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

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Battery not working/charging but detected

i have a thinkpad t 410 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. everything worked fine for a long time, but since a week or so my battery is not working properly any more (orange battery light flashing) it ...
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New to Ubuntu-updates, security, on Acer Aspire One ZG5

All, I'm completely new to Ubuntu but am looking forward to working with it. I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5 (150?) from about 2008. From what I can gather, I should install 12.10 (this appears to be ...
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Asus k200ma dso1t Ubuntu compatibility?

I just ordered an Asus k200ma dso1t laptop and I want to dual boot it with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Can I do that?
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Laptop not booting from bootable dvd

My laptop (hp pavillion dv6000) x32 has recently been configured with ubuntu 14.10. All was working fine (since I installed ubuntu through a dvd) untill I did an update and rebooted. My resolution has ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) freezes on laptop when disconnected from power

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 installed along windows 7 (dual boot). My laptop is a HP Compaq 6710b which has an Intel CPU and an Intel graphics card. When I boot my laptop on the power adapter, no problems ...
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How do I fix suspend in HP Chromebook 14? (Chrubuntu 14.10)

WHen I close the lid, it suspends, but when I open it again, the screen stays full black. If I hit the power button, occasionally it will come back to life but sometimes i have to force a reboot ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognise second monitor on HDMI

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and beginning to get the hang of things, so please consider this in your reply. I've scoured the internet, but was unable to fix this specific problem. Problem: My Dell XPS17 ...
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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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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook? If so, what are the minimum system requirements? Will Ubuntu preform as well on the Chromebook as on a Windows laptop?
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How can I get my webcam to work with Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an HP Elitebook 850 G1, and installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04, however Ubuntu is not detecting the built-in Webcam. Is there any ways to fix this, and why this is happening? output of the ...
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Best Ubuntu version for my old laptop [duplicate]

I have an old 2005 HP laptop and since its performances aren't so good i'd like to try ubuntu on it. The pc specs are as follow: AMD Turion 64 Mobile TechnologyML-34 787Mhz 1,00 GB RAM Can I ...
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Help removing ubuntu 12.10! [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, no Windows. I have my system disks and tried to do a system recovery and it won't allow me. I've tried creating a boot disk and doing the "try ubuntu" and ...
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ubuntu on lenovo idepad s210 touch

I'd like to buy Lenovo IdeaPad S210 and install linux (ubuntu) on it. So I'd like to ask if any of you have som experencie with running ubuntu on this notebook. Getting touch screen work is not so ...
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How do I decrease the display brightness an Acer 5830TG?

I am facing a problem with display brightness in ubantu or other versions of linux. Runing a linux distro as live or HDD installation or inside installation, display brightness is automatically set to ...
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Where is the laptop brightness script located?

Online I found the command: echo 1 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to set my screen brightness to the lowest possible value, currently I am grepping my entire disk for that path, ...
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Cannot Keep Ubuntu Server running on a laptop despite workarounds

I have ubuntu 14.04.01 server. I have edited /etc/systemd/logind.conf and changed to HandleLidSwitch=ignore saved file then executed sudo restart systemd-logind I even rebooted the computer I ...
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Ubuntu on an Asus X205 Subnotebook?

Anybody succeed in loading Ubuntu on the new Asus X205 subnotebook? I am not certain if the UEFI is 32 bits or 64 bits.
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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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Wifi speed drop when pulling out charger

I can surf the web when I am charging my laptop ,but when i pull my charger out to run on battery power, it looks like the internet speed drop to 0kb/s. I tried to turn acpi=off in grub.cfg this ...
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I can't burn a CD in 12.04. I can only read data from a CD

I can't burn a blank cd/dvd. The system does not recognize any cd/dvd drive. When I insert a cd/dvd with data, there is no problem. The system automounts the drive. Please help. Thank you.
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Team Fortress 2 using more CPU on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS than in Windows 8 [closed]

CPU: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon HD Graphics (Radeon HD 7520G) RAM: 8 GB (I use Ubuntu 64-bit) Driver using: X.org X server (not a proprietary driver) Also, I don't use wine for Team Fortress 2 ...
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Errors While Installing laptop-mode-tools

I'm receiving the following errors when trying to install laptop-mode-tools. Xubuntu 14.10. Kernel 3.16.0-25-generic. Setting up laptop-mode-tools (1.64-1ubuntu1) ... sh: echo: I/O error sh: echo: ...
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Laptop lid closed - with external Monitor

How to work on my other monitor when i close my laptop's lid? I connect my external Monitor (HDMI) to my laptop and then close the lid. Normally it (should) display everything on the external one. ...
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My Asus X451CA laptop bluetooth driver and touchpad driver is not working as the should

