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

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Installed ubuntu on netbook but unity is too heavy, would i benefit from installing mir?

I'm running on an atom netbook with 2gb ram. But the machines runs a lot cooler under win7 than under ubuntu. My first thought was because of unity putting to much load on the machine. After searching ...
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my installer crashed while installing ubuntu on to my laptop

my installer crashed while installing ubuntu on to my laptop, I received a messages saying that I can file a bug report using the integrated bug reporting tool. I attempted to close the window in ...
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Unable to configure wireless/bluetooth on laptop

I have an HP Compaq nx7400 laptop that has previously been running Windows 7. Since I have an additional PC with Windows 7 that serves as my main tool, I have decided to try the latest Ubuntu 13.10 on ...
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How to make the laptop beep when battery is fully charged

I read about getting the laptop beeping when the battery charging is complete here. But I'm confused with the answer (and I didn't know yet, how to ask directly to a user). Where can I find the file ...
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Disabling Nvidia card on Asus UL30JT

I'm a new Linux user, and I recently installed Ubuntu on my Asus UL30JT. The PC runs quite hot, and I randomly stumbled upon this: http://www.grimsby.us/ubuntu-on-asus-ul30vt/ From what I understand, ...
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laptop keyboard does not work ubuntu 13.10

LG T1 Laptop with Ubuntu 13.10. I installed Ubuntu on a very old laptop (that used to work with Windows XP) with a new hard drive. However, now the keyboard doesn't work. The internal laptop ...
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How to change color balance of the monitor

I'd like to change the default (white) color on my laptop display. Right now the color is too blue-like, the best comparison I can make is that it emits color similar to Xenon lights on cars. I have ...
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I cant boot ubuntu

I recently nuked my laptop with DBAN so i can install Ubuntu. I put the disk and it shows Ubuntu and let me choose install or test it out but no matter what is choose it stays at the Ubuntu loading ...
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Install Ubuntu on Lenovo G580

Can I install Ubuntu on a Lenovo G580, but keeping Windows 8? How? The specs are: Prossesor: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (3M Cache, 2.50 GHz) Ram: 4.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz OS: Windows 8 64bits ...
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Wifi not working on Acer Aspire 5570Z

The Ethernet works but the wifi does not. I have updated everything and it had no help. And I know that it works because less then 24 hours ago it had windows vista on it and would work. I am running ...
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Compatible laptop with port replicator

Has anybody got Ubuntu running on a modern laptop with a USB3.0 port replicator? Specifically running additional monitors. I want to move my work machine away from a desktop to a docked laptop. And I ...
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Should I remove system hdd with windows 7 TrueCrypt encrypton before making it dual boot with Ubuntu?

The system hdd is just one partition, windows 7 installed and the whole partition encrypted by TrueCrypt. Should I remove that before making new partition and installing Ubuntu on it (dual boot) ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 12.10 post installation

Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop Pentium 4 3.x MHz processor 1.5 GB RAM 30 GB Toshiba HD in 3 partitions: 32 MB FAT for Dell utility, 14.x GB NTFS for Win XP Pro SP2, 14.x ext4 for Linux I went through the ...
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Closing Laptop Lid Issue

I boot up ubuntu, and log in. I close my Laptop lid, it goes into suspend (this is what I want) I open it up, and log back in, fan turns off (not sure why) I try to close it again, but no suspend ...
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Suspend only works once on Toshiba Satellite

I've been wanting to use Ubuntu on my laptop along side with windows, and I have tried 12.04 LTE, 13.04, and now currently 13.10 (64-bit). I'm using a Toshiba Satellite, but I have had an issue ...
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Ability to install Ubuntu on Asus PU500CA

I'm going to buy and start using Ubuntu on Asus PU500CA with i5 processor (http://www.asus.com/Commercial_Notebook/ASUSPRO_ESSENTIAL_PU500CA/#specifications) and wanted to ask you for advice - doesn'...
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Can I install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a SAMSUNG NP300E5X-S01?

I want to buy a laptop, but I want to use it with Ubuntu! So, Can I install it on the SAMSUNG NP300E5X-S01 ? Thanks ! Specifications Processor : Brand/Family : Intel Core i5-3210M CPU Speed : 2....
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during dual boot of windows and ubuntu windows does not load

on windows 8 preinstalled laptop(uefi) i tried to dual boot it with ubuntu 13.10 64 bit after installation grub did not appear. then i installed easyBCD on windows 8 then i tried to dual boot ubuntu ...
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Xubuntu xfce problem

I have been using Xubuntu on my old laptop and it has been working great. The other day, I made a lot of updates and after requested login, the XFCE is no longer functioning properly. I can start ...
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Why 's my HP Laptop's HDMI turning off when I close my laptop lid?

HP PAVILION G6 UBUNTU 12.10 I've disabled the screen-saver, suspend etc from gconf-editor and /etc/.../ sys files only to fail in my quest each time with no particular success. This might've been a ...
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What makes a computer compatible with linux (Ubuntu) or not?

