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Multiple distros crash and reboot when trying to resume from sleep/suspend on laptop

Gigabyte Aorus 15 XE4. Nvidia RTX 3070ti. After multiple attempts, this doesn't seem to be related to Nvidia Drivers or intel/nvidia optimus like I thought based on many people with a similar issue. (...
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Test system stability on Debian 12 laptop after undervolting

I want to undervolt my Debian 12 laptop with Undervolt. What is a good way to test the stability of both the CPU and the iGPU quickly?
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How to extend laptop to multiple monitor in linux?

I have Asus ROG Strix G15 laptop running Pop_OS and 2 FHD monitors, i want to extend (not mirroring) the display to those 2 monitors. What can i do to make it like the following: To make it so the ...
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Searching for an old laptop to learn linux [closed]

I have years of experience in programming algorithms and compiling statistics. Now I would like to develop my skills and immerse myself in the world of Linux in order to get more involved with the ...
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How to control laptop lid behaviour in Debian 12 in XFCE

I have recently installed Debian 12 amd64 on a Lenovo IdeaPad 100s. There seem to be a problem with the laptop lid, in paricular I do not find where the behaviour the system should take is set. In ...
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Battery threshold gets overwritten at times

Problem I've encountered an issue with my laptop, where the battery threshold settings seem to get overridden at times. Despite not altering the configuration files, the laptop charges up to 100% ...
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Losing network connectivity when laptop lid is cloed

I have a debian 12 installation in my ASUS ROG G15 laptop. I wanted to configure it so that it doesn't suspend when the laptop lid is closed. The method I tried the first was this which worked. I got ...
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What can I do to avoid blank laptop monitor after disconnecting external monitor?

I'm using an old Lenovo X201 laptop with Lubuntu 2022, and more specifically, LXQt. When connected to an external monitor, I use the display settings dialog (or arandr) to enable the external monitor ...
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Hardware controller for Laptop in Linux

I have a Asus gaming laptop and I want to format and use it with Linux (I'm new user) but there is some problem: The main one is Asus doesn't have Armoury Crate and without some kinda of controller (...
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macos catalina version 10.15 - Kali linux installation

I'm trying to download Kali Linux Live Boot on my macOS since I don't have the space with Virtualbox. My system does not have sufficient space to install successfully. Is there a way to do so with ...
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when I put laptop to sleep, and close the lid, it immediately wakes up

I have new ThinkPad T14s Gen 4, AMD. when I put the laptop to sleep: echo mem > /sys/power/state it goes to sleep, but as soon as I close thew lid, it wakes up. When I boot Debian Live CD, then ...
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How to disable annoying autocomplete popup on Fedora Linux?

I'm running Fedora Linux 37 on a laptop computer with a touch screen. Occasionally, some process or something triggers and I start seeing this really obnoxious text autocomplete prompt whenever I type ...
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waylock - Trigger screenlocker on suspend, but not on hibernate?

The rationale is the same as in this question - since I'm already typing a disk encryption password on resume, I don't want to have to unlock my screen as well. I want the screen locker to only ...
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how to make mouse and keyboard work again after disabled all input devices

I want to disable internal keyboard of my laptap, then I followed this answer and this doc (because it's Ubuntu and Wayland) so I created a .rules includes: KERNELS=="input2", ATTRS{name}==&...
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I cant boot any linux distro install in my acer laptop

After a long time using Windows (and getting tired of it ) I was trying to instal EndeavourOS in my acer e5 575 laptop. I had no problems with the installation, and everything was smooth as butter. ...
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TPLink Wifi Adapter LED Light Issue in Manjaro

I have installed Manjaro XFCE in my Laptop, that also has Windows 8.1 in a dual-boot format. I connect to Wifi using TP-Link (TL-WN823N) adapter and I have installed the driver (rtl8192eu.dkms). But, ...
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Fix unstable Wifi support on Linux

I bought a new laptop (IdeaPad Flex 5 16ABR8) and the wifi is not always working. After startup most of the time it works just fine at first, but after a while it stops working completely. However, ...
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How do i connect my Brother printer in Linux Mint

I cant get my Brother QL-1110NWB to work, Ive installed zorin os, and now Mint and i get the same problem ive also installed on another laptop and same problem, I'm able to install the printer and the ...
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Why do I have log-entries in `/var/log/ufw.log` while my laptop was in standby?

