Questions tagged [laptop]

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

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New update is blocking everything! Help! [closed]

I updated my Lubuntu laptop to19.10 and now it’s desktop screen is beautiful but covers up The task bar, how can I get It back? I wish I hadn’t updated!!
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How to change the actual command used to suspend the system when I close the lid

I have recently had an issue with suspending my laptop (GNOME on 18.04 LTS) - when I wake from sleep, sometimes my login session gets killed and I have to log in all over again. But I have found that ...
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20.04, HP Pavilion gaming 15 laptop, touchpad not working

In my new laptop HP Pavilion gaming 15 in ubuntu 20.04 touchpad not worked :( I install last kernel, but it not resolving this issue $ uname -a Linux tln-hp 5.6.14-050614-generic #202005200733 SMP ...
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Laptop works weirdly [duplicate]

My laptop keyboard keeps acting weird. Sometimes the cursor jumps around while typing, ending up typing somewhere in the previous text. How can I uninstall the keyboard and reinstall? I am running ...
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How to disable disk unmount/mount sound

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on a MacBook Pro, and hear the 'knock-knock' sound of a disk unmounting, then immediately mounting again periodically, when no physical devices are being changed. I have ...
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HP pavillion 14 will be suitable for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I will get this laptop next month , and i need to know if i install Ubuntu as my main system it will work fine as network wifi and touchpad , i had hp before and didnt had any problems with Ubuntu , i ...
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How to optimize battery life when using a docking station?

I have a relatively new Thinkpad X1 Carbon with Ubuntu 20.04. Usually, I use it in a docking station, but will frequently have to take it out to change offices for video conferences etc. This leads to ...
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How can I install and run anydesk in ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS 64 bit Ubuntu OS? [duplicate]

How can I install Any Desk in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS? I am trying to install the anydesk in the ubuntu, so what is the terminal command to install. I try to install from the software Updates and also ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu MATE 20.04 on an HP Envy 17M-CG0013DX laptop (solved)

05.23.2020 I've been trying to install Ubuntu for about 14 hours now from a live USB stick.It runs without a hiccup from the stick and when I start installation the only error message I'm getting is ...
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Ubuntu Studio 20.04 installation freezes at restart window at the end

After having some trouble in Windows 10 that was actually a failing hard drive see this: Slow Ubuntu 20.04 installation: warning: source ID xxxx was not found when attempting to remove it I bought a ...
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Wifi hotspot on laptop with lid closed [closed]

I have a laptop that I use to create a Wifi Hotspot where other devices connect. Is there a way to close the lid of this laptop and maintain the Wifi Hotspot on?
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-[20.04, 2008 White Unibody Macbook] Battery charges to 55%, then declares it is full until it is unplugged showing it at 55%

The battery on my laptop is basically brand new, we bought it new from a non-apple brand around a year ago. The laptop charges properly, however, when it reaches 55% it believes it's full and quits ...
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wifi not showing on ubuntu 20;04 LTS

I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed alongside Windows 10 on Lenovo Flex laptop. The wifi works fine on Windows but when i switched to Ubuntu the wifi is not showing. I have tried many of the ...
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old specs hardware compatibility

I own an old Asus P50IJ https://www.asus.com/Commercial-Laptops/P50IJ/specifications/ Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor, 2.2 GHz ~ 2 GHz DDR2 800 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 4 GB ...
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lm_lid doesn't run when lid closed

I have an xps 15 7590 laptop with ubuntu 20.4 and I'm using a displaylink driver that has a problem that when the laptop lid is closed the computer become so laggy it's unusable: https://github.com/...
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Laptop battery draining fast after moving to Ubuntu

I used to have Windows 10 on my Lenovo Yoga 730-15" and recently I replaced it with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I see huge fall in discharge time to around one hour. I tried installing powertop and enabling ...
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Ubuntu 20LTS dual boot Laptop Dell Inspiron 5548 I can not turn on wifi and in wifi settings indicates no wifi device was found

hello please ask for your help on Laptop Dell Inspiron 5548 I can not turn on wifi and in wifi settings indicates no wifi device was found Ubuntu desktop 20 LTS with dual boot Inspiron-5548:~$ ...
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The screen stays dark after I reopen the lid

I have an e-machines E727 laptop and lubuntu 16.04. I disabled all kind of automatic screen locking and I set it not to suspend when I close the lid. When I close the lid and reopen, I would expect ...
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How do you change the installation order in Dell Inspiron 3580

I booted Ubuntu installation from USB bootable falsh drive. After it completed installation and restarting, the computer does not find bootable device. How do I change the installation order in Dell ...
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Samsung NP940X5N doesn't boot

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 at another partition than where a previous Ubuntu 18.04 has installed. But failed to boot, and systemd seems are waiting for the swap partition to be mount. So I just ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 on Dell XPS is draining power very fast

I installed ubuntu version 18.04 on my dell xps laptop and the battery drain is just too fast. The lap top is only a few months old and I am mostly running browser based applications. After a full ...
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how to set proper environment diplay settings for 3840x2160 resoultion on Asus Zenbook Pro UX501

how to set proper environment diplay settings for 3840x2160 resoultion on Asus Zenbook Pro UX501. fonts are miniaturized. keyboard not localized. Why Ubuntu is not able to recognize the hardware and ...
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Bluetooth pairing problems Ubuntu 20.04: Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.AuthenticationRejected

Installed today Ubuntu 20.04 on my Laptop on a second partition. Unfortunately my Bluetooth suddenly stopped its service and won't connect to my Mouse and Keyboard. I tried this here and also tried to ...
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Error Failed to idle channel 1 while installing Ubuntu 20.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu 20.04LTS on my Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming 5577 laptop. I flashed it on my USB stick with Rufus. At first, I got to the Ubuntu loading screen and my PC shut down. After that,...
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Use Ubuntu 18.04 laptop as second monitor for Windows 10

(TL;DR below) My girlfriend is a teacher and needs to use Windows to use some online teaching tools provided by the government of the country we live in, that do not work properly on Linux (I tried ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 will not resume from suspend on HP Laptop: Why?

