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

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Installation and Use of LAPACK 3.5.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

I am facing problems while installation of LAPACK 3.5.0, and I have already seen this nicely written answer, but I didn't understand anything out of it (As OP was knowing what problem he is facing). ...
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WiFi connects to nothing?

When I resume my laptop from sleep the wireless connection will be connecting to a blank space. To fix it I have to disconnect, wait a few seconds and them reconnect to my network. Is there any way to ...
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Any way to enable dynamic/automatic brightness adjustment?

My Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet has a very bright screen (400 nits!), which is good for when objects on the screen are dark (say a night scene in a movie), but it is of course very blinding when ...
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Ubuntu for laptop with 6 gig ram 32 bit

Trying to download Ubuntu for first time. On the Ubuntu site it does not offer me a version 14.04 with 32 bit and about 2G RAM. Where do I locate a version suitable for my 32 bit 6G RAM laptop ? ...
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Latitude e6500 Flickering Sreen

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Latitude e6500 (deleting Windows 7 in the process) and it seems to be running well except every 10 seconds or so the screen becomes very flashy/blurry. This ...
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Which recent tablet/notebook convertible PCs run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS flawlessly?

I’m an Ubuntu newbie, and I’m interested in acquiring a tablet/notebook convertible PC that will run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS without lots of hardware incompatibility and driver tweaking hassles. In ...
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network card issues on ASUS N550JK with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The network card (realtek gigabit ethernet) doesn't work, doesn't send or receive packets. There is an error message saying something about a transmit queue timeout. I'm including some output that may ...
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Acer Aspire 7741z : Function key adjust brightness but displays 10% in Ubuntu 14

On my Acer my brightness function key works, but the confirmation display only goes up to about 10%. Also the function key seems to be the only thing that will adjust the brightness. I cannot adjust ...
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Ati driver with HD7470M laptop screen backlight not working

I need to install the ATI proprietary driver on my laptop (Asus K54HR) as I use it for gaming. My problem is, it doesn't matter what I try, I have always the same result black screen and I have to ...
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14.04 installer, how to fix screen before booting it?

so, the installer boots up, until I can hear that ubuntu drum sound, so it is working, but the screen is completely messed, the mouse wont show up, and only several vertical colored lines cover up the ...
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During halt system hibernates on lid closed

I use xubuntu 14.04 64bit on Lenovo g510. I disabled hibernation on lid closed in xfce power manager. On lid closed: do nothing. It works. I can close and open the lid and system is not ...
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Trouble when opening laptop lid. Only black screen is displayed. Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a Asus S56CA laptop. When I bought this laptop, it came prinestalled with Windows 8 wich I updated to 8.1. I soon decided that Windows wasn't right for me and decided to use my old Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Restore laptop screen brightness when unlocking screen

My config is the following: - Ubuntu 14.04 - An ASUS laptop - An additional LCD screen connected through VGA I control my additional LCD screen's brightness with dedicated controls located directly ...
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Asus x201e won't boot to any USB

I am trying to install Xubuntu / Ubuntu on my Asus X201E laptop, but I don't even get to the install menu, because the live usb (which I've tried making in LiLi, UNetbootin) doesn't do anything. 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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HP Envy TS 15 Ubuntu compatibilty?

I m planning to partition my current laptop HP Envy TS 15 to install Ubuntu. Is Ubuntu going to run on this machine?
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Max Brightness in ubuntu lower when compared to windows

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my (new) ThinkPad Edge330. Everything worked quite well so far. I've noticed that the screen wasn't that bright and was a bit disappointed of the ThinkPad, but then I ...
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Will Ubuntu run on old Dell Pentium M 512 ram [duplicate]

Trying to reuse this old dell laptop,,,I can't find a ubuntu or mint distro that the cpu will accept? Is it just too old to function? Came with xp pro 32 bit? Thanks for help/suggestions John in ...
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Is my laptop hardware sufficient to install & run Ubuntu as a secondary OS smoothly? [duplicate]

I have a Asus laptop which is running Windows 7. Its a first gen core i3 with a 500gb hdd & 6gb of ram. I would want to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my laptop. I asked a friend of mine ...
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Given a used laptop with Ubuntu installed, how do I get past the password demands? [duplicate]

Recently given a laptop with Ubuntu 12.1 installed alongside Windows 7. Can only access Ubuntu, which is fine for everyday use (LibreOffice, Firefox, etc.) but there's an authentication password ...
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System logs me off after I close laptop's screen

Hello everybody I have very anoying issue with my ubuntu 14.04. When I close the screen of my laptop, the system logs me off and I need to enter my password to log in again. That would not be a ...
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Fan running constantly after installing ubuntu [dell inspiron 5520]

i installed ubuntu 13.10 on my dell inspiron 5520 and this is my first experience with ubuntu or any OS other than windows.. the system starts up normally and functions although it seemsto be slower ...
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xbindkeys mx revolution and touchpad

I need some help in the configuration of my Logitech MX Revolution mouse on my Ubuntu laptop. I followed this guide http://x4dev.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/howto-logitech-mx-revolution-on-ubuntu/ ...
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Bluetooth adapter not found HP 250 g2 Ubuntu 14.04 lts

On boot there are two messages - Bluetooth: error in firmware loading err = -110, len = 440, size = 4076 and Bluetooth : Loading patch file failed and in the bluetooth settings it says "no ...
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Connecting to Network problems [closed]

