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

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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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Disabling suspend when lid is closed from command line?

I have a Dell Laptop running Lucid, and the screen is broken. I use it as a server for some tasks, however, with management being done over SSH. The machine is not running an X server. I'd like to ...
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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 [on hold]

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 ...
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laptop with ubuntu logo on it?

Ok, this might be a little silly. I want to buy a new laptop and I really really want one with the ubuntu logo on the back of it. Not a sticker or anything, I want it to be part of the casing - like ...
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My Laptop (Alienware M17x R3) keeps overheating on 14.04 (LTS) while W7 keeps it cool

I've installed Xubuntu on my laptop, because I love it, but about 30 minutes in it becomes so incredibly hot that I am scared to keep it running, lest I burn out all of the circuitry. I hope there's ...
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On Kubuntu how can I keep wifi connected when my laptop is closed?

I only use this laptop at home, and I would like it to stay connected when the lid closed so my dropbox and crashplan will continue to work during this time. How can I keep it from disconnecting when ...
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Multi-Seat On Laptop

I know very well this may be a duplicate but I'm going to risk it. I have a blazing fast Ubuntu laptop with a lot of usb ports and I want to run multi-seat on it. The problem is, I only have one ...
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What laptops are guranteed to work for Ubuntu? Is there such thing as an Ubuntu Certification Program, which guarantees compatability?

I am looking for the best laptop that I can buy to run Ubuntu 14.04 on. I want to make sure that if I buy a laptop, I will not have to worry about incompatibility. Is there a list or repository which ...
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Overheating Lenovo Laptop

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430. I experienced maybe three abrupt poweroffs with this laptop and the reason is very likely overheating. I eventually installed psensor to monitor my problem, and I'm ...
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Laptops to Install Ubuntu [duplicate]

what are some good laptop options for me to install Linux Ubuntu into? Thank you, Sinan P.S. I am a new to Ubuntu.
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Trouble installing Windows 7 via USB

I've spent the better part of two days trying to solve this problem, and still I'm coming up empty. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on an ASUS laptop. I don't have an optical drive, so I'm ...
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Nvidia Optimus on 14.04 overheating, screen tearing

When stressing the cpu and gpu with games, the cpu temp holds steady at about 97. When using windows, it is about 50. Also, my external monitor has some strange triangle shaped screen tearing. What ...
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Can I replace my hard drive with this one? [closed]

I have a laptop HP 625, its hard drive (as usual with Seagates) had what is called "sudden death", I need to replace the HDD with a new one. Can I replace it with one of these two? Samsung HDD ...
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Can't play encrypted DVD on internal DVD-drive, but OK with USB-DVD-drive

As stated in the title, I can't play any commercial DVD on my internal DVD-drive on my laptop, but everything works just fine for the same DVD played on an external (USB) DVD-drive. I've installed ...
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Compaq CQ10-130CA [duplicate]

I, is there someone that have a Compaq CQ10-130CA running under Ubuntu ? Or how could I be sure that it will work ? Thanks
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Suspend does not work

So I have a fairly new (two weeks old) Ubuntu installation (14.04 x64) and it looks like Suspend mode does not work... When I click System -> Suspend the screen goes black for about one seccond and ...
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Abnormally High Fan Speed on Cool Laptop, Dell Inspiron 15R 5520, Ubuntu 14.04,

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 running Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. My issue is with the Dell's fan, which is running at full speed during most of the time the computer is booted into ...
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Laptop Battery Not Detected [Shuts Down When Disconnected From Charger]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop and was able to get everything working, but my battery suddenly stopped working. I thought it just wasn't charged, but even after charging it ...
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How to make the system detect correctly charge status?

Yesterday, after correctly performed the installation of (UEFI) ubuntu 14:04 LTS 64-bit in dual-boot with Windows 8.1 64-bit on my laptop asus A551LN I had a serious problem: the operating system did ...
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Laptop hangs on exit of suspend mode when using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS?

I have an Asus S56CA Laptop that is using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS as a sole Operating System. Previous to this I was using Ubuntu 14.04 and had lots of unwanted documents, images, videos etc and also had ...
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Hibernate on lid close

I want my laptop to hibernate when I close the lid. I can only choose between suspend and nothing, and both do nothing actually when I close the lid and open it nothing's changed. I also tried sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04,NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [NVS 5400M] laptop monitor problem

I am having a problem with making the laptop monitor work with the latest ubuntu. I am using optimus on lenovo t430 at the moment and when I try to activate the laptop monitor I get an extended ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Closing lid doesn't immediately trigger xscreensaver

When I close the lid of my laptop, it suspends. When I open the lid and push a key, it wakes as expected. If it has been five minutes (the timer for xscreensaver), the screen will be locked. If it has ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 comes out of hibernate/standby randomly on Dell XPS 13

I have an ubuntu 12.04 laptop and it comes out of hibernate or standby randomly. For example, yesterday I selected hibernate, closed the lid and put it in my computer bag. 24 hours later, it is ...
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Suspend disabled

When I click the power options, the ability to select suspend/hibernate is disabled for the laptop lid close action: I believe I am missing some packages to make this work. What are they?
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Brightness doesn't decrease in Ubuntu 14.04

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my Dell Inspiron 5521. I find that brightness is set to a maximum level and Brightness keys doesn't work though they show as if it gets decreased. I searched ...
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Bluetooth problem - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Asus laptop

I'm trying to find the driver for Bluetooth device for my Asus K450JF laptop. I searched it in their support website, unfortunately there's no support for Ubuntu OS. Is there any alternative way for ...
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Does BIOS device whitelist affect Ubuntu?

Starting with 2002, Lenovo (actually, it was IBM back then) started whitelisting the wireless adapters and other devices allowed to be used in their ThinkPad laptops. Some other manufacturers are ...