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

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Is there any list of laptops/desktops that fully work with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where to find information about ubuntu compatible or certified hardware/PC models Support for hardware components I bought a Dell XPS 15 (l502x) and i always have some ...
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PC freezes after long period of inactivity (~> 30 min) [duplicate]

My Ubuntu system is configured to turn off the screen and lock itself after 10 minutes of inactivity. (System settings ---> Brightness and screen lock). If I leave the PC for about 10 mins or 15 mins, ...
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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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Black screen when trying to play video games

I run a wined version of steam (mostly because most of my steam games aren't avaible on the steam beta yet) and I had problems in the past with this black screen/dim screen but I fixed it, the problem ...
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Inspiron 14R energy

The battery of my notebook is ending very quickly when I use ubuntu. I have a Dell Inspiron 14R with 6 gb memory, 1tb and NVDIA gt630m hd. Someone can tell me what I can do to improve it?
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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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Is it possible to manually define the usable space on my laptop's trackpad?

I have an Asus UX21A ultrabook. It's really sweet in most respects. However, there is one issue which to me is a design flaw, though maybe some people think it's a feature. The tracking area of the ...
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Can't connect to a wireless WPA2 network with group cipher CCMP from a T40 laptop with ipw2100

I have got the following problem. I am trying to connect my Ubuntu machine to a wireless network (WPA2 Personal). I am sure that I am providing the correct key, however I am not able to connect to the ...
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closing laptop lid does not shut all applications down

Well i was just thinking of having an app or a feature which enables you to play music even the laptop lid is shut close. what i want is that the screen should be locked ie no one should be able to do ...
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Black screen during installation ubuntu 12.10 via wubi on HP Pavillion g6-1273s1 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I tried to install ubuntu 12.10 alongside win7(64bit) on HP pavilion g6-1273sl. The installation ...
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Changed Laptop Screen (Thinkpad), FN-Key Brightness control stopped working

I just replaced the broken screen on my Thinkpad Edge 13". Now the brightness-adjustments via the FN keys don't work anymore (the brightness indicator bar goes from Low - Full, but nothing actually ...
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How may I improve my boot / shutdown time?

I have a pretty decent laptop (Intel Core i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz, SataII SSD from Samsung, 8GB Ram), but I not satisfied with my boot and shutdown times... I have installed bootchart, and am trying to ...
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During installation, do I need an ethernet cord to connect to the internet?

I have a Dell inspiron 1525 and was wondering if I needed an ethernet cable to connect to the internet during installation of Ubuntu? Or is an ethernet cable required to connect for the first time ...
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Brightness not working Acer Aspire One 756-2623 [duplicate]

Brightness not working Acer Aspire One 756-2623 with Ubuntu 12.04. Also the mousepad right-click isn't working ether. I'm completely new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. How do I fix it?
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How can I fix my Dell laptop's wireless connection?

I've just installed Ubuntu on my Dell laptop, and the wireless is not working. How could I fix it ? Is there any driver I should install? Note: I'm also running windows 7 on the same laptop and the ...
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laptop wont boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I made a live USB and used it to boot into ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop after using it a bit I ran the installation and once it ...
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Laptop hdd encrypted with LVM full disk encryption

If I have full disk encrypted my laptop which has Ubuntu 12.04, will the thief be able to extract my files from the swap partition? I am assuming s/he will not be able to extract anything from the ...
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Per network settings for a laptop

I often roam in different networks. Some of those need special settings for DNS or block mails to external mailservers and only accept internal smarthosts. I'm looking for some kind of program where I ...
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Touchpad: how can I keep my palms touching the top corners from registering as a two-finger scroll?

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro, and when I'm typing my palms cover the upper corners of the touchpad, and frequently touch at the same time. It seems palm detection isn't working, or possibly a small ...
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Laptop won't boot at all [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 5 year old Acer aspire laptop with vista 32bit on it. I updated everthing with "software installer". Downloaded some recommended apps like the youtube app and some ...
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Thinkpad W520 brightness modification requires suspend

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 with 12.10 installed on it. The specifics are: Linux corellia 3.5.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 13 17:48:01 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux It works ...
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Which has better compatibility with ubuntu - xps 13 / xps 14?

I am planning on buying a dell XPS 13 or XPS 14.. but really confused in choosing one.. Will be installing Ubuntu along side windows (dual boot) Main purpose - web & mobile app development It ...
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In Ubuntu displays, why does it say I'm using a laptop but I'm using a Desktop?

I'm using Ubuntu on Oracle's Virtual Box aside from Windows because the vast of my friends are trying to get me to try it, I open it and activate full screen mode, yet it isn't all fullscreen. I ...
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How to send an email when laptop battery is low?

Is it possible to send an email to myself when the laptop is on low battery power? I'm always online with my Android phone, but not always in front of the laptop, and sometimes I'm missing the ...
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Recent notebooks incompatible with ubuntu?

