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Recommendations for a graphic card for 12.04 [on hold]

Hello Ubuntu Linux Community! I am looking towards installing a graphic card to my system. The specifications of my system are: 64 bit Dell 570 AMD Sempron Processor The problem that I'm ...
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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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Narrowing down hardware choices

I've finally had it with my old HP tower. The Ubuntu installer doesn't recognize its internal hard drive. It doesn't even allow me to run 64-bit VMs. Ideally, I'd like to be able to walk into Best ...
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powering up r51 & z545 need help with onekey theater

I have 2 IBMs. My r51 will power up but nothing is working, such as the cd-rom, and the screen stays blacked out, but my fan is running and the indicator lights are working. It worked perfectly ...
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AMD hardware compatibily for home-server based on Ubuntu 12.04

I'll like to buy and setup a new home server with Ubuntu server edition 12.04. I'm Thinking to buy a AMD fx8300 and some am3+ motherboard.Which one to choose? There's any compatibility issue with ...
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12.04 to 13.1 upgrade

I tried upgrading from 12.04 to 13.1 and wasn't able to get anywhere. Then I tried a fresh install of 13.1 which was even worse. From a usb stick, I got a purple screen with the red and white dots and ...
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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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Running Ubuntu on a Microprocessing Board

I'm pursuing a project that requires the use of a microprocessing board that can run Ubuntu. I have been searching the web, and have found some relatively expensive TI boards that will run it, as ...
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Looking for good hardware choices for Ubuntu studio [closed]

I'd like to build a machine that would run well with Ardour or any Linux software, but having a difficult time knowing where to look. Can anyone point me in the direction of a place that compares ...
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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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Recommended wireless printer that will work with Ubuntu?

The title says it all: Can anyone here recommend a wireless printer that will work with Ubuntu? It would be nice if it had a scanner, but the wireless is what's really important to me, and is also ...
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What is a fair to good platform to run Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on two older PCs with each had its own problems -- One had an NVDIA AGP video card on which the Unity GUI never came up. The other had a ATI AGP video card and it ran ...
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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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Android tablets compatible with Ubuntu 12.04

I am looking for an Android tablet which can be mounted by Ubuntu to transfer files. At this time I do not want to install Ubuntu on the tablet. Since Android 4.x there are problems preventing 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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I am thinking of buying the Sager NP6652 (Clevo W650SR) laptop (with Optimus) [duplicate]

I was looking to buy this computer, because I need a new computer. I need one that is capable of gaming because I have bought several games and don't want them to go to waste. I would be dual booting ...
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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 ...
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Will Ubuntu work with my Chipsets, Video Cards and Processors?

AMD does not confirm that any of its products such as Chipsets, Video Cards and Processors will run Linux and or Ubuntu. I have multiple (more than 10) motherboards with the 990FX chipset and have ...
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Which Ultrabook, will work fully with newer versions of Ubuntu?

Which ultrabook/brand should I take to expect it to be the most compatible with the new versions of Ubuntu? I am considering buying an Ultrabook transformer (pc/tablet, such as Sony Tablet Duo, Dell ...
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Which dock station delivering power + external monitor would work with 13.04?

As mentioned in many other posts, USB 3.0-dock stations (with DisplayLink3000) do not work with Linux and I seem to understand there is no hope to have it working soon. I have myself a new Dell XPS13 ...
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12.10 installation problem

I have been trying to install 12.10 version of Ubuntu on my 1GB powered 160 GB AMD sempron 64 bit processor, without a graphic card. The entire procedure seems to occur with ease till the end except ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 hardware support

What is the hardware support like for Ubuntu on servers? Can I install ubuntu 12.04 on any server and expect everything to work? In particular, I'm looking at SuperMicro servers (model: SM ...
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Will Ubuntu run on an AMD 6 core processor and ATI graphics card? [closed]

I'm building a computer with AMD 6 core process and its respective motherboard takes ATI or Nvidia as graphic cards, Ram 32GB, HDD 2x3TB, usb2.0/3.0 ports. I want to know if I'm correct by saying ...
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Ubuntu Version for Toshiba Satellite Model No.: C850-I0012

I need to know which latest Ubuntu version does Toshiba Satellite Model No.: C850-I0012 support.I am from India and also provide me the links to download its drivers if any.
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Ubuntu X86 or X64 with laptop specs? [closed]

Hi there i just wondering wich one would i choose? this are mi laptop specs: Toshiba Satellite L305-S5937 Intel Pentium Processor T3400 (Dual Core) 4GB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz SDRAM 320GB HDD (5400rpm, ...
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Ubuntu on 2013 iMac 27" with Fusion Drive?

I know I could trawl the internet for information about how well the iMac 2003 runs on Ubuntu but every time I bought a new iMac all the problems everyone had where non existent, possible as we get ...
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Will Ubuntu spin down harddrives in an RAID 10 array?

I'm about to buy parts for a new home server and I'm planning on using Ubuntu(perhaps 12.04 LTS) For the OS, I'll use an SSD. For cold storage(big files, rarely accessed), I'm planning on setting up ...
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AMD Athlon II x2 270 performance

I want to buy a new PC. I want to know how does this CPU works fine on Ubuntu. It's an AMD Athlon II x2 270. I'm not asking for a review. I just want to know if it works fine on Ubuntu, because I've ...
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Will Ubuntu run on a System with ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE Motherboard

Will Ubuntu (with latest stable kernel from source if neccessary) run on a System with ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE Motherboard? I could not find any hints by asus itself, but from the debian hardware ...
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Can anybody recommend a wireless PCI card working out-of-the-box in Ubuntu 12.10 (64bit)? [closed]

I have recently bought new desktop. Everything works flawlessly in Ubuntu 12.10 64bit, except my (kinda outdated) wireless PCI card Realtek 8185. So I am about to buy new one. Please can you ...
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Old laptop for Ubuntu home server: powerful enough?

It's main use will be: Torrents and other downloads Storing files (everything, from jpgs to big ISOs) from multiple Ubuntu, Android and Windows systems (more than 7) Streaming 1080p video files ...
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What Document Scanner should I buy?

I'm searching for a scanner which helps me to turn my invoces and other random papers into pdfs. I need Linux support because I do not own a Windows/Linux device and using a virtual machine is not a ...
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Ubuntu where to start (newbie) [closed]

I was a hardcore windows user for years. I already tried Ubuntu 12.10 by using wubi. But in my exerpience, the wubi version is feeling a bit too much as a virtual machine version of ubuntu, and I ...
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How to buy preinstalled Ubuntu laptop or other Linux laptop? Possible online?

I am trying to categorize threads where people are just trying to get a Unix laptop or a Linux laptop. It means the laptop is designed to work with Unix or Linux with freedom-respecting way: without ...
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Recent notebooks incompatible with ubuntu?

I'm thinking about purchasing a laptop. Since without Linux it would be for me a worthless object, let me ask the following: Are there recent note- or ultrabooks that cannot support Ubuntu 12.10 ...