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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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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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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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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Setup keyboard and touchpad to a X230 Thinkpad on Fedora 23

I started today to use Fedora 23, before I used Ubuntu and configured my keyboard and touchpad easily, but now it´s hard. My keyboard layout is brazilian. Thanks.
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Automatically switch display on lenovo docking and linux

I have a lenovo thinkpad with nvidia optimus and a mini docking station series 3. I want that while docked, it should automatically switch to an external monitor if possible and if I undock it, it ...
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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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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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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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Resuming Linux from hibernate on ThinkPad X220 fails with black screen or reboot

I have installed Debian 8 with sysvinit and Xfce on a ThinkPad X220. The video card is Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)/Integrated ...
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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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ThinkPad touchpad and trackpoint do not work 90% of the time on Arch

The touchpad and trackpoint on my ThinkPad x250 had gained the habit of not working pretty much all of the time now. At first, it appeared to be that after sleep it stopped working, then it gradually ...
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How can I properly use my fingerprint scanner?

I just bought a Thinkpad T430 and installed Linux Mint 19 on it. It's the first time ever I use Linux, so I'm kinda lost. I searched a bit and I found a way to make the built in fingerprint scanner ...
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linux 19.1 mint Wifi not working thinkpad e580

I just installed Linux mint in this machine and wireless connection is not working out of the box. You can find more information below: ########## wireless info START ########## Report from: 30 Apr ...
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Thinkpad X60 Touchscreen Not Working

I'm running Manjaro 32bit on my lenovo x60 tablet, and the touchscreen is working pretty poorly. I've installed the xf86-input-wacom package, but whenever I try to click with the digitiser pen, the ...
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Blue Fn + Function keys not working with Lubuntu on my Thinkpad

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X201 (if the submodel matters, please say so), with Lubuntu 15.10 running on it. I use LXDE for my desktop environment (as the name suggets). Now, as you may know, Thinkpads ...
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Shift keys not working

I have my old ThinkPad X201 with one specific problem: both shift keys on the main keyboard are not working. The issue appeared when the provious owner reinstalled Windows. I've installed Manjaro 18....
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Cannot run/install Linux on AMD based ThinkPad E585

I am not able to run/install Linux on my Lenovo ThinkPad E585. I tried both a full installation and running from the USB stick. All I get is: GRUB starting from the USB stick. Select Linux installer ...
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Can I control the ThinkLight through /proc/?

Inside of /proc/acpi/ibm, I see multiple devices provided by kernel module thinkpad_acpi, x230:/proc/acpi/ibm$ ls beep bluetooth cmos driver fan hotkey kbdlight led light video volume Is ...
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Rebinding the physical Touchpad Keys on a ThinkPad

I have been sitting on this problem for a couple of hours now but I can't seem to find a solution. I have gotten myself a new ThinkPad and it has 3 discrete buttons above the trackpad. I've installed ...
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Laptop does not enter suspend state when lid is closed

I installed Manjaro 18.0.4 (Gnome) on my Lenovo P50. After setting the NVidia graphics card as the primary card and removing all drivers for the onboard intel GPU, the laptop does not suspend when I ...
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Enable scrolling with trackpoint+middleclick on wayland

I installed Fedora 25 on my Thinkpad E470 and the Trackpoint works well. But I cannot use the middle button (the button between left and right mouse click) to scroll. Referring to this source it ...
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Linux mint 19.1 not recognizing dedicated GPU

I would like to use my Radeon R9 M375 GPU on my Lenovo Z51-70 When I tried $ lspci -v | grep VGA it gave me this 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 5500 (rev 09) (prog-...
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Ubuntu 18.04 sound failed on Thinkpad

Since several days ago (something automatically upgraded), I get no sound out of my Lenovo Thinkpad 470s laptop model 20HFCTO1WW with Ubuntu 18.04. I tried several things other similar threads ...
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How to xrandr 4k with Intel 3000 HD Sandybridge?

Running the command below, I expect the external monitor resolution to be changed to 4K. Although xrandr states my desired mode as active, it remains 1366x768: xrandr --output DP2 --mode 3840x2160 --...
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Cannot even start Devuan/Debian installation

I have a problem installing Devuan Linux 2.0 from an USB memory stick. What happens is that after the first menu, where I have to select graphic/textual installation, all I get is a blank screen. I ...
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Using the Fibocom L830-EB in ArchLinux on a ThinkPad T480s

I want to have mobile broadband on my T480s. First I ordered the L850-GL which didn't work because it uses the PCI interface. As you can see in this forum. People in the same thread claim to have a ...
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How to change a keycode using setkeycodes

