Installing Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkpad X1 Gen9

tl;dr Upgrade kernel to 5.13 & upgrade linux-firmware. Basically, everything works out of the box when installing a vanilla Ubuntu 20.04 (LTS) on the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Gen9 🤘. However, the fan control is not optimal which leads to fan noise and slightly higher chipset temperatures. This issue can be addressed by upgrading the kernel and related firmware: Upgrade Bios to v1.44 (N32ET68W): use fwupdmgr or manually upgrade from Lenovo’s bootable ISO (n32ur09w....

August 2, 2021 · 2 min · pat, p15r