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Open the System Settings > Displays control applet. It's not evident - at all - but you can drag the miniature of the top black panel onto the display you want to mark as primary. Panels, activity overlay and everything will migrate on that display.


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The other answers are better for most cases, but I'm adding this here for completion's sake: # shows all displays $ xrandr # set one of the displays to primary $ xrandr --output <display> --primary This method is better if you're docking or attaching your laptop to different / multiple monitors because it adjusts it on the fly. It's also a command ...


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Thinkpads are very popular with Linux users, so there's a lot of documentation out there. The standard resource for Thinkpad users is ThinkWiki. It's quite likely that a standard distro install will be sufficient. The Linux kernel probably includes all the drivers you need. Possible exceptions are the graphics drivers (look at the Nvidia or ATI websites for ...


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I was able to make this work by editing the source code of thinkpad_ec.c. The code expects that when you run dmidecode -t 11 your output should mention "IBM ThinkPad Embedded Controller". However, the new Thinkpad X120e has a good embedded controller which is not mentioned under dmidecode -t 11. As a result, the code failed with the error "thinkpad_ec: no ...


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I just got my T440s, installed Arch Linux on it and can confirm that Fn+Esc locks the Fn keys to their "proper" function. No user-intervention needed to get it working, and Arch just installs the stock kernel so no magic pathes present. The thinkpad_acpi kernel module is loaded, tp_smapi not (and refuses to be), haven't tried without them. Side effect: a ...


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Try xinput. First list the devices, so you can find out how the TrackPoint is called: xinput list. For this example I'll use my logitech mouse which goes by the string "Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse". You have to replace the string with the correct one for your TrackPoint, of course. Now I can disable the mouse with: xinput set-prop "Logitech USB-PS/2 ...


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I do not have this laptop but given the impeccable support of Linux under any of the Thinkpad models I've had from the T40's up to the T410 I'm currently using I would be utterly shocked if those buttons didn't just work as they should. From my 10+ years of using Thinkpads with various Linux distros everything has typically worked without issue, even down ...


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Take a look at the output from this command to confirm what drivers/modules the kernel is using for your given hardware. $ lshw -C network ... *-network description: Wireless interface product: Centrino Wireless-N 1000 [Condor Peak] vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 logical name: ...


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The bars/shell are displayed on the primary monitor. You can configure which is the primary monitor through ~/.config/monitors.xml. Change the primary configuration item to yes for the monitor you want to become the primary monitor, and to no for the others.


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I've run into a similar situation, so you're you need to either turn off ACPI or switch to an integrated video card only so the installation can continue. Also, there's compatibility list you may check, you may submit your own as well.


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Just in case if Elia's answer doesn't work for you: you can open Settings->Displays, then select the display where the bar shouldn't be displayed and toggle it off. Panels, activity etc will migrate to the active monitor. Then you can switch on the second monitor again. Also, take a look at this bug: "Primary Screen" selection UI is not easily discoverable.


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Use showkey to know your key scancode: $ sudo showkey -s 0xe0 0xXX Kernel will add 8 to you code, use 112 instead 120: $ sudo setkeycodes e0XX 112 Use xmodmap to make your key report XF86AudioMute keysym: $ xmodmap -e "keycode 120 = XF86AudioMute" Optional. Press you key when creating shortcut to what you want in the settings of your DE.


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Apparently newer Lenovo ThinkPads (such as my E540) are not compatible with tp_smapi-dkms. Fortunately I have found that the TLP utility uses some other technique to communicate the thresholds to the battery. Unfortunately, TLP isn't currently available via standard Ubuntu or Debian repositories. Use the techniques at the TLP website to install the packages,...


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You need to install tp_smapi-dkms, just do apt-get install tp_smapi-dkms When finished, use lsmod | grep tp_smapi to check if module is loaded, to adjust the charge thresholds, do something like this echo 40 > /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/start_charge_thresh echo 60 > /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/stop_charge_thresh Add these lines to /etc/...


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I would install the 64-bit version. Looking at the spec sheet it's using the Intel i5 & i7 CPUs (depends on which Type-Model you have). Lenovo Technical Specs for E430 The PDF Spec Sheet is here as well All the Intel i CPUs are now 64-bit so it really doesn't make sense to use anything except 64-bit on this hardware. Intel i5 Processors Looking at ...


