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

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15.10 Brightness adjustment

I have a 2015 Thinkpad X1 Carbon that I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on. I have noticed that there is a huge jump between the minimum screen brightness, where the backlight is completely off, to the ...
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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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Clicking noise from acer r3 131t (left speaker)

I have a subtle clicking coming from my laptop? I have a Acer r3 131t c1yf (32gb HD, 2gb RAM) It comes from the left speaker. Windows 10 (dual boot) is very silent. The Acer Graphics listed on ...
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Laptop unresponsive when resuming from suspend

I run Ubuntu on a Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A (with touchscreen) with Xmonad as the window manager. It is set up to suspend to ram when closing the laptop lid. Mostly everything is as should be when ...
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Laptop function keys (media keys) are delayed after replacing optical drive with 2nd hdd

I have removed my optical drive and placed a "caddy" with a second hdd in my laptop as replacement. Now, since doing that all my function keys are delayed for around a second before taking effect. ...
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Unable to change brightness in a Lenovo z500 laptop with Ubuntu 15.10

Brightness adjustment keys have no effect (although they are recognized by the environment), and I can't change the brightness using GUI tools as well. In Windows 10 i had the same problem and after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when I reopen my laptop

I am dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Widows 7 on a Dell Latitude E6420. If I close the lid and reopen immediately I can move the mouse but nothing else: no keyboard function and I can't select ...
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How to turn off keyboard backlight if keyboard is broken?

My keyboard had the backlight on when it stopped working (due to spillage) and now I can't use the Fn + space to shut it off. Are there any commands or settings I can use without using the laptop ...
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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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All programs are closed after lid is closed

I have Lenovo Y570 with Ubuntu 15.10 installed on it. Whenever I close the lid and then open it, I see the log-in screen, and if I type in my password, I find that all my programs from last session ...
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How can I select which battery discharges on my laptop?

So I have two batteries in my work laptop, Lenovo T450s. I have Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on it. It always discharges one of the batteries before going on to the next one. Is there any way to set thresholds ...
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Asus zenbook UX501 hangs when lid is closed

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus UX501JW. I've managed to fix most of the initial problems (hotkeys). But I still have the problem that the computer freezes if I close and open the lid without ...
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My Battery Precentage keeps going Up and Down?

I recently started using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on my Asus K53E laptop, and it was working pretty well since September. But in November I noticed the original battery started get old & hold less of a ...
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I flashed my bios and bricked my laptop please help [closed]

How do I unbrick my Asus laptop without sending it in to get repaired? I flashed bios and it froze, I then accidently turned it off... Now it turns on cd works but black screen. It's an Asus gaming ...
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Ubuntu failing to fall asleep (tpm error)

I'm having a problem with my laptop not suspending randomly (seems to be about 50% of the time). Once it starts having this issue, the only fix is to reboot fully. This happens when I both close the ...
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Bluetooth hardware is not detected after and upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10

I used to have windows on the same laptop and Bluetooth worked fine, but after Ubuntu 15.10 installation, it doesn't recognize the hardware, what can I do to get the proper driver? This is my ...
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Cannot install martian-modem using module-assistant command

Is there any chance to get the internal (TOSHIBA Satellite A100 laptop's) modem to work in Ubuntu 15.10 i686? I've tried the following: sudo apt-get install martian-modem Read the ...
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How to make a computer running on runlevel 3 ask for password when waking up from suspend in X?

I have recently set runlevel 3 as a kernel parameter instead of runlevel 5, though this has caused a little bit of a problem... Because when I execute startx and then once the GUI has loaded, if I ...
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on turning on an inputting password it shoows message having multiple family in alias isnt supported and may not work as expected and I cant log in

I hava a new laptop that uses ubuntu and it worked perfectly yesterday but today on turning on an inputting password it shows message having multiple family in alias isnt supported and may not work as ...
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Forcing grub menu to external monitor connected to laptop via HDMI/VGA

Is there any way to force grub menu to show it's content in external monitor (for selecting the os to boot on win or ubuntu), I use my laptop more like a desktop with a monitor connected to it because ...
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Ubuntu server on laptop stops responding when I close lid

I have been trying for a couple of hours to get an ubuntu server to not freeze when I close the lid. When I close the laptop the server freezes and I can't restore it, I have to press the power button ...
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Battery Indicator does not show correct state

My battery indicator does not show the correct state. The battery indicator, and the indicator in power settings, both remain unchanged from the state the machine is switched on. If I switch on ...
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Ubuntu freezes up and looks strange after using it for a few minutes

I'm using 8-year-old HP Pavillion dv6000. At seemingly random times, the screen freezes up and strange bars appear on the screen which move when the mouse moves. This is on a fresh install of Ubuntu ...
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laptop wifi problem

When I connect to wifi after 10 or 15 minutes it will disconnect. And if I want to wifi again I have to disable wifi each time. I have lenovo z5170 with Ubuntu 14.04 description: Wireless interface ...
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problem with login

When I close the lid of Laptop and then open it a message asks about password when I enter pass, Ubuntu login screen will come after that. I have to enter my pass twice to login. I can't remember but ...
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Lenovo T540p undocking triggers logout

I recently got a new Lenovo T540p with corresponding docking station and installed Ubuntu 14.04 (and later 15.10 with the same problem) on it. The problem is that whenever I release the laptop from ...
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Ubuntu screen brightness issue only at startup

