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

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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 and Nvidia GeForce (840M) compatability on 64-bit laptop

My laptop diagnostic shows several pre-fails and has other issues so I am urgently shopping for a new laptop, my second using Ubuntu. I need a laptop with good graphics capabilities and have come ...
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touchpad does not work in HP Pavilion X2 tablet

I just installed the last version of ubuntu 64 bits in this tablet that had the windows 8. All seems alright including the toucscreen but the touchpad does not work. How to solve this? I tried to ...
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Brightness is reset to maximum after waking up from suspend or lock screen

This question is somewhat related to this question: Brightness is reset to Maximum on every Restart Basically, I modified /etc/rc.local to set the brightness, as detailed in this answer, so on ...
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after update from 12.04 to 14.01 touch pad is not working

after updating to 14.01 version my touch pad is not working. im using hp pavilion 17. my laptop is brand new, it came with 12.04 pre-installed ubuntu version since i am not that much tech savvy and ...
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Lock screen flickering Acer Aspire E5-511

I got my new Acer Aspire E5-511-P2AV and installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I lock the screen the screen begins to flicker. Every 2-3 seconds the brightness goes up very shortly and then it's black again. ...
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Dim/dark screen back after latest update [Ubuntu 12.04]

I booted a few minutes ago and everything was fine, update manager notified me about new updates so I decided to install them, and then poof, dim/dark screen is back in action. I did update grub, I ...
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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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All network connections close when laptop lid is closed 14.04

First of all, I'm not the most proficient beaver when it comes to linux in general but I catch on very fast. I'm using the x86 version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a Toshiba Satellite L40-14F laptop, ...
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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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Troubleshooting reproducible LCD blackscreen crash

I have a Latitude D630 that happily runs Ubuntu 32-bit 14.04LTS. However, if I open a specific chrome application in chromium or chrome and attempt to open a particular menu in that app, the entire ...
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Steam problem with 32bit lib

After the installation it ask me this Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for giacomo: I insert the ...
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Ubuntu behavior on overheating?

I have a laptop that I suspect is overheating. Every once and a while, Ubuntu will pop up the shut down dialogue window. The first time I clicked shut down, and it went through the normal shut down ...
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fglrx: dim screen until brightness key pressed

I reported this at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-installer/+bug/1360218 three weeks ago but it is still unassigned and no one has commented on it but myself. It is a Lenovo G50-45 ...
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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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how to install Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 3147?

I've downloaded and tried to run Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on laptop Dell Inspiron 3147, but it hangs while starting from USB stick. What is the correct way to install Ubuntu on my laptop?
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Ubuntu freezes on the login screen after i close my laptop lid Ubuntu 14.04

I experience a Bug where the login screen doesn't work correctly after I closed the laptop lid. When i open it again the login screen appears and I can move the cursor but I cannot click anything or ...
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Help needed to choose the right version of ubuntu to install

I have planned to buy a laptop that comes with Free DOS. My question's are: Will ubuntu work on laptop's? if so Can i install ubuntu that is there for download i.e., ubuntu 11.10/ ubuntu10.04 LTS. ...
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trying to StandBy drive at startup

I have 3 drives in my laptop, one of which is a mechanical hard drive for mass storage. I want to set this drive to standby because I want to preserve energy and keep my laptop silent at startup. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Battery Issue : Not Charging

I currently use Both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 laptop, while on windows the battery's charging works fine on ubuntu it some(many)times doesn't charge when plugged ...
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Installation and Use of LAPACK 3.5.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

I am facing problems while installation of LAPACK 3.5.0, and I have already seen this nicely written answer, but I didn't understand anything out of it (As OP was knowing what problem he is facing). ...
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The battery indicator in Unity panel not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. Well after being completely dazzled with the amount of free content in the Software Centre, I decided to go deeper and start messing with settings. Well after ...
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Laptop consuming battery with lid closed?

I have an Asus X550 laptop, with Xubuntu 14.04.1 installed. I used to close the lid when I stopped working, leaving all my documents open. When I returned and opened the lid, my session was as I had ...
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Installing ubuntu on benq joybook a52e (7 yo laptop)

so here is my problem. I am trying to install ubuntu from usb (CD drive is dead) on benq joybook a52e laptop. But the problem is that usb drive larger than 256mb can not be recognized as bootable ...
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Touchpad not working in HP Pavilion 14 Notebook with Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and it's wonderful, but the only problem is my touchpad. It is not as sensitive as it should be and clicking with it instead of using the button only ...
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how to keep ubuntu on and unlocked while closing the laptop lid?

