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HP Envy x360 convertible blocks all wireless interfaces when folded into tablet mode

I have an HP Envy x360 convertible laptop running Arch Linux with sway. Every time I flip the screen or close it keycode 247 gets pressed and released which leads to all wireless interfaces getting ...
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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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keyboard and touchpad not working Fedora X11 Acer Aspire R5

I got laptop and try to install Fedora 34. When I enter as live mode I found that keyboard and touchpad not works but functional keys working fine. Also bluetooth devices working fine. Also I tried ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04 second monitor dead, Nvidia3050

I have HP Victus 16 dual graphics. System is dual boot (windows + Ubuntu 18.04). On windows the external monitor works fine, so I can confirm that hardware-wise all is good. I have tried few solutions ...
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separate sleep button on Dell model Vostro 14 3000 system 3490

Why is there no separate sleep button on Dell model Vostro 14 3000 system 3490? The Function Fn button + Insert button = sleep mode worked for me. Is there any other way?
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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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Gaming laptop with NVIDIA graphics fails to boot under any circumstances without a charger

Awhile ago I installed Arch Linux on my laptop, and while it's been great, there has been one problem: the system will not boot without being connected to an external power supply, unless I use heavy ...
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Use one of batteries in charging

My laptop has 2 batteries. Is there a way to prevent using battery X while charging? I mean that when I use laptop in charge, the OS uses battery Y not battery X. My batteries are Sony 45N1111 and LGC ...
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How can I disable laptop keyboard without carrying a terminal around all the time? [duplicate]

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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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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