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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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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 ...
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remapping special additional combo keys on Thinkpad T580

I have a Thinkpad t580 with Ubuntu 18.04 installed. this laptop model have a keyboard with integrated numpad plus four keys over it, from right respectively: back-space, right and left parenthesis ...
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Wifi Not Working on New Lenovo Thinkpad E580 after Ubuntu 18.04 installation

I just bought a Lenovo Thinkpad E580 and first thing I did was install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This is all new to me. I ticked the install third party software for graphics and wifi hardware tickbox and ...
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How to change Fingerprint-GUI appearance

I use the software Fingerprint-GUI on my Thinkpad X60s running Ubuntu w/ Xfce for fingerprint reading on login, sudo password in terminal, et al. This software is completely fine but I have an issue ...
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inkscape doesnt render durring stroke

I am trying to use the calligraphy brush in inkscape, but it doesn't render what I a have already drawn, until I stop drawing. This means I cannot see what I have drawn, while drawing, which makes it ...
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Laptop gets slower as it runs

Right after I reboot, the laptop works normally, but the more it runs, the more it slows down, and I have to reboot after every couple hours. It's almost as if there's a memory leak somewhere. This is ...
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Installing ThinkFan error

Today I was installing ThinkFan with this tutorial, everything went fine until I found out that I can't echo "options thinkpad_acpi fan_control=1" > /etc/modprobe.d/thinkfan.conf because of ...
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Lenovo x60 - Trackpoint buttons do not work

dear specialists! Need help! - Since the ubutuntu LTS 16.04 trackpoint buttons are no longer detected out of the box. Since then I work with an external mouse. - Now I have ubuntu LTS 18.04 on the ...
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Logs flashing before login screen on wake from suspend

When waking from suspend, just before the login screen, a couple logs flash, all saying usb_reset_and_verify_device Failed to disable LTM. I've looked up the issue and some people mention it being ...
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Ubuntu 18.04/16.04 (both Lts) freezes dead on my laptop

I have a question which I’ve been looking for answer to for so long and the replies were varying from “problems with electricity in the house” to “wi-fi adapter fault” and other unbelievable versions. ...
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Thinkpad p52s cannot boot live usb/dvd

I have a new Lenovo Thinkpad p52s laptop (listed as certified on the Ubuntu website) which currently has windows 10 pro installed. I have been trying to replace windows with Ubuntu for the past week ...
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My Ubuntu 16.04.5 server can't install any packages

Ubuntu 16.04.5 xenial server What I try to install update by typing sudo apt install update It shows that unable to locate package update .please help me to solve this When I type sudo add ..........
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Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 370 touchpad & trackpoint not working

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my Yoga 370 but neither the touchpad or trackpoint are working. Though the touchscreen with or without stylus works fine. I have checked and made sure they are both ...
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My Ubuntu 16.04.5 server can't boot to desktop [duplicate]

Ubuntu16.04.5 server how to start My Ubuntu 16.04.5 is booting to command line how to go to desktop ? From command line
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Bios update of Thinkpad P50 bricked computer

My system, ubuntu 18.04, wanted me to perform a bios update which I did. It rebooted, tried to perform the update and then the screen went black. I've been unable to get the computer to post and even ...
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undervolt Thinkpad T430, i5 3230M

I am a noob at Linux (ubuntu), and I am trying learn undervolting. I tried https://github.com/georgewhewell/undervolt but couldn't do anything after installation. it reports that: "command not found". ...
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Ubuntu 18 & Thinkpad P51 - Slow Performance without Power Supply

I'm running Ubuntu 18 - kernel version 4.15.0-29-generic - on a Thinkpad P51 (with Intel Xeon Core). Whenever my Laptop is plugged in the performance is awesome. However without power supply I face ...
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How to get the temperature using hddtemp for a Samsung SSD/NVMe in Thinkpad T480

I try to read my SSD/NVMe temp in my T480. Therefore I want to use hddtemp as it runs as daemon in the background. Debugging hddtemp I get the following: sudo hddtemp /dev/nvme0n1 --debug ERROR: ...
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Thinkpad battery not charging when AC adaptor connected

Bought a refurb Lenovo t540p which I ordered with no drive so I could install Ubuntu on to it straight away and use a drive that I have laying around. Turns out I'm having the problem where the ...
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Instant wake from suspend even with all proc/acpi/wakeup disabled

I am trying to debug what I suspect to be a hardware issue. In short my ThinkPad T450 instantly reboots on shutdown and wakes up on suspend. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04, I have disabled everything in ...
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Suspending has started to require authentication

My laptop has started to requiring authentication to suspend. This means that it never suspends automatically when the lid is closed or power is low. I am currently running 17.10. This was definitely ...
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Ubuntu 18, touchpad click randomly

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (G4) After last updates my touchpad use left click randomly when i typing. When i disabled 'Tap to click' all work correctly, someone met with that problem?
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Nvidia Driver hang the 16.04 Ubuntu based lthinkPad

I am using Lenovo ThinkPad P50 with Nvidia Quadro M2000 GPU. Ubuntu 16.04 is installed. I updated the nvidia driver to 390.67 manually which works fine. Sometime, when laptop goes in sleep mode, or ...
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Clicking on certain icons does nothing

For example in network settings clicking on connect, settings or configure does nothing but forget network or set up hot spot work. Anybody know why this is happening?
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I can't connect to Wifi on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad and it works fine using an Ethernet cable but when I try to connect to a wireless network, then nothing happens. Any help would be much appreciated. 04:00....
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Blinking Cursor on ThinkPad T440s

So I am trying to install Ubuntu on my T440s, but after install it just goes to a blinking cursor. I have tried installing in Legacy and UEFI, but always get this as a result. I have also tried 18.04 ...
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sound card not working on ubuntu 16.04 Lenovo ThinkPad E550

so the sound was working well but I restarted the laptop after update and now my sound card is not working. I have tried the following, sudo apt-get remove --purge pulseaudio sudo apt-get ...
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No wireless connection post software update. Ubuntu 16.04/ Thinkpad T500

Running Ubuntu 16.04 on a HP Lenovo T500. Wireless card is Intel 5100 AGN When I first installed Ubuntu it picked up everything with no trouble and has run fine. After a recent software upgrade (...
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touchpad not getting disabled while typing on thinkpad E450 with Ubuntu 18.04

My touchpad is not getting disabled while typing which is very annoying as it randomly puts my cursor somewhere else while I am typing. Is there any way/plugin so I can disable touchpad while I am ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad e540 function key disables after loading the system

ENV: Lenovo e540 with Ubuntu 18.04. While on BIOS or pre loading of the Ubuntu, the function key is lit up and seems to be working. However once Ubuntu load, even before logging in, the function key ...
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How to enable Thinkpad L380 Yoga fingerprint reader on Ubuntu 16.04/18.04?

I have a Thinkpad L380 Yoga. It works great and the only thing that is not working for me is the fingerprint reader. Any idea how to activate and use it? I saw some related posts like How do I ...
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How to disable or delay pgdn and pgup buttons on Lenovo Thinkpad

I am always hitting the PageDown and PageUp instead of the arrow keys, which is really annoying. Is it possible to disable the PageDown and PageUp keys? I saw in another thread someone remapped ...
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Networking issues on Thinkpad T480 with Ubuntu 16.04

I recently purchased a Thinkpad T480 and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. Overall it works fine except for one issue. When I resume the laptop from sleep, I face networking related issues. It's not that ...