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Which program handles the screen backlight in 13.10?

What is the name of the program that handles the screen backlight in laptops in 13.10? Where are the settings for that program? I need to switch the brightness file that it uses. I have 3 brightness ...
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Temperature soars when glxspheres is off-screen

My laptop Samsung RF511 is overheating. I noticed this problem while playing minecraft: my computer would suddenly shut down. I checked /var/log/kern.log and sure enough the system reported ...
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Fujitsu B6220 laptop, sometimes my desktop freezes upon resume from standby [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Fujitsu Lifebook B6220 laptop just before 12.04 was released. I cannot remember if I had this issue ...
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Why does installing 11.10 or 12.04 on old laptops fail?

I recently reimaged my Lenovo t400 with Ubuntu. However, after wiping two other systems (Compaq Presario 2100 and Dell Latitude D600) both Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 fail to load on boot. I am ...
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How can I disable “Pointer can be controlled using the keypad” function on Laptop?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on Desktop but Ubuntu originally was installed on laptop. Numeric keypad on my keyboard was set as mouse moving and mouse button. No matter how I toggle Num lock and change the ...
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Unable to enable wireless on Lenovo 3000 V200

I've just installed 11.10 on an old Lenvo Laptop. All the way through the install process the wireless light was lit. As soon as I reboot the light goes out. In network the section to aircraft mode ...
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Ubuntu not working after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 on ASUS U36S

I have an ASUS U36S, and no problems using Ubuntu 11.10. Few hours ago, i upgraded to 12.04 and now nothing works (neither mouse nor almost nothing) I can reboot the system and sometimes the keyboard ...
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unsuccessful upgrade from 11.10 to 12.4 LTS

I had upgrade from ubuntu 11.10, that runs alongside windows7, to 12.4 lts in a netbook Samsung nc110. After upgrade Ubuntu doesnt run. After log in all the screen is in blue. What can i do? Thanks ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS fails to recognize my laptop as laptop [closed]

This is probably going to sound like a rookie question, but I have never ever experienced such issue. I had Ubuntu 11.10 without Unity installed on my old laptop Thinkpad Z60m. Few days ago, I got ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a hard drive with bad blocks?

I have a problem with my laptop,in which I'd had windows xp. That XP crashed and I couldn't restore it with the Install CD. So, I placed Ubuntu 11.10 install on a Pendrive, searched for some bad ...
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USB boot is skipping and reverting the HDD

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 to a 16gb USB drive (Kingston DataTraveller G3), I know it is fully functional as I have tested after disconnecting my HDD. My BIOS has all other devices in a higher ...
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What is 'Getty'? I noticed there is 6 occurences of it in my System Monitor

I'm just curious what 'Getty' is and what it does. The past few days I have noticed that there is always at least 6 instances of it in System Monitor each using about 640KiB memory and status says ...
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675 views

Laptop screen not detected but ubuntu working on other monitor

I have a laptop with with intel celeron inside 64 bit, the 64 bit amd ubuntu 11.10 is working on the laptop, just it wont detect the laptop screen but the same live usb worked on amd 64 pc, When i ...
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low volume sound even with the volume up to max?

This wasn't the case before, but recently I get relatively low volume sound in my laptop, both the integrated speakers and the headphones, even with the volume up to max. I checked alsamixer and ...
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872 views

How can I close the lid on my HP Pavilion g7 running Ubuntu 11.10 without crashing it?

