Works great on Thinkpad X240

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  • Forrest Smith

    Tim,

    Thanks for testing such a huge variety of models!
    Where are you getting them all!?

  • Alex Bentley

    Awesome.  Did you get dual boot working too?

  • Forrest Smith

    You knwo, we're having some trouble with our X240 waking up from sleep. Do you have any issues with that Timothy (or Alex) ?

  • Michael Frank

    Hi Forrest, I have an X240 that is having the same problem waking up. Is there a solution for this?

  • Forrest Smith

    I can confirm that this device has sleep/resume issues we don't currently have a solution to.

     

    One (drastic) option would be to switch to tty (ctrl+alt+f2), log in, and run "sudo restart ui"

    This would be tantamount to a restart in terms of UX disruption, but might save time compared to a hard power cycle.

  • Ivan Krumov

    Hello,

    Is there a solution to the "sleep" issue already? I would like to use my x240 with cloudready, but this issue is just a dealbreaker, as when I close the lid, the machine goes to sleep.

    Kind Regards,

    Ivan

  • Forrest Smith

    Ivan,

     

    As of v59 our in house x240 works as expected.

     

    Try resetting your BIOS settings to defaults, then disable secure boot and go from there.

  • Ivan Krumov

    Thanks, Forrest!

    I will let you know after I finish and testing the latest cloudready on my x240 :)

    Regards,

    Ivan

  • Ivan Krumov

    Hello Forrest,

    I installed cloudready and the problem is still there unfortunately.

    I then restored the BIOS defaults but then the dual OS boot disappeared and the cloudready started loading so slowly that it did not load at all after a few minutes.

    Then I edited the BIOS settings and enabled UEFI and now dual boot is back and cloudready loads normally, But the issue where the system does not wake up is still there :(

     

    Regards,

    Ivan

  • Forrest Smith

    Hi Ivan,

     

    When reset to defaults, our x240 seems to wake from sleep just fine. 

     

    Are you seeing a difference between behavior when sleep is triggered by a lid-close versus idle timeout?

  • Ivan Krumov

    Hi Forrest,

    When I reset the defaults - the UEFI boot is not prioritized and the dualboot choice option disappears, also cloudready takes ages to load up. That is why I need to set up UEFI first, but the other options are reset to default. It is the same whether it is a timeout sleep or close lid sleep.

    Regards,

    Ivan

  • Forrest Smith

    Do your power settings look like this?

     

    Also, can you send your BIOS version/revision number?
     

  • Ivan Krumov

    Hi Forrest,

     

    My settings were different ,but I update them to be identical to the ones you posted and no success.

    My BIOS version is LENOVO GIET85WW (2.35 ), 3/10/2016

     

    Best Regards,

    Ivan

  • Ivan Krumov

    p.s. I am running the Lenovo system update now and I will get BIOS updated. I will post after that.

  • Ivan Krumov

    Current version: LENOVO GIET89WW (2.39 ), 4/26/2017

    Still wake up doesn't work.

  • Ivan Krumov

    Hi guys,

    Sorry for ressurecting this thread, I was just wondering if by any chance you have an idea if this has been tackled?

    Regards,
    Ivan

  • Forrest Smith

    Hi Ivan

    This machine is on our certified list now and should work reliably.

    If you try it out on v72.3 and have issues, please let us know so we can look into it.
    Enjoy!

  • Ivan Krumov

    Wow it has been fixes! Works like a charm at last :) thanks a lot!

    Regards,

    Ivan

  • Michael Y

    Just got myself a used Lenovo Thinkpad X240 (IPS display), 8GB, SSD.

    Instead of making a new thread, I thought I would just addon to this existing thread.

     

    My installation process went smooth with a little hiccup.  USB booted, it booted into Chrome OS, I clicked on Install.

    After the installation, it auto rebooted itself back into USB boot.

     

    I took the USB drive out and rebooted but it failed to boot.  Thinkpad booted into bootloader menu which showed two options,   Windows Bootloader & my SSD Drive.   Neither worked.

    This gave me the WT* moment.

     

    I booted back from CloudReady USB, went through the installation process again.  Like before after the installation, system rebooted and during the Lenovo logo, I pulled out the installation USB drive.

    All booted perfectly as it should now.  I had to confirm myself so I powered on, power off, restarted few times over :D

     

    I have tested all the special function keys, sound up/down works, mute work but I needed to click volume up again to unmute.

    Screen brightness up/down working good.

    Not sure how I can test the microphone but I clicked on the microphone on Google search to try out voice google assist.  I got a pop up asking for permission, I allowed.   Microphone did not work, instead it says 'no internet' but internet is working fine.

     

    Sleep Mode:

    When I close the lid, it does go to sleep but when I open the lid, it is back into the desktop instead of asking to log in again.   Is this how it should be working?

    Another thing is... if I close the lid after sign out, it powers off instead of going to sleep.

    Update: If I press & hold power button, it does log out (not sign out), if I close the lid now, laptop does not power off.

     

    It would been much better if closing the lid = log out and goto sleep.

     

    I have tested the microphone, webcam using Google Hangouts.  It is working.

    I wonder why it does not work for using Google Search.

  • Forrest Smith

    Hey
    Glad things are working for your!

    Here's a few answers:

    1) the mic can be tested using another voice-related site or app, but that search mic is a different issue unrelated to microphone functionality. Voice-search is a Chromebook-only feature.

    2) you can setwhether to log out, lock, or neither when shutting the lid from the settings menu under power and security settings

    3) it's default chromium OS behavior to shut down whenever left idle at the login screen. Note that *locking* maybe seem like the login screen, but they are different and locked machines won't power off.

  • Michael Y

    Thank you for reply.

     

    Yes I figured out that OS will sleep from lock screen.  Power off from login screen.

     

    Also under the Power settings only options listed is...   When Idle (sleep, turn off display, keep display on)

    Sleep when lid is closed (On/Off)

    I don't see anywhere for option to set (log out, lock or shutdown)

     

    ??

  • Forrest Smith

    I think under security or user management you'll find settings to lock versus log out when idle/sleeping.

  • Michael Y

    Thanks for checking but I give up.  No such settings exist.

     

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