic: (using sysfs): (also works on 10.04 and 10.10 as well...)
sudo cp /sys/devices/platform/thinkpad_acpi/hotkey_all_mask /sys/devices/platform/thinkpad_acpi/hotkey_mask
The solutions only works till next reboot or suspend/resume cycle.
you should put the commands in:
without sudo of course, to make it permanent.
Please confirm if the solution works on other thikpad models.
As soon as I find solution for all the things I need on my T60 I will put it up on Thinkwiki and paste the link here.
(Active protection - hdaps)
(Trackpoint additional functions - you just have to install the: gpointing-device-settings package)
(fingerprint reader - thinkfinger)
Hope it helped for someone.