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

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Lenovo Bluetooth keyboard not pairing on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a brand new Lenovo Thinkpad 14.04. I also ordered a bluetooth keyboard. When I start the bluetooth app in Ubuntu, it quickly finds the keyboard. When I try to pair with it, though, it ...
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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 enable bluetooth when there is no hardware switch [duplicate]

My laptop Thinkpad Edge e320 got out of standby with bluetooth and wireless disabled. WiFi got enabled normally in unity but bluetooth says that "bluetooth is disabled by hardware switch". There is ...
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How to enable hard-blocked bluetooth in Thinkpad Edge 320

I'm trying to use the built-in bluetooth device of my Lenovo Thinkpad E320. It seems to be hard blocked, but i can't find any possibility to unblock it. rfkill list returns: 0: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: ...
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webcam not working on lenovo x230

I've got Ubuntu 12.04 running on my lenovo X230. I can't get the integrated webcam working with Google Talk plugin or with Cheese.
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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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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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Lenovo ThinkPad T440p + Ubuntu 12.04/14.04

Is there anybody, who is able to install Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 (64bit) on Lenovo Thinkpad T440p and get fully functional NVIDIA Optimus? This laptop model is certified by Canonical to be fully ...
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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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How to save Windows license before installing Ubuntu [migrated]

I purchased a new Lenovo Thinkpad L540 laptop. This laptop was supposed to be installed with Windows 8 pro but instead it came with Windows 7 Pro with an option to upgrade to windows 8 Pro. Now they ...
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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 ...
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The touchpad on my Thinkpad (T420) no longer works in 14.04. Why?

The Fn+F8 keyboard shortcut which used to toggle between the touchpad, legendary thinkpad red pointing device button thingy in the middle of the keyboard, and both, no longer does anything apart from ...
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What is the best way to configure a Thinkpad's TrackPoint?

The previously useful ThinkWiki pages appear quite outdated. I am trying to permanently change my TrackPoint sensitivity and speed settings and enable middle mouse button scrolling. I have tried ...
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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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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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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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Thinkpad W520 brightness modification requires suspend

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 with 12.10 installed on it. The specifics are: Linux corellia 3.5.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 13 17:48:01 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux It works ...
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Can't Boot Kernel Error -CPU Features

When I try to use Ubuntu on my PC (Windows), I get the following error: This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: pae Unable to boot - Please use a kernel appropriate ...
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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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how to install driver for middle button clickpad scrolling

I want to use this as this: Specifically, I'm trying to enable scroll wheel emulation using the TrackPoint when the middle button 2 of the clickpad is pressed. I've examined the xev output when ...
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New Ubuntu 14.04 on thinkpad e145 bluetooth not working

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a brand new Thinkpad E145 and am trying to use a bluetooth wireless mouse. I cannot pair it because Ubuntu cannot discover it. I have tried most of the solutions that ...
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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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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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Taking advantage of an “Intel Turbo Memory” card for swap or fast bootup

I have an X61 thinkpad (currently running 10.10) that I purchased 3 years ago. I splurged a little and got a Turbo Memory expansion to improve my windows boots. When I installed 10.04 (and ...
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Fn-keys stopped working on a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge

I'm running 12.04 on a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge. I'm having these possibly related issues with things that worked perfectly when I installed Ubuntu: Most of the Fn-keys worked seamlessly after I freshly ...
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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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Use external monitor automatically, when started in Docking Station

I am using a Thinkpad T510 and I often boot it in a ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (EU). The problem is that if I boot it with the lid closed, I can see grub, I can see the Ubuntu boot splash, but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not run on IBM Thinkpad T61 (?)

I have a T61 Notebook. On this, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS runs OK. Now I would like to upgrade to 14.04 LTS. Using the same USB stick, I setup the netbook. It runs! The 'Setup' for 12.04 runs, but 14.04 ...
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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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How can I limit battery charging to 80% capacity?

