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

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How well does Webmin 1.580 work with 12.04?

we're using Ubuntu desktop 8.04 LTS as a server for our intranet and are currently planning an upgrade to 12.04 LTS. However, since we're using Webmin, we're wondering whether Webmin 1.580 is a good ...
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Gigabyte Geforce GTX 560 Issues

I was unable to install Ubuntu via the graphical method. So i used the alternative text-based installation. I am able to boot into Ubuntu now, but the display is squashed, pixelated and unreadable. ...
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Does anyone use 12.04 with HD 6950?

Back when I first tried to switch from Windows to Ubuntu (6-7 months ago) I had several graphics related problems. The VGA was overheating, graphic glitches, video playing issues, slow/choppy window ...
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12.04 Stability, Compatibility and Operational Problems

Today I installed Ubuntu 12.04 a full 5 times. But the continuous output of nonsense errors. First, let me give hardware information; HP Compaq 6735s Laptop; Amd Trion X2 Mobile 64Bit ...
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Found a laptop that I like, but it's not completely compatible with Ubuntu. Questions

Here it is: http://www.walmart.com/ip/19581017 I like the specs (4-core AMD, 6GB RAM, 2/2 USB 2.0/3.0 ports, 17" LED screen), price, and look of the laptop, otherwise I would forget about it. ...
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How to get MGSE under Gnome 3.4? (Or how to go from Gnome 3.4 to Gnome 3.2?)

I just upgraded from Oneiric to Ubuntu 12.04. I also installed Gnome shell 3.4, the only problem with it is that I can't use my favourite shell extensions (MGSE). Does anyone know a way I could still ...
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Is it possible to install games like Defense of the Ancients in ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I run Windows applications in Ubuntu? let's just say I'm already a little bit pro in using Ubuntu but I haven't try to install some of my favorite games in ...
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Is Compiz compatible with Xfce ?

I tried it and immediately had a big problem (here). Also, could not use more than one workspace. It is said that they are compatible, that is: I can install Compiz with Xfce if I want to. But I ...
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Atheros ar5b125 Wireless Driver

I have an Atheros ar5b125, can't find any drivers for it, all I've seen are drivers for Windows7, none for any Linux distro. What should I do to get it working under Ubuntu?
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Why does my PC restart when trying to use a live CD and flash drive?

Recently I was recommended Ubuntu 11.10 64-Bit. I burned the .ISO to a disc and verified it and went to boot it on my PC. When I selected it to boot on the disc, it would get to the menu. As I wanted ...
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How do you tell unity to startup in 2d and compatibility mode?

How do you tell unity to startup in 2d and compatibility mode? If you have to run a UNITY --replace after startup it doesn't kill the currently running unity and you end-up with two toolbars. One ...
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Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600?

Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600 with Ubuntu? Specifically, will the swipe and scroll capabilities work? If not, can I still use it as a normal two-button mouse? I do not want speculative ...
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Upgrading to Gawk 4.0

I am working on a project that has me using Gawk. I had been using Fedora 16 which uses Gawk 4.0 but have recently changed over to Xubuntu 11.10 and found out that Xubuntu runs an older version of ...
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Can Yahoo! Messenger be used with Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu and the first thing I tried to do is download and install Yahoo! Messenger. When I went to install I keep getting an error. Is it not compatible?
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How is Ubuntu more updated than Debian?

I am reading Debian vs. Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint: Which Distribution Should You Use? Ubuntu, on the other hand, is made to include a good combination of new and stable ... Some packages can be used ...
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Is Ubuntu compatible with asus x58c?

I have installed Ubuntu on my asus x58c the install when fine but after the screen went black, I thought it was becouse I installed 64bit (the laptop has 4GB ram) but then when I installed the 32bit ...
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Does the Thinkpad X41 Touchscreen work with Ubuntu?

I was just wondering if laptop touch screens, such as the one on the ThinkPad X41 were compatible with Ubuntu. I have my new stylus coming in the mail, so I can't see for myself yet.
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Is my AMD Dual graphics card compatible with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is my ATI graphics card supported in Ubuntu? Does AMD Dual Graphics with AMD A8 CPU + AMD 6670 GPU work on desktop with Ubuntu? And is it possible to use the Gallium3D ...
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How do I make my Windows Media Center remote control work?

How do I make my Windows Media Center remote control work? Here's the lspci output: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82X38/X48 Express DRAM Controller 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation ...
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Does Intel turbo boost work in Ubuntu?

I have an Intel i7 processor. It's frequency is 2.67 GHz, however it has turbo boost allowed to a frequency of 3.3 GHz. Is turbo boost posible using Ubuntu?
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Compatibility with the MSI K7n2g motherboard?

I have a MSI 6570g (k7n2g) mainboard and just downloaded Ubuntu 11.10. It booted from the CD, when through the progress bar but at the end the display just showed colored stripes. The system works ...
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DOSBox says the program must be run under Win32

I'm trying to run a DOS game in DOSBox, but it says it must be run under Win32. The game in question was recently re-released for higher resolution and ability to run under Windows. Does it mean it's ...
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Lightning is not compatible with Thunderbird 7.0.1

I reinstalled Ubuntu 11.10 the other day and now when I try to install the Lightning extension in Thunderbird it states: Lightning is not compatible with Thunderbird 7.0.1. As extra information ...
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Sharkoon 5-Bay RAID Box, will it play?

I'm looking to expand the storage capacity of my home server running on Ubuntu Server Edition. Because the server is a small sized mini-ITX cube with room for only 1 HDD, I had the idea of installing ...
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What P.C setup is guaranteed to work with ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which computers are guaranteed to work? Would that be the most common branded p.c and if so what model I have a custom built P.C which has a 64 bit Gigabyte ...
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Does an ASUS pa* series display work with Ubuntu?

