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Debian 10.1 net installer stuck

I am trying to dual boot debian on my laptop. I tried using debian 10.1 net installer and now it's stuck forever at "Select and install software". Can someone please help me with this.
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Laptop will not stay in suspend

I have an Asus UX32VD, and it will not stay in suspend, but when I boot it from USB, it seems to be no problem at all. Is there a clever way to check if it's something I have installed that wakes up ...
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How to set-up Debian for working with HiDPI properly?

I faced resolution problems on all my HiDPI laptops (Dell XPS 13, Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1) and have been waiting for the update with the "magic button" or smth else for reconstruct all GUI elements ...
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HP Pavilion gaming laptop: Accellerometer, lid closure, and constant fan throttling

I've recently been forced to upgrade laptops after an unexpected deluge killed my last one. My wife, who plans for everything, managed to score an upgrade to an HP Pavilion 15 gaming laptop, and the ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad: Original keyboard dead keys, replacement randomly made keystokes then failed

Problem is too complex to fit in Subject line. First, my keyboard had some dead keys, so I replaced it with a new keyboard . The replacement keyboard started to make Enter keystrokes randomly by ...
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Leap's haveged overheats CPU on Inspiron

I'm using Leap 15.1 on Inspiron 15. Sometimes, laptop's CPU is overheating from 53 C to 84+ C and fan's speed ups. The first process in CPU usage level is the root's haveged. Now, only laptop's reboot ...
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Fedora 30 : Laptop won't shutdown/reboot or hibernate

I've installed f30and I've come across this issue : when I power on my laptop and close the lid, the system gets hibernated as I told it to do. When I open the lid the system is up and running again ...
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grub problem after removing ubuntu from dual boot PC [closed]

I uninstalled the Ubuntu partition on my Acer Predator system with Windows 8.1. I went into BIOS and set boot to my windows installation disk, but the PC now goes to the grub command line. I tried to ...
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Linux boot freezes at WPA supplicant

When booting my laptop, which is running Fedora 30 on kernal 5.2.7, it freezes when it gets to WPA supplicant saying: [ OK ] Started WPA supplicant But doesn't proceed any further. If anyone ...
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Lenovo laptop battery only charges to 68.1% capacity?

I have a Lenovo Z50-75 which supports battery charge limiting. Before I installed Linux, I had my battery set in conservation mode. I don't know if that had any effect on the matter but my battery ...
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Linux Mint Huawei Matebook X Pro will not sleep sometimes

I have a Huawei Matebook X Pro on which I run Linux Mint 19. It runs fine but I find that sometimes (like 1 out of 15 times) when the lid is closed (yes I have lid closure settings set as I think I ...
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Confirm that laptop screen broken?

I have a strong suspicion that the screen of my laptop Lenovo Thinkpad 450s is broken. If I plug an external monitor, I can use my laptop, and everything seems to be fine. How can I confirm that the ...
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Unplugging external monitor forces me to reboot

I use a script that runs xrandr to turn off laptop display, showing only the external monitor screen. I have another script that basically "reverses" this (showing only laptop display) which I use ...
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How can I exectute a command when my laptop is docked?

I have a Lenovo X220 with a dock and external screen. Right now I have to launch a xrandr shortcut by hand to use the screen I want, depending on the situation. For example : Docked : xrandr with ...
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External expansion drive is recognized by lsusb and dmesg, but not fdisk or lsblk

I have a Seagate SSD expansion drive that I haven't used in a few months that I'm trying to plug into my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 460 running OpenSUSE Tumbleweed). When I plug in the expansion drive, I'm ...
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No Sound output on laptop with Debian Stretch

I installed Debian Stretch on my laptop and everything worked fine, but now I can't get any sound output. I wanted to try: pulseaudio --kill pulseaudio --start but if I wanted to kill the process I ...
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Installing NVIDIA drivers on non optimus laptop running Kali

I want to install the proprietary nvidia drivers on my laptop but I've read online that it's hard to do that with kali. I've seen multiple guides on how to do this but they're all for optimus laptops ...
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Linux Mint 19 install and update problems

