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How to set up VIA chrome9 screen driver?

I have an old machine here with a VIA chipset. The default screen resolution is 800x600 but the monitor is a widescreen LCD monitor which is capable of much more. I've tried to install the ubuntu ...
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Will I be able to set a 2560x1440 resolution on a 27" screen?

I just picked up one of those fancy Dell U2711 27" screens that has a maximum resolution of 2560x1440. While I await delivery, I need to upgrade my graphics card to drive this baby as my current one ...
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How do I get my Broadcom BCM4313 working correctly? [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu on a Asus 1015 netbook. Everything worked out of the box except for the Wireless adapter, which i had to install with the Additional Drivers application. It apparently installed ...
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Problem when booting, like old TV but when log in back to normal [closed]

I have Axioo laptop using SIS Mirage 3 (SIS M672+SIS968 Chipset) When I turn on my laptop, BIOS no problem, when booting ubuntu, problem with display like old TV (broken) but when log in back to ...
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Problem with “Texas Instruments ACX 100 22Mbps Wireless Interface” [closed]

I just did fresh install from Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop CD and I can't use my wiresless card. sylwia@mutalisk:~$ lspci (...) 00:0b.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 100 22Mbps Wireless ...
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Display Lag after installing Driver

I never had any problem with display. This morning Ubuntu gave me an option to install drivers for Wireless Card and Nvidia drivers for display. There were two options for wireless driver and two ...
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How do I install BCM4312 wireless drivers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) completely new to Ubuntu. How do I add Wireless driver for my laptop? I am running a Dell XPS M1330. Right now its ...
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Keep getting kicked back to login screen after Xorg -configure

Im using ubuntu 9.10 I have the following mobo in the computer: http://www.netonnet.se/art/dator/datorkomponenter/moderkort/intel-775/ASUS-P5KPL-AMSE/127329.4026/ (ASUS P5KPL-AM SE) The mobo uses a ...
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How can I tell which drivers are backported to stable kernels?

I was able to help this person by recommending the backported package of driver our kernel team provides. I had a hunch this would work because I happen to have the same hardware. I suspect it might ...
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Is there a way to force Ubuntu use WPA with my adapter?

I've built-in WiFi adapter in my notebook (made 5 years ago). Latest (dated 5 years ago) Windows drivers allow it to use WPA. I'm using Lubuntu 10.10 but it allow me to use only WEP (same situation ...
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Wifi speed with driver rtl8187 drops [closed]

I am using lucid lynx with this USB adapter and drivers rtl8187. When I start a download, it starts at 1500kpbs (if i use "iwconfig wlan0 rate [more than 11MB]" it starts at a lower speed), it ...
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Using same HDD on multiple laptops as boot drive

I have a hdd with ubuntu (Lucid Lynx) that I use on my samsung laptop. Can I use the same HDD as main (boot drive) on another laptop (HP)? Will it automatically install drivers? Do they override? Is ...
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I have a Tecra A4 laptop. How can I ensure I have the latest graphics driver for it?

I have a Tecra A4 laptop. How can I ensure I have the latest graphics driver for it? According to http://alatest.com/reviews/laptop-reviews/toshiba-tecra-a4-s211/po3-32484355,30/#details, I have a ...
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How do I get and install an unmodified kernel?

So, I want to learn how to develop drivers for Linux. And for that I heard it's recommended to use an unmodified kernel, since distributions can patch/change it a lot. I downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Which is the best way to install new hplip versions?

Hplip is the software that drives most hp printers. Usually new printers are only supported in newer versions of the software. Canonical doesn't backport new versions packages to older Ubuntu ...
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Command to check graphics device and graphics driver

Is there a utility or terminal command to tell you what graphics device and driver you are using?
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NetworkManager Applet shows no networks

I am "the friend" referred to in the questions here and here. I decided to come and ask a question myself, as I can still not connect to the wireless network. I downloaded Keryx, as suggested here, ...
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Installing Netgear WG311v3 PCI adapter

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on Atom D410 desktop (I am new to Ubuntu). Every thing is working fine except my Netgear wireless WG311v3 PCI adapter. Is there any way to install the driver a driver ...
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Installing wireless drivers without internet access [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install and download drivers without internet? (This is related to my other question; my approach there didn't work.) My friend has (I'm quite sure) a ...
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How do I make my Prism2-based wireless card work?

I have a somewhat generic prism2-based wireless card plugged into a PCMCIA adapter. In Lucid it was working with orinoco_cs, or at least that's what it does when I boot Maverick with the Lucid kernel. ...
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5.1 Sound on Encore ENM232-6VIA

Only front right and left speaker work, and my 5.1 card, is recognized by Ubuntu 10.10, but I have no option for 5.1 in the profile combo Sound -> Hardware I have tried default-sample-channels = 6 ...
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Writing drivers & stuff: sources for learning

Are there good sources for learning how to write drivers for webcams, electronic devices and stuff for Linux? Besides reading the source code :P
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Make use of newer wireless drivers which are activated but not in use

I have 10.10 installed on a netbook with RT3090 hardware and the driver Ubuntu installed was of RT2800, it functions properly, but I decided to get the appropriate drivers, so I did the "make, make ...
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How can I enable ATI open source drivers?

I have a ATI Radeon 3600 and I am kind of new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have read that proprietary ATI drivers aren't good enough and that open source drivers do work very well.
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How can I run a fake X server & link it to a specific GPU?

