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

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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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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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Pinch to Zoom on Thinkpad X1 Carbon

I have a nice new Thinkpad X1 Carbon. Is there a way to enable pinch to zoom? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.
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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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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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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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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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Accelerometr in Lenovo Thinkpad E330

How can I enable active HDD protection on Lenovo TP Edge 13. Ubuntu 13.10 hdapsd says that there is no accelerometer, but in windows it worked! I tried to shake a laptop while it was reading hdd, but ...
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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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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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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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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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IBM ThinkVision Monitor not being detected by Ubuntu 11.10 on Lenovo Thinkpad T400

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T400, connected to an IBM omniport dock. To this is connected my IBM ThinkVision monitor, via DVI cable. My Thinkpad is running Ubuntu 11.10. The monitor is not being ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 freeze on Lenovo thinkpad x230, Samsung SSD 840EVO

I recently installed an mSATA disk (Samsung SSD 840EVO) on my Thinkpad x230 and then installed Ubuntu 14.04. It seemed to work fine but then froze completely after showing a system error message. ...
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T400 wireless adaptor not work

My wireless card wlan0 on Thinkpad T400 can work for a short while, after each booting into Ubuntu 12.04. But after a while, maybe an hour later, it starts not working. Here are the outputs of ...
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Wi-Fi automatically gets disconnected

Laptop : Lenovo ThinkPad x120e Router : Netgear N-150 wireless router WGR614v10 OS : Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 64 bit Problem is, sometimes my netgear wi-fi connection automatically gets disconnected, more ...
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Running Ubuntu on Asus UX303LA

I've been looking for a Laptop for school and stumbled across the Asus UX303LA since Lenovo doesn't bother using decent displays in their beginner to semi-professional Thinkpads. I'm probably getting ...
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Unlock keyring with fingerprint on login 14.04

I have a ThinkPad with a fingerprint reader installed. In windows I can log in perfectly fine without typing a password. Is there any way to unlock the login keyring from the fingerprint scanner? I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How can I bind a keybord shortcut on my Thoinkpad X220 Tablet?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad X220T (or X220 Tablet). I have set up two scripts to enhance the screen rotation, and I would like to bind them to a keyboard ...
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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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Very long shutdown delay on 13.10

Whenever I shutdown or reboot, there is a very long delay (several minutes) before the system will shutdown. I was getting a nm-dispatch signal 15 so I thought the problem might be with network ...
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Wifi Adapter not working on Thinkpad T42 with 12.04.3

I have a weird issue that I hope someone can help with. I have just installed Ubuntu onto an old Thinkpad T42. The only disk that I had available was 11.10 and during the install I selected the wifi ...
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Trying to run Korean Crossover 27" 2560x1440 with Dispaly port but image looks crap

So, I've bought one of these 27" beasts (Crossover QHD) and currently I am trying to get the monitor running with a Thinkpad x220 seated in a docking station (according to its specs, it can drive two ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Fine tuning Touchpad for ThinkPad S431

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo ThinkPad S431. The touchpad is very bumpy, tricky to use. Slides down with a small touch, sometimes jerks erratically. I have tried to modify the settings in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 138a:0017 driver for fingerprint reader is missing

In my laptop I have a fingerprint reader, and either fprint and fingerprint-gui cant detect it. I have ubuntu 12.04 lts The fingerprint id is as follows: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 138a:0017 Validity ...
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How can I get the mini displayport on my Thinkpad to work in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've tried it before with 13.04, and it didn't work then either. Ubuntu simply doesn't detect it. Is there a driver or kernel that will let me use it?
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Any updates on disabling middle-click paste?

I'm using the middle mouse button on my ThinkPad with Ubuntu to scroll and I'm pasting a lot of text in my documents by accident which is very annoying and I often end up with messed up documents. I ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 & Thinkpad L530: brightness buttons

Good day everyone, as mentioned I'm using my Thinkpad L530 running Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 as of late. I have two basic problems at the moment: Toggeling the screen brightness with fn+F8 /fn+F9 only ...
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Enable Touch Screen on Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch

There are quite a few guides on how to enable touch screens, but none with credentials or specifically to a ThinkPad device like the one I have. Does anyone know how to enable it or know where I can ...
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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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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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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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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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Laptop monitor is cut off when using an external display (12.04 + Unity)

UPDATE: Bug is described HERE. The "problem" still allows functionality. I have 12.04 on a T61 Thinkpad. The indicator/menu bar is rendered correctly on both screens and everything with unity/dash is ...
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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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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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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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Wacom Penabled Pen no longer working on Upgrade to 14.10

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently on a Lenovo ThinkPad x201 tablet edition, and everything was running smoothly. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10, and now the pen is no longer listed, and the Wacom ...
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Thinkpad T530 Wifi Issues on 14.10

Several times a day my Wifi mysteriously stops working. If I disable Wifi and re-enable it, it starts working again just fine. I have several other devices in the house that don't have this problem at ...
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Lenovo carbon x1 red dot over “i”

Can't find any description - how to enable dot over "i" in Thinkpad logos (in my case this is Lenovo carbon x1 first generation) Is it possible to setup dot behavior or at least enable default ...