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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 Everything works flawlessly in Ubuntu 12.10 64bit, except my (kinda outdated) wireless PCI card Realtek 8185.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 ...
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Building small Ubuntu server - What hardware is recommended? [closed]

There are many of us who need to build small Ubuntu server. Problem is that in some countries it is hard to find and quite expensive to buy server motherboards and processors. And when one is ...
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ubuntu 12.10 based server build [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where to find information about ubuntu compatible or certified hardware/PC models i am planning to build a server providing the following functionalities: - File Server ...
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Linux-compatible laptop [closed]

I am planning to replace my current laptop (Dell Inspiron with Core II Due) with a new one. When I bought my current one Dell was the best choice as a Linux friendly machine, and I am using it as my ...
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Ubuntu friendly Pedometer without cloud enforcement (data must be local)

Can you recommend me a Pedometer for Ubuntu? no cloud enforcement no online account on web interface data local with local software for analysis Does Nike Fuel Band, FitBit and others work on ...
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(X)Ubuntu 12.10 and Lenovo R60 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know if a laptop will work with Ubuntu? I am about to buy older notebook Lenovo R60 with Intel Core Duo 2x 1.8Ghz, 2048MB DDR2, 80Gb sata HDD and intel GMA ...
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Finding out if Ubuntu supports a specific laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know if a laptop will work with Ubuntu? According to How to install hardware drivers for my laptop, the answer supplied by NorTicUs says: "If your hardware ...
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Which is the best low/mid level GPU in terms of compatibility for 12.04 and 12.10? [closed]

I'm tired of dealing with the disaster that is catalyst on a 4xxx IGP and I want to buy some discrete graphics that support both Unity and alternative environments like GNOME3 and Mate-Cinnamon ...
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Is hardware support for the Lenovo G580 laptop really that bad?

I am planing to buy a Lenovo G580 (59-324061) laptop. I found it is the best laptop in that price range. However, if I Google it for support in Ubuntu, I see many people complaining about driver ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon support

I am considering selling my Mac to get money towards a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 because what I really want to do is to be running an Ubuntu system all the time. Is this machine completely supported in ...
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Recommend Ubuntu compatible notebook [closed]

I use ubuntu 12.04 on my Desktop, but right now I want to buy a laptop where I wish to run ubuntu 12.04. Which brand (such as Acer, Dell, Asus, fujitsu etc.) will be best for running ubuntu? My budget ...
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What is the best bluetooth mouse that works out of the box with Ubuntu 12.04 and have long battery life?

What is the best bluetooth mouse that works out of the box with Ubuntu 12.04 and have long battery life? I have Microsft 5000 and have problems with Ubuntu 12.04 also its battery life is really ...
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12.04: I need a new network card - and I think this one may work?

I found this list of compatible USB wireless network adaptors: Linux USB Wireless Compatibility Adapter List Listed here is the Belkin F5D8053. I'm looking for a store to buy a suitable adaptor in ...
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Graphics Card Dilemma

Looking to update my graphics card and cannot decide between the Geforce GTS 450 or GTX 550Ti. I'm not really a gamer. Looking for easy install and stability more than anything. Anybody had any great ...
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Lenovo Ultrabay Battery for Thinkpad W520

I have seen many people purchasing that accessory for their Lenovo laptops.The problem is that many people are complaining about the fact that even though the OSs are able to see the extra battery ...
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Is Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition compatible with Ubuntu?

I want to buy a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition. On ubuntu.com, it says that Dell Inspiron 15R will work properly. But the special edition has some special issues. I will list the hardware: 3rd ...
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Recommended Specs for 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How much memory (RAM) should I allocate to the Virtual Machine? I want to set up Ubuntu in a VirtualBox virtual machine. Because this is a virtual machine, I specify ...
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hard disk problems (bad sectors)

In my workplace, I've 10 ubuntu desktop systems working. This is a custom made project started in 2010 in which we have 10 computers in a factory, installed on a some-kind-of-portable-station-work. In ...
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Where can I find information about ubuntu compatible or certified hardware/PC models?

I am buying a new desktop PC in early 2013, anyway this question should apply to someone intending to buy a new laptop/ultrabook as well. This machine is not meant for gaming, and if I ocasionally do ...
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Planning to buy laptop, want to install Ubuntu on it, any limitations? [closed]

I'm planning to buy a laptop and want to install Ubuntu on it, are there certain hardware types which Ubuntu doesn't work on? I'm really no hardware expert, I assume I won't buy anything from Apple ...
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Which dot matrix printer is recommend for ubuntu (10.04 or +)?

