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

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My laptop SUDDENLY doesn't turn off screen, when closing lid

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Vaio Pro 13 back in october, 2013. Ever since everything has worked flawlessly. Now yesterday when I closed the lid(as normal), I noticed that my screen and computer ...
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Screen Brightness on Acer AspireV: bar appears, brightness doesn't change

Using 12.04 on an Acer Aspire V5-561-9410. When I use the function keys to modify screen brightness (or use any solutions I've found here to this problem like the one found here or here), I see the ...
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Suspend on lid close, even with the option OFF

I've set up a friends laptop with Ubuntu 12.04LTS with the Cinnamon desktop, and I'm having a few issues with the power settings. As far as I can tell I've got every setting to "Do Nothing" when the ...
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Connecting and controlling my desktop with my laptop monitor using ubuntu.

I would like to know how to use my laptop as a monitor for my desktop. my laptop is running windows 7 and my desktop is running ubuntu 13.10. i do not have a monitor for the desktop. Thank you.
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ubuntu expectations for laptop drivers

I'm brand new to the ubuntu world. I'm trying to understand what ubuntu requires in the way of drivers (wireless, video, audio etc) when it's going to be installed on a laptop. I noticed when I ran ...
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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 ...
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Installed ubuntu on netbook but unity is too heavy, would i benefit from installing mir?

I'm running on an atom netbook with 2gb ram. But the machines runs a lot cooler under win7 than under ubuntu. My first thought was because of unity putting to much load on the machine. After searching ...
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battery discharges in a strange way on Lenovo Ideapad Z500

I've a Lenovo ideapad Z500 laptop with Windows only energy management software (my battery stop charging at 60% for long lasting life). Setting the threshold from Windows, it remains also with Ubuntu ...
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Make screen turn blank (no standby) when closing laptop lid

I'm trying to make the screen go off when I close the laptop lid, but the laptop should remain on (no standby). I have Ubuntu server 13.10 , with the xubuntu-desktop package installed for convenience ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Improving Power Consumption (Thinkpad T530)

EDIT: After reading @jandry's reply, I decided to give another distro with a different window manager a try to see if it is really Unity's fault. I installed UbuntuGnome, and to my utmost surprise the ...
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Ubuntu for old Amilo Pro [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on my pc and I was amazed how fast it is. My parents got old laptop which they use only for surfing the Web and watching movies sometimes (they just plug tv into it and ...
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How to disable the built in mouse pad in a laptop? [duplicate]

My touch pad is not functioning well , it make wrong moves even if i connect a usb mouse is there a tip to disable it and just use the usb mouse ?
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Does Ubuntu work on the 2013 Dell XPS 15 (9530)? [closed]

What hardware components work, and what doesn't work?
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my installer crashed while installing ubuntu on to my laptop

my installer crashed while installing ubuntu on to my laptop, I received a messages saying that I can file a bug report using the integrated bug reporting tool. I attempted to close the window in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS blocking access from other network PCs

One Ubuntu 12.04 laptop connects to the internet OK, but I can't ping that laptop. I can ping any PC on the network from any other, but this one we can call it (W). It is causing a issue as the (W) ...
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My laptop boots with full screen brightness and full keyboard backlight

I meets a problem that my laptop boots with full screen brightness and full keyboard backlight. According to a post on Ubuntu forum for Macbook (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1987790), it ...
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Can my laptop handle kubuntu? [duplicate]

I would like to know if my laptop can handle kubuntu. If not, what are my options ? The informations about my laptop: Windows XP, Version 2002 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU or Mobile Intel(R) 965 ...
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Install Ubuntu onto an external HDD then install that HDD in a computer?

I have a laptop that I set a BIOS password on and have since forgotten. I decided that I want to install Ubuntu onto the computer as the main and only OS but can't boot from a CD or USB drive and I've ...
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How to connect to WiFi on Asus F5RL?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS with Xfce 4.10 on my Asus F5RL AP033C laptop. When I open nm-connection-editor from the notifications area (on it the "Enable Wireless" is in grey), in the ...
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Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5392 won't boot install or try Ubuntu [duplicate]

Downloaded 64 bit ISO for 13.10. Whether burned to DVD or on bootable USB it's the same result. The laptop boots to the GRUB try/install/oem/check menu. When try or install is chosen the screen ...
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How do I adjust screen brightness / backight on a Toshiba Satellite C50D?

I know this is a known bug, it been asked and answered thousands of times before. I've spent the past couple of months searching for a solution and all have failed. My Fn keys won't adjust brightness ...
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13.10 brightness flickering MSI Wind U100

Vanilla install of Ubuntu 13.10 on my MSI Wind U100. Intel graphics card I think. Auto brightness flickers up and down, brightness hud display top-right also flickers. Interrupts input so need to ...
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Unable to configure wireless/bluetooth on laptop

I have an HP Compaq nx7400 laptop that has previously been running Windows 7. Since I have an additional PC with Windows 7 that serves as my main tool, I have decided to try the latest Ubuntu 13.10 on ...
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How to make the laptop beep when battery is fully charged

I read about getting the laptop beeping when the battery charging is complete here. But I'm confused with the answer (and I didn't know yet, how to ask directly to a user). Where can I find the file ...
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updating latop to 13.04 raring / no gui but only terminal is present

