Questions tagged [laptop]

Questions relating to running elementary OS on laptop computers.

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Can't recover after sleep

I've got eOS (0.4.1 Loki) on my Desktop and Laptop at this time. On my Laptop when I leave it open for some time it goes to a stage like sleep, only I can't recover it. I am seeing a white underscore ...
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Dell laptop boot with ethernet doesn't allow for Wifi when disconnected from ethernet [duplicate]

When I boot my Dell E5440 laptop, I often have it docked (Dell docking station) and connected via ethernet. Network settings doesn't show that wifi is an available option when the computer is booted ...
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Compatibility on Acer Swift 3 SF314-51

I'm looking to buy a new laptop and I'm stunned from the design and performance of Elementary OS. Looking for laptop, I found the Acer Swift 3 SF314-51 (for a price below 900 EUR), and before buying ...
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Problems with boot after installation

I'm trying to install elementary OS on a laptop with a windows 8.1 instalation. I wanted to erase everything from the windows installation and then install nicely the elementary OS on it. I've ...
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Making brightness work on Elementary OS Loki with fn key

I'm a little new in Linux operative systems and I've been trying to make my laptop Vaio vpcee23el with Elementary OS (Loki) dim its backlight. I could found a way to make it in this question Intel ...
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Fan control in HP folio 13 with coolsense for windows installed

I have a HP laptop which has the coolsense software installed. I haven't found information about if elementary OS has this type of software or similar to avoid high temperature in the machine. Anyone ...
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HP Pavilion g7 sound not loud enough in elementary OS

In elementary OS (both Freya and Loki) my laptop's sound is quiet , sometimes distorted and any volume level below 50 % can hardly be heard (100 % is also not loud enough). In Windows 10 (with sound ...
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“Installer crashed” during install process on a dual boot UEFI Windows 8.1 64-bit laptop

I've encountered a couple of problems whilst trying to install Elementary OS alongside my existing Windows 8.1 installation. I've resolved one but hit a wall with the other. I really appreciate any ...
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Elementary on 2 in 1 laptops - Touch screen

I'm planning to buy a HP Pavilion X2 - 2 in 1 laptop. It comes by default with Windows 10 - which is the system that convinced me to switch for Elementary ;) - so naturally I'd like to work on ...
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Elementary make my laptop's fans stop working

I downloaded elementary two days ago, and some things have been doing even stranger things to my 2014 macbook air. My fan stopped working My computer will not break a sweat, even under the largest ...
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Cannot shut down and CPU fan goes crazy

I've installed Elementary OS Loki on my laptop yesterday. At the beginning everything was OK. But last night after some installation and system updates I cannot shutdown Elementary OS. When I ...
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How do I remove copy/paste touchpad controls from elementary OS Loki?

After installing elementary OS Loki on my laptop (Lenovo Flex 3), when I press towards the middle of the click bar on my touchpad, it will copy or paste depending on the location. I've gone into ...
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No USB drives recognized on my laptop

I'm having an issue with my laptop, all USB that I plug on the only one USB input (other is USB-C) of my laptop are not recognized. I'm using elementary OS with an updated kernel (I tried to go back ...
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Touchpad super slow on Acer E5-574G with Loki

I have an Acer E5-574G laptop, which came with Windows 10. Recently I installed Elementary OS (Loki). Everything worked but my touchpad became super slow. When I rub my finger over touchpad, it moves ...
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how can i disable sleep mode when i turn off pc monitor (close notebook)

I like sleep with music (spotify), but when i turn off both monitor elementary go sleep mode and stop music. How can i disable sleep mode? Thx.
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Brightness controls on Oryx Pro with Nvidia on Loki

I have a System 76 laptop with nvidia dedicated graphics and am having trouble with the brightness adjustment controls in Pantheon. I have installed the system76-driver-nvidia from their ppa. I have ...
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Keep getting random errors with elementary OS installer on laptop

I've been trying for a long time to get elementary OS freya 0.3.2 running on my HP Compaq NC2400 laptop (1.2ghz core duo, 2gb of ram), yet the installer keeps crashing and crashing. Sometimes I get an ...
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Are there laptops for sale with elementary OS preinstalled

I have seen a lot of laptops for sale running Ubuntu.I have never seen a laptops elementary OS preinstallated for sale. Has anyone seen laptops preinstallated with elementary OS ?
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Recommended laptop with docking port for 2 monitors, compatible with elementary OS? [closed]

I plan on using a laptop so I can stay on the go. However, while I'm at home I have a need for multiple monitors. Is elementary OS known to support multiple monitors? What is a good laptop + ...
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Installing on the Razer Blade laptop

I was wondering if I can install elementary OS in a Razer Blade 2016. I have seen a lot of problems with the drivers with other distros, mainly with booting and the trackpad. I haven't tried to ...
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How to make elementary OS use less battery? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop, with Intel Core i5 3210m AMD Radeon HD 7670 graphics SSD drive I remember from the times I still dual booted Windows 7 that the battery life sometimes ...
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Laggy keyboard input on elementary OS compared to Windows 10

On my computer keyboard input has a 1> second delay compared to Windows 10 which has 0 delay. The computer is a Sony Vaio VGN-NR120E and it has always been like this
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How can I get my hardware working in Elementary?

I love the look of elementary, but have encountered a frustrating problem. The trackpad was working when I selected the "try" option from the boot menu, but doesn't work now that I've installed the ...
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Why is there no option to change what closing the lid does on a laptop? [duplicate]

Why is there no option to change what closing the lid does on a laptop? it is really troublesome
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Warning Notification Updates

since two days ago, there's some warning icon appear on my top bar like this I've try click Show Updates but said my system already updated (last action bout two days ago too) This is my apt lists $...
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Keyboard backlight is not working on Lenovo U330

I have a new laptop, Lenovo U330. I installed elementary freya 0.3.1. But the backlight does not work in my keyboard. That was working fine in Windows 8.1 before I install elementary. Is there any way ...
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How to get my elementary laptop to show my quad-core CPU info?

I have an elementary laptop that has an Intel Quad-Core i3-3217U CPU (1.80GHz) processor. I would like to get all four of my processor cores displayed in my Conky. Is there commands for certain info ...
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How to change laptop lid close behaviour (to not suspend when the lid is closed)

In other OSes, in the power settings I am able to configure a laptop's 'Close lid' behaviour. Options are like: Hibernate Sleep Power off Do nothing I do not see such an option in elementary OS ...
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How to prevent laptop from not restarting properly on resume from suspend?

I am using a ThinkPad X230 with an integrated Intel graphics card which should usually be well-supported by Linux and elementary OS. Nevertheless, I am running into the issue that occasionally the ...
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How to optimize elementary OS for maximal battery life time on laptops?

Which setup, tools and customization can optimise elementary OS towards achieving maximal battery life time on laptops?

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