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Open the System Settings > Displays control applet. It's not evident - at all - but you can drag the miniature of the top black panel onto the display you want to mark as primary. Panels, activity overlay and everything will migrate on that display.


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Try xinput. First list the devices, so you can find out how the TrackPoint is called: xinput list. For this example I'll use my logitech mouse which goes by the string "Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse". You have to replace the string with the correct one for your TrackPoint, of course. Now I can disable the mouse with: xinput set-prop "Logitech USB-PS/2 ...


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The other answers are better for most cases, but I'm adding this here for completion's sake: # shows all displays $ xrandr # set one of the displays to primary $ xrandr --output <display> --primary This method is better if you're docking or attaching your laptop to different / multiple monitors because it adjusts it on the fly. It's also a command ...


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Newer Lenovo ThinkPads (such as my E540) are not compatible with tp_smapi-dkms. Fortunately I found that the TLP utility can use either of two different modules -- the tp_smapi OR the thinkpad_acpi DKMS modules -- to communicate the thresholds to the battery. Nowadays TLP is available via standard Ubuntu or Debian repositories. (Though you may benefit from ...


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I'm using two udev rules as follows, to give members of group leds access to all LEDs: SUBSYSTEM=="leds", ACTION=="add", RUN+="/bin/chgrp -R leds /sys%p", RUN+="/bin/chmod -R g=u /sys%p" SUBSYSTEM=="leds", ACTION=="change", ENV{TRIGGER}!="none", RUN+="/bin/chgrp -R leds /sys%p", RUN+="/bin/chmod -R g=u /sys%p" Note the ACTION=="change" rule is needed to ...


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I just got my T440s, installed Arch Linux on it and can confirm that Fn+Esc locks the Fn keys to their "proper" function. No user-intervention needed to get it working, and Arch just installs the stock kernel so no magic pathes present. The thinkpad_acpi kernel module is loaded, tp_smapi not (and refuses to be), haven't tried without them. Side effect: a ...


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Take a look at the output from this command to confirm what drivers/modules the kernel is using for your given hardware. $ lshw -C network ... *-network description: Wireless interface product: Centrino Wireless-N 1000 [Condor Peak] vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 logical name: ...


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Change the BIOS from UEFI to legacy. When I did that, the USB appeared in the boot menu when restarting my computer.


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I do not have this laptop but given the impeccable support of Linux under any of the Thinkpad models I've had from the T40's up to the T410 I'm currently using I would be utterly shocked if those buttons didn't just work as they should. From my 10+ years of using Thinkpads with various Linux distros everything has typically worked without issue, even down ...


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There's (out-of-tree) module called tp_smapi, which provides access to (amongst others) access to the battery-related functions of the embedded controller. This allows you to do things like setting the start/stop charging thresholds, charge-inhibition timeout and also force discharge of a battery. Most distributions have a tp_smapi package, providing the ...


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The bars/shell are displayed on the primary monitor. You can configure which is the primary monitor through ~/.config/monitors.xml. Change the primary configuration item to yes for the monitor you want to become the primary monitor, and to no for the others.


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Just in case if Elia's answer doesn't work for you: you can open Settings->Displays, then select the display where the bar shouldn't be displayed and toggle it off. Panels, activity etc will migrate to the active monitor. Then you can switch on the second monitor again. Also, take a look at this bug: "Primary Screen" selection UI is not easily discoverable.


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I've run into a similar situation, so you're you need to either turn off ACPI or switch to an integrated video card only so the installation can continue. Also, there's compatibility list you may check, you may submit your own as well.


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I think you're running into this: excerpt from thinkwiki - How to control fan speed Fan control operations are disabled by default for safety reasons. To enable fan control, the module parameter fan_control=1 must be given to thinkpad-acpi. You should be able to create the following file /etc/modprobe.d/thinkpad_acpi.conf with: options thinkpad_acpi ...


4

The BIOS whitelist stops the laptop early in the boot process - an error message is shown similar to the ones you see when some motherboards have no keyboard or other mandatory peripheral connected. Once the laptop is past the BIOS stage and loading the OS, the whitelist is redundant. In fact, the OS will probably not be aware of it's existence and will ...


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From looking at the lspci -v output of yours, I assume "Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000" is your wireless adapter. Could you please check if the firmware mentioned in the below page helps ? http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034398.htm Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 3.2+ iwlwifi-1000-ucode-39.31.5.1.tgz 2.6.30+ ...


