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

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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
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Having RAM problems, I need a error check program

Lately I've been having a lot of glitches with my computer, and I'm really suspicious about my RAM. I need a program compatible with Ubuntu 12.4 LTS that will be able to check my RAM. Also I've tried ...
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What is the process to get a winXP or win7 from its original harddrive into a virtualbox VM?

I've got a crying student in the hallway. It is submission date for an assignment paper, and his laptop died as it fell out of his backpack doing 30mph on the way in. The solid-state-disk seems ok, so ...
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Should I ever worry about router compatibility?

Assume I'm getting a new router. I've never heard of any problems like this, but is there reason to fear some routers might not work well with Ubuntu? If so, which types?
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What do I need to take into account assembling an Ubuntu desktop PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best hardware for a Ubuntu Computer? I'm looking into building my own computer. However, I've never done this before. I've used Ubuntu my whole life and am intending to ...
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How do I get my HP M1132 printer to work?

I connected my printer to the computer and Ubuntu 12.04recognized it and installed it, but when I try to print something, the printer just gives a signal as if the document had already been printed ...
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Why does my USB mouse seem to randomly quit working? [duplicate]

While I am doing stuff... doesn't seem to matter what, my USB mouse just stops working... sometimes it will be the keyboard as well but usually not as often. Ubuntu forces me to press my power button ...
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Interpreting lshw output - can I get SATA III speeds?

I know sudo lshw is used to list hardware. What would I look for in the output of this command to tell whether I can use a SATA III hard disk (versus whether I'll only achieve SATA II or SATA I ...
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Choppy video in vlc even with hardware acceleration on ATI Radeon HD 6900

After installing Catalyst 11.12 and studying instructions (1, 2) to enable hardware acceleration I ended up with the following command: sudo apt-get install xvba-va-driver libva-glx1 vainfo ...
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How to query the motherboard/mainboard number?

I have a PC with a an old AMD Sempron 3000+ processor on which I wanna query the motherboard aka mainboard model number to check which kind of RAM to buy for it. How do I do this in Ubuntu 11.10?
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What would cause SSD to become not detectable?

I recently purchased an Intel 520 120GB SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. Occasionally my system will freeze and I will have to ALT-PRINT SCREEN-REISUB to reboot. Sometimes it will reboot and work ...
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More than 2 GB RAM useful running default apps?

I find Ubuntu 64bit to be a little slow on my notebook with a Core i5 and 2 GB of RAM. Especially alt+tab takes some time to show up sometimes. I mostly run Chromium, Thunderbird, LibreOffice ...
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Logitech K750 not working

I brought new Logitech K750 keyboard. When I insert wireless unifying receiver to my laptop, I was expecting that some software utility will pop up for installation but all in vain. I rebooted the ...
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Toshiba Netbook works on LiveUSB, but not when installed

When running Ubuntu 11.10 live on my USB, everything works perfectly. Once I install the OS, however, most of the hardware is no longer recognized. Once I booted into Ubuntu, I had a number of ...
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Supported Hardware List

To start I should admit that I haven't done much work in Ubuntu in a few years. I am wondering is if there is still a single, canonical source of the hardware supported by the newest distribution of ...
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How well does a HP Pavilion dm1-4013nr work?

I have an HP Pavilion dm1-4013nr. Has anyone installed Ubuntu on this computer? What sort of problems can I expect? I would like to set it up as a dual boot with Windows 7.
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SD-CARD reader does not show in ubuntu

I bought Acer asipre 4250. It have built-in SD card reader. But it is not working. Nothing show in /media or fdisk but something in dmesg. dmesg: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd [ ...
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How to quickly and thoroughly use a LiveCD to test for hardware incompatibility?

Often people wanting to know if Ubuntu will run on a potential hardware purchase are advised to use the LiveCD, perhaps in-store, to check hardware compatibility. For example, this answer suggests ...
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Which is the best hard drive to install Ubuntu on? [closed]

I have a 40 gig drive and a 200 gig drive. Which one should I install Ubuntu on, and which one should I use for my normal files ie: music, documents, etc...
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Ubuntu 11.04 Server randomly hanging [closed]

I'm running an Ubuntu 11.04 server release with kernel version 2.6.38.13-server, and for as long as I've had the system it has hung randomly. I'm starting to look into the LSI MegaRaid controller, ...
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How to make my DVB-T/FM Tuner work ?

I just purchased a DVB-T/FM Tuner card "AverMedia H830 Hybrid USB" by Avermedia (07ca:0830). Apparently I don't have any DVB-T signal where I live (Or I just can't figure out how to use this 'femon' ...
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How do I list connected displays using the command line?

Is there a command that will list displays connected to the computer? Specifically, I'm looking to find out how my external monitor is being detected by the system when connected by HDMI cable and ...
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Will 11.10 or 12.04 run on my system?