I have a Thinkpad Edge E130 running Sabayon (a Gentoo-based distro), and I'm fighting the well-know bug Xorg 255 keycodes limit. My laptop has the Fn+F4 hotkey for Mic Mute/Unmute. This is the ...
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Can't shutdown the laptop with dual boot Ubuntu

On a three day old Ideapad 330-15lch with Ubuntu 18.04 in a dual boot (vs Windows 10), when clicking on power off or restart, the Lenovo laptop freezes. Keyboard and mouse do not react, it does not ...
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Ubuntu boot fails on Lenovo P52 Thinkpad when hybrid display is set in BIOS

Booting to Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS fails when the display is set to 'hybrid' in the BIOS (using Nvidia driver 415) When I switch to 'discrete', then it boots to Ubuntu OK. Because I am dual booting with ...
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Thinkpad x240 requires three fingers to scroll, only after suspend

Every time I suspend, when I start up again I can't scroll with two fingers but I have to use three. Does anyone know how to fix this? It works after restart. My system is a Thinkpad x240 running ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 intel vga hdmi not listed

I have a Lenovo Y530 laptop running Ubuntu 18.04 with Intel graphics and nvidia. When I use nvidia everything is just fine. I can use external monitor and xrandr detects it. When I use Intel I ...
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The programs can not find the Internet

Have a laptop Lenovo thinkpad edge E520 which I installed Linux Mint on and everything worked perfectly until the last upgrades. After the restart, I had no internet anymore. Have tried both cable and ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad headphones trouble (combo jack)

Well... Sometimes ago I've bought a laptop Lenovo ThinkPad E555 with pre-installed Windows. I've removed Windows and installed Linux Mint 17.3. And now, sound through headphones does not work, only ...
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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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Unresponsive system with powersave governor on Thinkpad X1 Carbon

Using a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2018 (6th Gen) on Ubuntu 18.10 with kernel 4.18 I notice that the system feels unresponsive even in AC mode. It's most noticable in Firefox (but not restricted to it) ...
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Updating Thinkpad X200 BIOS

How do I update the BIOS on a Thinkpad X200 running Linux? Seems updates require Windows.
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Mate: Laptop (often) immediately awakes from sleep

Since the beginning, no matter what setting I put, the laptop doesn't always go to sleep and stay asleep. Most often than not, it wakes up to the lock screen. But this also happens after I switch ...
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Third monitor won't turn on Ubuntu 18.04 on Lenovo P51

I can't activate my third monitor, also not from the display settings panel. Here is the output of xrandr ➜ ~ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3840 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192 eDP-...
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thinkfan specifics: manual + auto configutration, if laptop restart needed

I now use Thinkfan by way explained in http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_control_fan_speed. To see what I want to achieve please skip to the end of post to GOAL first, the rest is to show my ...
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Can't resume after suspend?

Recently (after a system update, I believe), my laptop stopped resuming after a suspend from closing my laptop lid. Usually, when I open my lid after suspending it, I'll see a black screen with my ...
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How to adjust charging thresholds of laptop battery?

My laptop is Lenovo T400, and OS is Ubuntu 12.04. I have not been able to adjust the thresholds for battery starting charging and stopping charging. I observed that its current starting charging ...
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Receive SMS via internal SIM using Modem Manager GUI

I have a working SIM card in my machine and installed the Modem Manager GUI software to receive SMS. I have tested the SIM card in a phone, it works. Using it to access WWAN from the computer also ...
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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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How can I enable a virtual machine on KVM to use the WiFi connection on my Ubuntu 18 laptop?

I recently set up KVM hypervisor on my Ubuntu 18 LTS ThinkPad Carbon. I installed qemu, virt-manager, and libvirt to manage the VMs. sudo apt install qemu-kvm libvirt-clients libvirt-daemon-system ...
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Screen brightness on X220 with Fn keys does not work below some threshold

I have a Thinkpad X220 and am running Debian 9 stable with kernel Linux version 4.9.0-8-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 6.3.0 20170516 (Debian 6.3.0-18+deb9u1) ) #1 SMP Debian 4.9....
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ThinkPad second “sticky” backspace key

I have bought a Lenovo ThinkPad T580, and noticed that in the upper right corner of the keyboard, there is a second backspace button (in addition to the other backspace button right above the ENTER-...
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Bash & Thinkpad: how to get docked / undocked status?

In some of my scripts I need to know if my Thinkpad is docked or not. So far I'm just checking if any of the peripherals attached to the docking station can be found. For example I use xrandr or get-...
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Remapping keys that generate multiple scan codes

I have a ThinkPad W540. On its keyboard there are four multimedia keys above the numpad. Two of those keys generate keycodes (and, apparently, scancodes) that correspond to combination of keys, Win_L +...
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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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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 ...