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

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How do I get three finger click to work on my touchpad? (middle click works with laser/optical mouse)

Running Ubuntu 15.10 on a 4 year old laptop, and while the touchpad driver I'm using works very well with scrolling and two finger clicking, I cannot figure out how to get three finger clicking to ...
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Brightness Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu and Xubuntu

On Kubuntu and Xubuntu the brightness of my monitor goes down to zero (i.e. the backlight got switched off). On Ubuntu this does not happen, the minimux brightness is still with backlight on and ...
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Laptop doesn't suspend when lid is closed - No state change

I have a problem about my laptop that doesn't suspend when i close lid. First the story. I bought a new Acer e3-112. It camed with win8.1 and i upgraded it to win10. Then i shrinked the hdd and ...
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How to link brightness button to correct brightness script

I recently upgrade my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. My laptop has always had incomtibility issues between the brightness button and the actual brightness set up. In 12.04 I had fixed the problem by ...
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How to disable automatic brightness adjustment in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell 3542 laptop. My problem is that screen brightness changes depending on content. I think this is called automatic (or dynamic) brightness adjustment, as I stated ...
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Fn key combination *suddenly* stopped working for brightness only

I've looked at most of the questions relating to enabling hardware brightness control under Ubuntu with the Acer Aspire S3 laptop; initially these fixes worked, under the initially installed kernel ...
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Switched to Compiz for OpenGL on Xubuntu 12.04, now laptop screen doesn't turn on after a suspend

I recently added the CompizConfig settings manager to resolve screen tearing while watching full screen video (it worked! no more tearing!) but now every time I close the laptop screen and the system ...
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Laptop brightness keys have a delayed effect or none

My laptop is a Gateway NV52L03H, Amd Radeon HD 7520G using the AMD FGLRX drivers. Most of my laptop's Fn (function) keys are working properly and as they should. The only one misbehaving are the ...
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Passive cooling on laptop

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop (model number l502x). In both windows 7 and windows 8, I have been able to select power options (power saver, high performance, etc.). In the configuration settings for ...
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Laptop sometimes not locked on resume from sleep (lid action)

Despite repeated searches I can't find anyone else reporting similar issues to me. My issue is that when I sleep my computer by closing the lid, sometimes when I open it again the screen is not ...
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Suspend and Shutdown not working in ubuntu 15.10

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on a razer blade 14 2013 with kernel version 4.2. Everything is currently stock. Unfortunately, suspend (both doing it manually and closing the lid) as well as shut down do ...
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Clicking noise from acer r3 131t (left speaker)

I have a subtle clicking coming from my laptop? I have a Acer r3 131t c1yf (32gb HD, 2gb RAM) It comes from the left speaker. Windows 10 (dual boot) is very silent. The Acer Graphics listed on ...
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Cursor randomly jumps around

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.16 to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 (and also dropped some chocolate cake into my computer) I have noticed the cursor randomly jumping around ...
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Disconnect a laptop charger in software?

Short of the question: Are there any particular mechanisms to temporarily switch the charger input on a laptop on or off in software? In particular I am looking at a Dell Inspiron E1505 in my case. ...
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Brightness slider is too fine (14.04)

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell laptop (XPS 13 Developer Edition). The brightness slider stopped working (the slider would fill up and empty as usual but the brightness wouldn't change). This fix ...
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Missing battery/power indiciator

I'm on a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04, and the battery indicator seems to not be present. It doesn't appear on the login/lock screen either. I found this answer from back in 2011, however none of ...
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How do I make my display blurry?

This is a weird question, I know. I recently bought a new laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series). My old laptop was a Toshiba, and the screen was grainy, which made everything look a little blurry. At ...
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Laptop slowing down

A few months ago, I installed 14.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 5250. Ubuntu ran great. Slowly but surely, it is slowing down more and more. I don'tknow what the cause of this could be. I haven't installed ...
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SD card won't mount (or even be recognized) after resuming from suspend

My 32GB SD card (FAT32) does not have any problem mounting perfectly if my laptop (running Ubuntu 14.04) never goes into suspend (after I close its lid). But once I re-open the lid, retyping my ...
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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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Prevent auto mounting a device in 14.10

Now i know that there is an answer out there at Prevent a specific USB device from auto-mounting for 13.04. But there isn't enough specificity in the accepted answer for what i am looking for. My ...
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Asus laptop and faulty USB 3.0

I have weir issue with my asus laptop in have only one usb3.0 and it works, sometimes.. sometimes it just dies. $ dmesg | grep xhci_hcd [ 1.488284] xhci_hcd 0000:04:00.0: xHCI Host Controller [ ...
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Problems with connection laptop to TV via HDMI

Sorry for my English. I am from Russia. Laptop - Compaq presario cq61. Ubuntu 13.04 TV - Panasonic - VIERA TX-PR42C11 I need connect my laptop to TV via HDMI. When I had proprietary driver nVidia I ...
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External screen detected but not working on DisplayPort connection

I'm running up to date Raring on my Thinkpad X220 and stumbled upon weird problem. I can connect to an external 24 inch DELL U2312HM external screen using DisplayPort cable. I tried the same ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't boot up Hangs at purple screen

