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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 ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon - terrible battery life on Raring [duplicate]

Two days ago my new Thinkpad X1 Carbon arrived. It reportedly has "up to 8.2 hours of battery life". I installed 13.04 Raring Ringtail (x64) on it a day after it was released, and then gnome-shell. ...
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How Drivers? Thinkpad T430u

Hi I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto my Lenovo ThinkPad T430u and as far as I can tell it's all working but I would like to somehow confirm that all the drivers are functioning correctly, ...
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Thinkpad T61 won't wake from sleep / suspend 13.04

My laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 with intel graphics card running 13.04. I'm pretty sure that when my battery gets too low, the laptop suspends itself, but when i plug it back in, it won't come on. ...
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USB audio interface not recognized on re-docking a Thinkpad

my Thinkpad X230 is sitting on a Lenovo docking station (Minidock Plus) and I have a USB audio interface (NI Komplete Audio 6) connected to the dock. It works fine when I boot the computer while it is ...
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Why is the Lenovo Thinkpad X301 not Ubuntu Certified?

The Lenovo Thinkpads X100e, X201 and X220i are Ubuntu Certified. Why is the X301 not Certified? Never been tested for certification or failed the certification for some (which) reasons?
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Ubuntu heat & fan control on Lenovo

I tried to use Ubuntu (12.10) on my MacBook Pro 8,2 but it wasnt possible to use because it was always very hot and in fact there wasn't fan control. The fans always turned the same speed and nothing ...
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How to fix Hibernation [duplicate]

I have an IBM thinkpad t42. I ran the hibernation command sudo pm-hibernate but when I startup my computer, I see the windows I had open before but I don't see the mouse and can't do anything or I see ...
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Grafics on Thinkpad R50e

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Thinkpad R50e, there is no graphics driver, seems to me. The display works, but in a magenta-red mode, video is yellowish, YouTube has no problem. In Details, ...
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Fan error when booting in Ubuntu 12.04

Everything went normally, when yesterday night I was turning off my Thinkpad laptop. I did nothing special. Today, when I tried to start using it, all I get is an error message "Fan error" and ...
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Replacing Windows 7 with ubuntu on a Lenovo T530

I am purchasing a Lenovo T530.I want to replace windows with Ubuntu 13.04.I contacted Lenovo customer support and asked if they offered one with out an operating system.I was told no and there was no ...
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webcam - where is it? [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on Think pad X230i (Intel® Core™ i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4). There is a built-in webcam that was active during the installation process but know I don't find it. ...
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GPU lockup on Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E130 [closed]

I recently bought a netbook Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E130 (Video card Intel HD Graphics, CPU Intel Pentium B997 ULV) on which I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits. A systematic bug makes it annoying to use ...
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Why doesn't suspend work when ThinkPad T500 laptop lid is closed when it is working from the command line or from clicking on the GUI?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on my ThinkPad T500 with an extra monitor. $ uname -a Linux emre-laptop 3.5.0-25-generic #38-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 18 23:28:26 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux The ...
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integrated webcam issues lenovo t430u ubuntu 12.10

I am fairly new user to Ubuntu. I have a fresh install of 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 with the gnome remix. The laptop is Lenovo thinkpad T430u. The issue is my integrated laptop webcam is not working with ...
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Trackpad not working on thinkpad after upgrade- help?

Relevant info: Thinkpad W530 Precise 12.04.2 $ uname -a Linux revolt 3.2.0-38-generic-pae #60-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 13 13:47:26 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux After allowing a system update (I ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 12.10 - no audio (Thinkpad T400)

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Thinkpad T400 ... but I have no sound and the keyboard buttons for volume up and down do nothing. When I open sound settings, there's nothing: it's all greyed out. It is ...
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ThinkPad W500 ubuntu 12.10 64 poor battery performace

This week I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 on my ThinkPad W500. Great machine, powerful. But my battery lasts only around 2 hours. What I've done: In the BIOS, I disabled the discrete graphic card ...
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Thinkpad 13 Edge microphone noise problem

I'm having problems with the microphone making a annoying noise that makes talking really hard. My laptop is a ThinkPad Edge 13 (the version with an intel processor) I reported a bug [1] and I got ...
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Dual monitor flickers and resets periodically

I have a Lenovo thinkpad T530 with Ubuntu 12.10 installed. When I connect an external monitor (Acer 23') to my laptop it works fine, but both screens flicker periodically and gets reset. The ...
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my s-video out put won't fit to the tv

I am using lubuntu on my old think pad t30 laptop. The problem is with s-video out put and I would like to watch movies on my tv. I can see my desktop on my tv but it's not synchronized in size. I ...
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Touchpad/Trackpoint is overreacting

since I've installed Ubuntu I have problems with my touchpad. First under GNOME/Unity my touchpad was freezing for a couple of seconds with this dmesg-error: psmouse serio1: TouchPad at ...
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Colour Calibration Hardware Compatible with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a Thinkpad W520 and it has a Pantone colour calibrator.I looked it up here and in Google Search but as it seems the gnome colour manager can't use it as calibrating device at all(maybe there is ...
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How does hotkeys, lid close, suspend etc. work with Ubuntu on a newer Thinkpad Laptop?

I am trying to setup my Thinkpad T420 with xmonad as window manager and with as little gnome as possible. If I launch gnome-settings-manager all my hotkeys (disable touchpad, volume up/down, ...
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why is there no /proc/bus/usb?

I have an old Thinkpad R32 2658 and I want to use dfu-util. The reference documentation starts with the following description: To run dfu-util, you need to have /proc/bus/usb mounted and working. ...
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Linux: How do I get my Thinkpad L530 trackpoint to work?

I've installed Ubuntu on my Thinkpad L530 and everything's running pretty smooth except for the trackpoint (that red button in between the keys for moving your pointer) as well as the corresponding ...
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Firefox, touchpad middle-button, open in new tab, lenovo T60

I use Firefox 18.0 with Xubuntu 12.04 on a lenovo Laptop T60. I like to use the middle button above the touchpad to do a middle-click on a link to open that page in a new tab. It works with the ...
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Ubuntu on ThinkPad. Erase recovery partition and burn a recovery cd instead

I want to turn my dual-boot ThinkPad T400 winXP + ubuntu 12.10 into single Ubuntu machine, i.e. delete Windows and recovery partitions, and use all the disk space for Ubuntu. Before doing so, I ...
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How do I control the fan when running kernel 3.7?

A while ago I started to use thinkfan to control the fan speed of my lenovo thinkpad. This became necessary as it stoped working after a kernel update (I think it came with the installation of a v3.7 ...
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Sluggish desktop/Unity performance on ThinkPad Edge

Fresh (1 week old) install of Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit version on a ThinkPad Edge 15, specs as follows: System specs (site wouldn't let me hotlink the image) I think the swap is about 2GB but can't ...
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Changed Laptop Screen (Thinkpad), FN-Key Brightness control stopped working

I just replaced the broken screen on my Thinkpad Edge 13". Now the brightness-adjustments via the FN keys don't work anymore (the brightness indicator bar goes from Low - Full, but nothing actually ...
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Brightness hot keys on Thinkpad T420 with Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

I have been testing Ubuntu 12.10 on my Thinkpad T420 (with nvidia optimus, yes) and over the last couple of days I've made 10-20 clean installs. Every install I've (until now) has had the brightness ...