Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 1 (AMD)

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
Touchpad Yes
J-Mouse Yes
Keyboard Yes
Video 8086:2723 Yes
Webcam 04f2:b6d0 Yes
Ethernet 10ec:8168 Yes
Bluetooth 8086:2723 Yes
Power management Yes
USB Ports 10ec:816d Yes
SD-Card slot Yes
Audio 1022:15e3 Yes
Wireless 8086:2723 Yes
Fingerprint reader 06cb:00bd Yes
TPM Untested


No special steps needed for installation.


It is recommended to run the latest BIOS version, which is currently 1.35.

The BIOS update can be downloaded as an ISO image from the X13 support page and loaded to a USB stick.

Additionally, there is a BIOS option for customizing the Power profile that by default is tuned to Windows 10 and is recommended to be set to Linux. This setting has been shown to reduce issues with #Power Management.


The BIOS offers two modes of operation, GUI and Simple Text.

The GUI can be navigated to some degree via the keyboard. Left and Right arrow keys to move the selection and Space to activate.

For full keyboard support switching to simple text would likely be better.

That can be accomplished by:

  • Selecting and activating Config on the left side under Setup
  • Right arrowing until the drop down to the right of Setup UI is selected
  • active the drop down and select Simple Text
  • F10 (save and exit)
Note: Blind users may want to request the help of a sighted person to change BIOS settings




Lightdm seems to have an issue with amdgpu loading too late. Use KMS to load the video driver into initramfs


Regenerate the initramfs.

Brightness control

As of kernel 5.9 use the native brightness controller

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=".... acpi_backlight=native ...."

Regenerate the main GRUB configuration file.


PulseAudio seems to work fine without manual intervention, but the ALSA audio device chosen by default may not be correct. You may need to change the default device.

defaults.pcm.card 2
defaults.ctl.card 2

You should remember to unmute the volume using the alsamixer interactive application.

$ alsamixer

You may need to make your settings permanent with the alsactl application.

# alsactl store


If the integrated webcam is not accessible as /dev/video* and does not appear in the output of lsusb, installing upd72020x-fwAUR may help.


fwupd does not support this device yet.

Power Management

Various issues have been reported with resuming from suspend. In order to mitigate them follow the best practices described in #BIOS.

On systems that use full-disk encryption with sd-encrypt it might be preferred to switch to using the encrypt mkinitcpio hook.

Function keys

Key Visible?1 Marked?2 Effect
Fn Yes No XF86WakeUp
Fn+Esc No Yes Enables Fn lock
Fn+F1 Yes Yes XF86AudioMute
Fn+F2 Yes Yes XF86AudioLowerVolume
Fn+F3 Yes Yes XF86AudioRaiseVolume
Fn+F4 Yes Yes XF86AudioMicMute
Fn+F5 No Yes Monitor Brightness Down
Fn+F6 No Yes Monitor Brightness Up
Fn+F7 Yes Yes XF86Display
Fn+F8 Yes Yes XF86WLAN3
Fn+F9 No Yes
Fn+F10 No Yes
Fn+F11 No Yes
Fn+F12 Yes Yes XF86Favorites
Fn+Space No Yes Enables/disables keyboard backlight
Fn+4 Yes No XF86Sleep3
Fn+B Yes No Ctrl_L + Break
Fn+P Yes No Pause
Fn+K Yes No Scroll Lock
Fn+Left Yes No Home
Fn+Right Yes No End
Fn+S Yes No Alt_L + SysRq
Fn+End Yes Yes Ins
  1. The key is visible via xev and similar tools
  2. The physical key has a symbol on it, which describes its function
  3. systemd-logind handles this by default

See also