Talk:Lenovo ThinkPad T14 (AMD) Gen 1

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Backlight

I have a small issue using these lines in either i3-wm config and sway config:

bindsym XF86MonBrightnessUp exec light -A 1 bindsym XF86MonBrightnessDown exec light -U 1

This works well under i3wm. It works under sway only when starting sway from command line not from a display manager (lightdm here). Any idea? Under the display manager I can still call "light -A/-U xx" to increase/lower the brightness though but sway doesn't read it from its config file. Could this be even a sway or display manager bug or how the managers call the sway session?

BTW: Bios 1.29 here with no other major issues.

Edit: found this one (again): https://github.com/canonical/lightdm/issues/63

AndyRTR (talk) 06:11, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Wiki pages

I suggest to merge Lenovo Thinkpad T14 (AMD) Gen 1 and Lenovo Thinkpad T14s (AMD) Gen 1 into one page because tiny differences between both models are just in chassis dimensions, battery, cooling system, etc. Dmnc (talk) 07:53, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

PLEASE don't merge the wiki page of Lenovo Thinkpad T14 (AMD) Gen 1 and Lenovo Thinkpad T14s (AMD) Gen 1,since Thinkpad T14s is a totally different laptop to Thinkpad T14, although it seems that those two are different only in dimensions and cooling system etc. Thinkpad T14s is actually an enlarged Thinkpad X13,I'm pretty sure about that.
Albert Wang (talk) 08:31, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi Albert. I would not say totally different. But yes, we can think of them as a two groups T14/P14s and T14s/X13 (all Gen1). My suggestion is based on fact that almost everything discribed in both pages are the same. I think it is easier to maintain one page and show model/type specific differences with some notes/infos rather than updating two (or more) pages.
Dmnc (talk) 20:53, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi Dmnc. I can't agree more that most hardware on T14/X13 and T14/P14s are same. But as to follow the KISS principle of Arch Wiki, I think that leaving only one page for two different SKUs may be confused to some user, and the maintenance may be difficult if later model have some more differences. That's my concern.
Albert Wang (talk) 02:50, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Battery Threshold Feature

I recently attempted to add a section documenting the use of the battery threshold firmware, but it was taken down since most of the information in it was already on the TLP wiki page. I think this is a fair point, but I think that there should be some mention that the battery is capable of this functionality since:

  1. It's a very rare feature to have, thus most users won't know it's an option
  2. I've yet to find verification elsewhere that the Lenovo Thinkpad T14 (AMD) Gen 1 is compatible with TLP or even has the feature to begin with. In fact, the thinkwiki page on it doesn't even list the T14 in it's compatibility table (nor has the wiki page been updated in 5 years). Only reason I know that it works is that I gave up on trying to find confirmation online and just tried to do it.

Additionally, the TLP wiki says that either tp_smapi or acpi_call are required, but I did not have to install either of them to get the thresholds to work and they are not installed on my system. I obviously cannot verify if this is just the case for this laptop, or with "newer" versions of TLP (1.3.1).

Jrwrigh (talk) 21:40, 26 May 2021 (UTC)