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

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Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Ubuntu 20.04 slow wifi

I just bought a Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 9 with Ubuntu 20.04 pre-installed and I'm experiencing "slow" wifi out of the box. OK, I'm getting speeds up to 250 Mbps while 3 meters away from my ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 - My battery icon doesn't show my battery charging when plugged in

When my battery is low, I'll plug in my charger and hear the sound it makes to let me know it's charging, but the icon still shows a red low battery icon. I can get the icon to show it's charging by ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 reads incorrect battery level to critical which causes laptop to shutdown

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad P2 running Ubuntu 20.04. I am getting critically low battery level even though I have more than 80% charge at times. Due to this, my laptop shuts down within a minute or two ...
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Laptop only boots to BIOS screen after I attempted to set an older kernel version as default

Let me preface this by saying I am new to this area of computer science. I will be saying BIOS a lot in this post, but I am not sure if I am using it correctly or if I actually mean UEFI. I have a ...
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Touchpad is missing and recognized as PS/2 Generic Mouse on Thinkpad E14

I am having a problem with my touchpad on Thinkpad E14. It worked well in the first Ubuntu 20.04 installation (Update: also after fresh Ubuntu 22.04 installation), but after using it for some time (...
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Garbled laptop screen on 22.04

Ever since I installed 22.04 (Lenovo Thinkpad T480, Nvidia GeForce MX150, Linux kernel 5.15) in April I've been having episodes of my laptop display becoming garbled seemingly at random, every 1-2 ...
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How to make my thinkpad e14 gen3 fingerprint work on ubuntu 22.04?

I can't see fingerprint settings on ubuntu but my ThinkPad e14 gen 3 has a fingerprint sensor. I tried some solutions found on the internet, but still no result.
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My laptop battery "Is not charging" after recent update of Ubuntu

About two weeks ago after some system update of Ubuntu 21.10 my battery stopped charging when the power cord is plugged on the working system. If I close it's cover and plug cord in - it begin ...
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Thinkpad X1 6th gen (ubuntu 20:04) battery status appears incorrectly as not charging,

attempted to log on to my machine this morning but it froze once I entered my password. I hard reset the machine and since then it appears as "not charging" but has stayed at 95% for over 3 ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 3400 device firmware update Micron MTFDKBA***TFH 0003P7LN lenovo thinkpad

Hi I have this in my updates for my Thinkpad Carbon X1 can anyone tell me what this is for and what part of the hardware it is for. Just a bit dubious about applying firmware unless I know what it is ...
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How can I change dummy ouput mode audio on linux (Ubuntu 20) to the default mode? (I can't hear anything!)

I want change the audio mode from dummy output mode to the default mode, I can't hear anything in dummy mode and I don't know why it's happened, I can't hear anything! so please help me! can I change ...
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webcam problems - can not save picture

i have at least 2 issues with my webcam. first: when i start it up there is no image. setting the resolution then helps as described in this answer. what i could not resolve so far it that when i take ...
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Sluggish ELAN touchpad response in Ubuntu 20.04

I have an issue with my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen. 6. Problems appeared only recently, and I believe that it is related to some update, either BIOS or system. The problems (such as a problem in ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 / Linux kernel 5.15.0 freezing on laptop with 1st gen Core i5, Intel graphics (2010 ThinkPad T410)

Lenovo ThinkPad T410. Intel Core i5 M 520, 4 GB RAM (no errors with MemTest86), only integrated Intel HD Graphics. BIOS is updated. When booting up an Ubuntu 22.04 USB drive and picking the option &...
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Not able to adjust brightness in Thinkpad E14 Laptop

My Laptop has the following configuration. Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 @ 2.40GHz × 8 Graphics: llvmpipe (LLVM 12.0.0, 256 bits) OS Name: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS GNOME Version: 3.36.8 I ...
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ubuntu 22.04 installation failed every time

I have lenovo thinkpad t460p with 8gb ram and 128gb lexar ssd.I am trying to install ubuntu 22.04 on it by following this guide.after installation completes.when i restart system it displays "...
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Keyboard and touchpad not working when trying to install ubuntu

Installing ubunti 21.10 on lenovo thinkpad t14s amd. It is a dual boot. When it get to the install page keyboard and touchpad do not work as a result i am unable to install ubuntu. What is the issue ...
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Keep keyboard backlight on? Lenovo Thinkpad P53S

