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

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Battery not working/charging but detected

i have a thinkpad t 410 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. everything worked fine for a long time, but since a week or so my battery is not working properly any more (orange battery light flashing) it ...
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New to Ubuntu-updates, security, on Acer Aspire One ZG5

All, I'm completely new to Ubuntu but am looking forward to working with it. I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5 (150?) from about 2008. From what I can gather, I should install 12.10 (this appears to be ...
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Asus k200ma dso1t Ubuntu compatibility?

I just ordered an Asus k200ma dso1t laptop and I want to dual boot it with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Can I do that?
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Laptop not booting from bootable dvd

My laptop (hp pavillion dv6000) x32 has recently been configured with ubuntu 14.10. All was working fine (since I installed ubuntu through a dvd) untill I did an update and rebooted. My resolution has ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) freezes on laptop when disconnected from power

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 installed along windows 7 (dual boot). My laptop is a HP Compaq 6710b which has an Intel CPU and an Intel graphics card. When I boot my laptop on the power adapter, no problems ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognise second monitor on HDMI

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and beginning to get the hang of things, so please consider this in your reply. I've scoured the internet, but was unable to fix this specific problem. Problem: My Dell XPS17 ...
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How do I fix suspend in HP Chromebook 14? (Chrubuntu 14.10)

WHen I close the lid, it suspends, but when I open it again, the screen stays full black. If I hit the power button, occasionally it will come back to life but sometimes i have to force a reboot ...
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Errors While Installing laptop-mode-tools

I'm receiving the following errors when trying to install laptop-mode-tools. Xubuntu 14.10. Kernel 3.16.0-25-generic. Setting up laptop-mode-tools (1.64-1ubuntu1) ... sh: echo: I/O error sh: echo: ...
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My Asus X451CA laptop bluetooth driver and touchpad driver is not working as the should

When I try to scroll with my touch pad it becomes very slow and inconsistent. My Bluetooth shows that it is disabled. What can I do to make my Bluetooth and touch pad work properly?
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No Operating System Found… LiLi

I Previously installed Chromium OS on a spare laptop using an SD card. It worked fine but, then I decided I didn't want chromium anymore, so I removed the 6 or so partitions Chrome created on the ...
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Cannot Keep Ubuntu Server running on a laptop despite workarounds

I have ubuntu 14.04.01 server. I have edited /etc/systemd/logind.conf and changed to HandleLidSwitch=ignore saved file then executed sudo restart systemd-logind I even rebooted the computer I ...
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I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Laptop and Ethernet wont work whatsoever

I ran some commands like lspci -nn and the output is as follows: 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller [8086:0154] (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ...
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Battery indicator displays same percentage, gets stuck on charging/discharging

I'm having a problem with my battery indicator on my MacBook running Ubuntu 14.04. It consistently shows the same percentage until I either restart the computer or resume from suspend. Additionally, ...
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Brightness Icon

Before Icon Brightness was appearing Hotkey (FN+Arrow Right) Whenever i wanted to change my brightness the icon appears on right side of Ubuntu. But then it suddenly stopped working, it was changing ...
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Laptop with new SSD, Partitioning and Over-Provision

I upgraded my laptop with an Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD for programming purposes. I'm going to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS on it. This installation of Ubuntu will get four primary partitions, I'm ...
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Battery issues - suddenly critical level [Ubuntu 14.04]

Since a week I'm experiencing sudden drops in battery level: it will be around 50-60% and suddenly drop to less than 10% and I get the message the battery level is critically low. Sometimes it doesn't ...
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14.04 LTS USB 3.0 not working

I've got the following problem: My laptop has 2 USB 2.0 ports and 2 USB 3.0 ports. One of the 2.0 is broken, it doesn't work in any OS and I'm okay with it. But the other 3 ports work in Windows and ...
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Battery only charges to 85 after 2 weeks

I'be been continuously using my new laptop HP 250 G2 for two weeks (always connected to the AC wall). The status was always fully charged. Yesterday I decided to run it on batteries until the power ...
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New battery not detected not charging Ubuntu 14.04 on eMachine D725 laptop

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my old eMachine D725 laptop (2011 model) as the only OS. Though my old battery is detected and being charged, it doesn't hold charge for more than 2 minutes. ...
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HP Pavilion - 17z Laptop

I was hoping to get some advice on here. I am looking at buying an HP Pavilion - 17z Laptop and I am trying to find out if everything works with Ubuntu. I will not be dual booting. Ubuntu only. I is ...
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Screen brightness cannot be changed after upgrade to 14.10

As the title suggests, I upgraded my Dell XPS 15 laptop to 14.10 and now the brightness is stuck at the lowest level. The fn+F4/F5 displays the brightness notifications but the brightness level of the ...
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Ubuntu on Flex 2-15

I just got my new Lenovo Flex 2-15 with preinstalled Windows 8 using which I do not want to use. I would like to install Ubuntu on it but I never had experience with touch screens and I am wondering ...
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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? [closed]

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 a Dell E7240 laptop with a multitouch screen. It works perfectly in Windows 8 with multitouch gestures. However Ubuntu 14.04 seem to ignore multitouch gestures coming from the screen and they ...
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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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14.04 Down Arrow key issue [BUG] [closed]

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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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 ...