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How can I find what video driver is in use on my system?

I know that sometimes I have the option to change my video display driver, and I can access this functionality by using System→Administration→Additional Drivers. But what's the simple way to see what ...
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Intel Wireless N 5300 - Personal Area Network Support

My wireless card supports what Intel calls "MyWifi" which means that it can act as an access point for other computers. How can I discover if this is supported in Ubuntu?
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Wireless Driver for HCL ME (Realtek rtl8191sevb)?

I recently bought HCL ME with Windows. I formatted and installed Ubuntu netbook version. I am getting wifi is not connection it looks disabled in network place. My network controller is Realtek ...
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Persistent LiveUSB fails to install Nvidia drivers

I have live Ubuntu (tried also Mint and Kubuntu, same effect) on a USB stick with persistence enabled. My laptop is however very noisy (VGA still on max?). I solved this problem before back with Mint ...
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Doesn't boot after installing fglrx for ati 5650

I'm a complete noob here, I recently bought an HP 3161 with an ATI 5650 hd card, when I installed 10.04 LTS everything was working fine until I was prompted to activate proprietary driver fglrx, after ...
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Can I install extra drivers via the command prompt?

Since I can't seem to open the Additional Drivers program? And how do I know what driver I need to install?
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Driver for a ATI Radeon xpress 200m graphics card? [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 10.10. where could i find my graphics card driver for my graphics card ati radeon xpress 200m. Thanks in advance.
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Usage of inb, inl, inw to access kernel space from user space

Could you please give me some user space examples of using inb, inl, inw to access kernel space in ubuntu? /Kanu
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Why does “Additional Drivers” Fail?

When trying to Activate, Broadcom B43legacy wireless driver I get the following error, SystemError: installArchives() failed. Please help.
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How do I get a TeckNet New Webcam Camera to work?

I recently bought this webcam. I stupidly assumed Ubuntu would automatically recognize it as it has done with everything else so far, can anyone help me to get it to work? At the moment, when I plug ...
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Mouse pointer strange problem

i have last ubuntu installed (10.10), but from an year and thousand updates, video drivers updates, an hundreds of tricks, the mouse pointer is showed like an UGLY square... These are the ...
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Where can I see a list of supported bluetooth drivers?

Where can I see a list of supported bluetooth drivers?
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How to install wireless antenna TP-LINK TL-WN722N?

TP-LINK TL-WN722N is a usb antenna for wireless network. The antenna cames with a cd for windows (and works just fine), but how can I install it on Ubuntu? It's not recognizing alone.
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Using extra features on Mac & iDevice supported headphones [closed]

I bought some headphones and was wondering if I could find any drivers that could support the mic, the volume buttons, and playlist navigation button. I am not positive, but the drivers used by the ...
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How to determine the version and origin of proprietary drivers installed by Additional Drivers?

How can I tell which version and from which repository the Additional Drivers tool is trying to install the fglrx graphics driver? It says that I have a different version of the driver in use. I ...
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How do I get a Broadcom BCM4312 wireless card to work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom Wireless card (BCM43XX) I am currently using Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop , the model of my wireless chip is broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY . I ...
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Has anyone got “Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro” - (usb Interface) installed?

Has anyone tried this external usb sound blaster on ubuntu. http://us.store.creative.com/Sound-Blaster-XFi-Surround-5.1-Pro/M/B0044DEDCA.htm. I have bought M-Audio Bx5a deluxe Studio Monitors for my ...
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Are there any Apps to run Kodak ESP 3250?

All I can find is for Windows and Mac
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Why does my system show blank screen during startup?

When I try to login to Ubuntu 10.10 I get a flickering screen for a second showing - Ubuntu 10.10 ............. and then I get a blank purple coloured screen[Ubuntu's theme colour] which doesn't ...
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What's the difference between insmod and modprobe?

Are there any differences between insmod and modprobe?
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Recent unreliable wireless connection

Recently, my internet connection over wireless has become unreliable, on both a Dell laptop running Ubuntu 10.04 as well as my Desktop running Ubuntu 10.10 . The problem does not seem to occur on a ...
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Getting vga_switcheroo with ATI Mobility Radeon 5650 HD to work

I have a new HP dv7 laptop with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics card, and also Intel graphics (switchable). I have done the following and want to understand what is going on with my graphics ...
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How do I get a SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio driver to support microphone?

The microphone is not working on UBUNTU, I checked ALSA mixer and i don't seem to have any channel muted. I believe its a driver issue, since i already faced a lot of problems regarding driver ...
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Problem detecting mic on SONY VIOS PCG 7192L

Ubuntu 9.10 problem detecting mic on SONY VIOS PCG 7192L, pls help.
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Why is my wi-fi still not working?

i have 10.10, and have gotten ndiswrapper and the proper driver, it installed properly, but still my wi-fi isn't working. In terminal it say its disabled, but its enabled EVERYWHERE... even when I ...
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How do I get a Rosewill RNX-N2LX wireless adapter working?

