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

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Running Ubuntu on Asus UX303LA

I've been looking for a Laptop for school and stumbled across the Asus UX303LA since Lenovo doesn't bother using decent displays in their beginner to semi-professional Thinkpads. I'm probably getting ...
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Ambient light sensor support

I have a 2010 Sony Vaio laptop running Ubuntu 12.10, with an ambient light sensor installed to adjust screen brightness automatically. However, last time I checked, this was not supported by default ...
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How to diagnose audio / sound problems

How can I diagnose audio / sound problems? Which informations should I provide to get help to identity the problem?
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cherry st1044 not recognized in ubuntu 12.10

I cannot get Ubuntu 12.10 to recognize my Cherry ST1044 smart terminal reader. The terminal shows the PCSC software is installed but "no service" is also displayed in the terminal.
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Computer lagging badly on all operating systems

I've been having the longest battle with a computer I assembled myself years ago. At the time I wasn't using it so I installed windows 8.1 (another battle in itself) and gave the computer to my ...
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Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad

I'd like to fully disable the fingerprint sensor on my IBM X41 Thinkpad. The first place to look which comes to mind is BIOS (version 2.09, 74ET64WW): I just checked again: as far as I can tell there ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 continuous beeping

I'm using Ubuntu 13.1064b on a Dell Inspiron N5010. Sometimes when I boot into Ubuntu, I get a continuous beeping noise on my sound card output. My laptop's internal speakers stopped working a long ...
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Getting two USB devices to run on different buses

My objective is to get two webcams streaming simultaneously on my computer. Because of bandwidth limitations of the uvcvideo driver (or see bottom of UVC faq), I need the two webcams to be on ...
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How can I get multiple SYBA SI-PEX40057 (Marvell 88SE9230-based) SATA cards to play nice?

I've built a storage server using: Supermicro X9SCM-F motherboard Three Syba SI-PEX40057 PCIe SATA cards Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS All twelve ports on the cards are populated with storage drives, as ...
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Hard Drive too slow

My computer has been going too slow since I remember, I tried several tips I found on Internet but nothing worked. After spending some time searching about the problem I found that it might be my hard ...
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how to debug faulty hardware that causes freezing

I have an old desktop box that seems to freeze quite often while running Ubuntu. Sometimes it takes 1-2 min after boot, sometimes 30 min, sometimes it can run for days just fine. Upon freezing the ...
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How to change Laptop screen's contrast?

I use Xubuntu 12.04 on a Samsung ultrabook (series 5 ultra). How can I adjust the contrast of the laptop's screen?
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Need graphics configuration for 12.04

I am trying to get the graphic interface running for a new 12.04 install on an embedded PC. There is no separate graphic card but the onboard graphic chip is an SM722. Is there a driver in ubuntu for ...
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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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USB number pad won't work

Last week I recycled my fiance's 2011 Macbook Pro 13.3 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto it. I need a numerical number pad for work so I picked up this from Office Depot. When I run lsusb it shows up as ...
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Does Ubuntu commercial support supports Kubuntu 15.04?

Does Ubuntu commercial support supports Kubuntu 15.04? The big difference between Ubuntu an Kubuntu of course KDE desktop, but what if I need support for hardware and interconnect problems (related ...
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wireless button not working in linux

im running gnome ubuntu 14.10/windows 7 ultimate on a hp pavilion g6 1d98dx and it appears that my wireless button is somehow bound to something to do with the softblock (not the hardblock as it ...
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Scale HD TV resolution with black around it

I'm trying to scale down my tv monitor so it will be like my smaller monitor. Is there a way I can make it smaller and have black around it so it will be the same size as the other one. Essentially I ...
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i2cdetect - set lower speed

I heard that I must set lower speed for i2cdetect to get list of more connected deviced to my laptop but I can't find in man how to set lower speed. Obviously i2cdetect scans different ports at ...
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ProSavage DDR video drivers not working

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and everything went well except for one little thing: general display speed sucks! So, looking around on Google, I've found that VIA ProSavage DDR display drivers may ...
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Frozen screen and odd lines on it

I own a Dell Inspiron N4050 running with Ubuntu 12.04. It's been a while that my laptop's screen get frozen randomly. When it does, a lot of lines appear on the screen (as you can see on the photo). I ...
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Using hardware Encryption instead of SSL

I am using Freescale iMX6 security processor's CAAM for encryption and decryption of data. But how do I make my system use the hardware encryption instead of software? Do I have to make changes to ...
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Pen input and software backing

Will ubuntu phones have hardware support and software backing for pen like in microsoft surface and samsung note ?
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How to get my hardware working for Kubuntu 14.04?

