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

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Is this Notebook compatible with Ubuntu?

I need a powerful notebook/laptop with an ethernet port that supports Ubuntu for work and for work-related travel. Is there any way to tell what will work with Ubuntu or not? ...
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How to limit the speed of laptop fan using i8kmon configuration?

I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop overheating. As a solution, I used i8kutils with this config: # Run as daemon, override with --daemon option set config(daemon) 0 # Automatic fan ...
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Brightness control issue - /sys/class/backlight empty

My laptop has Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz, 4G RAM, Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller Only thing unusual is when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I edited grub as ...
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Brightness is reset to maximum after waking up from suspend or lock screen

This question is somewhat related to this question: Brightness is reset to Maximum on every Restart Basically, I modified /etc/rc.local to set the brightness, as detailed in this answer, so on ...
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after update from 12.04 to 14.01 touch pad is not working

after updating to 14.01 version my touch pad is not working. im using hp pavilion 17. my laptop is brand new, it came with 12.04 pre-installed ubuntu version. my wired usb mouse do work but the right ...
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Lock screen flickering Acer Aspire E5-511

I got my new Acer Aspire E5-511-P2AV and installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I lock the screen the screen begins to flicker. Every 2-3 seconds the brightness goes up very shortly and then it's black again. ...
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Missing WIFI driver on ASUS X551MA laptop

The WIFI does not seem to work by default, and I cannot seem to find any resource online. Where would I start looking? Output of lshw looks as follows ubuntu description: Notebook product: ...
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All network connections close when laptop lid is closed 14.04

First of all, I'm not the most proficient beaver when it comes to linux in general but I catch on very fast. I'm using the x86 version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a Toshiba Satellite L40-14F laptop, ...
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Troubleshooting reproducible LCD blackscreen crash

I have a Latitude D630 that happily runs Ubuntu 32-bit 14.04LTS. However, if I open a specific chrome application in chromium or chrome and attempt to open a particular menu in that app, the entire ...
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Steam problem with 32bit lib

After the installation it ask me this Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for giacomo: I insert the ...
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fglrx: dim screen until brightness key pressed

I reported this at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-installer/+bug/1360218 three weeks ago but it is still unassigned and no one has commented on it but myself. It is a Lenovo G50-45 ...
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Ubuntu behavior on overheating?

I have a laptop that I suspect is overheating. Every once and a while, Ubuntu will pop up the shut down dialogue window. The first time I clicked shut down, and it went through the normal shut down ...
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how to install Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 3147?

I've downloaded and tried to run Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on laptop Dell Inspiron 3147, but it hangs while starting from USB stick. What is the correct way to install Ubuntu on my laptop?
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Ubuntu freezes on the login screen after i close my laptop lid Ubuntu 14.04

I experience a Bug where the login screen doesn't work correctly after I closed the laptop lid. When i open it again the login screen appears and I can move the cursor but I cannot click anything or ...
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trying to StandBy drive at startup

I have 3 drives in my laptop, one of which is a mechanical hard drive for mass storage. I want to set this drive to standby because I want to preserve energy and keep my laptop silent at startup. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Battery Issue : Not Charging

I currently use Both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 laptop, while on windows the battery's charging works fine on ubuntu it some(many)times doesn't charge when plugged ...
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touchpad does not work in HP Pavilion X2 tablet

I just installed the last version of ubuntu 64 bits in this tablet that had the windows 8. All seems alright including the toucscreen but the touchpad does not work. How to solve this? I tried to ...
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Laptop consuming battery with lid closed?

I have an Asus X550 laptop, with Xubuntu 14.04.1 installed. I used to close the lid when I stopped working, leaving all my documents open. When I returned and opened the lid, my session was as I had ...
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Installing ubuntu on benq joybook a52e (7 yo laptop)

so here is my problem. I am trying to install ubuntu from usb (CD drive is dead) on benq joybook a52e laptop. But the problem is that usb drive larger than 256mb can not be recognized as bootable ...
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Brightness Problem

Hello there Linux user I am a new user and I don't know how to turn down my brightness of my laptop when I change it with the keys it show on the screen going down but the screen is not dimming I ...
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Error with dpkg

When I try to install anything, I get an error. ex: diego@diego-Satellite-C655:~$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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No display after wake up. Using 14.04.1 + xfce4

Basic info: Completely fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an HP pavilion g4-1303au laptop, by bootable USB. ISO image was downloaded on 05 September, 2014 through torrent acquired from the official ...
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New (computer-illiterate)Ubuntu user needs information [closed]

I am in need of an operating system for my new laptop which was donated to me. I have NO idea how to download/work this computer. It will be used by my children for their school work mostly. I don't ...
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Don't want laptop to suspend when closing lid [duplicate]

Hi I have a sony vaio laptop with ubuntu 14.04 on it. I have a usb KB and mouse plugged in and a monitor plugged into the VGA analogue output, I want to use it as a normal PC. When I close the lid of ...
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Install Ubuntu too big

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Thinkpad T440p. I have gotten the point where I can install but everything on the screen is so big that I cannot click "continue" and do not ...
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Don't turn on radio devices at startup

How can I prevent Ubuntu from turning on radio devices at startup (to prevent any radio emission)? I have added "rfkill block all" to rc.local. Here is the output of hciconfig: hci0: Type BR/EDR ...
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Slow and incorrect sizing after a force restart

I have had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop for nearly 5 months but as of yesterday when I force shut down the laptop with my external monitor plugged in everything has been large and slow and the ...
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How to automatically use external monitors when laptop docked?

