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

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WiFi keeps on going on/off on an HP Pavillion g6 1B35

Recently I bought this laptop HP g6 1B35. It comes with Windows 7 Home premium. I installed Ubuntu in it by erasing windows. Ubuntu got installed correctly. But now when I turn my wifi switch ...
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Wireless stopped working on a Gateway LT2805u

Gateway LT2805u Netbook Running Ubuntu 10.04. Wireless suddenly stopped working. rfkill shows no output. And the wireless card shows "Unclaimed". Card is an Atheros (ar9285 i think). My hardware ...
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Is installing Ubuntu on Mac as simple as installing on a generic PC?

I am planning to buy a new laptop and as I'm an Ubuntu Fanatic. I'd like to know whether the procedure of installing Ubuntu on a Mac is as simple and straight-forward as it is on a PC. If it is then ...
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How does the kernel detect hardware and load device drivers during boot up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Ubuntu detect hardware? Recently I am playing with Android x86 (http://www.android-x86.org/). From what I know, the Android kernel is very similar to Ubuntu ...
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How to use intel 2200BG on an HP Pavillion DV1000?

I have an HP Pavillion DV1000 and I cannot use the wireless with any distro. I am a new user in linux and I need a guide to follow. Do you know something?
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Disk read error after cloning

After cloning a Windows hard disk using dd, Windows failed to startup, giving 'disk read error'. Although I know that there are faulty sectors on the old disk, the startup completes, albeit slowly. ...
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HP-G64-455SX not detecting the webcam

I have a HP-G64-455SX laptop. Windows was corrupted so I decided to install Ubuntu 11.10 on it. All things were working properly but my webcam is not working. Last time I used my webcam was 3 weeks ...
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Why doesn't my mp3/mp4 player work on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get a Dane-Elec mp3/mp4 player working? My MP3/MP4 does not plug-in and play and therefore I can not transfer any file to the MP3/MP4 dane-elec music my touch ...
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How do I get a Dane-Elec mp3/mp4 player working?

My MP3/MP4 does not plug-in and play and therefore I can not transfer any file to the MP3/MP4 dane-elec music my touch or only dane-elec with 8 gb in memory and perhapses model zt1 with radio,..and ...
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Disable detection of certain hardware?

I have a computer with two PCI TV cards. One is Compro (Win friendly), another is Leadtek (Linux friendly). Now, i'm trying to optimize my Ubuntu boot process and i would like to disable detection of ...
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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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How do I make my Windows Media Center remote control work?

How do I make my Windows Media Center remote control work? Here's the lspci output: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82X38/X48 Express DRAM Controller 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation ...
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Blank screen after ATI video card installation on Ubuntu 11.10 amd64

I am new to Linux, and don't have much knowledge on the OS and its technical terms. I brought a new ATI/AMD Radeon video card, and installed on the new Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 system (this is my first ...
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Ubuntu Oneiric Server (amd64) failed to detect QEMU HARDDISK ATA and e1000 model NIC [closed]

When I tried to clean install Ubuntu 11.10 Server (amd64) as a HVM guest on XEN (4.0.1), it failed to detect QEMU HARDDISK ATA-7 hard disk and e1000 model NIC provided by xen-qemu-dm. Same thing is ...
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ASPM default enabled on kernel 3?

I would like to know if "pcie_aspm=force" is already enabled on kernel 3 or if it will be only for kernel 3.3 like the Phoronix website says. I would like to know because i want to enable it on my ...
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Screen Brightness on new MacBook Pro 8,3?

2011 8,3 MacBook Pro running 64bit 11.10. The screen brightness keys seem to actually do things, but nothing actually changes with regard to actual laptop screen brightness. (See this video. Ubuntu ...
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11.10 x86 - memory RAM problem (shows 3.4 GB when 8 GB are installed)

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 x86 on a new computer that has 2 x 4 GB RAM installed (8 GB total). But when I go to the Ubuntu system monitor it only shows 3.4 GB of memory (and ...
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Upgrading Hardware (GPU), will it work?

In a couple of days, I will change my old nVidia Quadro FX570 to nVidia GTX560Ti and I've been wondering if simply changing the GPU will work with my Ubuntu or it will break my system/create ...
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Is it possible to use an old computer that just has the possibility to use an USB interface WiFi?

I'm using Ubuntu 8.10 with on an old computer which is not very powerful, it has no WiFi on the mother board. I would try to use an USB interface WiFi and I've seen many interfaces on the market but ...
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How to determine / make sure whether hard-disks have spun down when using “hdparm” options?

I want to spin down some hard-disks when they are idle. So I used hdparm package. In the /etc/hdparm.conf I added following lines: command_line { hdparm -Ss 241 /dev/sda } My intention was to spin ...
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Can this spec do smooth and lag free flash?

I'm about to buy the following spec: CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 3.10 GHz RAM: 16Gb 1600MHz GPU: 2x GT 430 1Gb Ignoring the RAM which I need for VM's and the 2x GPU's which I need for 4 monitors. My ...
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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 ...