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

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Battery percentage won't go up while charging

I have HP notebook with a healthy battery. Problem is that when I try to charge it, system displays time remaining to charge and also percentage of the charge in the menu bar, but it stays stuck on ...
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How to format Ubunutu 14.04 from laptop?

I only have Ubuntu os in my laptop, I want to format it and reinstall it in my Laptop. I made a bootable pd of the os, an i am using a asus laptop but the bootable window wont open. I need help!
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Touchpad not working after suspending Laptop [14.10]

My touchpad stops working after closing and reopening my laptop. This problem exists since upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04. I have to reboot Ubuntu to get it working again. I already tried rmmod ...
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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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Shift+home and shift+end don't work in laptop [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and these key combinations do not work. If I toggle NumLock then Home and End without shift don't work properly. I found some proposed solutions for older versions of Ubuntu but ...
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Windows move to external monitor when re-opening lid

I'm using Cinnamon (on 12.10) on a laptop (Compaq 6710b business model) with an external monitor. Both screens run at 1680 x 1050, the external monitor is located on the right. During normal ...
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Screen dim while brightness set to max on Xubuntu 14.04 everytime display turns off

I used to have an issue where every time my laptop would return from suspend, the screen was fully dim (as if brightness was at a minimum) even though the brightness setting was set to maximum - so I ...
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permanently disable trackpoint in Lenovo T440p Ubuntu 14.04

after looking around a lot I find that by typing xinput -set-prop 12 135 0 in the terminal I solved the problem of the cursor moving alone when nobody is touching it. How can I make to make this ...
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Brightness control turns off my monitor

When I press the keyboard combination to lower my brightness i.e. Fn+F2 my screen turn off and to turn it on I have to press brightness low and then brightness high button one after another. Can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Nvidia GeForce (840M) compatability on 64-bit laptop

My laptop diagnostic shows several pre-fails and has other issues so I am urgently shopping for a new laptop, my second using Ubuntu. I need a laptop with good graphics capabilities and have come ...
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Ubuntu fails to install on HP Probook 4445s AMD

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 (earlier 14.04) on my HP Probook 4445s (AMD) from bootable pen drives but after the initial Ubuntu screen the computer freezes with just a static snow on the ...
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How to make the “Steam key” on ASUS ROG laptop work

The dedicated steam key on my ASUS ROG G751 laptop does not do anything. What do I need to do to make it launch steam?
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Power Management

I'm running Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire V Nitro - VN7-571G laptop. The battery should last for 8.5 hours with Windows 8.1, but with Ubunt the battery drains in about 3 hours. Acer has no drivers for ...
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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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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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after update from 12.04 to 14.01 touch pad is not working

after updating to 14.01 version my touch pad is not working. im using hp pavilion 17. my laptop is brand new, it came with 12.04 pre-installed ubuntu version. my wired usb mouse do work but the right ...
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Can i remove the pre-installed RAM Chip from E series Vaio “VPCEh25en” laptop [closed]

http://www.flipkart.com/kingston-ddr3-4-gb-1-x-gb-sony-laptop-ram-m51264k110sfr-m51264k110fr/p/itmdqkn2zszuspz4 i am buying this ram chip , will it be compatible with my e series Vpceh25en laptop. i ...
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Asus 1015E Laptop Won't Suspend

I'm running 14.04.1 LTS on an Asus 1015E laptop. The computer has not been suspending when I close the laptop. It also doesn't suspend when I choose suspend from the system tools. While shut, the ...
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Crazy amount of lag | Ubuntu 14.04

I've been struggling with this issue since I decided that I wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop (several months ago). So I chose 14.04 (Newest at the time), and thought that it wouldn't be so bad, ...
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Problem running Ubuntu-Gnome on optimus-based laptop

I had tons of issues trying to install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my optimus-based laptop (MSI GT60 2PC) with GTX870m & Intel HD 4600 GPU's. It would freeze up during pre-install from live USB/DVD ...
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12.04-Laptop freezes everytime I close my lid

my 12.04 Ubuntu laptop freezes every time I close my lid. I have recently installed Gnome 3.8 on my computer and removed it because I did not like it. It is probably caused because of that. And now, ...
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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 can I disable screen auto brightness in 14.10?

I have a Samsung 730u3e with hybrid radeon graphics, that comes with sensor(s) for screen and keyboard brightness. The keyboard auto brightness works very well, I can increase/decrease or turn off as ...
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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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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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(Xubuntu) - How to turn off Laptop screen while external screen is connected

Hi I just installed Xubuntu on my Laptop, now I want it to disable the laptop screen as long as the external screen is connected. But when I disconnect the external monitor I want the laptop screen to ...
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Laptop brightness

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 and trying to adjust my laptop screen brightness. My laptop Dell studio 1558 has a key to change the screen brightness, though I reduced brightness to zero, I still ...
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What's waking my laptop up?