So after many months, I decided to completely remove windows 7 from my laptop and replace it with ubuntu. Unfortunately, I got the common error of getting a hanging purple screen upon boot up. I ...
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LAN not working while laptop on battery

My wired LAN is not working when my laptop is on battery - anyone out there who knows where to look for a solution? Strange thing is, that the LAN port is not entirely switched off, as there's light ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 wifi problem

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. After install the wifi card is working but when i try to connect to my secured wifi router it will show as connected but no internet ...
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Option to connect to WiFi disappeared after upgrading

I installed Lubuntu on to my Presario V5000 today off my old 12.04 disk. I installed all the updates then upgraded to 12.10 I was hooked up to an Ethernet cable to update it and before I saw firmware ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 wireless network disconnects with Samsung NP350E7C-S05NL

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.1O on my new Samsung NP350E7C-S05NL laptop. The problem is that it wireless internet keeps disconnecting, after a few minutes working, and I have to continuously ...
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Lenovo u310 will not charge when turned on

I've looked around and had several friends have a look but we cannot figure this out. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Lenovo U310. The laptop charges fine when the laptop is off but it will not charge ...
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Laptop touchpad enable/disable problems

Whenever I use my external mouse with my laptop, I physically disable the touchpad by pressing a button. Ubuntu detects this switch correctly, and will display an overlay that shows the current state ...
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How to change Laptop screen's contrast?

I use Xubuntu 12.04 on a Samsung ultrabook (series 5 ultra). How can I adjust the contrast of the laptop's screen?
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Dual screen mode on laptop and suspend

I'm using dual screen mode on a Lifebook a531 with external monitor at hdmi. When I close the lid my laptop didn't go to suspend. Only both screens are blanking. Moving of mouse pointer wakes up an ...
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Which logs will tell me about the Touchpad and Keyboard locking up?

I have an Asus N53SM laptop that I leave running for several weeks at a time. I never put it in hibernate or suspend, I only close the lid when I'm not using it. After a few days or weeks of running, ...
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Laptop won't connect to Wi-Fi router

I have Ubuntu in one of the laptops I own. Since yesterday, and for no apparent reason, it is not able to connect anymore to my Wi-Fi router (I tried to forget the network and disabled security, ...
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External display not detected on Lenovo T520

In Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, I installed nvidia-current-updates and enabled the discrete NVIDIA card only in BIOS (Optimus completely disabled). Ubuntu uses the nvidia driver but fails to detect an external ...
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Why is my dongle not blinking anymore?

I am using a dongle of Vodafone K3570z. It was working fine until tomorrow.But I don't know what has happened to it suddenly.As I am plugging it the lights are not blinking. I have checked the usb ...
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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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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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How to get a VirtualBox VM to suspend as though I have just closed my laptop's lid?

I am doing some debugging and I am in need of getting an Ubuntu GNOME VM (it will either be 15.10 or 16.04) to suspend as though I have just closed my laptop's lid (don't tell me just to press the ...
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Battery status seems to be stuck

I have a Dell Inspiron 3000 series with Ubuntu 15.10. I noticed a few hours ago that the battery status remained unchanged (at 45%) and it said 1:40 hours left for full charge. I tried removing and ...
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Why does my thinkpad log in automatically if I lock my screen, shut my lid and then reopen it?

I've noticed some strange behaviour while working today. If I lock my screen with ctrl+alt+l it takes me to the login screen. If I then decide to shut my laptop it suspends correctly. But when I ...
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Laptop Docking Station For Ubuntu Tablets?

Will it be possible for OEMs to offer a laptop docking station for Ubuntu tablets? By laptop docking station, I'm describing a laptop keyboard without a display, but with a dock that can accommodate ...
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My Battery Precentage keeps going Up and Down?

I recently started using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on my Asus K53E laptop, and it was working pretty well since September. But in November I noticed the original battery started get old & hold less of a ...
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Lenovo T540p undocking triggers logout

I recently got a new Lenovo T540p with corresponding docking station and installed Ubuntu 14.04 (and later 15.10 with the same problem) on it. The problem is that whenever I release the laptop from ...
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Kubuntu stuck at flashing logo boot screen

My week old laptop is installed with a dual boot Windows 7 / Kubuntu. On my Kubuntu I've had the issue of the computer not waking up from sleep after closing the screen/lid. I read online that ...
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Serious problems after 15.10 upgrade

Okay revising.... I upgraded my computer from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10. It used to load right away but now after the Ubuntu load screen I get: [ OK ] started lab/ postfix mail transport agent. [ OK ] ...
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Ubuntu Mate Black screening problem

So my Acer Aspire E5-511-P2D6 and I decided to install Ubuntu Mate 15.10 (I've been getting this problem with all distros and distribution versions from 14.04+) So I installed it but now I'm getting ...
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How to change screen brightness from commandline on Asus X453?

I'm using the Fluxbox window manager on Ubuntu 12.04. I recently got my desktop into a strange situation, and I'm not sure how! The situation was this: If I close the laptop screen lid and then ...
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New Ubuntu User, Touchpad not working; I know what to do but not how to do it

This article describes the exact problem I'm having. I have the same laptop, same issue. Unfortunately, I'm not knowledgeable enough with Linux yet -- I want to learn more but I really just need to ...