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Laptop refusing to wakeup after closed on Pop_OS

brand new Linux user here. I've just installed Pop_OS on my laptop (Acer Predator Triton 500 SE) yesterday, and am having some trouble when my computer goes to sleep. When I open my laptop back up ...
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Dual Monitor - Gdm3 logging screen is splitted into 2

Is it possible to temporarily disable the 2nd monitor while logging in? On boot, gdm3 splits my logging screen into 2. I can't even find the box to enter the password. I use xrandr --output DP-2 --...
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Resuming from suspends disables laptop keyboard

How do you fix a non-responsive keyboard after reopening a closed the laptop lis? I recently swapped out a broken keyboard on a Dell Precision 5520 running Ubuntu. At first boot, the new keyboard ...
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HP Victus F5 mute key LED not working

I'm using Debian 12 KDE version on my HP Victus laptop with dual booted with windows 11 and the mute key LED is not working but the mute function when pressing that key works properly on linux ...
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Volume of Bluetooth devices isn't saved across sessions

Issue I run Linux Mint on my Satellite P55W-C laptop, and what I've observed was that the Bluetooth volume for my ear buds starts at 80% whenever I connect to this Bluetooth device after closing and ...
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Laptop keyboard randomly stops working on Debian 12

Recently, I've been facing with a really weird problem where the built-in keyboard on my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBR) randomly stops working. Sometimes it stops working ten seconds after boot, ...
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Wifi not working on Fedora 40

I am using a lenovo ideapad 15irh laptop with a replaced rtl8822ce network card. I am using windows 10 as my secondary system, everything works fine there. On Fedora, after installing it, networks ...
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Driver problem with 780M (Ryzen 7 7840HS iGPU)

I have HP Victus 16 with configuration Ryzen 7 7840HS(780M iGPU) and RTX3050. There is issues with my 780M iGPU. It gives black screen on Linux 6.9.1 when using iGPU. Using dGPU (which is RTX3050) ...
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Use a GNU/Linux distro on a MicroSD card

1 I installed the latest Ubuntu on a MicroSD card successfully, but my MSI GP68 doesn't see any SD card when looking for bootable devices. I guess that it cannot boot from such SD card. I wonder if ...
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How to set monitor's input source without ddcutil?

I have a PC (OS - Ubuntu Server), but I haven't monitor for it, so I decided to connect laptop (OS - Ubuntu) to it via HDMI and change input source of laptop's monitor. I'll reinstall OS on my PC, so ...
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USB autosuspend is enabled when TLP is automatically started on AC mode?

I'm using Debian 12 (bookworm) with KDE Plasma Wayland on a Thinkpad T470s (i5-7300u), and I've noticed that when I boot my laptop while plugged in, the USB autosuspend is enabled (while TLP seems to ...
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Keeping display contiguration (with panning) after disconnecting external monitor from laptop

Setup Laptop: Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6 (with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050) eDP-2 External monitor: Asus ZenScreen MB16AH Monitor 15.6" FHD (connected via USB C) DP-1-2 Other Info The external monitor ...
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Debian 12 Net Install Laptop no WiFi drivers, USB alternative, Upgrade Kernel, realtek b852 rtw89_8852be RTL8852BE 10ec:b852 17-cn3030TU

So got this new laptop HP 17-cn3030TU and decided to not even boot into windows once, and only run Debian :) Problem is the net install of Debian 12 doesnt detect the built in wifi chip (identifiers ...
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Multiple distros crash and reboot when trying to resume from sleep/suspend on laptop

Gigabyte Aorus 15 XE4. Nvidia RTX 3070ti. After multiple attempts, this doesn't seem to be related to Nvidia Drivers or intel/nvidia optimus like I thought based on many people with a similar issue. (...
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Test system stability on Debian 12 laptop after undervolting

I want to undervolt my Debian 12 laptop with Undervolt. What is a good way to test the stability of both the CPU and the iGPU quickly?
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How to extend laptop to multiple monitor in linux?

