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Old laptop “goes to sleep” all the time after Linux installation

I’ve installed antiX 19.3 recently on a 16-yro (or older), laptop. One issue I’ve been having is that the thing keeps going to sleep! Every 30-45 seconds or so, it goes into sleep mode; and comes back ...
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Cannot run pwmconfig (There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed)

I’m trying to control the fan speed in my laptop (Huawei Matebook D14 2020. AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Vega GPU). I’ve installed lm_sensors, and run sudo sensors-detect. However, when I try to run sudo ...
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My laptop freeze or has black screen when I open the lid after suspend

Since when I bought this laptop (Huawei Matebook D14, it has a AMD Ryzen 5 3500U CPU with a Radeon Vega 8 GPU) and installed Linux on it (it's dualbooting with Windows), I have this problem that ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 goes back to standby after unlocking from standby

I'm currently having a problem with my Ubuntu Installation on my Razer Blade 2019 (Intel CPU, Nvidia Graphics). After sending the system to standby by closing the lid, waking it back up by opening the ...
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xev does not show names for function keys

I have function keys on my laptop, for instance XF86AudioLowerVolume. I can associate this key with some command in my openbox configuration file, and use it to lower/increase audio volume. I found ...
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laptop fan does not turn back on when exiting sleep mode

I am using: Linux Debian 10 xfce After restarting my computer, my laptop fan works normally. But, once I close the lid to put the laptop to sleep, the fan will not turn on after waking up (until the ...
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Cinnamon - Screen stays unlocked 1 second after opening lid / suspend resume

On Debian 10.9 using cinnamon Desktop environment, if I close the lid of my laptop, the laptop goes into suspend mode, but when I open the lid, I can see what I was working on for a split second until ...
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Why does Ubuntu on my laptop shut itself down?

A week ago, I accidentally split some water around the touchpad of my Thinkpad laptop (underneath is my RAM), and then after a while it shut down itself. I opened the laptop and wiped off the water ...
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My 2nd Monitor suddenly stopped working

So I was trying to use my second monitor on my Ubuntu laptop for class as usual, but for some reason it wasn't picking up signal from my laptop at all. I tried to see if it was a problem with my ...
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How to disable standby/suspend on lid close when music is running in GNOME?

My question is exactly the same as this one, except that I do not always want to prevent suspending/sleeping of a laptop, but only when music is running. Instead I only want to keep the device on when ...
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How to get external monitor working with NVIDIA prime render offload?

My new laptop comes with AMD Radeon Graphics and NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB. The laptop has got a really bad feature for me - the HDMI port is connected to the NVIDIA GPU. I use my external ...
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Nvidia Reverse PRIME - lag when using a second monitor

My laptop has two GPUs: an Intel one and an Nvidia RTX 2000 series one. Both the HDMI and the DisplayPort outputs the laptop provides are connected to the Nvidia GPU. I am on Debian 11/testing and ...
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Old Toshiba laptop asks for (non-existent) HDD password

I'm trying to wake up my old Toshiba Satellite 1410-604 laptop (bought in 2003) cause I want to use my old 35mm negative and slide film scanner which only runs on XP. Unfortunately, when I start the ...
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Failing to switch my laptop monitor display on with xrandr - getting BadMatch

I have a laptop which is often connected to an external (VGA) monitor, with an lxrandr choice to only display anything on that external monitor. Now, if, in that state, one disconnects the monitor - ...
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ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen2 slow charging via USB-C on Ubuntu 20.10

I recently switched my ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen2 to Ubuntu 20.10. Everything works perfectly, except it seemed to charge a bit slow. I don't use the normal Lenovo charger usually, but rather USB-C with ...
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Lenovo Legion 7 Linux suspend does not wake up

On a Lenovo Legion 7 laptop with Ubuntu 20.04: When I close the lid, laptop shuts all lights down and gets quiet. When lid is re-opened, the keyboard lights turn on, and also the fan, but not the ...
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My laptop screen won't work with any version of Linux

