Lenovo ThinkPad T430

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The Lenovo ThinkPad T430 is a durable, business-style laptop that was made in 2012 with a mobile Intel i3, i5, or i7 CPU, and Intel Graphics. Some models have an NVIDIA NVS 5400M GPU w/NVIDIA Optimus™ Technology. You can view more information about the laptop at ThinkWiki.

Power Management

Method 1 (TLP only)

Install and enable the tlp package. Installing the optional dependencies may help provide additional power saving.

Refer to Wiki:TLP for details for configuration and optimization.

Method 2 (powertop & TLP)

Install the powertop package.

Refer to Wiki:powertop for details on configuration and optimization.

HiDPI Displays

HiDPI (High Dots Per Inch) displays, also known by Apple's "Retina Display" marketing name, are screens with a high resolution in a relatively small format. They are mostly found in high-end laptops and monitors. Not all software behaves well in high-resolution mode yet. Here are listed most common tweaks which make work on a HiDPI screen more pleasant. For configuration and usage with HiDPI displays, refer to the HiDPI configuration

Adjust trackpoint drift

When the trackpoint does not move for 0.5 seconds, it re-calibrates that point as zero. Hence, if you hold the trackpoint in the same place for more than 0.5 seconds (for instance while scrolling), the trackpoint re-calibrates that position as zero. When you leave the trackpoint, it re-calibrates again, leading to the infamous trackpoint drift.

On Linux, this value can be changed from 0.5 seconds to anything you like. For instance, to set it to 2.5 seconds: echo 25 >/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/serio2/drift_time