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

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Why does my laptop suddenly turn off while my battery reports about 24% of charge?

I have an ASUS K53E. The battery reports a capacity of about 76.5%, i.e 43.8 Wh of 57.2 Wh. Since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my laptops suddenly turns off: no suspend, hibernate or gracefully shut ...
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Asus zenbook U500VZ support?

What is the current status of Ubuntu support for the Asus zenbook U500VZ?
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HP Pavilion G6 Won't Suspend with Ubuntu 14.04

My HP Pavilion g6-2268ca with Ubuntu 14.04 won't suspend. when the lid shuts the fan never cuts off. i've checked my settings under power management and everything looks good. when I manually click ...
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Auto Update Even When Laptop Lid Is Closed

I am trying to follow this guide for auto updating Ubuntu. I am using the Advanced Aptitude option. My problem is that I am trying to do it on a laptop and cron doesn't work when the lid is shut. I ...
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How to tune touchpad for smaller area?

I just purchased the Asus Zenbook UX31A and I require some advice regarding tuning the touchpad. Basically my problem is that the mouse buttons are withing the touch area and I would like it to be ...
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Why are my games so slow through WINE?

Okay, so for starters, hi. :P I'm a -complete- Ubuntu noob, so please be gentle in your criticism, and if you find a glaringly obvious error, please point it out! :D But don't pull your hair out, ...
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Troubleshooting reproducible LCD blackscreen crash

I have a Latitude D630 that happily runs Ubuntu 32-bit 14.04LTS. However, if I open a specific chrome application in chromium or chrome and attempt to open a particular menu in that app, the entire ...
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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, not because I'm into that kind of thing) and had to play with the resolutions a bit to get it to run at ...
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Battery drains so fast

I have an HP laptop. It is a 64 bit machine. But I have installed 32 bit Ubuntu 12.04 presently. My problem is, once the battery is fully charged and start using Ubuntu it gets drained completely ...
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installation on acer aspire1571

ubuntu is not being installed on my computer.my config is i3 processor,2gb ram,acer aspire1571,it is DOS operating system, they gave me with windows installed.please help me i love using ubuntu
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Apple Cinema LED Display: using regular brightness controls?

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04, connected to a 27" Apple Cinema LED Display (which works fine). By tweaking the appledisplay kernel module a little bit, I can even get ...
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Laptop battery indicator problem in Ubuntu 14.04

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (before I had Ubuntu 13.10), the battery indicator stopped working properly. It always shows the battery level that was at the start up (when I open the laptop and boot ...
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Laptop shuts down during boot after installing Nvidia drivers

I was already using Ubuntu 14.04 before this problem but today I decided to restart everything from a clean install. After reinstalling Ubuntu I spent some hours configuring my new system and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize my battery

For the last 3 years I've been using a Samsung notebook. I was using Ubuntu 13.10 until 2 weeks ago. Then I decided to format and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything was working great, until the ...
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Notebook keyboard gets hot only on the left side!

I have the Asus VivoBook S551lb, a thin notebook, with intel i7 4500u 1.8 ghz , intel 4600m internal graphics, and nvidia 740m discrete graphics. It looks like the fan placed in the left side , after ...
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How to change drain order of laptop batteries?

I have a laptop with an extra battery. Currently the smaller one in the bay normally reserved for a CD/DVD drive drains first, leaving the main one untouched until the smaller one is totally ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD only sys has screen colours turn black, and hangs ALL input, after 10 minutes

I have burned 4 ISO UBUNTU 14.04 x disks in the last couple of weeks. Every single one, when running my laptop from DVD only, will, absolutely, after about 10 minutes, have the desktop colours turn to ...
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Slow shutdown laptop Ubuntu 14.04

I have an ASUS K53TA-BBR6. The shutdown speed used to be normal when I was running Ubuntu 12.04, but after I upgraded to 14.04 (clean install; removed the entire old partition first) the shutdown and ...
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Brightness control issue - /sys/class/backlight empty

My laptop has Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz, 4G RAM, Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller Only thing unusual is when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I edited grub as ...
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HP Pavilion 11-n038ca touchscreen

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Pavilion 11-n038ca laptop, but the touchscreen is not working. Can anyone tell me how to make it work? Thanks.
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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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Is there any battery management software to work with a laptop plugged to AC power so as to save the battery lifetime?

I was used to remove the battery of my laptop whenever I worked with my computer plugged to AC power and to load the battery with the computer switched off so as to save the lifetime of the battery. ...
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Fast and with fully hardware compatible laptop for ubuntu [closed]

Currently I'm running the latest Ubuntu on my 3 year old Dell XPS 15 (L502X). Nowadays it works okay, it got some disadvantages like the HDMI and SD card reader which don't work at all.. Also it's ...
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Laptop heats up while using ubuntu

Don't Know why my PC heats up while i use ubuntu (any version). I have dell i7 processor system with 1 GB nvidia. Still finding solution but no positive and effective solution found. any suggestion
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How can you play Steam games with nvidia-optimus laptop?

