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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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IDT sound card doesn't work

In my hp pavilion, after I installed some programs, sound card doesn't work any more. My OS is Lubuntu 15.10 Thanks in advance for your help. some outputs ~$ cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep ...
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Lenovo Ideapad z500 keyboard/screen backlight issues

I cannot get my back-light on my keyboard to work whatsoever and the brightness of the screen only has two settings: maximum or eye scalding maximum. I have been searching forums high and low for ...
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Black screen on laptop lid open after update to 15.04

I suspend my laptop by closing the lid, but when I open it my screen stays black, when I should be prompted to enter my xscreensaver password. The screen is "on" because I can switch TTY using ...
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HP Stream 13-C004TU Notebook for Ubuntu Install

I'm looking at purchasing this HP Stream 13-C004TU Notebook, as I am wanting to install Ubuntu 14.10 and not wanting to spend more than $300. The questions I have are: Will this spec be sufficient ...
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Disable touch drag

I am using touchpad on my laptop, but sometimes when I move pointer around it starts dragging (touch drag). I prefer to drag while holding it down. Can this touch drag be disabled?
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity shows wrong battery status

I am using ASUS laptop and the model is X555-50. I have ubuntu 14.04 installed with unity desktop. It used to show the correct battery status earlier. But suddenly it is not displaying the correct ...
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Problems with Netgear GA511 Gigabit Ethernet PCCard

I am trying to get an R8169 based Netgear GA511 working under Ubuntu 14.04. The module is loaded the leds are Green (link) (Yellow) on the 100/1000M speed led. Ethertool doesn't seem to let me set ...
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Old laptop cannot boot from ubuntu 15.10 dvd

I have ab old nc8000 laptop with 14.04 installed on it. I want to upgrade to 15.10 but the laptop cannot boot from the install dvd. Is there a workaround for this? Thanks :)
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Why can't I type with some keys on my laptop?

After I installed Ubuntu 12.10, I noticed that some keys on my Asus A53U laptop have stopped working correctly, and others work for the wrong keys, i.e. I press the key below backspace (can't remember ...
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Turn off display while lid is closed but prevent sleep on ubuntu server

I am currently running ubuntu server 14.04.3 on a macbook. I have managed to close the lid while preventing the system from sleeping but it does not turn off the display however it does turn off after ...
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Turning the brightness completely down

I used to run the command xbacklight -set 0 to make my brightness effectively 0 i.e. it was almost impossible to see anything, which was really helpful for conserving my battery power. However having ...
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When lid is closed, no internent connection

new to linux and ubuntu so please show some understanding :) im using an external monitor with my laptop, and when i close the lid (already set up the power management so nothingks will happen when i ...
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Can i get more battery life than this?

router@router:~$ lsb_release -a && uname -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.10 Release: 15.10 Codename: wily Linux router 4.2.0-23-generic ...
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Resume from Suspend closes applications

Just loaded Ubuntu 15.10 on my old HP E1 Vision and am very pleased with it. I have a minor issue in that if I Suspend using the power icon in the upper right corner of the screen, close the lid and ...
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Can boot from SSD-drive, but Ubuntu installer can't find it

Ubuntu installer can't find new SSD disk. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a ASUS VivoBook, model R304LA with bios version 210. It has UEFI with secure boot and all that jazz, but I've managed to turn ...
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Asus x751lb ubuntu (gnome) 15.10 function key for brightness not working

I've tried like all the options for changing grub settings, some even screwed changing brightness at all, some allowed me to use even fn + enter to open calculator, but fn + f5/ fn + f6 nothing... ...
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14.04-15.04 Randomly shutdown/restart

As it says, Ubuntu randomly shuts down at times. Common occurrences that involve these shutdowns include... Playing games Streaming video with tabs in background Playing movies in VLC Specs of my ...
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Blinking screen while using wireless connection

I've bought Dell Inspiron 5548 laptop and faced up with next problem - when I'm using build-in wireless card screen starts blinking, it's happens every time when I'm using it(watch online video, ...
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Why does my thinkpad log in automatically if I lock my screen, shut my lid and then reopen it?

I've noticed some strange behaviour while working today. If I lock my screen with ctrl+alt+l it takes me to the login screen. If I then decide to shut my laptop it suspends correctly. But when I ...
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thinkfan control doesn't use the fan full potential when needed

I own a Thinkpad x201 and is overheating very fast because of the environmental temperature and eventually kills himself without notice (and it really grinds my gears). Outside there are 34 degrees C ...
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Optimal version of Linux for T61 laptops [closed]

I have some Lenovo T61 laptops, which I want to convert to Linux (from WinXP or Win7). Being a novice I wonder a) which Ubuntu-version is most suitable b) other software i.e. BIOS etc. you would ...
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Laptop Docking Station For Ubuntu Tablets?

Will it be possible for OEMs to offer a laptop docking station for Ubuntu tablets? By laptop docking station, I'm describing a laptop keyboard without a display, but with a dock that can accommodate ...
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HP Pavilion 360

I'm about to install Ubuntu 15.10 on a laptop HP Pavilion 360. I have right now Windows 10 as my only OS, and one of its functions is that, when I bend the laptop to use it as a tablet, the whole ...
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Installing Ubuntu on modern laptop

I have see over the last few year that is is getting more difficult to install ubuntu. Usually it is no problem to boot from USB (CD's is obsolete anyway) But booting from USB on these machines is ...
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Can my laptop run ubuntu? // Problems with the nvidia graphic?

My laptop is a MSI, PX60 2QD-084XES (Prestige) . Specifications: * Intel® Core i7-5700HQ (2.7 GHz, 6 MB) * RAM 16GB DDR3 SODIMM (2x8GB) * Hard disk 1TB (7200 rpm S-ATA)+ 256GB SSD (1x256GB M.2 SATA) ...
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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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Can't set up wireless drivers on MSI Stealth, no output returned from lspci

Installed Ubuntu as dual boot with windows on an MSI GS70 laptop. Can't get wireless to show up in the toolbar & there are no software updates that appear under "System Settings | Additional ...
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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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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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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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14.04 LTS on Toshiba Satellite C75D-B. Brightness, WiFi, Fn-keys control and Suspend problems

This is a new laptop that I just bought. Came with Windows 8.1, now is a dual-boot. Sound Controls and Mute work with F9, F10, F11 like they do in Windows, but F12 for WiFi, F2 and F3 for brightness ...
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No sound over HDMI

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with the Intel 3000 HD video. I'm running 12.04.5, all updates. In the past, I've had no trouble, other than having to manually tell the sound subsystem to use HDMI ...
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Suspend and Shutdown not working in ubuntu 15.10

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on a razer blade 14 2013 with kernel version 4.2. Everything is currently stock. Unfortunately, suspend (both doing it manually and closing the lid) as well as shut down do ...
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My Acer V5 laptop keeps slowing down when I plug it in

Ever since I got this laptop, this has been a problem. Usually when I plug it in, it takes a moment to slow down my laptop. I would like to know how to fix this.
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Brightness at minimum after opening closed lid Macbook Air 7,2 (13'', Early 2015)

I hope someone could help me to solve my problem. Today I installed Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on my Macbook Air 7,2 (yes I know macbooks aren't the best choice but it was a present) and know I'm having the ...
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Getting MSI GT70 GT60 ONC LEDs on SteelSeries keyboard working?

I have an MSI GT70 ONC laptop. The laptop comes with steelseries keyboard that has LEDs in the keys. On windows 7 I can use change the LEDs to light up any colour. I would like to know how to find ...