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

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Do you Know about Ubuntu XPS 13 Developer Edition

ya you know i know that :) but i have no XPS developer edition :( .my qus is can i add XPS boot animation in my Ubuntu 14.04 How can i do? and of curse i Have XPS boot animation whatever i will find ...
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Unity Freezing on ubuntu 14.04 (new install)?

So my problem is as follows. My laptop seems to freeze randomly - at least the video output to my screen is the one that gets stuck. I could be doing anything from browsing or watching movies and the ...
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`indicator-cpufreq` doesn't seem to work on 14.10

I have a Dell XPS 12 and just installed Ubuntu 14.10 (by completely wiping out the old 14.04 installation). The indicator menu has 2 options, Performance and Powersave, from which I choose ...
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I cant install ubuntu or any distro on my laptop

I am having a trouble with the installation of Ubuntu and the trouble is that the keyboard repeats any key that i press, but in windows this doesn't happen, can anyone please help me, by the way I ...
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Charge discharge behavior with thresholds set in TLP

I installed TLP for setting charging thresholds(lower:40% - upper:50%, for battery longevity) in my L440 Thinkpad laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. I have been monitoring my battery status ...
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Replace laptop pre-installed with windows with ubuntu and install windows on virtual box as genuine windows

I was always wanted to try this. I want to purchase laptop with windows(win 8.1 as latest) pre-installed. And then dual boot into ubuntu where I would like to install same copy of windows into virtual ...
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Black Screen, it doesn't go to desktop

I was copying around 750GB of files into my external hard drive, estimated time was 10 hours. It significantly slowed down my laptop. I wanted to check what is inside rubish bin so I opened it, but it ...
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How do I install the right custom Ubuntu build on my laptop?

I have a HP PAVILION g6 n0036tx laptop. It has been over a week since I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it (there is no other OS on the laptop). But it been quite buggy (the bluetooth adapter is not ...
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Why isn't Canonical working with ASUS on their Transformer Books and Padfones? [on hold]

Canonical should produce a version of Ubuntu that is designed for the phone-tablet-laptop conversion form factor embodied by ASUS's Transformer Book V. Ubuntu Phone is now pretty much dead in the ...
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How can I change audio output to HDMI from command line?

Backstory This thread suggests pacmd list-sinks and switching to a different sink with pacmd set-default-sink "SINKNAME", but my laptop only appears to have 1 sink, so that didn't help me. This ...
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Why does my laptop suddenly turn off while my battery reports about 24% of charge?

I have an ASUS K53E. The battery reports a capacity of about 76.5%, i.e 43.8 Wh of 57.2 Wh. Since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my laptops suddenly turns off: no suspend, hibernate or gracefully shut ...
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Where is the laptop brightness script located?

Online I found the command: echo 1 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to set my screen brightness to the lowest possible value, currently I am grepping my entire disk for that path, ...
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Fn key not works any more

On my ubuntu 12.04 and Thinkpad T400, I used to adjust brightness by Fn+Home for more brightness or Fn+End for more darkness. But my Fn key does not work since more than a year ago, not just for ...
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Auto Update Even When Laptop Lid Is Closed

I am trying to follow this guide for auto updating Ubuntu. I am using the Advanced Aptitude option. My problem is that I am trying to do it on a laptop and cron doesn't work when the lid is shut. I ...
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Team Fortress 2 using too much CPU on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

CPU: AMD A6-4400M APU x2 (not sure if it is two physical CPUs or cores don't know a lot about that) with Radeon HD Graphics (Radeon HD 7520G) RAM: Ubuntu says it is 7.2 GB but I installed 8 GB (I use ...
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Wireless wont show up on Dell Latitude D620, I am New to LUBUNTU and never used Linux

I got a Dell Latitude D620 from work on condition it had to be DBAN DOD wiped prior to removal. It is a DuoCore 1.6GHz 1GB RAM machine which sounded like LUBUNTU would be good fit... All of it worked ...
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installation on acer aspire1571

ubuntu is not being installed on my computer.my config is i3 processor,2gb ram,acer aspire1571,it is DOS operating system, they gave me with windows installed.please help me i love using ubuntu
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Apple Cinema LED Display: using regular brightness controls?

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04, connected to a 27" Apple Cinema LED Display (which works fine). By tweaking the appledisplay kernel module a little bit, I can even get ...
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Laptop shuts down during boot after installing Nvidia drivers

I was already using Ubuntu 14.04 before this problem but today I decided to restart everything from a clean install. After reinstalling Ubuntu I spent some hours configuring my new system and ...
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How to change drain order of laptop batteries?

I have a laptop with an extra battery. Currently the smaller one in the bay normally reserved for a CD/DVD drive drains first, leaving the main one untouched until the smaller one is totally ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD only sys has screen colours turn black, and hangs ALL input, after 10 minutes

I have burned 4 ISO UBUNTU 14.04 x disks in the last couple of weeks. Every single one, when running my laptop from DVD only, will, absolutely, after about 10 minutes, have the desktop colours turn to ...
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Slow shutdown laptop Ubuntu 14.04

I have an ASUS K53TA-BBR6. The shutdown speed used to be normal when I was running Ubuntu 12.04, but after I upgraded to 14.04 (clean install; removed the entire old partition first) the shutdown and ...
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Battery drains so fast

I have an HP laptop. It is a 64 bit machine. But I have installed 32 bit Ubuntu 12.04 presently. My problem is, once the battery is fully charged and start using Ubuntu it gets drained completely ...
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HP Pavilion G6 Won't Suspend with Ubuntu 14.04

My HP Pavilion g6-2268ca with Ubuntu 14.04 won't suspend. when the lid shuts the fan never cuts off. i've checked my settings under power management and everything looks good. when I manually click ...
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Fast and with fully hardware compatible laptop for ubuntu [closed]

Currently I'm running the latest Ubuntu on my 3 year old Dell XPS 15 (L502X). Nowadays it works okay, it got some disadvantages like the HDMI and SD card reader which don't work at all.. Also it's ...
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Notebook keyboard gets hot only on the left side!

