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Questions tagged [laptop]

for questions about running Linux on laptops.

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Is there any advice so I can clone the entire thing smoothly next time

Here is my situation. I have spent days to solve this and now I give up. It is very painful, takes a lot of time, and can break the OS itself. I used to change job after working for 1.5 years or 2 ...
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Clevo N141WU noise when fan is cooling

I just bought a Clevo N141WU (at system 76 it's known as the galago pro) from a Danish PC shop. It mostly works really nicely, but when the fan is spinning down (after a hard workload) it starts ...
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Laptop lid closing freeze - Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 in a Dell inspiron 7559. I had a lot of trouble with the installation of almost any distro but this time it seemed that everything worked just fine. The first couple ...
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Laptop without X/GUI: Make screen go blank when lid closes [duplicate]

I have a rather uncommon setup. I use laptops internally as some kind of server. The laptops are stacked in a rack and hence should not create an unnecessary amount of heat. So I'd like to shutdown ...
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Wake on LAN a laptop when the lid is closed

I have an old laptop (Asus n56v) that I turned into a home lab by installing Proxmox hypervisor, it works well and also WOL (wake on LAN) work. I need to store it lid-closed because I only manage it ...
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Centos 7 on HP Laptop

I have an HP Envy 17" laptop that I use solely for development. I want to load CentOS 7.5.1804 (Core) on it. So I downloaded the ISO, wrote it to a USB Flash drive and then installed it. The whole ...
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Is the cx2072x codec added to the Linux kernel 4.18?

I am using an E200HA laptop and I am having a problem with the CX2072X codec. Has this problem been fixed in the Linux kernel 4.18? If not, do you have any developers who participated in the official ...
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How to stop internal laptop screen from turning off when closing lid?

When closing my laptop, it turns off the internal screen, which moves all windows to the second screen. I realise that I could move all windows to a secondary workspace to not have them overlap the ...
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How can I configure libinput to have the cursor continue to move when my finger is reaching my touchpad's borders?

$ uname -r 4.18.7-arch1-1-ARCH $ sudo pacman -Qi libinput | grep Version Version : 1.12.0-1 When my finger reaches the borders of my laptop's touchpad, the cursor stops moving. This ...
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Change middle-key plus trackball from mouse-wheel to middle drag on Lenovo T460s

I have debian stretch on A Lenovo T460s. This laptop has a trackball, 3 mouse-keys and a touchpad below the mouse keys. When I click the middle key and move the trackball, this is interpreted as ...
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grub rescue after accidentally removing bootloader partiton [duplicate]

I have an ASUS Laptop and installed Kali Linux as dual boot with Windows 10. I wanted to replace Kali Linux with Black Arch and cleared up my dedicated partition for Kali and when doing so, I ...
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Differences between Debian and Ubuntu going practical for a laptop [closed]

I know this might looks like a several times asked question but there are aspects nobody is talking about. I would like to know the differences between Debian and Ubuntu besides the well known ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad laptop doesn't wake up after suspend

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 320 laptop with Debian testing/buster and Linux 4.18.5. When I close the lid and open it again, the screen is black, and I can't do anything. I can't even ctrl-alt-F3 to a ...
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Razer Blade Stealth touchpad jumps with Linux

My Issue I am using the 2016 model Razer Blade Stealth laptop. Recently, I've decided to install Linux on it. Whenever I use the touchpad on any Linux OS I've loaded onto it so far, the cursor jumps ...
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Problem with external monitor plugged to notebook

My case: At work, I use my own laptop (Xiaomi Mi Pro). When I connect it to an external monitor, I want to be able to just close the lid and leave without the laptop and have the laptop suspend. When ...
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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 ...