Questions tagged as ['laptop']

Questions about laptops in relationship to Ubuntu. Common subjects are trackpads, batteries and wireless cards.
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Graeme Davidge avatar
Ubuntu for a laptop
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Good morning.

What would be the most appropriate ubuntu version for an older laptop that has previously run Windows vista? I want to use it as an educational tool for my 12 year old son.

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How do I turn a laptop into a single-purpose word-processing appliance?
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I wish to turn a laptop into a device that does nothing but word-processing, with the option to save/load files from a usb thumb drive. The only way out of this mode would be with a password. The single-app mode should persist across reboots.

How can I use Ubuntu in "kiosk mode" to run only a word processor?

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terras avatar
Fan On The Left Side of Laptop Only Working Occassionally
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The fan on my laptop only works occassionally (I estimate it's about 15% of the time). The fan won't work most of the time then, occasionally (usually at least once a day) when I'm playing quite low resource games or using my web browser the fan will randomly turn on, it seems to always stay on for at least 1 minute after turning on, but then after a minutes it suddenly turns off.

Most of the tim ...

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Sarim Mehdi avatar
ubuntu 20.04 brightness reset to max on startup
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I execute the following command to bring down the brightness

xrandr --output eDP-1-1 --brightness 0.60

But the brightness jumps back to max level whenever I restart my laptop. How do I set the default brightness to a certain value?

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niyasc avatar
Certain key combinations are not working
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I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on HP Laptop.

I'm experiencing some issues with certain key combinations in my laptop keyboard.

Following key combinations are not working.

  • Right Shift Key + E
  • Ctrl + C

Ctrl + other keys are working, also, c is working independently. Right Shift + other keys are working. Left Shift + E is also working.

Can anyone help me to identify if it is a configuration issue or an  ...

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kennyB avatar
How can I tell Ubuntu to only turn the screen off when I close my laptop lid?
cn flag

This is closely related to this question.

I would like to stop Ubuntu from suspending or sleeping when the laptop lid is closed, while still turning the screen off to save power. How can I do that?

This is for a Dell Precision 5550 running Ubuntu 20.04 preinstalled.

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Donni Maulana Sipa avatar
mobile intel GM45 ubuntu support
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I have a very old laptop with intel pentium t4400, 2 GB ddr2 ram, gma 4500mhd (mobile intel gm45), but currently there's no hard drive on this laptop. I wonder how if I install ubuntu on this machine (for simple browsing, typing on google docs), should I install the latest version of Ubuntu or the older one? and is it bottleneck or overkill if I put ssd on this machine ?

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Dman avatar
Laptop recognizes WiFi, gets no signal
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I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, and after multiple attempts to install a stable version, it finally worked. However, I face issues with receiving and sending data over any network. Portable hotspot and home networks do not send or receive data. I do connect to those networks with no issue, however. I have spent hours trying to find a working solution, but I haven't found any. Please do NOT use a ...

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will ubuntu work on an hp envy 13, specifically envy 13-ba1027nn
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I will start a full stack developer course soon, and i gotta get a laptop that's gonna run Linux, specifically Ubuntu. I've been eyeing envy 13-ba1027nn since it's pretty powerful and cheap ish. Will Ubuntu run on this specific laptop? Here are the full specs provided by hp:

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My integrated fingerprint reader doesn't show up on lsusb
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So I have a Lenovo V330-15IKB and it has a fingerprint reader. The fingerprint reader worked on Windows but on Linux I cannot see it. The output for sudo lsusb is :

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 8087:0a2a Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 5986:2113 Acer, Inc Integrated Camera
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

What c ...

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Keyboard not working when plugging to AC adapter
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I recently installed Ubuntu in my laptop. It was ran perfectly with my wireless keyboard and mouse.

Yesterday, I replaced my wireless keyboard because some keys stopped working and bought a Dell wired keyboard. I connected and tried it with my laptop. It was working fine, but after two minutes, it started stuttering and all keys automatically get typed!

I thought it is keyboard's fault. So I replace ...

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CattoByte avatar
Ubuntu 21.04-21.10 Random shutdowns, no logs
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Hardware (hardinfo):

I hope this isn't a hardware issue...

    OS: Ubuntu 21.10
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 1 physical processor; 4 cores; 8 threads
    RAM: 7858608 KiB (AKA 8GB)
    Motherboard: Lenovo YOGA 730-13IKB / LNVNB161216 (LENOVO)
    Graphics: 1920x1080 (Unknown) The X.Org foundation
    Storage: (Shows nothing for some reason, but I already opened my computer to clean  ...
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Tom Reynolds avatar
cant install 20.04 from live usb - asus laptop with nvidia gtx660 Ti
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Have ASUS laptop AMD64 with Nvidia GTX660Ti
and cant install from live usb... screen does not show full screen so choices cant be selected

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Mauro avatar
Dual monitors not working on Ubuntu 21.10 - Nvidia GPU on ROG Zephyrus M15
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my laptop is not recognizing any external monitors over HDMI after updating from Ubuntu 20.04 to 21.10. (I also tried screen sharing on Google Meet and got a black screen when sharing the entire monitor, probably related)

I tried running Nvidia 470 and 495 drivers. Main graphics driver shows up as Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics (CML GT2). The laptop has a i7-10750H and an RTX 2070 Super MaxQ.

$ uname -r
5. ...
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KB/M working on one laptop but not another
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I have two laptops, each a sub-variant of the main model. (AMD Acer A515-44 & Intel Acer A515-56)

For one laptop (Intel variant) the built-in KB/M works like normal, but for the other the keyboard and touchpad only works in grub and the beginning of the boot sequence.

