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Realtek RTL8188CE wireless driver unstable in Ubuntu 14.04

Since a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 I'm loosing internet connection after a few minutes. I comes back after reboot or wakeup from standby. That seems to be a known issue with the Realtek RTL8188CE ...
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How to re-configure graphics from Intel integrated to Intel / ATI switchable?

Minimum goal: Ability to switch between the graphic cards without drivers re-installation. Restarting computer in the process is fine. There are lots of 'how to get switchable graphics to work' ...
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Xorg.conf (nvidia) Second Monitor getting settings of first

I've been spending the weekend (and some time before that) trying to set up my Korean QHD270 and Benq G2222HDL monitors with Ubuntu 13.10. With the nouveau drivers install both monitor function ...
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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 keep shutting down when playing video?

I'm reasonably tech savvy but very new to Ubuntu and I'm having a problem when watching video. I can watch something for 15 minutes or so whether it be flash based or MP4 or something then Ubuntu ...
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Computer wakes up to a black screen in Ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with Linuxmint 14 Cinnamon on separate hdd

3 days now I have not been able to boot my computer to my OS due to a black screen. Wow, and I really did love this OS at one time. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET PASS THE BLACK SCREEN SINCE YESTERDAY ...
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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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Couldn't find synaptics properties after reboot. No synaptics driver loaded?

Every time I reboot my laptop, my touchpad scrolling stops to work. I assume it's because my synaptics isn't loading as when I try to run synclient. I get the Couldn't find synaptics properties. ...
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Is there any way to install Atheros e2400 drivers?

I have a new motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5. This motherboard has an Atheros killer e2400 Ethernet controller. When I do lspci -nn, I get: 03.00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros ...
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How to use NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU? [duplicate]

I have NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU, which is pretty new chip and it is not recognized by nouveau driver shipped with Ubuntu 14.10, hence I am stuck on 1024x768 resolution on Full HD monitor - not so good. ...
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Cannot get rid of nvidia drivers, restore nouveau driver and get desktop working

I made the mistake of installing the Nvidia Linux drivers direct from their website. It failed because it could not remove the nouveau driver. Next I manually installed the nvidia drivers from the ...
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Nvidia over ATI: Choosing a video card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: At Present Which is the best choice for a Ubuntu graphics card, AMD or nVidia? This is more of a generic question, call it a pool of issues vs stability in Ubuntu world. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 won't start with NVIDIA drivers installed

I recently bought a new desktop computer and installed Ubuntu 15.10 64-Bit on it. By default, the nouveau driver is in use for my Nvidia Geforce GTX 960, but I cannot watch any video on Youtube with ...
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Uninstalling ATI's drivers and installing Nvidia's?

I replaced my graphics card but I'm not sure how to set things up on Ubuntu. When the computer boots, it doesn't start GDM (I think that's what it's called). Instead, it asks me to log in the command ...
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Using Nvidia 319 with bumblebee

I have Optimus laptop running Raring and now I'm using nvidia 304 drivers, which have bad performance and some games are not working properly (e.g. Oil Rush is working properly only with 319, with ...
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How to install TP-LINK T2UH Wireless adapter Driver (Ralink mt7610u)

I recently got a wireless adapter (TP-Link Archer T2UH V1). After plugging it in, I found out that the drivers for Linux are not native on Ubuntu. They do, however, have the drivers available for ...
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Broadcom BCM4313 on 13.04 [closed]

I am a new Ubuntu user and I don't have much knowledge about Linux. I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 x64 in my Samsung SF310 laptop. Everything works fine except for wireless adapter. I have been ...
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Proprietary NVidia drivers with EFI on Mac, to prevent overheating

I have a dual-boot Mac OS X 10.8 and Kubuntu 12.10 64x on my white MacBook from mid-2010 installed. (Model identifier: MacBook7,1 . I have upgraded my RAM from 2GB to 8GB, if that matters.) I have ...
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All printouts condensed into left half on a Samsung Color Laser printer CLP-365W

After installing the Samsung Color Laser Printer CLP-365W in 12.04, the printout is condensed into the left half of the A4 page (regardless whether 'fit to page' on or off). This happens both with the ...
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How do I solve this Nvidia driver download error?

I can't enable or download any Nvidia drivers. In the image below, you can see I am offered four options. Selecting to enable any of them results in the error message shown: Here's some of what is ...
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Writing a “Hello World” Device Driver for kernel 2.6 using Eclipse

Goal I am trying to write a simple device driver on Ubuntu. I want to do this using Eclipse (or a better IDE that is suitable for driver programming). Here is the code: #include ...
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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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Accessing a specific URL with firefox 3.6 on Ubuntu 10.4 crashed the OS, how should I debug this?

The system is a spare Dell 2400 I wiped clean, with Ubuntu 10.4 installed. Update manager has everything current, and I haven't been mucking with drivers or tricky system settings. In fact, it has ...
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Problem with RecordMyDesktop program

I am trying to record some tutorials using RecordMyDesktop application. The problem is the video becomes jagged and unusable as you can see from the screenshot I have taken while playing a saved ...
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GeForce and Radeon: what is present condition of opensource and proprietary drivers?

