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

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Ubuntu 12.04, Thinkpad T410s No Autoswitch for dock microphone input

How do I turn on the dock's microphone input? It does not autoswitch from the internal mic. to an external.
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To enable wireless on Thinkpad t440s

2 weeks after I bought t440s with Windows 8 bundled, I'm freaked out with it and want to replace with Precise. Using USB boot to make sure if it's run although the device looks like already certified ...
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Headphones not working in 13.10 after update

I'm still unable to get sound to my headphone jack on my IBM ThinkPad T61 after a recent update to 13.10. When I plug the headphones into the jack, there is sound for about 1 second and then it cuts ...
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Screen brightness and wireless problems on Kubuntu Thinkpad after upgrading to 13.10

Upon upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10, I am no longer able to change the brightness via KDE system settings or the battery monitor widget. Upon editing my /etc/default/grub to ...
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Middle-button scroll not working in Ubuntu 12.04 [Thinkpad X230]

My track-point works, so does my track pad. The middle button of both my trackpad and my mouse can be used to close applications among other things. But I just cannot use it to scroll (the way we do ...
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Laptop: Internal LCD does not get reactivated

Hi i have a ThinkPad T430 with an external monitor plugged into docking-station via VGA. When i close the lid and reopen it, my internal display stays black and does not get reactivated. I'm using a ...
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WWAN (gobi2000) / Thinkpad / Xubuntu 13.10 not working

I did copy the firmware, installed the gobi-loader as ThinkWiki suggests. lsusb shows Bus 00 Device 005: ID 05c6:9205 Qualcomm, Inc. The 9205 indicates that the firmware is loaded correctly. I can ...
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Need “correct” method to install nvidia driver on thinkpad running ubuntu 12.04+

Yes, I have read How to Install Nvidia Drivers and yes, I have looked for years and experimented extensively with directions from many dozens of pages. My question here on askubuntu yesterday was ...
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Thinkpad T430 with dual DVI and Bumblebee. Detects the VGA port on my dock but not the DVI

I am running a 12.04 64bit config on a T430. Bumblebee/optirun are functioning well: Glxgears normally: 61.037fps Glxgears optirun: 1135.062 If a co-worker drops her windows laptop into my ...
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What is vPro, is it Linux compatible?

I saw that some of the Lenovo laptops have "vPro" processors, which enable special management features: ...
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13.04 brightness on ThinkPad t430

Cannot adjust brightness on my Thinkpad T430. This doesn't work anymore: Ubuntu 10.04 Cant Adjust brightness on my lenovo Thinkpad? Is there another way to fix this?
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No wlan0 interface after uninstall Ubuntu 13.04

I am using Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14 0578 Well. I made a very stupid mistake such that many important packages are deleted (Cause cannot connect to network , weather wire or wireless). Therefore , I ...
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How do I turn off fingerprint authentication when docking my laptop?

I have a Thinkpad X230 and I've turned on the fingerprint sensor: How to enable finger printer with Thinkpad X230 However I got the Thinkpad docking station and the integration with sudo and ...
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USB device (ThinkPad Lenovo) recognized, but not in /dev

I am running ubuntu minimal 13.04, and want to connect my Lenovo ThinkPad to the laptop. After connecting: dmesg: [ 709.288194] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 7 using ehci-pci [ ...
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Thinkpad W530, cannot save to windows partition

I recently purchased a Thinkpad W530 laptop from Lenovo with Windows 7 on it. I installed Lubuntu 13.04 on it, and then mounted my OS partition in Lubuntu 13.04. I have found that whenever I tried to ...
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Any updates on disabling middle-click paste?

I'm using the middle mouse button on my ThinkPad with Ubuntu to scroll and I'm pasting a lot of text in my documents by accident which is very annoying and I often end up with messed up documents. I ...
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Does the Fn Lock (FnLk) on Thinkpad T440s work well with Linux?

