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

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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 ...
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battery discharges in a strange way on Lenovo Ideapad Z500

I've a Lenovo ideapad Z500 laptop with Windows only energy management software (my battery stop charging at 60% for long lasting life). Setting the threshold from Windows, it remains also with Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Will not boot on laptop using just A/C power

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 5741 alongside Windows 7 (Dual boot). The battery is on it's last legs and doesn't charge properly most of the time as it is relatively old. When ...
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Ubuntu for Lenovo G510 Laptop?

How good is Ubuntu Suitable for Lenobo G510. I am planning to buy a new laptop and G510 falls in my affordable range. There I am wondering which spec to take? the one with ATI card or not? Is there ...
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No Shutdown and Odd Shutdown! Please help!

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer m5-583p-6428 laptop and everything seems to be working well except for shutting down and starting up. To turn on the laptop I need to press the power button ...
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Make screen turn blank (no standby) when closing laptop lid

I'm trying to make the screen go off when I close the laptop lid, but the laptop should remain on (no standby). I have Ubuntu server 13.10 , with the xubuntu-desktop package installed for convenience ...
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Enable laptop subwoofer

I'm pretty new to linux(second day on Ubuntu) and I noticed very poor sound quality compared to Windows and realized it was because my subwoofer wasn't playing. I have absolutely no clue as to where ...
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In Ubuntu13.10, unable to add and/or select “hibernate” option in Power Setting's “when lid is closed” dropdown

I've seen numerous helps/guides in enabling hibernate option, but so far none have answered my need in adding the "Hibernate" option under Power Settings > "When lid is closed" dropdown menu. I've ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Improving Power Consumption (Thinkpad T530)

EDIT: After reading @jandry's reply, I decided to give another distro with a different window manager a try to see if it is really Unity's fault. I installed UbuntuGnome, and to my utmost surprise the ...
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Ubuntu for old Amilo Pro [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on my pc and I was amazed how fast it is. My parents got old laptop which they use only for surfing the Web and watching movies sometimes (they just plug tv into it and ...
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How to disable the built in mouse pad in a laptop? [duplicate]

My touch pad is not functioning well , it make wrong moves even if i connect a usb mouse is there a tip to disable it and just use the usb mouse ?
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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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my installer crashed while installing ubuntu on to my laptop

my installer crashed while installing ubuntu on to my laptop, I received a messages saying that I can file a bug report using the integrated bug reporting tool. I attempted to close the window in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS blocking access from other network PCs

One Ubuntu 12.04 laptop connects to the internet OK, but I can't ping that laptop. I can ping any PC on the network from any other, but this one we can call it (W). It is causing a issue as the (W) ...
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ASUS Laptop fan being extremely loud after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

From what I have read it is because I have an integrated intel CPU and GPU (4000) and a dedicated NVIDIA 740M graphics card. I do not have Nvidia drivers and I'm not sure if that is the issue or not. ...
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My laptop boots with full screen brightness and full keyboard backlight

I meets a problem that my laptop boots with full screen brightness and full keyboard backlight. According to a post on Ubuntu forum for Macbook (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1987790), it ...
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Can my laptop handle kubuntu? [duplicate]

I would like to know if my laptop can handle kubuntu. If not, what are my options ? The informations about my laptop: Windows XP, Version 2002 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU or Mobile Intel(R) 965 ...
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Install Ubuntu onto an external HDD then install that HDD in a computer?

I have a laptop that I set a BIOS password on and have since forgotten. I decided that I want to install Ubuntu onto the computer as the main and only OS but can't boot from a CD or USB drive and I've ...
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How to connect to WiFi on Asus F5RL?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS with Xfce 4.10 on my Asus F5RL AP033C laptop. When I open nm-connection-editor from the notifications area (on it the "Enable Wireless" is in grey), in the ...
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Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5392 won't boot install or try Ubuntu [duplicate]

Downloaded 64 bit ISO for 13.10. Whether burned to DVD or on bootable USB it's the same result. The laptop boots to the GRUB try/install/oem/check menu. When try or install is chosen the screen ...
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extremely poor performance on intel HD 4000 graphics in 13.04

Experiencing video tearing and extremely slow graphics while playing simple 3D games. I have installed the latest drivers from Intel, modified "xorg.conf", adjusted compiz settings, nothing seems to ...
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Battery issue in Asus with ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have an Asus N550JV-C232H, and I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and my laptop can't charge anymore. It's a new one. I had previously Lubuntu (for 2 or 3 days before installing Ubuntu), and I didn't ...
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Laptop is very slow if its not using power cable

So if I only use laptops battery my laptop is very very slow. And when I use power cable there is no problems. Is there a some powersaving or something and how can I fix it?
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How do I adjust screen brightness / backight on a Toshiba Satellite C50D?

