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Questions tagged [laptop]

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

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Connecting two external monitors stopped working in Ubuntu 18.10

Until a few weeks ago, I was using Ubuntu on my laptop with 2 external monitors, one connected with VGA, the other with mini-DVI (Ubuntu 18.10 on a Thinkpad X250). After an automatic Ubuntu update a ...
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Installing from bios with no current os, help

I'm a complete newbie to this, so I'm going to need a full walkthrough with as little jargon as possible. Short story: I bought a used laptop that's in great shape off ebay. Dell Latitude, 16 gb ram, ...
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How to enable a key that disabled before in Ubuntu?

Mistakenly I had disabled some keys using the command xmodmap -e 'keycode =' now I want to enable it. How could do that? Thankyou
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS is VERY slow on brand new HP laptop

I just bought a brand new laptop : a HP Spectre 13 af021nf (Core i7-8550U, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Intel UHD 620 GPU). Good news : it runs well on Windows. Bad news : it's awfully slow on Ubuntu 18.04.1 ...
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How to change orientation of built-in display in Ubuntu 18.04?

I have a somewhat unusual setup for my computer at my desk: I use an HP Spectre x360, which I connect to an external monitor, which allows me to have two screens to use. Due to space limitations I ...
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No Suspend on lid close

I recently noted that my Thinkpad X1 Yoga (1st Generation) will not enter the suspend mode any more when I close the lid of the notebook. I updated from Ubuntu 18.04.2 to 18.10 recently but I am not ...
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Laptop not going to sleep when shut

For some reason, whenever I shut my laptop it only sometimes goes to sleep and other times it will go to sleep for a second then turn back on. Specs below Intel Core i5-5250U CPU @ 1.6 GHz Memory: 8 ...
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Asus rog tuf fx504 touchpad stops working for a while and then works again?

I've got this laptop recently and the touchpad didn't work at all with ubuntu. Upgrading to kernel 4.19 solved the problem partly. Now it's working but after 1-2 hours of use the touchpad randomly ...
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Laptop battery won't chage after dual boot to unbutu 16.04

About a month ago, I encountered an issue where after booting into Ubuntu instead of Windows, neither OS would charge my battery. Both operating systems indicated the battery was charging, but neither ...
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2nd Monitor showing distorted image in native resolution using Ubuntu on laptops

I’m having trouble with a second monitor on laptops using Ubuntu or Ubuntu based Distros: If connected over HDMI (only option) with my 27” samsung monitor, it is displayed as samsung 7”, the image is ...
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Battery not getting charged after switching to Ubuntu 18.04 from Windows 7

Previously I was using Windows 7 on this device and it was pretty normal. It's a VPCCB35FN model from Sony Vaio (64-bit). Now I've switched to Ubuntu 18.04 and I've noticed that my battery is not ...
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Best practice syncing Linux across devices? [closed]

I want to work on multiple devices (Desktop, Laptop) and use them like they were the same. Currently, I store all my important in Dropbox and sync the folders, but I still have to install the OS twice ...
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6.2 GB usable ram out of 8 GB RAM [duplicate]

When I bought a new laptop it had 4 GB RAM. Then after 1 month I added 4 GB RAM in the second slot. And it shows 7.88 GB RAM usable. After some time it showed 6.4 GB RAM usable and 1.4 GB hardware ...
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CPU frequency at minimum, both on AC and battery. BIOS problem?

My CPU frequency is stuck around the minimum 800 MHz on my Dell Precision 5520. I've exhausted the solutions out there. Background My problem is quite similar to this question, but just that my ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 stuck at a black screen with lines that start with a green OK

I have a dual boot laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. They have been working fine for some time now. Last night I had left the laptop on all night to download some big files. Now it is stuck at ...
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stop laptop from going to sleep when closed?

