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

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Dual monitor set up, built in display won't stay on

So I'm trying to hook up a dual monitor setup to my laptop via VGA. Problem is that when the external monitor get turned on, my built in display turns off. This is what happens... My GRUB loads and ...
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Good Dell Laptop For Linux Lite 2.6 [on hold]

I'm not good with computers at all, been using Windows my whole life and I hate it, that's why I'm picking Linux Lite: lightweight, design based on Windows, thankfully not actually Windows though, ...
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Laptop screen won't work

A while back, around 2 months ago I took my laptop on a holiday trip and when I arrived back home the screen had been smashed in the boot off the car. So I tried turning the laptop on and it worked ...
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laptop's brightness resets to least value automatically and haven't been resolved from past few version

My laptop (Dell Inspiron N5110) is having a brightness issue. Brightness automatically resets to least value 0 from the past set value (say 3) when I increase the brightness it jumps to 4 and now I ...
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Why is my dongle not blinking anymore?

I am using a dongle of Vodafone K3570z. It was working fine until tomorrow.But I don't know what has happened to it suddenly.As I am plugging it the lights are not blinking. I have checked the usb ...
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How do I backup computer that wont let me go on windows from usb hard drive with ubuntu?

I am having an issue with my laptop and it won't let me turn it on. It goes straight to "preparing automatic restart" and then it gives me a blue screen with aload of options. Ive tried all of them ...
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Laptop freezes after lifting the screen up

Each time that I close the laptop and after I lift up to continue with my work, it freezes with a black screen(either the leds of my mouse doesn't light up). In the partition of windows all works ...
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Artificially increase maximum screen brightness

I have my laptop set to maximum brightness, but it's not bright enough. Is it possible to somehow make it brighter?
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Fixing black screen

I dont know why Dell redictered me to you guys but I'm having issues with my laptop and I'm hoping you can help. A few hours ago I restarted it and when it came back on it loaded and just showed a ...
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HP Probook 450 G3 doesn't work suspending when lid was closed on ubuntu 16.04

Have a small problem - my laptop cannot suspended when lid was closed. It's doesn't work only on ubuntu 16.04, on previous versions all works good. The power settings configured correctly (set sleep ...
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Ubuntu is too slow on my laptop

I was working on windows and I erased every thing and installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my laptop hoping to find it faster but it was really slower. Here are the details of my laptop. Memory : 2.8GiB ...
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Install Ubuntu onto laptop with external monitor

Install boots fine but the laptop i have the screen is broken and use the HDMI out to my TV. The install sees the TV as a monitor extension or 2nd desktop. I am unable to see the install prompt on the ...
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Laptop sometimes not locked on resume from sleep (lid action)

Despite repeated searches I can't find anyone else reporting similar issues to me. My issue is that when I sleep my computer by closing the lid, sometimes when I open it again the screen is not ...
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Will I get noticeably better battery life with LXDE/Xfce compared to Unity on a laptop? [closed]

Or is the difference not enough to be noticed on a modern high-end laptop (Dell XPS 13 Skylake in this case)?
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Laptop headphone jack produces no sound

The headphones are detected, because when they are plugged in, they appear in the sound settings. The problem is that they just don't output any sound. Laptop speakers output sound just fine. I'm ...
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Some keys don't work after upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10

Just upgraded my Lenovo G410 from 14.04 to 15.10. after running sudo dpkg --configure -a to correct a few glitches, it boots fine and displays the login screen. The problem now is that some keys ...
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How to get laptop lid to suspend & resume, and wifi to reconnect with Ubuntu 16.04

On my Compaq Presario CQ62 laptop Ubuntu 14.04 would suspend on lid close. But a clean install of 16.04 ignored the lid action. According to ...
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Keyboard and Touchpad wont work

I'm using a gigabyte P17F laptop and every time I install ubuntu the touchpad and keyboard stop working, I have installed ubuntu 16.04 with a usb keyboard and mouse, sometimes the laptop's keyboard ...
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How can I get Ubuntu to load as a dual boot on an HP Envy laptop with Windows 10?

I have a new HP Envy laptop (AMD A10 processor, Radeon R6, 8GB RAM, 2TB HD) with Windows 10. I don't want to use Windows as the main OS, and want to use Ubuntu (my previous laptop was Ubuntu, and in ...
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My jack doesn't work on Ubuntu 15.04

I have an Asus K555UB laptop, and I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on it, but when I plug in my 3.5mm headset jack, the headphones do not work, and the speakers stil give sound. I tried something, changed ...
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Is battery life affected with dual boot?

I have dual booted my laptop with Windows 10 and Linux. Does this affect battery life? (My laptop has a i5 processor with 2.2 GHZ RAM and 500 GB HD.)
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Does Ubuntu run on an Asus F555LA [closed]

Does anyone have any experience with an Asus F555LA-DM2095T laptop? I'm looking for a new laptop and I'm thinking of buying this one but I'm not sure if it'll run properly. I've read a review on a ...
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How to use nouveau instead of intel?

I have a laptop with Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU. I want to use nouveau but whatever I do my laptop is always using Intel's driver. How can I make it use nouveau?
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AMD Turbo Core not working on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a Acer Laptop with Turbo CORE technology up to 2.40 ghz per processor But when I check it with this: cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_max_freq It says 1500000 How I can get it ...
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Help with displaying screen on monitor

Dog knocked my laptop off the table and smashed the screen. I was able to display on an external monitor once. I unplugged everything to move it and when I set it all back up i coudlnt get it to ...
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Does pm-powersave start automatically when running on battery?

