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

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Lenovo w520 frequency scaling unsupportet on suspend

I installed a fresh 14.04 Trusty and updated it [FIRMware bug]: Acpi: invalid bios _PSS frequency found for processor 7: 0x80000000 Mhz ACPI: \_SB_.PCIO.LPC_.EC__.BAT1: Unable to dock ! This ...
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Ubuntu on a ThinkPad A30

I just installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my old ThinkPad A30. It's running SUPER slow. I have 1GB RAM, a 30GB HDD, and the system has a Pentium III processor running at 1GHz. I thought that ...
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Bootloader problem when installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad x240

I just tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Thinkpad x240 with a ssd and hdd drive. It came without preinstalled OS. I chose Ubuntu to be installed on the ssd. During the installation I got the ...
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Thinkpad X41 Tablet Wacom stylus stopped working on Lubuntu 14.10 [closed]

I've just upgraded to lubuntu 14.10 from an old release on my thinkpad x41 tablet, and the wacom stylus device appears to be lost. xinput --list used to yield Serial Wacom Tablet stylus as a pointer ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Live works perfect, but after installation nothing but the keyboard works?

I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad T510 with an i7 core and 6 gigs of RAM. When I boot Ubuntu from the USB stick Live it works fine, but when I install it, the trackpad doesn't work, the screen resolution is ...
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Charge discharge behavior with thresholds set in TLP

I installed TLP for setting charging thresholds(lower:40% - upper:50%, for battery longevity) in my L440 Thinkpad laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. I have been monitoring my battery status ...
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T400 wireless adaptor not work

My wireless card wlan0 on Thinkpad T400 can work for a short while, after each booting into Ubuntu 12.04. But after a while, maybe an hour later, it starts not working. Here are the outputs of ...
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Fn key not works any more

On my ubuntu 12.04 and Thinkpad T400, I used to adjust brightness by Fn+Home for more brightness or Fn+End for more darkness. But my Fn key does not work since more than a year ago, not just for ...
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How to restore Thinkpad W530 back to Windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu onto my Thinkpad W530 awhile back via USB but now I need to get windows back on the machine and possibly dual boot Ubuntu instead. I have the recovery CD's for windows 8, I am just ...
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Problem with installing nvidia drivers on ubuntu 14.04 with hybrid GPU

I just tried to update my nvidia drivers (remove old ones and install new) and faced with the error that drivers has correctly recognized by the linux: bach@bach-ThinkPad-T420:~/Desktop$ lspci -vnn | ...
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ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Type 20A7) - Issue with fingerprint sensor

I have the problem with fingerprint sensor in New Carbon X1. The fingerprint scanner is from validity sensors Inc. and not the mostly used Upek one. This is the response from $ lsusb: Bus 002 ...
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Wi-Fi automatically gets disconnected

Laptop : Lenovo ThinkPad x120e Router : Netgear N-150 wireless router WGR614v10 OS : Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 64 bit Problem is, sometimes my netgear wi-fi connection automatically gets disconnected, more ...
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Unable to connect to server: Starbucks wifi and newly installed Ubuntu

Ok, so last night I went ahead with adding Ubuntu to my yoga thinkpad along side Windows 8.1 I love it. Wifi works at home but I decided to drive over to Starbucks today to get some writing work ...
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mini displayport not detected - hd4400, thinkpad x240

I have a thinkpad x240 with a hd4400 graphics card running on ubuntu 14.04. I've been trying to get the mini displayport working with no success. I have an apple mini-dp to vga adapater. I know the ...
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How do I fix WLAN hot key to toggle wireless state instead of airplane mode?

