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

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Laptop battery high/low alarm

My laptop battery didn't last half as long as I had hoped and it is an internal one. That is, it is very inconvenient to replace. I would like my replacement battery to last as long as possible, and ...
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6700HQ Ubuntu install broken bios suspected/CPU lockup xx seconds

So I have tried to get Ubuntu to boot/install on my MSI Apache GE72 6QF. After weeks of trying and searching on google I have found MY solution that I found on a high tech site documented. When I ...
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Nvidia fans doesn't work(Alienware)(Laptop)

Well as I can't find any help googling will ask for it :P I have an Alienware computer and after fixing the non spin fans (CPU) (using i8kamon) my GPU fan doesn't spin (Ended this one never have spin, ...
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Will Ubuntu speed up this laptop?

Old s****y 2004 laptop, Intel core, weak, virus filled. I want to completely wipe the drive and upgrade to Ubuntu. I do not have any data I want to save, this computer was a hand me down that's been ...
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Laptop not properly suspending after I close lid

Dell Inspiron 3542. When I close my laptop lid and put it in my bag, I often take it out later to find it extremely hot and with the battery drained. I also often find that my monitor turns on ...
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wifi doesn't work after installing ubuntu

i have installed linux alongside windows 10 on my laptop. After that i entered the driver search in linux and found the wifi driver - and the wifi worked correctly. I had to remove windows and ...
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Wifi & touchpad don't work in live USB - will they work after install? (Samsung NP900X5L)

I just booted from a live USB image of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop (64bit) on my Samsung laptop and found that the touchpad doesn't work and the wifi device isn't detected (ethernet works fine though). Will ...
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Restore factory defaults- Dell Inspiron

I ordered a laptop with Ubuntu as the operating system via ebay, and the item did not come as specified, so I am returning it. It took a few days to notice it did not come as specified, so I used in ...
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Fan control MSI ge60 2QD

I recently installed Ubuntu on my MSI ge60 2QD laptop. It has been a great experienced, but I'm a bit worried about the fan control. Does Ubuntu support automatic fan control (based on the CPU/GPU ...
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The backlight brightness always set to full after I turn on my laptop

I have checked the number in /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/device/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness is 2, but it always set to full after I install the Nvidia driver, I have to manually adjust it ...
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Interpret upower result (laptop battery dead ?)

I recently and sudddenly had my laptop battery which display that it is fully charged but directly switch off when i try to disconnect the power cable. Laptop have less than one month and is seems ...
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Curious Response to Brightness Keys on Laptop Keyboard

I've been having a small issue with the brightness keys on my HP laptop (dv7 4285-dx). It seems that when I turn the brightness all the way up using the appropriate secondary function keys on my ...
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Trouble with Installation on Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14. “Kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIC + timer doesn't work”

I recently bought a new laptop (Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14) and wanted to install Ubuntu (14.04.3) on it. I put it on a USB following this guide: ...
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Intel graphics cause shutdown on laptop (CPU Intel i7 6700HQ)

when I switch to Intel integrated graphics the laptop fans go on full max and can't be turned off, and then after a few mins the log out window pops up on its own and the computer shuts down, also ...
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Installing Ubuntu on my Laptop - a LOT of problems!

i've been using Windows my whole life, and i really want to test it out on my Notebook(ASUS F205TA-BING-FD018BS, Windows 10 installed). I have tried several Options in doing so (installing over USB, ...
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Higher Power consuming turned off Display

i have a question about the power consumption of my laptop. I wanna setup my laptop as an small media server, because of that i was checking the power consumption and found out that the laptop need ...
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Ubuntu keeps resetting HDD APM level to 1 on wakeup from suspend

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 15.10 amd64 system on my ASUS R513C laptop. I am setting the APM level on my HDD to 254 by running sudo hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda by hand and this fixes a problem with ...
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How to get a VirtualBox VM to suspend as though I have just closed my laptop's lid?

