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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Built-in display brightness drops to 0 after monitor rearrangment

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13. I use it with an external monitor via HDMI at home and at work. If I re-arrange the monitors in the display settings (which is to the left/right) at home my laptop ...
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Lenovo Ideapad built-in mic not working in 12.04

I just bought a new Lenovo P580 Ideapad yesterday and installed 12.04 64bit on it. I tried making a call with it and discovered that the built-in microphone wasn't working. I unmuted it in sound ...
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slow wireless connection on lenovo

I saw this answer to a question about slow connection with a Lenovo: There is a common bug with the with wireless-N, so we'll have to disable it. Try the following: sudo modprobe -r iwlwifi ...
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Are drivers needed, and if so how to tell which ones? (Levnovo B590, 12.04LTS)

Using 12.04 LTS with a lenovo B590. im so new to linux, it never occurred to me i might need to actually install drivers. when i tried changing the screen res (as seen in my question here: Change ...
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replace Windows8 on Lenovo Ideapad with Ubuntu 12.04 server

I'm trying to replace Win8 with Ubuntu server 12.04 on a new Lenovo S210 laptop (4GB mem, 500GB h/d). I downloaded the iso to a USB stick, disabled UEFI, then tried to reboot but all I see is the ...
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Laptop turns on but stays on black screen with lots of text [duplicate]

My laptop turns on but stays on a black screen with some white text it stops at *checking battery state... the aa blinking underscore. I have done ctrl alt del it restarts and comesback to the same ...
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Change resolution on Lenovo B590 to 1600x900, Ubuntu 12.04LTS permenently?

Using Lenovo B590 my max res in Displays is currently 1366x768. im trying to change it to 1600x900. i tried following this guide: ...
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Lenovo e420s overheating [closed]

I recently bought a Lenovo e420s and decided to install Ubuntu (first time). The interface is great, but the computer overheats horribly (the fan is on full all the time and the cpu temperature is ...
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Fingerprint Ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo B570

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I have set up all except this damned hardware. In my Lenovo B570 the driver needed for work I choosen the correct one for my system, I set up all. But when I try ...
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Lenovo x1 carbon touchpad accuracy

I just installed ubuntu 10.04 on my x1 carbon. Everything seems to work well except the touchpad. It seems that every time I move the curser to click on something, it jumps few pixels away. I ...
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which ubuntu version is for lenovo z500 with i5-? [duplicate]

which version of ubuntu (13.10 or 12) i should install? Your help would be great! dps Just clicking on About This Compute to open
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Lenovo Ideapad S210

"Try without install" on 13.10 gives me a wonderful experience with the touchscreen (much better than windows8) but the mousepad and keyboard don't work!!! How can I fix this? I don't want to install ...
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Lenovo Ideapad battery limit

I have an Ideapad Y400 running Ubuntu 13.10. It previously ran Windows 8, and had a Lenovo utility to limit the battery charge to 60%. Now that I've installed Ubuntu, of course, the utility is gone. ...
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Lenovo Y400 ubuntu 12.04 can't change brightness

The ubuntu seems to be always on the max brightness. I cannot change the brightness. Really strange. What I have tried: 1 Install the latest Nvidia Driver does not work 2 change x sudo gedit ...
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Disconnecting WLAN on Lenovo B570e/Ubuntu 12.04

I've annoying problem with wi-fi connection on Lenovo B570e with "02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)" card. It works on Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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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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Wifi and Lan not working in ubuntu lenovo g580

I just bought a Lenovo G580 laptop, and installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 using vmware workstation, everything works fine except for the wifi and lan. kindly help me out from this problem.
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95-Keyboard-Force-Rules - Help

I've just installed Ubuntu onto my 'Lenovo Z370' and its great. I need to disable some functions in the 95-keyboard-rules /lib/udev/rules.d/95-keyboard-force-release.rules but when I go there there ...
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Screen brightness control not working on Lenovo T530

My brightness control doesn't work with a fresh install of 12.10 (brand new laptop). It is set to the brightest setting when I boot up and when I try to change it, I see the notification bar come up ...
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lenovo g480 blank screen while booting ubuntu [duplicate]

i love Ubuntu very much but i cant install it on my laptop whenever i try to boot it form CD the screen just went blank and DVD spins so fast like its installing to many files but it was some sort of ...
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Lenovo G580 install fails

I'm trying to get a Lenovo g580 with Windows 7 to dual-boot with Ubuntu 12.04.3. It has UEFI so Wubi didn't work for me. Then I found some advice to install from a liveDVD so I shrank the Windows C: ...
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Lenovo FnLk Key (Enabled on Boot)

Is there a program to enable function-lock (FnLk) upon login? In fact the BIOS has FnLk on while booting, then it turns once the desktop UI is loaded. I'm open to suggestions of using a program or ...
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Wifi dropping every 20 mins

My wifi keeps dropping every 20 minutes or so (on my home network), and will not let me connect again until I reboot my laptop. This is not a network problem, as wifi is stable on my cell phone. Could ...
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UEFI 13.04 install on Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p boots Windows instead

I am trying to install 64-bit Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p. This machine is pre-installed with Windows 8, which I want to keep (the machine is partly a game console). I shrank the ...
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Lenovo Twist Touchpad Problems

I have a Lenovo Twist (laptop that converts to a tablet) Win 8 with a touchscreen. I've tried to load several versions of Linux and the problem I run into is the touchpad is not recognized. The ...
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Poor Wi-Fi performance with Lenovo Yoga 13 in Ubuntu 12.10

