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

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Turning the brightness completely down

I used to run the command xbacklight -set 0 to make my brightness effectively 0 i.e. it was almost impossible to see anything, which was really helpful for conserving my battery power. However having ...
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Install ubuntu or buy preinstalled? [on hold]

I seriously wanted to know that if I am going to develop software for android and need ubuntu, should I install it with windows, mac or should I buy a laptop with ubuntu preinstalled. Please specify ...
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How do i get my dedicated Screen brightness button to work again?

So i have a q320la Asus Laptop. It has the turn up/down screen brightness on the f5/6 buttons, however the command no longers works on ubuntu 15.10. HOWEVER. the dedicated key to light my keyboard is ...
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Laptop battery keeps discharging even after full charge (not switching to AC)

The laptop does not switch to AC mode after fully charging. I dualboot and this problem is nonexistent on Windows 10. But on Ubuntu 15.10 it just keeps discharging. I tried fully charging(which never ...
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When lid is closed, no internent connection

new to linux and ubuntu so please show some understanding :) im using an external monitor with my laptop, and when i close the lid (already set up the power management so nothingks will happen when i ...
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Cannot adjust brightness on Samsung NP370R5E-A06UK running Ubuntu 15.04

The issue is in the title. I have tried this as well as the top answer here, both achieved nothing. I should note however, that if I start up (or wake up from sleep) while not plugged in, I will get ...
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Asus x751lb ubuntu (gnome) 15.10 function key for brightness not working

I've tried like all the options for changing grub settings, some even screwed changing brightness at all, some allowed me to use even fn + enter to open calculator, but fn + f5/ fn + f6 nothing... ...
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Any cheap deatchable tablet/laptop for running Linux? [closed]

I have been looking for a cheap detachable tablet/laptop for running Linux. I would love to run Ubuntu, but Kubuntu will do as well. Nothing else, though. I had my eye on the Nextbook Flexx 10.1. I ...
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Is it safe to use ubuntu for my battery life

I have a Dell Vostro 2526 dual booted with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I'm not very new with Ubuntu and have some previous experience. Like many people I'm also facing huge battery draining issues, ...
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Can boot from SSD-drive, but Ubuntu installer can't find it

Ubuntu installer can't find new SSD disk. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a ASUS VivoBook, model R304LA with bios version 210. It has UEFI with secure boot and all that jazz, but I've managed to turn ...
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Why does my thinkpad log in automatically if I lock my screen, shut my lid and then reopen it?

I've noticed some strange behaviour while working today. If I lock my screen with ctrl+alt+l it takes me to the login screen. If I then decide to shut my laptop it suspends correctly. But when I ...
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Laptop Docking Station For Ubuntu Tablets?

Will it be possible for OEMs to offer a laptop docking station for Ubuntu tablets? By laptop docking station, I'm describing a laptop keyboard without a display, but with a dock that can accommodate ...
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Blinking screen while using wireless connection

I've bought Dell Inspiron 5548 laptop and faced up with next problem - when I'm using build-in wireless card screen starts blinking, it's happens every time when I'm using it(watch online video, ...
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Can my laptop run ubuntu? // Problems with the nvidia graphic?

My laptop is a MSI, PX60 2QD-084XES (Prestige) . Specifications: * Intel® Core i7-5700HQ (2.7 GHz, 6 MB) * RAM 16GB DDR3 SODIMM (2x8GB) * Hard disk 1TB (7200 rpm S-ATA)+ 256GB SSD (1x256GB M.2 SATA) ...
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Can't set up wireless drivers on MSI Stealth, no output returned from lspci

Installed Ubuntu as dual boot with windows on an MSI GS70 laptop. Can't get wireless to show up in the toolbar & there are no software updates that appear under "System Settings | Additional ...
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HP Pavilion 360

I'm about to install Ubuntu 15.10 on a laptop HP Pavilion 360. I have right now Windows 10 as my only OS, and one of its functions is that, when I bend the laptop to use it as a tablet, the whole ...
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No sound over HDMI

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with the Intel 3000 HD video. I'm running 12.04.5, all updates. In the past, I've had no trouble, other than having to manually tell the sound subsystem to use HDMI ...
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Optimal version of Linux for T61 laptops [closed]

I have some Lenovo T61 laptops, which I want to convert to Linux (from WinXP or Win7). Being a novice I wonder a) which Ubuntu-version is most suitable b) other software i.e. BIOS etc. you would ...
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Suspend and Shutdown not working in ubuntu 15.10

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on a razer blade 14 2013 with kernel version 4.2. Everything is currently stock. Unfortunately, suspend (both doing it manually and closing the lid) as well as shut down do ...
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My Acer V5 laptop keeps slowing down when I plug it in

Ever since I got this laptop, this has been a problem. Usually when I plug it in, it takes a moment to slow down my laptop. I would like to know how to fix this.
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Brightness at minimum after opening closed lid Macbook Air 7,2 (13'', Early 2015)

I hope someone could help me to solve my problem. Today I installed Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on my Macbook Air 7,2 (yes I know macbooks aren't the best choice but it was a present) and know I'm having the ...
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thinkpad yoga s1 heats up when lid closed and wont turn on again

I recently installed ubuntu on my yoga s1 and occasionally when I close the lid and go to open it later my computer is quite warm to almost hot. When I open the lid the screen wont turn on and I have ...
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Adjust screen backlight on ancient HP, with Lubuntu 15.10

I've installed Lubuntu 15.10 on my HP nx9005 (circa 2001), and all works great except that I can find no way to adjust the backlight brightness. I've had a look at various solutions, here and ...
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What Are Charge Profile and Charge Accuracy?

