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What drivers do I need? How do I install them?

I have been trying for quite some time to install AMD-drivers to my Ubuntu 13.04 computer. A lot of try-and-fail have been done and a lot of tutorials have been read, and a lot of questions have been ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Making Laptop super hot

Hello I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with windows.) The laptop is getting really hot and fan starts running wildly on Ubuntu even if no applications are open.Windows 7 is running absolutely ...
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How to fix “Could not connect to kernel driver.” hostapd error?

Hi everyone I have a problem when I try to start hostapd when I enter this command hostapd hostapd-minimal.conf I got this Configuration file: hostapd-minimal.conf Could not set channel for kernel ...
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I can't extract tar.bz2 file: error message, .h file: permission denied

I'm trying to extract r8101-1.023.00.tar.bz2 file, it's a driver(Linux driver for kernel 3.x and 2.6.x and 2.4.x) from [Realtek.com][realtek]. The fact is I get an error message: error to open ...
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There is no driver for Ralink chip 5360

I bought DWA-525 and it does not work Google did not help. No one on the Internet could not get the device to work =( lspci 01:06.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. Device 5360 I do not know what ...
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Wireless not recognised on a Compaq Presario CQ57

Hello I just bought a new COMPAQ Presario CQ57-356SA laptop, and I'm having problems enabling the wireless. When I start the laptop the Wi-Fi icon glows orange (off), when Windows boots up somewhere ...
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Amd HD 6850M, Acer 7750G driver issues

I have the configuration mentioned in the title. To name the exact problem : I wanted to be a full Linux convert from windows. Bought very fast laptop but did not check graphics compatibility. Now ...
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How to enable nvidia-settings and nvclock to set clock frequencies

I am trying to modify the clock frequencies in nvidia-settings. I have added the Option Coolbits 1 in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and restarted gdm, and even my computer. The options are now ...
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Amd graphics card installation error on ubuntu 15.10

after downloading the amd-driver-installer-15.20.1046-x86.x86_64.run from the amd site i delete old versions before installation process according to this post ati-driver-re-install-fail after i ...
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Slow performance on HP DC7800 SFF desktop [closed]

I have installed latest Ubuntu 64 bit on the hp dc7800 with core 2 duo e6550. It has 2gb ram. Not a stellar machine, but I'm getting very poor performance. Windows and applications are slow to open ...
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Dell vs Lenovo trackpoint/nipple/trackstick mouse drivers?

I have a Dell Latitude 6 series, 3rd gen, with a track-point. In windows, it feels great. In Linux, it feels kind of disappointing. The best way I can describe it is that it is too easy to move it in ...
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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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How Do I Install Intel HD Graphics Driver on Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my Intel integrated graphics to be recognized in System Info How do I install drivers for an Intel HD Graphics? How do i install intel hd graphics driver ...
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Triggering driver module rebuild on kernel update

I'm using hardware that requires a driver to be built which is not present in the kernel source tree, i.e. not "part of" linux. Currently I'm finding it necessary to rebuild and install the driver ...
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Hardware acceleration unavailable under Chrome with proprietary fglrx driver

When I fullscreen a HD YouTube video or do other stuff that should be hardware accelerated, Chrome slows to a crawl. Taking a look at chrome://gpu shows this: Canvas: Software only, hardware ...
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Intel I217LM ethernet controller not detected by Ubuntu 12.04LTS

My last installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on a machine using an ASUS Q87M-E motherboard with an Intel I217LM Ethernet controller has failed to detect the ethernet card. The only thing displayed by ...
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Intel Ivy Bridge Z77 Driver for Ubuntu 12.04

I was wondering where I can get the repository for the latest Intel Z77 chipset from? I've got the new Intel Ivy Bridge 3570K along with with the built in HD4000 video card. 12.04 keeps freezing ...
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How do I make modprobe permanent?

For my wireless adapter (inside my computer) to enable it, I run modprobe b43 and that turns it on. But, when I reboot it goes back to no device. So, how do I make this totally permanent?
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Drivers for a Brother MFC-240C printer, they still exist?

I'm trying to set up an old MFC-240c printer on an older box with Ubuntu 10.04 for a friend. I've found a couple of howtos but they all seem to be pretty out of date. They link to a page on the ...
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Unity and games don't work on new Thinkpad T420

Here's my setup: Lenovo ThinkPad T420, brand new NVIDIA Graphics Card 4GB of Ram 128GB Solid State Drive Intel Core i5 Processor Given these specs, there's no reason games and Unity shouldn't be ...
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Xerox Workcentre 3220 Drivers

We just got a Xerox Workcentre 3220 in the office (yay nobody looked up linux compatibility when ordering), and the 3119 drivers keep showing "out of paper" when trying to print. Any ideas how to set ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 nvidia drivers don't work

I've just installed a new ubuntu 16.04 , fresh install clean , logged in the first and only thing i did is selecting the proprietary driver 361 for nvidia , rebooted the machine . anfter rebooting i ...
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“Intel Corporation Device 3165” wifi doesn't work

I am trying to use WiFi on my new laptop. The laptop is "Acer Aspire R11 R3-131T-P7HR". When I run $ lspci | grep Network I see this 02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 3165 (rev ...
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Ethernet driver Intel 82579LM e1000e update

I have a problem with my ethernet wired connection that doesn't work on ubuntu 13.10, using Intel 82579LM controller. On the same pc, windows 7 works perfectly, so I guess that it's a driver issue. ...
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Trouble finding ubuntu compatable usb wifi adapters [closed]

I've read the forums, I looked at that page that everyone posts on. I don't mean to sound like a douche but can you guys just seriously help a noob out and recommend a USB wifi device that works in ...
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AMD Catalyst Control Center not saving multi monitor settings

So I am using gksu amdcccle to make changes but for some reason whenever I select the 'Multi-display desktop with display(s)' option to extend my desktop the changes never save on restart or re-log. ...
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How to set up D-LINK DWA-111 USB WLAN Adapter?