I'm thinking of purchasing an ASUS PA246Q 24" monitor but it has a bunch of extra features which I don't know if it will work with Ubuntu. I can't find any details on system requirements or any of ...
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Will ASUS PCI-SC200 work with Ubuntu?

I have a few piece of hardware from an early Paleozoic period that I am trying to get to work on Ubuntu. Namely a DDS1 tape drive with SCSI1 interface. I need to pick up a SCSI1 or SCSI2 adapter with ...
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Does anyone know why does Ubuntu 11.10 use TeXLive 2009?

Many of my old examples for PGF plots do not work any more. I think the problem is due to this. Does anyone know why 11.10 use the old version of TeXLive?
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Gbirthday - Is there a way to let it work with Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you know any birthday reminder alternative to GBirthday? I use the very useful and small birthday (and more) reminder tool Gbirthday a lot, but it seems not to work ...
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Will ubuntu work on my computer?

Here are the specs: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 SP3 Packard Bell. Intel (R) Pentium (R) D CPU 2.80GHz 1.00 Gb of RAM
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Is it safe to install the nvidia-current driver and then have this HDD in another pc that has nvidia graphics

My PC has nvidia chipset + nvidia graphic card. Both built in and removable. The second PC , in which this HDD will be installed has just a nvidia chipset with integrated graphics. I'm not sure if my ...
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What PCI WiFi cards Work with 11.04?

I'm looking for a stable wifi card that will work with Ubuntu 11.04 64 bits without not too many steps to configure it correctly..just install and start up. I found this list but there isn't any ...
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Advice for a high-end Ubuntu-friendly laptop?

Since I figure the collective computer knowledge on these forums is pretty high, I was wondering if someone could give me advice for buying a new laptop. I'm looking for something with: -High linux ...
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What gaming keyboard(s) will work with Ubuntu?

I've been looking at gaming keyboards to use on Ubuntu system. Microsoft has a few popular ones (e.g., Sidewinder X4, X6), but the programmable function keys appear to be unusable without the Windows ...
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Can I manage to install on a Dell 15R with all my laptop's features?

I have a Dell N5010 15R with a 64-bit i3 processor, Intel HD graphics, 320GB hard drive and integrated network card. I wanted to know which Ubuntu version to install in order to have the capacity to ...
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Which has better compatability, NVIDIA or Intel Graphics?

I would like to buy a Thinkpad T420 and install Ubuntu. THinkpad T420 comes with an option of choosing between NVIDIA NVS 4200M Graphics with Optimus Technology, 1GB DDR3 Memory and Intel HD Graphics ...
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Does 32-bit PAE with more than 4GB RAM improve speed?

I would like to buy a Thinkpad T420 with 8GB RAM configuration and install specifically 32-bit Ubuntu Desktop with PAE as I heard that 64-bit version has some issues such as providing support for ...
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Are there any Ubuntu-compatible laptops with a 1600x900 screen that are 1.1" thick or less?

I'm looking for a laptop for work, and I will be running Ubuntu as primary OS (close to 100% of the time). The Toshiba Tecra R840 caught my eye with its higher resolution display (1600x900). I cannot ...
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How supported is a Dell 15z?

I am looking to buy a new development machine and would like to run Ubuntu natively. I have been looking at the Dell 15z, but it looks like there are some compatibility problems. However, I also saw a ...
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Where can I find a comprehensive list of compatible USB devices?

I need a Ubuntu compatible Video grabber for USB, composite/S-Video + analog audio. Most has compatibility with Windows/MacOS listed on the manufacturer/retailers homepage but I need to check if ...
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sony vaio vpcy21s1e black screen

I've seen this post on the linuxmint forums on a laptop model I'm interested in: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=77810 I would like to know if anyone got this or similar laptop ...
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Getting a new hard drive - Running Linux/Windows in a Virtual Machine

I don't want this to turn into an argument about linux/windows. Please try to answer this objectively I'm getting a new hard drive today and my current setup (on this machine) is running Windows with ...
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What should I know about SSDs that can be used with Ubuntu?

I'm building a new configuration and intend to buy an SSD with it. I recall that the first SSDs were problematic in Linux for some reason (maybe lack of TRIM support?). Is there something to ...
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Will LiveCD test results be aggregated into the laptop testing tracker?

Marco Ceppi's answer to a tangentially related question set me to wondering about the destination of all the tests that users run from the LiveCD menu. There's a fairly comprehensive hardware ...
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Touchpad Two-finger Scroll Configuration

This all started with me trying to get 2-finger scroll working. In Windows, I got used to it. So I found a thread that said to run these commands: synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 synclient ...
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Does LibreOffice Support AmiPro Format (.sam)?

I was reading that LibreOffice was finally opening up in supporting many of the formats that were eventually been closed in OpenOffice every time an update appeared. I see that Lotus 1,2,3 and WordPro ...
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How to maintain document compatibility between LibreOffice and other office suites?

When I save a document in LibreOffice and try to open it in Office 2007 for example, most or all of the paragraphs moved somehow. For what I found out is that the document has Widows and Orphans. How ...
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Will a Logitech K750 keyboard work?

Is the Logitech K750 working in Ubuntu 10.10, Maverick Meerkat?
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Need help fixing a strange path error in bash

I have two executable files I downloaded and am trying to add to the path. They are located in /home/user/folder and the specific files are /home/user/folder/app1 /home/user/folder/app2 Both ...
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What filesystem for an external Harddrive (Linux/Mac/Windows) [closed]

What Filesystem should I use for an external USB harddrive (500GB), with possibility to share with a Mac and Windows systems, for example at the office. Now it is NTFS but back in the day the NTFS ...