Questions related to physical hardware, and how it interacts with Ubuntu.

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Mounting existing /home on a separate hard drive and share it with another distro [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on 1TB hard drive and would like to add a second 1TB hard drive to my PC. The latter is where /home would be mounted and the existing hard drive will be used to both run Ubuntu and ...
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How can I fix my keyboard on linux?

I just got a new keyboard (AJAZZ Chinese Brand). It is working fine expect that the NUM LOCK, CAPSLOCK and Lock buttons are not functioning, the LED doesn't respond too. I also have a problem with ...
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Virtualization hardware review

I'm running an home server based on Ubuntu 14.10 for running some services that I need on my LAN such as: mysql db, LAMP stack, NFS share, Squid proxy and so. My machine is built on Intel(R) ...
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System freezes on Ubuntu welcome screen

i have asus (m4n68t-m le v2) motherboard and have AMD Athlon X2 Processor in my system and already have 2gb DDR3 RAM but still when i install ubuntu 12.04.5 or greater it install well but after ...
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Accessing the button of a WiFi-Stick (TP Link TL-WN823N)

I just bought a TP Link TL-WN823N it seems to be working just fine. It has a button on it. I would like to trigger an event when it is pressed. Any idea how I could find out anything about it ...
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Can't read file from my external hard disk on ubuntu

I'm in a big problem what happen is when I mount my external hard disk on Ubuntu. I can't see any file available on my hard disk, which i can see from windows. I tried CTRL+H to see if its hidden ...
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New ubuntu server hanging… trying to locate root cause

Thanks to anyone willing to help me locating a root cause. I presumably think it is due to limited memory causing the server to halt. After a reboot the machine works for a day or 2 and then hangs. ...
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No CAPS ON light when in console

When I am in one of the consoles (getting there with for example CTRL + ALT + F1) I have noticed that annoyingly the little light which normally indicates whether or not the CAPS Lock key is on does ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrading Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) shows unmet dependencies

When upgrading from to the new Hardware Enablement Stack manually using this command: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic ...
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most of the time HDD LED is blinking and computer is slow!

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my DELL laptop. Most of the time, my laptop HDD is blinking and computer is slow: * It takes too long to open an application such as GIMP or Firefox. * It occurs usually ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu, during loading shows error “Could not write bytes:broken pipe” [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Yesterday, I replaced my old Intel DH55TC motherboard with a new consistent h55 motherboard for i3 540 processor. After Ubuntu loaded the purple screen, it showed an error ...
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Are there any laptops that Ubuntu targets? [closed]

I am aware of the existence of Ubuntu Desktop certified hardware, but it seems certification happens per-release. Is there such a thing as a list of laptops that the latest release of Ubuntu is always ...
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Deactivate accelerometer

I am having some trouble using games that use joysticks because my laptop has an accelerometer (I don't have the slightest idea why this might be useful on a laptop), and it's interfeering with ...
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Keyboard with Ubuntu Logo for less than $100?

Is there anyway to get an Ubuntu logo or even a Linux logo for the superkey on a keyboard without spending $100+ (usually $150) on a custom mechanical keyboard? I already have the stickers but my ...
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mkdir in accessory drive

Ubuntu 14.10 ext4 With a system in drive (sda) and a drive (sdb) which is a separate hard drive. I have made directories in the former without difficulty but not in the latter. I can place and access ...
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Can I install 8gb of memory to full Macbook 5,1 Ubuntu install?

Seems that 8gb of memory is not stable in original Macbook 5,1 if I'm not running "Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or higher and have Boot ROM Version MB51.007D.B03" ...
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How to spoof a USB device's Product and Vendor ID?

Background to the problem I have a "Canoscan Lide 120" scanner which is by all accounts a minor upgrade to "Canoscan Lide 110" (Same chipset, same specifications, etc.). The device driver for "Lide ...
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Should I download the new Hardware support Available for Ubuntu 12.04?

This is in relation with this post. WiFi not working on ubuntu 12.04 dell 3521 I have done the same steps 8-10 months back and now in Ubuntu Updates it shows New Hardware Support ...
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See processes which use device

I have this (hopefully) irrational fear someone might hijack my webcam, especially since some of my colleagues started to put some tape around theirs. For some reason I am sometimes not able to ...
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problem in asus s400ca

i love ubuntu but i buy a new laptop is asus vivobook s400ca but ubuntu detected other laptop asus x202e laptop hardware s400ca Intel® Core™ i3 3217U 1.8 GHz Processor Intel® Chief River Chipset ...
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Wireless is disabled by hardware

I tried to use wifi in my notebook but a message appeared "Wireless is disabled by hardware" I have tried change physical switch, but didn't fix it. And use fn too, but nothing fixed this problem ...
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Touch screen not working after some reboots (another reboot resolves it)

I am trying to troubleshoot an issue on a Lenovo Flex 14 with Ubuntu 14.04.1 (standard Unity flavour) with touchscreen. Mostly it works perfectly well; but from time to time I reboot (mostly ...
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Problems after upgrading Macbook Pro to Ubuntu 14.10

So I was dual-booting Mac OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr to begin with. Then, after upgrading Ubuntu to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, I started having all sorts of problems. The most annoying and ...
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Touchpad Not Detected When USB HDD Plugged In at Boot

Ubuntu doesn't recognize my touchpad if I boot with my external drive connected to the USB port. Why would this be the case? Where should I look to start troubleshooting the issue and how can I tell ...
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Where is the Ubuntu hardware compatibility list for individual parts?

