Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Lenovo Thinkpad x230
I recently bought a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad x230, which came with Windows 10.
Of course I had to install Linux.
Downright boring. Installation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop 64 bit from an USB-stick. Everything obvious (graphics, touchpad, display, WiFi) works right out of the box.
Optimizing Power Save
Despite ordering a new 48 Wh replacement battery from Sanyo, the laptop drains a full battery quite fast if running Ubuntu 16.04 (as most Linux distros do without power optimization).
Checking the battery with
upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
reveals, that the battery is OK as advertised.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tp-smapi-dkms acpi-call-dkms service tlp start
See how this improves runtime.
More to come.