Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 (AMD)

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
Touchpad Yes
J-Mouse Yes
Video Yes
Webcam 5986:213c Yes
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth (Realtek) 0bda:4852 Yes
Audio 1022:15e3 Yes
Wireless Yes
Fingerprint reader 27c6:6594 Yes
TPM Untested


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



Bluetooth doesn't appear to work with the stock Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6E QCNFA765 modem. The modem is an M.2 2230 form factor and not soldered (on the AMD variant of the X13 Gen 2), and can be replaced easily with an Intel AX210.NGW.


Brightness control

As of kernel 5.9 use the native brightness controller, use the acpi_backlight=native kernel parameter.


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.


fwupd does not support this device yet.


It is recommended to run the latest UEFI version.

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 UEFI option for customizing the Power profile that by default is tuned to Windows 10. See #Power Management.

Note: According to Lenovo engineer, the Windows 10 setting may be preferred if the kernel supports it.

Power Management

The UEFI provides two choices for the sleep mode in Config > Power > Sleep State. The Windows 10 mode (s2idle) is recommended, and results in about a 0.5%/hour drain while sleeping. Using the Linux mode (s3) may help if you are running an older kernel.

See Power management/Suspend and hibernate#Changing suspend method.

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 XF86MonBrightnessDown
Fn+F6 No Yes XF86MonBrightnessUp
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