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

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Bluetooth hardware is not detected after and upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10

I used to have windows on the same laptop and Bluetooth worked fine, but after Ubuntu 15.10 installation, it doesn't recognize the hardware, what can I do to get the proper driver? This is my ...
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Cannot install martian-modem using module-assistant command

Is there any chance to get the internal (TOSHIBA Satellite A100 laptop's) modem to work in Ubuntu 15.10 i686? I've tried the following: sudo apt-get install martian-modem Read the ...
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How to make a computer running on runlevel 3 ask for password when waking up from suspend in X?

I have recently set runlevel 3 as a kernel parameter instead of runlevel 5, though this has caused a little bit of a problem... Because when I execute startx and then once the GUI has loaded, if I ...
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on turning on an inputting password it shoows message having multiple family in alias isnt supported and may not work as expected and I cant log in

I hava a new laptop that uses ubuntu and it worked perfectly yesterday but today on turning on an inputting password it shows message having multiple family in alias isnt supported and may not work as ...
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Forcing grub menu to external monitor connected to laptop via HDMI/VGA

Is there any way to force grub menu to show it's content in external monitor (for selecting the os to boot on win or ubuntu), I use my laptop more like a desktop with a monitor connected to it because ...
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Ubuntu server on laptop stops responding when I close lid

I have been trying for a couple of hours to get an ubuntu server to not freeze when I close the lid. When I close the laptop the server freezes and I can't restore it, I have to press the power button ...
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Battery Indicator does not show correct state

My battery indicator does not show the correct state. The battery indicator, and the indicator in power settings, both remain unchanged from the state the machine is switched on. If I switch on ...
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Ubuntu freezes up and looks strange after using it for a few minutes

I'm using 8-year-old HP Pavillion dv6000. At seemingly random times, the screen freezes up and strange bars appear on the screen which move when the mouse moves. This is on a fresh install of Ubuntu ...
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laptop wifi problem

When I connect to wifi after 10 or 15 minutes it will disconnect. And if I want to wifi again I have to disable wifi each time. I have lenovo z5170 with Ubuntu 14.04 description: Wireless interface ...
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problem with login

When I close the lid of Laptop and then open it a message asks about password when I enter pass, Ubuntu login screen will come after that. I have to enter my pass twice to login. I can't remember but ...
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Lenovo T540p undocking triggers logout

I recently got a new Lenovo T540p with corresponding docking station and installed Ubuntu 14.04 (and later 15.10 with the same problem) on it. The problem is that whenever I release the laptop from ...
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Ubuntu screen brightness issue only at startup

Ubuntu 14.04 / Windows 10 dual boot The laptop can´t remember brightness before, but after manually set the brightness in the rc.local file, it can now remember the brightness level after boot into ...
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Install Ubuntu on Lenovo S440 [duplicate]

I'm getting really fed up of my current Windows 10 install on my Lenovo S440 ThinkPad (2.4 GHz processor, 8 Gb RAM, and a 16 Gb SSD swap drive), and would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot, ...
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Ubuntu 15.10, if I suspend from toolbar it's ok, if I close laptop lid when I resume it keeps logging me out

So as the title states: Ubuntu 15.10, if I suspend from toolbar it's ok, if I close laptop lid when I resume it keeps logging me out / going to lock screen after 10-20 seconds. I have a razer ...
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Dell Inspiron 5423 CPU low-power state Non-Dell Power Adapter

So I've been trying for hours now to get the CPU out of the low power state. The Processor is a Dual-Core with HT @1.8ghz however because im not using a Dell Adapter its missing the protocol chip that ...
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Lid Closed Suspend Ignore issue - 14.04.3

I have tried many various methods to get it where the computer ignores the lid closing. Essentially, I don't want it to sleep. At all. Here's what I've tried: Changing the power settings. Power ...
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How to install Ubuntu on an old laptop missing its built-in display

I have an old HP laptop that is missing its built-in display. I use it plugged in to my TV via VGA. It runs Windows Vista fine, but it has recently started to slow down, and I decided it needed a dose ...
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GPU drivers greyed out - Ubuntu 14.04

i just realized that under 'Additional Drivers' on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop all GPU driver options are greyed out and the only one chosen is : "Continue using a manually installed driver" The thing is ...
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ubuntu 14.04.03 mousepad not working on acer aspire notebook, external mouse does work

I just bought the Acer V3-371-5215. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 64bit from a usb flash drive. The mousepad worked during the installation from flash drive. Mousepad not working after installation. ...
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Installed 14.04 on my laptop but my trackpad and speakers do not work. Any ideas?

I have never used Ubuntu before, though I have some RHEL command line experience from work. I installed 14.04 on my Gigabyte P35 laptop because I was tired of dealing with problems from Windows 10. ...
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Samsung laptop Ubuntu sees the wifi but does not connect

I know there are a thousand of these questions around, but I tried a few and did not get any results, so I decided to open a new question. The NetworkConnections thing sees the wifi connection, but ...
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Share Ethernet Connection

I have a home server with two ethernet ports, one of which is connected to our gateway (modem + router) from Xfinity. The other port is free and I want to connect it to my laptop, sharing the server's ...
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Changes in system screen brightness aren't reflected on actual screen. [Ubuntu 15.10][Laptop]

I've had this issue since 14.04.3 but I never bothered to fix it since I didn't use Ubuntu much. Pressing the brightness up/down function keys brings up the popup displaying the brightness level, ...
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USB speed converges to 0

I have a laptop and a desktop computer both running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I have an issue: When transfer files from/to USB drives, the speed looks good when the copy starts, but immediately afterwards ...
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Boot Problem [No bootable devices found]

I have a laptop from dell and recently I reinstalled ubuntu 14.04 and when I turn the laptop on it says "No bootable devices found". I installed it through UEFI DVD. The boot mode is set to: UEFI; ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sometimes does not suspend when laptop lid closed

Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Set to suspend when lid closed. Mostly it works - often I can use it for a week, suspending and resuming with no problems. But sometimes something changes and it stops working: ...
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Why is my laptop losing so much power while in suspend mode?

