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My asus laptop shuts down unexpectedly when unplugged

My asus laptop shut down unexpectedly when unplugged ... even with battery charge over 50%. The OS installed is Linux, and it is set to shut-down at a critical percentage of 5%. It doesn't look ...
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143 views

Mouse pad does not work on GNU/Linux for ASUS X552C laptop

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on an ASUS X552C laptop, along with w****** 8. The mouse pad does not work. I have not been able to identify it with lspci. Several searches have not ...
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1answer
28 views

How can I disable input from the laptop keyboard in (Kubuntu) Linux?

I want to disable the laptop keyboard so that I can put a normal USB keyboard on top of it. Is there anyway to do it? I DON'T want to do it through X (i.e xinput float), because I need to be able to ...
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2answers
164 views

Set backlight brightness on boot on a ThinkPad T440s runing on Arch

I recently bought a new Lenovo ThinkPad T440s laptop and installed Arch Linux on it. Most things worked out of the box. One minor problem, among few others, is with the backlight brightness. I can ...
0
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1answer
89 views

blank screen forever trying to switch users on Linux Mint 16 Petra (often)

Our netbook running Mint 16 (all up-to-date) has two users. Since first installing, we have run into two very similar problems going Menu -> Log Out -> Switch User, or going Menu -> System Tools -> ...
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0answers
41 views

Interpret edid information to get manufacturer and type number of my laptop screen panel, especially what is “SEC”

I want to find out the manufacturer and type number of my linux laptop screen panel and look up some specs on the net for example on http://www.panelook.com/. So I did: cat ...
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0answers
155 views

Can't start X: “intel(0): Failed to set backlight acpi_video0”

I originally posted this to the ArchLinux forumns but didn't have much luck there: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=185800 I was trying to adjust my laptop brightness, and after running ...
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1answer
154 views

How do I get my laptop to use its external monitor with Debian Wheezy?

with Debian Wheezy installed my laptop screen works fine but it doesn't seem to notice when an external monitor is plugged in. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15 (3537) I think this is the device in ...
0
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0answers
35 views

Battery & Fan issue

System ASUS N56VJ Ubuntu 14.04 - 3.13.0-32-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Issue: Sometimes when I start up my laptop, the fan turns on at full ...
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2answers
176 views

Reduce brightness on laptop with Fedora 20 and Gnome Shell

So, I just gave up trying to get my screen brightness keys working properly and now I'm searching for a way to decrease the brightness of my screen artificially. Maybe there's a gnome shell extension ...
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0answers
136 views

Linux for a laptop, docking station, and 3 monitors

I'm looking for suggestions on a Linux setup that will work well for a Dell Precision M4800 that has nVidia graphics and spends a large chunk of it's time on one of Dell's port replicator / docking ...
0
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1answer
74 views

Sony Vaio Pro 13 (SVP13212SGBI) can no longer run when mains is not connected

I bought this laptop brand new in February this year, and only in the last week or so has it started showing this brokenness. The degradation was somewhat gradual, since I was able to run the laptop ...
3
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2answers
327 views

High fan speed with no reason

For a few weeks, the fans of my Lenovo B590 laptop, running on Xubuntu 14, turn to high speed a few minutes after it is turned on. The fans won't speed down until I turn the computer off. This is ...
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1answer
158 views

HP Pavilion DV7: Keypad not working on Linux

I've recently got a HP DV7 laptop for free from a friend: As you can see in the picture, the laptop features a (modified) full size keyboard, including numeric key pad. The keyboard works as ...
4
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1answer
607 views

Why has my Battery Icon stopped updating in Linux?

I noticed something funky happening over the past week. My battery icon stopped updating. For a more specific definition, here's the expected and current behavior in detail: Expected Behavior ...
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2answers
145 views

Using a laptop as a wifi adapter for desktop with linux

I have a laptop running Linux Mint 13 with a working wifi card and a desktop with no wifi card running Arch Linux. I temporarily have no access to a Ethernet connection, so I'd like to use my laptop ...
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0answers
142 views

I can't get any internet connection on Crunchbang, how can I download and manually install the drivers?

