Questions tagged [thinkpad]

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

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What's considered a normal fan speed on ThinkPad?

I'm under impression what one of recent software updates could have messed with my fan speed, but I'm not sure, since I don't use thinkpad often now, and it could be that fan was always at that speed. ...
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How do I run firmware updates, if nothing happens when I click “update”?

Gnome software often shows me Device Firmware updates in the Updates tab: Usually, clicking the "Update" button runs them. That seems like generally expected behavior. In this case, when I ...
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How can I find out if my laptop has bluetooth support?

In my Lubuntu 18.04 on Thinkpad T400, how can I find out if my laptop has bluetooth support? The bluetooth icon on the panel in the desktop says "No Bluetooth Adapter found". Does it mean ...
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Ubuntu 18.04​ installation on Lenovo thinkpad p15v gen 1

I try to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop "Lenovo Thinkpad p15v gen​ 1" but when I finish the last procedure of the installation and waiting for restart, it shows watch dog alert and can't ...
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Interrupted a device firmware update and now I can't boot into Ubuntu

My X1 Thinkpad was running some Lenovo-specific updates provided through Gnome-Software. I shut down without realizing they were running. Now I can boot into the Bios or an external thumb drive but I ...
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External monitor high latency on reverse-prime intel/nvidia

Description My laptop (Thinkpad X1 Extreme gen 3) suffers from high latency on external monitors (running with display port) when using the on-demand Nvidia driver option (version 460). Overall it ...
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Why won't a firmware update install on my newly upgraded to 21.04 Thinkpad laptop?

The 'Ubuntu Software' application tells me me I have a firmware update available (screenshot below). I have installed many of those on this laptop without problems but this time when I click "...
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Touchpad not working unless I touch it while booting - Ubuntu 20.04

I recently bought a ThinkPad P14s with an AMD processor. I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on it. At first, everything seemed to work perfectly. Then a bug started to appear when, I guess, I plugged in a mouse ...
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Random Reboot!!! Lenovo thinkpad E14 Gen2 Intel

Observed Behavior: Laptop reboots at random times while working Possible Cause: Mostly happens when I press the power button to wake up from sleep and unlock the PC. I assume something related to the ...
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Why do I have two finger touchpad window context menu only for windows with native decoration?

This is an annoying little issue I have had for the last few months both on X and Wayland. On my touchpad I lose the two finger tap context menu for all windows except for those with hative decoration....
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Touchpad stopped working after suspend/sleep

Installed Ubuntu 20.04 early this week but i'm still struggling to make my touchpad working after waking up from suspend. I can confirmed that, touchpad will work again after it's completely shutdown (...
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DisplayLinkManager High CPU usage

I am currently experiencing high CPU usage when ever I'm using my Thinkpad USB 3.0 ultra dock that has a screen connected with DisplayPort. I also have another screen connected with a HDMI cable ...
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Fingerprint option is not shown in lenovo thinkpad e14

i have this hardware in my system Bus 001 Device 003: ID 27c6:55a4 Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co.,Ltd. Goodix FingerPrint Device please anyone tell me how to enable fingerprint in my lenovo thinkpad ...
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Want to create a bootable CD with Linux to run/install on an old Thinkpad iseries 1300-1171! I have to create the CD on my Mac (Catalina)

If somebody would help, I think this is a light version that could permit to get rid of windows 2000 on this very old Thinkpad and use it. I suppose I can't install latest version because of the ...
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3440x1440 Ultrawide desktop rendering

For starters I'm running 20.04, up to date 100%. I have an Asus 34" ultrawide that runs native 3440x1440@100 in DP and 3440x1440@50 in HDMI. My laptop is a 14" Thinkpad with a Ryzen PRO ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 ThinkPad-X1-Yoga-2nd-gen freezes when originial pen touches the screen

my ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd Generation freezes as soon as the original pen touches the screen. It worked with Ubuntu 20.04 and some updates ago on 20.10. Unfortunately I cannot tell after which specific ...
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WWAN support in Lenovo Thinkpad T14 Gen 1

I bought a new Lenovo Thinkpad T14 Gen 1 with a nano sim card reader from the rear. I inserted a nano sim card but seems to be not detected. Can anyone tell me how to check whether WWAN is supported ...
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Computer CPU Frequency not scaling high enough when needed - Ubuntu 20.04

this is an issue I've been dealing with since I started using this laptop 2 weeks ago. The Issue My CPU frequency isn't scaling high enough to deal with load. I'll regularly be on video calls, be ...
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ThinkPad T430u wifi not working [duplicate]

