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

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Acer Notebook rightclick not working

I have a problem with my acer e5-571 running Ubuntu 14.04. The touchpad isn't recognized correctly: I have no right click. Output from xinput list: Virtual core pointer ...
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touch screen not working for HP Compaq 2710p !!!NEED HELP!

I have a huge problem when I installed Ubuntu to my HP Compaq 2710p I lost my touch screen capabilities its touch through pen only. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem. 0(>_>)0
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Updating Ubuntu on Dell Latitude E7240 (factory install)

I have a Dell Latitude E7240 as my work machine. It came with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I would like to upgrade to a later distro but it is important that I don't end up witha buggy machine a s a ...
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Is it possible to disable a notebook's LEDs temporarily? (HDD, Power, Charging)

My question is whether it is possible to run a terminal command (or anything else) to disable a laptop's indicator LEDs. I have LEDs for CAPS, NUM and WiFi which are off anyway. But when it is dark ...
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Black screen of death [closed]

A few days ago I was installing Linux on my laptop, the previous version of my OS was Windows XP. When the process was halfway suddenly the power died and now when I turn on my laptop I see a black ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Closing lid doesn't immediately trigger xscreensaver

When I close the lid of my laptop, it suspends. When I open the lid and push a key, it wakes as expected. If it has been five minutes (the timer for xscreensaver), the screen will be locked. If it has ...
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Installing Ubuntu on NE56R

I have been trying to fix a computer for a client. There was no way for me to get back in to the system (the laptop came pre-loaded with Win 8.1), so I was unable to grab the PID. Now I am having a ...
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My laptop stops working when I open the lid after some period of time

Recently my laptop started to freeze when I reopen the lid after some period of time. The only thing that helps is to hold the power button for a few seconds and boot the laptop again. I have no idea ...
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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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GT70 2PE Dominator Pro (or equal) keyboard backlight

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and have been searching the internet for a couple of hours, trying to get my keyboard's backlight to work . I know it works out of the box when you hit the ...
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Are there any laptops that Ubuntu targets? [closed]

I am aware of the existence of Ubuntu Desktop certified hardware, but it seems certification happens per-release. Is there such a thing as a list of laptops that the latest release of Ubuntu is always ...
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How to prevent laptop from overheating in backpack?

A friend said, his laptop's battery is very weak after Ubuntu failed to suspend after lid closed. He then quickly put laptop to backpack and did not realized, that laptop is still working. I'm ...
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how to boot ubuntu on my acer aspire v5 laptop? [duplicate]

So I had Ubuntu on this laptop then I was downloading an update for 14.10 and it crashed now when I boot it up it just shows the log in screen I sign in then it glitches out and stays black I then ...
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14.04 LTS on Toshiba Satellite C75D-B. Brightness, WiFi, Fn-keys control and Suspend problems

This is a new laptop that I just bought. Came with Windows 8.1, now is a dual-boot. Sound Controls and Mute work with F9, F10, F11 like they do in Windows, but F12 for WiFi, F2 and F3 for brightness ...
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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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Ubuntu freezes sporadically showing very high disk i/o (around 100 to 500 MB/s)

I have an year old HP Pavilion laptop that came with Ubuntu preinstalled. Currently it has Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit with Kernel 3.16.0-30-generic. It was working very well until recently when I started ...
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cannot move cursor to external monitor

I just connected my external monitor and it all works fine. I tested this even in windows. But on ubuntu I cannot take the cursor to the external monitor. It just doesn't move there and it gets stuck ...
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Ubuntu install issues on the Toshiba Satellite

I have an older Toshiba laptop that I put a used hard drive in. The computer constantly reminds me that my version of Windows is not genuine. Sometimes it won't even load Windows and I have to use the ...
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Screen Brightness on Acer AspireV: bar appears, brightness doesn't change

Using 12.04 on an Acer Aspire V5-561-9410. When I use the function keys to modify screen brightness (or use any solutions I've found here to this problem like the one found here or here), I see the ...
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How to fix “camera is busy or broken” bug in google chrome/chromium?

I have a laptop with ubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm unable to use my build in camera in google chrome or chromium. Camera works in cheese or skype without any issues. I just can't use websites like omegle or ...
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Asus 1015E Laptop Won't Suspend

I'm running 14.04.1 LTS on an Asus 1015E laptop. The computer has not been suspending when I close the laptop. It also doesn't suspend when I choose suspend from the system tools. While shut, the ...
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How to stop brightness changes (screen dimming) on low battery?

Ubuntu 14.10 automatically adjusts screen brightness on low battery. It does so despite explicitly being set not to. How to prevent this behaviour? I'd like the brightness to stay on the manually ...
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Unable to change brightness in a Lenovo laptop

Brightness adjustment keys <Fn + ⇑/⇓> have no effect (although they are recognized by the environment), and I can't change the brightness using GUI tools as well. This seems like a problem in ...
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how can I run my script automatically on ac switching

So, I wan't to run it when start work on AC and this or better other script when start work from battery I tried /etc/acpi/power.sh adding symlink to /etc/laptop-mode/battery-start It seems to ...
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2/3 USB ports have stopped working on 14.04

I have searched for this the whole day already and I haven't found anything (Though I might just be stupid and the answer is pretty easy, forgive me if so). I have a Lenovo G700 laptop and am running ...
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How do I fix screen tearing on laptop?

Using Ubuntu 14.10 on Toshiba Satellite L655-S5059. After dist-upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 14.10, I'm experiencing screen tearing in icons and display in general. Display adapter is Intel GM 45 ...
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ubuntu 14.04.01 closing lid freezes laptop

I have a thinkpad yoga s1 with i7 cpu, hd4400 graphic card and Ubuntu 14.04.01 installed. The computer freezes when closing lid but if I suspend it before I close the lid, it won't freeze next time ...
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Files being destroyed without consent

My laptop's internal HDD was destroyed along with all its files, MY memories/work. I bought a new one. It appears not to have any issues, but I can't trust this. This has been very hard for me, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Touchpad not working after suspending Laptop [14.10]

My touchpad stops working after closing and reopening my laptop. This problem exists since upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04. I have to reboot Ubuntu to get it working again. I already tried rmmod ...
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battery discharges in a strange way on Lenovo Ideapad Z500

I've a Lenovo ideapad Z500 laptop with Windows only energy management software (my battery stop charging at 60% for long lasting life). Setting the threshold from Windows, it remains also with Ubuntu ...
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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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Windows move to external monitor when re-opening lid

I'm using Cinnamon (on 12.10) on a laptop (Compaq 6710b business model) with an external monitor. Both screens run at 1680 x 1050, the external monitor is located on the right. During normal ...
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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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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 14.04 and Nvidia GeForce (840M) compatability on 64-bit laptop

My laptop diagnostic shows several pre-fails and has other issues so I am urgently shopping for a new laptop, my second using Ubuntu. I need a laptop with good graphics capabilities and have come ...
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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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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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Screen switches off after waking up from suspend

I guess, there are plenty of duplicates of this question, but I didn't find any to be helpful in my particular problem. My story is as follows: I was running Xubuntu 12.04 on a Thinkpad X40 which has ...
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after update from 12.04 to 14.01 touch pad is not working

after updating to 14.01 version my touch pad is not working. im using hp pavilion 17. my laptop is brand new, it came with 12.04 pre-installed ubuntu version. my wired usb mouse do work but the right ...