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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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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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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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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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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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 stop Xubuntu 13.10 from suspending when I close lid?

I just upgraded to 13.10 and tried configuring at the Settings Manager, but it doesn't seem to work. So I tried configuring xfce4-power-manager/lid-action-on-ac and it didn't work eiter. Then, at ...
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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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Abnormally High Fan Speed on Cool Laptop, Dell Inspiron 15R 5520, Ubuntu 14.04,

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 running Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. My issue is with the Dell's fan, which is running at full speed during most of the time the computer is booted into ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu Battery not charging or not detected

Here is question/answer just to help the community. I just bought a new ASUS N750J . I had some issues installing kubuntu. Problems were the CPU FAN always running at full speed, battery not ...
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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 for Lenovo G510 Laptop?

How good is Ubuntu Suitable for Lenobo G510. I am planning to buy a new laptop and G510 falls in my affordable range. There I am wondering which spec to take? the one with ATI card or not? Is there ...
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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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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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Chromebook Usb to usb connection

is it possible to run ubuntu, on another cmputer and boot a chromebook from hard drive of other computerwith ubuntu. or (Windows) OS from external hard drive for Acer Chrome book or connect usb to usb ...
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Cannot access desktop, only tty1?

I recently updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10. When it was finished updating, I restarted my computer. Everything was working fine and dandy, until it came to rebooting. It rebooted normally at ...
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Laptop display settings change when I plug the laptop in

my laptop behaves annoyingly when I'm using another display (laptop screen + another monitor, so in total two displays) with it. If I first connect the other monitor, and then the power cable, Ubuntu ...
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Brightness minimum level turns backlight off

I have an Acer Aspire S3-391 ultrabook. It's Sandy Bridge i3-2377M CPU with appropriate integrated graphics. 320GB hard drive with 20GB cache SSD. I have Windows installed on the hard drive and Ubuntu ...
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Dell Inspiron E1705 won't shutdown after Ubuntu 3.10 install

I recently installed Ubuntu 3.10 for the SECOND time, after trying to install nVidia drivers, that I found out later I really don't need. I just installed Google Earth, and it said my drivers weren't ...
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Linux version for hp nx6125

Please advise the best ubuntu version to install on HP NX6125 laptop with AMD Turion 64 mobile ML-30 1.6 Gz processor with 348MB RAM ?
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How can I get my recognized Ricoh SD Card reader working on 13.04?

On my Asus F3 Series Laptop there is a built in SD Card reader lspci output: 09:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05) 09:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd ...
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Force battery power settings when plugged in

I recently bought a new laptop that tends to get quite hot. Today I used it for the first time on battery power, without plugging in the power supply, and I noticed that it didn't get nearly as hot. ...
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Looking for an Ubuntu laptop with awesome trackpad

I've been using a macbook air for the last few years, but have always held a soft spot in my heart for Ubuntu. I have installed 13.04 on my mac but it just doesn't feel right. Ive wanted to buy a ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 13.04 along with windows 7 (laptop shutdowns)

I have a Dell laptop on which I have installed Windows 7 . I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 on a separate partition. When I start installation, after some time, my Laptop automatically shutdown and ...
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SD card issue acer aspire v5 571

I have installed ubunut 12.04 on my Aspire V5 571. It is not detecting the sd card(4GB) from my digital camera. How to make it work?
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Sudden shutoff with no warnings on ubuntu 12.04

I have been experiencing sudden shuts with 12.04 LTS. I am running a Acer M5 581t(G) with 6 gigs ram laptop. I have been experiencing this for more then two weeks. Its shuts off all a sudden with ...
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Nvidia optimus driver

Got laptop aspire v3 771g with nvidia optimus tehnology. Installed nvidia driver bumblebee, everything seems ok glxspheres 21 fps, optirun glxspheres 200fps. But, desktop appearance seems working with ...
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GRUB Doesn't Show - Windows 7 Launches Straight Away (Samsung Series 3)

Title says it all pretty much... I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7 but when I turn on my laptop, the GRUB boot loader doesn't appear at all and Windows 7 boots immediately.
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Gnome3 freezes after login ~10% of the time

About 10% of the time Gnome3 freezes right after login. This is apparently random, or I don't know what is different between successful and unsuccessful login attempts. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Based ...
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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 ...