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

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Slow WiFi on ThinkPad X201 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300

I thought the problem might be related to my ThinkPad's original Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200, so I replaced it with the current Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300, but the problem persists. Even though ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on new Skylake ultrabook? (Thinkpad Yoga 260)

it's my first post to askubuntu, therefore I will try my best. My problem is, that I bought a Thinkpad Yoga 260 and tried to install Ubuntu on it, but if I start the boot USB key and select the ...
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Touchpad buttons of a thinkpad t410 with different functions?

I've got a thinkpad t410 with 5 touchpad buttons (three (one is the middle click) above the touch pad and two beneath). Now the upper and lower clicks are doing the same (right click and left click). ...
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ThinkPad T440s fan speed

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new T440s, and it seems the fan starts working at full speed from time to time, I've read in several places that this causes the fan to be noisy and generally ...
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How to install a fingerprint reader on Lenovo ThinkPad

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad with a fingerprint reader: How to make Ubuntu recognise it and use it for login? I already tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui sudo apt-get ...
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Audio volume is off using ThinkPad Ultra Dock

I've running ubuntu 14.04 with kernel 3.19.0-47-generic on my thinkpad x240. At home, I use the ultra dock for a monitor, USB devices and external audio. Everything is working quite nice, except ...
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Can't boot Linux from usb on Thinkpad W540

i've Ubuntu, Fedora, Kali mounted on 3 USB sticks and can't boot from any of them. i've disabled (fast-boot) option in windows and also made the following changes to BIOS : *secure boot: disables ...
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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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Can I connect dual displays on Thinkpad W541?

I am getting a new Thinkpad W541, 16GB. I am planning to install Ubuntu latest on it. The laptop comes with a VGA and Thunderbolt ports. So I am wondering if I can connect multiple monitors, one ...
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Unstable Wifi on Thinkpad X250, Ubuntu 14.04, Intel Corp. Wireless 7265

I have an unstable connection using this wireless chip. It does not seem to have internet randomly from 2-10 minutes beyond which I have to restart the network to get a working internet connection. It ...
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Fingerprint reader authenticates but does not close dialog box

I have a T550 which sports the following reader: Bus 002 Device 016: ID 138a:0017 Validity Sensors, Inc. After plenty of tweaking around I managed to get it to work. I managed to register my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS crashes often

I have a brand new thinkpad (x250) with Memory: 7,9 GiB - Processor: Intel Core i5-5200 CPU 2.20GHz x 4 - Graphics Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Boardwell GT2) x86/MMX/SSE2 - Disk 243,8 GB. I installed ...
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How to enable fingerprint device for Thinkpad t430s in 12.04?

I followed different tutorials to enable fingerprints reading, but without luck. Fingerprint GUI keeps saying no device found. Any help on this? = Edit Following first answer = I followed the ...
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How do you get Wifi Working on Ubuntu 14.04.3 on a Thinkpad Yoga 260? [duplicate]

The Thinkpad Yoga 260 has the Intel 8260 chipset, which won't work with Ubuntu 14.04.3. What do you need to do to fix it?
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How to resolve dependency conflict for xserver-xorg-input-evdev

I am trying to run a script provided by d3pd (updated by faf0) in an answer to how to install driver for middle button clickpad scrolling. Unfortunately sudo apt-get build-dep xserver-xorg-input-evdev ...
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Validity Sensor (138a:0017) fingerprint reader not working

I recently bought a Thinkpad (T440p) and installed Ubuntu 13.10. It should be certified for Ubuntu. But there is one thing, which doesn't work out of the box. My Validity Sensors fingerprint reader ...
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How to rectify lack of password prompt on waking in GNOME on a Lenovo E550?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Lenovo Thinkpad E550. This is a dual boot machine with Windows 8. I recently wanted to try another desktop environment and settled on Gnome to begin with. ...
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Increase Trackpoint Sensititvity with SystemD (Ubuntu 15.04 or later)

My upstart job which configured my trackpoint sensitivity (Values 255, 255) does not work anymore. How can I get equivalent behaviour with systemd?
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15.10 Brightness adjustment

I have a 2015 Thinkpad X1 Carbon that I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on. I have noticed that there is a huge jump between the minimum screen brightness, where the backlight is completely off, to the ...
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pm-hibernate does not fully power off…but hard reset brings back session. How do I fix this?

I am using a Thinkpad W510 with Ubuntu 14.04. When I execute sudo pm-hibernate, the screen shuts off and is processing with just a black screen and a cursor (with the power light on) for about 15 ...
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How to set trackpoint speed for Thinkpad?

First of all I have read a lot of thread about this on the Internet, but none of them seems to work for me. I got this set command that I got from another user and that seems to be the only thing that ...
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Cant enable bluetooth on Thinkpad X220 xUbuntu 14.04

I am having problems enabling bluetooth since installing xUbuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad X220, in 13.10 all was working fine. When I installed 14.04 I did a fresh install rather than upgrade. Running ...
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Charging ignores TLP settings

Thinkpad E430, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I set the thresholds for charging to 85-93% in /etc/default/tlp , restarted the computer. Now it is at 99% and charging. sudo tlp stat shows that it has successfully ...
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X1 Carbon 3rd Gen - Ambient Light Sensor

I'm wondering if anyone made ALS (Ambient Light Sensor) work in Ubuntu/Mint. I can see some work was done for IdeaPad and HP's ALS, but cannot find anything useful for X1 Carbon 3rd Gen. I assume main ...
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Booting into Linux via ThinkPad Fingerprint reader

I use a ThinkPad T420 with Ubuntu 14.04 and wanted to ask if there is a program to use so that when the computer is off or in sleep I can swipe my finger and have it turn on and log in automatically. ...
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Mini Displayport not carrying audio using an HDMI adapter on a Thinkpad X250

My new Lenovo Thinkpad X250 has a Mini-Displayport as a digital audio-video output: I use to connect it to a TV using a Lenovo HDMI adapter. Although, audio is not shared. With respect to other ...
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Saving monitor settings?

