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

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Laptop won't turn back on after closing lid

I've tried several versions of Ubuntu and can't get this working, whenever I close and open the laptop, it has a black screen and nothing will turn it back on (I have to reboot), oddly enough the ...
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Disable out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu

I am having issues with the out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu. After about 2 minutes after booting up the laptop, the fans start spinning on full speed. I tried Debian too, but there this didn't ...
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No back light on my Acer Aspire 5734z

I installed Ubuntu (12.04) on my Acer Aspire 5734z and the back light stopped working. I have tried the fix by editing the grub file posted on here a couple of days ago but that hasn't fixed it. I ...
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Change of brightness affects monitors position

I have Ubuntu 16.04.1 and a laptop Acer Aspire 5820TG. When I change brightness (pressing Fn+Left) down, my monitors are going crazy (switching on and off / changing positions and resolutions). How ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Compatibility [duplicate]

How can I check if Ubuntu 16.04 is compatible with my laptop device or not? I notice that the certified hardware category on Ubuntu website doesn't show any support for 16.04.
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Ubuntu 13.10: Broadcom 43142 not finding bluetooth devices

I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. The laptop is Ubuntu-certified for Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, so I wasn't expecting any problems. First I tried to get the Broadcom 43142 wifi/bluetooth module working on Ubuntu ...
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Lenovo 500S-14ISK Linux compatibility

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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How to turn off screen (headless installation)

How can I turn off screen? None of the answers here helped me. I tried sudo vbetool dpms off but that failed silently and the screen remained on. This is a headless Ubuntu server installation on a ...
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Ubuntu showing incorrect battery percentage on MacBook Air (2011). Is it a bug?

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on a 2011 MacBook Air (directly, not using virtualization), and the battery percentage seems off. I left the charger plugged in until the LED turned green, and yet the Ubuntu ...
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Slow performance on powerful laptop

2 weeks ago i bough Asus K501UX with 128GB SSD. This one seems to be a powerful laptop. The first thing i did was installing Ubuntu 16.04 on it. But now i'm very disappointed because it doesn't go as ...
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Can I use my Ubuntu notebook's display as second external monitor for my Windows desktop? [on hold]

I have two different devices: A notebook running Ubuntu and a desktop computer running Windows 10. I want to connect my notebooks display to my desktop computer as additional external monitor. Is ...
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HP laptop temperature expectations

HP 8440p laptop starts up at 50C and idles with at 51-52 (all temperatures Celcius). Light use (Firefox) sees a max temp at 83. When starting at 51, invoking Firefox drives temp to 67 and back down ...
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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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Can't install Programs Through APT [on hold]

Since I last reinstalled ubuntu 16.04 I am having issues using apt. When I try (ubuntu-desktop (fixing another error), unity-tweak-tool etc) I get the error saying that there's unmet dependencies ...
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How do I configure power & sleep settings on Ubuntu Server 16.04?

I'm trying to run a LEMP web server on a spare laptop (HP 2000), but don't want the display to always be on, nor do I want it to sleep. I have the basic server part done. Thank you!
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Disable Nvidia GPU on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently bought a “gaming laptop”, therefore it boards an Nvidia GPU and an Intel “GPU”. I have managed to install Ubuntu 16.04, but I have some problems with the way Ubuntu is using the GPUs. I ...
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Audio missing on new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop

New notebook come with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS preinstalled, and audio is missing, no sound. MUTE is off. How many efforts is required to enable such basic functionality on new laptop? I'm have no much ...
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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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Fans running full speed 2 minutes after bootup

after the installation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Asus GL502VT Gaming Laptop the fans kept turning going to full speed 2 minutes after bootup. I tried disabling thermald or installing fancontrol, but ...
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Touchpad scroll not working on HP Pavilion dm3 laptop

I have an HP Pavilion dm3 laptop running Ubuntu 11.10. My touchpad works perfectly fine, but with one exception, the scrolling does not work. Does anybody out there know of any sure-fire fix that ...
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How do I fix this Wi-Fi problem [closed]

I already have downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" on an ASUS εee PC and I am not able to connect in a Wi-Fi network. Just like the Wi-Fi adapter is not working . I had Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS and ...
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Blank screen while Ubuntu Boot on acer 4738z laptop

Hi i just install latest version of ubuntu on my test laptop before installing it on my main laptop.. my test laptop is acer aspiron 4738z. it run on Intel Pentium P6100, 2Ghz dual core with 3Gb ddr3 ...
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Applicatins Launch and Folders Created After Laptop Lid is Closed

This is driving me crazy! Ubuntu 16.04 on Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 3. With the charger connected, Power set to do nothing when the lid is closed, close the lid and come back to find dozens of "untitled"...
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Enable Dolby 5.1 or at least subwoofer on Acer laptop?

I have Dolby Virtual Surround Sound 5.1 speakers with Tuba CineBass Subwoofer on Acer laptop (mine is 5951G but there is also bunch of models with similar configuration of speakers with/without ...
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Cannot change screen brightness on my lenovo z 570?

