Thinkpad X1 Tablet Gen3 trackpoint and touchpad buttons not working with 5.3.0-51

Bug #1875983 reported by paoletto
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Bug Description

As per summary, after dist-upgrading a 18.04LTS on the device, the trackpoint and touchpad buttons stopped working.
Booting back with 5.3.0-40 has them working.
Fix this regression pls (and also add support for the microphone)

Update: Just tested 20.04LTS live, and i can reproduce the regression.
For me, the last working kernel is 5.3.0-40.

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paoletto (paoletto)
affects: ubuntu → linux (Ubuntu)
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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
You-Sheng Yang (vicamo)
tags: added: hwe-touchpad
paoletto (paoletto)
description: updated
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jiha (jiha-ubuone) wrote :

For me (on 19.10)
kernel 5.3.0-40-generic is the last good version.
kernel 5.3.0-53-generic is the first bad version.

support for trackpoint / multi-touch landed with kernel 5.x in ubuntu.
See also

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Kai-Heng Feng (kaihengfeng) wrote :

Would it be possible for you to do a kernel bisection?

First, find the last -rc kernel works and the first -rc kernel doesn’t work from

$ sudo apt build-dep linux
$ git clone git://
$ cd linux
$ git bisect start
$ git bisect good $(the working version you found)
$ git bisect bad $(the non-working version found)
$ make localmodconfig
$ make -j`nproc` deb-pkg
Install the newly built kernel, then reboot with it.
If it still have the same issue,
$ git bisect bad
$ git bisect good
Repeat to "make -j`nproc` deb-pkg" until you find the offending commit.

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