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

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Enable Dolby 5.1 or at least subwoofer on Acer laptop?

I have Dolby Virtual Surround Sound 5.1 speakers with Tuba CineBass Subwoofer on Acer laptop (mine is 5951G but there is also bunch of models with similar configuration of speakers with/without ...
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Touchpad scroll not working on HP Pavilion dm3 laptop

I have an HP Pavilion dm3 laptop running Ubuntu 11.10. My touchpad works perfectly fine, but with one exception, the scrolling does not work. Does anybody out there know of any sure-fire fix that ...
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Brightness Icon

Before Icon Brightness was appearing Hotkey (FN+Arrow Right) Whenever i wanted to change my brightness the icon appears on right side of Ubuntu. But then it suddenly stopped working, it was changing ...
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Turn off laptop display and have monitor

My laptop display has stopped working and is unfixable! Anyway, I got a full HD monitor and plugged that into the HDMI port of the laptop. I have changed the power settings so that I can close the ...
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How to prevent laptop from overheating in backpack?

A friend said, his laptop's battery is very weak after Ubuntu failed to suspend after lid closed. He then quickly put laptop to backpack and did not realized, that laptop is still working. I'm ...
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How to connect to WiFi on Asus F5RL?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS with Xfce 4.10 on my Asus F5RL AP033C laptop. When I open nm-connection-editor from the notifications area (on it the "Enable Wireless" is in grey), in the ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon won't suspend after upgrade to 13.10

I upgraded to 13.10 and have since had problems with suspend when I close the laptop lid. Prior to the upgrade, if you closed the lid it suspended the computer and all was well. After the upgrade ...
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Installed 13.04 clean on a machine that used to run 12.10. No longer boots

64-bit. I was doing fine with 12.10 but I read that 13.04 took care of a few of the more sluggish aspects of 12.10 so I decided to upgrade. The installation package seemed significantly less smooth ...
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Trackpad/Mousepad is not working in my Laptop Asus K55n?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and my mouse-pad was working fine. Suddenly my mouse-pad stopped working after a few times of reboot. I went to mouse settings using keyboard, but no option to enable ...
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Wifi dropping on Lenovo G50-70

I'm having problems with my WiFi on a Lenovo G50-70 which uses the Realtek RTL8723BE chip. After a certain time it drops. I then have to reboot the whole system to get the Wifi functioning again. ...
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Black Screen, it doesn't go to desktop

I was copying around 750GB of files into my external hard drive, estimated time was 10 hours. It significantly slowed down my laptop. I wanted to check what is inside rubish bin so I opened it, but it ...
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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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Ubuntu for Lenovo G510 Laptop?

How good is Ubuntu Suitable for Lenobo G510. I am planning to buy a new laptop and G510 falls in my affordable range. There I am wondering which spec to take? the one with ATI card or not? Is there ...
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Laptop boots to black screen on 13.04, but works when an external monitor is plugged in

I just picked up a new laptop (Toshiba Satellite P55-A5200; on-board Intel graphics presumably HD graphics 4000 as this is a mobile i5 Ivy Bridge system) and have been getting all sorts of odd display ...
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Backlight can't be adjusted 13.04

In Ubuntu 12.04 i was able to change the brightness of my laptop screen by using the FN + Rightarrow all i had to do for that was include GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash ...
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Hard Drive overheating on ubuntu, not on windows

I have a dual boot laptop, of lubuntu and windows 7. I really like ubuntu, and I rarely boot on to windows 7 now. However, one issue that I could not resolve, was that my hard drive heats up on every ...
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Why does installing 11.10 or 12.04 on old laptops fail?

I recently reimaged my Lenovo t400 with Ubuntu. However, after wiping two other systems (Compaq Presario 2100 and Dell Latitude D600) both Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 fail to load on boot. I am ...
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No back light on my Acer Aspire 5734z

I installed Ubuntu (12.04) on my Acer Aspire 5734z and the back light stopped working. I have tried the fix by editing the grub file posted on here a couple of days ago but that hasn't fixed it. I ...
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how do i access wd elements 2 tb external hard drive from my lenovo y50 running ubuntu 15.04 64 bit

i just got this external hard drive but for some reason whenever i plug it into my computer, Ubuntu doesn't recognize it. however, when i switch over to windows, my laptop can recognize it just fine
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Installing Ubuntu on modern laptop

I have see over the last few year that is is getting more difficult to install ubuntu. Usually it is no problem to boot from USB (CD's is obsolete anyway) But booting from USB on these machines is ...
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Can't start Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using a compaq presario cq60 and i'm not really able to boot through the usb drive. My dvd drive is broken, and my version of windows got corrupted, so ubuntu is my only option. this is sort of ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on Lenovo Ideapad G505s laptop?

