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

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Can Ubuntu work on a Pentium T4400 CPU? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron INSP1440 laptop with a Pentium T4400 dual-core CPU. I need to know if Ubuntu 14.04 (or any version) will work on it before I burn Ubuntu to a disk.
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Ubuntu 14.04 draining battery very quickly

I know there are several other questions very similar to this, but I feel that questions like this are specific to the system you are running and so there is not really a "one size fits all" type of ...
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Constant hum when using gstreamer-tools

I recently was researching how to connect my computer to an amateur radio and hear the radio through the computer. On this site I found an answer. Someone suggested to download gstreamer-tools. For ...
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Distro question - Which (current) linux distro works well with older laptops [duplicate]

I'm sorry, but this is going to be somewhat vague for now. I'll update this within 24 hours with more details, or as soon as they are available. Whichever comes first. I am enrolled in an engineering ...
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Asus laptop and faulty USB 3.0

I have weir issue with my asus laptop in have only one usb3.0 and it works, sometimes.. sometimes it just dies. $ dmesg | grep xhci_hcd [ 1.488284] xhci_hcd 0000:04:00.0: xHCI Host Controller [ ...
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Toshiba Satellite integrated graphics

Well, I am using Ubuntu 14.04 in my Toshiba Satellite L750-1GN, which come with an Intel i5 2430m. The processor has an integrated graphics card, the hd 3000. But both in windows and linux this "card" ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS hangs when i change brightness of my display on Dell N5010 laptop

I have dell n5010 my system hang when I try to change brightness of the display and this happen only when my system on battery please help how to solve this problem
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Replacing hardrive (laptop) [closed]

My laptop has 2 HD's. One broken, one not broken. Can I replace a HDD with a SSD? I noticed by using the smartctl command that my SSD is TWICE as fast! And my HDD is broken so I want to replace it ...
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Intel Turbo boost on ubuntu 14.04

Well, I have a Toshiba laptop with an Intel i5 2430m and 4 gb ram installed. I have intalled the i-Nex so to know my cpu frequency at every time. But there is a problem: Even when I'm editing a ...
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how do i turn off bluetooth on my t43 lubuntu 14.04

How do I turn off bluetooth, I can turn it on with bluetooth manager. I have looked online for a solution. All I get is install bluetooth manager but I don’t need to install the manager, it is ...
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Install wowmatrix

I am trying to install wowmatrix (http://www.wowmatrix.com/) to manage my wow addons. however when running the .sh file it brings up an install window. but there is no text just blank buttons.
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HP Evny M6 K025DX touch screen

When I first installed it 14.04 on a new HDD the touch screen worked flawlessly, I had pinch to zoom. Then In stalled Linux Mint and didn't like it and went back to Ubuntu 14.04 64bit, and updated (i ...
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when I close my laptop lid and reopen my machine suspends

I have this weird problem with my new Xubuntu 14.04 installation. When I close my laptop lid, the box will suspend alright. After I decide to reopen my box to continue what am doing the screen will ...
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Achieving extended screen effect - cross platform

Is is possible to connect my Ubuntu 12.04 running laptop with any other laptop running Windows and achieve extended screen effect?
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Wifi not working installed drivers

Hello I'm new to Lubuntu and I'm currently using an old Asus laptop 1,8Ghz single core AMD and 700~MB RAM. And now I'm trying to get wifi working I've searched Google way too many times and I've tried ...
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Ubuntu wireless faill to connect [duplicate]

i just reinstalled my ubuntu and it seems like it cannot connect to wireless, it sees the network, attemps to connect it but after like 1-2 minutes it gives up. it always has been working fine before. ...
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No sound through speakers on Compaq Pressario V2414NR

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 12.04 LTS on a ~8.5-year old Compaq Pressario V2414 laptop. This machine did not have any problems with audio playback under 12.04. As installed, the Ubuntu ...
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Laptop Screen Black After Suspend

I'm a new user to Linux and i am running into an issue with suspend on my laptop with the following configuration Model : HP Envy m6 (AMD A10-4600M APU with Radeon HD Graphics) Operating System : ...
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Samsung Keyboard Brightness Keys

So I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic). It's mostly working with my Samsung NP540U4E laptop, just having some trouble with the keyboard brightness change function keys. ...
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fail to start graphical interface [closed]

I'm using Linux Mint 14 and have faced the following problem recently: after removing and installing some of the software (torchat and LibreOffice to be exact) and rebooting I found myself not being ...
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Laptop Overheating - Lenovo Z500

Hi I have a Lenovo Z500 with i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD. In Windows 7,8 and 8.1 I don't have any problem with the laptop temperature while running just the system or surfing the web, but under ubuntu 13.10 ...
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UPower reports Incorrect Capacity

I've just replaced my old Netbook battery with a new one of higher capacity. It was a cheap battery off of Amazon which clearly reads as a 5200mAh battery but Ubuntu reports the battery as being the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : Slow booting and never shut downs in laptop

I've downloaded latest Ubuntu desktop (version 64-bit) and created a bootable ubuntu from USB using pendrive linux. The specs for my laptop and USB flash drive are as follow: Laptop model: acer ...
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How to recognize backlit of an Asus UX31E keyboard?