I've got a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 laptop (model 1143-3BU). Whether running Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon, its wireless hot key Fn-F9 correctly generates the XF86WLAN keysym and reliably ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Wireless Hard Blocked

Until now my wlan has been working perfectly on a two week old 14.04 install on a brand new E540. It suddenly died on me, couldn't be turned on in settings > networks or via Fn + F8. rfkill output: ...
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Horrible battery life with Ubuntu 14.04 on ThinkPad

I've purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad S540, which has according to Lenovo '9 hours of battery life'. I was really happy when I tested the device running Windows 8.1, and the battery worked for 6 hours. But ...
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Sound stopped working in 14.04 on Thinkpad T440s

Sound was working on my laptop last night. I turned it off, and when I turned it back on this morning, sound no longer worked. I've tried various pulseaudio related solutions that I found here, ...
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Getting 14.04 to run in graphics mode on thinkpad 430s (after upgrade)

I have recently upgraded my Thinkpad430s from 12.10 -> 13.10 -> 14.04. After the upgrade to 13.10 I could not boot in graphics mode and in order to start the system I had to edit the grub entry to ...
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Wireless not working at all, thinkpad x240, intel 7260, ubuntu 14.04

I just bought a brand new Lenovo Thinkpad x240. After installing Ubuntu 14.04 everything there is no sign of WiFi. The card is intel 7260. It connects normally through a cable DHCP. after "iwlist ...
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USB3 Firmware 14.04 Thinkpad E145

so a while back I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 145. It runs on Ubuntu 14.04, with a Gnome Flashback desktop. All in all, I'm very happy, because it runs smooth and easy. There is one problem though ...
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ThinkPad S430 touchpad not working well for mouse control

I've just installed it on my S430 and can't configure the touchpad to get good usability for mouse control. The touchpad seems to have very high sensitivity. Can anybody confirm this behaviour?
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Touchscreen on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my thinkpad yoga, and touch worked out of the box (Thank you devs). But I can't figure out how to configure more gestures and make it actually work for me. Does anyone ...
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How to make NVidia Optimus to work on Lenovo Thinkpad T430u with Ubuntu 14.04?

Whatever I have tried just doesn't work. Neither installing the nvidia-331 package, neither bumblebee. Any solution that works would be appreciated. Correct me if I am wrong, but I also believe that ...
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Thinkpad E540 setting VFS5011 Fingerprint by using fingerprint-gui: No Devices Found!

I'm trying to figure out how to set the fingerprint reader in my Thinkpad E540 as this is the only remaining component not recognised during the OS install. Apparently the setup is quite easy and ...
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Ubuntu upgrades break ethernet connection

After performing updates on my newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo T440p, the ethernet connection stops working. I now have no way to connect it to the internet (wi-fi never worked. I was ...
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What is EFI v2.31 Lenovo? Where do I find it?

At http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201307-13930/ the bios version it says is certified is EFI v2.31 Lenovo But the latest UEFI version available from Lenovo's website is 2.25 How do I ...
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Running Ubuntu on Asus UX303LA

I've been looking for a Laptop for school and stumbled across the Asus UX303LA since Lenovo doesn't bother using decent displays in their beginner to semi-professional Thinkpads. I'm probably getting ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not shutting down properly

When I try to shut down my newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad T440p, it get stuck at the screen with the ubuntu logo and lighted dots. I saw there were other people that experienced this ...
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2014 X1 Carbon , wifi toggle and clickpad

(ubuntu 14.04) I have two questions, so I figured out to put them in one thread. First is about adaptive keyboard, I noticed there is wifi toggle button which seems to do nothing, instead it should ...
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Unlock keyring with fingerprint on login 14.04

I have a ThinkPad with a fingerprint reader installed. In windows I can log in perfectly fine without typing a password. Is there any way to unlock the login keyring from the fingerprint scanner? I ...
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Thinkpad T410 Keyboard Layout?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo T410 Thinkpad but I'm getting some strange 'shortcut key behaviour. For instance the Fn key puts the computer in Suspend, Alt closes the active window and ...
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setting up a script to rotate scren Lenovo Yoga Thinkpad S1

I am trying to set up a Lenovo Yoga Thinkpad S1 to rotate the screen with the touch of a button but I am having a little trouble with the script that actually does the work. I have found the scripts ...
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Thinkpad T20 not booting from 14.04.1 32-Bit CD

A have download and burned Ubuntu 14.04.1 32-bit to a disc to install on my IBM ThinkPad T20, but it wont boot. It just sits there at a black screen with a blinking cursor(can't type anything either). ...
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Lenovo T410 Trackpad Issues

I recently bought a used Lenovo T410 specifically to try Ubuntu but I'm having really frustrating problems with the trackpad. It seems to randomly lose the ability to click with any of the buttons or ...
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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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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 ...