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

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Is this a hardware or software failure?

My system freezes up increasingly, but tests show nothing for HDD,SDD,RAM and it runs fine from Live CD. Given the details below, what does this point to, or what else can I test? I ran ubuntu 14.04 ...
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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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Is the Intel Thunderbolt interface supported in Ubuntu Linux?

I was searching the web around one hour now, but still could not find a definite answer: Is Intel Thunderbolt already working with Linux? I am especially interested in networking, so that I can ...
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Integrated laptop keyboard stopped working in Ubuntu 14.04 after removal-installation but working in BIOS and GRUB

I'm using a wireless USB keyboard for now. The integrated laptop keyboard stopped working after I disconnected it from the mobo temporarily for cleaning. I had thought initially that it was broken, ...
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I need to Copy OEM Ubuntu hardive

I am going to sell computers with Ubuntu OS and want to per install software. I am using the OEM ubuntu software but can`t figure out how to copy it to a another hardive. I need a master copy that i ...
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Missing WIFI driver on ASUS X551MA laptop

The WIFI does not seem to work by default, and I cannot seem to find any resource online. Where would I start looking? Output of lshw looks as follows ubuntu description: Notebook product: ...
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Why isn't my mouse working in Ubuntu 14.04?

For the past few weeks, my mouse has been not working properly in Ubuntu. At random, the mouse pointer freezes and not after any amount of time does it work again. I can still tab around with the ...
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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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Why some hardware recognition still fail in Linux? [closed]

I apologise if is not pertinent for stack exchange. The answer should be technical and not following your heart. Why after years of development and big enhancements Linux still struggle in recognising ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2015 3rd gen 20 BS - trackpoint, clickpad and wifi

I have got a brand new Lenovo X1 Carbon 2015 with IPS Display which is really a great laptop. But when installing ubuntu there are some problems I have already solved and some I have not. I put this ...
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Controlling Bluetooth mouse gestures that register keyboard events

tl;dr I just bought a Logitech T630. It's a Bluetooth mouse that supports several keyboard events via gestures (PDF). These gestures are fine and dandy but I have little use for them. I'm having a ...
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Can I usably run Photoshop in a Windows VM with this setup?

I'm researching hardware in order to build a new PC and I'd like to run linux as my main OS and just run windows in a VM. Do you think it'll be fast enough to run photoshop in a windows VM or will I ...
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Shutting down and hardware error

After I'm trying to do: # shutdown -P now System is shutting down, but instead of power off I got this kind of message (screenshot): Hardware Error: System Fatal error Hardware Error: CPU:0 ...
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LCD Display USB detected as 20x2 instead of 20x4

I have a PD-6207 Posiflex USB display which is detected as 20x2 instead of 20x4 so that I can only use half of the screen. I wonder if someone knows how I can configure the size of the screen. When I ...
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My lap is cold. How can I get ubuntu on my laptop to start generating some heat with minimal effort?

Basically I want the CPU and the GPU to start working hard so it heats up my laptop, but not to the point where I can no longer use my laptop. I still need to work on it. How can I accomplish this ...
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System Information Remotely

I want to access system information of remote Ubuntu system using terminal. How should I get system details remotely?
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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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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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Test for Artifacts

I have some weird effect on the screen when I open for example the terminal from the dock. The effect doesn't work perfectly and there is like a small vsync on the windows manager. I'm thinking maybe ...
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Cannot install ubuntu because of possible hard drive failure

When I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 the installer always crashed and the bug reporter tells me The system log from your installation contains an error. The specific error commonly occurs when ...
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Check if my laptop has built-in microphone

How can I check if my laptop has built-in microphone ? I have ubuntu 12.04 installed
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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 hardware market

Can anyone show me where I can find information about the computer hardware market with pre-installed Ubuntu software on it? In other words, what is the current market like? How many units are ...
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Deactivate accelerometer

I am having some trouble using games that use joysticks because my laptop has an accelerometer (I don't have the slightest idea why this might be useful on a laptop), and it's interfeering with ...
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How does Ubuntu detect hardware?

Are there any common actions that user have to do after installing new hardware? Is Ubuntu makes some hardware-dependent adjustments during installation (except generation of /etc/fstab file), that ...
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Logged as root changes are not made

Firstly I want to mention that my hard-drive today stopped to boot Ubuntu, because of I/O read errors. The problem seems to be related to a hardware one, not a logical one. I used Hirens tools on a ...
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lshw output: unclaimed and strange lines in memory

I am sorry if this has already been asked, I could not find any solutions. I have some questions about lshw output: 1. What do these lines in *memory section mean? (the same appears in *-bank:1 and ...
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How do I fix a “Wireless is disabled by hardware switch” error?