When I try to scroll with my touch pad it becomes very slow and inconsistent. My Bluetooth shows that it is disabled. What can I do to make my Bluetooth and touch pad work properly?
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Battery indicator displays same percentage, gets stuck on charging/discharging

I'm having a problem with my battery indicator on my MacBook running Ubuntu 14.04. It consistently shows the same percentage until I either restart the computer or resume from suspend. Additionally, ...
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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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No Operating System Found… LiLi

I Previously installed Chromium OS on a spare laptop using an SD card. It worked fine but, then I decided I didn't want chromium anymore, so I removed the 6 or so partitions Chrome created on the ...
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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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I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Laptop and Ethernet wont work whatsoever

I ran some commands like lspci -nn and the output is as follows: 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller [8086:0154] (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ...
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How do I set default display brightness?

Is it possible to set the default display brightness so you don't have to re-adjust it everytime you reboot? My laptop display is killing my eyes at the login screen already because it starts at 100% ...
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Is there a way to enable the media keys when the screen is locked?

I own a Dell Studio XPS 16. The media keys work fine when logged in, but stop working after the screen is locked. Although I can imagine this being classified under the 'feature, not a bug' class, in ...
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No display after wake up. Using 14.04.1 + xfce4

Basic info: Completely fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an HP pavilion g4-1303au laptop, by bootable USB. ISO image was downloaded on 05 September, 2014 through torrent acquired from the official ...
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Brightness Icon

Before Icon Brightness was appearing Hotkey (FN+Arrow Right) Whenever i wanted to change my brightness the icon appears on right side of Ubuntu. But then it suddenly stopped working, it was changing ...
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Laptop with new SSD, Partitioning and Over-Provision

I upgraded my laptop with an Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD for programming purposes. I'm going to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS on it. This installation of Ubuntu will get four primary partitions, I'm ...
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Battery issues - suddenly critical level [Ubuntu 14.04]

Since a week I'm experiencing sudden drops in battery level: it will be around 50-60% and suddenly drop to less than 10% and I get the message the battery level is critically low. Sometimes it doesn't ...
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How can I stop my Dell Inspiron laptop from dimming the screen when I plug in the AC adapter?

I'm using a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with Ubuntu 13 and I find that every time I plug the power in to charge, the screen brightness dims. If I go into the brightness settings window the brightness ...
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14.04 LTS USB 3.0 not working

I've got the following problem: My laptop has 2 USB 2.0 ports and 2 USB 3.0 ports. One of the 2.0 is broken, it doesn't work in any OS and I'm okay with it. But the other 3 ports work in Windows and ...
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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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Changing screen Brightness with a script

As you may know, screen brightness drains battery, that's why it is considered a big problem for laptops (at least for me). I can change the screen brightness but every time ubuntu boots up I will ...
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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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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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Trouble installing Windows 7 via USB

I've spent the better part of two days trying to solve this problem, and still I'm coming up empty. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on an ASUS laptop. I don't have an optical drive, so I'm ...
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Battery only charges to 85 after 2 weeks

I'be been continuously using my new laptop HP 250 G2 for two weeks (always connected to the AC wall). The status was always fully charged. Yesterday I decided to run it on batteries until the power ...
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Suspend/resume issue hp envy m6

:) I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my HP envy m6. When I press the "power" button and select to suspend, it looks like it goes to sleep (power light flashing, as expected). When I press the power ...
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New battery not detected not charging Ubuntu 14.04 on eMachine D725 laptop

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my old eMachine D725 laptop (2011 model) as the only OS. Though my old battery is detected and being charged, it doesn't hold charge for more than 2 minutes. ...
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Screen brightness cannot be changed after upgrade to 14.10

As the title suggests, I upgraded my Dell XPS 15 laptop to 14.10 and now the brightness is stuck at the lowest level. The fn+F4/F5 displays the brightness notifications but the brightness level of the ...
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Internal SD card reader not mounted/detected HP realtek rts5227

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Envy m7-j020dx. The only problem I am currently having is that the internal SD card reader does not seem to be detected at all. I have tried to find a ...
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HP Pavilion - 17z Laptop

I was hoping to get some advice on here. I am looking at buying an HP Pavilion - 17z Laptop and I am trying to find out if everything works with Ubuntu. I will not be dual booting. Ubuntu only. I is ...
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Better ubuntu 14.04 experience: Intel HD Graphics 4400 or NVIDIA GeForce GT750M? [closed]

I would like to buy a laptop for my research, which also, will be my first Ubuntu-only laptop. After searching for a design, with decent specs and ubuntu compatibility (although I did not find one ...
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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 ...