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

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Laptop Charger offline?

I run Ubuntu 14.04.1 Lately my charger has been taking a while to detect that the charger is in. Even when it is in, it goes back and forth from charging to running off battery. When I check the ...
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Launching i3lock when lid closed/power button pressed?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 15.04 on a Mid-2010 13inch MacBook Pro and the i3 window manager (efficiency, woo). I have everything working just like I did on MATE, except I want the screen to lock using ...
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Keyboard layout on laptop is messed up after full system update

Keyboard layout on laptop is messed up after full system update. Running Linux Mint 3.11.0-26 on an HP Pavilion. Example of problem: When pressing the o button it returns a 6, and m=0, j=1, 0=/, ...
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Y messed up my hard drive

So this is the order of the events: I triyed to install ubuntu on my laptop. During instalation it froze or something and i (been stupid) restartes the pc manually using the power buttom. 3 Ubuntu ...
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Backlight control broken on 14.04 on Lenovo U310

I'm unable to change the backlight brightness under 14.04. habefaro@habefaro-Lenovo-U310:~$ uname -a Linux habefaro-Lenovo-U310 3.16.0-34-generic #47~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 10 17:49:16 UTC 2015 ...
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do no administrative password [duplicate]

I have a used DelL latitude 2120 laptop with Ubuntu o/s I do not have administrator password and can not get past the screen that says this computer is protected by password authentication system?
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Ubuntu 14.x install on Alienware mx18 R2

I have Win7 x64 installed on the primary drive and I intend to keep it there. Been trying (and failing) to simply install Ubuntu on a separate drive. But I cannot even get that far. I am ...
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need to make the factory recovery after installing windows7

How can i recovery or restore my HP255 G1 as it issued from the factory if i replaced ubuntu 12.04 by windows7? ubuntu is the software install at the factory. please help me!
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Missing battery/power indiciator

I'm on a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04, and the battery indicator seems to not be present. It doesn't appear on the login/lock screen either. I found this answer from back in 2011, however none of ...
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My laptop has no operating system is it possible to download Ubuntu into my phone and transfer it to my laptop?

my laptop has no operating system can I download Ubuntu using my phone and transferring to my laptop is that possible? without an operating system I cannot use my laptop to log on to the Internet I ...
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HP Envy Touch Smart 15 heat on bottom screen

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS, on my HP Envy Touch Smart 15 laptop. When running more than 30 minutes the bottom part of the screen (on the HP logo) getting unusual heat. It also can be feel ...
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can't install ubuntu 15.4 black screen

1st sorry for bad english i have a problem in indtalling ubuntu on my asus a53s laptop and this video explaining my problem Problem in installing ubuntu 15.5: https://youtu.be/XoiCUKZssN4
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Can't get past the ubuntu loading screen

When I try to get onto my laptop it stays at the ubuntu loading page with a flashing _ at the top left corner. I pressed ESC and it halts at this: stopping send an event to indicate plymouth is up
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Laptop keyboard not working after installing laptop-mode-tools

Just a few weeks before, I installed laptop-mode-tools on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop. Thereafter, I rebooted my computer but unfortunately my keyboard didn't work at all (but my mouse worked fine as ...
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my dell laptop inspiron 6000 wont go past the logo page

Plese I really need help. I was trying to get the new update Ubuntu 14.02 I think and I forced it to quit then i logged off and tried to to sign back in to my account and that didnt work so I ...
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Laptop webcam no longer recognised in Ubuntu 15.04

As the title implies, my laptop no longer seems to see the built in webcam. I installed 15.04 about a week ago and it's been fine until around yesterday. lsusb: Bus 004 Device 006: ID 1770:ff00 Bus ...
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Lenovo X220: Wifi issue

I have a problem with my wifi on my lenovo x220 using Xubuntu 15.04. Sometimes I'm connected to the network but I can't use the network (ping, traceroute, etc. ...). Troubleshooting: I have to reboot ...
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Ubuntu very slow startup

My new laptop is taking very long (a few minutes) until it reaches the log-in screen. Here is the output of dmesg: http://pastebin.com/MuW79kVd I think the important part is the following gap in ...
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installing Ubuntu on an Alienware M17Xr 4 laptop

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an alienware M17X r4, when I get to the install screen it is hard to describe but it's like 4 versions of the same screen but in pink and with a lot of lines. This is ...
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Disable Fn-keys brightness change on Dell Inspiron E1405

I've got an old Dell E1405 which smoothly runs 14.04, with one caveat that is. When I press the Fn button with arrow-up or arrow-down, the brightness jumps in huge steps. Is there a way to disable ...
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Laptop monitor loses connection and cannot reconnect

I have bought a Lenovo Y40, and it seems to be having a problem with the flex in the lid hinges. The issue is that sometimes when I move the lid in some direction, it shows wired black and white ...
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What is the proper/recomended way to handle laptop power management in Ubuntu?

I have seen many power management utilities/methods for Ubuntu. These are few of them: TLP CPU Power Scaling indicator-cpufreq cpupower Using powertop command Using laptop-mode-tools Intel i915 ...
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How to link brightness button to correct brightness script

I recently upgrade my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. My laptop has always had incomtibility issues between the brightness button and the actual brightness set up. In 12.04 I had fixed the problem by ...
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Error when connecting HDMI Monitor

Yesterday I got a new monitor which I connected with HDMI to my laptop. Everything worked just fine. When I plug in my HDMI cable today, the laptop screen shuts off and displays the attached photo ...
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Black screen on laptop lid open after update to 15.04

I suspend my laptop by closing the lid, but when I open it my screen stays black, when I should be prompted to enter my xscreensaver password. The screen is "on" because I can switch TTY using ...
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Installing issues | unable to open /dev/sda and /dev/sdb

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB drive. It boots into the installation and after selecting Install Ubuntu the loading screen appears and stops there. Pressing the left arrow key brings me to a ...
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P key acts funny in desktop mode but acts fine in boot mode?

