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

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Is Ubuntu compatible with the hp spectre x360?

I just bought the new hp spectre x360 dual-core i7, 8 GB ram and 256 SSD. Will Ubuntu run on this computer without issue or is it not yet supported?
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Laptop keeps clicking things when not even being touched

So I installed Ubuntu a few months ago and everything worked fine. However recently, my laptop keeps clicking things when not even being touched. Like it starts to close applications or move my mouse ...
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hardware upgrade but keeping old OS installed [duplicate]

I'm considering upgrading my hardware (need a faster machine), but wish to keep my UBUNTU operating system and all the applications intact. What I would like to know is is it possible to simply ...
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Red items in HTML sudo lshw -html > ~/hardware.html

I am checking list of devices installed in my system I used the following sudo lshw -html > ~/hardware.html Many items come in red in that list , other come in yellow color. Does red means ...
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Testing keyboard issue , is it hardware related?

I use ubuntu 14.04. My laptop's keyboard didn't get any damage but suddenly the keyboard gave me some problem. When I try to push 7 key it recognize as 9 Left Shift is not working. Also super ...
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Ubuntu showing less ram than before after fresh install

I had Ubuntu 15.04 installed but its support ends in January. And I don't have that much bandwidth and money to do a upgrade every 9 months so I turned back to 14.04 and upgraded it to 14.04.3. But I ...
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Touchpad work only after suspension Asus f550l

I have just re-installed ubuntu 15.10 and my touchpad doesn't work correctly, works only after supension. I have tried to use sudo modprobe psmouse in order to activate it without suspension but it ...
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Switching hard drives

I have Windows 7 installed on a 640 GB hard drive, and Ubuntu on a 2TB. I have leaned towards storing all music, pictures, movies, etc. on Windows, and have low storage space. I was wondering if it ...
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Have system not try and use connected Wireless USB Adapter on Ubuntu, but be available to VMs to bind to

So, I asked a bit ago on how to make a udev rule to block certain USB devices. However, I need to achieve something like this with wireless USB adapters. I have a wireless USB adapter from EDIMAX ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 “deadlocked” on SSD

I have a problem with new SSD and Ubuntu 15.10. After a short work on the computer OS stop responding. I tried to clean logs before problem, but after "syslog" and "kernel.log" have only load ...
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Is this hardware configuration Ubuntu 10.04 compatible? [closed]

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 2*4GB ...
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Restore multiple monitor settings

This is a folow-up to a previous question (Saving monitor settings?), where we learned that the configuration is saved in file ~/.config/monitors.xml. My problem is that my configuration is usually, ...
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Ubuntu AND Computer not recognizing extra SATA hard disks

Just so you know, I'm going old school 9.10 Karmic on an old computer I have attached two 250GB SATA hard disks to my computer for a file server... and none of them work. The main 120GB Hard disk ...
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How do I get rid of a ghost printer in Gnome?

When I try to print from a Gnome application, the print dialog has non-functional printer listed. It is called "duerqxesz5090 -- Basement Utility Room -- Rejecting Jobs". Here is a screenshot of ...
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How to check 'NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M' is installed, lspci not showing the model?

How can i confirm whether NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M 2GB is installed on my ubuntu laptop? lspci is showing '08:00.0 3D controller : NVIDIA Corporation Device 1140 (rev ff)' does this mean 'NVIDIA ...
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What is the best way to configure a Thinkpad's TrackPoint?

The previously useful ThinkWiki pages appear quite outdated. I am trying to permanently change my TrackPoint sensitivity and speed settings and enable middle mouse button scrolling. I have tried ...
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End Key is not working [closed]

I have ubuntu 12.04. My end key on keyboard is not working. I have tried sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration but to no avail. It is frustrating because I am habitual with the end key in my ...
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ASUS M5A78L-M LX3 network drivers - Ubuntu 12.04

I"ve recently changed my motherboard to ASUS M5A78L-M LX3. After that internet on my Ubuntu 12.04 stopped working. I've tried to install drivers included on a DVD by Asus, but it says "you need kernel ...
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Turn off Power LED on Sony VAIO VPCEE23FX

Since switching to Ubuntu 15.10 the green LED light on the side of the On/Off button wont switch off after shutdown. Even when the Laptop is unplugged. I am using a Sony VAIO VPCEE23FX.
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Thinkpad Hardware problem after 14.04 regular Update

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on a T430 ThinkPad. After a automated update some of my hardware was not working any more: 1) external mouse 2) external keyboard 3) external screen 4) wireless I have run the ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC?

I was trying to install Ubuntu via Bootable Usb Drive .when I click the install Ubuntu it's taking some time and showing the following error: BusyBox V1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.21.0-1ubuntu1) built in shell ...
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SATA Errors upon boot and slow drive function

I am experiencing multiple sata errors upon booting, and drive functions are very slow. Here is the errors I am experiencing. sysadmin@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | tail -n 50 [ 131.260061] ata4.00: exception ...
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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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ubuntu 15.10 update broke USB ports

in ubuntu 15.10 my system added some updates using the automatic software updater. it prompted me to restart my system and after I did my USB ports are no longer recognized. I just switched over to ...
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How to test if my video card has 3D support?

How can I test if my video card has 3D support? Someone told to use fgl_glxgears, but it does not exist here, not even for installation with apt-get.
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What is this “unknown device” in my “Additional Drivers”? [duplicate]

I opened Software&Updates > Additional Drivers as I'm looking into some GPU issues, and was surprised to find an "unknown" device listed. I've never encountered that before, but I haven't modified ...
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Do Handheld OCR Scanners (C-Pens) Work in Ubuntu 15.10?

