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

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Laptop display settings change when I plug the laptop in

my laptop behaves annoyingly when I'm using another display (laptop screen + another monitor, so in total two displays) with it. If I first connect the other monitor, and then the power cable, Ubuntu ...
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remove disks or other media during installation

im trying to install 12.04 on my lenovo T60 via a usb stick. I downloaded the latest iso, loaded it on the usb stick after i formatted it and now im trying to boot from it to start the installer. ...
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Brightness minimum level turns backlight off

I have an Acer Aspire S3-391 ultrabook. It's Sandy Bridge i3-2377M CPU with appropriate integrated graphics. 320GB hard drive with 20GB cache SSD. I have Windows installed on the hard drive and Ubuntu ...
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samsung laptop brightness issue? can,t change brightness on my laptop [closed]

I have installed windows 7 on my samsung laptop,but there is no effect of brightness when i press fn keys,brightness remains same.what can i do? i m very worried! please help me.
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Why do no wireless networks appear when I use Ubuntu or Kali Linux live CD on my Laptop's Windows 8 Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 driver?

My Toshiba C-55 A5286 laptop detects WiFi networks fine on Windows, but when I boot up a Kali Linux or Ubuntu 13.04 live cd, my Toshiba's Atheros Wifi doesn't detect any WiFi networks. My terminal ...
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How to count battery cycles?

Like most user that have searched about knows, Manufacturers ACPI implementation is a mess. And for most of our laptops, battery infos are unavailable or wrong (on a dell inspiron 15z, the rate is ...
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I've got some problems on Ubuntu 13.04, any help!

I can't set script (or by any other way through terminal) for making thresholds for battery charging, Also I know that Lenovo users provided tp_smapi kernel module which make this issue not ...
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Key presses not registering unless I type very slowly

Asus K55N laptop Ubuntu 13.04 Kernel: 3.8.0-30-generic It took a long while to type this. I purged and reinstalled apport yesterday because it had been crashing. I am not sure if that's related but ...
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12.04 64bit crashing on old HPDV5000

As stated in title I have an old HP dv5000 laptop (amd 64bit). I have it set up as a dual boot winXP media center which runs fine, and have used MacPup off a cd - running in ram - no problem. I have ...
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Dell Inspiron E1705 won't shutdown after Ubuntu 3.10 install

I recently installed Ubuntu 3.10 for the SECOND time, after trying to install nVidia drivers, that I found out later I really don't need. I just installed Google Earth, and it said my drivers weren't ...
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Laptop is running hot!

I have a sony VPCEH15EN laptop with ubuntu 12.04 installed. My laptop runs normally in windows but it is running hot in ubuntu. I have installed jupiter and tlp also.Jupiter shows that temperature ...
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Broadcom BCM4318 Wireless LAN Controller ISSUE

Basically, I installed Ubtunu from scratch the other day. It was working fine, the Ethernet was easy. I just plugged it in and off it went. Now today I did something stupid, thinking I could enable ...
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Why does my laptop shut down unexpectedly?

I keep running into the same issue every time I want to run Linux on my laptop. It shuts down all of a sudden in the middle of a session without any warning, and I'm not even able to turn it back on ...
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Why does Ubuntu boot from flash with the screen turned off?

I have recently bought a new Acer V3-772G laptop and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu using a flash drive. This laptop has UEFI, but it can be disabled by switching to Legacy mode. I have done it to ...
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How to set battery charging thresholds on T420s

I have a ThinkPad T420s and would like to expand the battery service life (not maximize time the laptop can run off a battery) I have tp-smapi-dkms and sysfsutils installed, and when I run: $ ll ...
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Linux version for hp nx6125

Please advise the best ubuntu version to install on HP NX6125 laptop with AMD Turion 64 mobile ML-30 1.6 Gz processor with 348MB RAM ?
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Battery drain and over heating

I recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu and I have started to see a dramatic decrease in battery life. About 2 hours battery life on Ubuntu, as opposed to when I had Windows (about 5 hours). ...
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Lite Ubuntu or What remove from ubuntu in the first place?

I have Asus Zenbook UX31A (Core i7, SSD) I like Linux (Tiling WM + Gnome 2 or Unity) I like Ubuntu, I use it 5 years. But Ubuntu is Big Monster. In system contains many apps, which I never used ...
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How can I get my recognized Ricoh SD Card reader working on 13.04?

On my Asus F3 Series Laptop there is a built in SD Card reader lspci output: 09:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05) 09:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd ...
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I have an old piece of hardware I want to run Ubuntu, can I reformat using the 13.04 download on my Dell 700m? [duplicate]

I recently recovered my Dell Inspiron 700m from my collection of old hardware. I have a ton of old files and programs on it, none of which I need. I want to install ubuntu and make it a running ...
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Force battery power settings when plugged in

I recently bought a new laptop that tends to get quite hot. Today I used it for the first time on battery power, without plugging in the power supply, and I noticed that it didn't get nearly as hot. ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon is not charging battery even if plugged into AC [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my X1 Carbon Touch laptop yesterday and everything worked fine, the battery charged as usual. Today I've noticed that the battery indicator shows me that I am working on ...
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Looking for an Ubuntu laptop with awesome trackpad

I've been using a macbook air for the last few years, but have always held a soft spot in my heart for Ubuntu. I have installed 13.04 on my mac but it just doesn't feel right. Ive wanted to buy a ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 13.04 along with windows 7 (laptop shutdowns)

I have a Dell laptop on which I have installed Windows 7 . I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 on a separate partition. When I start installation, after some time, my Laptop automatically shutdown and ...
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SD card issue acer aspire v5 571

I have installed ubunut 12.04 on my Aspire V5 571. It is not detecting the sd card(4GB) from my digital camera. How to make it work?
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can i use the same ubuntu user on two computers?

