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Linux 5.13 To Allow Controlling The Second Fan On The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9

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  • sandy8925
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    Originally posted by dekkzz78 View Post

    the carbons are vanity laptops for managers competing with macs but clueless pro-sumers buy them at full price and complain about heat issues throttling the cpu. If you want a Thinkpad to do work look at t series. If you have business acct usually u can get laptop plus dock for the laptop list price off the website.
    Hm, does the T series have better cooling? My X1 Carbon doesn't throttle, but it's a 15 W TDP.

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  • sandy8925
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    These new ThinkPads are less Think and more Pad...

    Fragile, thin, and port-anemic....
    I stood on mine by accident once. It still works well. Not so fragile as you think.

    Mine atleast has plenty of ports, can't speak for newer models.

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  • mdedetrich
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    Originally posted by dekkzz78 View Post

    the carbons are vanity laptops for managers competing with macs but clueless pro-sumers buy them at full price and complain about heat issues throttling the cpu. If you want a Thinkpad to do work look at t series. If you have business acct usually u can get laptop plus dock for the laptop list price off the website.
    While personally I have t series there is a case for having a really thin and well built laptop (i.e. my friend carries the laptop around everywhere and even works on it without a desk) and the carbon series, even though not as well built as the t series, is still probably the most well built laptop for its size.

    Regarding thermal issues, you can also blame Intel on this one. New AMD processors have much better performance when you normalize for thermals (and also better battery life as well).

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  • aaahaaap
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    Nice! Was already wondering why I only saw one RPM output in the list of sensors
    Pity though that stuff like this isn't fixed by Lenovo themselves, they've started selling the gen9s with Linux preloaded, you'd hope/expect for them to take care of this things. Wondering if they did but haven't upstreamed the changes yet.

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  • dekkzz78
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    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post

    That's because you're expected to use docks with them.
    Though personally, I don't see them being all that fragile.
    the carbons are vanity laptops for managers competing with macs but clueless pro-sumers buy them at full price and complain about heat issues throttling the cpu. If you want a Thinkpad to do work look at t series. If you have business acct usually u can get laptop plus dock for the laptop list price off the website.

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  • birch_tree
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    So does this also enable dual fan control on the X1 Yoga Gen 6? Or would that have to be enabled manually?

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  • cynic
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    These new ThinkPads are less Think and more Pad...

    Fragile, thin, and port-anemic....
    while I do prefer the "old school" thinkpad (the T420/x420 era), new thinkpads are good enogh. (writing from a T480s with docking station)

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  • schmidtbag
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    These new ThinkPads are less Think and more Pad...

    Fragile, thin, and port-anemic....
    That's because you're expected to use docks with them.
    Though personally, I don't see them being all that fragile.

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  • lowlands
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    These new ThinkPads are less Think and more Pad...

    Fragile, thin, and port-anemic....
    What do you mean with "new"? The X1 models have been pretty much the same for years now. My X1 Gen3 is certainly thin and light but IMHO it's not fragile and it has enough ports for my use case. The latest Gen9 model has 2 more USB ports than my Gen3 which is nice. The cooperation between Lenovo and Red Hat is working out well so I hope more vendors will follow so the entire Linux Community can benefit.

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  • intelfx
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    Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
    Why should we be fiddling with fan speeds?

    Let UEFI handle it. That's what it's supposed to do.

    If it's too loud, throttle the processor.

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