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

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Can I install Ubuntu on my laptop which is not very powerful? [duplicate]

I am going to uninstall Windows 8.1 and install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit but I am not sure that I am able to do that. Here is my laptop specs: HP Pavilion 15": Processor: AMD A6-4455M APU with ...
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z97 Motherboard Support on Ubuntu 14.04 (Fan Workarounds?)

I'm extraordinarily new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general) so any and all help will be appreciated. I've built a PC with an ASRock Z97 Extreme4 mobo and everything runs well except that the CPU fan ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu leads to a black screen

I have just upgraded my hardware from an Asus P45 motherboard to a Gigabyte GA H87M-D3H. keeping the Nvidia 630 video card. Ubuntu would install previously on the Asus Motherboard. Now I cannot ...
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Will Ubuntu continue working properly after a new motherboard/CPU is installed?

So, I installed the new motherboard and new CPU. Then powered on the PC. The bootstrapping went fine and all seems to work. But I have doubts. Do I need to do something?
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How to roll back hardware updates? [duplicate]

I just did the hardware updates available through the update manager, this is the first time I had ever seen or heard of a hardware update but I figured it would be legit because it was coming from ...
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ubuntu wont pickup my basic phone samsung schr480

when I plug it into my computer with usb cable it doesn’t show up but the phone says its plugged in and it says pc mod I tried to c if try them box picked it up and its not in places or on the desktop ...
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Computer slowed down very much [closed]

I had a dualboot xubuntu/windows 7 running. Yesterday my Laptop suddenly got very slow (tried both OS, both very slow in opening applications, booting up and loading web pages). I run the memory test ...
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I want to find out if my Lenovo laptop has a Sandy or Ivy Bridge

Is there a command or a register to find this information on my laptop? I need to know it before I install Intel pstate. Thanks. PS This is the result from the command from ...
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switching back to text console

I have used ubuntu many times but currently ubuntu crashed every time on my system. I dont understand the exact problem of my computer. I have tried every version of ubuntu & also other distro. ...
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Hardware upgrade renders grub 2 inoperable

I downloaded Ubuntu Type 12.04 LTS when Windows XP became extinct & in order to boot back into Windows used Grub 2 on a disk but following what was described as a hardware update from Ubuntu ...
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Guides for installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a late 2012 iMac?

I'm having an awfully hard time getting Ubuntu to work on a late 2012 iMac. I partitioned, installed rEFInd, and was able to boot into Ubuntu, but the display is laggy, I get strange flickers, and I ...
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High GPU load on Intel Haswell using Ubuntu 14.04

On my Sony Vaio with Intel Haswell GPU the system gets hot with no cpu load. My fan is speeding up all the time. Graphic controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller ...
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USB USR phone compatibility

Is the US Robotics USR019601A USB phone supported in current Ubuntu? It worked under Skype.
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How to find if my hardware supported by Ubuntu? [duplicate]

It is better to let make sure if System can/will be worked effectively & efficiently. So, Before installing Ubuntu, I have question as follows: I want to know how can I find if my hardware like ...
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moving the hard disk to a new PC

I've got an Ubuntu server 12.04 installation on a desktop. I suspect something wrong with the motherboard. If I move the hard drive to a new box will there be any issues with drivers or is it ...
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Does BIOS device whitelist affect Ubuntu?

Starting with 2002, Lenovo (actually, it was IBM back then) started whitelisting the wireless adapters and other devices allowed to be used in their ThinkPad laptops. Some other manufacturers are ...
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How to detect all 10 disk drives on 2 Port Multipliers attached to Marvell 88SE9130 based HBA?

I installed a SilverStone EC05 SATA HBA/RAID controller on a Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system, kernel 3.13.0-24-generic. This EC05 PCI Express card is based on a Marvell 88SE9130 chip. lspci detects the ...
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Computer becoming unresponsive when changing display

I just had a weird issue come up today. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop with an external monitor. Until today, everything was working fine, but I started having a problem. ...
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Unable to install new hardware support from update manager

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For couple of week I noticed in Update manager that it is showing "New Hardware support is Available". After clicking it showed following message, "Your current Hardware ...
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setting up occulus rift on ubuntu

I have recently obtained an oculus rift development kit and would like to set it up to work on ubuntu, I have plunged in the hdmi cable and the power cable (it´s giving me a blue light), and now I ...
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Ubuntu hardware requirements nd best version

PC Processor Intel Celeron D Ram 780 mb Had disk 500gb updated sata Lg cd/DVD writer I don't know software programming can install a cd, so make it simple. Please do help I don't want to put ...
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Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad

I'd like to fully disable the fingerprint sensor on my IBM X41 Thinkpad. The first place to look which comes to mind is BIOS (version 2.09, 74ET64WW): I just checked again: as far as I can tell there ...
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Do I really have SATA 6 Gb/s if I get <400 MB/sec disk reads?

pawel@paulbook:~$ dmesg | grep -i sata | grep 'link up' [ 2.355461] ata1: SATA link up 6.0 Gbps (SStatus 133 SControl 300) [ 2.691842] ata3: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300) ...
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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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Is this PCI analog TV card compatible with Ubuntu/Mythbuntu, KW-PC134-A?

Ask this question to the sellers directly in my country is a waste of time. Will this card work with Ubuntu? (assume 13.XX/14.XX)
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Wireless hardware switch problem

I have a DSL connection at home so I had no reason to use wifi for a while now I realised that my wireless adaptor is switched off by hardware switch and I cant figure out how to turn it back on :( ...
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General tips/ strategies for troubleshooting driver issues?

Before I ask a question about each of the multiple driver issues I am having, what are some things I can do to either attempt to fix the issues myself or to at least provide helpful information in my ...
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Can I configure Alienware LED's on Ubuntu?

if you have an Alienware laptop, you might know you can change the color of the LED's, but I have some questions before I go ahead and install Ubuntu. Can I change the color of the LED's in seleral ...
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“Wi-fi disabled by hardware switch” (Any chance for a permanent removal?)

I have been looking around at forums and so on, and I know for a fact I am not the only one, and I actually have a temporary solution to my problem. When i've done a full hard reboot of my laptop ...
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12.04 lts wifi not working

I had been messing around trying to make it so it doesn't ask for Audi perms every npm command and that messed up all Audi commands eventuly I fixed it but now WiFi audio and the battery indicater ...
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Computer won't suspend : ACPI set timing mode failed

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 so I am kinda new to using Linux in general. After the install I started facing an extremely annoying error. Every time I try to suspend/hibernate my laptop I ...
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Ubuntu can't read temperature sensors? [duplicate]

Edit: it's still problematic because the names aren't very descriptive. Based on past values (from Windows) I can sort of deduce what is what, but it's still uncertain. The problem is that the reading ...
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What is the procedure in Ubuntu 14.04 when replacing or adding hardware

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a desktop PC and want to add a pci-express color card to the system. What will Ubuntu's reaction be to the new hardware added, will it detect and probe the device and ...
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End Key is not working

I have ubuntu 12.04. My end key on keyboard is not working. I have tried sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration but no avail. It is frustrating coz i am habitual with end key in my typing. ...
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Mouse stops responding randomly

My PC's mouse stops responding randomly on Ubuntu 14.04. It starts working when I physically replug it or restart the PC. I formatted and reinstalled Ubuntu, but the issue persists. My mouse is not ...
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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 ...