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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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when closing the lid of my laptop nothing happens (should suspend)

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 ...
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Actual Refresh Rate is 40Hz when Refresh Rate set to 60Hz in System Settings and xrandr

Here are 5 output lines from glxgears: 219 frames in 5.0 seconds = 43.674 FPS 201 frames in 5.0 seconds = 40.007 FPS 201 frames in 5.0 seconds = 40.006 FPS 201 frames in 5.0 seconds = 40.005 FPS 201 ...
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Ubuntu 18 keeps on restarting automatically (triggered by moving the laptop) [closed]

I have a ubuntu 18.04 system on an Asus ZenBook laptop. I am facing the issue that my laptop keeps on restarting again and again. It started an hour ago. I have tried shutting down once but problem is ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 crashes when second monitor connected by hdmi

When I connect a second monitor to my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6 2130er, NVIDIA GX 320m) with Ubuntu 18.04 by HDMI, it's freezing and doesn't respond to any actions until rebooted. When I reboot the ...
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Some applications disappear reopening laptop lid

I update some days ago to Xubuntu 18.4 and I set to switch off the screen when the lid of the laptop is closed but when it is reopened some application windows disappear and the processes stay active. ...
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Ubuntu not detecting battery on HP x2 210 G2

I've installed Ubuntu on this laptop (three flavours) after wiping the system of the original copy of Windows that it came with, and while it was mostly functional, one major aspect that concerned me ...
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Are one of my laptops compatible? [duplicate]

I am looking to start using Ubuntu. I am a newbie of course, so I am not sure where to begin. I have two laptops at home, both have windows, one is a HP pavilion and the other is a Toshiba. How do I ...
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Change security settings, when lid closes but still using a second screen?

I just recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and I have been trying to get the setting for what happens when I close the lid of my Chromebook, but so far nothing has worked. I have my Chromebook connect to ...
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Brightness only goes to maximum when having booted with the power cable plugged in (Ubuntu 16.04; Samsung NP470R5E)

When my Samsung NP470R5E Laptop is booted when the power cable is plugged in, the screen brightness starts out at the maximum. This behavior continues when I unplug the power cable and run it on ...
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Can't get Nvidia 880M to work on my Asus G750JZ

With the new proton hype I wanted to check out Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop. For some reason I cant get my 880M to work/active and the intel gpu does all the work. I did read multiple treads that laptops ...
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Laptop automatically suspending after lid closed and reopened

My current kernel version Linux xorist-Blade-Stealth 4.18.0-041800-generic #201808122131 SMP Sun Aug 12 21:33:20 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The issue I'm having First I feel it's ...
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Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy): No network devices (Asus laptop) [closed]

Just installed 8.04 alongside win7 on my trusty Asus laptop to run as a local server in my studio. But just going into desktop after install, there are no network devices available. I check System ...
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ASUS Vivobook pro 15 trouble installing [closed]

Whenever I try dual booting to install it freezes after a few seconds and I will be unable to move mouse or type with keyboard. I tried other format like ntfs and uefi and each do not work
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Asus laptop running ubuntu 18.04 LTS fried USB stick

So i had my USB stick plugged into my asus laptop running ubuntu 18.04 LTS and i was "surfing the web" and then i saw my USB stick got disconnected from the PC and it was in fact plugged in, Then i ...
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No audio output from laptop (or headphone jack) if TV connected via HDMI

I've just installed Ubuntu Mate 18.04.1 on my laptop (Asus X555UB) alongside Windows 10 (dual boot). I'm using the laptop connected to a TV via HDMI. The audio output from the TV works fine if I ...
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Speaker not working after using HDMI

So, I've tried to use my laptop (Asus GU501) to watch a movie on my TV through the HDMI cable, but Ubuntu 16.04 bugged (something related to graphics configuration; a dialog box with a black screen) ...
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Stuck in reboot loop

Help! I decided to try ubuntu18.04.1 out. I did a full wipe.. and chose to install hardware updates which did secure boot password thing. My computer lagged during install but completed and now it is ...
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Ubuntu on Razer Blade Stealth 4K

I am running Ubuntu on the Razer Blade Stealth and it works wonderfully except for the irritating problem where it crashes and the screen goes into grainy multi-color static. The only resolution I ...
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Low battery warnings for integrated keyboard

I have a Dell Inspiron 7373 (2 in 1) laptop and for some reason I am getting "keyboard low battery" warnings for the integrated keyboard. How can I fix this?
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HDAJackRetask gives new audio settings in alsamixer, but they don't work

Problem(s): The subwoofer does not work on Lenovo Y720 on Ubuntu 18.04, so I have changed some pins in HDAJackRetask. I tried over 30 combinations, most of them gave me the same output, so here is ...
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Running Ubuntu on 16gb Chromebook and SD Card?

I am considering buying a chromebook for school and replacing Chrome OS with Ubuntu 18.04. I can't seem to find many 32gb chromebooks in my price range. Can I expect Ubuntu to run properly on a 16gb ...
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How to enable a vnc viewer on a laptop being used as a headless system

I've got an ssh connection to the machine in question, a user with root privileges. I tried using vino and remmina, but vino doesn't want to load its preferences program. I have installed remmina ...
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Accidentally wiped laptop

I tried many times to install Ubuntu from a bootable USB, but I would go through the entire installation process, just to get to the end restart the laptop, unplug the bootable USB and then it doesn't ...
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Automatic switch to laptop when external Monitor is disconnected

as the title already spoilers, my problem has to do with external monitor. On my daily work, I have my laptop attached to my monitor, with the laptop display turned off. When I disconnect the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop - Live USB doesn't boot and shows pixel test on screen

I've downloaded/tested the USB live version of Ubuntu 18 on my Desktop and decided to try and install it on my laptop. The laptop is a bit older, runs a 64bit CPU (Intel Q9000). When I try to boot to ...
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Connect home theater to laptop or mobile

I have a 5.1 home theater with the ports as the figure shows. How can I connect it to my laptop?
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How do I manage when to use external battery in a dual-battery laptop?

I have a Lenovo X270 laptop which has two batteries; one internal and one external. I tried installing Ubuntu 18 and the first battery was being drained to 0% and then the external battery was being ...
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remapping special additional combo keys on Thinkpad T580

I have a Thinkpad t580 with Ubuntu 18.04 installed. this laptop model have a keyboard with integrated numpad plus four keys over it, from right respectively: back-space, right and left parenthesis ...
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Ubuntu on external hard drive

So what I want is to have windows 10 on the internal drive of my laptop and ubuntu on an external hard drive. I know this is possible but what I don't know, is what happens when I wouldn't have the ...
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MSI GT780DX Turbo Boost P1 NVIDIA

To activate all of my laptop's GPU (GTX 570M) it is necessary to activate the P1 (turbo mode) button. In Windows the programs "SMC of MSI" and the application "Nvidia OC Tool" did that job and I can ...
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Block Gnome On Sceen Keyboard in Laptop Mode, Enable in Tablet Mode

As the Gnome On Screen Keyboard also shows up when I use my physical keyboard and click ! in a terminal, the on-screen keyboard shows up. As this is very distracting I would like to disable it in ...