I have a webcam, mic, and printer I want to get working (if possible) on Kubuntu 14.04. The webcam is the highest priority for what I want to get working. Currently, it works in cheese, but isn't ...
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network card issues on ASUS N550JK with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The network card (realtek gigabit ethernet) doesn't work, doesn't send or receive packets. There is an error message saying something about a transmit queue timeout. I'm including some output that may ...
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How do I get my Sierra pci express card configured and working?

I need to get a Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC7354 mini-PCI Express card working with Ubuntu server 14.04. The card has been activated on the Verizon network and I'm now trying to get the card configured ...
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Really SLOW update/upgrade and other problems - where to start to diagnose/solve?

Last October I rebuilt my desktop and installed the AMD64 version of 13.10. I have an MSI H87M-E33 Intel H87 motherboard, an Intel Core i3-4130 (Haswell) processor 4GB RAM Crucial V4 64GB SSD Most ...
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How to force device detection and diagnose issues

I'm using an Acer Aspire V3 571G. It originally had Windows 7 installed but after sustaining some physical trauma it became unable to boot, judging by the scratching sound one of the hard drive's ...
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Mounting 2nd Hard Drive (Win7)

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my internal hard drive and I’m tiring to mount a 2nd internal to recover data off it. It has Win7 Home installed on it. I am having problems mounting it. What is the ...
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Is the Radeon HD 7790 supported in Ubuntu?

I have an MSI Radeon HD 7790 graphics card and I cannot figure out whether it's supported in Ubuntu or not, and to what extent (2D, 3D accel., VDPAU, etc). I tried asking on a few forums but got ...
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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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Why my CPU of 2.1GHz clocks at 800mhz in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've a problem with my notebook DELL INSPIRON 1720. This notebook have a CPU Intel t8100 2.1GHz and it doesn't work perfectly. It works at 800MHz stable, like in power-safe. But when I change the ...
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What may cause the desktop wallpaper to be scrambled?

I have a very strange problem. Sometimes when I work a long time with my laptop while the desktop is hidden a strange thing happens. I show the desktop and it is all scrambled. This problem is all ...
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What is the best way to get Ubuntu work on my new laptop

I am going to buy a new laptop, and my old laptop is runing ubuntu 13.10 x64 and win7, can I just replace the hard disk from old laptop to the new laptop? Can ubuntu automatically recognize the new ...
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Compatibility of the Trust Flex Design Tablet with Ubuntu

Can anyone give me feedback about the compatibility of the Trust Flex Design Tablet with Ubuntu? I couldn't find much useful information on the Internet so far. Especially, I wonder, whether the 1024 ...
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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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When I play music on my ubuntu 13.04 Dell XPS 13 FHD laptop the sound plays through the headphones and speakers at the same time

I tried the settings mention in this topic: Headphone jack not working? but with no luck. The first thing i tried was to edit analog-output-headphones.conf but when i did that, i could no longer play ...
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Will not install from thumb drive

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my wife's laptop, Windows Vista had been removed by a previous owner. This was given to us. The previous owner said that the laptop should boot to Ubuntu without the ...
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Wireless connection problem

I need help in setting up wireless connection in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Not detecting any drivers, in spite of having a modem and a router.
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Was able to use proprietary ATI driver before, now on clean install I don't have that option

I am running 12.04LTS, and I just formatted. Prior to the format, I was using the ATI proprietary driver through "additional drivers". I have two ATI radeons that are crossfired. Now, when I do go ...
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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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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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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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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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Lenovo X220: Wifi issue

I have a problem with my wifi on my lenovo x220 using Xubuntu 15.04. Sometimes I'm connected to the network but I can't use the network (ping, traceroute, etc. ...). Troubleshooting: I have to reboot ...
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Suspend logging me out

I am having a problem recently that when I suspend my computer, upon waking it up after a while, it just logs me out and then prompts the main login screen. This closes all my running programs from ...
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Upgrade hardware enablement stack but retain kernel

Ubuntu 14.04.01 According to official documentation, upgrading the hardware enablement stack in Ubuntu to utopic-lts upgrades the kernel and xorg. I only want to upgrade xorg to correct a display ...
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No login prompt to GUI after motherboard upgrade

After changing motherboard in my Ubuntu 15.04 computer I ran into problem with logging in GUI. For an instant moment I see a standard login window. Immediately thereafter the following window shows. ...
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What are canonical steps for making a hardware work on Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a canonical answer Say you buy a new piece of hardware(a smartphone, a microscope or a computer enabled toaster). It does not work out of the box on Linux. You search on the internet, ...
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IMac screen issues

I've been testing out different Linux distribution over the last 6 months. I run them as main systems on my 27” 2011 Imac. The issues I've had has to do with the screen. On random boots or waking up ...