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

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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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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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Ubuntu fails to install on HP Probook 4445s AMD

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 (earlier 14.04) on my HP Probook 4445s (AMD) from bootable pen drives but after the initial Ubuntu screen the computer freezes with just a static snow on the ...
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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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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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No battery status icon on Lenovo B570e

I am using Lenovo B570e with Ubuntu 13.10 and my desktop won't display the battery status icon. I have already tried to add the icon in the system settings, but that has not worked.
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NEC Laptop fan always running

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my netbook(Dual Boot with Win XP). It is mostly running fine, however, I have one problem. The fan seems to be constantly running at high speed, even if I am not ...
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Ubuntu won't start unless laptop is plugged in. This has happened on 2 different laptops

So, I've been using Ubuntu on an off again for a few years, and I decided to permanently install it on a spare laptop that was gathering dust. It worked fine, but I did notice one little quirk, that ...
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usb to serial - what comport?

I have a usb to serial adapter because my IBM Thinkpad T41 has no built-in serial port. It works OK as COM3 in Win xp, but not in ubuntu 10. How can I find what port it is emulating?
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Keeping dolphin open hogs CPU by kdeinit

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell inspiron laptop. If I open and keep a dolphin open, one of my cores is used 100% and this quickly leads to high temperatures. When I use htop and see what is hogging the ...
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Can I turn off the power LED in my netbook?

I have a netbook LG x110 and I'd like to turn off the light of its LED power button, because his light bothers me in the night: Is this possible? Thanks in advance!
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XBMC and Power Saving

I have set up my XBMC system on my ASUS X401A laptop. I am now getting towards the stage where most of my film collection is on an external hard drive and as such I will be putting it closed on a ...
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Changing Brightness Xubuntu [13.10]

I cannot change the screen brightness on Xubuntu 13.10. I am running a Toshiba Satellite Laptop, using the proprietary fglrx AMD drivers, and have tried the acpi_vender etc. kernel parameters (do not ...
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Turn off Graphics card and HDMI output Ubuntu Server

I have an old laptop which I am turning into a server. Its graphics card is a Mobility Radeon. I am trying to turn off the card as well as the HDMI, VGA outputs. I narrowed the name of the PCI device ...
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Keyboard doesn't work after waking Ubuntu from suspend, wakes automatically after opening lid

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on Toshiba P55-A5200. The keyboard doesn't work after waking it up from suspend, so I have to restart it. Also, whenever I open the lid it wakes up without me pressing ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy false low battery warning

When I unplug my charger from the computer, about 80% of the time, I get a low battery warning saying my computer is about to suspend (when I'm fully charged with a brand new battery. Clearly the easy ...
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Adjust screen brightness in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Packard Bell Easynote R4622 laptop)

I have a Packard Bell R4622 laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit. I turned the brightness down with the function keys because the screen was too bright, but now it is too dark and I cannot turn it ...
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Screen flickering Ubuntu 13.10 Radeon 7970m 14.2 catalyst beta drivers

I recently installed the 14.2 catalyst beta drivers for my 7970m, I wanted to be able to choose to use it or intel hd graphics. It works well except for when at the Ubuntu screen there is a graphical ...
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Xubuntu Brightness not working

I am trying to gain the ability to change the brightness on my Toshiba Satellite laptop running Xubuntu. I have xbacklight, and am running xfce4-power-manager with the --no-daemon flag. It's not ...
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Laptop won't boot without power cable connected

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5750 that used to run Windows 7 but is now dual-booted with Ubuntu 12.04 (now my predominant OS). Recently an annoying bug developed in that my laptop won't boot without ...
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Accidentally removed touchpad psmod

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on my 2013 Asus G75vw (which came preinstalled with Windows 8, now with 8.1). I noticed that the second mouse button wasn't registering at all, but everything else about the ...
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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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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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Not resuming from sleep when the laptop lid is open

i am using Ubuntu 14.04 in HP pavilion G4 laptop with AMD A4 vision processor. the problem i have is that when i close my laptop lid my laptop goes to sleep mode. but when i open it doesnt resume. i ...