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You are right to be concerned. 83 degrees C is far more than high enough to prevent the function of the CD/DVD/BD drive and damage other hardware. If your computer is out of warranty I strongly recommend you download the repair manual for the EliteBook 8440p directly from HP (you can call them and ask them to email you a link to the manual [which is on ...


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Your Audacious audio volume is fine, therefore the audio problem comes from the web browser. It's not an audio driver problem, nothing to do with PulseAudio or ALSA whatsoever. There is a solution for boosting audio in Firefox. You can type 'about:config' in the address bar and search the strings containing the word 'volume': media.volume_scale. The ...


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I have been working on exactly the same problem, and apparently after trying about 26 different linux installations, the eMMC card of the Acer won't accept any of them. So, I proceeded to install back the Windows 10 on it. I downloaded an image, and followed this guide to create the Win bootable usb http://onetransistor.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/make-bootable-...


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There's a somewhat nicer application now available to Ubuntu (and other distributions): TLP – Linux Advanced Power Management TLP brings you the benefits of advanced power management for Linux without the need to understand every technical detail. TLP comes with a default configuration already optimized for battery life, so you may just ...


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While viewing videos on my htpc, the screen would blank after 10 minutes with no keyboard/mouse input. Obviously not desirable behaviour for an htpc. Turning off screensavers and power saving did not have any effect. Eventually, my web searchs led me to believe this was caused by the xserver. I tested this by running the following: xset s off && ...


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Finally got the brightness controls to work properly! The issue persists due to presence of two backlight modules acpi_video0 and intel_backlight. You can cross check if both modules exists by running the below command. ls /sys/class/backlight/ If you find acpi_video0 as one of the modules run the command: sudo tee /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/...


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Computers can never be completely "messed up" by a Linux install. Even if Linux won't boot, you'll still be able to boot Windows, and if GRUB doesn't work (highly unlikely) then you'll still be able to repair the Windows bootloader and boot Windows again. You can also test Linux on your computer first by preparing a bootable DVD or flash drive, and if your ...


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Probably yes, Linux packs a almost all drivers into it's kernel but Ubuntu uses mostly older kernels, so new peripherals can also be tricky but this should be a matter of time before any missing drivers get implemented into the kernel. Nvidea drivers can also be painful to install, they keep their driver information closed, so open source initiatives as ...


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I suggest changing your power setting to "do nothing" at critical. This way an erroneous reading will not shut down your system. Alt-F2 and launch dconf-editor --you will need to install this if you don't already have it: sudo apt-get install dconf-editor Navigate to org > gnome > settings-daemon > plugins > power and change the critical-battery-action to ...


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Check the section on backlight here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookAir6-2/Wily It worked for me on the MacbookAir 7.2 (however, I had to compile the kernel module as described here https://github.com/patjak/mba6x_bl ).


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When you first boot from your live disk, press f6 and a menu will ask you to select your language; afterwards, click f6 again for "other options" and scroll down and select "nomodset". after you do this choose whether to try Ubuntu or install. I hope this works for you and good luck exploring Linux!


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As reported in previous comments, Skylake support for laptops in Linux is currently not perfect. More info here: https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/41713.html. If you start Powertop, you'll probably find out that the deepest power saving state you can get is PC2 (under Idle stats/Package), which is apparently quite bad, and even potentially dangerous for the cpu. ...


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I had to add these lines to grub: acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=linux thinkpad-acpi.brightness_enable=1 Note that last one. That was the one that made the brightness keys work.


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Here is a little short workaround (not offline) which was done for xubuntu, but is dealing with ubuntu-files with downloading them. Link to duplicate answer is : How do I install my wireless card driver offline


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I had the same problem right after the installation. One needs to download and install the corresponding drivers from "Software Updates > additional drivers" making use of cable connection. I would also sudo apt-get update before and after.


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For me (with Lenovo X61s) the unwanted display dimming when unplugging from line power was apparently not related to power management software or similar, but rather due to a BIOS setting for screen brightness in Config-Display. Via that BIOS setting it was possible to avoid the dimming.


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There are multiple different models of the Kindle Fire HD, so without knowing the specific model of your Kindle Fire HD I can't provide information on how to install Ubuntu on it if that is what you are trying to do, however for starters visit the Ubuntu Touch Kindle Fire HD 8.9" wiki. Visit all of the links on the wiki and review all of the instructions ...


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For some (unknown) reason your Benq monitor is identified as secondary display. Check the 'Primary Display' box and do 'Identify Display' command again. Edit: Set Benq as primary, then select the other (non-existent) monitor and uncheck 'Use this display' option. Then reboot, just to make sure Ubuntu understood everything correctly. This will force Ubuntu ...


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You can upgrade the kernel to version 4.4 without upgrading the release. Run in terminal sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-xenial and reboot. This will install kernel from Ubuntu 16.04.


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I fixed the issue in my PPA. It now works for all supported Ubuntu versions.


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The command to instal Xubuntu 14.04 over an ubuntu distribution is: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop If you installed ubuntu-restricted-extras, you can remove them via sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-restricted-extras and then install the ones for xubuntu via sudo apt-get install xubuntu-restricted-extras. Finally, run sudo apt-get autoremove --purge for ...


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Changed power outlet and it started working.


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In the power setting of ubuntu, set it like that: image Especially the When the lid is closed set On battery power as Suspend and When plugged in as Do nothing


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this link should solve your problem: https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/ubuntu-help/display-dual-monitors.html Basically, it's adjustable through the system settings -> display. set the launcher to be shown only on one monitor, and then it becomes the primary monitor. afterwards, you can show launcher on both monitors without changing the primary monitor.



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