So, it'm about to buy a fresh videocard. Since I do most of my stuff on Linux, I wonder how well will either videocard perform. I recently had a good experience with GeForce 6600 with proprietary ...
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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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Kubuntu 16.04 Driver Manager broken

The driver manager is hanging on the "Collecting Information about your system" phase it's not progressing past this point. Is any one else experiencing this, if so are there any known fixes?
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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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Trouble installing additional driver

I tried to enable ATI/AMD FGLRX graphic driver (I'm currently using ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Graphics card.) using System / Administration / Additional Drivers. However, every time I tried, I got ...
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How do I install the X.org Radeon/ATI driver?

I recently downloaded version 7 of the Radeon/ATI X.org Driver from this link: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati My question is how do I compile and install it? I don't like ...
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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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Can't get BCM4331 wireless working right

I have Ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro, which has BCM4331 for wifi. It's been working fairly well, except I've been having a problem that the connection will randomly stop working. Ubuntu still says ...
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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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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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How do I make Ubuntu recognize my WiFi network card? [closed]

First of all I have to say I am using Ubuntu and Linux at all for a day now... so sorry if I ask dumb questions. The problem is that I cannot find a way to get a wireless connection. In All Settings ...
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Installing on a computer with USB 3.0 hardware

I'm installing Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit version on an HP Envy 15. I get the same problem these people have here: "unable to find a medium containing a live file system" error when installing but the ...
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Wimax in XUbuntu?

I have a problem, I am using the Intel Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 as wifi and wimax card but I can only use wifi. I googled a lot about drivers and stuff but I can not find the way to activate ...
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Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:0042] (rev 30) Wi-Fi driver installation

I bought an Acer laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS but WiFi drivers are not available for it. So I am trying to install a windows driver using wifidocs/driver/ndiswrapper. On doing lspci -vvnn, it ...
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Take photo using webcam

I would like to take a photo from my webcam. As I moved from Windows to Ubuntu I wonder if there is a built-in way to achieve this or I need special software. If so can you suggest a good one?
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Does TP-LINK WN822N work on Ubuntu?

I plan to install Ubuntu soon on my pc. I currently use a Tp-Link WN822N wireless adapter. I want to know if it will work without additional setup.
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Problems with libGl, fbConfigs, swrast through each update?

I have problems when compile SFML-project(don't see any graphic): libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast This error can be solved by simple ...
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Problem with Nvidia driver 331.20 on ubuntu 13.10 (64bit)

This is what I did: Pressed Ctrl+Alt+F1 Stopped lightdm and all that stuff Removed nouveau driver and installed Nvidia 331.20 driver Since then after loging in my computer I get a black screen ...
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Unable to compile RealTek RTL8188CE driver on Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to compile the Realtek drivers on my machine and I am getting the following errors: make -C /lib/modules/3.11.0-12-generic/build M=/home/david/Downloads/rtl8188ce-linux-driver modules ...
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Do I need any drivers?

I am new to Ubuntu so I have some doubts regarding Ubuntu. My system is Dell Inspiron N4010 with 3GB RAM and preloaded with Windows 64 bit. I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. So I downloaded ...
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ATI driver re-install fail

I know this is a common topic, I myself have even helped others with ATI issues. Unfortunately now I find myself in the position of having ATI driver issues. The 12.1 driver is out, and I heard some ...
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Nvidia proprietary driver performance in 10.10

I've just upgraded to Maverick 10.10 beta and notice heavy performance penalty on my Nvidia GT240 card. Will it be fixed for release? EDIT:For me, 260.19.12 fixes all bugs. Perfomance & stability ...
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DisplayLink USB 3.0 Not working on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I noticed this might be yet another DisplayLink outcry - but I thought I give it a go anyway. So the usual story - I have got a DisplayLink adaptor Kensington USB3.0 Video Adapter, and doesn't look ...
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12.04 update and nvidia

I've just have had nasty surprise of graphics not working after latest update (bringing it up to kernel version 3.2.0-52-generic). Apparently after the update it was expecting nvidia-319 driver, while ...
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Is there any standard tool for checking hardware and drivers?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.1- on my Dell Inspiron 15r 3rd gen Laptop. It has ATI Radeon 7670m graphics card. How do I install drivers for all my hardware safely? Currently gesture of trackpad, fan ...
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OpenGL Warning not in mesa table

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a virtual machine. My host is: windows 7 64 bit machine i7-2630QM NVIDIA geforce gtx 460M graphics I have installed openGL, glut and mesa onto my Linux OS in the ...
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Do graphics drivers for Intel HD 4600 exist?

I recently installed Precise on an Intel i7-4770 machine with a HD 4600 GPU and I've unfortunately been experiencing the dreaded "flickering mouse cursor" from the beginning. I read that supposedly ...