system recognised as laptop

Asked by Louis Paul Ange Catherine on 2012-08-19

After upgrading from 11.04 to 12.04 in May, my system was recognised as Laptop instead of Desktop. When i tried to change "All Displays" it still stayed " Laptop ". After the several updates received till now, the problem still exists. Can someone help?
Below is a reply to my first querry.

On 06/05/12 20:00, Barry Drake wrote:
> Your question #196250 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/196250
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Barry Drake requested more information:
> And clicking on 'detect displays' in the 'displays' window still detects
> a laptop? If that is the case, I think it needs reporting as a bug.
> I'd like to hear what others think?

Question information

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2012-09-02
Last query:
2012-09-02
Last reply:
2012-08-31

Does the system have a make and model?

Thomas Kr├╝ger (thkrueger) said : #2

The name of the screens in the display settings is of no importance at all. It is just a way to allow the users of multiple screens to differenciate between them. The program tries to find out what kind of display is attached to give it a useful name. But in some case like when the manifacturer desided to use notebook hardware in your computer (that happens some times) the program just guesses wrongly. But again: the name is just a name no more. They displays could be named Alice, Bob and Charly it would make no difference.

Does this information below help?

/Memory 3.0 GiB
Processor Intel Premium (R) 4 CPU 2.40- GHZ
Display Viewsonic VA2226w
Graphics GeForce 9300 GS/PCle/SSE2
Disk 246,5 GB
Mother Board P4M90-P4
Ubuntu Release 12.04 (precise) 32-bit
Kernel Linux 3.2.0-29-generic
GNOME 3.4.2/

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Question #206226]: system recognised as laptop
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 05:20:48 -0000
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Your question #206226 on update-manager in Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+question/206226

     Status: Open => Needs information

actionparsnip requested more information:
Does the system have a make and model?

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Can you give the output of:

sudo dmidecode -t 1

Thanks

On 19/08/12 12:40, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #206226 on gnome-control-center in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+question/206226
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> Can you give the output of:
>
> sudo dmidecode -t 1
>
> Thanks
>
> I am not well accustomed with Linux|Ubuntu for the time being. I only use it for mails,internet etc. On the other hand i was using windows which i can manage easily. It took me some years back. I just changed tu Linux Ubuntu some time back and am looking for an it guy to give me the clues to understand from a to z the whole system. I really do not know what you have asked me and cannot give you the info.

Copy the command and press CTRL+ALT+T
Paste the command in and press ENTER
Copy the output and paste here as an update

Thanks

louis@louis-P4M90-M4:~$ sudo dmidecode -t 1
[sudo] password for louis:
# dmidecode 2.11
SMBIOS 2.4 present.

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
     Manufacturer: BIOSTAR Group
     Product Name: P4M90-M4
     Version: Ver:1.0
     Serial Number: OEM
     UUID: 00000000-0000-0000-3412-000078563412
     Wake-up Type: Power Switch
     SKU Number:
     Family:

louis@louis-P4M90-M4:~$

Is this O.K.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Question #206226]: system recognised as laptop
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:01:22 -0000
From: actionparsnip <email address hidden>
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To: <email address hidden>

Your question #206226 on gnome-control-center in Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+question/206226

     Status: Open => Needs information

actionparsnip requested more information:
Copy the command and press CTRL+ALT+T
Paste the command in and press ENTER
Copy the output and paste here as an update

Thanks

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I also see this misbehavoir in my Ubuntu Desktops, IMHO it's a bug we should report...

If you suspect a bug, you should report one.

In fact I found a bug marked as duplicated that IMHO reflects this problem (and isn't a duplicate). I'll wait to link the bug until I'll be sure I don't have to open a new one. In the meanwhile I post the link to the bug I'm currently observing

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+bug/992533

On 31/08/12 19:56, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #206226 on gnome-control-center in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+question/206226
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> If you suspect a bug, you should report one.
>
The problem has been solved after receiving s series of updates.The
system is recognised in ''Displays'' as '' Viewsonic Corporation 22''.
Thank you for your help.

After receiving 2 automatic updates recently, the system is being recognised as '' Viewsonic Corporation 22''

Thanks a lot.