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

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Ubuntu 15.10, if I suspend from toolbar it's ok, if I close laptop lid when I resume it keeps logging me out

So as the title states: Ubuntu 15.10, if I suspend from toolbar it's ok, if I close laptop lid when I resume it keeps logging me out / going to lock screen after 10-20 seconds. I have a razer ...
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How to reset external display?

So I was testing my laptop on my external scree and managed to cycle through the modes until I hit the one which displayed only on the external monitor. This just output a green screen and nothing ...
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Install Ubuntu on Lenovo S440 [duplicate]

I'm getting really fed up of my current Windows 10 install on my Lenovo S440 ThinkPad (2.4 GHz processor, 8 Gb RAM, and a 16 Gb SSD swap drive), and would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot, ...
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My Dell laptop Inspiron 6000 won't go past the logo page

Please I really need help. I was trying to get the new update Ubuntu 14.02 I think and I forced it to quit then i logged off and tried to to sign back into my account and that didn't work so I ...
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Dell Inspiron 5423 CPU low-power state Non-Dell Power Adapter

So I've been trying for hours now to get the CPU out of the low power state. The Processor is a Dual-Core with HT @1.8ghz however because im not using a Dell Adapter its missing the protocol chip that ...
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Lid Closed Suspend Ignore issue - 14.04.3

I have tried many various methods to get it where the computer ignores the lid closing. Essentially, I don't want it to sleep. At all. Here's what I've tried: Changing the power settings. Power ...
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Thinkpad middle button scrolling

I'm running Ubuntu on my Thinkpad T60. Is there a way to get the middle button to act like a scroll like it would when it runs Windows? I'd like to be able to hold the middle button down and scroll ...
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GPU drivers greyed out - Ubuntu 14.04

i just realized that under 'Additional Drivers' on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop all GPU driver options are greyed out and the only one chosen is : "Continue using a manually installed driver" The thing is ...
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Trouble with CUDA 5.0 on a laptop

I am currently trying to run a program called MC-GPU V1.3 ( https://code.google.com/p/mcgpu/ ), on my laptop. First off, let me explain my situation. Using a Lenovo y400 Laptop with Nvidia 650m ...
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How to install Ubuntu on an old laptop missing its built-in display

I have an old HP laptop that is missing its built-in display. I use it plugged in to my TV via VGA. It runs Windows Vista fine, but it has recently started to slow down, and I decided it needed a dose ...
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Suspend does not work

So I have a fairly new (two weeks old) Ubuntu installation (14.04 x64) and it looks like Suspend mode does not work... When I click System -> Suspend the screen goes black for about one seccond and ...
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USB speed converges to 0

I have a laptop and a desktop computer both running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I have an issue: When transfer files from/to USB drives, the speed looks good when the copy starts, but immediately afterwards ...
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Laptop Screen Black After Suspend

I'm a new user to Linux and i am running into an issue with suspend on my laptop with the following configuration Model : HP Envy m6 (AMD A10-4600M APU with Radeon HD Graphics) Operating System : ...
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ubuntu 14.04.03 mousepad not working on acer aspire notebook, external mouse does work

I just bought the Acer V3-371-5215. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 64bit from a usb flash drive. The mousepad worked during the installation from flash drive. Mousepad not working after installation. ...
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WIFI Mediatek MT7630 not working on ubuntu 14,04, need help

My laptop asus x550cc has a wifi adapter mediatek MT7630E and it doesn't work on ubuntu. In the Internet there are drivers, but the install doesn't work, comes up with error. Need help with
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Touchpad not found after sleep mode/close laptop lid after last update

Weird thing happened after my last update on my new laptop (Asus k401l), when it goes to sleep or when I close the lid, the touchpad is disabled and in system Settings > Input Devices > Touchpad it ...
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Share Ethernet Connection

I have a home server with two ethernet ports, one of which is connected to our gateway (modem + router) from Xfinity. The other port is free and I want to connect it to my laptop, sharing the server's ...
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Installed 14.04 on my laptop but my trackpad and speakers do not work. Any ideas?

I have never used Ubuntu before, though I have some RHEL command line experience from work. I installed 14.04 on my Gigabyte P35 laptop because I was tired of dealing with problems from Windows 10. ...
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Samsung laptop Ubuntu sees the wifi but does not connect

I know there are a thousand of these questions around, but I tried a few and did not get any results, so I decided to open a new question. The NetworkConnections thing sees the wifi connection, but ...
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Changes in system screen brightness aren't reflected on actual screen. [Ubuntu 15.10][Laptop]

I've had this issue since 14.04.3 but I never bothered to fix it since I didn't use Ubuntu much. Pressing the brightness up/down function keys brings up the popup displaying the brightness level, ...
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Boot Problem [No bootable devices found]

I have a laptop from dell and recently I reinstalled ubuntu 14.04 and when I turn the laptop on it says "No bootable devices found". I installed it through UEFI DVD. The boot mode is set to: UEFI; ...
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Permanent Blank Screen after lid close?

