Brand of laptop computers originally designed, manufactured and sold by IBM and now owned by Lenovo.

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Thinkpad X1 Carbon - volume buttons no longer working

I've upgraded to 14.04 LTS, and now my volume up and down keys no longer work. The mute button still works, bizarrely. The Media buttons (prev track, play/pause and next track) have also stopped ...
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How to install a fingerprint reader on Lenovo ThinkPad with ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo-ThinkPad which came with a fingerprint reader, I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have no idea how to enable it. I already tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui ...
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How to save Windows license before installing Ubuntu [migrated]

I purchased a new Lenovo Thinkpad L540 laptop. This laptop was supposed to be installed with Windows 8 pro but instead it came with Windows 7 Pro with an option to upgrade to windows 8 Pro. Now they ...
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Removing a primary Swap partition and hibernation (working in OpenSuse but not Ubuntu 14.04)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad X230. I have 16GB of RAM therefore created a 17GB of Swap Partition during the installation. For some reason, my swap partition was not created properly, ...
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Dvd-rom drive on my Thinkpad T41- is really really loud is there a way to fix this or should I get a new one?

After looking online I found that people have had the same problem and it can be fixed through going into the windows power management settings (though I couldn't really find what to do when I'm ...
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Best Compatibility {ThinkPad Vs. MacBook} [closed]

I am a fun of Ubuntu and Lenovo. So far I have used Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS in many different machines including Lenovo G570 and Thinkpad T430. Now, I am about to buy a new laptop. My ...
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Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn can connect to WIFI but not to internet

I was running Windows 8.1 and very recently switched to UBUNTU. I am very new here but have read an enormous amount of posts pertaining to this problem. I have a ThinkPad E530. I can route the Wifi ...
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Problem with side panel buttons Thinkpad L412, ubuntu 14.04

I have the following problem: After a kernel update, my side panel buttons on my L412 to incresa/decrease and mute volume (also de mic mute) stopped working. I don't know how to fix this, and the ...
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Configure fingerprint-gui so that it does not ask for fingprint authentification on sudo

I find the dialog that pops up extremely annoying as I find it more convenient to type out the password. Thanks
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W540 + 14.04 + nvidia driver = no work

there's a strange problem I cannot solve: there are two Lenovo W540 (A) and (B). W540 has two graphics chips: intel and nvidia Quadro K1100M. There is no bios setting to disable intel, and/or only ...
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Does BIOS device whitelist affect Ubuntu?

Starting with 2002, Lenovo (actually, it was IBM back then) started whitelisting the wireless adapters and other devices allowed to be used in their ThinkPad laptops. Some other manufacturers are ...
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Can't detect external monitor on Thinkpad W530 running Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Thinkpad W530 running Ubuntu 14.04; I've tried connecting external monitors via both VGA and DisplayPort, but neither are being detected. I turned off Optimus, and am only using the discrete ...
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Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad

I'd like to fully disable the fingerprint sensor on my IBM X41 Thinkpad. The first place to look which comes to mind is BIOS (version 2.09, 74ET64WW): I just checked again: as far as I can tell there ...
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Battery Life in Lenovo E430 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 Lts on lenovo thinkpad e430. the computer is brand new and I had windows 8 installed before. in windows 8 battery life for ordinary use was about 3 hours, but in ubuntu it ...
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WiFi keeps trying to reconnect all by itself. The tray icon animation is almost runnying nonstop

The WiFi on my ubuntu 14.04 installation is very unreliable. wireless re-connections out of the blue sometimes it takes up to 15 min until a connection is established Hardware hardware is a ...
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Thinkpad does not wake from sleep - 14.04

On a freshly installed and updated Ubuntu 14.04 my ThinkPad E540 suspends successfully, but won't wake back up - a full reboot is necessary. Moreover, during the suspended state the fan is constantly ...
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Command-line program to manage trackpoint speed, sensitivity, etc… without restarting session

