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

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Ubuntu 13.10: Medion Aykoya P6630 Brighness changing issues

So I have tried a few things already with sudo gedit /etc/default/grub and changed the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux ...
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Installed ubuntu on netbook but unity is too heavy, would i benefit from installing mir?

I'm running on an atom netbook with 2gb ram. But the machines runs a lot cooler under win7 than under ubuntu. My first thought was because of unity putting to much load on the machine. After searching ...
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Brightness determined by eveness and oddness of level numbers

I have a Lenovo G500s laptop on which I installed Ubuntu 13.10, and I am having problems with my brightness, which does not rise and fall gradually but instead alternates between the maximum and ...
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Using Ubuntu on laptop [duplicate]

I am currently using Ubuntu 13.10 and I feel it uses a lot of resources...which means that when using a laptop on battery..it last less.It also heats up a lot. This is not done when running on ...
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What else do I need to close the lid on HP Pavilion g7 running Ubuntu 13.10?

HP Pavilion g7 is running under Ubuntu 13.10 and have an external monitor (connected to HDMI port). Power settings configured to: "When the lid is closed" - "Do nothing" (both on battery and when ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Will not boot on laptop using just A/C power

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 5741 alongside Windows 7 (Dual boot). The battery is on it's last legs and doesn't charge properly most of the time as it is relatively old. When ...
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Ubuntu for Lenovo G510 Laptop?

How good is Ubuntu Suitable for Lenobo G510. I am planning to buy a new laptop and G510 falls in my affordable range. There I am wondering which spec to take? the one with ATI card or not? Is there ...
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Sound from both headphones and speakers

I guess this question already had the answer here but I can't find it. I'm using 12.04. Update: The problem is that I can hear the sound from my laptop's speakers even I plugged in my headphones. ...
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No Shutdown and Odd Shutdown! Please help!

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer m5-583p-6428 laptop and everything seems to be working well except for shutting down and starting up. To turn on the laptop I need to press the power button ...
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How to connect to WiFi on Asus F5RL?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS with Xfce 4.10 on my Asus F5RL AP033C laptop. When I open nm-connection-editor from the notifications area (on it the "Enable Wireless" is in grey), in the ...
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Make screen turn blank (no standby) when closing laptop lid

I'm trying to make the screen go off when I close the laptop lid, but the laptop should remain on (no standby). I have Ubuntu server 13.10 , with the xubuntu-desktop package installed for convenience ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Broadcom 43142 not finding bluetooth devices

I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. The laptop is Ubuntu-certified for Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, so I wasn't expecting any problems. First I tried to get the Broadcom 43142 wifi/bluetooth module working on Ubuntu ...
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Enable laptop subwoofer

I'm pretty new to linux(second day on Ubuntu) and I noticed very poor sound quality compared to Windows and realized it was because my subwoofer wasn't playing. I have absolutely no clue as to where ...
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In Ubuntu13.10, unable to add and/or select “hibernate” option in Power Setting's “when lid is closed” dropdown

I've seen numerous helps/guides in enabling hibernate option, but so far none have answered my need in adding the "Hibernate" option under Power Settings > "When lid is closed" dropdown menu. I've ...
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My laptop boots with full screen brightness and full keyboard backlight

I meets a problem that my laptop boots with full screen brightness and full keyboard backlight. According to a post on Ubuntu forum for Macbook (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1987790), it ...
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Ubuntu for old Amilo Pro [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on my pc and I was amazed how fast it is. My parents got old laptop which they use only for surfing the Web and watching movies sometimes (they just plug tv into it and ...
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How to disable the built in mouse pad in a laptop? [duplicate]

My touch pad is not functioning well , it make wrong moves even if i connect a usb mouse is there a tip to disable it and just use the usb mouse ?
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Does Ubuntu work on the Lenovo W500? [closed]

What works, what doesn't work? Would you recommend it overall?
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my installer crashed while installing ubuntu on to my laptop

my installer crashed while installing ubuntu on to my laptop, I received a messages saying that I can file a bug report using the integrated bug reporting tool. I attempted to close the window in ...
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ASUS Laptop fan being extremely loud after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

From what I have read it is because I have an integrated intel CPU and GPU (4000) and a dedicated NVIDIA 740M graphics card. I do not have Nvidia drivers and I'm not sure if that is the issue or not. ...
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How to use(/enable) FN keys to adjust volume at my asus laptop?

I have an ASUS laptop (ASUS X53S series) and I want to adjust the volume by using the FN key and F10 (mute), F11 (vol down), F12 (vol up). Also F9 key is not working as well(this is for ...
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Install Ubuntu onto an external HDD then install that HDD in a computer?

I have a laptop that I set a BIOS password on and have since forgotten. I decided that I want to install Ubuntu onto the computer as the main and only OS but can't boot from a CD or USB drive and I've ...
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Can my laptop handle kubuntu? [duplicate]

I would like to know if my laptop can handle kubuntu. If not, what are my options ? The informations about my laptop: Windows XP, Version 2002 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU or Mobile Intel(R) 965 ...
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What's the difference between ubuntu 13.10 amd 12.04 LTS??? and

What's the difference between ubuntu 13.10 amd 12.04 LTS and which one is best for my laptop (Asus k46cb i7) imeans which one recognizes my laptop drivers completely?
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Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5392 won't boot install or try Ubuntu [duplicate]

Downloaded 64 bit ISO for 13.10. Whether burned to DVD or on bootable USB it's the same result. The laptop boots to the GRUB try/install/oem/check menu. When try or install is chosen the screen ...
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extremely poor performance on intel HD 4000 graphics in 13.04

Experiencing video tearing and extremely slow graphics while playing simple 3D games. I have installed the latest drivers from Intel, modified "xorg.conf", adjusted compiz settings, nothing seems to ...
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Screen Brightness Stuck on high on an HP dv7t laptop

I have an otherwise fully-functioning install of Ubuntu 12.04 on my HPdv7t laptop. When I press the 'brightness buttons' on the keyboard the associated images appear on my screen to say I am ...
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How to make keyboard backlight Fn buttons work in Samsung Series 9?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Samsung 900X4C. However, I can't get the keyboard backlights to work. I added the keymaps as per community docs - Samsung Series 9 (section Function Keys). But ...
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How to enable laptop-mode?

