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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Debian wifi hard blocked, working only after suspend

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/disabling wifi works but does not change the hard ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Mute LED Stopped working after update

Updated my packages today on my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (6th Gen). I didn't expect anything to happen but it did. The Mute indicator LED's on the F1 and F4 key stopped working. I actually know this ...
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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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Detection of certain SanDisk SD cards fails with Realtek RTS522A reader

I'm using the Thinkpad X380 Yoga. $ lspci | grep Card 02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS522A PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01) $ uname -a Linux TPx380 4.19.6-1-...
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After I unbind the Trackpoint driver (psmouse), the driver re-bound when I press it. What causes this?

For background information, see Manual driver binding and unbinding. I can unbind the Trackpoint driver on my Thinkpad: $ cd /sys/bus/serio/drivers/psmouse/ $ ls -l total 0 --w-------. 1 root root ...
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Switch batteries in Thinkpad before performing a deep discharge [duplicate]

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 can I disable my Lenovo touchpad with i3?

I would like to disable my touchpad with i3. Previously I was using XFCE and I was using the GUI to do this. How can I do this in i3 too?
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Can't install Fedora 29 on Thinkpad W550s due to GPT

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W550s that already has Windows 7 on it. I would like to install Fedora 29 Workstation alongside Windows 7, but I have run into some problems. The hard drive was formatted ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...