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

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Recommend me a serious work PC spec [closed]

Can someone please recommend me a PC spec for serious work purposes. I am not asking for shopping advice, I am just asking for recommended spec details. Once I have the spec details, I can go and ...
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Unable to connect to Airlive Wireless AP through Ethernet

This is crazy. I've connected the Airlive WL5460AP with an ethernet cable to the computer. The computer detects the access point, but doesn't establish connection. The LAN port is LAN1 according to ...
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HDD in idle system stays active

When having Ubuntu 11.10 idle, hard-disk is still doing "something" periodically for a very small time (I have 8GB RAM). I can hear the seeks every few seconds (iostat tells something like 20kB/s). ...
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Cannot use both headphone ports on Dell XPS L502X at the same time

I am having a problem in Ubuntu 11.10 using both of the headphone ports on my Dell. This may or may not apply to other computers as well. Basically, there is a normal headphone jack next to an ...
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Why is there no laptop certified under 64-bit?

Ubuntu has a hardware certification program (http://www.ubuntu.com/certification). If you search under Release 11.10 and laptop, you will find that all are certified under 32-bit and none under ...
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Suddenly Studio 1558 switchoff because of overheating [closed]

My fan works fine and is not broken. FAN works but the system overheats. The same system when I use for Windows7 works perfectly fine. Please help to solve this problem. I can't work like this because ...
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Unable to activate 3D effect in Ubuntu 11.10 Dell Studio Laptop

I have Dell Studio with a ATI 1 GB dedicated graphics card, I am running Ubuntu 11.10. I have also installed Compiz configuration package. Once I select necessary options in Compiz I am running the ...
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If an external hard drive worked on 10.04 and 10.10, will it work on 11.10?

I am considering purchasing a Western Digital Elements 2 TB External Desktop Hard Drive (USB 2.0, Black) from Amazon.co.uk, and because it has over a thousand reviews, there are a reasonable amount ...
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Does all hardware of a Thinkpad Edge E525 work

I would like to buy a new computer in the next days. The Thinkpad Edge E525 (AMD A6-3400M with AMD Radeon HD 6520G, product number 12002JG) is in the pole position, but I did not find a review how the ...
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Gateway laptop no longer recognizes wireless hardware after hard reboot [closed]

I had wireless working with no problems. Laptop froze and required hard reboot. Since then the laptop does not recognize internal wireless hardware. Wireless network still working with other ...
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After moving my installation to a new computer, how can I have Ubuntu redetect sound hardware?

I want to move a working install of Ubuntu from one computer to another by taking the hard drive out of the first and putting it into the second. Everything seems to work except that I have no sound ...
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How to use Finger Print sensor?

i am using ubuntu 11.10 on my aspire 5237g i am having finger print reader in built with touch-pad. i am not able to use that . if someone provide me package details and installation procedure . i am ...
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Microphone doesn't work [closed]

I always loved using Ubuntu and enjoyed its open source service (though it is not as user friendly as Windows). At first I faced many conflicts which I managed to solve. But now the problem is that ...
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Computer suddenly won't boot - stops at a flashing prompt [closed]

I have been running Ubuntu on my computer for a long time, and I have been using 11.10 since it became available in October. Suddenly, this morning, when I rebooted, the computer would not reach the ...
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Sluggish/unresponsive trackpad on pre-unibody MacBook Pro

I am running Ubuntu Natty Narwhal on pre-unibody MacBook Pro (2007 I believe). There seems to be a problem with trackpad - it barely works, in order to move cursor you have to move your finger a lot, ...
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Ubuntu unresponsive 'bad sector' warning in virtual console

I've had an acer aspire laptop for a little over a year now. For the most part it works great, however once every couple of weeks or so it starts acting up and I need to do a hard re-boot. It's ...
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What ebook reading devices work well without Windows or Wine?