Laptop-mode is said to be one of the energy efficiency boosters for Linux. Now, sources I found say that to activate you need to: install laptop-mode-tools append LAPTOP_MODE_ENABLED=true (if it ...
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Backlight Issue

When I booted up my newly installed Ubuntu 11.04, I discovered, to my dismay, that the backlight was off by default. The keyboard shortcut (which is Fn+F6 on my Acer Aspire 4736) for turning on the ...
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Laptop is very slow if its not using power cable

So if I only use laptops battery my laptop is very very slow. And when I use power cable there is no problems. Is there a some powersaving or something and how can I fix it?
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Why does CPU usage remain at 100% after running Mathematica 9?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and Mathematica 9 on a Sony Vaio VPCEA36FG. When I run a program in Mathematica, CPU usage rises to 100%. This is a normal. But when Mathematica finishes computation, ...
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How do I adjust screen brightness / backight on a Toshiba Satellite C50D?

I know this is a known bug, it been asked and answered thousands of times before. I've spent the past couple of months searching for a solution and all have failed. My Fn keys won't adjust brightness ...
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The battery indicator in Unity panel not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. Well after being completely dazzled with the amount of free content in the Software Centre, I decided to go deeper and start messing with settings. Well after ...
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Display brightness goes all the way up or all the way down when I make slight adjustement

I just fresh installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a MSI MS-16362 laptop. When ever I try to increase the display brightness with Fn + F5 or decrease it with Fn + F4, the brightness amount either goes through ...
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Dell 1525 on Ubuntu 13.10 allows only 2 resolutions on external monitor

As I wrote in the title, my laptop is Dell 1525 and I have a acer monitor connected to the VGA port. The problem is that the monitor's native resolution is 1366x768, and I can see only 800x600 and ...
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Which program handles the screen backlight in 13.10?

What is the name of the program that handles the screen backlight in laptops in 13.10? Where are the settings for that program? I need to switch the brightness file that it uses. I have 3 brightness ...
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13.10 brightness flickering MSI Wind U100

Vanilla install of Ubuntu 13.10 on my MSI Wind U100. Intel graphics card I think. Auto brightness flickers up and down, brightness hud display top-right also flickers. Interrupts input so need to ...
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Will this laptop run on ubuntu?

I have found a nice laptop but now i am wondering if this laptop (translation) can run ubuntu.
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Brightness Keys in Dell N4010 (14R) causing freezes

The brightness keys on my Dell N4010 with Ubuntu 12.04 is causing ubuntu to freeze on a black screen if i press the BrightUp and BrightDown key(s) 3-4 times. I think this is a bug which was noticed in ...
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kdm falters / lags when reopening laptop lid

Whenever i close my laptop (HP 6730b) lid, then reopen it, my computer seems to lag/falter. Not only the mouse pointer falters but the whole system seems to be lagging. Example: after clicking the K ...
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Laptop wakes thinking it's charging when I've unplugged it during sleep

If my laptop is plugged in as I press suspend, then I unplug it after she's sleeping, when I wake her up, she still thinks she's charging, even though the battery is discharging. To fix this I either ...
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Unable to configure wireless/bluetooth on laptop

I have an HP Compaq nx7400 laptop that has previously been running Windows 7. Since I have an additional PC with Windows 7 that serves as my main tool, I have decided to try the latest Ubuntu 13.10 on ...
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ubuntu on lenovo idepad s210 touch

I'd like to buy Lenovo IdeaPad S210 and install linux (ubuntu) on it. So I'd like to ask if any of you have som experencie with running ubuntu on this notebook. Getting touch screen work is not so ...
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How can I automatically change the system keyboard layout when plugging in an external keyboard?

I have a US-Style laptop, which is fine, but I also have a UK-style Ergonomic USB keyboard. As such I usually have the US key layout set, but when I settle in at my desk and use the UK USB keyboard ...
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Should Advent Torino X700 work with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have previously asked a question asking if ubuntu works on the device ( Ubuntu on Advent Torino X700 ), but no one seems to have tried it, ADVENT will not try it for me, and I have no local shop ...
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How to make the laptop beep when battery is fully charged

I read about getting the laptop beeping when the battery charging is complete here. But I'm confused with the answer (and I didn't know yet, how to ask directly to a user). Where can I find the file ...
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updating latop to 13.04 raring / no gui but only terminal is present

Today I updated my laptop (Samsung NP-Z700 with hybrid graphics) to Ubuntu 13.04 Raring and following the update I am not able to see any graphical interface. I tried installing ATI drivers from ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 stuck on splash screen (averatec 3200 laptop)

I've recently installed Lubuntu 13.10 on my Averatec 3200 laptop. When I turn on the laptop, it freezes at the splash screen (after the white dots color blue). When I press ctrl+alt+f2 to enter the ...
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Disabling Nvidia card on Asus UL30JT

I'm a new Linux user, and I recently installed Ubuntu on my Asus UL30JT. The PC runs quite hot, and I randomly stumbled upon this: http://www.grimsby.us/ubuntu-on-asus-ul30vt/ From what I understand, ...