Last time I used my laptop, I had it plugged in, and so at the time I closed the lid and put it into suspend mode, it had 100% power. However, when I opened the lid now, the a day later, and resumed ...
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Wifi problem on hp 355 g2 laptop

My name is Miljan. I have a problem with my wifi connection. I have hp laptop 355 g2 and wifi dont work on 14.04,14.10,15.04 and 15.10. I really dont know why? I can fix this like this: sudo ...
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Should I fix my overheating problem or invest in a new laptop? [closed]

So I am running into overheating issues, constant shutdowns and lagging when I open multiple tabs on the browser, which is not convenient at all. Here are my laptop specs: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU L ...
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Dell Vostro 3750 doesn't reboot/restart

It's been a while now since my laptop doesn't reboot in ubuntu anymore (either 14.04 or 15.10 - I have them both on different partitions). It hangs before I can see the bios screen (no backlight as ...
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Cursor randomly jumps around

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.16 to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 (and also dropped some chocolate cake into my computer) I have noticed the cursor randomly jumping around ...
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Alba bug turns off speakers

Alba's recent upgrade turned my laptop speakers off. They test fine and show 100% but no sound.Were working fine last week but recent software upgrade has caused this problem.
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Ubuntu 14.04 wifi unstable HP envy 17 [duplicate]

When I go to a new place on campus, I always have to reboot the system to connect to the wifi. Otherwise no matter how I try, it just gives me "disconnected". I attach the information. ########## ...
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Can I run and install Ubuntu (Mac iso) on a non apple product? [duplicate]

I want to design a Ubunntu image customized for mac, but... dont have a macbook... Can I run and install Ubuntu (Mac iso) on a non apple product?
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Ubuntu won't start after closing laptop lid

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell latitude e6430 laptop. Whenever I close my laptop lid or sometimes when I lock the screen before shutting the lid, when I open the lid again Ubuntu won't pull ...
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Permanent Blank Screen after lid close?

I am using Ubuntu on my Hp M6 Envy laptop. I closed my lid to move with my laptop and by the time (10 mins) i opened it the screen was totally blank not black , blank. I restarted many times with no ...
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USB wakeup does not work when lid is closed

I have a dell xps 13 9333 with ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I'm using this as a desktop computer, with an external monitor and USB keyboard. The system is configured to 'Do Nothing' when lid is closed (see ...
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Prevent OS from setting 0 brightness

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and on pressing "brightness minus" key, the brightness of the screen does decrease but, if I keel holding/pressing the button,the brightness decreases all the way to zero and ...
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Kubuntu stuck at flashing logo boot screen

My week old laptop is installed with a dual boot Windows 7 / Kubuntu. On my Kubuntu I've had the issue of the computer not waking up from sleep after closing the screen/lid. I read online that ...
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Serious problems after 15.10 upgrade

Okay revising.... I upgraded my computer from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10. It used to load right away but now after the Ubuntu load screen I get: [ OK ] started lab/ postfix mail transport agent. [ OK ] ...
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“Unable to access” drives of my computer! [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, 32 bit version. While I click any drives of my laptop, a message is shown. e.g. if I click my software drive then a message is showing like the picture given below: Software ...
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Dual Booting Questions

I have an Asus s200e laptop running Windows 10, and it has a C and D drive. The D drive is never in use by Windows, so I want to put Linux on it, how do I do so without deleting anything? What should ...
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Resume from Suspend closes applications

Just loaded Ubuntu 15.10 on my old HP E1 Vision and am very pleased with it. I have a minor issue in that if I Suspend using the power icon in the upper right corner of the screen, close the lid and ...
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Ubuntu Mate Black screening problem

So my Acer Aspire E5-511-P2D6 and I decided to install Ubuntu Mate 15.10 (I've been getting this problem with all distros and distribution versions from 14.04+) So I installed it but now I'm getting ...
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How to change screen brightness from commandline on Asus X453?

I'm using the Fluxbox window manager on Ubuntu 12.04. I recently got my desktop into a strange situation, and I'm not sure how! The situation was this: If I close the laptop screen lid and then ...
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New Ubuntu User, Touchpad not working; I know what to do but not how to do it

This article describes the exact problem I'm having. I have the same laptop, same issue. Unfortunately, I'm not knowledgeable enough with Linux yet -- I want to learn more but I really just need to ...
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Keyboard of Acer Aspire A5943G not working properly

I have an Acer Aspire A5943G laptop, and its keyboard is not working properly. The keys SDGHM and some shift combinations produce either no characters at all, or just sometimes with wrong delay and ...
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Occasional Macbook pro suspend failure when closing the lid

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2012 Macbook Pro, and every now and then when I close the lid, instead of suspending like it usually does (and corresponding to what I have set in settings), the screen ...
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Macbook brightness using WRONG folder

I am running ubuntu 14.04 with macbook pro mid 2012 Brightness is not working using the function keys. I'm pretty new at Linux, but I know why it is not working, just not how to fix it. #Under ...
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I can not increase or decrease the brightness of my screen on UBUNTU 15.10 [duplicate]

just wondering if anybody knows what's the problem. I use the brightness bar control with my keyboard or in options, the computer shows me the brightness bar increasing or decreasing but the screen is ...