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

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touchpad in ubuntu 14.04 is not working [duplicate]

My dell laptop touch-pad is not working in Ubuntu 14.04. The USB mouse is working properly. But when I install Ubuntu 16.04 then touch pad is working properly but it hangs after 30 minutes. After ...
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Laptop screen dimming after (? random) period 14.04

We have a Lenovo X220 and an X230 both running Ubuntu 14.04. Intermittently, and for no obvious reason, after opening the lid and resuming, for which we require passwords, the backlight will dim to ...
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Asus K75VM laptop fans not detected, Ubuntu 16.04

My laptop fans seem to be completely overlooked by Ubuntu, so my CPU temp gets over 50*c despite low CPU usage. (Inbefore: proprietary GPU drivers are installed, which fixed the initial problem with ...
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Samsung Battery Life Extender - limit battery charging to 80% under Ubuntu

Some of you may have used Easy Settings app that's provided by Samsung for Windows OS. Similar Samsung's tool for Linux OS distributions isn't available. I missed Battery Life Extender function the ...
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Laptop not going to sleep when closing the lid

Hi I installed Ubuntu on this laptop. It's an HP notebook. After I close the lid it just shuts off the screen and stays on. It is set to suspend when the lid is closed but nothing happens. Everything ...
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Laptop Can't connect to home wifi [duplicate]

I have a Qualcom Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter on a Samsung laptop and running 14.04. My laptop can see the wireless network, but it keeps asking for the password and I can't connect. I ...
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How install Ubuntu on Dell 3521 Laptop with new blank disk [duplicate]

I am fixing a Dell 3521 laptop for a friend. The old hard drive was broken. Put in a Western Digital-blue 320 GB disk. Using a freeware bootable CD formatted the hard drive and it found zero bad ...
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Keep notebook screen on when lid closed

I have a Lenovo P70 running Ubuntu 16.04. I want to keep the notebook screen ON when the lid is closed. Currently, when I close the lid to the notebook, the notebook display turns off. I have an ...
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16.04 LTS Suspends after Resume from Hibernate

I hibernate with the lid open (docked or undocked). I resume with the lid closed, and docked. After logging in, the system will suspend (sleep) on its own, each and every time I attempt to resume. ...
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Ubuntu keeps freezing. How do I troubleshoot? [closed]

Ubuntu started freezing on me everytime I log in. It will work for a few minutes, but will become unresponsive. I can still move the mouse around, but can't click anything. Keyboard shortcuts don't ...
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Any way to “confuse” HW with different temperatures?

My specs: Asus K53SV-SX966 (laptop) Ubuntu 14.04 I can't control the speed of my fan. I tried speedfan in Windows some time ago, i tried fancontrol with lm-sensors. Nothing works, no ...
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I can't boot my ubuntu usb on my laptop

I have an Asus laptop with Windows 8.1 installed. I created a bootable Ubuntu stick, deactivated secure boot and fast boot, created a booting destination of the USB port, and chose to boot from ...
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laptop wifi indicator not lit even though I'm connected

Just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Asus VivoBook X202E recently, and now even though I have a wifi connection, the wifi indicator on my laptop doesn't light. Switching back to Windows 10 makes the ...
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Dual monitor set up, built in display won't stay on

I'm trying to hook up a dual monitor setup to my laptop via VGA port. Problem is that when the external monitor get turned on, my built in display turns off. This is what happens > My GRUB loads ...
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laptop's brightness resets to least value automatically and haven't been resolved from past few version

My laptop (Dell Inspiron N5110) is having a brightness issue. Brightness automatically resets to least value 0 from the past set value (say 3) when I increase the brightness it jumps to 4 and now I ...
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Why is my dongle not blinking anymore?

I am using a dongle of Vodafone K3570z. It was working fine until tomorrow.But I don't know what has happened to it suddenly.As I am plugging it the lights are not blinking. I have checked the usb ...
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How do I backup computer that wont let me go on windows from usb hard drive with ubuntu?

I am having an issue with my laptop and it won't let me turn it on. It goes straight to "preparing automatic restart" and then it gives me a blue screen with aload of options. Ive tried all of them ...
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Laptop freezes after lifting the screen up

Each time that I close the laptop and after I lift up to continue with my work, it freezes with a black screen(either the leds of my mouse doesn't light up). In the partition of windows all works ...
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Artificially increase maximum screen brightness

I have my laptop set to maximum brightness, but it's not bright enough. Is it possible to somehow make it brighter?
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Fixing black screen

I dont know why Dell redictered me to you guys but I'm having issues with my laptop and I'm hoping you can help. A few hours ago I restarted it and when it came back on it loaded and just showed a ...
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HP Probook 450 G3 does not suspend when lid is closed on ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have a small problem - my laptop does not suspend when the lid is closed. This only occurs on ubuntu 16.04. On previous versions of Ubuntu the suspend function worked fine. The power settings are ...
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Laptop sometimes not locked on resume from sleep (lid action)

Despite repeated searches I can't find anyone else reporting similar issues to me. My issue is that when I sleep my computer by closing the lid, sometimes when I open it again the screen is not locked....
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Laptop headphone jack produces no sound

The headphones are detected, because when they are plugged in, they appear in the sound settings. The problem is that they just don't output any sound. Laptop speakers output sound just fine. I'm ...
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Some keys don't work after upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10

Just upgraded my Lenovo G410 from 14.04 to 15.10. after running sudo dpkg --configure -a to correct a few glitches, it boots fine and displays the login screen. The problem now is that some keys ...
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How to get laptop lid to suspend & resume, and wifi to reconnect with Ubuntu 16.04

On my Compaq Presario CQ62 laptop Ubuntu 14.04 would suspend on lid close. But a clean install of 16.04 ignored the lid action. According to with-ubuntu-16-04-laptop-doesnt-suspend-when-lid-is-...
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Keyboard and Touchpad wont work

I'm using a gigabyte P17F laptop and every time I install ubuntu the touchpad and keyboard stop working, I have installed ubuntu 16.04 with a usb keyboard and mouse, sometimes the laptop's keyboard ...
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How can I get Ubuntu to load as a dual boot on an HP Envy laptop with Windows 10?

I have a new HP Envy laptop (AMD A10 processor, Radeon R6, 8GB RAM, 2TB HD) with Windows 10. I don't want to use Windows as the main OS, and want to use Ubuntu (my previous laptop was Ubuntu, and in ...
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My jack doesn't work on Ubuntu 15.04

I have an Asus K555UB laptop, and I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on it, but when I plug in my 3.5mm headset jack, the headphones do not work, and the speakers stil give sound. I tried something, changed ...
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Is battery life affected with dual boot?

I have dual booted my laptop with Windows 10 and Linux. Does this affect battery life? (My laptop has a i5 processor with 2.2 GHZ RAM and 500 GB HD.)
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Does Ubuntu run on an Asus F555LA [closed]

Does anyone have any experience with an Asus F555LA-DM2095T laptop? I'm looking for a new laptop and I'm thinking of buying this one but I'm not sure if it'll run properly. I've read a review on a ...
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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 ...