Sometimes, but not always, my laptop running 14.04 wakes up a few seconds after I shut the lid. How do I diagnose what's going on here? I want it to be suspended when the lid closes and stay ...
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Bluetooth adapter not found HP 250 g2 Ubuntu 14.04 lts

On boot there are two messages - Bluetooth: error in firmware loading err = -110, len = 440, size = 4076 and Bluetooth : Loading patch file failed and in the bluetooth settings it says "no ...
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Inititial installation of ubuntu

Attempting to install on a pc with windows xp but don't can't find an install screen or a program to open the installation process
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Drivers for Asus K Series K555LN-XO079D?

I want to buy Asus K555LN but I wonder whether I can find drivers for Ubuntu? The Asus web site even does not list drivers for Windows. May be I don't need to install any drivers at all?
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I have a Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Pro V3515 laptop. Where can I get the proper drivers?

I have been using Ubuntu for several weeks now. (With some prior Linux usage.) Several programs I have used have given me this error message: Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". I think ...
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Ubuntu on an Asus X205 Subnotebook?

Anybody succeed in loading Ubuntu on the new Asus X205 subnotebook? I am not certain if the UEFI is 32 bits or 64 bits.
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Charging only ever reaches 95%

I am using Ubuntu 14.10. And my computer is always attached to an AC power source thus it is always charging. But I have noticed that my battery says it is charged when I click on the battery icon in ...
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Toshiba Portege r100 No Longer Recognizes Second Battery

This is what I posted on the Toshiba forums, but posting here, in case there's a clever Ubuntu angle I can use: Now the second battery is not recognized. The light doesn't come on (in the r100's row ...
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14.04 laptop - two finger scrolling not working but three finger does

Is there a conf file for Ubuntu's touchpad driver I can play around with? This is really strange. It's an Alps Glidepoint touchpad in a Dell Latitude 3340. Oddly enough when I install Dell's driver ...
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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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second moniter dual display with a vga to usb cable not working

I am trying to get my AOC e2243fwk monitor to work as a dual display form my laptop using ubuntu 14.04. I know that it works on Windows but I can not seem to figure out how to get ubuntu to recognize ...
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Sound from both headphones and speakers

I guess this question already had the answer here but I can't find it. I'm using 12.04. Update: The problem is that I can hear the sound from my laptop's speakers even I plugged in my headphones. ...
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it's working too much slow Ubuntu 14.04.1 [closed]

When I'm installing my system, it work properly, but when I complete setup and restart my HP mini 3100 it's working very slow.... Ubuntu 14.04.1 32bit is setup. I have an Intel Atom 1.60 Ghz (4CPU) ...
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Which recent tablet/notebook convertible PCs run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS flawlessly?

I’m an Ubuntu newbie, and I’m interested in acquiring a tablet/notebook convertible PC that will run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS without lots of hardware incompatibility and driver tweaking hassles. In ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 hibernate on notebook lid close

i switch from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.10. On 13.10 everthing works fine for me. I try to hibernate notebook on close lid. Without look screen. Things that happens. 1.) When i close lid, the notebook ...
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Asus K52Jr webcam notification LED always lit

I have been using Ubuntu 14.10 on my Asus K52Jr notebook for some time now, and this always bothered me. The webcam's LED is always lit (on Windows it only lights up if it's in use), and I'm concerned ...
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SD card won't mount (or even be recognized) after resuming from suspend

My 32GB SD card (FAT32) does not have any problem mounting perfectly if my laptop (running Ubuntu 14.04) never goes into suspend (after I close its lid). But once I re-open the lid, retyping my ...
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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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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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wifi on toshiba laptop with rtl8192ce driver

I am wondering if there is a standard fix that works for the wifi in trusty tahr. I have a toshiba satellite L755 with the realtek rtl8188ce wireless adapter. I installed 14.04 three weeks ago and ...
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Laptop says connected to specific WiFi but wont work

I have an Acer c720 chromebook. I used ChrUbuntu to install Ubuntu on it. Using Ubuntu, it is able to connect to most wifi networks. However, it is not able to connect to one particular wifi network ...
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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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Lower Minimum Screen Brightness

By using /sys/class/backlight/ the screen brightness can go lower than when using the function keys to do so. Is there a way to change the minimum level used by the function key method, rather than ...