Questions related to physical hardware, and how it interacts with Ubuntu.

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Post installation hardware detection?

I did a clean install of 16.04 on this laptop (HP Elitebook 2760p) and it detected all the quirky buttons on it. Then I swapped out that HDD for an SSD that had 16.04 also on it, but was installed ...
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Where can I find ASROCK E350M1 Integrated AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics driver?

I just built a desktop computer using an ASRock E350M1 board, powered by an AMD Fusion E-350 APU (AMD Radeon HD 6310 GPU Model). I installed Ubuntu 10.04. Did all the updates. Almost everything works ...
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How to check SSD/HDD model used on a VPS?

Is there anyway we can check what is the model of storage device used on VPS without having access to the hypervisor. I`ve tried to check it on DigitalOcean droplet using several command but I didnt ...
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2 in one convertible laptop to easel mode optimization

I have a 2 in one convertible HP pavilion laptop. On Windows I can flip it the whole way around and turn it into a laptop, or put it in easel mode so that the keyboard is disabled and when I set it on ...
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Bang & Olufsen Speakers Not Recognized

Time for a new computer and more Ubuntu setup problems. I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed via USB on a dual boot HP Envy 27qe AiO with Bang & Olufsen speakers. I've been combing the forum trying older ...
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What is the best way to configure a Thinkpad's TrackPoint?

The previously useful ThinkWiki pages appear quite outdated. I am trying to permanently change my TrackPoint sensitivity and speed settings and enable middle mouse button scrolling. I have tried ...
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Camera not getting detected in ubuntu 14.04 HP laptop

Camera was working fine few days ago but now when I open cheese in terminal it gives message "Error during camera setup: No device found" and some other messages. ashish@Ashish-Notebook:~$ lsusb Bus ...
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How do I identify what hardware button is pressed? [closed]

I'd like to assign a certain task to execute when a specific hardware button is pressed. My question is how should I proceed to achieve this behaviour? Where is the information about the assigned ...
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Did ubuntu really crashes hdd?

After installing ubuntu my seagate barracuda (6yo), died in few days. That is why i had to buy new WD hdd-disk. I installed ubuntu again and everything seems ok, but hdd works too loudly. When i used ...
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hwinfo replaced with … what?

New and Hopefully more clear question this is NOT a question about some system information program I NEED to know what framebuffer modes I can add in grub configuration without starting to ...
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Determining the type of RAM

I'm trying to determine what type of RAM a computer has (whether it's DDR2 or DDR3). I've tried several commands: sudo lshw -short -C memory outputs this: H/W path Device Class ...
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Crackling and feedback with Presonus AudioBox USB on 12.04

I'm using the Presonus AudioBox USB with the packaged microphone and headphones (AudioBox Studio Bundle with M7 High-Definition Condenser Microphone and HD7 Professional Monitoring Headphones). I ...
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How to check if the laptop has infrared receiver in linux

I want to know if my laptop has infrared receiver in linux terminal. I was wondering if there is a terminal command that I can use to see if the laptop has an infrared receiver? I know one way is to ...
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Unable to find medium containing a live file system

I was trying to install Ubuntu via Bootable Usb Drive .when I click the install Ubuntu it's taking some time and showing the following error: BusyBox V1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.21.0-1ubuntu1) built in shell ...
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inxi installation on ubuntu

I have migrated from Linux Mint to Ubuntu 64(KDE installed). I want check my hardware with inxi -F command but it returns : inxi: command not found and as I want to install inxi (sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't detect internal mobile broadband (Gobi 2000)

Hi I have been trying Ubuntu to detect and connect using the buit in mobile broadband capability in my HP 110 netbook but until now nothing seems to work Output of lspci command: 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: ...
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Can't find my DVD drive in Ubuntu 16.04

I guess you could say that I'm a slightly educated noob (I know, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing). My drive worked fine in Mint 17.3, but I am now running Lubuntu 16.04 and my DVD drive has ...
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How do I know the cache-line settings of my Ubuntu 14.04?

I am working on a 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04 machine, and I am asked to provide the "cache-line setting" of my machine. I am wondering can I directly inquire this information from the OS? Or I need to dig ...
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Problem related to ethernet port

I can connect to internet only via WiFi and USB dongle. My LAN port doesn't seem to be working. When I connect my ethernet wire the lights of the port blink. And system detects it. But is never able ...
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Ubuntu randomly freezes when I press certain keys

This is a weird issue I'm facing recently. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop (Acer E 15 E5-571G-51XR) and it was doing pretty fine until a weird issue popped up roughly 3 weeks later. Whenever I ...
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Cursor misbehaving, Hardware problem or Software?

I bought a new HP laptop and installed fresh Ubuntu 16.04 on it. After installing Ubuntu I faced some problems with the WiFi, realtek, somehow I got a way around and fixed it. Yesterday night I put ...
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how to setup a Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)

Bluetooth setup docs seem a bit dated; my device, but with a different chipset, is on the hardware support docs, however. thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ hciconfig hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: USB ...
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South bridge diagnose tool for ubuntu?

