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

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Brand new battery is 100% charged but at 0% capacity

I just bought a brand new battery to replace one that had seemingly died. I followed the instructions that came with the battery and charged it overnight, then ran my computer on battery until it was ...
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are there any brands of laptops that are not compatable with Ubuntu? [closed]

I know we used to have lists of laptops that were able to be used for Ubuntu, and that HP and Lenova have supplied some Linux computers. However, the last HP computer I bought, and ENVY, did not allow ...
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Is upgrading to Utopic worth it? Will I encounter lots of bugs?

I have a newer, touchscreen laptop/tablet (a 2-in-1? but it doesn't come apart, it folds back and becomes a tablet), and I'd like the fullest support possible for my newer device. When trying to ...
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Prostar (Clevo) W670SZQ

I am considering a Prostar (Clevo) W670SZQ. Is it safe to assume that since it only has Intel HD4600 graphics that it will work with Ubuntu 14.04? Google has not turned up any definite answer. I am ...
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Is there a way to run the laptop only on AC power without removing the battery?

Is there a way possible to run a laptop only on AC power without having the need to remove the battery i.e. to disable the charging as it is possible in Windows 7.
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14.04 windows go off screen on awake

I currently have a dual monitor setup running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My display settings are currently set to have my laptop screen on the right and my monitor on the left. Whenever I open the lid of the ...
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What version of Ubuntu should I run on this old laptop? [duplicate]

The laptop has a intel celeron with 512MB of ram. I have tried the regular Ubuntu 14.10 but was super slow and liked to freeze a lot so I decided to try Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE but it also is slow and ...
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How to permit laptop resume with lid closed

I have a Lenovo T520 that suspends and resumes perfectly on lid open/close. But I would like to be able to have rtcwake wake up the laptop during the night to perform a backup but the laptop goes back ...
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How do I get my laptop's Line In inlet to output sound?

I have a laptop - DELL Studio 1773, but I'm pretty sure the model does not matter. One of it's features I love most is the fact it has TWO headphone outputs. This means Ubuntu can use them to output ...
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Wifi Conection problem my Lenovo 59-442243 15.6-inch Laptop (Core i3 4030U/4GB/1TB/DOS/Integrated Graphics Processor

Wifi doesn't work on ubuntu but on windows does. bnogroups@bnogroups:~$ lspci | grep -i wireless bnogroups@bnogroups:~$ iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. ...
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Ubuntu screen freezes but still works in the background

I have updated ubuntu on my laptop from Ubuntu 13 something to Ubuntu 14.04. Now it does this thing where the screen freezes but I can still hear music in the back ground. When I do ctrl-alt-f2 and ...
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Will my laptop be able to install ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu as my main OS, but I'm worried that it will not work and mess up my laptop. Here are my specs: Also, I want to know if this will mess up things like wifi and speakers.
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Battery discharges while AC is plugged in

I have a problem with my VN7-571G-56N0. My battery is discharging while the AC is plugged in. If i plug in the power cord, after i used the notebook with battery only, it charges it, but when i ...
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System76 laptops battery life [closed]

I have been impressed by the System76 laptops as they are designed for and ship with Ubuntu. I strongly feel the most important feature of a portable computer is that it is actually portable, i.e. ...
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Cannot set resolution to 1024x600 properly

I've followed a guide to defining and setting custom resolution using xrandr, but it doesn't seem to be working properly. Ubuntu sets it to 1024x768 automatically, but my monitor is 1024x600. The ...
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Lid Switch is not being Detected

I have a razer blade 2014, and am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am relatively new to Linux, but I managed to get everything working except for the lid detection, which is glitchy. After a reboot the ...
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Fujitsu B6220 laptop, sometimes my desktop freezes upon resume from standby [duplicate]

I was looking at my account and I noticed that this is still unresolved... The site says to clarify the question explaining how it is different from the duplicate. This is not a duplicate of the ...
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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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Cannot change brightness setting using function buttons or using the brightness control bar on HP laptop

I faced this problem when I brought a new HP Laptop , hoping to install Ubuntu(Linux) but when i booted from a Live DVD the brightness was set at max and wouldnt be changed from the function keys or ...
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Laptop customised for Linux [closed]

