Questions tagged as ['thinkpad']

Brand of laptop computers originally designed, manufactured and sold by IBM and now owned by Lenovo.
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NikhilWanpal avatar
Bluetooth frequently disconnecting, sometimes reconnects in a few seconds
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I am using fully patched / updated Ubuntu 21.04 + KDE 5.21.4 on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 extreme Gen 3. Kernel in use is 5.11.0-37-generic, with latest firmware for the System (0.1.17) and Intel (225.53.1649).

I am trying to use OnePlus buds Z with the laptop and they keep randomly disconnecting every once in a while. I have not seen this issue when I use them with my phone; so I believe the buds are f ...

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Martin Thoma avatar
Why does bluetooth suddenly not work anymore?
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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T460p with Ubuntu 20.04. Everything was fine yesterday, but today bluetooth stopped working. I didn't even shutdown. No system updates as far as I remember.

$ blueman-manager
blueman-manager version 2.1.2 starting
blueman-manager 09.01.28 ERROR    Manager:118 on_dbus_name_appeared: Default adapter not found, trying first available.
blueman-manager 09.01.28 ERROR    Manager: ...
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hal avatar
Wipe-clean Ubuntu installation
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I recently bought a Thinkpad carbon X1 gen9 with Ubuntu preinstalled. The preinstalled Ubuntu have some problems (see this forum) and I was thinking of trying Debian.

As soon as I try to boot from the USB stick that has an image of Debian I am "thrown" into grub and I am unable to do anything else (I guess lack of knowledge).

Now, I thought that I try another distro, and tried to boot up Kubuntu. The ...

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theneilkirk avatar
Different scale on apps (one display)
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I'm still getting used to Ubuntu (20.04) on my Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 after being a Mac user for 10 years.

When setting up, I found the resolution made things far too tiny and I'm sure I changed a few things, including the scale slider (first) and then I dropped my resolution (from 3840x2160 to 1920x1080). The resolution change made everything look ok, except Telegram, which I think is still b ...

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon - Fan keeps running after I power off & gets very hot
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I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon 2021, with OS Ubuntu 20.04. During the working time it works fine and without problems.

After I power off, the screen goes dark and the fans keep working at high speed.

After 2 minutes the laptop keeps getting hot until the point you can not even barely touch it.

If I press and hold the power off button, then the laptop powers off correctly and the fun stops.

This problem occurs  ...

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ThinkPad X1 Gen. 9 does not shutdown with 20.04
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I've got a brand new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen. 9 with no pre-installed OS. After checking that Secure Boot is Off and OS Optimized Defaults are Disabled, I installed Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS. If I try to shutdown the device, it shows a black screen but does not turn off. The only indicator is that the fans keep spinning. Even the power LED is Off. I waited up to one hour and did a force-shutdown several times b ...

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X1 Carbon Gen 8 can't change charge thresholds via TLP 1.3.1
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I've got a new X1 gen8 with core i7 10510U CPU. I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 and tlp, were successfully changing charge levels up until this moment. I guess, I've installed some regular update and it doesn't work anymore :( When I try to do anything via tlp it tells Error: battery charge thresholds not available.

$ uname -r
$ sudo tlp-stat -b
--- TLP 1.3.1 ------------------------ ...
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AX210 WiFi adapter doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, kernel 5.11.0-27
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I just bought brand new Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen 2 20W4000GRT and trying to run fresh downloaded Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS on it. Everything looks great besides absence of WiFi (Bluetooth has been detected though). I have read all the amount of suggestions regarding this issue other people had, but all of them mostly boil down to update kernel to 5.10+ version. My uname -r reporting me

$ uname -r
5.11.0-27-generi ...
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Thinkpad L13 Yoga onscreen-keyboard stops working
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Thinkpad L13 Yoga G2 running Ubuntu 20.04 when flipped like this: L13 Yoga

screen keyboard sometimes stops working properly: "Space", "Delete" keys are not functioning. If I return to normal notebook orientation it starts working again. What's wrong? Maybe there is an option to replace keyboard software? I tried "Onboard" but it doesn't have other languages and appear together with built-in keyboard.