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You probably just need to disable Secure Boot, so the linux installer is allowed to boot. You can check whether this is enable by running this in a Windows terminal (e.g. powershell): Confirm-SecureBootUEFI If you have it Enabled, go to the power off options and while holding the Shift key, click on Restart. Then select 'Troubleshoot', 'UEFI Firmware ...


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I've recently installed ArchLinux + GNOME 3 on the ThinkPad Helix 2, and mostly everything works out of the box. My biggest remaining issue is suspend; a bug report has been filed to fix it but they're still seeking more information. (So perhaps trying it yourself will help! ;)) The pen works wonderfully, palm rejection is perfect in Xournal. A few things ...


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If force unload is enabled in the kernel (zgrep FORCE_UNLOAD /proc/config.gz says =y), you can rmmod -f the problematic kernel module, to force unload it. According to the patch that enables this, this is only for kernel developers and desperate people. The best is probably to figure out why the module is in use, and by which process, but at least force ...


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I read that I need to install a driver but I'm not sure which one I need to install. How do I find out ? Please read the official Debian documentation. If you follow the instructions there you should be able to get wireless working. My guess is that you will need to add a non-free component to your /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://ftp.se.debian.org/...


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Upgrading from debian stretch to the buster (testing) release fixed the issue for me. Edit: If you don't want to upgrade to a testing distribution, there is also the option to install a newer kernel via stretch-backports instead. After updating my /etc/apt/sources.list accordingly, I installed the newest available kernel and wifi works upon boot now. It ...


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Please read bug report Two-finger scrolling no longer works after resuming from suspend. Possible fix: Add psmouse.synaptics_intertouch=0 to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in your /etc/default/grub. Example: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash psmouse.synaptics_intertouch=0" Then run sudo update-grub and reboot.


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Partial answer: From your dmesg, thinkpad_acpi gets loaded. I had a quick look at the kernel source code, and there don't seem to be any fan related messages it outputs. However, some comments in the code say: ThinkPad EC register 0x84 (LSB), 0x85 (MSB): Main fan tachometer reading (in RPM) This register is present on all ThinkPads with a new-...


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As Igeorget says, you could reload the module from command line. sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse I think you could try proto=imps, sometime corrects driver problems. sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps To make this change permanent (1) : create a file such as touchpad.conf under /etc/modprobe.d/, and put the ...


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Use showkey to know your key scancode: $ sudo showkey -s 0xe0 0xXX Kernel will add 8 to you code, use 112 instead 120: $ sudo setkeycodes e0XX 112 Use xmodmap to make your key report XF86AudioMute keysym: $ xmodmap -e "keycode 120 = XF86AudioMute" Optional. Press you key when creating shortcut to what you want in the settings of your DE.


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You need to install tp_smapi-dkms, just do apt-get install tp_smapi-dkms When finished, use lsmod | grep tp_smapi to check if module is loaded, to adjust the charge thresholds, do something like this echo 40 > /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/start_charge_thresh echo 60 > /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/stop_charge_thresh Add these lines to /etc/...


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I would install the 64-bit version. Looking at the spec sheet it's using the Intel i5 & i7 CPUs (depends on which Type-Model you have). Lenovo Technical Specs for E430 The PDF Spec Sheet is here as well All the Intel i CPUs are now 64-bit so it really doesn't make sense to use anything except 64-bit on this hardware. Intel i5 Processors Looking at ...


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I was having the exact same problem, but I think I've finally found a solution. xinput --set-prop 11 'Device Accel Constant Deceleration' 3 allows the touchstick/trackpoint to be stable at close range, i.e. when trying to select text. Change the '3' up or down until you get something you like, I tried 2, 3, and 4 and settled on '3'. Then play with, xset ...


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I have the same laptop and do have Ubuntu installed on it. All I had to do was navigate to the "Restart" area in BIOS and disable OS optimised defaults. Navigate to the "Startup" area and ensure that the F12 boot option is enabled. Exit saving changes. Check if you have the authority to do this.


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Graphics Analysis HD 4K Support in Kernel 3.10 and UP Device contains Code-Name IVY BRIDGE Intel HD 4K Graphics Chip. IVY Bridge should fall under the MESA DRI on LKDB. Support Options: FOSS MESA DRI Driver or Official Intel i965 Driver. Wireless Analysis MBM Ericson Chipset Support Unsure if this is within the LKDB, but packages exist here.


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