I have an old pc,so i am curious about runing ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04 on my configuration. Is it possible to run them on this: Processor :AMD Athlon +2200 1.8GHz overclocked to 2GHz. Motherboard: ASUS ...
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Possible to make program that destroys (scratches) Hard Drive? [closed]

WARNING: I'm not intending on doing so, if possible. I know very little about hardware to software relationships, but is it possible to write a program that rapidly moves the hard drive head across ...
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Disabling / Remapping Logitech G400 mouse DPI buttons

I had the Logitech MX-518 mouse, but it had been having issues with responsiveness, causing me to call support for a replacement. Instead of another 518, they sent me a Logitech G400 mouse because the ...
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Best practice to upgrade HDD to SSD

I have recently purchased a 120GB SSD to install in my desktop. I currently have two 2TB HDDs connected via SATA and an older 500GB HDD connected via PATA. My plan is to wait until 12.04 is released ...
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Why is LSHW Only listing one of my two HDDs? [closed]

I have a 120GB HDD and a 1TB HDD in the system. I installed Ubuntu Server using LVM on the 120GB. After installation I added the 1TB to the existing volume group and added 10GB to /home as a test. ...
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Is it possible to connect two wireless headsets (Bluetooth or RF)? [closed]

I wonder if it is possible to have two wireless headsets connected simultaneously? Is this possible with USB headsets or with Bluetooth? The purpose is for a group chat so that the microphone input ...
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Thinkpad brightness steps error using FN+Home/End [closed]

I've met the following problem: normally my T400 (Lenovo Thinkpad) has 16 steps of brightness, and Windows utilizes it correctly. After a fresh install & minor tweaks Mint 12 (which is based on ...
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Can't enable wireless lan on Fujitsu Siemens A1665G with Ubuntu 11.10 installed [closed]

I saw my old Notebook yesterday and wanted to make that work again. On Windows XP the wireless worked still fine. Then I installed new Ubuntu 11.10 32bit and I'm sadly not able to make the wireless ...
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Where can I find ASROCK E350M1 Integrated AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics driver?

I just built a desktop computer using an ASRock E350M1 board, powered by an AMD Fusion E-350 APU (AMD Radeon HD 6310 GPU Model). I installed Ubuntu 10.04. Did all the updates. Almost everything works ...
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2 TB Hard Drives and RAID 5 in home server

I recently converted my home media server from Windows Server 2008 to Ubuntu 11.10. Right now, there is a single WD20EARS 2 TB hard drive formatted as NTFS that's about to run out of space. I'd like ...
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Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600?

Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600 with Ubuntu? Specifically, will the swipe and scroll capabilities work? If not, can I still use it as a normal two-button mouse? I do not want speculative ...
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Are there any hardware diagnostic tools?

I would like to perform a hardware check on my two desktops. Are there any general-purpose hardware check tools for Ubuntu that will check: the main board IDE devices (hard disks and CD players) ...
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How can I enable Multitouch features on My Desktop Touch Screen

I have a "Medion" Touchscreen (bought from Aldi). The display works perfectly, as do single touch inputs. However, despite the screen being multitouch capable, I can't get multitouch gestures to work. ...
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How to see specific information from the Motherboard

I know that for example: lshw - Shows all the info for all hardware. lsusb - Shows all connected USB devices. lspci - Shows all PCI connected devices including AGP, PCIex and any other related. cat ...
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Can I usably run Photoshop in a Windows VM with this setup?

I'm researching hardware in order to build a new PC and I'd like to run linux as my main OS and just run windows in a VM. Do you think it'll be fast enough to run photoshop in a windows VM or will I ...
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Can Brasero damage my drive?

My CD/DVD burner failed after using Brasero to burn a CD (which failed). I've ordered a new drive but was wondering could Brasero have caused the damage? It was probably just a coincidence that my ...
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Headphones Don't work

hello im new at this in linux,i have a problem the computer speakers works fine but when i connect the headphones i cant listen anything, i have a packard bell easynote mz35-f withe ubuntu 11.10 ...
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Kinect for Ubuntu users

I have a few questions relating to Microsoft's Kinect or similar motion detection device with comparable quality (further only Kinect) and Ubuntu: Is there a way to use Kinect controllers with ...
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How do i switch video display output command line?

How do i switch my video card output on Ubuntu Server 11.10? It has a video card with one DVI and one VGA. It's defaulting to the VGA. I want it to default to the DVI. I only have ssh connection via ...
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How to find out if my system is i386 or x86_64 before installing Ubuntu?

I am using Windows as of now and want to install Ubuntu. I want to find out if my system is i386 or x86_64? How to do that? Thanks.
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My USB test drive hangs on boot. How can I get it to boot with the right options?

I try to install 64bit Ubuntu 11.10 on a Toshiba Satelite notebook with AMD E350 processor. The installation USB successfully tested on an Acer Aspire desktop although I only ran a try out. On the ...
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Can't start ubuntu 11.10, Stops at login screen!

I have been trying to dual boot ubuntu with windows 7 via WUBI on my custom built pc but without success. When i start the computer i can choose windows or ubuntu i choose ubuntu and when i should get ...
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How do I get my HP LaserJet 5P working?

Ubuntu won't detect my HP LaserJet 5P. I'm on 10.04. Tried for hours to get printer to work. Is there somewhere a software that says detect hardware? Do I need a software add-on to get it recognized? ...
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Deciphering hardware damage from sensor info

Recently my system has been suffering from what appear to be numerous hardware defects. Most critically, my system has apparently been overheating (under medium load) and summarily shutting down. ...