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Questions tagged [laptop]

for questions about running Linux on laptops.

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Cannot run/install Linux on AMD based ThinkPad E585

I am not able to run/install Linux on my Lenovo ThinkPad E585. I tried both a full installation and running from the USB stick. All I get is: GRUB starting from the USB stick. Select Linux installer ...
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Systemd start laptop even when lid closed [duplicate]

I use dropbear to activate laptop remotely and expect to detect SSH server port open after I login and decrypt disk remotely, but it seems that I have to leave laptop open for this to work, does ...
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Switch to second (build in) laptop battery if capacity is under 20%?

I got my new Lenovo T480 laptop which has two batteries: one internal and one external. The used Linux is Arch Linux. If I use the battery the behavior is that the first battery is used down to 5% ...
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After resume from suspend, one CPU core stays in C0 state

It recently seemed like my fan was running more than average, but I didn't notice anything significant showing in top. I looked via i7zl and found that one core was staying in state C0 ~85% of the ...
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My laptop AC adapter is not found when plugged in

Three different Linux OS installed on my Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-61-R0GX say the AC adapter is "off-line". Unplugging and re-plugging does not change the status. My laptop thinks it is on ...
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LM 19 x64 shuts down unexpectedly just before lightdm or cinnamon starts up, because I installed a new battery

LM 19 x64 shuts down unexpectedly just before lightdm or cinnamon starts up. This happens after installing a new battery for my laptop (DELL Precision M4700), and I had to keep the AC adapter plugged ...
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Cannot connect to Wifi on Linux Mint Version 4.15.0-45

Fresh install of Linux Mint but I cannot connect to my wifi. I have used an ethernet to install all automatic updates and such that come with the fresh install. ifconfig gives out: eno1: flags=4163 ...
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Trackpad dies after some time

Running Gnome on an Archlinux system on a Toshiba Z-30 laptop. Over the last couple of mothns I've been encountering a strange issue with the mouse/trackpad. After a couple hours of use, the trackpad ...
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Linux Mint 19 buggy display on external monitor

I have an older Lenovo P500 laptop (Hardware maintenance manual) w/ HDMI and VGA outputs running Linux Mint 19. I would like to use a Dell E2414H monitor which has VGA and DVI-D inputs. I initially ...
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need to install GRUB again or not for dual booting ?(debian/arch)

I have a sony VPCSA36GG. Being an old laptop, it used to have 4x64 ssd's with a raid 0 on it. I had problems installing grub bootloader while installing debian (my 1st linux install) so removed the ...
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Centos 6.7 in a laptop does not detect network interfaces but detect network hardware

I am installing CentOS 6.7 in my laptop, I have Windows 10, Centos 6.7 and Ubuntu 18 installed, but CentOS is the only OS that is not detecting any network interface, wired neither wifi. I used ...
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Mate: Laptop (often) immediately awakes from sleep

Since the beginning, no matter what setting I put, the laptop doesn't always go to sleep and stay asleep. Most often than not, it wakes up to the lock screen. But this also happens after I switch ...
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Troubles while installing any Linux OS on Asus TUF FX504

Tried to install Ubuntu, Antergos and Kali linux KDE on a new laptop Asus TUF FX504. Before I did it I disabled Fast & Secure boot set the SATA Mode Selection to AHCI disabled legacy USB ...
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Enable wifi hardware switch using software [closed]

On Debian 9.7, 4.9.0-8-amd64 On my laptop I want to enable my wireless card. Laptop keyboard connector (locking clip) is missing so I can't use it's keyboard enable the hardware switch. Already did ...
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USB randomly freezes on old laptop

The PC is a ca. 2006 Toshiba Satellite L 100-113. I switched from Windows XP back in 2014 and have experienced random freezes since then which I did not see in XP. adding irqpoll t9 kernel params used ...
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How do I set battery charging threshold in linux on non Thinkpad laptop? [closed]

I know that charging battery near 100% is bad. However, a charging threshold can be set by using tp_smapi or tlp. Unfortunately, this package is only for Thinkpad. How can I set this for a non-...
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Using NVidia GPU on Clevo N871EJ1 laptop

I have a Clevo N871EJ1 (Schenker Media 17) laptop here which gives me quite a headache. I tried to install Ubuntu 18.10, Debian Stretch and Debian Buster (Testing) and all locked up during ...
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Trouble connecting to open wifi networks in Arch Linux

I have two open WiFi networks in my building, call them A and B. I have lived here for over two years and they have always worked, but now (after being away for a while) I've been experiencing ...
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Limit an MSI laptop battery charging to 80%

How can I limit battery charging to 80% capacity? Above thread provides several solutions for ThinkPad laptops. Mine is an MSI GF72 8RE-032. The Windows 10 drivers&utility pack seems to provide ...
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how import/copy a file or directory into Desktop ubuntu 14.04 laptop

My Dell Precision laptop has a funny Desktop (it is 14.04 with KDE) as different from my table-top comp with 12.04 and any other comps I used before, I don't see any directory named "Desktop", but I ...
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How to install Linux on an MSI laptop(Gl62M 7REX model) having 128GB SSD as primary storage and 1 tb Hard disk as secondary storage

I want to install Debian + KDE on my MSI laptop(Gl62M 7REX model) having 128GB SSD as primary storage(windows 10 installed currently) and 1TB Hard disk. I tried installing by disabling the fast boot ...
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monitoring hardware

I have a laptop with a fingerprint reader that is currently doesn't seem to be supported by linux (integrated in lenovo yoga 920). But I am quite curious if it is at all possible for me to listen to ...
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Laptop doesn't wake up after suspension

Whenever I enter suspension mode in my laptop, I cannot leave it: I can hear that a fan of the laptop is working, the power indicator shows that the laptop is on, and I can't return to Linux after ...
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What is the proper way to declare the built-in microphone as mono?

I had some strange issues with the built-in microphone on a Lenovo IdeaPad 310-15IKB laptop under Linux Mint 19.1. For example, it was not working with Skype, but was working with Gnome Sound ...
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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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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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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 would like to know the differences between Debian and Ubuntu besides the well known stability and package management or non-free policy. I'll try to proceed with order trying to not forget anything ...
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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 ...