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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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ThinkPad T520: Is the DisplayPort only working when using the Nvidia GPU? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can T520+Bumblebee run an external monitor via DisplayPort? Maybe slightly off-topic: Can anyone confirm that the DisplayPort is hard-wired to the Nvidia GPU? That ...
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How to determine hardware?

Is there a command to detect the type of processor, type of graphics card, type of hard drive, just the basic hardware my computer is running? I'm running 12.04.
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Failed install 12.04 on Intel Hardware Raid with Large Partition (> 2TB)

I have Intel Hardware Raid on the motherboard. I have 10 2 TB HDD that I've configured as RAID 1+0 to be one big 8 TB HDD. Now I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04 on it. After installing with ...
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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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Can I connect a media player to Ubuntu

I want to switch 100% to Ubuntu from Windows. Of course I must have my Netflix account which I know won't work with Linux natively. My question is, can I connect a Roku box or another media player box ...
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How to install the Ceton Infiniti PCIe digital cable tuner card?

Can someone give instructions "for dummies" on installing the Ceton Infiniti PCIe digital cable tuner card in Ubuntu 12.04?
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system76 drivers information and updates

I installed the system76 driver application for my laptop. The system information tab shows my model, and the install drivers tab does something that looks like it's installing drivers. How can I ...
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Will a laptop with hybrid HDD + SSD run Ubuntu?

So my ol' X71SL is starting to show its age and as much as it saddens me, I think I'll need a new daily driver and I am very intered in the Asus UX32VD. I intend to dual boot if I end up buying it, ...
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is it safe to use ubuntu 12.04 on modern laptop? [closed]

hello I am new to Ubuntu ad using Ubuntu v12.04 on my Asus k53sv-sx521d laptop. I want to make sure that Ubuntu is not going to reduce longevity of my laptop or going to harm my laptop parts ...
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What's the maximum amount of RAM I can use on an specific hardware

I've an Asus U31SD Notebook with an i5-2430M CPU. The Asus site says that the maximum RAM is 8 GB, but Intel's says my CPU supports 16 GB. What is the maximum RAM I can use on this system ...
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Logitech Wireless Keyboard & mouse not working aftesr upgrade to 12.04?

I upgraded my Dell Dimension 9200C to 12.04 Precise Pangolin with no issues, I ran it fine for a night but when I went back in a couple days later my Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 and M510 mouse ...
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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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How to avoid nvidia optimus syndrome? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I'll be buying new laptop in few days, and reading the nvidia optimus problems, I got really scared. I'm not sure if I ...
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Remove ATI video card and install Asus/Nvidia 210 silent

What is the correct procedure for removing an ATI HD2400Pro and installing an ASUS 210 silent? Ubuntu 12.04
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Will Ubuntu 12.04 run smoothly with these specs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the minimum system requirements for 12.04 LTS? I have a computer with the following specs: Intel Pentium 4 3.00 GHz 2 GB RAM a PCI Nvidia video card Will ...
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multiple monitors

The machine was originally connected with two monitors and worked perfectly fine. One of my colleagues used one monitor for his laptop without disconnecting either of these two monitors from the ...
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Does Ubuntu support 8Gb of RAM?

I've a motherboard that can accept 8G RAM, But Window only see and use 4G RAM. If I put in my 8G RAM sticks, Will installing a 64bit version of Ubuntu really access most of the 8G's, Or is this a pipe ...
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Is it possible to query maximum ram my mobo takes?

Is it possible to query through Terminal how much ram my motherboard can take? I'm looking to see if i can even upgrade.
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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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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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Ubuntu made my second HDD disappear from the BIOS!

My netbook, an ASUS 1015PX, shipped with two harddrives. After switching to Ubuntu, the second drive isn't recognized by the OS or the BIOS. I've never formatted the second drive, so it's still set up ...
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12.04 64bit detects 7.7 GB Of RAM Out Of 8 GB

I've Dell Inspiron N5110 with 8 GB of RAM, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-Bit. The problem is that all things are working fine but Ubuntu detects only 7.7 GB of RAM, I've checked & noticed that I've ...
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No 'Hardware' tab in audio and no profiles [closed]

If I run the 12.x ubuntu (latest May 2012) from the CD, I get full audio settings, and sound playing in speaker. Profiles let me change analog to digital in/out. Once I run install from the same CD ...
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Different profiles for sound mixer?

I'd like to switch between different ubuntu sound mixer profiles, depending on what sound hardware I plug in or wirelessly activate. The easiest way I think I can do this would be to have a script ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on Asus Eee 1015pem

I'm having trouble to install Ubuntu. I use an ASUS Eee 1015pem netbook. Recently, my netbook got wet. I had it inside my backback and all my things got wet. The netbook boots up fine but it will not ...
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Ubuntu update, Graphics not detected [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I recently updated my Ubuntu operating system with the available updates. Now when I try to turn on my ...
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WebGL and Hardware acceleration problems [duplicate]

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 and in Windows 7 on my ATI Mobility Radeon 4300 series graphics card WebGL and hardware acceleration worked perfectly fine. Now on Ubuntu 12.04 I have tried both ...
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Contrast Getting Reset to its Maxmum Value After Restarting System

Recently i installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Laptop "Dell Inspiron-N4010". i am facing problem with my contrast control,after restarting my system contrast is getting reset to its max value. so each time ...
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Cross-platform performance testing tool

I want to compare operating systems by performance on my hardware. Is there a cross-platform tool for doing it? I need results of CPU and graphics performance.
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I dropped my laptop. SMART says there are bad sectors. Can I fix this?

I have Ubuntu and Win7 both installed on my laptop. I was working on Windows when I dropped the laptop from about 3.5feet in air. Ever since, windows is unable to boot. But Ubuntu works just fine. ...
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what are the Nvidia video card compatible with ubuntu 12.04 64bit

what are the Nvidia video card compatible with ubuntu 12.04 64bit? Could you provide the list of compatible Nvidia video cards with ubuntu 12.04 64bit