Questions about laptops in relationship to Ubuntu. Common subjects are trackpads, batteries and wireless cards.

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What's an alternative to Ubuntu with HD4650 fglrx support?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.1 with fglrx drivers on it. With fglrx enabled my laptop overheat after a little and it goes into protection mode. That happens even if I do not strain it with complicated ...
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How to install ubuntu on Sony Vaio SVE14A15FNH? [duplicate]

I have already installed Windows 7 on my Laptop and i wanted to install ubuntu as well but because of features like assistant manager . I don't know how to install it on my Sony Vaio Laptop without ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesnt recognize amd radeon M8670

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it doesn't recognize my amd radeon m8670 graphic card. Only my intel, so I am unable to install any driver because I always get error like your graphic is not ...
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Run script when connecting power cord? [duplicate]

I have this really annoying problem where my screen's brightness goes to maximum whenever I connect the power cord to the laptop. Is there a way to run a script every time this happens so I can lower ...
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touch screen not working for HP Compaq 2710p !!!NEED HELP!

I have a huge problem when I installed Ubuntu to my HP Compaq 2710p I lost my touch screen capabilities its touch through pen only. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem. 0(>_>)0
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Battery discharges while AC is plugged in

I have a problem with my VN7-571G-56N0. My battery is discharging while the AC is plugged in. If i plug in the power cord, after i used the notebook with battery only, it charges it, but when i ...
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How to increase Kubuntu 14.04 brightness range?

Hold your horses!. If you are hurrying to flag this as a duplicate of this question or this question, none of those have an answer to what is asked here. Thanks for the attention though. In ...
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Force the sound through internal speaker

Yesterday I accidentaly dropped my netbook, so now the 3.5mm jack is separated from motherboard. The issue is that ubuntu thinks that headphones are plugged in, is there a way to force the playback ...
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Updating Ubuntu on Dell Latitude E7240 (factory install)

I have a Dell Latitude E7240 as my work machine. It came with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I would like to upgrade to a later distro but it is important that I don't end up witha buggy machine a s a ...
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Black screen of death [closed]

A few days ago I was installing Linux on my laptop, the previous version of my OS was Windows XP. When the process was halfway suddenly the power died and now when I turn on my laptop I see a black ...
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Installing Ubuntu on NE56R

I have been trying to fix a computer for a client. There was no way for me to get back in to the system (the laptop came pre-loaded with Win 8.1), so I was unable to grab the PID. Now I am having a ...
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Erratic battery behavior in Ubuntu 14.04 - orange blinking lights!

I have just made a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation on a Toshiba Satellite L735 laptop. When I turn on the laptop and it is plugged to the socket, the battery icon does not show ("Show battery status ...
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USing iphone for wifi or laptop [duplicate]

ATM I have no Internet connection on my PC to download drivers (I do have a Ubuntu laptop that I could use for that..) how do I use my iPhone as Internet, or connect a laptop? Plugging an Ethernet ...
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My laptop stops working when I open the lid after some period of time

Recently my laptop started to freeze when I reopen the lid after some period of time. The only thing that helps is to hold the power button for a few seconds and boot the laptop again. I have no idea ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 laptop and monitor problem

I meet with this problem second time. I'm using a laptop with dual boot. I use Ubuntu 14.04 and Win7. I have a 21,5" monitor plugged with HDMI cable to my notebook. I did this: my laptop was turned ...
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how to boot ubuntu on my acer aspire v5 laptop? [duplicate]

So I had Ubuntu on this laptop then I was downloading an update for 14.10 and it crashed now when I boot it up it just shows the log in screen I sign in then it glitches out and stays black I then ...
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How to prevent laptop from overheating in backpack?

A friend said, his laptop's battery is very weak after Ubuntu failed to suspend after lid closed. He then quickly put laptop to backpack and did not realized, that laptop is still working. I'm ...
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Acer Notebook rightclick not working

I have a problem with my acer e5-571 running Ubuntu 14.04. The touchpad isn't recognized correctly: I have no right click. Output from xinput list: Virtual core pointer ...
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Is it possible to disable a notebook's LEDs temporarily? (HDD, Power, Charging)

My question is whether it is possible to run a terminal command (or anything else) to disable a laptop's indicator LEDs. I have LEDs for CAPS, NUM and WiFi which are off anyway. But when it is dark ...
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14.04 LTS on Toshiba Satellite C75D-B. Brightness, WiFi, Fn-keys control and Suspend problems

This is a new laptop that I just bought. Came with Windows 8.1, now is a dual-boot. Sound Controls and Mute work with F9, F10, F11 like they do in Windows, but F12 for WiFi, F2 and F3 for brightness ...
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Ubuntu freezes sporadically showing very high disk i/o (around 100 to 500 MB/s)

I have an year old HP Pavilion laptop that came with Ubuntu preinstalled. Currently it has Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit with Kernel 3.16.0-30-generic. It was working very well until recently when I started ...
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Not resuming from sleep when the laptop lid is open

i am using Ubuntu 14.04 in HP pavilion G4 laptop with AMD A4 vision processor. the problem i have is that when i close my laptop lid my laptop goes to sleep mode. but when i open it doesnt resume. i ...
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Ubuntu Slow Wifi Speeds

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP 2000 bf69wm laptop. The WIFI download and upload speeds are terrible 0.50 MBPS download and 237 ping. When I use a wired connection it is better compared to ...
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Ubuntu install issues on the Toshiba Satellite

I have an older Toshiba laptop that I put a used hard drive in. The computer constantly reminds me that my version of Windows is not genuine. Sometimes it won't even load Windows and I have to use the ...
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Are there any laptops that Ubuntu targets? [closed]

I am aware of the existence of Ubuntu Desktop certified hardware, but it seems certification happens per-release. Is there such a thing as a list of laptops that the latest release of Ubuntu is always ...
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How to stop brightness changes (screen dimming) on low battery?

