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How is entropy gathered for /dev/random in Precise

With a standard install of Ubuntu 12.04 how is the entropy for /dev/random gathered. Is the install smart enough set up any hardware generation available, will it use user based sources like keyboard ...
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Can I view the history of connected usb?

I don't know Ubuntu or other linux distribution would record the connected USB information or not. I mean does Ubuntu record the USB information as I plug it into the PC, when I plug it out, does ...
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Disk naming convention in preseed vs manual installation

When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto a Dell PowerEdge R710 via preseed, the auto install first disk is always coming up as /dev/sdc. As per the docs it should be /dev/sda. I looked at ...
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Ubuntu Server wont recognize ethernet

I have recently acquired an old computer that i tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 server onto, however the system could not be booted into any external medias (usb and cd drives). so i hooked the hard ...
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luks dev mapper

Can someone tell me why is blkid returning different results from what I can see in /dev/disk/by-uuid ? AM I missing something obvious or is this simply bug ? root@db01:~# blkid /dev/sda1: ...
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irq set in Bios is not the same as the irq set at startup

I installed Elo Serial TouchScreen as /ttyS1 (as presented below). Besides, two other serial cables connect to ttyS0 and ttyS3. Here is the output of dmesg | grep -i ttyS* [ 0.000000] console ...
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How do I change the device on which ubuntu boots?

I have a laptop with an internal SSD (let's call it samsung-SSD), and I would like to install ununtu 12.04 on an external SSD connected via USB3 (let's call this one vertex2). I downloaded an ubuntu ...
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Tata Docomo Photon 3g not working on 12.04 LTS

I recently upgraded from Tata Photon+ to Tata Docomo Photon 3G, however Ubuntu is not recognizing the device itself. I tried manually adding the device in Mobile Broadband section, using different ...
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Hide boot drive from nautilus

I have a boot drive which I don't want to show up in nautilus. How do I edit /etc/fstab so that the boot drive doesn't show up as a mountable device. Current /etc/fstab: # /etc/fstab: static file ...
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How to use a different partition in Ubuntu

I had partitioned my Hard Disk when I was installing Ubuntu 12.04, I made two partitions one of 80GB and another one of 140GB. But for some reason by default it only uses sda1 as show in this ...
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missing resolution in ubuntu 12.04 lts

I have a NVida GT 630M in my laptop. I tried to install the graphics driver by using the following command : sudo nvidia After installing I face a serious problem with the resolution: The only one ...
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I have errors when trying to install ubuntu on MSI GT70 ONC [closed]

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04.1 64bit on a MSI GT70 ONC. I have a problem when I install it. I get an error(dev/... something missing I think) I'm then put into a screen that is like the ...
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Is Ubuntu Compatible with Bluetooth 4.0?

I recently purchased a Bluetooth 4.0 adaptor for my laptop. Bluetooth 2.1 was recognised instantly, but Bluetooth 4.0 is not recognised. Is there a fix for this, or is Ubuntu not compatible with ...
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Why is my MTS MBlaze dongle not getting detected?

According to the user guide, I need to install the driver that is present on the dongle. But when I insert the dongle, nothing is showing up. The green light on it is blinking, though. It's getting ...