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

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Validity Sensor (138a:0017) fingerprint reader not working

I recently bought a Thinkpad (T440p) and installed Ubuntu 13.10. It should be certified for Ubuntu. But there is one thing, which doesn't work out of the box. My Validity Sensors fingerprint reader ...
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which version good on thinkpad T42?

which version of ubuntu installs good (with no kernel and cpu problems ) on IBM thinkpad T42 ?
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how to check if overheating protection is working

Hey my Thinkpad t410i gets very hot. During load system temp goes up to 90° and the fan runs at 4500 RPM. how can i check if overheating protection is working? How critical is this temperature? ...
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Installing ubuntu on Lenovo Thinkpad T440s

I just received my Lenovo Thinkpad T440s. I would like to install Ubuntu on it. I would like to keep the option of using Windows through a VM on my system. Here are my questions a) Lenovo did not ...
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No Sound out of built-in speakers Lenovo Thinkpad E525 Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) on my Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E525 and I can't seem to get any sound out of the built-in speakers on my Notebook. I have tried rebooting, purging alsa, reinstalling and ...
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Thinkpad X61 (4965agn) wireless not working

So I have had ubuntu for a while now and I have tried literally every solution online, but to no avail, there just seems to be no way to solve this problem: the wifi signal on my x61 is not strong (2 ...
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ubuntu 13.10 Thinkpad edge e531 fan doesn't stop once it starts running

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop and it works pretty well. However, I encountered a problem with my fan that I cannot seem to fix. I tried installing and configuring lm-sensors, thinkfan ...
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Wifi constantly dropping at Univeristy

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T440s with the Intel 7620 AC card. I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and while I'm at school my Wifi drops constantly. I don't experience this issue when I'm in Windows. I was ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Improving Power Consumption (Thinkpad T530)

EDIT: After reading @jandry's reply, I decided to give another distro with a different window manager a try to see if it is really Unity's fault. I installed UbuntuGnome, and to my utmost surprise the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on Thinkpad slows down dramatically when power adapter is plugged in

When I plug in my power cable -- sometimes -- Ubuntu 13.10 immediately slows down in just about every way. This has been happening for months, but I only recently finally connected the dots, in part ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on ThinkPad S431 issues when using battery power

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, using Live CD, on my newly purchased ThinkPad S431 laptop(about one month ago, the newest model without touchscreen). Everything is just nearly perfect and ...
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Ubtunu 12.04 x86_64 Which Proprietary Nvidia Driver for nVidia GT216GLM [Quadro FX 880M] supports brightness controls on Lenvo W510?

I have a Lenovo W510 and installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto it (64 bit). The device is certified for Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201101-6974/ However that certification page ...
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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 ...
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Lenovo TP X230 + Series 3 Docking - Toggle between DVI and DP working?

Hi, Is anyone using DVI and DP of the Series 3 Docking with Ubuntu? For now I'm using DVI for my monitor and I plan to use DP to connect to my TV (DP -> HDMI -> TV). Lenovo says it isn't possible ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad s440 network

Does anybody know how to configure Wi-Fi on a Lenovo ThinkPad s440 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I can't configure it even with LAN. Wi-Fi is the first thing I need. I can't find any drivers for Linux. As ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad T530 Docked. When Ctrl+Alt+L is pressed, screen freezes, locks up, and has to be rebooted. When not docked, no issues… 12.04

I have ran into an issue as of late, not sure if it has something to do with an update, an application I installed, or some crazy voodoo. Pretty much like the title describes, when I have my Thinkpad ...
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SSD slows down six months after install

Have a Samsung 840 SSD in a Thinkpad R60i running Xubuntu 13.04 /w 3GB usable RAM. Provisioned it with 20% free space and enabled TRIM, and it was fast as greased lightning to start, but four months ...
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Set section config for clickpad on Thinkpad

I have a new E540 Thinkpad which has a clickpad with integrated buttons on the top. I have tried to enable these buttons and the middle mouse wheel simulation with a configuration file in the ...
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Mobile Broadband do not work with Thinkpad T440p on Ubuntu 13.10

I have a new Lenovo T440p with built in Mobile Broadband a Lenovo N5321gw (I'm guessing its a rebranded Ericsson H5321gw). Ubuntu detects it fine and I can configure it and give the pin-code. But as ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad E335 and Ubuntu 12.04: Black screen after wake up from standby

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new ThinkPad E335. Unfortunately I get a black screen after waking my notebook up from standby. Thanks for any help Simon
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Wireless driver for ThinkPad Edge E335

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a brand new (no OS) ThinkPad Edge E335. Everything seems to work just fine, but there appears to be no driver for the wireless hardware (WLAN ThinkPad 11 a/b/g/n). ...
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Ubuntu missing in Boot Priority Order

I've Ubuntu 12.04 installed as my only OS on My Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Today it wouldn't boot (the screen just went black when Ubuntu booted). I resat the BIOS to default and tried booting again ...
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Very long shutdown delay on 13.10

Whenever I shutdown or reboot, there is a very long delay (several minutes) before the system will shutdown. I was getting a nm-dispatch signal 15 so I thought the problem might be with network ...
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Numerical performance of Intel's 4th generation vs 3rd generation cpu's on ThinkPad

Maybe a stupid question, but any feedback would be appreciated! I just purchased a new pc in order to run the latest Haswell cpu on some numerical benchmarks. To my surprise, I found that the exact ...
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Touchpad sometimes not working after click on Thinkpad T440s

I have brought a Thinkpad T440s from Lenovo and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it. It works good, but there is one big issue: Often the mouse freezes after a click for a few seconds and sometimes the mouse ...
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lenovo thinkpad t420s reducing power usage

I found this Tutorial to reduce power usage on a thinkpad t420s for Ubuntu 11.10. Would it make sense to change grub GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 pcie_aspm=force acpi=noirq ...
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How can a touchscreen be made to disable temporarily while an active digitiser is in use?