Do Handheld OCR Scanners, otherwise known as C-Pens, work in Ubuntu?
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USB devices not working on Ubuntu but working elsewhere

I just ran a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and the installer was able to locate my mouse, keyboard, and USB WiFi adapter just fine. However once the computer booted off the hard disk installation, ...
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ECC Memory Error causing Freeze (HANDLING MCE MEMORY ERROR)

My computer freezes with the following event in /var/log/syslog. This can be caused by my ECC memory or my CPU or anything ... It shows that Channel 0 and Channel 1 are affected. What would you ...
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RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller `unclaimed` in TOSHIBA m645 sp6001L

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and it worked very well. One day, without any updates or reason I can tell, the wireless began to fail, oscillating too much, or sometimes even disconnecting from the ...
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Usb Network Adapter needs to be reinserted after every reboot

My Wireless USB adapter (usb-n13) needs to be re-seated after every reboot for wireless networks to appear. On initial login the computer will indicate network unplugged. After re seating the card ...
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Speaker noise when browser loading pages

I notice it most in my browser, but it happens in other programs too. When my browser is doing anything, like loading a page, mouse-over a link, scrolling, etc., I get speaker crackling. It's ...
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Laptop built-in monitor not detected, dual GPU

The built-in monitor of my laptop seems to be not recognized by Ubuntu. The screen is black though illuminated. External monitor connected through HDMI works just fine. Doesn't matter if plugged in ...
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Orbsmart AW-02 Quad Core and Ubuntu

Has anyone got this to run with Ubuntu?: Orbsmart AW-02 Quad Core Windows 10 Mini PC / TV Stick (Intel Atom Z3735F, 2GB RAM, 32GB int. Speicher, HDMI 1.4, 2x USB 2.0, 1x 3.5mm Audio, WLAN-n, ...
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Installation Ubuntu on New or Old Hardware

Is there a Software Progam under Windows 10 running with the I can test whether Ubuntu can be installed on my hardware Acer W511 ? Thanks for your help.
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How is it possible storage hard disk failure cause system disk to fail to read/write?

Update: One of the 3TB Seagate Storage Drives was dying and any time I had it connected to the system, I got the IO/read errors, eventually even when the system was booting. As described below, ...
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why is glxgears faster without optirun

glxgears seems to be much faster when using my integrated graphics chip, than when I activate the graphics card using bumblebee's optirun or primusrun. When I run glxgears with optirun, I get ~1250 ...
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Drivers for new network card

Yesterday i bought a new network card ASUS PCE-AC56 (Not an USB-adapter) for my desktop which only runs on ubuntu. I quickly found out that i need som drivers for it to work, but i cant seem to find ...
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How to figure out what causes hardware issues?

So for a week now I'm experiencing issues that distort the appearance on many programs such as Firefox while dayly use. Ultimately this causes most programs to crash. I pinpointed this to be a ...
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Installing NVIDIA geforce 9 driver using the installer I got from their website

In my ubuntu 12.10 it didn't detect my graphic card. When I check the graphics in system settings>details it says none I've downloaded my driver installer from the NVIDIA website, make it executable, ...
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Utilities to overclock ATI Radeon graphic card

Is it possible to overclock my Radeon HD2400 XT graphics card under Ubuntu? Which application is needed? I have the proprietary driver installed.
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How to enable the Hp QuickPlay buttons?

I have an Hp pavilion dv2000 and it has a pretty nice blue buttons over the keyboard, some are for multimedia (which work perfectly), and other two are for launch a DVD application and a multimedia ...
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5.1 Sound on Encore ENM232-6VIA

Only front right and left speaker work, and my 5.1 card, is recognized by Ubuntu 10.10, but I have no option for 5.1 in the profile combo Sound -> Hardware I have tried default-sample-channels = 6 ...
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Ubuntu distribution for a Notebook? [duplicate]

My soundcard stopped suddenly working on my Xubuntu LTS 14.04. Is it better to install the most recent stable Xubuntu version on a Notebook? Is LTS only suggested for servers?
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Toshibia Satellite C640 automatically scrolls up or down according to its own mood

While reading a pdf file or a webpage or anything that had to be scrolled in order to read it and sometimes books which ran into 500-600 pages and while reading it. due to some error it generally ...
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USB wifi adapter has stopped working, is it the device's or Ubuntu's fault?

I was happily using a TP-LINK TL-WN722N USB wifi adapter on Kubuntu 14.04. Now it has suddenly stopped working. When I plug it, /var/log/syslog says things like these: Sep 30 20:34:08 meles kernel: ...
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How to control fan speed on my desktop?

I found a post on "How to control the fan speed on my laptop" but nothing about the same thing on a desktop. I'd like to replicate the same thing on my desktop but till now I had not such luck. I ...
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Need command or program that shows all errors in hardware/software, but Phoronix Test Suite isn't working

I am using Kubuntu 15.04. A couple of times I've gotten a CPU error at shutdown. It appears after the last Kubuntu sign and then poweroff. Between these two moments there are two error reports or ...
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Unable to boot or install ubuntu on an Alienware M17x R3 laptop

Neither can I install Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit nor can I just run the OS from a USB drive. It just shows a blank screen when I try to run it, and when I try to install it, the screen just flickers with ...
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how do i upgrade my gpu (drivers)

I want to get a new gpu, but I'm afraid if I just swap it out with the new one the drivers will not be compatible. Also do I even need to change the drivers manually, or can I just swap out the card ...