I'm a long time Ubuntu user, and I'm now considering about buying a new laptop only for Ubuntu. But I arrived at serious question, and I'm really curious about what makes some computer compatible to ...
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Broadcom BCM4318 Wireless LAN Controller ISSUE

Basically, I installed Ubtunu from scratch the other day. It was working fine, the Ethernet was easy. I just plugged it in and off it went. Now today I did something stupid, thinking I could enable ...
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Asus q400A wireless drivers

So i have Ubuntu 12.04 on my Asus Q400A it all looks fine but the wireless drivers are missing i have tried installing the Intel Drivers from the repository but nothing. suggestions or solutions will ...
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Wireless problems on Ubuntu 12.04 x64

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 on my laptop. When I try to connect to my Wireless it keeps trying but doesn't connect. My phone works fine. I've tried to look it up but no luck, any suggestions? ...
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Wireless interruptions on router cause by home laptop sever

Ubuntu home server on laptop/wireless, when accessing the the database from another wireless laptop or desktop such as www.example.com/phpmyadmin, it causes wireless internet to be delay and broken ...
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Wi-Fi is active in monitored, but Wi-Fi Lamp Indicator isn't turned on

Wi-Fi is active in screen monitored, but Wi-Fi Lamp Indicator in my laptop isn't turned on (should turned on). Can solve this?
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Dell Inspiron 5220 Screen Brightness buttons

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04, everything seems fine except using the FN-key to change the laptop's brightness. It just stays permanently on full brightness. Even if I go into System Settings and ...
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Why does CPU usage remain at 100% after running Mathematica 9?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and Mathematica 9 on a Sony Vaio VPCEA36FG. When I run a program in Mathematica, CPU usage rises to 100%. This is a normal. But when Mathematica finishes computation, ...
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Ubuntu freezes at installation-dialog and at live-boot

i´m quite new to ubuntu/linux, because i prefered using windows, yet. Now i have a older notebook that runs very slow with windows xp and consumples a lot of battery. So i choosed to use a more ...
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Memory card reader no longer works

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop. The built-in 5-in-1 memory card reader used to work in Linux, but now it won't detect my SD card. It still works in Windows 7 though. I don't ...
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Auto Boot after Power Failure - Laptop

I'm using a laptop with lubunut on it for a project I'm working on in a remote location. I chose a laptop because of the batter already attached and the frequent power outages. Most power outages are ...
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Problems on boot

Good morning! I have a little problem with my Ubuntu 13.04. Actually, I have this problem with any other linux distributive (Fedora, Fuduntu, Mandriva, Ubuntu 11.04 => 13.04, Linux Mint 14 and oth.). ...
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laptop screen won't show up

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, and for some reason I can't use the laptop screen WITHOUT an external monitor; it functions fine as the only monitor in windows 8, and it functions fine as ...
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After resuming my laptop it is unlocked for a while before locking

When I close my laptop lid and it is suspended, when I open it again it is resumed but without showing the lock screen which is set to come up. It resumes with access to web pages or programs that ...
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Can i install/run Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop (ACER 5755G)?

I currently have a acer 5755g running windows 8 and specs are as follows: intel core i5-2430M nVIDIA GeForce GT540m 1GB VRAM 8GB RAM 750GB HDD it also has intel graphics card, so is it possible to ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 7

I have a windows 7 laptop. I downloaded the Wubi.exe from ubuntu and whatnot, and ran it. After all that went well, I rebooted to finish the install.Then I get a screen that says " Try (hd0, 0): ...
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closing laptop lid does not shut all applications down

Well i was just thinking of having an app or a feature which enables you to play music even the laptop lid is shut close. what i want is that the screen should be locked ie no one should be able to do ...
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How can I fix my Dell laptop's wireless connection?

I've just installed Ubuntu on my Dell laptop, and the wireless is not working. How could I fix it ? Is there any driver I should install? Note: I'm also running windows 7 on the same laptop and the ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 12.10 [Or any distro], mb soundcard

Integrated motherboard sound card. One day sound stopped working. No boot sound, no nothing. Laptop's microphone works. Installed 4 different distributions, including Debian, yet no boot sound - ...
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Acer Aspire One 756 with Pentium B967

Will ubuntu work on the Acer Aspire One 756 with the Pentium B967 processor, and if so, what version should be used?
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Installing Ubuntu failed on Asus Laptop

I am trying to install Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 on my laptop. It just failed on the entry selection step(to select installation or try it first). However, when I tried it on my desktop computer, the ...
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Can't detect external monitor with a SiS671 video card

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my old laptop with SiS671 video card and its working fine with 1280x800 screen resolution. I also connected my external monitor and its working too but I want to turn off ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on Toshiba Sattelite after download interrupted

While trying to replace vista on my laptop with Ubuntu via a boot disk, someone unplugged the computer and the installation was interrupted. I tried shutting down the PC and restarting, but found that ...
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I can't get the wireless to work in Ubuntu 12.04 using Sony Vaio VPCEB1E0E

Hi I am using Sony Vio VPCEB1E0E and i recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 from the ubuntu website using windows installer. Everything else works fine but i cant get the wireless to work. I used the ...
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How to make an Asus G75 laptop more energy savvy

I just bought an Asus G75 and the battery is lasting less than 2 hours, even when doing nothing. I read somewhere that energy saving is not efficient on linux, at least by default. Is there something ...
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How to disable Monitor Brightness keys (DELL N4010) in 12.04?

I want to disable or remap the Monitor Brightness Keys for my DELL N4010 as it causes Ubuntu 12.04 to freeze on a black screen if i adjust brightness through those keys. Please Help.
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Why would screen brightness not adjust ofter closing laptop lid?

Brightness adjustment works until I close my laptop. After I close it once I cannot adjust the brightness. I often restart the computer to be able to adjust again. The Fn Keys do not work. The ...
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How to switch between GPU's on HP Pavilion DV7 Laptop?

I have two GPUs in my HP DV7 Laptol and I wonder how to switch GPU I'm using at the moment? I have ATI Radeon HD 4200M and ATI Radeon HD 6600M running on my laptop and I want to change from HD 4200M ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't install on my laptop with Win-7

I have a hp Probook 4410s with Windows 7 as default OS. For the last two years I have Ubuntu side by side and the latest version was 11.10. I wanted to upgrade to 12.04 by installing wubi, which didn'...
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Different nameservers for different networks

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on my work laptop. Currently I live abroad and I only have this one computer, and I take it home after work to use as my personal computer. The problem is that the nameserver used ...