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

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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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Since last update I have annoying problem with scrolling on touchpad 16.04

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on ThinkPad T440s and since last Update (which was also the first after installing this version), I'm experiencing annoying "jump-to-up"s when I try to scroll with two ...
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ThinkPad T450s Wireless interface not detected when installing Ubuntu 16.04 mini.iso

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Mate minimal installation using the Ubuntu 16.04 mini.iso on my ThinkPad T450s. I was able to do so on my T60, but I'm running into network config issues on this machine. ...
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Problems installing and booting 16.04 on new laptop

I have a brand new, out of the box Lenovo Thinkpad 11e. I've installed 16.04 LTS using a USB, though I had to do this via the desktop of the 'try Ubuntu without installing' option as the screen would ...
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Can't install Ubuntu Minimal on ThinkPad T450s

I'm trying to install 16.04 Ubuntu Mate using the mini.iso on a ThinkPad T450s. However, when I get to the initial menu and select "install", the screen goes black without any further activity. The ...
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Second resume failed on thinkpad L460 ubuntu 14.04

Second resume always fails (screen flashes a bit and then goes dark), even though first resumes seems alright. How can I deal with it?
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Fail to install 16.04 on ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3

All I am trying to install 16.04 on my X1C gen3, using an USB stick. But it always stuck at boot with a blank screen. My X1C hardware are below, I want to know, if 16.04 support this hardware? ...
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The “Turn screen off after X minutes” not working well in 16.04

This is a problem I remember from back in the 10 series of Ubuntu, but it's back in 16.04: When I set the screen to turn off after, let's say, 2 minutes it works for a while but then it doesn't turn ...
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TPM error 6 when booting thinkpad

When booting or restarting a ThinkPad running 16.04 with 4.4.0-23-generic. I see a brief error or warning that states TPM error (6) Looking at the system, I see a bit of chatter in dmesg $ ...
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How do I get my Fn key to work on a Thinkpad T430s?

I have installed 16.04 on t430s laptop. FN key is not working, which means that none of the FN key-combos work. (e.g. FN+F8 should decrese screen brightness. running xev in terminal shows that ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 with home encryption on a NVMe SSD

On a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Generation installing Ubuntu 16.04 with home encryption enabled I ran into the same problem as described here: After new Ubuntu 15.04 installation, startup asks for ...
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Fingerprint GUI on Thinkpad X1 Carbon

I have a Thinkpad X1 Carbon. I followed these instructions, but to no avail. The output of lsusb is: sguha@ajgubi:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub ...
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After suspend/hibernate Fn keys function is inverted ThinkPad X121e

On my ThinkPad X121e running Ubuntu 11.10 I have a problem with the Fn key after the laptop went to suspension mode or hibernate (does not matter which one, occurs with both). After resuming from ...
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Thinkpad L450 Webcam not working

I've installed ubuntu 15.04 on my new Thinkpad L450. So far everything is working. But the Webcam does not seem to work, it is not recognized, e. g. by cheese. $ lsusb Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:...
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Freeze after closing lid. Suspend with pm-suspend works fine: Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T460s

When I call pm-suspend from a terminal, it works fine. But when I close the lid (on battery, which should suspend the system) and reopen it, the system freezes and the CPU spins a lot. By the way, I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 brightness keys don't work anymore after dist-upgrade on Thinkpad L430

I just updated my Ubuntu system from 13.10 to 14.04. After having fixed GRUB which broke on upgrading, I run into certain other problems. One of them is that the brightness adjustment keys of my L430 ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd gen 2BS hangs randomly

All I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my X1 Carbon(20BS), but I found it hangs randomly. Usually, there are some "System program problem detected" windows when I log in. Each time with different system ...
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[TLP]-error: “tp-smapi = inactive (kernel module 'tp_smapi' not installed)” on thinkpad t460s

when I ask tlp for my battery status via sudo tlp stat -b I get the following status: +++ ThinkPad Extended Battery Functions tp-smapi = inactive (kernel module 'tp_smapi' not installed) tpacpi-...
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Thinkpad kernel panic when wifi switch enabled

I have a Thinkpad T410 laptop that I hadn't used in a while. I tried to install Ubuntu on it but the computer would freeze during install and the caps lock key would flash. I looked this up and found ...
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Surges in fan speed on Lenovo ThinkPad

I am using Kubuntu with Ubuntu 14.04 and KDE 4.13.3 on a Lenovo Thinkpad (more specific spec below). Since some time now I am getting extreme surges in fan speed that drop off immediately after. Most ...
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ThinkPad T430 Linux

Forgive me if this is a question that has been asked many times before. I am a complete newbie when it comes to Ubuntu, or Linux for that matter. I just received a ThinkPad T430 without an operating ...
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brightness key not working after kernel update on thinkpad yoga

Used to work well under 3.13 kernel. After updating to 3.19.0-32, brightness control keys don't work. When pressed, the slider shows up with correct brightness level, but can't change the brightness ...
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Thinkpad X250/X260 w/ docking station w/ 2 external monitors w/ Ubuntu >= 14.04?

Has anyone already tried the set-up described in the title? Thinkpad X series >= X240 docking station Ubuntu >= 14.04 with two (high resolution) external monitors? (How) Does it work? Which ...
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How to change CPU fan speed on ThinkPad?

I checked this post on AskUbuntu, but like the OP my BIOS does not have a setting for 'smart fan'. My BIOS though has something similar called 'Thermal Performance' wherein it's already set to maximum ...
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Why is a ThinkPad running Ubuntu 16.04 and Plex Media Server bringing down my entire LAN?

