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

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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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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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Enabling Mic Mute button and light on Lenovo Thinkpads

I have a mic mute button on my Lenovo Thinkpad T420 , but it doesn't work. So I tried xev command to monitor press event, and that key wasn't captured. Is there anyway to fix it , like add raw key ...
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How to disable touchpad while using trackpoint on a Thinkpad?

Thinkpads (e.g. X230 that I'm using) have both a trackpoint and a touchpad. The touchpad is disabled when typing. However, when I'm using the trackpoint, I often touch the touchpad as well, and ...
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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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How to fix slow wireless on machines with Intel wireless cards?

I have looked through all the previous questions but turning power management off for the Wi-Fi card didn't work. This problem seems to be with the Lenovo Thinkpads. I switched to Ubuntu 11.10 from ...
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Disable XF86Back and XF86Forward (browser back/forward on Lenovo Thinkpad)

My Thinkpad R500 has back/forward keys just about the direction keys, so on Firefox I keep losing entered text, accidentally. How to disable these back/forward keys? Excerpt from xev: KeyPress ...
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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The previously useful ThinkWiki pages appear quite outdated.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 ...
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How do I perform easy switching to external monitor

I am currently changing between my laptop and my external monitor with the NVidia X Server Settings program and I'm sure I'm doing it in a really dumb way: I currently select the external monitor, ...
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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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How to use trackpoint but keep touchpad disabled on Lenovo ThinkPad e531

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad e531 laptop. This model has both a touchpad and a trackpoint. I'd like to use the Trackpoint, because I'm used to it from my previous laptop, but I'd also like to disable the ...
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How do I make Thinkpad X220T Tablet with multitouch screen work?

I am have a Thinkpad X220T with the multitouch screen. This model comes with two options for the screen, only one has the multitouch capabilities. My question is strictly about touchscreen NOT the ...
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How can I solve display glitches and poor performance with ATI fglrx driver on my ThinkPad X100e?

I noticed that video performance on my Thinkpad X100e was very poor compared to Windows 7, so I installed the ATI fglrx proprietary drivers by using the "Additional Drivers" dialogue box. The system ...
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External Monitor display on Thinkpad W520 with 12.04

I know there is a lot of material regarding these problems, but much of it seems outdated and nothing seems to be working for my situation: ThinkPad W520 (Intel 3000 and Nvidia 1000M chipset) OS: ...
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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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Where do I have to paste an “xinput” command so that it executes it when GNOME is started?

On my Thinkpad I need to execute something like this in the terminal: xinput set-int-prop "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" "Evdev Middle Button Emulation" 8 1 so that my the 2 buttons on my touchpad emulate ...
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ThinkPad workaround for no “super” key

My ThinkPad x43 has no Super key. Most of the keyboard shortcuts in 11.04 use this button: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? What to do with Unity now? Is there a way to map the Fn ...
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Ubuntu on Thinkpad Edge 11/13/14/15 [closed]

I think a community wiki on problems (and solutions) when installing Ubuntu (10.10) on a Thinkpad Edge 11 would be nice (because I just got one ;)). I'll contribute with my own problems and solutions, ...
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windows maximize in the wrong display

I use dual display with Ubuntu 12.04. Display 1: Thinkpad T420s. Intel HD3000 Display 2: HP 1955. Whenever I want to maximize the windows (say a Chrome browser) in display 1, it automatically ...
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Live CD won't boot on Lenovo ThinkPad E525

I had Ubuntu 11.04 installed for a while and that worked fine. But when I try to boot from the Ubuntu 11.10 Live CD, the screen gets black after the purple background of what used to be the selection ...
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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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Ubuntu freezes booting up after hibernation

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 13 (Intel model) I've gotten everything to work under Ubuntu except for hibernation. The system hibernates normally but when Ubuntu tries to boot from the hibernation ...
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Using DisplayPort with ThinkPad and DockingStation does not work

I have a ThinkPad x230 in a Mini Dock Plus. It is connected to two ThinkVision displays. Currently I'm using DVI, as I have had trouble using DisplayPort: Ubuntu is a current 12.10 installation, the ...
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Does not recognize usb sticks and drives

When connecting any usb stick to my thinkpad ubuntu 10.10 does not recognize them. I don't see anything on the desktop. the output of "dmesg | tail -n10" gives me: [ 1965.696388] hub 1-0:1.0: unable ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Cant Adjust brightness on my lenovo Thinkpad?

I cant seem to be able to adjust the brightness on my think-pad laptop running Ubuntu 10.04. In the power management applet it shows that the power is set to 100%, but even if i try to lower it the ...
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Unity and games don't work on new Thinkpad T420

Here's my setup: Lenovo ThinkPad T420, brand new NVIDIA Graphics Card 4GB of Ram 128GB Solid State Drive Intel Core i5 Processor Given these specs, there's no reason games and Unity shouldn't be ...
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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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Ubuntu won't save my settings for thinkpad trackpoint

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Thinkpad X200. To configure the trackpoint, I use "configure TrackPoint". Unfortunately I can't make Ubuntu saving my settings (concerning the sensitivity etc.). Whenever I ...
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My Thinkpad X201 battery is draining extra fast. What can I do?

