Topics related to Linux and other Unix-like operating systems (e.g. BSDs) on ThinkPads, a series of laptops formerly manufactured by IBM, and now by Lenovo.

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Automatically switch display on lenovo docking and linux

I have a lenovo thinkpad with nvidia optimus and a mini docking station series 3. I want that while docked, it should automatically switch to an external monitor if possible and if I undock it, it ...
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Fresh Install of Mint 18 w/ Cinnamon — randomly logging out, can't log back in

A few days ago I made the plunge from Windows and put Linux Mint on my laptop (Thinkpad 440), the newest release. Things are mostly fine, except twice today I've been browsing the internet on Chromium ...
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How to install FreeBSD on Thinkpad?

I am trying to install FreeBSD but I am having a problem. My computer is a Thinkpad T400. I followed the instructions to install so I have downloaded the file FreeBSD-8.3-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso and ...
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Use the ThinkVantage button on linux

How can I use the thinkvantage button of a thinkpad on linux? I tried xev and also acpi_listen to get the correct key-event. But both doesn't print anyting.
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How to prevent bluetooth audio skipping with the A2DP profile on Arch Linux?

I am experiencing quite heavy audio skipping when streaming audio to my bluetooth speaker (Sony SRS-X3) using pulseaudio and Arch Linux on a T430. I think it is related to a known bug [1]. The speaker ...
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Console keymapping

I have installed Arch Linux on my Thinkpad W530, and none of the Fn-Fx keys or the volume buttons work. However, they do work before I have booted into Arch at the Grub menu. (I can change the ...
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Kernel driver for trackpoint on Lenovo Thinkpad 13

On other ThinkPads I've succesfully configured the trackpoint with udev using this method but on my new Lenovo Thinkpad 13 this isn't possible: This command: find /sys/devices/platform/i8042 -name ...
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Wifi and Ethernet unclaimed on ubuntu-based linux

I'm trying to finish the installation of elementaryOS (an Ubuntu-based distribution) on a Thinkpad E460. However, I can't neither have Ethernet nor Wifi. In fact, lshw -c network -sanitize shows both ...
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Jittery ThinkPad TrackPoint scrolling in Debian / X / GNOME using Eclipse Mars

Eclipse scrolling happens with unbearable jitter, whereas other X applications (e.g. Google Chrome) behave more smoothly, what could be the cause? Why would Eclipse be different from other apps? $ ...
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Boot Menu won't boot USB for Debian install

I'm trying to install Debian Jessie on my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga II. I created a usb using UNetBootin with the ISO image, and when I start my laptop with the usb in, the "Boot Menu" comes up, it gives ...
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Blue Fn + Function keys not working with Lubuntu on my Thinkpad

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X201 (if the submodel matters, please say so), with Lubuntu 15.10 running on it. I use LXDE for my desktop environment (as the name suggets). Now, as you may know, Thinkpads ...
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LiveUSB stuck after “Probing EDD” during boot

I am trying to install Arch Linux on a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th. When I start from my LiveUSB image, it gets stuck right after the following line (which is the first line of the screen):...
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CPU frequency stuck at minimum on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7, GNOME2 panel applet won't change it, cpufreq-selector hangs

I am running a remix of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 maintained by my company's IT department on a ThinkPad T430. Every now and then, my CPU will remain stuck at minimum speed and as a result my ...
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switching from Ubuntu to Arch, battery life reduced by 90%

On my thinkpad t440s I ran ubuntu 14.04 happily for around 2 years, in the beginning having a battery life of over 7 hours, and still now easily 5 or 6 hours. Recently I switched to Arch, and I can't ...
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USB booting to installing Linux on a new Lenovo laptop

I recently got a Thinkpad T440s with Windows 8.1 for my job, and since most of my work is done under Linux I am going to install Ubuntu on it, so that I can dual boot. The problem is that it won't ...
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left+up+space keys not working on thinkpad x201

When using the keyboard on my thinkpad x201, I cannot press left, up and space at the same time. That is, when I start pressing the keys one after the other, the third one will be ignored. I verified ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad headphones trouble (combo jack)

Well... Sometimes ago I've bought a laptop Lenovo ThinkPad E555 with pre-installed Windows. I've removed Windows and installed Linux Mint 17.3. And now, sound through headphones does not work, only ...
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How do I configure a Trackpoint, so middle-click scrolling is not misinterpreted as a middle-click paste?

