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Laptop slow and unresponsive when running on battery

My laptop is slow and unresponsive when running in battery; it works fawless when connected to ac power. In the past I used to have tlp/laptopmode-tools but since Linux 3.x I have uninstalled both. ...
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Reduce CPU wakeups by cinnamon and i915

In order to reduce my notebook's power consumption I am using PowerTOP 2.5. hardware: Thinkpad W540 os: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic I noticed that cinnamon and i915 are the ...
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AMD HD 8850M doesn't work

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 3537 with AMD Radeon HD 8850M on it. I use Debian Linux Testing (x86_64). When I try to launch applications by command DRI_PRIME=1 <app_name>, they start with ...
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Dual monitor setup with xrandr: extending without/with disabled scrolling

This is not a question, but rather a work around for a problem under Ubuntu, I encountered. Setup: Given a laptop screen (e.g., "LVDS-1-0") and a second screen (e.g., "DP-1") with the second screen ...
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Fedora live USB works on Acer laptop. Debian live USB does not

I have created two live USBs in two separate pendrives: The first one has an ISO image of Debian. The second one has an ISO image of Fedora. Equal conditions My laptop: Aspire V11 Touch (aka ...
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How to disable suspend on close laptop lid on NixOS?

I'm using NixOS on a laptop and want to disable auto-suspension that happens every time I close the laptop lid. Approach described in “How to disable auto suspend when I close laptop lid?”, that is, ...
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Laptop screen dims after 20 seconds, cannot change that

On my HP laptop with Fedora 23, screen dims after 20 seconds when using batteries, and I couldn't find a way to change that. I've set gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-dim ...
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ASUS ZenBook Linux install fails

Trying to install a linux distro (CentOS/Ubuntu) on ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T fails so far. I've used bootable usb, created by pendrive/unetbootin from range of iso files ...
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Installing Linux on hard disk that will be used by another computer with different hardware

I was given a laptop with a totally dead display. I do not want to pay to replace the broken display, but I would like to use the laptop as a server and connect to it via SSH to control it. I have ...
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Configure linux laptop to switch off screen but otherwise remain running when lid closed

Hi i'm trying to set up an old laptop as a 'server' for testing purposes. As such, I don't want the screen on all day, however i do want the cpu running 24x7. Can the 'lid close' switch be ...
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Bluetooth scan does not find any bluetooth device

I am running Linux Mint 17.2 64bit on a Acer Aspire-VN7-791G. Bluetooth seems to be working - at least I can turn it on - but when scanning for other devices nothing is found. lspci returns the ...
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debian not shutting down properly

I have an acer aspire e1-572 with intel core i5-4200u, intel graphics HD 4400, 8 gb ram and a 500gb samsung 840 evo ssd. In this machine there are windows 10 and debian testing + gnome shell 3.18 in ...
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How do I enable laptop settings in debian?

I have just installed debian jessie and have installed laptop-mode-tools. However, looking on the Laptop Mode Tools page, not only is there a plethora of options, but it also says this software should ...
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does dos based laptop works fine with linux distro [closed]

Which laptop is most compatible with Linux? i checked this link but i need to know something else as below: i need to purchase a laptop which will support linux fully when i will install say fedora ...
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Can a laptop battery explode while using Linux?

I have a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro, and I really want to install Debian on it. I have the know-how and have had at least three Debian systems before this. I am very knowledgable with the command-line ...
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how to select a budget laptop for linux say fedora /ubuntu [duplicate]

i need to purchase a laptop which will support linux fully. my question:->what points should i consider laptop for linux before buying it say should it come with os /no os/specific os as i will ...
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LXDE not turning on laptop monitor where VGA disconnected

I'm using LXDE (on Lubuntu 15.04) on my laptop (which is a Lenovo X201). When I connect the laptop to an external monitor and tell LXDE to use only that (and blank the laptop monitor) - it obliges me. ...
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Plugging an external screen turns off backlight on laptop

I use lightdm on my laptop Asus F200MA running Debian 8. When I plug an external VGA screen (actually a beamer), the backlight of the screen goes off but the VGA display is not turned on ...
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Invalid frequency found for processor

I have installed Linux on a Dell inspiron 1150 laptop, dual booting with Windows XP. In Linux I have a mouse lag problem dragging windows on the desktop, but I do not have this problem in Windows. ...
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Wireless breaks after closing laptop

I am running Linux Mint 17.2 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop. Since ndiswrapper failed to install the drivers for my internal network card, I am using an external usb netgear WN111 v2 card. It works, ...
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Acer Aspire touchpad not detected

I have been searching for days and can only find threads about the touchpad not working or not being enabled but it seems Kali cannot find it all. I have both Windows and Mint and the touchpad works ...
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My ext4 partition is corruption-prone possibly because of suspend

I'm using an encrypted ext4 main partition on a Lenovo i7 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, currently using the 3.13.0-53-generic x86_64 kernel. After running for multiple weeks without shutting down ...
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Left-Click not working in OpenSUSE

I just installed OpenSUSE on a dual boot setup with Windows, and it works absolutely perfectly. All devices work out of the box, except for the touchpad. Left-Clicking doesn't work but tapping does. I ...
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Problem with touch pad in linux

I have a Lenovo g500 laptop and I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in it. The problem is that the touchpad in not being dectected. I ran Ubuntu in live mode before installation and the touchpad worked ...
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fglrx causing “fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed” on Intel/AMD hybrid graphics

I am currently using Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64-bit on my laptop with hybrid graphics (Intel/AMD) and I can't get the AMD proprietary graphics drivers (fglrx) running properly. They always put my ...
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Can changing systems too often harm my computer

This might be a very stupid question but I'll ask it anyway, I've been hopping from one linux distribution to another to another to another to another... and I've been wondering, is changing an ...
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Ethernet adapter not recognized at all (Steam Os)

I have an issue where my Ethernet adapter(realtek TL8118AS-CG0) in my Samsung np365ec (amd a8-4500m Quad core 4gb of RAM) is not recognized at all. The wireless card works fine but is only 2.4ghz, and ...
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XMobar-friendly low-battery warning?

