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

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Ubuntu 15.10, if I suspend from toolbar it's ok, if I close laptop lid when I resume it keeps logging me out

So as the title states: Ubuntu 15.10, if I suspend from toolbar it's ok, if I close laptop lid when I resume it keeps logging me out / going to lock screen after 10-20 seconds. I have a razer laptop,...
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Dell Inspiron 5423 CPU low-power state Non-Dell Power Adapter

So I've been trying for hours now to get the CPU out of the low power state. The Processor is a Dual-Core with HT @1.8ghz however because im not using a Dell Adapter its missing the protocol chip that ...
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Lid Closed Suspend Ignore issue - 14.04.3

I have tried many various methods to get it where the computer ignores the lid closing. Essentially, I don't want it to sleep. At all. Here's what I've tried: Changing the power settings. Power ...
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How to install Ubuntu on an old laptop missing its built-in display

I have an old HP laptop that is missing its built-in display. I use it plugged in to my TV via VGA. It runs Windows Vista fine, but it has recently started to slow down, and I decided it needed a dose ...
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GPU drivers greyed out - Ubuntu 14.04

i just realized that under 'Additional Drivers' on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop all GPU driver options are greyed out and the only one chosen is : "Continue using a manually installed driver" The thing is ...
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ubuntu 14.04.03 mousepad not working on acer aspire notebook, external mouse does work

I just bought the Acer V3-371-5215. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 64bit from a usb flash drive. The mousepad worked during the installation from flash drive. Mousepad not working after installation. ...
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Installed 14.04 on my laptop but my trackpad and speakers do not work. Any ideas?

I have never used Ubuntu before, though I have some RHEL command line experience from work. I installed 14.04 on my Gigabyte P35 laptop because I was tired of dealing with problems from Windows 10. ...
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Samsung laptop Ubuntu sees the wifi but does not connect

I know there are a thousand of these questions around, but I tried a few and did not get any results, so I decided to open a new question. The NetworkConnections thing sees the wifi connection, but ...
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Share Ethernet Connection

I have a home server with two ethernet ports, one of which is connected to our gateway (modem + router) from Xfinity. The other port is free and I want to connect it to my laptop, sharing the server's ...
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Changes in system screen brightness aren't reflected on actual screen. [Ubuntu 15.10][Laptop]

I've had this issue since 14.04.3 but I never bothered to fix it since I didn't use Ubuntu much. Pressing the brightness up/down function keys brings up the popup displaying the brightness level, ...
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USB speed converges to 0

I have a laptop and a desktop computer both running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I have an issue: When transfer files from/to USB drives, the speed looks good when the copy starts, but immediately afterwards ...
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Boot Problem [No bootable devices found]

I have a laptop from dell and recently I reinstalled ubuntu 14.04 and when I turn the laptop on it says "No bootable devices found". I installed it through UEFI DVD. The boot mode is set to: UEFI; ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sometimes does not suspend when laptop lid closed

Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Set to suspend when lid closed. Mostly it works - often I can use it for a week, suspending and resuming with no problems. But sometimes something changes and it stops working: ...
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Why is my laptop losing so much power while in suspend mode?

Last time I used my laptop, I had it plugged in, and so at the time I closed the lid and put it into suspend mode, it had 100% power. However, when I opened the lid now, the a day later, and resumed ...
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Wifi problem on hp 355 g2 laptop

I have a problem with my wifi connection. I have a HP 355 G2 and WiFi doesn't work on 14.04, 14.10 or 15.04 and 15.10. I can fix this like this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi sudo ...
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Should I fix my overheating problem or invest in a new laptop? [closed]

So I am running into overheating issues, constant shutdowns and lagging when I open multiple tabs on the browser, which is not convenient at all. Here are my laptop specs: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU L ...
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Dell Vostro 3750 doesn't reboot/restart

It's been a while now since my laptop doesn't reboot in ubuntu anymore (either 14.04 or 15.10 - I have them both on different partitions). It hangs before I can see the bios screen (no backlight as ...
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Cursor randomly jumps around

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.16 to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 (and also dropped some chocolate cake into my computer) I have noticed the cursor randomly jumping around ...
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Alba bug turns off speakers

Alba's recent upgrade turned my laptop speakers off. They test fine and show 100% but no sound.Were working fine last week but recent software upgrade has caused this problem.
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Ubuntu 14.04 wifi unstable HP envy 17 [duplicate]

When I go to a new place on campus, I always have to reboot the system to connect to the wifi. Otherwise no matter how I try, it just gives me "disconnected". I attach the information. ########## ...
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Can I run and install Ubuntu (Mac iso) on a non apple product? [duplicate]

I want to design a Ubunntu image customized for mac, but... dont have a macbook... Can I run and install Ubuntu (Mac iso) on a non apple product?
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Ubuntu won't start after closing laptop lid

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell latitude e6430 laptop. Whenever I close my laptop lid or sometimes when I lock the screen before shutting the lid, when I open the lid again Ubuntu won't pull ...
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Permanent Blank Screen after lid close?

