[xubuntu-users] ThinkPad E450 Laptop

Will Monroe wtmonroe.ls at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 16:48:20 UTC 2015


I'm not sure if this will be useful to you but I purchased a Lenovo 
ThinkPad T450s last month.  I've been running Xubuntu 14.04 for the last 
five weeks.  I'm still a very new Linux user having only 15 months of 
experience using it consistently and only one month of experience with 
it as my primary work machine.  I've been meaning to try to organize my 
experiences with it but for now, I'll share the following observations:

Trackpad:  Basic functionality, two-finger scrolling, and tap to click 
all work just fine.  But I see a lot of spurious sudden cursor jumps.  I 
know there are ways to address this but I'm a little uncertain about 
adjusting the sensitivity so I've left it alone for now.

WIFI:  Works well, right out of the box.

Suspend/hibernation:  The actual suspend/hibernation functions available 
via Lightlocker when I close and open my laptop lid seem to work fine. 
However, although I'm able to resume from both, the GUI environment does 
not recover.  The XFCE windows are there but there is no text or other 
content, just gray boxes.  I'd love to fix this but I'm not sure how to 
do so yet.

Audio:  All analog and HDMI connections that I throw at it work well. 
But I'm still learning my way around XFCE's management of these.  I'd 
like to automate volume control a bit.  I suppose this says less about 
the laptop than it does about my understanding of XFCE.

Overall, startup (even with full disk encryption) is snappy and the 
responsiveness of the system is fast.  I love it.



On 08/06/2015 03:22 AM, Andreas Junius wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm on the hunt for a new laptop. I found the Lenovo ThinkPad E450 quite
> interesting. Did anyone install xubuntu on that model and is able to
> share their experience? Main question: does it work? And what is your
> experience with the mouse trackpad?
> Thanks!
> Andy

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