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

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How do I determine exactly why my computer is unexpectedly shutting down?

For a while now, in both Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10, my laptop shuts down suddenly and unexpectedly. This only happened when the computer was on battery power, and only when the power seemed to get within ...
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Dell 1521 laptop - bluetooth not working

I bought this dell without the bluetooth care and just recently bought and installed the bluetooth card on my motherboard but im still getting "no adapters found" - im lost and stuck! $ lsusb | grep ...
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I'm trying to intsall Ubuntu to a (Samsung) NP300E4C laptop but can't access BIOS

The computer is currently running Windows (7). I've tried tapping and holding down F2 but it just boots to windows. I googled to see if i can find people with similar issues but found none. I'm ...
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Can't enable laptop webcam and bluetooth with fn keys

I already researched a bit and tried some solutions like editing /etc/grub/default with: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=" And: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=Linux" But ...
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Apple Ibook g4 1,2GHz with Lubuntu sound and wifi not working

I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Trusty Tahr on my old Mac laptop. Unfortunately, I can't get any sound, and wifi doesn't seem to work either. Is there any way for me to work the thing out?
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laptop monitor brightness always maximum upon charging

My laptop monitor brightness is set to maximum whenever I connect it to charging. I have gone to the brightness settings and changed this, but the problem repeats when I charge my laptop again...what ...
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Bluetooth adapter not found in ubuntu 14.04

I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04 and now it seems that my hp-1000 notebook computer can not find the Bluetooth adapter anymore. I even used it right before I switched to Ubuntu from ...
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Ubuntu laptop heating with ubuntu except 14.04

I have hp pavilion g6-2312ax with amd processor and graphic card. On windows I would use "Hp Cool and Quite" to keep the temperatures and fan speed down. But in ubuntu or any other linux version, the ...
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Lowest brightness setting turns backlights off

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on a Laptop. When I turn my brightness to the lowest setting it actually turns my backlights off and my entire screen goes black as if my computer was turned off. I have ...
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14.04 windows go off screen on awake

I currently have a dual monitor setup running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My display settings are currently set to have my laptop screen on the right and my monitor on the left. Whenever I open the lid of the ...
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Battery percentage won't go up while charging

I have HP notebook with a healthy battery. Problem is that when I try to charge it, system displays time remaining to charge and also percentage of the charge in the menu bar, but it stays stuck on ...
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How to format Ubunutu 14.04 from laptop?

I only have Ubuntu os in my laptop, I want to format it and reinstall it in my Laptop. I made a bootable pd of the os, an i am using a asus laptop but the bootable window wont open. I need help!
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Sony VAIO keyboard only responding after suspending the device/restarting the X-Server

As the title says, the built in keyboard on my Sony VAIO SVE1712V1EB does not respond after booting. Neither it does in GRUB. However when I suspend the computer / restart the X-Server, the keyboard ...
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permanently disable trackpoint in Lenovo T440p Ubuntu 14.04

after looking around a lot I find that by typing xinput -set-prop 12 135 0 in the terminal I solved the problem of the cursor moving alone when nobody is touching it. How can I make to make this ...
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Brightness control turns off my monitor

When I press the keyboard combination to lower my brightness i.e. Fn+F2 my screen turn off and to turn it on I have to press brightness low and then brightness high button one after another. Can ...
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Ubuntu fails to install on HP Probook 4445s AMD [closed]

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 (earlier 14.04) on my HP Probook 4445s (AMD) from bootable pen drives but after the initial Ubuntu screen the computer freezes with just a static snow on the ...
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Shift+home and shift+end don't work in laptop [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and these key combinations do not work. If I toggle NumLock then Home and End without shift don't work properly. I found some proposed solutions for older versions of Ubuntu but ...
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Crazy amount of lag | Ubuntu 14.04

I've been struggling with this issue since I decided that I wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop (several months ago). So I chose 14.04 (Newest at the time), and thought that it wouldn't be so bad, ...
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Problem running Ubuntu-Gnome on optimus-based laptop

I had tons of issues trying to install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my optimus-based laptop (MSI GT60 2PC) with GTX870m & Intel HD 4600 GPU's. It would freeze up during pre-install from live USB/DVD ...
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How can I disable screen auto brightness in 14.10?

I have a Samsung 730u3e with hybrid radeon graphics, that comes with sensor(s) for screen and keyboard brightness. The keyboard auto brightness works very well, I can increase/decrease or turn off as ...
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12.04-Laptop freezes everytime I close my lid [closed]

My 12.04 Ubuntu laptop freezes every time I close my lid. I have recently installed Gnome 3.8 on my computer and removed it because I did not like it. It is probably caused because of that. And now, ...
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Screen dim while brightness set to max on Xubuntu 14.04 everytime display turns off

I used to have an issue where every time my laptop would return from suspend, the screen was fully dim (as if brightness was at a minimum) even though the brightness setting was set to maximum - so I ...
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What's waking my laptop up?

Sometimes, but not always, my laptop running 14.04 wakes up a few seconds after I shut the lid. How do I diagnose what's going on here? I want it to be suspended when the lid closes and stay ...
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Drivers for Asus K Series K555LN-XO079D?

