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

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Brightness at 100% since updating from Kubuntu 13.04 to 13.10

since I've updated to Kubuntu 13.10 my brightness level is at 100%. I already googled around and tried different tips, but none of them worked. I've edited /etc/default/grub to ...
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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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What should I install on 12.04 for a school?

I am in charge of installing Linux on all Windows XP laptops in my school. I chose Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but I am not sure what I should install on it. Do you guys have any suggestions? Thanks
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Suspend/resume issue hp envy m6

:) I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my HP envy m6. When I press the "power" button and select to suspend, it looks like it goes to sleep (power light flashing, as expected). When I press the power ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10 now goes to sleep when closing laptop lid

I recently upgraded to the latest version (13.10). I have it running on an old laptop. Since the upgrade, whenever I close the laptop lid, it goes to sleep mode. Any idea on how to fix? I've ...
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ubuntu on lenovo idepad s210 touch

I'd like to buy Lenovo IdeaPad S210 and install linux (ubuntu) on it. So I'd like to ask if any of you have som experencie with running ubuntu on this notebook. Getting touch screen work is not so ...
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Does Dell Inspiron 15z (5523) touch screen compatible with Ubuntu?

I'm considering about buying Dell inspiron 15z (5523) laptop, but I'm not sure if touch screen of laptop will compatible with Ubuntu. Also, because I couldn't know the model or company of touch ...
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Laptop: Internal LCD does not get reactivated

Hi i have a ThinkPad T430 with an external monitor plugged into docking-station via VGA. When i close the lid and reopen it, my internal display stays black and does not get reactivated. I'm using a ...
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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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Troubleshooting a non-charging battery on laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell XPS 13. My laptop works when plugged in but the battery doesn't charge. The battery info says it has a 0 W rate. What steps can I take to debug this, and ...
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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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Brightness stuck at 100% on an Acer Aspire 5742Z

I had done a ton of reading on problems similar to this and have done some digging in my sys/class files to find my brightness controls. I found two possibles, one from Acer and one from Intel, both ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Super Hot after Ubuntu 12.04

So I have a Z580 laptop which has ONLY Ubuntu 12.04 installed, It has a i3 Processor with Intel and Nvidia Cards and 4GB RAM, The problem is even if I run no apps, It gets heated up? I removed Windows ...
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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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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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remove disks or other media during installation

im trying to install 12.04 on my lenovo T60 via a usb stick. I downloaded the latest iso, loaded it on the usb stick after i formatted it and now im trying to boot from it to start the installer. ...
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samsung laptop brightness issue? can,t change brightness on my laptop [closed]

I have installed windows 7 on my samsung laptop,but there is no effect of brightness when i press fn keys,brightness remains same.what can i do? i m very worried! please help me.
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Is Ubuntu compatible with my laptop [duplicate]

Does Ubuntu work on laptops, and if so, which download do I choose?
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How to count battery cycles?

Like most user that have searched about knows, Manufacturers ACPI implementation is a mess. And for most of our laptops, battery infos are unavailable or wrong (on a dell inspiron 15z, the rate is ...
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I've got some problems on Ubuntu 13.04, any help!

I can't set script (or by any other way through terminal) for making thresholds for battery charging, Also I know that Lenovo users provided tp_smapi kernel module which make this issue not ...
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Key presses not registering unless I type very slowly

Asus K55N laptop Ubuntu 13.04 Kernel: 3.8.0-30-generic It took a long while to type this. I purged and reinstalled apport yesterday because it had been crashing. I am not sure if that's related but ...
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12.04 64bit crashing on old HPDV5000

As stated in title I have an old HP dv5000 laptop (amd 64bit). I have it set up as a dual boot winXP media center which runs fine, and have used MacPup off a cd - running in ram - no problem. I have ...
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Laptop is running hot!

I have a sony VPCEH15EN laptop with ubuntu 12.04 installed. My laptop runs normally in windows but it is running hot in ubuntu. I have installed jupiter and tlp also.Jupiter shows that temperature ...
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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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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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Why does Ubuntu boot from flash with the screen turned off?

I have recently bought a new Acer V3-772G laptop and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu using a flash drive. This laptop has UEFI, but it can be disabled by switching to Legacy mode. I have done it to ...
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How to set battery charging thresholds on T420s

I have a ThinkPad T420s and would like to expand the battery service life (not maximize time the laptop can run off a battery) I have tp-smapi-dkms and sysfsutils installed, and when I run: $ ll ...
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Battery drain and over heating

I recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu and I have started to see a dramatic decrease in battery life. About 2 hours battery life on Ubuntu, as opposed to when I had Windows (about 5 hours). ...
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How can I get my recognized Ricoh SD Card reader working on 14.04?

