Questions that relate to the compatibility of software and hardware with Ubuntu

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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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How to get Ubuntu for tablet (or Fablet) and how to get the list of tablets compatible with that OS?

How to get Ubuntu for tablet and how to have the tablet compatible with that OS ? Thanks Regards Eric perottet
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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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IQ 504 Compatibility Issues (Sound, CDDVD Drive, Microphone, etc..)

I'm quite new to Ubuntu, and it's inner-workings, so I haven't gotten very far trying to figure out solutions for the problems I'm having. I tried running a search for additional drivers, but I came ...
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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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ASUS V550CB any good for ubuntu? [duplicate]

original post got mark as duplicate. When it was not. then linked to What are the system requirements for each flavor of Ubuntu Desktop?. Which only answered some what of the question. So i thought i ...
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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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Stuck at flickering - “Stopping System V runlevel compatibility”

I'm new to Linux. So I have an Acer Aspire 5000, downloaded and ran wubi for an install of Ubuntu 12.04.3...I have Windows 7 Ultimate Edition running constantly in safe mode (my choice), and after it ...
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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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Ubuntu compatibility with GT240 GDDR5 series VGA cards

After trying different versions of Ubuntu, I eventually ended up seeing a blurred colorful screen like a blocked TV channel, in a very smaller scale though, horizontal; right before starting the ...
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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 ...
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Problem reading files in ntfs external hd from windows xp after installing ubuntu

I am one of the guys that always used windows eventhough i hate it. A month ago i wiped out windows xp from my pc and installed ubuntu. I have an external hd and a second laptop which is left with ...
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Is Buffalo Drivestation DDR compatible with Ubuntu?

Please excuse any ignorance on my part, I'm not the most tech savvy. I purchased a Buffalo Drivestation DDR. The hard drive says it's compatible with Mac and Windows OS. Does this mean I am unable ...
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Install mysql 32 bit on 64 bit server

I have an application witch requires mysqlclient 32 bit library. The application is running on a 64 bit how can I install the 32 bit libraries keeping the 64 bit functionality in the same time?
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UBUNTU plus windows office [duplicate]

Can I install only UBUNTU as an operating system and use Windows Office and the work program? Would this minimize or eliminate the virus problem we have with windows?
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Will Ubuntu DESKTOP x64 work on super micro H8DGi-F

I seriously want to build a picture stitching desktop workstation. I'm going to use Hugin Auto Pano Pro. So I want to buy Super micro H8DGi-F motherboard with dual g34 and 500GB of ram. I know ...
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Can I run Ubuntu 13.04 on a Benq Joybook A52? [duplicate]

Specs: • CPU: Intel Core Duo T2130 1.86GHz • RAM: 896MB • HDD: 100GB • Graphics hardware: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M I am new to Ubuntu. Do I need to take care of drivers?
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ubuntu wont run because windows cant load after i reboot my computer [duplicate]

i recently downloaded ubuntu and after installing it and rebooting it the computer tells me windows failed to laod components have been erased or missing and insert your installation disk and press ...
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Asrock FM2A85X Extreme4 motherboard and Ubuntu 12.04

Is the Asrock FM2A85X Extreme4 motherboard compatible with Ubuntu 12.04? I mean sound onboard, 1 Gigabit LAN, USB, PS/2.
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When buying a computer for Ubuntu, what should I look for? [duplicate]

I am buying a computer with the main intent of running Ubuntu, would I get the best compatibility and performance with a Windows based computer or a Mac based computer? If it runs better on ...
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Why Ubuntu do not run video games? or some programs i used to run on windows 7 [closed]

I cannot run video games I used to play in Windows 7, also there are a lot of programs that worked on Windows 7 but don't work on Ubuntu
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Is Ubuntu compatible with my 32 bit windows 7 system?

I'm brand new to Ubuntu and not tech savvy like the rest of this group apperantly is. I have an older machine (32 bit windows 7) and I'm curious about Ubuntu and want to try it out, if it works well ...
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What device to purchase? [duplicate]

and thanks for your patience. My question is pretty straight forward: Which android phones on the market now are best compatible with ubuntu phone? My intention was to buy the samsung galaxy s4. Is ...
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Are some HDD's incompatible with Linux?

Having spent nearly 20 hours over the last two days trying to install two different distros of Linux (settling my attentions on Ubuntu) on two seperate Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX (1TB) Hard ...
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Compatibility problems in Ubuntu

Just wondering if there any ways around the compatibility problems on Ubuntu, such as using an Ipod, printer etc? My last questions which was similar in vein someone answered by pointing me to a ...
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12.04 and 13.04 sharing a /home folder

Would it be a bad idea to have 12.04 and 13.04 share a /home partition? I was about to replace my hdd and was thinking of doing this. Would it be especially unstable in terms any settings files which ...
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Running Magic the Gathering Online Beta?

Has anyone been able to run Magic the Gathering Online beta in Linux? The only way I have been able to do it is by running a windows virtual machine.
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Ubuntu on Toshiba Satellite Pro L50 (i7-3630QM)

I'm considering the Toshiba Satellite Pro L50 (PSKG9A-009001 -- i7-3630QM) for a Ubuntu install and am wondering if anyone is aware of any issues (and solutions to same) with running Ubuntu on this ...
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Will snapper (for btrfs) work well on Kubuntu 12.04?

I'm running btrfs in Kubuntu 12.04 with SSD's. My boot partition is ext2, but my home and root partitions are btrfs. I'm very interested in using the snapper tool (from OpenSuse). I just learned that ...
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IdeaPad Y510p and GNU/Linux

Do you know if IdeaPad Y510p is compatible with GNU/Linux? Click here for the IdeaPas Y510p! Thanks!