So I've checked the Lenovo website and they have no drivers for Ubuntu for this laptop. Only Win 7 and 8. So am I in trouble or is there a way out? I'd assume I need those drivers, right?
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Ubuntu install issues on the Toshiba Satellite

I have an older Toshiba laptop that I put a used hard drive in. The computer constantly reminds me that my version of Windows is not genuine. Sometimes it won't even load Windows and I have to use the ...
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I'm trying to intsall Ubuntu to a (Samsung) NP300E4C laptop but can't access BIOS

The computer is currently running Windows (7). I've tried tapping and holding down F2 but it just boots to windows. I googled to see if i can find people with similar issues but found none. I'm ...
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Inititial installation of ubuntu

Attempting to install on a pc with windows xp but don't can't find an install screen or a program to open the installation process
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Asus N56JR laptop, can't change screen Brightness using Function Keys

I have an Asus N56JR laptop with Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M graphics card, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I check what graphics I use for brightness it says "Intel". I have tried using commands to ...
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Brightness Problem

Hello there Linux user I am a new user and I don't know how to turn down my brightness of my laptop when I change it with the keys it show on the screen going down but the screen is not dimming I ...
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let utransmission run even after lid closed?

How do I set my settings such that even if I close my lid (Laptop) My downloads don't stop or pause in utransmission I have set the setting in power options to not suspend after closing lid still ...
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Asus 1015E Laptop Won't Suspend

I'm running 14.04.1 LTS on an Asus 1015E laptop. The computer has not been suspending when I close the laptop. It also doesn't suspend when I choose suspend from the system tools. While shut, the ...
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Left Mouse sometimes stops working after Sleep

I have a laptop (HP EliteBook) with the latest Ubuntu (14.04 Desktop 64 bit) installed. When I close the lid it goes into sleep mode. When I wake it up again, the left mouse button regularily stops ...
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My laptop SUDDENLY doesn't turn off screen, when closing lid

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Vaio Pro 13 back in october, 2013. Ever since everything has worked flawlessly. Now yesterday when I closed the lid(as normal), I noticed that my screen and computer ...
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updating latop to 13.04 raring / no gui but only terminal is present

Today I updated my laptop (Samsung NP-Z700 with hybrid graphics) to Ubuntu 13.04 Raring and following the update I am not able to see any graphical interface. I tried installing ATI drivers from ...
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install ubuntu: nothing happens

I have this brand new acer laptop (acer aspire v5-573g-54208g50akk). I started the preinstalled windows 8 and then changed the boot priority to USB. But The screen goes black and nothing happens. ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 13.04 only sometimes starts: “no System-disk or disk error”

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP 2530p Laptop with no other OS installed. All worked well but when restarting, after the BIOS screen, there was just a blank black screen reading "no system-disk ...
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Dell laptop display brightness problem

I am using Dell inspiron 15 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have hot keys on my keyboard to adjust display brightness and they work fine.But the problem is, as soon as I switch on the laptop the brightness is set ...
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(Xubuntu) - How to turn off Laptop screen while external screen is connected

Hi I just installed Xubuntu on my Laptop, now I want it to disable the laptop screen as long as the external screen is connected. But when I disconnect the external monitor I want the laptop screen to ...
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How to reenable networking (wireless still not working)?

I installed Kubuntu 12.04 few days ago on my new ASUS laptop. Right after the installation wired connection was not detected, but wireless worked just fine. So, I was able to get the latest updates, ...
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Connot hear sound when connecting my Toshiba (intel i3) Laptop to my TV

I tried connecting my Toshiba laptop with Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz × 4 processor to my TV using a HDMI connector. Though I can receive images on my TV, I still get audio my laptop speakers ...
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kubuntu 12.10 amd 64bit and lubuntu 12.10 amd 64 bit not booting through live usb on dell inspiron n5050 laptop

wen i tried to make live usb of lubuntu 12.10 and also of kubuntu 12.10 i come up with same stuff only boot scrren appears and wen selected in live mode kubuntu/lubuntu start screen appears and ...
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Touchpad: how can I keep my palms touching the top corners from registering as a two-finger scroll?

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro, and when I'm typing my palms cover the upper corners of the touchpad, and frequently touch at the same time. It seems palm detection isn't working, or possibly a small ...
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I can't burn a CD in 12.04. I can only read data from a CD

I can't burn a blank cd/dvd. The system does not recognize any cd/dvd drive. When I insert a cd/dvd with data, there is no problem. The system automounts the drive. Please help. Thank you.
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when i close my laptop lid my secund screen requiers password when set to do nothing

I'm new to Linux using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64-bit and using a Fujitsu lifebook a series. When I close my laptop lid while trying to watch a movie on my TV with the HDMI cable. the screen requires my ...