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Questions tagged [laptop]

for questions about running Linux on laptops.

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How to completely inhibit lid switch events?

Context: Due to missing drivers for my 2-in-1 convertible, folding the screen back only triggers a lid switch event. This causes the laptop to suspend or, when "Suspend when laptop lid is closed" is ...
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Blank screen after sleeping: hotplug event: connector link-state is BAD

In the past my laptop worked well, but for the past months I have had issues with the laptop screen not being able to wake up after certain events. Basically, after I suspend the laptop there is an ...
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Is it possible to boot from the hard drive of a dead Linux machine on another machine? [duplicate]

My 5 year old pristine laptop decided to die. Every time I plug in the power it shorts the adapter so I think my motherboard is gone. Is it possible in anyway to boot into that install from another ...
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Ryzen 3 2200u laptop linux compatibility [duplicate]

Do Ryzen 3 2200u laptops work without issues with stock install of Debian 9 or Ubuntu 18.04? I do not want to install nor patch nor compile! I have to choose between Core i3 6006u and Ryzen 3 2200u. ...
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Do Ryzen 3 2200u laptops with Vega 3 work out of the box with major Linux distros? [closed]

Does a laptop with Ryzen 3 2200u and Vega 3 work without issues with stock install of Debian 9 or Ubuntu 18.04? I dont want to install drivers! Not to mention compile a patched kernel. I have to ...
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debian: step `installing the system` fails on eeepc 1002HA

I have an old (~8years) eeepc 1002HA, laptop with intel atom processor and 160GB HDD. I am trying to install debian 9.4.0, from a iso image that I flashed on a pendrive. The live version seems to work ...
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Lid Keys on ThinkPad X41t doesn't work when device is 'transformed'

I have a ThinkPad X41t running ArchLinux32. On the lid, it has several buttons. I gived them keycodes with setkeycodes. Device can be "transformed" - i.e rotated by 180 degrees around hinge and closed ...
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Gnome - Laptop Monitor Off when Lid Closes?

I'm running Gnome (Wayland) on Arch Linux. I have configured the environment not to go to suspend, etc. when the lid is closed. When I close the lid, the monitor turns off for a second or two (as ...
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Why is my OpenGL renderer shows my CPU?

From What I've searched, my openGL renderer should show my discrete GPU but strangely, it shows my integrated GPU. Here is my lspci | grep -E "VGA|Display" 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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Can't setup monitor after reconnecting ThinkPad T570 to USB-C dock

I've got two monitors connected via DisplayPort to the dock. xrandr displays the external monitors as DP1-1 and DP1-2 and the laptop as eDP1. I set up my monitors with the following in ~/.xprofile: ...
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Turn on cpu boost state

Is it possible to set boost cpu frequency on laptop (there is no any cpu settings in bios available)? If I try set such "boost frequency" it successed, but frequency setting to maximum frequency in ...
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Dual monitor freezing issues on Ubuntu 16.04

I am currently attempting to connect a monitor to a laptop with a broken screen, the monitor works fine, however when I try to disable the primary laptop screen, or mirror the displays, using system ...
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Screen remains black after suspending

Suspend used to work just fine on my laptop but since a recent update I am encountering an issue. After I wake the laptop from suspend, the screen doesn't come on. Everything else seems to turn on ...
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Should I install an older Linux for old machine? [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron and an Acer Aspire One, both laptops are about 6-8 years old I believe. I tried various latest lightweight Linux recommanded by various website articles, including and not ...
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bumblebee+bbswitch causes gdm not to load

I have an Nvidia Optimus with an Nvidia 950m laptop with ArchLinux installed. I always managed optimus using bumblebeed with nvidia proprietary drivers and bbswitch to save some power. This howerver ...
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Hooking on to lid events as non-root

Is there a way for a non-root user to hook a script on to laptop lid events (ie. opening and closing)?
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Deepin OS 15.5 can't output to hdmi

I'm using an Acer predator helios 300 to run my deepin 15.5 OS and for some reason I can't get any output through the hdmi port. It comes with integrated graphics and an nvidia gtx 1060. I'm not sure ...
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How to force a Thinkpad to draw charge from internal vs external battery?