I am not able to change the screen brightness on lenovo z570. Even the function keys for the brightness are also not working. Any idea ?
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How to replace Suspend with Hibernate on a laptop with kubuntu16.04 [duplicate]

I dont have any option for hybernation. sudo pm-hibernate works so its a supported function. How to do it when my lid is closing instead of Suspending?
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTE on eMMC storage

I'm experiencing a problem installing ubuntu on my new laptop. It originally had windows 10 Home version, but I wiped out the disk (eMMC) and tried to install the Ubuntu. However, I believe the ...
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How to boost volume in Lubuntu

The audacious audio player volume is fine, but when I try to watch videos on youtube the volume is far too low. Is there a way to boost the overall sound? THank you for your time.
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How can I limit battery charging to 80% capacity?

I just learned that some Lenovo laptops include a utility that offers to limit battery charging capacity to within 0–80% in order to slow the attenuation of the battery lifespan: How can I do this ...
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Laptop screen goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 running 12.04.4 LTS, Precise Pangolin; the desktop is KDE. Starting today, the display goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity. Clicking or even moving the mouse, or ...
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Turn off laptop display and have monitor

My laptop display has stopped working and is unfixable! Anyway, I got a full HD monitor and plugged that into the HDMI port of the laptop. I have changed the power settings so that I can close the ...
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Battery capacity below 100% in Dell laptop and battery misbehaving

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop with a AMD A10-8700P CPU. I removed Windows 10 and installed Ubuntu 16.04. When plugged in, at random times, the battery icon will appear showing that the ...
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No wifi on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am having extreme difficulty connecting to any sort of wifi, it does not even show in my drivers or on my network. Nothing seems to be working to fix this issue. hakim@bigH:~$ lshw -C network ...
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Can I install Ubuntu onto this laptop? [duplicate]

So I'm still a complete noob with Ubuntu but while I'm learning to code I just have it running on a VM (version 15.04 64bit), which is great no problems but I want to be able to take it with me. So I'...
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Wrong battery state reading cause brutal shutdown

I have an Asus Zenbook UX31A, the Asus 13" unit from first generation ultrabooks. I run Ubuntu 12.10 up to date on it. Before a week or two I used to enjoy more that 5 hours of battery life, ...
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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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How do use my ubuntu live cd without a black screen? [duplicate]

I burned an ubuntu 16.04 live cd and tried to boot with it using my laptop. I got to the menu where it asked me to try out the OS or install it but when i selected "try out" my screen went black and i ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 failing to suspend and opening applications by itself

I have a very strange problem. After installing stock Ubuntu 16.04, I noticed that whenever I close the lip on my laptop and come back a few hours later, every application (on the launcher) is running ...
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ASUS F5SL overheat problem

As I've heard overheating issues are most likely because of GPU. eronis@Ubuntu:~$ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +63.0°C (crit = +90.0°C) coretemp-isa-0000 ...
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I can't set the brightness of my system

Afetr some updates of my system Ubuntu 16.04 LTS; the brightness is higher, I'haven't possibility to set it, It doesn't appear on power manager. I've installed xbacklight and set this configuration ...
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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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Unable to change brightness in a Lenovo laptop

Brightness adjustment keys <Fn + ⇑/⇓> have no effect (although they are recognized by the environment), and I can't change the brightness using GUI tools as well. This seems like a problem in ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Bluetooth Need a System Restart to be Activated

I've got a problem on my bluetooth. When system startup there is no bluetooth indicator. I'm opened System Setting-Bluetooth tick 'Show bluetooth status in menu bar' bluetooth indicator still not ...
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How to make my screen brightness not change when I plug my laptop in

I do not want my laptop to change brightness when my laptop power is plugged in or unplugged. I set my brightness based on how bright my surroundings are. If I am in a dark room, I set my brightness ...
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Can I use Tracker to catalog my ebook library?

Let me start by explaining that I am not technologically adept, so I would be very grateful if you could answer my question with that in mind. I have a Kindle ebook library of close to 6,000 books ...
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Why does my Xubuntu 16.04 desktop think that it is a laptop? How do I instruct it otherwise?

I have a desktop and it has a single screen attached to it. It appears that something in my hardware is causing various flavors of Ubuntu to identify my device as a laptop with an additional screen. ...
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16.04 - When Laptop is closed, the desktop changes to external monitor

When I close my laptop, I want that the laptop suspends. I already set the power settings to "suspend" like in the linked picture (language is set to german). But instead of going into suspend mode, ...
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Will upgrading to a later release improve laptop hardware support?

I'm currently running 14.04 on my dual boot ASUS ROG 752 VL laptop. To my disappointment, I haven't been able to find drivers for the trackpad; the laptop doesn't sleep when I'd expect it to; hotkey ...
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How do I disable dual screen after connect HDMI cable?

I plugged the HDMI connector and turned on the computer, but when the log in screen appears the laptop screen appears split in 2, one top and one bottom. The external monitor connected via HDMI works ...
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Wifi problem on hp 355 g2 laptop

I have a problem with my wifi connection. I have a HP 355 G2 and WiFi doesn't work on 14.04, 14.10 or 15.04 and 15.10. I can fix this like this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi sudo ...