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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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Trying to get lower resolution for fun and learning. To bad it's not working

I'm trying to see how functional Linux can be at VERY low resolutions, 800x600 is nice but not 16:9. Would be nice to test a 640x480 16:9 equivalent. I have a laptop with an AMD A6 7th gen laptop APU, ...
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Same brightness control on laptop and desktop

When Ubuntu is run on a laptop, the brightness control allows to simply define the desired level of brightness. This control is not available on a desktop, probably because energy consumption is not ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 - My battery icon doesn't show my battery charging when plugged in

When my battery is low, I'll plug in my charger and hear the sound it makes to let me know it's charging, but the icon still shows a red low battery icon. I can get the icon to show it's charging by ...
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How to add a custom resolution for an ultrawide monitor on a laptop running ubunutu?

When I run xrandr, i see the device name is called XWAYLANDO, which I think is a weird device name. I also don't know if this makes a difference, but as I said before, it is a laptop connected to an ...
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Ubuntu bricks my pc and fixes it self after it gets to 0% charge

My dell insprion 7415 bricks itself randomly when it's using Ubuntu out of nowhere (it happens mostly when it's in sleep, and I'm not using it)the laptop doesn't turn on, the screen doesn't turn on, ...
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Laptop CPU jumping from 55°C to 70°C when plugged

I have a slight problem with my laptop under Ubuntu 20.04. The CPU temperatures are going from 50°C to around 70°C when I start charging it. I can't see anything weird going on with monitoring tools ...
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Could having too many programs running crash my Ubuntu laptop?

I just experienced a weird crash with my Ubuntu laptop where I had more than I normally do open (Teams web app, discord, edge, Thunderbird). After a little bit I noticed my performance deteriorated ...
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Progress not saved after Installation ("No bootable device found")

I'm new to Ubuntu (or anything other than Windows 10), and tried installing it on my Laptop (Acer Aspire ES1-332)'s SSD (which supposedly isn't an actual SSD because it's not external?). Anyway, after ...
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OS freezing with dual monitors on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 on a new laptop, with no other OS installed. When I connect to my monitor with the laptop open (so that the built-in display is active) everything freezes - I ...
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My laptop battery "Is not charging" after recent update of Ubuntu

About two weeks ago after some system update of Ubuntu 21.10 my battery stopped charging when the power cord is plugged on the working system. If I close it's cover and plug cord in - it begin ...
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Is it possible to stream from my laptop to a Samsung Smart tv only using wifi?

I want to stream a movie into my Samsung Smart tv, but I have failed. There is not such option in sharing...may be im missing some app or something like that?
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Kubuntu 22.04 won't suspend when on fully charged battery and lid closed

I have a Thinkpad X1C Gen 5 which has been working reliably with various versions of Kubuntu so far. But a few days ago I upgraded to 22.04, and the sleep when on battery and lid closed behaviour ...
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Printer driver not working in 22.04 lts

Successfully installed CANON CAPT Drivers on the updated Ubuntu LTS. Printer not printing even after giving print command several times. Even "Print Test Page" failed. Please help.
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How to fix nvidia driver error? Unable to build kernel nvidia driver

I have an old laptop and the latest Nvidia driver supported is 340.108 for my Quadro FX 880M. The software updater app doesn't show my drivers for some reason, but I'm running 1080p without them. I am ...
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Enable Hibernate on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS desktop

Using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop on my Asus K55VJ-120XD Corei5,8gb Ram,2gb Vram.How can i activate hibernate on my system so that i can use it in place of suspend like in Windows OS ??
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Inspiron 15 3525 w/new Ubuntu install won't turn on after closing lid

A dear friend, disabled Vietnam vet, had to replace his old computer, and bought a Dell Inspiron 15 (3525) and asked me to put Ubuntu on it. After a somewhat fraught install process (BIOS in this ...
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Having mac start issues after upgrading to 22.04, wifi can't see networks

After I updated to 22.04, my computer displayed the following error on startup: [ 0.152522] x86/cpu: VMX (outside TXT) disabled by BIOS [ 0.152522] x86/cpu: SGX disabled by BIOS. [ 59.858307] ...
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How do I fix the glitchy internet on laptop?