What is the best way to start a Steam game on a NVIDIA Optimus laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and the latest version of bumblebee installed? If I call Steam with optirun steam and then choose the ...
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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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Laptop wakes while lid is closed and overheats

I'm running 12.04 on a toshiba L305D with athlon x2 (Already suspect this has something to do with it). My laptop will wake from suspend, presumably from wireless scanning. This is a serious bug as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS hangs when i change brightness of my display on Dell N5010 laptop

I have dell n5010 my system hang when I try to change brightness of the display and this happen only when my system on battery please help how to solve this problem
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Will “Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr” install and run without problems on my Dell Latitude D620 Laptop?

My question is that, will the latest version of the Ubuntu OS named Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, be able to install and run perfectly and without problems in my new Dell Latitude D620 Laptop? Please ...
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Laptop Mode Tools, how turn on?

I'm new to Ubuntu, I found the option of Laptop Mode Tools but is not running ; can someone tell me sifunciona for Ubuntu14.04 , only instalte from Software Center. I could tell if it is available in ...
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No sound from any playback devices Ubuntu 14.04 fresh install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 lts and now there is no audio or sound from laptop's speakers or any headphone or anything else. Please help!
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Ubuntu Hangs a lot even when 3 or 4 apps are working

I have a Samsung NP300E5C-A0CIN Laptop with 2 GB of ram, intel i3 processor. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 My laptop tends to hang a lot, especially while browsing the web both ...
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How can I enable microphone mute button on Thinkpad W520?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I've read Enabling Mic Mute button and light on Lenovo Thinkpads but the acpi_listen doesn't produce any output in the terminal (for any of the media buttons, Even the working ...
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Is this Notebook compatible with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I need a powerful notebook/laptop with an ethernet port that supports Ubuntu for work and for work-related travel. Is there any way to tell what will work with Ubuntu or not? ...
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Screen goes blank after undocking

For some reason since yesterday completely working system can't work without dockstation: screen goes blank, but everything else works. I still can login as guest and everything will work fine, or ...
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Laptop screen stays blank after lid is reopened

I have an Acer Aspire One KAV60. Beginning with 11.10 through 12.10, every version of Ubuntu causes the screen to stay blank after I open the lid. The only way I can get out of the problem is a hard ...
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How to limit the speed of laptop fan using i8kmon configuration?

I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop overheating. As a solution, I used i8kutils with this config: # Run as daemon, override with --daemon option set config(daemon) 0 # Automatic fan ...
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How to permanently set screen brightness level in Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Vostro 2420 laptop?

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Dell Vostro 2420 laptop, each time I start Ubuntu, the screen brightness is set to the maximum level, which gives a high glare. (I have recently installed Ubuntu on the ...
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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 ...
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Suspend only works once on Toshiba Satellite

I've been wanting to use Ubuntu on my laptop along side with windows, and I have tried 12.04 LTE, 13.04, and now currently 13.10 (64-bit). I'm using a Toshiba Satellite, but I have had an issue ...
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fglrx: dim screen until brightness key pressed

I reported this at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-installer/+bug/1360218 three weeks ago but it is still unassigned and no one has commented on it but myself. It is a Lenovo G50-45 ...
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touchpad does not work in HP Pavilion X2 tablet

I just installed the last version of ubuntu 64 bits in this tablet that had the windows 8. All seems alright including the toucscreen but the touchpad does not work. How to solve this? I tried to ...
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Lock screen flickering Acer Aspire E5-511

I got my new Acer Aspire E5-511-P2AV and installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I lock the screen the screen begins to flicker. Every 2-3 seconds the brightness goes up very shortly and then it's black again. ...
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Dim/dark screen back after latest update [Ubuntu 12.04]

I booted a few minutes ago and everything was fine, update manager notified me about new updates so I decided to install them, and then poof, dim/dark screen is back in action. I did update grub, I ...
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Missing WIFI driver on ASUS X551MA laptop

The WIFI does not seem to work by default, and I cannot seem to find any resource online. Where would I start looking? Output of lshw looks as follows ubuntu description: Notebook product: ...
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All network connections close when laptop lid is closed 14.04

First of all, I'm not the most proficient beaver when it comes to linux in general but I catch on very fast. I'm using the x86 version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a Toshiba Satellite L40-14F laptop, ...
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Steam problem with 32bit lib

After the installation it ask me this Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for giacomo: I insert the ...
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Ubuntu behavior on overheating?

I have a laptop that I suspect is overheating. Every once and a while, Ubuntu will pop up the shut down dialogue window. The first time I clicked shut down, and it went through the normal shut down ...
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How can I get my recognized Ricoh SD Card reader working on 14.04?

On my Asus F3 Series Laptop there is a built in SD Card reader lspci output: 09:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05) 09:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd ...
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Ubuntu freezes on the login screen after i close my laptop lid Ubuntu 14.04

I experience a Bug where the login screen doesn't work correctly after I closed the laptop lid. When i open it again the login screen appears and I can move the cursor but I cannot click anything or ...