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

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Disable laptop monitor when there is an external monitor

How can I configure Xorg so that when a certain external monitor is attached to my laptop via HDMI, that external monitor becomes the main monitor and the laptop monitor is switched off? Obviously I ...
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NEC Laptop fan always running

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my netbook(Dual Boot with Win XP). It is mostly running fine, however, I have one problem. The fan seems to be constantly running at high speed, even if I am not ...
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Ubuntu won't start unless laptop is plugged in. This has happened on 2 different laptops

So, I've been using Ubuntu on an off again for a few years, and I decided to permanently install it on a spare laptop that was gathering dust. It worked fine, but I did notice one little quirk, that ...
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usb to serial - what comport?

I have a usb to serial adapter because my IBM Thinkpad T41 has no built-in serial port. It works OK as COM3 in Win xp, but not in ubuntu 10. How can I find what port it is emulating?
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Keeping dolphin open hogs CPU by kdeinit

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell inspiron laptop. If I open and keep a dolphin open, one of my cores is used 100% and this quickly leads to high temperatures. When I use htop and see what is hogging the ...
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Can I turn off the power LED in my netbook?

I have a netbook LG x110 and I'd like to turn off the light of its LED power button, because his light bothers me in the night: Is this possible? Thanks in advance!
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XBMC and Power Saving

I have set up my XBMC system on my ASUS X401A laptop. I am now getting towards the stage where most of my film collection is on an external hard drive and as such I will be putting it closed on a ...
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Suspend/wakeup takes too long

Xubuntu Sacucy on a Dell laptop with Xscreensaver takes too long to go to standby or wake up (around 10-20 seconds) after the lid is opened or closed. Wasn't like that at the beginning. Is there any ...
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Computer won't shutdown?

I just installed xubuntu 13.10 on a Gateway mx3216 laptop. Amongst other problems I'm facing (wifi, graphics, etc), the machine wont shutdown. It goes to the blue Xubuntu screen and just thinks. Any ...
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Keep keyboard from waking laptop?

I have an Ideapad Y400 running Ubuntu 13.10. I have been having a problem where, while I am carrying the laptop, the screen will push one of the keys and wake the laptop up. Is there any way to: ...
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MSI FX600 003US Ubuntu 12.04LTS Camera

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04LTS in my MSI FX600 003US laptop and the OS seems to be unable to detect the device itself. I'm not really familiar with Ubuntu so I might need some guidance in here in ...
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Laptop fans go wild after waking from suspend 13.10

When my laptop wakes up from suspend the fans start running at 100%. I've look around all over the place but I can't find an answer. Only a reboot fixes the problem. It is a HP ProBook 4510s I've ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 Bluetooth doesn't work

I have problem with bluetooth on my laptop. I will be grateful for any advice. cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=saucy ...
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Slow Wlan on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu about 5 weeks ago and I really like it =). But I'm suffering from an extremely slow Wlan connection. It's the same problem in different Networks, and I don't have the same problems ...
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Changing Brightness Xubuntu [13.10]

I cannot change the screen brightness on Xubuntu 13.10. I am running a Toshiba Satellite Laptop, using the proprietary fglrx AMD drivers, and have tried the acpi_vender etc. kernel parameters (do not ...
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Laptop screen blank when I connect an external monitor (which works)

I have connected an external monitor to my laptop via VGA. However I can't get both working at the same time. What I wanted was for the external monitor to be a continuation of my laptop, however when ...
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Laptop battery capacity reduced to 85%

I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 and have Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I noticed that my battery capacity reduced to 85.2%. Is there a solution for this? Thanks, Leo.
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Turn off Graphics card and HDMI output Ubuntu Server

I have an old laptop which I am turning into a server. Its graphics card is a Mobility Radeon. I am trying to turn off the card as well as the HDMI, VGA outputs. I narrowed the name of the PCI device ...
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How can I prevent anything from happening when I shut the lid of my laptop?

I have a laptop running 12.04 Server Edition, and I'd like to be able to shut the lid without anything happening. I need it to remain pingable and sshable and continue to run all of its daemons and ...
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Laptop shuts down immediately upon starting game from Steam [closed]

I have just reformatted Ubuntu, and have updated the drivers. Games from Steam crash and the computer shuts down immediately upon loading or starting the game. This happens both on Windows 7 and ...
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I'm a total noob and need to know if Ubuntu will work properly in my laptop [duplicate]

So, as the title says: I'm not very tech savvy, but I tried Ubuntu and loved it! The thing is: I don't know if my laptop can handle Ubuntu or if I need to do something special to make it work ...
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How-to stop computer locking when lid closes?

Here are my power settings: How do I stop the computer locking when I close the lid?
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Wifi speed drop when pulling out charger

I can surf the web when I am charging my laptop ,but when i pull my charger out to run on battery power, it looks like the internet speed drop to 0kb/s. I tried to turn acpi=off in grub.cfg this ...
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Keyboard doesn't work after waking Ubuntu from suspend, wakes automatically after opening lid

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on Toshiba P55-A5200. The keyboard doesn't work after waking it up from suspend, so I have to restart it. Also, whenever I open the lid it wakes up without me pressing ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy false low battery warning

When I unplug my charger from the computer, about 80% of the time, I get a low battery warning saying my computer is about to suspend (when I'm fully charged with a brand new battery. Clearly the easy ...
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Adjust screen brightness in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Packard Bell Easynote R4622 laptop)

