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

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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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No WiFi until I close the lid, then open it, need to know why

I have a cheap HP laptop from MicroCenter that works decent, however I've been having trouble with the wifi. If I restart the laptop, the wifi comes up disconnected, nothing I do will give me a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Clicking noise from acer r3 131t

Why is there a subtle clicking coming from my laptop? I have a Acer r3 131t c1yf (32gb HD, 2gb RAM) Windows 10 (dual boot) is very silent. Is this the memory or the hard drive? CPU? Some type of ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 16.04 Flickering Problem

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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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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wrong network on Lenovo laptop [on hold]

I installed ubuntu 9.04 on a new Lenovo B50-80 laptop. The wireless connection was not recognized so I tried a few things. The result is seen in the attached photo. I.e. now I see neither the wireless ...
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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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Can I adjust the minimum brightness for my laptop's LCD?

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on my Dell XPS 13 (9333, 2014 model). The LCD brightness can be controlled by the keyboard, and if possible I'd like to adjust the minimum value and/or adjust the ...
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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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Brightness function keys not working

I have an ASUS X55A-SPD0204O laptop. The rest of the FN+Fx (where x = number) like sound + - mute, screen turn off, wireless etc. work perfectly. The problem is with the 2 brightness keys. They just ...
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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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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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Laptop not properly suspending after I close lid

Dell Inspiron 3542. When I close my laptop lid and put it in my bag, I often take it out later to find it extremely hot and with the battery drained. I also often find that my monitor turns on ...
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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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15.04, 15.10, 16.04 - Closing lid does not suspend laptop if connected to external monitor

Since the upgrade to 15.04 (update: 15.10 still same), 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Install Ubuntu on old laptop? or recommend getting newer desktop?

I tried installing a 32-bit version of Ubuntu on my old HP Centrino Duo laptop. When I did, the keyboard would not work after starting the install. I could not respond to the setup questions because ...
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Laptop heats up while using ubuntu

Don't Know why my PC heats up while i use ubuntu (any version). I have dell i7 processor system with 1 GB nvidia. Still finding solution but no positive and effective solution found. any suggestion
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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 ...
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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 do i unrestrict battery charge percent on a lenovo running ubuntu?

I recently bought a Lenovo z51, and later used the battery management program that came with it to reduce the max charge to 60%. I have since than installed Ubuntu 14.04 and uninstalled windows. I now ...
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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 15.10/Windows 10. I'm using Ultrabook HP Pavilion Touch 14-n070br (ENERGY STAR)
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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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Trouble with Installation on Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14. “Kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIC + timer doesn't work”

I recently bought a new laptop (Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14) and wanted to install Ubuntu (14.04.3) on it. I put it on a USB following this guide: ...
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Sound Not Working On Lenovo Ideapad (Used To Run Windows 7, Now Runs Lubuntu 14.04)

So my laptop's been out of commission for a while, so I brought it into Free Geek and they helped me install Lubuntu 14.04. Only problem is that now my sound doesn't work at all. I already did:sudo ...
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Installing Ubuntu on my Laptop - a LOT of problems!

i've been using Windows my whole life, and i really want to test it out on my Notebook(ASUS F205TA-BING-FD018BS, Windows 10 installed). I have tried several Options in doing so (installing over USB, ...
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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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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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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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My Dell laptop Inspiron 6000 won't go past the logo page

Please 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 into my account and that didn't work so I ...
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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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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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Intel graphics cause shutdown on laptop (CPU Intel i7 6700HQ)

when I switch to Intel integrated graphics the laptop fans go on full max and can't be turned off, and then after a few mins the log out window pops up on its own and the computer shuts down, also ...
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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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To control battery at a certain capacity (for ex.20%) then the laptop will be automatically standby or hibernate for long-lasting the battery

I would like to control for setting my battery at a certain capacity (for ex.20%) then the laptop will be automatically standby or hibernate for long-lasting the battery. Is there any solution, ...
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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 ...