On 20.04. Every time I wake it from sleep, the keyboard backlight is off and I have to re-enable it with Fn+space. I would like it to just always be enabled.
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Thinkpad Touchpad and Trackpoint work only after suspend // L13 / 18.04

I use a Thinkpad L13 (non-Yoga) with U. 18.04 and after system boot the touchpad and trackpoint don't work but they do after suspend/resume. I did a lot of stuff to fix that (bios, drivers, ...) but ...
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Touchpad utilizes CPU even if totally disabled in BIOS and X

I have problems with CPU spikes from irq/204-rmi4_sm when I touch the touchpad in a Lenovo Thinkpad Extreme. I have disabled the Touchpad in BIOS as well as in X. However still the IRQ is fired every ...
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ThinkPad OneLink Pro does not recognize external monitor correctly, x1 Carbon 21.10 Wayland

When I first plugged in my ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock, with an external monitor (really a Samsung TV) connected via a Displayport-to-HDMI cable, and it worked. My computer is an X1 Carbon 3rd gen. Then ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: suspend disk encryption to install firmware update?

I have received in ubuntu software an update for the Intel platform (2021.2 Release). I am running ubuntu 20.04 on a ThinkPad Carbon X1 9thGen with full disk encryption activated during installation. ...
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Fresh install, grub "Minimal BASH-like..."

I've just installed Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS on my Thinkpad L14 Gen 1 AMD (no dual-boot). Both Secure boot and CSM are off in the Bios settings. After installation, when I try to boot, I get to a grub ...
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ThinkPad X1 Yoga G6: increased CPU usage and heating during suspend, how to find out from logs

In the last several weeks, all of a sudden, my ThinkPad X1 Yoga G6 started to overheat after suspend, in the bag. The fan is on full speed, and the laptop is extremely hot. On opening the screen, it ...
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Fingerprint reader not detected after suspend

I have a Thinkpad P14s with a fingerprint detector, which works fine at boot using fprintd. lsusb reports it as Bus 005 Device 002: ID 06cb:00bd Synaptics, Inc. The problem is that after the laptop ...
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Lenovo firmware update fails with Error 105

I keep seeing that there are firmware updates pending on my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen running Kubuntu 21.10. When I install them either using the GUI or the command line fwupdmgr update and ...
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How to deactivate my Touchscreen? Thinkpad T440s with Ubuntu

my Touchscreen is broken and I need to deactivate it, because it makes 'ghost clicks'. In several hours tried out every possible solution I found on Google - but nothing helped to deactivate it. Now I'...
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Ubuntu 18.04 does not recognize in-built microphone on Lenovo ThinkPad E15 gen2

I cant get my microphone work. Devices list in system sound settings is empty: I installed pavucontrol (but nothing was helpful there). I also killed pulseaudio. Then I did some remapping from ...
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Disable touchpad input when in tablet mode

When I enter tablet mode on my Thinkpad Yoga, the touchpad still registers left and right clicks, which gets annoying when I accidentally press it (it doesn't register mouse movement, which is good). ...
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Dock station for Lenovo X1 Carbon G9

I have just acquired a Lenovo X1 Carbon 9th Generation. I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 and all is working fine! Now, I am planning to get a USBC Lenovo dockstation for the office, to connect ethernet and ...
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Booting Ubuntu from secondary M.2 SSD on Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 4 - 2102: Detection error on Storage Device1 (M.2)

I just welcomed a new Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 4 to my home. As it has a spare M.2 SSD slot, I intended to transplant the SSD running Ubuntu 20.04 straight outta an old Dell XPS 13 and (god willing!) ...
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How to use sim cards on ubuntu 21.10. WWAN requirements are satisfied with the system

I have a lenovo x1 carbon thinkpad. I purchased it with WWAN capabilities enabled but, I have never used it. I inserted the sim card into the slot. What do I have to do next? It is not auto ...
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Wireless/Wired adapter malfunctioning on Lenovo Thinkpad P14s under Ubuntu 21.10

Since yesterday my functing Lenovo P14s laptop is not connecting to my home internet. Any other device (another old Thinkpad as well as phone) can connect to my router. I tested this issue with my ...
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Unable to boot into Grub

So, I've recently installed Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS on my Dad's Lenovo Thinkpad T580 (the same one as mine), and installed Ubuntu on the entire drive. I've tried booting into grub from the boot process, ...
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PC wakes from suspend even when /proc/acpi/wakeup is disabled

