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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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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Trouble installing Windows 7 via USB

I've spent the better part of two days trying to solve this problem, and still I'm coming up empty. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on an ASUS laptop. I don't have an optical drive, so I'm ...
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Nvidia Optimus on 14.04 overheating, screen tearing

When stressing the cpu and gpu with games, the cpu temp holds steady at about 97. When using windows, it is about 50. Also, my external monitor has some strange triangle shaped screen tearing. What ...
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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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Ububtu 13.10: WiFi not working on HP650 laptop

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10, the WIFI on my HP650 laptop no longer works. This happened before on 12.10, but was fixed on subsequent updates. How to fix this issue?
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ASUS VX-6 Laptop Wireless not connecting

Someone posted a script a couple days ago, here is my output.Pastebin I can see wifi SSIDs in network, but cannot connect to mine. The only time wifi worked on 13.10 was in the Live CD, but wifi ...
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Screen brightness control doesn't work after update

I just installed Xubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba Satellite laptop. Out of the box, everything worked fine. I could change the screen brightness with the fn keys, and it changed automatically when ...
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Ubuntu Brightness Not Working

I am using 12.04 in my dell inspiron 3521.It has got AMD radeon 7600 and intel graphics.Brightness control was working perfectly. After wiping the pre installed 12.04,I installed new 12.04 ...
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Synaptics touchpad goes back to default values on startup

I am having problems with Synaptics touchpad as in this question. This command works xinput --set-prop 12 "Synaptics Finger" 55 70 255 but on startup it is all reset to default values. I tried ...
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Automatic Screen Brightnes

i know this question have been asked many times but i really cant get it to work. I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo G580 laptop and i'm trying to manage screen brightness when on battery or ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Acer Aspire 5733-6607 Built in mic static

Hello First time asking a question here. So if i miss something let me know. Anyway, just installed Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. Have it running great its just that when I go to make a skype test call to make ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 13.04 (wifi and screen brightness) on HP 2000-2b59WM

I use Linux for over 2 years on my desktop computer, so far I never had many problems and it always worked fine for my needs as an engineering student. Going straight to the point, there is no ...
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Laptop help on lenovo

Can someone please help...I can not get the iso that is burned as an image to install. I keep getting a bios disabled. It starts to run the scripts then stops saying that. I have a lenovo runing ...
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lenovo e135: can't resume after lid close

i hoped so much 13.10 would address this issue, but it didn't. i have a lenovo e135 and run 13.10 now (everything happened in 13.4 as well) the problem: i close the lid of my laptop and it ...
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Ralink 3290 doesn't work, I can't compile rt2800sta

I'm in ubuntu 13.10 64 bit and I can't make my Wireless card work, at the beginning it connects but after a few network traffic it shuts down automatically. I can turn it on but then it can't connect ...
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What Version of Ubuntu will work on an older (2002) laptop?

I've just inherited an older laptop, and I'm hoping I can make it a faster, more functional and user friendly machine by wiping windows xp professional and installing an open source os. (Windows is ...
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distorted screen on startup and installation

I have encountered a very weird problem while installing and using linux on my hp pavillion dv6000 laptop. I get a distorted screen when i try to install ubuntu on my linux. the screen is divided ...
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Advanced power settings, - shutdown after being in suspend mode

Ubuntu keeps completely draining my battery when it is in suspend mode and the lid is closed, I suspect this may be a problem, as it has happened (occasionally) on two of my laptops both running ...
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Deactivate defect laptop keyboard ubuntu 12.04

My Notebook Keyboard (T430) is defect and spawns more or less random keypress events. So I'm searching for a way, that linux ignore all input that comes from this device. My guess is that I have todo ...
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How to enable laptop shortcut keys

I was wondering if there was any way to enable the shortcut keys built into my laptop. I have an older Asus G1sn laptop that has shortcut keys built into the top of the keyboard for ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...