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

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Ubuntu not is hibernating when lid is closed

I use Ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop. I'm trying to configure to hibernate when lid is closed. However, not is working. I did the following steps to solve the problem: I enable in ...
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How to make a recovery partition on a ubuntu laptop? [duplicate]

I have been wondering, how to make a recovery partition, such as System76 does with its Ubuntu laptops: There isn’t an included recovery disc you can run off of in case your system gets messed ...
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Problems on boot

Good morning! I have a little problem with my Ubuntu 13.04. Actually, I have this problem with any other linux distributive (Fedora, Fuduntu, Mandriva, Ubuntu 11.04 => 13.04, Linux Mint 14 and oth.). ...
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Headphone jack doesn't work on my Asus laptop [duplicate]

I have dual boot systems on my Asus laptop. When i run Windows 7 my headphone jack is working, but when i run Ubuntu 13.04 and reboot it to Windows 7 headphone stops produced any sound to my ...
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How to reenable networking (wireless still not working)?

I installed Kubuntu 12.04 few days ago on my new ASUS laptop. Right after the installation wired connection was not detected, but wireless worked just fine. So, I was able to get the latest updates, ...
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Unable to change the brightness on my Dell XPS 15 (L502X)

I am using ubuntu 13.04 and I am unable to change the brightness on my laptop and need a bit a help.
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ubuntu 13.04 brightness problem on laptop

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and the proprietary AMD catalyst driver 13.4. After installing the driver, the brightness of the screen has turned to the lowest and can not be changed. No matter how I ...
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Installed 13.04 clean on a machine that used to run 12.10. No longer boots

64-bit. I was doing fine with 12.10 but I read that 13.04 took care of a few of the more sluggish aspects of 12.10 so I decided to upgrade. The installation package seemed significantly less smooth ...
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How does 13.04 stack up to 12.04 in terms of battery life? [closed]

I've been having some issues with battery life, perhaps due in part to the age of the battery, but I'd like to squeeze out every last minute I can. I've heard that 13.04 is developed with mobile ...
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Fn + button shortcuts stopped working when updated to Ubuntu 13.04

I'm running Ubuntu on Asus KS53K, and after updating to Ubuntu 13.04 Fn + keys from F9 to F12 and Fn + numpad enter give no response. These worked properly on 12.10. Has anyone else experienced the ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown using integrated GPU (Vaio VPCSB)

I have a Sony Vaio VPCSB1D7E (W7 + Ubuntu 12.04). It has hybrid graphics (AMD+Intel). I installed both the AMD Catalyst drivers and the Intel ones. So far, using both graphic cards works fine, but I ...
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How to make the brightness keys work on an HP Folio 13?

In my HP Folio 13 laptop with Ubuntu 13.04 the brightness control works with the slider in the system Brightness & Lock settings, but the brightness function keys don't. Also, the brightness level ...
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webcam installation on HP Probook

I am using HP Probook 4520s . My laptop have webcam (Camera Inside) , but I can not reach it and use webcam anyway. How can I install or reinstall webcam?
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Samsung rv515 trackpad issues [duplicate]

I'm currently on a Samsung RV515 laptop running Windows 7. I'm relatively new to the world of Linux in general, so I started with the Wubi installer to keep things simple. It worked great, however ...
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Trouble with CUDA 5.0 on a laptop

I am currently trying to run a program called MC-GPU V1.3 ( https://code.google.com/p/mcgpu/ ), on my laptop. First off, let me explain my situation. Using a Lenovo y400 Laptop with Nvidia 650m ...
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Getting MSI GT70 GT60 ONC LEDs on SteelSeries keyboard working?

I have an MSI GT70 ONC laptop. The laptop comes with steelseries keyboard that has LEDs in the keys. On windows 7 I can use change the LEDs to light up any colour. I would like to know how to find ...
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How to install NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Can someone tell me the steps to install NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M? My laptop is a SAMSUNG Series 7 NP700G7C-S01US. I have Ubuntu 12.10.
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Is it possible to have Windows 8 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive? [duplicate]

It's my understanding that you can't have two different filesystems (NTFS and ext4) on the same hard drive, but that's exactly what I need to do to run both operating systems on the laptop I've ...
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How to toggle Runtime-PM on shutdown/boot

I'm experiencing an issue with the Runtime PM option (via PowerTOP or laptop-mode) on Ubuntu 12.04. As far as I know, it's just a bug (although I think it affects Lenovo laptops more from what I've ...
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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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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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Connot hear sound when connecting my Toshiba (intel i3) Laptop to my TV

I tried connecting my Toshiba laptop with Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz × 4 processor to my TV using a HDMI connector. Though I can receive images on my TV, I still get audio my laptop speakers ...
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How to automatically connect to Home wireless network after waking from a suspension?