stop laptop from going to sleep when closed? i trid to search it from https://duckduckgo.com/?q=stop+laptop+from+going+to+sleep+when+closed+ubuntu&t=canonical&ia=qa&iax=qa and the first ...
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Which processor could best suit and efficient for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to buy a laptop to run Ubuntu specially, i was wondering if intel celeron or Pentium processor is good for a light os like ubuntu.. please suggest i want to buy the cheapest and best
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Screen glitch when laptop lid opens (XUBUNTU 18.04)

When I open the laptop lid after closing it while running Xubuntu 18.04LTS, the screen is glitched. The glitch itself is hard to explain. When I move my mouse, the screen gets filled up with the color ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 hangs when logoff, restart and shutdown

I bought a new hp notebook 15-bxxx. Installed Ubuntu 18.04 after installing tried to restart the laptop and it is getting hang even for shutdown also laptop hangs. Then my friend suggested to install ...
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How to use a key press to wake a suspended laptop when using a KVM switch?

I'm using a wireless Logitech Keyboard with a Logitech Unifying Receiver plugged into a KVM switch. I created a systemd suspend shortcut to suspend the laptop, a Lenovo IdeaPad. The laptop's lid is ...
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Only black screen is comming on booting ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu 16.04 - 64 bit on my hp laptop and I have removed windows 10. There are two other drives in ntfs format with my data. But whenever I press the power button, only black screen ...
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Substantial battery life improvement in 18.10. But also video flickers. Are they related?

In Ubuntu 18.04, my battery life was getting so poor that I ordered a new battery from Dell. I was already doing everything to save battery, running with not-bright screen and the low performance ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 Randomly opens windows when laptop lid is closed (GNOME Tweaks)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 on my laptop. I need to run a model everyday and this process is computationally expensive so that it lasts ~5h. So while running the model, I want the lid ...
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Display backlight won't turn on after suspended state (Hp omen 15)

When ever my laptop is coming out of a suspended state the back light will not turn on and I have to reboot the entire machine to fix it. I've tried many things including installing a fresh version of ...
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The installation of a Samsung 960 Evo SSD drive on Linux

I am new to Linux. I have an old laptop which I use. I got a Samsung 960 Evo SSD drive and would like to install it on my laptop to make it faster. Samsung used to have an installation for Linux but ...
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How to put the laptop to sleep/hybernatation by closing the LCD lid?

I installed Ubuntu 18.10 on my Thinkpad X1 Extreme. After I closed the lid, the machine is still working as I can see things on the external display. How can I put it to sleep/hibernation when I close ...
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Do laptop users experience purple blank screen sometimes after logging in to 18.10? [duplicate]

It has happened several times. After entering userid and password, a purple screen with nothing on it shows up. I had to press the power button continuously to force reboot. I am using a Thinkpad X1 ...
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Ubuntu 18, Screen won't turn off after x min

How are you? I have Ubuntu 18 , I remember i changed somethign to gdm or gdx somethign like that to help battery saving fo rmy laptop. After that My screen wont turn off after x min, no matter what i ...
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Is 18.04.1 compatible with my Gemini Lake laptop?

I'm getting a Lenovo V130-15IGM 81HL002VGE with a N5000 Gemini Lake SoC. I'm inclined to go with LTS but does 18.04.1 come with a new enough version of MESA? Also do you think I should go with 18.10 ...
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My laptop slows down when copying

Laptop runs normaly until a start a copy. After that it slows a lot, I tried to download copy managers but I haven't found any. If I need to do something, I just pause the copy and after that I resume ...
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When closing the lid of my laptop nothing happens instead of suspend) [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on my Lenovo Thinkpad L560. When I close the lid nothing happens. I want the system to suspend. The settings for this are turned on. So when I close my lid and reopen it ...
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How do I burn Lubuntu 18.04.1 to a LiveDVD in macOS High Sierra 10.13.6?