I have a ThinkPad Yoga which features both a capacitive touchscreen and a Wacom digitiser. I can disable the touchscreen manually (using something such as xinput disable <id> in a command ...
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External Monitor display on Thinkpad W520 with 12.04

I know there is a lot of material regarding these problems, but much of it seems outdated and nothing seems to be working for my situation: ThinkPad W520 (Intel 3000 and Nvidia 1000M chipset) OS: ...
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Drivers for Lenovo Thinkpad S540 Touchpad (erratic mouse cursor)

The touch-pad on the Thinkpad S540 is extremely erratic (the cursor often jumps when right-clicking, making it extremely difficult to right click anything, and even left-click sensitivity seems to be ...
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Wifi Adapter not working on Thinkpad T42 with 12.04.3

I have a weird issue that I hope someone can help with. I have just installed Ubuntu onto an old Thinkpad T42. The only disk that I had available was 11.10 and during the install I selected the wifi ...
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Thinkpad T61, Ubuntu 12.04, Fingerprint Scanner

I have a Thinkpad T61 running Ubuntu 12.04 and I need some help getting the fingerprint scanner to work. Any help is appreciated, Thank You.
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Display issue on Ubuntu 12.04 with Thinkpad SL500

I installed Ubunutu 12.04 to a thinkpad SL500 (only OS on the machine), it worked fine once installed, I was making some changes to the configurations (installing some development packages and setting ...
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Xubuntu Internet Connection Drops

My problem is a little weird. My internet drops when I download too much data. For example when I download large files. If I just brows it will take a couple of hours to drop. When connection drops ...
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Trying to run Korean Crossover 27" 2560x1440 with Dispaly port but image looks crap

So, I've bought one of these 27" beasts (Crossover QHD) and currently I am trying to get the monitor running with a Thinkpad x220 seated in a docking station (according to its specs, it can drive two ...
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Thinkpad X201 Touchscreen Missing on Resume

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Thinkpad X201 with a Wacom Touchscreen. The touchscreen seems to work fine, but upon resume after suspending, the touchscreen does not work. It actually doesn't even ...
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What is quirk and how to use it?

I am trying to follow the instruction here on using Quirk to fix the closing lid problem with Intel graphics. However, the instruction is very unclear. I do not understand: 1) Where to put 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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Can't adjust the brightness on Ubuntu 13.10

I've got a new laptop ( Lenovo Thinkpad E145 ) and I can't adjust the brightness. When I press the brightness adjustment keyboards, I can see the window that appears top right corner which is showing ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to Black Screen. Thinkpad Edge E330

I'm really proud of my new thinkpad edge E 330 and for the first time I chose Ubuntu to be my new OS. I'm really pleased with that OS except for one bug I have. Here is the problem: Ubuntu often ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 randomly freezes on Thinkpad T430 [duplicate]

originally I had an Ubuntu 12.04 running smoothly on Dell Vostro V130. Then, I changed my laptop and thus used CloneZilla to copy the whole partition image to a newly created partition on my new ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Fine tuning Touchpad for ThinkPad S431

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo ThinkPad S431. The touchpad is very bumpy, tricky to use. Slides down with a small touch, sometimes jerks erratically. I have tried to modify the settings in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 138a:0017 driver for fingerprint reader is missing

In my laptop I have a fingerprint reader, and either fprint and fingerprint-gui cant detect it. I have ubuntu 12.04 lts The fingerprint id is as follows: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 138a:0017 Validity ...
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Make “super/window” as compose key in Ubuntub

Somehow on my new X230t Lenovo Thinkpad, Ubuntu 13.10 only lets me have the following options as the compose key: Right Alt, Right Ctrl, Left Alt, Right Win, Menu, Caps Lock I really don't care ...
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Wireless connection keeps dropping on Ubuntu 12.04 on a Thinkpad T60

My Thinkpad T60 running Ubuntu 12.04 drops the wireless connection sporadically. It happens approximately once every five to ten minutes. The wireless connection does not have an issue with any other ...
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How can I get the mini displayport on my Thinkpad to work in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've tried it before with 13.04, and it didn't work then either. Ubuntu simply doesn't detect it. Is there a driver or kernel that will let me use it?
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Thinkpad t440p wireless network controller

I have a Thinkpad T440P with Realtek 818b as wireless network controller. Is there any device driver available for this controller? If there is not, which other Realtek WiFi network controllers are ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon won't suspend after upgrade to 13.10

I upgraded to 13.10 and have since had problems with suspend when I close the laptop lid. Prior to the upgrade, if you closed the lid it suspended the computer and all was well. After the upgrade ...
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How do you use a fingerprint Scanner on 13.10

I have a ThinkPad T410s and I can't use the fingerprint scanner installed? Any Suggestion...
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TuxOnIce-problem: “CPU stuck for 22 s”

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 and am new to Linux. I installed TuxOnIce following this Guide. Actually it works but resuming takes very long. Shortly before resuming is complete I ...
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How to use trackpoint but keep touchpad disabled on Lenovo ThinkPad e531

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad e531 laptop. This model has both a touchpad and a trackpoint. I'd like to use the Trackpoint, because I'm used to it from my previous laptop, but I'd also like to disable the ...