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

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“monitor brightness down” key resets brightness before lowering it

My monitor brightness down key resets my brightness before lowering it, effectively leaving me at near max brightness. I do not experience any problems with the brightness up key. I'm using a Dell ...
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Installing issues | unable to open /dev/sda and /dev/sdb

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB drive. It boots into the installation and after selecting Install Ubuntu the loading screen appears and stops there. Pressing the left arrow key brings me to a ...
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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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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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Thinkpad T530 with Optimus and Docking Station

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T530 with Optimus video, which is not supported on 12.04.1. I don't normally need the discrete (nVidia) graphics, so I turn it off in the BIOS settings to achieve longer ...
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Can I adjust the minimum brightness for my laptop's LCD?

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on my Dell XPS 13 (9333, 2014 model). The LCD brightness can be controlled by the keyboard, and if possible I'd like to adjust the minimum value and/or adjust the ...
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Lowest brightness setting turns backlights off

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on a Laptop. When I turn my brightness to the lowest setting it actually turns my backlights off and my entire screen goes black as if my computer was turned off. I have ...
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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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Alba bug turns off speakers

Alba's recent upgrade turned my laptop speakers off. They test fine and show 100% but no sound.Were working fine last week but recent software upgrade has caused this problem.
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Ubuntu won't start after closing laptop lid

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell latitude e6430 laptop. Whenever I close my laptop lid or sometimes when I lock the screen before shutting the lid, when I open the lid again Ubuntu won't pull ...
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USB wakeup does not work when lid is closed

I have a dell xps 13 9333 with ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I'm using this as a desktop computer, with an external monitor and USB keyboard. The system is configured to 'Do Nothing' when lid is closed (see ...
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Prevent OS from setting 0 brightness

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and on pressing "brightness minus" key, the brightness of the screen does decrease but, if I keel holding/pressing the button,the brightness decreases all the way to zero and ...
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Occasional Macbook pro suspend failure when closing the lid

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2012 Macbook Pro, and every now and then when I close the lid, instead of suspending like it usually does (and corresponding to what I have set in settings), the screen ...
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Macbook brightness using WRONG folder

I am running ubuntu 14.04 with macbook pro mid 2012 Brightness is not working using the function keys. I'm pretty new at Linux, but I know why it is not working, just not how to fix it. #Under /...
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Ubuntu is freezing when I open any Web browser

I'm relitivly new to ubuntu and I'm having a massive problem. I'm currently running ubuntu 15.04 on a windows surface pro 1(the only laptop I could afford) and everything is working great, except that ...
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New battery is stuck at 72%, says it is charging, but unplugging the charger will shutdown the computer

I just bought a battery for my Alienware M14x r2 laptop. It is a 1 x 8 Cell. I plugged it into my laptop, and the percentage automatically showed 72%, and charging. The charging percentage has not ...
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How do i unrestrict battery charge percent on a lenovo running ubuntu?

I recently bought a Lenovo z51, and later used the battery management program that came with it to reduce the max charge to 60%. I have since than installed Ubuntu 14.04 and uninstalled windows. I now ...
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How to get my integrated webcam to show up in the USB bus?

I've been trying to get my HP DV7-6135dx's integrated webcam (HP TrueVision HD) to show up to be used. But, it won't even show up in the USB bus, so I can't do anything with it. I think OV51x is gonna ...
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Crash after closing lid

So everything was working fine, I closed the lid of my laptop to take it somewhere else, 1 minute later I opened it again and the terminal and Google Chrome had crashed. I tried to reopen Chrome but ...
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Ubuntu freezes after sleep Dell Vostro 1015

Hello can somebody tell me why my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 stops working after waking from sleep? The screen goes black and the light that indicate Caps Lock and Num Lock keep turning on and ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an Acer TravelMate 4060

I have tried several versions of Ubuntu (downloaded the iso files) to install on my Acer TravelMate 4060 but it doesn´t work. The last version I tried, ubuntu-15.04-desktop-i386, gave an error on ...
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No WiFi on Acer nitro VN& 591G

I recently installed Ubuntu along side with windows 10 on my laptop, however ever since I installed it, the wifi is not working at all, I'm pretty sure it's a driver issue, please help. Another issue ...
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Laptops marked with Ubuntu preinstalled OS? - Marca de Laoptops con SO Ubuntu pre Instalado?