Ok, so I'm using an Asus Zenbook UX431FA, which uses the Intel UHD 620 driver for its graphics processing. I want to dual boot a Linux distro, so that I can utilise the full power of the CPU and RAM. ...
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nvidia + intel driver multi screen laptop

I found many similar questions and tried a lot of answers, none of them worked so far. I have a laptop with an intel graphics device and a dedicated nvidia graphicscard. I used the nouveau driver (...
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Linux from scratch moving from VirtualBox to USB drive

I have successfully created Linux from Scratch based distribution in VirtualBox. I have dynamically allocated storage of max size 64 GB, with less than 7 GB space used in the .vdi file, and I want to ...
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WiFi toggled when lid is opened, ignoring settings

WiFi is toggled whenever I’m opening the lid of my laptop. I'm using Manjaro KDE. Setting “Do Nothing” in the Energy Saving settings doesn’t help. It’s happening on both AC power and battery. ...
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Laptop screen not detected when closed/docked - Manjaro, kernel 5.10

I have a HP Elitebook 840 G5, and am using the Ultraslim docking station with it. If I boot the laptop on its own, not connected to the dock, all is fine. I can dock and undock without a problem. If ...
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Ubuntu boot gdm failure HP Pavilion

After my HP laptop suspends, it often won't resume correctly. Everything seems to start except the desktop. Examining the syslog shows gdm errors near the end: Jan 14 13:26:23 HpLaptop /usr/lib/gdm3/...
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Fingerprint sensor detected; never unlocks

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 14ARE05 and have installed Debian SID on it. There were multiple compatibility issues out-of-the-box, but I've been able to resolve most of them. The only major one that ...
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Recommendations for Linux setup to workaround faulty GPU

I have an older HP Pavillion g7-1303sa laptop (spec link here) which may have an intermittently faulty Radeon GPU. Can I setup Linux to work on this system by selectively disabling GPU and graphics ...
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Find out how much electricity is being fed through my charging adapter?

I am not an electrician, so I am not sure how to ask this, whether I need to refer to voltage, or watts, or something out. In lamens terms, I am wondering how much electricity is currently being fed ...
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Kernel 5.4.0-58-generic ,Lenovo T495 laptop freeze when Linux Mint 20 boot without power supply connected

When I try to boot without power supply, it fails. I have to plug the power supply to make it works. I don't have any debug message, because when the OS freeze, the Mint box ping, but ssh is out. For ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 3 Unable to Adjust Backlight after Upgrading to Linux 5.10

Today I saw a message suggesting to update to 5.10 kernel, and I happily did it, but now I cannot adjust my laptop's screen backlight. On Linux 5.9, I adjust the backlight by writing to the file /sys/...
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Thinkpad E14 gen. 2 AMD display freeze

After being able to circumvent the fn-keys issue with my Thinkpad E14 (AMD) an annoying defect came up. Sometimes the randomly freezes at an irregular interval and you have to hard shut down the ...
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Automatically turn on laptop when on AC [closed]

We are having a scheduled maintenance on the power lines and I forgot to shutdown my laptop at home. It will turn of on battery but I would like it to automatically turn on after AC is restored. Is ...
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Ubuntu keeps scrolling down and typing '~' on its own

For awhile now, while using my laptop running Ubuntu, it will constantly scroll down to the bottom of the page even while I'm trying to move up. It also will sometimes constantly type ~! I've tried ...
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Strange rendering after waking up

When I try to use my laptop after it was in suspended mode, I get something like that GPU is okay as if I reopen the application everything works fine. It happens only with applications based on web ...
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Switch off internal notebook screen permanently

Is there a possibility to switch off the notebook screen permanently? The notebook is constantly connected to the TV via HDMI. However, if the notebook is left on and the TV is switched off in the ...
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Msi gs73vr laptop fans are not working in manjaro Linux?Any solution?

