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

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how to install Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 3147?

I've downloaded and tried to run Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on laptop Dell Inspiron 3147, but it hangs while starting from USB stick. What is the correct way to install Ubuntu on my laptop?
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HP Pavilion 11-n038ca touchscreen

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Pavilion 11-n038ca laptop, but the touchscreen is not working. Can anyone tell me how to make it work? Thanks.
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Abnormally High Fan Speed on Cool Laptop, Dell Inspiron 15R 5520, Ubuntu 14.04,

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 running Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. My issue is with the Dell's fan, which is running at full speed during most of the time the computer is booted into ...
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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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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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Can't adjust brightness on Samsung laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 [on hold]

I'm a newby to Linux. I can't adjust the brightness on my Samsung laptop NV270E5V with the Keys Fn+F2/F3. I use Ubuntu 10.04 (Backtrack 5R3). It works on Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04. I already tried: ...
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Laptop Screen Blank on Kubuntu

I was running Windows 98 through virtualbox (to play an old game that doesn't work on wine, not because I'm into that kind of thing) and had to play with the resolutions a bit to get it to run at ...
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How can you play Steam games with nvidia-optimus laptop?

What is the best way to start a Steam game on a NVIDIA Optimus laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and the latest version of bumblebee installed? If I call Steam with optirun steam and then choose the ...
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Ubuntu for Lenovo G510 Laptop?

How good is Ubuntu Suitable for Lenobo G510. I am planning to buy a new laptop and G510 falls in my affordable range. There I am wondering which spec to take? the one with ATI card or not? Is there ...
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Laptop wakes while lid is closed and overheats

I'm running 12.04 on a toshiba L305D with athlon x2 (Already suspect this has something to do with it). My laptop will wake from suspend, presumably from wireless scanning. This is a serious bug as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS hangs when i change brightness of my display on Dell N5010 laptop

I have dell n5010 my system hang when I try to change brightness of the display and this happen only when my system on battery please help how to solve this problem
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Will “Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr” install and run without problems on my Dell Latitude D620 Laptop?

My question is that, will the latest version of the Ubuntu OS named Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, be able to install and run perfectly and without problems in my new Dell Latitude D620 Laptop? Please ...
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Laptop Mode Tools, how turn on?

I'm new to Ubuntu, I found the option of Laptop Mode Tools but is not running ; can someone tell me sifunciona for Ubuntu14.04 , only instalte from Software Center. I could tell if it is available in ...
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Laptop battery indicator problem in Ubuntu 14.04

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (before I had Ubuntu 13.10), the battery indicator stopped working properly. It always shows the battery level that was at the start up (when I open the laptop and boot ...
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No sound from any playback devices Ubuntu 14.04 fresh install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 lts and now there is no audio or sound from laptop's speakers or any headphone or anything else. Please help!
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Ubuntu Hangs a lot even when 3 or 4 apps are working

I have a Samsung NP300E5C-A0CIN Laptop with 2 GB of ram, intel i3 processor. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 My laptop tends to hang a lot, especially while browsing the web both ...
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How can I enable microphone mute button on Thinkpad W520?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I've read Enabling Mic Mute button and light on Lenovo Thinkpads but the acpi_listen doesn't produce any output in the terminal (for any of the media buttons, Even the working ...
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Dell laptop display brightness problem

I am using Dell inspiron 15 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have hot keys on my keyboard to adjust display brightness and they work fine.But the problem is, as soon as I switch on the laptop the brightness is set ...
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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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Is this Notebook compatible with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I need a powerful notebook/laptop with an ethernet port that supports Ubuntu for work and for work-related travel. Is there any way to tell what will work with Ubuntu or not? ...
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Screen goes blank after undocking

For some reason since yesterday completely working system can't work without dockstation: screen goes blank, but everything else works. I still can login as guest and everything will work fine, or ...
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Laptop screen stays blank after lid is reopened

I have an Acer Aspire One KAV60. Beginning with 11.10 through 12.10, every version of Ubuntu causes the screen to stay blank after I open the lid. The only way I can get out of the problem is a hard ...
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How to limit the speed of laptop fan using i8kmon configuration?

I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop overheating. As a solution, I used i8kutils with this config: # Run as daemon, override with --daemon option set config(daemon) 0 # Automatic fan ...
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How to permanently set screen brightness level in Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Vostro 2420 laptop?

