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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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Ubuntu 18.04.1 - suspend - how's it supposed to operate?

I have recently upgraded from 16.04 LTS and miss the option to suspend when pressing the power icon in the top bar, as no such option is available in 18.04. One recent site suggests holding the power ...
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Have anyone installed Ubuntu on a VeryPC Thinbook (“ethical” laptop)

after some research looking for a laptop with higher environmental and social standards. I found from different sources that the best option seem to be the VeryPC Thinbook, the most comprehensive ...
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Ubuntu 18 Bluetooth unable to find devices [duplicate]

Firstly, I am new to using bluetooth in ubuntu and my laptop has an in-built bluetooth hardware.I am using Sony Vaio SVF15218SNB. Things I have done till now : 1. I switched on Bluetooth from the ...
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File for USB stick to boot up an elderly laptop [duplicate]

Dell Latitude 610. 1.68Ghz and 500mb. This is a bit long in the tooth but good. How do I choose a suitable Ubuntu version to use and how to I create a file to put on a USB stick to boot off? Thanks ...
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Youtube freezing on Ubuntu 18.04

Hello I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 from Windows 10 and so far it's good, but I have a problem. Youtube is freezing every 30 seconds for like 1 or 2 seconds. I watched a movie and it didn't have a ...
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How do I use tent mode with an Acer Spin 5?

I just got an Acer Spin 5 and so far the laptop mostly works out of the box with XUbuntu, including pen sensitivity. However I do not know how to get tent mode to work. Can anyone give me any pointers?...
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when I connect earphones. laptop speakers and earphones both give out sound

My laptop is Compaq CQ43 300 AU. I am having problem with headphone. When I connect them laptop speakers and the headphone both of them give out sound. Please help me. What to do?
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Laptop Hibernate on Lid Closed

My laptop (Ryzen HP Envy) keeps running out of power while the lid is closed. My suspicion is that the laptop isn't saving the state to the HDD (Hibernate) and instead saving it to RAM and still ...
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18.04 battery charge indicator doesn't reflect state of charge

I recently upgraded to 18.04 from 17.10. The system tray icon (I happen to prefer xfce4 instead of whatever the default GUI user interface is) no longer seems to display the relative state of charge. ...
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Huawei matebook d 14 ryzen 5 2500u

Hey is Huawei matebook d 14 ryzen 5 2500u running well on Ubuntu? Or any other Linux distribution?I couldn't find information online just that there are some problems with ryzen 5 2500u.
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS performs bad

I got a Thoshiba Satellite L745: i3 2310M, 8 GB RAM, 160 GB Intel SSD. The Ubuntu UI is not very responsive when navigating throught menus and files. What should I do to get better performance?
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Can my device run ubuntu 18 properly? [duplicate]

I have a very old DELL Inspiron 1470 laptop. intel Pentium 1.3GHz dual core 10TDP processor. 2GB RAM and a 500GB HDD. can my lappy run ubuntu. right now I am running windows 10 home 64bit somehow. ...
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Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (NP940X5N-X01US) failed to resume from suspend under Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Graphic Card: Radeon RX 540 2G Steps to reprodece: Close the lid and wait for the laptop to suspend Reopen the lid Expected behaviour: The laptop resumes working Current behaviour: The laptop does ...
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Suspending has started to require authentication

My laptop has started to requiring authentication to suspend. This means that it never suspends automatically when the lid is closed or power is low. I am currently running 17.10. This was definitely ...
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Installation failure of 18.04

I made a bootable USB, following https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-create-a-usb-stick-on-windows#0 . I then went to the BOOT MENU on my ACER laptop and changed the boot menu to boot from ...
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How can I change the power related settings (suspend, hibernate…) with the command line only?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with i3wm, so I don't have access to the settings menu from Gnome. I am using a laptop in a dock with two external monitors hooked up to it. The lid is closed while it's in ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu on Asus FX504 laptop

I recently purchased a Asus TUF FX504GD laptop and want to install Ubuntu onto it. I have updated the bios to the latest version and have disabled both fast boot and secure boot. There is no dual-...
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Want to switch to Ubuntu from Windows 10 [duplicate]

Please help me with steps as i want to use Ubuntu and remove Windows 10 from my lappy. Thank you in advance
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USB-C charging issues - ASUS Q325UA

Linux 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Charging works... but certain conditions leads to difficulty getting it registered as plugged in to charge. I think I narrowed it down to one ...
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Laptop ASUS K55VJ high temperature on Ubuntu 18.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 instead of Windows, but temperature of CPU is raised on 50% on Windows it was 35-40 degrees, and on Ubuntu it become 55-60 degrees in relaxed working. I checked ...
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HP Pavilion 15-bc050nw - power led strange problem - Ubuntu 18.04 x64

Recently I've got a strange problem with power (charging) led. I've got Windows 10 installed and I want to try Ubuntu 18.04 live from a USB stick. When in Windows battery is charging I have an orange ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - brightness during installation

I have Asus GL503 when I start installation process through bootable USB then brightness on my screen gets so low that I can't see nothing (I only see that there is first window of installation ...
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The laptop does not turn off, upon command to shutdown. The ACER Aspire ES1-732-C078 [duplicate]

My laptop does not work power off. The laptop hangs and I press the power off button on the keyboard. ACER Aspire ES1-732-C078 OS: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.15.0-24-generic Shell: ...
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Ctrl keys do not work

When I just turn on computer everything works fine but after 5 minutes both Ctrl keys stop working. Computer: acer aspire V5-571G
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Battery not charging but detected

my Lenovo N581 detects the battery, but it doesn't charge it (as soon as I unplug the AC, it turns off). When i type upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0 into the terminal I get: ...
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Lowering screen max brightness with Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to set a limit for maximum screen brightness on my Thinkpad X250 running Ubuntu 18.04. A bit of context : I changed the original screen with a new one (before installing Ubuntu), the ...
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TLP will not let my battery charge