I am doing some debugging and I am in need of getting an Ubuntu GNOME VM (it will either be 15.10 or 16.04) to suspend as though I have just closed my laptop's lid (don't tell me just to press the ...
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How do I get three finger click to work on my touchpad? (middle click works with laser/optical mouse)

Running Ubuntu 15.10 on a 4 year old laptop, and while the touchpad driver I'm using works very well with scrolling and two finger clicking, I cannot figure out how to get three finger clicking to ...
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CF-52 Mk 1 brightness stops at 50%

I used the acpi_osi= trick to make Xubuntu 14.04 work with my newly acquired CF-52 Mk 1 Toughbook. Among other things, this enabled it to control the LCD backlight brightness. This mostly works fine, ...
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Acer E5-574G Laptop touchpad not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 (64Bit) in my Laptop Acer Aspire E 15 E5-574G. Unfortunately, touchpad is not working. I searched for a good resource in the internet, but i couldn't find it. If some has ...
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Connection between desktop(wlan) and laptop(wifi)

I need to connect my laptop to my desktop to control it via network using a terminal. I know how to connect 2 different laptops in the same wifi network but my problem now is that my desktop is ...
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Asus Laptop Temperature Issues

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N56JR laptop and i had windows before that, The problem is that the temperature is always high after i installed ubuntu even if i don't do ...
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HP compaq Presario f500 with broadcom wifi card, do I need a certain software to get the wifi card to work? [duplicate]

So Glady enough I got the latest unbuntu 14 release 23bit to install and it works with the Ethernet plugged in. I am just trying to figureout how to get the broadcom WiFi card to work. I do not even ...
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Battery status seems to be stuck

I have a Dell Inspiron 3000 series with Ubuntu 15.10. I noticed a few hours ago that the battery status remained unchanged (at 45%) and it said 1:40 hours left for full charge. I tried removing and ...
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Whats happened to the battery? Help understanding the BAT0 report

my laptop's battery seems dead(the laptop only runs with the AC plugged in), but the BAT0 report says the following: ▶—— NOTEBOOK BATTERY (BAT0) ——◀ Complete Report: Name ...
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What is the proper keyboard layout for a Japanese Acer Laptop?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onto an Acer Aspire and I did not figured out which is the proper layout for its keyboard. I tried every Japanese Layout without success. All have different ...
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Battery indicator shows opposite state: charging when discharging and vice versa [15.10]

So, pretty weird bug. As the title says, when my battery is charging, it says the power is draining (the symbol changes and it tells me how long is left until I'm dead), and when the power is not ...
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Auto-disable wlan0 while wlan1 is available and reenable wlan0 when wlan1 isn't available [duplicate]

I have a Linksys WUSB6300. I want my laptop's internal wifi card to be disabled while I have my usb wifi stick (WUSB6300) plugged in and reenabled when I unplug my usb wifi stick I have a Lenovo T410 ...
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IDT sound card doesn't work

In my hp pavilion, after I installed some programs, sound card doesn't work any more. My OS is Lubuntu 15.10 Thanks in advance for your help. some outputs ~$ cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep ...
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Lenovo Ideapad z500 keyboard/screen backlight issues

I cannot get my back-light on my keyboard to work whatsoever and the brightness of the screen only has two settings: maximum or eye scalding maximum. I have been searching forums high and low for ...
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Problems with Netgear GA511 Gigabit Ethernet PCCard

I am trying to get an R8169 based Netgear GA511 working under Ubuntu 14.04. The module is loaded the leds are Green (link) (Yellow) on the 100/1000M speed led. Ethertool doesn't seem to let me set ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity shows wrong battery status

I am using ASUS laptop and the model is X555-50. I have ubuntu 14.04 installed with unity desktop. It used to show the correct battery status earlier. But suddenly it is not displaying the correct ...
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Old laptop cannot boot from ubuntu 15.10 dvd

I have ab old nc8000 laptop with 14.04 installed on it. I want to upgrade to 15.10 but the laptop cannot boot from the install dvd. Is there a workaround for this? Thanks :)
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when restart my laptop noise appear

I bought hp probook 450 g3 7i after installed ubuntu 15.10 does'nt sound. I created a new file in /etc/modprobe.d/intel.conf and added fllowing options: options snd-hda-intel single_cmd=1 options ...
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Why can't I type with some keys on my laptop?