I have an Ubuntu 12.10 HP laptop. I'm having trouble with connecting to this one certain network. The network itself seems to be working well for everyone else that's using it, so it seems to be ...
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About hybrid graphics amd/amd ubuntu 14.04

which one is the best way to install the fglrx driver. i installed it with the ubuntu drivers center but it make me use the integrated card (6520g) instead 6470m in games so the performance is poor ...
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Can Ubuntu work on a Pentium T4400 CPU? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron INSP1440 laptop with a Pentium T4400 dual-core CPU. I need to know if Ubuntu 14.04 (or any version) will work on it before I burn Ubuntu to a disk.
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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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Constant hum when using gstreamer-tools

I recently was researching how to connect my computer to an amateur radio and hear the radio through the computer. On this site I found an answer. Someone suggested to download gstreamer-tools. For ...
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Distro question - Which (current) linux distro works well with older laptops [duplicate]

I'm sorry, but this is going to be somewhat vague for now. I'll update this within 24 hours with more details, or as soon as they are available. Whichever comes first. I am enrolled in an engineering ...
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Asus laptop and faulty USB 3.0

I have weir issue with my asus laptop in have only one usb3.0 and it works, sometimes.. sometimes it just dies. $ dmesg | grep xhci_hcd [ 1.488284] xhci_hcd 0000:04:00.0: xHCI Host Controller [ ...
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Toshiba Satellite integrated graphics

Well, I am using Ubuntu 14.04 in my Toshiba Satellite L750-1GN, which come with an Intel i5 2430m. The processor has an integrated graphics card, the hd 3000. But both in windows and linux this "card" ...
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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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Replacing hardrive (laptop) [closed]

My laptop has 2 HD's. One broken, one not broken. Can I replace a HDD with a SSD? I noticed by using the smartctl command that my SSD is TWICE as fast! And my HDD is broken so I want to replace it ...
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Intel Turbo boost on ubuntu 14.04

Well, I have a Toshiba laptop with an Intel i5 2430m and 4 gb ram installed. I have intalled the i-Nex so to know my cpu frequency at every time. But there is a problem: Even when I'm editing a ...
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how do i turn off bluetooth on my t43 lubuntu 14.04

How do I turn off bluetooth, I can turn it on with bluetooth manager. I have looked online for a solution. All I get is install bluetooth manager but I don’t need to install the manager, it is ...
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Install wowmatrix

I am trying to install wowmatrix (http://www.wowmatrix.com/) to manage my wow addons. however when running the .sh file it brings up an install window. but there is no text just blank buttons.
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HP Evny M6 K025DX touch screen

When I first installed it 14.04 on a new HDD the touch screen worked flawlessly, I had pinch to zoom. Then In stalled Linux Mint and didn't like it and went back to Ubuntu 14.04 64bit, and updated (i ...
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when I close my laptop lid and reopen my machine suspends

I have this weird problem with my new Xubuntu 14.04 installation. When I close my laptop lid, the box will suspend alright. After I decide to reopen my box to continue what am doing the screen will ...
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Achieving extended screen effect - cross platform

Is is possible to connect my Ubuntu 12.04 running laptop with any other laptop running Windows and achieve extended screen effect?
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Wifi not working installed drivers

Hello I'm new to Lubuntu and I'm currently using an old Asus laptop 1,8Ghz single core AMD and 700~MB RAM. And now I'm trying to get wifi working I've searched Google way too many times and I've tried ...
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Ubuntu wireless faill to connect [duplicate]

i just reinstalled my ubuntu and it seems like it cannot connect to wireless, it sees the network, attemps to connect it but after like 1-2 minutes it gives up. it always has been working fine before. ...
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No sound through speakers on Compaq Pressario V2414NR

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 12.04 LTS on a ~8.5-year old Compaq Pressario V2414 laptop. This machine did not have any problems with audio playback under 12.04. As installed, the Ubuntu ...
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Laptop Screen Black After Suspend

I'm a newer user to Linux and am running into an issue with suspend on my laptop. I have a HP Envy m6 with a AMD A10-4600M APU with Radeon HD Graphics I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS The issue is that ...
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Samsung Keyboard Brightness Keys

So I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic). It's mostly working with my Samsung NP540U4E laptop, just having some trouble with the keyboard brightness change function keys. ...
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fail to start graphical interface [closed]

I'm using Linux Mint 14 and have faced the following problem recently: after removing and installing some of the software (torchat and LibreOffice to be exact) and rebooting I found myself not being ...
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Laptop Overheating - Lenovo Z500

Hi I have a Lenovo Z500 with i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD. In Windows 7,8 and 8.1 I don't have any problem with the laptop temperature while running just the system or surfing the web, but under ubuntu 13.10 ...
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UPower reports Incorrect Capacity

I've just replaced my old Netbook battery with a new one of higher capacity. It was a cheap battery off of Amazon which clearly reads as a 5200mAh battery but Ubuntu reports the battery as being the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : Slow booting and never shut downs in laptop

I've downloaded latest Ubuntu desktop (version 64-bit) and created a bootable ubuntu from USB using pendrive linux. The specs for my laptop and USB flash drive are as follow: Laptop model: acer ...
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How to recognize backlit of an Asus UX31E keyboard?

I replaced the keyboard in my Asus UX31E with one from later UX31A. The only technical difference between the two is that the latter has keyboard backlight and uses Fn + F3 / F4 for this. However, I ...