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

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Mouse and keyboard not working after laptop opened

I am running 14.04.3 LTS on my laptop and whenever I close the laptop and reopen it, The mouse and keyboard quit working and I have to hard reboot. However, if I remember to lock my computer first, ...
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Strange battery behavior after updating from 14.04 to 15.04

I'm using HP machine with Intel Pentium N3520 and 4GB RAM. I recently updated to Ubuntu 15.04 and facing issues with battery, which is behaving like anything. It does not charges when operating system ...
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How to find a compatible 10 inch laptop in 2015? [on hold]

I'm looking for a laptop (or a tablet with a physically connected keyboard that can be used as a laptop) that works with Xubuntu to replace my five-year-old Dell Inspiron mini 1012. I want a 10 inch ...
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Bluetooth adapter lost after updating ubuntu 15.04

My laptop is an acer V13 V3-371-570S When booting on livecd and after install, my internal bluetooth adapter is recognized and fully working. After updating my system, my bluetooth adapter has gone, ...
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How do I add my printer to Google Cloudprint?

My printer is connected and shared by Ubuntu 14.04 server (old laptop). I can use this printer with Windows laptop. I wonder how can I add this printer to Google Cloudprint and make it accessible by ...
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how do i access wd elements 2 tb external hard drive from my lenovo y50 running ubuntu 15.04 64 bit

i just got this external hard drive but for some reason whenever i plug it into my computer, Ubuntu doesn't recognize it. however, when i switch over to windows, my laptop can recognize it just fine
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Laptop for Ubuntu and Java programming [on hold]

I want to buy a laptop for on the go programming. It does not matter if I would need to install Ubuntu on it, but it would be nice if it was pre-installed. I looked into purchasing a Chromebook and ...
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Need personal experience installing Ubuntu on Dell 5558 laptop

I have decided to have a dedicated Ubuntu laptop. I am specific about a good looking screen (a FullHD with crisp display and color reproduction),16GB RAM and i7 processor also with good form factor. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu on modern laptop

I have see over the last few year that is is getting more difficult to install ubuntu. Usually it is no problem to boot from USB (CD's is obsolete anyway) But booting from USB on these machines is ...
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WiFi problems pages dont load up

I have WiFi problems on my Lubuntu laptop. When I connect it through ethernet cable it's all good, pages loadup quickly without any problems, but if i connect through my WiFi connection pages either ...
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HP Stream 14 (BCM43142) WiFi driver

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 for a HP Stream 14 Laptop. The WiFi network driver is not recognised automatically, so there´s no Internet. By making sudo lshw, the Network Controller is: BCM43142 ...
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Dell Inspiron 7737 goes to black screen when opened. But not when restarted

So I recently became disillusioned with Windows 10 (froze in the middle of updating my GPU driver, then corrupted the SSD) and installed the latest version of Ubuntu. My current problem is that when ...
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Dell Studio 1555 - esata port doesn't work

I've got a problem with esata/usb2 port in my Dell Studio 1555 under Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. After connecting my external hdd by esata port maximum speed is limited by speed of USB2. Could you help me to ...
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Can't start Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using a compaq presario cq60 and i'm not really able to boot through the usb drive. My dvd drive is broken, and my version of windows got corrupted, so ubuntu is my only option. this is sort of ...
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Display turns off after Ubuntu system loading step

I encounter this problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04. My notebook display works properly with other OS. When I boot Ubuntu , loading logo looks and after loading step display turns off. I have ...
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how can i use my laptop as a mobile phone by a usb-modem?

I want to use my Laptop as a mobile phone. I connected the oparator by a usb-modem. If anyone know that how to use the Laptop as a phone then please answer me.
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How to automatically lock screen on closing the lid and keep programs running (not sleep) on HP Laptop

I wanted to keep my apps running but get the screen secured when I close the lid. I did not want to get into sleep mode as this blocked my downloads and my running music. Also, I was lazy enough that ...
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Disable low battery notifications/warning on 15.04

I would like to disable the low battery warnings on Ubuntu 15.04. My laptop seems to have a faulty charge port or has trouble detecting the true charge of any battery I put in it, even brand new ...
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HP Split 13x2 (Laptop) Issues With Ubuntu Mate

There are a few things not working... I was wondering if anyone had any fixes. Battery The battery icon doesn't show. The battery never charges. ...This laptop has 2 batteries acting as one, which ...
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Toshiba Laptop keyboard and touchpad not working after Ubuntu (14.04.3) install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Toshiba Satellite C675D-S7109, chose all the defaults and it seemed to go very smoothly but when i start the system, the keyboard and touchpad are not active. I ...
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Battery charge limit and critical battery action

Ubuntu 14.04 lenovo z50-70 here. Here's my situation. I am using my laptop with the power cord plugged in at all times because i essentially use it as a desktop. Never leave the house with it and ...
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Suspend option is not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm new in the world of linux. I'm trying to learn it using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version. My question is how to make the 'Suspend' option to work? Whenever i click that option from my laptop, the ...
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NVIDIA graphics drivers options

I have DELL inspirion laptop and i have both integrated and non-integrated nvidia 340 series graphics card. When I open additional drivers tab and i have 3 options : use NVIDIA binary driver - ...
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Battery percentage jumps down to 6% from 50% or 60%?