This is a new installation (20.04) on a laptop I never used, I get: No wifi adapter found There's an ETH connection, that also doesn't work, but that's less important. I can access internet wiring ...
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Ubuntu 20.0.4 - Fn-Key and Num-key not working any more on ThinkPad E15 AMD

Hy there, since 2 wekk I have a brandnew Lenovo Thinkpad E15 and decided to give Ubuntu Mate a try. But today suddenly all kind of strange problems started to happen: My Fn-key doesn't wor anymore ...
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Grub no show with dual boot Ubuntu studio 20.10 install

The objective is to set up a dual boot laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Am struggling to get Grub to show at all on startup on my Thinkpad laptop. I can install Ubuntu from USB which of course shows ...
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LiveUSB has way better performances than install

I tried to play a browser game (krunker.io) both from a liveUSB and from a fresh install, and the difference in performances is abysmal. From the liveUSB, I get around 45 fps, everything is perfectly ...
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Slash (“/”) key not working in login screen Ubuntu 20.04

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 in my ThinkPad E480 and noticed the slash key "/" was not working. Digging a bit, I found this article where the OP has a keyboard layout really close to mine (abnt ...
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Thinkpad yoga x1 gen 2 freezes completely when stylus is used ubuntu 20.04.2

The moment the stylus gets near the screen the entire laptop freezes and becomes unresponsive (this just randomly started happening) I tried re-installing the driver, but it has not helped ( I take ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad E15 (AMD R7, Radeon) - Battery Problem

I've bought a brand new ThinkPad E15 a few days ago and unfortunately have to find that the battery is constantly empty. It even discharges when the notebook is in sleep mode. This morning, for ...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04 installation fails on grub installation (UEFI mode, Thinkpad X120e)

I've attempted the installation of Ubuntu Server 20.04 multiple times on my Lenovo Thinkpad X120e machine, running in UEFI mode. The installation gets all the way to the "installing grub to ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad L15 20U8 Integrated Camera stops working sometimes

On startup my camera is detected but after some time when I try to use it again its not found and even in the lsusb and lspci output the camera doesn't show up. I‘m running Ubuntu 20.4.1 Rebooting ...
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TrackPoint and its keys stopped working on Ubuntu 20.04 and 20.10

Touchpad as well as TrackPoint and its key on my Lenovo ThinkPad T480s were working just fine until they started acting weird (unresponsive, pointer going all over the screen, etc.), then they all ...
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Middle button for scroll with tracking point and for paste on Thinkpad Trakpoint keyboard II

I have a laptop Thinkpad E14 and an external keyboard ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II (with radio, but tried also with BT), with Ubuntu 20.10 (but the issue was also in 20.04 LTS). The issue is that ...
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ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen on Ubuntu 20.04, stylus calibration erratic

Using a 3rd Generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga with 1440p display, the stylus calibration in default GNOME on Ubuntu 20.04 is erratic and unreliable. Trying to calibrate the stylus in the GNOME Settings ...
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Lenovo X1 Nano with Ubuntu 20.04.2 didn't activate 4-speaker

Everything seems to work fine on the Thinkpad X1 Nano except the sound. Only the bottom-speakers make an accurat sound. But I couldn't hear anything from the upward-speakers. Anybody with the same ...
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ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 TrackPoint is not working with ubuntu 20.04

I have Ubuntu 20.04 with kernel version 5.8.0-43-generic. TrackPoint (red dot on keyboard) is not working (nor it buttons) with ubuntu 20.04. I have installed synaptics drivers, it improved TouchPad ...
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Lenovo thinkpad thunderbolt 3 dock gen 2 drops connected devices on Ubuntu Linux

I am using a Dell XPS 9570 laptop with dual boot Windows 10/Ubuntu 18.04 with lenovo thinkpad thunderbolt dock gen 2. The dock works fine on Windows. But on Ubuntu, it works for 5-10 minutes but then ...
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Device unable to boot into Ubuntu, fails with start_image() returned invalid parameter

The device in question is a Thinkpad T480, and the only OS installed on the disk is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. When trying to boot, it appears to attempt to install some firmware updates, then fails with the ...
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How to investigate when booting from recovery resume bot not directly from Grub2

