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

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Issues with Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit on HP ProBook 4530s Notebook PC

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit on HP ProBook 4530s Notebook PC (64-bit, Intel® Core™ i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz × 4), but wifi doesn't work, video driver doesn't detect and processor is overheating. ...
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Ububtu 13.10: WiFi not working on HP650 laptop

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10, the WIFI on my HP650 laptop no longer works. This happened before on 12.10, but was fixed on subsequent updates. How to fix this issue?
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon won't suspend after upgrade to 13.10

I upgraded to 13.10 and have since had problems with suspend when I close the laptop lid. Prior to the upgrade, if you closed the lid it suspended the computer and all was well. After the upgrade ...
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Suggestions to Purchase a System76 Ubuntu Pre-Installed Laptop [closed]

I am looking to buy a new laptop that well supports Ubuntu, and recently came across the Ubuntu laptop manufactured by System76. I am not familiar with this brand although it seems to me they produce ...
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Which ubuntu 12.04.3 is best for Device lc2430i ? [duplicate]

Which Ubuntu version should I download for new Linux-certified laptop ? Device Name: lc2430i MEMORY: 3.8GiB Processor:3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.5GHZ X 4 (3MB L3Cache,2C+HT) OS TYPE: ...
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ASUS VX-6 Laptop Wireless not connecting

Someone posted a script a couple days ago, here is my output.Pastebin I can see wifi SSIDs in network, but cannot connect to mine. The only time wifi worked on 13.10 was in the Live CD, but wifi ...
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Screen brightness control doesn't work after update

I just installed Xubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba Satellite laptop. Out of the box, everything worked fine. I could change the screen brightness with the fn keys, and it changed automatically when ...
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Ubuntu Brightness Not Working

I am using 12.04 in my dell inspiron 3521.It has got AMD radeon 7600 and intel graphics.Brightness control was working perfectly. After wiping the pre installed 12.04,I installed new 12.04 ...
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Ability to install Ubuntu on Asus PU500CA

I'm going to buy and start using Ubuntu on Asus PU500CA with i5 processor (http://www.asus.com/Commercial_Notebook/ASUSPRO_ESSENTIAL_PU500CA/#specifications) and wanted to ask you for advice - ...
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Fan is working on AC power without stop while graphic card is on power-saving mode and laptop-mode is running

I've installed fglrx and laptop-mode on my 13.10. My graphic card is a hybrid and the power-saving graphic card is activated but the fan never stops on AC power. Actually when I remove the AC power ...
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Crack when removing earphones

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Asus n76vz laptop. When I remove earphones, I hear a crack in the laptop speakers which is quite loud. If I mute the sound, the crack is audible, but at a lower ...
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How can I stop my Dell Inspiron laptop from dimming the screen when I plug in the AC adapter?

I'm using a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with Ubuntu 13 and I find that every time I plug the power in to charge, the screen brightness dims. If I go into the brightness settings window the brightness ...
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my laptop is heated and battery drained fast

when I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop, it is hot and battery drains fast , I have to plug-in power supply while I'm working on it. Using Windows 8 on my laptop, doesn't cause the same symptoms. I ...
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Synaptics touchpad goes back to default values on startup

I am having problems with Synaptics touchpad as in this question. This command works xinput --set-prop 12 "Synaptics Finger" 55 70 255 but on startup it is all reset to default values. I tried ...
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Automatic Screen Brightnes

i know this question have been asked many times but i really cant get it to work. I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo G580 laptop and i'm trying to manage screen brightness when on battery or ...
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Internet lost on Ubuntu 13.10 When notebook closes

As soon as I close my laptop and reopen it later my wi-fi cuts out. I have gone to the drop down menu and clicked "enable networking" tried some other things in settings, but the only way to get my ...
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How do I stop Xubuntu 13.10 from suspending when I close lid?