I replaced the keyboard in my Asus UX31E with one from later UX31A. The only technical difference between the two is that the latter has keyboard backlight and uses Fn + F3 / F4 for this. However, I ...
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Laptop Battery Life increased in 14.04

I own a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop (Intel i5 @2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD 7200rpm, 15.6inch display, Bluetooth, WiFi, etc) which is my primary machine for both work and personal use. I made a clean ...
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If laptop is in sleep and the battery gets critically low, will ubuntu put computer to hibernate?

I know that on windows this happens, but I don't knw weather it works on ubuntu. So, the question is: If laptop is in sleep and the battery gets critically low, will Ubuntu put computer to hibernate?
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Bluetooth not working after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. After upgrading the Bluetooth is not working. It shows 'No adapters found'. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 15 R. How can i Get the driver??
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Laptop screen goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 running 12.04.4 LTS, Precise Pangolin; the desktop is KDE. Starting today, the display goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity. Clicking or even moving the mouse, or ...
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Second monitor available without beeing connected

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my Laptop, and everything worked better than thought, but: My laptop recognises two screens. I mean, you can connect a second screen to it by HDMI or VGA, but both ...
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Sounds no longer working on Xubuntu

I was messing around with Compiz-related settings (something else I cannot get to work, no matter what I try) and after a restart my sound was no longer working. There seems to be two output devices ...
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How to stop Xfce from reconfiguring monitor layout when laptop lid is closed?

I recently upgraded to Xubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. Prior to 14.04, I used xrandr (through a script) to configure my preferred layout, which involved an external VGA monitor and the built in laptop ...
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Audio unmutes when coming out of suspend in Ubuntu 14.04?

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, whenever I wake my laptop out of suspend, its previous volume settings are forgotten and the volume is unmuted and set to 100%. Obviously, this is annoying if I open ...
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How to tell if battery is dead using Ubuntu

Today I found an old ASUS UL30A laptop collecting dust in my office. The hard drive was missing and it seems the battery is dead, but I just so happened to have an Ubuntu USB stick lying around so I ...
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How can I get my webcam to work with Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an HP Elitebook 850 G1, and installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04, however Ubuntu is not detecting the built-in Webcam. Is there any ways to fix this, and why this is happening? output of the ...
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Plug and play device for laptop to connect external monitor/keyboard/mouse

I am looking for an easy solution that is basically plug and play where I can take my Ubuntu laptop and connect it to a device which is my desktop setup and connects external monitor/keyboard/mouse. ...
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Brightness controls mismatch

This seems to be a hardware issue rather than a Ubuntu issue, but nevertheless, here goes. I have an Acer ao756-2617 with Ubuntu 14.04, elementary os luna, bodhi linux, and zorin os 8. most of these ...
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Touchpad not recognized on new Ultrabook

I have a new Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition (930X5J-K01) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. The touchpad is not working at all. There is no cursor visible but an external USB mouse is working ...
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Battery not charging above 34% on Lenovo E430

My System Spec is: OS: ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS Type: 64-bit Laptop Model: Lenovo Thinkpad E430. My Laptop is plugged to the wall for more than 10 hours. But the battery percentage never goes above 34%. ...
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What can be moved safely to tmpfs in 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with SSD and 8gb RAM. What can be moved safely to tmpfs(and how to do it correctly, i'm mediocre in linux)? I don't know is it important or not, I mounted ...
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Locked down quick boot to cd only

I am looking to make up some patron surfing/document writing laptops for our local library. I would like them to boot to a cd without a hard drive in such a way so that the computer starts up swiftly ...
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Laptop shutdown if unplugged power

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and I've found it will immediately shut down if power is unplugged, as if there was no battery. I do not have this problem when running Windows 8 on the same ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 keylog problem

I have Ubuntu 12.10 running and I want to do keylog so I did the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install logkeys sudo logkeys –s –o /home/user/Desktop/output.log It creates a log file ...
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problem with updates and software center [duplicate]

I first noticed the trying to open software center when i get the error 2014-04-23 13:50:03,240 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2014-04-23 13:50:03,258 - ...
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Laptop power saving or management in Ubuntu 14.04

Is there any sort of installation that can be added to provide power options for when I am running on battery? I wouldn't want to always be on power savings, so I would hope I could switch between Eco ...
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Is there a way to copy installed application into another OS?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 on both of My Laptop and PC. I've installed many applications on my PC. I don't want to download all these apps again and reinstall them on Laptop. What method should I take to ...
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My hardware configuration is enough for Ubuntu 64 bits?

guys! I use the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit version, and I'm thinking to install the 64 bit version. Is that a good idea with this configuration?
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Ubuntu 14.04 new install on Dell laptop

I managed to burn the latest version to DVD and installed it on a Dell Latitude laptop having Windows XP Pro. End result is the laptop will not reboot to either OS! After Ubuntu was done installing I ...
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Help removing ubuntu 12.10! [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, no Windows. I have my system disks and tried to do a system recovery and it won't allow me. I've tried creating a boot disk and doing the "try ubuntu" and ...
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Problem after close the lid of my laptop

I am using xubuntu and I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 today. Now, when I close my laptop and I reopen it it show the login screen (as normal). When I enter my credentials, it show a black screen. I ...
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Is that bad statistics for my Laptop battery?

Battery capacity is 76.4 %. Is that bad? Does it mean my battery is dying? Actually it's decreasing everyday by .1.