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Questions tagged [thinkpad]

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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How do I detect when a monitor is plugged in or unplugged without acpi, xrandr, /sys and udev?

I've read the answers to this question but I don't have ACPI, the /sys/class/drm/card0-socket/status method does not work and the xrandr method chokes my CPU. udevadm monitor shows nothing when (un)...
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Switch batteries in Thinkpad before performing a deep discharge [on hold]

I'm currently looking for a possibility to stop my T480 from deep discharging my external battery, before switching to the internal battery. It should switch to the internal battery at a percentage of ...
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How to troubleshoot system freeze with a corrupted filesystem afterwards?

I have had a couple of nasty freezes recently when the system becomes unresponsive to the point that I need to hold down the power button to shut it down forcefully. As a result, I get corrupted ext4 ...
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i3wm: Fn key causes certain apps to crash (Manjaro on ThinkPad E570)

Running i3wm on a Lenovo Thinkpad E570. Everything else typically works just fine. However, pressing the Fn key instantly kills Firefox (if open), all tray icons, and dunst. Some notes: There is ...
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Thinkpad Volume Buttons not working

I have a xubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad R60 and the volume hotkeys are not working at all. xev gives no feedback either so the buttons seem no to be recognized by the system. How can I make them ...
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GRUB disappeared from Boot Menu after UEFI (BIOS) upgrade on Thinkpad X1 Carbon gen5

I have dual boot system with Windows 10 and Arch linux (with grub) installed on Thinkpad X1 Carbon gen5. I've updated BIOS from version 1.22 to 1.34. Before Update I had several options in Boot Menu ...
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Does Qubes OS run on Thinkpad L480? [closed]

I am thinking about trying Qubes OS as it seems reasonably secure and I like their concept. But I heard that people have a hard time getting it started on laptops. Also the fact that everything runs ...
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Wifi in FreeBSD Live USB

After using Linux for quite some time now I want to try out FreeBSD. I created a bootable USB stick and want to play around a bit in the live CD mode. The first problem I encounter is that I don't ...
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ldconfig: File […] is empty, not checked [closed]

When I installed KeePassXC I got a lot of ldconfig errors. I tried to google it but there wasn't something that worked on my machine so far. The last thing I installed without errors was tlp. How do ...
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How do I install Debian on Thinkpad T430 under UEFI?

I am trying to install Debian to a Thinkpad T430 that uses UEFI as a bootloader. The system is set to do a native UEFI boot. It is able to start GRUB from the installation media but upon choosing any ...
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How can I have one scroll direction for touchpad, and another for thinkpad nub?

I am using a fresh Debian 9.5 install with Gnome as my desktop, inside a VirtualBox (with GuestAdditions) running on a Windows 10 system, all on a brand new Lenovo Thinkpad x1 Yoga (with all the bells ...
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How to use Chinese/English keyboard in Alpine Linux

I recently replaced the US keyboard on my Thinkpad X200, with one that is a mixed English / Chinese keyboard (An example image of it can be seen here). Currently it is functioning as an impeccable ...
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iwlwifi: Could not load the [0] uCode section; Failed to run INIT ucode: -5

I'm getting this error occasionally when my device wakes up from suspend, iwlwifi: Log capacity -1515870811 is bogus, limit to 1 entries iwlwifi: Log write index -1515870811 is bogus, limit to 1 ...
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Pen on ThinkPad Yoga 370 in Arch Linux registers touch events when there are none

I have a ThinkPad Yoga 370 with an active AES stylus. I run the latest Arch Linux-based Manjaro 4.14.48-2-MANJARO. To get the pen to work in e.g. xournal I installed libinput 1.11.0-1 and xf86-input-...
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Keeping display on when lid closed

I have an integrated colourimeter on the palm rest of my ThinkPad W520 running Debian 9 and it requires the lid to be closed during the calibration so it can "see" the screen. I would like to know ...
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Thinkpad X240 middle scroll on Xubuntu 18.04

My middle click scroll does not work. It is assigned as paste shortcut (default behavior for middle click). How to fix this? I already followed guide from ThinkpadWiki but it still won't work. ...
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Lid Keys on ThinkPad X41t doesn't work when device is 'transformed'

I have a ThinkPad X41t running ArchLinux32. On the lid, it has several buttons. I gived them keycodes with setkeycodes. Device can be "transformed" - i.e rotated by 180 degrees around hinge and closed ...
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Debian Stretch fails to resume from hibernate

I am running Debian stable, on a Thinkpad T450 with 8GB of RAM. Hibernating the system works fine, the snapshot is saved. But when I resume, it shows the desktop from when I hibernated, e.g. log out ...
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Which package contains the functionality of gnome to configure thunderbolt through the gnome control center under ArchLinux?

