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Dell Poweredge R410, ubuntu(14.04) running dead slow

I've have a machine, Dell Poweredge R410 with Ubuntu OS installed in. I'd no problem during installing, however, once it is done it has become annoying as performance is unforgivably abysmal. It runs ...
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Installing Atom text editor on 32-bit Ubuntu

The Atom text editor, newly introduced by the GitHub team, looks like "a hackable text editor for the 21st Century", and I must say, the screenshots have lured me. Official binaries are only available ...
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Ubuntu New version

So, I have managed to use ubuntu for 6 months or so, and I have completely ignored the Zorin distro. Using a youtube video I managed to install ubuntu server 12.04 and I have been very happy with ...
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High end ubuntu for 7 inch instead of 10 inch tablet

I have read the specs for ubuntu touch. Is it possible to run it on a 7 or 8 inch quad core tablet instead of dual core processor if it meets all the other specs? Are these minimum specs or does it ...
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How can I use a Verbatim Secure'n'Go USB key?

I have purchased a 4Gb USB key from Verbatim. How can I use it under Ubuntu? I do not need the "secure data" feature, and have still not saved anything on it, so formatting at low level would be OK. ...
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Will ubuntu 14.04 LTS work on Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard

Building a computer with midrange specs. But I need to know if Ubuntu will run on a Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard. Will I need drivers etc?
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AMD Radeon HD 6850M driver compatability

I'M HOPELESS. I'm also dramatic. I've read a couple articles/posts about this issue but I have no idea what I'm doing and don't know how to install drivers. Does anyone know how to download a driver ...
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Ubuntu on old MAC MINI 1.42 GHz /512/?

I'm totally new in this subject... Is there a possibility to install Ubuntu on an old MAC MINI 1.42 GHz | 512 | without INTEL processor? If not does anybody have an idea for another system/OS?
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Low Graphics Mode on COMPAQ computer

I am very new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have an obsolete brand of computer with these specs: Compaq Presario-SR1500NX, 3000+AMD Processor, 256MB-PC2700 memory, 80GB-7200RPM hard drive. I am stuck with ...
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Is Ubuntu Desktop compatible with Acer Aspire hardware [duplicate]

Does anyone know if Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 is compatible with the Acer Aspire ATC-605-UB11. This system has the following specs: Intel processor = i5-4440 Memory = 8GB RAM Hard Drive Capacity = 1TB ...
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Installation decision

it's my first attempt to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my PC. There is already Win7 and WinXP installed. I also have 4 HDD with various partitions. When I used the Windows Installer method, it completed ...
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Upgrading 13.04 to 13.10 compatibility

I have an AMD CPU with radeon graphics card tower. When I tried to install 12.04 and 13.10 using burned disc I had problems with the graphics from the installation phase. 13.04 installed without ...
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How can I have my Ubuntu PC (13.10) connect to a Xbox 360 Kinect?

How can I have my Xbox 360 Kinect be registered as a device to my computer? I don't just want to be able to use it as a webcam, although that is still helpful. Is there any software for Ubuntu that ...
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RAID Controller Hardware compatability?

I might be out of my element here, I am new to Ubuntu Server, and I am a intermediate Linux/Unix user, but zero experience with admin of such. I am trying to build a server to play with for media ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu amd 64bit to intel 64bit?

I've been using Ubuntu 12.10 for about a year and half now on my laptop with an intel processor. When I installed it I was dumb enough to commit the mistake of downloading a amd 64bit version of the ...
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Has the Emerald window decorator been abandoned in terms of development?

Apparently, the Emerald window decorator, which runs with the [Compiz window manager] (somehow I get the feeling that "runs" is not the correct word to use here), offers many fantastic-looking themes ...
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Is Bluefish text editor compatible for Xfce(GKT2)?

I like Bluefish text editor but want to make sure it doesn't have a huge set of libraries that will swamp my small computer. I'm using Xubuntu 13.10.
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Does Ubuntu work on the 2013 Dell XPS 15 (9530)? [closed]

What hardware components work, and what doesn't work?
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F2A85V-PRO motherboard with AMD A10-5800K processor issue with linux systems [closed]

Since I bought my new machine - F2A85-V PRO motherboard, AMD A10-5800K processor and 16GB CORSAIR RAM, Im facing problems with installing every x64 based linux distribution. But not only installing. ...
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Ubuntu not working properly on the new Lenovo X1 Carbon [closed]

I've recently changed my lenovo thinkpad X1 carbon gen1 (it broke :S). But since I liked it so much I changed it into the "new lenovo thinkpad X1 carbon" ...
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Ubuntu on Advent Torino X700

I am intested in buying the Advent Torino X700. I do not like windows 8 and I already use Ubuntu so I would want to install Ubuntu desktop onto it. I noticed that this computer is not on the list of ...
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ubuntu compatible avec en CPU AMD A8-4500M APU with tm HD graphics 1.90 GHZ [duplicate]

je cherche a Installer Ubuntu (n importe quel version ) mais compatible avec un CPU AMD A8-4500M APU with tm HD graphics 1.90 GHZ Translation: I’m looking for a Ubuntu installer (doesn't matter ...
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Game compatibility

I was wondering if Ubuntu supports games like Battlefield, Minecraft, etc. Because the OS seems cool, but I want to still be able to play my games. Thanks, Ryan J
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Are there specific file extensions that aren't compatible with Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu version 12.04.2 LTS Are there any specific programs or file extensions that are not compatible with Ubuntu? Can all .exe extensions be run on Ubuntu? I have just started using this ...
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Is it possible to install packages from another linux distribution?

To be more precise, an executable returns this error: error while loading shared libraries: libftdi1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I can't find that library ...
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Is Toshiba L50-A-1CU compatible with Ubuntu?

