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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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Arch linux: Can not connect to Lenovo dock gen 2 using thunderbolt

I have this hardware: Lenovo thinkpad x390 yoga Lenovo thinkpad thunderbolt 3 dock gen 2/Workstation dock gen 2 and this software: Wayland + sway I would like to be able to connect laptop to the ...
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Suspending and Resuming Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 10 in Debian 12

S3 suspend used to work on this machine, but then I updated the firmware and now it doesn't. systemctl suspend makes the screen go black and print Allocating and mlocking memory: 1050624 kb Sleeping ....
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Lenovo Thinkpad X270 / Toshiba KXG50ZNV1T02: system freezes under heavy disk I/O under Linux

I have a problem with a Thinkpad X270 that has a Toshiba KXG50ZNV1T02 NVME drive installed. Whenever my system does heavy disk operations, the laptop completely freezes. Most of the times, it doesn't ...
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Bottom row of keys will not type, unless they are held down for a random(?) amount of seconds, to which they then work for a bit before regressing

System $ uname -r 6.6.23-1-rt28-MANJARO $ cat /etc/*release Manjaro Linux DISTRIB_ID="ManjaroLinux" DISTRIB_RELEASE="24.0.0" DISTRIB_CODENAME="Wynsdey" ...
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Most Keyboard Keys Stopped Working on E15 Laptop

Recently, almost all of my Keys stopped working on my e15 thinkpad, and I am not quite sure how to diagnose if this is a hardware issue or not. I don't remember how it started. My usual Keyboard ...
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Battery drain on Ubuntu 22. Need help understanding powertop

I just bought a brand new Lenovo Thinkpad T14 Gen4. I switched to Ubuntu 22.04 and the battery life is terrible, barely 2 hrs on light usage. I ran powertop and there are a lot of entries marked Bad ...
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External displays stopped working in ubuntu 22.04 with ThinkPad Carbon X1 gen 11 usb-thunderbolt

My thinkpad carbon x1 gen 11 had been working for about 3 weeks without problems connecting to my Philips 27" 4K external monitor over usb-c / thunderbolt cable (or an older Samsung 4K). It's ...
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Linux: How to diagnose laptop battery issues?

I use arch + wayland + sway on Lenovo thinkpad x390. Recently my battery power indicator in bar sometimes shows these messages: No battery (happened only once) -nan% inf% (most common) or is stuck on ...
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luks encryption passphrase fails if dock is connected

If my ThinkPad P1 gen4 is connected to Lenovo Thunderbolt4-dock (0B40 series). I'm not able to start. My root- and home-partitions are encrypted with luks. At boot I'm asked for passphrase, for ...
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Thinkpad Fn keys randomly stop working

Running void linux on a Thinkpad E15 with KDE. Sometimes, my Fn keys (F1 to F12) stop working. What's interesting is that the FnLock and Fn+Space to toggle keyboard backlight work normally. Just like ...
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How to get SMS 2FA verification on PC using Linux Mint

I do not like having a mobile cellphone and having to carry it around all the time and do 2FA by SMS, but many services I use require it, as does my school. I also lost my phone and cannot afford a ...
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Foxconn X55 modem disconnects without any reason

My Thinkpad P1 gen4 has a Foxconn Snapdragon X55 wwan-modem. I'm running Arch (6.7.2-arch1-1) with Gnome (45.3) on it. I updated firmware of modem to T99W175.F0.1.0.0.9.TF.008.079 . I also symlinked ...
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How can I relate the usb id of a driver to a list of hardware part numbers?

background: I'm looking to buy a laptop, and I'm trying to validate driver availability. Specifically fingerprint reader compatibility is hit and miss with Thinkpad laptops. I purchased a t470s that ...
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Battery threshold gets overwritten at times

Problem I've encountered an issue with my laptop, where the battery threshold settings seem to get overridden at times. Despite not altering the configuration files, the laptop charges up to 100% ...
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Linux randomly enables and disables tablet mode on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1

I use a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 (Gen 6) laptop. Currently, I'm on Fedora. In the GRUB menu, the internal keyboard works as expected. While using the OS, the keyboard is mainly unresponsive, but sometimes ...
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ThinkPad Edge E540 with `pending-charge` battery state after few months of not using, how to fix that on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

I turn on my old notebook - Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 yesterday and it didn't turn on after few months of being inactive. I thought that maybe battery is discharged to zero and I need power adapter to ...
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Trackpad on Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 6 (2018) Randomly Stops Working and Dissapears (Fedora 38)

I've been researching this problem for a while but none of the proposed solutions seemed to have helped. I tried disabling the trackpoint in Bios and added "psmouse.synaptics_intertouch=1" ...
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How can I activate my keyboard's microphone mute light when using set-source-mute?

