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

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Ubuntu 13.04: Audio does not work on HP Probook 4530s

I'm having a problem with the build in audio of my HP ProBook 4530s laptop (with Ubuntu 13.04), there is no sound at all. If I connect a USB headphone, the headphone does work correctly. So I guess ...
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How to get better graphics than VESA: Intel®Sandybridge Mobile Graphics

I am currently using the VESA: Intel®Sandybridge Mobile Graphics and I must say, I do not like the appearance of almost everything. My unity is running only on 2D mode. My screen resolution is also ...
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Failing Hard drive - root of all problems? [closed]

So I have a question for those who are a little more clued up on this than myself. I have a laptop which is about 2 years old now and has been plaguing me with various issues for some time. The most ...
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Dell Inspiron 5220 Screen Brightness buttons

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04, everything seems fine except using the FN-key to change the laptop's brightness. It just stays permanently on full brightness. Even if I go into System Settings and ...
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Why does 13.04 cause my laptop screen to go completely black? [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu for several years, but this is the first time I have had a problem like this. When I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04, every time I boot into Ubuntu and the login screen is ...
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How can I delete Ubuntu and install windows xp (.exe version) [duplicate]

What my problem is, is that I want to install windows xp on my laptop where ubuntu is installed on, I cannot run the disc because it is an .exe and you can't run that on ubuntu. I tried several things ...
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Why does CPU usage remain at 100% after running Mathematica 9?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and Mathematica 9 on a Sony Vaio VPCEA36FG. When I run a program in Mathematica, CPU usage rises to 100%. This is a normal. But when Mathematica finishes computation, ...
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Sony Vaio SVF1521C5E sound problem with Ubuntu 12.04

I have a problem on my Sony Vaio Fit 15 E (SVF1521C5E) running Ubuntu 12.04.02 x64. In particular I can't hear any sound from my speakers. I have no problem to listen with the headphones. My hardware ...
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cannot boot Ubuntu 13.04 64bit (dualboot Windows-8)

I was have Ubuntu before maybe 10.10 and was working fine. after I buy my new laptop AsusX401A with Win8-64bit, I was installed Ubuntu 13.04 but after restart the computer I got a black Screen. and I ...
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Dell laptop display brightness problem

I am using Dell inspiron 15 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have hot keys on my keyboard to adjust display brightness and they work fine.But the problem is, as soon as I switch on the laptop the brightness is set ...
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How to change Swap partition to add more

I play a lot of Minecraft/Tekkit. I have quite a bit of lag issues and my brother told me to add more VM RAM. He said it's called Swap Partitioning on Linux. I am looking for a simple solution, I ...
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Laptop overheating on Ubuntu 12.04 [SOLVED] (in strange way)

I have dell inspiron q17r with two graphic cards and I noticed that it is overheating. I installed bumblebee, jupiter and flashblock, I followed this: ...
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Why are my games so slow through WINE?

Discovering I needed Wine to run anything Windows-based. I discovered I'd need DirectX to do anything significant, which in turn needed .NET framework. Using this ...
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Why is my laptop keyboard malfunctioning after running boot-repair?

So, after using boot-repair to fix (reinstall) a Grub issue, some of the keys on my laptop have ceased to work. The specific keys are ;,',/,0,-,= and p. I tried swapping back to the live CD I ran ...
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Ubuntu freezes at installation-dialog and at live-boot

i´m quite new to ubuntu/linux, because i prefered using windows, yet. Now i have a older notebook that runs very slow with windows xp and consumples a lot of battery. So i choosed to use a more ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an older laptop

I am trying to install Ubuntu on an older laptop. I made a bootable CD and restarted the computer. The following error came up: This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: pae ...
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Will Windows 8 removal and secure boot disable cause no problem in using Ubuntu?

I heard that recent laptop computer with Windows 8 operating system enables secure boot which can cause problem while installing or using Ubuntu, and worrying because I have a plan to buy laptop with ...
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Is laptop-mode-tools still relevant on 13.04?

Do they make some difference? I read in Ubuntu wiki that actually it has good power configuration management out of box.
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Ubuntu 13.04 Running Slow [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 to get away from Windows 8(I never liked Windows). But Since I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 it has been very slow, such as opening or searching for a files. My ...
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No boot option after install alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

I correctly managed to burn the install iso to flash drive, booted to it, installed it, and it told me that I simply needed to restart. However, on boot it gives me no option to boot to ubuntu ...
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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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Memory card reader no longer works

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop. The built-in 5-in-1 memory card reader used to work in Linux, but now it won't detect my SD card. It still works in Windows 7 though. I don't ...
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how to install wireless driver for my old laptop hp dv6 1340ej

its connected to the internet and all fine but its very and slow and I've tried almost everything with some terminal commands and I got some improve but still slow compared to the internet win I login ...
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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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I have a Asus G55V laptop and I was wondering which Ubuntu Version I should go for?

