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ivanalejandro
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Registered: ‎06-28-2018
Location: US
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Is Thinkpad x280 safe for Ubuntu 18.04?

tl;dr Is the Thinkpad x280 flawless for Ubuntu 18.04?

 

Hello.

 

I recently acquired myself a X1 Yoga 3rd gen with the hopes that I would have a nice experience running Ubuntu. Unfortunately, from day one I encountered issues with it:

 

X1 Carbon Gen 6 cannot enter deep sleep (S3 state aka Suspend-to-RAM) on Linux

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/X1-Carbon-Gen-6-cannot-enter-deep-sleep-S3-state-aka-S...

 

Touchpad and trackpad work erratically after I close and open the laptop's lid (suspending and resuming). I need to reboot everytime.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Thinkpad-X1-Carbon-Yoga-3rd-eratic-Mouse-and-Keyboard-...

 

Others that I found about online after acquiring the machine:

FYI - Linux May Not Support Thunderbolt Native Mode (seems to be solved)

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/FYI-Linux-May-Not-Support-Thunderbolt-Native-Mode/m-p/...

 

Linux throttling bug (T480s)

https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/870u0a/t480s_linux_throttling_bug/

 

And from Linux's side, poor consideration for touchscreens.

 

Sadly, I have no choice but to return this machine next week. I feel these are nice machines in theory, and I would be willing to give them one more try. I was considering the Thinkpad x280 and I want to run Ubuntu 18.04 again. I would like to ask if any of these issues persist, or any other issues I'm not aware of show up when running Ubuntu, or any other Linux distro.

orange-kao
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Registered: ‎08-03-2018
Location: AU
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Re: Is Thinkpad x280 safe for Ubuntu 18.04?

Hi. I have a X280 running Ubuntu 18.04 for one month.

 

  • Suspend (to RAM) is working.
  • Trackpoint and touchpad is working after wake up. However the trackpoint is somewhat different than X201s. (way too sensitive for me and lack of precision)
  • I don't have Thunderbolt device to test.
  • I've done a test for the throttling. However the test is somewhat different as I use SHA512 for stress.

 

Please refer to Review for ThinkPad X280 running Ubuntu 18.04 (bionic) for additional information.

Thanks.

 

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