- 1 ThinkServer TS140
- 2 Yoga 500-14ACL Laptop (ideapad)
- 3 ThinkPad B50
- 4 ThinkPad X11
- 5 Q180 Nettop
Accessing the BIOS = F1
Yoga 500-14ACL Laptop (ideapad)
LENOVO OneKey Recovery
NOTE: The term OneKey is a bit of a misnomer, it is not a key but a button. In the case of this particular laptop it is found on the right hand side of the unit between the power button and the first USB port. It looks like a recessed reset button and requires a pin, or similar, to push it. Pushing it in will start the machine presenting you with an options menu.
Official Support Page
Can be found here.
Fn + F2 at startup when the LENOVO logo appears on screen.
Access Boot Menu
Fn + F12 at startup when the LENOVO logo appears on screen.
Yellow USB Socket
The yellow USB socket allows the charging of an external device while the laptop is turned off, when the mains charger is live. Apparently...
Two Finger Scrolling (Ubuntu)
The ThinkPad Edge 11 has a multitouch touchpad, to allow for two finger scrolling paste the following in to a terminal:
xinput --set-prop --type=int --format=8 "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling" 1 0 xinput --set-prop --type=int --format=32 "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Pressure" 4
Upgrading The BIOS
Press F1 to enter the BIOS.
System Recovery Utilities
Press F2 to enter the recovery utility. This is only of use for pre-installed Windows systems.
Installing Ubuntu/Linux - UEFI Issues
The folder 'EFI' needs to be renamed otherwise GRUB will not be able to start normally. Easiest way to do this is to create a USB stick install and then rename the 'EFI' folder.
Dismantling The Box: How To
Remove the two standoff on the VGA socket
Remove the four rubber feet and undo the screws under them
Open the front flap and remove the two round grey inserts and undo the screws under them