Lenovo make a large group of PC related products including desktops and more portable items such as Thinkpads and Ideapads as well as servers and display items.

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Installing NVIDIA driver causes black screen (750M)

I have a dual boot set up on a Lenovo Ideapad Y500 with NVIDIA 750M and I am having problems installing the graphics cards. I have made sure to install both linux-headers-generic and linux-source, and ...
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Installing ubuntu on Lenovo U410

A couple of months ago I bought a Lenovo U410 (i5 ivy bridge, 8gb ram, 25gb SSD, 500gb HDD). Great quality which I got real cheap. Unfortunately it came infested with this thing called Windows 8. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 connects to some wireless networks but not others

I installed 12.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad with a broadcom driver. It connects to some wifi networks with no problems. Although some others it keeps trying to configure and then disconnects and tries ...
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Fingerprint reader stopped working Lenovo E430

I had fingerprint-gui set up and working nicely, used it for login and authenticating root stuff. Now suddenly it stopped working. It does not show the "Enroll your finger" prompt. I reinstalled ...
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Lenovo Y500 camera not working

I am new to Ubuntu and linux in general. I was able to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Lenovo Y500 after many tries, everything seems to work perfectly except the builtin camera. I've installed ...
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Ubuntu can only hibernate once?

System: Lenovo Y500 running Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 For some reason, I can only hibernate 1 time after (re)booting up the system. If I hibernate after the first time, the system goes ...
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How to install ubuntu on lenovo g580?

I'd like to install Ubuntu 13.04 on Lenovo g580 and I have this issue. After a few seconds of booting liveUSB screens gets black and nothing happens. I've read somewhere about connecting second screen ...
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Use gnome-shell in Ubuntu Studio (or Ubuntu Studio functionality in vanilla Ubuntu)

Problem I am thinking about installing Ubuntu Studio on my new laptop, basically because Jack coexists with PulseAudio "out of the box" which I have found impossible to achieve in a previous ...
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TouchScreen recognized, but not working in 13.04

First, let me mention that one of the first things I tested was the fact that the touchscreen was operating during the GUI installation process. Now that we've established that... After full ...
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working dockingstation for lenovo carbon x1

it seems as that the usb 3.0 Docking Station (using a Displaylink DL-3000 series chipset ) i got with my lenovo will not work any time soon. So I was hoping that somebody could give me advice on a ...
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Webcam not identified on Lenovo IdeaPad Y580

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenove IdeaPad Y580 and Google Talk to make a video call only to find out that the camera is not working. This problem did not occur when running Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Skype segfaults - 13.04 with no proprietary drivers [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo X230 (NOT the tablet) with ubuntu 13.04 (upgraded using the update manager from 12.10). I have no proprietary drivers installed. Skype crashes with segmentation fault Skype is ...
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Lenovo T400 Hangs after Resume from Suspend in Raring Ringtail [closed]

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 recently and now my system hangs if I resume from Suspend. Any suggestions how to fix this or how to diagnose the problem? Its a Lenovo T400 Laptop. Update: ...
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Bluetooth won't enable on Lenovo G560 under Ubuntu 13.04

I used to dualboot Win 7 and Ubuntu. When bluetooth was enabled under Win7, I had no problems using bluetooth in Ubuntu. Now, Ubuntu 13.04 is my only OS and there is no bluetooth. All I can do is ...
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How do I get the brightness control working on a Lenovo Yoga 13?

Brightness control doesn't work by default in Ubuntu 13.04. Solution for 12.10 doesn't work, also as this Any idea how to fix it? Update: After research I found how to change brightness manually. ...
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Grub-EFI and Raring

So I downloaded Ubuntu Raring, and setup a USB install drive for my Lenovo u410. I had a fully working 12.10 install on the computer but went with a custom partitioning scheme. I formatted the ext4 ...
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How can I connect my laptop to WiFi?