My T450s Thinkpad has two built-in batteries--one hot-swappable and one inside the laptop. Lenovo calls the former "external" and the latter "internal". When not plugged in, the external battery ...
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Touchpad on Lenovo V330 (Thinkpad V Series) is not recognized

I've installed opensuse 42.3 on my new Lenovo V330, but whatever I do, the touchpad is not recognized by Linux. I've updated the Kernel to 4.15.7, tried to install tumbleweed, which brought the same ...
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New Ryzen laptop - suspend = panic, is a fix in the pipeline?

As though I had not had some 10 years of on-and-off Linux experience, I patiently awaited the release of laptops with the new AMD Ryzen "APU" chips, planning to install Linux, after speculative ...
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Disable laptop pointing stick

How do I disable the pointing stick of a laptop (that mouse pointer in the middle of the keyboard)? The only option available in the BIOS also disables the Touchpad, so it needs to be done from the ...
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Fedora: Caps-lock LED only works after login?

I have a Dell Inspiron 3542 laptop with Fedora installed fine. However, the caps-lock LED only works after I've entered my password (the disk is encrypted with LUKS). How could I make the caps-lock ...
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Controlling USB-C Power Delivery on a HP ProBook G5 laptop

Question: I want to look at parameters under /sys/class/typec, but on my laptop, this doesn't show up. When I load the typec module manually, the directory appears but it is empty. After loading tcpm ...
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Connecting Level U Pro to Mint

I recently bought the Samsung Level U Pro earphones and my laptop (Dell Latitude 5580) doesn't discover the device. I was wondering if anybody managed to get them to connect to their laptop. I'm using ...
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How to detect built-in laptop display?

xrandr and similar tools will print information about the various graphics ports available on a machine. However, there doesn’t seem to be a simple and reliable way to detect which one of them is the “...
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RHEL 7.4 - Laptop randomly wakes up from suspend mode

Laptop: ThinkPad P50 OS: RHEL 7.4 GUI: MATE I noticed that my computer randomly wakes up from suspend mode, either when I close the lid or when I manually suspend it from the system menu. It ...
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Fedora 27 - Laptop won't suspend when closing lid

I am facing this rather bizarre situation. After shutting down my laptop by pushing the power button for a few seconds and powering it on again the "suspend when lid is closed" option isn't working. ...
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How can I disable a cpu fan on a Dell laptop on Turnkey Linux?

Just to preface this, I know this is a stupid idea and I could risk destroying my CPU. I'm willing to risk that because I have a reasonable setup that can replace the functionality of the fan. I have ...
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Bumblebee with AMD Radeon 530 (Laptop with Debian)

I'm about to change my old laptop; I'm interested in a Dell Laptop with new i5 (8000 series) with dedicated graphic card AMD Radeon® 530. I used to have bumblebee installed on my old-one in order to ...
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Debian 9 stretch can't adjust laptop monitor brightness with fn keys

Laptop Model: HP Pavilion dv6 2170ee I could change monitor brightness by fn + f7 / f8 keys in Debian 7 wheezy. But since I installed Debian 9 stretch, seemingly, these keys do not work. Even in ...
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How to customize Ubuntu on laptop lid close behavior

I would like to learn how to customize the behavior of Ubuntu when the laptop lid closes. I can only guess that a script is run when the laptop lid is closed. Is there a tutorial/literature ...
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Manjaro on HP Laptop - Battery drain while powered off

I'm running Manjaro Linux on my HP Pavilion laptop (15-au014ng) and recently I'm experiencing an odd behaviour: When the laptop is powered off it drains the battery quite a lot. I'm losing up to 40% ...
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Identify home network

Is there a good/recommended way to identify my home network from my laptop. I want to have when I am at home my laptop will automatically sync with my local file server and start services (eg. ssh) ...
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How linux-compatible is the Sager NP7950 laptop? (lspci -v?)

