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

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Trackpad on Thinkpad W540 not working properly

I just bought a Lenovo Thinkpad W540 and installed Ubuntu on it, migrating from Mac OS. I notice that the trackpad on this computer is basically one big key that can be pressed anywhere on its ...
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How to fix overheating problem after latest updates? Thinkpad x100e running Xubuntu 14.04

Noob here. Laptop shuts down and gives thermal shutdown warning only after latest updates Xubuntu 14.04.Tried acpi=off and it seems to help but with other issues. Any ideas on what to try?
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Driver issues with Thinkpad T440/450

after using my Lenovo Thinkpad T420, I now plan to upgrade my laptop - possibly to the soon to be available T450. However, some friends of mine who use a T440 reported several issues regarding drivers ...
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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 ...
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14.04: Compiz Fusion effects are glitchy

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my ThinkPad X220 (8 GB RAM; Intel Core i5; 512 GB SSD) and some compiz fusion effects (Skydome, 3D Windows, Freely Transformable Windows) are now glitchy. I once ...
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14.04: ThinkPad X220: multi touch gestures on touchpad doesn't work?

Certain multitouch gesture features don't seem to work on my touchpad any more. When I'm on Windows I can zoom in/out, flip and turn pictures with multi touch gestures on the touchpad. On Ubunutu ...
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4GB RAM installed, Ubuntu shows 2.5GB

Lenovo ThinkPad E430, hardware is straight from the vendor, untouched. There are 4GB RAM installed, one card. Yesterday I discovered Ubuntu sees only 2.5GB. BIOS detects 4GB RAM. The system is 64bit ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 Bluetooth Not Working?

Yes I'm Back Again With Another Question. I Just Downloaded The Lenovo QuickControll App On My Phone, I Turned My Phones BT And Then Went Into My Settings On My Laptop To Turn On My Bluetooth But For ...
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Wrong fan values on my laptop

I have such problem: Fan in laptop goes faster but in sensors and Psensor i see that fan speed goes down! Fan works proper. More applications, more load causes faster fan work but indication says that ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad L Brightness Level Intervals

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Everything worked out of the box on my L440. The only thing that bothered me was the brightness levels. I can change it by pressing fn + F5 or F6, but there are only a total of ...
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Intel Dual Band Wireless 7260 can not connect

Fresh Ubuntu 14.04.1 install (kernel 3.13.0-44), fully updated (via wired connection) and with correct iwlwifi firmware driver (iwlwifi-7260-8). Lenovo ThinkPad S440. I can connect to the wireless ...
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14.04 ThinkPad Edge volume buttons stopped working

The media buttons for increasing/decreasing the volume of audio output and the mute-button stopped working out of nowhere. The buttons are still recognized by the system, as I can select them to ...
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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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Touchpad not recognized after suspend (Ubuntu 14.04, Thinkpad T420)

My Thinkpad T420 has had problems with recognizing the touchpad since I updated to Ubuntu 14.04. Immediately after logging in, it can recognize the touchpad, and all is fine. However, if I suspend, ...
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X Server does not show built-in thinkpad display. Distorting everything in non-mirrored multi-display set-up.

I recently returned to ubuntu (14.10) and I'm currently trying to get my multiple monitor setup to work properly. It worked fine after the first setup in the desired configuration: A 1600x900 ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon support

I am considering selling my Mac to get money towards a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 because what I really want to do is to be running an Ubuntu system all the time. Is this machine completely supported in ...
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Getting Ubuntu to work on Thinkpad E145

tl;dr at the bottom I just bought a brand new Lenovo Thinkpad E145, without any pre-installed OS. I wanted to get an Ubuntu distribution so i can run gnuplot and similar stuff, just things for ...
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Error mounting SD card when returning from suspend

I have a 128 GB SD card that I use for permanent storage in my Lenovo Thinkpad X1. I've mounted it in /etc/fstab with this line: UUID=37733366-e936-41df-983a-f084352b3a5b /home/kristian/sd128gb ...
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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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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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Touchpad sometimes not working after click on Thinkpad T440s

I have brought a Thinkpad T440s from Lenovo and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it. It works good, but there is one big issue: Often the mouse freezes after a click for a few seconds and sometimes the mouse ...
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How do I get the stylus working on a Lenovo X220 Tablet?

I have just got a Lenovo X220 Tablet and I would like to have a dual boot with Ubuntu. I installed it successfully but after installing Inkscape and Xournal I realized that the stylus doesn't work (it ...
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Thinkpad x201 tablet touchscreen not recognized

xsetwacom --list devices gives me nothing, however, on Windows7 touch-screen and stylus works fine. How to fix this on ubuntu 14.10 up to date
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Thinkpad middle button scrolling

I'm running Ubuntu on my Thinkpad T60. Is there a way to get the middle button to act like a scroll like it would when it runs Windows? I'd like to be able to hold the middle button down and scroll ...
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Will long-term use of ubuntu via wubi harm my PC?

