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

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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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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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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 Ubuntu on an Alienware M17Xr 4 laptop

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an alienware M17X r4, when I get to the install screen it is hard to describe but it's like 4 versions of the same screen but in pink and with a lot of lines. This is ...
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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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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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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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Backlit keyboard on Toshiba Satellite P755-S5184 doesn't work in Ubuntu 12.04

I have the keyboard backlight turned on in bios to timer setting (1 second). When laptop boots the backlight works, but once ubuntu begins to load the backlights turn off. There is a function key ...
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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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Wifi Conection problem my Lenovo 59-442243 15.6-inch Laptop (Core i3 4030U/4GB/1TB/DOS/Integrated Graphics Processor

Wifi doesn't work on ubuntu but on windows does. bnogroups@bnogroups:~$ lspci | grep -i wireless bnogroups@bnogroups:~$ iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. ...
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wifi on toshiba laptop with rtl8192ce driver

I am wondering if there is a standard fix that works for the wifi in trusty tahr. I have a toshiba satellite L755 with the realtek rtl8188ce wireless adapter. I installed 14.04 three weeks ago and ...
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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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Touchpad not working in HP Pavilion 14 Notebook with Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and it's wonderful, but the only problem is my touchpad. It is not as sensitive as it should be and clicking with it instead of using the button only ...
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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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Ati driver with HD7470M laptop screen backlight not working

I need to install the ATI proprietary driver on my laptop (Asus K54HR) as I use it for gaming. My problem is, it doesn't matter what I try, I have always the same result black screen and I have to ...
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Asus x201e won't boot to any USB

I am trying to install Xubuntu / Ubuntu on my Asus X201E laptop, but I don't even get to the install menu, because the live usb (which I've tried making in LiLi, UNetbootin) doesn't do anything. I ...
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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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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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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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Do I need to install all the drivers for my Laptop?

I am using HP Mini Laptop. I am going to replace my Windows 7 OS with Ubuntu. Do I need to install all the supporting drivers (Like we do after installing Windows) of my Laptop(Graphic, WiFi, ...
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A small problem at laptop-mode-tool

vas@LenovoZ580:~$ sudo laptop_mode [sudo] password for vas: Laptop mode enabled, not active [unchanged] What Does it mean? I had TLP and have removed it and the problem wasn't solved. What I can ...
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Connecting and controlling my desktop with my laptop monitor using ubuntu.

I would like to know how to use my laptop as a monitor for my desktop. my laptop is running windows 7 and my desktop is running ubuntu 13.10. i do not have a monitor for the desktop. Thank you.
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS blocking access from other network PCs

One Ubuntu 12.04 laptop connects to the internet OK, but I can't ping that laptop. I can ping any PC on the network from any other, but this one we can call it (W). It is causing a issue as the (W) ...
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How do I adjust screen brightness / backight on a Toshiba Satellite C50D?

I know this is a known bug, it been asked and answered thousands of times before. I've spent the past couple of months searching for a solution and all have failed. My Fn keys won't adjust brightness ...
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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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Problem: Suspend no longer works on my Laptop after 13.04 -> 13.10 upgrade

My Samsung Chronos-700Z7C can't suspend after 13.04 -> 13.10 upgrade. UBUNTU: 13.10 - 64-bit Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3635QM CPU @ 2.40GHz × 8 Memory: 11.4 GiB Graphics: Intel® Ivybridge ...
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Why does my laptop shut down unexpectedly?

I keep running into the same issue every time I want to run Linux on my laptop. It shuts down all of a sudden in the middle of a session without any warning, and I'm not even able to turn it back on ...
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Wireless problems ubuntu 12.04 edubuntu

I tried to go from normal ubuntu 12.04 to edubuntu 12.04 because I had some problems with my wireless connection. The problem still occurs in edubuntu, the wifi symbol says that I got signal but when ...
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cannot boot Ubuntu 13.04 64bit (dualboot Windows-8)

I was have Ubuntu before maybe 10.10 and was working fine. after I buy my new laptop AsusX401A with Win8-64bit, I was installed Ubuntu 13.04 but after restart the computer I got a black Screen. and I ...
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Is it possible to stop laptop's battery from charging?

I use Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. In win7 I was installing Dell Battery software that it was showing battery status and providing a tool for stopping it from charging(when it's connected to AC power) ...
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Brightness control on Toshiba P855-30D

This seems to be a recurring question, but none of the solutions I found here and there seem to work for me. So here are the facts: Toshiba Satellite P855-30D Nvidia 640M BIOS 1.50 Ubuntu 13.04 64 ...
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Why does my Acer 4310 run so slowly with Ubuntu 12.04 when it was lightening fast with Ubuntu 10.?

Since I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer 4310 laptop I have noticed that the system freezes on occasions and the screen showing the program I am running shows a grey colour. I have done a clean ...
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Horrible grafical error, unusable

Hi I am brand new to Linux and Ubuntu and I recently attempted to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a really old laptop I found in my basement, a Presario 2700T. THe installation went well but then it went to ...