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

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How do I know the cache-line settings of my Ubuntu 14.04?

I am working on a 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04 machine, and I am asked to provide the "cache-line setting" of my machine. I am wondering can I directly inquire this information from the OS? Or I need to dig ...
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Problem related to ethernet port

I can connect to internet only via WiFi and USB dongle. My LAN port doesn't seem to be working. When I connect my ethernet wire the lights of the port blink. And system detects it. But is never able ...
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Cursor misbehaving, Hardware problem or Software?

I bought a new HP laptop and installed fresh Ubuntu 16.04 on it. After installing Ubuntu I faced some problems with the WiFi, realtek, somehow I got a way around and fixed it. Yesterday night I put ...
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South bridge diagnose tool for ubuntu?

My 6-yo laptop has many random freezes: sometimes it works fine for a week (including suspend/resume), and then it completely hangs twice before I can get to check my email. Things I tried: memtest ...
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How to install Windows 7 on notebook with Ubuntu preinstalled? [closed]

How to install Windows 7 on notebook with Ubuntu preinstalled? New notebook come with Ubuntu preinstalled. I want replace Ubuntu with Windows 7 (not dual boot). I have Windows 7 .iso image on DVD. ...
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Ubuntu randomly freezes when I press certain keys

This is a weird issue I'm facing recently. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop (Acer E 15 E5-571G-51XR) and it was doing pretty fine until a weird issue popped up roughly 3 weeks later. Whenever I ...
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All subsequent releases include same hardware and more?

Can I assume that every subsequent release of Ubuntu will operate with all the same covered hardware as previous versions? I am going to load Ubuntu as o/s for Lenovo W510. This laptop was "certified"...
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Thinkpad kernel panic when wifi switch enabled

I have a Thinkpad T410 laptop that I hadn't used in a while. I tried to install Ubuntu on it but the computer would freeze during install and the caps lock key would flash. I looked this up and found ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS not recognising external DVD drive

since upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from 15.10, I've been having trouble loading DVDs onto my machine from my external disc drive (the drive is a Lite-On eTAU108 manufactured back in May of 2010 if ...
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terminal unable to find device “Mouse”

I have tried may web pages first to slow down my mouse,I have 1 HP USB Optical,1 ONN Wireless USB receiver type. Got them slowed down but in Terminal when I try to get into the properties of either I ...
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bad superblocks everytime with different hardware / iso?

i have been having some trouble with bad super blocks. installation Erase and install OS (third option) No changes to partitions. Common error messages Bad Super block /dev/sda -partition / ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 on Dell Inspiron 13-7353

I’ve installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a Dell Inspiron 13-7353. Things work okay mostly, but two critical problems have appeared. First, occasionally, when the laptop wakes up from sleep the screen will ...
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how to setup a Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)

Bluetooth setup docs seem a bit dated; my device, but with a different chipset, is on the hardware support docs, however. thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ hciconfig hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: USB ...
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ubuntu-16.04-server-i386 installation Error “Failed command Write DMA EXT”

So I know this Error had been already discussed in this Forum several times, but I just want to know a solution perfectly fitting to my Problem. I am trying to Install Ubuntu 16.04 on a really old ...
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cannot unblock the hardblocked external wifi device

i'm newbie to linux and i'm using external wifi device to connect with internet. After i came across with many site & forums ,i found that "hardblocked - yes" is making trouble.I tried many ways ...
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Are SSHDs with SATA transparent to operating system/mother board?

I was trying to find answer to this question for many days. What my current laptop has: 500GB Serial ATA drive What I want to replace with: Seagate SSHD SATA drive Does this change ...
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WI-FI not detected after installing UBUNTU 16.04 LTS 64 bit

I had purchased a new laptop HP 15 AC179 TX which having radio card(RTL8723Be) & as per my plan I was install Ubuntu 64 bit 16.04 LTS on it but after installation I was found my wifi is not ...
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DVD drive keeps ejecting

my dvd-drive keeps ejecting. Laptop: Lenovo T420 OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome) Additional info: $ dmesg | tail [ 3638.453355] Buffer I/O error on dev sr0, logical block 91410, async page read [ 3638....
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My main hard drive on ubuntu has no free space left

I have a hard drive that keeps filling up with data, but I'm unable to figure out what is causing it. I tried moving files, but the system just replaces that data with more useless data. This made it ...
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Installing HSPA dongle ( WU260 from T&W) on Ubuntu 15.04

I recently bought HSPA dongle modem. It works on Windows, but I can't install it on my Ubuntu 15.04. Is there anyone could help me? The modem is a WU260 from T&W.
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Can't find my DVD drive in Ubuntu 16.04

I guess you could say that I'm a slightly educated noob (I know, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing). My drive worked fine in Mint 17.3, but I am now running Lubuntu 16.04 and my DVD drive has ...
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Help with moving an Ubuntu Server Installation to new hardware

I was wanting to find out whether my simplistic view of upgrading my server hardware is correct. I have an older dual core intel HP machine with a couple of 2Tb drives with our families media, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 install freezes at hardware configuration on HP Pavillion DV8125nr

I've tried many different routes to install by DVD but each and every time the farthest the install gets is to the hardware configuration phase at about 80-90% completion. I've checked all the usual (...
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How would ubuntu 14.04 run on my hardware

So I'm very new to Ubuntu. I'm building a new computer to run on Ubuntu and I'm just wondering how Ubuntu 14.04 would run on the following hardware I have purchased: 4gb DDR3 ram AMD Phenom 2 Quad ...
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How to Disable System beep in Ubuntu 14.04

I have been getting the beep beep sound from my system on startup onwards, i have tried sudo modprobe pcspk (gives an output modprobe: FATAL: Module pcspk not found.) and edited /etc/modprobe.d/...
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DVD drive doesn't work properly in Ubuntu

I ran System Testing app on my system and it didn't seem to work properly and stopped or crashed 2 or 3 times during tests and the last time during the Optical Drive test it took so long and the test ...
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What is memmap and how do you use it?

