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ThinkPad P1 VMWare and Linux

Q: ThinkPad P1 VMWare and Linux

HiI'm using the P1 with 64G RAM and Xeon CPU and several virtual machines running concurrently under VMWare WStation. The P1 runs under Win10 workstation and i would like to possibly have VMare host running under a Linux distro rather than MSWin as it seems more efficient. But searching seems to indicate Lenovo has no Linux certification for P1. Any views on this ? Best

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Hi:

I recently installed Zorin and YLMF on my Vmware player(two separate installs). The problem I am having is that I am unable to install Vmware Tools on either the YLMF nor the Zorin. Before you ask I installed both to see which one I like best and I'm still undecided mostly because I can't get either one configured correctly.

I have searched the net and found various videos...the problem is that the video is mainly about how to use the software once you install it.

I've also found written instructions about unzipping the install.pl file(can't remember the actual name) file to the desktop and double clicking the file to install it and I've done that with no success at all.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I'm planning to upgrade (tho my E8400 has been a workhorse for many years!).
I plan to move to a I5-9600, Gigabyte z390 AORUS, but I still have Win7 programs I need for work (VPN, term emulator, ect) that may not work with Vine.
I know Win7 can't be installed as the OS on a gen9 I5, but has anyone tried installing it as a virtual VMWare under Linux (such as Mint)?
 

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Hi there

W10 X-64 pro (build 10547) and vmware workstation rel 12 - in full screen mode can't launch apps from taskbar.

Works fine in Windowed mode

This happens on LINUX Hosts - (Opensuse, Centos and Mint)

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi there
Workstation Version 10.2 Host running these distros - same observations for both hosts. Opensuse / Linux Mint 17 both 64 bit. Guest is windows 8.1 update 1.

I seem on the df -h command get a /tmp file around 4GB which is 95% allocated. This goes down to 0% when the vm is powered off.

I can't seem to find any way to increase the size of this file or configure it in any way -- is this just VMware using disk space or will my Guest eventually fail because lack of disk space. There's actually plenty of space on the HDD itself. !!

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi, what is the RAID controller on the P51, and where to find drivers for it for Windows 10, Linux and VMware? (I could only find a user, on some forum, posting driver for Windows 10, but I prefer to download them from the source).

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Hi,

I have recently installed Redhat Enterprise V.3 as guest on Windows XP host using vmware.

After adding the necessary lines in the 2 ifcfg-eth0 files, the device eth0 is finding the IP correctly at boot time (or by usinf ifup eth0) and I can use folder sharing between the host and the gust. However I still can't connet to the Interent from the guest.

My windows host internet conection is working fine.
I had it working for a short peiod of time on the guest. (I was using VM - settings - customized - eth bridged-default)

Has anyone seen this before?

thanks,

haggai

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When will the ThinkPad P1 be certified for linux operation?

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Hello.Before, I was using FEDORA 27 without this kind of problem.After install RedHat Linux Enterprise Desktop Edition (7.4), the FAN is allways running, and I fell my right side warmer than ever.My processor is Intel® Core? i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz × 4 Any of you guys feel this happening?Any sugestion?Thanks.

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Hi All, I got my P72 with 2x1TB NVMe and 128 GB RAM with Windows 10.  I am wondering if someone has tried to install CentOS 7.6 on P72. I read somewhere about ThunderBolt BIOS corruption so I am reluctant to be the firstone to try it out and brick my machine. Ideally, I would like to have dual boot for Windows and Linux or I can simply take out the Windows NVMe and replace that with a new NVMe and install CentOS 7.6. I need that to run multiple VMs for software demo purposes using CentOS. If there is someone who has successfully installed CentOS 7.6 on P72, please let me know your experience or tips.  Thanks

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Dear all, I would like to buy a Thinkpad laptop with the following specs:Linux support (Ubuntu 18.04)32GB RAMi7 CPUDecent Battery LifeQuality Build14 inch screenWhich Lenovo model should I go for? Many Thanks,













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A:Which Thinkpad T series (supports Linux) [to buy] ?

