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

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What is ValleyView encryption controller?

I see this in lspci 00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation ValleyView SEC (rev 0e) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 15bd Kernel driver in use: mei_txe It has a dedicated ...
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How to enable wifi when the hardware switch doesn't work

On my acer aspire 5020 laptop the turn on wifi button is greyed out. And I've tried pressing the hardware wireless button and nothing happens. Is there any other ways of turning wifi on?
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Am I using my whole 2GB + 2GB = 4GB RAM? Or is it just 2 GB?

I have two 2GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM installed in two slots. But I recently noticed that it is showing that my memTotal is 4011300 kB, but available is only 1863552 and memFree is only 482472!... why is ...
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Fix bad sectors Ubuntu

Hi i've noticed that i have bad sectors on my hard disk. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. How can i fix it? I know that bad sectors are permanent damage to HDD etc... Is there a tool like Hirens Boot for ...
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Ubuntu wifi usually not working on boot, needs kernel module restart

After installing Ubuntu on my netbook, an F205TA, wifi seems to be not working correctly. Usually wifi is not working after boot, but starts working after one or more tries of: sudo modprobe -r ...
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Did Ubuntu eat my Samsung EVO 840?

Scenario: I've been experimenting with Ubuntu Server (both 14.04 and 15.10) on an old Atom 330 board I had laying around. I set it up with LVM, installing the main file systems (/ /root and /swap) ...
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Compatibility of Ubuntu 12.04 with HW RAID part number: L5-25413-17

I am setting up a Linux server with Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use HW RAID part number L5-25413-17. Has anyone successfully done this?
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Poor performance on 1080p in firefox

I use open source driver for AMD HD6320 video card. I followed the instruction in this article Force Enable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox but if I try to play HD video in firefox it's very slow. ...
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Macbook not charging under Lubuntu

My newest problem child, a 2006 MBP is running a fresh Lubuntu install dual booted with OS X 10.5. The magsafe charger works fine if the laptop is off or in OS X, but in Lubuntu, it works, then once ...
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Make use of “gfx_switch_status” in sony-laptop?

I successfully managed to install 14.04.3 on my Sony Vaio S Series SVS1513C5E laptop and after few minor tweaks I adore the setup! My concern here is: The device has Optimus graphics that uses a ...
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Keyboard not working in OS but does in GRUB

I want to install GNOME Ubuntu on my custom built desktop but cannot get my keyboard to work. I am currently only trying the live CD. It works fine in Windows, the BIOS and GRUB but the moment the ...
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Realtek Audio Drivers for Ubuntu

Are there any Realtek audio drivers for Ubuntu? If yes where do I get them and how do I install them correctly? (for Ubuntu 14.04 64bit) Also with jack work okay after I install them? Curious about ...
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Frozen system: Unable to handle kernel paging request ffff8800

1st Problem: I was having problems with internet, I was getting a 50 seconds signal failure every 10 minutes or so. I thought reinstalling the OS will fix the problem. Not sure I did fix the 1st ...
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DVB-T usb stick Geniatech T230 does not find any channels

It seems llike it should be supported and I see it detected by the system: description: Generic USB device product: Geniatech T230 DVB-T2 TV Stick vendor: ...
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Newest Mplab software that works with Ubuntu and ICD2

I have an old ICD2, used with an old version of MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE) under Windows. Now I need to use this hardware again for a microcontroller but my OS is nowadays Kubuntu ...
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How to bring back USB Storage Device to the life

My USB stick get wet (dropped in to the small puddle on the road). I am trying to use it again. I believe it is dry enough to try, so I did try. My computer did not recognized it automatically. Via ...
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Asus Screen freeze issue [ X550LC ]

Is there any package to fix this or do I always have to resort to use Ctrl+Alt+F2/F7... Hardware info here: sudo lshw -short > http://pasted.co/11cae3a3 lscpi -k > http://pasted.co/b6b9f6d3 Using ...
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DVB device not recognized in boot

I have a USB device, that is not always recognized in boot, but if I plug it out and back in after the session has started, lsusb lists it. I also have a PCI device with the same problem, i.e. not ...
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Bang & Olufsen Speakers Not Recognized

Time for a new computer and more Ubuntu setup problems. I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed via USB on a dual boot HP Envy 27qe AiO with Bang & Olufsen speakers. I've been combing the forum trying older ...
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How do I check system specifications in 15.10?

The accepted answer of the thread How do I check system specifications? is about System Monitor > System in 11.04. However, there is no tab System anymore in the application System Monitor of Ubuntu ...
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Does Wily have inherently better WiFi performance than Trusty? [closed]

I started with 15.04 on a Lenovo G70-80 and after a few days upgraded to 15.10. WiFi performance on 15.10 was noticeably better than it had been on 15.04. Then I downgraded to (installed afresh) 14.04 ...
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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, ...