I'm using a Thinkpad USB Trackpoint keyboard, and when I try to scroll, using middle-click and the trackpoint, sometimes it performs a middle-click paste. I don't recall this ever happening with the ...
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Linux Mint & t420s

I have installed Linux mint 4.3 64bit and it seems to run without problems out of the box. I notice a highly increasing of temperature while watching movie via youtube or some website where it has to ...
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 wakes up spontaneously after sleeping

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T430 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5. Today I put my computer to sleep, double checked 10 seconds later, only to find out after arriving to my office that my computer ...
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Remapping keys that generate multiple scan codes

I have a ThinkPad W540. On its keyboard there are four multimedia keys above the numpad. Two of those keys generate keycodes (and, apparently, scancodes) that correspond to combination of keys, Win_L +...
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Unstable display in Linux Mint Rosa mate on Thinkpad E450

The desktop and themes are occasionally changed in Linux Mint Rosa mate on Lenovo E450, and nm-applet does not display, although it is listed in startups. The first two of these can be temporarily ...
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Keyboard works in default Ubuntu desktop but not Openbox

I've got a Thinkpad Carbon X1 (the one with the annoying adaptive keyboard) which I've installed Ubuntu on because of it's support for all the hardware on this laptop. However, I don't like the ...
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“PS/2 Generic Mouse” gets lost. How to reload without reboot?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a ThinkPad E420s. My Trackpoint is recognized as "PS/2 Generic Mouse". My problem is that it doesn't load/disappears after booting or after suspension. I can't move ...
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Does Linux support the ThinkPad Helix 2?

I'm holding out for the ThinkPad Helix 2, which has a detachable tablet as a screen. It comes out later this month. I've heard that installing Linux on bleeding edge technology can be problematic ...
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How do I decrease brightness even further on Thinkpad X230?

# cat /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness 0 # xbacklight 0.000000 But it's still way too bright for a dark room. I want to be able to gradually reduce backlight to complete off. On ...
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Does the the Thinkpads still gets bricked when installing linux?

I am thinking about buying a Thinkpad for college work, specifically the Thinkpad t540p. (The touchpad seems bad, but I heard it has amazing performance and amazing build quality). I saw a post ...
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Setup keyboard and touchpad to a X230 Thinkpad on Fedora 23

I started today to use Fedora 23, before I used Ubuntu and configured my keyboard and touchpad easily, but now it´s hard. My keyboard layout is brazilian. Thanks.
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Thinkpad T440s suspends after some time without any user action [closed]

I'm using a Thinkpad T440s with an Linux Mint 17.2 system. The Thinkpad is docked in a Lenovo Docking station. Today I had for the first time several suspends of my system while working as usual... I ...
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Running thinkfan on Debian

I am trying to use thinkfan on my x220 running debian jessie. While the installation went through, the systemd service fails to start. Any ideas? Nov 20 13:43:38 thinkpad-x220 thinkfan[1762]: /proc/...
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Lenovo Thinkpad fan problem

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad E420 (1141BRG) (Intel i3-2330M) laptop for 4 years now, and I have a problem with fan controlling and as a consequence overheating problems. This happens on Linux Mint 17....
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particular Laptop key has no keycode (found with xev from Xorg) [duplicate]

that following key should be XF86AudioLowerVolume, but it has not even a defined keycode, i could assign the function of XF86AudioLowerVolume. I've used xev to find that out. I'm using debian Jessie ...
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Brightness controls not working after BIOS update

I am running Debian Jessie on my Thinkpad X220. Yesterday, after flashing a new BIOS on the laptop, the brightness keys stopped working on Debian. I can change the brightness during the BIOS bootup ...
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Thinkpad X250 headset mic not working Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Cinnamon

This machine has a Realtek ALC3232 sound card. Internal speakers and mic work OK, but after lots of searching and trying various things I still can't get the mic on my headset working. Headset ...
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How can I properly reload a kernel module?

