Lenovo ThinkPad T14/T14s (Intel) Gen 2

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
Touchpad 06CB:CE68 Yes
TrackPoint Yes
GPU (Intel) 8086:9A49 Yes
Webcam 13D3:5439 Yes
Bluetooth 8087:0026 Yes
Audio 8086:A0C8 Yes
Wireless 8086:A0F0 Yes
Ethernet 8086:15FC Yes
Mobile broadband Untested
Fingerprint reader 06CB:00F9 Yes

The Lenovo ThinkPad T14/T14s (Intel) Gen 2 was introduced in 2020. It features a 14" screen, 11th-gen Intel Core processors, and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics. Everything seems to work pretty much out the box with kernel >=5.16.0.

To ensure you have this version, install the package dmidecode and run:

# dmidecode -s system-version
ThinkPad T14s Gen 2i

For a general overview of laptop-related articles and recommendations, see Laptop.

Firmware

fwupd

fwupd supports updating the UEFI BIOS, NVMe SSD, and fingerprint reader (via the LVFS testing remote) out of the box.

Intel Turbo Boost

Check that Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is enabled using

$ cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/intel_pstate/no_turbo

An output of 1 means it is not enabled, so you will have to reset your BIOS to defaults. After doing that, running the command again should print 0. You should be able to see your CPU boosting way higher.

Suspend

The BIOS has two options for suspend: Windows and Linux (aka S0ix or "modern standby") and Linux S3. Both S0ix and S3 modes work on this system, but there is a bug that causes the trackpad to become laggy after resuming from S3 suspend.

Sound

This laptop requires firmware in order for the sound card to work. Installing sof-firmware seems to be enough to get audio working. See Advanced Linux Sound Architecture#ALSA firmware.

See also

T14 links

T14s links