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

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15.04 - Closing lid does not suspend laptop if connected to external monitor

Since the upgrade to 15.04, my laptop's behavior on closing lid has changed: if it is connected to an external monitor, it will not suspend. In addition, all the windows are now flushed to the ...
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Laptop heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE

I looked at similar questions but it didnt work. When I use laptop normally, it doesnt heat up. But it heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE. What can be the issue, how to overcome it ? Thanks.
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“monitor brightness down” key resets brightness before lowering it

My monitor brightness down key resets my brightness before lowering it, effectively leaving me at near max brightness. I do not experience any problems with the brightness up key. I'm using a Dell ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on Lenovo Ideapad G505s laptop?

So I've checked the Lenovo website and they have no drivers for Ubuntu for this laptop. Only Win 7 and 8. So am I in trouble or is there a way out? I'd assume I need those drivers, right?
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Lenovo g570 External display

I'm attempting to make an external display my only one, it is detected in displays but when i switch to it nothing happens, and the monitor claims the computer isn't sending a signal. I think it may ...
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How to do dual boot in Windows 8.1 pre-installed laptop with UEFI/Secure boot, and this can cause lost of warranty?

I got an Acer Aspire E15 and came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and UEFI / Secure boot, would like to install Ubuntu on dual boot, but I have no experience with laptops that have the system UEFI / ...
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Toshiba L850 fan Stuck on despite normal temps

Fan is stuck on despite everything running at normal temps. Acpi seems to not be working and no sensors despite being set up. lewis@Luitaco:~$ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: ...
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I would like to buy a new laptop [on hold]

I would like some suggestions for a cheap laptop. I asked this here because naturally everyone here uses Ubuntu. I want my laptop to be able to run Linux. Could you suggest me a few cheap laptops ...
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Ubuntu Slow Wifi Speeds

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP 2000 bf69wm laptop. The WIFI download and upload speeds are terrible 0.50 MBPS download and 237 ping. When I use a wired connection it is better compared to ...
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How To Get Rid of This? Ubuntu is Definitely Consuming More Power Than Windows! [duplicate]

System details: Intel Core i5 2.50GH, Nvidia, 2GB RAM, 32bit O/S for both Linux and Windows. Well I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for nearly 1 week. I have noticed whenever my laptop runs on ...
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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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Laptop Screen Black After Suspend

I'm a new user to Linux and i am running into an issue with suspend on my laptop with the following configuration Model : HP Envy m6 (AMD A10-4600M APU with Radeon HD Graphics) Operating System : ...
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I cannot install Ubuntu 15.04 due to having a touchscreen

I have a Lenovo S210 Touch. It has a touchscreen - this causes problems with both Ubuntu and elementary OS during installation. Basically, if I try to install either OS, the result is an inability to ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, pm-utils do not look into /etc/pm/power.d/ anymore, what instead?

Since upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 my custom script which I used to setup proper thermal profile mode for my laptop ceased to work, which I believe is because pm-utils do not respond to AC/BAT ...
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Intel Turbo boost on ubuntu 14.04

Well, I have a Toshiba laptop with an Intel i5 2430m and 4 gb ram installed. I have intalled the i-Nex so to know my cpu frequency at every time. But there is a problem: Even when I'm editing a ...
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No WiFi on a system76 laptop after upgrade to 15.04

I just upgraded System76 Gazelle laptop to 15.04 and wifi no longer works. It sees many networks and tries to connect to mine, but fails repeatedly (/var/log/syslog seems to indicate authentication ...
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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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Laptop slowing down

A few months ago, I installed 14.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 5250. Ubuntu ran great. Slowly but surely, it is slowing down more and more. I don'tknow what the cause of this could be. I haven't installed ...
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Cant enter password to login

i have searched other similar questions but none solution for me. this is the problem, i have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and do several restarts adding repositorys and installing drivers, but ...
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Ubuntu Battery not charging or not detected

Here is question/answer just to help the community. I just bought a new ASUS N750J . I had some issues installing kubuntu. Problems were the CPU FAN always running at full speed, battery not ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't detect battery (Toshiba Satellite L755D)

There is no battery detected my laptop. It is a Toshiba Satellite L775D. Any help?
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USB Mouse and Keyboard stop working unexpectedly

On my laptop I've attached USB mouse and keyboard. They work well when I start the computer. The problem is that after some time they stop working. Laptop's touchpad and keyboard have no problems but ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 on HP Pavilion x2 - 13-r100dx Laptop

I purchased this laptop at the beginning of 2015 and I have loved the little guy. It does wonders as a laptop, is a bit clunky as a tablet but quite fun to have both options available at hand. I ...
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How to make keyboard backlight Fn buttons work in Samsung Series 9?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Samsung 900X4C. However, I can't get the keyboard backlights to work. I added the keymaps as per community docs - Samsung Series 9 (section Function Keys). But ...
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DEVICE: Asus Atheros AR5B125 / OS: Ubuntu 14.10 Frequent Crashes

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10 from disc on my Asus Atheros AR5B125 laptop three weeks ago. From the start I noticed programs crashing and freezing and the system as a whole freezing and or ...
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How to increase battery life? [duplicate]

I just got my laptop and it came with windows 8.1 with which the battery life was pretty good but since I installed Ubuntu 14.04.LTS the battery life has been reduced. I want to know if there's a way ...
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Screen brightness cannot be changed after upgrade to 14.10

As the title suggests, I upgraded my Dell XPS 15 laptop to 14.10 and now the brightness is stuck at the lowest level. The fn+F4/F5 displays the brightness notifications but the brightness level of the ...
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How to prevent an unintended resume from suspend (Lenovo x240)?

