LENOVO ThinkPad T580 is crashing on Ubuntu 18.04


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# 8  
Looking around in the ThinkPad setup from the boot menu and there is a setting here called Thunderbolt BIOS Assist Mode. It's description is:


Enabled/Disabled
ThunderBolt BIOS
Assist mode.
Set to Enabled only
to support Linux and Windows 10
prior to version 1709


It is currently set to Disabled but there is another setting called: Wake by Thunderbolt(TM) 3 which has been set to Enabled, here is it's description:


Enabled/Disabled Wake
Feature with
Thunderbolt 3 ports. If
Enabled, the battery life during
low power state may become
shorter.


I am not sure what either of these settings are for but I thought perhaps they might have something to do with my problem or perhaps nothing.



The only option I can see that seems useful in the Display section would be the: Total Graphics Memory which was set too 256MB and I changed to 512MB
# 9  
Even if you are not allowed to use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in anger, I would still be inclined to try it in 'live' mode (booted from CD/DVD) and see if it works reliably. 16.04 is certified for use on the Lenovo T580 whereas 18.04 is not. If 16.04 will run without hanging that tells you something. you won't need to install 16.04 to do this test because it will run from the booted CD/DVD.

Last edited by hicksd8; 11-14-2019 at 09:38 AM..
# 10  
Well I posted on the LENOVO website. They suggested that I download the latest BIOS here. I am not exactly sure if I should. It says Ubuntu 16.04 and I am running 18.04; I suppose it couldn't hurt? I am not exactly sure how to go about it either.
# 11  
No it shouldn't hurt. However, they are probably making the point that they don't support (guarantee) 18.04

BIOS update packages often come with instructions on how to install. So go ahead and download and see what it says.
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