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

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Enable generic Chinese USB camera on fresh Linux install

I have a no-name USB camera, made in China, that works fine on my XP desktop installation. I bought this camera to use as a sewer pipe inspection camera. It has 15 meters of cable, with the camera at ...
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How to prevent an unintended resume from suspend (Lenovo x240)?

Updated 2015-04-19, 15:56 - I am using a Lenovo x240 notebook and the problem is valid for Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 at least. General description of the problem If I close the notebook's lid the ...
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Problem with my screen and brightness buttons don't work

I have problem on my laptop and my screen was pixelated althroughout when i turn on my laptop. and also the brightness don't work at the same time. any suggestions?
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Like Mac. Close Tap (lid) and active hybrid-suspend 14.04

I would like to configure my OS, to Close the lid of the laptop, block the access and later of 10 or 20 minute active hybrid-suspend. someone can help?.. I know to close the lid and active the ...
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Touchpad not working in Asus X-450L

I am using Ubuntu-14.04 LTS with latest 4.0 kernel. But still it's not working with my touchpad driver. I haven't left no stone unturned to make it supportable for my Ubuntu. Now I am really disgusted ...
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Dell C640 No internet with Ubuntu

Installed ubuntu-14.04.2 on Dell C640 for my kid (edubuntu) Problem: No wired connection. No wifi connection. Slitaz linux connects using wired connection. Machine uses: "Agere Wireless Mini-PCI ...
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Where to find Ubuntu downloads for installing on a laptop with a formatted hard disk? [duplicate]

My Sony Vaio HDD has been formatted and I want Ubuntu on it--can it be done? And how--I can't even seem to find Linux for laptop OS downloads.
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HP battery not charging (works when removed/reinserted)

I've tended to have a problem with my battery on my HP sleekbook 15 on my ubuntu 14.04 installation. After going into hibernation or shutting down, when booted up, the battery is not charging... It ...
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Install Ubuntu with HDMI cable

One of my friends wants to start using Ubuntu, but he has the following problem: The screen of his laptop is broken, and he has connected his laptop to an HDMI TV in order to see. I wanna know if ...
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I got a MSI Leopard GP60 2PE with two SSDs? :O [duplicate]

I have a laptop with two SSDs and one is almost completely empty: I have 500gb+250gb and the 250gb SSD has only 1gb of used space which is only a few folders like this: $RECYCLE.BIN/Papirkurv, ...
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ASUS X552V Network not working

I've tryied everything and now , i'm here with this question in hope to get an answer from a good man. How can i do my laptop to have wireless or LAN connection?
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are there any brands of laptops that are not compatable with Ubuntu? [closed]

I know we used to have lists of laptops that were able to be used for Ubuntu, and that HP and Lenova have supplied some Linux computers. However, the last HP computer I bought, and ENVY, did not allow ...
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Is upgrading to Utopic worth it? Will I encounter lots of bugs?

I have a newer, touchscreen laptop/tablet (a 2-in-1? but it doesn't come apart, it folds back and becomes a tablet), and I'd like the fullest support possible for my newer device. When trying to ...
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Prostar (Clevo) W670SZQ

I am considering a Prostar (Clevo) W670SZQ. Is it safe to assume that since it only has Intel HD4600 graphics that it will work with Ubuntu 14.04? Google has not turned up any definite answer. I am ...
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How to permit laptop resume with lid closed

I have a Lenovo T520 that suspends and resumes perfectly on lid open/close. But I would like to be able to have rtcwake wake up the laptop during the night to perform a backup but the laptop goes back ...
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What version of Ubuntu should I run on this old laptop? [duplicate]

The laptop has a intel celeron with 512MB of ram. I have tried the regular Ubuntu 14.10 but was super slow and liked to freeze a lot so I decided to try Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE but it also is slow and ...
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Wifi Conection problem my Lenovo 59-442243 15.6-inch Laptop (Core i3 4030U/4GB/1TB/DOS/Integrated Graphics Processor

Wifi doesn't work on ubuntu but on windows does. bnogroups@bnogroups:~$ lspci | grep -i wireless bnogroups@bnogroups:~$ iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. ...
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Ubuntu screen freezes but still works in the background

