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

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Run script when connecting power cord?

I have this really annoying problem where my screen's brightness goes to maximum whenever I connect the power cord to the laptop. Is there a way to run a script every time this happens so I can lower ...
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Looking for a replacement laptop [on hold]

I am currently using a (sadly no longer available) Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition laptop which is (equally sadly) broken beyond my ability to keep running for much longer. I have been trying to ...
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How can I limit battery charging to 80% capacity?

I just learned that some Lenovo laptops include a utility that offers to limit battery charging capacity to within 0–80% in order to slow the attenuation of the battery lifespan: How can I do this ...
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Acer Notebook rightclick not working

I have a problem with my acer e5-571 running Ubuntu 14.04. The touchpad isn't recognized correctly: I have no right click. Output from xinput list: Virtual core pointer ...
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Laptop Screen Black After Suspend

I'm a new user to Linux and i am running into an issue with suspend on my laptop with the following configuration Model : HP Envy m6 (AMD A10-4600M APU with Radeon HD Graphics) Operating System : ...
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touch screen not working for HP Compaq 2710p !!!NEED HELP!

I have a huge problem when I installed Ubuntu to my HP Compaq 2710p I lost my touch screen capabilities its touch through pen only. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem. 0(>_>)0
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How to increase Kubuntu 14.04 brightness range?

Hold your horses!. If you are hurrying to flag this as a duplicate of this question or this question, none of those have an answer to what is asked here. Thanks for the attention though. In ...
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Battery discharges while AC is plugged in

I have a problem with my VN7-571G-56N0. My battery is discharging while the AC is plugged in. If i plug in the power cord, after i used the notebook with battery only, it charges it, but when i ...
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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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Force the sound through internal speaker

Yesterday I accidentaly dropped my netbook, so now the 3.5mm jack is separated from motherboard. The issue is that ubuntu thinks that headphones are plugged in, is there a way to force the playback ...
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Updating Ubuntu on Dell Latitude E7240 (factory install)

I have a Dell Latitude E7240 as my work machine. It came with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I would like to upgrade to a later distro but it is important that I don't end up witha buggy machine a s a ...
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Is it possible to disable a notebook's LEDs temporarily? (HDD, Power, Charging)

My question is whether it is possible to run a terminal command (or anything else) to disable a laptop's indicator LEDs. I have LEDs for CAPS, NUM and WiFi which are off anyway. But when it is dark ...
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Black screen of death [on hold]

A few days ago I was installing Linux on my laptop, the previous version of my OS was Windows XP. When the process was halfway suddenly the power died and now when I turn on my laptop I see a black ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Closing lid doesn't immediately trigger xscreensaver

When I close the lid of my laptop, it suspends. When I open the lid and push a key, it wakes as expected. If it has been five minutes (the timer for xscreensaver), the screen will be locked. If it has ...
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Installing Ubuntu on NE56R

I have been trying to fix a computer for a client. There was no way for me to get back in to the system (the laptop came pre-loaded with Win 8.1), so I was unable to grab the PID. Now I am having a ...
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Intel Turbo boost on ubuntu 14.04

Well, I have a Toshiba laptop with an Intel i5 2430m and 4 gb ram installed. I have intalled the i-Nex so to know my cpu frequency at every time. But there is a problem: Even when I'm editing a ...
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Erratic battery behavior in Ubuntu 14.04

I have just made a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation on a Toshiba Satellite L735 laptop. When I turn on the laptop and it is plugged to the socket, the battery icon does not show ("Show battery status ...
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USing iphone for wifi or laptop [duplicate]

ATM I have no Internet connection on my PC to download drivers (I do have a Ubuntu laptop that I could use for that..) how do I use my iPhone as Internet, or connect a laptop? Plugging an Ethernet ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 laptop and monitor problem

I meet with this problem second time. I'm using a laptop with dual boot. I use Ubuntu 14.04 and Win7. I have a 21,5" monitor plugged with HDMI cable to my notebook. I did this: my laptop was turned ...
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My laptop stops working when I open the lid after some period of time

Recently my laptop started to freeze when I reopen the lid after some period of time. The only thing that helps is to hold the power button for a few seconds and boot the laptop again. I have no idea ...
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12.04-Laptop freezes everytime I close my lid [closed]

My 12.04 Ubuntu laptop freezes every time I close my lid. I have recently installed Gnome 3.8 on my computer and removed it because I did not like it. It is probably caused because of that. And now, ...
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GT70 2PE Dominator Pro (or equal) keyboard backlight