I'm getting very poor performance using the driver from this post - Lenovo Yoga 13 Realtek wireless driver I've cloned the git repository from here - https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723au.git Made ...
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Compiz at 30% of CPU on Thinkpad T420

After upgrading to 13.10, the compiz process has started taking 30% or more of CPU resources. In addition unity is sluggish and steam games that worked fine under 13.04 have a very low frame rate and ...
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How to enable hard-blocked bluetooth in Thinkpad Edge 320

I'm trying to use the built-in bluetooth device of my Lenovo Thinkpad E320. It seems to be hard blocked, but i can't find any possibility to unblock it. rfkill list returns: 0: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: ...
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Lenovo G570 Shutting down randomly with Ubuntu

I'll be sitting at my computer and it shuts down all of a sudden I've looked though the computer nothing is really out of the ordinary however when it does do this is comes back online very slowly ...
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Unknown event:1

Does anyone know what these events in my log could be? Nov 17 23:05:56 aron-Lenovo-U410 kernel: [10833.396952] ideapad_laptop: Unknown event: 1 Nov 17 23:06:18 aron-Lenovo-U410 kernel: [10855.853904] ...
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Slow boot & a lot of crash/internal error reports

Any idea what might be the problem here? I have an lenovo u410 with a samsung SSD 840pro, i3 processor running ubuntu 13.10. Very slow boot times and a lot of crash reports and internal error ...
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Atheros AR9285 / Lenovo G560 wireless not working after installing 13.04

I had Ubuntu 12.04 initially installed on my laptop. I upgraded to 12.10 then 13.04. Everything worked fine, including wireless. After adding a new memory card ( I only had 2 gb and one memory slot ...
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Screen Brightness, GUI Crash, Sleep/Hibernate Resume, Mouse Pointer Problems with Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

I thought it'd be better to put all my current problems in a single thread. I've searched for almost 3 days trying to fix my issues. I failed. I can't change the screen brightness, the bar changes, ...
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Ubuntu on a Fresh Lenovo G400

I downloaded 12.04 using OS X, transferred the ISO to USB, then set the Lenovo G400 to boot from USB. However, it just goes back to FreeDOS and nothing happens. What else should I do? Thanks
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Saving monitor settings?

Is there a way to save my monitor settings? I have an external monitor at work, but each morning i have to plug it in, rearrange the windows from being side by side to being on top of each other. Can ...
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Fan In Lenovo Z580

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Z580 and the fan is constantly running. I tried to follow the steps outlined here: How to control fan speed? ...but apparently the "fancontrol" doesn't ...
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Webcam not detected? Lenovo T430

I have an integrated webcam in my Lenovo T430, and it is apparently supported on Ubuntu 12.04. I don't see it listed when I run lsusb or lspci. Any other options I can try? It should be compatible ...
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Brightness 0% on Lenovo G500s on startup / boot

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo G500s Laptop. The screen is scrambled/shows weird artefacts during boot but that doesn't really bother me. What does is this: The screen's brightness is always ...
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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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Remap special keys on lenovo keyboard

i have the following problem: I have a lenovo keyboard with special buttons: 'Lock Desktop', 'My Documents', 'Word Processor', 'Spreadsheet', 'Calculator', 'E-mail', 'Internet'. showkey tells me ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad y510p - Blank Screen [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (13.10) on the Lenovo IdeaPad y510p, but all I'm getting is a blank screen after I select Install/Try Ubuntu. Is there any way to fix that? (fn+up has no effect) EDIT: ...
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why is my computer Beeping out of sleep mode

Tonight I put my computer in sleep mode like normal, and only after an hour of sleep mode my computer starting beeping (1 long beep then 2 short beeps) in this weird pattern. I run 12.04.3 LTS on a ...
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Touchscreen worked on “try without install” and now does not

So recently, I bought a Lenovo Ideapad z400, which has a wonderful 10-point multi-touch screen. I absolutely hate Windows 8, so I decided to try to dual boot Ubuntu. I did the installation after the ...
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enable all touchpad functions

When I had been using Windows 8 my touchpad had multiple gestures: 2 fingers direction top-bottom = vertical revers scrolling(if I scrolled top than page have scrolled bottom); 2 finger direction ...
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Guide to install ubuntu on lenovo y510p [duplicate]

Hello everyone I have recently bought a lenovo y510p laptop and having trouble installing ubuntu on it. I'm getting a black screen when trying to install from live-USB I have increased the brightness ...
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Hard drive clicking on Z500 (13.10)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop, which is a Lenovo Z500. Everything works nicely so far, but occasionally there is some hard drive clicking. I tried using the command: hdparm -B ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 drivers for Lenovo G500 with i3 3110M CPU

I'm thinking in buying a Lenovo G500 with i3 3110M CPU, I asked Lenovo and they said they don't have drivers for Linux yet and seems G500 is not a certified hardware yet. But I'm pretty sure that ...
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Lost wireless on Lenovo x201 running Ubuntu 12.04

I was reading a forum and you seemed to have success getting wireless problems sorted. I am from a school, with a ton of old Lenovo Thinkpad T60 and X201 models. Also some Toshiba NB205 models. I'm ...
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Lenovo Ideapad p500 having Windows 8 booting issues. Boot repair pastebin included!

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10, and thought I properly set things up to dual boot into Windows 8, but I continually get .efi errors when I attempt to boot into Windows 8. I installed Boot-Repair ...
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How can I enable special Fn-Keys on my on lenovo s206 (e.g. touchpad on/off)?

I can turn the touchpad off in the mouse settings, but two things won't work: The "disable while typing" option The standard on/off button for the touch pad won't work (it's the one with the little ...