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and Thinkpad T520. This solution works to set values after a restart, but I would like to be able to set and get the values on the fly. Note: I already made a bash script to do ...
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compatibility of 14.04 and thinkpad carbon x1 2014

I am not sure what Generation are those X1 laptops, so here are the specs: shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x1-carbon/#techspecs Anyone with 14.04 would like to share his/her ...
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New Ubuntu 14.04 on thinkpad e145 bluetooth not working

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a brand new Thinkpad E145 and am trying to use a bluetooth wireless mouse. I cannot pair it because Ubuntu cannot discover it. I have tried most of the solutions that ...
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Any way to enable dynamic/automatic brightness adjustment?

My Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet has a very bright screen (400 nits!), which is good for when objects on the screen are dark (say a night scene in a movie), but it is of course very blinding when ...
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Is fingerprint-gui a security hole?

I have a Thinkpad T440 on Ubuntu 14.04. I use fingerprint-gui to allow me to login and use sudo by swiping a fingerprint. The worrying part is that anyone can run the fingerprint-gui program to ...
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nvidia-331 drivers hanging on hibernate (and now boot) with a ThinkPad W520

I'm having quite a bit of trouble trying to use my W520 thinkpad with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and an external display (VGA out). I know many are having similar issues with this graphics card (mine is the ...
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How can I replace the top row of function key with media keys? (thinkpad)

The thinkpad x230 has a top row of function keys which can be used as media keys by pressing fn+FX I would like to not have to press the fn keys, i.e. only pressing F11 would start playing music. I ...
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Too many Partitions on drive, can't dual boot ubuntu alongside win8 on Thinkpad [closed]

I have a Thinkpad S431 with Windows 8. It has a 128gb SSD, and My partitions are WINRE_DRV, Windows8_OS, Lenovo_Recovery, 7gb Hibernation Partition. I also have allocated 20gb for Ubuntu. When I ...
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install ubuntu on thinkpad T440p

Is there anybody, who is able to install and fully configure Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 on Thinkpad T440p (ver 20AN)? If yes, could you post here your procedure step by step? Please does not include your ...
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ThinkPad T440p docking station: no sound on external speakers

Using Ubuntu 14.04 When I plug external speakers into the pro docking station with my Thinkpad T440p in it I get no sound (internal speakers mute). Plugging the same speakers into the internal jack ...
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Middle-button scrolling on Thinkpad W540

I just got a W540 today and found out the touchpad is different than the previous models. While the previous models have three actual keys (left, middle, right), the new model has no key and the ...
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ibm r30 Trident CyberBlade Aladdin i1 video adapter in ubuntu 14.04

as a demonstration of just how good Ubuntu is, I am attempting to install the latest release 14.04 on the oldest laptop I have, an IBM R30 Thinkpad. With 1Ghz PIII CPU and 1 GB memory it should work ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is unstable on my Thinkpad T61

I have this super old Thinkpad T61 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I noticed X11 is quite unstable. It'd freeze all the time, especially after suspension. Sometimes dash would appear as a blue ...
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Middle click randomly stops working

For some time now, my middle click randomly stops working in Kubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have a dedicated middle button on my laptop, so I just assumed it was a hardware problem. But then I tested the ...
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Max Brightness in ubuntu lower when compared to windows

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my (new) ThinkPad Edge330. Everything worked quite well so far. I've noticed that the screen wasn't that bright and was a bit disappointed of the ThinkPad, but then I ...
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The touchpad on my Thinkpad (T420) no longer works in 14.04. Why?

