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How can I disable laptop keyboard without carrying a terminal around all the time?

I have Fedora Workstation 36 running Wayland. I need to disable the keyboard that comes with my laptop, without keeping a terminal open all the time. The solution here is to run: sudo evtest --grab /...
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Change OS disk location

I have a lenovo laptop with a 1TB HDD disk, I've installed another 240GB SDD drive, I want to translate my currently installed OS (POP_OS) from the HDD to the SDD to keep the OS on the fastest drive ...
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How can I see what programs are communicating with my hardware?

Background: I've been having difficulty controlling my (Ubuntu 20.04) laptop's cooling fans. When the laptop was factory new, it had an app always running which monitored temperature and gave me ...
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Mic not working on fresh installed OS [ DELL Precision 5760 ]

Good day all, I've installed Pop OS 21.10 on DELL Precision 5760, and mic is not working - not internal, nor from the headset. But sound from dynamics and headphones is ok. Can anyone point me to the ...
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USB-C port no longer receiving power

I have previously been using USB-C to charge my Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 on Fedora 34 using the power adapter that came with the laptop. However, after using the USB-C port to transfer data from a hard ...
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Linux can't seem to detect my dedicated GPU on laptop

I am relatively new to Linux. I have installed Endeavour OS on my laptop (an HP Victus 16), and noticed underwhelming performance on apps like waydroid. It seems like linux is only detecting the iGPU ...
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xrandr: Configure crtc 0 failed when setting refresh rate

I have a Alienware m15 R6 laptop with RTX 3070. The builtin monitor is a 1080p 165hz panel. The native refresh rate is not detected what so ever. Not from GNOME Settings, neither from xrandr output ...
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lid.sh force execution at new event

On Debian, I followed this guide to define a behavior when my laptop’s lid is closed. Then, I define the following /etc/acpi/lid.sh: echo -n "Someting happend: ">>/tmp/screen.lid grep ...
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Patching the kernel to allow hibernation with secure-boot enabled

My current config is Windows-11 (required for my job) and Ubuntu 21.10 dual-booting on an HP Probook G10. Since I have to have secure-boot to run Win-11, I have to live without hibernation on Linux (...
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Laptop with arch: On Battery slow and low battery life

My laptop with arch (new laptop) with an i7, 32gb ram and 1tb ssd nvme is so slow on battery. Also the battery life only lasts 1h???? What I tried: Configure performance mode in BIOS TLP (With this ...
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How to unterupt /etc/acpi/lid.sh when laptop lid is open?

Version 1 Go directly to version 2 below On Debian, I followed this guide to define a behavior when my laptop’s lid is closed. So I made the following modifications : #!/bin/sh # Disable sleep on ...
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How can I suspend|hibernate for certain time

I try to give a behavior to a closing lid of a laptop following this rules: When the lid is closed: After 1m, it should be screenlocked ; After 10m, it should be suspended ; After 15m, it should be ...
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Screen doesn't turn on after closing laptop lid

I have installed TLP due to short battery life but I can't get the lid to work. When I close it and I open it again the screen is off (doesn't even turn on), but everything else is working (like the ...
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Elantouchpad not working on Hp laptop with any distro

So i have an HP Pavillion 15 Gaming laptop on which I recently tried to install ubuntu. But the main problem that i faced was that the touchpad wouldn't work at all. I switched over to pop os and ...
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Passwd on desktop gnome

I get to this often, on a laptop computer, with fedora gnome up to date, I type in wrong passwd too many times, user gets blocked. edit 2022-02-27 I managed to unlock the user and learn how to do it, ...
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How to make battery charging threshold effective after shutting down?

I can use below script to set/get battery charging threshold to stop battery charging at 85% using: echo 85 > /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/charge_control_end_threshold cat /sys/class/power_supply/...
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Why does my Linux Mint Live USB keep freezing?

I have an Acer Aspire E5 laptop from 2018, it came preinstalled with Windows 10 and have been running it ever since upgrading to Windows 11 on December, before this I also had a dual boot ...
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Use the multimedia keys on external usb keyboard to change brightness of laptop screen

I have Linux Mint 20.2 on an HP Elitebook laptop, and everything works fine. In particular, I am able to use the onboard keyboard keys to change the brightness of the screen. Now I will use an ...
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How get a headless Debian server on a laptop to switch off the screen but keep running when lid is closed?

I'm running a headless (no GUI, no desktop environment) Debian server on a laptop. I would like it to switch off the screen but keep running when lid is closed. I already tried setting HandleLidSwitch=...
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Keyboard not functioning right on Debian 11 LXDE Laptop

I freshly installed Debian 11 LXDE a few weeks ago, and, it was functioning well all until now on my Laptop (emachines e627 from 2009) When it reached the login window, it's touchpad wouldn't work, ...
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BMAX S13 LAPTOP: NO WIFI

I recently bought a BMAX S13 13inch netbook that was advertised as being upgradable. Fortunately, this was correct and swapping out the small 128GIB M.2 SSD for a 1TiB M.2 SSD was a breeze. I wish all ...
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HP Laptop / Docking Station clean connection and disconnection on Debian based LinuxOS?

My Hardware & Software Hardware : HP Elitebook 2570p ... Docking Station : HP 2570 A9B77AA Docking Station Software : Debian based Linux Deepin V20.x Thanks to Debian and Deepin, the docking ...
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How can I stop KDE from changing laptop screen brightness every time I plug and unplug the power?

