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Video card recommendation

I have a Club-3D CGNX-G952YLI GeForce 9500GT video card in my PC with VGA and DVI output, for a while it is started to getting warm, therefore I would like to buy another one, however I couldn't find ...
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How do I make coffee with Ubuntu?

I want to make fresh coffee with Ubuntu, using open/free software, a coffee machine and a wireless connection. What software can I use that is already available, and what hardware do I need to ...
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Opensource-supported scanner

I'm trying to find scanner (A3) which works without any black magic or proprietary software, with drivers in upstream of sane/kernel. Are they exists? I've tried to find any information, but it all ...
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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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ThinkPad X1 Carbon 1st Gen [duplicate]

I am thinking of getting a ThinkPad laptop and running Ubuntu 14.04, without Windows at all. Tried to do some research on the topic but can't find much for this specific combo since this generation of ...
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Single-sheet compact USB scanner that works with SANE

I am looking for a single-sheet, compact, USB-powered scanner that works well with SANE. The Xerox Travel Scanner 150 is the sort of device I mean: ...
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Hardware requirements for Ubuntu 14.0.1? [duplicate]

I just want to know the system requirements for installation & proper running of Ubuntu 14.0.1 on my system. Please suggest the Hardware requirements for it. Meanwhile if my system is below the ...
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Docking Stations for ASUS ROG laptop running Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 OS

I want a docking station to attach 2 monitors to my ASUS Republic of Gamers laptop. I run Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on it. We bought an Asus docking station, but it doesn't run on Ubuntu. I ...
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Recommended mce remote and/or wireless keyboard for ubuntu 14.04

I am looking for a mce remote or wireless keyboard to control vlc/smplayer/xbmc/clementine ... and everything ! Could anyone help with compatible good quality hardware, please.
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Any experience installing linux on an HP pavilion 11-N030ar

I'm still looking for an affordable 10/11 inch two in one model (tablet/netbook) in which I could flawlessly install regular ubuntu (not ubuntu touch) (gosh, I didn't think it was going to be that ...
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Good Z97 motherboard for Ubuntu

Which one of the following motherboard is most compatible with Ubuntu or recommendation from anyone who is using these. 1.Asus Z97-A 2.Gigabit Z97-HD3
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Sending IR signals with Ubuntu via command line?

I would like my Ubuntu computer to be able to control my TV via comman line. This could be done via infrared remote control. Is there a list of compatible IR hardware? For example USB devices? What ...
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How to rescan for hardware changes?

I'm using dd to clone disks and quickly have a new system up and running as opposed to having to install everything from scratch. This strategy works, however there are some glitches here and there ...
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Do Apple Thunderbolt displays work with Ubuntu 14.04 on 11,2 Macbook Pros with Iris graphics

Do Apple Thunderbolt displays work with Ubuntu 14.04 on 11,2 Macbook Pros with Iris (integrated Intel) graphics
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compatibility of Quantum QHM 9440 Wireless keyboard and mouse with Ubuntu 12.4 laptop

sir, kindly tell me whether Quantum QHM 9440 Wireless keyboard and mouse are compatible with Ubuntu 12.4 installed in my hp laptop. Its urgent please.
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How to get Ubuntu cd iso image for pre-installed systems?

I read following url. http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/desktop/models/?release=12.04%20LTS&category=Desktop&category=Laptop So I could see Pre-installed by manufacturer and ...
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Which brand (and model) server should be used for Ubuntu server? [closed]

We intend to use Ubuntu server, so please help me. Which brand (or model) server (brand names like: IBM, HP, DELL) would you recommend?
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Compatible keyboard and mouse from china?

Recently installed 14.04 and it is working fine. No worries. I am just wondering if I buy the below wireless keyboard + mouse - will it work in Ubuntu 14.04? Can any one confirm please? ...
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Do Akai masterkeyboards work with LMMS?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to buy a usb masterkeyboard (Akai LPK 25) to work with it in Linux Multimedia Studio (LMMS). My questions are: Has anyone experiences with this or similar ...
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Ubuntu 14 Ctrl key seems to be logically stuck

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the Ctrl key seems to be logically stuck, basically preventing me from using Ubuntu. It seems to be intermittent at times and then at other times the problem ...
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Cheap Graphics card for my sever

I'm turning a old XPS 420 Dell computer into a server(headless) for use at home. So far I have everything up running however the Radeon HD 3870 graphics card that came with the computer is causing me ...
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Which version Ubuntu for Toshiba NB500

what do you think, Toshiba NB500 (1024 MB DDR2, Atom 1,66 GHz - pseudo 64bit) can cope with Ubuntu 14.04? If no - which version of Ubuntu I can use, if I want to work comfortable? I would like some ...
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Digital pen or smart pen which has support for ubuntu 14.04

I am looking for a digital pen to take handwritten notes which can be later transferred to computer to edit or save. All the available digital pen comes with their own software and they support ...
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Wacom Touch Device (call for suggestion of compatibility)

I need to use a touch "mouse" on my desktop PC, witch work with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS... Theoretically Wacom Tablet should be Linux compatible, but practically blogs are plenty of people that suffers ...
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Which sound cards below are supported on Ubuntu 13.10?

I'm currently evaluating the following listed sound cards as possible replacement/addition for my onboard hda sound(card). Creative Sound Blaster VX Creative sound Blaster Audigy 7.1 Creative ...
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PCIe UMTS adapters known to work with Ubuntu?

