Ubuntu on Lenovo ThinkPad X240


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The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 notebook with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified pre-install for Ubuntu.

Please note that for pre-installed systems:

  1. The system is available in some regions with a special image of Ubuntu pre-installed by the manufacturer. It takes advantage of the hardware features for this system and may include additional software. You should check when buying the system whether this is an option.
  2. Standard images of Ubuntu may not work at all on the system or may not work well, though Canonical and computer manufacturers will try to certify the system with future standard releases of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Certification notes

Updates required
This system requires all available updates to be applied in order to work properly.
BIOS update required
BIOS version 2.30 (EC 1.14) is required in order for the external microphone to work correctly. http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x240/downloads/DS035952
Lenovo: GIET53WW (2.01 ) (UEFI)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:


Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller

Intel Lynx Point-LP HD Audio Controller

Intel Unknown


Lenovo GIET53WW (2.01 )


Intel Unknown


Lenovo 20AMOS3


CHICONY Electronics Co Ltd Unknown


Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5227 PCI Express Card Reader


Lenovo Notebook


Advanced Silicon S.A. HGST HTS545032A7E380

Advanced Silicon S.A. SanDisk SSD U110 8GB


EFI v2.31 Lenovo


Advanced Silicon S.A. AT Raw Set 2 keyboard


Advanced Silicon S.A. TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint

Logitech, Inc. Optical Wheel Mouse


Intel Ethernet Connection I218-LM


Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel MID HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel MID HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel MID HDMI/DP,pcm=8

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Headphone

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. Lid Switch

Advanced Silicon S.A. Power Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. ThinkPad Extra Buttons

Advanced Silicon S.A. Video Bus

Intel Lynx Point-LP SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode]

Intel Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 6

Intel Lynx Point-LP HECI KT

Intel Unknown

Validity Sensors, Inc. Unknown

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Unknown


Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4350U CPU @ 1.40GHz


Advanced Silicon S.A. SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad


Intel Lynx Point-LP USB EHCI #1

Intel Lynx Point-LP USB xHCI HC


Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller


Intel Wireless 7260