So, as the title says, I have checked Power Stats in Ubuntu and Energy when Full and Energy (design) are the same which is 37.2 Wh but the percentage is funny with actual battery life left in my ...
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Laptop suspends on shutdown with lid closed

I'm struggling to phrase this question very coherently, but here's what I'm struggling with... I have a Lenovo laptop from a few years ago. Recently, I put ubuntu on it. As it stands right now, I've ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS laptop keyboard problem

I'm facing a problem with my Ubuntu. This morning I started my laptop as usually. Log in screen showed up, I pressed enter and logged in. Then my keyboard stopped working. I changed user to Guest ...
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Can't change brightness when plugged off (ubuntu 14.04)

I have a Samsung NP470R4E and recently installed ubuntu 14.04, but can't change brightness when the laptop is not charging. The Fn brightness keys seem to work (e.g. the upper right bar appears and ...
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Preformance profiles? How? 15.04

I'm experiencing a problem when using Linux (Ubuntu gnome 15.04 for now, but it does not matter what distro or DE to use). If i launch several applications my laptop stops charging, and starts to use ...
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Touchpad not found after sleep mode/close laptop lid after last update

Weird thing happened after my last update on my new laptop (Asus k401l), when it goes to sleep or when I close the lid, the touchpad is disabled and in system Settings > Input Devices > Touchpad it ...
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Brightness slider is too fine (14.04)

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell laptop (XPS 13 Developer Edition). The brightness slider stopped working (the slider would fill up and empty as usual but the brightness wouldn't change). This fix ...
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Laptop doesn't suspend when lid is closed - No state change

I have a problem about my laptop that doesn't suspend when i close lid. First the story. I bought a new Acer e3-112. It camed with win8.1 and i upgraded it to win10. Then i shrinked the hdd and ...
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Trackpad/Mousepad is not working in my Laptop Asus K55n?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and my mouse-pad was working fine. Suddenly my mouse-pad stopped working after a few times of reboot. I went to mouse settings using keyboard, but no option to enable ...
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14.04.03 LTS 64-Bit on Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, relatively technical so not completely green but I am having trouble running the current version from the USB drive. I have created the ISO (that all went ...
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Change brightness works in Unity but not spectrwm

I use spectrwm so I want to be able to adjust the screen brightness using command line tools. However, none seem to be working. The odd thing is that if I run Unity and access the "Brightness" ...
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midi controller issue; unable to enumerate usb devices during boot

I have a lenovo thinkpad with a firewire express adaptor card that I recently setup for recording. I connect my maudio controller either/and via 5 din midi to my audio interface or via usb to my ...
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Will Partitioning My SSD For Dual Boot Cause A Performance Drop? Tips?

I have a nice laptop (i5, 8gb, 256gbssd) and I want to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Some people and some forms explained that you shouldn't partition an SSD, or the performance will decrease. ...
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Why do I have problems when Isuspend my pc?

I used a netbook with xubuntu 14.04 and when I closed it in order to suspend the PC I couldn't turn it on again. When I turn on the computer after suspend the screen stays black and I have to reboot ...
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when i close my laptop lid my secund screen requiers password when set to do nothing

I'm new to Linux using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64-bit and using a Fujitsu lifebook a series. When I close my laptop lid while trying to watch a movie on my TV with the HDMI cable. the screen requires my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when lid on laptop is closed [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro frequently (not allways) when I close my computer plugged/unplugged when I open it agin it is frozen. Some timew when opened the login screen is up but I ...
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Piggyback Ubuntu Desktop on Peppermint laptop wifi [duplicate]

As of late,i have had some real wireless USB problems and i've decided to just try and use the piggyback-a-laptop method, i have an Ethernet cord, a ubuntu 15.04 Desktop and a Peppermint 5 laptop. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 500 [duplicate]

How can I install Ubuntu on my Lenovo Yoga 500 Laptop? Is there a better way than a virtual machine? I have to use Ubuntu for my work.
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Ubuntu 15.04 suspend freeze

I use Ubuntu 15.04 with stock kernel on my laptop. When I boot up my laptop and then try to suspend, everything works perfectly. But when I work for few hours and then try to go to suspend, it almost ...
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14.04-15.04 Randomly shutdown/restart

As it says, Ubuntu randomly shuts down at times. Common occurrences that involve these shutdowns include... Playing games Streaming video with tabs in background Playing movies in VLC Specs of my ...
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Disable “Could not switch the monitor configuration”

Is there a way to disable the popup that says "Could not switch the monitor configuration"? I am only interested in disabling the popup, not fixing the underlying problem. I am constantly ...
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15.04 on laptop

I have 15.04 installed in a laptop. From regular and normal operation machine just shutdown without any warning and/or notification. I ve checked syslog but havent been able to find root cause. Can ...
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battery is not being charged or used

My battery is 89% charged, but as soon as I pull out the power cord from my laptop the laptop electricity supply is killed (and the computer shuts down). Here are my battery stats: So basically, ...
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Ubuntu crashes during installation

So I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my old Laptop (HP pavilion dv6) However during the installation of ubuntu my it seems to crash and restart to windows when I choose 'Install inside of ...
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Automatically shutdown when switching to battery

I'm recently made my old laptop into a server using Ubuntu Desktop 15.04. But because my laptop has an almost dead battery I want Ubuntu to save all data that it's on (or at least close the running ...
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Disk errors while trying to boot LiveUSB on laptop

I made an Ubuntu 15.04 LiveUSB and now am trying to boot it to install on a SSD. While trying to boot from it the following errors happen: [ 7.027548] ACPI PCC probe failed. starting version 219 ...
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Starting version 219 whenever discrete GPU is used

I'm getting a black screen with nothing but "starting version 219" on the screen. This happens if I install FGLRX drivers or if I use the discrete GPU with open source drivers. I'm using ubuntu gnome ...