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

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Cannot start gui ubuntu after installing “ATI binary X.Org driver” from Ubuntu software center

The computer cannot boot into the GUI after installing "ATI binary X.Org driver" from Ubuntu software center. Now I boot into recovery mode -> root. What can I do to fix the problem?
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Ubuntu 14 + Psion NEO device

this is what my /var/log/syslog tells me when connecting a Psion Neo device using USB: (actually I'm connecting the Psion Neo Cradle PX3001 holding the device) Apr 23 14:46:01 ENVY kernel: [ ...
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Is my sound card dead? Ubuntu/Xubuntu no audio

I was wondering if anyone knew how I can check to see if my sound card is no longer functional or if I'm missing some libraries or something. The sound was working fine for a while and then it just ...
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Very slow graphics performance after upgrade 12.04 => 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and the performance is extremely sluggish; windows open and close in slow motion. Presumably my graphics hardware has not been recognized by the system. I think that I ...
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Disabling a Second GPU?

I have both an AMD ( HD 7850 ) and an Nvidia ( 8400 GS ) GPU installed on my motherboard. The Nvidia card is only there because of its S-video port, which I use to output to my old'n'bulky CRT TV. I ...
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module bay drive recognition

My module bay which is also dvd/cd drive is only seen as the battery storage point when I do 'sudo lshw'. When I replace the battery with a dvd/cd rom drive it's visible in disk utility and in 'sudo ...
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Official images for Wandboard Quad

I would like to ask if there will be official images of Ubuntu 14.04 for Wandboard Quad. Simply because I saw this reference on http://ports.ubuntu.com/. Thanks
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Wipe hard drive while booted?

Today is my last day at a job and I want to wipe the hard drive before I leave. It doesn't need to be insanely randomized or anything, just delete the os and most data. I'd rather not have to ...
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HP dv9000 with just a few issues

I have an HP pavillion dv9000 series with 2x64 bit processors, nvidia drivers, but while all of those things are running fine... I could use a little help getting webcam, & cd drive recognized ...
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usb to serial - what comport?

I have a usb to serial adapter because my IBM Thinkpad T41 has no built-in serial port. It works OK as COM3 in Win xp, but not in ubuntu 10. How can I find what port it is emulating?
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How to install micromax 352G modem in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, please guide me to install Micromax 352g modem in ubuntu 13.10
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Details about hardware requirements for ubuntu touch

I am considering getting a new Android tablet and installing Ubuntu Touch on it. On the Ubuntu "Operators and OEMs" page, there is a table of the hardware requirements to run Ubuntu Touch on a tablet. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 crashes during start up [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 without any problems but it started recently to crash during start up or login. I ran Memtest and everything seems fine. The crash screen is something like: Any ...
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I want to use Ubuntu, but I have some issues with hardware peripherals

I'm really interested in Ubuntu, but I've always run into a constant blockade that prevents me from moving forward; lack of driver support for the devices I use. Below is my current mouse and headset, ...
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Hardware issue when installed dualBoot os

I have installed Dual-Boot Os windows and Ubuntu 12.04. when i am using Ubuntu my Laptop is giving heat whereas using Windows it's working fine. please suggest me this Issue.
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Machine Check Exception

I am running Ubuntu Server on a Dell PowerEdge server. I found following the log entry from the server dmesg. The Dell Pro Support requested to run Dell's DSET diagnostics. They found no hardware ...
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Installation decision

it's my first attempt to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my PC. There is already Win7 and WinXP installed. I also have 4 HDD with various partitions. When I used the Windows Installer method, it completed ...
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optimal ubuntu home server/raid setup

I have two machines at home (plus laptop and work laptop) that I just put in rackmount cases. Right now each machine has several drives not set up with RAID. In the not too distant future, I want to ...
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Find out device from network interface

I need to find out the device address of my inbuilt mobile broadband card, in order to change the PIN of my SIM card with gsmctl. It requires the device parameter: -d device, --device device ...
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New Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Generation - function key bar and vertical scrolling

I just installed ubuntu 13.10 on a new x1 Carbon (second generation) and everything works fine so far. I adjusted the touchpad to disable "tap-to-click" and enabled "middle-mouse-button" and just fine ...
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Wireless keeps disconnecting Intel AGB 3945

I've been having issues with my wireless connection. It seems as if the connection is fine for around 5 minutes, after which my wireless connection drops for no apparent reason. I have disabled power ...
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Looking to change GPUs

I currently have a Radeon HD 7970 GPU installed and I am looking at buying a NVIDIA GTX770. I would like to know if the NVIDIA one is better, in particular to WINE gaming, and Blender rendering I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 graphics related problem

I have dell inspiron n-3521 model laptop with dual boot (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04). When I open my work with Windows it performs normally, but when I open with Ubuntu 12.04 my laptop heats up ...
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Prevent resume from suspend on lid open for 13.10

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on an Asus n550jv. I want to disable resume-from-suspend when the laptop lid is opened. The traditional answers to this involve echo "LID" > /proc/acpi/wakeup, but there ...
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Recovery disc data - two disk mounted in one file O_o

I need to recover data from the disk scsi-SATA_ST3120026A_5JT4G6C1. The BIOS can see this disk but is reporting a size of 0,0 Gb. The System can not see it by uuid. The System sees it, but it seems ...
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Get info about power supply

I want to know what kind of power supply I have and what wattage it has. I tried sudo dmidecode -t 39 but that didn't show any specs. What do I need to do? I am on Ubuntu 13.10
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RAID Controller Hardware compatability?