While debugging a network related issue I found these entries in /var/log/ufw.log: $ tail -f /var/log/ufw.log Jun 22 00:07:55 ierbert2 kernel: [217764.254528] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp59s0 OUT= MAC=9c:b6:d0:...
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Internal laptop keyboard not working from live USB

I got a new laptop (MSI Bravo 15 C7VFK Laptop) I can possibly install and use Linux (Artix Linux LXDE) for my new job, but before I go about switching over I want to make sure things work so if I have ...
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Distros that support touchscreen and stylus (on Microsoft Surface Book 2)?

I just installed Mint Cinnamon on my Book 2 laptop, but the OS doesn't seem to recognize/support the touchscreen nor stylus, despite some sources claiming so. If you also have a Surface Book, could ...
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Is there a Linux command that can indicate if the mobo is functional to charge a battery or not?

I have a Toshiba Satellite L845-SP4146KL - it currently has Linux Ubuntu 22.04 installed. The original battery passed away, I tried to buy a compatible/equivalent battery - but it is not certified. ...
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cant run linux mint on usb stick (no access to hard drive currently) kernel panic not syncing attempted to kill init exitcode=0x00000009

I have swapped out the cpu for another one though, it’s a sony vaio vpcf11s1e with gt 330m, i3 350qm and 8 gbs of ddr3 ram. I had to swap out the i7 720qm for an i3 350m what was laying around i7 was ...
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Running "grep MH /proc/cpuinfo" - most CPUs Mhz are maxed on Fedora/Redhat

After running: $ lscpu | grep MH My 1280p Intel Processor running on Fedora 38 retunrs back: CPU(s) scaling MHz: 91% CPU max MHz: 1800.0000 CPU min MHz: ...
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sh: can't access tty: job control turned off

I have a Dell Precision P3551 built to run Linux (shipped with Ubuntu). After the battery was replaced I tried to boot up the computer. Pressed F12 after the Dell logo pops up and selected the drive ...
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Enabling GPS and location settings permanently on LTE modem in Linux, and integrating with gpsd

I can enable GPS on my LTE modem using mmcli --location-enable-gps-raw and get the current location with mmcli --location-get. How I can enable the location settings permanently (except starting mmcli ...
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Linux dualboot not working well on Lenovo Laptop (Manjaro, Ubuntu, Pop OS)

I have been trying to download and run linux on my lenovo yoga slim 7i pro in dual boot since last week by now but I cant get rid of constant issues with it for some reason. I have tried Manjaro, ...
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Cannot install Linux distros on old machine

I have a 10-year-old laptop (HP pavilion dv-6), with Linux mint installed. But now I need to install ubuntu (to create a home server). I am plugging a flash drive with ubuntu ISO on it, select this ...
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How to figure out if CPU or GPU has been damaged by a thermal spike on Fedora

I have bought a new Asus Rog Strix laptop, and I ran on it Windows for a month without any issue. After I changed OS and putted Fedora 37 on it. My laptop has an NVidia 3060 with 6 GB (and a Ryzen 7 ...
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My Fan Pc Spinning fast after updating linux kernel?

I tried updating from linux kernel 5.19 to 6.1.9 My laptop fan is usually not active when there are no applications, even when opening many applications, unless I do something heavy, but after I ...
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Thinkpad T480 Linux Battery performance

I recently bought a used Thinkpad T480. It has two batteries. New version of this laptop are supposed to have an 17-hour battery life. I don't expect Linux to necessarily match that, but even still I'...
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Accubattery for linux

I use Accubattery [1] app on my Android, to (try) improve phone's battery health over time; I'd like to have a software like that on Linux; Do you know something similar? Basically it is a timer that ...
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gnome: how to lock session on suspend

I'd like to enter my password when I open the lid to access my laptop; I use GNOME 43 and currently when I close the lid, it goes into suspend state; then when I open the lid, the laptop resumes and ...
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Libreboot: Can I make ROMs on a powerful computer and then flash using RspberryPi

I will be trying to flash LibreBoot (a particular coreboot downstream) on to a thinkpad T440p. Even with libreboot - instructions are quite complex, but look entirely doable. There is one thing, ...
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What is this interface and why this drains my battery?