I am using Ubuntu on my Hp M6 Envy laptop. I closed my lid to move with my laptop and by the time (10 mins) i opened it the screen was totally blank not black , blank. I restarted many times with no ...
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USB wakeup does not work when lid is closed

I have a dell xps 13 9333 with ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I'm using this as a desktop computer, with an external monitor and USB keyboard. The system is configured to 'Do Nothing' when lid is closed (see ...
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Prevent OS from setting 0 brightness

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and on pressing "brightness minus" key, the brightness of the screen does decrease but, if I keel holding/pressing the button,the brightness decreases all the way to zero and ...
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Kubuntu stuck at flashing logo boot screen

My week old laptop is installed with a dual boot Windows 7 / Kubuntu. On my Kubuntu I've had the issue of the computer not waking up from sleep after closing the screen/lid. I read online that ...
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Serious problems after 15.10 upgrade

Okay revising.... I upgraded my computer from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10. It used to load right away but now after the Ubuntu load screen I get: [ OK ] started lab/ postfix mail transport agent. [ OK ] ...
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“Unable to access” drives of my computer! [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, 32 bit version. While I click any drives of my laptop, a message is shown. e.g. if I click my software drive then a message is showing like the picture given below: Software ...
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Dual Booting Questions

I have an Asus s200e laptop running Windows 10, and it has a C and D drive. The D drive is never in use by Windows, so I want to put Linux on it, how do I do so without deleting anything? What should ...
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Resume from Suspend closes applications

Just loaded Ubuntu 15.10 on my old HP E1 Vision and am very pleased with it. I have a minor issue in that if I Suspend using the power icon in the upper right corner of the screen, close the lid and ...
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Ubuntu Mate Black screening problem

So my Acer Aspire E5-511-P2D6 and I decided to install Ubuntu Mate 15.10 (I've been getting this problem with all distros and distribution versions from 14.04+) So I installed it but now I'm getting ...
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How to change screen brightness from commandline on Asus X453?

I'm using the Fluxbox window manager on Ubuntu 12.04. I recently got my desktop into a strange situation, and I'm not sure how! The situation was this: If I close the laptop screen lid and then re-...
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New Ubuntu User, Touchpad not working; I know what to do but not how to do it

This article describes the exact problem I'm having. I have the same laptop, same issue. Unfortunately, I'm not knowledgeable enough with Linux yet -- I want to learn more but I really just need to ...
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Keyboard of Acer Aspire A5943G not working properly

I have an Acer Aspire A5943G laptop, and its keyboard is not working properly. The keys SDGHM and some shift combinations produce either no characters at all, or just sometimes with wrong delay and ...
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Occasional Macbook pro suspend failure when closing the lid

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2012 Macbook Pro, and every now and then when I close the lid, instead of suspending like it usually does (and corresponding to what I have set in settings), the screen ...
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Macbook brightness using WRONG folder

I am running ubuntu 14.04 with macbook pro mid 2012 Brightness is not working using the function keys. I'm pretty new at Linux, but I know why it is not working, just not how to fix it. #Under /...
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I can not increase or decrease the brightness of my screen on UBUNTU 15.10 [duplicate]

just wondering if anybody knows what's the problem. I use the brightness bar control with my keyboard or in options, the computer shows me the brightness bar increasing or decreasing but the screen is ...
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Ubuntu is freezing when I open any Web browser

I'm relitivly new to ubuntu and I'm having a massive problem. I'm currently running ubuntu 15.04 on a windows surface pro 1(the only laptop I could afford) and everything is working great, except that ...
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Wierd Lid close/open and suspend problem

I have an old Thinkpad W510. The pm-suspend works, the lid close then suspend does not. After some searching, I found the following solution. create /etc/acpi/events/lid (there's no lid related ...
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Ubuntu and w10 can't boot after installing second hard drive

I have a lenovo laptop(g505s), I installed an SSD and removed the CD player to install a tray with the hard disk which used to work fine. I had Windows 10 in the SSD and I used the hard disk only for ...
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Wich partition is better to use in a Nokia booklet 4g?

Hi i'm planning an installation of Lubuntu in a NOkia Booklet 4G but i don't know much about partition tables and formats. Wich format would be good for the hardware? specs
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Can I adjust the minimum brightness for my laptop's LCD?

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on my Dell XPS 13 (9333, 2014 model). The LCD brightness can be controlled by the keyboard, and if possible I'd like to adjust the minimum value and/or adjust the ...
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installation freezes in kubuntu 15.10 on aspire laptop

I am trying to install kubuntu 15.10 (from an USB stick) on an Acer Aspire R3-471T laptop with win10. Problem is: I get to the install screen where I can put in the name of the system as well as ...
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New battery is stuck at 72%, says it is charging, but unplugging the charger will shutdown the computer

I just bought a battery for my Alienware M14x r2 laptop. It is a 1 x 8 Cell. I plugged it into my laptop, and the percentage automatically showed 72%, and charging. The charging percentage has not ...
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Laptop keyboard stopped working

Ubuntu 14.04 I started my pc and suddenly my keyboard isn't working anymore. Is there a possibility to debug or something? The mouse and some of the keys still work, like changing the brightness of ...
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Dual boot windows 10 and Vivid Vervet keyboard backlight stopped working again [samsung np900x3c]

TL;DR: dual boot win10 and ubuntu 15.04 - keyboard backlight on my samsung np900x3c laptop not working. I've been dual booting Utopic Unicorn along with windows 8 with great success for a long time. ...
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How do i unrestrict battery charge percent on a lenovo running ubuntu?

I recently bought a Lenovo z51, and later used the battery management program that came with it to reduce the max charge to 60%. I have since than installed Ubuntu 14.04 and uninstalled windows. I now ...
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How to get my integrated webcam to show up in the USB bus?

I've been trying to get my HP DV7-6135dx's integrated webcam (HP TrueVision HD) to show up to be used. But, it won't even show up in the USB bus, so I can't do anything with it. I think OV51x is gonna ...
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Crash after closing lid

So everything was working fine, I closed the lid of my laptop to take it somewhere else, 1 minute later I opened it again and the terminal and Google Chrome had crashed. I tried to reopen Chrome but ...
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How can one force the laptop batteries to charge beyond their recognized limits?

My thinkpad has two batteries delivering approximately 200Wh. However the main battery is aging a little, losing its capacity, or so the battery is telling me. What I wish to accomplish is to "reset"...