I know this is a known bug, it been asked and answered thousands of times before. I've spent the past couple of months searching for a solution and all have failed. My Fn keys won't adjust brightness ...
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Dell 1525 on Ubuntu 13.10 allows only 2 resolutions on external monitor

As I wrote in the title, my laptop is Dell 1525 and I have a acer monitor connected to the VGA port. The problem is that the monitor's native resolution is 1366x768, and I can see only 800x600 and ...
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Which program handles the screen backlight in 13.10?

What is the name of the program that handles the screen backlight in laptops in 13.10? Where are the settings for that program? I need to switch the brightness file that it uses. I have 3 brightness ...
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13.10 brightness flickering MSI Wind U100

Vanilla install of Ubuntu 13.10 on my MSI Wind U100. Intel graphics card I think. Auto brightness flickers up and down, brightness hud display top-right also flickers. Interrupts input so need to ...
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Display brightness goes all the way up or all the way down when I make slight adjustement

I just fresh installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a MSI MS-16362 laptop. When ever I try to increase the display brightness with Fn + F5 or decrease it with Fn + F4, the brightness amount either goes through ...
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kdm falters / lags when reopening laptop lid

Whenever i close my laptop (HP 6730b) lid, then reopen it, my computer seems to lag/falter. Not only the mouse pointer falters but the whole system seems to be lagging. Example: after clicking the K ...
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Laptop wakes thinking it's charging when I've unplugged it during sleep

If my laptop is plugged in as I press suspend, then I unplug it after she's sleeping, when I wake her up, she still thinks she's charging, even though the battery is discharging. To fix this I either ...
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Unable to configure wireless/bluetooth on laptop

I have an HP Compaq nx7400 laptop that has previously been running Windows 7. Since I have an additional PC with Windows 7 that serves as my main tool, I have decided to try the latest Ubuntu 13.10 on ...
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Should Advent Torino X700 work with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have previously asked a question asking if ubuntu works on the device ( Ubuntu on Advent Torino X700 ), but no one seems to have tried it, ADVENT will not try it for me, and I have no local shop ...
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How to make the laptop beep when battery is fully charged

I read about getting the laptop beeping when the battery charging is complete here. But I'm confused with the answer (and I didn't know yet, how to ask directly to a user). Where can I find the file ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 stuck on splash screen (averatec 3200 laptop)

I've recently installed Lubuntu 13.10 on my Averatec 3200 laptop. When I turn on the laptop, it freezes at the splash screen (after the white dots color blue). When I press ctrl+alt+f2 to enter the ...
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updating latop to 13.04 raring / no gui but only terminal is present

Today I updated my laptop (Samsung NP-Z700 with hybrid graphics) to Ubuntu 13.04 Raring and following the update I am not able to see any graphical interface. I tried installing ATI drivers from ...
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Disabling Nvidia card on Asus UL30JT

I'm a new Linux user, and I recently installed Ubuntu on my Asus UL30JT. The PC runs quite hot, and I randomly stumbled upon this: http://www.grimsby.us/ubuntu-on-asus-ul30vt/ From what I understand, ...
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Desktop won't load Ubuntu 12.10

I have had no issues with Ubuntu until I recently did the upgrade to 12.10. Now when the computer reboots it is only showing the log in for Terminal. Unfortunately I don't have a screenshot. So, on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS iso for 64-bit intel i7-4700MQ quad core laptop [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo Ideapad with Intel i7-4700MQ processor. Which Ubuntu iso should I download for installation?
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HP laptop screen fails to return after sleep

I am using an HP laptop that originally came with windows 8 installed. I replaced windows with ubuntu 13.10 and, for the most part it works fine (but I suppose after windows 8, even a cardboard box ...