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Questions tagged [thinkpad]

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

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Ubuntu 18.04 No Wi-Fi Adapter Found on ThinkPad T440s

I'm new to Linux and I have just installed Ubuntu 18.04 having also Windows 10 as the second system and my notebook is ThinkPad T440s. When I'm on Ubuntu, I can't access Wi-Fi because it shows that ...
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How do I increase touch-pad senstivity using libinput?

I am struggling to find optimal settings for a Thinkpad track-pad. I have tried synaptics, but the palm rejection didn't work well. Now I am trying to configure libinput. The problem I have is that ...
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Thinkfan refuses to run

Thinkfan won't run on startup, but I can make it run with the command systemctl start thinkfan.service. Running a status check on it to see if it's running after rebooting gives me this error: root@...
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Finger print reader not working

Finger print reader not working on my Thinkpad L480 with Ubuntu 18.04. If anyone have any solution please help me. Thanks in advance.
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Wireless problems Lenovo Thinkpad E580

I recently got a Thinkpad and installed Ubuntu 18.04. I am having trouble connecting to wifi but ethernet works great. I have looked around but have not found any solutions that work. http://paste....
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Login after suspend taking an increasingly long time - 18.10

I have a Thinkpad X1 Carbon (4th gen) that I recently updated to 18.10. Ever since the update, I've had issues with resume after suspend. The biggest is that it takes a long time for the login screen ...
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ubuntu 18.04 mouse/thinkpad lenovo x240 not working after suspend/hybernate

lenovo thinkpad x240, ubuntu 18.04, after suspend/hybernate thinkpad/mouse not working. keyboard or external mouse are working. i'm new to Ubuntu, can anybody help me to solve this problem? log: 11:...
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Video drivers for Intel onboard graphic in 18.04 and thinkpad t410

I have a Thinkpad T410s with Intel onboard vga controller It currently uses i915 driver but when I play multiple videos or one HD video the laptop temperature goes up until system restart! I also can ...
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Will 18.04 receive any of the updates in 18.10?

I'm new to Linux, but I'm considering installing Ubuntu onto my X1 Carbon 6th Gen and I was wondering whether to go for 18.10 with only 9 months' support or the LTS version. My concerns about 18.04 ...
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Thinkpad - Trackpoint configuration on 18.10+?

I have a new Lenovo x280 and am trying to configure the trackpoint following tips that worked on older machines/installs. However, the command: find /sys/devices/platform/i8042 -name name | xargs ...
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UEFI Firmware Update Failed (18.04 dual boot with Windows 7)

Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th, Windows 7 I just set up a dual boot with 18.04, and some UEFI incompatibility put me in limbo between OSs; I had to "try ubuntu" and use boot repairfor it to recognize the ...
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Elantech - Touchpad not working after upgrading to 18.10 from 18.04 (ThinkPad L480)

When updating from 18.04 to 18.10 on a ThinkPad L480 the Elantech touchpad stopped working. This means it is not recognized at all. This problem occured after the first boot in 18.10 dmesg | grep -i ...
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Installation of the Gen 6 X1C fingerprint reader on ubuntu 18.04

How I can install Lenovo X1 carbon fingerprint reader on Ubuntu 18.04?
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Fibocom L850-GL installation on Ubuntu 18.04

I have a new gen 6 X1 carbon with a 4G connection. But, unfortunately, I could not install it in Ubuntu 18.04. I appreciate if anybody can help to install Fibocom L850-GL. PS: I want to use the 4G ...
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Are extended tlp functions available on my Lenovo Thinkpad 11e w/ Ubuntu 18.04?