As the title says, I have a Asus G55V laptop and I was basically wondering which Ubuntu version I should go for. A year ago or so was the first time I decided to try Ubuntu, I had a different laptop ...
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How/Where do I get Ubuntu Drivers?

I have an Acer Aspire 5745 laptop with all it's stock hardware, when I install Ubuntu 12.04.2 via windows installation it works, except for the drivers. There are no drivers installed, and I have ...
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(Xubuntu) - How to turn off Laptop screen while external screen is connected

Hi I just installed Xubuntu on my Laptop, now I want it to disable the laptop screen as long as the external screen is connected. But when I disconnect the external monitor I want the laptop screen to ...
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Alternative to Jupiter Applet

Wondering if anyone knows of any alternative to the Jupiter applet that stopped being actively developed? I found this, but it's all I could find: ...
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Is it possible to stop laptop's battery from charging?

I use Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. In win7 I was installing Dell Battery software that it was showing battery status and providing a tool for stopping it from charging(when it's connected to AC power) ...
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When I play music on my ubuntu 13.04 Dell XPS 13 FHD laptop the sound plays through the headphones and speakers at the same time

I tried the settings mention in this topic: Headphone jack not working? but with no luck. The first thing i tried was to edit analog-output-headphones.conf but when i did that, i could no longer play ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook? If so, what are the minimum system requirements? Will Ubuntu preform as well on the Chromebook as on a Windows laptop?
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Brightness control on Toshiba P855-30D

This seems to be a recurring question, but none of the solutions I found here and there seem to work for me. So here are the facts: Toshiba Satellite P855-30D Nvidia 640M BIOS 1.50 Ubuntu 13.04 64 ...
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How can I tell if my laptop has Bluetooth?

How can I tell if my laptop has a Bluetooth adapter?
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Dell XPS 15z (L511z) - Ubuntu 13.04 - Short Battery Life… Any help, ideas, or mods?

I presently have a Dell XPS 15z (L511z) (+ 240GB SanDisk Extreme SSD Upgrade). I also have Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 installed. My BIOS is at the latest version. I have the following power-related packages ...
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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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How do you make a copy of wine to a dvd?

I am trying to make a copy of wine to a dvd so that I can put it on my laptop. Does anyone know how to do this?
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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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How do I get my laptop not to lock up every time I close the lid in Ubuntu 13.04

Every time I close my laptop lid, Ubuntu 13.04 will lock up. I have it set in the Power settings to do nothing for when I close the lid on both battery power and when plugged in, yet when I do close ...
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Auto Boot after Power Failure - Laptop

I'm using a laptop with lubunut on it for a project I'm working on in a remote location. I chose a laptop because of the batter already attached and the frequent power outages. Most power outages are ...
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Does it make sense to create swap partitions for new installations nowadways?

For a desktop installation in a new and shiny laptop (let's say 16gb ram and ssd hd), does it make sense to have a swap partition?
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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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Laptop Nvidia Bumblebee clarification

So this is partly clarification (to help future users) and partly questions to make sure I understand what's going on. Recently attempted to make the switch from MacOSX to Ubuntu as I can't afford ...
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Why does Ubuntu think that my iMac is a laptop?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my late-2010 iMac. I am dual-booting OS X 10.8.3 and Ubuntu. For some reason, Ubuntu thinks that my system is a laptop. Under the "Displays" settings, it only says ...
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I have no sound on my headphones, but i have sound on my speakers using Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I have an Hp pavilion dv6 laptop and my headphones are not working properly. When i plug them in, there is no sound coming through them. But if i unplug them, the sound comes normally through the ...
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Backlight can't be adjusted 13.04

In Ubuntu 12.04 i was able to change the brightness of my laptop screen by using the FN + Rightarrow all i had to do for that was include GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Toshiba touchpad not working

I have a Toshiba Satellite T130-10G laptop and I can't get my touchpad to work in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (I have tried also 12.10 and did not work either). In the same laptop I have Windows 7 installed and ...
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To control battery at a certain capacity (for ex.20%) then the laptop will be automatically standby or hibernate for long-lasting the battery

I would like to control for setting my battery at a certain capacity (for ex.20%) then the laptop will be automatically standby or hibernate for long-lasting the battery. Is there any solution, ...
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apt-get won't work

I installed the latest updates from update manger and apt-get won't work. I think it has something to do with bumblebee/primusrun due to this error output: installArchives() failed: Setting up ...
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Strange behaviour when close the lid of my MBA

I have an MBA and I'm used to close the lid without any problem in OSX. I've installed ubuntu 13.04 in dual boot with rEFit. The problem is that sometimes something strange happens when I close the ...
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One O/S, 2 Machines

quick question, Is it possible to share my Installation on my SSD between my main PC, and my laptop for when i go away, that way everything I need is still there, and dont have to worry about syncing ...