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

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wireless problem in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am a newbie user in Linux/Ubuntu and I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 in laptop hp 450 g1 but in Ubuntu my wireless driver and Bluetooth doesn't work and really i confused and didn't know what ...
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xsane detects scanner but freezes when scanning

I am running xsane 0.998 on ubuntu 14.04. When I start xsane, it correctly identifies my USB scanner as a Canon Pixma MP540 - but when I click the scan button - xsane freezes. However scanimage ...
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how to retrieve files when there is a problem with how the HDD treats the computer?

i have a problem with my SEAGATE EXPANSION PACK 500GB EXTERNAL HARD DISK DRIVE(HDD). At first, it wasnt recognizable by the PC. Then we discovered that the pin was stuck so we fixed it and now it can ...
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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The previously useful ThinkWiki pages appear quite outdated.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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wireless button not working in linux

im running gnome ubuntu 14.10/windows 7 ultimate on a hp pavilion g6 1d98dx and it appears that my wireless button is somehow bound to something to do with the softblock (not the hardblock as it ...
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How can I fix my keyboard on linux?

I just got a new keyboard (AJAZZ Chinese Brand). It is working fine expect that the NUM LOCK, CAPSLOCK and Lock buttons are not functioning, the LED doesn't respond too. I also have a problem with ...
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How to install Hardware RAID Controller in Ubuntu Server

I am setting up an Ubuntu Server and I have a RAID drive with 5 disks with a VIA V-Raid controller, but I cannot configure the RAID drive as Ubuntu does not see it. What should I do? I need the RAID ...
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Scale HD TV resolution with black around it

I'm trying to scale down my tv monitor so it will be like my smaller monitor. Is there a way I can make it smaller and have black around it so it will be the same size as the other one. Essentially I ...
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“mce: [Hardware Error]: Machine check events logged” appears in syslog. What should I do?

I have installed the latest version of OSSEC (2.8.1) and I have also enabled email notifications. And I am getting loads of these sorts of notifications saying that there is a Hardware Error and ...
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ERROR no room on ep ring with USB 3.0 device

Just did a clean install of mythbuntu 12.04 yesterday on a brand new machine. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 with Intel video chipset, 8gb ram. I'm seeing google references to this as a USB 3 issue in this ...
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Computer lagging badly on all operating systems

I've been having the longest battle with a computer I assembled myself years ago. At the time I wasn't using it so I installed windows 8.1 (another battle in itself) and gave the computer to my ...
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I'm certain Ubuntu doesn't recognise that I have two GPUs

The possible duplicate is regarding multiple monitor setups and intergrated GPUs, so it's unfortunately not at all relevant. I use two GeForce GTX 780 Phantom GPUs, and I've never had a trouble ...
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Not able to configure bluetooth wireless earphones w/3.11.0-12-generic kernel

Greeting Linux Debug Demigods, Just confiscated a really slick pair of Bluetooth wireless earplugs. I finally realized my machine does not include Bluetooth hardware, and so tracked down, and plugged ...
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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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Official images for Wandboard Quad

I would like to ask if there will be official images of Ubuntu 14.04 for Wandboard Quad. Simply because I saw this reference on http://ports.ubuntu.com/. Thanks
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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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How do I get my laptop's Line In inlet to output sound?

I have a laptop - DELL Studio 1773, but I'm pretty sure the model does not matter. One of it's features I love most is the fact it has TWO headphone outputs. This means Ubuntu can use them to output ...
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i2cdetect - set lower speed

I heard that I must set lower speed for i2cdetect to get list of more connected deviced to my laptop but I can't find in man how to set lower speed. Obviously i2cdetect scans different ports at ...
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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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Pre-owned HDDs are not detected in Ubuntu

I recently acquired two 750gb HDDs. Not knowing the previous owner, I used dd to format them. Formatting them was easy, (dd bs=8M if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb) it went without a hitch, and I figured I'd ...
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How do I fix a “Wireless is disabled by hardware switch” error?

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.04 from 11.10 but soon after updating I was disappointed to see that Wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I can not click the button 'Enable wireless' which is ...
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required hardware upgrade for old system [duplicate]

I want to use Ubuntu 14.04.I do not wish to opt for lightweight versions so I need help in determining some reasonable hardware upgrades so I can use Ubuntu comfortably. Currently my system specs are ...
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MSI SuperCharger on ubuntu

Is there a way to get MSI super charger working on Ubuntu. My motherboard is MSI Z97 Gaming 7.
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How could I remap F4 into combo key Shift + F1

I'm newbie with xdotool and xbindkeys. I need to tell my ubuntu know that when I press F4 key, it should be translated into Shift+F1 I really appreciate for your help. Thanks
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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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Where can I find a list of compatible audio cards?