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Thinkpad 11e recently and have been learning what I can do with the command line. I just learned about tlp and installed it to manage my battery life. I also ...
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BIOS update not responding

I'm using a Thinkpad T480, and there's a BIOS update, but when I click update below it closes, then in two seconds reappears with no changes. What gives?
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Using 2 batteries with a thinkpad t480

How does Ubuntu decide which battery to use? The laptop is designed so that you can swap out the extra battery (If extra means 'removable' in Gnome), so it would make sense to default to drawing power ...
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The Thinkpad T480 boasts 30 hours of battery life, I'm getting 6 [duplicate]

What gives? How come Ubuntu chews through both of my two batteries so fast? Using 18.04.1 by the way.
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(18.10) Thinkpad X240 disabling Touchpad while Keeping Touchpoint on Unity

Before you ask: No, the last thread doesn't work with Libinput while Synaptics doesn't work at all. My X240 on Unity-Session doesn't disable the touchpad while keeping touchpoint buttons, while other ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Only Sees One CPU on multicore

Got a new Lenovo Thinkpad P1 with i78850, 32GB memory, 1TB SSD, and Nvidia Quadro P2000 graphics. The machine came with Windows 10 pre-installed, and with some difficulty I managed to dual boot Ubuntu ...
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Thinkpad X201 battery sometimes shows 2% for a few hours

I am new here so thank you for the welcome! I am having a few issues with my Thinkpad X201 running Ubuntu 18.04 that I was hoping you could help me with. Most of the time, everything is fine with a ...
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DisplayPorts in ThinkPad USB-C dock are not detected

My computer is a ThinkPad T480s and I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 running lightdm on Unity. I can use my mouse and keyboard when it is plugged in to the dock but the DisplayPort is not detected. When I plug ...
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Boot Failure for Ubuntu 18.04 Install on Thinkpad P1

I have a new Lenovo Thinkpad P1 with i7-8850/32GB mem/1TB SSD/P2000 graphics The laptop came with Windows installed out of the box and I want to dual boot ubuntu along side. Using Rufus 3.3 I placed ...
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Unable to change brightness of Thinkpad X1 Extreme 4K using function keys

I disabled Secure Boot in BIOS and reinstalled Ubuntu 18.10. I followed the steps described in the following link to modify the grub. However, after executing sudo update-grub and rebooted the system, ...
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Laptop battery stopped working suddently [closed]

My laptop battery used to last 2-3hrs, and from one day to another its autonomy dropped to 15 mins, and a few hours later it wasn't functioning at all any more (as soon as I unplug the power cord, the ...
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Ubntu 18.04 trackpoint feels weird and squishy

I've just upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 and my trackpoint started to feel really weird. The movement seems to be really squishy and uneven, but I can't quite tell what the problem is. I've played with ...
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ThinkPad-E480 with dual-boot Ubuntu 18.04 Wifi not working. How can I fix it?

I'm trying to make wifi work on this ThinkPad notebook, but got no success so far. Can anyone help me to fix this? Here are some informations on the system: lsb_release -a No LSB modules are ...
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Do laptop users experience purple blank screen sometimes after logging in to 18.10? [duplicate]

It has happened several times. After entering userid and password, a purple screen with nothing on it shows up. I had to press the power button continuously to force reboot. I am using a Thinkpad X1 ...
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Brightness function keys do not correspond well with brightness of the Thinkpad screen

I followed the procedure described in the below link to make the brightness function keys work on my Thinkpad X1 Extreme with Ubuntu 18.10 installed, however brightness does not correspond to the key ...
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My Thinkpad X1 Extreme has Nvidia 1050ti and iGPU. How to enable hybrid automatic and manual switching of the GPUs?

Installed 18.10 on Thinkpad X1 Extreme. Needed to change to Discrete Graphics first in BIOS to do that. After installation only Nvidia 1050ti is used. How to enable automatic hybrid switching of GPUs ...
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How to put Thinkpad X1 Extreme to sleep in Ubuntu 18.10?

Closing the lid of the Thinkpad does not put the laptop to sleep. Could you please tell me how to fix this? Also want to wake it up automatically when I open the lcd lid.
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Ubuntu 18.04 crashes on suspend, sometimes randomly

I'm running 18.04 with kernel 4.15.0-36-generic on a Lenovo thinkpad carbon x1 4th generation and I've been having some very persistent and annoying crashes. They occur pretty reliably when I suspend ...
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Extra monitors not detected after replugging in docking station

I am using Lenovo P50 Thinkpad with 2 extra monitors in my office. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity display manager. When I go for meeting, I take my laptop along with me. When I come back and ...
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How to permanently disable the “tap dragging”-feature in Ubuntu 18.04 (libinput) without disabling “tap to click”?

