Questions tagged [laptop]

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

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WoL while laptop lid is closed

Hope you can help me with this problem. Namely, I have an old Asus laptop that I use as my home server. It's runnung Ubuntu Server LTS 20.04. I'm able to suspend it and wake it up by using $systemctl ...
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Left mouse on a touch pad stops working after lid is closed

Left mouse on a touch pad stops working after lid is closed (laptop). Though if i do Ctrl + Alt + F1 and login again into the system, everything works fine. What can be the problem? Ubuntu (20.04) ...
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How do I enable keyboard backlight in Ubuntu 20.04.02 on Dell G5 Laptop?

I recently bought a Dell G5 laptop which came pre-installed with Windows OS. However, I removed Windows OS and install Ubuntu 20.04.02 LTS on it. Now, I'm unable to get the keyboard backlight to work ...
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Laptop not suspending after closing my lid

I am using Asus Vivobook 15 X510U with Intel i7 - 8550U, 8 GB RAM, Nvidia MX 150. After a recent update, my laptop is failing to suspend when the lid closes. When I open the lid again, it shows only ...
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My laptop freeze or has black screen when I open the lid after suspend

Since when I bought this laptop (Huawei Matebook D14, it has a AMD Ryzen 5 3500U CPU with a Radeon Vega 8 GPU) and installed Linux on it (it's dualbooting with Windows), I have this problem that ...
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Fringerprint not working on ASUS Laptop

Error enrolling fingerprint I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Asus Laptop. From searching on the web I found that it is a sensor from ElanTech. I have attached an image of the error so you ...
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Installing 20.04 Server on Laptop with failed GPU

I recently acquired a macbook pro 2015 with a bad GPU: it won't boot to pretty much anything, but if I use single user mode (which just has a terminal output) it doesn't crash. I was hoping I could ...
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Battery and Screen Issues after switching from Windows 10 to Ubuntu (Lenovo Ideapad)

I recently switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on my Lenovo Ideapad L340. I have discovered some problems though: On Windows there was this utility called Lenovo Vantage which could change ...
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Laptop Not Charging

I have a samsung notebook 3 2015 model with intel core i3 2357m my laptop from today is not charging like it shows i have pluged in and it shows it is charging but my battery bar isn't rising from 18% ...
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ubuntu 20.04 blank screen after suspend and/or closing laptop lid and reopening and/or logging in

First of all, don't consider this a duplicate question since none of the existing solutions work for me plus I dont see anyone. Issue : laptop screen remains black after suspending and/or closing ...
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Can I configure Ubuntu Server to use a laptop battery as UPS?

Before I purchase a laptop for testing, I'm trying to figure out if Ubuntu Server can support or if there is a package to support using a laptop as a server with the laptop battery functioning as I'm ...
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Add custom indicator to lightdm-slick-greeter

I'm trying to add a custom indicator to the lightdm-slick-greeter I'm using. I have 2 batteries in my laptop and would like to be able to see both batteries on my loginscreen. I looked through a few ...
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Displaylink don't work if I close the lid of my laptop

I'm desperately trying to get my XPS 13 9350 (bios rev. 1.13.0, Ubuntu 20.04, kernel 5.8.0-50-generic) to work with my Dell 6000 dockstation and the two attached -- via displayport -- MSI Optix AG32CQ ...
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good internal wifi card for new laptop (the installed one is not supported)

Which internal wifi card should I get for my new laptop? (internal M.2 - like this) I've just got an acer nitro 5 (amd 5600h and nidia rtx 3060), after turning off secure boot it is mostly working ...
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How to turn off laptop screen when lid is closed and connected to external monitor

So sometimes when I connect my laptop to a monitor I like to use both screens at the same time but sometimes I just want to use the monitor. However when I close my laptop screen, my cursor can still ...
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Automatically restore battery charging thresholds after replacing battery

When a laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad in my case) is used mostly plugged to the AC charger, two actions are recommended to extend battery lifespan: Most effective: Simply remove the battery, and use a "...
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Asus vivobook 15 with ryzen5 2500u APU heating up way more than usual