If I close the lid on my computer while it's running, it goes into sleep (hibernation?) mode. When I open back it up, the screen wakes up for a moment, then goes black. The computer is unresponsive ...
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I need some suggestions for my system, about Speeding Up Ubuntu

My computer (Sony Vaio VPCF22S1E) has Inter Core i7 (2GHz) processor, 8GB RAM (details) . There are 2 operation systems on my PC . Windows 7 and Ubuntu. My computer's performance was great, a few ...
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872 views

MSI Laptop rt3090 Wireless LAN hard blocked, how do I unblock it? [closed]

In rfkill list my wireless lan shows as "hard blocked". How can I unblock it?
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958 views

Maximum 5 minute battery life with Ubuntu 11.10 on HP laptop

I apologise if this question is too similar to the numerous others already asked, but it seems that my difference in battery life is significantly more noticeable than others that have been reported. ...
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Touchpad scroll not working on HP Pavilion dm3 laptop

I have an HP Pavilion dm3 laptop running Ubuntu 11.10. My touchpad works perfectly fine, but with one exception, the scrolling does not work. Does anybody out there know of any sure-fire fix that ...
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External monitor set as primary even when disconnected from laptop

My Lenovo X200 laptop has developed a problem recently whereby I get a blank internal screen on booting into Ubuntu 11.10 (display works normally during boot and I get a moment of desktop before it ...
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1answer
221 views

How to retain the wireless settings using ndiswrapper

I have an older laptop and Ubuntu does not have drivers for my wireless PCMCIA card. So I found the Windows drivers and loaded them with ndiswrapper via the Windows Wireless Drivers utility app. I ...
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Why is Ubuntu 11.10 so slow?

I've been using Ubuntu since version 6. I'm a big fan. I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 a while back. I did a clean install. Ever since then, my laptop's been generally slower. The GUI is generally ...
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759 views

Ubuntu 11.10 on Asus K53TA Laptop no screen error?

I have an Asus K53 laptop with a AMD A6 APU and I cant seem to get the screen to work for GUI mode. I can Install it with the alternate CD but I can only see a blinking cursor then no screen detected ...
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427 views

How can I increase laptop lcd luminosity steps?

I was wondering if there's a way to tweak the steps that the luminosity of my lcd do when adjusting it from keyboard. It seems that they are just +/-30% of total, and that's pretty annoying, because ...
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1answer
265 views

Run anacron even when on battery (laptop)

There is a known behavior of anacron not to run when the laptop is running on batteries. Is there any way to stop this behavior and run anacron whatever the power state? ...
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1k views

Live CD works, installed doesn't — wrong display resolution

I have an old laptop (from 2004) that I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 on. When I run the Live CD, the display works correctly (1024x768). After installing, when I boot from the hard drive, the ...
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“panic occurred switching back to text console”

I installed Ubuntu on a HP Mini 210, and everything was fine. However, after using the laptop for a while I got the error: panic occurred switching back to text console What could be the reason ...
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Cannot adjust brightness on on an LG laptop with an Nvidia card

I'm currently using a LG laptop with Nvidia Cuda GeForce GT 335M. I have difficulty adjusting the screen brightness using FN+Arrow Up/Arrow Down. The brightness indicator will appear and the bar will ...
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1answer
704 views

Dim/Dark Screen on Acer Aspire

I do have WUBI on my desktop, but that computer is too laggy so I installed WUBI on my Acer Aspire laptop. Everything works fine except the screen is too dark. I tried to reinstall WUBI but nothing. ...
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1answer
955 views

Volume is too low all the time and becomes loud enough only when resuming from suspend [closed]

The system volume of my notebook is too low comparing with using headphone or running it on windows7. I can hardly hear the sound even if the volume slider was moved to maximum. Today after I had ...
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674 views

Can't install on an Asus F5gl laptop

I downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and wanted to install it on my Asus f5gl series laptop. (It is around four years old by now). I created a bootable USB stick installer following the instructions on the ...
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1answer
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When I close my Laptop lid my external monitor turns off

I saw this thread : Prevent external monitors from shutting off when laptop lid is closed? I entered this code (from that thread): gconftool-2 --type string --set ...
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11.10 external display on ATI configuration

I have attached external display to my laptop (Dell Vostro 3350 with ATI Radeon HD6470 video card) but image has bad quality: everything is blurred. Where and how to configure that?
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LCD brightness step on T520 with Ubuntu 11.10

On Lenovo T520 combination Fn + Home/End for increasing/decreasing screen brightness works perfectly out-of-box but with the step = 3. It's too coarse (HW values are 0..15). How to change the step to ...
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1answer
287 views

How can I speed up boot it is unresponsive for a long time after the Desktop is presented?

My Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) laptop was taking a very long time to boot, and I found the solution here. After that fix, it would boot quickly, but for a long time after the Desktop was presented, the ...
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Why are there multiple (6) swap partitions after Ubuntu clean install?

After several multiple clean re-installations of Ubuntu 11.10 x86 from the original 11.04 on my Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) laptop, I find I have six swap partitions. The original 11.04 had only one. I ...
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Lenovo S12 fails to hibernate, won't turn off and won't restore session, what to do?

My Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) running 11.10 Unity desktop will not hibernate. If I use the Shutdown/Hibernate option, it will go to a blank screen with an flashing underscore cursor in the upper left ...
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498 views

Ubuntu 11.10 on laptop random restart

Laptop info: memory 992.6 MiB Processor Intel core duo cpu T2350 @1.86 GHz x2 Graphics unknown (point of concern) os type 32-bit Acer Travel Mate 4200 ~~~~~ So I updated it recently but I'm ...
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1answer
319 views

Installer crashed leaving only a blank screen

My 11.10 install from live cd onto lenovo thinkpad (refurbished) got almost all the way through (I'd picked 'install' not 'try'), then it told me the installer crashed and suggested solutions. The ...
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1answer
463 views

MSI X350 wifi stopped working [closed]

I have a dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 on my MSI X350. During the installation process and some time after the wireless worked just fine and I used the internet connection to install ...
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1answer
2k views

Overheating and fan noise problem on a Toshiba Portege R830-13C

I have an overheating and excessive fan noise problem with Ubuntu 11.10 on a brand new Toshiba Portege R830-13C laptop. The laptop is dual boot with Windows 7, where I don't have this problem at all, ...
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Why is sound changed muted on 11.10 startup?

Sound is always muted at startup that is after the login. I have to unmute it every time. How can i fix this sound mute problem which occurs at the startup? BTW, I am using HP Mini.
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Gateway laptop no longer recognizes wireless hardware after hard reboot [closed]

I had wireless working with no problems. Laptop froze and required hard reboot. Since then the laptop does not recognize internal wireless hardware. Wireless network still working with other ...
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1answer
4k views

Screen doesn't turn back on after resume on a Lenovo Thinkpad T420

Every time I suspend my notebook (Lenovo Thinkpad T420 - Intel HD graphic card) on Oneiric Ocelot 11.10 and turn it back on, the screen is black. The backlight is on and the system itself loads fine, ...
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595 views

Is it normal to not have desktop effects after installing on an Asus N53S?

I've just installed 11.10 and so far so great, except I just discovered (after looking at another installation) I'm missing some effects. First of all, I am using unity 3d (I chose ubuntu at the ...
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1answer
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How do I Install MythTV on a Lenovo S12 with wireless?

How do I install Ubuntu 11.10 and MythTV client on my Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) laptop and use it using WiFi?
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Unable to enable Wifi on a Lenovo B570

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop on my Windows 7 Laptop (Lenovo B570). Wired connection works fine, but I'm not able to even switch wireless on. As soon as I click the wireless button from off ...
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1answer
948 views

How do I disable the Nvidia GPU on a Dell Vostro 3500? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? Ubuntu website stipulates that Dell Vostro 3500 is a certified laptop with a condition that only integrated Intel GPU is ...
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1answer
437 views

How can I force alsa to always “unmute” the Headphone Jack Sense?

I've got a HP nc8000 (my secondary laptop now), and it's got some quirks. One of the most annoying is that I have to remember to "unmute" the Headphone Jack Sense every time I boot. P.S: Audio info: ...
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2answers
143 views

Why Gmail chat appears when the screen is locked?

When I lock the screen, Gmail chat appears at the bottom of the screen just like when it's unlocked. Is it a bug?