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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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Ubuntu 20 LTS booting only sometimes

On a Thinkpad W520 with Nvidia graphics the Ubuntu boot process gets stuck more often than not on the cursor before the message "/dev/sda1 : clean a/b blocks, c/d files". When the boot ...
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Webcam stopped working after updating Arch Linux

I updated 2 days ago and my webcam stopped working. The following softwares do not detect my built-in webcam: Zoom Discord Chromium /dev/video is not present. /dev/video0 is not present. The camera ...
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T440s with Linux freezes possibly due to hardware issue

I'm running Debian 9 with Linux 4.9.0-16-amd64 on a Lenovo T440s, which has been stable until recently but started to hang a couple of times per day. There have been no upgrades on it, so I suspect ...
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Audacity only hears system sounds

Audacity only hears system sounds. It is not capable of receiving microphone input. In alsamixer, every option is unmuted and set to the maximum. In PulseAudio Volume Control, the visual indicator ...
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Thinkpad T590 and HP USB-C G5 Dock with two 1440p screens not working on Fedora 33

I'm trying to run two 1440p monitors on Fedora 33 on my Thinkpad T590 and HP USB-C G5 dock, but it's failing to enable it. It works with something like 1440p on the primary monitor and 720p on the ...
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Delay before touchpad motion accepted after clicking touchpad button

I have a X1 Carbon gen 8 laptop running ArchLinux with the cinnamon desktop environment. The touchpad works fine, for the most part, but annoyingly when I click one of the mouse buttons on the ...
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External monitors and backlight control of internal monitor don't work with ThinkPad E14 Gen 3 (AMD Ryzen 5500U)

I have installed a Debian Sid with kernel version 5.10.0-7-amd64 on my new ThinkPad device. When I connect external monitors via the Lenovo USB-C dock or even the internal HDMI socket, they are not ...
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Ubuntu suddenly "forgets" serial device

So I have this issue with an USB to serial converter. On a fresh booted device it shows up as /dev/ttyUSB0 and I can connect to the serial device with minicom -D /dev/ttyUSB0. However, after some time ...
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Different CPU fan speed after sleep and reboot but .../hwmon3/pwm1 values stay the same

I'm stuck on a problem with inconsistent CPU fan RPMs on Thinkpad T540p. I use thinkfan on Ubuntu 20.04 to control fan speed. It uses thinkpad_acpi which in turn changes values of /sys/class/hwmon/...
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Linux Mint 20.1 (Cinnamon) is randomly hanging/freezing for one sec on ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen)

My Mint 20.1 is randomly freezing/hanging for about one second without any obvious reason. That's what I was observing: It occurs every 2 - 5 Minutes There is no system overload, <5% CPU <20% ...
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Unpredictable hwmon* path to control fan

I have a script like this to reset fan control on my laptop, which is broken sometimes: (I don't know why, but that's separate problem) # cat ~/bin/fan_repair rmmod ...
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When using an external battery, do not charge on board battery just use running supply

I have an external 21700 battery bank which provides usb-power for my laptop. It provides enough watts for my laptop to charge its onboard batteries while providing the running power. This is rather ...
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Can't start Debian 10 on new ThinkPad T15g Gen 1

I've just received a ThinkPad T15g Gen 1 fresh from the factory. It has: Processor: Intel i7-10875H vPro (2,30 GHz, 8 cores) Graphics processor: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q design (8 GB ...
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Enable ThinkPad Trackpad on Arch Linux

I'm using Arch Linux on a Lenovo ThinkPad P14s. On a fresh install, the trackpad is disabled. It's cumbersome to carry a mouse wherever I go, and the red knob in the middle of the keyboard is far from ...
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how can I block or reverse a acpi/kernel event

My laptop a thinkpad x1 yoga is a 2 in 1, so I can fold the screen all the way back and use it as a tablet. But when I do this it disables the keyboard. I'm looking for a way to renable the keyboard ...
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OpenBSD 6.8 TrackPoint and TouchPad issue

I have lenovo L390 Thinkpad laptop. Is it possible to configure trackpoint and touchpad? I tried this lines, but nothing happened, only my usb mouse working well xinput set-prop "/dev/wsmouse&...
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Short Xorg freezes in Debian Buster on ThinkPad Carbon x1 (Intel i5 10th gen)

UPDATE: It's important to note that this is an Intel i5 10th gen CPU. I've recently got a fresh Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon x1 (8th Gen) and installed Debian Buster in it. After installing all the latest ...
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Find out how much electricity is being fed through my charging adapter?

