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Which mouse and trackpad allow smooth (pixel-perfect, stepless) scrolling in Gedit and Evince? [on hold]

I want to buy a new mouse or external trackpad for my desktop machine running Ubuntu 14.04. I want to be able to "scroll" Gedit and Evince using the smooth scrolling that I have observed when using ...
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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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Question on the specifications of Ubuntu

what are the specifications of the Ubuntu 13.04? The processor speed, RAM, sound card, video card, hard drive available space, optical drive and input devices
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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What ebook reading devices work well without Windows or Wine?

I want to purchase an eBook reader device and eBooks. I don't use Windows, Mac OS or Wine. Most eBooks sold today are encumbered with DRM. Therefore, I need a workflow to buy and read DRM eBooks ...
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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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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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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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What gaming keyboard(s) will work with Ubuntu?

I've been looking at gaming keyboards to use on Ubuntu system. Microsoft has a few popular ones (e.g., Sidewinder X4, X6), but the programmable function keys appear to be unusable without the Windows ...
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Software and scanner for scanning photographic slides?

I am searching for software and hardware for scanning slides to import to digitize my old pictures.. I have already a scanner working in Windows, but I would like to scan them directly in Ubuntu. ...
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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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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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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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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 ...