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Hardware compatibility on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm looking to update my pc with new hardware, currently I'm running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with dual boot. I have this hardware in mind: Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 CPU: Intel Core i5 ...
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Installing ROS on 12.04 or 12.10

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 installed on my machine and I want to install ROS I had a discussion with a friend who told me that it would be better to use Ubuntu 11.10 for ROS. I am a new Ubuntu ...
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Will Mir display server be able to launch X11 applications?

I've checked the wiki but Xorg is not even mentioned there.
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Lenovo Ideapad u300s

I want to buy a Lenovo Ideapad U300s Ultrabook. Is it compatible with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? (Intel Core i7-2677M, 4GB, 256GB SSD) Thanks!
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Would this headset work with Ubuntu?

This one, by Rosewill. It doesn't mention Ubuntu/Linux compatibility, only Windows. Does anyone know if it works?
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Can I play the game Don't Starve on Ubuntu?

I am new to Ubuntu. Bought an Acer C7 Chromebook yesterday and installed Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit tonight. I have seen 1 or 2 web sites that make me think you can play the game Don't Starve on Ubuntu. I ...
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Checking LibreOffice-saved Microsoft Word files

I'm looking for a method to verify that a .doc or .docx file that has been created in Microsoft Word, and then modified in Ubuntu (in my case, with LibreOffice) will look the same when I give it to ...
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Can I write apps for Ubuntu phones and tablets with Mono?

I just wanted to ask if it will be possible to write apps with C# and .NET via Mono for Ubuntu Tablet and Phone. I could not find anything about this matter. Since I heard that the version for ...
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Where can I find reliable review of Ubuntu's performance on a laptop (Lenovo z580)

Sorry to ask a hardware related question. Hope it's relevant enough to Ubuntu users in general not to get instantly down-voted and marked as a replica as a related hardware question did. I hope it's ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on HP Pavilion DV6

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop (HP Pavilion DV6). Can you guys please tell me whether it is possible to install it or is 12.10 version of ubuntu compatible with it? I heard there problem ...
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What guarantees does Ubuntu provide concerning binary compatibility across releases?

I know generally the answer is "use a PPA", but separate from this... What is the Ubuntu policy on compatibility across versions of Ubuntu for a given architecture? For example, if a binary in a ...
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CineRAID CR-H458

Has anyone used this external RAID enclosure? I would like to know if it is a true hardware controller meaning Ubuntu would have no problem recognizing the array as one drive. Thanks for any help!
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Will Android apps be compatible with the Ubuntu Phone OS?

I have heard that there is some similarity in the code used for both Ubuntu and Android programs, but has there been any mention in all the recent publicity over the forthcoming Ubuntu OS for phones, ...
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Ubuntu Compatibility on the Lenovo B580 laptop

I'm planning to buy a new laptop and I would like to use Ubuntu as my OS. I've zoomed in on this Lenovo: Model: B580 Specs: Intel Core i5-3210M,(Dual-Core), 3 MB Cache 4(+4) GB RAM, Intel HM77 ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu in VirtualBox complaining that my CPU is incompatible?

After a long time spent with OS from boys from Redmont I would like to try something new. I decided to try some Linux editions, also Ubuntu Linux. I am completely new to this matter, this is also my ...
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What's the minimal compatible Linux kernel version required to run Ubuntu?

Why older kernel? For whatever reason out there, you might be forced to run another kernel than the ones provided by Ubuntu. It may even take you back a few years for a kernel that is compatible with ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to boot on an Intel X79 (Sandy Bridge-E) system?

Has anyone successfully installed Ubuntu (or any other flavour of Linux) on an Intel X79 (Sandy Bridge-E) based system? My system build is: MSI Big Bang XPower II Intel Core i7 3930K processor ...
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windows 7 drivers compatible with ubuntu in lenovo ideapad s100?

I am planning to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo Ideapad S100 with the following specifications: Intel atom CPU N570 1.66GHz 1.67 GHz 2GB RAM. I only have the required drivers for Windows 7 32 bit. ...
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Which has better compatibility with ubuntu - xps 13 / xps 14?

I am planning on buying a dell XPS 13 or XPS 14.. but really confused in choosing one.. Will be installing Ubuntu along side windows (dual boot) Main purpose - web & mobile app development It ...
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Is having several desktop environments on one account bad?

I have gnome classic, cinnamon, unity, gnome 3, and KDE installed on my only user account because I enjoy a little change from time to time (although my favorite is gnome classic) so I installed all ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 USB Graphics Compatibility

I was looking at solutions to connect 2 monitors to 1 USB port and found these: 1) http://www.targus.com/us/productdetail.aspx?regionId=7&sku=ACA039US 2) ...
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ASUS S56CM and Ubuntu [closed]

Anyone having experience with the Asus S56CM Ultrabook? Does Ubuntu work on it?
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Can Gradequick Web run in ubuntu?

I am trying to run this grade book in Ubuntu 12.10, but cannot find a way to make it compatible. I have checked the web for answers, but cannot find a solution, and there does not seem to be any ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.10 support ASIX AX88772 Ethernet controller chip out-of-the-box?

Being stuck with this question I am choosing a USB Ethernet adapter to buy to work it around. Obviously I need an adapter for which Ubuntu has drivers built-in. So the question is if AXAGO ADE-X5 ...
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Finding out if Ubuntu supports a specific laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know if a laptop will work with Ubuntu? According to How to install hardware drivers for my laptop, the answer supplied by NorTicUs says: "If your hardware ...
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Is 12.10 incompatible with a 2011 Lenovo computer? [closed]

I apologize that I can't say the specific model of the laptop; it is currently being repaired and I have not written it down. The installation of 12.10 went off without a hitch, but after turning it ...
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Is it secure to run windows application on linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Risks/Disadvantages associated with Wine I wanted to run windows applications on ubuntu. So i installed winehq. My question is that, is it secure to run windows ...
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how to run schooldays HQ in ubuntu?