I might be out of my element here, I am new to Ubuntu Server, and I am a intermediate Linux/Unix user, but zero experience with admin of such. I am trying to build a server to play with for media ...
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Using an already setup RAID 1 array on Ubuntu 12.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a separate HDD to dual boot with Window 7 x64. My Windows install is on an SSD and my system includes two 3TB Seagate drives in Raid 1. Raid is provided by the ...
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Loud Beep Occurs Whenever I plug in a USB Drive (and Other Related Anomalies)

Not much of a forum guy, but after weeks of troubleshooting and searching, I haven't resolved this issue. Basically, I have a 500GB 2.5" SATA drive that I keep in an enclosure, which is attached to my ...
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Reinstall drivers after migration to different hardware (12.04)

I've extracted HDD with existent 12.04 installation out of one laptop and plugged it in another laptop. Then I upgraded kernel from 3.2 to 3.8. Now I can see that some hardware features does not work ...
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Ubuntu Has Experiecned A Internal Error

I've been using Ubuntu as my main OS for the past week, I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The error comes when I exit out of Nvidia X server settings. I have a Geforce GTX 650 graphics card with the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit or 64? Lenovo ThinkPad E531 - i3-3110m - 8gb ram

I wonder what version of Ubuntu should I install: 32 or 64 bit? My hardware: ThinkPad E531 i3-3110m 8gb ram
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How to know the Hardware encryption capabilities of a system

Assuming that I don't know on witch system I am (via a remote ssh connection for example and may be on boards powered by an amd thunderbird or an arm processor or the latest intel xeon ... or maybe ...
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What upgrade options for non-PAE machine?

The last time I upgraded this machine it failed because I have a non-PAE processor. I was forced to reinstall the last, old version of Xubuntu. Now I fear I'm stuck with a discontinued distribution. ...
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Lenovo G505, Windows 8 pre-installed; are my reasons for switching over to Ubuntu “reasonable”?

I need to get work done. I really do. That's my primary concern. I really like the idea of FOSS, community developed tools, openness, ubuntu (the spirit), all of that -- but I really need to get work ...
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Ubunto 13.10 Installation Issues on a Lenovo W510

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 x64 on my Lenovo ThinkPad W510 laptop via a Live USB key. During installation, my hardware works. After installing and rebooting, various hardware no longer works (ie. ...
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How can I install ubuntu touch in Samsung Galaxy Y phone? [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu touch on Samsung Galaxy Y but it doesn't appear in the supported devices list. What are the hardware requirements for Ubuntu touch and how can I install it in my Samsung ...
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Ethernet (eth0) not installed properly

I cannot see eth0, so I used lsmod to find the modem which in my case is called (e1000e). I used dmesg | grep e1000e to see if it was installed properly and it gave me this: ThinkPad-X201-Tablet:~$ ...
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Problem with Hardware installation [closed]

I am a new user of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and is very disappointed with this operation system regarding installation of hardware like my Brother DCP- J125 printer,flat bed scanner etc. I think Linux is not ...
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My wireless/WiFi connection does not work. What can I do?

Your situation You have successfully installed Ubuntu. You have just downloaded and booted Ubuntu live media. The latest LTS (see also HWE) or latest non-LTS release are preferred. See the list of ...
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Ndiswrapper fails when iPod is plugged in. I have no idea how to fix this

When I plug my iPod into my PC, Ndiswrapper fails to detect my wifi adapter and as long as my iPod is plugged in, I cannot access the internet because of that. When I unplug my iPod, it reconnects to ...
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VLC fails to play dvds from external drive

I just bought an external DVD drive for my System76 Galago ultra-pro, running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed libdvdread4 following the instructions here: ...
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Best Z87 Motherboard compatibility with linux [closed]

Hi everyone so first I'd like to apology for my poor english. I'm going to build a new computer so I took those parts: - intel i4930K - EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB OR the TI one OR EVGA GeForce GTX 690 ...
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Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
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Hardware Independent Ubuntu

Sorry about my weird question in advance. My aim is to install Ubuntu -actually Lubuntu- on a USB disk. This is not a problem. I can and I am doing this. However, is it possible to use the same USB ...
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Please can someone tell me if this motherboard works well with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm looking to purchase an intel i5 CPU and just want to make sure this board is fully compatible with Linux. I've had bad experiences with Gigabyte boards (specifically AM3+ boards) The board I'm ...
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spidev control using external hardware requirements

My first post, so I hope it's in the correct place for a answer to this question.. I have been playing with SPI inputs using RPI. This device give me spidev0,0 and spidev0,1, if I do a ls /dev and I ...
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How to force device detection and diagnose issues

I'm using an Acer Aspire V3 571G. It originally had Windows 7 installed but after sustaining some physical trauma it became unable to boot, judging by the scratching sound one of the hard drive's ...
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Ubuntu compatability with the ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T-PK

Is the Asus Vivobook X202E-DH31T-PK compatible with Ubuntu? It seems like a nice laptop, but I don't want to be stuck with lots of hardware issues. I really don't care about the webcam or the ...
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Ambient light sensor support

I have a 2010 Sony Vaio laptop running Ubuntu 12.10, with an ambient light sensor installed to adjust screen brightness automatically. However, last time I checked, this was not supported by default ...