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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...


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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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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 ...


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I've run into similar situation as well, so you're either turning off ACPI or switch to integrated video card only, and installation will continue. Also, there's compability list you may check, you may submit your own as well


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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, ...


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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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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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From what I have read, the IBM Thinkpad 240 does not support booting from any device other than the internal hard drive or the floppy. Since the floppy drive is lost, and I doubt you want to find and buy one, you are stuck with one option: Remove the hard drive and attach it to another computer and run the OS install from there. Quite tricky.


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I fixed this issue by changing my grub config. The swap: in the resume parameter is not needed. My config now looks like this: title Gentoo Linux root (hd0,0) kernel /3.4.9-gentoo root=/dev/sda3 rootfstype=ext4 resume=/dev/sda2 i915.modeset=1 fan_control=1


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As Igeorget says, you could reload the module from command line. sudo modprode -r psmouse sudo modprode psmouse I think you could try proto=imps, sometime corrects driver problems. sudo modprode -r psmouse sudo modprode psmouse proto=imps To make this change permanent (1) : create a file such as touchpad.conf under /etc/modprobe.d/, and put the ...


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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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I think you're running into this: excerpt from thinkwiki - How to control fan speed Fan control operations are disabled by default for safety reasons. To enable fan control, the module parameter fan_control=1 must be given to thinkpad-acpi. You should be able to create the following file /etc/modprobe.d/thinkpad_acpi.conf with: options ...


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You can modify the properties of input devices with the xinput command. See Make mouse movements scroll when the middle button is held down for a detailed explanation. You'll want something like xinput --set-prop 'Thinkpad Trackpoint' 'Evdev Wheel Emulation' 0 where Thinkpad Trackpoint is the name of the device found in the output of xinput list, and the ...


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There are two output streams from a program—standard output and standard error. | redirects standard output, leaving standard error going straight to your terminal. You can redirect both: thinkfan -n 2>&1 | ts # should work everywhere thinkfan -n |& ts # newer versions of bash, maybe other shells


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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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You have to write a number to /proc/acpi/ibm/fan without the word level. For example, echo 4 > /proc/acpi/ibm/fan Hint: To write to that file as a non-root user, you can use tee and sudo. echo 4 | sudo tee /proc/acpi/ibm/fan



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