I want to buy Asus K555LN but I wonder whether I can find drivers for Ubuntu? The Asus web site even does not list drivers for Windows. May be I don't need to install any drivers at all?
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How to make the “Steam key” on ASUS ROG laptop work

The dedicated steam key on my ASUS ROG G751 laptop does not do anything. What do I need to do to make it launch steam?
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USB Mouse and Keyboard stop working unexpectedly

On my laptop I've attached USB mouse and keyboard. They work well when I start the computer. The problem is that after some time they stop working. Laptop's touchpad and keyboard have no problems but ...
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Charging only ever reaches 95%

I am using Ubuntu 14.10. And my computer is always attached to an AC power source thus it is always charging. But I have noticed that my battery says it is charged when I click on the battery icon in ...
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Toshiba Portege r100 No Longer Recognizes Second Battery

This is what I posted on the Toshiba forums, but posting here, in case there's a clever Ubuntu angle I can use: Now the second battery is not recognized. The light doesn't come on (in the r100's row ...
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Inititial installation of ubuntu

Attempting to install on a pc with windows xp but don't can't find an install screen or a program to open the installation process
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14.04 laptop - two finger scrolling not working but three finger does

Is there a conf file for Ubuntu's touchpad driver I can play around with? This is really strange. It's an Alps Glidepoint touchpad in a Dell Latitude 3340. Oddly enough when I install Dell's driver ...
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it's working too much slow Ubuntu 14.04.1 [closed]

When I'm installing my system, it work properly, but when I complete setup and restart my HP mini 3100 it's working very slow.... Ubuntu 14.04.1 32bit is setup. I have an Intel Atom 1.60 Ghz (4CPU) ...
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Power Management

I'm running Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire V Nitro - VN7-571G laptop. The battery should last for 8.5 hours with Windows 8.1, but with Ubunt the battery drains in about 3 hours. Acer has no drivers for ...
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Asus K52Jr webcam notification LED always lit

I have been using Ubuntu 14.10 on my Asus K52Jr notebook for some time now, and this always bothered me. The webcam's LED is always lit (on Windows it only lights up if it's in use), and I'm concerned ...
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SD card won't mount (or even be recognized) after resuming from suspend

My 32GB SD card (FAT32) does not have any problem mounting perfectly if my laptop (running Ubuntu 14.04) never goes into suspend (after I close its lid). But once I re-open the lid, retyping my ...
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Laptop says connected to specific WiFi but wont work

I have an Acer c720 chromebook. I used ChrUbuntu to install Ubuntu on it. Using Ubuntu, it is able to connect to most wifi networks. However, it is not able to connect to one particular wifi network ...
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wifi on toshiba laptop with rtl8192ce driver

I am wondering if there is a standard fix that works for the wifi in trusty tahr. I have a toshiba satellite L755 with the realtek rtl8188ce wireless adapter. I installed 14.04 three weeks ago and ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 hibernate on notebook lid close

i switch from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.10. On 13.10 everthing works fine for me. I try to hibernate notebook on close lid. Without look screen. Things that happens. 1.) When i close lid, the notebook ...
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Wifi driver to manually install on small Acer laptop

I wonder if someone is available to chat with me on a messenger or chat program about an issue I'm having? I have looked up various threads and sources for the answer this problem but nothing is ...
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How to disable automatic brightness adjustment in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell 3542 laptop. My problem is that screen brightness changes depending on content. I think this is called automatic (or dynamic) brightness adjustment, as I stated ...
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Wifi not working on hp laptop

I have both ubuntu and windows7 installed on my HP laptop (model no:15ro33tx).wifi is working fine on windows but on ubuntu 10.04 its not working.I have a wifi key with led its not turning ON on ...
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my HP Pavilion g6-1381ea core temperture is 70 at average [closed]

my HP Pavilion g6-1381ea core temperature is 70 at average and overheats. I don’t know what to do?
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14.04 Mouse and Keyboard issues with a fresh install

I have what I think are two unrelated issues with my laptops keyboard and a USB mouse. Keyboard: When I turn on the laptop everything boots up fine. Once I get to the login screen however my laptops ...
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Laptop hangs instead of suspends when closing lid

I have a HP Pavilion DV6 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS dual boot with Windows 8. Not every time but occasionally if I close the laptop lid it does not suspend as it should, but hangs with the power ...
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problem with SSD

Decided to put an additional SSD, to put back the system itself, but my computer does not see the SSD, through the BIOS can not see anything to, tell me what could be the problem? laptop: acer aspire ...
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New To Ubuntu; Have Reboot issues after Updates

I am new to Linux. I wiped my ASUS laptop and installed Ubuntu. I tried to search for my issue, but I hadn't come across what I needed. Things work well and I am enjoying using Linux. However, when I ...
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Notebook: Dual monitor went black after log in screen (both, HDMI and VGA), until I open up Laptop lid (which stays as wished black)

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10 (came from 12.10), the behaviour of my dual monitors (and compiz, but that is another issue) changed in the way, that after logging in, both are going black (off) and ...
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Wifi dropping on Lenovo G50-70

I'm having problems with my WiFi on a Lenovo G50-70 which uses the Realtek RTL8723BE chip. After a certain time it drops. I then have to reboot the whole system to get the Wifi functioning again. ...
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installing Lubunto/linux on laptop wireless not working— broadcom 802.11n?

I am using an acer v5-471 laptop with 8gb ram, windows is laggy and I want to switch to linux, I took a particular interest in kali and downloaded it on a usb and booted it, it worked fine but the ...
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Closed Lid & External Monitor

I would like to work on a monitor connected to my laptop with closed lid. I can change laptop's behavior to "Do nothing" when the lid is closed and everything works perfectly (just my account log out ...
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“monitor brightness down” key resets brightness before lowering it

My monitor brightness down key resets my brightness before lowering it, effectively leaving me at near max brightness. I do not experience any problems with the brightness up key. I'm using a Dell ...