My Lenovo G480 does not detect my wireless network when I'm running Ubuntu, but it has no problem in Windows 7. When I boot with Ubuntu, it immediately displays a message saying "You are ...
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How Drivers? Thinkpad T430u

Hi I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto my Lenovo ThinkPad T430u and as far as I can tell it's all working but I would like to somehow confirm that all the drivers are functioning correctly, ...
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Ubuntu Installation on Lenovo Ideapad G780

I am not new to Ubuntu however, I'm having trouble installing it on a new Lenovo Ideapad laptop model G780. It came pre-loaded with Windows 8. When I install Ubuntu, it's fine but at dual-boot it ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 on Lenovo Z480

I bought a laptop few days ago, Lenovo Z480 with Windows 8. After some hours I could finally install dualboot windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10, one thing is that I need to change BIOS setting each time I ...
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Access lenovo ideapad (z580) bios with ubuntu installed

ubuntu seems to block my access to the bios of my system. I know this for sure since this problem occur only since I installed ubuntu (12.10). while the system is booting, pressing F2 leads me to ...
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Why is the Lenovo Thinkpad X301 not Ubuntu Certified?

The Lenovo Thinkpads X100e, X201 and X220i are Ubuntu Certified. Why is the X301 not Certified? Never been tested for certification or failed the certification for some (which) reasons?
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Ubuntu heat & fan control on Lenovo

I tried to use Ubuntu (12.10) on my MacBook Pro 8,2 but it wasnt possible to use because it was always very hot and in fact there wasn't fan control. The fans always turned the same speed and nothing ...
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Lenovo Ideapad s400u

I'm going to buy this machine (Lenovo Ideapad s400u) Does someone know if it's completely compatible with ubuntu?
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Graphic driver segfault on Lenovo G780 for Nvidia GeForce GT 635M

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my new Lenovo G780. I followed these instructions to install the drivers for my graphics card. When I reboot I can log in, but nothing happens after. I switched to ...
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How to use Integrated GPU for Hybrid Laptop Intel/ATI?

So here's the problem, I have Lenovo Laptop Y460 equipped with Hybrid GPU that is an Intel Integrated GPU and an ATI Radeon HD 5650 as Discrete GPU. Basically I can switch the GPU either by switching ...
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External Display Issues Lenovo W530 Ubuntu 12.10, VGA not recognized

I am running a Lenovo W530 with Ubuntu 12.10. I have tried every solution I could find for this issue but to no avail. Ubuntu will not recognize that I have a VGA monitor connected to the laptop. I ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on Lenovo Y500

I am totally unable to install any flavor of Linux on my lenovo Y500. TL;DR: with EFI on -> cannot even access installer with legacy - > installer runs fine, but installed OS never boots Long ...
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Lenovo ThinkServer Ubuntu 12 Server Install: Partition Issues

During the Ubuntu 12 install, I get the a screen that says "ATA RAID Device Detected" and asks if I want to enable it. Having used Lenovo Easy Setup to configure the raid (1 array with 2 1tb drives) I ...
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Install Ubuntu on a partitioned system

I'm trying to install Ubuntu along with my existing Windows 8 OS (the computer came with Windows 7 so I'm supposed to have the old BIOS). The problem is that when I tried installing Ubuntu from a USB ...
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how do i install ubuntu on ssd cache and maintain windows acceleration? [duplicate]

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I just bought a lenovo u310 preinstalled with windows 7. It has a 32 GB ssd cache drive and a 500 GB hard drive. I want to install Ubuntu root ...
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How can I install OpenCL in Ubuntu 12.10 with a Lenovo G570 laptop?