So after some research, I've found that it's supposed to disconnect from wifi when it's suspended, however what I can't seem to figure out, is why my laptop is automatically connecting to some other ...
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Unable to play 1080p videos

i am dual booting windows and ubuntu (12.04), and i am unable to play any videos(1080p) on it , while on windows everything works fine. I have - -tried different media players (vlc, movie player ...
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No sound on ubuntu 10.04

I have windows7 and Ubuntu-10.04 in my laptop (lenovo z580 modle). I have proper sound in Windows by not in Ubuntu. There is no sound while Ubuntu boot. I tried this command : sudo aplay -l output : ...
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Ultrabook or Thin Laptop with great battery life for Ubuntu [closed]

Any recommendations on a great ultrabook or thin-enough laptop with great battery life for running Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu 12.10 installation hang on console screen : “Output LVDS-1 is running on CRTC 1 using output A”

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 (32 bits) on a (rather old) HP Pavilion zd7010CA laptop. I'm running the install so it replace everything on the laptop. Everything went fine, I passed the various ...
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laptop screen won't show up

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, and for some reason I can't use the laptop screen WITHOUT an external monitor; it functions fine as the only monitor in windows 8, and it functions fine as ...
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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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Disable touch drag

I am using touchpad on my laptop, but sometimes when I move pointer around it starts dragging (touch drag). I prefer to drag while holding it down. Can this touch drag be disabled?
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Why does my Acer 4310 run so slowly with Ubuntu 12.04 when it was lightening fast with Ubuntu 10.?

Since I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer 4310 laptop I have noticed that the system freezes on occasions and the screen showing the program I am running shows a grey colour. I have done a clean ...
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Continous heat issues with notebooks

My HP ProBook I bought 2 years ago had to be sent in because of heat issues. It worked for a while, now it's getting too hot again. Just shuts itself down. I bought a new Notebook, a much cheaper and ...
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How to burn Ubuntu to disc for a pc that has no operating system?

How do you burn Ubuntu to a cd 700MB for a laptop that has no operating system?
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Brightness function keys not working

I have an ASUS X55A-SPD0204O laptop. The rest of the FN+Fx (where x = number) like sound + - mute, screen turn off, wireless etc. work perfectly. The problem is with the 2 brightness keys. They just ...
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Why does powertop still detect tunable settings on >12.04?

According to this Q&A laptop-mode-tools and powertop are not needed anymore with ubuntu 12.04 as the power savings are now included in the kernel. So I decided to remove laptop-mode-tools from ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on to a blank laptop

I downloaded Ubuntu to one laptop and burned it to a blank dvd. Then I put the CD to the blank laptop on start up and nothing happens. There was no Windows image disc burner software on the laptop. ...
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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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Creating scripts

I'm following advice from LessWatts to lower battery drain with the following commands: mount -o remount,noatime / hdparm -B 1 -S 12 /dev/sda echo 3000 > /proc/sys/vm/dirty_writeback_centisecs ...
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Screen resolution repositioning? (Broken laptop screen)

I have a laptop with the top left corner's screen being broken - I can't see anything there. However it's just a small corner, so I'd like to know if there's something I can do to make Ubuntu not use ...
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How to collect laptop hardware information?

So I'm entering the business of buying and selling laptops. For me, it's convenient to boot up a laptop in Ubuntu to see some of the hardware still works. The screen, hard drive, wifi, bluetooth, ...
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After resuming my laptop it is unlocked for a while before locking

When I close my laptop lid and it is suspended, when I open it again it is resumed but without showing the lock screen which is set to come up. It resumes with access to web pages or programs that ...
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Can i install/run Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop (ACER 5755G)?

I currently have a acer 5755g running windows 8 and specs are as follows: intel core i5-2430M nVIDIA GeForce GT540m 1GB VRAM 8GB RAM 750GB HDD it also has intel graphics card, so is it possible to ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 7

I have a windows 7 laptop. I downloaded the Wubi.exe from ubuntu and whatnot, and ran it. After all that went well, I rebooted to finish the install.Then I get a screen that says " Try (hd0, 0): ...
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Horrible grafical error, unusable

Hi I am brand new to Linux and Ubuntu and I recently attempted to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a really old laptop I found in my basement, a Presario 2700T. THe installation went well but then it went to ...
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Where is the configuration for laptop-mode-tools max CPU frequency?

I use laptop-mode-tools for power management on my laptop and for the life of my I cannot find where to configure the CPU frequency limits. When I'm on battery it sets the maximum limit, regardless ...
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How to install external monitor?

So,I have a Philips 190c monitor and an Acer Aspire 57321zg with AMD HD 4570 and I want to know how in the world I can connect those to work properly? I connect the monitor the following occurs: ...
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“on demand” LAMP stack

I'd like to install a LAMP stack on my laptop in order to be able to locally develop PHP websites. However, since my computer is a laptop, and since I don't always need having apache and MySQL server ...
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Can't install Ubuntu for several reasons

I'm having some issues installing Ubuntu on my Samsung NP-RV520-S02SE Laptop. First off, I'm getting error: failure reading sector somethingsomething when booting the CD and hitting "Install Ubuntu". ...
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How can you play Steam games with nvidia-optimus laptop?

What is the best way to start a Steam game on a NVIDIA Optimus laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and the latest version of bumblebee installed? If I call Steam with optirun steam and then choose the ...
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Wifi doesn't work on Lenovo B590 with Broadcom BCM4313 [duplicate]

My son bougt a laptop. I installed Ubuntu 12.04. First wifi worked fine now it keeps searching but can't connect. I tried some solutions but I think I need help. lspci -nn | grep 028002:00.0 ...