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and have been searching the internet for a couple of hours, trying to get my keyboard's backlight to work . I know it works out of the box when you hit the ...
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Are there any laptops that Ubuntu targets? [closed]

I am aware of the existence of Ubuntu Desktop certified hardware, but it seems certification happens per-release. Is there such a thing as a list of laptops that the latest release of Ubuntu is always ...
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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 boot ubuntu on my acer aspire v5 laptop? [duplicate]

So I had Ubuntu on this laptop then I was downloading an update for 14.10 and it crashed now when I boot it up it just shows the log in screen I sign in then it glitches out and stays black I then ...
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Asus 553 laptop [closed]

My trackpad does not work and my touch-screen did work when I updated to 14.10 and now it does not work. Also computer does not want to wake up from wake up and turn off and on is a pain as well. ...
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14.04 LTS on Toshiba Satellite C75D-B. Brightness, WiFi, Fn-keys control and Suspend problems

This is a new laptop that I just bought. Came with Windows 8.1, now is a dual-boot. Sound Controls and Mute work with F9, F10, F11 like they do in Windows, but F12 for WiFi, F2 and F3 for brightness ...
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laptop monitor brightness always maximum upon charging

My laptop monitor brightness is set to maximum whenever I connect it to charging. I have gone to the brightness settings and changed this, but the problem repeats when I charge my laptop again...what ...
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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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Ubuntu freezes sporadically showing very high disk i/o (around 100 to 500 MB/s)

I have an year old HP Pavilion laptop that came with Ubuntu preinstalled. Currently it has Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit with Kernel 3.16.0-30-generic. It was working very well until recently when I started ...
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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 ...
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cannot move cursor to external monitor

I just connected my external monitor and it all works fine. I tested this even in windows. But on ubuntu I cannot take the cursor to the external monitor. It just doesn't move there and it gets stuck ...
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Ubuntu Slow Wifi Speeds

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP 2000 bf69wm laptop. The WIFI download and upload speeds are terrible 0.50 MBPS download and 237 ping. When I use a wired connection it is better compared to ...
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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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Screen Brightness on Acer AspireV: bar appears, brightness doesn't change

Using 12.04 on an Acer Aspire V5-561-9410. When I use the function keys to modify screen brightness (or use any solutions I've found here to this problem like the one found here or here), I see the ...
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How to fix “camera is busy or broken” bug in google chrome/chromium?

I have a laptop with ubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm unable to use my build in camera in google chrome or chromium. Camera works in cheese or skype without any issues. I just can't use websites like omegle or ...
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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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How to stop brightness changes (screen dimming) on low battery?

Ubuntu 14.10 automatically adjusts screen brightness on low battery. It does so despite explicitly being set not to. How to prevent this behaviour? I'd like the brightness to stay on the manually ...
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Unable to change brightness in a Lenovo laptop

Brightness adjustment keys <Fn + ⇑/⇓> have no effect (although they are recognized by the environment), and I can't change the brightness using GUI tools as well. This seems like a problem in ...
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how can I run my script automatically on ac switching

So, I wan't to run it when start work on AC and this or better other script when start work from battery I tried /etc/acpi/power.sh adding symlink to /etc/laptop-mode/battery-start It seems to ...
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2/3 USB ports have stopped working on 14.04

I have searched for this the whole day already and I haven't found anything (Though I might just be stupid and the answer is pretty easy, forgive me if so). I have a Lenovo G700 laptop and am running ...
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How do I fix screen tearing on laptop?

Using Ubuntu 14.10 on Toshiba Satellite L655-S5059. After dist-upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 14.10, I'm experiencing screen tearing in icons and display in general. Display adapter is Intel GM 45 ...
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ubuntu 14.04.01 closing lid freezes laptop

I have a thinkpad yoga s1 with i7 cpu, hd4400 graphic card and Ubuntu 14.04.01 installed. The computer freezes when closing lid but if I suspend it before I close the lid, it won't freeze next time ...
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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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Files being destroyed without consent

My laptop's internal HDD was destroyed along with all its files, MY memories/work. I bought a new one. It appears not to have any issues, but I can't trust this. This has been very hard for me, but ...
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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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Dell 1521 laptop - bluetooth not working

I bought this dell without the bluetooth care and just recently bought and installed the bluetooth card on my motherboard but im still getting "no adapters found" - im lost and stuck! $ lsusb | grep ...
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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 determine exactly why my computer is unexpectedly shutting down?

For a while now, in both Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10, my laptop shuts down suddenly and unexpectedly. This only happened when the computer was on battery power, and only when the power seemed to get within ...
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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 ...