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

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Old laptop cannot boot from ubuntu 15.10 dvd

I have ab old nc8000 laptop with 14.04 installed on it. I want to upgrade to 15.10 but the laptop cannot boot from the install dvd. Is there a workaround for this? Thanks :)
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Could not enable the network

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
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when restart my laptop noise appear

I bought hp probook 450 g3 7i after installed ubuntu 15.10 does'nt sound. I created a new file in /etc/modprobe.d/intel.conf and added fllowing options: options snd-hda-intel single_cmd=1 options ...
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Why can't I type with some keys on my laptop?

After I installed Ubuntu 12.10, I noticed that some keys on my Asus A53U laptop have stopped working correctly, and others work for the wrong keys, i.e. I press the key below backspace (can't remember ...
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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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Turn off display while lid is closed but prevent sleep on ubuntu server

I am currently running ubuntu server 14.04.3 on a macbook. I have managed to close the lid while preventing the system from sleeping but it does not turn off the display however it does turn off after ...
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Turning the brightness completely down

I used to run the command xbacklight -set 0 to make my brightness effectively 0 i.e. it was almost impossible to see anything, which was really helpful for conserving my battery power. However having ...
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Install ubuntu or buy preinstalled? [on hold]

I seriously wanted to know that if I am going to develop software for android and need ubuntu, should I install it with windows, mac or should I buy a laptop with ubuntu preinstalled. Please specify ...
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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 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 do i get my dedicated Screen brightness button to work again? [duplicate]

So i have a q320la Asus Laptop. It has the turn up/down screen brightness on the f5/6 buttons, however the command no longers works on ubuntu 15.10. HOWEVER. the dedicated key to light my keyboard is ...
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Laptop battery keeps discharging even after full charge (not switching to AC)

The laptop does not switch to AC mode after fully charging. I dualboot and this problem is nonexistent on Windows 10. But on Ubuntu 15.10 it just keeps discharging. I tried fully charging(which never ...
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When lid is closed, no internent connection

new to linux and ubuntu so please show some understanding :) im using an external monitor with my laptop, and when i close the lid (already set up the power management so nothingks will happen when i ...
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Can i get more battery life than this?

router@router:~$ lsb_release -a && uname -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.10 Release: 15.10 Codename: wily Linux router 4.2.0-23-generic ...
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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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Cannot adjust brightness on Samsung NP370R5E-A06UK running Ubuntu 15.04

The issue is in the title. I have tried this as well as the top answer here, both achieved nothing. I should note however, that if I start up (or wake up from sleep) while not plugged in, I will get ...
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Resume from Suspend closes applications

Just loaded Ubuntu 15.10 on my old HP E1 Vision and am very pleased with it. I have a minor issue in that if I Suspend using the power icon in the upper right corner of the screen, close the lid and ...
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Can boot from SSD-drive, but Ubuntu installer can't find it

Ubuntu installer can't find new SSD disk. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a ASUS VivoBook, model R304LA with bios version 210. It has UEFI with secure boot and all that jazz, but I've managed to turn ...
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Asus x751lb ubuntu (gnome) 15.10 function key for brightness not working

I've tried like all the options for changing grub settings, some even screwed changing brightness at all, some allowed me to use even fn + enter to open calculator, but fn + f5/ fn + f6 nothing... ...
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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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Is it safe to use ubuntu for my battery life [on hold]

I have a Dell Vostro 2526 dual booted with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I'm not very new with Ubuntu and have some previous experience. Like many people I'm also facing huge battery draining issues, ...
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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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Blinking screen while using wireless connection

I've bought Dell Inspiron 5548 laptop and faced up with next problem - when I'm using build-in wireless card screen starts blinking, it's happens every time when I'm using it(watch online video, ...
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Why does my thinkpad log in automatically if I lock my screen, shut my lid and then reopen it?

I've noticed some strange behaviour while working today. If I lock my screen with ctrl+alt+l it takes me to the login screen. If I then decide to shut my laptop it suspends correctly. But when I ...
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thinkfan control doesn't use the fan full potential when needed

I own a Thinkpad x201 and is overheating very fast because of the environmental temperature and eventually kills himself without notice (and it really grinds my gears). Outside there are 34 degrees C ...
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Optimal version of Linux for T61 laptops [closed]

I have some Lenovo T61 laptops, which I want to convert to Linux (from WinXP or Win7). Being a novice I wonder a) which Ubuntu-version is most suitable b) other software i.e. BIOS etc. you would ...
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Laptop Docking Station For Ubuntu Tablets?

