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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Unable to change brightness in a Lenovo laptop

Brightness adjustment keys <Fn + ⇑/⇓> have no effect (although they are recognized by the environment), and I can't change the brightness using GUI tools as well. This seems like a problem in ...
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Switchable laptop graphics issues on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo Z570 laptop with Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics, and a switch to enable the dedicated GT630M graphics card. I've been having issues in general with my graphics ...
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How can I limit battery charging to 80% capacity?

I just learned that some Lenovo laptops include a utility that offers to limit battery charging capacity to within 0–80% in order to slow the attenuation of the battery lifespan: How can I do this ...
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How to get a stable WLAN-connection with a Lenovo x121e?

I have permament problem when using WLAN with my Lenovo ThinkPad x121e. The wireless network adapter in use is this one: lspci: 01:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ...
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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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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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WiFi does not work, Broadcom STA Wireless driver does not work on a BCM4313 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom Wireless card (BCM43XX) I'm newbie in Linux and Ubuntu, but would like to improve my skills :) I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop ...
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AR9285 Wifi on Lenovo z570 not enabled

Help please. Installed ubuntu 11.10 32bit on lenovo ideapad z570. When choosing Network Manager > Enable Wireless nothing happens. WiFi not enabling Tried the response of Wireless problems with ...
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No wifi connection on Ubuntu 13.10

I have a new laptop lenovo thinkpad edge e540 and I have installed ubuntu 13.10 on it, but now I am not able to connect to the internet via wifi. It seems that ubuntu cannot use my wifi card, there is ...
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Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

I'm wondering whether anyone has tried installing Ubuntu on the new Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro? I have checked the Lenovo compatibility lists on the Ubuntu site, but no new entries have been created yet for ...
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Ubuntu on Thinkpad Edge 11/13/14/15 [closed]

I think a community wiki on problems (and solutions) when installing Ubuntu (10.10) on a Thinkpad Edge 11 would be nice (because I just got one ;)). I'll contribute with my own problems and solutions, ...
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Unable to resume after suspend

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 & everything about it is great except that it just won't resume after suspend. I've tried the suggestions listed in this thread Entire system freezing after pressing ...
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Unable to install 12.04 on a Lenovo U410 Ultrabook

I recently bought a Lenovo U410 Ultrabook and tried installing 12.04. Once I enter the installation process, I am not able to see available partitions. Is it because of the 32GB SSD that is ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installation problem via usb

I had Windows 7, and I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10. I downloaded the .iso file and used Universal USB Installer to make a bootable USB of Ubuntu. The installation was successful. I restarted my laptop ...
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Brightness control not working in Lenovo G580

I purchased a new Lenovo g580 laptop. But I am totally disappointed when I installed Ubuntu on it. Almost all drivers are not working. :-( The laptop configuration is intel i3 processor Nvidia ...
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My Lenovo S12 laptop (Intel atom) is taking a very, very long time to boot. Can I fix this?

Basically it will not boot without holding down the power key. It has taken as long as 10 minutes.
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Wireless not working on Lenovo B-575

Help, because without internet, Ubuntu is useless. I can't enable wireless. My physical switch is on, it's working in windows, but I just can't enable wireless. I updated my drivers, and when I goto ...
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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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Wireless doesn't work on a Lenovo V570

I've had Ubuntu installed on my HD for about 3 months but ever since I ran into this wireless issue I kinda lost my lust of Ubuntu. I have zero experience getting around with/ using the console ...
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Battery management doesn't recognize removal of power supply

I have a Lenovo Y460p running Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit). The battery does charge normally, but unplugging the power supply only very briefly shows the correct battery indicator. After about 1 second, it ...
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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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Lenovo G580 Brightness Error caused by unsupported updates. How to revert?

I just installed the 64-Bit version of Ubuntu 12.04 on my newly bought Lenovo G580. The brightness control was working properly using the Live CD and when I first started the installed version. Then ...
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Ideapad Z580 won't boot kernels above 3.2.0-32

I'm running Ubuntu 64 bit 12.04.1 LTS. I see either a blinking cursor or a black screen if I try to boot all kernels beginning at 3.2.0-33 and later. Safe mode fails for those kernels as well. ...
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Lenovo Y460 won't boot most of the time unless plugged in

My laptop won't boot Natty beta 2 unless it is plugged in most of the time (like 2 out of 3 times). After it is booted I am able to unplug it and let it run on battery power with no problems. ...
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wifi problems with lenovo g580 and ubuntu 12.10

I just bought a Lenovo G580 laptop, and installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it, everything works fine except for the WiFi connection, it connects fine but keeps dropping every few seconds and even when ...
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My Lenovo Ideapad u165 wireless doesn't work

It really makes me ANGRY ! my wireless hardware is broadcom 4313 . ubuntu install it automatically but I can't use it . It says your hardware switch is off although it is on . after I use " rfkill ...
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Lenovo y510p with HDMI monitor (RESOLVED)