I am running Ubuntu 17.10 on Lenovo Thinkpad w540. I have installed TLP and played with the battery charge thresholds. I have installed the acpi-call-dkms package to support the charging thresholds. ...
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battery caliberation

I am using HP 15 R 074TU laptop. Laptop is not getting charged continuously, charging is getting disconnected for every 1 minute and getting connected again for another minute. If I remove the ...
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External Battery Not Charging

I finally made the switch to Ubuntu 18.04 from Windows. Definitely loving it so far. I have a Lenovo T450s, so it has two batteries. My internal battery charges perfectly fine, but my external ...
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Slow brightness change on Ubuntu 18.04

I have a problem of too slow brightness change when I use the resp. keys on my keyboard. When I push one of the keys just shortly it takes about a second for the brightness to decrease/increase. ...
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Will laptop Dell Inspiron 15 7000 gaming 7567 work with Ubuntu?

I am planning to buy a laptop that meets my requirements and is compatible with Linux,this one meets my desired requirements, but will it run Linux Ubuntu or no? Dell Inspiron 7567 is said to be ...
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Ubuntu server - How do disable sleep when laptop screen is closed but allow screen to shut off

I have a dell laptop that i just installed Ubuntu server 18.04 LTS on, and that i'm using as a Plex / TVHeadend server. I'd like to stop the laptop from going to sleep when the lid/laptop screen is ...
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Battery Light Rapidly Flashing Orange?

Just Now, I Allowed my Battery to Completely Drain off, Before I Charge. When It died, I Plugged Charger and Notice this Rapid Flashing of Orange which Mean Battery is Low, on the Battery LED. I Tried ...
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Can't install Kubuntu 18.04 on a ASUS FX503VD gaming laptop

I have searched many topics online, and followed instructions for how to install on high-end ASUS gaming laptops, yet Kubuntu 18.04 LTS fails to install. Kubuntu just never loads, and goes to a black ...
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How to prevent windows from repositioning when laptop screen closed?

I am running Unity on Ubuntu 18.04 but this issue has been happening for previous releases. I am using an ASUS UX303U notebook with an Nvidia GEFORCE video card. It is on 24/365. I position my ...
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Hp Laptop Product number search [duplicate]

Hi I have to install some drivers for my HP laptop from official hp drivers website but I am not able to find my product number, Please note I am able to see my Laptop Serial Number and other details ...
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login after hibernation flashes desktop briefly

I wonder if the following function is possible. When i close the lid, my laptop (hp elitebook 2540p) hibernates as expected. when i open the lid and push the powerbutton it boots to Ubuntu (18.04). ...
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Unity with dual displays: resize causes jump to other display

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity on my laptop with an external display. When an application (e.g. Terminal) is on the external display and I attempt to resize it by clicking on the left side of ...
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Can I run Ubuntu 18.04 on the undermentioned specs? [duplicate]

I have an Old Dell Inspiron 1525 lying around which i am planning to revive. I tried installing Windows 10 on it, but half of time it just froze. So I thought I will run Ubuntu on it. Can it run it ...
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Xorg on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS crashes frequently when playing videos

Background: I have been using Ubuntu on a desktop for 2 years now and it worked well. I thought I'd try running it on my Dell Inspiron 7373 laptop. Problem: Xorg crashes a lot when I try to play a ...
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networking - Ubuntu 18.04 VPN Connection

I'm new in the Linux world. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and want to connect from a VPN to our server at the University. I keep on searching but I cann't find the command for it. Could someone pls help?? ...
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Laptop not coming back from sleep after lid close

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on an ROG Strix GL553. I have a problem when I close the laptop lid. The computer goes to sleep but when I open it back again it gets stuck on a black screen. I belive ...
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How to get the current (in mA) laptop battery is draining from the charger?

I bought a new battery and a new charger recently, and since then the charger has been constantly overheating. I wonder if there is a way to figure out the current battery is trying to get from the ...
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18.04 cached LDAP passwords

Over the last week I have been working on getting the (Ubuntu 18.04) LDAP directory information cached locally to allow the use of roaming users(on Laptops). Getting the LDAP client setup correctly ...
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headphones sound not working with hp spectre x360

I have "hp spectre x360" laptop and I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it the sound work great with the speakers but not with headphones I need help, please
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Keyboard and trackpad clicks doesn't work while installing or trying Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my fresh new HP Pavilion but my keyboard and trackpad clicks doesn't work anymore. So I'm unable to install or try Ubuntu on this laptop (dualboot from an USB key). ...
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18.04 strange wake procedure

I just installed ubuntu 18.04 on a new 2018 Razer Blade Stealth, and it has a strange recovery process when waking up from a closed-lid sleep. It's not that big of a deal, but it slows down the login ...
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OLD Laptop: Which Distro? [duplicate]

I own a very old laptop (Acer V5) and i am running actual "Ubuntu 18.04" on it but the performance is very bad. Now i am looking for a very lightweight distro that runs smooth on old hardware. Which ...
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How can I go about creating a driver to get my touchpad to work?

I have an ACER ES 15 laptop, and the touchpad works perfectly fine on Windows but not Ubuntu. I've tried fixing it including checking out the accepted answer here: Touchpad under 16.04 not working. I ...
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Multiple Monitors Non-Standard Configuration

I have a Dell 7480 with Ubuntu 18.04, connected to a USB3 Docking Station to which are connected 2 monitors. My dilemma, getting All 3 monitors working, like in my Windoze configuration. Left - Right ...