I am about to buy a Toshiba L50-A-1CU laptop, but unfortunately it runs Windows 8 and it is not in the official Ubuntu compatibility list. Actually, Toshiba disappeared from the list completely. ...
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Should I defragment my hard disk before installing using WUBI? [duplicate]

Is it advisable to defragment my hard disk before using WUBI? Is there any other precautions that I should take before using WUBI ? My os is windows XP-32 bit.
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Is Cairo-dock full compatible after installation of amd driver with The fan club website

I have installed on my Ubuntu 12.04. LTS, the version beta for the amd driver ( AMD Radeon HD 7650M) with the website tool The Fan Club (http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/ubuntu-amd-catalyst-install) ...
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Should I remove system hdd with windows 7 TrueCrypt encrypton before making it dual boot with Ubuntu?

The system hdd is just one partition, windows 7 installed and the whole partition encrypted by TrueCrypt. Should I remove that before making new partition and installing Ubuntu on it (dual boot) ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Compatible with an Asus U46e-bal6?

If I remember correctly, the 12 series of Ubuntu had some issues with the Asus U46e-bal6 -- how is 13.10 working, anyone know? I'm starting to have some issues with Windows 7, and I have no desire to ...
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TP-Link WN725N, unable to get drivers to work with 13.04 after upgrade (worked on 12.10 and prior)

I went back to my desktop after a bunch of months not using it, and I decided to upgrade Ubuntu to the newest version (I was still in 12.04). I had to download a driver for my TP-Link USB wireless ...
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Database for Ubuntu compatible with Microsoft Database?

I am trying Ubuntu 12.04 booted from a DVD disk before I install it. I currently have windows 8 (which I hate) and I have a couple of Data base programs with my movies, hundreds of movies, in them. ...
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Is there a LibreOffice equivalent to microsofts office themes?

I've used MS office for many years now. Especially powerpoint. One of the strengths is that it defines and separates the concepts of template and theme. A theme can be saved and contains fonts, ...
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Ability to install Ubuntu on Asus PU500CA

I'm going to buy and start using Ubuntu on Asus PU500CA with i5 processor (http://www.asus.com/Commercial_Notebook/ASUSPRO_ESSENTIAL_PU500CA/#specifications) and wanted to ask you for advice - ...
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Compatible hardware under Ubuntu

I am planning to install an open source OS (for ex. Ubuntu) to my Fujitsu Lifetime 753 notebook. I have this Brother Multi-Function Printer and this TP Link router Now the question - are these 3 ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a SAMSUNG NP300E5X-S01?

I want to buy a laptop, but I want to use it with Ubuntu! So, Can I install it on the SAMSUNG NP300E5X-S01 ? Thanks ! Specifications Processor : Brand/Family : Intel Core i5-3210M CPU Speed : ...
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Lucid Lynx or Saucy Salamander?

I've got a macbook from 2008, which blue-screened, onto which I installed Ubuntu 12.10 from the Ubuntu magazine disk. It is slow. It freezes continuously. It only runs select Internet pages well (like ...
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Keyboard Layout compatibility options disapeared in 3.10?

I'm trying to find the keyboard layout options like in previous ubuntu versions to activate one vital compatibility option: "Shift with numeric keypad keys work as in MS Windows" But since I installed ...
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ubuntu on lenovo idepad s210 touch

I'd like to buy Lenovo IdeaPad S210 and install linux (ubuntu) on it. So I'd like to ask if any of you have som experencie with running ubuntu on this notebook. Getting touch screen work is not so ...
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Does Dell Inspiron 15z (5523) touch screen compatible with Ubuntu?

I'm considering about buying Dell inspiron 15z (5523) laptop, but I'm not sure if touch screen of laptop will compatible with Ubuntu. Also, because I couldn't know the model or company of touch ...
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Ubuntu compatibility on Dell Precision T5500

I am using a Dell Precision T5500 which came pre-installed with Red Hat. During the course of time, the serial key for Red Hat was lost, due to that it is getting difficult to install or update the ...
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Which ubuntu derivative for my Netbook? [duplicate]

I have an Lenovo Ideapad S10-2 Like this Processor / Chipset CPU Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz Cache L2 cache - 512.0 KB Front Side Bus 533.0 MHz Chipset Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Features ...
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AsRock 970 Extreme4 motherboard compatibility

Is asrock 970 extreme4 compatibility with ubuntu?
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Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse compatibility

Is the Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse fully compliant with Ubuntu? In particular the horizontal scrolling?
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What makes a computer compatible with linux (Ubuntu) or not?

I'm a long time Ubuntu user, and I'm now considering about buying a new laptop only for Ubuntu. But I arrived at serious question, and I'm really curious about what makes some computer compatible to ...
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Does Ubuntu work with Wacom's wireless acessory kit (intuos5)

I'm interested on getting a wacom Intuos5 and, while I know that it works fine using usb, I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it using the wireless kit. I've tried to search but couldn't ...
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Recommended Laptop! [closed]

Hello everyone I'm currently planning to purchase a new notebook and of-course gonna install Ubuntu but i need to know the best laptops compatible with Linux. I don't care about high graphics cards ...
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Linux 101 verses Microsoft Windows [closed]

I've been following Linux since the late 1990s. Here is my question: First, why cannot Microsoft Window applications and programs software companies start making their proprietary arts and crafts ...
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How to determine if new hardware is compatible?

I am looking to purchase a new laptop but do not want to run Windows. In order to utilize both the new laptop and Ubuntu to their fullest, I want to verify that the hardware is fully compatable with ...
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Compatibility of the Trust Flex Design Tablet with Ubuntu

Can anyone give me feedback about the compatibility of the Trust Flex Design Tablet with Ubuntu? I couldn't find much useful information on the Internet so far. Especially, I wonder, whether the 1024 ...