I have a HP EliteBook-8540p running a Core™ i7 CPU Q 720 processor with 12GB of RAM. It has been running Ubuntu since I purchased it in March 2016. I have upgraded versions as newer versions became ...
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Ubuntu not detecting lid close action

I have other issues with suspend, more details can be found here: But I've also been told my laptop doesn't properly register when the lid is closed. After closing the lid, reopening and running ...
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How to resume from suspend after open lid on Ubuntu 20.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my new Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen7. Most things work fine. However, closing the lid suspends the computer (as expected), but opening the lid does not resume. ...
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What will happen when my laptop with a broken battery that is connected to a charger thinks battery goes to zero?

I have an old HP ENVY TouchSmart 4-1103eo laptop with Ubuntu installed on it. While it still was running Windows, it used to turn off when it said it had about 40 % of battery remaining. Then its ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Disable laptop built in monitor slows down the system

I am trying to connect my laptop to two external monitors and disable the built in monitor, in order to work only on the two external monitors. However, when I disable the build in monitor, all the ...
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Laptop still on/overheats when lid closed

After issues with Windows, I decided to try out Linux. On Windows, when I close the lid, the fan turns off and can be placed in my backpack. Opening the lid, it quickly resumes where it left off. I am ...
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Laptop onboard camera doesn't work and flooded dmesg

I have an issue with my internal camera, it doesn't work anymore. I used it a few times without any issue before, but recently it stopped working. I disabled uvcvideo as it prevented some apps using ...
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Ubuntu is unable to detect my GPU

I have an MSI laptop which was working fine with Ubuntu 18, but I decided to upgrade. It has one of these dual graphics setups, which and Intel HD 630 and a NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB. On Ubuntu 18, I simply ...
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Keyboard and tracking not working on Ubuntu 20.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my Toshiba Satellite L50-A-18T laptop and everything went smoothly except when I noticed that neither the keyboard nor the track pad worked, only external ...
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my charge is running out very quickly

helo I am using ubuntu 20.04 lts.my charge is running out very quickly, and the fans are running all the time. How do I solve this problem
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Upgrading Laptop Memory Question [closed]

Ok, I've had my current laptop for a while. (purchased from Zareason with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed, about 2008 or so.) It runs like a champ. I can't remember the model. I even called Zareason and ...
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Why the maximum resolution available is 640x480 if my laptop has a 1280x800p?

I've just installed Linux Ubuntu on my laptop and the screen looks very strange because all the margins are quite big. I know that I can do all the xrandr commands(eg. add more, newmode, output...) ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 laptop screen problems

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 19.10 to 20.04 (Gnome 3.36.1) I have some problems with the screen of my laptop (Clevo N151ZU, i7 8565U): -I can't change the screen brigthness with my keyboard (Fn + F8/...
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Ubuntu overheats while charging since update to 20.04

Since I upgraded Ubuntu to the latest LTS version, it has turned into an oven while charging. It reaches up to 90 ºC despite not using it for much (coding and listening to music at the same time, with ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 goes blank after unlocking

So every time i unlock my laptop this happens : https://www.reddit.com/r/linux4noobs/comments/gf8r4n/ubuntu_2004_goes_blank_after_unlocking/
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Laptop fans always on while charging [20.04] [Dell XPS 9570]

The fans (gpu & cpu) are always running while charging, even on low temps. I am also unable to control the fans manually, because they kick in immediately (1 sec.) after each try. If I remove the ...
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Problem using nvidia discrete graphics in laptop

I have a laptop running xubuntu 19.10 with both an intel integrated graphics card and a discrete nvidia card (a 1050ti max-q). I've installed the most recent proprietary nvidia drivers as well as ...
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does ubuntu support Clevo NH50AC?

I am going to buy a new laptop, with the intention of running (k)ubuntu as the main OS. Since on my desktop I had problems with the wi-fi card (the infamous Realtek), I was wondering if any of you ...
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Virtual keyboard and tablet mode for KDE

I've just installed the last Ubuntu version with KDE. I would love to use my convertible computer also in tablet mode but it seems not working at the moment. Is there any additional package you ...
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USB not working

I have a new Dell Inspiron 3593 i7 with 8gb ram, when I started working on it and needed a mouse it seemed that all the usb ports weren't working for some reason. I looked for drivers that are ...
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Why does my battery icon display in red, even though I've got hours of charge left

I'm running Ubuntu 19.10 on my laptop, and in the taskbar I see this battery icon. When my battery is running low it becomes red to attract attention that I need to attach the charger to my laptop. ...
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Focal - Exclude disk from update-grub

My new laptop has a built-in card reader. Unlike previous laptops, the card reader shows as a standard USB disk (/dev/sdb) rather than a dedicated PCIe device (/dev/mmcblk). As such, GRUB seems to ...
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Laptop slow down when I plug charger

My laptop model is LATITUDE E5410. While Plugged in it slows down and after removing again back to normal speed.
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ASUS battery health charging working on ubuntu 19.10 but not working on ubuntu 20.04

I had Windows 10 and Ubuntu 19.10 dual boot on my asus laptop. There is a Windows application for Asus laptop that you can set some settings that the battery does not charge over 60% when charger is ...
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Ubuntu WIFI stops working and system breaks

I have a dell XPS 15 9570 laptop. I have been using Ubuntu (18, 19 and 20) for the last two years. Everything work fine except for the wifi, which randomly stops working. Sometimes I can just turn off ...

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