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

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Which Ubuntu should I install for >8GB RAM?

I having using Ubuntu for about 6 years now. I have seen some of its bests and some of its worsts. I have tried Ubuntu 64 bits and have many issues, among them the computer ran a lot slower than ...
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Acer laptop, Intel 2200BG, wireless “disabled by hardware switch” irrespective of switch position

I have the problem that on my old Acer Travelmate292 the wireless hardware switch has stopped working a couple releases ago. It worked fine in Windows. BIOS is at the latest version, the switch is ...
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Do I need to install extra drivers on an Aspire 4750 6801?

I have an aspire 4750 6801. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to install the hardware drivers but I got this message: "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system". I would like to know if ...
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Can't make Safenet PKI client “find” my etoken (12.04 LTS)

Well, I need to use the Etoken to digitally sign invoices in my country for my company. I have installed Safenet 8.1 software, and I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. The PKI client (from Safenet) ...
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Problem removing 3G mobile broadband dongle on 12.04

I recently upgraded my 3G mobile broadband dongle to a newer model. Ubuntu recognizes it and I can connect/disconnect with no trouble. The problem comes when I try to safely remove the drive by right ...
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What exactly are items in the /dev directory?

I have been writing an application in C++ that transmits radio messages by writing to a modem connected to the serial port. To do this I need to get a file descriptor using code of the form fd1=open(...
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How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns?

My company is considering the use of Ubuntu as an OS for use on a hardware device. It would be installed on compact flash drive - apparently this is not standard flash drive but a specific type of ...
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Is the AMD Radeon HD7670M compatible with 12.04?

I want to buy a new laptop and run ubuntu 12.04 on it. I have my eyes on an HP but i want o make sure if the vga is fully compatible with ubuntu. The VGA is AMD Radeon HD7670M
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Which device drivers are built into the kernel?

I recently installed a vendor supplied embedded linux onto a hardware device. When I ran lsmod on the device command line the response was empty. I was lead to believe that this means that the drivers ...
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Usefullness of multi-threading for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Ubuntu optimized for multicore CPUs? I'm looking for a new laptop, one on which I am able to install (and multi-boot) Ubuntu. Some laptops offer processors with multi-...
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How to save volume settings for digital output (S/PDIF)?

In Sound Settings I can choose between analogue and digital output. When I choose "Digital Output (S/PDIF)" I have to decrease the volume every time after I boot up. What could I do for saving these ...
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How can I install a NC375i network card on Ubuntu 12.04?

How can I install a NC375i network card on Ubuntu 12.04? The server I am using is an HP Proliant ML370 G6. The HP help doesn't work for me.
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Shutdown does not depower

When shutting down in 12.04, either in terminal or GUI, the result is a laptop (dell inspiron M4300) which is still powered. I then have to hold the power button for 5 seconds to depower. It's just an ...
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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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Why is wireless slow with Atheros AR9285?

I know there are many posts like this, however none of the fixes I have found have worked. I had the issue on 11.04, and after having no luck fixing it decided to try 12.04 however this has not ...
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Ubuntu not dicovering “ANY” hardware?

i sodoed a code (i had copied it from a website, i dont remember which) to show "all" startup applications, without knowing the importance of "Detect-New-Hardware-On-Start-Up" Option, I unchecked it ...
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Why don't 12.04 Nvidia drivers work on my GeForce 6150 LE?

I got a slimline s7600n and of course i put ubuntu 12.04 on it. Im using recommended proprietary drivers and they are just not working to well. My monitor is 1366x768 but it will only do 1360x768 and ...
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How do I merge a free space of 30G in the logical drive into the D drive?

The 30G space was first created from D drive for installing Ubuntu(Wubi), and now I have already formatted the volume, and even deleted it, but the space is still there. What should I do to have that ...
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Why are both old and new optical drives not detected in Ubuntu or in Windows?

I'm running 12.04LTS. So I asked this same question on the ubuntuforums and was recommended to get a new drive. I've done that and still have the same problem. Here's the original (http://...
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Why doesn't 12.04 recognize plugged-in USB devices on startup?

When I log in, neither of my USB devices is seen. It's really driving me round the bend, I have USB keyboard and mouse connected. I have to unplug them then plug again and only then it works correctly....
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HP Pavilion G Series Wireless Switch

On my HP laptop, the wireless switch is the F12 key, which works fine on my windows partition, but not in Ubuntu 12.04. Ubuntu tells me that the wireless is disabled by the hardware switch (F12), ...
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Can I keep my 10.04 installation and swap in ivy bridge CPU, motherboard and memory

I bought an i5-3570k CPU and an Intel DH77DF motherboard and memory and I was wondering if I can swap them in for my Core 2 Duo system and have Ubuntu 10.04 still work (keeping the hard drives). ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 supports for B75 boards?

I want to build a new computer with Intel G840 CPU and Gigabyte B75M-D3H motherboard and install Ubuntu (or Kubuntu) 12.04 64bit on it. However, I'm worried about whether the chip is too new and ...
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Why isn't Ubuntu detecting all of my RAM?

I just upgraded my netbook from 1 gb of RAM to 2, but when I type free -g, it only says that I have 1 gb. How do I get it to detect all of my RAM?
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Were can I find Ubuntu-for-Android HCL?

I am choosing an android device and would like to choose one known to be capable of running Ubuntu-for-Android without problems. Is there a page where I can find a list of compatible devices?
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How can I recover data from a clicking/dying external drive?

Windows asks me to reformat every time I plug it into my computer, so I fired up Ubuntu via VirtualBox (selecting the external hard drive in the USB settings for VirtualBox beforehand) to see if I can ...
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Is there a way to check if specific hardware is supported under the kernel?

