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

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Good Dell Laptop For Linux Lite 2.6 [on hold]

I'm not good with computers at all, been using Windows my whole life and I hate it, that's why I'm picking Linux Lite: lightweight, design based on Windows, thankfully not actually Windows though, ...
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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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Laptop Overheating - Lenovo Z500

Hi I have a Lenovo Z500 with i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD. In Windows 7,8 and 8.1 I don't have any problem with the laptop temperature while running just the system or surfing the web, but under ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Laptop screen won't work

A while back, around 2 months ago I took my laptop on a holiday trip and when I arrived back home the screen had been smashed in the boot off the car. So I tried turning the laptop on and it worked ...
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Fixing black screen

I dont know why Dell redictered me to you guys but I'm having issues with my laptop and I'm hoping you can help. A few hours ago I restarted it and when it came back on it loaded and just showed a ...
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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. Problem persists on Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Which has better compatibility with ubuntu - xps 13 / xps 14?

I am planning on buying a dell XPS 13 or XPS 14.. but really confused in choosing one.. Will be installing Ubuntu along side windows (dual boot) Main purpose - web & mobile app development It ...
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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's brightness resets to least value automatically and haven't been resolved from past few version

My laptop (Dell Inspiron N5110) is having a brightness issue. Brightness automatically resets to least value 0 from the past set value (say 3) when I increase the brightness it jumps to 4 and now I ...
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Why is my dongle not blinking anymore?

I am using a dongle of Vodafone K3570z. It was working fine until tomorrow.But I don't know what has happened to it suddenly.As I am plugging it the lights are not blinking. I have checked the usb ...
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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 backup computer that wont let me go on windows from usb hard drive with ubuntu?

I am having an issue with my laptop and it won't let me turn it on. It goes straight to "preparing automatic restart" and then it gives me a blue screen with aload of options. Ive tried all of them ...
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Laptop freezes after lifting the screen up

Each time that I close the laptop and after I lift up to continue with my work, it freezes with a black screen(either the leds of my mouse doesn't light up). In the partition of windows all works ...
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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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Lowest brightness setting turns backlights off

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on a Laptop. When I turn my brightness to the lowest setting it actually turns my backlights off and my entire screen goes black as if my computer was turned off. I have ...
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Some keys don't work after upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10

Just upgraded my Lenovo G410 from 14.04 to 15.10. after running sudo dpkg --configure -a to correct a few glitches, it boots fine and displays the login screen. The problem now is that some keys ...
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HP Probook 450 G3 doesn't work suspending when lid was closed on ubuntu 16.04

Have a small problem - my laptop cannot suspended when lid was closed. It's doesn't work only on ubuntu 16.04, on previous versions all works good. The power settings configured correctly (set sleep ...
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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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Ubuntu is too slow on my laptop

I was working on windows and I erased every thing and installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my laptop hoping to find it faster but it was really slower. Here are the details of my laptop. Memory : 2.8GiB ...
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Installed laptop-mode-tool 16.04, now USB mouse not working after rebooting until it is re plughed in

I did a fresh install of 16.04 on my vizio ct14-a0 ultrabook. I installed laptop-mode-tools Then I edited the AUTOSUSPEND_TIMEOUT in file /etc/laptop-mode/conf.d/runtime-pm.conf file from =2, ...
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Does pm-powersave start automatically when running on battery?

So I just learned a bit more about pm-powersave, but couldn't find if it automatically kicks in if you're running battery power. Does somebody know if it does this? And if not, is there a way to make ...
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Keyboard and Touchpad wont work

I'm using a gigabyte P17F laptop and every time I install ubuntu the touchpad and keyboard stop working, I have installed ubuntu 16.04 with a usb keyboard and mouse, sometimes the laptop's keyboard ...
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Install Ubuntu onto laptop with external monitor

Install boots fine but the laptop i have the screen is broken and use the HDMI out to my TV. The install sees the TV as a monitor extension or 2nd desktop. I am unable to see the install prompt on the ...
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Does Ubuntu run on an Asus F555LA [closed]

Does anyone have any experience with an Asus F555LA-DM2095T laptop? I'm looking for a new laptop and I'm thinking of buying this one but I'm not sure if it'll run properly. I've read a review on a ...
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Laptop headphone jack produces no sound

The headphones are detected, because when they are plugged in, they appear in the sound settings. The problem is that they just don't output any sound. Laptop speakers output sound just fine. I'm ...
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Will I get noticeably better battery life with LXDE/Xfce compared to Unity on a laptop? [closed]

Or is the difference not enough to be noticed on a modern high-end laptop (Dell XPS 13 Skylake in this case)?
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Laptop sometimes not locked on resume from sleep (lid action)

Despite repeated searches I can't find anyone else reporting similar issues to me. My issue is that when I sleep my computer by closing the lid, sometimes when I open it again the screen is not ...
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How to get laptop lid to suspend & resume, and wifi to reconnect with Ubuntu 16.04

On my Compaq Presario CQ62 laptop Ubuntu 14.04 would suspend on lid close. But a clean install of 16.04 ignored the lid action. According to ...
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How can I get Ubuntu to load as a dual boot on an HP Envy laptop with Windows 10?

