[ltp] Thinking about a T540p

Theodore Ts'o linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 1 Feb 2014 17:54:49 -0500

On Sat, Feb 01, 2014 at 11:36:28AM +0000, William Fleming wrote:
> Just spotted this mailing list and wondered if anyone has experience
> with any of the new Levono Thinkpads. Thinking about getting myself
> one but want dual external monitor support. Is this something that
> anyone has got working. Its got display port and VGA but will VGA
> support any higher resolution (1080p and beyond?)

I can't really answer this part of your question because I've gotten
rid of all my VGA monitors.

A couple of cautions --- make sure you turn off UEFI boot *all* the
way.  It's not enough to just leave it in dual legacy/UEFI boot; I
bricked three system boards before figuring this out the hard way.
Read the comments of these two G+ posts for the sordid details:


> Just wondering if anybody has any experience trying to get something
> like this running? Will it require the purchase of a dock/port
> replicator? More than likely be openSUSE running on it.

There is currently a kernel bug supporting the video output of all of
the new Lenovo docks.  I'm sure it will eventually be solved, and
there are some hacky workaround kernel patches that seem to work for
some people:


Also, audio out is not currently working with the dock.  Again, it's
probably a driver issue that will eventually get fixed:



					- Ted