Is it possible, and if so, how do I install OpenCL drivers for a Lenovo G570's default graphics card? Edit: Lenovo's website says my graphics are Intel® HD Graphics (integrated).
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network issue in Lenovo B570e on ubuntu

`I am switched from windows to dual boot with ubuntu 6 months ago. And its network card was working fine. One of my colleague having same model who had just installed ubuntu told me that there is some ...
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problem with ubuntu startup

Sometimes my Ubuntu gets stuck with purple screen, and the only way to get out of that is a reboot. I have enabled verbose mode in grub2, but I see nothing on the screen. Or sometimes in low ...
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Wifi problem on x1 carbon

So almost everything works as it should with 12.04.2 on this x1 carbon, except for the wireless connection. Basically, the network almost never works after the first connection. The typical behavior ...
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GPU lockup on Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E130 [closed]

I recently bought a netbook Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E130 (Video card Intel HD Graphics, CPU Intel Pentium B997 ULV) on which I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits. A systematic bug makes it annoying to use ...
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Installed 12.10 on my lenovo netbook s10-3 and cannot use wireless connections

I installed 12.10 on my Lenovo netbook and I cannot turn on the wireless network switch in the settings. The wireless card in my netbook is active (light is on) I ran sudo lshs and came up with this.. ...
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lenovo x230 trackpad stopped working

I wonder if any person has any ideas for help. I have a Lenovo x230 running ubuntu 12.04.2 which was working fine until a recent reboot. After which the touchpad has stopped working. The ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on Lenovo z585

I can't install Ubuntu (12.10 and 12.04) (also tried Mint) on Z585 (Lenovo IdeaPad Z585 AMD A8-4500M 1.90GHz 8GB 1TB DVDRW DL FreeDOS 15.6" HD AMD Radeon HD7670 2GB). I tested all possible options ...
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Webcam on Lenovo U310 has no video

I've bought a Lenovo U310, installed Ubuntu 12.10 and wanted to use the internal webcam with Skype and Google Hangout. But I cannot get any video signal out of it. Other apps like cheese can. Audio or ...
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Lenovo S10-2 easy camera not detected

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on the Gnome3 desktop environment. My webcam was working fine during the Ubuntu installation when it asked me to be snapped by my webcam or choose a picture instead. ...
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Is there a way to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a Lenovo Ultrabook (without loosing the SSD cache)?

I have seen many people trying to install Ubuntu on laptops like the Lenovo U410 and fail. Sometimes,we have to give up the SSD cache. Have the developers solved it now? Can we install Ubuntu on an ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Lenovo Ideapad u300s

I want to buy a Lenovo Ideapad U300s Ultrabook. Is it compatible with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? (Intel Core i7-2677M, 4GB, 256GB SSD) Thanks!
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How can I install bluetooth driver in lenovo B570e?

Any body help me out to install bluetooth driver in lenovo B570e.
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problem with my Lenovo G580 laptop

I have purchased Lenovo G580,on 26th January 2013. I installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04LTS (32bit), but in Ubuntu it was not detecting the network connection. Because of this I wanted to install ...
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How do I get brightness working on a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga?

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. It's been working flawlessly with Windows 8 - 9 hour battery life, awesome touchscreen, 4-second boot times. So obviously I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10. Well, I ...
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Blank screen after resume from suspend

I have a new Lenovo z475 that I loaded Ubuntu 12.10 amd64+mac version onto. Everything works well except when I open the lid of my laptop after having closed it. It seems to freeze. I can't ping it or ...
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Can't turn on WIFI on Lenovo z580 using Fn+F5

I can't turn my wireless adapter on using the network settings it says wireless is disabled by wireless switch. On my computer the hardware switch is Fn+F5. When I press it nothing happens. Anyone ...
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Wireless network adapter not detected on start

I have to turn the wireless network switch off and on again every time Ubuntu starts up in order to recognize the wireless adapter. The laptop model is IBM Thinkpad R60 series. I installed Ubuntu ...
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Replacing Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10 on an Ideapad U510 [duplicate]

I have (very) recently purchased a new Lenovo Ideapad U510 with a 24 gb SSD, and was quite disappointed with Windows 8. So I am considering replacing it with Ubuntu 12.10. I have some experience in ...