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

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Wifi is constantly turning off

I am using Lenovo B50-45 laptop. Results of iwconfig: lo no wireless extensions. enp6s0 no wireless extensions. wlp7s0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"Clap Along" Mode:Managed ...
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How to activate keyboard backlight from command-line?

using ubuntu 16 on a crappy sony vaio laptop. the keyboard backlight works fine until i put the laptop to sleep. upon waking the laptop the keyboard backlights remain off. there are no function keys ...
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Laptop without screen

I'm trying to give my old laptop a new life. The screen broke, so i removed it and i am planning to turn it into a media center. It's a HP Pavilion M6 laptop. It perfectly starts from a live CD, but ...
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Screen Brightness not binded to Multimedia keys properly

After I installed Ubuntu 16.04, I found that the brightness of display was set to brightest possible and I wasn't able to change it. Then I installed Brightness Controller and it worked. Then from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 battery status unknown or 0%

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Today all of a sudden when i turned on my laptop the battery was critically low and it logged off but i remember charging it to 100% the night before. When i logged on this is ...
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suggestions on buying a new laptop 2016 [on hold]

i'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Sony vaio with very low hardware that i own since 2009.i'm looking for a great laptop in the market. i thought of Dell XPS 15. but i'm not sure about the problems with ...
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A Laptop for Ubuntu - Fujitsu LIFEBOOK NH751 [on hold]

I can pick up this laptop for reletively cheap. Intel® Core™ i5-2450M processor 2.5 GHz, 3 MB 6 GB DDR3 SATA, 5400 rpm, 750 GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M Will this be a good fit for Ubuntu? And what ...
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Fan Speed for ROG750js and Video Card for this

i have dual booted my laptop separating programming and the usual stuff. my problem is that my fan isnt working properly i have also setup the ls and the other fan , but my problem is that only 1 fan ...
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How to change intel backlight to acpi_video?

In my ubuntu I can't change my brightness through nor through system setting. I found that brightness is controlled by intel card rather than acpi. Meaning in folder /sys/class/backlight I have two ...
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How do I set an external monitor as default? (Or move Unity bar to monitor at least)

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty on an HP laptop and I cannot figure out how to get Unity on the external monitor! I have my desk set up with my monitor in front of me, and my laptop working as a ...
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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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Card reader draining battery in Dell laptop?

I just bought a brand new Dell laptop and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. The battery started acting strange, i.e.: draining rapidly, and at times the system will shut down (when unplugged) even if ...
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AMD A10 8700p overheats on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently got a HP Envy 15 ah150na laptop with an AMD A10 8700p CPU and and R6 8700p integrated graphics card. The problem is that the CPU temperature after 10-15 minutes of usage goes up to around ...
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Laptop sleeps even though sleep is disabled

I am running Ubuntu on a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 10. The laptop is being put to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity even though I have disabled sleep. In my power management settings I have set sleep ...
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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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Random freezes at bootup, plus issues with power management on an Asus X556UJ (F556U series)

I just bought a new Asus F556U series laptop that dmidecode identifies as X556UJ. System Information Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Product Name: X556UJ Version: 1.0 ...
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Laptop doesn't suspend after closing lid

None of the solutions on here have worked for me. Recently I've installed Lubuntu. I'm getting used to DE (switched from GNOME), however, I have a problem with the power management (Lubuntu uses xfce4 ...
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Ubuntu for dell inspiron 7558? [on hold]

I'm planning to install a Linux operating system on my dell which comes with windows for sure.. Can you please advise where i can find a good distro that support dell and touch screens ?
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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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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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Sound from both headphones and speakers

I guess this question already had the answer here but I can't find it. I'm using 12.04. Update: The problem is that I can hear the sound from my laptop's speakers even I plugged in my headphones. ...
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Stuttering Graphics on ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 S; how to fix?

I have an HP Pavilion dv7-4179nr Laptop, and I am using Ubuntu GNome. The graphics work smoothly for around 10 seconds, and then it freezes the graphics for 2 seconds! Seems like a driver issue to me, ...
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Screen switches off after waking up from suspend

I guess, there are plenty of duplicates of this question, but I didn't find any to be helpful in my particular problem. My story is as follows: I was running Xubuntu 12.04 on a Thinkpad X40 which has ...
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Using a 4-pin jack Headset on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a laptop on Ubuntu 16.04 and I can't use the microphone from my 4-pin jack headset. Here is what I get when I run lshw -c sound in the terminal (translated from French): *-multimedia:0 ...
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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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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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clean installation on old laptop [duplicate]

