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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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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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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multi-touch gestures on Thinkpad T61

I'm currently running elementaryOS Freya on my Thinkpad T61 and want to use multi-touch gestures. Out of the box I can use 2-finger swipes for scrolling (although it works rather badly with this OS). ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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DRM Intel DP failure

I have a Thinkpad X1C (gen 3) with Arch Linux installed. When I connect a monitor to the laptop DP it flicks on and off, some of the time causing kernel panic. Looking at the system log I see the ...
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Changing PulseAudio Source port: 'availability=no' and priority

I have a Thinkpad T450s, which comes with three 'real' mic inputs: an internal mic array (physical mics are on the LCD bezel beside the webcam), a 'line in' via a combined headphone/microphone 4-pole ...
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Arch Linux stuck booting

Since I updated my Arch system with sudo pacman -Syu I am not able to boot into X anymore. All I see is a warning about the unsupported brightness interface. This was shown before, is a known bug and ...
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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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Acpid event denied by SELinux, how can I savely allow the event without opening security holes?

I installed Fedora (3.17.2-200.fc20.x86_64) on my new Notebook (Lenovo Yoga Pad) and wanted to add this script to trigger whenever I flip over my screen. The script triggered whith the event is ...
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xorg.conf.d not loaded when starting X while docked

Recently installed archlinux on a Lenovo T530 Thinkpad and using it with a Mini dock Series 3. Docking and undocking works just like it should, using acpid to execute scripts turning screens on and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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New install Mint fails to find Bluetooth devices. Worked before

Unable to see any other Bluetooth devices on my Lenovo T410s running Cinnamon Mint 18.1 downloaded and installed yesterday. Worked before I wiped Cinnamon 17.1 to try MATE then when I returned to ...
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Debian stretch on thinkpad: disconnecting from external, screen black after suspend

Debian stretch on a thinkpad x260, xfce w/ i3 window manager. Using a thinkpad ultra dock. Connecting to an external monitor through the HDMI works great, and the transition from two monitors to one, ...
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E470 TrackPoint not working on CentOS 7

I have recently purchased a thinkpad e470 and installed CentOS 7 on it but found that the trackpoint as well as the trackbuttons (above touchpad) aren't working but when I was installing using centos ...
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Disable multitouch on some parts of a touchpad

The 4th gen Thinkpad Carbon X1 has no mouse buttons below the touchpad, but it is click-sensitive (a so-called clickpad). Clicking it on a small band at the bottom provides either a left- or a right-...
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Increase Trackpoint Speed of ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard

Setting the Device Accel Constant Deceleration property to < 0.2 with xinput kind of did the trick, but for me it also killed the preciseness and smoothness of the cursor. Is there any way I can ...
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Fan control script for Thinkpad X230

When running Linux Puppy on my previous Thinkpad, an X31, I used a script (found here: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Talk:Problem_with_fan_noise) at startup to control what temperature the CPU fan ...
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Kernel driver for trackpoint on Lenovo Thinkpad 13

On other ThinkPads I've succesfully configured the trackpoint with udev using this method but on my new Lenovo Thinkpad 13 this isn't possible: This command: find /sys/devices/platform/i8042 -name ...
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Jittery ThinkPad TrackPoint scrolling in Debian / X / GNOME using Eclipse Mars

Eclipse scrolling happens with unbearable jitter, whereas other X applications (e.g. Google Chrome) behave more smoothly, what could be the cause? Why would Eclipse be different from other apps? $ ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad fan problem

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad E420 (1141BRG) (Intel i3-2330M) laptop for 4 years now, and I have a problem with fan controlling and as a consequence overheating problems. This happens on Linux Mint 17....
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Display on ElemtaryOS with an X1 ThinkPad

My Setup is a Thinkpad X1 2nd Generation (Europe) 20A.. Product ID. Resolution 2560x1440. I have installed ElementaryOS 0.3 (Freya). My problem is now, when I connect a display via the Mini ...
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Gobi 2000 not detected on Lenovo X201

I recently bought a used Lenovo X201 wich includes a Gobi 2000 3G modem, but I can't get it working for the simple reason: the USB device does not appear to show up in the kernel. uname -r output: 3....
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Fan control on Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 and Ubuntu 13.04

I'm trying to make my thinkpad's fan run on higher speeds because of overheating. I've enabled fan_control in thinkpad-acpi module, at least I think so: $ cat /sys/module/thinkpad_acpi/parameters/...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Thinkpad Helix and touchscreen compatibility with Linux

I purchased a Thinkpad Helix, which is a touchscreen Thinkpad. I immediately installed Ubuntu, replacing Windows. It mostly works except that the touchscreen only works well in Chromium/Chrome and ...
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How do I decrease brightness even further on Thinkpad X230?

# cat /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness 0 # xbacklight 0.000000 But it's still way too bright for a dark room. I want to be able to gradually reduce backlight to complete off. On ...