Give these two commands, the command for set-sink-mute turns on the muted light on my keyboard for audio pactl set-sink-mute @DEFAULT_SINK@ toggle pactl set-source-mute @DEFAULT_SOURCE@ toggle But ...
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DisplayLink provider does not show up with USBC Lenovo dock

Trying to run two screens connected to a ThinkPad USBC dock, which is connected to my laptop via USBC. The dock is connected as it charges and works with external mouse / keyboard. I have followed the ...
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Thinkpad T480 touchpad: enable vertical scroll (no DE), which config to use?

I don't know if im using libinput or synaptics cause i use both at the same time. Xorg synaptic config cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/70-synaptics.conf # Example xorg.conf.d snippet that assigns the ...
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Can't set charge_control_start_threshold and charge_control_end_threshold to distinct values

I'm trying to set battery thresholds on a Thinkpad laptop. I'm executing the following two commands: echo 45 > /sys/class/power_supply/BAT1/charge_control_start_threshold echo 50 > /sys/class/...
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How to debug mouse going crazy on Thinkpad T14s

I have an unusual issue recently with Thinkpad T14s. My trackpad is disabled in BIOS, I use the trackpoint. Randomly the mouse will suddenly go completely crazy, jumping around and opening menus / ...
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How can I find the Serial number on a Lenovo machine?

I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad. How can I find the serial number on this machine without shutting down?
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After resuming from suspend, my mouse pointer is confined to a small rectangle in the middle of the screen

On my Thinkpad T460 running XFCE on Debian Bullseye (11.7), when resuming from suspend, sometimes my mouse pointer is restricted to a small rectangle in the middle of the screen, and my keyboard no ...
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Thinkpad unable to boot into Fedora after shutting down during update

I have have a Thinkpad L13 yoga gen 3 (Amd) which I bought to use Fedora on and has mostly been a good experience. Recently I installed a firmware update through Gnome software which was unusual since ...
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Integrated camera stopped working/being detected on Debian 11 Lenovo thinkpad 4th gen

I have a lenovo thinkpad X1 carbon 4th gen that was working fine for several years, on Debian 11, but the integrated camera suddenly stopped working. It is enabled in the bios, just not detected ...
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Scancode is missing for XF86 key, yet keycode is available

I have a recent X1 thinkpad w/Fedora OS, and the new F9-F11 special keys don't work. They don't appear to be specified in the XF86 multimedia keys list: notifications, start call, and end call. From ...
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CPU freq locked to 800mhz shortly after boot (ps15 thinkpad)

I've got a frustrating mystery and I'm hoping that someone can point me in the right direction. Problem: Under load, my system doesn't increase CPU frequency to meet demand after some period of time ...
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How do I fix my linux kernel to support my touchpad?

What I want to do is to solve why my touchpad on my ThinkPad T14s Gen 2 work awesome when cleanly booted, but lag as hell when in between hibernation in Arch Linux (tested all kernels) and also tried ...
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Thinkpad dual-monitor connectivity issue in a docking station

Laptop is ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 (AMD) with dedicated GPU Docking station: 40AJ (port colors don't match the ones in the picture, but should be this one) Two identical screens are connected via DP no ...
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Arch linux: My display driver chip keeps bricking

I use arch-thinkpad 6.1.7-arch1-1 on Lenovo x390 yoga with Intel WhiskeyLake-U GT2 [UHD Graphics 620]. I also use i3wm on xorg. Something like every two days my built-in screen display goes black ...
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Thinkpad T480 Linux Battery performance

I recently bought a used Thinkpad T480. It has two batteries. New version of this laptop are supposed to have an 17-hour battery life. I don't expect Linux to necessarily match that, but even still I'...
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Pairing with Thinkpad Trackpoint keyboard on Linux Mint fails - how to show PIN code?