When I boot from Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit live from USB, then secondary monitor on HDMI works fine. After installing Ubuntu, the secondary monitor on HDMI port doesn't work. If I reboot with live Ubuntu, ...
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Qualcomm Atheros AR8172 Driver fix? (lenovo g500s)

Recently I took a lenovo g500s laptop. the product id is LENOVO_MT_20245. after the installation, it could not recognize LAN network adapter. After googling I found out that it has a Qualcomm Atheros ...
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T61 Lenovo Laptop overheats - is there a fix?

my Lenovo Laptop is overheating since I installed Ubuntu 11.10. Does anyone know of a fix/cause for this problem? Thanks!
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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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Nvidia 555M driver installation problem with a Lenovo Y570

I am trying to install the Nvidia 555M driver on my Lenovo Y570. I've tried all the advises here and other sites but I couldn't solve the problem. I downloaded the graphics card driver from the ...
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After upgrading to 11.10 my Lenovo U165 wireless BCM4313 stopped working

My question is similar to this, but now it is about 11.10. My wireless card: ~$ lspci -vvnn |grep 14e4 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN ...
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Nvidia gtx 755 with bumblebee - Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0 - Lenovo Y410P

I installed bumblebee with nvidia-331. I expected optirun glmark2 to run glmark2 but I got an error. $ optirun glmark2 [ 785.642896] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Lenovo G580 > built-in (web)cam not recognized

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo G580. Now I noticed that the built-in (web)cam is not being recognized. Does anybody know how to fix this and get the webcam running? Any help is appreciated! ...
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Wireless is disabled by hardware switch ,lenovo b460

santos@santos:~$ rfkill list 0: ideapad_wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: hci0: Bluetooth ...
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Intel Centrino Wireless N 1000 doesn't work on a Lenovo Z560

I upgraded my Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 and my Wifi has stopped working. I have a Lenovo Z560 that has Intel centrino wireless-N 1000. I have searched various threads having similar problems for a ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 / 13.10 on G505 laptop with AMD A4-5000

I've tried 6 different distros and I can't find anything that's stable with the G505 with AMD's a4-5000 kabini processor. In BOIS I have disabled secure boot, set OS to other, enabled SVM but left ...
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Lenovo Yoga 13 Realtek wireless driver

I've recently purchased a Lenovo Yoga 13 and put Ubuntu 13.04 on it last night. I was unable to get wireless to come on and thought that I would mess around with it today. Today I have followed the ...
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Lenovo Y500 can't set brightness

I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Lenovo Y500 laptop (2012), video card is Nvidia 650M (no integrated graphics), I'm using driver 310.19. The problem is that I can't adjust brightness at all. If I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a Lenovo T431s

I'm cross-posting this from the Ubuntu forums as it seems like there's some interest here in this new ultrabook. I'm extremely happy with Ubuntu on it. Ubuntu 12.04.2 on the new Lenovo Thinkpad ...
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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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Extremely short battery life

In Windows, my battery lasts several hours. In Ubuntu 12.04, it's dead before an hour and a half. I've installed http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-linux-advanced-power-management.html but it has ...
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How do I permanently change the brightness of the screen?

On the previous versions the default screen brightness was perfect for me but on 11.10 the default brightness is killing my eye. I have changed the brightness like this level but after restarting ...
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Power management does not recognize removal of power supply! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Battery management doesn't recognize removal of power supply I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z370 with Ubuntu 11.10 and the battery status indicator shows wrong information. ...
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where can I buy a Lenovo X220 with ubuntu preinstalled?

this link here: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/make/Lenovo states "Pre-installed only" for the X220 leading me to believe I can buy this model with Ubuntu preinstalled. I've been unable to find ...
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Clarification: SSD Cache Hard Drive w/ intel raid

I am considering the Lenovo U410. From everything I have read [1, 2, 3, 4, 5], It seems that Ubuntu can be best installed by turning off the RAID0 configuration and doing a wipe. I have no interest ...
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Lenovo Z560 volume mute/unmute button always blinks while on battery. How do I stop that?

The Lenovo Z560 Ideapad has a row of 4 led buttons in the top right corner of the keyboard. The button on the left end of this group is the speaker mute/unmute button. Usually, this light is either ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 fails to boot

It is Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 notebook with FreeDOS. I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 - installation is OK, no errors. But then it just not booting the system. No errors of warnings. It seems that BIOS is ...
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Lenovo ThinkPads, brightness function keys make two steps instead of one, looking for workaround [closed]

do you know any workaround for this very long lasting bug buried somewhere in kernel or in gnome-power-manager, please? Thanks in advance. See description: ...
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ThinkPad S440 wifi and unexpected system halt

Just a few days ago I installed new wifi driver and everything seemed to work fine on Lenovo ThinkPad S440. But now I experience a problem with wifi: the speed slows down to zero that no page could ...