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Dell Vostro 2420 laptop, each time I start Ubuntu, the screen brightness is set to the maximum level, which gives a high glare. (I have recently installed Ubuntu on the ...
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after update from 12.04 to 14.01 touch pad is not working

after updating to 14.01 version my touch pad is not working. im using hp pavilion 17. my laptop is brand new, it came with 12.04 pre-installed ubuntu version. my wired usb mouse do work but the right ...
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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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Suspend only works once on Toshiba Satellite

I've been wanting to use Ubuntu on my laptop along side with windows, and I have tried 12.04 LTE, 13.04, and now currently 13.10 (64-bit). I'm using a Toshiba Satellite, but I have had an issue ...
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fglrx: dim screen until brightness key pressed

I reported this at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-installer/+bug/1360218 three weeks ago but it is still unassigned and no one has commented on it but myself. It is a Lenovo G50-45 ...
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touchpad does not work in HP Pavilion X2 tablet

I just installed the last version of ubuntu 64 bits in this tablet that had the windows 8. All seems alright including the toucscreen but the touchpad does not work. How to solve this? I tried to ...
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Brightness control issue - /sys/class/backlight empty

My laptop has Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz, 4G RAM, Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller Only thing unusual is when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I edited grub as ...
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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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Brightness Problem

Hello there Linux user I am a new user and I don't know how to turn down my brightness of my laptop when I change it with the keys it show on the screen going down but the screen is not dimming I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Nvidia GeForce (840M) compatability on 64-bit laptop

My laptop diagnostic shows several pre-fails and has other issues so I am urgently shopping for a new laptop, my second using Ubuntu. I need a laptop with good graphics capabilities and have come ...
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Brightness is reset to maximum after waking up from suspend or lock screen

This question is somewhat related to this question: Brightness is reset to Maximum on every Restart Basically, I modified /etc/rc.local to set the brightness, as detailed in this answer, so on ...
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Lock screen flickering Acer Aspire E5-511

I got my new Acer Aspire E5-511-P2AV and installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I lock the screen the screen begins to flicker. Every 2-3 seconds the brightness goes up very shortly and then it's black again. ...
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Dim/dark screen back after latest update [Ubuntu 12.04]

I booted a few minutes ago and everything was fine, update manager notified me about new updates so I decided to install them, and then poof, dim/dark screen is back in action. I did update grub, I ...
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Missing WIFI driver on ASUS X551MA laptop

The WIFI does not seem to work by default, and I cannot seem to find any resource online. Where would I start looking? Output of lshw looks as follows ubuntu description: Notebook product: ...
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All network connections close when laptop lid is closed 14.04

First of all, I'm not the most proficient beaver when it comes to linux in general but I catch on very fast. I'm using the x86 version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a Toshiba Satellite L40-14F laptop, ...
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Why are my games so slow through WINE?

Okay, so for starters, hi. :P I'm a -complete- Ubuntu noob, so please be gentle in your criticism, and if you find a glaringly obvious error, please point it out! :D But don't pull your hair out, ...
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Troubleshooting reproducible LCD blackscreen crash

I have a Latitude D630 that happily runs Ubuntu 32-bit 14.04LTS. However, if I open a specific chrome application in chromium or chrome and attempt to open a particular menu in that app, the entire ...
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Steam problem with 32bit lib

After the installation it ask me this Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for giacomo: I insert the ...
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Ubuntu behavior on overheating?

I have a laptop that I suspect is overheating. Every once and a while, Ubuntu will pop up the shut down dialogue window. The first time I clicked shut down, and it went through the normal shut down ...
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How can I get my recognized Ricoh SD Card reader working on 14.04?

On my Asus F3 Series Laptop there is a built in SD Card reader lspci output: 09:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05) 09:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd ...
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Ubuntu freezes on the login screen after i close my laptop lid Ubuntu 14.04

I experience a Bug where the login screen doesn't work correctly after I closed the laptop lid. When i open it again the login screen appears and I can move the cursor but I cannot click anything or ...
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Help needed to choose the right version of ubuntu to install

I have planned to buy a laptop that comes with Free DOS. My question's are: Will ubuntu work on laptop's? if so Can i install ubuntu that is there for download i.e., ubuntu 11.10/ ubuntu10.04 LTS. ...
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trying to StandBy drive at startup

I have 3 drives in my laptop, one of which is a mechanical hard drive for mass storage. I want to set this drive to standby because I want to preserve energy and keep my laptop silent at startup. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Battery Issue : Not Charging

I currently use Both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 laptop, while on windows the battery's charging works fine on ubuntu it some(many)times doesn't charge when plugged ...
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Installation and Use of LAPACK 3.5.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

I am facing problems while installation of LAPACK 3.5.0, and I have already seen this nicely written answer, but I didn't understand anything out of it (As OP was knowing what problem he is facing). ...
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The battery indicator in Unity panel not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. Well after being completely dazzled with the amount of free content in the Software Centre, I decided to go deeper and start messing with settings. Well after ...
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Laptop consuming battery with lid closed?

I have an Asus X550 laptop, with Xubuntu 14.04.1 installed. I used to close the lid when I stopped working, leaving all my documents open. When I returned and opened the lid, my session was as I had ...