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johkaise
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Trackpoint Firmware Upgrade for Linux users?

Hi everybody,

 

there is a firmware upgrade for the trackpoint published, it might fix some nasty problems with "drifting cursors" which I have had.

CHANGES IN THIS RELEASE
  Version 1.0.1.0

[Important updates]
  Nothing.

[New functions or enhancements]
- Support for 2019 ThinkPad products

[Problem fixes]
- Fixed long drift issue of Alps TrackPoint.
- Fixed long drift issue of ELAN TrackPoint.

 

The supported systems concerning the changelog published by 2019-11-01 are:

 

Software name      TrackPoint Firmware Update Utility

Support model      ThinkPad X280  (Machine Types: 20KE, 20KF)
                   ThinkPad A285  (Machine Types: 20MW, 20MX)
                   ThinkPad E480, ThinkPad R480  (Machine Types: 20KN, 20KQ, 20KR)
                   ThinkPad E485  (Machine Types: 20KU)
                   ThinkPad T480s (Machine Types: 20L7, 20L8)
                   ThinkPad L480   (Machine Types: 20LS, 20LT)
                   ThinkPad L380 Yoga (Machine Types: 20M7, 20M8)
                   ThinkPad L380  (Machine Types: 20M5, 20M6)
                   ThinkPad S2 Yoga 3rd Gen  (Machine Types: 20L2)
                   ThinkPad S2 3rd Gen (Machine Types: 20L1 )
                   ThinkPad P1, X1 Extreme (Machine Types: 20MD, 20ME, 20MF, 20MG)
                   ThinkPad E580  (Machine Types: 20KS, 20KT)
                   ThinkPad E585  (Machine Types: 20KV )
                   ThinkPad L580  (Machine Types: 20LW, 20LX )
                   ThinkPad P72   (Machine Types: 20MB, 20MC )
                   ThinkPad P52   (Machine Types: 20M9, 20MA)
	           ThinkPad X390, X395 (Machine Types: 20Q0, 20Q1, 20SC, 20SD, 20NL, 20NM)
 	           ThinkPad X390 Yoga  (Machine Types: 20NN, 20NQ, 20SX, 20SY)
	           ThinkPad E490, R490 (Machine Types: 20N8, 20N9, 20NA)
	           ThinkPad E495  (Machine Types: 20NE)
		   ThinkPad T490s (Machine Types: 20NX, 20NY)
		   ThinkPad T495s (Machine Types: 20QJ, 20QK)
		   ThinkPad T490  (Machine Types: 20N2, 20N3, 20Q9, 20QH, 20RY, 20RX)
		   ThinkPad P43s  (Machine Types: 20RH, 20RJ, 20RH, 20RJ)
		   ThinkPad T495  (Machine Types: 20NJ, 20NK)
		   ThinkPad T590  (Machine Types: 20N4, 20N5)
		   ThinkPad P53s  (Machine Types: 20N6, 20N7)
		   ThinkPad L490  (Machine Types: 20Q5, 20Q6)
		   ThinkPad L390 Yoga (Machine Types: 20NT, 20NU)
		   ThinkPad L390 (Machine Types: 20NR, 20NS)
		   ThinkPad S2 Yoga 4th Gen (Machine Types: 20NW)
		   ThinkPad S2 4th Gen (Machine Types: 20NV)
		   ThinkPad P1 Gen 2, X1 Extreme 2nd (Machine Types: 20QT, 20QU, 20QV, 20QW)
		   ThinkPad R590, E590 (Machine Types: 20ND, 20NB, 20NC)
		   ThinkPad E595 (Machine Types: 20NF)
		   ThinkPad L590 (Machine Types: 20Q7, 20Q8)
		   ThinkPad P53  (Machine Types: 20QN, 20QQ)
		   ThinkPad L13 Yoga, L13 (Machine Types: 20R5, 20R6, 20R3, 20R4)
		   ThinkPad S2 Yoga 5th Gen, S2 5th gen (Machine Types: 20R8, 20R7)
		   ThinkPad E14, R14, S3 Gen2 (Machine Types: 20RA, 20RB, 20RC, 20RG)
		   ThinkPad E15 (Machine Types: 20RD, 20RE)				   

 

At present no updates are provided by LVFS yet. @MarkRHPearson., can you please check if it can be provied by LVfS

 

(P.S:. Like for every Lenovo Update, there is a workaround for installing this within Windows)

Lenovo Employee MarkRHPearson
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Re: Trackpoint Firmware Upgrade for Linux users?

Yep - I'll see what I can find out, this one wasn't on my radar...

Thanks

Mark

johkaise
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Re: Trackpoint Firmware Upgrade for Linux users?

Any news on this ? Update has been not released yet for several models as I have been checked recently in LVFS.

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Lenovo Employee MarkRHPearson
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Re: Trackpoint Firmware Upgrade for Linux users?

Hi,

I have been looking into this one but don't have any good news I can feed back to the forum yet. There is some progress, but nothing confirmed . I'll send some nudges internally as it's been a few days since I heard from them and see if I can get an update

 

 

We are pushing vendors to provide LVFS support for their devices and I'm actually seeing progress made on this front which is great - but it takes a while.

 

Thanks

Mark

johkaise
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Re: Trackpoint Firmware Upgrade for Linux users?

In meantime version

1.0.1.2

  has been published, as far from release notes no additional fixes.

Lenovo Employee MarkRHPearson
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Message 6 of 6

Re: Trackpoint Firmware Upgrade for Linux users?

Yep - Synpatics have been great and released some firmware on LVFS which will solve the issue for some platforms (I don't have that list yet) .

Still working on other vendors....this one is going to be a slow issue to resolve I'm afraid...

Mark

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