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

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Wich partition is better to use in a Nokia booklet 4g?

Hi i'm planning an installation of Lubuntu in a NOkia Booklet 4G but i don't know much about partition tables and formats. Wich format would be good for the hardware? specs
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Can I adjust the minimum brightness for my laptop's LCD?

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on my Dell XPS 13 (9333, 2014 model). The LCD brightness can be controlled by the keyboard, and if possible I'd like to adjust the minimum value and/or adjust the ...
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installation freezes in kubuntu 15.10 on aspire laptop

I am trying to install kubuntu 15.10 (from an USB stick) on an Acer Aspire R3-471T laptop with win10. Problem is: I get to the install screen where I can put in the name of the system as well as ...
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New battery is stuck at 72%, says it is charging, but unplugging the charger will shutdown the computer

I just bought a battery for my Alienware M14x r2 laptop. It is a 1 x 8 Cell. I plugged it into my laptop, and the percentage automatically showed 72%, and charging. The charging percentage has not ...
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Laptop keyboard stopped working

Ubuntu 14.04 I started my pc and suddenly my keyboard isn't working anymore. Is there a possibility to debug or something? The mouse and some of the keys still work, like changing the brightness of ...
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Dual boot windows 10 and Vivid Vervet keyboard backlight stopped working again [samsung np900x3c]

TL;DR: dual boot win10 and ubuntu 15.04 - keyboard backlight on my samsung np900x3c laptop not working. I've been dual booting Utopic Unicorn along with windows 8 with great success for a long time. ...
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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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How to get my integrated webcam to show up in the USB bus?

I've been trying to get my HP DV7-6135dx's integrated webcam (HP TrueVision HD) to show up to be used. But, it won't even show up in the USB bus, so I can't do anything with it. I think OV51x is gonna ...
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Crash after closing lid

So everything was working fine, I closed the lid of my laptop to take it somewhere else, 1 minute later I opened it again and the terminal and Google Chrome had crashed. I tried to reopen Chrome but ...
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How can one force the laptop batteries to charge beyond their recognized limits?

My thinkpad has two batteries delivering approximately 200Wh. However the main battery is aging a little, losing its capacity, or so the battery is telling me. What I wish to accomplish is to ...
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Ubuntu freezes after sleep Dell Vostro 1015

Hello can somebody tell me why my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 stops working after waking from sleep? The screen goes black and the light that indicate Caps Lock and Num Lock keep turning on and ...
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how reset keyboard binding ubuntu 15.04 to defalut on lenovo k2450?

how to reset keyboard key binding (shortcut) set default? i mess up with keyboard shortcut key fn + volume up and key fn + volume down before work wells before i mess up :P
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Nothing happens when I close the lid or press power button

I just installed on Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad X230). Everything works fine except: closing the lid pressing power button while the computer is on does nothing, even though I ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an Acer TravelMate 4060

I have tried several versions of Ubuntu (downloaded the iso files) to install on my Acer TravelMate 4060 but it doesn´t work. The last version I tried, ubuntu-15.04-desktop-i386, gave an error on ...
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No WiFi on Acer nitro VN& 591G

I recently installed Ubuntu along side with windows 10 on my laptop, however ever since I installed it, the wifi is not working at all, I'm pretty sure it's a driver issue, please help. Another issue ...
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Laptops marked with Ubuntu preinstalled OS? - Marca de Laoptops con SO Ubuntu pre Instalado?

¿Donde puedo comprar una Laptop con SO Ubuntu pre Instalado? Que no me parece comprar una Laptop con Windows además el costo del equipo ya tiene incluido el costo del SO. Translation (with ...
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Downloading Ubuntu on laptop with no Operating System

I bought a Dell laptop with no operating system and only need it to access the internet. Will downloading Ubuntu enable me to access the internet and how do I download Ubunto onto the laptop. Thanks. ...
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Best Current Ubuntu for IBM X41 Tablet PC

I am new to Linux I have come into an IBM X41, It has an intel M processor, 1.5 Ghz if I remember correct and about 2 Gb ram, its not super fast so I need something light and something that will ...
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Nothing happens when I close my laptop lid or press the power button (Kubuntu 14.04.3, Thinkpad X250)

I'm on Kubuntu 14.04.3 on a ThinkPad X250. I tried to configure what happens when I close my laptop lid or when I press my power button in the "Configure Energy Saving" dialog in the "System ...
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Right side of touchpad is not reacting

I have a strange problem. I have just bought a Fujitsu lifebook a512 and I have installed Ubuntu on it. When I used the touchpad in windows it worked properly but in Ubuntu almost half of the touchpad ...
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Disconnect a laptop charger in software?

Short of the question: Are there any particular mechanisms to temporarily switch the charger input on a laptop on or off in software? In particular I am looking at a Dell Inspiron E1505 in my case. ...
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Install ubuntu to Notebook through SD Card with only 128Mb or Ram?

Can I / Will It be Possible to install Ubuntu ( Any version at all ) On an CnM Book That is currently running Windows CE V5.00 ? 2009 Build. Would be Much Appriciated. Laptop / Notebook has 128MB of ...
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VLC won't play video via HDMI to TV

When I connect TV and Laptop via HDMI cable and play a movie with VLC I only get to see the ubuntu desktop, not the VLC output. No video, no audio. Under Windows it worked like this. I've googled it, ...
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No WiFi until I close the lid, then open it, need to know why

I have a cheap HP laptop from MicroCenter that works decent, however I've been having trouble with the wifi. If I restart the laptop, the wifi comes up disconnected, nothing I do will give me a ...
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Brightness Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu and Xubuntu

On Kubuntu and Xubuntu the brightness of my monitor goes down to zero (i.e. the backlight got switched off). On Ubuntu this does not happen, the minimux brightness is still with backlight on and ...
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How do I prevent the cursor from going to a monitor that is turned off?