My laptops keyboard is acting weird, when I'm in boot mode like grub menus such acts like this 'p apt-get' but when I'm booted into a log in screen or opened a notepad, here's what happens, 'ppppppp ...
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How to Adjust Brightness in Lubuntu 15.04

I just installed Lubuntu 15.04 on my Toshiba Satellite laptop and can't figure out how to adjust the brightness. I can't find it anywhere and have been looking at other people's questions for an hour ...
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How do I make my display blurry?

This is a weird question, I know. I recently bought a new laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series). My old laptop was a Toshiba, and the screen was grainy, which made everything look a little blurry. At ...
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How To Increase Screen Resolution?

I have a 1600x900 monitor attached to a 1280x768 laptop, only the latter resolution is available, how do i increase it to my monitor's max resolution? the xrandr result is: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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15.04 Could not set configuration for CRTC63. Booting lid closed

When I boot my Dell Latitude E7440 laptop, an error dialog is show on login screen: Could not set configuration for CRTC63. If the lid is closed during boot, the disk crypto login is shown on ...
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UEFI questions after moving to Ubuntu 14.10 finally

I have a couple of questions after I switch to Ubuntu for my main OS on my laptop and they are: Will I have to install a bootloader of sorts into my UEFI to boot straight into Ubuntu?, like without ...
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Laptop runs much slower after installing KDE environment Ubuntu 15.04

Recently after installing the kde environment (onto normal ubuntu 15.04, through 1 simple package install after completely removing the xfce environment.) i have noticed the massive increase in boot ...
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Battery will not charge past 59%. I have no access to Windows or lenovo softwares anymore [duplicate]

I have an Ideapad Touch u430 that came with AOE licence. As it was recommanded, I used the Energy Manager to enable the Economy mode (I don't remember the exact name) that makes your battery stop ...
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Laptop heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE

I looked at similar questions but it didnt work. When I use laptop normally, it doesnt heat up. But it heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE. What can be the issue, how to overcome it ? Thanks.
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Can I install Ubuntu on Lenovo Ideapad G505s laptop?

So I've checked the Lenovo website and they have no drivers for Ubuntu for this laptop. Only Win 7 and 8. So am I in trouble or is there a way out? I'd assume I need those drivers, right?
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Lenovo g570 External display

I'm attempting to make an external display my only one, it is detected in displays but when i switch to it nothing happens, and the monitor claims the computer isn't sending a signal. I think it may ...
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How to do dual boot in Windows 8.1 pre-installed laptop with UEFI/Secure boot, and this can cause lost of warranty?

I got an Acer Aspire E15 and came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and UEFI / Secure boot, would like to install Ubuntu on dual boot, but I have no experience with laptops that have the system UEFI / ...
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Toshiba L850 fan Stuck on despite normal temps

Fan is stuck on despite everything running at normal temps. Acpi seems to not be working and no sensors despite being set up. lewis@Luitaco:~$ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: ...
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I would like to buy a new laptop [closed]

I would like some suggestions for a cheap laptop. I asked this here because naturally everyone here uses Ubuntu. I want my laptop to be able to run Linux. Could you suggest me a few cheap laptops ...
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How To Get Rid of This? Ubuntu is Definitely Consuming More Power Than Windows! [duplicate]

System details: Intel Core i5 2.50GH, Nvidia, 2GB RAM, 32bit O/S for both Linux and Windows. Well I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for nearly 1 week. I have noticed whenever my laptop runs on ...
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I cannot install Ubuntu 15.04 due to having a touchscreen

I have a Lenovo S210 Touch. It has a touchscreen - this causes problems with both Ubuntu and elementary OS during installation. Basically, if I try to install either OS, the result is an inability to ...
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Laptop slowing down

A few months ago, I installed 14.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 5250. Ubuntu ran great. Slowly but surely, it is slowing down more and more. I don'tknow what the cause of this could be. I haven't installed ...
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Cant enter password to login

i have searched other similar questions but none solution for me. this is the problem, i have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and do several restarts adding repositorys and installing drivers, but ...
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No WiFi on a system76 laptop after upgrade to 15.04

I just upgraded System76 Gazelle laptop to 15.04 and wifi no longer works. It sees many networks and tries to connect to mine, but fails repeatedly (/var/log/syslog seems to indicate authentication ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, pm-utils do not look into /etc/pm/power.d/ anymore, what instead?

Since upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 my custom script which I used to setup proper thermal profile mode for my laptop ceased to work, which I believe is because pm-utils do not respond to AC/BAT ...
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15.04 - Closing lid does not suspend laptop if connected to external monitor

Since the upgrade to 15.04, my laptop's behavior on closing lid has changed: if it is connected to an external monitor, it will not suspend. In addition, all the windows are now flushed to the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't detect battery (Toshiba Satellite L755D)

There is no battery detected my laptop. It is a Toshiba Satellite L775D. Any help?
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Ubuntu 15.04 on HP Pavilion x2 - 13-r100dx Laptop

I purchased this laptop at the beginning of 2015 and I have loved the little guy. It does wonders as a laptop, is a bit clunky as a tablet but quite fun to have both options available at hand. I ...
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DEVICE: Asus Atheros AR5B125 / OS: Ubuntu 14.10 Frequent Crashes

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10 from disc on my Asus Atheros AR5B125 laptop three weeks ago. From the start I noticed programs crashing and freezing and the system as a whole freezing and or ...