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

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Cannot change brightness in laptop

I am trying to change the brightness of my laptop using xrandr, but I get this error. Here's the segment: janreggie@janreggie-T100TA:~$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1368 x 768, maximum ...
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How do i unrestrict battery charge percent on a lenovo running ubuntu?

I recently bought a Lenovo z51, and later used the battery management program that came with it to reduce the max charge to 60%. I have since than installed Ubuntu 14.04 and uninstalled windows. I now ...
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Bad battery life on Xubuntu 16.04 Lenovo T460s

the battery life of my new Lenovo T460s is very bad (about 4,5h with a little bit browsing and half display contrast). Xubuntu 16.04 shows two batteries (SANYO 00HW022 and SANYO 01AV405). They were ...
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Trouble with Installation on Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14. “Kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIC + timer doesn't work”

I recently bought a new laptop (Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14) and wanted to install Ubuntu (14.04.3) on it. I put it on a USB following this guide: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-...
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Changing what internal video card my laptop uses

I hope I explain this correctly, because I have no idea what I'm talking about: I ran two commands in the terminal to find out what graphics card my laptop uses, and got this result: $ lspci | grep ...
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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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Laptop shutting itself off?

Sorry if this isn't supposed to be here, and sorry if I don't know what I'm talking about - because I probably don't. When I start my Dell Studio XPS Laptop it'll stay on for awhile - Ubuntu will ...
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Intel graphics cause shutdown on laptop (CPU Intel i7 6700HQ)

when I switch to Intel integrated graphics the laptop fans go on full max and can't be turned off, and then after a few mins the log out window pops up on its own and the computer shuts down, also ...
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Touchscreen not working on suspend. No existing solutions are working

When I close the lid to suspend my laptop the touchscreen stops working after waking the laptop. I found a workaround by sleeping the laptop before closing the lid. For some reason if the laptop is ...
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To control battery at a certain capacity (for ex.20%) then the laptop will be automatically standby or hibernate for long-lasting the battery

I would like to control for setting my battery at a certain capacity (for ex.20%) then the laptop will be automatically standby or hibernate for long-lasting the battery. Is there any solution, please?...
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Laptop battery high/low alarm

My laptop battery didn't last half as long as I had hoped and it is an internal one. That is, it is very inconvenient to replace. I would like my replacement battery to last as long as possible, and ...
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Nvidia fans doesn't work(Alienware)(Laptop)

Well as I can't find any help googling will ask for it :P I have an Alienware computer and after fixing the non spin fans (CPU) (using i8kamon) my GPU fan doesn't spin (Ended this one never have spin, ...
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Will Ubuntu speed up this laptop?

Old s****y 2004 laptop, Intel core, weak, virus filled. I want to completely wipe the drive and upgrade to Ubuntu. I do not have any data I want to save, this computer was a hand me down that's been ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 draining battery very quickly

I know there are several other questions very similar to this, but I feel that questions like this are specific to the system you are running and so there is not really a "one size fits all" type of ...
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Wifi & touchpad don't work in live USB - will they work after install? (Samsung NP900X5L)

I just booted from a live USB image of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop (64bit) on my Samsung laptop and found that the touchpad doesn't work and the wifi device isn't detected (ethernet works fine though). Will ...
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wifi doesn't work after installing ubuntu

i have installed linux alongside windows 10 on my laptop. After that i entered the driver search in linux and found the wifi driver - and the wifi worked correctly. I had to remove windows and ...
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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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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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The backlight brightness always set to full after I turn on my laptop

I have checked the number in /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/device/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness is 2, but it always set to full after I install the Nvidia driver, I have to manually adjust it ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, pm-utils do not look into /etc/pm/power.d/ anymore, what instead?

Since upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 my custom script which I used to setup proper thermal profile mode for my laptop ceased to work, which I believe is because pm-utils do not respond to AC/BAT ...
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Ubuntu keeps resetting HDD APM level to 1 on wakeup from suspend

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 15.10 amd64 system on my ASUS R513C laptop. I am setting the APM level on my HDD to 254 by running sudo hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda by hand and this fixes a problem with ...
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Restore factory defaults- Dell Inspiron

I ordered a laptop with Ubuntu as the operating system via ebay, and the item did not come as specified, so I am returning it. It took a few days to notice it did not come as specified, so I used in ...
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Fan control MSI ge60 2QD

I recently installed Ubuntu on my MSI ge60 2QD laptop. It has been a great experienced, but I'm a bit worried about the fan control. Does Ubuntu support automatic fan control (based on the CPU/GPU ...
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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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Interpret upower result (laptop battery dead ?)

I recently and sudddenly had my laptop battery which display that it is fully charged but directly switch off when i try to disconnect the power cable. Laptop have less than one month and is seems ...
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Curious Response to Brightness Keys on Laptop Keyboard

I've been having a small issue with the brightness keys on my HP laptop (dv7 4285-dx). It seems that when I turn the brightness all the way up using the appropriate secondary function keys on my ...
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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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Higher Power consuming turned off Display

i have a question about the power consumption of my laptop. I wanna setup my laptop as an small media server, because of that i was checking the power consumption and found out that the laptop need ...
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Why are my games so slow through WINE?