I have a laptop which I connect to an external screen through HDMI, under Kubuntu 15.04. I have this external screen set to be the main screen, and the laptop screen set to turn off when I close the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04. Samsung Ativ Book 6. Brightness doesn't change [duplicate]

When I change my brightness, the slider moves, the brightness level changes, but actual brightness is the same. I have read a lot of topics about this problem. I tried to change grub, to create ...
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ASUS laptop speakers doesn't work

When I open my ASUS laptop (N550JV), the speakers does not work. When I check from the sound icon at the right bottom, it seems there should be sound. So what I do is this: I increase the volume to ...
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Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio sz71wn/c

I recently installed the last version of Ubuntu on an old laptop and since then the screen looks like this: http://m.imgur.com/pv9BvNB The screen looks always like that, even in BIOS (logo) and ...
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Ending up with four screens on my laptop display - can't do anything

Just got a new ASUS laptop and every things good with it for the most part. But when I booted from a Ubuntu USB, I believe it was 14.04.3 or later, before the logo even loaded I was left with two ...
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Ubuntu detects ACPI batteries on my desktop computer - thinks it is a laptop

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop computer with ASUS m5a97 Evo MoBo. There is this battery indicator on my desktop. I already ran: sudo laptop-detect -v and it returned -> We're a laptop (ACPI ...
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Graphic artefacts on the screen

I am running on a relatively old laptop, HP Compaq Presario CQ61 303sv, with relatively old hardware. Recently, the blurs and defects in the screenshot below started to appear in all the Ubuntu ...
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Laptop battery draining too fast. No overheating

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop with a 3 month old battery. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version recently and I'm completely new to the Linux world. I've noticed that the battery is draining ...
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Battery Not charging fully on Sony Vaio

I recently purchased a new battery for my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN running Ubuntu 15.04, and I noticed that it only charges to 40%. When I checked the power statistics I noticed the following - Percentage ...
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Acer E-15 laptop lid close issues

I have a Acer E 15 [E5-521-24PQ] laptop installed with Xubuntu 14.04.3 I have the a problem with it when I close the lid with the open source graphics drivers after opening it the screen is just ...
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Home/End jumping only a group of characters, not to the begin/end of the line

The Home and End keys on my laptop (reached by Ctrl+arrows) jumps only to the next non-alphanumerical character (like ./_) instead of jumping the full line. I guess this is an optional behavior which ...
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Brightness will not change on Ideapad p400

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 (can't remember which release) to dual boot with Windows 10 on my Lenovo IdeaPad p400 Touch. It gave me the option to upgrade to 15.04, which I decided to do. After ...
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Restoring xfce4-power-manager to default settings

After unchecking "Handle display power management" in Xfce Power Manager, the system locked up. (I was troubleshooting an issue with the laptop where it would lock up upon the display turning off.) ...
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How to turn off screen (headless installation)

How can I turn off screen? None of the answers here helped me. I tried sudo vbetool dpms off but that failed silently and the screen remained on. This is a headless Ubuntu server installation on a ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 on laptop - “When plugged in” setting not enforced after battery is charged to 100%

I got Ubuntu 15.04 running on a Dell 3147. Under Power settings, I have When plugged in set to Don't suspend. It seems that after the battery has reached 100% it no longer honors this setting, instead ...
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ACPI open/close lid scripts - xrandr does not execute but other commands do

See SOLUTION at the end. I have used this guide to write a script that activates when I open or close the laptop lid. My setup is a laptop monitor and an external monitor working well together. ...
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Ralink RT3290 bluetooth no blocked, not work

I follow this guide Ralink RT 3290 Bluetooth Problem on Ubuntu 14.04 and when I type rfkill list all = 1: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 3: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no ...
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Creating an ethernet bridge between a windows 7 laptop and an offline Ubuntu PC

I have been trying to get internet to my Ubunutu PC to download packages I've been needing for awhile. I tried with an edimax usb wifi antenna, but the install cd required several packages for me to ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working after laptop opened

I am running 14.04.3 LTS on my laptop and whenever I close the laptop and reopen it, The mouse and keyboard quit working and I have to hard reboot. However, if I remember to lock my computer first, ...
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Strange battery behavior after updating from 14.04 to 15.04

I'm using HP machine with Intel Pentium N3520 and 4GB RAM. I recently updated to Ubuntu 15.04 and facing issues with battery, which is behaving like anything. It does not charges when operating system ...
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Bluetooth adapter lost after updating ubuntu 15.04

My laptop is an acer V13 V3-371-570S When booting on livecd and after install, my internal bluetooth adapter is recognized and fully working. After updating my system, my bluetooth adapter has gone, ...
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How do I add my printer to Google Cloudprint?

My printer is connected and shared by Ubuntu 14.04 server (old laptop). I can use this printer with Windows laptop. I wonder how can I add this printer to Google Cloudprint and make it accessible by ...
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how do i access wd elements 2 tb external hard drive from my lenovo y50 running ubuntu 15.04 64 bit

i just got this external hard drive but for some reason whenever i plug it into my computer, Ubuntu doesn't recognize it. however, when i switch over to windows, my laptop can recognize it just fine
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Need personal experience installing Ubuntu on Dell 5558 laptop

I have decided to have a dedicated Ubuntu laptop. I am specific about a good looking screen (a FullHD with crisp display and color reproduction),16GB RAM and i7 processor also with good form factor. I ...
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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 ...