My 6-yo laptop has many random freezes: sometimes it works fine for a week (including suspend/resume), and then it completely hangs twice before I can get to check my email. Things I tried: memtest ...
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How to install Windows 7 on notebook with Ubuntu preinstalled? [closed]

How to install Windows 7 on notebook with Ubuntu preinstalled? New notebook come with Ubuntu preinstalled. I want replace Ubuntu with Windows 7 (not dual boot). I have Windows 7 .iso image on DVD. ...
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sub-woofer howto

I have a laptop with a 2.1 audio system, the sub-woofer is external and in windows it's volume can be controlled by Realtek audio manager (the one which comes with audio drivers) and from windows ...
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All subsequent releases include same hardware and more?

Can I assume that every subsequent release of Ubuntu will operate with all the same covered hardware as previous versions? I am going to load Ubuntu as o/s for Lenovo W510. This laptop was "certified"...
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How do I find out my motherboard model?

Is there a way to find what motherboard model I have? If yes, how, please?
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS not recognising external DVD drive

since upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from 15.10, I've been having trouble loading DVDs onto my machine from my external disc drive (the drive is a Lite-On eTAU108 manufactured back in May of 2010 if ...
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WI-FI not detected after installing UBUNTU 16.04 LTS 64 bit

I had purchased a new laptop HP 15 AC179 TX which having radio card(RTL8723Be) & as per my plan I was install Ubuntu 64 bit 16.04 LTS on it but after installation I was found my wifi is not ...
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terminal unable to find device “Mouse”

I have tried may web pages first to slow down my mouse,I have 1 HP USB Optical,1 ONN Wireless USB receiver type. Got them slowed down but in Terminal when I try to get into the properties of either I ...
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bad superblocks everytime with different hardware / iso?

i have been having some trouble with bad super blocks. installation Erase and install OS (third option) No changes to partitions. Common error messages Bad Super block /dev/sda -partition / ...
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any idea what type of error this is - Machine check / Kernel Panic

I have been getting the following problem running Ubuntu 12.10. Basically, it freezes completely, doesn't respond to keyboard or mouse, CAPS won't change and alt+sys req+REISUB doesn't do anything. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 on Dell Inspiron 13-7353

I’ve installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a Dell Inspiron 13-7353. Things work okay mostly, but two critical problems have appeared. First, occasionally, when the laptop wakes up from sleep the screen will ...
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Newest Mplab software that works with Ubuntu and ICD2

I have an old ICD2, used with an old version of MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE) under Windows. Now I need to use this hardware again for a microcontroller but my OS is nowadays Kubuntu ...
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ubuntu-16.04-server-i386 installation Error “Failed command Write DMA EXT”

So I know this Error had been already discussed in this Forum several times, but I just want to know a solution perfectly fitting to my Problem. I am trying to Install Ubuntu 16.04 on a really old ...
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cannot unblock the hardblocked external wifi device

i'm newbie to linux and i'm using external wifi device to connect with internet. After i came across with many site & forums ,i found that "hardblocked - yes" is making trouble.I tried many ways ...
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How to install a HP LaserJet P1102w?

I just did an install of the hp laserjet P1102w printer and its not working. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04,and I went to see if I had hplip installed and it said I did. How do I do this?
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Are SSHDs with SATA transparent to operating system/mother board?

I was trying to find answer to this question for many days. What my current laptop has: 500GB Serial ATA drive What I want to replace with: Seagate SSHD SATA drive Does this change ...
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unblock dell-wifi soft block

rfkill list shows: 0: phy0 Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes I already ran rfkill unblock all and yet ...
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DVD drive keeps ejecting

my dvd-drive keeps ejecting. Laptop: Lenovo T420 OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome) Additional info: $ dmesg | tail [ 3638.453355] Buffer I/O error on dev sr0, logical block 91410, async page read [ 3638....
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How to set up multiple hard drives as one volume?

I am about to set up box to basically be a file server. I plan on having multiple drives in the box, and would like to set them all up so that they appear to be a single drive. So I could essentially ...
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Installing HSPA dongle ( WU260 from T&W) on Ubuntu 15.04

I recently bought HSPA dongle modem. It works on Windows, but I can't install it on my Ubuntu 15.04. Is there anyone could help me? The modem is a WU260 from T&W.
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My main hard drive on ubuntu has no free space left

I have a hard drive that keeps filling up with data, but I'm unable to figure out what is causing it. I tried moving files, but the system just replaces that data with more useless data. This made it ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 hangs at boot

Ubuntu 16.04 wont boot and hangs at "unsupported splx structure" Im on a Asus ROG 501JW, with Skylake CPU, Intel 530 + Nvidia 960m and intel wireless AC-7265
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Has anyone tried the Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock on Ubuntu?

I'm thinking on buying the Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock and use it with Ubuntu and Unity, but I haven't found information regarding if Ubuntu already has built-in drivers for it. The link to this product is ...
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Help with moving an Ubuntu Server Installation to new hardware

I was wanting to find out whether my simplistic view of upgrading my server hardware is correct. I have an older dual core intel HP machine with a couple of 2Tb drives with our families media, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 install freezes at hardware configuration on HP Pavillion DV8125nr

I've tried many different routes to install by DVD but each and every time the farthest the install gets is to the hardware configuration phase at about 80-90% completion. I've checked all the usual (...
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cannot install on asus z97-a 3.1 mobo

I can boot into my usb from my bios, but when i select install or run without install I lose video output. I have tried all of my usb ports and I tried using a usb hub to bring it down to usb 2.0 but ...