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

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Will Microsoft Touch Mouse work?

I would like to buy Microsoft Touch Mouse but I don't know if it's going to work. I am interested especially on the multitouch functions (gestures) and touch scrolling. Have anyone tested it on ...
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Computer shuts down imediately after selecting ubuntu on grub

I've been experiencing a strange problem with my computer lately. When I power the computer on, it loads grub boot loader and when I select Ubuntu 14.04-LTS, the computer almost immediately shuts off. ...
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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The previously useful ThinkWiki pages appear quite outdated.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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Toshiba 40" tv as a monitor, keep losing antialiasing

I have a toshiba 40" tv that ive been using as a monitor and have a strange issue. Every time I turn the tv off I lose all antialiasing in my session and have to restart compiz and sometimes relog to ...
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How to show notification when a usb device is inserted?

It would be good to know that when you connect a USB device like a web-cam, it notifies me that it works or not.
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Cleanup after switching hardware

After switching hardware, for example by putting your drive into another laptop, which places should you clean up? Which files contain hardware entries that you should remove? So far I stumbled ...
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Monitor switches off and won't come back!

I have Lubuntu 14.04 running on a Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E. My problems is: out of nowhere my monitor turns off, and no matter what I hit on the keyboard it doesn't come back. The only solution is to put ...
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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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Problems during booting - Error reading from disk/GRUB rescue

Sometimes, I cannot boot my OS (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and I always get different sort of error. Maybe you can help with identifying where is the problem. These crashes are becoming more frequent and I ...
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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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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 not recognize NVIDIA GeForce 310M hardware?

I've got a typical problem with my NVidia GPU. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 over windows 7 and completely whiped everything (on purpose), so I have a clean Ubuntu computer. Some specs: ASUS ...
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Will the Bamboo Pad (NOT TABLET) work on Ubuntu 14.04?

Will the Wacom Bamboo Pad work on my Ubuntu mac?
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How to check 'NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M' is installed, lspci not showing the model?

How can i confirm whether NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M 2GB is installed on my ubuntu laptop? lspci is showing '08:00.0 3D controller : NVIDIA Corporation Device 1140 (rev ff)' does this mean 'NVIDIA ...
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Can not change backlight brightness on samsung laptop

Whenever I try to change the backlight brightness with the fn+f1 or fn+f2 keys, the gui does show that the brightness is being adjusted. However the actual brightness stays the same, until I get to ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.10 Display Issue - How do i fix? (My Other answer wasnt really unanswered. Please support me!) [duplicate]

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lpb8f40hfjsg9w0/Screenshot%20from%202014-11-09%2019%3A54%3A13.png?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fkzv64cpkpf7qqk/Screenshot%20from%202014-11-09%2019%3A54%3A30.png?dl=0 I ...
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How to access the UEFI firmware settings? (aka BIOS)

When trying to install Ubuntu on a UEFI-capable computer that came with Windows 8 preinstalled there is no indication like on previous computers (eg. "Press F2 to enter setup") when to access the BIOS ...
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Optical drive not recognized on Sony vaio VGN-NS150D

ORIGINAL: I have a copy of Ubuntu 5.10 that won't use my CD-RW drive on Sony Vaio VGN-NS150D, so I can't install it. Does anyone know if a newer version of Ubuntu will use the CD drive? The drive is ...
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Apple wireless mouse and keyboard does not work

I paired the mouse and keyboard on Ubuntu, but it seems not work. I got this error in /var/log/syslog: kernel: [ 1875.935712] input: Apple Magic Mouse as ...
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Problems with video card or motherboard

I am using a Sony VGN-SZ32CP laptop, which is equipped with a nVidia GeForce Go 7400 video card with a 128MB memory, and a integrated card which is "Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML ...
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Connecting ALIX 6F2 through USB serial port, putty displays nothing

Please help me connect ALIX with my laptop through a serial port to usb converter. Has anyone ever tried it? Do suggest if there is some different approach. My OS: UBUNTU 12.04 Using Device : ALIX ...
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Error Desktop Manager not Active (Sometimes)

Once again I have a weird bug. It doesn't happen every time I start my Ubuntu partition, but rather every once in awhile, maybe every third or fourth start? I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with LXDE ...
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How to activate the CD / DVD “UltraBay” of a Thinkpad?

I have an Thinkpad T61 with a CD-RW / DVD combi-drive in the UltraBay, running on 14.01. When I power up the laptop, the drive's led blinks and I can open it with the eject button. After Ubuntu ...
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my wifi disconnects after some time and gets blocked by hardware switch

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and I have been using Windows for years, but viruses made me consider Linux. I first tried elementary OS because it is easy to use, I enjoyed it a lot but after surfing the ...
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Installing drivers for a windows 7 guest in virtualbox

I am new to ubuntu. I want to know how to install drivers such as lan, wifi, audio, video & graphics, webcam and so in Windows 7 32bit installed as a guest OS inside Ubuntu 10.10 (host) using ...
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White grey strip on right hand side of display

I have updated my ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 few weeks ago. I am using Dell Inspirion N5010. From past week i am noticing white strip on right hand side of my display. It remains there from boot up ...
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Plantronics Audio628USB buttons does not work on ubuntu 12.04

Linux Ubuntu 3.11.0-15-generic I have Desktop computer processor is Intel® Core™ i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz × 4 and I use Plantronics Audio628USB headset but the headset can work on windows. Its four ...
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Canon LBP2900 does not work with Ubuntu 12.04

I've installed the CAPT drivers (V2.60) and have followed the instructions given here but still no luck. The CUPS jobs page just stays at "Sending data to printer.". Please help.
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Acer C720 and Not Responding Touchpad

I recently live booted Ubuntu 14.04 in seaBIOS on Acer C720 Chromebook. Everything worked well accept the touchpad it just stay's there unresponsive. I intalled Ubuntu using the keyboard on my laptop ...
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How to get more CPU information than by the usual ways?

