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

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Can my laptop run ubuntu? // Problems with the nvidia graphic?

My laptop is a MSI, PX60 2QD-084XES (Prestige) . Specifications: * Intel® Core i7-5700HQ (2.7 GHz, 6 MB) * RAM 16GB DDR3 SODIMM (2x8GB) * Hard disk 1TB (7200 rpm S-ATA)+ 256GB SSD (1x256GB M.2 SATA) *...
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Can't set up wireless drivers on MSI Stealth, no output returned from lspci

Installed Ubuntu as dual boot with windows on an MSI GS70 laptop. Can't get wireless to show up in the toolbar & there are no software updates that appear under "System Settings | Additional ...
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HP Pavilion 360

I'm about to install Ubuntu 15.10 on a laptop HP Pavilion 360. I have right now Windows 10 as my only OS, and one of its functions is that, when I bend the laptop to use it as a tablet, the whole ...
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No sound over HDMI

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with the Intel 3000 HD video. I'm running 12.04.5, all updates. In the past, I've had no trouble, other than having to manually tell the sound subsystem to use HDMI ...
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Optimal version of Linux for T61 laptops [closed]

I have some Lenovo T61 laptops, which I want to convert to Linux (from WinXP or Win7). Being a novice I wonder a) which Ubuntu-version is most suitable b) other software i.e. BIOS etc. you would ...
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Suspend and Shutdown not working in ubuntu 15.10

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on a razer blade 14 2013 with kernel version 4.2. Everything is currently stock. Unfortunately, suspend (both doing it manually and closing the lid) as well as shut down do ...
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My Acer V5 laptop keeps slowing down when I plug it in

Ever since I got this laptop, this has been a problem. Usually when I plug it in, it takes a moment to slow down my laptop. I would like to know how to fix this.
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Brightness at minimum after opening closed lid Macbook Air 7,2 (13'', Early 2015)

I hope someone could help me to solve my problem. Today I installed Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on my Macbook Air 7,2 (yes I know macbooks aren't the best choice but it was a present) and know I'm having the ...
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thinkpad yoga s1 heats up when lid closed and wont turn on again

I recently installed ubuntu on my yoga s1 and occasionally when I close the lid and go to open it later my computer is quite warm to almost hot. When I open the lid the screen wont turn on and I have ...
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Adjust screen backlight on ancient HP, with Lubuntu 15.10

I've installed Lubuntu 15.10 on my HP nx9005 (circa 2001), and all works great except that I can find no way to adjust the backlight brightness. I've had a look at various solutions, here and ...
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What Are Charge Profile and Charge Accuracy?

In Power Statistics Window, selecting Laptop Battery from left menu, then going statistics tab, we have "Charge Profile", "Charge Accuracy", "Discharge Profile", "Discharge Accuracy" graph types. ...
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14.04, VGA cable to external monitor not displaying

My computer (Lenovo T420) and external monitor are connected through a vga cable. Both recognize that they are connected to each other, but the external monitor isn't displaying anything. Please help. ...
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Is Ubuntu compatible with Dell n4050 laptop? [duplicate]

I have dell n4050 laptop. Do i have to install drivers after ubuntu installation? which version of ubuntu will support my laptop?
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How can I transfer my laptop screen to where I can play my xbox 360 on my laptop screen?

I've tried going through the control panel and everything there, and found nothing helpful, I need to find a way to get it to work, is there any software that I need to download that will allow me to ...
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Sony VAIO Save Battery Life With Laptop-Mode-Tool

I use Ubuntu 15.10 on Sony Vaio SVF (SVF1521JST). I have some problems. I use laptop mode tool for power management. My battery fast discharging in 1:40.-2h. When AC source, My battery charge to %...
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Ubuntu 14.04 AMD video driver hybrid graphics

A week ago I was trying to update my graphic driver on linux Ubuntu 14.04. After reboot I got a black screen and my laptop did'nt response on any key. I don't remember what version of fglrx video ...
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Setting Screen Timeout on Ubuntu Using the Command Line

I'm running Ubuntu Server on a laptop. I want to set the timeout to 0 or close to that so that the screen will be off unless I wake it.
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Asus X555UB touchpad driver

I have an Asus notebook, model X555UB. Unfortunately the touchpad doesn't work. Where can I find drivers?
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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 /usr/share/doc/...
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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 laptop,...
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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 ...