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

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Right side of touchpad is not reacting

I have a strange problem. I have just bought a Fujitsu lifebook a512 and I have installed Ubuntu on it. When I used the touchpad in windows it worked properly but in Ubuntu almost half of the touchpad ...
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Disconnect a laptop charger in software?

Short of the question: Are there any particular mechanisms to temporarily switch the charger input on a laptop on or off in software? In particular I am looking at a Dell Inspiron E1505 in my case. ...
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Install ubuntu to Notebook through SD Card with only 128Mb or Ram?

Can I / Will It be Possible to install Ubuntu ( Any version at all ) On an CnM Book That is currently running Windows CE V5.00 ? 2009 Build. Would be Much Appriciated. Laptop / Notebook has 128MB of ...
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VLC won't play video via HDMI to TV

When I connect TV and Laptop via HDMI cable and play a movie with VLC I only get to see the ubuntu desktop, not the VLC output. No video, no audio. Under Windows it worked like this. I've googled it, ...
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No WiFi until I close the lid, then open it, need to know why

I have a cheap HP laptop from MicroCenter that works decent, however I've been having trouble with the wifi. If I restart the laptop, the wifi comes up disconnected, nothing I do will give me a ...
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Brightness Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu and Xubuntu

On Kubuntu and Xubuntu the brightness of my monitor goes down to zero (i.e. the backlight got switched off). On Ubuntu this does not happen, the minimux brightness is still with backlight on and ...
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How do I prevent the cursor from going to a monitor that is turned off?

I have a laptop which I connect to an external screen through HDMI, under Kubuntu 15.04. I have this external screen set to be the main screen, and the laptop screen set to turn off when I close the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04. Samsung Ativ Book 6. Brightness doesn't change [duplicate]

When I change my brightness, the slider moves, the brightness level changes, but actual brightness is the same. I have read a lot of topics about this problem. I tried to change grub, to create ...
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ASUS laptop speakers doesn't work

When I open my ASUS laptop (N550JV), the speakers does not work. When I check from the sound icon at the right bottom, it seems there should be sound. So what I do is this: I increase the volume to ...
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Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio sz71wn/c

I recently installed the last version of Ubuntu on an old laptop and since then the screen looks like this: http://m.imgur.com/pv9BvNB The screen looks always like that, even in BIOS (logo) and ...
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Ending up with four screens on my laptop display - can't do anything

Just got a new ASUS laptop and every things good with it for the most part. But when I booted from a Ubuntu USB, I believe it was 14.04.3 or later, before the logo even loaded I was left with two ...
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Ubuntu detects ACPI batteries on my desktop computer - thinks it is a laptop

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop computer with ASUS m5a97 Evo MoBo. There is this battery indicator on my desktop. I already ran: sudo laptop-detect -v and it returned -> We're a laptop (ACPI ...
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Graphic artefacts on the screen

I am running on a relatively old laptop, HP Compaq Presario CQ61 303sv, with relatively old hardware. Recently, the blurs and defects in the screenshot below started to appear in all the Ubuntu ...
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Laptop battery draining too fast. No overheating

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop with a 3 month old battery. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version recently and I'm completely new to the Linux world. I've noticed that the battery is draining ...
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Battery Not charging fully on Sony Vaio

I recently purchased a new battery for my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN running Ubuntu 15.04, and I noticed that it only charges to 40%. When I checked the power statistics I noticed the following - Percentage ...
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Acer E-15 laptop lid close issues

I have a Acer E 15 [E5-521-24PQ] laptop installed with Xubuntu 14.04.3 I have the a problem with it when I close the lid with the open source graphics drivers after opening it the screen is just ...
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Home/End jumping only a group of characters, not to the begin/end of the line

The Home and End keys on my laptop (reached by Ctrl+arrows) jumps only to the next non-alphanumerical character (like ./_) instead of jumping the full line. I guess this is an optional behavior which ...
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Brightness will not change on Ideapad p400

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 (can't remember which release) to dual boot with Windows 10 on my Lenovo IdeaPad p400 Touch. It gave me the option to upgrade to 15.04, which I decided to do. After ...
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Restoring xfce4-power-manager to default settings

After unchecking "Handle display power management" in Xfce Power Manager, the system locked up. (I was troubleshooting an issue with the laptop where it would lock up upon the display turning off.) ...
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How to turn off screen (headless installation)

How can I turn off screen? None of the answers here helped me. I tried sudo vbetool dpms off but that failed silently and the screen remained on. This is a headless Ubuntu server installation on a ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 on laptop - “When plugged in” setting not enforced after battery is charged to 100%

I got Ubuntu 15.04 running on a Dell 3147. Under Power settings, I have When plugged in set to Don't suspend. It seems that after the battery has reached 100% it no longer honors this setting, instead ...
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ACPI open/close lid scripts - xrandr does not execute but other commands do

See SOLUTION at the end. I have used this guide to write a script that activates when I open or close the laptop lid. My setup is a laptop monitor and an external monitor working well together. ...
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Ralink RT3290 bluetooth no blocked, not work

I follow this guide Ralink RT 3290 Bluetooth Problem on Ubuntu 14.04 and when I type rfkill list all = 1: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 3: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no ...
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Creating an ethernet bridge between a windows 7 laptop and an offline Ubuntu PC

I have been trying to get internet to my Ubunutu PC to download packages I've been needing for awhile. I tried with an edimax usb wifi antenna, but the install cd required several packages for me to ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working after laptop opened

I am running 14.04.3 LTS on my laptop and whenever I close the laptop and reopen it, The mouse and keyboard quit working and I have to hard reboot. However, if I remember to lock my computer first, ...
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Strange battery behavior after updating from 14.04 to 15.04

I'm using HP machine with Intel Pentium N3520 and 4GB RAM. I recently updated to Ubuntu 15.04 and facing issues with battery, which is behaving like anything. It does not charges when operating system ...
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Bluetooth adapter lost after updating ubuntu 15.04

My laptop is an acer V13 V3-371-570S When booting on livecd and after install, my internal bluetooth adapter is recognized and fully working. After updating my system, my bluetooth adapter has gone, ...
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How do I add my printer to Google Cloudprint?

