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On Thinkpad T540p, there is a field Security Chip in BIOS under the Security tab with options Active, Inactive and Disabled. The error message you reported appears if this option is set to Inactive: "Security chip is visible, but is not functional." In my case, any other option removes the error. Active means "Security chip is functional" and Disabled "...


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The installation of tp-smapi-dkms failed at some point. As you have a T460s i reckon you're using a 4.6 kernel. tp-smapi-dkms 0.41-1 from the Xenial repos doesnt't compile with that kernel. Only 0.42-1 from Yakkety or Debian unstable will do. BUT: tp-smapi won't work on the T460s anyway (and is not needed), so just remove it and you'll be fine: sudo apt-...



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