I today got stuck while trying to install/set up my USB-WLAN Adapter. It's a DWA-111 USB-Stick (Rev. A1) and my machine is currently running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (As far as I know it's got a RT73 chipset ...
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Using AOC USB monitor on Ubuntu

I have recently moved from Windows to Ubuntu 12.10. I have an AOC portable laptop monitor (Model number e1649Fwu). This monitor works solely through USB. It works fine on Windows, but I cannot work ...
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What additional software should I install for a Macbook?

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I've installed 11.10 it on my 2006 Macbook. What else should I install to make it complete? I'm talking about drivers and the like. Is there a complete package I can download ...
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How do I get a D-Link DWA-140 usb wlan working?

I just installed natty beta 1 and my d-link dwa-140b2 usb wlan dongle doesn't work any more. Any ideas for how to fix it? This is what I get in syslog Apr 12 20:00:16 agda kernel: [ 118.779178] ...
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Broadcom wireless card only works when the power is plugged in [closed]

I've a Dell, with a Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g wireless card. It works well when the laptop is plugged to the power suply, but when it's with battery it doesn't work well. Do you know why is this?
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Is nomodeset still required?

I'm going to be installing Ubuntu 15.10 soon after a break from Linux for a while. I would like to know if nomodeset is still required on newer Ubuntu releases and newer nVidia GPUs. I have a GTX970. ...
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nVidia graphic card disappeared after bug with nvidia-prime (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a really strange problem on my Ubuntu (and on my whole computer now). Some days ago, my computer began to take a very long time to boot (2-3 minutes). Thus, I reached out for help in order to ...
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tty (ctrl+alt+F1-6) black screen

I wnat to report the following Problem: When I hit ctrl+alt+F1-6 a black screen is the result. The tty is not off-screen, I tried to hold down letters to check that, but it's not the issue, it ...
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Intel HD 5500 support on ubuntu?

I am searching for a new laptop these days, with an intel i5. But around 95 % of them have intel hd 5500 graphics. By making a simple google search for it I can find a dozen of incompatibility ...
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Sound card not detecting

I recently tried to install Realtek audio driver. Procedure was completed successfully but when i rebooted system after installing my sound cards are not detecting and system is muted. Later i tried ...
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Driver installation stuck

I am trying to install proprietary drivers for a printer (EPSON L355, driver: epson-inkjet-printer-201207w) on Ubuntu 14.04 by adding a new printer in Printers. The installation is currently stuck ...
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Installing AMD HD 4xxx Propriety Drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

I am very new to Ubuntu, have only been using it for 2 days. I am running 14.04 I experienced a few graphics problems while running Dota 2 (Linux version). Fps was fine but a few weird glitchy marks ...
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There is a known bug for the wireless card for my Lenovo ThinkPad T440 running 12.04. What are my options?

I am trying to get wireless working on my Lenovo ThinkPad T440, running Ubuntu 12.04. I think I have a Realtek 818b wireless card. $ lspci | grep -i Net 00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel ...
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rtl8192ce Drivers not compiling in Raring

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.0.4 Raring Ringtail onto my HP Pavilion G6, and I am having trouble compiling the drivers for my rtl8192ce wi-fi adapter. I've been searching around for a few days now ...
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Issues with Unity after installing and uninstalling FGLRX again

I tried to install FGLRX drivers on Ubuntu 13.04, but that didn't work out. I then went back to the open source drivers (via update-manager) but I couldn't boot into a graphical OS. I got a black ...
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/dev/nvidiactl not present

I have an NVIDIA GT 540M (based on lspci output) graphics card and am trying to install its drivers. I have tried various options like downloading from NVIDIA's website, CUDA 4.2 homepage (Cannot post ...
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No longer able to use WiFi, adapter Intel WiFi Link 5100, Ubuntu 12.04

Computer: Acer Aspire 7730. Only Ubuntu installed. Hi, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday and WiFi worked out of the box. But now the WiFi does not work anymore. It was after I did a sudo apt-get ...
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Driver for Nvidia graphics card on 12.10

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit and the default driver for my Nvidia GTX670 is an open source XorgX. I intend to play games on Wine. What driver should I use?
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AMD Radeon HD 7470M proprietary driver not working on ubuntu 12.04lts

I have manually tried to install AMD Radeon HD 7470M proprietary drivers from AMD official site. But after installing when I tried to launch Catalyst Control Center, a message is shown like this: ...
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How do I remove ATI video drivers? [duplicate]

I have a Radeon HD4850 video card and two monitors. When I try to activate the drivers from the "Additional Drivers" app, it either fails or it will not let me use two monitors. I downloaded the ...
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Migrating a Wubi install and Drivers, and data when the Wubi install is messed up

I accidentally installed a non-functional video driver using the Jockey tool. That lead to me only seeing this on a reboot. Which leads to my question: I read up on migrating my Wubi install, and I ...
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Where can I find ASROCK E350M1 Integrated AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics driver?

I just built a desktop computer using an ASRock E350M1 board, powered by an AMD Fusion E-350 APU (AMD Radeon HD 6310 GPU Model). I installed Ubuntu 10.04. Did all the updates. Almost everything works ...
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How do I make the system to recognize my dvd and cd drives

I installed mythbuntu 11.10, but it doesn't recognize my DVD and CD drives on DELL desktop 8400. How do I make it to recognize them? Thanks, Frank
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Videos, songs, and all media playing in fast forward

Whenever I try to play a video or song, on YouTube or using Banshee, the media plays as if it's in fast forward. Everything ran fine, videos and songs played normal, all hardware worked fine, and then ...