I installed ArchLinux with the gnome desktop (but only the minimal packages) So far I tried gnome-software and gnome-applets while gnome-contorol-center and gnome-settings-deamon are installed. ...
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thinkpad fan never turns off after resuming from suspend

I have a T470s running Arch linux with wayland, kernel Linux 4.16.7-1-ARCH After suspend and resume, the fan runs and runs and runs ... and never turns off. The problem is described in Arch wiki, ...
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Linux Mint XFCE - No wireless networks found

I've been troubleshooting this issue for two days now, trying various fixes I've found online to no avail. I'm using a Thinkpad X1 Carbon (6th gen) and dualbooting Win10 and Mint (18.3). Wifi works as ...
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Disabling middle click on bottom of a clickpad / touchpad

The Thinkpad T480s has a "clickpad": a touchpad where (parts of) the touchpad itself is pressable instead of having physical dedicated buttons. Running X.org 7.7, there is a horizontal stripe at the ...
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Debian wifi hard blocked, working only after suspend

I have this strange problem as described in the title. My system is the latest Debian stretch (9.4) on a ThinkPad L380 which has a Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 card. The special key for enabling/...
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Can the ThinkVantage button still bring up ThinkVantage Management on Linux Mint?

So I don't know much about terminals or code. I just want to be able to run diagnostics on my comp (the battery stays at 0% no matter how long it's plugged in). Is there a simple way to run ...
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Thinkpad Laptop ignores compact keyboard input when in tablet mode

I have this strange issue. My laptop lenovo thinkpad yoga s1, Fedora 27, started ignoring the external keyboard input (Thinkpad Compact Keyboard bt). The issue is only when the normal laptop keyboard ...
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linux Debian - Accelerometer on thinkpad Helix

I've been using a Thinkpad helix (1st gen) for several months with debian stretch 9.3 (Gnome as DE) and almost everything worked out of the box. Since a couple of weeks the auto-rotation is not ...
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SD Card reader problem Arch

I've installed Arch Linux on ThinkPad E470 and I'm facing some SD card reader problems. I can read and write from card, but when I'm, working with the card, there are some random lags and computer ...
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How to force a Thinkpad to draw charge from internal vs external battery?

My T450s Thinkpad has two built-in batteries--one hot-swappable and one inside the laptop. Lenovo calls the former "external" and the latter "internal". When not plugged in, the external battery ...
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Wayland Touchpad Jumping - Motion Treshold?

I just switched from Ubuntu 17.10 to Debian Buster Sid, using GNOME 3.26.2. I'm using a Thinkpad T430. See below for more information on my touchpad. $ grep -B 5 mouse /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=...
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Thinkpad fan does not start in Linux

OS:Fedora 27, before: different Ubuntu versions. The fan of my Lenovo Thinkpad E520 does not engage while I am logged into GNOME. The CPU (maybe GPU?) gets that hot, that I cannot lay my hand on the ...
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Why does modifying `scaling_setspeed` of a cpu change the realtime frequencies of both cpus?

My laptop Thinkpad T400 with Ubuntu 16.04 has two cpu cores cpu0 and cpu1. $ cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq 797963 797963 $ cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/...
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Debug Monitor Issues

Situation: Lenovo T450s with Lenovo Ultra Dock connected to 2 monitors via one HDMI and one DP. Running Debian 9, KDE, SDDM. Problem: One Monitor gets black for 2-3 seconds and gets turned on ...
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Installing wifi on debian [closed]

I'm currently trying to get wifi running on my debian machine which I've installed on my Lenovo Thinkpad P51. So I've already installed Network manager and the wireless tools but unfortunately, this ...
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After disk transfer, odd issues with NetworkManager, Dropbox, pavucontrol, maybe others

I cloned my Debian installation to a bigger SSD. It boots and mostly works fine, but now I get some odd issues with the Volume Control, Network Manager, and Dropbox at the least; plus, there's a delay ...
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Can't control backlight on Thinkpad P50 running Debian stretch

I've got a Thinkpad P50 running the latest version of Debian stretch. My desktop environment is mate. I'm unable to control my laptop's backlight through any means. There are no backlight interfaces ...
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Xorg Conf: NVIDIA performance settings for AC/battery?

