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

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What is that Dell laptop on Ubuntu home page?

With the release of Natty Narwhal, the Ubuntu homepage is sporting a new look - the one with a Dell laptop. I'm interested to know what Dell laptop model is that? It looks really nice but I can't find ...
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Can't get past the ubuntu loading screen

When I try to get onto my laptop it stays at the ubuntu loading page with a flashing _ at the top left corner. I pressed ESC and it halts at this: stopping send an event to indicate plymouth is up
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Laptop webcam no longer recognised in Ubuntu 15.04

As the title implies, my laptop no longer seems to see the built in webcam. I installed 15.04 about a week ago and it's been fine until around yesterday. lsusb: Bus 004 Device 006: ID 1770:ff00 Bus ...
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Laptop keyboard not working after installing laptop-mode-tools

Just a few weeks before, I installed laptop-mode-tools on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop. Thereafter, I rebooted my computer but unfortunately my keyboard didn't work at all (but my mouse worked fine as ...
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my dell laptop inspiron 6000 wont go past the logo page

Plese I really need help. I was trying to get the new update Ubuntu 14.02 I think and I forced it to quit then i logged off and tried to to sign back in to my account and that didnt work so I ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 save laptop battery?

Does Ubuntu 14.04 save battery on my laptop HP ProBook 4540s? My search revealed the following: When working on ac then the command cat /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode returns 0, and if the battery 5. This ...
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Disable Fn-keys brightness change on Dell Inspiron E1405

I've got an old Dell E1405 which smoothly runs 14.04, with one caveat that is. When I press the Fn button with arrow-up or arrow-down, the brightness jumps in huge steps. Is there a way to disable ...
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installing Ubuntu on an Alienware M17Xr 4 laptop

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an alienware M17X r4, when I get to the install screen it is hard to describe but it's like 4 versions of the same screen but in pink and with a lot of lines. This is ...
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Installing issues | unable to open /dev/sda and /dev/sdb

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB drive. It boots into the installation and after selecting Install Ubuntu the loading screen appears and stops there. Pressing the left arrow key brings me to a ...
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Lenovo X220: Wifi issue

I have a problem with my wifi on my lenovo x220 using Xubuntu 15.04. Sometimes I'm connected to the network but I can't use the network (ping, traceroute, etc. ...). Troubleshooting: I have to reboot ...
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Ubuntu very slow startup

My new laptop is taking very long (a few minutes) until it reaches the log-in screen. Here is the output of dmesg: http://pastebin.com/MuW79kVd I think the important part is the following gap in ...
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Laptop Displays on External Monitor by Default

I was running Windows 98 through virtualbox (to play an old game that doesn't work on wine, not because I'm into that kind of thing) and had to play with the resolutions a bit to get it to run at ...
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ubuntu 14.10 issue with suspend

I have a Acer Aspire E5-571G-52FL and when try to suspend (when lid is closed for example) it not wake up after that. Only black screen and nothing. Could you please help? Thanks! 3.16.0-33-generic ...
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Black screen on laptop lid open after update to 15.04

I suspend my laptop by closing the lid, but when I open it my screen stays black, when I should be prompted to enter my xscreensaver password. The screen is "on" because I can switch TTY using ...
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Laptop monitor loses connection and cannot reconnect

I have bought a Lenovo Y40, and it seems to be having a problem with the flex in the lid hinges. The issue is that sometimes when I move the lid in some direction, it shows wired black and white ...
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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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Why are my games so slow through WINE?

Discovering I needed Wine to run anything Windows-based. I discovered I'd need DirectX to do anything significant, which in turn needed .NET framework. Using this ...
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What is the proper/recomended way to handle laptop power management in Ubuntu?

I have seen many power management utilities/methods for Ubuntu. These are few of them: TLP CPU Power Scaling indicator-cpufreq cpupower Using powertop command Using laptop-mode-tools Intel i915 ...
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How to link brightness button to correct brightness script

I recently upgrade my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. My laptop has always had incomtibility issues between the brightness button and the actual brightness set up. In 12.04 I had fixed the problem by ...
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Error when connecting HDMI Monitor

Yesterday I got a new monitor which I connected with HDMI to my laptop. Everything worked just fine. When I plug in my HDMI cable today, the laptop screen shuts off and displays the attached photo ...
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How to Adjust Brightness in Lubuntu 15.04

I just installed Lubuntu 15.04 on my Toshiba Satellite laptop and can't figure out how to adjust the brightness. I can't find it anywhere and have been looking at other people's questions for an hour ...
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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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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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P key acts funny in desktop mode but acts fine in boot mode?

My laptops keyboard is acting weird, when I'm in boot mode like grub menus such acts like this 'p apt-get' but when I'm booted into a log in screen or opened a notepad, here's what happens, 'ppppppp ...
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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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Attempting to install Ubuntu on an HP Touchsmart TM2

When I go into the setup utility I have the options: Main, Security, Diagnostics, System Configuration, Exit This is different from what I've seen online when trying to find a guide. But, in the ...
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How do I make my display blurry?

This is a weird question, I know. I recently bought a new laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series). My old laptop was a Toshiba, and the screen was grainy, which made everything look a little blurry. At ...
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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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How To Increase Screen Resolution?

I have a 1600x900 monitor attached to a 1280x768 laptop, only the latter resolution is available, how do i increase it to my monitor's max resolution? the xrandr result is: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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Acer Notebook rightclick not working

I have a problem with my acer e5-571 running Ubuntu 14.04. The touchpad isn't recognized correctly: I have no right click. Output from xinput list: Virtual core pointer ...
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How do I get support for a DELL Ubuntu laptop?

Hopefully this experience will improve with DELL. I have a DELL M3800 Precision Workstation Laptop factory installed with Ubuntu. When calling into DELL technical support (1-800-999-3355), when I ...
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15.04 Could not set configuration for CRTC63. Booting lid closed

When I boot my Dell Latitude E7440 laptop, an error dialog is show on login screen: Could not set configuration for CRTC63. If the lid is closed during boot, the disk crypto login is shown on ...
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Brightness Icon

Before Icon Brightness was appearing Hotkey (FN+Arrow Right) Whenever i wanted to change my brightness the icon appears on right side of Ubuntu. But then it suddenly stopped working, it was changing ...
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UEFI questions after moving to Ubuntu 14.10 finally

I have a couple of questions after I switch to Ubuntu for my main OS on my laptop and they are: Will I have to install a bootloader of sorts into my UEFI to boot straight into Ubuntu?, like without ...
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Laptop runs much slower after installing KDE environment Ubuntu 15.04

Recently after installing the kde environment (onto normal ubuntu 15.04, through 1 simple package install after completely removing the xfce environment.) i have noticed the massive increase in boot ...
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Battery will not charge past 59%. I have no access to Windows or lenovo softwares anymore [duplicate]

I have an Ideapad Touch u430 that came with AOE licence. As it was recommanded, I used the Energy Manager to enable the Economy mode (I don't remember the exact name) that makes your battery stop ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...