I am not an electrician, so I am not sure how to ask this, whether I need to refer to voltage, or watts, or something out. In lamens terms, I am wondering how much electricity is currently being fed ...
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My thinkpad is being throttled to 400mhz per core. Is there any way I can force it to clock to normal speeds with the kernel?

there seems to be a common issue with Lenovo ThinkPad and the Intel CPUs being throttled to 400mhz per core: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-L-R-and-SL-series/L380-stuck-on-0-4-GHz-when-loading/...
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Thinkpad E14 gen. 2 AMD display freeze

After being able to circumvent the fn-keys issue with my Thinkpad E14 (AMD) an annoying defect came up. Sometimes the randomly freezes at an irregular interval and you have to hard shut down the ...
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Bluetooth sound doesn't restore the quality after return closer (linux)

When i go too far away from the laptop, the sound quality gets worse, witch is normal. But when i go back, close to the laptop, sound quality remains bad, high-frequency noise and interference remain (...
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Thinkpad X13 and Linux Mint 20

I realized some issues with external devices on my new Laptop (Thinkpad X13, Intel Core i5-10210U). The issues include: Hibernate does not work with external monitor connected. Ethernet over ...
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How do I properly configure cpu power settings to not overheat?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a Thinkpad T14s. When I push the CPUs hard, i.e. with stress-ng --cpu 8 --tz -t 60, I watch the core temps spike to 90°C before I panic and stop the stress test. The fan ...
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No sound on Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen 3

I just installed Manjaro i3 on my Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 3, and, to my surprise, the thing that's not working is the audio and the sound. The "status bar" icon shows a muted icon, and ...
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NixOS loses ALL USB ports when undocked on Thinkpad T495

Thanks for the help, y'all! This has been the root of most of my struggles with my (decreasingly) new laptop. I know we're all working from home, but it'd be nice to move to the couch or something ...
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What could cause my system freezing seemingly because of the system storage going wonky?

I have a bizarre problem on my ThinkPad T495 running Ubuntu 20.04. The system would randomly, non-deterministically (0-5 times per day) kinda-freeze. By "kinda-freeze" I mean some ...
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increase TrackPoint sensitivity beyond max

I have a ThinkPad T480 and am running debian version 10.6 I used to be able to do it by following these instructions, but after a particular upgrade, the necessary files no longer exist.
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Cannot log into Debian 8 account

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X41 and I installed Debian 8 three years ago. Since I haven't used it lately, I forgot the password of my user account. Is there any way to recover it? I've tried to log in as ...
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Thinkpad BIOS update: USB drive won't boot

I can't get a bootable USB drive to work when updating firmware for my Thinkpad x260 running debian 10. The steps that I've taken so far, to no avail, are: Downloaded the latest .iso from Lenovo ...
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Changed RAM and now my system is malfunctioning

I have a problem with a new RAM that I bought. My system is a Thinkpad T410 with Debian 10 stable with 2+2GB of RAM. Today I replaced a 2GB board with a 8GB. I checked with htop my total amount of RAM ...
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ThinkPad X1 Extreme with Thunderbolt Workstation Dock Gen2 Artifacts on external 4k Displays

on a thinkpad x1 extreme gen2 with thunderbolt workstation dock gen2 and dual 4k displays attached through dp, i have some graphical issues on external displays: this happends f.e. on rdp connections ...
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ThinkPad special keys not working

I recently purchased a new ThinkPad E14 Gen2 and I have installed both Windows 10 and Manjaro (i3 edition). However, the special keys along the top row (mute, decrease and increase volume, toggle ...
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FnLock LED as layout indicator on Thinkpad

Is it possible to use the FnLock/Esc LED on Thinkpad T580 as a layout switch indicator using XKB? At the moment I use CapsLock as an indicator and AltGr as a toggle key, but since capslock LED is ...
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Thinkpad fn-keys only working after suspend

recently I bought a nice lenovo thinkpad E14 (with AMD). Installation of Manjaro MATE went pretty flawless and everything is running pretty smoothly. However the fn keys are not working as expected: ...
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Webcam is ound by VLC but not found by web browsers