Updated 2015-04-19, 15:56 - I am using a Lenovo x240 notebook and the problem is valid for Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 at least. General description of the problem If I close the notebook's lid the ...
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I got a MSI Leopard GP60 2PE with two SSDs? :O [duplicate]

I have a laptop with two SSDs and one is almost completely empty: I have 500gb+250gb and the 250gb SSD has only 1gb of used space which is only a few folders like this: $RECYCLE.BIN/Papirkurv, ...
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Enable generic Chinese USB camera on fresh Linux install

I have a no-name USB camera, made in China, that works fine on my XP desktop installation. I bought this camera to use as a sewer pipe inspection camera. It has 15 meters of cable, with the camera at ...
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Like Mac. Close Tap (lid) and active hybrid-suspend 14.04

I would like to configure my OS, to Close the lid of the laptop, block the access and later of 10 or 20 minute active hybrid-suspend. someone can help?.. I know to close the lid and active the ...
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Problem with my screen and brightness buttons don't work

I have problem on my laptop and my screen was pixelated althroughout when i turn on my laptop. and also the brightness don't work at the same time. any suggestions?
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Suspend on lid close, even with the option OFF

I've set up a friends laptop with Ubuntu 12.04LTS with the Cinnamon desktop, and I'm having a few issues with the power settings. As far as I can tell I've got every setting to "Do Nothing" when the ...
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Touchpad not working in Asus X-450L

I am using Ubuntu-14.04 LTS with latest 4.0 kernel. But still it's not working with my touchpad driver. I haven't left no stone unturned to make it supportable for my Ubuntu. Now I am really disgusted ...
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Wireless wont show up on Dell Latitude D620, I am New to LUBUNTU and never used Linux

I got a Dell Latitude D620 from work on condition it had to be DBAN DOD wiped prior to removal. It is a DuoCore 1.6GHz 1GB RAM machine which sounded like LUBUNTU would be good fit... All of it worked ...
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Wifi dropping on Lenovo G50-70

I'm having problems with my WiFi on a Lenovo G50-70 which uses the Realtek RTL8723BE chip. After a certain time it drops. I then have to reboot the whole system to get the Wifi functioning again. ...
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Force the sound through internal speaker

Yesterday I accidentaly dropped my netbook, so now the 3.5mm jack is separated from motherboard. The issue is that ubuntu thinks that headphones are plugged in, is there a way to force the playback ...
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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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HP Stream 13-C004TU Notebook for Ubuntu Install

I'm looking at purchasing this HP Stream 13-C004TU Notebook, as I am wanting to install Ubuntu 14.10 and not wanting to spend more than $300. The questions I have are: Will this spec be sufficient ...
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How to use(/enable) FN keys to adjust volume at my asus laptop?

I have an ASUS laptop (ASUS X53S series) and I want to adjust the volume by using the FN key and F10 (mute), F11 (vol down), F12 (vol up). Also F9 key is not working as well(this is for ...
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Dell C640 No internet with Ubuntu

Installed ubuntu-14.04.2 on Dell C640 for my kid (edubuntu) Problem: No wired connection. No wifi connection. Slitaz linux connects using wired connection. Machine uses: "Agere Wireless Mini-PCI ...
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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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Abnormally High Fan Speed on Cool Laptop, Dell Inspiron 15R 5520, Ubuntu 14.04,

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 running Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. My issue is with the Dell's fan, which is running at full speed during most of the time the computer is booted into ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 on laptop Dell Inspiron 3147 using USB stick?

I've downloaded and tried to run Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on laptop Dell Inspiron 3147, but it freezes while starting from USB stick. What is the correct way to install Ubuntu on my laptop?
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Where to find Ubuntu downloads for installing on a laptop with a formatted hard disk? [duplicate]

My Sony Vaio HDD has been formatted and I want Ubuntu on it--can it be done? And how--I can't even seem to find Linux for laptop OS downloads.
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HP battery not charging (works when removed/reinserted)

I've tended to have a problem with my battery on my HP sleekbook 15 on my ubuntu 14.04 installation. After going into hibernation or shutting down, when booted up, the battery is not charging... It ...
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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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Install Ubuntu with HDMI cable

One of my friends wants to start using Ubuntu, but he has the following problem: The screen of his laptop is broken, and he has connected his laptop to an HDMI TV in order to see. I wanna know if ...
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I have a laptop, can I use Wifi and cable (Ethernet) networking at same time?

I have an intranet without connection to the Internet, and then I have WiFi with connection to the Internet. Can I make a configuration that makes it possible to be connected to the Internet through ...
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How can I increase time of working from my battery?

Usually I am not even able to watch film from start to end. I use Acer Aspire 5930 OS is Ubuntu 11.04 I use Classic Ubuntu desktop (AFAIK it really means GNOME2) I know, that: I can decrease ...