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

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Automatic screen brightness on Ubuntu 14.10 not working right, manual controls not working at all

My Samsung NP740 has been running Ubuntu fine for 18 months. I did an upgrade to 14.10 and the screen brightness controls stopped working correctly. I did a wipe and fresh install and I still have the ...
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Better ubuntu 14.04 experience: Intel HD Graphics 4400 or NVIDIA GeForce GT750M? [on hold]

I would like to buy a laptop for my research, which also, will be my first Ubuntu-only laptop. After searching for a design, with decent specs and ubuntu compatibility (although I did not find one ...
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How much RAM Does Ubuntu use? [duplicate]

I have a Yoga 2 11( model 20428) and Win8.1 takes about 2 of my 4gb of RAM to run. How much RAM will Ubuntu use to run. This is a secondary laptop, for movie watching, school work, websurfing and ...
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Brightness keys not working and no obvious interface for adjustment either

New to Ubuntu and so far pretty happy with it but one niggle is the brightness controls do not seem to work. I have looked at fixes on here + google but nothing seems to get it right. Mostly effecting ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 multitouch screen support

I have Dell E7240 laptop with a multitouch screen. It works perfectly in Windows 8. However Ubuntu 14.04 seem to ignore multitouch gestures coming from the screen. Touchpad multitouch works fine. ...
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my labtop with ubuntu 14.04 is getting over heat

i have tried the ubuntu 14.04 for few day , my labtop is getting over heat , i dont know the reason. intel core 13 processsor 3 gb ram 300 db hard disk dell N5010 inspiron labtop
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Ubuntu on an Asus X205 Subnotebook?

Anybody succeed in loading Ubuntu on the new Asus X205 subnotebook? I am not certain if the UEFI is 32 bits or 64 bits.
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Replacing the wireless card in my laptop. Is there a best option? [closed]

I have an Asus G75VX gaming laptop. Great machine but the wireless card has 0 support for Linux. There is one work around floating out there in cyberspace but it's not a great solution (also won't ...
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14.04 Down Arrow key issue [BUG]

The down arrow key on my HP Notebook 14 is not working when pressed, and randomly presses when not. Pressing the ONE key also causes the down key to start doing things by itself. (that, plus the ...
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Power Presets - Ubuntu 14.04

Hello Ubuntu Community, On Windows, I was able to set different power plans ("Never Off", "Charging", etc.) which allowed me to change suspend/screen turn off settings with the click of a button. ...
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Can you install Ubuntu on a Windows 8 laptop without CD/DVD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 8.1. I do not have a CD/DVD drive nor a USB stick. What I would like to know is how to install Ubuntu on a partition of your main hard drive without a ...
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Changing screen Brightness with a script

As you may know, screen brightness drains battery, that's why it is considered a big problem for laptops (at least for me). I can change the screen brightness but every time ubuntu boots up I will ...
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Lower Minimum Screen Brightness

By using /sys/class/backlight/ the screen brightness can go lower than when using the function keys to do so. Is there a way to change the minimum level used by the function key method, rather than ...
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Prevent auto mounting a device in 14.10

Now i know that there is an answer out there at Prevent a specific USB device from auto-mounting for 13.04. But there isn't enough specificity in the accepted answer for what i am looking for. My ...
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Is my computer capable of running Ubuntu? If so, what version is recommended? [duplicate]

Specs: Dell Latitude D820 Laptop Computer Intel Dual Core Processor w/ 2.0 GHz clockspeed Intel GMA 950 GPU w/ 256 MB VRAM 4.0 GB RAM 32-Bit OS The computer is atrocious, I know. But I want to know ...
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What software issues could make laptop fan not working (Asus EeePC 1000H / Ubuntu 14.04)?

I have a laptop Asus EeePC 1000H which fan is not working -- therefore the CPU can overheat to 80+ °C within 30 minutes :(. Problem seems to be OS independent as fan is working neither under Ubuntu ...
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What is are the brands of laptops that support openGL 4.0 and above

I have had bad experience in getting optimus to work well with ubuntu / getting intel drivers to play well with openGL > 3.0 and issues with stutter/lag etc. I am looking for a laptop that has ...
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Touchpad not working after suspending Laptop [14.10]

My touchpad stops working after closing and reopening my laptop. This problem exists since upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04. I have to reboot Ubuntu to get it working again. I already tried rmmod ...
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GT70 2PE Dominator Pro (or equal) keyboard backlight

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and have been searching the internet for a couple of hours, trying to get my keyboard's backlight to work . I know it works out of the box when you hit the ...
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2nd external monitor ubuntu14.04 acer aspire e1-571g

I've plugged in second external monitor to my laptop (so I've got 3 monitors in total). I've plugged one to HDMI, and other to vga port. The OS does see both monitors, but one of them is disabled in ...
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Laptop Battery is not Charging

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 which works fine when the charger is plugged in, but does not run at all on the battery. The battery has not been charging for at least 6 weeks. The ...
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Laptop looses all battery when the lid is shut

This is my first time using Ubuntu on my Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014 and when I shut the lid and later wants to open up the laptop again the computer is dead. The battery is at 0% and I can't start ...
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Notebook to Smart TV problem [duplicate]

I have a Hp ProBook 4740s which has a resolution of 1600x900. When i connect it to my Samsung smart TV (with HDMI cable), which has a resolution of 1920x1080 the outer part of the screen is not shown. ...
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Asus N56JR laptop, can't change screen Brightness using Function Keys

I have an Asus N56JR laptop with Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M graphics card, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I check what graphics I use for brightness it says "Intel". I have tried using commands to ...
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Missing operating system Ubuntu 14.04 on external hdd

I have some problem. I have used ubuntu 14.04 x64 on external drive about a month on my laptop (acer). After changing of laptop(asus), ubuntu can't boot then it telling me "Missing operating ...
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Brightness and Power management

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04LTS. I want to tweak my Brightness setting to consume long battery life.I want to have 100% brightness when Im on Plug and 50% brightness when Unplug However when I go to ...
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Acer Aspire 4820t brightness fn-keys skip steps

My acer adjusts brightness 3 steps at a time. I've used solutions from: Why does my Thinkpad brightness control skip steps? I've disabled the video driver from adjusting brightness: sudo sh -c 'echo ...
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Is there a way to encrypt the entire hard drive after you have already installed Ubuntu 14.04?

How would you go about encrypting your entire system drive after you already have installed Ubuntu? I have Ubuntu version 14.04 LTS and I am using a laptop so I would like to have my data encrypted.
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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 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 ...