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

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Does Ubuntu work on the 2013 Dell XPS 15 (9530)? [closed]

What hardware components work, and what doesn't work?
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How to collect laptop hardware information?

So I'm entering the business of buying and selling laptops. For me, it's convenient to boot up a laptop in Ubuntu to see some of the hardware still works. The screen, hard drive, wifi, bluetooth, ...
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Suspend and resume isn't working on an ASUS X54CBBK3

I am more or less a complete Linux noob, and using 12.04 for the first time. Everything works great, and I am very happy, but there is one exception: suspend won't resume. Every time I suspend my ...
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12.04 runs my CPU up to 99%

12.04 runs my CPU up to 99% and then lags to the point of having to shut down the laptop to restart it manually.Why is my CPU running so high and what can I do to fix it?
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Dell Studio 1737 Overheating

I am using a Dell Studio 1737 laptop. I have been running Linux and have ran Windows recently for a very long time. I upgraded to the 10.10 distribution and since that distro, it seems that for some ...
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Acer touchpad multitouch not working

I tried to get my Acer laptop's touchpad working properly. I installed driver package (psmouse-alps-dkms_0.10_all) which made the side scrolling working. However, the touchpad supports multitouch ...
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Does the Thinkpad X41 Touchscreen work with Ubuntu?

I was just wondering if laptop touch screens, such as the one on the ThinkPad X41 were compatible with Ubuntu. I have my new stylus coming in the mail, so I can't see for myself yet.
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Hybrid graphics Intel/Radeon HD 6630M

I bought a Dell Vostro 3450 with hybrid GPU and I don't know how to configure properly, I think the fan is running at full speed, also I'm really new in this OS, so I would appreciate all the help you ...
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“panic occurred switching back to text console”

I installed Ubuntu on a HP Mini 210, and everything was fine. However, after using the laptop for a while I got the error: panic occurred switching back to text console What could be the reason ...
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Why Does Unity lag Often That I have To Manually Shutdown/Restart my Core i3 Laptop?

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu then do did some upgrades. After my next restart when I try to open Ubuntu Software Center it took about 20 seconds for the window to load then 10 more seconds before ...
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How to set which monitor the menu bar appears on?

I'm running on a tiny netbook attached to a 22" monitor. When I'm using it without the monitor it makes sense to have the menu bar on the laptop monitor but when I have the big monitor plugged in I ...
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How to get back the brightness-notification when changing brightness via hotkeys?

Some Ubuntu-versions ago, there was a Popup that showed up while changing the brightness on my Asus V6V with FN+Key. It has been gone since (I guess) 9.04. When changing the Audio-Volume, I still have ...
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Fix for blinking Nvidia GTX 460m?

I have an Asus G73-JW Laptop and on official drivers, it will blink every time that the Powermizer will change the speed of the card. The only workaround I have found so far is to set it to maximum ...
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How do I fix an internal laptop monitor showing up as unknown connection?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and trying it out but installing 10.10 via Wubi on to my old Samsung V25 laptop. For the larger part, the system seems to be working fine, apart from one key point, its ...
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Modify Monitor Color Profiles / Settings

I can't seem to find this anywhere but every other OS has this... How can I just modify the color settings on my monitor, e.g. white balance, gamma, etc? Also, just in case, i'm on a Lenovo ...
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Will Windows 8 removal and secure boot disable cause no problem in using Ubuntu?

I heard that recent laptop computer with Windows 8 operating system enables secure boot which can cause problem while installing or using Ubuntu, and worrying because I have a plan to buy laptop with ...
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Why does Ubuntu think that my iMac is a laptop?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my late-2010 iMac. I am dual-booting OS X 10.8.3 and Ubuntu. For some reason, Ubuntu thinks that my system is a laptop. Under the "Displays" settings, it only says ...
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Remaining time for laptop battery in system tray with xfce4-power-manager?

I'm using xubuntu on my laptop, and I wonder if there's a way to have the remaining time of my battery displayed in the system tray with the xfce power manager? It tells me how much time I got left ...
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Brightness Problem Gradually Changing At Every Restart

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. Whenever I restart my Laptop my system brightness is changing.What settings should I make so that brightness doesn't change on every restart
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No brightness control, HP dv3500 laptop / GeForce GPU

I feel almost stupid asking a brightness question with all the similar ones out there, but I haven't yet found a working solution, so here goes: System HP dv3500 series laptop (dv3550eo - ...
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Must close and open laptop lid to recover from screen turn-off on an Acer Aspire 5740

I have an Acer Aspire 5740-5780 laptop with ubuntu 11.10. I don't have the more common problem of the black screen on boot. Rather, under System Settings..., in Screen, under Brightness, with the ...
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Maximal power-saving on a laptop when sleep/hibernate is not possible? [duplicate]

I use a very portable laptop with Ubuntu running. On that laptop, neither sleep nor hibernate works reliably (it works sometimes and it doesn't the other times). I'm not asking how one can get them ...
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FN keys F9 - F12 do not work on an Asus U30sd

Using the Keyboard Utility I was able to select the asus layout and after that I was able to get the majority of the function keys to work(screen brightness, wifi, sleep, num lock, and scroll lock). ...
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Is there a way to set laptop to hibernate after being suspended for a while? (like Windows can)

With Windows 7, my laptop was set to go to sleep after X minutes on battery, then hibernate after sleeping for X minutes. I can't seem to find a way to do that with Ubuntu Natty so I always end up ...
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Help to fix acpi on my HP Pavilion DV6-6008el

Update: further details related to the issue in this other question. I'm able to boot my laptop only adding acpi=off as kernel parameter in grub configuration file. Without this parameter the system ...
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Toshiba Satelite T135 temperature is always above normal

I just did the great jump from Windows to Ubuntu on my Toshiba Satelite T135. It works wonderful tough I have a couple of problems. I can't change my screen brightness at all and the fan sensors don't ...
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Battery not recognized on my laptop (and it recognizes my laptop as a desktop)

I have installed Ubuntu (both 10.10 and 11.04 pre-release) on my laptop but my battery is not recognized and it is detected as a desktop system rather than a laptop. I have tried to get the output ...
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Low-battery-power action without gnome-power-manager

I'm running the openbox WM and would like to avoid loading the gnome stack. One of the lingering issues I have to resolve is avoiding abrupt system crashes due to depleted battery power. Is there a ...
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How exactly does gnome manage laptop suspend events?

