Ubuntu – Lenovo Professional Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo not working in ubuntu

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I'm using ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I recently acquired a Lenovo Professional Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo (part number 4X30H56796).
I can successfully pair keyboard and mouse. Mouse works fine.
On the keyboard the only keys that respond are the calculator, sound, and windows. All other keys do not work.

Can anyone advise on how to make this keyboard work?

Best Answer

  • This is finally fixed! I test it in Ubuntu 18.04 kernel: 4.15.0-64, Ubuntu 18.04.3 kernel: 5.0.0-29.

    The keyboard and mouse seems to work fine with no issues! I had to disable a workaround used to make it work! https://github.com/y-trudeau/linux_lenovo_ultraslim_plus

    It was also fixed in Fedora 30 according to this report: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1625415

    Old answer:

    There is a bug report for this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1771431

    The bug is still present in the latest Ubuntu version (18.04 bionic beaver) with stable kernel.

    It's also reported by people from Linux Mint, Fedora and others.

    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Professional-Wireless-Keyboard-not-working-on-Linux/td-p/3726486

    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2378862

    Lenovo Professional Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo not working in ubuntu

    https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=260093&sid=20a073d5dd8abb1b7f23be608d7fdfd7

    https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/377830/linux-hid-driver-for-primax-wireless-keyboards/

    Possible workaround: https://github.com/y-trudeau/linux_lenovo_ultraslim_plus