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

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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

This is not really a question because I finally appear to have found the solution. But since I did not find an answer on this otherwise very helpful platform, I'll write a brief summary here. I have ...
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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 ...
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Whenever I plug my headphones, I hear static noises

whenever I plug in the earphones (headphones) in my laptop it starts a static sound, which so annoying. sometimes, for this sound, original media sound can't be heard! note that my laptop's ...
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Why does my laptop grayscreen after I reopen it?

I'm using an Intel Macbook on Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel version 3.11.0-26-generic The problem I've been having is that, when I close the laptop lid and reopen it the machine does not resume ...
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Is there any battery management software to work with a laptop plugged to AC power so as to save the battery lifetime?

I was used to remove the battery of my laptop whenever I worked with my computer plugged to AC power and to load the battery with the computer switched off so as to save the lifetime of the battery. ...
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Lenovo x1 carbon (gen1) battery life

I'm using an Lenovo x1 carbon (gen1) and have Ubuntu 14.04 and tlp installed. I'm really dissapointed about the battery life. Some people claim to have 6 hours ...
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Xubuntu - How do I map the brightness keys to run a script?

I'm pretty new to Linux so bear with me. I have an emachines laptop (ugh) with FN + Left Arr / Right Arr brightness keys. These work perfectly fine in Windows but do not work in Xubuntu. What happens ...
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No connectivity from Broadcom 4322

While browsing the web I was notified that my Dell Vostro 1720 was offline. After no luck rebooting my D-Link Verizon WiFi router, I saw my laptop could not connect wirelessly to anything, even a USB ...
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DEL key not working

I am new to Ubuntu and have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. Until the day before yesterday, the Delete key was working, but suddenly it has stopped working. I have tried to restart the PC, ...
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what is the procedure of ubuntu Installation in a new laptop [duplicate]

i want to install ubuntu in my new laptop 1st time.so,i request you to kindly tell the proceedure to install in a free dos laptop for 1 st time
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Will my needs be met?

I am currently running a Windows laptop and before I switch over to Ubuntu I'd like to know a few things. I don't have much firepower in terms of hardware (it's only a Compaq CQ-61 Laptop) but I'd ...
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How can i get an Ubuntu Laptop to talk to a Xen Server?

I have an Ubuntu Laptop running Xenmanager and I can not get it to talk to the server. I've gotten Error 111 Connection refused when typing in the Host/IP address and port number. Does anyone how I ...
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Getting connection with Openxenmanager

I am having problems connecting to my server with openxenmanager on my Ubuntu laptop. I keep getting Connection Refused.
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Left Mouse sometimes stops working after Sleep

I have a laptop (HP EliteBook) with the latest Ubuntu (14.04 Desktop 64 bit) installed. When I close the lid it goes into sleep mode. When I wake it up again, the left mouse button regularily stops ...
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Gateway Laptop Won't Boot From USB Drive

Well it kinda boots, but right when it should reach the screen to ask to install or try, I only get a black screen. I tried to put a HDD with Ubuntu on it in my laptop, it boots fine until it reaches ...
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Support to AMD Radeon™ HD 8970M

A week ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, but it started overheating. Reading the forums, I noticed that the AMD Radeon HD 8970M has doesn't support this OS, the computer was working on ...
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Error message at startup [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on my Gateway NE56R41u yesterday. Infact, it dual-boots with Windows 8.1 UEFI, but that has nothing to do with my problem. However, when I turn on my computer, I get an error ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not connect ınternet

I was usıng ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and I had to reınstall ıt. so I just created a bootable 14.04 USB stıck and formatted ıt. the new ubuntu 14.04 normally opened and to connect ınternet I put the ...