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Linux on LENOVO Thinkpad Carbon X1 2018 G6 Gen6 6th Gen (hiDPI changes, BIOS upgrade, Spectre/Meltdown, synaptics touchpad driver, wifi, etc.)

Login Screen:
i don’t want the hidpi scaling here, because it’s getting to big, thus:

sudo vi /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.desktop.interface.gschema.xml



Touchpad / Trackpad
I’m using the synaptics driver, same settings as with my T450s. I had to disable the Trackpoint in BIOS to make it work, please have a look on Arch Wiki for other/better solutions:

Linux Intel 8265 WiFi driver (iwlwifi):
As you can see at you need a Linux 4.6+ kernel for WiFi support. Currently Elementary OS is using a 4.4 kernel, but you can use UKUU for easy kernel upgrades: I’ve installed 4.16.0 and iwlwifi is working nicely.

Xfce hi-DPI settings
Einstellungsbearbeitung -> xsettings -> Xft -> DPI to 135

Thunderbird Mail
Open Preferences -> Advanced -> Config Editor and change

BIOS upgrade
See and
See also: Spectre/Meltdown Checker

VMware workstation 12 and 14: requires gcc 7.2.0

If you see VMware suck at “Waiting for connection”, try running “sudo vmware” this did fix it for me and others. (Source:

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