I have a new Lenovo L14 Thinkpad Gen1 AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U and, after disable the secure boot, I installed ubuntu-20.04.2.0-desktop-amd64 with no problems. But, when I try to boot it, Grub appears ...
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Thinkpad screen stays blank after resuming from sleep

Ubuntu 20.04, Lenovo Thinkpad E495 (AMD chipset/graphics) This laptop frequently won't wake up after sleep, although the LEDs in the lid and various buttons are lit. It's connected to a Lenovo docking ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 HDMI does not work on Thinkpad X1E Gen 2

I googled the problem and saw this issue was common, but I still have not resolved the problem. My thinkpad X1E Gen2, with 5.4.0-62-generic #70~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP, and has two video card: enbeded ...
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Ubuntu doesn't respect my mic selection when I use a docking station

I have a Thinkpad (X1, I think? X1 Carbon? I forget) and a Lenovo USB C docking station and I've found that when I am plugged into my docking station my internal mic and headphones don't work at all. ...
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Integrated webcam not detected on Thinkpad x270 under Ubuntu 20.04

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad x270. Unfortunately the integrated webcam is 'typically' not detected. Cheese gives `no device found', and there is no entry for the webcam on lsusb. ...
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can set up fingerprints, but cannot login using them on 20.04

I have a ThinkPad X61s, which is a bit older computer, yet very neat, and it comes with a fingerprint reader. Apparently, Ubuntu detects and can use this device, as in settings, I get offered the ...
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How well does Ubuntu work on Thinkpad X1 Nano with 5G? [closed]

I am interested in the new ultralight Thinkpad X1 Nano by Lenovo, but I never use Windows. Has anyone tried Ubuntu on it? Does it work well? In particular, does the 5G modem work? What about other ...
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Adaptive function row + Suspend functions stop working on Ubuntu laptop (thinkpad X1 carbon gen 2019)

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.1 (kernel v5.8.0-43) on my X1 carbon 2019 (gen 7). Everything works just fine: Sound, wifi, function keys, fingerprint, etc. However, once in a while, I guess after the ...
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Performance issues with intel graphics thinkpad x1 gen 8

Hi I recenly bought a thinkpad X1 gen8 and installed 20.04 lts. I have some issues which I suspect that has to do with my graphic driver when I am using an external monitor through hdmi cable but also ...
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External monitors on thunderbolt dock sometimes load blank screens | KDE | 20.10

I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3, with fully updated Kubuntu 20.10, with KDE plasma 5.19.5 and trying to connect two external Samsung monitors using ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 dock (gen 1). ...
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How to Adjust USB Mouse Settings

I have Ubuntu 20.10 on my Thinkpad x260 with a Thinkpad TrackPoint Keyboard II connected via USB. In settings -> mouse and touchpad I can adjust sensitivity for the touchpad and mouse (which ...
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I installed Ubuntu 20 on a Lenovo Thinkpad P50 - now it goes into memtest when I start the machine, and freezes, refuses to leave memtest

Is there a way I can skip memtest? Or install Ubuntu in a way that it skips memtest? I've read that Ubuntu should work fine on a Lenovo Thinkpad P50, but its not going smoothly for me. Install worked ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 18.04* on Lenovo L420 Thinkpad, but cannot boot from ISO USB

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu 18.04* onto my old Lenovo Thinkpad L420, but for some reason, despite setting the boot order priority to the USB that the ISO is on, the laptop refuses to do ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkpad t14s gen1 amd mute mic led is not reacting changing mic status

Ubuntu 20.04.2 kernel 5.8.0-41-generic My laptop is certified for ubuntu: https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/202006-27978 Problem: There is a Mic mute led indicator on the F4 button. If I ...
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Microphone not working Lenovo Thinkpad E15, Ubuntu 20.10

I am having problems with the internal microphone on my Lenovo Thinkpad E15 with Ryzen CPUs - the exact model number is Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G2 20T8000TGE. I encountered problems with the microphone ...
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Ubuntu - 18.04 can't install a WiFi driver on Lenovo Thinkpad E14 gen2

Not sure how to install a WiFi driver in Ubuntu 18.04 as I have tried many way to solve the issue. Now I can't connect to internet through WiFi. I couldn't find a solution for Thinkpad E14 gen 2

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