I am looking for a laptop that I can use for blender on linux and for gaming in windows. The Sager NP7950 (aka Clevo N950K6?) caught my eye, but I have not been able to find out any information about ...
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Transfer Virtualbox Linux distro to physical machine - Shutdown / reboot problems

Maybe it serves to describe my current situation first: installed ubuntu on virtualbox (btrfs) created btrfs partition on my laptop booted on a live distro, used btrfs send/receive to transfer the ...
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Updating of drivers and bios

I have a Dell Latitude D820 laptop. With Zorin 12.1 64 Bit system. Are there any bios and driver updating programs for Zorin 12.1.
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Grub not showing during boot

I installed manjaro and deepin (same HDD with 2 partitions) on a laptop (T460P). None of them show up in the boot menu and hence my laptop sees that I have no bootable drive. But the distros are still ...
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Linux on Dell Inspiron 3000 2 in 1? [closed]

I did some looking around but I couldn't find much. I'm trying to figure out which distributions work best with a Dell Inspiron 3000. It's a 2-in-1, so I'd prefer touchscreen use too but auto-rotating ...
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Is hybrid-sleep effective in case of battery drain (restoring session and open programs)?

I think that Sleep/Suspend to RAM is just saving session to RAM, therefore entering sleep and restoring very quickly, but in case of total battery drain the session is lost as the machine shuts down ...
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slackware 14.2x64 on hp laptop, startx fails

Have slackware 14.2x64 dual-booting with native gpt/uefi windows 10 on a https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-17-3-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/5884843.p?skuId=5884843 They both ...
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Manjaro freezes after resuming from suspend

I'm running Manjaro on a Thinkpad P51 (i7, NVIDIA M1200) with i3 window manager. I'm using the proprietary nvidia drivers and bumblebee. Everything (I believe) is up to date. Whenever I close the lid ...
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Can't boot with Kernel Modesetting

I need to enable Kernel Modesetting in order for my video card to be used with the amdgpu driver, but I have this new Lenovo IdeaPad laptop that won't boot unless I boot the kernel with the nomodeset ...
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gnome-settings-daemon thinks I have multiple monitors attached

My laptop is not suspending when I close it, but systemctl suspend works perfectly, my suspend key (fn+f1) works perfectly, suspend from the GUI works perfectly, /proc/acpi/button/lid/LID/state shows ...
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tlp stops working after suspend and resume

I use tlp for power management on my Asus UX305FA, and it improves battery time from ~7h to about ~11h. However, apparently it stops working after I close and open lid, which causes acpi to perform ...
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Debugging an unresponsive touchpad on Lenovo Ideapad 320-15ABR

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 320-15ABR, (I found the exact model name with dmidecode). I'm having trouble getting the touchpad to work. It's not showing up in xinput --list or cat /proc/bus/input/devices. ...
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Protected workspace for beamer presentations

If I do a presentation via beamer I want to have a special workspace S which is only visible to me and not on the beamer. Furthermore it should be protected to a certain degree such that there is no ...
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Gnome accelerometer not updating automatically

I have a convertible laptop (HP Envy x360 15-aq015nd) with Gnome. In the live modus (on a USB, before installing), the automatic rotation worked perfectly. I think it even enabled itself when I ...
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How to prevent cron jobs from being run during certain times in Debian? (a 'gaming' / 'performance mode')

It looks like I have logcheck set up as a cron job and whenever it's run process grep by logcheck takes up around ¼ of my CPU. Now I have certain times during which I need my full CPU capacity and ...
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Mouse and keyboard don't work when used at the same time

I am running the i3 window manager with Debian 9 Stretch on a laptop with a trackpad. I have run into the problem that whenever I type, the mouse is disabled. Is this normal behavior or a bug? ...
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ASUS ZenBook - Battery is never fully charged

I have installed Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon (kernel: 4.10.0-32-generic) on my new ASUS UX430UA notebook. However, described behavioral was also found on other ZenBooks and other used OSes like Linux ...