I have a new HP Envy laptop (AMD A10 processor, Radeon R6, 8GB RAM, 2TB HD) with Windows 10. I don't want to use Windows as the main OS, and want to use Ubuntu (my previous laptop was Ubuntu, and in ...
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My jack doesn't work on Ubuntu 15.04

I have an Asus K555UB laptop, and I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on it, but when I plug in my 3.5mm headset jack, the headphones do not work, and the speakers stil give sound. I tried something, changed ...
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Clicking noise from acer r3 131t (left speaker)

I have a subtle clicking coming from my laptop? I have a Acer r3 131t c1yf (32gb HD, 2gb RAM) It comes from the left speaker. Windows 10 (dual boot) is very silent. The Acer Graphics listed on ...
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Is battery life affected with dual boot?

I have dual booted my laptop with Windows 10 and Linux. Does this affect battery life? (My laptop has a i5 processor with 2.2 GHZ RAM and 500 GB HD.)
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How to force HP Laptop boot into GRUB (in a easy way)

I always have to press F9 to change boot order when startup in my HP Pavillion. I have dual boot Ubuntu 16.04/Windows 10. I'm using Ultrabook HP Pavilion Touch 14-n070br (ENERGY STAR)
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How to use nouveau instead of intel?

I have a laptop with Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU. I want to use nouveau but whatever I do my laptop is always using Intel's driver. How can I make it use nouveau?
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No WiFi until I close the lid, then open it, need to know why

I have a cheap HP laptop from MicroCenter that works decent, however I've been having trouble with the wifi. If I restart the laptop, the wifi comes up disconnected, nothing I do will give me a ...
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AMD Turbo Core not working on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a Acer Laptop with Turbo CORE technology up to 2.40 ghz per processor But when I check it with this: cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_max_freq It says 1500000 How I can get it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 screen brigthness problem in videos

In my laptop I have a very annoying problem When I'm in Chrome or seen a movie and I don't touch the touchpad the screen attenuates automatically It's annoying because the brightness automatically ...
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Help with displaying screen on monitor

Dog knocked my laptop off the table and smashed the screen. I was able to display on an external monitor once. I unplugged everything to move it and when I set it all back up i coudlnt get it to ...
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How to link the system event brightness up/down to the correct brightness file

I have a ASUS UL30VT and just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The screen brightness was at level 0. Attempt 1: so I navigated to find the screen brightness slider under System ...
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Ubuntu - Recommended Minimum System Requirements [duplicate]

Can I install and run Ubuntu on this machine? AMD Dual-Core E1-6015 APU with Radeon R2 Graphics (1.4 GHz, 1 MB cache) 4 GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB) If yes, which version of ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 Flickering Problem [closed]

I have a system 76 Lemur laptop on which I have installed Ubuntu 16.04. My screen has started flickering. I thought it was a problem with the installation so I made a boot able USB and reinstalled. It ...
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Closing the lid create an error with the wireless icon

Since updating to 16.04, I encounter a problem where the wifi symbol would become an up and a down arrow. The problem arises when I close the lid, but sometimes it does not matter whether I close the ...
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With Ubuntu 16.04 laptop doesn't suspend when lid is closed

I have a Dell 7737 laptop, and with Ubuntu 16.04 it no longer suspends when the laptop lid is closed. With 14.04 closing the lid put the laptop to suspend as expected. However, I reloaded the system ...
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Can I adjust the minimum brightness for my laptop's LCD?

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on my Dell XPS 13 (9333, 2014 model). The LCD brightness can be controlled by the keyboard, and if possible I'd like to adjust the minimum value and/or adjust the ...
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Bluetooth not working on a Lenovo ideapad 100-15iby (Wi-Fi unstable too)

I have made edits to this post and Wi-Fi works now, but I still have problems with Bluetooth, and is further explained below at "EDITS:" Original Question I've got everything working on this laptop ...
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Brightness function keys not working

I have an ASUS X55A-SPD0204O laptop. The rest of the FN+Fx (where x = number) like sound + - mute, screen turn off, wireless etc. work perfectly. The problem is with the 2 brightness keys. They just ...
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I can no longer completely turn off the screen by decreasing the screen brightness to zero in 16.04

Sorry if this is vague and not nearly as technical as most other questions here, but I'm a pretty new ubuntu convert. When I'm in hurry I've been turning off my screen just by holding fn and f8 to ...
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Dual Monitor - Side by side not working!

Before you guys do a search and claim this is a duplicate of any other question, don't bother! I've been through them all! I've tried everything I could find! Okay, so the problem is I can't set my ...
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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 ...