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

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How to enable wifi when the hardware switch doesn't work

On my acer aspire 5020 laptop the turn on wifi button is greyed out. And I've tried pressing the hardware wireless button and nothing happens. Is there any other ways of turning wifi on?
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Information about SATA, IDE (PATA) controllers

I have a remote computer on which I want to install a new hard drive for rsync backup. The problem is, I don't know what controller technology is used (PATA, SATA, SATA2, ...) and how many available ...
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Am I using my whole 2GB + 2GB = 4GB RAM? Or is it just 2 GB?

I have two 2GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM installed in two slots. But I recently noticed that it is showing that my memTotal is 4011300 kB, but available is only 1863552 and memFree is only 482472!... why is ...
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Fix bad sectors Ubuntu

Hi i've noticed that i have bad sectors on my hard disk. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. How can i fix it? I know that bad sectors are permanent damage to HDD etc... Is there a tool like Hirens Boot for ...
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How to install a HP LaserJet P1102w?

I just did an install of the hp laserjet P1102w printer and its not working. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04,and I went to see if I had hplip installed and it said I did. How do I do this?
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Ubuntu wifi usually not working on boot, needs kernel module restart

After installing Ubuntu on my netbook, an F205TA, wifi seems to be not working correctly. Usually wifi is not working after boot, but starts working after one or more tries of: sudo modprobe -r ...
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Controlling Bluetooth mouse gestures that register keyboard events

tl;dr I just bought a Logitech T630. It's a Bluetooth mouse that supports several keyboard events via gestures (PDF). These gestures are fine and dandy but I have little use for them. I'm having a ...
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Did Ubuntu eat my Samsung EVO 840?

Scenario: I've been experimenting with Ubuntu Server (both 14.04 and 15.10) on an old Atom 330 board I had laying around. I set it up with LVM, installing the main file systems (/ /root and /swap) ...
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Compatibility of Ubuntu 12.04 with HW RAID part number: L5-25413-17

I am setting up a Linux server with Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use HW RAID part number L5-25413-17. Has anyone successfully done this?
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hwinfo replaced with … what?

New and Hopefully more clear question this is NOT a question about some system information program I NEED to know what framebuffer modes I can add in grub configuration without starting to ...
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How to find out what Graphics Card is present in your system?

Is it possible to find the exact configuration and model of your systems graphics card in Ubuntu 10.10?
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How to check for errors in RAM via linux?

I have ubuntu 11 running off a 3.6gb usb flash/stick drive. System has 4gb ram and blank harddisk (wiped using DBAN tool). How do i check if there are no errors in my RAM ? Is there a guaranteed way ...
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Newest Mplab software that works with Ubuntu and ICD2

I have an old ICD2, used with an old version of MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE) under Windows. Now I need to use this hardware again for a microcontroller but my OS is nowadays Kubuntu ...
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Make use of “gfx_switch_status” in sony-laptop?

I successfully managed to install 14.04.3 on my Sony Vaio S Series SVS1513C5E laptop and after few minor tweaks I adore the setup! My concern here is: The device has Optimus graphics that uses a ...
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Poor performance on 1080p in firefox

I use open source driver for AMD HD6320 video card. I followed the instruction in this article Force Enable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox but if I try to play HD video in firefox it's very slow. ...
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How to display notebook model number?

I have a notebook HP Pavilion dm4 running Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to determine the model number (like HP Pavilion dm4-2015dx or HP Pavilion dm4-2033cl, etc). There's no such information on ...
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Macbook not charging under Lubuntu

My newest problem child, a 2006 MBP is running a fresh Lubuntu install dual booted with OS X 10.5. The magsafe charger works fine if the laptop is off or in OS X, but in Lubuntu, it works, then once ...
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What can I move to RAM drive to have the system working faster?

Which files/directories can I move to RAM drive to have the system working faster? I'm planning to upgrade my laptop's memory to 8GB soon, so I'll have some fast memory to use. How to configure the ...
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Keyboard not working in OS but does in GRUB

I want to install GNOME Ubuntu on my custom built desktop but cannot get my keyboard to work. I am currently only trying the live CD. It works fine in Windows, the BIOS and GRUB but the moment the ...
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Is my SSD broken?

I recently started experiencing lags and freezes on Windows 10. Because of that, I've removed it and have tried installing various Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint). With all of them I ...
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How to monitor & log server hardware temperatures & load

I am looking for a way to log & monitor my server hardware temperatures and load (like for CPU or RAM). How might I do that? Objective is to: ensure hardware is not heating up identify what ...
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Realtek Audio Drivers for Ubuntu

Are there any Realtek audio drivers for Ubuntu? If yes where do I get them and how do I install them correctly? (for Ubuntu 14.04 64bit) Also with jack work okay after I install them? Curious about ...
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Frozen system: Unable to handle kernel paging request ffff8800

1st Problem: I was having problems with internet, I was getting a 50 seconds signal failure every 10 minutes or so. I thought reinstalling the OS will fix the problem. Not sure I did fix the 1st ...
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DVB-T usb stick Geniatech T230 does not find any channels

It seems llike it should be supported and I see it detected by the system: description: Generic USB device product: Geniatech T230 DVB-T2 TV Stick vendor: ...
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Has anyone tried the Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock on Ubuntu?

