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

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Does BIOS device whitelist affect Ubuntu?

Starting with 2002, Lenovo (actually, it was IBM back then) started whitelisting the wireless adapters and other devices allowed to be used in their ThinkPad laptops. Some other manufacturers are ...
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Laptop Screen Black After Suspend

I'm a newer user to Linux and am running into an issue with suspend on my laptop. I have a HP Envy m6 with a AMD A10-4600M APU with Radeon HD Graphics I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS The issue is that ...
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Why are my games so slow through WINE?

Okay, so for starters, hi. :P I'm a -complete- Ubuntu noob, so please be gentle in your criticism, and if you find a glaringly obvious error, please point it out! :D But don't pull your hair out, ...
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Whenever I plug my headphones, I hear static noises

whenever I plug in the earphones (headphones) in my laptop it starts a static sound, which so annoying. sometimes, for this sound, original media sound can't be heard! note that my laptop's ...
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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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Why does my laptop grayscreen after I reopen it?

I'm using an Intel Macbook on Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel version 3.11.0-26-generic The problem I've been having is that, when I close the laptop lid and reopen it the machine does not resume ...
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No connectivity from Broadcom 4322

While browsing the web I was notified that my Dell Vostro 1720 was offline. After no luck rebooting my D-Link Verizon WiFi router, I saw my laptop could not connect wirelessly to anything, even a USB ...
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How do you get Ubuntu laptop and server to talk to each other through openxen?

I am trying to get Openxenmanager to work on the server through the laptop. How would i obtain the IP address in order to get the host name?
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Gnome shell slow on a fast computer

The computer is an EliteBook 8540w: ATI FirePro 5800 (using proprietary drivers) i7 720qm 8Gb RAM OCZ Agility III SSD Ubuntu is freshly installed (a week ago). I have set swapiness to 10. When I'm ...
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Is there a way to run the laptop only on AC power without removing the battery?

Is there a way possible to run a laptop only on AC power without having the need to remove the battery i.e. to disable the charging as it is possible in Windows 7.
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Lenovo x1 carbon (gen1) battery life

I'm using an Lenovo x1 carbon (gen1) and have Ubuntu 14.04 and tlp installed. I'm really dissapointed about the battery life. Some people claim to have 6 hours ...
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Xubuntu - How do I map the brightness keys to run a script?

I'm pretty new to Linux so bear with me. I have an emachines laptop (ugh) with FN + Left Arr / Right Arr brightness keys. These work perfectly fine in Windows but do not work in Xubuntu. What happens ...
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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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DEL key not working

I am new to Ubuntu and have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. Until the day before yesterday, the Delete key was working, but suddenly it has stopped working. I have tried to restart the PC, ...
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My laptop monitor does not turn on in KDE and I only have display when docked

I use Kubuntu 12.04 64 bit. Currently using the nvidia drivers for my Dell E6510. When the laptop is docked the two multiple monitors are working perfectly. When I restart when I am undocked the ...
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what is the procedure of ubuntu Installation in a new laptop [duplicate]

i want to install ubuntu in my new laptop 1st time.so,i request you to kindly tell the proceedure to install in a free dos laptop for 1 st time
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Will my needs be met?

I am currently running a Windows laptop and before I switch over to Ubuntu I'd like to know a few things. I don't have much firepower in terms of hardware (it's only a Compaq CQ-61 Laptop) but I'd ...
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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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Problem after close the lid of my laptop

I am using xubuntu and I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 today. Now, when I close my laptop and I reopen it it show the login screen (as normal). When I enter my credentials, it show a black screen. I ...
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How can i get an Ubuntu Laptop to talk to a Xen Server?

I have an Ubuntu Laptop running Xenmanager and I can not get it to talk to the server. I've gotten Error 111 Connection refused when typing in the Host/IP address and port number. Does anyone how I ...
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Getting connection with Openxenmanager

I am having problems connecting to my server with openxenmanager on my Ubuntu laptop. I keep getting Connection Refused.
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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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Gateway Laptop Won't Boot From USB Drive

Well it kinda boots, but right when it should reach the screen to ask to install or try, I only get a black screen. I tried to put a HDD with Ubuntu on it in my laptop, it boots fine until it reaches ...
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Why does my Acer 4310 run so slowly with Ubuntu 12.04 when it was lightening fast with Ubuntu 10.?

