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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Laptop randomly shuts down when using battery

    Well, I decided to just take the plunge and get a cheap-ish battery, and that seems to have fixed it. Obviously the problems were at random, so hard to say for sure, but I've probably used the...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Laptop randomly shuts down when using battery

    Well I'm now really confused and starting to think it might be the battery afterall, and maybe I need to accept the cost and get a new one just to try it to put my mind at rest. I'm thinking this...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Laptop randomly shuts down when using battery

    I installed a Gnome extension which shows core temps, HDD temp and voltage inputs. So far everything looks pretty normal, cores seem to hover around 50 deg C, got up to 60 when watching a video and...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Laptop randomly shuts down when using battery

    I ran the upower dump...

    paul@pop-os:~$ upower -d
    Device: /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/line_power_ADP1
    native-path: ADP1
    power supply: yes
    updated: Wed...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Laptop randomly shuts down when using battery

    Thank you, it makes sense that it would be the battery. I assumed the battery was alright, because without the random turning off, it was lasting for well over an hour on battery power, which is...
  6. [SOLVED] Laptop randomly shuts down when using battery

    I've been running Pop OS on an old Samsung laptop for about a week now and I love it, however I have one seemingly random problem which may or may not be related to Pop.

    When on battery power the...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: How to safely boot from USB drive on Samsung Series 5 laptop

    For anyone stumbling across this wanting the outcome; I turned off all aspects of safe booting and followed the usual guides for BIOS options. I decided to use CMS mode rather than UEFI mainly...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Do I need to customise "Secure Boot Configuration" in UEFI?

    For anyone else stumbling across this, I didn't bother setting this to custom and it worked just fine. I also decided to use CMS mode, not because of the bug as such, but because I'd also read thread...
  9. [SOLVED] Do I need to customise "Secure Boot Configuration" in UEFI?

    I'm looking to install some form of Linux (Ubutnu, Mint, Pop_OS, not decided yet, going to try them all) on an old Samsung Series 5 laptop. In another thread I asked about how safe this is, as there...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: How to safely boot from USB drive on Samsung Series 5 laptop

    That bug thread was quite an interesting read. Seems like you say, both Samsung and Linux fixed/worked around this issue, so I'll make sure I update the BIOS through Windows before swapping the hard...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: How to safely boot from USB drive on Samsung Series 5 laptop

    Thanks, that's helpful. I dont intend on dual booting, and after reading that I'll install a traditional BIOS version rather than UEFI. Question is though, does me turning UEFI mode off stop the risk...
  12. [SOLVED] How to safely boot from USB drive on Samsung Series 5 laptop

    I've recently gotten a Samsung Series 5 laptop (NP550P5C) which I plan to install some form of Linux on (probably Ubuntu) as soon as its new SSD arrives today. However, in preparation I stumbled...
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    Re: Which Thinkpad Model/Processor

    Well that's pretty high endorsement. I may well be worrying about nothing, after all it will only ever be subject to pretty basic tasks.



    Thank you for all of this info, seems like I'm likely...
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    Which Thinkpad Model/Processor

    I'm in the market for a "new" laptop and after looking around it seems there's quite a community around Thinkpads and after a brief look it seems like you get way more bang for your buck from a 2nd...
  15. [lubuntu] Re: Is it a bad idea to delete "zram" devices on my HDD?

    Thanks, that clears it up. Won't worry about it then, I dare connect my laptop to my network again.
  16. [lubuntu] Is it a bad idea to delete "zram" devices on my HDD?

    I've recently been reviving an old laptop and the first thing I want to do was completely format the HDD (there's no data I want on there and I had a malware scare which was probably just me being...
  17. [lubuntu] Re: Malware Check on Fresh Lubuntu Install

    I see.
    It's all just on a single internet hdd.

    I'm currently in the kde partition manager. I can delete the main partition of the drive, but there are 2 more called "extended" and "linuxswap"...
  18. [lubuntu] Re: Malware Check on Fresh Lubuntu Install

    I see, I wrongly assumed this would effectively format that partition, I think I'll go on the safe side and format the HDD and re-install to ease my mind.

    Where is the root file system stored by...
  19. [lubuntu] Re: Malware Check on Fresh Lubuntu Install

    Thanks for all of that, some useful insight.

    Question on formatting; when installing Lubuntu using the standard partition tool, if I selected the old Ubuntu partition to be overwritten by the new...
  20. [lubuntu] Malware Check on Fresh Lubuntu Install

    A while ago I had an old laptop running Ubuntu on which i had a ransomware scare as well as an update issue stopping the computer booting at the same time (see original thread here). Long story...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Spectre V2 mitigation: LFENCE not serializing - Is this a virus or an error?

    Thanks, will do.


    Does anyone have any suggestions for double checking my network is alright? I'd seen people suggesting that the DNS can get hijacked, I assume I'd check this by getting my IP...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Spectre V2 mitigation: LFENCE not serializing - Is this a virus or an error?

    Thanks for all of the replies and sorry for sudden silence on my part, was working away from home and couldn't get on the internet much.

    Yes I have and it works fine when I do, no signs of any...
  23. [ubuntu] Spectre V2 mitigation: LFENCE not serializing - Is this a virus or an error?

    Hi,

    So I was browsing the internet and got a pop-up in my Chromuim browser telling me that the page I was trying to load may be "misleading", so naturally I closed the warning and closed the tab. ...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Installing fglrx - struggling following guide or improving graphical performance

    Ok thanks guys, looks like I'll try and install of Xubuntu or something then and see what happens.
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Installing fglrx - struggling following guide or improving graphical performance

    Thanks. It came back with the following:
    274582

    I take it from the "direct rendering: yes" that it means it's working and I've just got to put up with it?
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