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

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Damaged battery notification in

I have been struggling with a dramatic decrease of battery life on my laptop ever since I switched from Windows to Ubuntu. Today, someone said that it might be the issue with Unity, so I installed ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 suspend freeze

I use Ubuntu 15.04 with stock kernel on my laptop. When I boot up my laptop and then try to suspend, everything works perfectly. But when I work for few hours and then try to go to suspend, it almost ...
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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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Ok, after knowing what i need to, is it right for ME? [on hold]

After all of you wonderful people helped me figure out if my pc was good, now i just need to know; Is it worth it? Is it as wonderful as they say? Is it really right for me? what are the perks of ...
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Missing WIFI driver on ASUS X551MA laptop

The WIFI does not seem to work by default, and I cannot seem to find any resource online. Where would I start looking? Output of lshw looks as follows ubuntu description: Notebook product: ...
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Crazy Haunted Cursor [on hold]

To begin with, I originally was using windows OS which came preinstalled on my laptop. While using windows my cursor began moving on its own and making it impossible to use the laptop. After using ...
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How can I get my webcam to work with Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an HP Elitebook 850 G1, and installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04, however Ubuntu is not detecting the built-in Webcam. Is there any ways to fix this, and why this is happening? output of the ...
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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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14.04-15.04 Randomly shutdown/restart

As it says, Ubuntu randomly shuts down at times. Common occurrences that involve these shutdowns include... Playing games Streaming video with tabs in background Playing movies in VLC Specs of my ...
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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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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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Disable “Could not switch the monitor configuration”

Is there a way to disable the popup that says "Could not switch the monitor configuration"? I am only interested in disabling the popup, not fixing the underlying problem. I am constantly ...
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15.04 on laptop

I have 15.04 installed in a laptop. From regular and normal operation machine just shutdown without any warning and/or notification. I ve checked syslog but havent been able to find root cause. Can ...
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Launching i3lock when lid closed/power button pressed?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 15.04 on a Mid-2010 13inch MacBook Pro and the i3 window manager (efficiency, woo). I have everything working just like I did on MATE, except I want the screen to lock using ...
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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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Some keyboard keys not working since upgrade to 11.10

II.04 was working perfectly on my Acer Aspire 3050 laptop, until I upgraded a couple of days ago. Yesterday, I was unable to type in my password as only about half the keys on kb are working. I ...
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When my computer hibernates can not activate the internet after [closed]

When I close my lap and then I use my Internet is disabled and can not be desctiva utulizarlo eth0 and wlan0 try to reset the service and nothing I have ubuntu utpic unicorn
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Laptop won't wake from suspend mode using wireless keyboard or mouse

I'm new to Ubuntu, just loaded the operating system because I want to learn more about it. I'm using a laptop as a desktop with a second monitor (used as my primary) and a Microsoft natural ...
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battery is not being charged or used

My battery is 89% charged, but as soon as I pull out the power cord from my laptop the laptop electricity supply is killed (and the computer shuts down). Here are my battery stats: So basically, ...
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Ubuntu crashes during installation

So I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my old Laptop (HP pavilion dv6) However during the installation of ubuntu my it seems to crash and restart to windows when I choose 'Install inside of ...
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i just bought an HP HSTNN-105c laptop online from the previous owner. KNOW NOTHING…HELP [closed]

I just bought a laptop knowing nothing about this software! Anyhow what im wanting to know is how to work this darn thing. It was wiped clean with the exception of Libre office, firefox browser and ...
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Automatically shutdown when switching to battery

I'm recently made my old laptop into a server using Ubuntu Desktop 15.04. But because my laptop has an almost dead battery I want Ubuntu to save all data that it's on (or at least close the running ...
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Thinkpad T530 with Optimus and Docking Station

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T530 with Optimus video, which is not supported on 12.04.1. I don't normally need the discrete (nVidia) graphics, so I turn it off in the BIOS settings to achieve longer ...
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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 12.04 LTS - Toshiba touchpad not working

I have a Toshiba Satellite T130-10G laptop and I can't get my touchpad to work in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (I have tried also 12.10 and did not work either). In the same laptop I have Windows 7 installed and ...
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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 to fix Ubuntu touch screen problems on Sony Vaio laptops?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop which has Touchscreen enabled. And I have ubuntu installed alongside the windows 8.1. But I can't use Touchscreen as I can in Windows 8.1 in my Ubuntu 14.04. I want to use ...
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How do I make my HP G62 function keys work?