I want to close the laptop lid but not even lock the screen! I generally use TeamViewer from my phone and thus I need my Laptop to stay on all the time. Though a locked screen can be unlocked but i ...
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Every function key on laptop works except for brightness

I have an Asus UX21A, and I'm pleased to discover that almost all the hardware functions and features work perfectly with Ubuntu 12.10. The only thing that is not working straight "out of the box" ...
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Error with dpkg

When I try to install anything, I get an error. ex: diego@diego-Satellite-C655:~$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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No display after wake up. Using 14.04.1 + xfce4

Basic info: Completely fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an HP pavilion g4-1303au laptop, by bootable USB. ISO image was downloaded on 05 September, 2014 through torrent acquired from the official ...
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Lubuntu 14.04: how to avoid lock screen on closing laptop lid?

I upgraded my OS from Lubuntu 13.10 to Lubuntu 14.04 a few days ago, and now my screen locks when the lid is closed, while I want nothing to happen when lid is closed. I have already set the right ...
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New (computer-illiterate)Ubuntu user needs information [closed]

I am in need of an operating system for my new laptop which was donated to me. I have NO idea how to download/work this computer. It will be used by my children for their school work mostly. I don't ...
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Don't want laptop to suspend when closing lid [duplicate]

Hi I have a sony vaio laptop with ubuntu 14.04 on it. I have a usb KB and mouse plugged in and a monitor plugged into the VGA analogue output, I want to use it as a normal PC. When I close the lid of ...
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Install Ubuntu too big

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Thinkpad T440p. I have gotten the point where I can install but everything on the screen is so big that I cannot click "continue" and do not ...
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Don't turn on radio devices at startup

How can I prevent Ubuntu from turning on radio devices at startup (to prevent any radio emission)? I have added "rfkill block all" to rc.local. Here is the output of hciconfig: hci0: Type BR/EDR ...
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Getting MSI GT70 GT60 ONC LEDs on SteelSeries keyboard working?

I have an MSI GT70 ONC laptop. The laptop comes with steelseries keyboard that has LEDs in the keys. On windows 7 I can use change the LEDs to light up any colour. I would like to know how to find ...
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What is the media-key command in 14.04 for sound and brightness?

I am using a laptop and with vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 I was able to control my monitor brightness with super+F5/F6. Now I want to switch to i3wm and I need to manually bind those keys. What is the ...
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Suspend does not work

So I have a fairly new (two weeks old) Ubuntu installation (14.04 x64) and it looks like Suspend mode does not work... When I click System -> Suspend the screen goes black for about one seccond and ...
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Slow and incorrect sizing after a force restart

I have had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop for nearly 5 months but as of yesterday when I force shut down the laptop with my external monitor plugged in everything has been large and slow and the ...
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How to automatically use external monitors when laptop docked?

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 and it used to automatically switch to the external monitors when docked or on restart but sometime since updating to 14.04 this functionality no longer works.
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14.04 - Laptop screen goes blank when lid shut

I'll be totally honest, I have googled this question...I have read responses...but I'm still pretty confused...anyway... So, anyway, I want to hook up my laptop with HDMI to my TV...that part works ...
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ubuntu 14.04LTS install/ driver support for HP 15-ga004AU

I have go the laptop mentioned in the titile. It has very unacceptable performance due to low ram. I want to install 14.04 (32bit) for some smoother operation. However, after lots of surfing on the ...
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Ubuntu not is hibernating when lid is closed

I use Ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop. I'm trying to configure to hibernate when lid is closed. However, not is working. I did the following steps to solve the problem: I enable in ...
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Impossible to get image back after hdmi connection

I have a Lenovo U430 with Intel family graphics (i think 4400) and a Nvidia card. I connected my 42" tv on the hdmi when the system was starting and the screen on the laptop became grey and the mouse ...
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Trouble installing Windows 7 via USB

I've spent the better part of two days trying to solve this problem, and still I'm coming up empty. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on an ASUS laptop. I don't have an optical drive, so I'm ...
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Overheating Lenovo Laptop

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430. I experienced maybe three abrupt poweroffs with this laptop and the reason is very likely overheating. I eventually installed psensor to monitor my problem, and I'm ...
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Ubuntu Won't Let Me Shutdown

I can use my laptop with out any problem for a while ( sometimes around 12 hours and sometimes just half an hour ), then suddenly one by one, the applications will be closed. I can't shutdown. So I ...
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Disable laptop lid sleep

Xubuntu 14.04. I've already done the following: HandleLidSwitch=ignore LidSwitchIgnoreInhibited=no xset -dpms disabled xfce power manager in session and start up set power settings to do nothing ...
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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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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 ...