My printer is connected and shared by Ubuntu 14.04 server (old laptop). I can use this printer with Windows laptop. I wonder how can I add this printer to Google Cloudprint and make it accessible by ...
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how do i access wd elements 2 tb external hard drive from my lenovo y50 running ubuntu 15.04 64 bit

i just got this external hard drive but for some reason whenever i plug it into my computer, Ubuntu doesn't recognize it. however, when i switch over to windows, my laptop can recognize it just fine
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Need personal experience installing Ubuntu on Dell 5558 laptop

I have decided to have a dedicated Ubuntu laptop. I am specific about a good looking screen (a FullHD with crisp display and color reproduction),16GB RAM and i7 processor also with good form factor. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu on modern laptop

I have see over the last few year that is is getting more difficult to install ubuntu. Usually it is no problem to boot from USB (CD's is obsolete anyway) But booting from USB on these machines is ...
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HP Stream 14 (BCM43142) WiFi driver

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 for a HP Stream 14 Laptop. The WiFi network driver is not recognised automatically, so there´s no Internet. By making sudo lshw, the Network Controller is: BCM43142 ...
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Dell Inspiron 7737 goes to black screen when opened. But not when restarted

So I recently became disillusioned with Windows 10 (froze in the middle of updating my GPU driver, then corrupted the SSD) and installed the latest version of Ubuntu. My current problem is that when ...
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Dell Studio 1555 - esata port doesn't work

I've got a problem with esata/usb2 port in my Dell Studio 1555 under Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. After connecting my external hdd by esata port maximum speed is limited by speed of USB2. Could you help me to ...
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Can't start Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using a compaq presario cq60 and i'm not really able to boot through the usb drive. My dvd drive is broken, and my version of windows got corrupted, so ubuntu is my only option. this is sort of ...
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Display turns off after Ubuntu system loading step

I encounter this problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04. My notebook display works properly with other OS. When I boot Ubuntu , loading logo looks and after loading step display turns off. I have ...
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How to automatically lock screen on closing the lid and keep programs running (not sleep) on HP Laptop

I wanted to keep my apps running but get the screen secured when I close the lid. I did not want to get into sleep mode as this blocked my downloads and my running music. Also, I was lazy enough that ...
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Disable low battery notifications/warning on 15.04

I would like to disable the low battery warnings on Ubuntu 15.04. My laptop seems to have a faulty charge port or has trouble detecting the true charge of any battery I put in it, even brand new ...
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HP Split 13x2 (Laptop) Issues With Ubuntu Mate

There are a few things not working... I was wondering if anyone had any fixes. Battery The battery icon doesn't show. The battery never charges. ...This laptop has 2 batteries acting as one, which ...
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Toshiba Laptop keyboard and touchpad not working after Ubuntu (14.04.3) install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Toshiba Satellite C675D-S7109, chose all the defaults and it seemed to go very smoothly but when i start the system, the keyboard and touchpad are not active. I ...
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Battery charge limit and critical battery action

Ubuntu 14.04 lenovo z50-70 here. Here's my situation. I am using my laptop with the power cord plugged in at all times because i essentially use it as a desktop. Never leave the house with it and ...
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Suspend option is not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm new in the world of linux. I'm trying to learn it using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version. My question is how to make the 'Suspend' option to work? Whenever i click that option from my laptop, the ...
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NVIDIA graphics drivers options

I have DELL inspirion laptop and i have both integrated and non-integrated nvidia 340 series graphics card. When I open additional drivers tab and i have 3 options : use NVIDIA binary driver - ...
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Battery percentage jumps down to 6% from 50% or 60%?

So, as the title says, I have checked Power Stats in Ubuntu and Energy when Full and Energy (design) are the same which is 37.2 Wh but the percentage is funny with actual battery life left in my ...
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Laptop suspends on shutdown with lid closed

I'm struggling to phrase this question very coherently, but here's what I'm struggling with... I have a Lenovo laptop from a few years ago. Recently, I put ubuntu on it. As it stands right now, I've ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS laptop keyboard problem

I'm facing a problem with my Ubuntu. This morning I started my laptop as usually. Log in screen showed up, I pressed enter and logged in. Then my keyboard stopped working. I changed user to Guest ...
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Can't change brightness when plugged off (ubuntu 14.04)

I have a Samsung NP470R4E and recently installed ubuntu 14.04, but can't change brightness when the laptop is not charging. The Fn brightness keys seem to work (e.g. the upper right bar appears and ...
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Preformance profiles? How? 15.04

I'm experiencing a problem when using Linux (Ubuntu gnome 15.04 for now, but it does not matter what distro or DE to use). If i launch several applications my laptop stops charging, and starts to use ...
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Touchpad not found after sleep mode/close laptop lid after last update

Weird thing happened after my last update on my new laptop (Asus k401l), when it goes to sleep or when I close the lid, the touchpad is disabled and in system Settings > Input Devices > Touchpad it ...
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Brightness slider is too fine (14.04)

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell laptop (XPS 13 Developer Edition). The brightness slider stopped working (the slider would fill up and empty as usual but the brightness wouldn't change). This fix ...