I want to purchase an eBook reader device and eBooks. I don't use Windows, Mac OS or Wine. Most eBooks sold today are encumbered with DRM. Therefore, I need a workflow to buy and read DRM eBooks ...
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Is this hardware configuration Ubuntu 10.04 compatible?

I am ready to buy these components for my new linux workstation. I am a software developer and I would like to create a multimonitor workstation like this one 1 - KVR1333D3N9K2/8 Kingston Kit ...
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lspci and lshw show no network devices

Upgraded to Ocelot over the weekend. All had been working ok until I booted the computer this morning. Now I have no wired network connectivity through the integrated card. Networking icon shows ...
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Which should I choose : Asus UX31 vs. Macbook Air

I'd like to replace my netbook (Samsung N210) by something a little bit more powerful while keeping my machine weight low and long battery life. I currently hesitate between two machines I consider ...
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Tearing intel HD 3000 with Ubuntu 11.10 (AMD 64)

Good evening, I have a problem to eliminate the annoying "tearing" of my current video card intel HD 3000 (Sandy Bridge CPU). Installing Ubuntu 10.11 (AMD64) the bug is now known (but does not seem ...
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Is there a way to disable the hardware on/off switch for the Wireless interface?

I have an HP 520 and is running the latest Ubuntu 11.10. The hardware works fine with Ubuntu with one exception: The device has a hardware switch for turning the wifi on and off. Every time the wi-fi ...
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Help me to determine: Does this laptop have wireless?

I've got a pair of HP-Compaq nc8000s and it seems they should have wireless... but when I check networkmanager I don't see it, nor when I check in all the normal places. From this lshw output: ...
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Brightness control won't work on a Samsung NF208 [closed]

I just installed ubuntu 11.04 on my samsung NF208 and at first it worked just fine, the fn key was all alright except the fn+f9 (I guess that's normal as it opens up a samsung-specific software). ...
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Mute sound in one of the two speakers [closed]

Sound is working only on the left side, when I open the sound configuration tool there is no hardware there but if I run lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" I get this output: 00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia ...
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My fan turns off after a few seconds [closed]

Can you please help, I cannot get the fan to come on at all when running 11.10, it works fine in windows so obviuosly not the fan itself, it comes on for about 5 seconds when laptop initially turned ...
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can i mess up my hardware with acpi=off or acpi=noirq?

Dell XPS 15z Found this: ubuntu hardware support 15z Have been able to get ubuntu booted up off usb with acpi=off. My question is, once Ive installed and my boot line includes either 'acpi=off' or ...
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Why is my laptop cutting out after installing a larger battery? [closed]

This is a recurring problem I have had for some time. Around a year ago I installed a larger capacity battery (the kind that sticks out the back), on my HP 6715b laptop. When running on battery power ...
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Why does my hardware wifi switch turn off my USB wifi key as well as the wifi card? [closed]

My hardware wifi switch button doesn't work very well. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. So I've bought a USB wifi key, and it works very well. But there is still a problem, if I touch the wifi ...
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How can I enable the power button on my server?

The power button on my headless 11.10 server appears to do nothing unless I hold it in for 5 seconds or so, in which case it switches the machine off instantly. What I'd like it to do if I press it ...
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How to debug USB devices to write my own Drivers, such as we can debug network packets tcpdump -i any -x?

How to debug and trace USB device connected to my system. So that i can build my own driver, where manufacturer never wants to build it for Linux platform. For example with network equipment i can ...
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I am looking for help with my GMA500 in a T91MT

I have been working (on and off) for about 2 weeks now and I'm still stuck in 800x600... I followed this guide as well as i could but when I got to: sudo apt-get install xorg-emgd emgd-dkms It ...
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Planning to purchase a new computer with Ubuntu-supported hardwares

I'm planning to purchase a new computer with the most-recent hardware and I just want to make sure that Ubuntu and the Linux kernel support the hardware to buy. One point is that I want to build my ...
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Powertop is reporting 0 wakeups/second - can this be right?