Ubuntu 14.10 automatically adjusts screen brightness on low battery. It does so despite explicitly being set not to. How to prevent this behaviour? I'd like the brightness to stay on the manually ...
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cannot move cursor to external monitor

I just connected my external monitor and it all works fine. I tested this even in windows. But on ubuntu I cannot take the cursor to the external monitor. It just doesn't move there and it gets stuck ...
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2/3 USB ports have stopped working on 14.04

I have searched for this the whole day already and I haven't found anything (Though I might just be stupid and the answer is pretty easy, forgive me if so). I have a Lenovo G700 laptop and am running ...
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How do I fix screen tearing on laptop?

Using Ubuntu 14.10 on Toshiba Satellite L655-S5059. After dist-upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 14.10, I'm experiencing screen tearing in icons and display in general. Display adapter is Intel GM 45 ...
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ubuntu 14.04.01 closing lid freezes laptop

I have a thinkpad yoga s1 with i7 cpu, hd4400 graphic card and Ubuntu 14.04.01 installed. The computer freezes when closing lid but if I suspend it before I close the lid, it won't freeze next time ...
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How to fix “camera is busy or broken” bug in google chrome/chromium?

I have a laptop with ubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm unable to use my build in camera in google chrome or chromium. Camera works in cheese or skype without any issues. I just can't use websites like omegle or ...
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How do I determine exactly why my computer is unexpectedly shutting down?

For a while now, in both Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10, my laptop shuts down suddenly and unexpectedly. This only happened when the computer was on battery power, and only when the power seemed to get within ...
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Dell 1521 laptop - bluetooth not working

I bought this dell without the bluetooth care and just recently bought and installed the bluetooth card on my motherboard but im still getting "no adapters found" - im lost and stuck! $ lsusb | grep ...
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I'm trying to intsall Ubuntu to a (Samsung) NP300E4C laptop but can't access BIOS

The computer is currently running Windows (7). I've tried tapping and holding down F2 but it just boots to windows. I googled to see if i can find people with similar issues but found none. I'm ...
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Can't enable laptop webcam and bluetooth with fn keys

I already researched a bit and tried some solutions like editing /etc/grub/default with: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=" And: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=Linux" But ...
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Apple Ibook g4 1,2GHz with Lubuntu sound and wifi not working

I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Trusty Tahr on my old Mac laptop. Unfortunately, I can't get any sound, and wifi doesn't seem to work either. Is there any way for me to work the thing out?
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laptop monitor brightness always maximum upon charging

My laptop monitor brightness is set to maximum whenever I connect it to charging. I have gone to the brightness settings and changed this, but the problem repeats when I charge my laptop again...what ...
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Bluetooth adapter not found in ubuntu 14.04

I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04 and now it seems that my hp-1000 notebook computer can not find the Bluetooth adapter anymore. I even used it right before I switched to Ubuntu from ...
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Ubuntu laptop heating with ubuntu except 14.04

I have hp pavilion g6-2312ax with amd processor and graphic card. On windows I would use "Hp Cool and Quite" to keep the temperatures and fan speed down. But in ubuntu or any other linux version, the ...
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Lowest brightness setting turns backlights off

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on a Laptop. When I turn my brightness to the lowest setting it actually turns my backlights off and my entire screen goes black as if my computer was turned off. I have ...
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14.04 windows go off screen on awake

I currently have a dual monitor setup running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My display settings are currently set to have my laptop screen on the right and my monitor on the left. Whenever I open the lid of the ...
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Battery percentage won't go up while charging

I have HP notebook with a healthy battery. Problem is that when I try to charge it, system displays time remaining to charge and also percentage of the charge in the menu bar, but it stays stuck on ...
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How to format Ubunutu 14.04 from laptop?

I only have Ubuntu os in my laptop, I want to format it and reinstall it in my Laptop. I made a bootable pd of the os, an i am using a asus laptop but the bootable window wont open. I need help!
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Sony VAIO keyboard only responding after suspending the device/restarting the X-Server

As the title says, the built in keyboard on my Sony VAIO SVE1712V1EB does not respond after booting. Neither it does in GRUB. However when I suspend the computer / restart the X-Server, the keyboard ...
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permanently disable trackpoint in Lenovo T440p Ubuntu 14.04

after looking around a lot I find that by typing xinput -set-prop 12 135 0 in the terminal I solved the problem of the cursor moving alone when nobody is touching it. How can I make to make this ...
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Brightness control turns off my monitor

When I press the keyboard combination to lower my brightness i.e. Fn+F2 my screen turn off and to turn it on I have to press brightness low and then brightness high button one after another. Can ...
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Ubuntu fails to install on HP Probook 4445s AMD

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 (earlier 14.04) on my HP Probook 4445s (AMD) from bootable pen drives but after the initial Ubuntu screen the computer freezes with just a static snow on the ...
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Shift+home and shift+end don't work in laptop [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and these key combinations do not work. If I toggle NumLock then Home and End without shift don't work properly. I found some proposed solutions for older versions of Ubuntu but ...
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Crazy amount of lag | Ubuntu 14.04

I've been struggling with this issue since I decided that I wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop (several months ago). So I chose 14.04 (Newest at the time), and thought that it wouldn't be so bad, ...
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Problem running Ubuntu-Gnome on optimus-based laptop

I had tons of issues trying to install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my optimus-based laptop (MSI GT60 2PC) with GTX870m & Intel HD 4600 GPU's. It would freeze up during pre-install from live USB/DVD ...