Ctrl+F in the logs for "ELAN" shows they are both being identified, but only one model is working.

pastebin of lspci,lsusb,lshw for  ...

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Arpan  avatar
Battery not charging either detecting
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So today, I just noticed my battery wasn't charging and neither was detected I rebooted it several time but nothing worked.

Then I tried booting windows from Grub and when I did I was shown a light (battery signal light sided by charging socket) but still it was not charging though.

Colour of the light was red so that means it is not charging if it were to be then it mus lt blink (according to my la ...

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Touchpad is not behaving as it used to be in Ubuntu
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Touchpad is not behaving as it used to be, at least not to what I've been accustomed to.

Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  • boot either kubuntu or lubuntu Live-CD 20.04 and
  • use the touchpad after GUI started

I'd expect that the touchpad's behavior would be similiar to the standard touchpad behavior, at least some/most of them.

However, nothing works that way:

  • left-click by tap one finger anywhere on  ...
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bobeff avatar
Xubuntu 21.10 is freezing after closing the laptop lid
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I'm using Xubuntu 21.10 on an ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM-K2030T laptop. When I close the laptop lid the desktop freezes. Could someone help resolve this issue?


It seems that the problem appears not only when I close the lid, but also if the computer stays idle for some time.

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Is it normal to get less than half the battery life on ubuntu compared to windows?
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I have read a lot of similar questions on askubuntu but all of them mention losing not more than an hour or two of battery life and even then just suggest tlp. For me, I get 6.5 hours of battery life on Windows 10 (battery saving mode) but only 3 hours of battery life on Ubuntu. I installed tlp which increased it by half an hour. Is this normal?

I did find this but it is 7 years old and doesn't have answ ...

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zewill avatar
Is there a good Linux diagnotic tool to check laptop slowness?
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I bought a Samsung laptop (NP770Z7E) with Windows 10 but it was running too slow. So I installed a Linux OS but it still slow. It seems some problem with memory but I would to see if some tool can test and report the problem.

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Poor Sound Quality on Laptop with Ubuntu 20.04
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I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed on a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 laptop. I get poor, tinny, blown-out sound quality at all volume levels whenever I try to play a video on Brave browser or whenever I play a video on Firefox other than on Youtube or whenever I play a downloaded webm or mp4 or such. Very occasionally those videos will play fine, but rarely. I can, however, get the audio to sound good if I play a y ...

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Will Ubuntu 20.04.3 work on DELL XPS M1730?

Dell XPS M1730 - Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 (2,50 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 6 MB L2-cache), Windows Vista Home Premium, 17" UltraSharp TFT WUXGA (1920 x 1200) + 2.0 MP webcam, 4096 MB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM, 120 gb WD green SSD, DUAL SLI 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX, DVD+/-RW, 9-cell lithium-ion battery, Bluetooth + Dell Bluetooth 2.0-stereoheadset, 802.11n, Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio

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Arence avatar
Kernel Screen after Laptop Lid Close
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When my computer's lid closes, Ubuntu suspends everything normally. However, upon logging in, one of two things happens. In the past, it would log me in but all of the data from the previous session will be gone. Right now, logging in will take me to the kernel screen, at which point I have to restart the computer.

I have already taken one measure, and I will edit this question with other measure ...

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e god avatar
Wifi breaks after laptop lid close / suspend
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I have an issue where upon closing the lid of my laptop (defined behaviour is to suspend), my wifi will break entirely. I've tried on both Arch and Ubuntu and the same issue occurs. I have tried restarting NetworkManager to no avail. It appears the wireless interface is being set to the DOWN state, but nothing seems to be able to bring it back up, without a reboot.

Using Ubuntu 21.04.

Huawei Mateboo ...

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Disable keyboard and trackpad for 2-in-1 laptops when semi-folded?
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I have a Lenovo C940 with Ubuntu 20.04 installed. When I fold my laptop over so that the keyboard is face down and the screen is angled slightly away from me, the keyboard and trackpad do not disable. They disable properly on Windows. How can I fix this?

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hychiang avatar
external monitor extremely slow with Ubuntu 20.04
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I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop attached with a Dell monitor. My Nvidia driver version is 465.27 with a GeForce 3070 card. My external monitor becomes extremely slow when I close the laptop lid.

I read several posts:

Ubuntu 20.04, computer keeps shutting down when I close the lid, I've already checked logind.conf, settings are set to suspend

20.04 on external monitor (2560x1600) extremely slo ...

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sbrass avatar
Laptop external monitor not working
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I just got a framework laptop and I installed Ubuntu 21.04 and everything has been working great so far. The only thing is I can't get it to recognize an external monitor I have. This is the monitor which supports video through USB C and my ports all support DP output. When I plug in both power and video my laptop makes a noise like something has connected, but the screen always says no signal.

What ca ...

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Using the 6800M dGPU of my laptop
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So I have the Asus Strix G513QY with a Ryzen 9 5900HX and a Radeon 6800M 12GB as dGPU.

Now I set up Ubuntu Budgie 20.04.3 in dual boot alongside Windows 10. By default, the system doen't recognize my dGPU which is unfortunate because I need it for the DP output and obviously for some more demanding tasks.

I then decided to install the drivers from AMD's website 1 using the install command. That didn't wor ...

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sreejith shaji avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 not waking up from suspend (hp aero 13)
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My new laptop hp aero 13 is not waking up from suspend . I saw many facing this problem but it does not solve my problem

my swamp space when i run the command free :enter image description here

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wa11a avatar
My laptop automatically shuts down when I play CSGO
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As the title says my laptop immediately shuts down when I enter CS:GO game.

I launch steam with "launch with dedicate graphic card" and play CS:GO from the library everything works fine in the lobby until I enter the game then my laptop shuts down.