The reason I ask is that, while suspend under lid closure and fn-F4 work perfectly in the Ubuntu (gnome) desktop, I cannot get them to work when using a different window manager (fvwm) on my thinkpad ...
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Why four tasks named kslowd eat CPU time?

I installed Unity on my Belinea o.book 13011. Now there are four Tasks named kslowd000 to kslowd003. Each task uses 10-15% CPU, expect there is another Task that needs more. So the CPU Fan is ...
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Fn key combination *suddenly* stopped working for brightness only

I've looked at most of the questions relating to enabling hardware brightness control under Ubuntu with the Acer Aspire S3 laptop; initially these fixes worked, under the initially installed kernel ...
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System76 laptops? Good or bad? [closed]

I would like to know how great these ubuntu ready laptops are. Does anyone have any personal experience with them?
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Switched to Compiz for OpenGL on Xubuntu 12.04, now laptop screen doesn't turn on after a suspend

I recently added the CompizConfig settings manager to resolve screen tearing while watching full screen video (it worked! no more tearing!) but now every time I close the laptop screen and the system ...
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Very High CPU usage on HP dv7 Laptop when IDLE

I'm pretty new to Linux computing. So I finally thought of giving Ubuntu a try, by dualbooting it with Windows 8 on my hp dv7-6006tx laptop. Laptop Specs But after installation, I immediately ...
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Laptop brightness keys have a delayed effect or none

My laptop is a Gateway NV52L03H, Amd Radeon HD 7520G using the AMD FGLRX drivers. Most of my laptop's Fn (function) keys are working properly and as they should. The only one misbehaving are the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 cursor changes

I have a weird problem with my Ubuntu 12.04 dual screen setup (Toshiba laptop + one monitor). After a while the cursor on one screen completely changes its shape (not every time). I don't really know ...
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Keyboard not responding at login with 12.04 dual boot on toshiba satellite L775

Just created a separate partition to load Ubuntu 12.04 as a dual boot on a Toshiba Satellite L775. OS installed perfectly and is running flawlessly. The keyboard is not responding at login screen ...
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Unity freezes when laptop screen is closed [closed]

I have an Asus laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. It's configured to do nothing when the laptop screen is closed. But sometimes, when I close the screen and when I reopen it, after I move the mouse to ...
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How can I enable microphone mute button on Thinkpad W520?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I've read Enabling Mic Mute button and light on Lenovo Thinkpads but the acpi_listen doesn't produce any output in the terminal (for any of the media buttons, Even the working ...
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Low graphics mode error on startup with NVIDIA graphics (12.04 LTS )

My problem is similar to two other posts concerning ATI cards and 12.04 LTS: Post1 & Post2. In my case I use a Dell Precision M4300 laptop which uses a NVidia Quadro FX 880M. Doing a lspci | grep ...
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Why is my Dell Inspiron 1720's keyboard and trackpad inactive after resume from suspend? [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop, and it works perfectly apart from coming out of suspend. The login screen comes up, but the keyboard and trackpad are completely unresponsive. ...
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Graphical features are quite slow on an HD Radeon 3200 [closed]

I just got new laptop and it had Windows 7 -preinstalled. Laptop was quite fast with Windows 7. Anyway, I basically only watch videos, IRC and code PHP with this laptop, so I thought that Ubuntu would ...
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How do I stop my netbook from sleeping when I pull the power? [closed]

When I'm using my computer and unplug it, I would rather not have it go into sleep mode which it currently does. How do I fix that? A concrete example of this is the last time where I was actively ...
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Black Screen after Resume from Sleep (Kubuntu) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Black screen after wakeup I know there is a lot of other posts like this, but I have been looking for hours and I still haven't found any solution. I have recently ...
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ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit for Intel Core 2 Duo laptop?

I would like to download ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64-bit). The iso file says "ubuntu-12.040desktop-amd64.iso" will it work with Intel Core2 Duo laptop?
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Current status/known issues for DELL XPS 15z?

I'm planning on buying a Dell XPS 15z laptop. I was wondering what is the status for running 11.10 on it? Are there any known issues that might be difficult to solve (specifically regarding ...
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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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is it true that ubuntu effect on hdd longevity?

is it true that "Ubuntu May Be Killing my Laptop's Hard Drive"?? Please explain(if possible). http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/07/10/30/1742258/ubuntu-may-be-killing-your-laptops-hard-drive ...
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During installation, do I need an ethernet cord to connect to the internet?

I have a Dell inspiron 1525 and was wondering if I needed an ethernet cable to connect to the internet during installation of Ubuntu? Or is an ethernet cable required to connect for the first time ...
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cpu fan always working and the air is hot

My laptop is a Dell N5110, i3, two video cards: Intel HD3000 and Nvidia GT323M. Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04. After I login in the system, the fan starts working non-stop, the fan air is hot ...