I have Asus ROG Strix G15 laptop running Pop_OS and 2 FHD monitors, i want to extend (not mirroring) the display to those 2 monitors. What can i do to make it like the following: To make it so the ...
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Searching for an old laptop to learn linux [closed]

I have years of experience in programming algorithms and compiling statistics. Now I would like to develop my skills and immerse myself in the world of Linux in order to get more involved with the ...
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How to control laptop lid behaviour in Debian 12 in XFCE

I have recently installed Debian 12 amd64 on a Lenovo IdeaPad 100s. There seem to be a problem with the laptop lid, in paricular I do not find where the behaviour the system should take is set. In ...
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Battery threshold gets overwritten at times

Problem I've encountered an issue with my laptop, where the battery threshold settings seem to get overridden at times. Despite not altering the configuration files, the laptop charges up to 100% ...
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Losing network connectivity when laptop lid is cloed

I have a debian 12 installation in my ASUS ROG G15 laptop. I wanted to configure it so that it doesn't suspend when the laptop lid is closed. The method I tried the first was this which worked. I got ...
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What can I do to avoid blank laptop monitor after disconnecting external monitor?

I'm using an old Lenovo X201 laptop with Lubuntu 2022, and more specifically, LXQt. When connected to an external monitor, I use the display settings dialog (or arandr) to enable the external monitor ...
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Hardware controller for Laptop in Linux

I have a Asus gaming laptop and I want to format and use it with Linux (I'm new user) but there is some problem: The main one is Asus doesn't have Armoury Crate and without some kinda of controller (...
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macos catalina version 10.15 - Kali linux installation

I'm trying to download Kali Linux Live Boot on my macOS since I don't have the space with Virtualbox. My system does not have sufficient space to install successfully. Is there a way to do so with ...
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when I put laptop to sleep, and close the lid, it immediately wakes up

I have new ThinkPad T14s Gen 4, AMD. when I put the laptop to sleep: echo mem > /sys/power/state it goes to sleep, but as soon as I close thew lid, it wakes up. When I boot Debian Live CD, then ...
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How to disable annoying autocomplete popup on Fedora Linux?

I'm running Fedora Linux 37 on a laptop computer with a touch screen. Occasionally, some process or something triggers and I start seeing this really obnoxious text autocomplete prompt whenever I type ...
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waylock - Trigger screenlocker on suspend, but not on hibernate?

The rationale is the same as in this question - since I'm already typing a disk encryption password on resume, I don't want to have to unlock my screen as well. I want the screen locker to only ...
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how to make mouse and keyboard work again after disabled all input devices

I want to disable internal keyboard of my laptap, then I followed this answer and this doc (because it's Ubuntu and Wayland) so I created a .rules includes: KERNELS=="input2", ATTRS{name}==&...
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I cant boot any linux distro install in my acer laptop

After a long time using Windows (and getting tired of it) I was trying to install EndeavourOS in my Acer E5 575 laptop. I had no problems with the installation, and everything was smooth as butter. ...
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TPLink Wifi Adapter LED Light Issue in Manjaro

I have installed Manjaro XFCE in my Laptop, that also has Windows 8.1 in a dual-boot format. I connect to Wifi using TP-Link (TL-WN823N) adapter and I have installed the driver (rtl8192eu.dkms). But, ...
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Fix unstable Wifi support on Linux

I bought a new laptop (IdeaPad Flex 5 16ABR8) and the wifi is not always working. After startup most of the time it works just fine at first, but after a while it stops working completely. However, ...
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How do i connect my Brother printer in Linux Mint

I cant get my Brother QL-1110NWB to work, Ive installed zorin os, and now Mint and i get the same problem ive also installed on another laptop and same problem, I'm able to install the printer and the ...
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Internal laptop keyboard not working from live USB

I got a new laptop (MSI Bravo 15 C7VFK Laptop) I can possibly install and use Linux (Artix Linux LXDE) for my new job, but before I go about switching over I want to make sure things work so if I have ...
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Is there a Linux command that can indicate if the mobo is functional to charge a battery or not?