I'm considering to buy a Lenovo Thinkpad T440s and to install Linux on it. According to the user guide and photos of T440s, to use F1-F12 you have to hold down the Fn key, or use Fn+Esc to enable "Fn ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 & Thinkpad L530: brightness buttons

Good day everyone, as mentioned I'm using my Thinkpad L530 running Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 as of late. I have two basic problems at the moment: Toggeling the screen brightness with fn+F8 /fn+F9 only ...
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Enable Touch Screen on Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch

There are quite a few guides on how to enable touch screens, but none with credentials or specifically to a ThinkPad device like the one I have. Does anyone know how to enable it or know where I can ...
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How to set battery charging thresholds on T420s

I have a ThinkPad T420s and would like to expand the battery service life (not maximize time the laptop can run off a battery) I have tp-smapi-dkms and sysfsutils installed, and when I run: $ ll ...
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Ubuntu for Lenovo ThinkPad T60

Can you recommend a most stable and compatible but fast Ubuntu version for Lenovo T60 2008-jl6 with 1 GB RAM ? and where can I find all the other compatible driver for finger print, touch pad, etc ? ...
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I have a ThinkPad T60 with Ubuntu 13.04 and WIFI is inoperable--anyone know how to get it working?

The network device is identified as "hardware switch disabled", but I know of no such switch. I am part of a volunteer group (KINfolk) which loans out laptops to patients and parents at Children's ...
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ThinkPad x220 / 12.04 / Fingerprint reader not working after upgrade

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my ThinkPad X220 and I'm happy with it. After following a certain guide to enable the use of the fingerprint reader, everything worked fine and I was asked to my ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon is not charging battery even if plugged into AC [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my X1 Carbon Touch laptop yesterday and everything worked fine, the battery charged as usual. Today I've noticed that the battery indicator shows me that I am working on ...
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VPN Connection problem with vpnc

I was able to work through the VPN using network-manager-vpnc without any problem but suddenly it stopped working. This is a snippet caught from my syslog: Sep 2 10:58:19 chachan-ThinkPad-L420 ...
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Trouble Installing Driver for BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n on ThinkPad X131e

This is my first time asking a question on here, bare with me. So I have a brand new ThinkPad X131e with a Broadcom Corporation BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n wireless card. I currently have it dual booting ...
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Why doesn't my trackpoint configure save, despite udev rule?

I have followed the instructions from here exactly. I was able to increase the speed and sensitivity of my trackpoint. However, those settings would revert itself to the default upon restart. In other ...
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new ubuntu install on an IBM T 42 Thinkpad

I have tried installing 3 or 4 versions of ubuntu from my flash drive but am unsuccessful. Is there anyone who has a step by step guide as to how this is done and what version? I kept going back ...
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My laptop is becoming slower at times, how can I figure out if it is a hardware or a software issue?

Over the last month my 15 month old laptop has started showing me 100 % CPU utilization. I used to have ubuntu 12.10 on it. I did a clean install of Ubuntu 13.04 on it and it was fine for a while. I ...
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Thinkpad T60p boots 12.04 & 13.04 from Live CD but panics when booting same from SSD

Strange problem has me stumped. Recently swapped out old HDD for new SSD on my T60p. Now can't seem to boot off it after installing either 12.04 or 13.04, but booting from Live CD with same those ...
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How to make the volume change more gradually?

So I'm currently using Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad R61i laptop and the problem I have is that the actual sound volume doesn't grow linearly with the change of the volume slider position: in the ...
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Disabling Trackpad while typing does not work

I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 320 and the Option to disable the trackpad while typing does not work. Thank you for your help!
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Jumpy mouse pointer

I'm using Precise Pangolin (with the latest updates) in my Thinkpad x220 but apparently when I have my laptop plugged in and the battery is fully charged the mouse pointer jumps like crazy when I try ...
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Monitor blinks on and off and sometimes shuts off

I love Ubuntu and haven't even had to ask a question here but it seems the time has come that I must. The newest version, 13.04, has a lot of problems.. but this problem is one that isn't specific ...
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thinkpad hdaps with ultrabay hdd

