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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problems after upgrading Macbook Pro to Ubuntu 14.10

So I was dual-booting Mac OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr to begin with. Then, after upgrading Ubuntu to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, I started having all sorts of problems. The most annoying and ...
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Mouse keeps freezing in ubuntu 14.04

I have a regular Dell optical USB mouse, dell M0C5U0 to be precise. It keeps freezing randomly (3-4 times in a 3 hour space) in ubuntu 14.04. I recently upgraded from 12.09 and I never had this ...
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No Bluetooth adapter. “hciconfig” showing no output.ubuntu14.10

I installed ubuntu 14.10, bluetooth is not being displayed in the menu bar the application says "no bluetooth adpter found" output of rfkill list all is: 0: phy0: Wireless ...
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Strange color changes and large patches of green (after some time) make sceen unreadable : what is wrong?

It happened twice as of now. Large patches of green and other colors take the background and then all colors change mostly to a kind of light blue. I cannot work anymore and stop the PC. Is it the ...
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14.10: Bluetooth connection always fails first time

When I power on my Bose Soundlink external speaker, it automatically connects to my laptop. But, it then errors out. This is an example log of starting the bluetooth deamon and powering on the ...
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XSane image scanning program not recognizing scanner

I have a HP Scanjet 5550c. It was chosen for its complete sane support. Also, running this I get: ~$ sane-find-scanner # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the # ...
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Toshiba 40" tv as a monitor, keep losing antialiasing

I have a toshiba 40" tv that ive been using as a monitor and have a strange issue. Every time I turn the tv off I lose all antialiasing in my session and have to restart compiz and sometimes relog to ...
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Cleanup after switching hardware

After switching hardware, for example by putting your drive into another laptop, which places should you clean up? Which files contain hardware entries that you should remove? So far I stumbled ...
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How to check 'NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M' is installed, lspci not showing the model?

How can i confirm whether NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M 2GB is installed on my ubuntu laptop? lspci is showing '08:00.0 3D controller : NVIDIA Corporation Device 1140 (rev ff)' does this mean 'NVIDIA ...
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Connecting ALIX 6F2 through USB serial port, putty displays nothing

Please help me connect ALIX with my laptop through a serial port to usb converter. Has anyone ever tried it? Do suggest if there is some different approach. My OS: UBUNTU 12.04 Using Device : ALIX ...
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How to activate the CD / DVD “UltraBay” of a Thinkpad?

I have an Thinkpad T61 with a CD-RW / DVD combi-drive in the UltraBay, running on 14.01. When I power up the laptop, the drive's led blinks and I can open it with the eject button. After Ubuntu ...
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Plantronics Audio628USB buttons does not work on ubuntu 12.04

Linux Ubuntu 3.11.0-15-generic I have Desktop computer processor is Intel® Core™ i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz × 4 and I use Plantronics Audio628USB headset but the headset can work on windows. Its four ...
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Canon LBP2900 does not work with Ubuntu 12.04

I've installed the CAPT drivers (V2.60) and have followed the instructions given here but still no luck. The CUPS jobs page just stays at "Sending data to printer.". Please help.
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I have to replug the webcam everytime I restart

Everytime I restart the computer and I try to use the Webcam, it says that the webcam is not detected. I have to unplug it and replug it to be able to use it. Is there a way to know why this is ...
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How to get Ubuntu cd iso image for pre-installed systems?

I read following url. http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/desktop/models/?release=12.04%20LTS&category=Desktop&category=Laptop So I could see Pre-installed by manufacturer and ...
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Mouse cursor freeze: can get it to move with the mouse but keyboard keys work!

It's already 4 times that my mouse cursor has frozen today in about 7 hours of use! The last two freeze were at 2hr 25min interval, the last 3 being in the same session. It's a new ps/2 optical mouse, ...
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Integrated laptop keyboard stopped working in Ubuntu 14.04 after removal-installation but working in BIOS and GRUB

I'm using a wireless USB keyboard for now. The integrated laptop keyboard stopped working after I disconnected it from the mobo temporarily for cleaning. I had thought initially that it was broken, ...
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Intex usb modem is not recognasied in 14.04

Intex usb modem works normally on my windows dual boot but ubuntu 14.04, do not recognise any hardware but the modem shows the sign that it is connected with some device, what are the possible reasons ...
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Some problems with Ubuntu (particularly Hardware Decoding)

I'm new here and I have no experience using Ubuntu. I have finally decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Netbook. Acer Aspire One 725 CPU: AMD C-70 APU Dual-Core 1.33 GHz GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7290 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 detects 4 out of 8 GB of ram in dual channel mode

I have 2 x 4 GB sticks of RAM. My motherboard (Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P) supports up to 4 sticks and 32 GB of memory in dual channel mode. However if I install my memory into the slots recommended in the ...
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why is glxgears faster without optirun

glxgears seems to be much faster when using my integrated graphics chip, than when I activate the graphics card using bumblebee's optirun or primusrun. When I run glxgears with optirun, I get ~1250 ...
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wifi and bluetooth not detected on toshiba NB505

I am using toshiba NB 505 and have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The wifi and bluetooth are not working. It is unable to detect and also does not start. please help.
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Bluetooth dongle is not working on my Desktop PC

I have a bluetooth dongle attached on my machine (desktop PC), that's not working. It's icon showing on upper right side on desktop. Showing all options like, Bluetooth (On/Off) and Visible (On/Off). ...
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Problem with Ethernet on Asus Zenbook UX32A

I'm on Vacations at the moment and I can't use the Wlan Network - will ask this seperately - so I am using (for the third or fourth time) lan cable to connect to the rooter. But everytime I suspend ...
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SD Card not recognized

I've seen other posts regarding Ricoh R5C822 USB SD card reader, but all seem to be out of date and with no remedy. I'm running 14.04 LTS, and in Nautilus I am not presented with SD Card drive. All ...
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Loud constant hardware beep while Ubuntu runnning + loud pop on shutdown

I am running a Lenovo Ideapad y410 with Windows 8 pre-installed. I attempted to test run Ubuntu from a USB drive. Every time Ubuntu begins to run, my computer emits a loud, constant beep without ...
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Is there a Gigabit NIC with USB 3.0 adapter which isn't based on ASIX AX88179?

This might seem like a ridiculous question, but I spend now > 2 hours researching google, amazon.com and yahoo in order to find a Gigabit NIC which can be connected via USB 3.0 to a Linux OS (kernel ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...