I'm using Linux Mint, how can I check which Graphics drivers are being used ? I want to enable the Intel Hd graphics drivers, whcih I think are already installed (how would I check?). How do I ...
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Remote computer management [duplicate]

I have my PC with Ubuntu 19.04 on it, and I have "server" (it's old laptop with Debian 9 installed). However, getting physical access to laptop is complicated task, because it has some problems with ...
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OpenSuse Leap 15.1 Install shows mdContainer error on brand new HP Laptop

Yesterday, my laptop with OpenSuse 15.1 died after a couple of years of use. I went out and bought a new HP Spectre X360 15 laptop (15-DF0033DX) that has 16GB of RAM, 1 256GB SSD NVMe drive, and don'...
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Acer G9-793 shows two 120GB M.2 SSDs, not one 240GB SSD. Why?

I am trying to install POP! OS to my Acer Predator 17 (G9-793). When going to partition my C drive, i noticed that my 240 GB C drive was showing up as two 120 GB drives and were unallocated. I had to ...
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Can't change resolution or can't detect monitor

The computer is a MSI Gl63 8RD. I installed Debian 9 on it. When I booted it it had a very low resolution. Upon executing xrandr, this outputted: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output ...
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Laptop screen is too small - Scaling without changing external monitor's setting

I am running ElementaryOS (though I've been experiencing this same issue with other distros) on a Xiaomi Notebook 13 laptop, which I have connected to an external monitor. The interface size of the ...
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How to change the system cooling policy on Linux Mint Debian laptop

How may I slow down or turn off my fan in Linux Mint Debian? In Windows 7, it had a function called 'System Cooling Policy' and I had set for passive cooling, so the laptop's fan wouldn't spin up. ...
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My laptop doesn't detect my wi-fi

Recently my old dell laptop started to work very slowly, so I decided to install linux on it. I choosed debian (cause i like it). everything was ok, i installed drivers, programs etc. but when I tried ...
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Automatic rmmod / modprobe based on dmesg parsing

I am using a MacBooPro10,1 Debian stable (default install with rsyslogd) system for which the trackpad eventually fails (pointer stop working) from time to time as can be seen : $ dmesg [...] [...
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Sudden shutdowns on Ubuntu 18.04 Acer Laptop

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.2 on an Acer Laptop (F5-573G-52PJ). Randomly the system does a shutdown itself. In /var/log/syslog I see the events: May 15 11:24:53 top boltd[1176]: power: got event for ...
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OpenBSD Supported Hardware

I've recently installed OpenBSD on my Lenovo Ideapad 510s-14ISK. Unfortunately, it seems that my current network card (Qualcomm Atheros NFA435 QCA9377-5 / NFA 344 QCA6174 WiFi 802.11ac 1x1 + BT) is ...
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Laptop shutting down during Linux startup

I recently bought new laptop (Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30CB) and have this issue with Linux running on it. The issue is that it sometimes turns off during startup. Syslog contains no entries for that ...
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Finding the manufacturer of the eMMC Host Controller for HP Stream 11 Pro G3 Notebook PC/82A9

I am trying to install Linux on an HP Stream 11 Pro G3 Notebook PC/82A9 and need the name of the manufacturer of the eMMC Host Controller so that I can figure out which drivers to enable in the Linux ...
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Centos 7.6 onscreen keyboard is not shown for all applications

I am using below Centos 7.6 on my Thinkpad T420 laptop saravanakumar@localhost ~]$ uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain 3.10.0-957.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Nov 8 23:39:32 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Differentiate internal and external monitors

I am looking for a consistant way of getting the name of the built-in monitor in a laptop. To be exact, I am looking for the name of the monitor that will be turned off when the lid is closed. I was ...
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XPS 9350 won't drive Dell U2711 display over HDMI

I attach my Dell XPS 9350 (Iris Graphics 540) to a Dell U2711 display using a USB-C to HDMI cable. The laptop detects the display and claims it is sending a signal to it, but the display shows no ...
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Cannot boot without multiple screen Manjaro