I'm familiar with uname, lscpu, hwinfo, lshw, and less /proc/cpuinfo. But! None of those are telling me what I want to know about my processor. ATLAS lists these processor types: Intel PIII, with ...
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Tilt of laptop causing “Unknown key pressed” syslog entries

While trying to figure out another crash on a new HP Probook 4340s, Ubuntu 12.04, I noticed my syslog was getting continuously spammed by this: Jan 14 06:50:02 localhost kernel: [ 1070.536686] atkbd ...
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I have to replug the webcam everytime I restart

Everytime I restart the computer and I try to use the Webcam, it says that the webcam is not detected. I have to unplug it and replug it to be able to use it. Is there a way to know why this is ...
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Kernel Panic With Cheap Wi-Fi Usb Adapter

I've just bought a cheap usb wifi adapter from ebay. It is mediatek based, lsusb outputs: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. I'm on 3.13 kernel, and the driver provided in ...
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Mouse cursor freeze: can get it to move with the mouse but keyboard keys work!

It's already 4 times that my mouse cursor has frozen today in about 7 hours of use! The last two freeze were at 2hr 25min interval, the last 3 being in the same session. It's a new ps/2 optical mouse, ...
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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 ...
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dualboot windows 7 behaves as if th left key is stuck but works fine in ubuntu

Windows behaves as if the left key is stuck. I have a laptop the onboard keyboard doesn't work nor does the mouse. Only the media keys and the power button work on the laptop i use a usb keyboard and ...
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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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Drive not detected on 14.04.1 server install for Western Digital drive

Ubuntu cannot locate my hard drive (WD6402AAEX) during install. Hard drive works fine under Win7 x64. Bios and cabling is fine. Am I missing something? I don't see Linux drivers on the WD website ...
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HTML5 multi touch events from touch screen

I have a Ubuntu machine with a 24" touchscreen and it is working fine. I can move the mouse, do gestures with several touch points and such so the hardware is working fine. Now I wonder if it is ...
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Some problems with Ubuntu (particularly Hardware Decoding)

I'm new here and I have no experience using Ubuntu. I have finally decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Netbook. Acer Aspire One 725 CPU: AMD C-70 APU Dual-Core 1.33 GHz GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7290 ...
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Intex usb modem is not recognasied in 14.04

Intex usb modem works normally on my windows dual boot but ubuntu 14.04, do not recognise any hardware but the modem shows the sign that it is connected with some device, what are the possible reasons ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 detects 4 out of 8 GB of ram in dual channel mode

I have 2 x 4 GB sticks of RAM. My motherboard (Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P) supports up to 4 sticks and 32 GB of memory in dual channel mode. However if I install my memory into the slots recommended in the ...
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Using microphone input port as headphone output

I have one audio output jack and one audio input jack on my laptop. I want to use it for real time audio mixing, and I need to have another discrete output for headphones that is independent of the ...
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Acer Aspire wifi on Broadcom b43 not working [duplicate]

ck, including userspace. [ 79.694480] [drm] Please file a _new_ bug report on bugs.freedesktop.org against DRI -> DRM/Intel [ 79.694486] [drm] drm/i915 developers can then reassign to the right ...
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Vendor Id and Product ID for Micromax 355G USB modem

I recently switched from windows to ubuntu and I'm newbie to this new platform. I want to configure my Micromax 355G usb modem in ubuntu 14.04 and for configure I check out lot of question on this ...
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Cannot Boot into the GUI Mode after Installing “ATI binary X.Org driver” from Ubuntu Software Center

The computer cannot boot into the GUI Mode after installing "ATI binary X.Org driver" from Ubuntu software center. Now I boot into recovery mode -> root -> mount -o remount,rw /. What can I do to fix ...
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why is glxgears faster without optirun

glxgears seems to be much faster when using my integrated graphics chip, than when I activate the graphics card using bumblebee's optirun or primusrun. When I run glxgears with optirun, I get ~1250 ...
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Google Chrome Canary - on Ubuntu 14.04 how to get it?

I need to test some hardware on Ubuntu 14.04 which are all working on Mac and Windows 8.1. But Ubuntu 14.04 old Google Chrome is available via apt-get How do I get the Google Chrome Canary or ...
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wifi and bluetooth not detected on toshiba NB505

I am using toshiba NB 505 and have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The wifi and bluetooth are not working. It is unable to detect and also does not start. please help.
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Bluetooth dongle is not working on my Desktop PC

I have a bluetooth dongle attached on my machine (desktop PC), that's not working. It's icon showing on upper right side on desktop. Showing all options like, Bluetooth (On/Off) and Visible (On/Off). ...