I'm investigating tweaking my power consumption performance on Ubuntu. When I run Powertop, the output seems strange, and not much like any of the screenshots I see on the web. That might be ...
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Sound doesn't work on a Dell Vostro 3400, shows up as unclaimed

I have no sound since installing Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell Vostro 3400. It looks like the HDMI sound card is found, but not the card that would make sound come out of my speakers. This is what appears ...
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How to set up my Gigabyte GT-E8000 TV card to work? [closed]

I have a Gigabyte GT-E8000 hybrid HD TV-tuner in my system. I wonder if I could make it work, tried several softwares, but no luck at all. I usually watch analogue broadcast (through cable-TV) and ...
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Need permanent CDROM/DVD mountpoint for WINE [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-mount CD/DVD drive to single, specific mount point every time? I've been running Ubuntu on several machines for years now, and running windows software under Wine ...
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How do I speed up my old Ubuntu computer?

My computer is really slow. Slow enough that each time the page updates, it updates in a "wave" from top to bottom, which takes about a second. I want to keep Ubuntu and Unity 2D, but I just need a ...
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CPU usage under ideal condition [closed]

I'm using dell xpx L502X (i7 - core) with ubuntu 11.10 with nvidia 525 with optimus support. I have installed ironhide for optimus support on my laptop. When I look at system monitor even under ...
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how can I install this new pci card with sata ports? [closed]

I am trying to install this new PCI card: http://www.nilox.es/scheda/nilox/PCI-1SATA.htm But I do not know how to identify it when running the lspci command, it does not seem to be in the list. ...
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How can I change system wide mouse sensitivity for all users?

Using Maverick 10.10 I was using an old USB optical Microsoft wheel mouse. It died and I threw a spare on the system but it is way too fast and jerky. I can slow it down using the command xinput ...
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Speed up booting time without losing choosing capability in grub

to speed up my boot time, I would like to get rid of the grub timing, but I would like to still be able to choose between different OS. Is there a way to do so? I was thinking to tweak something so ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 randomly crashes to a screen full of numbers?

I'm very new to Ubuntu and only got it because I had the blue screen of death on Windows 7. Now it will randomly crash to a screen that looks like terminal with tons written on it? Is this because of ...
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Can't get 1280x800 screen resolution

How can I enable 1280x800 screen resolution? I started to have this issue once I switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu 11.10. Are there any drivers I need to download? I checked and Ubuntu says there are ...
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How to enable the accelorometer in Dell Inspiron Duo

I am considering on getting a Dell Duo Tablet PC. I love the idea of a tablet, but there are some things that just need a physical keyboard (no the iPad is NOT immune to this!!) and I hate to have to ...
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What PCI WiFi cards Work with 11.04?

I'm looking for a stable wifi card that will work with Ubuntu 11.04 64 bits without not too many steps to configure it correctly..just install and start up. I found this list but there isn't any ...
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Can't launch Ubuntu (or any Linux) on hi-end hardware? [closed]

there a though one: I've bough a new computer with the following configuration: ASUS Rampage III Extreme Core i7 950 ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 560 KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3 3x4GB HAF 922 OCZ ...
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Looking for a cheap laser mono printer (for home usage) that works perfectly?

Nothing much to add to the title... For "perfectly" I mean: No proprietary driver install (works out of the box) Full featured driver: duplex printing (if supported by the printer), adjustable ...
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Reset button doesn't reset the machine when using Ubuntu [closed]

In my 20 years of working with computers, I've always assumed that the hardware reset button on a desktop machine was hard-wired to the motherboard, causing some kind of short-circuit which would ...
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Sandy Bridge support any good yet?

I'm looking at a G530 Sandy Bridge and wondering if the integrated GPU, sound, and networking will work well out of the box? I'm particularly interested in VDPAU support in mplayer, and would like ...