I got a new Thinkpad X201 last week with the 6 cell battery, which is advertised to work for 5 hours. I installed Ubuntu Maverick on this machine right away. My battery life is only around 2 hours. Is ...
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External display is not working under Ubuntu with a Thinkpad W530

I have a new Thinkpad W530. It has a K2000M graphics card (with Optimus) and a Intel Chipset graphic. I can't connect an external display. Here is what I tried with more or less success. 1) ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad L520 slows down when AC power adapter is plugged in

I have a new laptop Lenovo ThinkPad L520 (7859-5BG) Core i5-2520M(2.5GHz) with 4GB RAM. Having installed Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit, while browsing with Chrome on GNOME classic (no effects), I noticed 173% ...
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Wifi range issues and intermittent dropouts, Thinkpad Edge

If I am more than a couple of metres from my access point (and I'm seeing this across various APs) with my newish Thinkpad Edge 15, running 10.10, the wifi performance becomes ... flaky. When this is ...
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Thinkpad fingerprint scan only at login

I know how to set up the fingerprint reader for my Thinkpad X220 in Ubuntu 11.10. My question is: Is it possible to only use the fingerprint reader at the LightDM-Login and not when typing "sudo ..." ...
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Configure Trackpoint sensitivity using a GUI

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T61, which uses a Trackpoint. Every time I reinstall Ubuntu, the default sensitivity settings are much too low (it feels like I really have to push to move the cursor). I've ...
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Is it already possible to enable Compiz on an i5 Thinkpad laptop?

Besides a number of other issues, I still cannot enable Compiz or any effects with Maverick on a Thinkpad X201. I understand this laptop is supported by Ubuntu, yet I have found a good number of posts ...
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Thinkpad W520 fails to suspend [duplicate]

Since updating to Ubuntu 12.10, my Thinkpad W520 fails to suspend properly (when closing the lid). It will stay on and not turn off. The little error report windows say it might be related to the ...
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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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How do I set up the touchpad of a Lenovo x121e

I am using a Laptop Lenovo x121e (AMD-Version). The laptop has a Synaptics touchpad/trackpoint combination. The touchpad is very "jumpy" when trying to tap the pad for a mouse click. Normal mouse ...
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How to enable finger printer with Thinkpad X230

I am a newbie with Ubuntu and Linux, and I just switched from Windows 8. I have installed 12.04 on my new Lenovo Thinkpad x230. It seems everything else works perfectly except the finger printer. I ...
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I have a ThinkPad T60 with Ubuntu 13.04 and WIFI is inoperable--anyone know how to get it working?

The network device is identified as "hardware switch disabled", but I know of no such switch. I am part of a volunteer group (KINfolk) which loans out laptops to patients and parents at Children's ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 “Do nothing” when “lid closed” blanks out external monitor

This is not the same as this question. I have Ubuntu 12.04 running with an Nvidia card on a W510 Thinkpad. I have one external monitor connected. When I change the power settings to "Do nothing" ...
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Install Ubuntu on ThinkPad, recovery section must remain intact

I want to install Ubuntu on a Lenovo ThinkPad T500 that I've got. However, due to some licensing and warranty issues, the recovery section on the disk (the one that enables the "ThinkVantage" button) ...
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How to setup Thinkpad features on Thinkpad T500

I have a IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad T500. I was previously a exclusive windows user, but recently installed ubuntu and loving it because of speed and interface. The only thing is that I don't get some ...
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2 external displays on Thinkpad t430s with HD4000 graphics

I am trying to run 2 external displays with my thinkpad t430s but it doesn't work. I get the error : could not set the configuration for CRTC 65 I'm using the VGA output and the hdmi output with a ...
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How well supported is a ThinkPad X121e?

I am planning to invest in a LENOVO ThinkPad X121e (NWS5YGE 30515YG) which does not have a preinstalled os. (shop's site, sry it is in german) What I want to know is if the TP x121e is fully ...
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How do I get the fingerprint reader to work on a Lenovo x230 Tablet?

I followed this post: How to enable finger printer with Thinkpad X230 and tried to install software support for my fingerprint reader. But the software does not find it. This is the message when i ...
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Loading screen wrong resolution

I've got a problem when booting: I see the GRUB screen where I can choose what exactly to boot into - after hitting Enter my screen simply shows me that purplish background and after some seconds it ...
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xrandr not listing modes in xorg.conf

On my Lenovo w520, xorg/xrandr (with intel driver) detects the native resolution of my LCD panel, but doesn't seem to detect any 16:9 intermediate resolutions: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad T400 and docking station

Developer in me woke up this morning and asked me to fix this before Christmas. (As his Christmas gift). So, if I power on the laptop after docking it, everything works fine. But if I am working on ...
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Integrated webcam in lenovo t410 not working with 12.04

I have a Lenovo T410 with an inbuilt webcam and I haven't been able to get the webcam working. I tried skype, cheese, both just give me a black window. The microphone works fine with skype, by the ...