I have a faulty memory with a consistent offset, and according to UnixSE, I could use memmap to solve this problem by having the kernel avoiding this certain offset via memmap: http://unix....
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Ubuntu 16.04 hangs at boot

Ubuntu 16.04 wont boot and hangs at "unsupported splx structure" Im on a Asus ROG 501JW, with Skylake CPU, Intel 530 + Nvidia 960m and intel wireless AC-7265
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Thinkpad X1 Yoga: accelerometer Acer BMA150 not working

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga ships with an Acer BMA150 accelerometer. This device is recognized by the Kernel (running Ubuntu 16.04 with Mainline kernel 4.6-RC2): root# uname -a Linux x1 4.6.0-...
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How does Ubuntu handle OS transfers?

I have two systems. One of them is running Ubuntu 14.04. The other has everything needed to run, except a bootable drive. The two systems have nothing in common. The running system has old hardware. ...
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Webcam not working in Kubuntu 15.04, but is listed in lsusb

I am on a desktop machine that runs dual boot Win10/Kubuntu 15.10 and I have a Logitech C310 Webcam. The problem is that while the webcam works fine in Windows, it currently does not work in my ...
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Western Digitial 2tb hard drive detected but cannot mount, no /dev/sd file

I'm having some strange problems with my external hard drive. It's a 2tb "My Passport Ultra" drive from Western Digital. I haven't used it in a while, but needed the extra space so I went to fire it ...
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Turn off Keyboard Repeating during install of Ubuntu Server?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox over VPN using Remote Viewer and RDP and a slow internet connection. For whatever reason this setup is causing me to have keys repeated. So for example ...
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How to install a Driver in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in vmware?

===========final edit================== actually, you can't install a Driver for a guest os, which is hosted by Windows. Linux may work, I don't know. This link explain this question very clearly. I ...
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How to check HDD info technical?

How can I check the technical info on my notebook with Ubuntu 14.04? I would like to check the dimension and if is IDLE or SATA
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Keyboard problem, strange functioning

I've looked almost everywhere and I can't find a solution. I have a Hp Pavilion 15 Ubuntu 14.04.4 installed, the thins is I was writing a text document when suddenly s key started working as F5. Then ...
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sub-woofer howto

I have a laptop with a 2.1 audio system, the sub-woofer is external and in windows it's volume can be controlled by Realtek audio manager (the one which comes with audio drivers) and from windows ...
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WWan Interface Disabled - how to get it enable and work properly

I check my hardware with following command: sudo lshw -C network Output *-network DISABLED description: Ethernet interface physical id: 1 logical name: wwan0 serial: 56:ac:47:73:36:...
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Electric guitar through iRig in Ubuntu?

I have an iRig pre-amp for my electric guitar. Can I use it in Ubuntu? What software I need?
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Sound problem on Dell Latitude E6420 and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problems with my Latitude E6420 running Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). Here is the story. Some long time ago one of my speakers died (not fully, but almost no output). I didn't even recognize the ...
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How to get the current battery statistics using a kernel module? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Can anyone give me some pointers on how to get the current battery level and the charging status of the laptop using a kernel module. If possible please attach the Makefile ...
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Higher Power consuming turned off Display

i have a question about the power consumption of my laptop. I wanna setup my laptop as an small media server, because of that i was checking the power consumption and found out that the laptop need ...
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UNCLAIMED in lshw command and how to fix?

this is a part of lshw command output. what means of UNCLAIMED and how to fix ? description: Computer width: 64 bits capabilities: smbios-2.7 vsyscall32 *-core description: Motherboard ...
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Wireless connection dropped randomly

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.04 which I installed side by side Windows 10. I have the problem that my wireless connection drops randomly. When I start the system it is all fine, but after ...
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Completely black blank screen after boot

A while ago, the battery on my ASUS laptop completely died, so effectively I don't have a battery anymore. The hard drive also failed a few months ago, so I replaced it. A couple days ago, the ...
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Using rdmsr and wrmsr in Ubuntu?

I have a 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 Intel i5 processor, I dint find any good resources for changing the cpu voltage. I know that it is required to change some register values, but the ones I tried dint' work....
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Dell Chromebook (Candy 2015) - No Sound and Touchpad

Basically like the title says!: I've installed Ubuntu Trusty on my Dell Chromebook (Candy-2015 edition) but the sound and the touchpad are not working, Does anyone know how I can fix this?
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GeForce GTX 750 gpu noise levels

I would like to know if anyone is currently using GeForce GTX 750 Ti gpu on Ubuntu, and how would he comment on the gpu's behaviour concerning noise levels using: the open source driver the binary ...
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Accessing Built-In Subwoofer on HP Pavilion dv7-4285dx

Has anyone found a solid workaround for HP's complete lack of audio support for Linux? I tried hdajackretask, and it broke my sound to the point of needing a fresh Ubuntu install... It's quite ...
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Check real size of USB thumb drive

I recently read a lot about fake usb thumb drives that claim to have a lot of space (often carried too far, like 128 GB), while physically offering only 0.5 to 4 GB. I recently bought a SanDisk USB ...