Where is the Ubuntu hardware compatibility list for individual parts? That is, where can peruse a list to build my own machine or evaluate one that is not an Ubuntu partner. I've looked around and ...
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ProSavage DDR video drivers not working

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and everything went well except for one little thing: general display speed sucks! So, looking around on Google, I've found that VIA ProSavage DDR display drivers may ...
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Mouse keeps freezing in ubuntu 14.04

I have a regular Dell optical USB mouse, dell M0C5U0 to be precise. It keeps freezing randomly (3-4 times in a 3 hour space) in ubuntu 14.04. I recently upgraded from 12.09 and I never had this ...
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envivo mini diasscanner driver workaround

Hi I have attached my envivo mini diasscanner to a usb port. Lsusb finds it as: Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0ac8:3370 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Traveler TV 6500 SF Dia-scanner. Have anybody got this ...
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Frozen screen and odd lines on it

I own a Dell Inspiron N4050 running with Ubuntu 12.04. It's been a while that my laptop's screen get frozen randomly. When it does, a lot of lines appear on the screen (as you can see on the photo). I ...
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Any benefit installing ubuntu desktop on SSD [closed]

For a large memory (lots of RAM) Ubuntu desktop machine, is there any upside to installing Ubuntu on SSD ? wouldn't everything be loaded to memory right after boot anyway, making it just superfluous? ...
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Controlling Bluetooth mouse gestures that register keyboard events

tl;dr I just bought a Logitech T630. It's a Bluetooth mouse that supports several keyboard events via gestures (PDF). These gestures are fine and dandy but I have little use for them. I'm having a ...
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Using hardware Encryption instead of SSL

I am using Freescale iMX6 security processor's CAAM for encryption and decryption of data. But how do I make my system use the hardware encryption instead of software? Do I have to make changes to ...
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Will there be Ubuntu for Padfone S? [duplicate]

Watching the "Ubuntu for Tablet" video, it seems like its a perfect match for the Padfone S. The Padfone S is quite a powerful device with the Snapdragon 801, and is advertised for the exact same ...
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No Bluetooth adapter. “hciconfig” showing no output.ubuntu14.10

I installed ubuntu 14.10, bluetooth is not being displayed in the menu bar the application says "no bluetooth adpter found" output of rfkill list all is: 0: phy0: Wireless ...
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Strange color changes and large patches of green (after some time) make sceen unreadable : what is wrong?

It happened twice as of now. Large patches of green and other colors take the background and then all colors change mostly to a kind of light blue. I cannot work anymore and stop the PC. Is it the ...
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Graphics corrupted on Ubuntu 14.10

I currently have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my PC. Previously I used Windows 7 and never experienced such things. I haven't figured out what triggers it, but most of the time the visual appearance is ...
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How to achieve a “one size fits all” Ubuntu USB which doesn't have many hardware issues on different computers

I've successfully fully installed Ubuntu onto a USB which can boot on my Macbook Air and Windows PC (and hopefully anywhere else). I'm putting Ubuntu on this USB so I can use it anywhere, on anybody's ...
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Which version is most suitable for me [duplicate]

I have a computer with the following spec: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3632QM COU @ 2.20 GHZ Ram 8 GB x64 I also have a SSD disk running on my Dell Vostro, does that need something extra? Thanks!
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Start PC Ubuntu With Keyboard

guys i'm here too ask a question. There is a way to Start a Pc with Ubuntu 14.04 lts from Keyboard ? Beacuse my button "Power" is broken. Thanks Guys Sorry for my lenguages mistake xD
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Annoying noise on Vaio S series when seeking music to other parts of the same song

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Vaio S series computer (Model: SVS15136PGB). When playing a music, everything is fine, but when seeking music (by seeking I mean when i click on the progress bar of the ...
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Wifi disabled by hardware switch: bug or failed hardware?

I have a weird problem which I suspect due to a hardware failure, but I would like to make sure. On a Panasonic Toughbook CF-T5, running Kubuntu 12.04. Dual boot with WIndows XP but I don't think ...
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Can't delete trash files on USB stick

I'm having trouble deleting files that magically appeared on my USB stick. The folder was a trash folder which I have never seen before which also contains files that are in my trash as well. I ...
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Add aditional HDD to already instaled ubuntu server

I have installed Ubuntu server 14.04 on desktop computer with 500GB HDD and i make my file server but i have problem with storage and I need additional HDD to be mounted 2TB HDD please advice how to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 five continuously beeps

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when it was released, and a couple of weeks before, my laptop started to beep. The five beeps starts when I turn on the laptop, before the GRUB page appear. When I ...
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XSane image scanning program not recognizing scanner

I have a HP Scanjet 5550c. It was chosen for its complete sane support. Also, running this I get: ~$ sane-find-scanner # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the # ...
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Toshiba 40" tv as a monitor, keep losing antialiasing

I have a toshiba 40" tv that ive been using as a monitor and have a strange issue. Every time I turn the tv off I lose all antialiasing in my session and have to restart compiz and sometimes relog to ...
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Cleanup after switching hardware

After switching hardware, for example by putting your drive into another laptop, which places should you clean up? Which files contain hardware entries that you should remove? So far I stumbled ...
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Computer shuts down imediately after selecting ubuntu on grub

I've been experiencing a strange problem with my computer lately. When I power the computer on, it loads grub boot loader and when I select Ubuntu 14.04-LTS, the computer almost immediately shuts off. ...
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Monitor switches off and won't come back!

I have Lubuntu 14.04 running on a Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E. My problems is: out of nowhere my monitor turns off, and no matter what I hit on the keyboard it doesn't come back. The only solution is to put ...
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Problems during booting - Error reading from disk/GRUB rescue

Sometimes, I cannot boot my OS (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and I always get different sort of error. Maybe you can help with identifying where is the problem. These crashes are becoming more frequent and I ...