I have a Toshiba Satellite L845-SP4146KL - it currently has Linux Ubuntu 22.04 installed. The original battery passed away, I tried to buy a compatible/equivalent battery - but it is not certified. ...
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cant run linux mint on usb stick (no access to hard drive currently) kernel panic not syncing attempted to kill init exitcode=0x00000009

I have swapped out the cpu for another one though, it’s a sony vaio vpcf11s1e with gt 330m, i3 350qm and 8 gbs of ddr3 ram. I had to swap out the i7 720qm for an i3 350m what was laying around i7 was ...
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Running "grep MH /proc/cpuinfo" - most CPUs Mhz are maxed on Fedora/Redhat

After running: $ lscpu | grep MH My 1280p Intel Processor running on Fedora 38 retunrs back: CPU(s) scaling MHz: 91% CPU max MHz: 1800.0000 CPU min MHz: ...
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sh: can't access tty: job control turned off

I have a Dell Precision P3551 built to run Linux (shipped with Ubuntu). After the battery was replaced I tried to boot up the computer. Pressed F12 after the Dell logo pops up and selected the drive ...
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Enabling GPS and location settings permanently on LTE modem in Linux, and integrating with gpsd

I can enable GPS on my LTE modem using mmcli --location-enable-gps-raw and get the current location with mmcli --location-get. How I can enable the location settings permanently (except starting mmcli ...
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Linux dualboot not working well on Lenovo Laptop (Manjaro, Ubuntu, Pop OS)

I have been trying to download and run linux on my lenovo yoga slim 7i pro in dual boot since last week by now but I cant get rid of constant issues with it for some reason. I have tried Manjaro, ...
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Cannot install Linux distros on old machine

I have a 10-year-old laptop (HP pavilion dv-6), with Linux mint installed. But now I need to install ubuntu (to create a home server). I am plugging a flash drive with ubuntu ISO on it, select this ...
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How to figure out if CPU or GPU has been damaged by a thermal spike on Fedora

I have bought a new Asus Rog Strix laptop, and I ran on it Windows for a month without any issue. After I changed OS and putted Fedora 37 on it. My laptop has an NVidia 3060 with 6 GB (and a Ryzen 7 ...
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My Fan Pc Spinning fast after updating linux kernel?

I tried updating from linux kernel 5.19 to 6.1.9 My laptop fan is usually not active when there are no applications, even when opening many applications, unless I do something heavy, but after I ...
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Thinkpad T480 Linux Battery performance

I recently bought a used Thinkpad T480. It has two batteries. New version of this laptop are supposed to have an 17-hour battery life. I don't expect Linux to necessarily match that, but even still I'...
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Accubattery for linux

I use Accubattery [1] app on my Android, to (try) improve phone's battery health over time; I'd like to have a software like that on Linux; Do you know something similar? Basically it is a timer that ...
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gnome: how to lock session on suspend

I'd like to enter my password when I open the lid to access my laptop; I use GNOME 43 and currently when I close the lid, it goes into suspend state; then when I open the lid, the laptop resumes and ...
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Libreboot: Can I make ROMs on a powerful computer and then flash using RspberryPi

I will be trying to flash LibreBoot (a particular coreboot downstream) on to a thinkpad T440p. Even with libreboot - instructions are quite complex, but look entirely doable. There is one thing, ...
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What is this interface and why this drains my battery?

$ ip address 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000 link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00 inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope ...
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How to change GRUB2's keyboard layout on a laptop?

This question has often been asked, and all the answers I could find involve setting GRUB_TERMINAL_INPUT=at_keyboard in /etc/default/grub (see for example https://askubuntu.com/questions/751259/how-to-...
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My screen turned off when I left my laptop unattended, and now it won't turn back on

I went to have breakfast while my laptop was running an Xorg session, now the screen doesn't turn on no matter what I do. I tried switching ttys, no dice. I ran a program using startx, my distro is ...
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Cannot enable 4K resolution on external monitor

I have a laptop - Toshiba Satellite L640-1157U i3-380M - with a HDMI port that probably supports 4K@30HZ. I also have an external monitor that definitely supports 4K@30HZ (doing well under win10 ...
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Button seems to be permanently pressed when closing my laptop on ubuntu 22.04.1

I am using a razer blade stealth 13 from 2016 running ubuntu 22.04.1. Sometimes when I close my laptop and open it back up it seems as if a button on my keyboard were permanently pressed. This causes ...
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