I have the Asus VivoBook S551lb, a thin notebook, with intel i7 4500u 1.8 ghz , intel 4600m internal graphics, and nvidia 740m discrete graphics. It looks like the fan placed in the left side , after ...
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HP Pavilion 11-n038ca touchscreen

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Pavilion 11-n038ca laptop, but the touchscreen is not working. Can anyone tell me how to make it work? Thanks.
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Laptop Displays on External Monitor by Default

I was running Windows 98 through virtualbox (to play an old game that doesn't work on wine, not because I'm into that kind of thing) and had to play with the resolutions a bit to get it to run at ...
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Laptop heats up while using ubuntu

Don't Know why my PC heats up while i use ubuntu (any version). I have dell i7 processor system with 1 GB nvidia. Still finding solution but no positive and effective solution found. any suggestion
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Will “Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr” install and run without problems on my Dell Latitude D620 Laptop?

My question is that, will the latest version of the Ubuntu OS named Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, be able to install and run perfectly and without problems in my new Dell Latitude D620 Laptop? Please ...
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Laptop Mode Tools, how turn on?

I'm new to Ubuntu, I found the option of Laptop Mode Tools but is not running ; can someone tell me sifunciona for Ubuntu14.04 , only instalte from Software Center. I could tell if it is available in ...
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Laptop battery indicator problem in Ubuntu 14.04

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (before I had Ubuntu 13.10), the battery indicator stopped working properly. It always shows the battery level that was at the start up (when I open the laptop and boot ...
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No sound from any playback devices Ubuntu 14.04 fresh install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 lts and now there is no audio or sound from laptop's speakers or any headphone or anything else. Please help!
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Ubuntu Hangs a lot even when 3 or 4 apps are working

I have a Samsung NP300E5C-A0CIN Laptop with 2 GB of ram, intel i3 processor. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 My laptop tends to hang a lot, especially while browsing the web both ...
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Is this Notebook compatible with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I need a powerful notebook/laptop with an ethernet port that supports Ubuntu for work and for work-related travel. Is there any way to tell what will work with Ubuntu or not? ...
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How to limit the speed of laptop fan using i8kmon configuration?

I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop overheating. As a solution, I used i8kutils with this config: # Run as daemon, override with --daemon option set config(daemon) 0 # Automatic fan ...
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Brightness control issue - /sys/class/backlight empty

My laptop has Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz, 4G RAM, Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller Only thing unusual is when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I edited grub as ...
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Brightness is reset to maximum after waking up from suspend or lock screen

This question is somewhat related to this question: Brightness is reset to Maximum on every Restart Basically, I modified /etc/rc.local to set the brightness, as detailed in this answer, so on ...
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after update from 12.04 to 14.01 touch pad is not working

after updating to 14.01 version my touch pad is not working. im using hp pavilion 17. my laptop is brand new, it came with 12.04 pre-installed ubuntu version. my wired usb mouse do work but the right ...
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Lock screen flickering Acer Aspire E5-511

I got my new Acer Aspire E5-511-P2AV and installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I lock the screen the screen begins to flicker. Every 2-3 seconds the brightness goes up very shortly and then it's black again. ...
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Missing WIFI driver on ASUS X551MA laptop

The WIFI does not seem to work by default, and I cannot seem to find any resource online. Where would I start looking? Output of lshw looks as follows ubuntu description: Notebook product: ...
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All network connections close when laptop lid is closed 14.04

First of all, I'm not the most proficient beaver when it comes to linux in general but I catch on very fast. I'm using the x86 version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a Toshiba Satellite L40-14F laptop, ...
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Troubleshooting reproducible LCD blackscreen crash

I have a Latitude D630 that happily runs Ubuntu 32-bit 14.04LTS. However, if I open a specific chrome application in chromium or chrome and attempt to open a particular menu in that app, the entire ...
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Steam problem with 32bit lib

After the installation it ask me this Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for giacomo: I insert the ...
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fglrx: dim screen until brightness key pressed

I reported this at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-installer/+bug/1360218 three weeks ago but it is still unassigned and no one has commented on it but myself. It is a Lenovo G50-45 ...
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Ubuntu behavior on overheating?

I have a laptop that I suspect is overheating. Every once and a while, Ubuntu will pop up the shut down dialogue window. The first time I clicked shut down, and it went through the normal shut down ...
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how to install Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 3147?

I've downloaded and tried to run Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on laptop Dell Inspiron 3147, but it hangs while starting from USB stick. What is the correct way to install Ubuntu on my laptop?
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Ubuntu freezes on the login screen after i close my laptop lid Ubuntu 14.04

I experience a Bug where the login screen doesn't work correctly after I closed the laptop lid. When i open it again the login screen appears and I can move the cursor but I cannot click anything or ...
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trying to StandBy drive at startup

I have 3 drives in my laptop, one of which is a mechanical hard drive for mass storage. I want to set this drive to standby because I want to preserve energy and keep my laptop silent at startup. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Battery Issue : Not Charging

I currently use Both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 laptop, while on windows the battery's charging works fine on ubuntu it some(many)times doesn't charge when plugged ...