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

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What motherboard can I use for Ubunu 12.04

I want to set up a Ubuntu 12.04 system for MRI analyses. I will need 12.04, because some of the analysis software is not properly working wit later Ubuntu versions. Can anybody recommend a motherboard ...
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how would ubuntu 14.04 run on my hardware

ok so im very new to ubuntu im building a new computer and im tired of dealing with microsoft related bs and im making the plunge into ubuntu and im just wondering how ubuntu 14.04 would run on the ...
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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 ...
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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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How to Fix this HARDWARE Problem? [closed]

How can I get to use Kubuntu as I used to do? I want to access my files again.
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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' ...
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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 ...
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What is ValleyView encryption controller?

I see this in lspci 00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation ValleyView SEC (rev 0e) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 15bd Kernel driver in use: mei_txe It has a dedicated ...
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How to enable wifi when the hardware switch doesn't work

On my acer aspire 5020 laptop the turn on wifi button is greyed out. And I've tried pressing the hardware wireless button and nothing happens. Is there any other ways of turning wifi on?
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Am I using my whole 2GB + 2GB = 4GB RAM? Or is it just 2 GB?

I have two 2GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM installed in two slots. But I recently noticed that it is showing that my memTotal is 4011300 kB, but available is only 1863552 and memFree is only 482472!... why is ...
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Fix bad sectors Ubuntu

Hi i've noticed that i have bad sectors on my hard disk. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. How can i fix it? I know that bad sectors are permanent damage to HDD etc... Is there a tool like Hirens Boot for ...
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Ubuntu wifi usually not working on boot, needs kernel module restart

After installing Ubuntu on my netbook, an F205TA, wifi seems to be not working correctly. Usually wifi is not working after boot, but starts working after one or more tries of: sudo modprobe -r ...
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Did Ubuntu eat my Samsung EVO 840?

Scenario: I've been experimenting with Ubuntu Server (both 14.04 and 15.10) on an old Atom 330 board I had laying around. I set it up with LVM, installing the main file systems (/ /root and /swap) ...
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Compatibility of Ubuntu 12.04 with HW RAID part number: L5-25413-17

I am setting up a Linux server with Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use HW RAID part number L5-25413-17. Has anyone successfully done this?
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Poor performance on 1080p in firefox

I use open source driver for AMD HD6320 video card. I followed the instruction in this article Force Enable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox but if I try to play HD video in firefox it's very slow. ...
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Macbook not charging under Lubuntu

My newest problem child, a 2006 MBP is running a fresh Lubuntu install dual booted with OS X 10.5. The magsafe charger works fine if the laptop is off or in OS X, but in Lubuntu, it works, then once ...
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Make use of “gfx_switch_status” in sony-laptop?

I successfully managed to install 14.04.3 on my Sony Vaio S Series SVS1513C5E laptop and after few minor tweaks I adore the setup! My concern here is: The device has Optimus graphics that uses a ...
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Keyboard not working in OS but does in GRUB

I want to install GNOME Ubuntu on my custom built desktop but cannot get my keyboard to work. I am currently only trying the live CD. It works fine in Windows, the BIOS and GRUB but the moment the ...
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Realtek Audio Drivers for Ubuntu

Are there any Realtek audio drivers for Ubuntu? If yes where do I get them and how do I install them correctly? (for Ubuntu 14.04 64bit) Also with jack work okay after I install them? Curious about ...
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Frozen system: Unable to handle kernel paging request ffff8800

1st Problem: I was having problems with internet, I was getting a 50 seconds signal failure every 10 minutes or so. I thought reinstalling the OS will fix the problem. Not sure I did fix the 1st ...
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DVB-T usb stick Geniatech T230 does not find any channels

It seems llike it should be supported and I see it detected by the system: description: Generic USB device product: Geniatech T230 DVB-T2 TV Stick vendor: ...
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Newest Mplab software that works with Ubuntu and ICD2

I have an old ICD2, used with an old version of MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE) under Windows. Now I need to use this hardware again for a microcontroller but my OS is nowadays Kubuntu ...
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How to bring back USB Storage Device to the life

My USB stick get wet (dropped in to the small puddle on the road). I am trying to use it again. I believe it is dry enough to try, so I did try. My computer did not recognized it automatically. Via ...
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Asus Screen freeze issue [ X550LC ]

Is there any package to fix this or do I always have to resort to use Ctrl+Alt+F2/F7... Hardware info here: sudo lshw -short > http://pasted.co/11cae3a3 lscpi -k > http://pasted.co/b6b9f6d3 Using ...
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DVB device not recognized in boot

I have a USB device, that is not always recognized in boot, but if I plug it out and back in after the session has started, lsusb lists it. I also have a PCI device with the same problem, i.e. not ...
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Bang & Olufsen Speakers Not Recognized

Time for a new computer and more Ubuntu setup problems. I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed via USB on a dual boot HP Envy 27qe AiO with Bang & Olufsen speakers. I've been combing the forum trying older ...
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How do I check system specifications in 15.10?

The accepted answer of the thread How do I check system specifications? is about System Monitor > System in 11.04. However, there is no tab System anymore in the application System Monitor of Ubuntu ...
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Does Wily have inherently better WiFi performance than Trusty? [closed]

I started with 15.04 on a Lenovo G70-80 and after a few days upgraded to 15.10. WiFi performance on 15.10 was noticeably better than it had been on 15.04. Then I downgraded to (installed afresh) 14.04 ...