I am trying to install Lubuntu on a 2002 Gateway, and it appears USB is not an option: Options include CD/DVD-Drive, Floppy, Hard Disk, and LAN. The BurningIsoHowTo instructions do not work: Dragging ...
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Ubuntu Budgie: Can't use FN keys on login screen

I can't use FN keys on the login screen in Ubuntu Budgie 18.04. This means I can't change the brightness or volume. How can I fix this? edit:I can use FN after login screen. my device is asus ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on DELL Inspiron 15R 5520

My laptop is DELL Inspiron 15R 5520 with Windows 7 Ultimate installed and i want to migrate from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS but first i want to know if my laptop is fully compatible with this ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 EM7455 works only after suspend

I hit a strange problem discussed in this thread of some modem mailing lis https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/modemmanager-devel/2017-February/003804.html. Basically when I start up my system in ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 external screen close lid action

I started using external display on my Ubuntu 18.04, and I found the problem where after closing lid Ubuntu automatically switches to the second screen instead of suspending/hibernating the system. I ...
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Low audio output on Lenovo laptop

My laptop's audio output is very low compared to Windows. If the volume percentage is 22~ there is no sound. I tried setting everything to max on alsamixer, but it does not make a difference. There ...
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Ubuntu goes suspended after login if lid is closed

There is an ubuntu 18.04 on my notebook. It was upgraded from 16.04. The notebook's lid is closed and it is connected to a monitor. When I switch on the notebook and login to the system, half of the ...
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Run a command as su after every wake from suspend

Ubuntu 18.04 wakes immediately from suspend, and will revert this setting back after running echo XHC > /proc/acpi/wakeup. So how can I run this command every time my ThinkPad wakes from suspend? ...
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Facing problem booting freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04 on an Acer Predator Helios 300 which uses an SSD. It is taking a very long time get to the boot menu. I see this log that I think may be related: i2c_hid i2c-...
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Laptop Keyboard does not work after update from 16.04 to 18.04

I am working on a HP Pavilion g6 laptop 4 GB Ram dual core. I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 from a disk and installed all the updates. It then prompted me to install 18.04. But after doing so, the ...
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Ubuntu on MSI GP73 Leopard 8RE?

I'm interested in buying an MSI GP73 Leopard 8RE Laptop. What about using Ubuntu on it? Does it work well? Can I buy it with Windows 10 and install Ubuntu on first use?
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Ubuntu 18.04 Suspend loop

I just installed ubuntu 18.04 on my razer laptop (2017 14") and everything was working fine (for the most part) until I ran into an issue that seems to trigger once I suspend my laptop (by closing the ...
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Do the same set of graphics drivers work across ubuntu versions?

I have an Asus Laptop which had ubuntu 18 installed on it. On fine day my laptop started restarting automatically on moving it even slightly. (details!). Now the same thing happens with ubuntu 16 or ...
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Ubuntu Partition Freezes a minute or 2 after logging in

I asked how to safely go about replacing my linux mint partition a friend set up, and followed the answer given to me here: How do I replace the Linux Mint partition with Ubuntu without harming my ...
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Can Ubuntu keep my battery healthy?

I primarily use my laptop with the charger plugged in. In windows i had the "Dell Command | Power Manager" that gave me the option to run the laptop on AC power, which extends the health of the ...
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cpu usage is high under battery power ubuntu 18.04

I've noticed since the very 1'st day I installed ubuntu 18.04 my battery life surprisingly reduced.so I checked system monitor. I noticed that only one of my CPU core is always run on high usage while ...
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What is the middle-mouse-button alternative when one uses a laptop (only left and right button) with Blender 3d-modeling software installed?

I just downloaded the Blender 3d modeling software. I am trying to use it on my laptop running Ubuntu 16.04. Since the middle mouse button is very important I am trying to find a way around that. I ...
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Screen tearing on Ubuntu 18.04

I recently switched to Ubuntu 18.04, and had a lot of problems but managed to fix most. I am using a laptop with an i5-7200U and an NVidia GTX950M. I have installed the latest drivers, wine games work ...
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Left and middle click not working properly 20% of the time

I have a HP elite-book 8530P that has a track-pad with L,M,R mouse buttons. Then a mouse Joystick in the keyboard and L,M,R click buttons for that as well. The issue is that neither L click buttons ...