05-01-2018 01:28 AM
Has anyone tried the new BIOS 1.15 for X1 Carbon 6th Gen (20KH, KG) with Linux? If so, can you share your experience? Does it solve any of the problems (e.g. thermal throttling, suspend-to-RAM support, touchpad/trackpoint issues)? Or does it maybe introduce new problems of its own?
05-02-2018 12:41 AM
05-02-2018 01:51 AM
Installed as well.
Seems to work fine.
If you want to make a USB bootable image from the .iso in linux, it seems I needed to do this:
$ geteltorito.pl -o n23ur05w.img n23ur05w.iso
# dd if=n23ur05w.img of=/dev/sdX bs=512K
Setting up the ISO on the USB stick didn't work for me.
05-03-2018 03:49 AM
Yes, those commands are the proper way to set up the boot ISO on an USB stick.
The script to extract the image data can be found here:
05-03-2018 02:08 PM - edited 05-03-2018 02:14 PM
I didn't notice any difference from the BIOS side, but with the kernel with Ubuntu 18.04 and following three steps:
1. add the kernel parameter
2. disable SD card reader
3. Enable TB3 assist mode
Ubuntu can sleep at very low power consumption. I don't use mine for heavy load work, so I don't notice any problem about the thermal throttle. But I do hear the fan on under light use when power connected while using Windows. This is not the case for Linux. I think the difference is the default CPU frequency. It runs at 3+GHz under Win10 but ~1GHz under Linux when power connected and light workload
05-03-2018 09:52 PM
05-04-2018 02:41 AM
05-04-2018 02:43 AM
05-06-2018 09:12 PM - edited 05-06-2018 09:51 PM
Latest update: For me, I find 1.15 cannot fix throttling issue, either cannot work with https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Lenovo_ThinkPad_X1_Carbon_(Gen_6) for suspend (which is fine in 1.13)