I have tried several times to run schooldays HQ through wine and virtualbox without much success, usually text appears but images and animation fails to appear on screen, how can I fix this?
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MacBook Pro 5.5 compatibility issues with 12.10

I'm trying to figure out how the compatibility for the MacBook Pro 5.5 is now, with the new release of Ubuntu 12.10. I have tried several times with the previous 12.?? releases, and it always seemed ...
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Can I install Windows Drivers in Ubuntu

I do not know if the proper drivers are install because the system has a lot of lag and crashes at times. Can I install Windows drivers in Ubuntu?
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how can I record my acoustic guitar on Linux using Ardour and Rakarrak?

I'm running Linux, and was recommended to use Ardour and Rakarrak for recording, but I haven't even gotten Jackd to recognize my guitar. Currently, the guitar is connected with a 1/4" to 1/8" cable ...
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What is the best bluetooth mouse that works out of the box with Ubuntu 12.04 and have long battery life?

What is the best bluetooth mouse that works out of the box with Ubuntu 12.04 and have long battery life? I have Microsft 5000 and have problems with Ubuntu 12.04 also its battery life is really ...
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Will Ubuntu Server work on a Pentium 3?

Can i run ubuntu server on pentium 3 with 386mb of ram, as i need a basic file server to use at home. I have 3 computers and want to share files using a server on ubuntu, but i need to know what the ...
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How will my laptop performe in 12.04 LTS

hi i just bought this laptop. and i am considering t install Ubuntu 12.04LTS on it The Specs is : Chipset AMD A50M Chipset Memory DDR3 1333/1066 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up ...
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What is the cheapest, most efficient printer that's compatible with Linux? [closed]

Being that my Kodak printer (I will no longer get any more kodak printers) doesn't work properly any more (see How do I get my Kodak ESP C310 Printer to print pictures?) and tomorrow being tax free ...
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Would dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 work succesfully on a Sony VAIO e series laptop?

Can anyone please tell me if the Sony Vaio E series or any other series (T or S) would work fine with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual-boot configuration? I am planning to buy a SONY VAIO E ...
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Are CentOS programs compatible with Ubuntu?

It's a long story, but it ends with me having Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Compaq Evo D500 computer and a bunch of CentOS programs on a thumb drive. I was just wondering if these would be compatible ...
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Is VMware 8 compatible with Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using VMware 8.0.4 and want to install Ubuntu 12.04, but I have not been able to do so successfully. Can you suggest compatible versions of VMware and Ubuntu? In particular, will Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Were can I find Ubuntu-for-Android HCL?

I am choosing an android device and would like to choose one known to be capable of running Ubuntu-for-Android without problems. Is there a page where I can find a list of compatible devices?
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Is there a Ubuntu program that can convert cbz to jpg?

In order for me to read my comics on my PSP i need to convert them into jpg format. The official format of my comics is cbz, and i cant convert online because all the comics are about 7 gigabytes.
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Is the Lenovo Ideapad Z570 fully compatible with 12.04?

I'm looking for some notebook that will run on Ubuntu perfectly. I like LENOVO IdeaPad Z570, but I'm not sure how it will perform on Ubuntu. I heard people are complaining about wireless problems. ...
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Will Panasonic WF950 Wireless On-Ear Headphones work with Ubuntu?

I just wondered if (shot in the dark) anyone knew if these wireless headphones would work with Ubuntu? I was thinking if the transmitter is USB then I might not get the drivers. Does anyone have any ...
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Why does the --include switch in grep behave differently when both machines are on 11.10?

I have used the same following commands (in xterm) on two machines of the same ubuntu (11.11-64bit). grep "jars2deploy" --include=*.xml ./* -r However, one machine A only search for xml file, as ...
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Which version of Lubuntu should I use?

I want to install a light distro on my netbook. (It currently has an out of date distro which is not upgradeable.) Here are the specs: eEE pc 4g GLAXY, LINUX 4g SSD, 512MB DDR2 Intel Mobile cpu ...
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Using a backup disk made in Windows Vista to reinstall programs an files in Ubuntu

I'm getting ready to transfer over to Ubuntu from Windows Vista. I was wondering if I could use a backup disc made in Windows Vista (using the default backup/restore program) to restore the files to ...
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Will the Rosetta Stone online edition work with Ubuntu?

The Rosetta Stone Online Edition claims that it requires: Windows: XP SP3, Vista SP2, or Windows 7 Mac (Intel based only): Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion (OS X 10.5 or higher) Internet Explorer 7, ...
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Do barcode scanners work on ubuntu?

I want to buy a barcode scanner to read labels from our products. I don't know if it will work on ubuntu. I have the option to get a CiperLAB 1070. Will it work if plugged in?
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Touch screen support Asus EP121

Has anyone installed 12.04 on the Asus EP121, and if so, what works? Of all things, the touch screen would be the most important. Has anyone had any luck with it?
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Packard Bell Easynote TS1HR-120IT Notebook, is it compatible with Ubuntu?

I've bought a Notebook Packard Bell EasyNote TS1HR-120IT and I want to install Linux (preferably Ubuntu but I'm not sure if it is compatible.
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Does Ubuntu have drivers for an IBM Thinkpad T40?

Does Ubuntu have drivers available for this laptop? And which version of Ubuntu would be recommended for the T40? T40 specs for reference CPU: Pentium M 1.3-1.6 GHz Video: ATI Radeon 7500 32MB ...