I am looking for an internal PCIe UMTS card that will work flawlessly with Ubuntu, that is: require no software to run other than what can be installed with apt from the standard Ubuntu repos work ...
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Best Graphics card (Setup) for three, high-res monitors attached to desktop

I have been looking around a little bit, but most of the discussions are about problems with already existing systems (particular graphics card and setup etc.). I would like to ask what would be the ...
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Will I get any lag with these specs with Unity on Ubuntu 14.04

May receive a second hand computer: The specs are: Processor: 1.6 ghz atom RAM: 1GB OS: Windows 7 I want to know if they can run Ubuntu 14.04 fluidly without Unity lagging whatsoever. I want to ...
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My hardware configuration is enough for Ubuntu 64 bits?

guys! I use the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit version, and I'm thinking to install the 64 bit version. Is that a good idea with this configuration?
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5.25" 360K floppy disk support

I'm building a legacy machine, and want to be able to read/write/format 5.25" 360K floppy disks. I have 360K drive, and motherboard that supports it. Does Ubuntu support this type of drive? And can I ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Web Server Processor?

I am thinking of building a home based web server built on Ubuntu and am curious as to if the following processor will be able to handle Ubuntu server. Intel Dual-core Celeron 1037U (1.8GHz) ...
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Anything I should know about hardware compatibility with Ubuntu?

Are there any components that out right don't work with Ubuntu? I'm looking at building my own computer and just want to make sure everything will work. I.e. my motherboard won't work. Or intel ...
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PCI or USB video card with Unity support for legacy computer

I was given an HP Pavillion 8756C from 1999 that I'm considering refurbishing for a friend's kid. It runs Ubuntu 13.10 and performance is actually pretty decent except for Unity. I'd like to get ...
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Is 1GB DDR2 RAM sufficient for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit desktop [duplicate]

I have AMD processor with 1 GB DDR2 RAM. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop with 32 bit version. Many times when I open 3-4 applications, it hanged and need to restart my PC. Is it due to less ...
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Will a netbook have sufficient specs for Ubuntu Touch development?

I'm interested in getting a cheap but good quality laptop to use among other things, for Ubuntu Touch development. I see the ASUS 1015E listed on the Ubuntu website, so I know it is compatible with ...
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How can I figure out if my hardware specs are adequate for Ubuntu 13.10?

How can I figure out if my hardware specs are adequate for Ubuntu 13.10? My Lenovo G505 is a modern laptop which seems to fulfill the official minimums, but GUI interaction is slow, even with ...
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Which version is compatible with my 8 year old dell?

My computer has - 1gb of Ram – Intel(R) Pentium(R) D 2.80GHz. Should I install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit or 64bit or Ubuntu 13.04 32bit or 64bit? I know ubuntu has a word processor, but am I correct ...
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Gaming Mouse Recommendations [closed]

I'm looking to upgrade to a gaming mouse. Searching Amazon for a Linux gaming mouse isn't getting very many results. So I'm asking here for recommendations. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 64bit Gnome Fallback ...
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installing ubuntu first time, DELL Optiplex 755

I am new to computers and everything and want to try ubuntu on a desktop I just got, DEll Optiplex 755. It is a bit old, I think 2007. Will the new version of Ubuntu work on it. I am upgrading the ...
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Can I run Ubuntu Studio on a server or must I only run Ubuntu server?

I would like to purchase a legacy server with 8 to 16 cores and use it as a workstation. Can I run Ubuntu Studio on a server or must I only run Ubuntu server? Will the speed of say video editing be ...
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What is the list of TABLETS able to run with Ubuntu-Touch? [duplicate]

In the official Ubuntu website I can found: the list of Ubuntu desktop certified hardwares the list of Ubuntu server certified hardwares But no list of tablets! In Ubuntu web site, I can found ...
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How to determine if new hardware is compatible?

I am looking to purchase a new laptop but do not want to run Windows. In order to utilize both the new laptop and Ubuntu to their fullest, I want to verify that the hardware is fully compatable with ...
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'Ubuntu Server certified hardware' vs building my own physical server?

I'm going to need a few new physical servers running Ubuntu Server (12.04 LTS then upgrading next year to 14.04 LTS), and I'm wondering what is the difference between choosing a server from the ...
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Are there any Ubuntu tablets that can be purchased?

Is there a tablet that can be purchased with Ubuntu or what tablets are suggested for Ubuntu?
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FM Radio without Internet?

Is it possible to use FM radio WITHOUT internet connection or special devices ? On my Android phone, I can plug in the headphones, which are in turn used as antenna. Since Android is Linux and Ubuntu ...
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Intel Core i3 vs AMD A8-6600K

I would like to buy a new computer but I dont know if the video and network cards will be compatible with Linux. Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU Model: 3220 Processor frequency (GHz): 3.3 Standard RAM ...
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Intel Atom Z2760 compatible with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Does anyone know if Intel Atom Z2760 is supported by Ubuntu? I am interested by 2 different tablets: Samsung XE500TIC-ao1nl tablet pc Acer Iconia W510 10.1-inch Tablet Both have a CPU with Intel ...
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Which motherboard manufacture(s) are the most Linux-friendly? [closed]

I am looking to upgrade my motherboard to support DDR3, USB 3.0, and socket AM3+ CPUs. I have used Gigabyte and ASRock motherboards without any serious issues. I have been a fan of AMD for years now ...