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

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How to count battery cycles?

Like most users that have searched know, Manufacturers ACPI implementation is a mess and for most of our laptops, battery info is unavailable or wrong (on a dell inspiron 15z, the rate is divided by ...
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Execute a shell-script when closing laptop lid

Now I have two scripts and I want to execute them respectively when I close the laptop lip and open it. How can I do this?
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Thinkpad T530 with Optimus and Docking Station

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T530 with Optimus video, which is not supported on 12.04.1. I don't normally need the discrete (nVidia) graphics, so I turn it off in the BIOS settings to achieve longer ...
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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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Fn key combination *suddenly* stopped working for brightness only

I've looked at most of the questions relating to enabling hardware brightness control under Ubuntu with the Acer Aspire S3 laptop; initially these fixes worked, under the initially installed kernel ...
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Switched to Compiz for OpenGL on Xubuntu 12.04, now laptop screen doesn't turn on after a suspend

I recently added the CompizConfig settings manager to resolve screen tearing while watching full screen video (it worked! no more tearing!) but now every time I close the laptop screen and the system ...
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Laptop brightness keys have a delayed effect or none

My laptop is a Gateway NV52L03H, Amd Radeon HD 7520G using the AMD FGLRX drivers. Most of my laptop's Fn (function) keys are working properly and as they should. The only one misbehaving are the ...
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Passive cooling on laptop

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop (model number l502x). In both windows 7 and windows 8, I have been able to select power options (power saver, high performance, etc.). In the configuration settings for ...
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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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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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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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ubuntu 14.04.01 closing lid freezes laptop

I have a thinkpad yoga s1 with i7 cpu, hd4400 graphic card and Ubuntu 14.04.01 installed. The computer freezes when closing lid but if I suspend it before I close the lid, it won't freeze next time ...
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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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How to disable automatic brightness adjustment in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell 3542 laptop. My problem is that screen brightness changes depending on content. I think this is called automatic (or dynamic) brightness adjustment, as I stated ...
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Prevent auto mounting a device in 14.10

Now i know that there is an answer out there at Prevent a specific USB device from auto-mounting for 13.04. But there isn't enough specificity in the accepted answer for what i am looking for. My ...
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Problems with connection laptop to TV via HDMI

Sorry for my English. I am from Russia. Laptop - Compaq presario cq61. Ubuntu 13.04 TV - Panasonic - VIERA TX-PR42C11 I need connect my laptop to TV via HDMI. When I had proprietary driver nVidia I ...
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External screen detected but not working on DisplayPort connection

I'm running up to date Raring on my Thinkpad X220 and stumbled upon weird problem. I can connect to an external 24 inch DELL U2312HM external screen using DisplayPort cable. I tried the same ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't boot up Hangs at purple screen

So after many months, I decided to completely remove windows 7 from my laptop and replace it with ubuntu. Unfortunately, I got the common error of getting a hanging purple screen upon boot up. I ...
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LAN not working while laptop on battery

My wired LAN is not working when my laptop is on battery - anyone out there who knows where to look for a solution? Strange thing is, that the LAN port is not entirely switched off, as there's light ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 wifi problem

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. After install the wifi card is working but when i try to connect to my secured wifi router it will show as connected but no internet ...
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Option to connect to WiFi disappeared after upgrading

I installed Lubuntu on to my Presario V5000 today off my old 12.04 disk. I installed all the updates then upgraded to 12.10 I was hooked up to an Ethernet cable to update it and before I saw firmware ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 wireless network disconnects with Samsung NP350E7C-S05NL

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.1O on my new Samsung NP350E7C-S05NL laptop. The problem is that it wireless internet keeps disconnecting, after a few minutes working, and I have to continuously ...
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Lenovo u310 will not charge when turned on

I've looked around and had several friends have a look but we cannot figure this out. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Lenovo U310. The laptop charges fine when the laptop is off but it will not charge ...
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Laptop touchpad enable/disable problems

Whenever I use my external mouse with my laptop, I physically disable the touchpad by pressing a button. Ubuntu detects this switch correctly, and will display an overlay that shows the current state ...
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How to change Laptop screen's contrast?

I use Xubuntu 12.04 on a Samsung ultrabook (series 5 ultra). How can I adjust the contrast of the laptop's screen?
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Which logs will tell me about the Touchpad and Keyboard locking up?