I have Ubuntu 21.10 with the Gnome desktop installed on my laptop, which was originally made for Windows. I use ethernet cable for the internet. Every 10 or so seconds, the internet disconnects, even ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Black Screen after closing lid and opening back

I installed Ubuntu 22.04 in my HP Pavilion 15 today. Among other issues, Whenever I close my laptop lid (it should ideally suspend and work normal whenever I open it back). But On opening lid there is ...
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Audio on HP DV7 Laptop

I have loaded a HP DV7 laptop about 5 times now in the past 2 weeks with Ubuntu Desktop 20.04. Initially audio works fine. After using Synaptic to add several programs the Settings Sound menu only ...
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Touchpad + keyboard issues with Laptop Fujitsu Lifebook E5511 (same issue like Dell and HP, ....) ELAN „DesignWare“ tablet mode „i2c-hid-acpi“

Problem with all of them: Drivers get mental thinking its a TABLET ! The Laptop is no tablet .... keyboard not working touchpad not working Applies to Ubuntu, Xubuntu, ... 18.x, 19.x, 20.x, 21.x, ...
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Why is my laptop charger detected but not charging the laptop

I noticed just today that in the top right of my screen that my battery was not charging but i had my charger connected in the laptop itself, my laptop is a T460s Lenovo laptop and it has lights to ...
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How do I calibrate Laptop screen in Ubuntu 22.04 OR How do I know what my current Color profile is?

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on an HP Laptop. In Settings, there is a section for Colors under which my Laptop Screen is Not calibrated and when I try to Calibrate it, the button is greyed out, as ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 - Built-in power settings vs. TLP

I've just switched from ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 and noticed the new version offers power management settings, to an extent. I suppose one shouldn't run tlp alongside it, but choose one or the other? And ...
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Headset is recognized but does not work Ubuntu 22.04

the indicator moves, but it is not responding to the audio, it is only at the beginning Tried hdajackretask and changed models in alsa-base.conf but nothing worked. my laptop is an acer nitro 5 an515 ...
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Gestures not working in Firefox

I've installed the latest and greatest Ubuntu 22.04 but I don't like the following and was wondering if anybody might know how to fix them. No zoom in/out track-pad gestures in Firefox? Not so ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and elitebook 8440P hangs roughly within minute of login

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and elitebook 8440P hangs roughly within minute of login. I have old elitebook 8440P(8gb memory and 120gb ssd). After installing any of the 22.04 LTS flavors (Ubuntu, MATE, Kubuntu) ...
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Keyboard doesn't work after closing lid. Running Ubuntu 20.04.4

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.4 on a Sony VAIO VGN-CS320J. Bear in mind, I am a complete newbie, and know very little about this, so pardon my incompetence. The touchpad still works after re-opening the ...
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No sound on fresh install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Walmart's Gateway GWTC116 laptop. Originally Wi-Fi did not work, but I installed a driver. At first, the card was displayed as "Dummy Output" in ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Creator 5 won't charge the battery after I install Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS

Lenovo Ideapad Creator 5 won't charge the battery after I installed Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS before that it has Windows 10 which I had to replace with Linux. Another issue is that it has is the charging ...
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Kubuntu: After login blue screen

I have a M6600 laptop that had a gpu chip replaced last year. In Dell's diagnostics a vga error was thrown that was gone after the repair and the laptop was doing fine. Now when I boot the laptop the ...
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Cannot reboot the laptop using an external monitor. Boot stalls

I'm having issues rebooting my laptop using the external monitor and the laptop docked with the lid closed. I tried out the live version of Ubuntu using the laptop with the lid closed and my monitor ...
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Ubuntu Laptop WiFi working poorly

My WiFi is constantly on two bars while in my room. I used to get full bars when I had windows installed, and I get full bars on my phone. The WiFi symbol never leaves 2 bars unless it's empty and ...
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Wifi Adapter not working Ubuntu 21.10 fresh install in Asus laptop