I recently installed crunchbang on my Lenovo G505 Laptop, it uses broadcom drivers and I can't get any type of connection. I have tried connecting it with an ethernet cable every way that I could and ...
2
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1answer
166 views

Lenovo Thinkpad E430 Running Linux Freezes Seemingly Randomly

My Lenovo Thinkpad E430 is running Xubuntu 12.04, and has been since April of 2013 (when I bought the laptop). For the past several weeks, my laptop has been freezing seemingly randomly. I started ...
0
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2answers
96 views

How to silence a notebook the second-most radical way? Performance does not matter

This sounds like a rather general question, but I did not find specific advice if one is eager to sacrifice performance for this task. The case: I am writing a thesis, and I need complete silence for ...
0
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0answers
58 views

How to load Hirens to portable drive and then install in Dell 3330 laptop

I have a problem that is driving me crazy and I hope someone can help. My son purchased a Dell 3330 laptop that had a bad drive installed. The bios is locked and is set to only boot to a hard drive, ...
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0answers
122 views

Laptop dies and does not complete boot process if not on AC, yet battery is fine

My laptop, after a hard 6 years of use, is finally showing signs of electrical wear and tear through a myriad of strange issues, this being one of the least severe of them. I've experienced recently ...
0
votes
2answers
572 views

Is there a linux command to find out how many SSDs my laptop can support?

Background: I'd like to benchmark some SSDs. I am thinking about doing this on my laptop. I would like to check if my laptop supports using multiple SSDs at the same time. I don't want to have to ...
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3answers
952 views

What explain the expensiveness of laptop from System76? [closed]

What explain the expensiveness of laptop from System76? I don't understand... Compare to a Windows 8 laptop with very similar configuration; the price is also pretty much the same. I was sure that ...
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1answer
73 views

How to know which /proc file is used to set the backlight?

How to know which /proc file is used to set the backlight ? $ ls -1F /proc/acpi/ returns : ac_adapter/ battery/ button/ event wakeup xbacklight works. I use awesomeWM with Ubuntu 12.04, on a dell ...
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0answers
196 views

Disk spin down in Debian Wheezy [closed]

I'm using Debian Wheezy No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 7.3 (wheezy) Release: 7.3 Codename: wheezy $ uname -a Linux debian 3.2.0-4-amd64 ...
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0answers
334 views

Fedora 20 post installation issues (languages, system icons)

I installed Fedora 20 with Gnome 3.10 a few days ago (i'm using my Fedora 18 home directory which contains also my FC18 setttings) on my Dell Latitude E5410. It seems to work well (i feel it is a bit ...
0
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1answer
147 views

How do I improve battery life under Linux?

I have Sonny S series laptop(Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz) with Debian testing on it with 3.10-3-amd64. I love Debian Gnu Linux, everything is great except that the battery life. I have ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

ASUS N550 laptop not charging on ubuntu after updating kernel

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 on a pretty new ASUS N550jv laptop. When I was using kernel linux-image-3.11.0-11 everything was quite well (kinda..), however, when I updated the kernel using the automatic ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Missing sound on laptop running manjaro

Problem arose when I recently installed Manjaro on my Acer Aspire 5734Z. Sound has always been working before, when running other linux distros and win7. Neither headphones or laptop speakers are ...
0
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1answer
221 views

Will Ubuntu work on MSI GE40? [closed]

I am going to buy a new laptop and I am thinking about MSI GE40 because of it's power and relatively low weight. But at the same time I am going to use it with Ubuntu. There are not too many posts ...
0
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1answer
275 views

Why is Crunchbang saying my battery is at 64% after I unplug it from charging?

I have a weird problem with Crunchbang and it battery monitor. When I plug it and let it charge it'll tell me "Your laptop is fully charged", but when I unplug it it will immediately discharge to 64% ...
0
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0answers
456 views

/proc/acpi/event not detecting events

My acpid script was not running, so I have attempted to debug it. Running acpi in the foreground with debugging verbosity, I can see that it starts, it reads my rule (1 client rule loaded), and ...
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0answers
137 views

