Hardware-tests are used to diagnose hardware issues or check that the devices are functioning properly.

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nouveau: kernel faults and Xorg sometimes stucks; or is it hardware at fault?

Not a long time ago Ī̲ got rid of AMD Radeon HD 7700 card and purchased nVidia GeForce 8600 GTS for an Ubuntu box, since many mouths shouted “don’t buy AMD for Linux, buy nVidia”. Then Ī̲ found that ...
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Ubuntu PC becomes slow, unity gets irresponsible, eventually X restarts by itself

My Ubuntu desktop computer starts to cause problems. After restart it works perfect for some time. It could be for hours. Then problems start. 1)When I suspend the computer suspending might take up to ...
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System Testing tool for Ubuntu

I want to test my hardware function and find errors. Is there any System Testing tool available for Ubuntu ?
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How do I check the health of a SSD?

We all know that SSDs have a limited predetermined life span. So the question for me is how do I check in (Ubuntu) Linux what the current health status of my SSD is? And maybe an estimation how long ...
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12.04 on Pentium Dual Core with 1GB or ram running slow

hey i have a Lenovo Thinkpad Laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. It runs slow. I tried "System profiler and Benchmark" to test the computer. but the application quits and closes after the first few ...
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How to check graphics card details?

What command I can use to check my graphics card's memory? I have an on-board Intel Graphics card, and I am unsure if it's memory is 128 MB or 256 MB!