I just upgraded to 13.10 and tried configuring at the Settings Manager, but it doesn't seem to work. So I tried configuring xfce4-power-manager/lid-action-on-ac and it didn't work eiter. Then, at ...
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Start asus laptop UX32VD with keyboard backlight off

I'd like a way to set the default keyboard backlight state to "off". I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on an Asus Zenbook UX32VD. All the function keys work, but currently I have to turn off the keyboard ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Acer Aspire 5733-6607 Built in mic static

Hello First time asking a question here. So if i miss something let me know. Anyway, just installed Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. Have it running great its just that when I go to make a skype test call to make ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 13.04 (wifi and screen brightness) on HP 2000-2b59WM

I use Linux for over 2 years on my desktop computer, so far I never had many problems and it always worked fine for my needs as an engineering student. Going straight to the point, there is no ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a SAMSUNG NP300E5X-S01?

I want to buy a laptop, but I want to use it with Ubuntu! So, Can I install it on the SAMSUNG NP300E5X-S01 ? Thanks ! Specifications Processor : Brand/Family : Intel Core i5-3210M CPU Speed : ...
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Problem: Suspend no longer works on my Laptop after 13.04 -> 13.10 upgrade

My Samsung Chronos-700Z7C can't suspend after 13.04 -> 13.10 upgrade. UBUNTU: 13.10 - 64-bit Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3635QM CPU @ 2.40GHz × 8 Memory: 11.4 GiB Graphics: Intel® Ivybridge ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 - Laptop Loses wireless after sleep

I'm running Lubunu 13.10 on an hp G62 - I'm new to Lubuntu having used ubuntu previously, but I've made the switch as my laptop is now getting toward the lower end of acceptability, and I'm delighted ...
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Brightness at 100% since updating from Kubuntu 13.04 to 13.10

since I've updated to Kubuntu 13.10 my brightness level is at 100%. I already googled around and tried different tips, but none of them worked. I've edited /etc/default/grub to ...
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Laptop help on lenovo

Can someone please help...I can not get the iso that is burned as an image to install. I keep getting a bios disabled. It starts to run the scripts then stops saying that. I have a lenovo runing ...
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during dual boot of windows and ubuntu windows does not load

on windows 8 preinstalled laptop(uefi) i tried to dual boot it with ubuntu 13.10 64 bit after installation grub did not appear. then i installed easyBCD on windows 8 then i tried to dual boot ubuntu ...
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What should I install on 12.04 for a school?

I am in charge of installing Linux on all Windows XP laptops in my school. I chose Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but I am not sure what I should install on it. Do you guys have any suggestions? Thanks
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Suspend/resume issue hp envy m6

:) I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my HP envy m6. When I press the "power" button and select to suspend, it looks like it goes to sleep (power light flashing, as expected). When I press the power ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 for Toshiba Satellite L650D-13U - will it work? [duplicate]

I am using a Toshiba Satellite L560D-13U that was purchased in Q4 2010. I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 and was wondering if Ububtu would support all of its hardware or whether I would have to ...
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lenovo e135: can't resume after lid close

i hoped so much 13.10 would address this issue, but it didn't. i have a lenovo e135 and run 13.10 now (everything happened in 13.4 as well) the problem: i close the lid of my laptop and it ...
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Laptop won't start at all! [duplicate]

On my laptop I had Win7-32bit and I had to install Ubuntu 12.04 too. AFter the installation and at the dual boot menu when I was choosing to start in Ubuntu nothing was happenning, but anyway I could ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10 now goes to sleep when closing laptop lid

I recently upgraded to the latest version (13.10). I have it running on an old laptop. Since the upgrade, whenever I close the laptop lid, it goes to sleep mode. Any idea on how to fix? I've ...
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ubuntu on lenovo idepad s210 touch

I'd like to buy Lenovo IdeaPad S210 and install linux (ubuntu) on it. So I'd like to ask if any of you have som experencie with running ubuntu on this notebook. Getting touch screen work is not so ...
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Ralink 3290 doesn't work, I can't compile rt2800sta

I'm in ubuntu 13.10 64 bit and I can't make my Wireless card work, at the beginning it connects but after a few network traffic it shuts down automatically. I can turn it on but then it can't connect ...
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Does Dell Inspiron 15z (5523) touch screen compatible with Ubuntu?