According do their forum I can change it in Hardware -> Power Management, but I don't have that option in my settings. Fresh KDE install on Arch Linux
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How do I enable the Touch Bar on a Late-2016 MacBook Pro?

I am running Arch Linux kernel 5.15.6-arch2-1 on a MacBook Pro 13" Late 2016 with Touch Bar. On a previous Linux installation with Mint on an older kernel I was able to install an SPI driver and ...
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How to get a serial console on a modern Laptop

I would like to observe my Linux system while getting suspended. Reading out the dmesg does not work, because my system stops logging until the device resumes. But that's exactly the problem, my ...
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lenovo ideapad gaming 3-ad linux support

is lenovo ideapad gaming 3-ad with core i 7 - 11 gen 16gig ddr 4 ram and nvidia GeForce rtx 3050 ti supports ubuntu 21 and another linux distros?
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how can I keep my laptop connected to the internet even when it's asleep (or even closed)?

So I've seen from other answers that it's possible to make my laptop stay on when closed. I could also make it not go to sleep in a timer, so then it would just be on all the time. What I'm trying to ...
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Backing up a ZFS pool on a laptop

I have been happily using ZFS pools on laptops for a few years, doing backups on an external drive containing a second pool. But recently, I switched from macOS to Linux, and discovered ZFS on USB ...
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install older and newer kernel in Xubuntu 16.04

I'm currently running 16.04 LTS of a modified version of Xubuntu 16.04 now on ESM, kernel linux-image-4.4.0-217-generic and like to keep this one as long as possible. The author died last september so ...
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Closing the lid wakes laptop from sleep

Plugging the power cable in or removing it does the same. Expected behaviour would be that only opening the lid or pressing a key wakes it up. I disabled everything in /proc/acpi/wakeup, no change. ...
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Why does my Laptop CPU throttles itself until I pull and reinsert Power Cable?

my Laptop (HP Envy x360) with an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is at a stable ~2,4 GHz when under load but after some time it always drops to 1,2 GHz and won't go up even though plugged in, 100% Battery charge ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 laptop wake-up fix makes computer run hot, shortens battery life by at least half

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-SA and it has the problem that, when I close the lid the gnome desktop environment crashes -- the screen is black except for a little dash in the ...
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Scanning laptop open/close key events doesn't work

I have a laptop with Void-Linux and Wayland desktop environment (sway). I'm trying to bind laptop's open/close event to custom command, but I can't scan key events here. I tried it with showkey --...
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Disabling "Hardware Suspend" when laptop lid closes

I can't find any information about this but I'm fairly certain my laptop, and possibly others, have two different modes of suspension when their lid closes: One handled by the OS whose behavior can ...
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Ignore laptop lid closing

I want my laptop to do nothing when I close the lid, plugged or unplugged. I already tried to set the options below in /etc/systemd/logind.conf, but it does not work. HandleLidSwitch=ignore ...
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What version of PureOS are Librem 14 laptops currently shipping with?

After playing around with other distributions on my Librem 14, I'm running into a bluetooth firmware issue when I installed and then tried booting with PureOS (9.0, tried both the live and OEM ...
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Laptop keyboard and touchpad intermittently unresponsive on battery power

I have a weird issue that I'm not sure how to troubleshoot. I have a Razer Blade laptop that seems to work just fine when plugged into AC power. But when I unplug and go on battery power, the keyboard ...
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Debian battery capacity always at 100%

Problem: Both in /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/capacity and the LXDE lxpanel battery monitor the battery capacity is always indicated as 100% even if it is not. Software info: OS: Debian Buster Kernel:...
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DisplayPort monitors via HP USB-C Universal Dock not detected by HP EliteBook 840 G7

I've connected the monitors to the dock, and the monitors detect when they are being connected and disconnected, so there doesn't seem to be any issue with the signal as such. All the other plugs on ...
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laptop keyboard locks up after closing lid

I have a Dell Latitude 5500 and a Dell Latitude 7550. The 5500 has Debian 10 and KDE, and the 7550 has Ubuntu 20.04 with KDE. In both laptops, if I close the lid, when I open it later the built-in ...
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32:9 Resolution using Xrandr on XPS 13 2020 developer Edition with Ubuntu 18 LTS

Hello StackExchange community, I recently got a Monitor with a resolution of 5120x1440 and I wondered whether it would be possible for me to add a new resolution with xrandr, as Ubuntu doesn't show ...
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How to install Linux on my very old laptop Dell Inspirion Mini 10

I want to install Linux on my very old laptop Dell Inspirion Mini 10, which looks like this one https://www.olx.pl/d/oferta/komputer-laptop-netbook-dell-inspirion-mini-10-CID99-IDIET29.html#26e1f57d20 ...
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Hybrid Graphics

I recently installed Arch Linux. I also have Windows 10. But when loaded into Arch my battery drains much faster (4xtimes faster than windows). I also see my laptop gets much heat.I did some search ...
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Should I use a laptop or bootable USB to get a portable webserver? [closed]

I'd like to intermittently run either a Debian or Ubuntu webserver on my internal wifi. I could install it on a laptop and that might be the best idea. However, I've also heard a little about Tails ...
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Lenovo screen backlight can not set with brightness function Fn keys

Being aware of that this is partially a known issue, since each is individual and different, the problem is as following: On my Lenovo Laptop with Linux Mint the backlight cannot be set using Fn+F6/F7....
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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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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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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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