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

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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 new user to Linux and i am running into an issue with suspend on my laptop with the following configuration Model : HP Envy m6 (AMD A10-4600M APU with Radeon HD Graphics) Operating System : ...
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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 ...
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Laptop Battery Life increased in 14.04

I own a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop (Intel i5 @2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD 7200rpm, 15.6inch display, Bluetooth, WiFi, etc) which is my primary machine for both work and personal use. I made a clean ...
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If laptop is in sleep and the battery gets critically low, will ubuntu put computer to hibernate?

I know that on windows this happens, but I don't knw weather it works on ubuntu. So, the question is: If laptop is in sleep and the battery gets critically low, will Ubuntu put computer to hibernate?
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Bluetooth not working after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. After upgrading the Bluetooth is not working. It shows 'No adapters found'. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 15 R. How can i Get the driver??
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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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Second monitor available without beeing connected

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my Laptop, and everything worked better than thought, but: My laptop recognises two screens. I mean, you can connect a second screen to it by HDMI or VGA, but both ...
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Sounds no longer working on Xubuntu

I was messing around with Compiz-related settings (something else I cannot get to work, no matter what I try) and after a restart my sound was no longer working. There seems to be two output devices ...
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How to stop Xfce from reconfiguring monitor layout when laptop lid is closed?

I recently upgraded to Xubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. Prior to 14.04, I used xrandr (through a script) to configure my preferred layout, which involved an external VGA monitor and the built in laptop ...
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Audio unmutes when coming out of suspend in Ubuntu 14.04?

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, whenever I wake my laptop out of suspend, its previous volume settings are forgotten and the volume is unmuted and set to 100%. Obviously, this is annoying if I open ...
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How to tell if battery is dead using Ubuntu

Today I found an old ASUS UL30A laptop collecting dust in my office. The hard drive was missing and it seems the battery is dead, but I just so happened to have an Ubuntu USB stick lying around so I ...
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How can I get my webcam to work with Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an HP Elitebook 850 G1, and installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04, however Ubuntu is not detecting the built-in Webcam. Is there any ways to fix this, and why this is happening? output of the ...
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Plug and play device for laptop to connect external monitor/keyboard/mouse

I am looking for an easy solution that is basically plug and play where I can take my Ubuntu laptop and connect it to a device which is my desktop setup and connects external monitor/keyboard/mouse. ...
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Brightness controls mismatch

This seems to be a hardware issue rather than a Ubuntu issue, but nevertheless, here goes. I have an Acer ao756-2617 with Ubuntu 14.04, elementary os luna, bodhi linux, and zorin os 8. most of these ...
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Touchpad not recognized on new Ultrabook

I have a new Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition (930X5J-K01) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. The touchpad is not working at all. There is no cursor visible but an external USB mouse is working ...
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Battery not charging above 34% on Lenovo E430

My System Spec is: OS: ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS Type: 64-bit Laptop Model: Lenovo Thinkpad E430. My Laptop is plugged to the wall for more than 10 hours. But the battery percentage never goes above 34%. ...
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What can be moved safely to tmpfs in 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with SSD and 8gb RAM. What can be moved safely to tmpfs(and how to do it correctly, i'm mediocre in linux)? I don't know is it important or not, I mounted ...
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Locked down quick boot to cd only

I am looking to make up some patron surfing/document writing laptops for our local library. I would like them to boot to a cd without a hard drive in such a way so that the computer starts up swiftly ...
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Laptop shutdown if unplugged power

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and I've found it will immediately shut down if power is unplugged, as if there was no battery. I do not have this problem when running Windows 8 on the same ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 keylog problem

I have Ubuntu 12.10 running and I want to do keylog so I did the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install logkeys sudo logkeys –s –o /home/user/Desktop/output.log It creates a log file ...
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problem with updates and software center [duplicate]

I first noticed the trying to open software center when i get the error 2014-04-23 13:50:03,240 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2014-04-23 13:50:03,258 - ...
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Laptop power saving or management in Ubuntu 14.04

Is there any sort of installation that can be added to provide power options for when I am running on battery? I wouldn't want to always be on power savings, so I would hope I could switch between Eco ...
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Is there a way to copy installed application into another OS?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 on both of My Laptop and PC. I've installed many applications on my PC. I don't want to download all these apps again and reinstall them on Laptop. What method should I take to ...
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My hardware configuration is enough for Ubuntu 64 bits?

guys! I use the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit version, and I'm thinking to install the 64 bit version. Is that a good idea with this configuration?