I'm considering about buying Dell inspiron 15z (5523) laptop, but I'm not sure if touch screen of laptop will compatible with Ubuntu. Also, because I couldn't know the model or company of touch ...
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What Version of Ubuntu will work on an older (2002) laptop?

I've just inherited an older laptop, and I'm hoping I can make it a faster, more functional and user friendly machine by wiping windows xp professional and installing an open source os. (Windows is ...
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Laptop: Internal LCD does not get reactivated

Hi i have a ThinkPad T430 with an external monitor plugged into docking-station via VGA. When i close the lid and reopen it, my internal display stays black and does not get reactivated. I'm using a ...
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distorted screen on startup and installation

I have encountered a very weird problem while installing and using linux on my hp pavillion dv6000 laptop. I get a distorted screen when i try to install ubuntu on my linux. the screen is divided ...
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Advanced power settings, - shutdown after being in suspend mode

Ubuntu keeps completely draining my battery when it is in suspend mode and the lid is closed, I suspect this may be a problem, as it has happened (occasionally) on two of my laptops both running ...
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Xubuntu xfce problem

I have been using Xubuntu on my old laptop and it has been working great. The other day, I made a lot of updates and after requested login, the XFCE is no longer functioning properly. I can start ...
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Troubleshooting a non-charging battery on laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell XPS 13. My laptop works when plugged in but the battery doesn't charge. The battery info says it has a 0 W rate. What steps can I take to debug this, and ...
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Why 's my HP Laptop's HDMI turning off when I close my laptop lid?

HP PAVILION G6 UBUNTU 12.10 I've disabled the screen-saver, suspend etc from gconf-editor and /etc/.../ sys files only to fail in my quest each time with no particular success. This might've been a ...
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Brightness stuck at 100% on an Acer Aspire 5742Z

I had done a ton of reading on problems similar to this and have done some digging in my sys/class files to find my brightness controls. I found two possibles, one from Acer and one from Intel, both ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Super Hot after Ubuntu 12.04

So I have a Z580 laptop which has ONLY Ubuntu 12.04 installed, It has a i3 Processor with Intel and Nvidia Cards and 4GB RAM, The problem is even if I run no apps, It gets heated up? I removed Windows ...
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Deactivate defect laptop keyboard ubuntu 12.04

My Notebook Keyboard (T430) is defect and spawns more or less random keypress events. So I'm searching for a way, that linux ignore all input that comes from this device. My guess is that I have todo ...
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What makes a computer compatible with linux (Ubuntu) or not?

I'm a long time Ubuntu user, and I'm now considering about buying a new laptop only for Ubuntu. But I arrived at serious question, and I'm really curious about what makes some computer compatible to ...
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How to enable laptop shortcut keys

I was wondering if there was any way to enable the shortcut keys built into my laptop. I have an older Asus G1sn laptop that has shortcut keys built into the top of the keyboard for ...
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Chromebook Usb to usb connection

is it possible to run ubuntu, on another cmputer and boot a chromebook from hard drive of other computerwith ubuntu. or (Windows) OS from external hard drive for Acer Chrome book or connect usb to usb ...
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Laptop lid closed - with external Monitor

How to work on my other monitor when i close my laptop's lid? I connect my external Monitor (HDMI) to my laptop and then close the lid. Normally it (should) display everything on the external one. ...
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Cannot access desktop, only tty1?

I recently updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10. When it was finished updating, I restarted my computer. Everything was working fine and dandy, until it came to rebooting. It rebooted normally at ...