¿Donde puedo comprar una Laptop con SO Ubuntu pre Instalado? Que no me parece comprar una Laptop con Windows además el costo del equipo ya tiene incluido el costo del SO. Translation (with ...
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Downloading Ubuntu on laptop with no Operating System

I bought a Dell laptop with no operating system and only need it to access the internet. Will downloading Ubuntu enable me to access the internet and how do I download Ubunto onto the laptop. Thanks.
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Best Current Ubuntu for IBM X41 Tablet PC

I am new to Linux I have come into an IBM X41, It has an intel M processor, 1.5 Ghz if I remember correct and about 2 Gb ram, its not super fast so I need something light and something that will ...
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Right side of touchpad is not reacting

I have a strange problem. I have just bought a Fujitsu lifebook a512 and I have installed Ubuntu on it. When I used the touchpad in windows it worked properly but in Ubuntu almost half of the touchpad ...
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ASUS laptop speakers doesn't work

When I open my ASUS laptop (N550JV), the speakers does not work. When I check from the sound icon at the right bottom, it seems there should be sound. So what I do is this: I increase the volume to 80-...
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Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio sz71wn/c

I recently installed the last version of Ubuntu on an old laptop and since then the screen looks like this: http://m.imgur.com/pv9BvNB The screen looks always like that, even in BIOS (logo) and ...
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Laptop battery draining too fast. No overheating

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop with a 3 month old battery. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version recently and I'm completely new to the Linux world. I've noticed that the battery is draining ...
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Acer E-15 laptop lid close issues

I have a Acer E 15 [E5-521-24PQ] laptop installed with Xubuntu 14.04.3 I have the a problem with it when I close the lid with the open source graphics drivers after opening it the screen is just ...
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Brightness will not change on Ideapad p400

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 (can't remember which release) to dual boot with Windows 10 on my Lenovo IdeaPad p400 Touch. It gave me the option to upgrade to 15.04, which I decided to do. After ...
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Creating an ethernet bridge between a windows 7 laptop and an offline Ubuntu PC

I have been trying to get internet to my Ubunutu PC to download packages I've been needing for awhile. I tried with an edimax usb wifi antenna, but the install cd required several packages for me to ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working after laptop opened

I am running 14.04.3 LTS on my laptop and whenever I close the laptop and reopen it, The mouse and keyboard quit working and I have to hard reboot. However, if I remember to lock my computer first, ...
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Need personal experience installing Ubuntu on Dell 5558 laptop

I have decided to have a dedicated Ubuntu laptop. I am specific about a good looking screen (a FullHD with crisp display and color reproduction),16GB RAM and i7 processor also with good form factor. I ...
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Dell Inspiron 7737 goes to black screen when opened. But not when restarted

So I recently became disillusioned with Windows 10 (froze in the middle of updating my GPU driver, then corrupted the SSD) and installed the latest version of Ubuntu. My current problem is that when ...
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Dell Studio 1555 - esata port doesn't work

I've got a problem with esata/usb2 port in my Dell Studio 1555 under Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. After connecting my external hdd by esata port maximum speed is limited by speed of USB2. Could you help me to ...
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Display turns off after Ubuntu system loading step

I encounter this problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04. My notebook display works properly with other OS. When I boot Ubuntu , loading logo looks and after loading step display turns off. I have ...
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HP Split 13x2 (Laptop) Issues With Ubuntu Mate

There are a few things not working... I was wondering if anyone had any fixes. Battery The battery icon doesn't show. The battery never charges. ...This laptop has 2 batteries acting as one, which ...
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Toshiba Laptop keyboard and touchpad not working after Ubuntu (14.04.3) install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Toshiba Satellite C675D-S7109, chose all the defaults and it seemed to go very smoothly but when i start the system, the keyboard and touchpad are not active. I ...
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Battery charge limit and critical battery action

Ubuntu 14.04 lenovo z50-70 here. Here's my situation. I am using my laptop with the power cord plugged in at all times because i essentially use it as a desktop. Never leave the house with it and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS laptop keyboard problem

I'm facing a problem with my Ubuntu. This morning I started my laptop as usually. Log in screen showed up, I pressed enter and logged in. Then my keyboard stopped working. I changed user to Guest ...
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Can't change brightness when plugged off (ubuntu 14.04)

I have a Samsung NP470R4E and recently installed ubuntu 14.04, but can't change brightness when the laptop is not charging. The Fn brightness keys seem to work (e.g. the upper right bar appears and "...
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Preformance profiles? How? 15.04

I'm experiencing a problem when using Linux (Ubuntu gnome 15.04 for now, but it does not matter what distro or DE to use). If i launch several applications my laptop stops charging, and starts to use ...
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14.04.03 LTS 64-Bit on Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, relatively technical so not completely green but I am having trouble running the current version from the USB drive. I have created the ISO (that all went well)...
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15.04 on laptop

I have 15.04 installed in a laptop. From regular and normal operation machine just shutdown without any warning and/or notification. I ve checked syslog but havent been able to find root cause. Can ...
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Suspend disabled

When I click the power options, the ability to select suspend/hibernate is disabled for the laptop lid close action: I believe I am missing some packages to make this work. What are they?
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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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Slow performance on powerful laptop

2 weeks ago i bough Asus K501UX with 128GB SSD. This one seems to be a powerful laptop. The first thing i did was installing Ubuntu 16.04 on it. But now i'm very disappointed because it doesn't go as ...
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Fan Speed for ROG750js and Video Card for this

i have dual booted my laptop separating programming and the usual stuff. my problem is that my fan isnt working properly i have also setup the ls and the other fan , but my problem is that only 1 fan ...