I'm running Plex Media Server 0.9.16.6 on a ThinkPad running Ubuntu 16.04. I haven't timed it, but it seems like this happens every two weeks or so: All of the devices on the LAN lose connectivity ...
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Cheese showing 'no device found' Thinkpad e450

I have recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad e450 and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. Everything works fine but the integrated webcam. Cheese shows no device found. Kindly help. Cheese screenshot: lsusb ...
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16.04 intel HD 520 thinkpad problem

I just bought a thinkpad t460s and installed a fresh version of ubuntu 16.04. I'm using chrome and i get a very annoying flicker at some pages and youtube, and I also tryed to play a game and the ...
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Sierra E7455 mobile broadband modem

has someone got a Sierra EM7455 working on Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04? I've got a Thinkpad T460s which has this type of broadband modem. the system recognizes the modem mbimcli -d /dev/cdc-wdm0 --query-...
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Think pad led is blinking after wake

After installing Ubuntu 16.04 I get the next problem on my ThinkPad E440: 1) My laptop connected to power 2) I suspend it. 3) After wake up - the led indicator on the top of letter "i" starts ...
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Install Fingerprint Driver 138a:0090 on Ubuntu 16.04 (ThinkPad T460s)

I'm about to config my new fantastic T460s with Ubuntu 16.04 (because of Skylake Kernel issue I've to chose such new version) I tried to use my fingerprint sensor which is 138a:0090 (lusb) Fingerprint ...
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Thinkpad W510 gets slow after 5 mins of regular activity (CPU thread fully loaded)

I own a Lenovo Thinkpad W510. Since I got it, I always run into this problem, especially when running Ubuntu. After starting the laptop and using Chrome or Firefox with just 4-5 tabs open and ...
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Thinkpad W540 internal input devices not detected in Ubuntu 15.04

The touchpad, trackpoint, and keyboard aren't detected after boot. I know that the keyboard still works because I can use it to navigate the BIOS. Looking at my X server's log, I can see that my ...
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No hdmi audio after suspend

My problem is that when I wake up the computer after suspend I don't have audio with HDMI. Well, there is "audio" but it's like playing a song and hearing 1 second every 10 minutes and very distorted. ...
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Thinkpad T540p, 16.04 LTS, microphone doesn't work at all

I've got a huge issue with my build in microphone of my Lenovo T540p notebook. I am new to Ubuntu and using the 16.04 LTS. I already read many threads about this and tried to solve it with ALSA mixer ...
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Fan stuck at 257 RPM Thinkpad Yoga S1 and Ubuntu 16.04

I was thinking for some time that my laptop seems to be hotter than it's supposed to and I recently downloaded psensor to have a look at what's going on. It seems my fan is always stuck at 257 RPM ...
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kubutnu xenial (16.04): No wireless on lenovo Thinkpad E145

I have installed xenial on three generations of Thinkpads (T43, T510 and the above mentioned E145). In the first two cases, wireless started out of the box marvelously. On E145, however, it does not, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Touch pad scroll direction is wrong on Dell Latitude and Lenovo ThinkPad

I have installed 14.04 recently in my Dell Latitude E6410. Touch pad scroll working seems to be incorrect. Inverted direction. I checked this on Lenovo ThinkPad also, there also i have observed the ...
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How does Ubuntu map Fn-keys and hardware buttons

How does Ubuntu know how to handle Fn-keys and hardware buttons such as the volume buttons? I am using a Thinkpad W530. For example, when I stop lightdm, stop the acpid daemon, and kill X. I have ...
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Automate echo 220 | sudo tee command

I'm trying to up the sensitivity of my trackpoint in Ubuntu 16.04, and following the instructions posted at What is the best way to configure a Thinkpad's TrackPoint? I found that the following ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T460 Multitouch not working

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T460 and the touchpad doesn't support multitouch. Two-Finger gestures do. Am I missing dirvers?
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Ubuntu doesn't look like sending power to an usb port used by a device that uses 2 usb ports to function

Update since the latest release of displaylink drivers this issue was solved - it was a driver issue I'm connecting a Lenovo Thinkvision Displaylink USB external monitor to a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s....
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Internet connection suddenly missing in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a dual-boot ThinkPad Edge E330 laptop (Ubuntu 14.04 /win10). I have had so far no problems with Ubuntu. This morning I started my session and I noticed that the laptop was not even trying to ...
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thinkfan - startup command doesn't start [duplicate]

I have a Thinkpad and I usually use thinkfan to control the fan on my laptop. But this program doesn't start at the startup automatically, so I created a startup program with this command: sudo /etc/...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th Generation

General Goal I've spend about 2 full days on this issue by now. And my goal sounds fairly simple: I want to install Ubuntu on my new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th Generation. Problem After booting ...
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External monitor turns off for several seconds every 5-10 minutes

I've got the following issues with my Ubuntu 16.04 installed on Lenovo ThinkPad T500 laptop with two external monitors connected via display and VGA ports. I think the issue started after I've ...
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Installation problem (16.04, Thinkpad T460s): initramfs unable to find a medium

I am desperately trying to install Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T460s using a USB stick. It came with Windows 10 and brings the following error: busybox ... initramfs unable to find a ...
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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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Thinkpad T410S Suspend Problem

I recently bought an old Thinkpad T410S and everything was fine until recently occured a problem with suspend. When I press Fn+F4 (suspend button), laptop turns off screen, but do not suspend and ...
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Slash (“/”) in Thinkpad T420 ABNT keyboard

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T420 with a Brazilian ABNT keyboard layout. This is a rather unique layout where the slash is between the context menu key and the arrow keys. However, the slash key does ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E460 Suspend Problem

I recently bought myself a new Lenovo Thinkpad E460 (i5 Version) and installed Ubuntu 15.10 on it. Now my Problem is that if I try to suspend my Notebook, one of three things will happen: it goes ...