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

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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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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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Lower Minimum Screen Brightness

By using /sys/class/backlight/ the screen brightness can go lower than when using the function keys to do so. Is there a way to change the minimum level used by the function key method, rather than ...
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How to make my screen brightness not change when I plug my laptop in

I do not want my laptop to change brightness when my laptop power is plugged in or unplugged. I set my brightness based on how bright my surroundings are. If I am in a dark room, I set my brightness ...
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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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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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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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Which Dell laptops are fully compatible with Ubuntu 12.04?

We need to buy a couple of engineering laptops. Our 1st choice would be Dell Latitude. Unfortunately, in the past, my colleague had many problems installing the Ubuntu on his E6510. The main issue ...
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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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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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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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How to make ubuntu support touchpad scrolling?

I have a dell (inspiron n5110) laptop and manual book said that i can scroll using two fingers on the touch-pad and scroll up, down, left, and right it workd in windows but that didn't happen in ...
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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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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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Why does Ubuntu reset brightness settings at the loading screen?

Since I first installed Ubuntu 11.10, I noticed that volume and screen brightness get reset every time Ubuntu starts. Why is this so? And what ways are there to keep brightness and volume levels ...
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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 ...
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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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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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change screen brightness

I've got a strange situation and I'm hoping someone can shed a light on it. I re-installed my dell laptop (and switched from unity to gnome) today and (as expected) dimming my screen didn't work. So I ...
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Ubuntu laptop Belgium

I need a new laptop and am looking for one with Ubuntu presintalled (or any Linux), no Windows needed. Is there a place where I could find this in Belgium ? I have done some reasearch but could not ...
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Battery not working/charging but detected

i have a thinkpad t 410 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. everything worked fine for a long time, but since a week or so my battery is not working properly any more (orange battery light flashing) it ...
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New to Ubuntu-updates, security, on Acer Aspire One ZG5

All, I'm completely new to Ubuntu but am looking forward to working with it. I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5 (150?) from about 2008. From what I can gather, I should install 12.10 (this appears to be ...
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Asus k200ma dso1t Ubuntu compatibility?

I just ordered an Asus k200ma dso1t laptop and I want to dual boot it with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Can I do that?
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Laptop not booting from bootable dvd

My laptop (hp pavillion dv6000) x32 has recently been configured with ubuntu 14.10. All was working fine (since I installed ubuntu through a dvd) untill I did an update and rebooted. My resolution has ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) freezes on laptop when disconnected from power

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 installed along windows 7 (dual boot). My laptop is a HP Compaq 6710b which has an Intel CPU and an Intel graphics card. When I boot my laptop on the power adapter, no problems ...
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How do I fix suspend in HP Chromebook 14? (Chrubuntu 14.10)

WHen I close the lid, it suspends, but when I open it again, the screen stays full black. If I hit the power button, occasionally it will come back to life but sometimes i have to force a reboot ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognise second monitor on HDMI

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and beginning to get the hang of things, so please consider this in your reply. I've scoured the internet, but was unable to fix this specific problem. Problem: My Dell XPS17 ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook? If so, what are the minimum system requirements? Will Ubuntu preform as well on the Chromebook as on a Windows laptop?
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How can I get my webcam to work with Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an HP Elitebook 850 G1, and installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04, however Ubuntu is not detecting the built-in Webcam. Is there any ways to fix this, and why this is happening? output of the ...
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Best Ubuntu version for my old laptop [duplicate]

I have an old 2005 HP laptop and since its performances aren't so good i'd like to try ubuntu on it. The pc specs are as follow: AMD Turion 64 Mobile TechnologyML-34 787Mhz 1,00 GB RAM Can I ...
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Help removing ubuntu 12.10! [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, no Windows. I have my system disks and tried to do a system recovery and it won't allow me. I've tried creating a boot disk and doing the "try ubuntu" and ...
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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 do I decrease the display brightness an Acer 5830TG?

I am facing a problem with display brightness in ubantu or other versions of linux. Runing a linux distro as live or HDD installation or inside installation, display brightness is automatically set to ...
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Where is the laptop brightness script located?

Online I found the command: echo 1 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to set my screen brightness to the lowest possible value, currently I am grepping my entire disk for that path, ...
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Cannot Keep Ubuntu Server running on a laptop despite workarounds

I have ubuntu 14.04.01 server. I have edited /etc/systemd/logind.conf and changed to HandleLidSwitch=ignore saved file then executed sudo restart systemd-logind I even rebooted the computer I ...
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Wifi speed drop when pulling out charger

I can surf the web when I am charging my laptop ,but when i pull my charger out to run on battery power, it looks like the internet speed drop to 0kb/s. I tried to turn acpi=off in grub.cfg this ...
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I can't burn a CD in 12.04. I can only read data from a CD

I can't burn a blank cd/dvd. The system does not recognize any cd/dvd drive. When I insert a cd/dvd with data, there is no problem. The system automounts the drive. Please help. Thank you.
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Team Fortress 2 using more CPU on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS than in Windows 8 [closed]

CPU: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon HD Graphics (Radeon HD 7520G) RAM: 8 GB (I use Ubuntu 64-bit) Driver using: X.org X server (not a proprietary driver) Also, I don't use wine for Team Fortress 2 ...
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Errors While Installing laptop-mode-tools

I'm receiving the following errors when trying to install laptop-mode-tools. Xubuntu 14.10. Kernel 3.16.0-25-generic. Setting up laptop-mode-tools (1.64-1ubuntu1) ... sh: echo: I/O error sh: echo: ...
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Laptop lid closed - with external Monitor

How to work on my other monitor when i close my laptop's lid? I connect my external Monitor (HDMI) to my laptop and then close the lid. Normally it (should) display everything on the external one. ...
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My Asus X451CA laptop bluetooth driver and touchpad driver is not working as the should

When I try to scroll with my touch pad it becomes very slow and inconsistent. My Bluetooth shows that it is disabled. What can I do to make my Bluetooth and touch pad work properly?
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Battery indicator displays same percentage, gets stuck on charging/discharging

I'm having a problem with my battery indicator on my MacBook running Ubuntu 14.04. It consistently shows the same percentage until I either restart the computer or resume from suspend. Additionally, ...
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No Operating System Found… LiLi

I Previously installed Chromium OS on a spare laptop using an SD card. It worked fine but, then I decided I didn't want chromium anymore, so I removed the 6 or so partitions Chrome created on the ...
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I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Laptop and Ethernet wont work whatsoever

I ran some commands like lspci -nn and the output is as follows: 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller [8086:0154] (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ...
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How do I set default display brightness?

Is it possible to set the default display brightness so you don't have to re-adjust it everytime you reboot? My laptop display is killing my eyes at the login screen already because it starts at 100% ...
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Is there a way to enable the media keys when the screen is locked?

I own a Dell Studio XPS 16. The media keys work fine when logged in, but stop working after the screen is locked. Although I can imagine this being classified under the 'feature, not a bug' class, in ...
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No display after wake up. Using 14.04.1 + xfce4

Basic info: Completely fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an HP pavilion g4-1303au laptop, by bootable USB. ISO image was downloaded on 05 September, 2014 through torrent acquired from the official ...
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Brightness Icon

Before Icon Brightness was appearing Hotkey (FN+Arrow Right) Whenever i wanted to change my brightness the icon appears on right side of Ubuntu. But then it suddenly stopped working, it was changing ...