Is there a way to save my monitor settings? I have an external monitor at work, but each morning i have to plug it in, rearrange the windows from being side by side to being on top of each other. Can ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad L530 - SD card reader not working

The SD card reader on my new L530 is not working. Please let me know what diagnostics I can provide to help fix this. 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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Slow WiFi on 14.04 w/ both ThinkPad x201 and Mac mini 2007

Like the title says, I'm having really slow WiFi on both my ThinkPad x201 and Mac mini 2007. Speeds on both go between 4 Mbits/s and 12 Mbits/s. I know what you might be thinking--it is my wireless' ...
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Thinkpad dock: External monitors not recognized after 15.04 upgrade

On Thinkpad L540 with intel graphics: External monitors are not recognized in display settings when plugged in (into any port including VGA). They are recognized after a reboot (not after logout). ...
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ThinkPad OneLink ProDock with ThinkPad Yoga

I have a ThinkPad Yoga, the one from last year and the Pro Dock of ThinkPad. I'd love to install Ubuntu on the Yoga, which should work fine from what I've seen. The question is, if the Pro Dock has ...
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install ubuntu on thinkpad t450 [duplicate]

I am about to partition and install Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad T450. I need /home to be on a separate partition. Can you please guide me or point to a tutorial ? Thanks a lot
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Palm rejection for a ThinkPad Yoga 12

I'm a new user trying to take advantage of Xournal on my ThinkPad Yoga 12 with an active digitizer running Ubuntu 14.04. Ideally, I would like to not get a bunch of dots and random crazy lines when I ...
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How to recover files after deleted my Ubuntu partition?

I normally dual-boot with 12.04 and Win XP pro sp3 on a Thinkpad R60. I needed to reinstall windows because of problems piling up, so I ran the computer's built-in hard-disk recovery software. I ...
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Need to suspend twice under 15.10

Since upgrading to 15.10, I am having suspend issue on my Thinkpad X1 Carbon (1st gen) which has been running five or six Ubuntu releases fine so far. Upon lid close, no successful suspend happens ...
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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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Bluetooth stopped working after restart on Lenovo Thinkpad e320 (15.10)

Previoulsy I got bluetooth to work with the instructions in this post: How to enable hard-blocked bluetooth in Thinkpad Edge 320: echo options thinkpad_acpi dbg_bluetoothemul=1 bluetooth_state=1 | ...
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How to enable physical trackpoint buttons in Lenovo X250?

Under Ubuntu 14.04, the trackpoint buttons (now again physical as opposed to X240) do not work properly. Left Button scrolls up, right button scrolls down, middle button does nothing. How to resolve ...
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Unable to connect to Wifi in 14.04 LTS?

I have Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430(32-bit) laptop. I have installed the 14.04 ubuntu version fresh rather than upgrading from the previous version. I am using this version for around 1 year. The wifi ...
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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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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 headphone jack ...
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Lenovo TP X230 + Series 3 Docking - Toggle between DVI and DP working?

Hi, Is anyone using DVI and DP of the Series 3 Docking with Ubuntu? For now I'm using DVI for my monitor and I plan to use DP to connect to my TV (DP -> HDMI -> TV). Lenovo says it isn't possible ...
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tp_smapi on the Lenevo Thinkpad T440p (or just battery thresholding)

I'm trying to get the tp_smapi module working on my Thinkpad T440p for battery thresholding with tlp. However, when I run sudo tlp-stat -b it returns tp-smapi = inactive (kernel module 'tp_smapi' ...
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Recently installed ubuntu 15.04 replacing Windows 7, on Thinkpad Edge E430. Sound issue

I had a Dolby software for speakers on Windows 7, and it worked well. Sound on Ubuntu is weak. Anything that is amiss here?
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No sound through headphones but works for internal speakers

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T440p. I'm not entirely sure what happened but my sound decided to go out for my headphones. The sound also went out for my speakers but in the process of fixing it, sound now ...
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T430 i5 overheating

Heavy overheating - How to stop? I have a ThinkPad T430 running a Intel® Core™ i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz × 4 (IvyBridge) on Ubuntu 14.10. I reinstalled Ubuntu a few weeks ago. While I always thought ...
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My Thinkpad X1 2015 freezes randomly. How do I diagnose the issue?

I have a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2015 (20BSCTO1WW). Intel i5-5300U processor, 14" FHD Screen, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD. I'm running Wily (15.10.) I installed Wily on this machine while it was still in beta. ...
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Problem building intel-virtual-output

Following this guide and many others I'm trying to getting my ThinkPad w520 with ubuntu gnome 14.04.3 (64bit) work with bumblebee. I have however a strange problem, when I try to build the ...
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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 ...