I am not all that new to Ubuntu (have been using it for 20 years now), but as all good friends, sometimes it still manages to surprise me. After fresh install (Ubuntu 21.10 in an Asus ROG laptop) I ...
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Ubuntu LTS: Disable battery notification when plugged in

I'm running on a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. unfortunately, my battery is not new anymore and it struggles to keep the charge. As a result, I keep getting notified that my battery is about to ...
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Bluetooth problem on HP Laptop

I installed ubuntu on my HP laptop, everything except Bluetooth works fine. When I run rfkill list I get the output 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no When I run sudo ...
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Keyboard working only in BIOS

I have an Asus TUF FX505 DT and suddenly the keyboard stopped working but some fn keys are working (brightness up/down and microphone). The keyboard works completely fine in BIOS mode. Tried in Pop_OS ...
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Laptop Freezes when in Sleep (I have to unplug the battery to get it to boot again)

I'm running an Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QE-K2168R. RTX 3050, 16GB Ram, AMD Ryzen 5900HS System info of Kubuntu: Operating System: Kubuntu 20.04 KDE Plasma Version: 5.18.8 KDE Frameworks Version: 5....
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Slow down two finger scrolling

I just switched from windows to Ubuntu last night and I am enjoying everything so far. My biggest issue is that the two finger scrolling speed is super fast for some reason, and at the end of each ...
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Laptop (new) fails to start on half charged battery (hard shut off)

On a brand new Laptop, Ubuntu fails to start when on half charged battery. It otherwise works perfectly. The symptoms are: "bios" startup screen grub menu shows for a few seconds ubuntu ...
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Package version between two computers is different

I've just installed Ubuntu onto my laptop so I could program on the go, and I'm having an issue where a specific package is an older version on my laptop vs my desktop. The package is liballegro5-dev ...
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How to enable hibernation for ALL power actions (button, idle, lid-close) on 21.10?

I'm installing Ubuntu 21.10 along side Windows 10 on an HP Probook G10 which is not supported. Since suspend isn't supported, and crashes when attempted, I went ahead and manually enabled hibernation ...
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Laptop Not Suspend when Lid Closed "every other time"

My ubuntu 20.04 laptop used to always suspend wen the lid was closed, UNTIL I plugged in a monitor for the first time. I realized this error AFTER I unplugged the monitor. I think that the monitor has ...
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How would you choose your next developer and data science laptop for Ubuntu

Is there some kind of compatibility map or community forum where you can predict compatibility effort you'll have to invest in installations and tinkering of settings, for contemporary laptop models ...
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lscpu command shows more CPUs than the model indicates [duplicate]

According to its listing page, my laptop was supposed to have an Intel Core i7-4800MQ, but lscpu indicates it has an i7-4610M CPU instead. Obviously, I was given the wrong product, but I am confused ...
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configure laptop to unsuspend when connected to external power

I have a frame.work ubuntu 21.10 laptop that I connect often to a usb-c hub that has a monitor, keyboard and mouse. I currently pull my laptop out and plug in the usb-c hub but then open the laptop ...
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Mismatch in maximum ram supported by OEM(16GB) and dmidecode output(32GB). Which is right?

I want to upgrade my laptop ram to 32GB but manufacture manual says only 16GB is supported. Laptop: HP 15-ay503tx Motherboard: HP 81EC (Version: 61.30) Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6200U (2.3 GHz, up to ...
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Problem with sleep mode in dual boot (windows 10/ubuntu). Ubuntu shuts down after opening the lid (not going into sleep mode properly)

I have a dual boot system (windows/ubuntu). In Windows system after closing the lid, the system goes into sleep mode, in windows it works fine. For Ubuntu case though, after closing the lid and ...
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Enabling fingerprint login in Xubuntu

I have looked around and found that Ubuntu supports fingerprint reading, but I can't find any information for Xubuntu. I have tried to find the equivalent of Settings → Users → Authentication & ...
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Brightness changing even when auto brightness is disabled

I have a new (July 2021) Dell XPS Laptop running Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS I have turned OFF Automatic Brightness and manually set the brightness that I want. But after rebooting often the brightness resets ...
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