I'm running LM 20.3 Cinnamon with Kernel 5.4.0-135-generic on a Thinkpad T470. Connecting to bluetooth devices on this system generally has been everything from simple (e.g., smartphone) to ...
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Linux not sleeping and waking properly with Thinkpad X1 Carbon

I have an X1 Carbon 6th gen and installed the latest version of PopOS on it. I don't have any issues with it other than whenever I close or open the lid, the laptop doesn't sleep immediately and doesn'...
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Why is my touchpad lagging after closing laptop lid?

Every time I close the laptop lid, after I re-open it, the touch pad is really sluggish/lagging -- still "works" but is unusable, and is only fixed by a re-boot. Laptop: Thinkpad t14s Window ...
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Debian bullseye: touching the touch-screen with a finger does not click on objects in Qt/Plasma applications

I am testing Debian Bullseye on a Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen 6, using a live cd with KDE and non-free drivers (debian-live-11.5.0-amd64-kde+nonfree.iso). I'd like to be sure that everything I need works ...
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Bluetoothctl not detecting any bluetooth controllers, worked on Fedora but not Arch

Issue: Bluetooth doesn't turn on, no connection can be made. Evidence: $ sudo bluetoothctl Agent registered [bluetooth]# list [bluetooth]# power on No default controller available [bluetooth]# What I'...
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No audio device on thinkpad p50 (pop_os)

My laptop stopped recognizing the audio device seemingly at random (probably after doing something stupid that I don't remember). The audio settings show no inputs or outputs at all. I ran through ...
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use thinkpad tablet as second monitor with touchscreen?

i have an old thinkpad x200t with linux installed on it; for a long time i wasn't using it, but now i would like to use it as an additional monitor with a touchscreen for my current linux computer, in ...
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Ubuntu installation disappeared after a day

I installed Ubuntu 22 on my new Thinkpad 2 days ago, it ran fine for a day. Then next day when I restarted my laptop, it's showing the ThinkPad boot menu. But on the third day, the Ubuntu boot option ...
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Why does Linux crash when I put my Thinkpad into sleeping mode?

I am using Linux Mint 20.1 on a Thinkpad T14(AMD). Every time I close the lid or let the laptop go into suspension mode due to idleness, the screen turns black and the computer doesn't react anymore ...
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What is XHCI ACPI?

I've been having a bear of a time getting this new Lenovo Thikpad X1 Carbon Gen 9 to suspend. I think these are the lines that indicate the cause of my problem systemd-sleep[682835]: System returned ...
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ThinkPad P50 & Ubuntu 22.04: cannot wake up at all, why?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 on the ThinkPad P50 and cannot wake up the machine after suspend any more. Just after installation there was some offering for the firmware update that I did, but now ...
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Arch linux: CPU temprerature is -125°C (thinkpad x390)

I had some problems with fans in my laptop so I tried to diagnose it. When I run sensors command I get this: ... coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Package id 0: +58.0°C (high = +100.0°C, crit =...
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Battery and Touchpad issues with ThinkPad P14s

I am the happy owner of a Thinkpad P14s Gen1 with a AMD CPU since march 2021. The problems I am going to describe occurred both with Ubuntu Gnome and Fedora xfce4 desktop environnement using i3wm. ...
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KDE display not working on NixOS - Thinkpad P15 Gen 2, NVIDIA RTX A4000

I'm trying to install NixOS on a new Thinkpad P15 Gen 2, and I can't get the desktop environment to show anything on my screen. Anytime I turn it on or reboot, the screen stays black until I ctrl+alt+...
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How to make battery charging threshold effective after shutting down?

I can use below script to set/get battery charging threshold to stop battery charging at 85% using: echo 85 > /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/charge_control_end_threshold cat /sys/class/power_supply/...
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Touchpad stopped working after hibernate on Thinkpad X1 Carbon

I've got a Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 9. When I hibernate on Ubuntu 21.10 or Pop!_OS 21.10 or Manjaro, the touchpad either stops working after resume or the cursor moves very choppy. Both with Wayland ...
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Laptop switches between "discharging" and "fully charged" when charging via thunderbolt port

I have two options to charge my laptop: (i) via the normal charging port or (ii) via the thunderbolt port. Charging via the normal charging port works fine, but when I charge through the thunderbolt ...
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How to map the keyboard to type Lower than or Greater than symbol on thinkpad T430 keyboard?

I have a thinkpad T430 with an azerty keyboard running endeavourOS: Unfortunately, I can't type the "lower than" and "greater than" symbols. I was hoping that it should be ...
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