I need to buy a better dot-matrix printer and I am currently using the Epson LX-300 (like IBM pro printer) I found in resellers: Epson LX-300 II, FX-890, FX-2190, LQ-2090 OKI ML1120, ML320, ...
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Do I need to do anything after upgrading my ram from 2gb tp 4gb(2x2gb)

I got a new 2gb ram and i am going to add it along with my existing 2gb card making it 2x2gb=4gb ram. do i have to do anything extra to make it work as 4gb fully? Anything to do with the PAE kernel ...
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USB FastE or GigE that “just works” with Linux 2.6 kernels

I am trying to find a USB FastEthernet or GigabitEthernet that works without recompiling Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu Oneric. So far, I have tried the following USB GigE adapters: Belkin F4U047-RS ...
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Which hardware manufacturers are more friendly to Ubuntu, besides Intel? [closed]

So by the end of the year, I will buy an ultrabook to replace my heavy laptop which I have to carry almost everyday. I sure hope that Microsoft doesn't lock Linux users out with their secure-boot on ...
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What DAB+ radio tuners work well with Ubuntu?

I currently have an FM tuner hooked up to my desktop that I use to listen to the radio. Since my country is in the process of switching to the DAB+ standard, I was wondering whether there are any ...
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What usb wifi adapter can be used to watch streamed movies without disconnecting every 10 mins?

I currently use a USB wifi adapter with chipset Realtek RTL8192SU. It works with no extra drivers to install in Ubuntu 64 bit 11.04. Under a light load it works fine. But when trying to watch ...
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Which Ubuntu should I install for >8GB RAM?

I having using Ubuntu for about 6 years now. I have seen some of its bests and some of its worsts. I have tried Ubuntu 64 bits and have many issues, among them the computer ran a lot slower than ...
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Is the AMD Radeon HD7670M compatible with 12.04?

I want to buy a new laptop and run ubuntu 12.04 on it. I have my eyes on an HP but i want o make sure if the vga is fully compatible with ubuntu. The VGA is AMD Radeon HD7670M
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What are some tablets that can run Ubuntu? [closed]

I can't believe I'm actually asking this, but what are some good, cheap tablets that can run Ubuntu? I'm considering getting a tablet, but I don't really want an expensive one like an iPad. And I love ...
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Which Dell laptops are fully compatible with Ubuntu 12.04?

We need to buy a couple of engineering laptops. Our 1st choice would be Dell Latitude. Unfortunately, in the past, my colleague had many problems installing the Ubuntu on his E6510. The main issue ...
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What is the best configuration of Dell laptop and which data card is compatible with 10.04?

I have plan to purchase a lap top. I have couple of questions: 1. What is the best confuguration of Dell laptop? 2. Whic modem or data card will be useful, if I am going to install Ubuntu 10.04? I ...
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Which ATI/AMD, or Intel, or NVIDIA Graphics for Unity? [duplicate]

I really want to know which one of them better for running Unity 3D or GNOME 3 Shell. I'm specifically interested in this for desktop, not laptop, computers.
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Will a laptop with hybrid HDD + SSD run Ubuntu?

So my ol' X71SL is starting to show its age and as much as it saddens me, I think I'll need a new daily driver and I am very intered in the Asus UX32VD. I intend to dual boot if I end up buying it, ...
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Ive given up on nvidia in ubuntu 64bit 12.04 what is a stable graphics card? [closed]

I can't handle any more crashes. I have tried many different fixes to the NVIDIA driver problem but none of them work. This goes to show you that open video drivers are paramount to Linux. I cant ...
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is it safe to use ubuntu 12.04 on modern laptop? [closed]

hello I am new to Ubuntu ad using Ubuntu v12.04 on my Asus k53sv-sx521d laptop. I want to make sure that Ubuntu is not going to reduce longevity of my laptop or going to harm my laptop parts ...
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How to avoid nvidia optimus syndrome? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I'll be buying new laptop in few days, and reading the nvidia optimus problems, I got really scared. I'm not sure if I ...
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Whats the best cheapest TV Tuner for Ubuntu?

My family are switching from cable to having a HTPC. Im going to buy them a Zotac ITX computer with a 520m in it. I have found this cheap tv tuner that I have read works with Linux: ...
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PCI SATA controller recommendation

I want to add a couple of SATA drives using a PCI SATA controller. Do you have any recommendations for me that will work with 12.04?
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Graphics cards that work well with Ubuntu?

I've recently embarked on a PC building project, I've got some of the components sorted out (well, the CPU!) and I'm trying to look for a graphics card to buy. I've been spending the past hour or so ...
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What purchasable wireless cards support master-mode/hostapd? [closed]

What I am looking for: links to specific purchasable cards (amazon, google shopping results, anything that will last) There is a preference for N support What I'm not looking for: Your ...
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What do I need to take into account assembling an Ubuntu desktop PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best hardware for a Ubuntu Computer? I'm looking into building my own computer. However, I've never done this before. I've used Ubuntu my whole life and am intending to ...
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How can I know whether a serial cable adapter works with Linux

I am looking at getting one of those USB-to-serial cables, but I just want to make sure it will work fine under Linux, before buying it. Is there a list of brand names or processor IDs that are known ...
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Does Touch Mouse Logitech M600 works on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600? I am interested in the purchase of Touch Mouse "Logitech Mouse M600" and wanted to know how it works in Ubuntu 12.04.
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Best video cards for 3 monitors? [closed]

I am looking to purchase a new video card and I want to run three LCDs side-by-side. I normally would buy NVidia, but from what I have read, ATI is the leader in multi-monitor with their Eyefinity ...