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Cold boot required for bluetooth to work on Linux laptop. Why?

Why do I need to cold boot my laptop for Bluetooth to work? On Windows/macOS it always works on both laptop and desktop. On Linux it always works on desktop only.
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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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Linux on Omnibook 300

Has anybody managed to install Linux on HP Omnibook 300? All I can find on the web is this comment from 2005 or so: HP Omnibook 300/425/430/530: Light & well-built, and run off of 4 AA batteries ...
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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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Microphone of Dell Pro Stereo AE515M soundbar stops working after locking/unlocking session

I am running KDE Neon with a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS base. The microphone of my soundbar usually stops working after I lock and unlock my laptop or when I wake up my laptop after it has gone to sleep. Diving ...
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How to totally remove Ubuntu?

I've got Ubuntu on my laptop and I want to completely remove it so I have no OS on it. Google provides no answers which would be relative, they are only like "How to delete Ubuntu if you have Windows/...
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Ubuntu 18.04 keeps going into airplane mode

I have a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop (the model with the Intel Core i5-2410M CPU) that came with Windows 7, now dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 via a Live CD, and ...
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Ubuntu 20LTS dual boot Laptop Dell Inspiron 5548 I can not turn on wifi and in wifi settings indicates no wifi device was found

hello please ask for your help on Laptop Dell Inspiron 5548 I can not turn on wifi and in wifi settings indicates no wifi device was found Ubuntu desktop 20 LTS with dual boot Inspiron-5548:~$ lspci ...
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tlp may be stopping usb devices from connecting on battery

I got a Thinkpad X395 about 6 months ago and have since had a problem where I must reboot, suspend and wake, or plug in the laptop to get a usb device working. I expected it to be a BIOS bug with the ...
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How do you emulate a numpad/keypad for use with design software (such as Blender)?

Problem When using certain software such as Blender, it is important to be able to have use of numpad that that the user can do things like orient themselves in the design space, but many laptops do ...
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Dual Boot on a HP Dragonfly Elite Laptop

I'm facing some trouble like never before. Recently I got a HP Dragonfly Laptop and obviously it comes with Windows, I've tried to install Linux many times and many flavors (Ubuntu, Fedora, Elementary ...
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Battery won't charge when ON, Arch Linux

I run Arch Linux 5.5.13 on my laptop. A year ago, I changed the original battery for a new one (maybe not the official one). It has been some time that I have the same problem. Charging the battery ...
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Screen splits in a Toshiba laptop: how to fix it?

I have this weird issue: when I start my Toshiba laptop the screen gets split in three. It does not happen always, but happens very frequently. To fix it, I restart/turn-off the machine until it gets ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 Laptop wakes up immediately after suspend

When I try to suspend my Ubuntu ASUS laptop, it immediately wakes up. The laptop is a few months old and as far as I can remember, I've always had the issue. I tried to solve this problem with ...
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Why CPU temperature so much lower when on TLP Battery mode instead of AC mode?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and TLP (Linux Advanced Power Management). When I have my laptop plugged and battery inserted and TLP is in auto mode (it detects the cable and goes AC mode), the CPU ...
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Laptop (Dell XPS 15/Ubuntu) will not remain asleep

Hardware: Dell XPS 15 9570 OS: Ubuntu 19.10 I sleep my laptop at the end of the day. It goes into the 'deep' sleep state (/sys/power/sleep reads s2idle [deep]). At this point reawakening requires ...
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Screen artifacts on Kali linux

i installed kali linux on my laptop with ryzen 3500u and vega8 graphic card. i think it is caused by missing firmware, but i can't find all of possible missing firmware. On this laptop i have also ...
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Laptop don't see usb with iso when booting

I want to install Linux Manjaro from my boot pendrive on my HP Pavilion 15. I burn ISO on pendrive with Rufus program (MBR, BIOS / UEFI, FAT32) on my PC. Boot from USB is first option. When in my BIOS ...
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Why does Windows run more efficiently than most Linux distros on my old laptop?

I have an old Lenovo G40-30 80FY laptop with a Pentium N3530 processor, 8Gb of RAM and a 120Gb SATA SSD. I believe that it will run most of Linux distributions flawlessly. But the fact is that it'...
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How to deal with a screen that turns permanently black when closing the laptop lid, in Debian?

On a Thinkpad W530, running Debian 10 (with XFCE): The screen turns black after closing and opening the lid, and stays black. The computer remains on and is working, it is possible to SSH in over the ...
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Mint 19.3 HDMI port not recognized on Lenovo Ideapad s340

So my lenovo ideapad s340 runs linux mint 19.3 cinnamon 64-bit 5.3.0-28-generic. (Laptop is 3 days old, came with no OS [just BIOS] and I installed mint at first boot up). GPU is Intel UHD 620 (No ...
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Unable to change brightness on fedora 31

I recently bought a Lenovo y7000. I have installed fedora 31 and configured the nvidia drivers for it also. Everything works fine but my brightness is stuck at maximum. I cannot change it via the ...
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External monitor not detected

I've installed XFCE EndeavourOS on my work laptop. Long story short, the laptop does not currently detect external monitor, and I need to get this fixed. Here's more details - The laptop's video ...
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Games detect dual monitor setup as one giant monitor

I have a laptop with an external monitor. Both have 1920x1080. I want to play games in the laptop screen and use the external screen to monitor the laptop performance and temperatures (glances, ...
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Primary monitor desktop flickering when 2nd monitor connected

So, I'm very fond of using a 2nd monitor located physically over my laptop. After switching to Linux Mint 19.2 Tina I've started to have a very strange behavior. When I plug in the external monitor (...
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HP 15 laptop does randomly detect wifi drivers and then it doesn't after reboot

I am having trouble with my HP laptop. I recently installed pop os on my HP laptop so I can start practicing Linux. The laptop detects the WiFi signals during install but after I update the pop os ...
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Windows 10's 3-finger emulation of middle button: Click, hold, drag, release?

I asked X-windows users how they obtain full 3-button functionality on Windows 10 laptops, which generally lack a middle button. I assumed that Windows 10's multi-finger tap emulation of different ...
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X-window requirement for 3 mouse buttons on a modern Windows laptop

I'm a big fan of using bash, gvim, xpdf, xterm, x-windows, and many of the unix-like utilities that Cygwin has. I have a question that I suspect goes beyond Cygwin and applies to anyone using a Unix-...
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How to make linux userland applications think that laptop lid is always open?

THE GOAL: I'm trying to make my linux laptop (a T400 ThinkPad with Libreboot) behave exactly the same way whether the lid is open or closed. To put it another way, I'm trying to simulate a laptop ...
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How to debug WiFi problem on laptop with Linux (Fedora)?

I am using Fedora 31 (upgraded from 30, but the problem occured on 30 also) on my Dell Latitude 3580. Everything is working fine, but from time to time my network connection stops working. Pings are ...
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Install Linux Mint on Laptop SSD - How without OS etc?

I don't know much about computers, but I have Linux Mint installed on a laptop and it has a HDD and I would like to swap it to an SSD. A) How do I install the Linux system without an operating ...

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