I have a Packard Bell R4622 laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit. I turned the brightness down with the function keys because the screen was too bright, but now it is too dark and I cannot turn it ...
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Cannot control display brightness with HP ProBook 4545s (Radeon HD7420G) - Ubuntu 13.10

I need help because the notebook is always running at maximum light. 8( This HP Probook 4545s has AMD Radeon HD 7420G (HD7500M/7600M series) graphics and the video driver for the AMD graphics ...
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Screen flickering Ubuntu 13.10 Radeon 7970m 14.2 catalyst beta drivers

I recently installed the 14.2 catalyst beta drivers for my 7970m, I wanted to be able to choose to use it or intel hd graphics. It works well except for when at the Ubuntu screen there is a graphical ...
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Xubuntu Brightness not working

I am trying to gain the ability to change the brightness on my Toshiba Satellite laptop running Xubuntu. I have xbacklight, and am running xfce4-power-manager with the --no-daemon flag. It's not ...
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Laptop won't boot without power cable connected

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5750 that used to run Windows 7 but is now dual-booted with Ubuntu 12.04 (now my predominant OS). Recently an annoying bug developed in that my laptop won't boot without ...
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Accidentally removed touchpad psmod

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on my 2013 Asus G75vw (which came preinstalled with Windows 8, now with 8.1). I noticed that the second mouse button wasn't registering at all, but everything else about the ...
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HP 250 H6Q77EA Ubuntu [closed]

I have found a German retailer who is selling this machine at a decent price with Ubuntu installed. They do not mention the version. Questions Will I have any issues (the keyboard I can live with) ...
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Brightness in ubuntu 12.04

Well this is a common problem as i have seen through my google searches but i didn't manage to find any satisfactory solution so far. I got my laptop recently which came with windows 8 pre-installed.I ...
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No brightness control in Ubuntu 12.04, Lenovo V570

I have been struggling now for an inordinate amount of time trying to get the brightness adjustment working in Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo V570 Laptop. I have tried all of the ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu 13.10 on HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-n019nr Laptop [duplicate]

I wanted to share my experiences with installing Ubuntu 13.10 on the 14-n019nr laptop. I did the straightforward thing first. I created a DVD from the Ubuntu ISO and tried to boot the laptop to ...
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Ubuntu Battery not charging or not detected

Here is question/answer just to help the community. I just bought a new ASUS N750J . I had some issues installing kubuntu. Problems were the CPU FAN always running at full speed, battery not ...
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Facebook only wont load on ubuntu 13.10

Facebook is the only page that wont load properly on my laptop. It just loads the basic text version . No matter what internet connection or browser I use the problem still exists. And even booting a ...
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My laptop SUDDENLY doesn't turn off screen, when closing lid

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Vaio Pro 13 back in october, 2013. Ever since everything has worked flawlessly. Now yesterday when I closed the lid(as normal), I noticed that my screen and computer ...
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Screen Brightness on Acer AspireV: bar appears, brightness doesn't change

Using 12.04 on an Acer Aspire V5-561-9410. When I use the function keys to modify screen brightness (or use any solutions I've found here to this problem like the one found here or here), I see the ...
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Suspend on lid close, even with the option OFF

I've set up a friends laptop with Ubuntu 12.04LTS with the Cinnamon desktop, and I'm having a few issues with the power settings. As far as I can tell I've got every setting to "Do Nothing" when the ...
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Connecting and controlling my desktop with my laptop monitor using ubuntu.

I would like to know how to use my laptop as a monitor for my desktop. my laptop is running windows 7 and my desktop is running ubuntu 13.10. i do not have a monitor for the desktop. Thank you.
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ubuntu expectations for laptop drivers

I'm brand new to the ubuntu world. I'm trying to understand what ubuntu requires in the way of drivers (wireless, video, audio etc) when it's going to be installed on a laptop. I noticed when I ran ...
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Wifi problems on my laptop

I have a Toshiba satellite C655 and ever since I got it, it has completely refused to connect to wifi. Even if I go to the hotspots, it still doesn't work and I've had to use a modem. So I was ...
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Asus zenbook U500VZ support?

What is the current status of Ubuntu support for the Asus zenbook U500VZ?
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Function keys + volume button issue

I have a Samsung NP355V5c laptop which has an AMD processor and a Radeon gfx. My problem is pretty straight forward, Fn + vol. up/vol. down - the volume notification goes crazy to max/min. Fn + ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Medion Aykoya P6630 Brighness changing issues

So I have tried a few things already with sudo gedit /etc/default/grub and changed the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux ...
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Installed ubuntu on netbook but unity is too heavy, would i benefit from installing mir?

I'm running on an atom netbook with 2gb ram. But the machines runs a lot cooler under win7 than under ubuntu. My first thought was because of unity putting to much load on the machine. After searching ...
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Brightness determined by eveness and oddness of level numbers

I have a Lenovo G500s laptop on which I installed Ubuntu 13.10, and I am having problems with my brightness, which does not rise and fall gradually but instead alternates between the maximum and ...
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Using Ubuntu on laptop [duplicate]

I am currently using Ubuntu 13.10 and I feel it uses a lot of resources...which means that when using a laptop on battery..it last less.It also heats up a lot. This is not done when running on ...
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What else do I need to close the lid on HP Pavilion g7 running Ubuntu 13.10?

HP Pavilion g7 is running under Ubuntu 13.10 and have an external monitor (connected to HDMI port). Power settings configured to: "When the lid is closed" - "Do nothing" (both on battery and when ...