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Thinkpad X1 Extreme - Thunderbolt Assist - Problem like P52?

2018-11-06, 9:49 AM

Hi there,

 

I have a brand new Thinkpad X1 Extreme.

I heard of a problem regarding some new generation Thinkpads with a BIOS option called "BIOS support for Thunderbolt", which is needed for a proper running Linux installation.

On Notebooks like the P52 or some Yogas enabling this option effectively *bricks* the device.

See: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Lenovo-P52-bricked-by-selecting-BIOS-thunderbolt-support-for/td-p/4207538

 

Can anyone of you confirm that this behaviour appears with the X1 Extreme as well? Or does it not? Has anyone tried it yet?

 

Dear Lenovo Admins/Techs:

 

could any one of you try this setting out with one fresh device?

 

I want to install Linux on a second SSD (Linux Mint 19), I managed to get into GRUB loader via USB, but on startup the machine hangs completely, showing a "kernel panic" with some log lines regarding "thunderbolt", so I presume, I NEED to enable "BIOS support for Thunderbolt".

 

Anyway, simply knowing that there *may* be a BIOS setting, that effectively *destroys* me notebook makes me completely uncomfortable. 

 

Could you please confirm, the setting is safe OR tell me, that it is NOT safe AND you are working on a solution?

 

Thanks in advance

B.

 

 

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme - Thunderbolt Assist - Problem like P52?

2018-11-06, 15:38 PM

Ok, here we have the Problem on a Thinkpad X Yoga ...

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Thinkpad-X1-Yoga-3rd-Gen-Stuck-at-Black-Screen-After-Enabling/td-p/4106952/highlight/true

 

So, what about the X1 Extreme?

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme - Thunderbolt Assist - Problem like P52?

2018-11-12, 21:42 PM

my x1e stopped working with eGPU, guess the new Thunderbolt app is to blame?

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme - Thunderbolt Assist - Problem like P52?

2018-12-30, 6:14 AM

Could you tell me more about the egpu issue. I am trying to hook my brand new X1e to an Asus XG Station Pro + RTX 2070 and it doesn't seem to work in anyway. All firmware is updated, but thunderbolt firmware update says "no active Thunderbolt controller found"

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