Will it be possible for OEMs to offer a laptop docking station for Ubuntu tablets? By laptop docking station, I'm describing a laptop keyboard without a display, but with a dock that can accommodate ...
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HP Pavilion 360

I'm about to install Ubuntu 15.10 on a laptop HP Pavilion 360. I have right now Windows 10 as my only OS, and one of its functions is that, when I bend the laptop to use it as a tablet, the whole ...
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Installing Ubuntu on modern laptop

I have see over the last few year that is is getting more difficult to install ubuntu. Usually it is no problem to boot from USB (CD's is obsolete anyway) But booting from USB on these machines is ...
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Can my laptop run ubuntu? // Problems with the nvidia graphic?

My laptop is a MSI, PX60 2QD-084XES (Prestige) . Specifications: * Intel® Core i7-5700HQ (2.7 GHz, 6 MB) * RAM 16GB DDR3 SODIMM (2x8GB) * Hard disk 1TB (7200 rpm S-ATA)+ 256GB SSD (1x256GB M.2 SATA) ...
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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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Can't set up wireless drivers on MSI Stealth, no output returned from lspci

Installed Ubuntu as dual boot with windows on an MSI GS70 laptop. Can't get wireless to show up in the toolbar & there are no software updates that appear under "System Settings | Additional ...
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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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GT70 2PE Dominator Pro (or equal) keyboard backlight

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and have been searching the internet for a couple of hours, trying to get my keyboard's backlight to work . I know it works out of the box when you hit the ...
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Why does my laptop suddenly turn off while my battery reports about 24% of charge?

I have an ASUS K53E. The battery reports a capacity of about 76.5%, i.e 43.8 Wh of 57.2 Wh. Since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my laptops suddenly turns off: no suspend, hibernate or gracefully shut ...
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14.04 LTS on Toshiba Satellite C75D-B. Brightness, WiFi, Fn-keys control and Suspend problems

This is a new laptop that I just bought. Came with Windows 8.1, now is a dual-boot. Sound Controls and Mute work with F9, F10, F11 like they do in Windows, but F12 for WiFi, F2 and F3 for brightness ...
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No sound over HDMI

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with the Intel 3000 HD video. I'm running 12.04.5, all updates. In the past, I've had no trouble, other than having to manually tell the sound subsystem to use HDMI ...
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Suspend and Shutdown not working in ubuntu 15.10

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on a razer blade 14 2013 with kernel version 4.2. Everything is currently stock. Unfortunately, suspend (both doing it manually and closing the lid) as well as shut down do ...
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My Acer V5 laptop keeps slowing down when I plug it in

Ever since I got this laptop, this has been a problem. Usually when I plug it in, it takes a moment to slow down my laptop. I would like to know how to fix this.
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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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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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Adjust screen backlight on ancient HP, with Lubuntu 15.10

I've installed Lubuntu 15.10 on my HP nx9005 (circa 2001), and all works great except that I can find no way to adjust the backlight brightness. I've had a look at various solutions, here and ...
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thinkpad yoga s1 heats up when lid closed and wont turn on again

I recently installed ubuntu on my yoga s1 and occasionally when I close the lid and go to open it later my computer is quite warm to almost hot. When I open the lid the screen wont turn on and I have ...
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What Are Charge Profile and Charge Accuracy?

In Power Statistics Window, selecting Laptop Battery from left menu, then going statistics tab, we have "Charge Profile", "Charge Accuracy", "Discharge Profile", "Discharge Accuracy" graph types. ...
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Asus zenbook UX501 hangs when lid is closed

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus UX501JW. I've managed to fix most of the initial problems (hotkeys). But I still have the problem that the computer freezes if I close and open the lid without ...
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How to enable an extern keyboard using ps2 to usb adapter on a notebook?

I have a laptop (IBM T60) and I want to connect an extern keyboard to it. Because the keyboard is a ps2 keyboard I bought a ps2 to usb adapter and plugged the keyboard into the adapter and the adapter ...
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14.04, VGA cable to external monitor not displaying

My computer (Lenovo T420) and external monitor are connected through a vga cable. Both recognize that they are connected to each other, but the external monitor isn't displaying anything. Please help. ...
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Ending up with four screens on my laptop display - can't do anything

Just got a new ASUS laptop and every things good with it for the most part. But when I booted from a Ubuntu USB, I believe it was 14.04.3 or later, before the logo even loaded I was left with two ...
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Is Ubuntu compatible with Dell n4050 laptop? [duplicate]

I have dell n4050 laptop. Do i have to install drivers after ubuntu installation? which version of ubuntu will support my laptop?
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How can I transfer my laptop screen to where I can play my xbox 360 on my laptop screen?

I've tried going through the control panel and everything there, and found nothing helpful, I need to find a way to get it to work, is there any software that I need to download that will allow me to ...