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

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Does hdparm -Y suffice to stop IO on my hard drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with two hard drives in my laptop. The first contains my root partition and my home partition. The second one is used for backups only. I know that hard drives break down after ...
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Annoying low sound that comes with “audio pulses”

I'm not really sure of the source of the problem. It only happens with the subwoofers though. There's some kind of sound that only comes with "the beginning and end" of any audio stream". The sound's ...
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How can I update the driver for my Sapphire Nitro 4Gb R9 380x GPU?

I just built my first computer from scratch and updating drivers on Ubuntu is not as simple as Windows. I've installed Wine in an attempt to run the .exe off the product website to update the driver ...
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hardware problem on fresh install

I have fresh installed and upgraded Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (before it i tried this distributive and debian with same problem) I did not install any other software, now, but Firefox crashes and OS freezes ...
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New HP laptop, Ubuntu does not recognize Wireless Adapter

I'm on Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04), kernel 3.19. None of the network related interfaces give me any indication that my computer is capable of detecting or connecting to WiFi networks. This is an HP ENVY ...
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Mouse behaving strangely in my laptop

I have HP Pavilion 15 Laptop. I am using wireless optical HP mouse. My mouse worked fine before some days, but lately it is behaving strangely. It works fine for around 10 seconds. Then completely ...
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How to automatically turn off hard drive when not used? [duplicate]

I have a noisy hard drive I rarely use and want to silent. I would like to put it in sleep mode after some time (20 sec) when it's not mounted on the system. The gnome-disks utility shows a "standby ...
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Running Open Hardware Monitor On Ubuntu Linux

So there is this Hardware Monitor called Open Hardware Monitor and I have it on my Windows Machine and I was going to put it on my Linux Ubuntu Machine... According the this page on the official site ...
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How do I get hardware info about my laptop camera?

I want to know if there is any way to extract hardware specific information about the built-in webcam in my system from the Ubuntu command line. Basically, I want to extract the field of view and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will Ubuntu work on the Asus - 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop Q552UB-BHI7T12

I'm looking into buy the Asus - 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7. I'd like to know if Ubuntu would work on this computer, and if there are any complication. Primarily I'd like to know ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu certified hardware: Lenovo IBM System x3100 M5 v1 vs v2

I found on this page that "Lenovo IBM System x3100 M5 (Intel Series v2)" is Ubuntu certified. Unfortunately, I can only find v1 from local stores. The only difference I noticed is their CPU spec: ...
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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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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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I want to change the resolution to 1600x900

Hola tengo recién instalado Ubuntu 15.04 y una placa de video nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, de 32 bits y una frecuencia de 60 Hz. Quisiera cambiar la resolucion de 1024x768 a 1600x900, pero no me ...
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cannot install on asus z97-a 3.1 mobo

I can boot into my usb from my bios, but when i select install or run without install I lose video output. I have tried all of my usb ports and I tried using a usb hub to bring it down to usb 2.0 but ...
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Can't connect to network, tried 4 different adptors

This is a fresh Vivid Vervet on a new PC. I tried connecting using Network Manager and WICD I tried 4 different network adapters (mobo's ethernet, usb ethernet and 2 different usb WIFI devices) I ...
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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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Graphic artefacts on the screen

I am running on a relatively old laptop, HP Compaq Presario CQ61 303sv, with relatively old hardware. Recently, the blurs and defects in the screenshot below started to appear in all the Ubuntu ...
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How to install/access an SSD

Total newbie here. I installed Ubuntu on my HDD and all works fine. However I also have an SSD that I installed physically in the system when I created it. I built the computer. However I don't know ...
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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?