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.04 from 11.10 but soon after updating I was disappointed to see that Wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I can not click the button 'Enable wireless' which is ...
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How can I install multifunction printer-scaner Samsung SCX-3405 on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I use such printer on my lab top. It can only print but it cannot scan. I want to know how can I install this device driver. Thank you.
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External Iomega Zip Driver

I have files on old Zip disks and I no longer have WinXP to be able to load the drivers for my External Iomega Zip 250 Zip Drive. I'm new-ish to Ubuntu and using 14.04. How do I get Ubuntu to ...
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Mouse keeps freezing in ubuntu 14.04

I have a regular Dell optical USB mouse, dell M0C5U0 to be precise. It keeps freezing randomly (3-4 times in a 3 hour space) in ubuntu 14.04. I recently upgraded from 12.09 and I never had this ...
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Should I install 64-bit Ubuntu onto my 32-bit machine?

I own a Toshiba Laptop with the following details: AMD Turion X2 64 Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00 GHz Processor 3 GB of RAM 32-bit Windows Vista Does this machine meet the requirements to run ...
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How to monitor & log server hardware temperatures & load

I am looking for a way to log & monitor my server hardware temperatures and load (like for CPU or RAM). How might I do that? Objective is to: ensure hardware is not heating up identify what ...
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How to disable integrated webcam and still be able to use an external one

I am looking for a way to disable the webcam that is integrated into my laptop. The webcam is using uvcvideo module but I do not want to blacklist it since it is also being used by an external webcam ...
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How do I check system specifications?

I am total noob in Linux. I wanna know what is the equivalent of "My Computer" in Ubuntu 11.04. I want to check my computer specs such as Processor Speed, Memory, and etc. Whenever I check properties ...
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How do I use a second HDMI-connected monitor?

I've looked around for answers to this, but nothing I've found has been relevant, which seems a little weird but there you go. All I'd like to do is drive a second monitor via HDMI from a laptop. From ...
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How can I view my northbridge, hypertransport, and RAM speedsin Linux?

I am trying to tweak the settings in my BIOS and was hoping to be able to double check that things are running as I set them. I know how to check CPU clocks and lots of other info with dmidecode, cat ...
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wireless (bluetooth and wifi) both stopped working strangly after shutdown

Wireless function on my vaio SVE15115EN (with ubuntu 14.04.1 LT) stops working after a shutdown yesterday (before that it worked without any problems). ifconfig is not listing wlan0. Output of ...
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Will not show installation menu!

I am trying to load Ubuntu 14.02.2 on my desktop computer. I have repartitioned my solid state drive with a Windows dis, placed the Ubuntu disk in the trey, and selected to boot from the BD-ROM. I get ...
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How can I force USB devices to keep the same device file even after they crash and are reset?

I have 3 USB webcams and 3 Arduino's plugged into the same computer. On startup, they are labeled /dev/videoN (N goes from 0 to 2) and /dev/ttyACMN (N goes from 0 to 2). So far, so good. The problem ...
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How to leave a usb port powered during shutdown for charging mobile?

My Sony VAIO Laptop has a feature which will allow me to keep one USB port powered even when my laptop is shut down. It is given in the manual here. It can be switched on or off from the Vaio software ...
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14.04 installation on Asus: “Attemped to kill the idle task! Kernel panic - not syncing”

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on new PC configuration (asus b85m-g, i3, vertex ssd) via ubuntu boot dvd (burned iso). After initial installation process (country, user account) and copying files ...
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Evolis Primacy Linux Compatibility

Does anyone have any experience of using the Evolis Primacy ID Card Printer with Ubuntu? If so, how easy is it to use/configure. Can anyone recommend any good software for designing the cards? ...
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Why does Ubuntu Gnome has no support for macbook keyboard backlight like Ubuntu Unity?

On regular Ubuntu (with Unity) the macbook keyboard backlight works fine and also the hotkeys to increase/decrease brightness of the keyboard backlight. On Ubuntu Gnome this doesn't work at all. Do ...
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Right click doesn't work on HP mini 210 touchpad

Need help in getting the right mouse click to work on a HP mini 210-1015TU when using the touchpad. If I plug in a USB mouse, both left click and right click function as normal. Using the touchpad ...
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Which document scanners work with Ubuntu? [closed]

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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Could sensors-detect have done anything bad to my machine

I recently installed lm-sensors and ran the command (as instructed here): sudo sensors-detect But then I read the man page on it which said: DESCRIPTION sensors-detect is an interactive ...
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How can I find my hardware details?

Is there any built-in software or terminal method allowing me to view the hardware profiles on my system? Windows equivalent of such a feature would be Device Manager.
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install problem/error mainboard based (I guess)

I as in the header told got a problem with the installation of ubuntu (and other linux versions too), I guess its a problem with my mainboard. because when I try to install ubuntu I get the following ...
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wifi card fifo going berserk

From time to time my computer freezes and when I change to tty1 I see a lot of error messages. I cant even login due to the speed of the appearing messages. Here is a screen photo. Anyone got ...