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Ubuntu on ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

2020-01-16, 14:09 PM

Hello, I am bought ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2. I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. As written here: https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201906-27150 "The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen laptop with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified pre-install for Ubuntu". Everything works for me, but the laptop has too little battery life (compared to Windows). The site indicates that the system is available in some regions with a special image of Ubuntu pre-installed by the manufacturer. Can I get the special image of Ubuntu somewhere? Or сan I somehow increase the battery life in Ubuntu?

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Re: Ubuntu on ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

2020-01-16, 14:23 PM

check popOs power management which allows to toggle between integrated and dedicated graphics card.

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2020-01-16, 14:36 PM
I use "sudo prime-select nvidia" to disable nvidia graphics card, but battery life is still short
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Re: Ubuntu on ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

2020-01-16, 14:39 PM

with popOs i can get between 6h and 8h, depending on workload. haven't tried other distros on the X1E

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Re: Ubuntu on ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

2020-01-16, 14:56 PM

Hi kosotd!

 

Welcome to our forums community.

 

Try updating the BIOS here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ph/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-extreme-gen-2/downloads/driver-list/component?name=BIOS%2FUEFI. As there is a recent update specifically for BIOS in Linux. Let us know how it goes.



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Re: Ubuntu on ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

2020-01-28, 19:10 PM

Hello, i'm updated BIOS to latest version, but it didn't help. Besides, I read other topics on the forum and tried to follow them. I did several recharge cycles, did calibration with lenovo vantage. then I worked in battery saver mode, < 50% screen brightness, and with the graphics card turned off! I worked only with office documents and surfing internet and my laptop lived less than 4 hours in windows. It is very far from the promised 14 hours

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Re:Ubuntu on ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

2020-04-14, 11:04 AM

Pop! OS is really unstable and broke at the first upgrade on my trial. I now use Ubuntu 19.10. 

 

Pop! OS is designed for System 76 hardware. It might run on thinkpads but nobody cares if an update breaks something. They also seem to modify the kernel. 

 

Ubuntu works quite well and is used by much more people so bugs are detected and fixed faster. Hope it will get even better with the upcoming 20.04. 

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