I have a creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio, And i faced so many problems with this card regarding compatibility with Linux. Now i am looking for a new audio card and want to make sure that this time it ...
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Teac multi card reader not working (SD card)

I'm trying to read an SDXC SD card with the Teac multi card reader of my Dell Dimension E520. Here is the relevant output of lsusb -vvv Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0644:0200 TEAC Corp. All-In-One ...
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No display on monitor

I am facing a problem with my graphic card, in the beginning when i purchased the card and as i installed in my pc it was working perfectly, but now after few months i have again installed the card in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on HP Spectre 13-3000ed

I am thinking of buying the HP Spectre 13-3000ed ultrabook and my question is: will it work with Ubuntu 14.04? Specs: Intel Core i7-4500U 1.8-3.0GHz 13.3" WQHD (2560x1440) Glare + Touch 8192MB RAM ...
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Know if I buy a compatible hardware

I want to buy a Micro Core I5 3340 Mother Gigabyte GA H61M S1 DDR3 4GB RAM 1TB WD SATA 3 16mb This hardware, will be compatible with ubuntu 14.04 and further? Thanks for help me :)
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Touch screen not working after some reboots (another reboot resolves it)

I am trying to troubleshoot an issue on a Lenovo Flex 14 with Ubuntu 14.04.1 (standard Unity flavour) with touchscreen. Mostly it works perfectly well; but from time to time I reboot (mostly ...
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Persistent (hardware?) problems over multiple Ubuntu reinstallations

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04.2 multiple times, after having experienced a persistent problem with Oracle Java 8, which suddenly started crashing in any application in which used to work. Namely ...
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Display issues on Ubuntu

I recently bought brand new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 with windows install. As our company works with ubuntu I format it and install Ubuntu. After the installation completed the and the ubuntu loaded the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrading Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) shows unmet dependencies

When upgrading from to the new Hardware Enablement Stack manually using this command: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic ...
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Why is my system crashing?

About two months ago, I bought a used HP Compaq DC7900 small form factor tower. I also got a 2TB drive off eBay. I am now on my third drive. Installed Linux on each drive ( #Manjaro on the first ...
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Keyboard not working on Ubuntu 14.10 Live CD

My system is Lenovo Idea-pad Notebook running Windows 7 Ultimate. I want to switch over to Ubuntu 14.10 and tried it with Ubuntu LiveCD. On the Try Ubuntu mode the keyboard is not working. What can I ...
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Better drivers for SiS 650/740 integrated video?

I installed Xubuntu 10.10 on an old box today and the graphical performance is horrid. According to lspci, the video card is this: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] ...
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Should I download the new Hardware support Available for Ubuntu 12.04?

This is in relation with this post. WiFi not working on ubuntu 12.04 dell 3521 I have done the same steps 8-10 months back and now in Ubuntu Updates it shows New Hardware Support ...
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What to choose when both updates: (1) New Hardware Support available and (2) New ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS are available?

A month ago, The update manager was showing a message new hardware support available --Download. Today Update manager again shows two messages: New Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS is ...
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Mounting existing /home on a separate hard drive and share it with another distro [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on 1TB hard drive and would like to add a second 1TB hard drive to my PC. The latter is where /home would be mounted and the existing hard drive will be used to both run Ubuntu and ...
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Virtualization hardware review

I'm running an home server based on Ubuntu 14.10 for running some services that I need on my LAN such as: mysql db, LAMP stack, NFS share, Squid proxy and so. My machine is built on Intel(R) ...
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Strange sound of hard disk [closed]

I have one problem. I have laptop and the hard disk light lightning every 2 second strong in the meantime there are a lot of fast blinking even though i don't do anything. Even more - hard disk is ...
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Accessing the button of a WiFi-Stick (TP Link TL-WN823N)

I just bought a TP Link TL-WN823N it seems to be working just fine. It has a button on it. I would like to trigger an event when it is pressed. Any idea how I could find out anything about it ...
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Can't read file from my external hard disk on ubuntu

I'm in a big problem what happen is when I mount my external hard disk on Ubuntu. I can't see any file available on my hard disk, which i can see from windows. I tried CTRL+H to see if its hidden ...
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New ubuntu server hanging… trying to locate root cause

Thanks to anyone willing to help me locating a root cause. I presumably think it is due to limited memory causing the server to halt. After a reboot the machine works for a day or 2 and then hangs. ...
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No CAPS ON light when in console

When I am in one of the consoles (getting there with for example CTRL + ALT + F1) I have noticed that annoyingly the little light which normally indicates whether or not the CAPS Lock key is on does ...
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Are there any laptops that Ubuntu targets? [closed]

I am aware of the existence of Ubuntu Desktop certified hardware, but it seems certification happens per-release. Is there such a thing as a list of laptops that the latest release of Ubuntu is always ...
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most of the time HDD LED is blinking and computer is slow!

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my DELL laptop. Most of the time, my laptop HDD is blinking and computer is slow: * It takes too long to open an application such as GIMP or Firefox. * It occurs usually ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu, during loading shows error “Could not write bytes:broken pipe” [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Yesterday, I replaced my old Intel DH55TC motherboard with a new consistent h55 motherboard for i3 540 processor. After Ubuntu loaded the purple screen, it showed an error ...
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Can not change backlight brightness on samsung laptop

Whenever I try to change the backlight brightness with the fn+f1 or fn+f2 keys, the gui does show that the brightness is being adjusted. However the actual brightness stays the same, until I get to ...