I have updated ubuntu on my laptop from Ubuntu 13 something to Ubuntu 14.04. Now it does this thing where the screen freezes but I can still hear music in the back ground. When I do ctrl-alt-f2 and ...
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Will my laptop be able to install ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu as my main OS, but I'm worried that it will not work and mess up my laptop. Here are my specs: Also, I want to know if this will mess up things like wifi and speakers.
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System76 laptops battery life [closed]

I have been impressed by the System76 laptops as they are designed for and ship with Ubuntu. I strongly feel the most important feature of a portable computer is that it is actually portable, i.e. ...
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Cannot set resolution to 1024x600 properly

I've followed a guide to defining and setting custom resolution using xrandr, but it doesn't seem to be working properly. Ubuntu sets it to 1024x768 automatically, but my monitor is 1024x600. The ...
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3.19.3 kernel driver for 174f:14b2 (syntek)

I am not able to find driver for my integrated webcam - please advise if anyone faced similar issue and was able to resolve it. Details: lsusb sees the device as 174f:14b2 Syntek PS.: stkwebcam ...
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Lid Switch is not being Detected

I have a razer blade 2014, and am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am relatively new to Linux, but I managed to get everything working except for the lid detection, which is glitchy. After a reboot the ...
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Laptop Asus Integrated Webcam is disabled

I've searched around google for this problem, but all solutions weren't successful on my pc. So the situation is this: :~$ lsusb Protocol spec without prior Class and Subclass spec at line 17509 ...
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Laptop customised for Linux [closed]

I intend to buy a new laptop, "optimal interoperable" with Ubuntu (suspend mode, etc.). Which brands are optimal with Ubuntu? Brands like HP, Medion support only partially.
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(?How to?) Make Ubuntu more touchscreen friendly- Yoga 2 [closed]

Ususally, it seems that the Linux Desktop/Laptop OS community is way ahead of the standard Windows Experience- however, with the new windows 8.1 laptops out, I feel like Ubuntu is a step behind. ...
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Display Settings on AC and Brightness key

I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.02 on a Lenovo Thinkpad E555 I got everything working however I have had these problems: When connecting AC power to the computer the Display Config comes up. ...
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How can I tell Ubuntu 14.10 to do nothing when I close my laptop lid?

The issue is solved temporary using the method in this forum, but only if I have fresh boot, if i suspend my laptop and wake it again, Ubuntu will ignore my rules, and suspend when i close the lid. ...
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How do I get support for a DELL Ubuntu laptop?

Hopefully this experience will improve with DELL. I have a DELL M3800 Precision Workstation Laptop factory installed with Ubuntu. When calling into DELL technical support (1-800-999-3355), when I ...
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Ubuntu is very slow in my Laptop Asus N51VN

My laptop has a 4G ram and 500G hard with the Intel core 2 duo but Ubuntu is very very slow in my laptop I try Ubuntu studio Ubuntu 14.04 Ubuntu 14.10 Ubuntu 15.04 instead Windows operation work ...
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Black screen at boot ubuntu 14.10 amd hybrid with foss [duplicate]

i have an apu/dgpu configuration and i want to use the foss drivers , with catalyst it boot) but 2d support suck,im trying to get oibaff ppa to have better performance , but i can only with nomodeset. ...
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Not able to add user image in Ubuntu 14.04

There is an option to add user image/photograph under User Accounts in System Settings. But whenever I try to add an user image, the system settings freeze and I have to kill it using xkill command. ...
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Problems opening Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop (when using battery power)

I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop, but for some time (possibly since before 14.04 was installed) did not use battery power, relying on the power adapter. I recently bought another battery and ...
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Shows No internet connection in Ubuntu Software Center. But apps can be downloaded using terminal [duplicate]

I'm using BSNL EVDO USB modem for internet connectivity. And I have connected the modem using "wvdial". I want to install Psensor from Ubuntu software center but it shows no internet connection. But I ...
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WIFI Mediatek MT7630 not working on ubuntu 14,04, need help

My laptop asus x550cc has a wifi adapter mediatek MT7630E and it doesn't work on ubuntu. In the Internet there are drivers, but the install doesn't work, comes up with error. Need help with
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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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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 ...