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

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Western Digitial 2tb hard drive detected but cannot mount, no /dev/sd file

I'm having some strange problems with my external hard drive. It's a 2tb "My Passport Ultra" drive from Western Digital. I haven't used it in a while, but needed the extra space so I went to fire it ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon support

I am considering selling my Mac to get money towards a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 because what I really want to do is to be running an Ubuntu system all the time. Is this machine completely supported in ...
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Turn off Keyboard Repeating during install of Ubuntu Server?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox over VPN using Remote Viewer and RDP and a slow internet connection. For whatever reason this setup is causing me to have keys repeated. So for example ...
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How to map Ctrl/Shift to thumb buttons of Mouse?

I have an Microsoft Sidewinder X8 mouse and I wish to use 8 for Shift and the 9 for Control. Can anybody please tell me how?
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Is there database of Linux compatible hardware?

I want to know if there is a centralised community site where all Hardware is listed in terms of compatability with Linux. Something like AppDB for Wine.
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Check real size of USB thumb drive

I recently read a lot about fake usb thumb drives that claim to have a lot of space (often carried too far, like 128 GB), while physically offering only 0.5 to 4 GB. I recently bought a SanDisk USB ...
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Keyboard problem, strange functioning

I've looked almost everywhere and I can't find a solution. I have a Hp Pavilion 15 Ubuntu 14.04.4 installed, the thins is I was writing a text document when suddenly s key started working as F5. Then ...
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How to install a Driver in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in vmware?

===========final edit================== actually, you can't install a Driver for a guest os, which is hosted by Windows. Linux may work, I don't know. This link explain this question very clearly. I ...
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How to check HDD info technical?

How can I check the technical info on my notebook with Ubuntu 14.04? I would like to check the dimension and if is IDLE or SATA
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mcelog: CPU is unsupported - how to fix it?

Got problem after trying to install samba4. Some of the packages throwing up error: # apt-get install attr -y // NO MATTER AT ALL PART: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Numeric keypad not working

I am running Ubuntu 10.04, fully updated, from an external USB hard drive. Everything works really well, except the keyboard. The numeric keypad is not working. The keys don't do anything, with or ...
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Wireless connection dropped randomly

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.04 which I installed side by side Windows 10. I have the problem that my wireless connection drops randomly. When I start the system it is all fine, but after ...
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Laptop fan intermittently stopping

Recently I've noticed that the fan on my laptop stops for ~1 second every 8 seconds or so then continues to work as normal. I've uploaded a recording of this here [dropbox] Has anyone experienced ...
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WWan Interface Disabled - how to get it enable and work properly

I check my hardware with following command: sudo lshw -C network Output *-network DISABLED description: Ethernet interface physical id: 1 logical name: wwan0 serial: 56:ac:47:73:36:...
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Electric guitar through iRig in Ubuntu?

I have an iRig pre-amp for my electric guitar. Can I use it in Ubuntu? What software I need?
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Sound problem on Dell Latitude E6420 and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problems with my Latitude E6420 running Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). Here is the story. Some long time ago one of my speakers died (not fully, but almost no output). I didn't even recognize the ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2015 3rd gen 20 BS - trackpoint, clickpad and wifi

I have got a brand new Lenovo X1 Carbon 2015 with IPS Display which is really a great laptop. But when installing ubuntu there are some problems I have already solved and some I have not. I put this ...
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How to Determine which is your TouchScreen Driver

So many unrecognized options come up when typing the command lsusb, but how do we determine which one is actually for our specific touchscreen? Thanks. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux ...
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Completely black blank screen after boot

A while ago, the battery on my ASUS laptop completely died, so effectively I don't have a battery anymore. The hard drive also failed a few months ago, so I replaced it. A couple days ago, the ...
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How to get the current battery statistics using a kernel module? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Can anyone give me some pointers on how to get the current battery level and the charging status of the laptop using a kernel module. If possible please attach the Makefile ...
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Higher Power consuming turned off Display

i have a question about the power consumption of my laptop. I wanna setup my laptop as an small media server, because of that i was checking the power consumption and found out that the laptop need ...
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UNCLAIMED in lshw command and how to fix?

this is a part of lshw command output. what means of UNCLAIMED and how to fix ? description: Computer width: 64 bits capabilities: smbios-2.7 vsyscall32 *-core description: Motherboard ...
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How do I install drivers for the Alfa AWUS036H USB wireless adapter?

I bought this network adapter from Amazon and I don't know how to install the drivers. The adapter comes with a CD for drivers and when I put it in, it has .autorun.exe autorun.ico autorun.csp, and ...
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What is ValleyView encryption controller?

I see this in lspci 00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation ValleyView SEC (rev 0e) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 15bd Kernel driver in use: mei_txe It has a dedicated ...
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Dell Chromebook (Candy 2015) - No Sound and Touchpad

Basically like the title says!: I've installed Ubuntu Trusty on my Dell Chromebook (Candy-2015 edition) but the sound and the touchpad are not working, Does anyone know how I can fix this?
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Using rdmsr and wrmsr in Ubuntu?

I have a 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 Intel i5 processor, I dint find any good resources for changing the cpu voltage. I know that it is required to change some register values, but the ones I tried dint' work....
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GeForce GTX 750 gpu noise levels

I would like to know if anyone is currently using GeForce GTX 750 Ti gpu on Ubuntu, and how would he comment on the gpu's behaviour concerning noise levels using: the open source driver the binary ...
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Accessing Built-In Subwoofer on HP Pavilion dv7-4285dx

Has anyone found a solid workaround for HP's complete lack of audio support for Linux? I tried hdajackretask, and it broke my sound to the point of needing a fresh Ubuntu install... It's quite ...
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Deactivate accelerometer

I am having some trouble using games that use joysticks because my laptop has an accelerometer (I don't have the slightest idea why this might be useful on a laptop), and it's interfeering with ...
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Seagate External HDD not detected but power light blinks

I have problem with my Seagate Backplus External HDD 1 TB. Two years it worked fine but now it is not getting detected in Ubuntu (Windows as well). I tried using different ports and tried using other ...
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How can I install a NC375i network card on Ubuntu 12.04?

How can I install a NC375i network card on Ubuntu 12.04? The server I am using is an HP Proliant ML370 G6. The HP help doesn't work for me.
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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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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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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 ...