I just learned that some Lenovo laptops include a utility that offers to limit battery charging capacity to within 0–80% in order to slow the attenuation of the battery lifespan: How can I do this ...
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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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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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Middle-button scrolling on Thinkpad W540

I just got a W540 today and found out the touchpad is different than the previous models. While the previous models have three actual keys (left, middle, right), the new model has no key and the ...
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compatibility of 14.04 and thinkpad carbon x1 2014

I am not sure what Generation are those X1 laptops, so here are the specs: shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x1-carbon/#techspecs Anyone with 14.04 would like to share his/her ...
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Ubuntu won't save my settings for thinkpad trackpoint

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Thinkpad X200. To configure the trackpoint, I use "configure TrackPoint". Unfortunately I can't make Ubuntu saving my settings (concerning the sensitivity etc.). Whenever I ...
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Command-line program to manage trackpoint speed, sensitivity, etc… without restarting session

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and Thinkpad T520. This solution works to set values after a restart, but I would like to be able to set and get the values on the fly. Note: I already made a bash script to do ...
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Any way to enable dynamic/automatic brightness adjustment?

My Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet has a very bright screen (400 nits!), which is good for when objects on the screen are dark (say a night scene in a movie), but it is of course very blinding when ...
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Thinkpad Edge E330 refuses to boot from USB after installing Ubuntu

Before I installed Ubuntu my Thinkpad edge bios allowed me to specify boot devices, their order etc. Now it only says Ubuntu in the boot device list. I am thinking this has to do something with UEFI ...
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Is fingerprint-gui a security hole?

I have a Thinkpad T440 on Ubuntu 14.04. I use fingerprint-gui to allow me to login and use sudo by swiping a fingerprint. The worrying part is that anyone can run the fingerprint-gui program to ...
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nvidia-331 drivers hanging on hibernate (and now boot) with a ThinkPad W520

I'm having quite a bit of trouble trying to use my W520 thinkpad with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and an external display (VGA out). I know many are having similar issues with this graphics card (mine is the ...
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How can I replace the top row of function key with media keys? (thinkpad)

The thinkpad x230 has a top row of function keys which can be used as media keys by pressing fn+FX I would like to not have to press the fn keys, i.e. only pressing F11 would start playing music. I ...
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Too many Partitions on drive, can't dual boot ubuntu alongside win8 on Thinkpad [closed]

I have a Thinkpad S431 with Windows 8. It has a 128gb SSD, and My partitions are WINRE_DRV, Windows8_OS, Lenovo_Recovery, 7gb Hibernation Partition. I also have allocated 20gb for Ubuntu. When I ...
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Using DisplayPort with ThinkPad and DockingStation does not work

I have a ThinkPad x230 in a Mini Dock Plus. It is connected to two ThinkVision displays. Currently I'm using DVI, as I have had trouble using DisplayPort: Ubuntu is a current 12.10 installation, the ...
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laptop fails to suspend or hibernate (wakes up after 2-5 seconds without user interaction)

This all started happening after upgrading to 13.10, now I am running 14.04 and still have the same issue. When I close the lid or I do sudo pm-suspend the laptop goes into suspend for 2-5 seconds ...
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install ubuntu on thinkpad T440p

Is there anybody, who is able to install and fully configure Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 on Thinkpad T440p (ver 20AN)? If yes, could you post here your procedure step by step? Please does not include your ...
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ThinkPad T440p docking station: no sound on external speakers

Using Ubuntu 14.04 When I plug external speakers into the pro docking station with my Thinkpad T440p in it I get no sound (internal speakers mute). Plugging the same speakers into the internal jack ...
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Tp_smapi on Thinkpad T440

I have a Thinkpad T440 with Ubuntu 14.04 (using i3wm). I have had trouble installing tp_smapi. I successfully installed it with dpkg -- can't remember whether I used apt or just downloaded it ...