In that case, the best choice would be Lenovo ThinkPad T480.





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Hi, I am having no sound on Linux with 20CG model. I only get HDMI output and no mixer controls. I am using linux 4.6.Can anyone point out what could be wrong?

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Hello, I just got Lenovo Thinkpad T490  laptop it comes with Windows 10,The windows contains an application for the warranty, So my questions as follows 1- I am a linux user If I replaced the original Windows  with linux will I gonna lose this warranty ?2- Is the support available for linux ? ( I use Centos distributions and may use Ubuntu as a second option)3- Is Lenovo softwares Like Vantage available for linux ? Knowing that I bought that model as I found it supportes Redhat & ubuntu as followshttps://support.lenovo.com/eg/en/solutions/pd031426 thanks in advance   

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I have Linux Mint 18 on a T410 but am having difficulty because the cursor keeps wandering acreoss the screen.Is there any solution that does not require Windows?

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 I put a Linux distro on a pen drive. I then boot and press F12 to select the USB drive to boot from. I select the drive and windows boots. What am I doing wrong?

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I want to use a USB soundcard to it's maximum performance (on Linux). For this, I go the advice to use the soundcard on a USB bus which is't occupied by oder devices which might interfere with the data transmission causing drop outs in the audio. looking at the usb system with lsusb ives me this list:Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 17ef:304f Lenovo
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2109:0812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 2109:0812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:07dc Intel Corp.
Bus 003 Device 064: ID 1686:0045 ZOOM Corporation H4 Digital Recorder
Bus 003 Device 072: ID 046a:b090 Cherry GmbH
Bus 003 Device 075: ID 091e:2002 Garmin International
Bus 003 Device 074: ID 05a3:9230 ARC International
Bus 003 Device 073: ID 0424:4060 Standard Microsystems Corp. Ultra Fast Media Reader
Bus 003 Device 071: ID 0424:2640 Standard Microsystems Corp. USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 003 Device 070: ID 0424:2514 Standard Microsystems Corp. USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 003 Device 006: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. Hub
Bus 003 Device 012: ID 17ef:304e Lenovo
Bus 003 Device 066: ID 22f0:0014
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
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Can I install Ubuntu on my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370

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I have recently bought a Thinkpad X1 Exteme and it is running Pop!_OS 18.10. I was hoping the find a linux driver for the finger print reader. Lenovo only seems to have w\Windows drivers listed. Is there any plan to release Linux drivers by any chance? Or third party drivers that may work? Thanks

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Linux may be unsupported, so I just want to hear from other users: Are you able to use the Bluetooth on the Realtek R8822be in this Laptop under Linux? If so, under what kernel?

A:Thinkpad A485 - Bluetooth not turning on (Linux)

It is working for Antergos 4.18.* Kernel. Did you turn it on with FN+F10?

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Hello, is there possibility to setup fingerprint reader on Linux, particulary on latest Fedora Linux? Thanks a lot!Jindra

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Hi!I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T495 recently. I installed Ubuntu 18 next to Windows 10.When I connect a second HDMI monitor it is not detected. I have tried to install the drivers from official website but it doesn?t work for me.I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 with kernel 4.18.0-25-generic.The processor is AMD Ryzen 5 pro 3500u w/ radeon vega mobile gfx × 8And the video: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Picasso (rev d2) [email protected]:~$ inxi -GGraphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Picasso           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 ) drivers: fbdev,ati (unloaded: modesetting,vesa,radeon)           Resolution: [email protected]           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 8.0, 128 bits) version: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.2Also, when I run the xrandr command I get the following error:[email protected]:~$ xrandrxrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output defaultScreen 0: minimum 1920 x 1080, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 1920 x 1080default connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 0mm x 0mm   1920x1080     77.00* Can anyone recommend a solution to this issue?Regards,Eva??

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Does the X1E support S3 sleep under Linux? It can't wake from suspend in Ubuntu Linux 18.10. Do we have to wait for Lenovo to offer such support through a BIOS update (like the X1C6) before wake from suspend or hibernate is possible under Linux?

