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

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Bluetooth adapter not found HP 250 g2 Ubuntu 14.04 lts

On boot there are two messages - Bluetooth: error in firmware loading err = -110, len = 440, size = 4076 and Bluetooth : Loading patch file failed and in the bluetooth settings it says "no ...
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Ubuntu laptop connected to usb modem and set to be a hotspot + nexus 7

I'm using my laptop as a wifi hotspot while it's connected to broadband over a usb stick. And it works perfectly, I connect my phone to the laptop hotspot without a problem. But my nexus 7 can't find ...
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Internal fan on a Dell XPS 1530 stays running post shutdown, am I really getting a shutdown?

I am loving 12.04LTS, fixed my printer issue, but Now , on my M1530 Dell XPS, my internal fan continues to run following Shutdown. Shutdown occurs very rapid and I don't really get any confirmation ...
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Very High CPU usage on HP dv7 Laptop when IDLE

I'm pretty new to Linux computing. So I finally thought of giving Ubuntu a try, by dualbooting it with Windows 8 on my hp dv7-6006tx laptop. Laptop Specs But after installation, I immediately ...
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Laptop drains of quickly with battery

I am a Ubuntu user since years and I have not come across this problem till date. My battery drains off immediately after I unplug my AC power. The options I tried: 1) I checked the battery state ...
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How to enable GPU switching

How do I enable VGA switcheroo? Is there any way I can do it with a UI? I am setting it up for someone who is not at all CLI friendly. See the kernel module switcheroo if you don't know it yet. It's ...
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Laptop lid closed - with external Monitor

How to work on my other monitor when i close my laptop's lid? I connect my external Monitor (HDMI) to my laptop and then close the lid. Normally it (should) display everything on the external one. ...
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my touchpad and keyboard in labptop is notworking in ubuntu 13.04

i am using dell inspiron n5110 , in this touch pad and keyboard is not working in Ubuntu 13.04, but it is perfectly working in the window
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How can I enable microphone mute button on Thinkpad W520?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I've read Enabling Mic Mute button and light on Lenovo Thinkpads but the acpi_listen doesn't produce any output in the terminal (for any of the media buttons, Even the working ...
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Low graphics mode error on startup with NVIDIA graphics (12.04 LTS )

My problem is similar to two other posts concerning ATI cards and 12.04 LTS: Post1 & Post2. In my case I use a Dell Precision M4300 laptop which uses a NVidia Quadro FX 880M. Doing a lspci | grep ...
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installing Lubunto/linux on laptop wireless not working— broadcom 802.11n?

I am using an acer v5-471 laptop with 8gb ram, windows is laggy and I want to switch to linux, I took a particular interest in kali and downloaded it on a usb and booted it, it worked fine but the ...
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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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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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How do I adjust the contrast.

Does anyone know how to adjust the contrast on the Ubuntu Operating system? I have an HP Pavilion G6 Laptop, any help would be great!
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Ubuntu 13.04: Audio does not work on HP Probook 4530s

I'm having a problem with the build in audio of my HP ProBook 4530s laptop (with Ubuntu 13.04), there is no sound at all. If I connect a USB headphone, the headphone does work correctly. So I guess ...
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Getting MSI GT70 GT60 ONC LEDs on SteelSeries keyboard working?

I have an MSI GT70 ONC laptop. The laptop comes with steelseries keyboard that has LEDs in the keys. On windows 7 I can use change the LEDs to light up any colour. I would like to know how to find ...
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How do I disable dual screen after connect HDMI cable?

I plugged the HDMI connector and turned on the computer, but when the log in screen appears the laptop screen appears split in 2, one top and one bottom. The external monitor connected via HDMI works ...
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Ubuntu on Ultrabooks

I've got a few questions targeting Ubuntu and laptops(Ultrabooks): How is Ubuntu supported on Ultrabooks at moment? Is it recommended to go for a Ultrabook over a normal laptop considering it has to ...
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Dual screen mode on laptop and suspend

I'm using dual screen mode on a Lifebook a531 with external monitor at hdmi. When I close the lid my laptop didn't go to suspend. Only both screens are blanking. Moving of mouse pointer wakes up an ...
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Keyboard not responding at login on Toshiba Satellite L775

Just created a separate partition to load Ubuntu 12.04 as a dual boot on a Toshiba Satellite L775. OS installed perfectly and is running flawlessly. The keyboard is not responding at login screen ...
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How to retain the wireless settings using ndiswrapper

I have an older laptop and Ubuntu does not have drivers for my wireless PCMCIA card. So I found the Windows drivers and loaded them with ndiswrapper via the Windows Wireless Drivers utility app. I ...
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New to Ubuntu-updates, security, on Acer Aspire One ZG5

All, I'm completely new to Ubuntu but am looking forward to working with it. I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5 (150?) from about 2008. From what I can gather, I should install 12.10 (this appears to be ...
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fglrx: dim screen until brightness key pressed

I reported this at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-installer/+bug/1360218 three weeks ago but it is still unassigned and no one has commented on it but myself. It is a Lenovo G50-45 ...
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trying to StandBy drive at startup

I have 3 drives in my laptop, one of which is a mechanical hard drive for mass storage. I want to set this drive to standby because I want to preserve energy and keep my laptop silent at startup. ...
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Disable laptop lid sleep

Xubuntu 14.04. I've already done the following: HandleLidSwitch=ignore LidSwitchIgnoreInhibited=no xset -dpms disabled xfce power manager in session and start up set power settings to do nothing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize my battery

For the last 3 years I've been using a Samsung notebook. I was using Ubuntu 13.10 until 2 weeks ago. Then I decided to format and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything was working great, until the ...
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Suspend does not work

So I have a fairly new (two weeks old) Ubuntu installation (14.04 x64) and it looks like Suspend mode does not work... When I click System -> Suspend the screen goes black for about one seccond and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 comes out of hibernate/standby randomly on Dell XPS 13

I have an ubuntu 12.04 laptop and it comes out of hibernate or standby randomly. For example, yesterday I selected hibernate, closed the lid and put it in my computer bag. 24 hours later, it is ...
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Backports wifi driver wont reload after eboot on ubuntu 14.04

I am having some problems with wifi after installing Ubuntu on my ASUS F551CA.After having problems with a hard block (which i solved by black listing one of the two drivers) I was able to get a ...
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Any way to enable dynamic/automatic brightness adjustment?

My Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet has a very bright screen (400 nits!), which is good for when objects on the screen are dark (say a night scene in a movie), but it is of course very blinding when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Display problems on Ubuntu 12.10 : “ERROR Couldn't find PLL settings for mode!”

It seems like there's been such problems with external monitors for a while, but even if I updated everything I knew that could be upgraded, I still face the same problem. I have an old laptop that ...
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Connecting laptop to a TV and use mirror screen

My old HP Pavilion is running 12.04. I want to be able to connect it to the Smart TV at home, it's from Philips, in case you wanna know. Anyways, I use a VGA cable to connect it to the TV, then I go ...