I'm planning on building my first PC and I've decided on an ASRock z77 extreme4 motherboard. I've searched on google, but I haven't had any luck finding whether it's supported. Is there a new list of ...
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Why does installing 11.10 or 12.04 on old laptops fail?

I recently reimaged my Lenovo t400 with Ubuntu. However, after wiping two other systems (Compaq Presario 2100 and Dell Latitude D600) both Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 fail to load on boot. I am ...
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Does 12.04 support the Dell Perc 6i RAID card?

I have a Dell Perc 6i RAID card currently used under Win 2K3 and I am going to transit to Ubuntu Server 12. Since Dell only provides driver for Ubuntu 10 Server yet Dell servers with this RAID card ...
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Will Panasonic WF950 Wireless On-Ear Headphones work with Ubuntu?

I just wondered if (shot in the dark) anyone knew if these wireless headphones would work with Ubuntu? I was thinking if the transmitter is USB then I might not get the drivers. Does anyone have any ...
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How do I install 10.04 on a Vortex86DX embdedded system?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Netcom NC-499 board that contains a Vortex86DX processor. The processor vendor claims support for Ubuntu 10.04 but I am having problems installing it. I am trying to ...
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My wireless is hard-blocked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: WI-FI doesn't work (Hard Blocked) I'm new to linux and i am having trouble getting my wireless to work I've found the following things Wireless LAN Soft blocked: ...
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How do I update the firmware on my Sony eBook Reader?

I've a Sony Ebook Reader PRS-T1. I have Calibri and there is no problem to put ebooks on the Reader, but I don't know how to update the firmware. Perhaps you can help me? Regrets Malte
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Webcam on XPS M1530 doesn't work with 12.04 [closed]

I have a Dell XPS M1530 that originally came with Ubuntu (back in 2006 or so). The Webcam has always worked out of the box in Cheese, Skype, etc. I don't use it regularly, but I had tested it before. ...
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What is the Ubuntu equivalent of the Windows programs Belarc or PC Wizard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the equivalent of Windows System Properties or Device Manager? I provide technical support for several high schools in Spain and I have been building up a inventory ...
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Is 1GB RAM with integrated graphics sufficient for Unity 3D on 12.04?

I have been using Ubuntu since Hardy Heron (8.04). I used Natty, Oneiric with Unity. But When I recently (more than 1 month now) upgraded My Ubuntu to Precise (12.04), the performance of my laptop is ...
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Long power button press delete

Is it possible to disable the shutdown on long press of the hardware power button? I already disabled any actions on single, short press, but the computer still turns off on a long press of the power ...
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Can installing Ubuntu cause Windows to run hot on dual boot machine?

Okay, I'm pretty sure that it is not possible for Ubuntu to cause hardware problems with Windows but.. I installed 12.04 as a dual boot on a Compaq Presario CQ61 running Windows 7 Home premium. ...
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“Enable Wireless” option is disabled in network settings

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 (dual booted with Windows 7) but I'm unable to access Internet wireless even though I can do so on Windows 7. The output for rfkill list all is given below: rfkill list all 0:...
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Wireless problems on HP

I'm not able to enable Wireless using the hardware switch on my HP ProBook4430s. Because of this the Enable Wireless option is greyd out and I cannot enable it. The greyd out option can be seen in ...
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After upgrading to 12.04 the scanner from Brother Printer MFC-290C does not work

I upgraded Ubuntu to 12.04 from 11.10. The printer works, but the scanner doesn't now. In 11.10 I had to install a special driver from Brother. The printer's model is Brother MFC-290C. The computer is ...
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hardware install, care to explain?

I have tried to active post release ATI AMD, but it seem don't work, anyone you know how to do this? please thanks http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/screenshotfrom201206141.png/
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Slow performance on HP DC7800 SFF desktop [closed]

I have installed latest Ubuntu 64 bit on the hp dc7800 with core 2 duo e6550. It has 2gb ram. Not a stellar machine, but I'm getting very poor performance. Windows and applications are slow to open ...
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What system information is useful in an emergency?

I want to store a text file on Ubuntu One containing command-line output in case of a system fault that stops me logging in or seeing my screen. That way I can retrieve the information on my phone if ...
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Accessing an old hard drive on a usb adapter with ubuntu 11

I am in search of the information that will help me access my old 3.5inch on an external usb adapter, with my laptop. Or if someone can tell me how to do that right here that would be better. Thanks
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Sound devices refuse to work on root GUI login (11.10)

The GUI for configuration shows an absence of any sound devices. Sound works fine for other users. How do I fix this?
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Touch screen support Asus EP121

Has anyone installed 12.04 on the Asus EP121, and if so, what works? Of all things, the touch screen would be the most important. Has anyone had any luck with it?
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What is the equivalent of Windows System Properties or Device Manager?

I am new to Ubuntu. In Windows, if I want to know my system properties/configuration, I can see it by going to Control Panel and clicking on the System icon. I can also get a detailed list of the ...
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Monitor shows 'no signal' after Nvidia driver installation (ubuntu 12.04 amd64)

I use Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 The last thing I see before this message is ubuntu boot splash screen. The hardware configuration is: Gigabyte 970a-ud3 motherboard AMD Phenom II X4 975 processor 8 GB RAM ...
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Why do some commercial apps have a section called 'also requires' and free apps don't?

In the Ubuntu Software Center paid (commercial) applications get a section called 'Also requires' which is quite neat. Why don't the free applications get this feature? For example Amnesia: The Dark ...