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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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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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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 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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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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Cross-platform Duplex scanner with good support in Ubuntu?

I have tried Canon P-150 (review here), it works to some extent in Windows but I also use many other systems such as Ubuntu so it would be convenient if I could use the same scanner over many ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Not seeing start menu bar through which I can navigate to various applications

I have installed ubuntu 15 on VM ware workstation 11. But I am not able to see the start menu bar through which I can navigate to various applications settings etc. Noticed gray and black patches ...
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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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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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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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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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'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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how to connect two external monitors to DELL Inspiron 15R (5521-9890)

DELL offers docking station with two monitor connectors. They state that it' supposed to connect and use simultaneously two external monitors. I wonder if Ubuntu 14.04.02 support that kind 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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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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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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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 ...