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 and it used to automatically switch to the external monitors when docked or on restart but sometime since updating to 14.04 this functionality no longer works.
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14.04 - Laptop screen goes blank when lid shut

I'll be totally honest, I have googled this question...I have read responses...but I'm still pretty confused...anyway... So, anyway, I want to hook up my laptop with HDMI to my TV...that part works ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Nvidia GeForce (840M) compatability on 64-bit laptop

My laptop diagnostic shows several pre-fails and has other issues so I am urgently shopping for a new laptop, my second using Ubuntu. I need a laptop with good graphics capabilities and have come ...
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ubuntu 14.04LTS install/ driver support for HP 15-ga004AU

I have go the laptop mentioned in the titile. It has very unacceptable performance due to low ram. I want to install 14.04 (32bit) for some smoother operation. However, after lots of surfing on the ...
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Impossible to get image back after hdmi connection

I have a Lenovo U430 with Intel family graphics (i think 4400) and a Nvidia card. I connected my 42" tv on the hdmi when the system was starting and the screen on the laptop became grey and the mouse ...
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What is the media-key command in 14.04 for sound and brightness?

I am using a laptop and with vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 I was able to control my monitor brightness with super+F5/F6. Now I want to switch to i3wm and I need to manually bind those keys. What is the ...
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Ubuntu Won't Let Me Shutdown

I can use my laptop with out any problem for a while ( sometimes around 12 hours and sometimes just half an hour ), then suddenly one by one, the applications will be closed. I can't shutdown. So I ...
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Disable laptop lid sleep

Xubuntu 14.04. I've already done the following: HandleLidSwitch=ignore LidSwitchIgnoreInhibited=no xset -dpms disabled xfce power manager in session and start up set power settings to do nothing ...
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Touchpad not working in HP Pavilion 14 Notebook with Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and it's wonderful, but the only problem is my touchpad. It is not as sensitive as it should be and clicking with it instead of using the button only ...
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System goes unresponsive when I close the laptop

Whenever I close the Laptop without locking/logging off, system goes unresponsive. Unresponsive in the sense it doesn't shows login prompt or not even some error message. However, there is no problem ...
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Set Brightness to 0 when lid closes

is there a way of setting the brightness level to 0 or blanking the screen when I close my lid (without suspending the system). I just prefer it that way, since I listen to audiobooks while driving ...
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let utransmission run even after lid closed?

How do I set my settings such that even if I close my lid (Laptop) My downloads don't stop or pause in utransmission I have set the setting in power options to not suspend after closing lid still ...
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HP Mini upgrade from 12.04 to 13.?? failed [closed]

I have an HP Mini 1030NR that was on 12.04 for about a year with no problems. A couple of days ago I checked for updates and version 13 was available to upgrade so I selected update. After it ...
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Lubuntu 14.04: how to avoid lock screen on closing laptop lid?

I upgraded my OS from Lubuntu 13.10 to Lubuntu 14.04 a few days ago, and now my screen locks when the lid is closed, while I want nothing to happen when lid is closed. I have already set the right ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) on Lenovo ThinkPad S540 [duplicate]

I'm about to purchase the Lenovo ThinkPad S540. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as my primary operating system. I've searched the web, and contacted Lenovo; but I couldn't get any information about ...
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Error while installing latest Ubuntu OS

While I was in the middle of installing the latest Ubuntu Operating System some error came up(I can't remember what it said exactly) but I was prompted to restart my laptop. Now when I start my ...
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Killed IBM T42 trying to boot from usb

Downloaded Ubuntu desktop iso, (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/thank-you?country=US&version=14.04.1&architecture=i386), to my desktop & installed to a 4g sd card using a usb2 card ...
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Screen goes blank after undocking

For some reason since yesterday completely working system can't work without dockstation: screen goes blank, but everything else works. I still can login as guest and everything will work fine, or ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize my battery

For the last 3 years I've been using a Samsung notebook. I was using Ubuntu 13.10 until 2 weeks ago. Then I decided to format and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything was working great, until the ...
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Issures with Toshiba satellite c55-a5105 laptop

To began, with nothing was working out of the box other than the USB, and the Ethernet port. Until I fix the Wireless Internet, and the touch pad. If you want to know more than please see the ...
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Asus 1015E Laptop Won't Suspend

I'm running 14.04.1 LTS on an Asus 1015E laptop. The computer has not been suspending when I close the laptop. It also doesn't suspend when I choose suspend from the system tools. While shut, the ...
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Suspend Error on Laptop

So I have a Dell inspiron 17r 7720 Special Edition laptop, and I noticed that whenever I open the lid right before it brings me to the login screen, I see these list of errors and a black screen pop ...
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GRUB loads recovery and NOT Ubuntu

I've been wondering why my computer is loading GRUB recovery and not Ubuntu, I believe this could be because the laptop battery died while the package manager was running and the package manager was ...