I do see a part of my question being discussed already. The specific answer I'm looking for is, will LONG-TERM use of Ubuntu via Wubi harm my PC (i.e cause irrevocable h/w failure or damage my ...
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ThinkPad Fan Control not working properly

I have Lenovo ThinkPad W500. I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. Its fan was not running at full speed, so I installed ThinkPad Fan Control software (tpfc0.5). I launch it by executing tpfc_start.sh in ...
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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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Ubuntu Compatibility with ThinkPad W540

I am looking to purchase a a ThinkPad W540 to run Ubuntu. The specs are as follows: Processor: I7-4700MQ Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro K1100M 2G Memory: 16 GB Ram Would there be any compatibility issues ...
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thinkpad 10 running 14.10 2 external monitors not recognized

I am using a Thinkpad 10 tablet, model number: TP00064AFX, running ubuntu 14.10. I would like to extend the screen to 2 23" asus monitors. They displayed upon plugin on windows 8.1 however when I ...
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Thinkpad W540 specific keys (F1-F12)

Does anyone know how I can get the keys specific to the Thinkpad W540 keyboard working on Ubuntu? I'm thinking of keys such as those increasing or decreasing screen brightness; displaying all open ...
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Second monitor has vertical seperation 14.04 on Thinkpad T410

I have a ThinkPad T410. After a recent update the second monitor (displayport) get a vertical seperation in the first half and the cursor is quite slow. This looks something like this When the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Thinkpad T23 Savage-GPU

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 /x32 version on my Thinkpad T23. All works fine, but graphic is very poor. It seems, the savage IX runs as slow vga. Questions: 1. Is there any driver for Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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latest kernel killed my ThinkPad W520 hotkeys

for some reason after latest kernel/nvidia and other updates on my 12.04.5 LTS running kernel Linux ThinkPad-W520 3.13.0-43-generic #72~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 9 12:14:18 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade and reinstall, Steam OpenGL problems?

I'm having some serious issues after updating to Ubuntu 14.10. Back in 14.04, I got constant error messages, and after updating, they seemed to go away for the most part, but then the came roaring ...
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ThinkPad T420s docking station: no sound on external speakers

When I plug external speakers into the docking station for Thinkpad T420s i get no sound (internal speakers mute). P.S. I know the solution but it seems to be ok post problem specific solution in ...
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Install ubuntu on lenovo t540p without bricking

I have a new lenovo T540p. My plan is to swap out the hard drive for a 250gb SSD and install ubuntu on that. I am a bit wary since a few posts I have seen suggest that it is possible to brick this ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.10 - Lenovo E420 - Wireless is not working

Earlier till ubuntu 14.04 the wireless was working for lenovo thinkpad E420, in ubuntu 14.10 it stopped working. Earlier for ubuntu 12.10 Modified /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and put an entry near ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad L430 Mousepad trackpoint not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad L430 under dual boot with Windows 7. But I find that its mouse pointer keeps vibrating and disappears many times. Also, its touchpad ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 wimax

wifi works, though not always available where it's needed most... how may we discover what Ubuntu 14.04 is doing with wimax? Is everything now being handled with the current/auto-updated kernel & ...
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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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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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Wireless issue on Lenovo Thinkpad L540

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Thinkpad L540. It has problem with the wifi connection. When just booted it works then suddenly it drops the connection and cannot even see the wifi ...
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No tablet features working on X61 tablet with Ubuntu Gnome 14.10

recently installed Ubuntu gnome 14.10 from 14.04 LTS now none of the tablet features work stylus, screen rotation etc. I've installed all the Wacom packages that I could find in synaptic nothing seems ...
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TLP + PHC seem not to work after resume from suspend

I installed TLP 0.6. I also have kernel 3.14.2 with the PHC module for Ubuntu 14.04 (which is what I use). It seems to work when I reboot. The temperature is low. But after I resume from suspend the ...
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Wifi drivers for Lenovo Thinkpad L440

I recently got a Lenovo ThinkPad L440 and the wifi drivers seems to be broken. I am using Ubuntu 13.10 Relevant output of lspci -nn: 00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation Ethernet ...
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ubuntu 14.10 sudden freeze + shutdown

Im on ubuntu 14.10 / Thinkpad t410i from 2010 Linux optimator 3.16.0-25-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 4 12:06:54 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux in the recent days i had some random ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 - after upgrade from 14.04 CPU Scaling not working

i upgrade my system from 14.04 to 14.10 and after that indicator-cpufreq was showing only two options: powersave and performance. After doing this: http://askubuntu.com/a/541412/353763 I was able to ...