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

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network card issues on ASUS N550JK with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The network card (realtek gigabit ethernet) doesn't work, doesn't send or receive packets. There is an error message saying something about a transmit queue timeout. I'm including some output that may ...
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unblock dell-wifi soft block

rfkill list shows: 0: phy0 Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes I already ran rfkill unblock all and yet ...
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How do I get my Sierra pci express card configured and working?

I need to get a Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC7354 mini-PCI Express card working with Ubuntu server 14.04. The card has been activated on the Verizon network and I'm now trying to get the card configured ...
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Popping from Laptop Speakers

I decided to switch and stick with ubuntu 14.04 being all the other linux distro's I've tried had various issues with the hardware of my computer. I'm using a 5 year old dell studio 1555. I'm still a ...
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PC hanged , after I restarted it shows grub rescue!

My pc has 5 years old. It hangs every 5 mins and then I restarted, it shows " no such partition grub rescue...etc" like this. I plugged out my pc and plugged in, then turned on my pc. pc did't turn ...
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Trying to update Asus BIOS

My UX31 zenbook is experiencing some weird shutdown behavior when the battery drops below 50% and the internet seems to agree that updating the BIOS is a good step forward since there were issue with ...
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Ubuntu installation does not start

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my old laptop (Celeron 1.7, 1Mb RAM) from a CD/DVD. I downloaded an older distribution with no PAE (I have already tried 9.04 and 10.4). Both downloads freeze when I ...
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Why has my internet speed dropped down?

I recently switched to Ubuntu. I've been having a lot of internet troubles ever since. I used Windows 7 before. I've had trouble loading web pages, and it would take a solid minute or two to even ...
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Is my laptop hardware sufficient to install & run Ubuntu as a secondary OS smoothly? [duplicate]

I have a Asus laptop which is running Windows 7. Its a first gen core i3 with a 500gb hdd & 6gb of ram. I would want to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my laptop. I asked a friend of mine ...
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udev .rules file run as local per user?

I have my code that will run every time udev detects new usb. My code works fine when I run it as a local user. But It fails when I use udev.rules file because it runs my script as root. How can I ...
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Kernel Panic With Cheap Wi-Fi Usb Adapter

I've just bought a cheap usb wifi adapter from ebay. It is mediatek based, lsusb outputs: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. I'm on 3.13 kernel, and the driver provided in ...
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canon imageclass mf3110 printer wont print

I set up the printer but when I click print it doesn’t print I tried it on scan and on copy and nothing happens what do I do
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Best Ubuntu release for AMD Athlon 64 + 3000 1.8 GHz?

What is the best Ubuntu release for this hardware: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8 GHz 3 GB RAM ATI Radeon X1050 256MB Because with Ubuntu 14.04 it crashes.
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What does x86 mean for installing a new hardware enablement (HWE) stack in 64 bit Ubuntu

I'd like to install 13.10 (Saucy) hardware enablement (HWE) stack to my Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) because I need a newer Linux kernel. This wiki page explains what "hardware enablement stacks" are. Among ...
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PCI-e SEALEVEL dual serial card not recognized on Ubuntu 14.04

New to Ubuntu, running 14.04. I have trouble with the serial port setup, I have a plug-in PCI-e SEALEVEL dual serial card that is not recognized. user1@WSIWORKSTATION2:~$ dmesg | grep tty [ ...
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unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference

I am trying to connect to a CCD camera that communicates through a PCI card. When the PCI card is sitting directly in the PC there is no problems, but when the PCI card is connected to the PC ...
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Dell Poweredge R410, ubuntu(14.04) running dead slow

I've have a machine, Dell Poweredge R410 with Ubuntu OS installed in. I'd no problem during installing, however, once it is done it has become annoying as performance is unforgivably abysmal. It runs ...
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Wireless card disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 (Ralink RT2860)

I have an old Advent Milano netbook that has been running a light version of Win 7. I decided it was time to give Ubuntu a try and installed it on a partition, and it worked perfectly. It is now a ...
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Reload OS after motherboard change? [closed]

I reloaded my PC with 14.04 64 bit and to be fair it was struggling. So I "upgraded" from a AMD 64bit 3500 to a Intel core duo. Pretty much just swapped out the motherboard and hooked everything up ...
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Distro question - Which (current) linux distro works well with older laptops [duplicate]

I'm sorry, but this is going to be somewhat vague for now. I'll update this within 24 hours with more details, or as soon as they are available. Whichever comes first. I am enrolled in an engineering ...
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Can my internet speed be higher than my HDD write speed?

i have an old PC with 10/100 lan interface and Hitachi HDD 164GB with IDE interface. i connected 40Mb internt line to this PC. when i am trying to watch live video stream from the internet i am having ...
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Frequent deauthentication from Wifi (Reason: 6) in Ubuntu 14.04

For a few days now, my wifi is getting disrupted every few minutes. I use a 'vanilla' Ubuntu installation (i.e Unity, NetworkManager etc.). After an hour or so, the connection gets severed completely ...
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What is my actual motherboard? [duplicate]

Ubuntu reports in dmesg: DMI: Hewlett-Packard HP ProDesk 490 G1 MT/18EB, BIOS L02 v02.01 09/22/2013 But I cannot find information about this motherboard anywhere. Whatever tool I'd use I wouldnìt ...
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Modifying the Ubuntu login process

I am looking to write an alternative implementation of the Ubuntu login to take advantage of an external device that supplies the login password. What are good pointers to get started? Are there ...
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How do I turn off the FN key? [duplicate]

I got a new keyboard with function keys, but I have to hold the FN key to use the F1|F12 keys normally and not to change the volume, brightness, etc. How do I change this?
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2.4 ghz RF mouse working only on one usb port

I am using lenovo b490, running ubuntu with unity 14.04. There are 4 USB ports on this laptop, 2 are USB 3 and 2 are USB 2. All checked with pendrives and hard drives, they all work. I have one ...
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Really SLOW update/upgrade and other problems - where to start to diagnose/solve?