I intend to buy a new laptop, "optimal interoperable" with Ubuntu (suspend mode, etc.). Which brands are optimal with Ubuntu? Brands like HP, Medion support only partially.
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Display Settings on AC and Brightness key

I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.02 on a Lenovo Thinkpad E555 I got everything working however I have had these problems: When connecting AC power to the computer the Display Config comes up. ...
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(?How to?) Make Ubuntu more touchscreen friendly- Yoga 2 [closed]

Ususally, it seems that the Linux Desktop/Laptop OS community is way ahead of the standard Windows Experience- however, with the new windows 8.1 laptops out, I feel like Ubuntu is a step behind. ...
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How can I tell Ubuntu 14.10 to do nothing when I close my laptop lid?

The issue is solved temporary using the method in this forum, but only if I have fresh boot, if i suspend my laptop and wake it again, Ubuntu will ignore my rules, and suspend when i close the lid. ...
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Not able to add user image in Ubuntu 14.04

There is an option to add user image/photograph under User Accounts in System Settings. But whenever I try to add an user image, the system settings freeze and I have to kill it using xkill command. ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 multitouch screen support

I have a Dell E7240 laptop with a multitouch screen. It works perfectly in Windows 8 with multitouch gestures. However Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 seem to ignore multitouch gestures coming from the screen and ...
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Black screen at boot ubuntu 14.10 amd hybrid with foss [duplicate]

i have an apu/dgpu configuration and i want to use the foss drivers , with catalyst it boot) but 2d support suck,im trying to get oibaff ppa to have better performance , but i can only with nomodeset. ...
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Problems opening Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop (when using battery power)

I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop, but for some time (possibly since before 14.04 was installed) did not use battery power, relying on the power adapter. I recently bought another battery and ...
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Shows No internet connection in Ubuntu Software Center. But apps can be downloaded using terminal [duplicate]

I'm using BSNL EVDO USB modem for internet connectivity. And I have connected the modem using "wvdial". I want to install Psensor from Ubuntu software center but it shows no internet connection. But I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 laptop and monitor problem

I meet with this problem second time. I'm using a laptop with dual boot. I use Ubuntu 14.04 and Win7. I have a 21,5" monitor plugged with HDMI cable to my notebook. I did this: my laptop was turned ...
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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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What's an alternative to Ubuntu with HD4650 fglrx support?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.1 with fglrx drivers on it. With fglrx enabled my laptop overheat after a little and it goes into protection mode. That happens even if I do not strain it with complicated ...
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How to increase Kubuntu 14.04 brightness range?

Hold your horses!. If you are hurrying to flag this as a duplicate of this question or this question, none of those have an answer to what is asked here. Thanks for the attention though. In ...
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Sony VAIO keyboard only responding after suspending the device/restarting the X-Server

As the title says, the built in keyboard on my Sony VAIO SVE1712V1EB does not respond after booting. Neither it does in GRUB. However when I suspend the computer / restart the X-Server, the keyboard ...
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How to install ubuntu on Sony Vaio SVE14A15FNH? [duplicate]

I have already installed Windows 7 on my Laptop and i wanted to install ubuntu as well but because of features like assistant manager . I don't know how to install it on my Sony Vaio Laptop without ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesnt recognize amd radeon M8670

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it doesn't recognize my amd radeon m8670 graphic card. Only my intel, so I am unable to install any driver because I always get error like your graphic is not ...
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How to make the “Steam key” on ASUS ROG laptop work

The dedicated steam key on my ASUS ROG G751 laptop does not do anything. What do I need to do to make it launch steam?
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Run script when connecting power cord? [duplicate]

I have this really annoying problem where my screen's brightness goes to maximum whenever I connect the power cord to the laptop. Is there a way to run a script every time this happens so I can lower ...
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How can I limit battery charging to 80% capacity?

I just learned that some Lenovo laptops include a utility that offers to limit battery charging capacity to within 0–80% in order to slow the attenuation of the battery lifespan: How can I do this ...
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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 ...