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

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Laptop shutdown if unplugged power

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and i found it will immediately shutdown if power is unplugged, as if there was no battery.
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Ubuntu 12.10 keylog problem

I have Ubuntu 12.10 running and I want to do keylog so I did the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install logkeys sudo logkeys –s –o /home/user/Desktop/output.log It creates a log file ...
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problem with updates and software center

I first noticed the trying to open software center when i get the error 2014-04-23 13:50:03,240 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2014-04-23 13:50:03,258 - ...
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Files being destroyed without consent

When I originally posted this, I had not seen any evidence of files being lost on my internal hdd, not since installing ubuntu 13.01. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I keep losing files. Years of my life, ...
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Laptop power saving or management in Ubuntu 14.04

Is there any sort of installation that can be added to provide power options for when I am running on battery? I wouldn't want to always be on power savings, so I would hope I could switch between Eco ...
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Is there a way to copy installed application into another OS?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 on both of My Laptop and PC. I've installed many applications on my PC. I don't want to download all these apps again and reinstall them on Laptop. What method should I take to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 new install on Dell laptop

I managed to burn the latest version to DVD and installed it on a Dell Latitude laptop having Windows XP Pro. End result is the laptop will not reboot to either OS! After Ubuntu was done installing I ...
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laptop fails to suspend or hibernate (wakes up after 2-5 seconds without user interaction)

This all started happening after upgrading to 13.10, now I am running 14.04 and still have the same issue. When I close the lid or I do sudo pm-suspend the laptop goes into suspend for 2-5 seconds ...
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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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Ubuntu Won't Boot After Install on Samsung NP915S3G

So yesterday I went ahead and bought the Samsung NP915S3G (ATIV Book 9 Lite) and installed Tahr in hope that everything would go smoothly. For the most part it; everything necessary seems to work off ...
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My hardware configuration is enough for Ubuntu 64 bits?

guys! I use the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit version, and I'm thinking to install the 64 bit version. Is that a good idea with this configuration?
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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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Help removing ubuntu 12.10! [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, no Windows. I have my system disks and tried to do a system recovery and it won't allow me. I've tried creating a boot disk and doing the "try ubuntu" and ...
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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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install ubuntu: nothing happens

I have this brand new acer laptop (acer aspire v5-573g-54208g50akk). I started the preinstalled windows 8 and then changed the boot priority to USB. But The screen goes black and nothing happens. ...
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How-to stop computer locking when lid closes?

Here are my power settings: How do I stop the computer locking when I close the lid?
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Is that bad statistics for my Laptop battery?

Battery capacity is 76.4 %. Is that bad? Does it mean my battery is dying? Actually it's decreasing everyday by .1.
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Screen switches off after waking up from suspend

I guess, there are plenty of duplicates of this question, but I didn't find any to be helpful in my particular problem. My story is as follows: I was running Xubuntu 12.04 on a Thinkpad X40 which has ...
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Best Ubuntu version for my old laptop [duplicate]

I have an old 2005 HP laptop and since its performances aren't so good i'd like to try ubuntu on it. The pc specs are as follow: AMD Turion 64 Mobile TechnologyML-34 787Mhz 1,00 GB RAM Can I ...
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Keyboard doesn't work after waking Ubuntu from suspend, wakes automatically after opening lid

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on Toshiba P55-A5200. The keyboard doesn't work after waking it up from suspend, so I have to restart it. Also, whenever I open the lid it wakes up without me pressing ...
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Function keys are not working on Toshiba Satellite L510 so brightness control is not possible

I am using Toshiba L510 AND Ubuntu 12.04. I Cannot control brightness of my system using function keys. What could be the cause?
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How to recover windows laptop hard drive using ubuntu live stick

I would like to recover the hard drive on my laptop which had windows 7 but was formatted. Assuming I have an Ubuntu live usb stick, how can I unformat the laptop's drive? Notice I rather not open ...
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Laptop running 14.04 LTS with Lock screen issue [closed]

I've been trying out Ubuntu over the last month or so(have used other distro's in the past but took a long hiatus), last night after installing 14.04 LTS I've run into a bug where if my laptop goes ...
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Why do no wireless networks appear when I use Ubuntu or Kali Linux live CD on my Laptop's Windows 8 Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 driver?

My Toshiba C-55 A5286 laptop detects WiFi networks fine on Windows, but when I boot up a Kali Linux or Ubuntu 13.04 live cd, my Toshiba's Atheros Wifi doesn't detect any WiFi networks. My terminal ...
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12.04 is overheating my Compaq nc6320 laptop

I have been researching this all week, but I can't find a solution that seems to resolve this issue. I have just installed UBUNTU 12.04 on my Compaq nc6320 and it is running really hot and the fan ...
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NEC Laptop fan always running

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my netbook(Dual Boot with Win XP). It is mostly running fine, however, I have one problem. The fan seems to be constantly running at high speed, even if I am not ...
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Do I need to install all the drivers for my Laptop?