Related Question I can't reload a kernel module for trying new flags. Example: thinkpad_acpi default is without fan_control=1. So if my computer runs really hot and the fans don't go to full speed it ...
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CentOS 7 On Thinkpad SL300 missing Wireless NIC (SOLVED)

I installed CentOS 7 on Thinkpad SL300. According to specifications on Lenovo website and linlap.com, my wireless card should be Intel somthing. What did I found with lspci is that I am using Qualcomm ...
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Arch Linux stuck booting

Since I updated my Arch system with sudo pacman -Syu I am not able to boot into X anymore. All I see is a warning about the unsupported brightness interface. This was shown before, is a known bug and ...
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How to configure Debian with Thinkpad T440 trackpad/clickpad?

I have trouble trying to figure out how to configure the Lenovo Thinkpad T440 trackpad ("clickpad") with the Linux OS. I like the way that Windows configured the laptops trackpad, and want to mimic it ...
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Kali Linux - “package has no installation candidate” (also thinkpad-acpi)

I was trying to install the thinkpad-acpi package unsuccessfully, since it had not found the directories needed at all. (no such file or directory response after running the cat /proc/acpi//ibm/...
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x120e wifi broadcom BCM43224 “unmanaged”

I have a Thinkpad x120e with a BCM43224, Debian (Gnome) reports it as "unmanaged", and won't let me set it up. It worked once, during the install, after an apt-get install broadcom-sta-dkms. Never ...
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Mint 15 High temps on e-450, fan seemingly not reacting

I'm running a 64-bit Mint 15 on a Lenovo x121e with AMD E-450 and Radeon HD graphics. I'm worried about the high temperatures (I had Ubuntu before and never even noticed anything, so I never checked ...
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Media not found error when using Gentoo minimal install CD on Lenovo ThinkPad T450s

I'm trying to use the Gentoo minimal install CD (specifically install-amd64-minimal-20150910.iso, though that is unlikely to matter) to install my new Lenovo ThinkPad T450s. I can boot off my USB CD-...
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How can I change the permissions in /sys to alter the state of a LED/light using `udev`?

I've got a Thinkpad and would like to use the ThinkLight (the white flash light above the screen designed to light up the keyboard) for notifications on incoming Jabber messages. It is easy to ...
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multi-touch gestures on Thinkpad T61

I'm currently running elementaryOS Freya on my Thinkpad T61 and want to use multi-touch gestures. Out of the box I can use 2-finger swipes for scrolling (although it works rather badly with this OS). ...
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Can't adjust screen brightness on ThinkPad W530

I can't adjust screen brightness using keyboard (Fn+F8 and Fn+F9) on ThinkPad W530 when I'm using integrated graphics card. When I switch back (in BIOS) to Discrete graphics card, which is Nvidia ...
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Middle-click scrolling with ThinkPad/avoid pasting

I have a ThinkPad USB keyboard, and I want to be able to use the middle click both for pasting and scrolling. This works on my ThinkPad laptop. On the laptop, if the middle click button is held for ...
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dedicated mouse buttons on lenovo x1 carbon

Is there any way that one could assign the dedicated mouse buttons on a thinkpad to be something else than mouse-clicks? What I'm aiming towards is to assigned each of them to toggle through ...
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hibernate / suspend problems

Problem The Fn-F4 function key combination does not result in hibernating, instead it resets the internet connection instead Symptoms pm-hibernate and pm-suspend just reset the connection. ...
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Ubuntu: freezing on startup

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a new ThinkPad laptop as a dual boot with Windows 8. It has been running for a few days without issue. However, when I booted my computer today, it got stuck on ...
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Diagonal touchpad movement results in wobbly line

I'm using a ThinkPad L440 with a Synaptics touchpad. A while ago (~1-2 months) the touchpad started acting strange when trying to move the mouse pointer diagonally. The picture shows the first line ...