On my laptop I have Manjaro (Deepin) 18.04 installed. The problem is I cannot boot on the battery of my laptop it always need to be connected with the power adapter. But if I plug an external screen ...
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Dell Vostro laptop - Assign special keys

Dell Vostro laptop has three special keys. There is Dell software for windows - 'quickset' that allows to assign an action for those keys. But for Linux there seems to be no way to identify and assign ...
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Cannot run/install Linux on AMD based ThinkPad E585

I am not able to run/install Linux on my Lenovo ThinkPad E585. I tried both a full installation and running from the USB stick. All I get is: GRUB starting from the USB stick. Select Linux installer ...
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Systemd start laptop even when lid closed [duplicate]

I use dropbear to activate laptop remotely and expect to detect SSH server port open after I login and decrypt disk remotely, but it seems that I have to leave laptop open for this to work, does ...
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Switch to second (build in) laptop battery if capacity is under 20%?

I got my new Lenovo T480 laptop which has two batteries: one internal and one external. The used Linux is Arch Linux. If I use the battery the behavior is that the first battery is used down to 5% ...
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After resume from suspend, one CPU core stays in C0 state

It recently seemed like my fan was running more than average, but I didn't notice anything significant showing in top. I looked via i7zl and found that one core was staying in state C0 ~85% of the ...
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My laptop AC adapter is not found when plugged in

Three different Linux OS installed on my Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-61-R0GX say the AC adapter is "off-line". Unplugging and re-plugging does not change the status. My laptop thinks it is on ...
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LM 19 x64 shuts down unexpectedly just before lightdm or cinnamon starts up, because I installed a new battery

LM 19 x64 shuts down unexpectedly just before lightdm or cinnamon starts up. This happens after installing a new battery for my laptop (DELL Precision M4700), and I had to keep the AC adapter plugged ...
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Cannot connect to Wifi on Linux Mint Version 4.15.0-45

Fresh install of Linux Mint but I cannot connect to my wifi. I have used an ethernet to install all automatic updates and such that come with the fresh install. ifconfig gives out: eno1: flags=4163 ...
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Trackpad dies after some time

Running Gnome on an Archlinux system on a Toshiba Z-30 laptop. Over the last couple of mothns I've been encountering a strange issue with the mouse/trackpad. After a couple hours of use, the trackpad ...
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Linux Mint 19 buggy display on external monitor

I have an older Lenovo P500 laptop (Hardware maintenance manual) w/ HDMI and VGA outputs running Linux Mint 19. I would like to use a Dell E2414H monitor which has VGA and DVI-D inputs. I initially ...
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need to install GRUB again or not for dual booting ?(debian/arch)

I have a sony VPCSA36GG. Being an old laptop, it used to have 4x64 ssd's with a raid 0 on it. I had problems installing grub bootloader while installing debian (my 1st linux install) so removed the ...
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Centos 6.7 in a laptop does not detect network interfaces but detect network hardware

I am installing CentOS 6.7 in my laptop, I have Windows 10, Centos 6.7 and Ubuntu 18 installed, but CentOS is the only OS that is not detecting any network interface, wired neither wifi. I used ...
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Mate: Laptop (often) immediately awakes from sleep

Since the beginning, no matter what setting I put, the laptop doesn't always go to sleep and stay asleep. Most often than not, it wakes up to the lock screen. But this also happens after I switch ...
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Troubles while installing any Linux OS on Asus TUF FX504

Tried to install Ubuntu, Antergos and Kali linux KDE on a new laptop Asus TUF FX504. Before I did it I disabled Fast & Secure boot set the SATA Mode Selection to AHCI disabled legacy USB ...
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Enable wifi hardware switch using software [closed]

On Debian 9.7, 4.9.0-8-amd64 On my laptop I want to enable my wireless card. Laptop keyboard connector (locking clip) is missing so I can't use it's keyboard enable the hardware switch. Already did ...
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USB randomly freezes on old laptop

The PC is a ca. 2006 Toshiba Satellite L 100-113. I switched from Windows XP back in 2014 and have experienced random freezes since then which I did not see in XP. adding irqpoll t9 kernel params used ...