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

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Which recent tablet/notebook convertible PCs run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS flawlessly?

I’m an Ubuntu newbie, and I’m interested in acquiring a tablet/notebook convertible PC that will run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS without lots of hardware incompatibility and driver tweaking hassles. In ...
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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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How to count battery cycles?

Like most user that have searched about knows, Manufacturers ACPI implementation is a mess. And for most of our laptops, battery infos are unavailable or wrong (on a dell inspiron 15z, the rate is ...
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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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Execute a shell-script when closing laptop lid

Now I have two scripts and I want to execute them respectively when I close the laptop lip and open it. How can I do this?
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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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Thinkpad T530 with Optimus and Docking Station

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T530 with Optimus video, which is not supported on 12.04.1. I don't normally need the discrete (nVidia) graphics, so I turn it off in the BIOS settings to achieve longer ...
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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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Laptop power saving or management in Ubuntu 14.04

Is there any sort of installation that can be added to provide power options for when I am running on battery? I wouldn't want to always be on power savings, so I would hope I could switch between Eco ...
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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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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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Wrong battery state reading cause brutal shutdown

I have an Asus Zenbook UX31A, the Asus 13" unit from first generation ultrabooks. I run Ubuntu 12.10 up to date on it. Before a week or two I used to enjoy more that 5 hours of battery life, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 multitouch screen support

I have a Dell E7240 laptop with a multitouch screen. It works perfectly in Windows 8 with multitouch gestures. However Ubuntu 14.04 seem to ignore multitouch gestures coming from the screen and they ...
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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 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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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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Bluetooth problem - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Asus laptop

I'm trying to find the driver for Bluetooth device for my Asus K450JF laptop. I searched it in their support website, unfortunately there's no support for Ubuntu OS. Is there any alternative way for ...
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Lenovo x1 carbon (gen1) battery life

I'm using an Lenovo x1 carbon (gen1) and have Ubuntu 14.04 and tlp installed. I'm really dissapointed about the battery life. Some people claim to have 6 hours ...
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Latitude e6500 Flickering Sreen

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Latitude e6500 (deleting Windows 7 in the process) and it seems to be running well except every 10 seconds or so the screen becomes very flashy/blurry. This ...
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network card issues on ASUS N550JK with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The network card (realtek gigabit ethernet) doesn't work, doesn't send or receive packets. There is an error message saying something about a transmit queue timeout. I'm including some output that may ...
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During halt system hibernates on lid closed

I use xubuntu 14.04 64bit on Lenovo g510. I disabled hibernation on lid closed in xfce power manager. On lid closed: do nothing. It works. I can close and open the lid and system is not ...
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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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Laptop Overheating - Lenovo Z500

Hi I have a Lenovo Z500 with i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD. In Windows 7,8 and 8.1 I don't have any problem with the laptop temperature while running just the system or surfing the web, but under ubuntu 13.10 ...
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If laptop is in sleep and the battery gets critically low, will ubuntu put computer to hibernate?

I know that on windows this happens, but I don't knw weather it works on ubuntu. So, the question is: If laptop is in sleep and the battery gets critically low, will Ubuntu put computer to hibernate?
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Sounds no longer working on Xubuntu

I was messing around with Compiz-related settings (something else I cannot get to work, no matter what I try) and after a restart my sound was no longer working. There seems to be two output devices ...
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How to stop Xfce from reconfiguring monitor layout when laptop lid is closed?

I recently upgraded to Xubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. Prior to 14.04, I used xrandr (through a script) to configure my preferred layout, which involved an external VGA monitor and the built in laptop ...
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Audio unmutes when coming out of suspend in Ubuntu 14.04?

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, whenever I wake my laptop out of suspend, its previous volume settings are forgotten and the volume is unmuted and set to 100%. Obviously, this is annoying if I open ...
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What can be moved safely to tmpfs in 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with SSD and 8gb RAM. What can be moved safely to tmpfs(and how to do it correctly, i'm mediocre in linux)? I don't know is it important or not, I mounted ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 keylog problem

I have Ubuntu 12.10 running and I want to do keylog so I did the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install logkeys sudo logkeys –s –o /home/user/Desktop/output.log It creates a log file ...
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How to recover windows laptop hard drive using ubuntu live stick

I would like to recover the hard drive on my laptop which had windows 7 but was formatted. Assuming I have an Ubuntu live usb stick, how can I unformat the laptop's drive? Notice I rather not open ...
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Keep keyboard from waking laptop?

I have an Ideapad Y400 running Ubuntu 13.10. I have been having a problem where, while I am carrying the laptop, the screen will push one of the keys and wake the laptop up. Is there any way to: ...
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MSI FX600 003US Ubuntu 12.04LTS Camera

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04LTS in my MSI FX600 003US laptop and the OS seems to be unable to detect the device itself. I'm not really familiar with Ubuntu so I might need some guidance in here in ...
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Laptop fans go wild after waking from suspend 13.10

When my laptop wakes up from suspend the fans start running at 100%. I've look around all over the place but I can't find an answer. Only a reboot fixes the problem. It is a HP ProBook 4510s I've ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 Bluetooth doesn't work

I have problem with bluetooth on my laptop. I will be grateful for any advice. cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=saucy ...
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Slow Wlan on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu about 5 weeks ago and I really like it =). But I'm suffering from an extremely slow Wlan connection. It's the same problem in different Networks, and I don't have the same problems ...
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Laptop screen blank when I connect an external monitor (which works)

I have connected an external monitor to my laptop via VGA. However I can't get both working at the same time. What I wanted was for the external monitor to be a continuation of my laptop, however when ...
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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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Wifi problems on my laptop

I have a Toshiba satellite C655 and ever since I got it, it has completely refused to connect to wifi. Even if I go to the hotspots, it still doesn't work and I've had to use a modem. So I was ...