I have an Asus N53SM laptop that I leave running for several weeks at a time. I never put it in hibernate or suspend, I only close the lid when I'm not using it. After a few days or weeks of running, ...
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Laptop won't connect to Wi-Fi router

I have Ubuntu in one of the laptops I own. Since yesterday, and for no apparent reason, it is not able to connect anymore to my Wi-Fi router (I tried to forget the network and disabled security, ...
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External display not detected on Lenovo T520

In Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, I installed nvidia-current-updates and enabled the discrete NVIDIA card only in BIOS (Optimus completely disabled). Ubuntu uses the nvidia driver but fails to detect an external ...
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Brightness slider is too fine (14.04)

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell laptop (XPS 13 Developer Edition). The brightness slider stopped working (the slider would fill up and empty as usual but the brightness wouldn't change). This fix ...
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Laptop doesn't suspend when lid is closed - No state change

I have a problem about my laptop that doesn't suspend when i close lid. First the story. I bought a new Acer e3-112. It camed with win8.1 and i upgraded it to win10. Then i shrinked the hdd and ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 suspend freeze

I use Ubuntu 15.04 with stock kernel on my laptop. When I boot up my laptop and then try to suspend, everything works perfectly. But when I work for few hours and then try to go to suspend, it almost ...
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Why can't I select Suspend as on-lid-closed action for AC?

When I go to "Power" and try to select "suspend" when laptop lid closed, on AC power, I find that suspend is greyed out, disabled. I don't understand why. Suspend works fine when on battery. I'm ...
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Laptop won't wake from suspend mode using wireless keyboard or mouse

I'm new to Ubuntu, just loaded the operating system because I want to learn more about it. I'm using a laptop as a desktop with a second monitor (used as my primary) and a Microsoft natural ...
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Recommended distribution for my laptop (problems with Ubuntu on HP Probook 655 G1)

I'm very new to Linux and after I installed ubuntu, I was pretty satisfied and could handle it pretty well. But I had several problems with my HP Probook 655 G1. Sometimes when I boot up, it won't ...
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USB Devices stopped working on laptop

A few days back, all USBs stopped working. If a mouse is plugged in, it lights up but that's it. If I plug in a flash drive I get the following messages in dmesg: [ 112.117019] usb 2-1.3: new ...
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Backlight control broken on 14.04 on Lenovo U310

I'm unable to change the backlight brightness under 14.04. habefaro@habefaro-Lenovo-U310:~$ uname -a Linux habefaro-Lenovo-U310 3.16.0-34-generic #47~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 10 17:49:16 UTC 2015 ...
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Missing battery/power indiciator

I'm on a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04, and the battery indicator seems to not be present. It doesn't appear on the login/lock screen either. I found this answer from back in 2011, however none of ...
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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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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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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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Display Settings on AC and Brightness key

I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.02 on a Lenovo Thinkpad E555 I got everything working however I have had these problems: When connecting AC power to the computer the Display Config comes up. ...
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How to stop brightness changes (screen dimming) on low battery?

Ubuntu 14.10 automatically adjusts screen brightness on low battery. It does so despite explicitly being set not to. How to prevent this behaviour? I'd like the brightness to stay on the manually ...
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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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14.04 Mouse and Keyboard issues with a fresh install

I have what I think are two unrelated issues with my laptops keyboard and a USB mouse. Keyboard: When I turn on the laptop everything boots up fine. Once I get to the login screen however my laptops ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) freezes on laptop when disconnected from power

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 installed along windows 7 (dual boot). My laptop is a HP Compaq 6710b which has an Intel CPU and an Intel graphics card. When I boot my laptop on the power adapter, no problems ...
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Errors While Installing laptop-mode-tools

I'm receiving the following errors when trying to install laptop-mode-tools. Xubuntu 14.10. Kernel 3.16.0-25-generic. Setting up laptop-mode-tools (1.64-1ubuntu1) ... sh: echo: I/O error sh: echo: ...
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Battery only charges to 85 after 2 weeks

I'be been continuously using my new laptop HP 250 G2 for two weeks (always connected to the AC wall). The status was always fully charged. Yesterday I decided to run it on batteries until the power ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 multitouch screen support

I have a Dell E7240 laptop with a multitouch screen. It works perfectly in Windows 8 with multitouch gestures. However Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 seem to ignore multitouch gestures coming from the screen and ...
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Apple Cinema LED Display: using regular brightness controls?

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04, connected to a 27" Apple Cinema LED Display (which works fine). By tweaking the appledisplay kernel module a little bit, I can even get ...
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Laptop battery indicator problem in Ubuntu 14.04

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (before I had Ubuntu 13.10), the battery indicator stopped working properly. It always shows the battery level that was at the start up (when I open the laptop and boot ...