$ ip address 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000 link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00 inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope ...
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How to change GRUB2's keyboard layout on a laptop?

This question has often been asked, and all the answers I could find involve setting GRUB_TERMINAL_INPUT=at_keyboard in /etc/default/grub (see for example https://askubuntu.com/questions/751259/how-to-...
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My screen turned off when I left my laptop unattended, and now it won't turn back on

I went to have breakfast while my laptop was running an Xorg session, now the screen doesn't turn on no matter what I do. I tried switching ttys, no dice. I ran a program using startx, my distro is ...
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Cannot enable 4K resolution on external monitor

I have a laptop - Toshiba Satellite L640-1157U i3-380M - with a HDMI port that probably supports 4K@30HZ. I also have an external monitor that definitely supports 4K@30HZ (doing well under win10 ...
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Button seems to be permanently pressed when closing my laptop on ubuntu 22.04.1

I am using a razer blade stealth 13 from 2016 running ubuntu 22.04.1. Sometimes when I close my laptop and open it back up it seems as if a button on my keyboard were permanently pressed. This causes ...
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Spam or serious logins? Notifications of desktop recently disconnect on my linux machine

apologies if the question sound silly but I'm a fairly basic user with very little experience. I got a notification on my computer (see picture) that a desktop computer had disconnected from my laptop....
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Arch Linux audio issues on ROG Zephyrus M16

I got a new ROG Zephyrus M16 recently, and tried to install Arch on it. Everything went smoothly using the archinstall script (using PulseAudio), and I was booted into the GUI no problem. The ...
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How to turn on the keyboard backlight on a laptop?

I have on my hands an old 2011 Toshiba Qosmio X770 laptop, with CentOS Stream 8 and Windows 7 installed on it. The backlit keyboard works fine under Windows, but it remains dark under Linux. How can I ...
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Random Linux freeze (Slackware, mageia, and others)

The last weeks I have been trying to reinstall a Linux distro in my laptop Asus X553S these are the specs: 8 GB Ram Pentium Processor N3700 4 cores, 1.6 GHz Hard drive 20 GB for root partition, 100 ...
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Synaptics Touchpad - low mouse polling rate

My goal: I am trying to configure Linux Mint 21 Vanessa with the Cinnamon desktop environment (X11) on the HP EliteBook 850 G3. The problem: Everything seems to be working fine, except for the ...
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Terminal freezes for every command regarding the Nvidia graphics card

I have a (gaming) laptop (Dell G15) which uses an hybrid graphics setup; the main Arch Linux environment apparently uses the intel iGPU drivers, but my laptop has an RTX 3050m. I have the nvidia ...
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Extremely slow internet on my laptop only: how to debug

Since a few days, my connection is extremely slow on my laptop, but on all the other devices (phone, tablet, the computer of other people in the flat), the connection is really fast, for instance on ...
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Graphical lags on hybrid graphics laptop

I've installed Void Linux on Xiaomi Redmibook Pro 15 2022. I'm experiencing the strange graphic issue: In X11 UI works slow. It's even hard to manipulate mouse cursor: it freezes and gets stuck. But ...
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Dell Inspiron laptop cannot wake from sleep in Linux

Name says it all, I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3525 that cannot resume from sleep in Linux whether caused by invoking systemctl suspend or by closing/opening the lid. There are many problems similar to ...
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My Debian laptop often does not resume from suspend. Where do I start?

I am running Debian stable on a 4 year-old business laptop. The installation is completely standard (with no special drivers) and up to date. Unfortunately the laptop only resumes from suspend 8 times ...
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The computer wakes up every 5 minutes

I try to set up my system (Arch Linux) to suspend when LID closed, and then to hibernate after 10 minutes. For this I try to use systemd's suspend-and-hibernate: I have HandleLidSwitch=suspend-then-...
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