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2 TB Hard Drives and RAID 5 in home server

I recently converted my home media server from Windows Server 2008 to Ubuntu 11.10. Right now, there is a single WD20EARS 2 TB hard drive formatted as NTFS that's about to run out of space. I'd like ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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driver for a TRENDnet USB-to-Serial adapter for Lubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 LTS from a "Live Disc" (USB) and I want to connect a Cisco 1841 router via a USB to Serial Converter (specifically- TRENDnet TU-S9) to my netbook running the Lubuntu 14.04 ...
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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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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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Any really decent way to get three monitors?

What satisfactory solutions are there to achieve three monitors on Ubuntu? I know some ATI cards (Eyefinity) can support 3 monitors from a single card, but I don't know how well this is supported ...
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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 are the recommended hardware requirements 14.04 [duplicate]

What are the recommended hw requirements for the different versions of UBUNTU?
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Wireless Keyboard + Mouse combo for use with Ubuntu and Windows.

I am looking for a set of Keyboard and mouse that : are Wireless are Compatible with Ubuntu and Windows Don't use disposable batteries (maybe internal storage that gets reloaded through USB, like ...
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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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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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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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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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Does all hardware of a Thinkpad Edge E525 work

I would like to buy a new computer in the next days. The Thinkpad Edge E525 (AMD A6-3400M with AMD Radeon HD 6520G, product number 12002JG) is in the pole position, but I did not find a review how the ...
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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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What are the most compatible mini PCI express wireless cards

I have got an Acer Aspire One netbook and I am after a wireless card that actually works well with ubuntu. The original card was flaky and disconnecting intermittently and so I replaced it with an ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad Linux compatibility

Does anybody know if the Lenovo IdeaPad V570-1066AJU Laptop is Ubuntu compatible? It has terrific specs (i5, 6GB, 750GB hd, HDMI and good-looking screen) for the 600$ price, but I want to make sure ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How do I know if a laptop will work with Ubuntu?

I want to buy a laptop at some point in the near future, but not knowing beforehand whether it works with Ubuntu makes the whole operation risky and tiresome. I would like to know if there is some ...