I'm currently running Fedora on an old Thinkpad T530 and just configuring it to my needs. I'm using GDM/Gnome Desktop (on Xorg, not Wayland). I've installed and configured the proprietary NVIDIA ...
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How to stop Intel HD4000 from running at max clock speed?

I have run into a bit of trouble trying to force the Intel HD4000 iGPU to run at a lower clock speed to save power. What I have tried so far: Seems to "stick" but has no real effect from my testing: ...
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X1 Carbon 5th Generation (Debian 9) touchpad issue

The new X1-Carbon has a touch pad issue: the pointer freezes once every now and then for 3-4 seconds. dmesg shows psmouse serio1: TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 1 There are ...
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Can't get the two and three finger click on touchpad Thinkpad T440p [closed]

I installed fedora 26 just before on my thinkpad T440p but I can't manage to get my touchpad working correctly, and don't really see what to do more... xinput list just returns ⎡ Virtual core ...
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Linux Mint 18.2 HiDPi xrandr scaling reset

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x1 carbon with a WQHD display (2560x1440) running Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon with the Double HiDPi UI scaling enabled, as well as an xrandr configuration startup script that ...
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Immediate wake-up after suspend

My Debian 9 system wakes up in 2-5 seconds after it enters into the sleep mode (suspend to RAM) manually or automatically. The problem always occurs no matter how the sleep mode is invoked: by lid ...
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Do I have a problem with my hard drive or software?

I bought a used Thinkpad laptop recently with no operating system installed and have tried running Ubuntu, Mint, Manjaro, Fedora and others on this machine to no avail. I'm able to boot into my live ...
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How do I get Horizontal Inverted Scrolling in i3wm?

I recently installed i3wm on my Ubuntu 16.04 system, Thinkpad T450s. Vertical scrolling worked but was not inverted. Horizontal scrolling did not work. To fix vertical scrolling I followed the ...
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Two finger scrolling not working on Lenovo ThinkPad

The system Fedora 26 Workstation 64-bit GNOME 3.24.2 Lenovo ThinkPad T400 The issue Two finger scrolling is not working on the touchpad. I tried enabling two finger scrolling through Settings GUI ...
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How to increase the acceleration speed of IBM Touchpad and Trackpoint in Xubuntu 17.04?

How do I increase the acceleration speed of IBM Touchpad and Trackpoint in Xubuntu 17.04? I'd also like to re-enable the Touchpad tap function. None of the Mouse Options within the default UI seem ...
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Brightness key issue on Lenovo P71

I've got a Lenovo Thinkpad P71 with the NVidia Quadro P3000, that has the "Discrete Graphics" setting on the BIOS, and I'm using the proprietary drivers on Debian 9. For some reason, the brightness ...
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Thinkpad Helix DisplayPort output not working

I have a Thinkpad Helix 2 (2nd. gen) with Ultrabook Pro Keyboard. There is a mini-DisplayPort output on the keyboard part, but I don't get any output from it. (The keyboard can be detached from the ...
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Lid closed not automatically detected on thinkpad T430 with debian 9

I've recently updated to Debian 9 my T430 and I got stuck in this behavior. Previously, when docked, I used to turn it on from the dock power button, and it used to use the external display(s) ...
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Why did Lenovo's Thinkpad become popular with the Linux community? [closed]

What caused Stallman etc. to jump on the Thinkpad ?
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Understanding ACPI wake-up codes / DSDT (Differentiated System Description Table) of Thinkpad T430s BIOS [duplicate]

I'd like to trim wakeup events of my laptop. Could someone please explain me these 4 letter codes - which devices do they actually represent? $ cat /proc/acpi/wakeup Device S-state Status Sysfs ...