On this page the final post mentions Xvfb as a way to run a fake Xserver. Is it possible to tie this directly to a specific card as if a display was attached?? Specifically, I'd like to overclock my ...
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How can I overclock a graphics card from within Ubuntu?

I would like to boost the Core frequency, shader clock, and memory clock on an eVGA GTX 480 I have in my development box running 10.04. Is it possible to overclock a recent graphics card from within ...
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Vmware Player modules not saved into Ubuntu Kernel

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 with the 2.6.35-22.34-generic kernel and have the latest Vmware player installed, but each time I run Vmware Player it says it needs to load some modules into the running ...
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How can I know if my pc has the right drivers?

I'm new to linux, I got myself an Ubuntu 10.04 I think that the audio drivers aren't working well, since the sound is not as good as before (on windows). I also think the graphic drivers aren't ...
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Why doesn't 3d acceleration work?

Hello first of all and sorry if my english is hard to understand hehe I've been using Ubuntu since 9.04 and I used the 3d effects. But since the 9.10 version, the drivers stop working. I have a ...
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Is there any PPA for ralink 3090 64bit?

Is there any PPA for ralink 3090 64bit? I have just added this markus-tisoft PPA but I have not found any driver for ralink 3090 yet in Synaptic Package Manager. (it is only available for 32bit ...
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Provide driver on removable media during installation?

During installation if the installer is unable to detect any disks it will present you a list of all the available drivers to select or you can select none of these. Once you select that it gives you ...
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No WiFi on HP Netbook 2133

After installation of 10.10 in my HP Mini 2133. I have no wireless connexion. The blue led is on but no way to detect the WiFi beside me. The WiFi integrated card is a Broadcom BCM 4312 802.11 a:b:g ...
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RTL8180L wireless card doesn't work? [closed]

The lspci sees the card Installed ndiswrapper, and Windows drivers too, the ndisgtk sees the card. The system doesn't detect any wireless network. I've tried everything (command line, etc.) but no ...
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Nvidia graphics card failed after upgrade to 10.10

After upgrade to 10.10 my system is unable to start in normal mode due to problems with graphics drivers. The laptop (hp dv9500) boots only in failsafe, low resolution graphics mode. Here's the ...
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No network connectivity with Realtek 8111d

So I built a new computer a couple months ago and installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 on it. It has a Gigabyte motherboard which has a Realtek 8111d onboard network card. In Windows, networking ...
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How to install proprietary drivers via Cdrom on a netbook?

I need to install the internet card drivers on my netbook the problem is that it dosent have cd tray so I can't install them via the Cd or atleast I dont know where to mount the iso so Ubuntu ...
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How do I install drivers for a Canon LBP-2900 printer?

I seen many times how people describe how to's about LBP-2900, and 10-12 steps from start to end of how to download, unpack, build driver, fix driver, make it work... Could be there some .deb package ...
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Are the Ralink RT3090 drivers incompatible with Ubuntu 10.10?

Ralink Technology publishes their drivers in source code form on their website here. When complied with make and make install in 10.04, the drivers worked well in 32 and 64 bit versions of Lucid. ...
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ATI drivers: delay when unminimizing

I installed the proprietary ATI/AMD FGLRX graphics driver through "jockey-gtk" to get rid of my computer's over heating problems. While my computer no longer overheats, I am stuck with a new problem: ...
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How to fix a dpkg broken by the Brother MFC-7340 deb driver

I'm getting an apt-get error that says E: The package brmfc7340lpr needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. The brmfc7340lpr is a printer driver -- it's a local deb file. Doing a ...
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Graphics card problems after update

During the week I did a update through the update manager and since then my desktop graphics have stopped working properly. I usually just quickly glance through the list of packages to be updated ...
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ESI ESU 1808 soundcard support

I need to know if the ESI ESU 1808 soundcard will work on my ubuntu, before I buy it. I've tried to google some answer, but could not find anything relevant.
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How to get NVidia GeForce GT 210 drivers working on Lucid Lynx?

I have a workstation with NVIDIA GeForce GT 210 graphics card & Ubuntu 10.4, and am having rather annoying problems trying to get them working together. (On other machines and earlier Ubuntu ...
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How do I install my microphone?

My microphone doesn't work in Ubuntu. I have a Dell Studio XPS 16 laptop. What are the steps to install microphone support?
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Install a i386 printer driver into an amd64 distribution or how can I find a good printer based on features?

I just bought a Lexmark Interpret S408 all-in-one printer. The box said that it supported Ubuntu 8.04, but I told myself it should work with Lucid... well no. The only driver I have found is for i386 ...
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What is the current status of the performance of nVidia vs ATI video cards?

Which is probably better for a new machine running Ubuntu?
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Unable to connect to Wireless Network [closed]

I am running 10.04 with the latest updates on an MSI 1719 (GX700) laptop and am unable to get it to connect to my wireless network. It sees the available networks and allows me to go through the ...
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Is there any support whatsoever for the ART Tube MP Project Series w/USB? [closed]

Here's the product's page off the mfg's website so you know exactly what i'm talking about. Any help is appreciated. http://artproaudio.com/products.asp?id=124&cat=9&type=86
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Upgrading kernel and drivers in a BackTrack ISO

I'm using the latest BackTrack ISO release for security analysis. BackTrack is basically a configured Ubuntu distro. However, I'm missing my wireless card driver (Broadcom 4313). There are several ...
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Wine turned off my audio!

I opened Wine configuration page for the first time while music was playing in the background. Just when I opened the Audio tab, the sound stopped working and Wine alerted me about my audio driver. ...