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You can also use command line option to control brightness. Steps: Open terminal using ctrl+alt+t. Type command "xrandr". It will display something like this: 4.You need to see (in the underlined part) which display is connected. (Here in my case it is LVDS1). Use following command to adjust brightness: xrandr --output "your connected display ...


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I have a lenovo Y510P with a nvidia 775m & only use the Intel Graphics for Ubuntu. Why? - Mobile nvidia adapters are Optimus. If setting the laptop to nvidia only then that's done thru nvidia-prime. In that case there is no vsync at all which is unacceptable here when using an ubuntu session. The way bumblebee is used also provides an unacceptable ...


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You can visit the following link to see if your laptop is compatible: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/ Per the site there, your laptop is compatible. I can not answer on noise and heat. I can answer on drivers for the video cards. I have never had any luck in compiling the drivers for Nvidia video cards myself. Downloading NVIDIA drivers and ...


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Open alsamixer and zero out mic and mic-boost levels from sound card options (F6 in alsamixer menu).


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After some further research this is how I managed to make it work as I wanted. Custom temperature thresholds - fan speed configuration I have installed thinkfan from apt (to be honest I cannot remember if it was already installed or not :-S) To be sure check if you have a process named thinkfan CLI: ps -ef | grep thinkfan and if it is not there ...


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Ubuntu Desktop The following covers Ubuntu and Edubuntu: Minimum Trusty Tahr (14.04 64-bit) 384 MB of RAM 700 MHz processor (about Intel Celeron or better) 5 GB of hard-drive space VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media Recommended Trusty Tahr (14.04 64-bit) 1 GB of RAM Dual Core ...


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According to the Ubuntu wiki, Ubuntu requires a minimum of 1024 MB of RAM, but 2048 MB is recommended for daily use. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements You may also consider a version of Ubuntu running an alternate desktop environment requiring less RAM, such as Lubuntu or Xubuntu. Lubuntu is said to run fine with 512 MB of ...


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Open a terminal and type ls /sys/class/backlight. Not the exact name of the Intel interface. In my case it is intel_backlight. Then type sudo touch /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf followed by sudo gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf Copy and paste the following: Section "Device" Identifier "card0" Driver "intel" ...


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Power settings are available at System settings > Power option where you can set suspend time, if you're on a laptop you can set lid events too. For turning off screen, look at system settings > Brightness & lock Or, if present, from the battery icon in the panel.


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Its kinda tricky, but I'm sure its possible. You should try to install GRUB4DOS Then you'll need a try with this commands or better add a boot entry to menu.lst file placed in a root directory of your hard drive, something like: title Boot My Ubuntu ISO file NOW! find --set-root /ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso map /ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso (0xff) map ...


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On my laptop I can check the contents of the file /sys/class/power_supply/C1BC/online: if the laptop is plugged in this file contains 1, otherwise it contains 0. For example, if [ "1" = "`cat /sys/class/power_supply/C1BC/online`" ]; then echo "Laptop is charging/plugged" else echo "Laptop is discharging/unplugged" fi Note. As confirmed by the OP, the ...


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You could try with Ubuntu 14.10, it has been reported to work out of the box with this machine: Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series budget 2-in-1 convertible review


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Hmm this is old but I also have a similar problem. Did you fix this? Did you check your bios for controls there?


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I had the same problem on my ThinkPad x240 running Ubuntu 14.04, and created a script that outputs and lets you step brightness up or down. This assumes that the manual method of putting a number into /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight works, so test that first: sudo tee /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness <<< 500 sudo tee ...


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It seems the touchpad entry is showing "ELAN0501:00 04F3:300B UNKNOWN". Is it taken when the touchpad is working or when it is down? Can you live boot from 14.04 and check the output? Also share your laptop model info which might help others support you better. A few pointers in case the output is the same: I had a problem with Sony VAIO earlier where I ...


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I have a 10 year old laptop among one of my computers that runs ubuntu, and besides the obvious ram capabilities, it runs fine for what that computer is used for. As for your laptop specs, I would say it should work just fine. With ubuntu there are updates with the number and sometimes LTS is after it, meaning it is a long term update with more consistences ...


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My laptop is ancient by tech specs and it runs Ubuntu 14.10 just fine. It runs better now than when it still had Windows XP on it. That's my recommendation. Just make sure which ever Linux OS you chose to get the 32 bit version.


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Installing the requirements sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y python-software-properties python g++ make sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:chris-lea/node.js sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y nodejs sudo apt-get install -y npm sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev Installing the MSI KLM Alternative Make a folder called msi-klm ...


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You could have a look at WildGuppy which will adjust your brightness according to the light it gets from your webcam (not according to your screen content though).


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For waking up from suspension, I create the following script /etc/pm/sleep.d/brightness: #!/bin/sh case "$1" in resume|thaw) echo 170 > /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness ;; esac And the permission of the script is -rwxr-xr-x. This should also solve your problem. But if the screen is dimmed, the brightness is set to ...


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add this kernel parameter: acpi_backlight=vendor menuentry 'Ubuntu' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-bafb083d-0d91-475d-8c72-4ee4b6069050' { recordfail load_video gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode insmod gzio insmod part_msdos ...


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I did a fake solution with the xbackligth tool. I associated a combo like Ctrl + F5 with the xbackligth -10 command against Ctrl + F6 with the xbackligth +10 May help


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Expanding on the current answer, get the output name of your screen by running: xrandr --current You can determine if the screen is running if it has 'connected' next to it. For me, the display was called eDP1 So, I can change the brightness by runnning xrandr --output eDP1 --brightness 0.5 And replacing 0.5 with any value


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If it is just "data" you would like protected, you can try using software such as VeraCrypt to create a separate encrypted partition where you can put all your data into.



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