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Questions tagged [laptop]

for questions about running Linux on laptops.

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How to control a wifi smart plug from laptop? [on hold]

Is there a method to control a smart plug from a Linux laptop? Smart plugs are generally intended to be controlled by smartphone or tablet, in Android. It could be useful to do this from a laptop. ...
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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 ...
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How do I set battery charging threshold in linux on non Thinkpad laptop? [closed]

I know that charging battery near 100% is bad. However, a charging threshold can be set by using tp_smapi or tlp. Unfortunately, this package is only for Thinkpad. How can I set this for a non-...
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Using NVidia GPU on Clevo N871EJ1 laptop

I have a Clevo N871EJ1 (Schenker Media 17) laptop here which gives me quite a headache. I tried to install Ubuntu 18.10, Debian Stretch and Debian Buster (Testing) and all locked up during ...
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Trouble connecting to open wifi networks in Arch Linux

I have two open WiFi networks in my building, call them A and B. I have lived here for over two years and they have always worked, but now (after being away for a while) I've been experiencing ...
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ASUS Zenbook UX433/UX333 — Configure Touchpad-embedded numpad on Linux

I have an ASUS Zenbook UX433,on which ASUS decided to innovate by embedding a Numpad inside the touchpad (see picture 1). Toggling between classic touchpad mode and numpad (also turns the touchpad ...
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Limit an MSI laptop battery charging to 80%

How can I limit battery charging to 80% capacity? Above thread provides several solutions for ThinkPad laptops. Mine is an MSI GF72 8RE-032. The Windows 10 drivers&utility pack seems to provide ...
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how import/copy a file or directory into Desktop ubuntu 14.04 laptop

My Dell Precision laptop has a funny Desktop (it is 14.04 with KDE) as different from my table-top comp with 12.04 and any other comps I used before, I don't see any directory named "Desktop", but I ...
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How to install Linux on an MSI laptop(Gl62M 7REX model) having 128GB SSD as primary storage and 1 tb Hard disk as secondary storage

I want to install Debian + KDE on my MSI laptop(Gl62M 7REX model) having 128GB SSD as primary storage(windows 10 installed currently) and 1TB Hard disk. I tried installing by disabling the fast boot ...
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monitoring hardware

I have a laptop with a fingerprint reader that is currently doesn't seem to be supported by linux (integrated in lenovo yoga 920). But I am quite curious if it is at all possible for me to listen to ...
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Laptop doesn't wake up after suspension

Whenever I enter suspension mode in my laptop, I cannot leave it: I can hear that a fan of the laptop is working, the power indicator shows that the laptop is on, and I can't return to Linux after ...
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What is the proper way to declare the built-in microphone as mono?

I had some strange issues with the built-in microphone on a Lenovo IdeaPad 310-15IKB laptop under Linux Mint 19.1. For example, it was not working with Skype, but was working with Gnome Sound ...
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Is there any advice so I can clone the entire thing smoothly next time

Here is my situation. I have spent days to solve this and now I give up. It is very painful, takes a lot of time, and can break the OS itself. I used to change job after working for 1.5 years or 2 ...
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Clevo N141WU noise when fan is cooling

I just bought a Clevo N141WU (at system 76 it's known as the galago pro) from a Danish PC shop. It mostly works really nicely, but when the fan is spinning down (after a hard workload) it starts ...
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Laptop lid closing freeze - Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 in a Dell inspiron 7559. I had a lot of trouble with the installation of almost any distro but this time it seemed that everything worked just fine. The first couple ...
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Laptop without X/GUI: Make screen go blank when lid closes [duplicate]

I have a rather uncommon setup. I use laptops internally as some kind of server. The laptops are stacked in a rack and hence should not create an unnecessary amount of heat. So I'd like to shutdown ...
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Wake on LAN a laptop when the lid is closed

I have an old laptop (Asus n56v) that I turned into a home lab by installing Proxmox hypervisor, it works well and also WOL (wake on LAN) work. I need to store it lid-closed because I only manage it ...
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Is the cx2072x codec added to the Linux kernel 4.18?

I am using an E200HA laptop and I am having a problem with the CX2072X codec. Has this problem been fixed in the Linux kernel 4.18? If not, do you have any developers who participated in the official ...
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How to stop internal laptop screen from turning off when closing lid?

When closing my laptop, it turns off the internal screen, which moves all windows to the second screen. I realise that I could move all windows to a secondary workspace to not have them overlap the ...
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How can I configure libinput to have the cursor continue to move when my finger is reaching my touchpad's borders?

$ uname -r 4.18.7-arch1-1-ARCH $ sudo pacman -Qi libinput | grep Version Version : 1.12.0-1 When my finger reaches the borders of my laptop's touchpad, the cursor stops moving. This ...
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Change middle-key plus trackball from mouse-wheel to middle drag on Lenovo T460s

I have debian stretch on A Lenovo T460s. This laptop has a trackball, 3 mouse-keys and a touchpad below the mouse keys. When I click the middle key and move the trackball, this is interpreted as ...
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grub rescue after accidentally removing bootloader partiton [duplicate]

I have an ASUS Laptop and installed Kali Linux as dual boot with Windows 10. I wanted to replace Kali Linux with Black Arch and cleared up my dedicated partition for Kali and when doing so, I ...
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Differences between Debian and Ubuntu going practical for a laptop [closed]

I would like to know the differences between Debian and Ubuntu besides the well known stability and package management or non-free policy. I'll try to proceed with order trying to not forget anything ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad laptop doesn't wake up after suspend

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 320 laptop with Debian testing/buster and Linux 4.18.5. When I close the lid and open it again, the screen is black, and I can't do anything. I can't even ctrl-alt-F3 to a ...
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Razer Blade Stealth touchpad jumps with Linux

My Issue I am using the 2016 model Razer Blade Stealth laptop. Recently, I've decided to install Linux on it. Whenever I use the touchpad on any Linux OS I've loaded onto it so far, the cursor jumps ...
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Problem with external monitor plugged to notebook

My case: At work, I use my own laptop (Xiaomi Mi Pro). When I connect it to an external monitor, I want to be able to just close the lid and leave without the laptop and have the laptop suspend. When ...
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How to completely inhibit lid switch events?