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ThinkPad Carbon X1 gen9 stuck on black screen when shut down
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For the last 5 shut downs, my laptop has been going to black screen as if shut down (no keyboard light or anything), but the fans continue to run. Pushing on the power off button does not do anything and I am basically forced to wait for the laptop to run out of battery. There does not seem to be any specific error message popping.

I have a ThinkPad Carbon X1 gen 9 with Ubuntu 20.04 (dual boot wi ...

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Web cam not working on ThinkPad P14s AMD Ubuntu 20.04
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The integrated web cam on the ThinkPad P14S AMD is not working while running on Ubuntu 20.04

I run lsusb and I get the following

Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 003: ID 8087:0029 Intel Corp. 
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 06cb:00bd Synaptics, Inc. 
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 ...
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Touchpad not working with Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 4
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I'm currently on Ubuntu 21.04, the touchpad does not work at all. The red pointer works for moving the mouse and the buttons above the touchpad works, but the actual touchpad does not.

I've tried installing xserver-xorg-input-synaptics but that did not resolve the issue. I'm unable to find anyone with a similar issue or any linux touchpad drivers online.

Please help!

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Dan Gillmor avatar
Slack closes down on suspend
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Running Ubuntu 21.04 on ThinkPad X1 Carbon 9th generation. When I suspend the computer, Slack closes down. Happens every time. Notified Slack, but wondering if anyone else here has encountered this.

UPDATE: See below. Going back to 20.04.3 fixed the issue, and Slack is working on it.

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Bashar Al-Abdulhadi avatar
automatic suspend
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I've upgraded a thinkpad W520 to 20.04.2 LTS and for some reason although automatic suspend is switched off under "Suspend & Power Button" yet after several minutes it gets suspended.

This behavior was not there on previous version, this is dconf dump grep output if it can help:

conf dump / | grep -i "suspend\|sleep"
sleep-inactive-ac-type ...
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External monitor dont work on Lenovo ThinkPad with AMD Ryzen 5700u
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I just installed the newest Ubuntu on laptop ThinkPad E15 Gen3 with Radeon GPU on Ryzen5700u and found a big problem - external monitor is not working...

I dont even see in dmesg anything about trying to connect via HDMI.

Is there any chance how to get IT work? I Tried offical amdgpu drivers and third party ones - ppa:oibaf. No luck...

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Touchscreen not working properly on my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 15
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It seems to work without a hitch up until I log in and the desktop is shown. It also had no problems using the touchscreen when I was just testing the laptop with a bootable USB device. But after that it doesn't seem to work. Sometimes the touchscreen just decides to work on it's own and doesn't stop working until I power down the device entirely. I have tried sudo apt upgrade to update every single  ...

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Thinkpad P14s AMD 2nd gen: suspend to RAM doesn't work
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I own the new Thinkpad P14s AMD 2nd gen with Ubuntu 21.04 and full disk encryption. It almost works out of the box except for Wi-Fi (that can be fixed with this driver) and suspension.

Actually, I'm not totally sure where the problem is: if I try to suspend, all keyboard lights switch off, except for the power button that stays on. When I try to resume from suspension, keyboard lights switch on but the  ...

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Jeremiah Huckleberry avatar
I have a lenovo thinkpad t430 with Ubuntu 20.04. No partition no other OS installed. It failed to reboot after a partial upgrade. Guidance needed.. I
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I have a lenovo t430 thinkpad with Ubuntu 20.04 installed back in April 2021 and re-installed recently (July 10, 2021). No other OS is installed on the SSD. I was informed by Software Updater that I needed to partially upgrade the system and then to restart it after the partial upgrade was done. After being prompted that the partial upgrade was done I hit the restart button and left the room, thinking n ...

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Chesben avatar
Thinkpad x230 tablet
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I have Lenovo tninkpad х230 and I can't install the driver from VGA or the graphic one I don't understand, I have an additional display turned on, but there is no expansion

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Bios settings for Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows
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I have a thinkpad x1 that has both windows and Ubuntu installed. When I installed Ubuntu I had to make some bios changes but recently I reset my bios settings and now it boots straight into windows, grub doesn't even pop up. Any suggestions for getting grub back?

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Christopher avatar
Ubuntu 21.04 (5.11.0-25-generic), Thinkpad T14S (AMD) - USB ports not reacting / working anymore
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maybe someone has come across the same problem or can help me otherwise.