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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I have an old piece of hardware I want to run Ubuntu, can I reformat using the 13.04 download on my Dell 700m? [duplicate]

I recently recovered my Dell Inspiron 700m from my collection of old hardware. I have a ton of old files and programs on it, none of which I need. I want to install ubuntu and make it a running ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon is not charging battery even if plugged into AC [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my X1 Carbon Touch laptop yesterday and everything worked fine, the battery charged as usual. Today I've noticed that the battery indicator shows me that I am working on ...
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can i use the same ubuntu user on two computers?

Hello! I am using two computers, one at home and one for school. Is it possible to have the same user on two machines(two machines sharing the same user)? Two Ubuntu computers sharing all files? ...
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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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Why time taken to charge the laptop battery increases rapidly when it almost full?

When my laptop is charging at first it charges normally. But when its charged about 98% time remaining begins to increase why is this?
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ThrottleStop for Ubuntu?

I was able to install and dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 (both x64) just a while ago. As a newbie in Ubuntu, I'm still searching for ways to install my games because I'm planning to make 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 12.04 LTS install failed. swap partition failed [duplicate]

I recently was lucky enough to get a laptop for free. The only setback is it had no operating system. I burned ubuntu 12.04 LTS to a disk, and when i boot it in the laptop it loads. I tried installing ...
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Install Ubuntu on a laptop running XP

When I being to install Ubuntu, the only choices for the 'Desktop environment' are Ubuntu and all the other ...buntu(s). I don't see a choice for the laptop version. Is this normal? I am trying to ...
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how can i get driver for Acer V5 571-g laptop ubuntu 13.04

I made lshw on my laptop and become this: id: serial description: SMBus product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 1f.3 bus ...
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Where can I get Ubuntu Stickers

Where can I get Ubuntu inside or Powered by Ubuntu or any Ubuntu sticker for that matter to stick on my Laptops?
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Attempting to install Ubuntu on an HP Touchsmart TM2

When I go into the setup utility I have the options: Main, Security, Diagnostics, System Configuration, Exit This is different from what I've seen online when trying to find a guide. But, in the ...
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Cannot change brightness setting using function buttons or using the brightness control bar on HP laptop

I faced this problem when I brought a new HP Laptop , hoping to install Ubuntu(Linux) but when i booted from a Live DVD the brightness was set at max and wouldnt be changed from the function keys or ...
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Wireless problems ubuntu 12.04 edubuntu

I tried to go from normal ubuntu 12.04 to edubuntu 12.04 because I had some problems with my wireless connection. The problem still occurs in edubuntu, the wifi symbol says that I got signal but when ...
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Installing Xampp on ubuntu 13.04 64-bits [duplicate]

Can any one can help me installing Xampp server from http://www.apachefriends.org/ in to my ubuntu 13.04 64-bit desktop version plzz
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My brightness control buttons are not working on my Packard Bell netbook

I have a Packard Bell DOT S netbook. First I installed Ubuntu on it. I noticed that I couldn't use my brightness control buttons (F11 F12). I saw the little bar like it is changing its brightness, but ...
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What to do about 6 year old laptop [duplicate]

I have a Dell XPS M1210 with a Nvidia 7400GO and 3GB of RAM. I would like to run Ubuntu again but I have found it to be sluggish and slow with Unity, Even the Gnome Fallback seems sluggish. I don't ...
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Fn volume keys stick down

I installed Xubuntu 13.04 on this laptop: http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/range/novatecheliten1535.html The Fn keys for WiFi and screen brightness work fine, but the volume keys are problematic. ...
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Do Dell Laptop Touch Screen Monitors Work with Ubuntu 12.04/12.10?

I'm about to buy a Dell Precision m6700 that I plan on dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 (or 12.10, feel free to comment) and I'm wondering if I should get the touch screen monitor designed for ...
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RAM doubled from 8 gb to 16 gb, now ubuntu 13.04 is SO SLOW!

I upgraded my RAM amount from 8 GB to 16 GB tonight. After the upgrade Ubuntu takes forever to boot and doing anything on the OS is hideously slow now. You can click on a menu and it will take ...
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System76 laptops? Good or bad? [closed]

I would like to know how great these ubuntu ready laptops are. Does anyone have any personal experience with them?