Two days ago, I installed Ubuntu and right after that the biggest problem I am facing is my laptop CPU temperature on both windows 10 and Ubuntu have really gotten worse. Before I used to get around ...
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Screen brightness turns to the minimum when I try to change it

I have a dual monitor setup, one is my laptop's screen and the other one is a normal monitor. When I start up Ubuntu everything's fine, but when I try changing the brightness of my laptop's monitor (...
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Battery drained out while i was working in Ubuntu and now i am unable to access to it [duplicate]

I use hp laptop with preinstalled windows 10 when I brought it, I dual installed ubuntu 20.04 in it after a couple of months while i was working in ubuntu the battery drained out and became 0 and it ...
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Different behaviour when closing laptop lid depending on power source - Ubuntu 20.04

I am new to using Ubuntu and I wanted to replicate my laptop's behaviour from when I was running Windows. I would like to make it so that closing the lid triggers a different action depending on the ...
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Changing brightness settings has no effect on Ubuntu 20.10

Note: This is not a duplicate of Ubuntu 20.04 brightness adjust not working, Cannot change brightness (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and onward) or Unable to change brightness in settings because the answers do ...
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Weird (?) BIOS on Dell G5 5500 Laptop + BitLocker woes

I'm trying to follow tutorials for installing a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu setup on my Dell G5 5500 laptop. I'm supposed to visit the BIOS and do the following: Disable secure boot Disable Legacy ROMS ...
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How can I hide my laptop from my TV? (Samsung Smart TV)

On our computer, which is used by whole family, we have AllShare app installed for watching films from computer on TV. Smehow, my laptop appeared in the same place as our computer on the TV with name ...
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HP laptop doesn't recover from shutting the lid in Ubuntu 20.04

I am just about finished setting up this new HP 15s-er1004AU laptop with 20.04. However, when I shut the lid then open a bit later, I see a blank black screen. I watch and wait. Nothing. I press space....
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HP 250 g8 and Ubuntu compatibilty [duplicate]

Before i buy this laptop, i would like to know other people experience with Ubuntu (and Linux) using it. Can anyone help me?
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Reducing battery usage when multiple users are logged in

I often have multiple users logged into separate graphical sessions on a laptop. My problem is that processes, particularly firefox, owned by other user accounts than the currently visible one are ...
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Laptop not waking from sleep

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 on an Acer Swift 3 laptop (SF314-42) and when i sleep/suspend the laptop, the screen is blank, sometimes when i suspend it for 10 seconds then wake it, it works, but when i ...
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Ubuntu installation keeps freezing

I've been trying to install the latest version of Ubuntu desktop (20.04.2.0 LTS) but my laptop keeps freezing in the middle of the installation. I have an ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DY (Ryzen 5 3550H and ...
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Can I install ubuntu 18.04 in HP Ryzen 3 3520U laptop as Virtualbox?

Can I install ubuntu 18.04 in HP Ryzen 3 3520U laptop as Virtualbox/Virtual Machine? (It is a hybrid laptop with 256GB SSD/1TB HDD/Windows 10)
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Screen tearing when vertical

We have recently gotten an new laptop and installed Ubuntu (20.04). The graphics card is a Mesa Intel® Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) according to the Ubuntu info. Issues arrise when using a secondary screen ...
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DisplayCAL profile loader: display profile couldn't be loaded; what does it mean?

I installed Linux Ubuntu 18.04 on one of my old laptop (Latitude E6430). It works beautifully and is even much faster than Win7 which was on there before. However, when I log in X-Windows, I get a ...
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A second mouse cursor stuck on screen when logging in to user with fractional scaling. Is there a solution to this issue?

I am running Ubuntu 20.10 on an Lenovo Ideapad 3 laptop. To deal with the dreaded High DPI Display problems that laptops tend to have GNOME fractional scaling is set to 150%. Unfortunately on login ...
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If the “try” option in ubuntu's installer works alright would the install be ok as well

I've recently been interested in installing ubuntu instead of my "pre-installed" windows 10, on my acer A315-21 laptop (I replaced my hard drive and installed windows 10 on it but the laptop ...
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How do I get Ubuntu 20.10 to hibernate on lid close?