I'm in the process of setting up a laptop running Debian Jesse with xmonad as the display manager. I use xmobar to display information about the current state of the system, including the battery ...
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Lenovo T440s battery status unknown, but charging?

I'm trying to configure my Lenovo on arch linux. The last thing I need to do is get the battery 100% working. Right now it appears that the main battery's state is unknown: ...
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Debian laptop suspends periodically

My Debian laptop (current release: testing) today started to suspend periodically for some unknown reason. It happens either I'm trying to type something, use mouse or make any other activity. What ...
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Debian 8 (Jessie) - Laptop stops working after closing the laptop lid

I have a HP15 r007TX laptop with Debian 8 (Jessie) installed. Whenever I close the lid and then reopen, the laptop stops working. It get's stuck showing a blank screen. From there nothing happens and ...
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How can I make hybrid graphics(AMD/Intel) work on Ubuntu?

I own a HP ProBook 450 G0 laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04 (3.16.0-33-generic x86_64). This particular laptop has two GPUs and I want to be able to switch between them. I'm looking for a free driver or ...
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Which Linux Kernel supports a Thunderbolt display port in a PC laptop?

I recently got a PC laptop with a Thunderbolt display. I would like to install Linux but which Kernel version can support a Thunderbolt display?
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Can I use my SIM card slot to telephone?

My laptop (a Thinkpad T440) has a SIM card slot which is meant to be used for internet, though I haven't tested that yet since I don't have any SIM cards with internet contracts. However, is it ...
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How to set up RTLinux on x64 laptop to behave realtime?

I have to set up RTLinux and run a real-time ST language interpreter. The official RTLinux has been abandoned and its official download site does not work. I decided to use community RT_PREEMPT patch. ...
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aura ash vs x windowing server

I don't completely understand the underlying technology very well, but it seems to me that Chromium OS is based on Aura and Ash and Ubuntu currently uses X Windowing Server with Unity/KDE/Gnome/etc on ...
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Why doesn't Linux shutdown cleanly?

I'm running Linux Mint with LXDE on Dell Inspiron 1501. Whenever I issue poweroff command, or reboot or shutdown the computer via the graphical menus, it doesn't seem like a clean shutdown. In ...
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Wifi not working on compaq 6715b running ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to get WIFI running on an old compaq 6715b laptop. It does not show up in iwconfig, so I assume that I need to install drivers. I've tried using ndiswrapper, and tried "sudo apt-get install ...
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Enable access to WLAN

I was given a Acer Aspire One A110 Netbook (ca. 6 years old) with Ylmf OS. It's the first time I own a computer running on LINUX. So I am unexperienced with it. So far I get along quite well, but one ...
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System Boot Order not found (Secure boot is not enabled)

I have this problem http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=299306. Although this thread is not mine, I experience this problem in familiar way. Also when I put live CD, it cannot boot from the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 laptop not detecting external monitor

I am running ubuntu on my work laptop. When I plug in my external VGA monitor it mirrors part of the screen (different resolution) but does not appear on my monitor list under System Settings > Screen ...
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Laptop restarts after lid closed

My laptop restarts everytime I close the lid and open it up again. In System Settings->Power there is no option for what the laptop should do when the lid is closed. The laptop never did this before ...
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nvidia driver [discrete graphics] on Optimus laptop doesn't load

I'm trying to use my ThinkPad W520 with external monitors in a docking station. When I start my computer with [Discrete Graphics] set in the BIOS, systemd loads and then the computer just hangs as if ...
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Linux on HP Laptop

I have an HP Pavillion p027 TX Notebook PC with the following hardware: Intel core i3 4030@1.90 GHZ and 4 GB RAM NVIDIA GEFORCE 830 M Broadcom 43142 Bluetooth Broadcom 43142 b/g/n wifi adapter ...
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TCP, UDP, etc. works, HTTP(S) does not

I have been trying to set up Debian Jessie on an old Dell Inspiron 300m. Right now the problem I have is, the ethernet connection only works partially. ICMP works. I can ping IPs and FQDNs. UDP ...
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Brightness keys not working on 3.14+ kernel

I have a dual-boot installation: OpenSuSE 13.2 & Linux Mint 17.1 on Asus k55vd, both 64-bit. I am running a 3.14 kernel on Linux Mint and 3.16 on OpenSuSE. I had encountered that kernels above ...
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Script for “battery level reminder”

I want to plug in the laptop battery charger when the battery level goes down to 40% and then plug it out when the battery charge level reaches 80%. And for that reason, I need a script that would ...
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Why is laptop screen called eDP1?

In my new laptop, using i915 and the intel driver of Xorg, the laptop screen is called eDP1 in Randr $ xrandr eDP1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 277mm x 156mm ...
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Where are pm-powersave settings on OpenSUSE 13.2, and are they used?

I am trying to sort out powersaving for OpenSUSE 13.2 running on a laptop. I found this guide: https://en.opensuse.org/Powersaving for understanding Powersaving on OpenSUSE. However, it appears to ...
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How to detect the presence of a battery?

I'm trying to automate desktop setup, and as part of that I'd like to install a battery monitor package only if the machine currently has a battery attached (UPSes and other external batteries are not ...