Hello! I am using two computers, one at home and one for school. Is it possible to have the same user on two machines(two machines sharing the same user)? Two Ubuntu computers sharing all files? ...
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Asus q400A wireless drivers

So i have Ubuntu 12.04 on my Asus Q400A it all looks fine but the wireless drivers are missing i have tried installing the Intel Drivers from the repository but nothing. suggestions or solutions will ...
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Why time taken to charge the laptop battery increases rapidly when it almost full?

When my laptop is charging at first it charges normally. But when its charged about 98% time remaining begins to increase why is this?
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ThrottleStop for Ubuntu?

I was able to install and dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 (both x64) just a while ago. As a newbie in Ubuntu, I'm still searching for ways to install my games because I'm planning to make Ubuntu ...
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How do I adjust the contrast.

Does anyone know how to adjust the contrast on the Ubuntu Operating system? I have an HP Pavilion G6 Laptop, any help would be great!
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How can I fix RecordMyDesktop issue where is does not “record my desktop”

I've got an odd problem with RecordMyDesktop where it will record sound (both from the computer itself and my microphone) but will not "record my desktop". All I get in the videos is my mouse pointer ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS install failed. swap partition failed [duplicate]

I recently was lucky enough to get a laptop for free. The only setback is it had no operating system. I burned ubuntu 12.04 LTS to a disk, and when i boot it in the laptop it loads. I tried installing ...
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Install Ubuntu on a laptop running XP

When I being to install Ubuntu, the only choices for the 'Desktop environment' are Ubuntu and all the other ...buntu(s). I don't see a choice for the laptop version. Is this normal? I am trying to ...
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how can i get driver for Acer V5 571-g laptop ubuntu 13.04

I made lshw on my laptop and become this: id: serial description: SMBus product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 1f.3 bus ...
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Internal and external microphone are in conflict?

I have a problem when I connect an external microphone to my laptop with the standard jack 3.5 connector. I have to say that I have no problem with the headphones (also with jack 3.5 connector), or an ...
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Where can I get Ubuntu Stickers

Where can I get Ubuntu inside or Powered by Ubuntu or any Ubuntu sticker for that matter to stick on my Laptops?
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MSI S6000 laptop fans Issue

Since installing Ubuntu 13.04 (I have been using it for a few months now) my fans have been kicking on to 100% when doing menial tasks, i.e. writing an essay with one Chromium tab open. When Windows ...
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Attempting to install Ubuntu on an HP Touchsmart TM2

When I go into the setup utility I have the options: Main, Security, Diagnostics, System Configuration, Exit This is different from what I've seen online when trying to find a guide. But, in the ...
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Cannot change brightness setting using function buttons or using the brightness control bar on HP laptop

I faced this problem when I brought a new HP Laptop , hoping to install Ubuntu(Linux) but when i booted from a Live DVD the brightness was set at max and wouldnt be changed from the function keys or ...
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Sudden shutoff with no warnings on ubuntu 12.04

I have been experiencing sudden shuts with 12.04 LTS. I am running a Acer M5 581t(G) with 6 gigs ram laptop. I have been experiencing this for more then two weeks. Its shuts off all a sudden with ...
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Wireless problems ubuntu 12.04 edubuntu

I tried to go from normal ubuntu 12.04 to edubuntu 12.04 because I had some problems with my wireless connection. The problem still occurs in edubuntu, the wifi symbol says that I got signal but when ...
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Power manager doesnt have options reg lid

my power manager screenshot is below os:ubuntu 13.04 gnome 3.8
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My laptop screen shows weird pixels after I open the lid

I close and open the lid of my laptop (after 5 minutes) , it gives some blur images. Ubuntu 13.04, Gnome 3.8. Here are the images after I open the lid:
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Installing Xampp on ubuntu 13.04 64-bits [duplicate]

Can any one can help me installing Xampp server from http://www.apachefriends.org/ in to my ubuntu 13.04 64-bit desktop version plzz
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Heat and Battery Problem Compaq CQ42

I'm using compaq cQ-42. 2GB RAM, 500GB HD, os- ubuntu 12.04LTS. I'm facing the problems that whenever I start charging my battery then it's not totally full and white light flash and say full charged. ...
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My brightness control buttons are not working on my Packard Bell netbook

I have a Packard Bell DOT S netbook. First I installed Ubuntu on it. I noticed that I couldn't use my brightness control buttons (F11 F12). I saw the little bar like it is changing its brightness, but ...
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Ubuntu or linux does not reconize sim slot card (hp 24un..)

My PC is HP mini 110, with card hp 24un. When i have installed Windows 7 or 8 (of course cracked OS), i have also installed drivers by HP. Then, i deleted Windows and installed Linux OS (Debian, Mint, ...
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What to do about 6 year old laptop [duplicate]

I have a Dell XPS M1210 with a Nvidia 7400GO and 3GB of RAM. I would like to run Ubuntu again but I have found it to be sluggish and slow with Unity, Even the Gnome Fallback seems sluggish. I don't ...
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Fn volume keys stick down

I installed Xubuntu 13.04 on this laptop: http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/range/novatecheliten1535.html The Fn keys for WiFi and screen brightness work fine, but the volume keys are problematic. ...
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Do Dell Laptop Touch Screen Monitors Work with Ubuntu 12.04/12.10?

I'm about to buy a Dell Precision m6700 that I plan on dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 (or 12.10, feel free to comment) and I'm wondering if I should get the touch screen monitor designed for ...