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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Trying to disable Thinkpad nub, but not buttons, using xinput

My cursor is wandering (constantly), something is wrong with the nipplemouse. The device is "TPPS/2 IBM Trackpoint", it has seven buttons. Disabling the device disables all the buttons, including ...
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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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Suddently my peripherals devices(through thinkpad dock) stop being detected. And strange behaviour

From few days ago, suddenly and randomly my devices disconnect through the thinkpad dock (all at the same time). Sometimes they connect again, but for the monitor (in i3wm) I have to restart the ...
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Using TLP with a Docking Station - Docking Station not charging thinkpad

I am using a Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th Gen with a USB-C Gen 2 Docking Station. When I am not using TLP the docking station is charging my Thinkpad just fine. Also all peripherals work as expected. As soon ...
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Can JTAG vulnerability lead to newer hardware support by coreboot? (bootguard bypass) [closed]

A of couple days ago I've stumbled upon this speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CQUNd3oKBM The guy in the video speaks about Intel Mangement Engine, describes in details how it works and that ...
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evtest does not report scancode for TPPS/2 Elan TrackPoint on ThinkPad X1 C6 [closed]

I am trying to identify scancodes for the three buttons below the space bar (above the trackpad) on my ThinkPad X1C6 using evtest as well as evemu-record. The buttons are working fine but no scancodes ...
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How to deal with a screen that turns permanently black when closing the laptop lid, in Debian?

On a Thinkpad W530, running Debian 10 (with XFCE): The screen turns black after closing and opening the lid, and stays black. The computer remains on and is working, it is possible to SSH in over the ...
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Linux life sticks can't boot anymore on Lenovo T490 (and screen flickers)

It seems that my Lenovo laptop is not totally compatible with Linux. Let me explain: Five months ago I bought a Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (and, of course, the Intel UHD 620)...
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debian 10 touchpad does not work

I tried the methods on this page https://wiki.debian.org/SynapticsTouchpad but it does not work. Actually I also tried methods here Touchpad not working on Debian 9 by adding deb http://deb.debian....
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USB devices are not recognized unless I reboot or plug in the charger

I am on Manjaro linux, kernel 5.4-rt, on a new Thinkpad x395 with a Ryzen 7 3700u. It does not recognize new usb devices unless you restart the whole system or plug in the charger, the charger can be ...
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Lenovo X390 - SD Card Reader, reading is very slow and writing is freezing

I have an Lenovo Campus Thinkpad X390 20Q1S02M00 with Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.3. Since version 19.3 my SD card reader is actually detected (it was not detected before, see this thread. I tried both a ...
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Wifi Adapter not Found on X1 Carbon 3rd Gen

I recently installed Debian onto my 3rd gen Thinkpad X1 Carbon and am having some issues with getting WiFi to work. I tried following quite a few different suggestions online and none seem to be ...
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Debian Gnu/Linux on SSD in ThinkPad T-43 Ultra Bay will not Boot

I am trying to get a few more useful years from a ThinkPad T-43 (x86 processor, model 1871-48U, BIOS 1.29, which, according to this appears to be the latest.) by installing Debian Buster i386. I want ...
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Can't Back to default UEFI BIOS

I switched to Legacy mode to install Manjaro on my Thinkpad T480. When I decide to install pure Archlinux with UEFI and GPT partition on my SSD nvme ; I didn't succeed to Back to default UEFI BIOS (...
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Enabling multicore causes corrupted files

I am running the latest Manjaro with Cinnamon on a Thinkpad X1 Extreme 20QVCTO1WW. The CPU is an Intel i5-9300H. I currently have multicore disabled in the BIOS but hyperthreading enabled, so lscpu ...
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GRUB boot ThinkPad X230 BIOS image?

I followed the advice on the "Think Wiki" ("on Debian and Ubuntu"): sudo apt-get install grub-imageboot sudo mkdir -p /boot/images sudo cp /home/youruser/Downloads/6uuj12uc.iso /boot/images sudo ...
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Problems with hardware clock on my ThinkPad T420 after flashing Coreboot

After flashing coreboot I get the wrong date on my linux install. # date Mon 21 Mar 2089 04:03:42 AM UTC And when I try to read the date with hwclock I get this error # hwclock -r hwclock: ioctl(...
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T480 20L5 running KDE Neon not being recognized by USB-C ThinkPad Dock

Is it possible to get thinkpad USB-C docks to work with KDE Neon? I am not even getting a power signal. I've got KDE Neon 5.17 running on Linux version 5.0.0-37-generic (buildd@lcy01-amd64-023) (gcc ...
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iwlwifi: Failed to run INIT ucode: -5

After using my laptop for a while, wifi drops and kernel returns iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0 iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Could not load the [0] uCode section iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Failed ...
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Is my Lenovo Thinkpad T495 too new for Debian?

I was using Ubuntu for a while with my Lenovo Thinkpad T495 which was released in May 2019. I want to switch to Debian. I first installed it and have had lots of problems. Nothing seemed to work; my ...
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How to get SD memory card reader to work on Thinkpad X1 20FB?

