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

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Disable out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu

I am having issues with the out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu. After about 2 minutes after booting up the laptop, the fans start spinning on full speed. I tried Debian too, but there this didn't ...
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Disable Nvidia GPU on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently bought a “gaming laptop”, therefore it boards an Nvidia GPU and an Intel “GPU”. I have managed to install Ubuntu 16.04, but I have some problems with the way Ubuntu is using the GPUs. I ...
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HP laptop temperature expectations

HP 8440p laptop starts up at 50C and idles with at 51-52 (all temperatures Celcius). Light use (Firefox) sees a max temp at 83. When starting at 51, invoking Firefox drives temp to 67 and back down ...
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Audio missing on new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop

New notebook come with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS preinstalled, and audio is missing, no sound. MUTE is off. How many efforts is required to enable such basic functionality on new laptop? I'm have no much ...
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Artificially increase maximum screen brightness

I have my laptop set to maximum brightness, but it's not bright enough. Is it possible to somehow make it brighter?
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Fans running full speed 2 minutes after bootup

after the installation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Asus GL502VT Gaming Laptop the fans kept turning going to full speed 2 minutes after bootup. I tried disabling thermald or installing fancontrol, but ...
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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 do I fix this Wi-Fi problem [closed]

I already have downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" on an ASUS εee PC and I am not able to connect in a Wi-Fi network. Just like the Wi-Fi adapter is not working . I had Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS and ...
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Blank screen while Ubuntu Boot on acer 4738z laptop

Hi i just install latest version of ubuntu on my test laptop before installing it on my main laptop.. my test laptop is acer aspiron 4738z. it run on Intel Pentium P6100, 2Ghz dual core with 3Gb ddr3 ...
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Applicatins Launch and Folders Created After Laptop Lid is Closed

This is driving me crazy! Ubuntu 16.04 on Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 3. With the charger connected, Power set to do nothing when the lid is closed, close the lid and come back to find dozens of "untitled"...
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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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Cannot change screen brightness on my lenovo z 570?

I am not able to change the screen brightness on lenovo z570. Even the function keys for the brightness are also not working. Any idea ?
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Lenovo 500S-14ISK is is compatible with linux?

I would like to buy a Lenovo 500S-14ISK, but I can't find any reviews on it regarding linux compatibility. Ubuntu does not seem to have certified this laptop (yet)? Anybody had experience with this ...
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How to replace Suspend with Hibernate on a laptop with kubuntu16.04 [duplicate]

I dont have any option for hybernation. sudo pm-hibernate works so its a supported function. How to do it when my lid is closing instead of Suspending?
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTE on eMMC storage

I'm experiencing a problem installing ubuntu on my new laptop. It originally had windows 10 Home version, but I wiped out the disk (eMMC) and tried to install the Ubuntu. However, I believe the ...
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How to boost volume in Lubuntu

The audacious audio player volume is fine, but when I try to watch videos on youtube the volume is far too low. Is there a way to boost the overall sound? THank you for your time.
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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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Laptop screen goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 running 12.04.4 LTS, Precise Pangolin; the desktop is KDE. Starting today, the display goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity. Clicking or even moving the mouse, or ...
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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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Battery capacity below 100% in Dell laptop and battery misbehaving

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop with a AMD A10-8700P CPU. I removed Windows 10 and installed Ubuntu 16.04. When plugged in, at random times, the battery icon will appear showing that the ...
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No wifi on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am having extreme difficulty connecting to any sort of wifi, it does not even show in my drivers or on my network. Nothing seems to be working to fix this issue. hakim@bigH:~$ lshw -C network ...
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Can I install Ubuntu onto this laptop? [duplicate]

So I'm still a complete noob with Ubuntu but while I'm learning to code I just have it running on a VM (version 15.04 64bit), which is great no problems but I want to be able to take it with me. So I'...
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Wrong battery state reading cause brutal shutdown

I have an Asus Zenbook UX31A, the Asus 13" unit from first generation ultrabooks. I run Ubuntu 12.10 up to date on it. Before a week or two I used to enjoy more that 5 hours of battery life, ...
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Brightness at minimum after opening closed lid Macbook Air 7,2 (13'', Early 2015)

I hope someone could help me to solve my problem. Today I installed Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on my Macbook Air 7,2 (yes I know macbooks aren't the best choice but it was a present) and know I'm having the ...
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How do use my ubuntu live cd without a black screen? [duplicate]

I burned an ubuntu 16.04 live cd and tried to boot with it using my laptop. I got to the menu where it asked me to try out the OS or install it but when i selected "try out" my screen went black and i ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 failing to suspend and opening applications by itself

I have a very strange problem. After installing stock Ubuntu 16.04, I noticed that whenever I close the lip on my laptop and come back a few hours later, every application (on the launcher) is running ...
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ASUS F5SL overheat problem

