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

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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 ...
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laptop keyboard does not work ubuntu 13.10

LG T1 Laptop with Ubuntu 13.10. I installed Ubuntu on a very old laptop (that used to work with Windows XP) with a new hard drive. However, now the keyboard doesn't work. The internal laptop ...
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How to change color balance of the monitor

I'd like to change the default (white) color on my laptop display. Right now the color is too blue-like, the best comparison I can make is that it emits color similar to Xenon lights on cars. I have ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu on an Asus X551CA laptop (windows 8.1) [duplicate]

I bought an Asus X551CA laptop for my son which came with Win8 installed (now updated to Win8.1). I want him to be able to dual-boot to Ubuntu as we use 12.04 on our desktop and he likes apps like ...
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I'm stuck in Grub!

So I'm trying to get me fathers old DELL Inspiron 9200 laptop to work again, and I decided to install Lubuntu on it because I don't know much about Linux other then it's free, and Lubuntu is extremely ...
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what is the specific version of realtek sound card does my samsung np305e5a have

I have a Samsung laptop np305e5a-a03us, and I cannot seem to find the specific version of my sound card. all I see is that it is a realtek hd audio, but which realtek is it?
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reduce laptop screen brigtness below minimum

This is not duplicate of http://superuser.com/questions/560445/dim-screen-past-the-minimum-on-ubuntu . I have already tried the solution mentioned in the above article. my laptop configuration is dell ...
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I cant boot ubuntu

I recently nuked my laptop with DBAN so i can install Ubuntu. I put the disk and it shows Ubuntu and let me choose install or test it out but no matter what is choose it stays at the Ubuntu loading ...
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My computer wont install Ubuntu after i nuked my laptop

I recently nuked my laptop with DBAN so i can install Ubuntu. I put the disk and it shows Ubuntu and let me choose install or test it out but no matter what is choose it stays at the Ubuntu loading ...
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Installation on a wiped computer

I want to install ubuntu to an old Dell Latitude D630 that is completely wiped. It has no operating system on it. How can I install an operating system on it with out switching to ubuntu on my Windows ...
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What are requirements for Ubuntu Studio? [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire 3682 WXMi laptop, 40gb HD, 512mb ram. Will this take Ubuntu, or more specifically Ubuntu Studio?
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What log files should be examined to troubleshoot shutdown issues in relation to USB devices?

I am currently having the following issue: Close lid of laptop - laptop suspends Open lid of laptop - laptop resumes Select Shutdown from menu - computer reboots Suspend computer from menu - ...
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cannot install ubuntu 13.10 on new HP Spectre 13

I cannot install ubuntu 13.10 on new HP Spectre 13, it boots onto black screen after selecting Install Ubuntu from bootable USB drive. Thoughts? Thank you. Here are the specs: Windows 8.1 64 • 4th ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Broadcom 43142 not finding bluetooth devices

I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. The laptop is Ubuntu-certified for Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, so I wasn't expecting any problems. First I tried to get the Broadcom 43142 wifi/bluetooth module working on Ubuntu ...
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I want Ubuntu for my Laptop? Should I Use the PC version? [duplicate]

I am not sure if i should use the PC version. I am downloading it anyway.
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Ubuntu start failed while using second monitor

Ubuntu 13.04 Laptop Asus UX32VD If i connect monitor to my laptop ubuntu do not start properly. I see only black screen on both of displays. Magic SysRq do not reboot laptop. I only can shutdown ...
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Install Ubuntu on Lenovo G580

Can I install Ubuntu on a Lenovo G580, but keeping Windows 8? How? The specs are: Prossesor: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (3M Cache, 2.50 GHz) Ram: 4.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz OS: Windows 8 64bits ...
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dumb power setting ensure dim screen all the time

It's quite dim, but when I unplug, it gets brighter. Funnily enough, when the battery gets critical it goes dim again, and if I plug it in in a dim state it finally gets bright with the power plug ...
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Is the Sony Vaio locked or something? It seems incapable of having a bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, which I have done before without issues. But when I did it the first time on my Sony Vaio it installed successfully but there was no bootloader, no way to ...
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Mp3 File Playing Problem(Ubuntu_13.10)