I'm not able to install a wireless driver into ubuntu 10.10. the driver is made for Linux kernel 2.6.32 and below. there is also an windows driver for it. the wireless device is a Rosewill RNX-N2LX. ...
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Wireless problems with Atheros AR9285

I have a Samsung N210 and just installed Ubuntu. I'm new to Linux and I have some problems. I'm using Linksys WRT110 Router. When I'm connected via ethernet cable everything's fine but when I unplug ...
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Enable only 802.11b/g in a 802.11n in atheros wireless card

I sometimes connect to a defective wireless AP in my office, whose 802.11n is somehow faulty. My Maverick netbook has an atheros AR9285 wireless, which supports 802.11n and wants to connect the AP ...
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How can I get wireless working on an HP-Mini 110-3150?

I just got an HP Mini 110-3150, and booting from an external hard disk with Ubuntu 10.10 works all fine, except that there is no wireless detected. I noticed that the Wireless indicator is red under ...
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How to Safely Update the ATi Propietary Drivers?

I'm Currently using the ATi Drivers Supplied by Ubuntu, but i want to install the newest drivers ATI Released, i had a bad experience updating the drivers by just downloading them and runing the file, ...
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Gaming with ATI open-source drivers

I have recently bought humble bundle 2 ( http://www.humblebundle.com/ ). Is there a way to run Braid using ATI's open-source drivers? The game always crashes. When do get it to start in windowed mode ...
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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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MP3 player mpman TS300 not recognized [closed]

I just received a mpman ts300 mp3 player for Christmas. But when I try to connect it to ubuntu (10.10) through usb it doesn't seem to be recognized. I searched for a linuxdriver but came up with ...
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Atheros wireless not working

I have been struggling hard since i have installed Ubuntu 10.10 but it has been difficult for me to get my wifi working. So here is what i tried. First i checked whether i have the driver using the ...
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No graphics after installing Nvidia driver

I installed nvidia driver, rebooted, and got no graphics, only console. Suggestions? Thanks.
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How do I get an SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio CA0110 working again after a kernel update?

I asked a question on how do I get an SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio CA0110 working three days ago. And they told me to install the Alsa driver modules from this website: ...
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Black screen after “Lock Screen”

I'm using a new HP Home G42-215BR notebook, which uses an Intel HD Graphics GPU (i915 kernel driver). My Ubuntu 10.10 installation is new and is up-to-date. When I choose to lock screen in the menu ...
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How to install Wacom Intous 4 driver?

I did a lot of searches on Google in how to install Intous 4 driver, but I couldn't find anything that worked until now. I am looking for step by step installation tutorial to install the driver. ...
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What is the minimum requirement to compile Kernel modules

I want to compile a Kernel module. What is the minimal set of packages that I need to download to succeed? Cheers, Stefan
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How can I use an Epson Stylus C64 printer?

The Epson Stylus C64 is a USB printer. How can I install this so that I can print documents?
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How can I test an app in Unity without installing Ubuntu?

I want to test my Ubuntu app on Unity. I tried installing 11.04 on a VMWare virtual machine. I get a dialog saying I don't have 3d support so I can't turn on Unity. I learn that 3d drivers are not ...
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Fix for blinking Nvidia GTX 460m?

I have an Asus G73-JW Laptop and on official drivers, it will blink every time that the Powermizer will change the speed of the card. The only workaround I have found so far is to set it to maximum ...
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Which graphics driver alternatives do I have for Intel HD Graphics?

Having an Arrandale-based notebook with an on-die Intel GPU, which graphics drivers can and should I use?
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Synaptics touchpad stops working after hibernating a Dell XPS 16

I am currently experimenting with using Ubuntu as a my main OS instead of Windows 7. So far, pretty much everything is working fine, except for an issue that I am having with my touchpad. I have a ...
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Can't get Wireless RT2x00usb driver to work, and can't blacklist it

After a two year hiatus to Linux, I try it again out again. And then I run into to driver issues... I have an old Linksys WUSB54G v4 Wireless USB Adapter. In previous versions I had to use a ...
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Need wired driver for an Atheros AR8152

I have bought a new Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop with Windows 7 installed. I have installed Ubuntu via Wubi. I am using a BSNL Broadband connection with a ZXDSL 831A11 modem. Internet is working fine ...
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Option for enabling wireless network missing [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed into my laptop. The option for enabling wireless network in the network manager is missing. It comes only when I install my wireless driver(Broadcom STA) when I will ...
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Realtek RTL8111E8168B Ethernet driver doesn't work

Fortunately, I have an old PCI ethernet card that works fine. But unfortunately my LAN card embedded in my Asus (P7H55-M/USB3) motherboard doesn't work. Who could me help? I get this error when ...
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Why isn't a HD Video in 720p played without stops and glitches?

When i try to watch a video with a high HD Resolution 1280 x 720 H264 in Ubuntu it isn't played smoothly. There stops and glitches occur. It's no problem of the CPU or graphicscard, because under ...
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“Hardware Drivers” item missing from menu

I just installed the newest version of Ubuntu (10.10) and I am trying to get the appropriate drivers installed for the nvidia ion. However there is no system > administration > hardware drivers ...