Lenovo ThinkPad X230
fwupd does not support this device yet.
To update the firmware on the device, get the latest bootable CD and follow the steps in Flashing BIOS from Linux#Bootable optical disk emulation.
If you experience that your brightness setting is not restored on resume from suspend, then create config:
Section "Device" Identifier "card0" Driver "intel" Option "Backlight" "intel_backlight" BusID "PCI:0:2:0" EndSection
HD Graphics 4000 supports external 4K display and audio via display port to HDMI adapter, but requires to add 4K mode manually 
- GNOME - works out of the box
- Xfce - install , , add plugin to panel and reboot. Additionally uses as mixer and for sound level popups
- Handle ACPI events with acpid the hard way. Some functions like
thinkpad-mutemicimplemented in AUR
X230T (tablet version)
Wacom tablet input
Works out of the box with Wacom tablet.. See
Multitouch screen for the X230t
Some X230t models have a multitouch screen in addition to the Wacom tablet. Works out of the box with.
Thinkpad X230 based on Intel Ivy Bridge (3rd generation) platform which meets OpenCL 1.2 specification. Unfortunately GPU support in Linux is broken, so AUR and AUR will not work. Use CPU-only AUR instead.
OpenCL computation performance differ between CPU and GPU, depending on task. In many cases GPU is preferable. For Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU, which incorporates HD Graphics 4000 GPU:
hashcat -m2500 -b -D 2 --forcereports 3095 H/s (checked in Windows)
hashcat -m2500 -b -D 1reports only 2660 H/s, which is the same as no-OpenCL
In this example OpenCL does not give any advantage, and it is better to look for other options such as building native binaries for your system.
- Main article: Power saving
Users of TLP need to pay attention to a hardware bug according to which it is recommended to only use either the upper or lower charging threshold. The following configuration is recommended by the developer of TLP.
UEFI boot options can be safely (no bricking) set with UEFI Shell v2 (checked with BIOS 2.77 (G2ETB7WW) EC 1.15). Though you can delete any boot variable, so be careful!or
USB UEFI update
All official updates, including Windows utility, Bootable CD and documentation can be found here. You can use AUR to create bootable USB images from the Bootable CD:
$ geteltorito.pl g2uj24us.iso > update.img # dd bs=512K if=update.img of=/dev/sdX
Insert USB stick, reboot and press
F12, choose your USB. Follow the instructions.
Trusted Platform Module
Laptop has dedicated TPM 1.2 chip onboard. It does not looks like it can be upgraded to TPM 2.0. Chip itself disabled by default sometimes, also owner clearing will not appear without Supervisor password set:
- Enter Thinkpad UEFI Setup by pressing
- Set Security > Password > Supervisor password
- Set Security > Security Chip > Security Chip [Active]
- Save settings by pressing F10 and reboot
- Turn laptop off, turn on and UEFI option Security > Security Chip > Clear Security Chip eventually will appear.
Process described in "ThinkPad X230 and X230i User Guide", Chapter 4. Security > Setting the security chip.
- There is a BIOS bug that gets in the way of the boot process with LUKS and full-disk encryption. The user is stuck at the "Loading initial ramdisk" step, and does not see a password prompt to unlock the encrypted device. You can actually enter your password at this step, and boot-up will continue. However, updating the BIOS will resolve this completely.
- UEFI option to clear TPM not working. STM chip datasheet describes physical presence pin, which, probably, can be used as workaround.