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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
8 views

UEFI questions after moving to Ubuntu 14.10 finally

I have a couple of questions after I switch to Ubuntu for my main OS on my laptop and they are: Will I have to install a bootloader of sorts into my UEFI to boot straight into Ubuntu?, like without ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

Laptop runs much slower after installing KDE environment Ubuntu 15.04

Recently after installing the kde environment (onto normal ubuntu 15.04, through 1 simple package install after completely removing the xfce environment.) i have noticed the massive increase in boot ...
2
votes
1answer
25 views

Battery will not charge past 59%. I have no access to Windows or lenovo softwares anymore

I have an Ideapad Touch u430 that came with AOE licence. As it was recommanded, I used the Energy Manager to enable the Economy mode (I don't remember the exact name) that makes your battery stop ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Laptop heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE

I looked at similar questions but it didnt work. When I use laptop normally, it doesnt heat up. But it heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE. What can be the issue, how to overcome it ? Thanks.
0
votes
2answers
20 views

Can I install Ubuntu on Lenovo Ideapad G505s laptop?

So I've checked the Lenovo website and they have no drivers for Ubuntu for this laptop. Only Win 7 and 8. So am I in trouble or is there a way out? I'd assume I need those drivers, right?
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Lenovo g570 External display

I'm attempting to make an external display my only one, it is detected in displays but when i switch to it nothing happens, and the monitor claims the computer isn't sending a signal. I think it may ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

How to do dual boot in Windows 8.1 pre-installed laptop with UEFI/Secure boot, and this can cause lost of warranty?

I got an Acer Aspire E15 and came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and UEFI / Secure boot, would like to install Ubuntu on dual boot, but I have no experience with laptops that have the system UEFI / ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Toshiba L850 fan Stuck on despite normal temps

Fan is stuck on despite everything running at normal temps. Acpi seems to not be working and no sensors despite being set up. lewis@Luitaco:~$ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

I would like to buy a new laptop [closed]

I would like some suggestions for a cheap laptop. I asked this here because naturally everyone here uses Ubuntu. I want my laptop to be able to run Linux. Could you suggest me a few cheap laptops ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

How To Get Rid of This? Ubuntu is Definitely Consuming More Power Than Windows! [duplicate]

System details: Intel Core i5 2.50GH, Nvidia, 2GB RAM, 32bit O/S for both Linux and Windows. Well I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for nearly 1 week. I have noticed whenever my laptop runs on ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

I cannot install Ubuntu 15.04 due to having a touchscreen

I have a Lenovo S210 Touch. It has a touchscreen - this causes problems with both Ubuntu and elementary OS during installation. Basically, if I try to install either OS, the result is an inability to ...
2
votes
0answers
18 views

Laptop slowing down

A few months ago, I installed 14.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 5250. Ubuntu ran great. Slowly but surely, it is slowing down more and more. I don'tknow what the cause of this could be. I haven't installed ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Cant enter password to login

i have searched other similar questions but none solution for me. this is the problem, i have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and do several restarts adding repositorys and installing drivers, but ...
2
votes
3answers
159 views

No WiFi on a system76 laptop after upgrade to 15.04

I just upgraded System76 Gazelle laptop to 15.04 and wifi no longer works. It sees many networks and tries to connect to mine, but fails repeatedly (/var/log/syslog seems to indicate authentication ...
1
vote
1answer
116 views

Ubuntu 15.04, pm-utils do not look into /etc/pm/power.d/ anymore, what instead?

Since upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 my custom script which I used to setup proper thermal profile mode for my laptop ceased to work, which I believe is because pm-utils do not respond to AC/BAT ...
1
vote
2answers
295 views

15.04 - Closing lid does not suspend laptop if connected to external monitor

Since the upgrade to 15.04, my laptop's behavior on closing lid has changed: if it is connected to an external monitor, it will not suspend. In addition, all the windows are now flushed to the ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't detect battery (Toshiba Satellite L755D)

There is no battery detected my laptop. It is a Toshiba Satellite L775D. Any help?
0
votes
0answers
101 views

Ubuntu 15.04 on HP Pavilion x2 - 13-r100dx Laptop

I purchased this laptop at the beginning of 2015 and I have loved the little guy. It does wonders as a laptop, is a bit clunky as a tablet but quite fun to have both options available at hand. I ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

DEVICE: Asus Atheros AR5B125 / OS: Ubuntu 14.10 Frequent Crashes

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10 from disc on my Asus Atheros AR5B125 laptop three weeks ago. From the start I noticed programs crashing and freezing and the system as a whole freezing and or ...
-4
votes
0answers
28 views

How to increase battery life? [duplicate]

I just got my laptop and it came with windows 8.1 with which the battery life was pretty good but since I installed Ubuntu 14.04.LTS the battery life has been reduced. I want to know if there's a way ...
-1
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
51 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
29 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

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, ...
-1
votes
0answers
24 views

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?
2
votes
2answers
104 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

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 ...
-4
votes
1answer
22 views

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.
1
vote
1answer
54 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

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.
1
vote
1answer
171 views

(?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. ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

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 ...