Today I updated my laptop (Samsung NP-Z700 with hybrid graphics) to Ubuntu 13.04 Raring and following the update I am not able to see any graphical interface. I tried installing ATI drivers from ...
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Disabling Nvidia card on Asus UL30JT

I'm a new Linux user, and I recently installed Ubuntu on my Asus UL30JT. The PC runs quite hot, and I randomly stumbled upon this: http://www.grimsby.us/ubuntu-on-asus-ul30vt/ From what I understand, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS iso for 64-bit intel i7-4700MQ quad core laptop [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo Ideapad with Intel i7-4700MQ processor. Which Ubuntu iso should I download for installation?
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laptop keyboard does not work ubuntu 13.10

LG T1 Laptop with Ubuntu 13.10. I installed Ubuntu on a very old laptop (that used to work with Windows XP) with a new hard drive. However, now the keyboard doesn't work. The internal laptop ...
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How to change color balance of the monitor

I'd like to change the default (white) color on my laptop display. Right now the color is too blue-like, the best comparison I can make is that it emits color similar to Xenon lights on cars. I have ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu on an Asus X551CA laptop (windows 8.1) [duplicate]

I bought an Asus X551CA laptop for my son which came with Win8 installed (now updated to Win8.1). I want him to be able to dual-boot to Ubuntu as we use 12.04 on our desktop and he likes apps like ...
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reduce laptop screen brigtness below minimum

This is not duplicate of http://superuser.com/questions/560445/dim-screen-past-the-minimum-on-ubuntu . I have already tried the solution mentioned in the above article. my laptop configuration is dell ...
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I cant boot ubuntu

I recently nuked my laptop with DBAN so i can install Ubuntu. I put the disk and it shows Ubuntu and let me choose install or test it out but no matter what is choose it stays at the Ubuntu loading ...
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My computer wont install Ubuntu after i nuked my laptop

I recently nuked my laptop with DBAN so i can install Ubuntu. I put the disk and it shows Ubuntu and let me choose install or test it out but no matter what is choose it stays at the Ubuntu loading ...
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Installation on a wiped computer

I want to install ubuntu to an old Dell Latitude D630 that is completely wiped. It has no operating system on it. How can I install an operating system on it with out switching to ubuntu on my Windows ...
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What are requirements for Ubuntu Studio? [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire 3682 WXMi laptop, 40gb HD, 512mb ram. Will this take Ubuntu, or more specifically Ubuntu Studio?
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What log files should be examined to troubleshoot shutdown issues in relation to USB devices?

I am currently having the following issue: Close lid of laptop - laptop suspends Open lid of laptop - laptop resumes Select Shutdown from menu - computer reboots Suspend computer from menu - ...
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cannot install ubuntu 13.10 on new HP Spectre 13

I cannot install ubuntu 13.10 on new HP Spectre 13, it boots onto black screen after selecting Install Ubuntu from bootable USB drive. Thoughts? Thank you. Here are the specs: Windows 8.1 64 • 4th ...
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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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I want Ubuntu for my Laptop? Should I Use the PC version? [duplicate]

I am not sure if i should use the PC version. I am downloading it anyway.
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Ubuntu start failed while using second monitor

Ubuntu 13.04 Laptop Asus UX32VD If i connect monitor to my laptop ubuntu do not start properly. I see only black screen on both of displays. Magic SysRq do not reboot laptop. I only can shutdown ...
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Install Ubuntu on Lenovo G580

Can I install Ubuntu on a Lenovo G580, but keeping Windows 8? How? The specs are: Prossesor: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (3M Cache, 2.50 GHz) Ram: 4.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz OS: Windows 8 64bits ...
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Setting which brightness determines screen brightness

I'm having an issue running Kubuntu 13.04 with brightness, something that seems common. In particular, brightness can be found in these 2 directories: /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness ...
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Wifi not working on Acer Aspire 5570Z

The Ethernet works but the wifi does not. I have updated everything and it had no help. And I know that it works because less then 24 hours ago it had windows vista on it and would work. I am running ...
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Asus laptop power management

I have a couple of symptoms that make me think Ubuntu has some problems identifying all the components of my laptop (Asus N56VJ-S4051H). When starting the computer from the OFF status, the fan goes ...
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install ubuntu: nothing happens

I have this brand new acer laptop (acer aspire v5-573g-54208g50akk). I started the preinstalled windows 8 and then changed the boot priority to USB. But The screen goes black and nothing happens. ...
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Right version of Ubuntu [duplicate]

My parents have just given my their old laptop; it has a jawdropping 500MB of RAM and a 1.4 ghz processor. Is there a version of ubuntu that would function well on it? Cheers
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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 set up an old laptop as a wireless terminal to the desktop

I have searched countless phrases to find an answer and can't quite figure this one out. It is to my understanding that (as it was many moons ago at universities and the like) you can still use one ...
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Compatible laptop with port replicator

Has anybody got Ubuntu running on a modern laptop with a USB3.0 port replicator? Specifically running additional monitors. I want to move my work machine away from a desktop to a docked laptop. And I ...
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Multiple kernels choices realtime or no realtime

I have a dell latitude d510 currently running xubuntu 13.04 and linux 3.8. I want this machine to host JACK processes together with EDIROL UA-25 during a live session and therefore, it needs an RT ...