Lenovo ThinkPad X220
The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is a small-form-factor laptop with Intel Mobile i5/i7 CPU, and Intel graphics. It has no optical drive. You can see full specs at ThinkWiki.
Battery functions like charging thresholds can be controlled using the script broken link: archived in aur-mirror]. The TLP power saving tool supports using acpi_call as backend for setting the thresholds as well.AUR together with the kernel module AUR[
The Upek fingerprint reader is supported by Fingerprint-gui.
The graphics driver is provided by the Official repositories.package from the
Trackpoint and Clickpad
Boot fails (UEFI/GPT)
Additional considerations from ThinkWiki:
- The X220 cannot/will not boot GPT disks using
Legacy BIOS, you must setup
- The X220 will not boot
/efi/*/*.efiunless signed(?) into BIOS, you have to copy it to
- Disabling the BIOS setting
USB UEFI BIOS Supportdisables all USB booting, ie, both
Reboot loop after resume from suspend
This can be caused by the EFI storage getting too full. Run the following commands as root to free up some space.
# First clear the pstore mkdir -p /dev/pstore mount -t pstore pstore /dev/pstore ls /dev/pstore # <- Nothing important should be here, but check first anyway rm /dev/pstore/*
# Next some EFI variables. These are used/created by pstore, but I've had them even though #I deleted the pstore data using the above commands. YMMV. rm /sys/firmware/efi/efivars/dump-type0-*
This information was taken from the Lenovo forums
The x220 internal microphone has been the source of many complaints across platforms. Specifically, it can generate a lot of static or hissing on top of any recorded audio. The workaround is to mute the right mic input channel (in audio control programs that allow independent channel setting) or to drag the balance slider in a GUI for the internal mic level fully to the left.
Note also that the audio jack is a combination headset/mic jack and will work with modern smartphone headsets with inline microphones, as an alternative.
Multi-monitor setups with X
Some window managers, such as qtile or awesome don't seem to get along with the
sna acceleration method of the intel driver, which results in tiled and broken display of the environments, when using a multi-monitor setup (using internal monitor only, works just fine).
It seems, that this issue does not occur in other desktop environments, such as Xfce, however.
linux 3.16, some backlight-related kernel parameter defaults have been changed, causing the hardware brightness up/down keys to no longer function automatically. This can be worked around by setting
- Arch user blogs about the X220
- Thinkwiki X220 reference
- "Arch By Hand" UEFI GPT SSD LUKS Install Script, built on an x220 tablet with an SSD.
- Power saving options for the X220 - Notebook Review Forum
- AUR for ThinkPad X220 Tablet rotation, docking, etc scripts