Ubuntu 14.04 / Windows 10 dual boot The laptop can´t remember brightness before, but after manually set the brightness in the rc.local file, it can now remember the brightness level after boot into ...
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Install Ubuntu on Lenovo S440 [duplicate]

I'm getting really fed up of my current Windows 10 install on my Lenovo S440 ThinkPad (2.4 GHz processor, 8 Gb RAM, and a 16 Gb SSD swap drive), and would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot, ...
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Ubuntu 15.10, if I suspend from toolbar it's ok, if I close laptop lid when I resume it keeps logging me out

So as the title states: Ubuntu 15.10, if I suspend from toolbar it's ok, if I close laptop lid when I resume it keeps logging me out / going to lock screen after 10-20 seconds. I have a razer ...
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Dell Inspiron 5423 CPU low-power state Non-Dell Power Adapter

So I've been trying for hours now to get the CPU out of the low power state. The Processor is a Dual-Core with HT @1.8ghz however because im not using a Dell Adapter its missing the protocol chip that ...
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Lid Closed Suspend Ignore issue - 14.04.3

I have tried many various methods to get it where the computer ignores the lid closing. Essentially, I don't want it to sleep. At all. Here's what I've tried: Changing the power settings. Power ...
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How to install Ubuntu on an old laptop missing its built-in display

I have an old HP laptop that is missing its built-in display. I use it plugged in to my TV via VGA. It runs Windows Vista fine, but it has recently started to slow down, and I decided it needed a dose ...
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GPU drivers greyed out - Ubuntu 14.04

i just realized that under 'Additional Drivers' on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop all GPU driver options are greyed out and the only one chosen is : "Continue using a manually installed driver" The thing is ...
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ubuntu 14.04.03 mousepad not working on acer aspire notebook, external mouse does work

I just bought the Acer V3-371-5215. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 64bit from a usb flash drive. The mousepad worked during the installation from flash drive. Mousepad not working after installation. ...
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Installed 14.04 on my laptop but my trackpad and speakers do not work. Any ideas?

I have never used Ubuntu before, though I have some RHEL command line experience from work. I installed 14.04 on my Gigabyte P35 laptop because I was tired of dealing with problems from Windows 10. ...
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Samsung laptop Ubuntu sees the wifi but does not connect

I know there are a thousand of these questions around, but I tried a few and did not get any results, so I decided to open a new question. The NetworkConnections thing sees the wifi connection, but ...
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Share Ethernet Connection

I have a home server with two ethernet ports, one of which is connected to our gateway (modem + router) from Xfinity. The other port is free and I want to connect it to my laptop, sharing the server's ...
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Changes in system screen brightness aren't reflected on actual screen. [Ubuntu 15.10][Laptop]

I've had this issue since 14.04.3 but I never bothered to fix it since I didn't use Ubuntu much. Pressing the brightness up/down function keys brings up the popup displaying the brightness level, ...
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USB speed converges to 0

I have a laptop and a desktop computer both running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I have an issue: When transfer files from/to USB drives, the speed looks good when the copy starts, but immediately afterwards ...
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Boot Problem [No bootable devices found]

I have a laptop from dell and recently I reinstalled ubuntu 14.04 and when I turn the laptop on it says "No bootable devices found". I installed it through UEFI DVD. The boot mode is set to: UEFI; ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sometimes does not suspend when laptop lid closed

Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Set to suspend when lid closed. Mostly it works - often I can use it for a week, suspending and resuming with no problems. But sometimes something changes and it stops working: ...
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Why is my laptop losing so much power while in suspend mode?

Last time I used my laptop, I had it plugged in, and so at the time I closed the lid and put it into suspend mode, it had 100% power. However, when I opened the lid now, the a day later, and resumed ...
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Wifi problem on hp 355 g2 laptop

My name is Miljan. I have a problem with my wifi connection. I have hp laptop 355 g2 and wifi dont work on 14.04,14.10,15.04 and 15.10. I really dont know why? I can fix this like this: sudo ...
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Should I fix my overheating problem or invest in a new laptop? [closed]

So I am running into overheating issues, constant shutdowns and lagging when I open multiple tabs on the browser, which is not convenient at all. Here are my laptop specs: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU L ...
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Dell Vostro 3750 doesn't reboot/restart

It's been a while now since my laptop doesn't reboot in ubuntu anymore (either 14.04 or 15.10 - I have them both on different partitions). It hangs before I can see the bios screen (no backlight as ...
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Cursor randomly jumps around

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.16 to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 (and also dropped some chocolate cake into my computer) I have noticed the cursor randomly jumping around ...
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Alba bug turns off speakers

Alba's recent upgrade turned my laptop speakers off. They test fine and show 100% but no sound.Were working fine last week but recent software upgrade has caused this problem.
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Ubuntu 14.04 wifi unstable HP envy 17 [duplicate]

When I go to a new place on campus, I always have to reboot the system to connect to the wifi. Otherwise no matter how I try, it just gives me "disconnected". I attach the information. ########## ...
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Can I run and install Ubuntu (Mac iso) on a non apple product? [duplicate]

I want to design a Ubunntu image customized for mac, but... dont have a macbook... Can I run and install Ubuntu (Mac iso) on a non apple product?
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Ubuntu won't start after closing laptop lid

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell latitude e6430 laptop. Whenever I close my laptop lid or sometimes when I lock the screen before shutting the lid, when I open the lid again Ubuntu won't pull ...