Last October I rebuilt my desktop and installed the AMD64 version of 13.10. I have an MSI H87M-E33 Intel H87 motherboard, an Intel Core i3-4130 (Haswell) processor 4GB RAM Crucial V4 64GB SSD Most ...
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scsi disk not showing up

I have a Seagate SCSI disk that is installed in my Kurwel 2500R sampler which I send files to via the computer. I had this system running on my Windows machine, but am not able to get it configured ...
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How to used windows free HD space in Ubuntu?

I have install Ubuntu. And my HD size is 360 GB. I have used 250 GB HD for windows and 110 GB for Ubuntu. My space for ubuntu is full. But I have 100 GB free space in Windows. I want to use that space ...
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Taming the mouse

I have some irritating problems with my mouse: Often I click once but get a result like double-click; Often I try to mark a block text using click-and-drag, and in the middle of the block, the text ...
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How to mount a host drive as a hard drive in Windows 8 when running inside VMware

I am using VMWare 6.2 (Non-commercial version ) to use win 8 on ubuntu 14.04. I want to add my drive (/dev/sda4) as a drive in Win 8 which is running on VMware. So when I add a hardware on the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 continuous beeping

I'm using Ubuntu 13.1064b on a Dell Inspiron N5010. Sometimes when I boot into Ubuntu, I get a continuous beeping noise on my sound card output. My laptop's internal speakers stopped working a long ...
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Getting two USB devices to run on different buses

My objective is to get two webcams streaming simultaneously on my computer. Because of bandwidth limitations of the uvcvideo driver (or see bottom of UVC faq), I need the two webcams to be on ...
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Networking and the card reader stopped working when I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04

I just upgraded my lgz35 to Ubuntu 14.04. All the networking and the card reader stopped working. Is there any way to fix it since, I want internet back on my laptop.
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Will the Bamboo Pad (NOT TABLET) work on Ubuntu 14.04?

Will the Wacom Bamboo Pad work on my Ubuntu mac?
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Cannot Boot into the GUI Mode after Installing “ATI binary X.Org driver” from Ubuntu Software Center

The computer cannot boot into the GUI Mode after installing "ATI binary X.Org driver" from Ubuntu software center. Now I boot into recovery mode -> root -> mount -o remount,rw /. What can I do to fix ...
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Ubuntu 14 + Psion NEO device

this is what my /var/log/syslog tells me when connecting a Psion Neo device using USB: (actually I'm connecting the Psion Neo Cradle PX3001 holding the device) Apr 23 14:46:01 ENVY kernel: [ ...
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Is my sound card dead? Ubuntu/Xubuntu no audio

I was wondering if anyone knew how I can check to see if my sound card is no longer functional or if I'm missing some libraries or something. The sound was working fine for a while and then it just ...
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Very slow graphics performance after upgrade 12.04 => 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and the performance is extremely sluggish; windows open and close in slow motion. Presumably my graphics hardware has not been recognized by the system. I think that I ...
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Disabling a Second GPU?

I have both an AMD ( HD 7850 ) and an Nvidia ( 8400 GS ) GPU installed on my motherboard. The Nvidia card is only there because of its S-video port, which I use to output to my old'n'bulky CRT TV. I ...
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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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Wipe hard drive while booted?

Today is my last day at a job and I want to wipe the hard drive before I leave. It doesn't need to be insanely randomized or anything, just delete the os and most data. I'd rather not have to ...
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HP dv9000 with just a few issues

I have an HP pavillion dv9000 series with 2x64 bit processors, nvidia drivers, but while all of those things are running fine... I could use a little help getting webcam, & cd drive recognized ...
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usb to serial - what comport?

I have a usb to serial adapter because my IBM Thinkpad T41 has no built-in serial port. It works OK as COM3 in Win xp, but not in ubuntu 10. How can I find what port it is emulating?
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How to install micromax 352G modem in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, please guide me to install Micromax 352g modem in ubuntu 13.10
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Details about hardware requirements for ubuntu touch

I am considering getting a new Android tablet and installing Ubuntu Touch on it. On the Ubuntu "Operators and OEMs" page, there is a table of the hardware requirements to run Ubuntu Touch on a tablet. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 crashes during start up [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 without any problems but it started recently to crash during start up or login. I ran Memtest and everything seems fine. The crash screen is something like: Any ...
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I want to use Ubuntu, but I have some issues with hardware peripherals

I'm really interested in Ubuntu, but I've always run into a constant blockade that prevents me from moving forward; lack of driver support for the devices I use. Below is my current mouse and headset, ...
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Hardware issue when installed dualBoot os

I have installed Dual-Boot Os windows and Ubuntu 12.04. when i am using Ubuntu my Laptop is giving heat whereas using Windows it's working fine. please suggest me this Issue.
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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 ...