07-15-2018 12:24 PM
tl;dr Is the Thinkpad x280 flawless for Ubuntu 18.04?
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
Touchpad and trackpad work erratically after I close and open the laptop's lid (suspending and resuming). I need to reboot everytime.
Others that I found about online after acquiring the machine:
FYI - Linux May Not Support Thunderbolt Native Mode (seems to be solved)
Linux throttling bug (T480s)
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.
08-03-2018 05:09 AM
Hi. I have a X280 running Ubuntu 18.04 for one month.
Please refer to Review for ThinkPad X280 running Ubuntu 18.04 (bionic) for additional information.