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

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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 ...
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Permanent Blank Screen after lid close?

I am using Ubuntu on my Hp M6 Envy laptop. I closed my lid to move with my laptop and by the time (10 mins) i opened it the screen was totally blank not black , blank. I restarted many times with no ...
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USB wakeup does not work when lid is closed

I have a dell xps 13 9333 with ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I'm using this as a desktop computer, with an external monitor and USB keyboard. The system is configured to 'Do Nothing' when lid is closed (see ...
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Prevent OS from setting 0 brightness

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and on pressing "brightness minus" key, the brightness of the screen does decrease but, if I keel holding/pressing the button,the brightness decreases all the way to zero and ...
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Kubuntu stuck at flashing logo boot screen

My week old laptop is installed with a dual boot Windows 7 / Kubuntu. On my Kubuntu I've had the issue of the computer not waking up from sleep after closing the screen/lid. I read online that ...
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Serious problems after 15.10 upgrade

Okay revising.... I upgraded my computer from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10. It used to load right away but now after the Ubuntu load screen I get: [ OK ] started lab/ postfix mail transport agent. [ OK ] ...
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“Unable to access” drives of my computer! [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, 32 bit version. While I click any drives of my laptop, a message is shown. e.g. if I click my software drive then a message is showing like the picture given below: Software ...
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Dual Booting Questions

I have an Asus s200e laptop running Windows 10, and it has a C and D drive. The D drive is never in use by Windows, so I want to put Linux on it, how do I do so without deleting anything? What should ...
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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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Ubuntu Mate Black screening problem

So my Acer Aspire E5-511-P2D6 and I decided to install Ubuntu Mate 15.10 (I've been getting this problem with all distros and distribution versions from 14.04+) So I installed it but now I'm getting ...
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How to change screen brightness from commandline on Asus X453?

I'm using the Fluxbox window manager on Ubuntu 12.04. I recently got my desktop into a strange situation, and I'm not sure how! The situation was this: If I close the laptop screen lid and then ...
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New Ubuntu User, Touchpad not working; I know what to do but not how to do it

This article describes the exact problem I'm having. I have the same laptop, same issue. Unfortunately, I'm not knowledgeable enough with Linux yet -- I want to learn more but I really just need to ...
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Keyboard of Acer Aspire A5943G not working properly

I have an Acer Aspire A5943G laptop, and its keyboard is not working properly. The keys SDGHM and some shift combinations produce either no characters at all, or just sometimes with wrong delay and ...
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Occasional Macbook pro suspend failure when closing the lid

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2012 Macbook Pro, and every now and then when I close the lid, instead of suspending like it usually does (and corresponding to what I have set in settings), the screen ...
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Macbook brightness using WRONG folder

I am running ubuntu 14.04 with macbook pro mid 2012 Brightness is not working using the function keys. I'm pretty new at Linux, but I know why it is not working, just not how to fix it. #Under ...
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I can not increase or decrease the brightness of my screen on UBUNTU 15.10 [duplicate]

just wondering if anybody knows what's the problem. I use the brightness bar control with my keyboard or in options, the computer shows me the brightness bar increasing or decreasing but the screen is ...
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Ubuntu is freezing when I open any Web browser

I'm relitivly new to ubuntu and I'm having a massive problem. I'm currently running ubuntu 15.04 on a windows surface pro 1(the only laptop I could afford) and everything is working great, except that ...
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Wierd Lid close/open and suspend problem

I have an old Thinkpad W510. The pm-suspend works, the lid close then suspend does not. After some searching, I found the following solution. create /etc/acpi/events/lid (there's no lid related ...
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Ubuntu and w10 can't boot after installing second hard drive

I have a lenovo laptop(g505s), I installed an SSD and removed the CD player to install a tray with the hard disk which used to work fine. I had Windows 10 in the SSD and I used the hard disk only for ...
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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 ...