I am new in Ubuntu. I have faced a critical problem in playing audio file like mp3 format. Actually it can play mp3 after installing Ubuntu restricted extras but it can't play mp3 file clearly, it ...
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Setting which brightness determines screen brightness

I'm having an issue running Kubuntu 13.04 with brightness, something that seems common. In particular, brightness can be found in these 2 directories: /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness ...
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Cheap Linux Based Tablet/Convertiblee [closed]

So I've decided that Android just won't cut it. I need a, preferably cheap Linux tablet/laptop convertible. Only criteria are that the device should be under $300, and be fully compatible with Ubuntu. ...
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Blank second monitor (error about virtual resolution?)

Good afternoon, has somebody experience or knowledge how to solve following problem(see below). Thank you in advance! I have LCD monitor connected to my HP Elite-book 8470w laptop. However after ...
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Wifi not working on Acer Aspire 5570Z

The Ethernet works but the wifi does not. I have updated everything and it had no help. And I know that it works because less then 24 hours ago it had windows vista on it and would work. I am running ...
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Asus laptop power management

I have a couple of symptoms that make me think Ubuntu has some problems identifying all the components of my laptop (Asus N56VJ-S4051H). When starting the computer from the OFF status, the fan goes ...
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install ubuntu: nothing happens

I have this brand new acer laptop (acer aspire v5-573g-54208g50akk). I started the preinstalled windows 8 and then changed the boot priority to USB. But The screen goes black and nothing happens. ...
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Right version of Ubuntu [duplicate]

My parents have just given my their old laptop; it has a jawdropping 500MB of RAM and a 1.4 ghz processor. Is there a version of ubuntu that would function well on it? Cheers
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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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keyboard problem HP dm4-2015dx

My keyboard does not works - than I try to put the question here but it's not possible because it don't meet there standard! - MY KEYBOARD DON"T WORK! - I did not make this problem, now I had to ...
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How to set up an old laptop as a wireless terminal to the desktop

I have searched countless phrases to find an answer and can't quite figure this one out. It is to my understanding that (as it was many moons ago at universities and the like) you can still use one ...
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Compatible laptop with port replicator

Has anybody got Ubuntu running on a modern laptop with a USB3.0 port replicator? Specifically running additional monitors. I want to move my work machine away from a desktop to a docked laptop. And I ...
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Mini PCI gps module

I'm new to Ubuntu and I couldn't find anything about an internal gps for a laptop. I have a 12" Hanspree netbook with an empty internal miniPCI slot and I'd like to make this my onboard chart ...
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Screen Brightness regulation after hibernation 13.10

I'm new to Ubuntu 13.10 and pretty much satisfied with it. My first problem was that there was no brightness regulation at all, then I added the line "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash ...
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Ubuntu on Laptop - advice [closed]

I need some general pointers about installing Ubuntu on a new laptop which is not one of the certified-by-ubuntu ones. Are there any hardware/bios/manufacturers to stay clear of, or will Ubuntu ...
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Where are my kernels?

I tried the other day to install Ubuntu on my laptop (HP NX6110), but it gives me a warning message that says 'I do not have the right kernels'. How do I get these kernels? Also I was able to get ...
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Multiple kernels choices realtime or no realtime

I have a dell latitude d510 currently running xubuntu 13.04 and linux 3.8. I want this machine to host JACK processes together with EDIROL UA-25 during a live session and therefore, it needs an RT ...
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Will Ubuntu work on MSI GE40?

I am going to buy a new laptop and I am thinking about MSI GE40 2OL-276 because of it's power and relatively low weight. But at the same time I am going to use it with Ubuntu. There are not too many ...
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Laptop bricked after installing ubuntu 13.10

Let me explain the situation: I had windows 7 installed on my laptop and I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on it(I completely erased the hard drive). After that my laptop can't access the bios or boot ...
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HP/Compaq 6530b CPU fan goes to 100% after wakeup from suspend

I recently installed 12.04 LTS x64 on my old laptop. Works great, but whenever I shut the laptop lid, it goes into suspend, and when I open it back up to use the machine again, the fan goes to 100%. ...