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

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Ubuntu showing incorrect battery percentage on MacBook Air (2011). Is it a bug?

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on a 2011 MacBook Air (directly, not using virtualization), and the battery percentage seems off. I left the charger plugged in until the LED turned green, and yet the Ubuntu ...
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Slow performance on powerful laptop

2 weeks ago i bough Asus K501UX with 128GB SSD. This one seems to be a powerful laptop. The first thing i did was installing Ubuntu 16.04 on it. But now i'm very disappointed because it doesn't go as ...
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Can't install Programs Through APT [on hold]

Since I last reinstalled ubuntu 16.04 I am having issues using apt. When I try (ubuntu-desktop (fixing another error), unity-tweak-tool etc) I get the error saying that there's unmet dependencies ...
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Can I use my Ubuntu notebook's display as second external monitor for my Windows desktop? [on hold]

I have two different devices: A notebook running Ubuntu and a desktop computer running Windows 10. I want to connect my notebooks display to my desktop computer as additional external monitor. Is ...
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How do I configure power & sleep settings on Ubuntu Server 16.04?

I'm trying to run a LEMP web server on a spare laptop (HP 2000), but don't want the display to always be on, nor do I want it to sleep. I have the basic server part done. Thank you!
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Disable out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu

I am having issues with the out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu. After about 2 minutes after booting up the laptop, the fans start spinning on full speed. I tried Debian too, but there this didn't ...
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Disable Nvidia GPU on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently bought a “gaming laptop”, therefore it boards an Nvidia GPU and an Intel “GPU”. I have managed to install Ubuntu 16.04, but I have some problems with the way Ubuntu is using the GPUs. I ...
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HP laptop temperature expectations

HP 8440p laptop starts up at 50C and idles with at 51-52 (all temperatures Celcius). Light use (Firefox) sees a max temp at 83. When starting at 51, invoking Firefox drives temp to 67 and back down ...
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Audio missing on new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop

New notebook come with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS preinstalled, and audio is missing, no sound. MUTE is off. How many efforts is required to enable such basic functionality on new laptop? I'm have no much ...
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Fans running full speed 2 minutes after bootup

after the installation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Asus GL502VT Gaming Laptop the fans kept turning going to full speed 2 minutes after bootup. I tried disabling thermald or installing fancontrol, but ...
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Blank screen while Ubuntu Boot on acer 4738z laptop

Hi i just install latest version of ubuntu on my test laptop before installing it on my main laptop.. my test laptop is acer aspiron 4738z. it run on Intel Pentium P6100, 2Ghz dual core with 3Gb ddr3 ...
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Applicatins Launch and Folders Created After Laptop Lid is Closed

This is driving me crazy! Ubuntu 16.04 on Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 3. With the charger connected, Power set to do nothing when the lid is closed, close the lid and come back to find dozens of "untitled"...
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How to replace Suspend with Hibernate on a laptop with kubuntu16.04 [duplicate]

I dont have any option for hybernation. sudo pm-hibernate works so its a supported function. How to do it when my lid is closing instead of Suspending?
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No wifi on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am having extreme difficulty connecting to any sort of wifi, it does not even show in my drivers or on my network. Nothing seems to be working to fix this issue. hakim@bigH:~$ lshw -C network ...
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Can I install Ubuntu onto this laptop? [duplicate]

So I'm still a complete noob with Ubuntu but while I'm learning to code I just have it running on a VM (version 15.04 64bit), which is great no problems but I want to be able to take it with me. So I'...
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Ubuntu 16.04 failing to suspend and opening applications by itself

I have a very strange problem. After installing stock Ubuntu 16.04, I noticed that whenever I close the lip on my laptop and come back a few hours later, every application (on the launcher) is running ...
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How do use my ubuntu live cd without a black screen? [duplicate]

I burned an ubuntu 16.04 live cd and tried to boot with it using my laptop. I got to the menu where it asked me to try out the OS or install it but when i selected "try out" my screen went black and i ...
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ASUS F5SL overheat problem

As I've heard overheating issues are most likely because of GPU. eronis@Ubuntu:~$ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +63.0°C (crit = +90.0°C) coretemp-isa-0000 ...
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I can't set the brightness of my system

Afetr some updates of my system Ubuntu 16.04 LTS; the brightness is higher, I'haven't possibility to set it, It doesn't appear on power manager. I've installed xbacklight and set this configuration ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Bluetooth Need a System Restart to be Activated

I've got a problem on my bluetooth. When system startup there is no bluetooth indicator. I'm opened System Setting-Bluetooth tick 'Show bluetooth status in menu bar' bluetooth indicator still not ...
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How do I fix this Wi-Fi problem [closed]

I already have downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" on an ASUS εee PC and I am not able to connect in a Wi-Fi network. Just like the Wi-Fi adapter is not working . I had Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS and ...
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Can I use Tracker to catalog my ebook library?

Let me start by explaining that I am not technologically adept, so I would be very grateful if you could answer my question with that in mind. I have a Kindle ebook library of close to 6,000 books ...
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Why does my Xubuntu 16.04 desktop think that it is a laptop? How do I instruct it otherwise?

I have a desktop and it has a single screen attached to it. It appears that something in my hardware is causing various flavors of Ubuntu to identify my device as a laptop with an additional screen. ...
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Installing Xubuntu 14.04 desktop over ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a friends laptop. He wanted the Xubuntu 14.04 desktop on it because the graphics card is not able to fully handle the graphics of 16.04. Does anyone know what terminal ...
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Will upgrading to a later release improve laptop hardware support?

