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

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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 ...
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What is the proper/recomended way to handle laptop power management in Ubuntu?

I have seen many power management utilities/methods for Ubuntu. These are few of them: TLP CPU Power Scaling indicator-cpufreq cpupower Using powertop command Using laptop-mode-tools Intel i915 ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 save laptop battery?

Does Ubuntu 14.04 save battery on my laptop HP ProBook 4540s? My search revealed the following: When working on ac then the command cat /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode returns 0, and if the battery 5. This ...
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How to link brightness button to correct brightness script

I recently upgrade my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. My laptop has always had incomtibility issues between the brightness button and the actual brightness set up. In 12.04 I had fixed the problem by ...
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Error when connecting HDMI Monitor

Yesterday I got a new monitor which I connected with HDMI to my laptop. Everything worked just fine. When I plug in my HDMI cable today, the laptop screen shuts off and displays the attached photo ...
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Black screen on laptop lid open after update to 15.04

I suspend my laptop by closing the lid, but when I open it my screen stays black, when I should be prompted to enter my xscreensaver password. The screen is "on" because I can switch TTY using ...
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Installing issues | unable to open /dev/sda and /dev/sdb

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB drive. It boots into the installation and after selecting Install Ubuntu the loading screen appears and stops there. Pressing the left arrow key brings me to a ...
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P key acts funny in desktop mode but acts fine in boot mode?

My laptops keyboard is acting weird, when I'm in boot mode like grub menus such acts like this 'p apt-get' but when I'm booted into a log in screen or opened a notepad, here's what happens, 'ppppppp ...
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How to Adjust Brightness in Lubuntu 15.04

I just installed Lubuntu 15.04 on my Toshiba Satellite laptop and can't figure out how to adjust the brightness. I can't find it anywhere and have been looking at other people's questions for an hour ...
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How do I make my display blurry?

This is a weird question, I know. I recently bought a new laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series). My old laptop was a Toshiba, and the screen was grainy, which made everything look a little blurry. At ...
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How To Increase Screen Resolution?

I have a 1600x900 monitor attached to a 1280x768 laptop, only the latter resolution is available, how do i increase it to my monitor's max resolution? the xrandr result is: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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15.04 Could not set configuration for CRTC63. Booting lid closed

When I boot my Dell Latitude E7440 laptop, an error dialog is show on login screen: Could not set configuration for CRTC63. If the lid is closed during boot, the disk crypto login is shown on ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Battery will not charge past 59%. I have no access to Windows or lenovo softwares anymore [duplicate]

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 ...
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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.
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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?
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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 ...
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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 / ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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ubuntu 14.10 issue with suspend

I have a Acer Aspire E5-571G-52FL and when try to suspend (when lid is closed for example) it not wake up after that. Only black screen and nothing. Could you please help? Thanks! 3.16.0-33-generic ...
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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 ...