Ubuntu Heating Up, Continuos Fan, Hadoop Installation Worries

I have a laptop, Model: Compaq Presario CQ40 RAM: 2.7 GB RAM Processor: AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core QL - 64*2 OS - Dual Boot: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64 bit (AMD64) Windows Vista 32 bit (Factory ...
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1answer
154 views

questions about linux DOS and BIOS on new laptop

I want to buy a new laptop, which has no windows on it; it uses Linux. It's a Lenovo G400 I never used Linux before so please bear with me. My question is, can i access the BIOS from Linux so I can ...
2
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1answer
3k views

integrated intel graphics 3D acceleration probem with Linux on ThinkPad S531

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S531 running OpenSuse 12.3 64bit. This notebook has the following graphics cards: - integrated Intel HD 4000 - discrete (muxless) AMD Radeon HD 8670M After the standard ...
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1answer
171 views

Several Linux Distributions are hanging on boot - NVidia Graphics

I've just bought a new laptop, I used Linux on my old laptop for 15 months with no problems, but the new laptop has had problems now with several distributions. The laptop fails to boot up ~2/3 of the ...
1
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1answer
779 views

How to enable auto-screen update on monitor plug-in/out on Lubuntu (and how is it acheived in Ubuntu)?

I have a laptop which I want to have connected to an external monitor 99% of the time. The other 1% I would use its screen. I want the laptop to be closed (usually) to save space, and to use external ...
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0answers
92 views

Notebook running hot with ArchBang

This is my first installation of Arch, so I may have forgotten something. After booting it, the laptop quickly starts to became hot. I've been reading documentation on Arch wiki, but didn't found ...
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4answers
3k views

Disabling laptop monitor on boot?

I'm using a laptop with Ubuntu (no graphical desktop) to do all of my work. The resolution is awful, at 1024x576 or something similar. So I just close my laptop lid and plug it into an external ...
2
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0answers
204 views

Linux OS guest on Windows 8 host [closed]

For the past three years I've been a devoted Linux user on my desktop and laptops, a few months using Arch Linux (great learning experience), but now mainly Ubuntu specifically Xubuntu (lightweight ...
1
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1answer
143 views

Battery sort of died after a power outage

So today the power went out and my laptop did a strange popping sound and turned off even though it had like 50% battery (it was plugged in at the time though). This has never happened before, it'll ...
0
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1answer
165 views

How to reinstall Windows 8 on a laptop

I have a laptop that was shipped with Windows 8, I nuked the drive and installed a linux distro on there temporarily. I'd now like to put Windows 8 back - but I have no physical Windows 8 ...
1
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1answer
49 views

Is there a way to migrate the wi-fi configuration from one notebook to another?

I would like to find a way to migrate the wi-fi configuration from a notebook to another. I have already a working wifi configuration on the notebook A. Let's say I want to export all the necessary ...
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2answers
1k views

Permanently disable second screen

My laptop's monitor does not work any more and thus I've attached an external monitor. On boot, GDM still recognizes the primary laptop screen and displays it's login window on it. Which I then can't ...
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1answer
3k views

Are there any Linux distros that are specially made for laptops? [closed]

I have tried and tested Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Arch Linux and Windows. Recently I have come across Open SUSE. I was wondering what are some Linux distros that are specially designed for laptops. I am ...
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1answer
3k views

How to optimize Linux Mint performance

I'm running Linux Mint 14 on notebook. This notebook is rather old and really weak. Linux Mint shows better performance than Win7, but newertheless it's far from perfect. What can I do to speed up my ...
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4answers
126 views

Backup entire data and migrate

I have been given promotion in the office and hence given a new laptop. Now I have to move from my old system to the new laptop. I am currently working on many projects and have many dependencies ...
1
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2answers
145 views

Install too much RAM - and then? [closed]

I saw some already asked if its possible to install more than max. specified RAM capacity. I want to go a bit further. I have a laptop (Vaio VPCF11C5e) with currently 2x4GB 1066Mhz installed. ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Recommended replacement for Fuduntu (a discontinued Linux distro) [closed]

I have a laptop which gets very hot. And as we know, heat is bad for the Lithium battery. So I wanted to install a distro which was lightweight and kept my laptop cool. I came to know about this ...
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1answer
986 views

GPU usage and heat production in linux

I am using Fedora 18 in my laptop with Nvidia GT 630M graphics card. I am using dual boot with windows 7. In windows I am getting a battery backup of around 3 hr. But when I use Fedora, it reduces to ...