I'm thinking about purchasing a laptop. Since without Linux it would be for me a worthless object, let me ask the following: Are there recent note- or ultrabooks that cannot support Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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How to make keyboard backlight Fn buttons work in Samsung Series 9?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Samsung 900X4C. However, I can't get the keyboard backlights to work. I added the keymaps as per community docs - Samsung Series 9 (section Function Keys). But ...
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How do i install HP 620 laptop graphics driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my graphics card to be recognized in System Info? On the intel site there is no Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD driver for linux. They link this site though ...
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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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Anyone with Compaq G60 Laptop; Blind bios walk-through for a “to VGA” first?

One of my laptops has a broken screen. But I cant really afford to get a new one yet. Just wondering if anyone has a [G60 HP/Compaq] laptop, that you might post a key by key blind walk-through to ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 12.10 [Or any distro], mb soundcard

Integrated motherboard sound card. One day sound stopped working. No boot sound, no nothing. Laptop's microphone works. Installed 4 different distributions, including Debian, yet no boot sound - ...
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Toshiba Satellite L855-14J and Ubuntu 12.10

I have Toshiba Satellite L855 with Intel i7 3630QM and AMD 7670M. This version is called L855-14J here, in Croatia. It also came with 4GB of RAM and 750 GB HDD and 1366 x 768 LED display. I had some ...
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Are Windows partitions gone?

I had Windows 7 on my laptop (factory setting), because of some performance issues, I decided to use recovery options to restore it to its factory condition but I don't know what has happened or what ...
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Failed to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10

This error prevents the system from upgrading to a newer version of Ubuntu, what is causing it? W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found ...
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Newly installed Ubuntu on laptop, Wireless will not fuction

I am working on a new Toshiba Satellite c855d, and this morning it had windows 7 on it. Wireless was working. When I booted Ubuntu, wireless was once again working. I install 12.04 onto it, and now ...
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Dell xps 15z fan issue in ubuntu 12.04

I just updated to ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell laptop xps 15z. The trouble is that I hear a slight ticking sound every 3rd second, probably from a fan. This is a new issue in this ubuntu version. I use ...
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Ubuntu on an Acer C7 Chromebook?

Has anyone succeeded in installing a plain vanilla Ubuntu (or other Linux distribution) install on the Acer C7 Chromebook? I am aware of the ChrUbuntu project but would prefer a plain vanilla Ubuntu ...
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Remaining time for laptop battery in system tray with xfce4-power-manager?

I'm using xubuntu on my laptop, and I wonder if there's a way to have the remaining time of my battery displayed in the system tray with the xfce power manager? It tells me how much time I got left ...
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Distorted graphics in Ubuntu after installation (Live Session worked perfectly)

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my Acer S5 Ultrabook. Things were perfect when I was trying and I created a partition and installed Ubuntu. Now when I logged in, I am getting a distorted Ubuntu ...
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Linux-compatible laptop [closed]

I am planning to replace my current laptop (Dell Inspiron with Core II Due) with a new one. When I bought my current one Dell was the best choice as a Linux friendly machine, and I am using it as my ...
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Windows move to external monitor when re-opening lid

I'm using Cinnamon (on 12.10) on a laptop (Compaq 6710b business model) with an external monitor. Both screens run at 1680 x 1050, the external monitor is located on the right. During normal ...
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How to set the tempreture at which the fan must speed up - laptop

I have HP Probook 4530s and the fan speeds up at around 45C then when it reaches 35C slows down and repeats. In the interval between 35-45 it barely works and this results in very annoying speed up of ...
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Backlit keyboard on Toshiba Satellite P755-S5184 doesn't work in Ubuntu 12.04

I have the keyboard backlight turned on in bios to timer setting (1 second). When laptop boots the backlight works, but once ubuntu begins to load the backlights turn off. There is a function key ...
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How to tweak Powertop to reduce power consumption?

I am a completely new user to Linux/Ubuntu. I looked through tips on battery issues and PowerTOP but failed to find clear tips on how to tweak PowerTOP except for Toggle Tunable. Could someone look ...
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How to tune touchpad for smaller area?

I just purchased the Asus Zenbook UX31A and I require some advice regarding tuning the touchpad. Basically my problem is that the mouse buttons are withing the touch area and I would like it to be ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 12.10 on an Acer Aspire laptop?

I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.10, and I want to install it on my Acer Aspire laptop. Here's my Acer specifications: Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor @ 1.86 GHz 2,5GB of RAM 500GB HDD Mobile Intel ...
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Any known Ubuntu issues on Acer aspire S3-391?

I'm in the market for a new laptop to run Ubuntu 12.10 on -- I have my eye on a very reasonably priced Acer aspire S3-391 with a i7 chip and a hybrid drive. Does anyone have a S3 and does it work ...
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ASUS S56CM and Ubuntu [closed]

Anyone having experience with the Asus S56CM Ultrabook? Does Ubuntu work on it?
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which is a normal temperature for a laptop

i have a samsung series 5 my temperature is around 77-80°c when i am playing, and 48-54 on normal use it laptop don´t have a month and i am not sure if it is normal (it is my first laptop) Intel® ...
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DVI disconects after a second under Ubuntu 12.10 Laptop Dell XPS 15

I use a the DVI-HDMI adapter to connect to my TV. The problem is after I upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 that the Display doesn not detect correctly the second screen. After connecting the cable it connects ...