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

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Why Linux-based-laptop has slower wifi connection that windows-based-laptop?

I had ever tried many distros: ubuntu, debian, xubuntu, freya, fedora, etc. And they all have slower wifi than when I was using windows. Is there any explanation about this? How to find appropriate ...
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i just bought an HP HSTNN-105c laptop online from the previous owner. KNOW NOTHING…HELP

I just bought a laptop knowing nothing about this software! Anyhow what im wanting to know is how to work this darn thing. It was wiped clean with the exception of Libre office, firefox browser and ...
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Laptop wont wake from suspend using bluetooth keyboard

Full disclosure... im a complete Ubuntu noob... just loaded the operating system because i want to learn more about it... i managed to set it up but... Im using a laptop as a desktop with a second ...
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Intel P-State: Stuck at 900 Mhz after unplugging power supply, even if plugged in again

when i start my laptop without power supply or unplug it later, the frequenzy gets stuck at 900 Mhz. If i change the governor to performance it is stuck at 2.5 Ghz. After a restart it works as ...
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getting issue when booting system in Ubuntu 14 in laptop

I am getting these kind of errors when booting system: READ FPDMA QUEUED (DRDY ERR) READ DMA EXT What I need to do for this? Is this HDD issue? I should replace it with new HDD?
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Keyboard is not working on PC with Ubuntu

I have a Toshiba laptop running Ubuntu. I got it from my friend that way. I don't know much about Ubuntu. It look nice and stuff but the laptop keyboard is not working on it. When i click the caps ...
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Steel Series Laptop Keyboard

After installing Linux 14.04 on my new MSI GT72 gaming laptop I can not seem to figure out how to get my back lite LEDs to work on my keyboard. The laptop has a steel series keyboard. I have searched ...
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How do I get the touchpad to work on an Asus notebook?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my aunts Asus laptop, now the touch pad does not work. I did all the updates and it still does not work. ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master ...
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Alienware laptop Built in sound card headphone and microphone jack not working

I have an Alienware m17x r4. My speaker's are working just fine.But when i plug my headset in the sound does not come through the headset and still comes through the speakers I have a creative ...
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I have a trouble with my wifi

i have a laptop lenovo g50 my distro is ubuntuu 14.04 trusty thar i can't connect with wifi my English is bad sorry
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Recommended distribution for my laptop (problems with Ubuntu on HP Probook 655 G1)

I'm very new to Linux and after I installed ubuntu, I was pretty satisfied and could handle it pretty well. But I had several problems with my HP Probook 655 G1. Sometimes when I boot up, it won't ...
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USB Devices stopped working on laptop

A few days back, all USBs stopped working. If a mouse is plugged in, it lights up but that's it. If I plug in a flash drive I get the following messages in dmesg: [ 112.117019] usb 2-1.3: new ...
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Laptop - Boots to black. Turn off, turn on - grub screen shows? Why?

I have a strange problem. As diverse and varied and redundant as boot-problems can be, and as odd as a sentence that uses "diverse" and "varied" together can be -- which in itself is redundant -- I'm ...
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How to fix Ubuntu touch screen problems on Sony Vaio laptops?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop which has Touchscreen enabled. And I have ubuntu installed alongside the windows 8.1. But I can't use Touchscreen as I can in Windows 8.1 in my Ubuntu 14.04. I want to use ...
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Is there a way to have the screen turned off while I type? [duplicate]

I want to type out raw ideas in an environment that's as distraction free as possible. Is there a way to turn the screen completely off with a hotkey, and have it stay off until I hit that same ...
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CPU usage becomes extremely high after opening laptop lid after upgrading to kernel 3.19

So I recently upgraded my kernel to 3.19, and now, whenever I close my laptop's lid and re-open it, the CPU usage will spike to ~75% on all four cores of my CPU. However, Activity Monitor doesn't list ...
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Ubuntu on Hp 15-r007 tx (DOS based, 1TBm, 4GB, i5 - 64-bit) [duplicate]

I want to Install Ubuntu On 15-r007 tx Laptop can anyone please help???
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How to Remap Brightness Keys

I have a Dell laptop which has some fairly standard media keys along F1-F12 as well as three special keys by the power button. For the longest time, my brightness down button hasn't worked. For some ...
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CPU usage spikes to 75% and stay there after resuming from sleep mode?

So I recently upgraded my kernel to 3.19 (as part of a failed GNOME install that I have since undone), and now, whenever I close my laptop's lid and reopen it, CPU usage will spike after to minute or ...
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Why am I being repeatedly asked for swap partition password when apt-get upgrade?

I installed recent kubuntu on a laptop, and choose to encrypt / and swap. Works fine. But very often, when I do apt-get upgrade, I get questions about password for swap partition. I could understand ...
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Why is Ubuntu not as fast when it was freshly installed?

When I freshly installed Ubuntu on my laptop, it was blazing fast, but now it is very slow.... Games like TF2, MInecraft, DOTA 2, where working fine for like, 1 month, severe lag and lag spikes ...
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laptop powers off on its own when under load and battery only (ubuntu 14.04), but works fine on windows

Well, the title says it all. My battery works fine for 1h until it is depleted on windows. But under stress on ubuntu, the machine powers off and doesn't start up again unless I plug it in. The ...
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All my pictures have disappeared without deleting?

All my pictures have disappeared without me deleting them? I use a Sony Vaio laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. Where are my pictures?
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How can I easily control CPU speed on Ubuntu?