After I installed Ubuntu 12.10, I noticed that some keys on my Asus A53U laptop have stopped working correctly, and others work for the wrong keys, i.e. I press the key below backspace (can't remember ...
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Turn off display while lid is closed but prevent sleep on ubuntu server

I am currently running ubuntu server 14.04.3 on a macbook. I have managed to close the lid while preventing the system from sleeping but it does not turn off the display however it does turn off after ...
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Turning the brightness completely down

I used to run the command xbacklight -set 0 to make my brightness effectively 0 i.e. it was almost impossible to see anything, which was really helpful for conserving my battery power. However having ...
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Laptop battery keeps discharging even after full charge (not switching to AC)

The laptop does not switch to AC mode after fully charging. I dualboot and this problem is nonexistent on Windows 10. But on Ubuntu 15.10 it just keeps discharging. Problem persists on Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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When lid is closed, no internent connection

new to linux and ubuntu so please show some understanding :) im using an external monitor with my laptop, and when i close the lid (already set up the power management so nothingks will happen when i ...
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Cannot adjust brightness on Samsung NP370R5E-A06UK running Ubuntu 15.04

The issue is in the title. I have tried this as well as the top answer here, both achieved nothing. I should note however, that if I start up (or wake up from sleep) while not plugged in, I will get ...
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Asus x751lb ubuntu (gnome) 15.10 function key for brightness not working

I've tried like all the options for changing grub settings, some even screwed changing brightness at all, some allowed me to use even fn + enter to open calculator, but fn + f5/ fn + f6 nothing... ...
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Can boot from SSD-drive, but Ubuntu installer can't find it

Ubuntu installer can't find new SSD disk. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a ASUS VivoBook, model R304LA with bios version 210. It has UEFI with secure boot and all that jazz, but I've managed to turn ...
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Why does my thinkpad log in automatically if I lock my screen, shut my lid and then reopen it?

I've noticed some strange behaviour while working today. If I lock my screen with ctrl+alt+l it takes me to the login screen. If I then decide to shut my laptop it suspends correctly. But when I ...
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Laptop Docking Station For Ubuntu Tablets?

Will it be possible for OEMs to offer a laptop docking station for Ubuntu tablets? By laptop docking station, I'm describing a laptop keyboard without a display, but with a dock that can accommodate ...
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Blinking screen while using wireless connection

I've bought Dell Inspiron 5548 laptop and faced up with next problem - when I'm using build-in wireless card screen starts blinking, it's happens every time when I'm using it(watch online video, ...
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Can my laptop run ubuntu? // Problems with the nvidia graphic?

My laptop is a MSI, PX60 2QD-084XES (Prestige) . Specifications: * Intel® Core i7-5700HQ (2.7 GHz, 6 MB) * RAM 16GB DDR3 SODIMM (2x8GB) * Hard disk 1TB (7200 rpm S-ATA)+ 256GB SSD (1x256GB M.2 SATA) ...
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Can't set up wireless drivers on MSI Stealth, no output returned from lspci

Installed Ubuntu as dual boot with windows on an MSI GS70 laptop. Can't get wireless to show up in the toolbar & there are no software updates that appear under "System Settings | Additional ...
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HP Pavilion 360

I'm about to install Ubuntu 15.10 on a laptop HP Pavilion 360. I have right now Windows 10 as my only OS, and one of its functions is that, when I bend the laptop to use it as a tablet, the whole ...
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No sound over HDMI

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with the Intel 3000 HD video. I'm running 12.04.5, all updates. In the past, I've had no trouble, other than having to manually tell the sound subsystem to use HDMI ...