Since I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer 4310 laptop I have noticed that the system freezes on occasions and the screen showing the program I am running shows a grey colour. I have done a clean ...
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Error message at startup [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on my Gateway NE56R41u yesterday. Infact, it dual-boots with Windows 8.1 UEFI, but that has nothing to do with my problem. However, when I turn on my computer, I get an error ...
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Laptop overheating Dell Studio 1537

Hi I installed both Mint 17 and Ubuntu 14 in a Dell Studio 1537. The laptop overheats and shuts down on both Linux distros but it's fine with Windows Vista. I tried to find a way to fix it on the ...
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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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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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How can I disable asus-nb-wmi when using battery power mode?

I'm trying to improve the battery life of my Asus U32U notebook. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and using powertop it shows the following: PowerTOP 1.97 Overview Idle stats Frequency stats ...
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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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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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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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Screen stays Black when trying to install ubuntu on laptop

I've Been trying to install this linux distro on my laptop some time now and i always get a black screen and the only way to use it is using no mode set. my graphics card is Intel Mobile Intel 4 ...
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How to get past black screen with mouse icon while installing on Gateway MX6920?

I have an old Gateway MX6920 laptop that got a virus on its hard drive so I put in a new one from another laptop. When i turn it on it tries to load Windows but fails so I'm going to try to put Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS hangs when i change brightness of my display on Dell N5010 laptop

I have dell n5010 my system hang when I try to change brightness of the display and this happen only when my system on battery please help how to solve this problem
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not connect ınternet

I was usıng ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and I had to reınstall ıt. so I just created a bootable 14.04 USB stıck and formatted ıt. the new ubuntu 14.04 normally opened and to connect ınternet I put the ...
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Laptop bricked after installing ubuntu 13.10

Let me explain the situation: I had windows 7 installed on my laptop and I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on it(I completely erased the hard drive). After that my laptop can't access the bios or boot ...
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Backports wifi driver wont reload after eboot on ubuntu 14.04

I am having some problems with wifi after installing Ubuntu on my ASUS F551CA.After having problems with a hard block (which i solved by black listing one of the two drivers) I was able to get a ...
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How to share cable Internet between a PC and an iPhone?

I have cable internet, and unfortunately only my PC can use it. I would like to make it so that my iPhone can also use it. I have ubuntu 14.04 LTS and an iPhone 4. Thanks!
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Internal SD card reader not mounted/detected HP realtek rts5227

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Envy m7-j020dx. The only problem I am currently having is that the internal SD card reader does not seem to be detected at all. I have tried to find a ...
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Can't view or access files saved to storage partition from Ubuntu in Windows 7 partition

I recently set up a dual boot of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on my new Thinkpad T440s. I have a 1TB HDD for most stuff and a 16GB SSD as a caching drive. I followed this tutorial for the dual boot ...
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How do I set default display brightness?

Is it possible to set the default display brightness so you don't have to re-adjust it everytime you reboot? My laptop display is killing my eyes at the login screen already because it starts at 100% ...
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Laptop touchpad is not working

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but it's not recognizing touchpad of laptop. What can be caused to this? Here some outputs: xinput list output: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Acer Travelmate 8204 not booting

I installed Ubuntu on my Acer Travelmate 8204 (with the Ati Radeon Mobility X1600 graphics card) after testing that the live version works. However, after installation (keeping the old WinXP) the ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 locks mouse and keyboard after lid is closed

When I close the lid and after open it, the unblock screen, mouse and keyboard is locked. The laptop needs to be restarted by power button. Can someone help me?
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Touchpad not recognized on new Ultrabook

I have a new Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition (930X5J-K01) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. The touchpad is not working at all. There is no cursor visible but an external USB mouse is working ...
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How to tweak Powertop to reduce power consumption?

I am a completely new user to Linux/Ubuntu. I looked through tips on battery issues and PowerTOP but failed to find clear tips on how to tweak PowerTOP except for Toggle Tunable. Could someone look ...
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How to force the pixel density pixel? [closed]

i want to know (and if it's possible) how to change or force the density pixel of my screen? i don't know how to do it, anyone can tell me?
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A small problem at laptop-mode-tool

vas@LenovoZ580:~$ sudo laptop_mode [sudo] password for vas: Laptop mode enabled, not active [unchanged] What Does it mean? I had TLP and have removed it and the problem wasn't solved. What I can ...
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How do I make S-Video and RCA ports on docking station work?

I posted this on Ubuntu Forums, but it's been five days and nobody's responded yet, so I'm asking here now. I have an HP EliteBook 6930p with an EN488AA docking station. There is no video coming out ...