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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Middle-button scroll not working in Ubuntu 12.04 [Thinkpad X230]

My track-point works, so does my track pad. The middle button of both my trackpad and my mouse can be used to close applications among other things. But I just cannot use it to scroll (the way we do ...
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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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How does hotkeys, lid close, suspend etc. work with Ubuntu on a newer Thinkpad Laptop?

I am trying to setup my Thinkpad T420 with xmonad as window manager and with as little gnome as possible. If I launch gnome-settings-manager all my hotkeys (disable touchpad, volume up/down, ...
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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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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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Fn key not works any more

On my ubuntu 12.04 and Thinkpad T400, I used to adjust brightness by Fn+Home for more brightness or Fn+End for more darkness. But my Fn key does not work since more than a year ago, not just for ...
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How to get the keyboard backgroundlighting working on ThinkPad S540

I've purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad S540 recently and under Windows 8.1 (which came preloaded) there was keyboard background-lighting, which could be activated using fn+space. There were 3 modes of ...
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ThinkPad extras Ubuntu 14.04

I've purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad S540. It had Windows 8.1 preloaded, but when I booted Ubuntu 14.04 from an USB-stick everything worked just fine. So I erased the entire hard drive, deleted all ...
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Problem with installing nvidia drivers on ubuntu 14.04 with hybrid GPU

I just tried to update my nvidia drivers (remove old ones and install new) and faced with the error that drivers has correctly recognized by the linux: bach@bach-ThinkPad-T420:~/Desktop$ lspci -vnn | ...
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ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Type 20A7) - Issue with fingerprint sensor

I have the problem with fingerprint sensor in New Carbon X1. The fingerprint scanner is from validity sensors Inc. and not the mostly used Upek one. This is the response from $ lsusb: Bus 002 ...
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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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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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USB3 Firmware 14.04 Thinkpad E145

so a while back I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 145. It runs on Ubuntu 14.04, with a Gnome Flashback desktop. All in all, I'm very happy, because it runs smooth and easy. There is one problem though ...
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ThinkPad S430 touchpad not working well for mouse control

I've just installed it on my S430 and can't configure the touchpad to get good usability for mouse control. The touchpad seems to have very high sensitivity. Can anybody confirm this behaviour?
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How to make NVidia Optimus to work on Lenovo Thinkpad T430u with Ubuntu 14.04?

Whatever I have tried just doesn't work. Neither installing the nvidia-331 package, neither bumblebee. Any solution that works would be appreciated. Correct me if I am wrong, but I also believe that ...