On Ubuntu 20.10, I can hibernate my laptop from the terminal with sudo systemctl hibernate, as well as with the Power Button Behavior set to Hibernate under Settings: Power: Suspend & Power Button....
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XPS 17 9700 Suspend Issues

I've been encountering lots of issues with suspending on my XPS 17. It drains my battery life very quickly and I have to either keep it plugged in or power it off every time I stop using it. Quite ...
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Disable touchpad after suspend or log out

I use ubuntu 20.04. After resume laptop after suspend (or login after logout), the laptop's touchpad gets disable. How can I repair the issue? Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad T440
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18.04 freezes with a old laptop

I have a rather old laptop, but I am particularly attached to it and would like to continue using it, if at all possible. A couple of months ago, I updated the Lubuntu version from 14.04 LTS to 18.04 ...
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Display Ubuntu entirely using CPU

I have a laptop that is currently running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and the display keeps flickering. I’m trying to narrow down the problem to see if the problem is with the laptop’s display itself or the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.5 Shutdown taking too much time (90+ seconds)

I am using ubuntu 18.04.5. When I shut down my laptop it takes too much time in my sense. So I tried this method to quick shutdown, it worked fine and my laptop shut down almost immediately. Now my ...
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What can keep draining my laptop batterie after switching off?

I have trouble with my laptop. I bought it to work when not at home. In the current context I'm not moving much, but when I want to use it (after a few weeks) the battery is empty. Even one week is ...
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Which Ubuntu version for my old laptop [duplicate]

i want to try Ubuntu on my 11 year old laptop (Dell). I don't get the latest system requirements, but maybe you can help me find an older version that i can try. My favorite would be Ubuntu, but if it ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on Dell Precision laptop: how to disable internal trackpad?

I have a Dell Precision 3520 laptop. I've added an external Apple Magic Trackpad 2 because the built-in trackpad is terrible. The new trackpad was working fine connected via USB until an update broke ...
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Laptop's battery seems dead but “upower -i” shows nothing wrong

Recently my laptop's battery stopped working suddenly. I can't turn on my computer without the computer charger, and when it's running and that I'm unplugging the cable the laptop shows black screen ...
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Installed Ubuntu 20.04 on Laptop (lenovo).Built in speaker doest not work. Only headset works

Pulseaudio volume control application shows Speakers(unavailable). But, lspci command shows: Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 02c8
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Install old AMD driver with obsolete dependencies [duplicate]

I am trying to install an old AMD driver for my laptop on Kubuntu (Ubuntu 20.10 - groovy), but I get "following packages have unmet dependencies" issues for libqtcore4 and lib32gcc1. Details ...
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Why is my monitor brightness so low, even though I set xbacklight at 100%?

I don't know why, but I'm unable to set the brightness to more than 30%. The package xbacklight does receive the command to set brightness at 100%, but it never actually happens. Interesting fact: if ...
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meaning of failure message upon startup

I managed to get my wireless connection to work on my macbook air (late 2015 vintage) and am pleased with that success. There are problems and questions, though. The wireless interface is a Broadcom ...
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Bluetooth working in a HP laptop but not detecting any device in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

Laptop Model: . The bluetooth on my HP 250 G4 Notebook PC is working, but not detecting any device. I tried the following the steps suggested in this post, but it didn't work. Results of systemctl | ...
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Awful performance after trying everything

So i bought an old laptop (dell latitude e6500) upgraded to 4 gigs of ram, LXDE, 240gb kingston ssd with ubuntu mate 18.04, and a core 2 duo, first I am getting really bad performance on games like ...
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Problem with MacBook Air running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS and wakeup after closing lid

I'm new to Ubuntu and I started with my old MacBook Air installing Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS as only operating system. Everything works fine by now but when I close the lid of the MBAir the system will not ...

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