ThinkPad P51s Linux Installation Guide

1 Fedora 29

1.1 Requirements

  • UEFI/Legacy: UEFI
  • Secure Boot (optional): It is recommended to disable ‘Secure Boot’ if you plan on using Nvidia Primus or akmod. For the ‘nouveau’ driver, you can leave ‘Secure Boot’ enabled.

1.2 Partitioning

Type Mount Point
efi /boot/efi
ext4 /
swap

1.3 Installation

After installation, open the terminal and update all packages:

‘sudo dnf update’

1.3.1 Enabling advanced power saving features

We will be using TLP for this.

sudo dnf install tlp tlp-rdw

Now we’ll want TLP to run at startup, so enter:

systemctl enable tlp.service

systemctl enable tlp-sleep.service

1.3.2 Nvidia Optimus

Although the open-source nouveau driver generally works fine. You can get extra performance by installing the proprietary drivers following this official guide.

The HDMI-port will work out of the box with external monitors with either drivers and will not require extra configuration.

 

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