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Hello, I think this is a Intel RST driver issue. When I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a BIOS created RAID-0 array with two NVMe M.2, the installation cannot find the raid array. When using two SATA drives - it works flawlessly. Is there a way to solve this issue? Any driver I can update in the Ubuntu installation? Please help! 

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Hello,I'm under Ubuntu 18.04. I haven't updated the BIOS since purchase, so the current version is:- UEFI 1.08 (N22ET31W)- ECP 1.05 (N22HT20W)That is, January 2018.I would need to know if it's safe to directly upgrade the BIOS from versions 1.08 to 1.34 (ECP 1.17) using the officially recommended fwupdmgr procedure (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-...), or if the upgrade should be performed more incrementally. In addition, the corresponding n22ul17w.zip archive contains two cab files (N22ET57W.cab and N22HT32W.cab); it looks like one contains the UEFI BIOS and the other one the ECP. Should both be installed sequentially after ZIP extraction (and if so, in which order), or is fwupdmgr "ZIP-aware", i.e.fwupdmgr install n22ul17w.zipwould work? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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I just finished installing Debian Linux (Jessie version 8.5) on my Thinkpad T450s and wanted to share my experience so it will benefit others.  Here are the specs for my machine:Thinkpad T450s (20BX001PUS)Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHzSamsung K4B8G1646B-MYK0 4GB DDR3 1.35V 1600MHz RAM(I added an additional Crucial 8GB RAM stick)Seagate ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB 6GB/s 7mm SATA harddriveSanDisk U110 16GB M.2 SATA 22x42mm caching SSDInnolux N140FGE-EA2 TN 1600x900 matte screen(I upgraded this to a InnoLux N140HCE-EAA IPS 1920x1080 matte screen)Intel 7265 Wireless (WiFi and Bluetooth)Realtek RTS5227 PCI Express Card ReaderChicony webcamValidity Sensors VFS5011 fingerprint reader (ID: 138a:0017) The installation went smoothly except that the Intel 7265 Wireless card requires the proprietary firmware-iwlwifi driver, which can be installed from the Debian non-free repository. If you are like me and are using WiFi for your internet connection, then download the firmware-iwlwifi package for Jessie and place it on a USB memory stick. When the Installation Wizard  fails to activate the wireless device for internet access, an error message will appears and ask you if you have the driver. Stick the USB pendrive in the computer and install it. If you don't install it that way, then after finishing the install, you can install it from the Debian repos if you have an internet connection through an ethernet cable:suapt-get install firmware-iwlwifiIf you don't ... Read more

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I am having a whole range of display problems trying to setup dual external monitors using the DisplayPorts on the ThinkPad Workstation Dock model 40A5 with a TP P50 running  Linux.  Most notably, only one DisplayPort works and only in conjunction with the internal ThinkPad monitor; I never see both external monitors in the Display setup utility.  So I can not get the DisplayPort/DisplayPort combination to work.  Also, the VGA/DisplayPort combination does not work.  Just very bizarre behavior.  I am using RHEL 7.2. Has anyone had luck making this combination work?  

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I am running Ubuntu 19.10 on a recently-purchased X1 Extreme gen 2. The installed BIOS version is 1.26. I looked in the Drivers & Software page and I see that 1.27 was released on 29 October. However, running `fwupdmgr --get-updates` says "No upgrades for 20QVCTO1WW System Firmware, current is 0.1.26: 0.1.23=older, 0.1.23=older". How long does it usually take for firmware updates to be available via fwupdmgr? Should I manually update? I downloaded the BIOS Update Utility for Linux and the README. The directions in the README are clear, but nowhere do I see the 20QVCTO1WW ID mentioned above and want to make sure that I have the correct files. The BIOS Update Utility download is called `n2oul06w.zip` and contains 3 CAB files: N2OET40P.cab, N2OET40W.cab and N2OHT32W.cab. Is this the right file? Which one should I apply? Thanks in advance,-Mario.

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