In Power Statistics Window, selecting Laptop Battery from left menu, then going statistics tab, we have "Charge Profile", "Charge Accuracy", "Discharge Profile", "Discharge Accuracy" graph types. ...
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14.04, VGA cable to external monitor not displaying

My computer (Lenovo T420) and external monitor are connected through a vga cable. Both recognize that they are connected to each other, but the external monitor isn't displaying anything. Please help. ...
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Is Ubuntu compatible with Dell n4050 laptop? [duplicate]

I have dell n4050 laptop. Do i have to install drivers after ubuntu installation? which version of ubuntu will support my laptop?
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How can I transfer my laptop screen to where I can play my xbox 360 on my laptop screen?

I've tried going through the control panel and everything there, and found nothing helpful, I need to find a way to get it to work, is there any software that I need to download that will allow me to ...
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Sony VAIO Save Battery Life With Laptop-Mode-Tool

I use Ubuntu 15.10 on Sony Vaio SVF (SVF1521JST). I have some problems. I use laptop mode tool for power management. My battery fast discharging in 1:40.-2h. When AC source, My battery charge to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 AMD video driver hybrid graphics

A week ago I was trying to update my graphic driver on linux Ubuntu 14.04. After reboot I got a black screen and my laptop did'nt response on any key. I don't remember what version of fglrx video ...
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Setting Screen Timeout on Ubuntu Using the Command Line

I'm running Ubuntu Server on a laptop. I want to set the timeout to 0 or close to that so that the screen will be off unless I wake it.
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Asus X555UB touchpad driver

I have an Asus notebook, model X555UB. Unfortunately the touchpad doesn't work. Where can I find drivers?
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15.10 Brightness adjustment

I have a 2015 Thinkpad X1 Carbon that I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on. I have noticed that there is a huge jump between the minimum screen brightness, where the backlight is completely off, to the ...
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Can i get more battery life than this?

router@router:~$ lsb_release -a && uname -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.10 Release: 15.10 Codename: wily Linux router 4.2.0-23-generic ...
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Battery not charging anymore at all [closed]

My laptop battery stopped working. It does not charge beyond 3% anymore, and when I remove the power cable, the laptop is immediately switched off -- as if there was no battery at all. The battery is ...
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Laptop unresponsive when resuming from suspend

I run Ubuntu on a Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A (with touchscreen) with Xmonad as the window manager. It is set up to suspend to ram when closing the laptop lid. Mostly everything is as should be when ...
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Laptop function keys (media keys) are delayed after replacing optical drive with 2nd hdd

I have removed my optical drive and placed a "caddy" with a second hdd in my laptop as replacement. Now, since doing that all my function keys are delayed for around a second before taking effect. ...
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Unable to change brightness in a Lenovo z500 laptop with Ubuntu 15.10

Brightness adjustment keys have no effect (although they are recognized by the environment), and I can't change the brightness using GUI tools as well. In Windows 10 i had the same problem and after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when I reopen my laptop

I am dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Widows 7 on a Dell Latitude E6420. If I close the lid and reopen immediately I can move the mouse but nothing else: no keyboard function and I can't select ...
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How to turn off keyboard backlight if keyboard is broken?

My keyboard had the backlight on when it stopped working (due to spillage) and now I can't use the Fn + space to shut it off. Are there any commands or settings I can use without using the laptop ...
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Switch into tablet mode (in Gnome)

I have a 2-in-1 laptop, where the screen flips a full 360 degrees to turn into a tablet (I have the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, but there are many similar devices now). I'm running Ubuntu GNOME (15.10, but I ...
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All programs are closed after lid is closed

I have Lenovo Y570 with Ubuntu 15.10 installed on it. Whenever I close the lid and then open it, I see the log-in screen, and if I type in my password, I find that all my programs from last session ...
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How can I select which battery discharges on my laptop?

So I have two batteries in my work laptop, Lenovo T450s. I have Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on it. It always discharges one of the batteries before going on to the next one. Is there any way to set thresholds ...
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Asus zenbook UX501 hangs when lid is closed

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus UX501JW. I've managed to fix most of the initial problems (hotkeys). But I still have the problem that the computer freezes if I close and open the lid without ...
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My Battery Precentage keeps going Up and Down?

I recently started using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on my Asus K53E laptop, and it was working pretty well since September. But in November I noticed the original battery started get old & hold less of a ...
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I flashed my bios and bricked my laptop please help [closed]

How do I unbrick my Asus laptop without sending it in to get repaired? I flashed bios and it froze, I then accidently turned it off... Now it turns on cd works but black screen. It's an Asus gaming ...
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Ubuntu failing to fall asleep (tpm error)

I'm having a problem with my laptop not suspending randomly (seems to be about 50% of the time). Once it starts having this issue, the only fix is to reboot fully. This happens when I both close the ...
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Bluetooth hardware is not detected after and upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10

I used to have windows on the same laptop and Bluetooth worked fine, but after Ubuntu 15.10 installation, it doesn't recognize the hardware, what can I do to get the proper driver? This is my ...
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Cannot install martian-modem using module-assistant command

Is there any chance to get the internal (TOSHIBA Satellite A100 laptop's) modem to work in Ubuntu 15.10 i686? I've tried the following: sudo apt-get install martian-modem Read the ...
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How to make a computer running on runlevel 3 ask for password when waking up from suspend in X?

I have recently set runlevel 3 as a kernel parameter instead of runlevel 5, though this has caused a little bit of a problem... Because when I execute startx and then once the GUI has loaded, if I ...
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on turning on an inputting password it shoows message having multiple family in alias isnt supported and may not work as expected and I cant log in

I hava a new laptop that uses ubuntu and it worked perfectly yesterday but today on turning on an inputting password it shows message having multiple family in alias isnt supported and may not work as ...