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About compatibility between specific printer and Ubuntu 12.04

Is an HP photosmart P1000, model c6723a compatible with Ubuntu 12.04 OS? I can't find this out from HP or anywhere I have researched. Please help.
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Touchpad issues - Elantech PS/2

I was able to getit working with: sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps My laptop's touchpad (Elantech, I think) is not working whatsoever. I am dual-booting Win8.1 and Ubuntu ...
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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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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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Middle button in Logitech t620 mouse

I have bought a Logitech touch mouse t620. It works ok, but the middle button doesn't work..Any idea? is it working for you? I'm on ubuntu 12.10
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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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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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Ubuntu PC configuration

I am planning a purchase of desktop components. I want them all to be compatable with Ubuntu(14.04 at the moment). I am not that good with hardware and i am not sure will all of the components work ...
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.exe compatibility layer?

Is there a piece of software that will let me run .exe files as soon as I install the program, without having to go through a complicated process like Wine or PlayOnLinux makes me do? I would like to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on HP Spectre 13-3000ed

I am thinking of buying the HP Spectre 13-3000ed ultrabook and my question is: will it work with Ubuntu 14.04? Specs: Intel Core i7-4500U 1.8-3.0GHz 13.3" WQHD (2560x1440) Glare + Touch 8192MB RAM ...
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Compatibility with Apple Devices and Printers

I am a Windows user from the past 8 years. So, I am new to this Linux interface. I would like to know whether Apple devices like iPhone,iPad can be connected in Ubuntu. And also I have a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Which Ultrabook, will work fully with newer versions of Ubuntu?

Which ultrabook/brand should I take to expect it to be the most compatible with the new versions of Ubuntu? I am considering buying an Ultrabook transformer (pc/tablet, such as Sony Tablet Duo, Dell ...
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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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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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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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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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There's a way ubuntu's kernel supports my video card?

Well my problem is my old gaming laptop is not compatible with the ubuntu kernel, (as far as i read) that happened since i upgraded to ubuntu 13.10, my video card is an ATI Radeon HD 3650 and each ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 compatibility

Has anybody installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS(server edition) on newer laptops? I am trying to install on HP8570w but it fails to complete network configuration as it neither recognizes the ethernet nor the ...
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Is it possible to install metasploit on Ubuntu touch

I know that it is possible to install Metasploit on iPhones and somehow on Android mobile devices, today I installed ubuntu emulator and try ubuntu touch directly from my computer and I have a ...
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Wacom Touch Device (call for suggestion of compatibility)

I need to use a touch "mouse" on my desktop PC, witch work with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS... Theoretically Wacom Tablet should be Linux compatible, but practically blogs are plenty of people that suffers ...
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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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Is Ubuntu compatible with UNIX applications?

As somebody interested in backwards compatibility, I'm wondering if Ubuntu can natively run true-blue UNIX applications. Does this work?
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Is kde5 backwards compatible with apps/widgets/themes from kde4?

Basically everything is said in the title. I'm thinking of trying kde5 but before I go through fixing my package system and dealing with a new DE, I want to know if I can use any of the ...
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What architectures and bootloaders for tablets is needed to run the Ubuntu Desktop?

Lately you can see all kinds of laptop/tablet/pc hybrids: Laptop convertibles, Tablet PCs, Tablets. Also, they run either ARM, Atom or full Core i3/5/7 processors. Some use GRUB, others use EUFI. I ...
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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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Keyboard mapping multiple keys to l shift (ubuntu 14.04)

I just recently bought a new wired keyboard and all the ctrl, alt, super keys do not work. I checked using xev to check the keys and everything is given a keycode of 50 which maps to the left shift. ...
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Can I use a lacie porche design 2Tb external hard drive on ubuntu without deleting the files on it?

Hi can I use a lacie 2Tb porsche design external hard drive without losing the files on it ?
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Random USB ports turned off and ethernet not working

Bear with me, there's a lot to get through. I built a computer with the intention of writing android software as a project. Initially I installed Ubuntu and I couldn't, for the life of me, get the ...
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RISCOS emulator?

In the riscos, there is one app that I really enjoy. (other than that, I hate riscos). I have the source code, or the folder from which the program runs. In riscos, directories are executed. Is ...
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Is Asus Sonar U7 usb audio interface fully compatible with Linux?

I've found a lot of useless questions and blog entries regarding Linux compatibility with sound cards, but no real information from real users. That's why I'm writing this question. I've got a good ...
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Can my computer run ubuntu 14.04 smoothly?

I've attempted to boot it onto my pc multiple times, but it fails. I'm running a pc with AMD FX-8320, NVIDIA GTX 760, (Windows 8), and Gigabyte 970A-UD3P motherboard.
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Audigy 4 non pro (sb610) recognised as Audigy2 Value (sb400) by alsa

Background: I have checked out alsa compatibility list and they have support for my audigy 4 (non pro) but it shows up as audigy 2 value and there is quite a big difference between the 2 card. I had ...
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Cannot run snes9x 1.53

I cannot run snes9x-gtk 1.53 which I downloaded from http://snes9x.ipherswipsite.com/. I keep getting this error message: ./snes9x-gtk: error while loading shared libraries: libpng14.so.14: cannot ...
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mod_access_compat.so only 32bit

I am trying to copy and past all the configuration file of apache2 32bit to 64bit OS but it wont I always get this error : Syntax error on line 2 of /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/access_compat. ...
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Asus k200ma dso1t Ubuntu compatibility?

I just ordered an Asus k200ma dso1t laptop and I want to dual boot it with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Can I do that?
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New to Ubuntu need help with motherboard compatibility

I am very new to the Linux world and have started building my first computer. I am curious about some compatibility issues I have been coming across. I have been reading contradictory explanations ...
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Is the Sapphire HD 7770 GHz Edition compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 64-Bit?

I was looking at an upgrade for my existing graphics card, and I found this. My friend uses this and he says it works well...however, he uses Windows. Anyway, if it is compatible, do I need any ...
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How to make a non-compatible wireless mouse functional with Ubuntu 14.04?

I bought this wireless mouse (which is not from a prestigious brand) that says it is compatible with Windows and just a plug-and-play device. How can I make it functional with Ubuntu 14.04?