I have a 4th Gen Thinkpad X1 Carbon (Model 20FB) running Debian 10. There is a memory card slot in the back, but it doesn't seem to work. I'm guessing the drivers are missing. I tried searching online ...
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Cant boot into linux mint 19.1 anymore

Cant boot into linux mint 19.1 anymore linux linux-mint grub2 So long story short, I was trying to create a startup script that will set up my environment for me and open all the applications I want. ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad mute LED stopped working

I have a ThinkPad X280 running Gentoo. I do some periodic updates, but I don’t reboot very often, and since my last reboot I don’t have the mute LED following the sound state anymore. It can still ...
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LENOVO CAMPUS THINKPAD X390 - microSD slot not working on Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon

I recently bought a LENOVO CAMPUS THINKPAD X390 - 20Q1S02M00; it has a tray for a Nano SIM and microSD on the back. I run Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon on this machine. system info outputs this. dmesg ...
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Thinkpad T430: Unable to turn off USB power during sleep

I recently picked up an old Lenovo Thinkpad T430. I love the machine, but I can't get any of the USB ports to shut off during sleep. I wouldn't otherwise care, but I usually use a USB cooling pad and ...
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ThinkPad T420 intel i5 4 GB RAM freezes all the time I open some tab on browser [closed]

My laptop, a Thinkpad T420 with an intel i5 processor and 4 GB RAM works very slowly and freezes when I open some tabs, pages on browser. The laptop works slowly, sometimes, also when I do another ...
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Wifi card not working with Debian on Thinkpad e590

I'm attempting to setup a new Debian install on a Lenovo Thinkpad E590, and I've been having quite a bit of trouble with the wifi drivers. I've installed the iwlwifi set of firmware, yet iwconfig and ...
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KDE GUI wont start - switched drive from desktop to Lenovo Thinkpad x230

I moved my SSD from a desktop (with a geforce NVIDIA graphics card) to a Lenovo ThinkPad x230. At the moment I can't successfully run startx. What shall I do to run my KDE GUI? Uname -a result: Linux ...
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x230 upgrade, keep losing wifi (internal card, dongle)

I am having incredible trouble with networking. (original post, different forum). I'm upgrading a secondhand Thinkpad x230 (installed: coreboot with SeaBIOS, have run me_cleaner, using Lubuntu Cosmic)...
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Touchpad and Wireless not working with Lenovo ideapad 330S and 18.04.03

So I've installed Ubuntu 18.04.03 with legacy support because I was having problems while UEFI was enabled. Now I can't get the WiFi nor the touchpad to work. I've updated the Kernel to the most ...
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Fan constantly running at full speed

Here I am repeating a question previously asked in a sister forum, as it is relevant here and I have neither received a response, nor been able to resolve the issue. On my ThinkPad T470 which is a ...
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SD card not showing up under /dev

I'm trying to mount a 2gb Kingston SD card on a Lenovo ThinkPad t420s running Arch Gnu/Linux with kernel version 5.2.6. It has a removable SD card reader connected with an ExpressCard slot. I've ...
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Newly swapped debian laptop has working battery, but loses power when unplugged from ac adapter

I recently installed Debian Bullseye on my Thinkpad T430, and everything works great except for the battery. When the AC adapter is unplugged, the computer loses power. the battery works fine when put ...
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Fedora causes Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7 to hang on reboot after “Restart and Upgrade”

I recently installed Fedora 30 on my Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7. The installation went fine. On the first boot I went to the software center to check for updates. There were quite a few software and OS ...
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Key Malfunctioning - Both Ctrl keys produce more characters than pressed

I use a Lenovo Thinkpad T440p with Debian 9 (stretch), Linux kernel 4.9.0-8-amd64. A weird behavior of the system is that only both Control keys (left and right) malfunction sometimes and stop after ...
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2.4 GB of memory not usable

I just bought a new Thinkpad E495 with 16 GB (8x2) of RAM. I understand that some amount of memory is reserved for the system. Basing on other discussions I've read online, 2.4 GB is a very ...
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Way to turn off PgUp PgDn on ThinkPad E590 under Linux

I have a Lenovo E590 as a company laptop. After using it for a while I really got annoyed by the placement of the PgUp and PgDn keys of it. They are located directly above the left and right arrows ...
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Booting with VGA cable minimized applications

I'm trying to use my Thinkpad 250X with a projector to project a slide show with graphics program run on the laptop. I boot the laptop with the VGA cable connected and the projector displays the boot ...
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X230t Rotate Button on Gnome Getting Pressed More than Once

On my X230t, there is a tablet button to rotate the screen. I just installed Manjaro gnome, and after updates and some driver installation it works, but somewhat annoyingly. Whenever I press it, it ...
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Double Key Click Event?

My X60T has several buttons designed to be used in tablet mode. To try and optimize the buttons, I was wondering if there is any way to recognize double clicks to trigger a command? They behave just ...
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Pop!_OS terminal invisible input

I've recently installed Pop!_OS and from the very beginning on (even in liveboot) the text I just typed in the terminal, as well as the output wasn't visible for a few seconds and then suddenly ...
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Fedora 30 - Laptop screen is flickering

I have a small problem with my Thinkpad T480s. After I updated it from Fedora 29 to 30, and an external screen is connected to it, my laptop screen flickers sometimes. Note that I use XORG instead of ...
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Laptop fan always says it's running at 8 RPM

I have a Lenovo Legion Y520 with these specs: zjeffer@ArchLinux ----------------- OS: Arch Linux x86_64 Host: 80WK Lenovo Y520-15IKBN Kernel: 5.1.7-arch1-1-ARCH Uptime: 42 mins Packages: 1659 (...
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Thinkpad T460s + 19.04 = No Bluetooth?

I have a Thinkpad T460s with a Ubuntu 19.04 fresh install. Everything works fine apart from Bluetooth. I believe this laptop has an Intel 8087:0a2b Bluetooth adapter What do I need to do to enable ...
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Computer fails to suspend: ata1.00: NCQ Send/Recv Log not supported

My Lenovo x230 has been giving me a problem with my Samsung 850 EVO 1TB ata1.00: ACPI cmd ef/02:00:00:00:00:a0 (SET FEATURES) succeeded ...
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My Thinkpad X230T only boots on alternate tries

I have a ThinkPad X230T with Debian testing installed. As the title says, it only boots every other time. What I mean by this is that I turn it on, I work with it normally, and then I either shut it ...

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