I am using Ubuntu on my Hp M6 Envy laptop. I closed my lid to move with my laptop and by the time (10 mins) i opened it the screen was totally blank not black , blank. I restarted many times with no ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 sometimes does not suspend when laptop lid closed

Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Set to suspend when lid closed. Mostly it works - often I can use it for a week, suspending and resuming with no problems. But sometimes something changes and it stops working: ...
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External monitor set as primary even when disconnected from laptop

My Lenovo X200 laptop has developed a problem recently whereby I get a blank internal screen on booting into Ubuntu 11.10. Display works normally during boot, after which the desktop is displayed ...
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Trouble installing Windows 7 via USB

I've spent the better part of two days trying to solve this problem, and still I'm coming up empty. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on an ASUS laptop. I don't have an optical drive, so I'm ...
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Should I fix my overheating problem or invest in a new laptop? [closed]

So I am running into overheating issues, constant shutdowns and lagging when I open multiple tabs on the browser, which is not convenient at all. Here are my laptop specs: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU L ...
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Laptop Displays on External Monitor by Default

I was running Windows 98 through virtualbox (to play an old game that doesn't work on wine) and had to play with the resolutions a bit to get it to run at 800x600 (or less) on a monitor through HDMI. ...
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Wifi problem on hp 355 g2 laptop

My name is Miljan. I have a problem with my wifi connection. I have hp laptop 355 g2 and wifi dont work on 14.04,14.10,15.04 and 15.10. I really dont know why? I can fix this like this: sudo ...
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Dell Vostro 3750 doesn't reboot/restart

It's been a while now since my laptop doesn't reboot in ubuntu anymore (either 14.04 or 15.10 - I have them both on different partitions). It hangs before I can see the bios screen (no backlight as ...
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Cursor randomly jumps around

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.16 to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 (and also dropped some chocolate cake into my computer) I have noticed the cursor randomly jumping around ...
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Alba bug turns off speakers

Alba's recent upgrade turned my laptop speakers off. They test fine and show 100% but no sound.Were working fine last week but recent software upgrade has caused this problem.
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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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Brightness Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu and Xubuntu

On Kubuntu and Xubuntu the brightness of my monitor goes down to zero (i.e. the backlight got switched off). On Ubuntu this does not happen, the minimux brightness is still with backlight on and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wifi unstable HP envy 17 [duplicate]

When I go to a new place on campus, I always have to reboot the system to connect to the wifi. Otherwise no matter how I try, it just gives me "disconnected". I attach the information. ########## ...
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Ubuntu detects ACPI batteries on my desktop computer - thinks it is a laptop

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop computer with ASUS m5a97 Evo MoBo. There is this battery indicator on my desktop. I already ran: sudo laptop-detect -v and it returned -> We're a laptop (ACPI ...
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Can I run and install Ubuntu (Mac iso) on a non apple product? [duplicate]

I want to design a Ubunntu image customized for mac, but... dont have a macbook... Can I run and install Ubuntu (Mac iso) on a non apple product?
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Ubuntu won't start after closing laptop lid

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell latitude e6430 laptop. Whenever I close my laptop lid or sometimes when I lock the screen before shutting the lid, when I open the lid again Ubuntu won't pull ...
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USB wakeup does not work when lid is closed

I have a dell xps 13 9333 with ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I'm using this as a desktop computer, with an external monitor and USB keyboard. The system is configured to 'Do Nothing' when lid is closed (see ...
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How to change screen brightness from commandline on Asus X453?

I'm using the Fluxbox window manager on Ubuntu 12.04. I recently got my desktop into a strange situation, and I'm not sure how! The situation was this: If I close the laptop screen lid and then ...
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How to map the Alien Command Center Buttons in the Alienware 17?

I need a Ubuntu specific Alienware 17 laptop driver pack, which also includes the alien Command Center Buttons programs etc? Just got a Alienware 17 2013 with 32gig ram 3 gig video & want to get ...
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Kubuntu stuck at flashing logo boot screen

My week old laptop is installed with a dual boot Windows 7 / Kubuntu. On my Kubuntu I've had the issue of the computer not waking up from sleep after closing the screen/lid. I read online that ...
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Serious problems after 15.10 upgrade

Okay revising.... I upgraded my computer from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10. It used to load right away but now after the Ubuntu load screen I get: [ OK ] started lab/ postfix mail transport agent. [ OK ] ...
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Prevent OS from setting 0 brightness

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and on pressing "brightness minus" key, the brightness of the screen does decrease but, if I keel holding/pressing the button,the brightness decreases all the way to zero and ...
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“Unable to access” drives of my computer! [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, 32 bit version. While I click any drives of my laptop, a message is shown. e.g. if I click my software drive then a message is showing like the picture given below: Software ...
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Dual Booting Questions

I have an Asus s200e laptop running Windows 10, and it has a C and D drive. The D drive is never in use by Windows, so I want to put Linux on it, how do I do so without deleting anything? What should ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't detect battery (Toshiba Satellite L755D)

There is no battery detected my laptop. It is a Toshiba Satellite L775D. Any help?
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Laptop Asus Integrated Webcam is disabled

I've searched around google for this problem, but all solutions weren't successful on my pc. So the situation is this: :~$ lsusb Protocol spec without prior Class and Subclass spec at line 17509 ...
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I can not increase or decrease the brightness of my screen on UBUNTU 15.10 [duplicate]

just wondering if anybody knows what's the problem. I use the brightness bar control with my keyboard or in options, the computer shows me the brightness bar increasing or decreasing but the screen is ...
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Ubuntu Mate Black screening problem

So my Acer Aspire E5-511-P2D6 and I decided to install Ubuntu Mate 15.10 (I've been getting this problem with all distros and distribution versions from 14.04+) So I installed it but now I'm getting ...