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June 25th, 2015, 09:03 AM
Dear all,

I bought a second hand Lenovo Thinkpad X201 (I5 M 560). I installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on it. It is doing fine. I looked on Internet for an explanation of the keyboard. I found an Hardware Maintenance Manual (1) nothing else more interesting.

Where I can find a description of this keyboard?

I thank you for your answers.



(1) https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x200_x200s_x200si_x201_x201i_x201s_hmm_en_43y6632_ 11.pdf

June 25th, 2015, 10:21 AM
Hi and welcome.

What do you mean by "explanation of this keyboard"?

June 25th, 2015, 10:23 AM
Thread moved to the "MINT" forum.

June 25th, 2015, 11:35 AM
Thank you for this question Vladlenin5000.

I am for to be an expert. I am French. May be I did not use the exact word...

I am used to the Asus Eeepc 1005 HA keyboard or a to my desktop keyboard. And between them and this new keyboard they are many differences. Sure I can use my new computer without thinking to these differences but I would be happy to get the possibility to use it totally (with some "Linux" restrictions I guess).

I wonder if a user's guide or an "How to" exists somewhere.

I will look a little more on Lenovo's site. If I find I guess the explanations will be for Windows or Mac users.

June 25th, 2015, 11:42 AM
The only difference between keyboards, besides regional layouts, has to do with special keys or combinations of keys. Some should work in Ubuntu/Linux; other might not.
You should indeed obtain a manual for your specific model. It should be available at the Lenovo website.

June 25th, 2015, 11:47 AM
Thanks. I will look.

Rob Sayer
June 26th, 2015, 06:18 PM
Try going into settings->keyboard. Look under layout. There should be a long list. Try something that says 'asus'. I did the same with my acer laptop.

June 26th, 2015, 06:22 PM
Thanks Rob, I will try.