I'm thinking on buying the Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock and use it with Ubuntu and Unity, but I haven't found information regarding if Ubuntu already has built-in drivers for it. The link to this product is ...
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Upgrade hardware enablement stack but retain kernel

Ubuntu 14.04.01 According to official documentation, upgrading the hardware enablement stack in Ubuntu to utopic-lts upgrades the kernel and xorg. I only want to upgrade xorg to correct a display ...
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How to bring back USB Storage Device to the life

My USB stick get wet (dropped in to the small puddle on the road). I am trying to use it again. I believe it is dry enough to try, so I did try. My computer did not recognized it automatically. Via ...
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Asus Screen freeze issue [ X550LC ]

Is there any package to fix this or do I always have to resort to use Ctrl+Alt+F2/F7... Hardware info here: sudo lshw -short > http://pasted.co/11cae3a3 lscpi -k > http://pasted.co/b6b9f6d3 Using ...
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How to light up back-lit keyboard?

I recently got a backlit keyboard, and I LOVE to write late at night. But I cannot for the life of me figure out how to light it up...It lights up when first plugged in, but nothing happens after ...
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DVB device not recognized in boot

I have a USB device, that is not always recognized in boot, but if I plug it out and back in after the session has started, lsusb lists it. I also have a PCI device with the same problem, i.e. not ...
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Saving monitor settings?

Is there a way to save my monitor settings? I have an external monitor at work, but each morning i have to plug it in, rearrange the windows from being side by side to being on top of each other. Can ...
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Bang & Olufsen Speakers Not Recognized

Time for a new computer and more Ubuntu setup problems. I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed via USB on a dual boot HP Envy 27qe AiO with Bang & Olufsen speakers. I've been combing the forum trying older ...
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Will Ubuntu work on the Asus - 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop Q552UB-BHI7T12

I'm looking into buy the Asus - 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7. I'd like to know if Ubuntu would work on this computer, and if there are any complication. Primarily I'd like to know ...
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USB number pad won't work

Last week I recycled my fiance's 2011 Macbook Pro 13.3 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto it. I need a numerical number pad for work so I picked up this from Office Depot. When I run lsusb it shows up as ...
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How do I check system specifications in 15.10?

The accepted answer of the thread How do I check system specifications? is about System Monitor > System in 11.04. However, there is no tab System anymore in the application System Monitor of Ubuntu ...
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How to detect all 10 disk drives on 2 Port Multipliers attached to Marvell 88SE9130 based HBA?

SilverStone EC05 I installed a SilverStone EC05 SATA HBA/RAID controller on a Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system, kernel 3.13.0-24-generic. Marvell 88SE9130 This EC05 PCI Express card is based on a ...
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What tools do I have available to test a hard drive's health?

I've got an older hard drive that I have recently re-formatted to ext4 and would like to use it as a spare of a spare backup. Before I put any data on it, I was wondering what tools, or applications, ...
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recover LVM after hdd crash

Yesterday, one hdd of my LVM crashed (smart-error) The Machine has the following setup: - 4 hdds - 1 Partition Raid10 (System, 4*50GB) - 1 Partition normal (/boot, 200MB, sda) - 1 Partition LVM2 ...
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Does Wily have inherently better WiFi performance than Trusty? [closed]

I started with 15.04 on a Lenovo G70-80 and after a few days upgraded to 15.10. WiFi performance on 15.10 was noticeably better than it had been on 15.04. Then I downgraded to (installed afresh) 14.04 ...
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Does hdparm -Y suffice to stop IO on my hard drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with two hard drives in my laptop. The first contains my root partition and my home partition. The second one is used for backups only. I know that hard drives break down after ...
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Annoying low sound that comes with “audio pulses”

I'm not really sure of the source of the problem. It only happens with the subwoofers though. There's some kind of sound that only comes with "the beginning and end" of any audio stream". The sound's ...
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Start PC Ubuntu With Keyboard

guys i'm here too ask a question. There is a way to Start a Pc with Ubuntu 14.04 lts from Keyboard ? Beacuse my button "Power" is broken. Thanks Guys Sorry for my lenguages mistake xD
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How can I update the driver for my Sapphire Nitro 4Gb R9 380x GPU?

I just built my first computer from scratch and updating drivers on Ubuntu is not as simple as Windows. I've installed Wine in an attempt to run the .exe off the product website to update the driver ...
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hardware problem on fresh install

I have fresh installed and upgraded Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (before it i tried this distributive and debian with same problem) I did not install any other software, now, but Firefox crashes and OS freezes ...
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New HP laptop, Ubuntu does not recognize Wireless Adapter

I'm on Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04), kernel 3.19. None of the network related interfaces give me any indication that my computer is capable of detecting or connecting to WiFi networks. This is an HP ENVY ...
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How to automatically turn off hard drive when not used? [duplicate]

I have a noisy hard drive I rarely use and want to silent. I would like to put it in sleep mode after some time (20 sec) when it's not mounted on the system. The gnome-disks utility shows a "standby ...
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Mouse behaving strangely in my laptop

I have HP Pavilion 15 Laptop. I am using wireless optical HP mouse. My mouse worked fine before some days, but lately it is behaving strangely. It works fine for around 10 seconds. Then completely ...
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Machine Check Exception

I am running Ubuntu Server on a Dell PowerEdge server. I found following the log entry from the server dmesg. The Dell Pro Support requested to run Dell's DSET diagnostics. They found no hardware ...
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Running Open Hardware Monitor On Ubuntu Linux

So there is this Hardware Monitor called Open Hardware Monitor and I have it on my Windows Machine and I was going to put it on my Linux Ubuntu Machine... According the this page on the official site ...
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Smooth fullscreen 1080p playback

My computer has a PCI Express x16 socket on the motherboard. What is the minimum graphics card I need to get smooth fullscreen 1080p playback?