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

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How to use nouveau instead of intel?

I have a laptop with Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU. I want to use nouveau but whatever I do my laptop is always using Intel's driver. How can I make it use nouveau?
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AMD Turbo Core not working on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a Acer Laptop with Turbo CORE technology up to 2.40 ghz per processor But when I check it with this: cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_max_freq It says 1500000 How I can get it ...
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Help with displaying screen on monitor

Dog knocked my laptop off the table and smashed the screen. I was able to display on an external monitor once. I unplugged everything to move it and when I set it all back up i coudlnt get it to ...
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Does pm-powersave start automatically when running on battery?

So I just learned a bit more about pm-powersave, but couldn't find if it automatically kicks in if you're running battery power. Does somebody know if it does this? And if not, is there a way to make ...
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How to link the system event brightness up/down to the correct brightness file

I have a ASUS UL30VT and just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The screen brightness was at level 0. Attempt 1: so I navigated to find the screen brightness slider under System Settings>Brightness&...
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Ubuntu - Recommended Minimum System Requirements [duplicate]

Can I install and run Ubuntu on this machine? AMD Dual-Core E1-6015 APU with Radeon R2 Graphics (1.4 GHz, 1 MB cache) 4 GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB) If yes, which version of ...
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I can no longer completely turn off the screen by decreasing the screen brightness to zero in 16.04

Sorry if this is vague and not nearly as technical as most other questions here, but I'm a pretty new ubuntu convert. When I'm in hurry I've been turning off my screen just by holding fn and f8 to ...
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Dual Monitor - Side by side not working!

Before you guys do a search and claim this is a duplicate of any other question, don't bother! I've been through them all! I've tried everything I could find! Okay, so the problem is I can't set my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Flickering Problem [closed]

I have a system 76 Lemur laptop on which I have installed Ubuntu 16.04. My screen has started flickering. I thought it was a problem with the installation so I made a boot able USB and reinstalled. It ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 screen brigthness problem in videos

In my laptop I have a very annoying problem When I'm in Chrome or seen a movie and I don't touch the touchpad the screen attenuates automatically It's annoying because the brightness automatically ...
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With Ubuntu 16.04 laptop doesn't suspend when lid is closed

I have a Dell 7737 laptop, and with Ubuntu 16.04 it no longer suspends when the laptop lid is closed. With 14.04 closing the lid put the laptop to suspend as expected. However, I reloaded the system ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 (Lenovo Thinkpad Sl500) wireless driver not working

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad SL500 but the Wifi is not working, although the wired connection is still fine. Pastebin: http://paste.ubuntu.com/16020359/ Here are the results of ...
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Bluetooth not working on a Lenovo ideapad 100-15iby (Wi-Fi unstable too)

I have made edits to this post and Wi-Fi works now, but I still have problems with Bluetooth, and is further explained below at "EDITS:" Original Question I've got everything working on this laptop ...
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Using “normal” Ubuntu on convertible with multitouch and so on

I'd like to run Ubuntu 16.04 (not Ubuntu Touch) on an Intel tablet or a convertible laptop. Are there drivers for support of multi-touch gestures, onscreen keyboard, GPS, rotation sensor etc. as used ...
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Closing the lid create an error with the wireless icon

Since updating to 16.04, I encounter a problem where the wifi symbol would become an up and a down arrow. The problem arises when I close the lid, but sometimes it does not matter whether I close the ...
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Installed laptop-mode-tool 16.04, now USB mouse not working after rebooting until it is re plughed in

I did a fresh install of 16.04 on my vizio ct14-a0 ultrabook. I installed laptop-mode-tools Then I edited the AUTOSUSPEND_TIMEOUT in file /etc/laptop-mode/conf.d/runtime-pm.conf file from =2, ...
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Internal laptop display is disconnected (LVDS-0 disconnected)

I did a clean install of ubuntu gnome 16.04 on my lenovo w520 (without formatting the home partition; before I had ubuntu gnome 15.10). My laptop comes (sadly - since I have always had troubles with ...
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My networking is disabled when I switch to different Wifi AP

For example: I am using my laptop at home, and then when I close laptop, and go to my office where is different Wifi Access Point, it disables my networking. The only thing, that I can do is to reboot ...
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PCIe bus error messages on boot and shutdown

I have a HP Pavilion 15-ab217-ng notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on it. On boot and shutdown the following error message appears about 20 - 30 times: [ 39.868010] pcieport 0000:00:1c.5: ...
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Cannot change brightness in laptop

I am trying to change the brightness of my laptop using xrandr, but I get this error. Here's the segment: janreggie@janreggie-T100TA:~$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1368 x 768, maximum ...
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How to force HP Laptop boot into GRUB - step by step

I always have to press F9 to change boot order when startup in my HP Pavillion. I have dual boot Ubuntu 16.04/Windows 10. I'm using Ultrabook HP Pavilion Touch 14-n070br (ENERGY STAR). It should be ...
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Lenovo 500S-14ISK is is compatible with linux?

I would like to buy a Lenovo 500S-14ISK, but I can't find any reviews on it regarding linux compatibility. Ubuntu does not seem to have certified this laptop (yet)? Anybody had experience with this ...
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Changing what internal video card my laptop uses

I hope I explain this correctly, because I have no idea what I'm talking about: I ran two commands in the terminal to find out what graphics card my laptop uses, and got this result: $ lspci | grep ...
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Bad battery life on Xubuntu 16.04 Lenovo T460s

the battery life of my new Lenovo T460s is very bad (about 4,5h with a little bit browsing and half display contrast). Xubuntu 16.04 shows two batteries (SANYO 00HW022 and SANYO 01AV405). They were ...
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Laptop shutting itself off?

Sorry if this isn't supposed to be here, and sorry if I don't know what I'm talking about - because I probably don't. When I start my Dell Studio XPS Laptop it'll stay on for awhile - Ubuntu will ...
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Touchscreen not working on suspend. No existing solutions are working

When I close the lid to suspend my laptop the touchscreen stops working after waking the laptop. I found a workaround by sleeping the laptop before closing the lid. For some reason if the laptop is ...
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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: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-...
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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 anything.(i'...
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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 ...