Since two days, my two USB ports are not reacting anymore. Nothing is recognized or charged on them (SSD drive, charging my phone & watch, USB splitter, mouse, keyboard...). With and without power connection of the Laptop.

I run Ubuntu 21.04 (kernel: 5.11.0-25-generic).

I have a Thinkpad T14S, AMD version. -> https:// ...

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Ben Boyle avatar
How to Get Thinkpad T480 Embedded Controller Update to Compile
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I opened Ubuntu Software for the first time in a while and saw a badge indicating an update in the 'Updates' tab.

There is an update for the Thinkpad T480 Embedded Controller (0.1.21 -> 0.1.22).

Upon clicking on the 'Update' button, I get an error message saying the update failed to compile.

Screenshot of error message from Ubuntu Software upon clicking 'Update'

When I click on the update entry itsel ...

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Issues with Ubuntu 20.04 and the LG 27UK670 LCD connected via USB-C/TB 4
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I've been having some issues with various machines of similar specs connected to identical 4k lcd's.

The issues would manifest as the screen blanking out randomly for 1-5s and then reappearing and when doing anything on the screen the blanking would become worse.

The Specs of the machines are as follows:

  • Lenovo ThinkPad E14/15 G2
  • Intel Core i5 1135G7
  • The machines are running Ubuntu 20.04 and Kubunt ...
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Alv123 avatar
DisplayPort error on Thinkpad for Ubuntu
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My Thinkpad L480 constantly throws an error when connecting external monitors to the docking station. I have to open and close the lid of the notebook repeatedly to get a signal.

It throws the following error. Not sure what it means:

kernel: [drm:drm_dp_mst_dpcd_read [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* mstb 000000005b62a483 port 1: DPCD read on addr 0x4b0 for 1 bytes NAKed
kernel: [drm:drm_dp_mst_dpcd_read [drm ...
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Lid switch bouncing for ThinkPad laptop Ubuntu 18.04
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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T540p with Ubuntu 18.04 and when I manually suspend the laptop & then close the lid, the laptop actually resumes. Looking through the side of the lid, I can see the screen flickering.

Running journalctl -u systemd-logind.service I can see the following:

 iul 18 20:36:08 vt-thinkpad systemd-logind[966]: Lid closed.
 iul 18 20:36:08 vt-thinkpad systemd-logind[966]: Lid op ...
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Ubuntu on 4k laptop
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Does ubuntu work on the 4k display? I'm planning to buy lenovo thinkpad laptop with 4k screen. But I have concern about whether scaling works as expected or not.

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Can't use a second screen in my Thinkpad P1 Gen3
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I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 with the proprietary drivers on my new Thinkpad P1 Gen3 and I can not use the second screen. Ubuntu doesn't recognize it. It is strange, because when I was trying the LiveUSB, I could use both of them.

I've been googling to fix the problem, but the only similar issue was in this post: External monitor no signal ThinkPad P1, with no useful answers. The difference is t ...

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Jiang Wenlong avatar
Thinkpad E14 has a WiFi chipset, but shows me two WiFi cards
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I had installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my E14 and installed the WiFi driver offline.
Now, it shows me two WiFi cards.

How can I disable one?
Or, what else could I do?

Here is an image of ifconfig:

ifconfig picture

Follow is output of lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 8a02 (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 8a56 (rev 07)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corpo ...
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Laptop Crashing when using Make - Possible Thermal Issues?
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I am running Ubuntu 20.04.2 on a Lenovo Thinkpad P52s and sometimes run into issues when I use the make command with multiple cores (using the -j flag). My screen will freeze and the laptop will become completely unresponsive, requiring a forced shutdown in order to bring it back to life. I have left it for a couple hours before in hopes that it will eventually become responsive again, but to no av ...

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Mouse starts lagging when connecting USB headpones to my laptop (Ubuntu 21.04 and Thinkpad P43s)
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When I connect my USB headphones to my laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad P43s) my mouse (Wireless logitech) start to lag and it seem to get worse the longer its connected even when I am not playing any music/having any music apps running.

I had the same problem on ubuntu 20.10 which is why I just upgraded to 21.04 to see if it would fix it but I have the same issue on 21.04. Other things I have tried:

  1. Update THin ...