The Fn+F8 keyboard shortcut which used to toggle between the touchpad, legendary thinkpad red pointing device button thingy in the middle of the keyboard, and both, no longer does anything apart from ...
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Brightness keys no longer work

My Fn+F8 and Fn+F9 keys to change the screen's brightness appear to no longer work on my Thinkpad laptop. # ls /sys/class/backlight/ thinkpad_screen Some guide told me to make this: # cat ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 but boot fails after hard reset [duplicate]

I installed Windows 7 first then partitioned 30gb in ext4 and installed Ubuntu 64bit and it asked for reboot. I unplugged USB stick installer and hold on a while. It didn't reboot so I power off and ...
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Tp_smapi on Thinkpad T440

I have a Thinkpad T440 with Ubuntu 14.04 (using i3wm). I have had trouble installing tp_smapi. I successfully installed it with dpkg -- can't remember whether I used apt or just downloaded it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 brightness keys don't work anymore after dist-upgrade on Thinkpad L430

I just updated my Ubuntu system from 13.10 to 14.04. After having fixed GRUB which broke on upgrading, I run into certain other problems. One of them is that the brightness adjustment keys of my L430 ...
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14.04 ThinkPad Edge volume buttons stopped working

The media buttons for increasing/decreasing the volume of audio output and the mute-button stopped working out of nowhere. The buttons are still recognized by the system, as I can select them to ...
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Wifi drivers for Lenovo Thinkpad L440

I recently got a Lenovo ThinkPad L440 and the wifi drivers seems to be broken. I am using Ubuntu 13.10 Relevant output of lspci -nn: 00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation Ethernet ...
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ThinkPad X240: choose battery to charge

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has an internal battery and an external battery. Is there a way to choose to charge the external battery before the internal battery? Currently the internal battery is charged ...
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Cant enable bluetooth on Thinkpad X220 xUbuntu 14.04

I am having problems enabling bluetooth since installing xUbuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad X220, in 13.10 all was working fine. When I installed 14.04 I did a fresh install rather than upgrade. Running ...
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Ubuntu all of a sudden fails to boot on ThinkPad T430

Not booting Running Ubuntu on my T430 has been fairly straightforward and great until just now. After I used my Windows for some days, Ubuntu all of a sudden fails to boot. After I select Ubuntu in ...
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Lenovo Bluetooth keyboard not pairing on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a brand new Lenovo Thinkpad 14.04. I also ordered a bluetooth keyboard. When I start the bluetooth app in Ubuntu, it quickly finds the keyboard. When I try to pair with it, though, it ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad W510 - freezes at black screen

I can't install Ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64 on my Lenovo Thinkpad W510, using USB. I want a dual boot with Win7 and the latter is already installed. Installing Ubuntu 9.04 from an old Live CD was ...
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Restoring higher resolution after installing ubuntu 14.04 with nomodset

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad T420 which has Nvidia optimus GPU, using nomodset option but after installation I'm not able to get the full resolution. Can someone please guide me how to ...
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ThinkPad T440s fan speed

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new T440s, and it seems the fan starts working at full speed from time to time, I've read in several places that this causes the fan to be noisy and generally ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Thinkpad T410i system problems and missing graphc device selection in BIOS after repair

my Thinkpad t410i had an overheating problem so I gave it to a certified Lenovo store and they changed the mainboard. After the replacement I am facing now two new problems: The graphic device ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not run on IBM Thinkpad T61 (?)

I have a T61 Notebook. On this, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS runs OK. Now I would like to upgrade to 14.04 LTS. Using the same USB stick, I setup the netbook. It runs! The 'Setup' for 12.04 runs, but 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't boot: FIREWALL: IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=… SRC=… DST=… LEN=68 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00

My 12.10 won't boot up suddenly. And it just stucks at the following screens: I've tried googling "Ubuntu 12.10 boot stuck at FIREWALL ...", but had no luck (most of the results are not ...
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Thinkpad x220 not waking from suspend after upgrading to xUbuntu 14.04 from 13.10

I upgraded my xUbuntu 13.10 install to 14.04 yesterday, everything seems to be working fine or eve better than before except suspend. When I shut the laptop lid xUbuntu suspends as it should. Then ...
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How can I bind a keybord shortcut on my Thoinkpad X220 Tablet?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad X220T (or X220 Tablet). I have set up two scripts to enhance the screen rotation, and I would like to bind them to a keyboard ...