PC Model: Thinkpad X1 Tablet Gen 2 OS: Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I have a Thinkpad X1 Tablet, and the keyboard is quite flexible which always wakes the PC up from sleep (the keyboard and the screen ...
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Thinkpad T14 AMD gen2 ext4-fs error

Hello I bought new Thinkpad T14 AMD with Ryzen 5850U and unable to properly use Ubuntu on it. My steps: Shrink existing Windows 10 Install Ubuntu in one single partition (ext4, no ecryption, swap, ...
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Wi-fi not enable on Lenovo thinkpad L420 in Ubuntu 20.04

I am new to Ubuntu. I tried installing Ubuntu 20.04 on my Lenovo L420 laptop, WiFi is not enabled. I checked WiFi adapter it is already enabled. Even Bluetooth is working. After I installed Ubuntu 20....
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WiFi not automatically connected on startup, and no automatic switch between WiFi and ethernet when available

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.4 It used to work fine, until 3-4 days ago I installed Cape2 to create a cuckoo sandbox, using this script : https://github.com/doomedraven/Tools/blob/master/Sandbox/cape2.sh ...
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Does Ubuntu support unlocking full-disk encrypted internal drive(s) automatically with TPM?

Does Ubuntu (and official flavors) support disk encryption that'll automatically unlock using the device's TPM module? Would it be possible to do that during install? What's the best, pain-free, ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 crashes randomly with "read-only filesystem" errors

My Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga (20JD) with a Samsung 970 EVO Plus keeps randomly freezing, and eventually shows a black screen with journalctl and other errors. I have to hold the power button to shut it ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon (9), suspend works, but unsuspends when I close the lid

I have a new Thinkpad X1 Carbon, 9th generation, Ubuntu 21.10. Generally it works better than my former 6th gen. However, when I suspend now (from the UI) (xfce4), it does suspend, apparently; the ...
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How to improve trackpad precision on Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 (kernel is 5.4.0-99-lowlatency, but issue is the same on the generic kernel) on a Thinkpad X260. The trackpad device is "Synaptics TM3075-002". Basically, for small, ...
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Extremely slow wifi on Ubuntu 20.04 after standard solutions, 18.04 is fine

I have a clean Ubuntu 20.04 install on a Thinkpad X1 Carbon. I am running the kernel 5.13.0-28-generic. The wifi is extremely slow, making e.g. Zoom impossible, dropped calls, total loss of ...
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Xmodmap: On Lenovo Thinkpad T420 not working?

I use a Lenovo ThinkPad T450 laptop (Linux 5.13.0-28-generic x86_64) with a german keyboard layout. Unfortunately the greater and lesser key is not available on this setup. I can not switch the keys ...
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Middle button & scroll do not work after suspend on a Thinkpad USB keyboard trackpoint

I've recently acquired a thinkpad compact USB keyboard, that comes with a trackpoint. When I suspend my Ubuntu 21.10 computer, the middle button of the trackpoint ceases to function until I unplug and ...
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Some keyboard keys are not working with Ubuntu 20.04 on my Lenovo X1 Carbon

I found that some keys (e.g. g, h, Up arrow, Esc) are not working fine. Sometimes they stop working and I have to go to another app and press mouse keys to get them running again. I have tested the ...
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Cheese does not work in Ubuntu 20.04

I am using a Thinkpad running Ubuntu 20.04 which has integrated webcam installed. When I run 'cheese' in terminal, this is the output: ** (cheese:13651): CRITICAL **: 11:36:28.971: ...
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Problem connecting external monitors/ display after Ubuntu software upgrade on 20.04 | 18-Jan-2022

I've gone through all existing threads on AskUbuntu and none solves the problem I'm having. After running software update on Ubuntu 20.04 yesterday (18-01-2022), this morning both my monitors do not ...
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Ubuntu brightness reset after reboot thinkpad E14

In my laptop (lenovo thinkpad E14) I have installed ubuntu 20.04. Whenever I am starting the ubuntu the brightness is set to max. Again I have to adjust using Fn + F5 to adjust. Its Ryzen 3 processor ...
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Bluetooth keeps turning itself on after startup

I have pretty stock Ubuntu 21.10 on my Thinkpad T440p. My issue is bluetooth keeps turning itself on after startup/reboot. I've tried configuring TLP to disable bluetooth at startup, and to restore ...
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