I am using HP Mini Laptop. I am going to replace my Windows 7 OS with Ubuntu. Do I need to install all the supporting drivers (Like we do after installing Windows) of my Laptop(Graphic, WiFi, ...
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Ubuntu installation on oldish laptop

I have installed Ubuntu on a laptop, a Packard Bell Easynote B3600, AMD Sempron. Is anyone familiar with the installation problems on this machine? For instance the Bios settings, compared to the ...
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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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No battery status icon on Lenovo B570e

I am using Lenovo B570e with Ubuntu 13.10 and my desktop won't display the battery status icon. I have already tried to add the icon in the system settings, but that has not worked.
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Can I install Ubuntu 12.10 on an Acer Aspire laptop?

I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.10, and I want to install it on my Acer Aspire laptop. Here's my Acer specifications: Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor @ 1.86 GHz 2,5GB of RAM 500GB HDD Mobile Intel ...
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battery discharges in a strange way on Lenovo Ideapad Z500

I've a Lenovo ideapad Z500 laptop with Windows only energy management software (my battery stop charging at 60% for long lasting life). Setting the threshold from Windows, it remains also with Ubuntu ...
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Can someone help me with my Asus laptop? [closed]

I have an Asus laptop. Dont know anything about them just know how to get on them. So i need some real help. Now i had Windows 8 on my laptop. Its a newer one. My friend wiped the whole computer ...
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Can't Connect To A Wifi on 13.10

So few days ago i got a new Laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 installed on it. It works fine when i connect with wired ethernet, it even sees the wi-fi just when i double click it, it tries to connect and then ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 - Laptop Loses wireless after sleep

I'm running Lubunu 13.10 on an hp G62 - I'm new to Lubuntu having used ubuntu previously, but I've made the switch as my laptop is now getting toward the lower end of acceptability, and I'm delighted ...
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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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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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Disable laptop monitor when there is an external monitor

How can I configure Xorg so that when a certain external monitor is attached to my laptop via HDMI, that external monitor becomes the main monitor and the laptop monitor is switched off? Obviously I ...
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Ubuntu won't start unless laptop is plugged in. This has happened on 2 different laptops

So, I've been using Ubuntu on an off again for a few years, and I decided to permanently install it on a spare laptop that was gathering dust. It worked fine, but I did notice one little quirk, that ...
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usb to serial - what comport?

I have a usb to serial adapter because my IBM Thinkpad T41 has no built-in serial port. It works OK as COM3 in Win xp, but not in ubuntu 10. How can I find what port it is emulating?
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Keeping dolphin open hogs CPU by kdeinit

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell inspiron laptop. If I open and keep a dolphin open, one of my cores is used 100% and this quickly leads to high temperatures. When I use htop and see what is hogging the ...
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How to boost volume in lubuntu 11.04 on laptop

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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Wifi not working on Acer Aspire 5570Z

The Ethernet works but the wifi does not. I have updated everything and it had no help. And I know that it works because less then 24 hours ago it had windows vista on it and would work. I am running ...
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Can I turn off the power LED in my netbook?

I have a netbook LG x110 and I'd like to turn off the light of its LED power button, because his light bothers me in the night: Is this possible? Thanks in advance!
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Do Dell Laptop Touch Screen Monitors Work with Ubuntu 12.04/12.10?

I'm about to buy a Dell Precision m6700 that I plan on dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 (or 12.10, feel free to comment) and I'm wondering if I should get the touch screen monitor designed for ...
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Does Ubuntu work on the 2013 Dell XPS 15 (9530)? [closed]

What hardware components work, and what doesn't work?
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XBMC and Power Saving

I have set up my XBMC system on my ASUS X401A laptop. I am now getting towards the stage where most of my film collection is on an external hard drive and as such I will be putting it closed on a ...
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MSI FX600 003US Ubuntu 12.04LTS Camera

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04LTS in my MSI FX600 003US laptop and the OS seems to be unable to detect the device itself. I'm not really familiar with Ubuntu so I might need some guidance in here in ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon won't suspend after upgrade to 13.10

I upgraded to 13.10 and have since had problems with suspend when I close the laptop lid. Prior to the upgrade, if you closed the lid it suspended the computer and all was well. After the upgrade ...
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Suspend/wakeup takes too long

Xubuntu Sacucy on a Dell laptop with Xscreensaver takes too long to go to standby or wake up (around 10-20 seconds) after the lid is opened or closed. Wasn't like that at the beginning. Is there any ...