As I've heard overheating issues are most likely because of GPU. eronis@Ubuntu:~$ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +63.0°C (crit = +90.0°C) coretemp-isa-0000 ...
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I can't set the brightness of my system

Afetr some updates of my system Ubuntu 16.04 LTS; the brightness is higher, I'haven't possibility to set it, It doesn't appear on power manager. I've installed xbacklight and set this configuration ...
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Bad battery life on Xubuntu 16.04 Lenovo T460s

The battery life of my new Lenovo T460s is very bad (about 4,5h with a little bit browsing and half display contrast). Xubuntu 16.04 shows two batteries (SANYO 00HW022 and SANYO 01AV405). They were ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 Bluetooth Need a System Restart to be Activated

I've got a problem on my bluetooth. When system startup there is no bluetooth indicator. I'm opened System Setting-Bluetooth tick 'Show bluetooth status in menu bar' bluetooth indicator still not ...
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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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Can I use Tracker to catalog my ebook library?

Let me start by explaining that I am not technologically adept, so I would be very grateful if you could answer my question with that in mind. I have a Kindle ebook library of close to 6,000 books ...
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Why does my Xubuntu 16.04 desktop think that it is a laptop? How do I instruct it otherwise?

I have a desktop and it has a single screen attached to it. It appears that something in my hardware is causing various flavors of Ubuntu to identify my device as a laptop with an additional screen. ...
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16.04 - When Laptop is closed, the desktop changes to external monitor

When I close my laptop, I want that the laptop suspends. I already set the power settings to "suspend" like in the linked picture (language is set to german). But instead of going into suspend mode, ...
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Will upgrading to a later release improve laptop hardware support?

I'm currently running 14.04 on my dual boot ASUS ROG 752 VL laptop. To my disappointment, I haven't been able to find drivers for the trackpad; the laptop doesn't sleep when I'd expect it to; hotkey ...
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How do I disable dual screen after connect HDMI cable?

I plugged the HDMI connector and turned on the computer, but when the log in screen appears the laptop screen appears split in 2, one top and one bottom. The external monitor connected via HDMI works ...
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Wifi problem on hp 355 g2 laptop

I have a problem with my wifi connection. I have a HP 355 G2 and WiFi doesn't work on 14.04, 14.10 or 15.04 and 15.10. I can fix this like this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi sudo ...
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Installing Xubuntu 14.04 desktop over ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a friends laptop. He wanted the Xubuntu 14.04 desktop on it because the graphics card is not able to fully handle the graphics of 16.04. Does anyone know what terminal ...
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random event changes screen brightness automatically

I'm a new Ubuntu user, installed Ubuntu 16.04 (on my MSI laptop) a couple of days ago, and I've loved it so far but there's something that's been bothering me... the screen brightness changes randomly....
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Can't change Display brightness “REAL TIME” on my Acer Aspire 5740 laptop

I am on an Acer (Aspire 5740) laptop and running Ubuntu 16.04LTS 64bit alongside Windows 10. I noticed that brightness control does not work real time when I try it in settings or with Fn+brightness ...
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Did I brick my laptop?

So I just installed the new Version 16.04 on my Dell Latitude e5520 (which had linux 14 on it) and I did a clean install. After the install I closed the lid and it should have been put to sleep, ...
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Sleep on unplugging with lid closed

I want the machine to stay on when I close the lid when plugged in (keep things running overnight, etc.), so I have it set that way, but if I then unplug it with the lid down, it seems the power ...
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Wifi is constantly turning off

I am using Lenovo B50-45 laptop. Results of iwconfig: lo no wireless extensions. enp6s0 no wireless extensions. wlp7s0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"Clap Along" Mode:Managed ...
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How to activate keyboard backlight from command-line? [duplicate]

using ubuntu 16 on a crappy sony vaio laptop. the keyboard backlight works fine until i put the laptop to sleep. upon waking the laptop the keyboard backlights remain off. there are no function keys ...
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Laptop without screen

I'm trying to give my old laptop a new life. The screen broke, so i removed it and i am planning to turn it into a media center. It's a HP Pavilion M6 laptop. It perfectly starts from a live CD, but ...
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Screen Brightness not binded to Multimedia keys properly

After I installed Ubuntu 16.04, I found that the brightness of display was set to brightest possible and I wasn't able to change it. Then I installed Brightness Controller and it worked. Then from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 battery status unknown or 0%

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Today all of a sudden when i turned on my laptop the battery was critically low and it logged off but i remember charging it to 100% the night before. When i logged on this is ...
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Fan Speed for ROG750js and Video Card for this

i have dual booted my laptop separating programming and the usual stuff. my problem is that my fan isnt working properly i have also setup the ls and the other fan , but my problem is that only 1 fan ...
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How to change intel backlight to acpi_video?

In my ubuntu I can't change my brightness through nor through system setting. I found that brightness is controlled by intel card rather than acpi. Meaning in folder /sys/class/backlight I have two ...