I have an x200s ThinkPad with Fedora 30 and an old-fashioned TCM 234282 USB webcam. VLC manages to stream video out of the box, however if I use Jitsi in Firefox or Chromium, the webcam is not found (...
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Upek fingerprint reader not detected by lsusb (X230, Xubuntu 20.04)

I'm using Xubuntu 20.04 LTS on a Lenovo Thinkpad X230, which features an integrated Upek fingerprint reader. From other posts, I've seen that the fprintd added support for this device circa 2013, but ...
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dmesg says: "Warning: Outdated ThinkPad BIOS/EC firmware ... may be missing critical bug fixes". Why is it being so alarmist?

Background I'm running Xubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on an ancient 32-bit ThinkPad T60. dmesg reports: [ 27.726785] thinkpad_acpi: ThinkPad ACPI Extras v0.26 [ 27.726789] thinkpad_acpi: http://ibm-acpi.sf....
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Why does this XF86 keybind cause my laptop to hang?

I have a Thinkpad W530 running Archlabs. I've just moved to a new ssd so I'm editing my configs. On the previous ssd, I made it so that when I pressed my ThinkVantage button it would play random audio ...
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Execute a service during a specific period of time

Good morning, I have a script that activates backlight on my laptop keyboard when I type. I set a service that keeps the script active during all the day, but now I’d like to do a different thing. Is ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Dockingstation Hybrid C-USB doesn't recognize external monitors

I'm running Debian Buster on my Thinkpad T480 (link to manufacturer) $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) Release: 10 ...
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My systemd service won't run

I am trying to set xinput settings on my laptop on boot so I made a script with all my settings and a basic systemd service file: [Unit] Description=Sets my preferred xinput settings [Service] ...
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Elementary OS on new machine (Lenovo Thinkpad L490) has hiccups and internet issues

EDIT: It seems like these problems mostly happen when I try to download something, anything, and the effect is most pronounced with large files. Sometimes this is followed by multiple prolonged and ...
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how to use ipu3-cio camera in linux

I have a Thinkpad X1 Tablet (gen 2) with a front and back integrated camera running Ubuntu 19:10. The cameras appear to be detected: $ v4l-info v4l2 device info [/dev/video0] ### general ...
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KDE Neon ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4, black screen with cursor on resume from suspend on battery

I am running KDE Neon on my ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4. Whenever I resume from sleep/suspend, UNLESS it is plugged in on AC, it only resumes to a black screen with a cursor, and nothing else. I have ...
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Arch reboots in Zoom due to ThinkPad overheat

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux, and it's rebooting when I'm in a zoom call, not sure how it's related though. Every time the reboot happens, I see: root: clearing orphaned inode {number} (uid={...
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Thinkpad X220 will not boot Kernel 5.3.*

My Thinkpad X220 runs Mint Linux 19.3 Tricia. it's not dual boot. When I tried to upgrade recently the new kernel was 5.3.0-42 but it won't boot that so currently using 5.0.0-32. I get error messages ...
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how can I remove an event from /dev/input/event*

some specs: os : kubuntu 18.04 driver : thinkapad_acpi 0.26 laptop : thinkpad x1 yoga gen4 I got a new laptop. It's a 2 in 1, I want to be able to use the keyboard in tablet as I'm plugged ...
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Intel AX200 wifi on Thinkpad Extreme in Arch Linux

I'm unable to use wifi in Arch Linux on my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme (Gen 2). I verified that the Intel AX200 network interface works through windows. I'm accessing the local network (and the ...
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Wifi card not working, rfkill hard blocked, modprobe doesnt work, reinstalled legacy drivers, rebooted, etc

This is my first post, so please tell me if I have anything to correct in regards to where I'm posting, the format, or anything else In short, my wifi card, an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200, as ...
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t490s missing Ethernet (not listed in lspci)

I have t490s laptop which has Wifi and Ethernet. But when I do lspci, there is no Ethernet there, just the Wifi card and also NetworkManager doesn't connect when I plug in rj45 to Ethernet adapter. I ...

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