I'm aware that Thinkpad HDAPS's linux driver can stop the standard hard drive in your computer. However, I have a SSD plugged into my main port and a regular HDD plugged into my ultrabay. Is it ...
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Bumblebee daemon dont start on Ubuntu 13.04 with T530

im trying to setup my T530 with Intel HD 4000 und nVidia NVS 5400M (1 GB) mit Optimus. Installed latest bumblebee with bumblebee-nvidia from the stable ppa and also installed primus. I set up the ...
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Desktop won't load up

Let me start off by saying that I am a complete newbie of all things Linux. I have an old IBM ThinkPad t30 i wanted to install and learn up. I downloaded the 32 bit version of Ubuntu 13.04. I ...
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13.04, Thinkpad x230, I/O Errors after 15-20 minutes working [closed]

After last update my system became behave strange. After 15-20 minutes all drives become read only. In terminal I get errors: I/O error, Bus error, disk is read only. I checked all my disks by ...
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ThinkPad X1 Carbon PalmDetect fail

We can see that w (width of finger) is always. Do the PalmDetect actually does not work. ubunto 12.10. synclient 1.6.2 :~$ synclient| grep Palm PalmDetect = 1 PalmMinWidth = ...
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Run bumblebee with nouveau driver only?

TL;DR Has anyone managed to enable DVI output with the "Switchable Graphics" setting in the BIOS on a ThinkPad T430? I am trying to get to work switchable graphics with bumblebee, in order to enable ...
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External screen detected but not working on DisplayPort connection

I'm running up to date Raring on my Thinkpad X220 and stumbled upon weird problem. I can connect to an external 24 inch DELL U2312HM external screen using DisplayPort cable. I tried the same ...
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Nvidia Optimus / Purple screen at boot

I have a ThinkPad T430 with an Nvidia NVS 5400M dual booting Raring and Windows 8. If I boot directly into Ubuntu or reboot Ubuntu then the system boots with a purple screen directly after grub. It's ...
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Do I need any drivers for a ThinkPad L410 laptop?

I am interested in using Ubuntu OS on my 'ThinkPadL410' laptop but when i searched for the required drivers in the lenovo website i didn't find any for Ubuntu . Can anybody tell me where can i find ...
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ThinkPad T520 won't boot from USB

This is cross-post from ubuntuforums.org but as I've received no responses there I'm hoping for better luck here. Basically, I've installed the full version of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on a 32 GB SanDisk ...
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Laptop reboot when I want to shut down [duplicate]

I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e130 with Ubuntu 13.04. I don't know why, but when I try to shut down my laptop, it happens really often that the computer restarts. Does someone has the same issue ?
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How would I calibrate a tablet pc (pen input only) screen?

I have a 6-year old thinkpad X60 tablet. Legendary laptop, though its screen isn't very well calibrated by default in ubuntu. The screen appears as a 'Serial Wacom Tablet'. Is there a way to calibrate ...
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Ethernet port on thinkpad doesn't connect but the one on the ultrabase (dock) does [closed]

I just recently bought a used Thinkpad X200s and installed Xubuntu 13.04 on it. I am have issues getting the ethernet port on the laptop to connect. I also have a Ultrabase dock for the laptop. While ...
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Poor performance for VMWare workstation 8.0 with Ubuntu 12.04 on ThinkPad w530

I am having ThinkPad w530 with 16 MB RAM and it has intel core i7 processor. I just installed VMWare Workstation 8.0 and I created a Virtual machine for Windows 7.0. The performance of the virtual ...
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12.10 kernel upgrade to 3.5.0-28 breaks booting into desktop

I updated my 12.10 installation on a T430 thinkpad to kernel 3.5.0-28. After restarting, it would boot into grub but then hang on a blank purple screen when trying to boot with kernel 3.5.0-28. ...
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Screen doesn't dim down to save power on Ubuntu 13.04

While idling my screen does not dim down to save power on my ThinkPad T430. I use acpi_osi='!Windows 2012' to fix dimming for function keys. On some days while the beta dimming to save power ...