I would like to know how to change (lower, in my case) CPU speed easily to adjust my needs. I have done research on the internet and it appears the same answers come back... "there is no need to lower ...
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smartctl shows hard disk problem

I face a problem concerning my hard disk drive. I have a Lenovo laptop z710 and I get an error message about bad sectors. I have re-installed several distros in case it is a bug, but the problem ...
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Power options interface always shows as running on battery with 14.04

I've just completed a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 and performed a complete update. My battery status indicator in the top menu bar always says that I'm running on the battery, even if it's plugged ...
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cannot connect to any new wifi ubuntu 14.04

I have got very strange problem , I am able to connect any wifi which is remembered in my system . But it is not opening up dialog box to enter password for new wifi ssid. Even I tried external wifi ...
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Fresh Install of Ubuntu, After Windows 10

I have a Windows 8.1 HP Pavilion model 2000. My younger brother decided to put Windows 10 on it, he didn't partition or back up the Windows 8.1 OS... I've tried reverting back to Win8.1 but can't. So ...
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QHD+ (3800x1800)

Going to buy a new laptop with QHD + resolution 13.3 "- the laptop is completely clean, so considering running Ubuntu 15.04 on this, but it will be worthless in terms of screen resolution - Anybody ...
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Ubuntu installer for Dell laptops?

I found a version of ubuntu on this link: http://linux.dell.com/files/ubuntu/precise/12.04-OSP1/ Can anyone tell me if it is the installer for Dell laptops. Or what is this? :O Have a nice day guys. ...
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Laptop Charger offline?

I run Ubuntu 14.04.1 Lately my charger has been taking a while to detect that the charger is in. Even when it is in, it goes back and forth from charging to running off battery. When I check the ...
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Launching i3lock when lid closed/power button pressed?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 15.04 on a Mid-2010 13inch MacBook Pro and the i3 window manager (efficiency, woo). I have everything working just like I did on MATE, except I want the screen to lock using ...
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Keyboard layout on laptop is messed up after full system update

Keyboard layout on laptop is messed up after full system update. Running Linux Mint 3.11.0-26 on an HP Pavilion. Example of problem: When pressing the o button it returns a 6, and m=0, j=1, 0=/, ...
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Y messed up my hard drive

So this is the order of the events: I triyed to install ubuntu on my laptop. During instalation it froze or something and i (been stupid) restartes the pc manually using the power buttom. 3 Ubuntu ...
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Backlight control broken on 14.04 on Lenovo U310

I'm unable to change the backlight brightness under 14.04. habefaro@habefaro-Lenovo-U310:~$ uname -a Linux habefaro-Lenovo-U310 3.16.0-34-generic #47~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 10 17:49:16 UTC 2015 ...
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do no administrative password [duplicate]

I have a used DelL latitude 2120 laptop with Ubuntu o/s I do not have administrator password and can not get past the screen that says this computer is protected by password authentication system?
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Ubuntu 14.x install on Alienware mx18 R2

I have Win7 x64 installed on the primary drive and I intend to keep it there. Been trying (and failing) to simply install Ubuntu on a separate drive. But I cannot even get that far. I am ...
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need to make the factory recovery after installing windows7

How can i recovery or restore my HP255 G1 as it issued from the factory if i replaced ubuntu 12.04 by windows7? ubuntu is the software install at the factory. please help me!
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Missing battery/power indiciator

I'm on a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04, and the battery indicator seems to not be present. It doesn't appear on the login/lock screen either. I found this answer from back in 2011, however none of ...
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My laptop has no operating system is it possible to download Ubuntu into my phone and transfer it to my laptop?

my laptop has no operating system can I download Ubuntu using my phone and transferring to my laptop is that possible? without an operating system I cannot use my laptop to log on to the Internet I ...
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HP Envy Touch Smart 15 heat on bottom screen

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS, on my HP Envy Touch Smart 15 laptop. When running more than 30 minutes the bottom part of the screen (on the HP logo) getting unusual heat. It also can be feel ...
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Can't get past the ubuntu loading screen

When I try to get onto my laptop it stays at the ubuntu loading page with a flashing _ at the top left corner. I pressed ESC and it halts at this: stopping send an event to indicate plymouth is up
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Laptop keyboard not working after installing laptop-mode-tools

Just a few weeks before, I installed laptop-mode-tools on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop. Thereafter, I rebooted my computer but unfortunately my keyboard didn't work at all (but my mouse worked fine as ...
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my dell laptop inspiron 6000 wont go past the logo page

Plese I really need help. I was trying to get the new update Ubuntu 14.02 I think and I forced it to quit then i logged off and tried to to sign back in to my account and that didnt work so I ...
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Laptop webcam no longer recognised in Ubuntu 15.04

As the title implies, my laptop no longer seems to see the built in webcam. I installed 15.04 about a week ago and it's been fine until around yesterday. lsusb: Bus 004 Device 006: ID 1770:ff00 Bus ...
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Lenovo X220: Wifi issue

I have a problem with my wifi on my lenovo x220 using Xubuntu 15.04. Sometimes I'm connected to the network but I can't use the network (ping, traceroute, etc. ...). Troubleshooting: I have to reboot ...
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Ubuntu very slow startup

My new laptop is taking very long (a few minutes) until it reaches the log-in screen. Here is the output of dmesg: http://pastebin.com/MuW79kVd I think the important part is the following gap in ...
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installing Ubuntu on an Alienware M17Xr 4 laptop

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an alienware M17X r4, when I get to the install screen it is hard to describe but it's like 4 versions of the same screen but in pink and with a lot of lines. This is ...
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Disable Fn-keys brightness change on Dell Inspiron E1405

I've got an old Dell E1405 which smoothly runs 14.04, with one caveat that is. When I press the Fn button with arrow-up or arrow-down, the brightness jumps in huge steps. Is there a way to disable ...
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Laptop monitor loses connection and cannot reconnect

I have bought a Lenovo Y40, and it seems to be having a problem with the flex in the lid hinges. The issue is that sometimes when I move the lid in some direction, it shows wired black and white ...