So I just learned a bit more about pm-powersave, but couldn't find if it automatically kicks in if you're running battery power. Does somebody know if it does this? And if not, is there a way to make ...
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How to link the system event brightness up/down to the correct brightness file

I have a ASUS UL30VT and just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The screen brightness was at level 0. Attempt 1: so I navigated to find the screen brightness slider under System ...
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Ubuntu - Recommended Minimum System Requirements [duplicate]

Can I install and run Ubuntu on this machine? AMD Dual-Core E1-6015 APU with Radeon R2 Graphics (1.4 GHz, 1 MB cache) 4 GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB) If yes, which version of ...
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I can no longer completely turn off the screen by decreasing the screen brightness to zero in 16.04

Sorry if this is vague and not nearly as technical as most other questions here, but I'm a pretty new ubuntu convert. When I'm in hurry I've been turning off my screen just by holding fn and f8 to ...
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Dual Monitor - Side by side not working!

Before you guys do a search and claim this is a duplicate of any other question, don't bother! I've been through them all! I've tried everything I could find! Okay, so the problem is I can't set my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Flickering Problem [closed]

I have a system 76 Lemur laptop on which I have installed Ubuntu 16.04. My screen has started flickering. I thought it was a problem with the installation so I made a boot able USB and reinstalled. It ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 screen brigthness problem in videos

In my laptop I have a very annoying problem When I'm in Chrome or seen a movie and I don't touch the touchpad the screen attenuates automatically It's annoying because the brightness automatically ...
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With Ubuntu 16.04 laptop doesn't suspend when lid is closed

I have a Dell 7737 laptop, and with Ubuntu 16.04 it no longer suspends when the laptop lid is closed. With 14.04 closing the lid put the laptop to suspend as expected. However, I reloaded the system ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 (Lenovo Thinkpad Sl500) wireless driver not working

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad SL500 but the Wifi is not working, although the wired connection is still fine. Pastebin: http://paste.ubuntu.com/16020359/ Here are the results of ...
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Bluetooth not working on a Lenovo ideapad 100-15iby (Wi-Fi unstable too)

I have made edits to this post and Wi-Fi works now, but I still have problems with Bluetooth, and is further explained below at "EDITS:" Original Question I've got everything working on this laptop ...
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Using “normal” Ubuntu on convertible with multitouch and so on

I'd like to run Ubuntu 16.04 (not Ubuntu Touch) on an Intel tablet or a convertible laptop. Are there drivers for support of multi-touch gestures, onscreen keyboard, GPS, rotation sensor etc. as used ...
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Closing the lid create an error with the wireless icon

Since updating to 16.04, I encounter a problem where the wifi symbol would become an up and a down arrow. The problem arises when I close the lid, but sometimes it does not matter whether I close the ...
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Installed laptop-mode-tool 16.04, now USB mouse not working after rebooting until it is re plughed in

I did a fresh install of 16.04 on my vizio ct14-a0 ultrabook. I installed laptop-mode-tools Then I edited the AUTOSUSPEND_TIMEOUT in file /etc/laptop-mode/conf.d/runtime-pm.conf file from =2, ...
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Internal laptop display is disconnected (LVDS-0 disconnected)

I did a clean install of ubuntu gnome 16.04 on my lenovo w520 (without formatting the home partition; before I had ubuntu gnome 15.10). My laptop comes (sadly - since I have always had troubles with ...
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My networking is disabled when I switch to different Wifi AP

For example: I am using my laptop at home, and then when I close laptop, and go to my office where is different Wifi Access Point, it disables my networking. The only thing, that I can do is to reboot ...
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PCIe bus error messages on boot and shutdown

I have a HP Pavilion 15-ab217-ng notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on it. On boot and shutdown the following error message appears about 20 - 30 times: [ 39.868010] pcieport 0000:00:1c.5: ...
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Cannot change brightness in laptop

I am trying to change the brightness of my laptop using xrandr, but I get this error. Here's the segment: janreggie@janreggie-T100TA:~$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1368 x 768, maximum ...
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How to force HP Laptop boot into GRUB (in a easy way)

I always have to press F9 to change boot order when startup in my HP Pavillion. I have dual boot Ubuntu 16.04/Windows 10. I'm using Ultrabook HP Pavilion Touch 14-n070br (ENERGY STAR)
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Lenovo 500S-14ISK is is compatible with linux?

I would like to buy a Lenovo 500S-14ISK, but I can't find any reviews on it regarding linux compatibility. Ubuntu does not seem to have certified this laptop (yet)? Anybody had experience with this ...
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Changing what internal video card my laptop uses

I hope I explain this correctly, because I have no idea what I'm talking about: I ran two commands in the terminal to find out what graphics card my laptop uses, and got this result: $ lspci | grep ...
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Bad battery life on Xubuntu 16.04 Lenovo T460s

the battery life of my new Lenovo T460s is very bad (about 4,5h with a little bit browsing and half display contrast). Xubuntu 16.04 shows two batteries (SANYO 00HW022 and SANYO 01AV405). They were ...
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Laptop shutting itself off?

Sorry if this isn't supposed to be here, and sorry if I don't know what I'm talking about - because I probably don't. When I start my Dell Studio XPS Laptop it'll stay on for awhile - Ubuntu will ...
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Touchscreen not working on suspend. No existing solutions are working

When I close the lid to suspend my laptop the touchscreen stops working after waking the laptop. I found a workaround by sleeping the laptop before closing the lid. For some reason if the laptop is ...
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Laptop battery high/low alarm

My laptop battery didn't last half as long as I had hoped and it is an internal one. That is, it is very inconvenient to replace. I would like my replacement battery to last as long as possible, and ...
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6700HQ Ubuntu install broken bios suspected/CPU lockup xx seconds

So I have tried to get Ubuntu to boot/install on my MSI Apache GE72 6QF. After weeks of trying and searching on google I have found MY solution that I found on a high tech site documented. When I ...