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Can ndiswrapper be used for things other than wireless drivers?

I have never used Ndiswrapper for wireless drivers but i have used to get flash 32bit working on a 64bin system. My question is can it be used for other kinds of drivers for peripheral devices such as ...
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How to get device ID

I am using ubuntu 11.04 on my system. I want to disable the touchpad of the laptop, and for that I need the device id. Can anybody explain how to find the device ID of my device?
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Help with implementing usb_modeswitch

Anyone know how to configure usb_modeswitch? I have read the documentation and did not find it very useful. I have the following device: oshirowanen@laptop:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 003: ID 19d2:0031 ...
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Can not read /dev/video0

Hello I have read that all entries in /dev are set up to work as if they were regular files. After plugging in my webcam, the OS creates /dev/video0 automatically. I then do: maxtor@lounge:~$ sudo ...
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Using Adobe Digital Editions to transfer books to the Nook, or a workaround

I've successfully installed Adobe Digital Editions using Wine in Linux Mint 10, and it appears that the program operates normally for the most part, as I can open eBooks and view my library. However, ...
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Ubuntu confuses my partitions

I have 3 relevant partitions split between 2 disks, sda2: Windows 1 partition sda3: Ubuntu partition sdb1: Data partition I was using pysdm to add a label to my partitions and somehow I seem to ...
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Get drive information [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which hard disk drive is which? How can I get more information about devices? For example how do I determine what /dev/sda1 is?
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How can find out the device Id of my unmounted DVD?

When I put a DVD into the DVD drive, it appears in Nautilus Places, but is not automatically mounted. (this is by personal choice). In this unmounted state, mount (of course) reports nothing, and ...
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unable to access usb device [closed]

I'm reading my boot logs, at /var/log trying to understand why the boot process is taking so long. I found that the system can't access many usb devices, but can't understand why. Is there a way to ...
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How to debug a pcmcia-scsi adaptor issue with a slide scanner? [closed]

I am looking for ways to debug (or understand why things don't work as I expect with) the initialisation of an SCSI-2 device (Microtek ArtixScan 4000t) using a PCMCIA adaptor (Adaptec SlimSCSI 1450B) ...
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Rebuild accidentally deleted /dev

How to rebuild /dev/ on an Ubuntu lucid where everything in /dev/ were accidentally deleted? MAKEDEV std and MAKEDEV pty aren't enough, which isn't surprising on a system using udev. I haven't ...
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USB devices off when i power on my laptop [closed]

I have a big problem. Sometimes (not always), when I power on my laptop, my USB devices (mouse, keyboard and other) don't work. All devices work, indicators are on, but it doesn't work in Ubuntu. And ...
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Purchasing an ebook reader [closed]

i want to purchase an ebook reader that can read .pdf format? can anyone suggest me a good one . i want an ebook reader not a tablet.
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How to find out what device a file or folder is on?

Is it possible to query (using the command line) what device a particular file or folder is on? All files are on some sort of storage device (eg. /dev/sda1). These storage devices are mounted at a ...
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How to show notification when a usb device is inserted?

It would be good to know that when you connect a USB device like a web-cam, it notifies me that it works or not.
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Is there a GUI tool that can provide the functionality of the Windows Device Manager?

There's some thing's I'd like to do with the devices on my system, such as stopping, starting and rebooting and I was wondering if there's a tool, either in Ubuntu or the software centre, that can ...
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Tablet PC hardware for Ubuntu/Linux?

I'm in need of an e-book reader, and considering it'd be yet another thing to throw into my student bag I want to look into tablet computing. Now, I don't really have much love for Apple's stuff, so ...
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What is the “floppy0” icon in Computer? [closed]

My ThinkPad X60 doesn't have a floppy drive. What is this "floppy0" icon for? ak@myo5a:~$ ls -l /media/ total 8 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2010-04-29 13:05 floppy -> floppy0 drwxr-xr-x 2 root ...
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How to assign a serial port to my bluetooth phone?

I used hcitool scan to get the MAC address of my phone. Then I used sdbtool browse to find the channel of the "Serial Port" service. I put this information into /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf and this ...