I'm currently running 14.04 on my dual boot ASUS ROG 752 VL laptop. To my disappointment, I haven't been able to find drivers for the trackpad; the laptop doesn't sleep when I'd expect it to; hotkey ...
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random event changes screen brightness automatically

I'm a new Ubuntu user, installed Ubuntu 16.04 (on my MSI laptop) a couple of days ago, and I've loved it so far but there's something that's been bothering me... the screen brightness changes randomly....
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Did I brick my laptop?

So I just installed the new Version 16.04 on my Dell Latitude e5520 (which had linux 14 on it) and I did a clean install. After the install I closed the lid and it should have been put to sleep, ...
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Can't change Display brightness “REAL TIME” on my Acer Aspire 5740 laptop

I am on an Acer (Aspire 5740) laptop and running Ubuntu 16.04LTS 64bit alongside Windows 10. I noticed that brightness control does not work real time when I try it in settings or with Fn+brightness ...
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Sleep on unplugging with lid closed

I want the machine to stay on when I close the lid when plugged in (keep things running overnight, etc.), so I have it set that way, but if I then unplug it with the lid down, it seems the power ...
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How to activate keyboard backlight from command-line? [duplicate]

using ubuntu 16 on a crappy sony vaio laptop. the keyboard backlight works fine until i put the laptop to sleep. upon waking the laptop the keyboard backlights remain off. there are no function keys ...
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Screen Brightness not binded to Multimedia keys properly

After I installed Ubuntu 16.04, I found that the brightness of display was set to brightest possible and I wasn't able to change it. Then I installed Brightness Controller and it worked. Then from ...
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Laptop without screen

I'm trying to give my old laptop a new life. The screen broke, so i removed it and i am planning to turn it into a media center. It's a HP Pavilion M6 laptop. It perfectly starts from a live CD, but ...
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Wifi is constantly turning off

I am using Lenovo B50-45 laptop. Results of iwconfig: lo no wireless extensions. enp6s0 no wireless extensions. wlp7s0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"Clap Along" Mode:Managed ...
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Fan Speed for ROG750js and Video Card for this

i have dual booted my laptop separating programming and the usual stuff. my problem is that my fan isnt working properly i have also setup the ls and the other fan , but my problem is that only 1 fan ...
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How to change intel backlight to acpi_video?

In my ubuntu I can't change my brightness through nor through system setting. I found that brightness is controlled by intel card rather than acpi. Meaning in folder /sys/class/backlight I have two ...
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Card reader draining battery in Dell laptop?

I just bought a brand new Dell laptop and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. The battery started acting strange, i.e.: draining rapidly, and at times the system will shut down (when unplugged) even if ...
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AMD A10 8700p overheats on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently got a HP Envy 15 ah150na laptop with an AMD A10 8700p CPU and and R6 8700p integrated graphics card. The problem is that the CPU temperature after 10-15 minutes of usage goes up to around ...
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Laptop sleeps even though sleep is disabled

I am running Ubuntu on a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 10. The laptop is being put to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity even though I have disabled sleep. In my power management settings I have set sleep ...
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Random freezes at bootup, plus issues with power management on an Asus X556UJ (F556U series)

I just bought a new Asus F556U series laptop that dmidecode identifies as X556UJ. System Information Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Product Name: X556UJ Version: 1.0 ...
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16.04 - When Laptop is closed, the desktop changes to external monitor

When I close my laptop, I want that the laptop suspends. I already set the power settings to "suspend" like in the linked picture (language is set to german). But instead of going into suspend mode, ...
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Laptop doesn't suspend after closing lid

None of the solutions on here have worked for me. Recently I've installed Lubuntu. I'm getting used to DE (switched from GNOME), however, I have a problem with the power management (Lubuntu uses xfce4 ...
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Battery capacity below 100% in Dell laptop and battery misbehaving

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop with a AMD A10-8700P CPU. I removed Windows 10 and installed Ubuntu 16.04. When plugged in, at random times, the battery icon will appear showing that the ...
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Stuttering Graphics on ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 S; how to fix?

I have an HP Pavilion dv7-4179nr Laptop, and I am using Ubuntu GNome. The graphics work smoothly for around 10 seconds, and then it freezes the graphics for 2 seconds! Seems like a driver issue to me, ...
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Using a 4-pin jack Headset on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a laptop on Ubuntu 16.04 and I can't use the microphone from my 4-pin jack headset. Here is what I get when I run lshw -c sound in the terminal (translated from French): *-multimedia:0 ...
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clean installation on old laptop [duplicate]

I have an old laptop Dell Inspiron 9400 running Windows Vista. Can I format it and do a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04 from a flash drive or should I burn it on a DVD and do so? Also, where can I get ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 saying battery discharging even after plugged in charger

I have plugged in charger and run following command: cat /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/status It says discharging in both cases plugged in or plugged out. Even battery icon indicator is not changing ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTE on eMMC storage

I'm experiencing a problem installing ubuntu on my new laptop. It originally had windows 10 Home version, but I wiped out the disk (eMMC) and tried to install the Ubuntu. However, I believe the ...
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Wireless network card not working on Acer E5-574G

Wifi doesn't work on my Acer E5-574G. When I boot into the live USB session it looks as wifi is disabled. Meanwhile I do have ethernet connection. My laptop has a: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 card. I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 battery status unknown or 0%

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Today all of a sudden when i turned on my laptop the battery was critically low and it logged off but i remember charging it to 100% the night before. When i logged on this is ...
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Insanely high battery discharge rate while charging

Having a strange issue with my battery meter in Ubuntu 16.04. I had the same issue in Debian, so it's possibly an issue with the battery itself, but let's see what you think. These are screenshots ...