Context: Due to missing drivers for my 2-in-1 convertible, folding the screen back only triggers a lid switch event. This causes the laptop to suspend or, when "Suspend when laptop lid is closed" is ...
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Blank screen after sleeping: hotplug event: connector link-state is BAD

In the past my laptop worked well, but for the past months I have had issues with the laptop screen not being able to wake up after certain events. Basically, after I suspend the laptop there is an ...
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Is it possible to boot from the hard drive of a dead Linux machine on another machine? [duplicate]

My 5 year old pristine laptop decided to die. Every time I plug in the power it shorts the adapter so I think my motherboard is gone. Is it possible in anyway to boot into that install from another ...
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Ryzen 3 2200u laptop linux compatibility [duplicate]

Do Ryzen 3 2200u laptops work without issues with stock install of Debian 9 or Ubuntu 18.04? I do not want to install nor patch nor compile! I have to choose between Core i3 6006u and Ryzen 3 2200u. ...
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Do Ryzen 3 2200u laptops with Vega 3 work out of the box with major Linux distros? [closed]

Does a laptop with Ryzen 3 2200u and Vega 3 work without issues with stock install of Debian 9 or Ubuntu 18.04? I dont want to install drivers! Not to mention compile a patched kernel. I have to ...
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debian: step `installing the system` fails on eeepc 1002HA

I have an old (~8years) eeepc 1002HA, laptop with intel atom processor and 160GB HDD. I am trying to install debian 9.4.0, from a iso image that I flashed on a pendrive. The live version seems to work ...
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Lid Keys on ThinkPad X41t doesn't work when device is 'transformed'

I have a ThinkPad X41t running ArchLinux32. On the lid, it has several buttons. I gived them keycodes with setkeycodes. Device can be "transformed" - i.e rotated by 180 degrees around hinge and closed ...
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Gnome - Laptop Monitor Off when Lid Closes?

I'm running Gnome (Wayland) on Arch Linux. I have configured the environment not to go to suspend, etc. when the lid is closed. When I close the lid, the monitor turns off for a second or two (as ...
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Why is my OpenGL renderer shows my CPU?

From What I've searched, my openGL renderer should show my discrete GPU but strangely, it shows my integrated GPU. Here is my lspci | grep -E "VGA|Display" 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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Can't setup monitor after reconnecting ThinkPad T570 to USB-C dock

I've got two monitors connected via DisplayPort to the dock. xrandr displays the external monitors as DP1-1 and DP1-2 and the laptop as eDP1. I set up my monitors with the following in ~/.xprofile: ...
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Turn on cpu boost state

Is it possible to set boost cpu frequency on laptop (there is no any cpu settings in bios available)? If I try set such "boost frequency" it successed, but frequency setting to maximum frequency in ...
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Dual monitor freezing issues on Ubuntu 16.04

I am currently attempting to connect a monitor to a laptop with a broken screen, the monitor works fine, however when I try to disable the primary laptop screen, or mirror the displays, using system ...
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Screen remains black after suspending

Suspend used to work just fine on my laptop but since a recent update I am encountering an issue. After I wake the laptop from suspend, the screen doesn't come on. Everything else seems to turn on ...
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Should I install an older Linux for old machine? [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron and an Acer Aspire One, both laptops are about 6-8 years old I believe. I tried various latest lightweight Linux recommanded by various website articles, including and not ...
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bumblebee+bbswitch causes gdm not to load

I have an Nvidia Optimus with an Nvidia 950m laptop with ArchLinux installed. I always managed optimus using bumblebeed with nvidia proprietary drivers and bbswitch to save some power. This howerver ...
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Hooking on to lid events as non-root

Is there a way for a non-root user to hook a script on to laptop lid events (ie. opening and closing)?
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Deepin OS 15.5 can't output to hdmi

I'm using an Acer predator helios 300 to run my deepin 15.5 OS and for some reason I can't get any output through the hdmi port. It comes with integrated graphics and an nvidia gtx 1060. I'm not sure ...
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How to force a Thinkpad to draw charge from internal vs external battery?

My T450s Thinkpad has two built-in batteries--one hot-swappable and one inside the laptop. Lenovo calls the former "external" and the latter "internal". When not plugged in, the external battery ...
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Touchpad on Lenovo V330 (Thinkpad V Series) is not recognized

I've installed opensuse 42.3 on my new Lenovo V330, but whatever I do, the touchpad is not recognized by Linux. I've updated the Kernel to 4.15.7, tried to install tumbleweed, which brought the same ...
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New Ryzen laptop - suspend = panic, is a fix in the pipeline?

As though I had not had some 10 years of on-and-off Linux experience, I patiently awaited the release of laptops with the new AMD Ryzen "APU" chips, planning to install Linux, after speculative ...