I have got almost the same question as How to disable the "tap dragging"-feature in Ubuntu 18.04 (libinput) without disabling "tap to click"?, but I don't have enough reputation to ...
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Drivers issue on 18.04? Touchpad buttons and printer not working

Recently upgraded to 18.04 on Thinkpad E. 1) the 3 buttons over the touchpad (below space bar). Not working. (while touchpad endeed yes) 2) Installed Brother hl1200 drivers, seems to be perfectly ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon (5th Gen, 2017) - Touchpad behaviour changed / degraded a few days ago

Drag-and-drop (e.g. for selecting sth) is not acting as before; fear some (automatic) update might have messed it up. Any ideas how to fix / trouble-shoot / work-around? Really irritating... Further ...
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ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen, 2017) BIOS update: Canonical ahead of Lenovo?

As of yesterday, Ubuntu Software Center wants to upgrade the BIOS to version 0.1.35 while Lenovo is still only offering version 0.1.34. Compare and contrast Ubuntu Software Center with Lenovo How ...
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Thinkpad trackpoint scrolling speed

How can one change trackpoint scrolling speed? It's way to slow (T480s + Ubuntu 18.04). Mouse speed setting seems working fine and mouse speed is suitable but it doesn't affect scrolling speed at all. ...
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Is my laptop bricked?

Have a Lenovo Thinkpad 470p running 18.04. There was a notification a few days ago about a firmware update that I'd never seen before, but even after clicking install it claimed I needed to do the ...
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Printer works on internal USB, but not on dock USB

When booting to 16.04, I can use my old Canon MP180 printer connected to the docking station of my ThinkPad T430. When I boot to 18.04, I can't. Other devices (keyboard, mouse, USB hard drives) work ...
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Ubuntu not booting to new PC

So I installed ubuntu onto my 64gb USB through my Thinkpad X230 laptop. Once ubuntu was on the stick and working, I plugged the stick into my desktop and booted off of the stick as I wanted to see if ...
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No Sound in ubuntu 18.04 lenovo Thinkpad

I have lost the "speakers (built in audio)" option from sound setting. please help me to install required packages. I too had sent bug report to both launchpad but got no response. plz help ...
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Choppy or jerky video playback (even in glxgears) on 18.04

On my Lenovo Thinkpad T460s with Intel HD Graphics 520 I get choppy video playback in browsers, media-players and even glxgears. There's sudden stops or jerks every 1 second or so without continuously....
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Ubuntu 18.04 bios firmware update for my lenovo thinkpad P50 Crashed

Got a message for a critical firmware update for my P50 ..clicked update and restarted. Now when i power-on the led for the power button lights up plus the backlit keyboard...blank screen not even the ...
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Sound card is suddenly not being recognised

Just an hour ago sound was working fine, I suspended my laptop and since I have come back to it I no longer have sound and my sound card is not being detected. Ubuntu 18.04, Thinkpad E570. I have ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E480 - Bluetooth not working in Ubuntu 18.04

I have recently purchased a Lenovo Thinkpad E480 laptop, I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it, everything is working fine except its not able to switch on the Bluetooth. Please help. I followed this ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E480 - No Wifi Adaptor Found in Ubuntu 18.04

I have recently a purchased Lenovo Thinkpad E480 laptop, I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it, everything is working fine except am not able to connect to network via WiFi. Please help. I followed ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad 25 (retro) webcam doesn't work with Ubuntu 16.04

The camera on my thinkpad just displays a very static-y image. I could post screenshots if that would help. Reaching out to Lenovo, it seems that particular Thinkpad doesn't support Ubuntu officially. ...
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Should I enable “OS Optimized Defaults” in UEFI when dual booting Windows and Ubuntu?

I want to use Windows 10 (64bit) and Ubuntu 18 with dual-boot on my Thinkpad X380 Yoga. (This is my first move into the direction of linux and the first time I am installing an OS by myself) First ...
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ThinkPad T420, DVD-tray keeps on openning

I'm having an issue with my ThinkPad T420. I'm currently dual-booting with Ubuntu latest LTS and Windows 10 and the problem persists only on Ubuntu. Sometimes, when even the slightest pressure applied ...