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Take the safest road: Try CDlives of some distros to verify that everything is recognized. If succesful you can install to your hard disk without worrying.


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I was having the exact same problem, but I think I've finally found a solution. xinput --set-prop 11 'Device Accel Constant Deceleration' 3 allows the touchstick/trackpoint to be stable at close range, i.e. when trying to select text. Change the '3' up or down until you get something you like, I tried 2, 3, and 4 and settled on '3'. Then play with, xset ...


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It might not be possible. At least there is nothing in the documentation of thinkpad-acpi, nothing in the release notes, nothing in the thinkpad-acpi thinkwiki page and no mentioning of tp_smapi being obsolete in the tp_smapi thinkwiki page.


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The BIOS whitelist stops the laptop early in the boot process - an error message is shown similar to the ones you see when some motherboards have no keyboard or other mandatory peripheral connected. Once the laptop is past the BIOS stage and loading the OS, the whitelist is redundant. In fact, the OS will probably not be aware of it's existence and will ...


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From looking at the lspci -v output of yours, I assume "Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000" is your wireless adapter. Could you please check if the firmware mentioned in the below page helps ? http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034398.htm Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 3.2+ iwlwifi-1000-ucode-39.31.5.1.tgz 2.6.30+ ...


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I have the same laptop and do have Ubuntu installed on it. All I had to do was navigate to the "Restart" area in BIOS and disable OS optimised defaults. Navigate to the "Startup" area and ensure that the F12 boot option is enabled. Exit saving changes. Check if you have the authority to do this.


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Graphics Analysis HD 4K Support in Kernel 3.10 and UP Device contains Code-Name IVY BRIDGE Intel HD 4K Graphics Chip. IVY Bridge should fall under the MESA DRI on LKDB. Support Options: FOSS MESA DRI Driver or Official Intel i965 Driver. Wireless Analysis MBM Ericson Chipset Support Unsure if this is within the LKDB, but packages exist here.


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I've recently installed ArchLinux + GNOME 3 on the ThinkPad Helix 2, and mostly everything works out of the box. My biggest remaining issue is suspend; a bug report has been filed to fix it but they're still seeking more information. (So perhaps trying it yourself will help! ;)) The pen works wonderfully, palm rejection is perfect in Xournal. A few things ...


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RandR may fit your needs. You want to have a look at the --rotate option: xrandr --output LVDS --rotate left You can ask for output devices using xrandr -q.


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There is a lot of info on the Thinkpad T400, Linux certified sells a T400 with Linux pre-installed, your choice of Ubuntu or Fedora. Gentoo has a wiki for Thinkpads and so does Arch Linux. I think you should have a good experience with the T400. I would do as oposit suggests try a few live CDs, see what works and what you like and have fun :)


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I've tried krubo's solution for my Thinkpad T420. However at the last step with install, I had to add a --force to make the modprobe successful; otherwise it gave me the same error as initially. However when I try to modify my battery settings, the echo command to /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/stop_charge_thresh is successful, but upon reading it, cat ...


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A fix on Arch Linux Download the tp_smapi modules from AUR. Build and install: makepkg -i Attempt to load the module: $ sudo modprobe -v tp_smapi insmod /lib/modules/2.6.38-ARCH/extra/thinkpad_ec.ko.gz WARNING: Error inserting thinkpad_ec (/lib/modules/2.6.38-ARCH/extra/thinkpad_ec.ko.gz): No such device FATAL: Error inserting tp_smapi (/lib/modules/...


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Add the following to your Xorg.conf: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Wheel Emulation" MatchIsPointer "on" MatchProduct "TrackPoint" Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2" Option "EmulateWheel" "on" EndSection and then reboot.


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The following works on my Lenovo ThinkPad (Running FC17): cat /sys/devices/virtual/dmi/id/chassis_vendor Prints: LENOVO The following directory can be checked for /proc/acpi/ibm/. You could look in /proc/acpi/ibm/driver for "ThinkPad ACPI Extras".


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There used to be a time that running 32 bit made more sense as some of the applications would not work (well) under 64 bit. Special drivers for hardware, video- and audio-decoding, and applications like skype might not run properly. From my experience the video and audio related issues are a thing from the past, drivers might be a problem though for new ...



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