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    [ubuntu] Re: sudden shutdowns on 40% battery

    sadly it was coincidental. Just had two sudden shutdowns (on Intel, see above) - the first one while installing software and on battery on 48%, the second one while performing light, routine...
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    [ubuntu] Re: sudden shutdowns on 40% battery

    totally by chance, I thought about switching to Intel graphics (when on battery) from Nvidia graphics:

    $ sudo prime-select intel

    ...and it seems (seems) to have solved the issue. I've tested...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Nvidia X Server settings window blank

    I did some digging, and came across this command, which returned the following result:

    $ prime-select query
    nvidia

    which (I guess) shows that switching to "nvidia" through "Nvidia X Server...
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    [ubuntu] Nvidia X Server settings window blank

    hi everyone,

    Ubuntu 20.04 on a HP ZBook G2 here. By way of trying to address the issue described at https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2467506&p=14060865#post14060865, I switched to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: sudden shutdowns on 40% battery

    Autodave:

    I see no other problems of that type on these forums relating to HP ZBooks, so I still think that the problem is on the laptop's end and not Linux.

    I can't argue against this,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: sudden shutdowns on 40% battery

    ~$ upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
    native-path: BAT0
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    model: Primary
    serial: 00001...
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    [ubuntu] Re: sudden shutdowns on 40% battery

    HP - though I have no idea what kind of battery they installed: it never occurred to me to check, particularly because this HP ZBook came with Windows 10 installed, and the problem i described never...
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    [ubuntu] Re: sudden shutdowns on 40% battery

    thanks Autodave. While I can't see the option you're referring to in Ubuntu 20.04 (in "settings"), I did use in Mint and Kubuntu, and even specifically told the OS to never ever shut down (please see...
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    [ubuntu] sudden shutdowns on 40% battery

    please make ref. to https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2467191&p=14059519#post14059519 for a full description of the problem. I now have Ubuntu 20.04 installed on my HP ZBook G2. I have just...
  10. Re: HP Zbook sudden shutdowns on low battery

    excellent, many thanks DuckHook for your patiences and help. I'll get back to the forum on this as soon as I have Ubuntu up & running.

    kind regards
  11. Re: HP Zbook sudden shutdowns on low battery

    I'll replace Pop LInux OS with Ubuntu 20.04 shortly. Will then reproduce the issue and create a new post.
  12. Re: HP Zbook sudden shutdowns on low battery

    thanx DuckHook for your post.

    1. Log: the only command I know is last -x | grep shutdown | less (it does show a list of shutdowns between the 19th Sept and today. I can't see anything interesting...
  13. Re: HP Zbook sudden shutdowns on low battery

    I'd like to add the following (if relevant):

    - switching from "Nvidia graphics" to "Hybrid graphics" doesn't seem to help;
    - while using "light apps" (see my initial post), if the battery goes...
  14. HP Zbook sudden shutdowns on low battery

    hi everyone,

    I have this HP Zbook G2 15 with Pop Linux OS 20.04 on it (it had but currently has no Windows on it). Everything works great (both on battery and A/C power), etc, except for a rather...
  15. Re: internal microphone doesn't pick up voice

    many thanks TheFu for the wealth of info! will have a look at the usb mics you mentioned - or "simply" use an android tablet/smartphone next to my pc (I hoped I wouldn't have to do that...).

    i...
  16. Re: internal microphone doesn't pick up voice

    $ pactl list short sinks
    1 alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo module-alsa-card.c s16le 2ch 44100Hz SUSPENDED
    xxx:~$ pactl list short sources
    1 ...
  17. Re: internal microphone doesn't pick up voice

    thanks but that didn't work - all i get by increasing the volume/moving the slide up and down is at best a lot of background noise or total silence. My voice isn't picked up at all...

    it looks...
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    hi everyone,

    Pop! OS Linux here on HP Zbook G2 (Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz / NVIDIA Corporation GK107GLM [Quadro K1100M] / Quadro K1100M/PCIe/SSE2 / Linux 5.11.0-7614-generic)....
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    [kubuntu] Re: webcam not recognised - HP Zbook G2

    thanks ActionParsnip for getting back to me. I can't unfortunately find any option in BIOS to either enable or disable the webcam...on the keyboard, I can "fn-f8" to enable/disable the microphone,...
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    [kubuntu] Re: webcam not recognised - HP Zbook G2

    bump? :)
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    [kubuntu] Re: webcam not recognised - HP Zbook G2

    "i have replaced Windows 10 with it on a refurbished HP ZBook 15 G2 laptop with Kubuntu 20.04": this is not clear at all, sorry. Bottom line: I now only have Kubuntu on this HP :)
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    [kubuntu] webcam not recognised - HP Zbook G2

    hi everyone,

    i have replaced Windows 10 with it on a refurbished HP ZBook 15 G2 laptop with Kubuntu 20.04. Before doing this I tested the laptop in Windows and everything worked - as it does in...
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