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    [SOLVED] Re: NVidia Quadro 1000M (ThinkPad W520)

    The link says:

    " Now you can enjoy Unity 3d, in fact Ubuntu boots right into it when it was restarted."

    What about unity 3d doesn't work with intel?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    Mine:


    $ sensors
    acpitz-virtual-0
    Adapter: Virtual device
    temp1: +56.0C (crit = +99.0C)

    nouveau-pci-0100
    Adapter: PCI adapter
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    I'm not sure what to say-- I am using this kernel:


    Linux laptop 3.1.0-0301rc4-generic #201108290905 SMP Mon Aug 29 09:11:07 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    w/o any issues. W520...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences -> randomly shut down?

    I'm using integrated (Intel) video w/64 bit Ubuntu-- the latest 3.1 kernel... and do not have lockups or session restarts.

    I do have an issue with wifi, where if I'm downloading a ton at high...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    Thought-- If you want to jack your CPU up 100% for testing your fan or maybe that your cpu works, get mprime, and run the torture-test on it:

    mprime -t

    also, I recommend grabbing gkrellm (via...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    I hadn't read/noticed that you didn't have cpufreq running.

    Here's a checklist of stuff to make sure is correct.

    Update your BIOS to 1.26 -- boot off a CD, it'll do the update. Bam. Done.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    Yes by running ThinkFan.



    Yes, thinkfan can be configured to turn the fan off at lower temps.



    Not sure what you mean by this.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    I'm using thinkfan. It works fine.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    Yes I've been using it for weeks.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    Ah I'm using i7-2820QM w:

    Linux laptop 3.0.0-0300rc6-generic #201107050905 SMP Tue Jul 5 09:08:58 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    Wonder from anyone else w/this or a similar setup-- are...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    Glad it's working.. which CPU are you using? Maybe that's related to the error reports I'm seeing...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    Hmmm. Old article is old. The hangcheck bug is fixed as of 2.6.39 (there is a workaround for .38). I haven't had problems with missing fonts or anything as described in the May story. But I will...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 on a Thinkpad T420

    Final update from me, since this is a T420 thread-- anyone else who has a W520 there's a thread dedicated to that machine.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    did you install lm-sensors and do you have coretemp in /etc/modules?

    if you have, try running "sensors-detect" and answer yes to everything.



    Hmm. I don't know what's going on then, then. ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    Yeah it was scary, esp since I hadn't done this before on a PC. after 45 minutes of flashing for "several minutes" I figured something serious was wrong :)

    It was locked in the "Still...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    Well I almost had a heart attack as the BIOS update froze midway... it only got one of the two firmware updates. I think the CD may have been bad. A subsequent try with a DVD worked fine.

    So...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu On Thinkpad W520: Your Experiences

    Hey y'all...

    Just found this thread. I've had the w520 and been runing ubuntu w/integrated driver. You can read my progress (it's rock solid now w/3.0rc5 kernel) on this 420 thread, including...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 on a Thinkpad T420

    Update a week later-- after moving to 3.0rc5 I haven't had a SINGLE freeze of any sort.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 on a Thinkpad T420

    More notes:

    after updating to linux 3.0rc5 the thermal sensors have moved (so update them in /etc/thinkfan.conf). There are more too.


    sensor /sys/devices/platform/coretemp.0/temp1_input...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 on a Thinkpad T420

    Yeah... the thing is.. I don't think there were any power events during my freezes. I'm just sitting here, activley using the computer and then... lock.

    This last time is the first time I was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 on a Thinkpad T420

    ARGH. I just had another HARD freeze. Integrated Intel driver, 2.6.39-0.

    Everything froze and NOTHING in any log I can find, including kernel logs. Is anyone else having similar symptoms?

    One...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 on a Thinkpad T420

    Temps are low.. about what they were. Not sure about battery life yet.. it's always hard to compare. But seems to work on the w520 without any issue.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 on a Thinkpad T420

    Wow this is great. Glad I still check this thread. I'm gonna give it a shot...

    Update: well it didn't kill my system. I'm getting an hour extra being reported, but only time will tell..
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    [SOLVED] Re: NVidia Quadro 1000M (ThinkPad W520)

    Hmm.. That's a great tale-- thanks and congrats on getting it working.

    I've got the .24 firmware and running 64-bit linux and the ONLY problem I'm having is this 1ce a day freeze. Well, that and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 on a Thinkpad T420

    Interesting-- we're using the same kernel, but different CPUs, different machines (W520 & T520), different processor (I have an i7)... we have in common thinkfan, the same kernel, the same overall...
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