I have an old laptop Dell Inspiron 9400 running Windows Vista. Can I format it and do a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04 from a flash drive or should I burn it on a DVD and do so? Also, where can I get ...
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HP Probook 450 G3 does not suspend when lid is closed on ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have a small problem - my laptop does not suspend when the lid is closed. This only occurs on ubuntu 16.04. On previous versions of Ubuntu the suspend function worked fine. The power settings are ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 saying battery discharging even after plugged in charger

I have plugged in charger and run following command: cat /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/status It says discharging in both cases plugged in or plugged out. Even battery icon indicator is not changing ...
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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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Wireless network card not working on Acer E5-574G

Wifi doesn't work on my Acer E5-574G. When I boot into the live USB session it looks as wifi is disabled. Meanwhile I do have ethernet connection. My laptop has a: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 card. I'm ...
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Insanely high battery discharge rate while charging

Having a strange issue with my battery meter in Ubuntu 16.04. I had the same issue in Debian, so it's possibly an issue with the battery itself, but let's see what you think. These are screenshots ...
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How to force HP Laptop boot into GRUB - step by step

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). It should be ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu in Lenovo X240, which comes with pre-installed Windows 7 software [duplicate]

Is it possible to install Ubuntu in Lenovo X240, which comes with a pre-installed software like Windows 7
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touchpad in ubuntu 14.04 is not working [duplicate]

My dell laptop touch-pad is not working in Ubuntu 14.04. The USB mouse is working properly. But when I install Ubuntu 16.04 then touch pad is working properly but it hangs after 30 minutes. After ...
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Asus K75VM laptop fans not detected, Ubuntu 16.04

My laptop fans seem to be completely overlooked by Ubuntu, so my CPU temp gets over 50*c despite low CPU usage. (Inbefore: proprietary GPU drivers are installed, which fixed the initial problem with ...
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Laptop screen dimming after (? random) period 14.04

We have a Lenovo X220 and an X230 both running Ubuntu 14.04. Intermittently, and for no obvious reason, after opening the lid and resuming, for which we require passwords, the backlight will dim to ...
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Closing lid freezes laptop

Closing the lid on my Dell Studio 15 which is running Ubuntu 10.04 freezes the screen. This is a new problem in Ubuntu 10.04 which did not exist in 9.10 I have tried playing with all the settings in ...
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Samsung Battery Life Extender - limit battery charging to 80% under Ubuntu

Some of you may have used Easy Settings app that's provided by Samsung for Windows OS. Similar Samsung's tool for Linux OS distributions isn't available. I missed Battery Life Extender function the ...
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How install Ubuntu on Dell 3521 Laptop with new blank disk [duplicate]

I am fixing a Dell 3521 laptop for a friend. The old hard drive was broken. Put in a Western Digital-blue 320 GB disk. Using a freeware bootable CD formatted the hard drive and it found zero bad ...
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Ubuntu keeps freezing. How do I troubleshoot? [closed]

Ubuntu started freezing on me everytime I log in. It will work for a few minutes, but will become unresponsive. I can still move the mouse around, but can't click anything. Keyboard shortcuts don't ...
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Laptop not going to sleep when closing the lid

Hi I installed Ubuntu on this laptop. It's an HP notebook. After I close the lid it just shuts off the screen and stays on. It is set to suspend when the lid is closed but nothing happens. Everything ...
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Laptop Can't connect to home wifi [duplicate]

I have a Qualcom Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter on a Samsung laptop and running 14.04. My laptop can see the wireless network, but it keeps asking for the password and I can't connect. I ...
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Keep notebook screen on when lid closed

I have a Lenovo P70 running Ubuntu 16.04. I want to keep the notebook screen ON when the lid is closed. Currently, when I close the lid to the notebook, the notebook display turns off. I have an ...
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16.04 LTS Suspends after Resume from Hibernate

I hibernate with the lid open (docked or undocked). I resume with the lid closed, and docked. After logging in, the system will suspend (sleep) on its own, each and every time I attempt to resume. ...
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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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I can't boot my ubuntu usb on my laptop

I have an Asus laptop with Windows 8.1 installed. I created a bootable Ubuntu stick, deactivated secure boot and fast boot, created a booting destination of the USB port, and chose to boot from ...
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Any way to “confuse” HW with different temperatures?

My specs: Asus K53SV-SX966 (laptop) Ubuntu 14.04 I can't control the speed of my fan. I tried speedfan in Windows some time ago, i tried fancontrol with lm-sensors. Nothing works, no ...