I'm wondering why my laptop fans are not working. I checked thermald I checked pwmconfig I checked sensors-lm I checked arch fan control page The fan rpm is not showing in the sensors command. Still ...
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Frequent freezes and reboots on Lenovo Legion 5i RTX2060

I bought a brand new laptop and tried installing Ubuntu 20.04 on it (via bootable usb), however I experience frequent issues which render the system unusable, ie: everything freezes (including mouse ...
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Bluetooth Adaptor not recogonized: HP Laptop with Ubuntu Studio (18.04)

I am trying to bluetooth in my laptop (HP installed with Ubuntu Studio 18.04). However, the blue-man assistant is showing a "no adaptors found" error message. This is the output of rfkill ...
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How to use the internal HDD in a SSD+HDD laptop?

My Dell Vostro 3491 came with 1TB HDD and 256 SSD. Ubuntu was installed on the SSD and I can use the drive for storing and accessing files. But I am unable to access the HDD. From the disk utilities, ...
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Tinny sound on Dell laptop with Linux Mint 20

I installed Linux Mint 20 on a Dell Inspiron 15 3565 which originally ran Windows 10. For the most part it's been great, but the audio isn't working correctly. The sound is tinny to the point of it ...
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Debian 10 fails to manage laptop battery (was working fine few days ago)

Debian 10 fails to manage laptop battery (was working fine few days ago). is battery still detected ? : upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0 native-path: BAT0 vendor: ...
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How can I assess why my computer is shutting down?

I have an old laptop (around 10 years old, maybe), on which I have a minimal install of Debian 10. I use it to download and store media files, which I reproduce from other machines on my home network. ...
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previous successful Kubuntu 20.04 LTSB EFI dual boot now boot looping?

One day my touchpad stopped taking input so I rebooted my laptop & haven't since been able to return to Kubuntu. When choosing it in GRUB I see (1) the OEM logo for ~1 sec, (2) the Kubuntu splash ...
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gpm 1.20.7: I can't paste text

Slacware64-current (july 2020) Kernel 5.4.50 Hi: This is from gpm's man page: [code] OPERATION To select text press the left mouse button and drag the mouse. To paste text in the same or another ...
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Android USB tethering with Laptop can't do iperf

I am trying to do UL and DL data test with iperf from my Laptop via android phone to the network. I can do UL but cannot do DL. What configuration I am missing?
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Keyboard isn't detected on boot, but works after suspend

When I boot up my system (I'm using Ubuntu 20.04), the keyboard isn't detected. The only way to have it working is to suspend the system and wake it up back. Then the keyboard is fully functioning. I ...
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Can't get bluetooth to work in Acer Aspire A515-51g laptop with Debian Buster

So when I first installed Debian the Bluetooth worked, for the first day. Since then it has worked twice, completely at random, and only for a few hours. I have a dual boot with Windows 10. At first I ...
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Beep sound on logging in fedora32 [closed]

I use a Lenovo IdeaPad V15 with Fedora 32. Recently, the device produces exactly five beeps (once) after user logging into the Linux system. But it doesn't occur with Windows 10. So this may not be a ...
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Using Laptop to serve as monitor, keyboard and mouse to another PC

I have a laptop for my regular use which is compact and for regular day to day work. I need a much powerful PC so I buy/ assemble one. But I dont want to buy peripherals like Monitor, Keyboard and ...
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Linux sleeps on lid close while shutting down

While systemd performs all shutdown tasks, I prefer to close lid, but system sleeps and resumes shutting down back on lid reopen. Is there any option to ignore lid events and other suspend tasks on ...
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Can't setup dual monitor in Debian!

I just got a new laptop and decided to try Debian on it, currently tracking "testing" repositories. It has both an integrated Intel GPU and an NVIDIA GPU. I installed the non-free "...
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No WiFi in Debian after suspending or closing the lid

I know that this question is posted a few times already, but I tried many of the solutions there and they didn't work. If I start my Laptop (restart or fresh boot after being turned off) the WiFi ...
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No wireless interface on Debian 10 (Asus X502C)

I just installed Debian 10 on a Asus X502C laptop and can't see wireless interface. It previously had a Win/Ubuntu dual boot and the WiFi worked fine. uname -a Linux debian 4.19.0-9-amd64 #1 SMP ...

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