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

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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 ...
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finger print reader not detected for Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E531 in Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed fingerprint-gui according to their webpage. The result of lsusb is: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel ...
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Lost wireless on Lenovo x201 running Ubuntu 12.04

I was reading a forum and you seemed to have success getting wireless problems sorted. I am from a school, with a ton of old Lenovo Thinkpad T60 and X201 models. Also some Toshiba NB205 models. I'm ...
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Speakers and Headphones play at the same time. Lenovo ThinkPad

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. They worked fine until just a couple hours ago, and I see the other threads but they don't have solutions. None of 20 I must have looked at. I looked at Alsamixer, but there is no ...
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Wifi Disconnects Frequently

I am using Thinkpad L410 laptop. My Wireless card details are the following. RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Wifi will get disconnected frequently. ...
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Lenovo X220 i7 Ubuntu 13.10

I am thinking about switching back to the newest Ubuntu 13.10 on my x220. I had different Ubuntu releases installed before and quite liked it. Main problem was always the power management of the i7 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...