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 (but this problem also appears at 11.04), on my HP g62 laptop, and unfortunately none of the function keys work. Volume, brightness etc, how can I made them work ...
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Disk errors while trying to boot LiveUSB on laptop

I made an Ubuntu 15.04 LiveUSB and now am trying to boot it to install on a SSD. While trying to boot from it the following errors happen: [ 7.027548] ACPI PCC probe failed. starting version 219 ...
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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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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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Starting version 219 whenever discrete GPU is used

I'm getting a black screen with nothing but "starting version 219" on the screen. This happens if I install FGLRX drivers or if I use the discrete GPU with open source drivers. I'm using ubuntu gnome ...
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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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Why can't I select Suspend as on-lid-closed action for AC?

When I go to "Power" and try to select "suspend" when laptop lid closed, on AC power, I find that suspend is greyed out, disabled. I don't understand why. Suspend works fine when on battery. I'm ...
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Why Linux-based-laptop has slower wifi connection that windows-based-laptop?

I had ever tried many distros: ubuntu, debian, xubuntu, freya, fedora, etc. And they all have slower wifi than when I was using windows. Is there any explanation about this? How to find appropriate ...
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Why are my games so slow through WINE?

Discovering I needed Wine to run anything Windows-based. I discovered I'd need DirectX to do anything significant, which in turn needed .NET framework. Using this ...
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How do I get the touchpad to work on an Asus notebook?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my aunts Asus laptop, now the touch pad does not work. I did all the updates and it still does not work. ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master ...
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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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Intel P-State: Stuck at 900 Mhz after unplugging power supply, even if plugged in again

when i start my laptop without power supply or unplug it later, the frequenzy gets stuck at 900 Mhz. If i change the governor to performance it is stuck at 2.5 Ghz. After a restart it works as ...
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Laptop heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE

I looked at similar questions but it didnt work. When I use laptop normally, it doesnt heat up. But it heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE. What can be the issue, how to overcome it ? Thanks.
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getting issue when booting system in Ubuntu 14 in laptop

I am getting these kind of errors when booting system: READ FPDMA QUEUED (DRDY ERR) READ DMA EXT What I need to do for this? Is this HDD issue? I should replace it with new HDD?
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All my pictures have disappeared without deleting?

All my pictures have disappeared without me deleting them? I use a Sony Vaio laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. Where are my pictures?
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Keyboard is not working on PC with Ubuntu

I have a Toshiba laptop running Ubuntu. I got it from my friend that way. I don't know much about Ubuntu. It look nice and stuff but the laptop keyboard is not working on it. When i click the caps ...
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How to make my screen brightness not change when I plug my laptop in

I do not want my laptop to change brightness when my laptop power is plugged in or unplugged. I set my brightness based on how bright my surroundings are. If I am in a dark room, I set my brightness ...
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Steel Series Laptop Keyboard

After installing Linux 14.04 on my new MSI GT72 gaming laptop I can not seem to figure out how to get my back lite LEDs to work on my keyboard. The laptop has a steel series keyboard. I have searched ...
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Alienware laptop Built in sound card headphone and microphone jack not working

I have an Alienware m17x r4. My speaker's are working just fine.But when i plug my headset in the sound does not come through the headset and still comes through the speakers I have a creative ...
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I have a trouble with my wifi

i have a laptop lenovo g50 my distro is ubuntuu 14.04 trusty thar i can't connect with wifi my English is bad sorry
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Recommended distribution for my laptop (problems with Ubuntu on HP Probook 655 G1)

I'm very new to Linux and after I installed ubuntu, I was pretty satisfied and could handle it pretty well. But I had several problems with my HP Probook 655 G1. Sometimes when I boot up, it won't ...
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USB Devices stopped working on laptop

A few days back, all USBs stopped working. If a mouse is plugged in, it lights up but that's it. If I plug in a flash drive I get the following messages in dmesg: [ 112.117019] usb 2-1.3: new ...
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Laptop - Boots to black. Turn off, turn on - grub screen shows? Why?

I have a strange problem. As diverse and varied and redundant as boot-problems can be, and as odd as a sentence that uses "diverse" and "varied" together can be -- which in itself is redundant -- I'm ...