Discovering I needed Wine to run anything Windows-based. I discovered I'd need DirectX to do anything significant, which in turn needed .NET framework. Using this (http://www.dedoimedo.com/games/wine-...
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How to get a VirtualBox VM to suspend as though I have just closed my laptop's lid?

I am doing some debugging and I am in need of getting an Ubuntu GNOME VM (it will either be 15.10 or 16.04) to suspend as though I have just closed my laptop's lid (don't tell me just to press the ...
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How do I get three finger click to work on my touchpad? (middle click works with laser/optical mouse)

Running Ubuntu 15.10 on a 4 year old laptop, and while the touchpad driver I'm using works very well with scrolling and two finger clicking, I cannot figure out how to get three finger clicking to ...
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laptop keyboard does not work ubuntu 13.10

LG T1 Laptop with Ubuntu 13.10. I installed Ubuntu on a very old laptop (that used to work with Windows XP) with a new hard drive. However, now the keyboard doesn't work. The internal laptop ...
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Acer E5-574G Laptop touchpad not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 (64Bit) in my Laptop Acer Aspire E 15 E5-574G. Unfortunately, touchpad is not working. I searched for a good resource in the internet, but i couldn't find it. If some has ...
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CF-52 Mk 1 brightness stops at 50%

I used the acpi_osi= trick to make Xubuntu 14.04 work with my newly acquired CF-52 Mk 1 Toughbook. Among other things, this enabled it to control the LCD backlight brightness. This mostly works fine, ...
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Connection between desktop(wlan) and laptop(wifi)

I need to connect my laptop to my desktop to control it via network using a terminal. I know how to connect 2 different laptops in the same wifi network but my problem now is that my desktop is ...
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Cannot adjust brightness on Samsung NP370R5E-A06UK running Ubuntu 15.04

The issue is in the title. I have tried this as well as the top answer here, both achieved nothing. I should note however, that if I start up (or wake up from sleep) while not plugged in, I will get ...
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Asus Laptop Temperature Issues

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N56JR laptop and i had windows before that, The problem is that the temperature is always high after i installed ubuntu even if i don't do anything.(i'...
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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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Laptop screen goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 running 12.04.4 LTS, Precise Pangolin; the desktop is KDE. Starting today, the display goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity. Clicking or even moving the mouse, or ...
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HP compaq Presario f500 with broadcom wifi card, do I need a certain software to get the wifi card to work? [duplicate]

So Glady enough I got the latest unbuntu 14 release 23bit to install and it works with the Ethernet plugged in. I am just trying to figureout how to get the broadcom WiFi card to work. I do not even ...
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when restart my laptop noise appear

I bought hp probook 450 g3 7i after installed ubuntu 15.10 does'nt sound. I created a new file in /etc/modprobe.d/intel.conf and added fllowing options: options snd-hda-intel single_cmd=1 options ...
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Switch into tablet mode (in Gnome)

I have a 2-in-1 laptop, where the screen flips a full 360 degrees to turn into a tablet (I have the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, but there are many similar devices now). I'm running Ubuntu GNOME (15.10, but I ...
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USB Mouse and Keyboard stop working unexpectedly

On my laptop I've attached USB mouse and keyboard. They work well when I start the computer. The problem is that after some time they stop working. Laptop's touchpad and keyboard have no problems but ...
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Battery status seems to be stuck

I have a Dell Inspiron 3000 series with Ubuntu 15.10. I noticed a few hours ago that the battery status remained unchanged (at 45%) and it said 1:40 hours left for full charge. I tried removing and ...
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Whats happened to the battery? Help understanding the BAT0 report

my laptop's battery seems dead(the laptop only runs with the AC plugged in), but the BAT0 report says the following: ▶—— NOTEBOOK BATTERY (BAT0) ——◀ Complete Report: Name ...
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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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What is the proper keyboard layout for a Japanese Acer Laptop?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onto an Acer Aspire and I did not figured out which is the proper layout for its keyboard. I tried every Japanese Layout without success. All have different ...
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Keyboard layout on laptop is messed up after full system update

Keyboard layout on laptop is messed up after full system update. Running Linux Mint 3.11.0-26 on an HP Pavilion. Example of problem: When pressing the o button it returns a 6, and m=0, j=1, 0=/, ...
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Battery indicator shows opposite state: charging when discharging and vice versa [15.10]

So, pretty weird bug. As the title says, when my battery is charging, it says the power is draining (the symbol changes and it tells me how long is left until I'm dead), and when the power is not ...
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Auto-disable wlan0 while wlan1 is available and reenable wlan0 when wlan1 isn't available [duplicate]

I have a Linksys WUSB6300. I want my laptop's internal wifi card to be disabled while I have my usb wifi stick (WUSB6300) plugged in and reenabled when I unplug my usb wifi stick I have a Lenovo T410 ...