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

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Wireless connection problem

I need help in setting up wireless connection in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Not detecting any drivers, in spite of having a modem and a router.
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Was able to use proprietary ATI driver before, now on clean install I don't have that option

I am running 12.04LTS, and I just formatted. Prior to the format, I was using the ATI proprietary driver through "additional drivers". I have two ATI radeons that are crossfired. Now, when I do go ...
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Problem related to ethernet port

I can connect to internet only via WiFi and USB dongle. My LAN port doesn't seem to be working. When I connect my ethernet wire the lights of the port blink. And system detects it. But is never able ...
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Cursor misbehaving, Hardware problem or Software?

I bought a new HP laptop and installed fresh Ubuntu 16.04 on it. After installing Ubuntu I faced some problems with the WiFi, realtek, somehow I got a way around and fixed it. Yesterday night I put ...
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South bridge diagnose tool for ubuntu?

My 6-yo laptop has many random freezes: sometimes it works fine for a week (including suspend/resume), and then it completely hangs twice before I can get to check my email. Things I tried: memtest ...
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All subsequent releases include same hardware and more?

Can I assume that every subsequent release of Ubuntu will operate with all the same covered hardware as previous versions? I am going to load Ubuntu as o/s for Lenovo W510. This laptop was "certified"...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS not recognising external DVD drive

since upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from 15.10, I've been having trouble loading DVDs onto my machine from my external disc drive (the drive is a Lite-On eTAU108 manufactured back in May of 2010 if ...
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bad superblocks everytime with different hardware / iso?

i have been having some trouble with bad super blocks. installation Erase and install OS (third option) No changes to partitions. Common error messages Bad Super block /dev/sda -partition / ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 on Dell Inspiron 13-7353

I’ve installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a Dell Inspiron 13-7353. Things work okay mostly, but two critical problems have appeared. First, occasionally, when the laptop wakes up from sleep the screen will ...
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ubuntu-16.04-server-i386 installation Error “Failed command Write DMA EXT”

So I know this Error had been already discussed in this Forum several times, but I just want to know a solution perfectly fitting to my Problem. I am trying to Install Ubuntu 16.04 on a really old ...
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cannot unblock the hardblocked external wifi device

i'm newbie to linux and i'm using external wifi device to connect with internet. After i came across with many site & forums ,i found that "hardblocked - yes" is making trouble.I tried many ways ...
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WI-FI not detected after installing UBUNTU 16.04 LTS 64 bit

I had purchased a new laptop HP 15 AC179 TX which having radio card(RTL8723Be) & as per my plan I was install Ubuntu 64 bit 16.04 LTS on it but after installation I was found my wifi is not ...
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DVD drive keeps ejecting

my dvd-drive keeps ejecting. Laptop: Lenovo T420 OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome) Additional info: $ dmesg | tail [ 3638.453355] Buffer I/O error on dev sr0, logical block 91410, async page read [ 3638....
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Installing HSPA dongle ( WU260 from T&W) on Ubuntu 15.04

I recently bought HSPA dongle modem. It works on Windows, but I can't install it on my Ubuntu 15.04. Is there anyone could help me? The modem is a WU260 from T&W.
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Help with moving an Ubuntu Server Installation to new hardware

I was wanting to find out whether my simplistic view of upgrading my server hardware is correct. I have an older dual core intel HP machine with a couple of 2Tb drives with our families media, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 install freezes at hardware configuration on HP Pavillion DV8125nr

I've tried many different routes to install by DVD but each and every time the farthest the install gets is to the hardware configuration phase at about 80-90% completion. I've checked all the usual (...
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Webcam not working in Kubuntu 15.04, but is listed in lsusb

I am on a desktop machine that runs dual boot Win10/Kubuntu 15.10 and I have a Logitech C310 Webcam. The problem is that while the webcam works fine in Windows, it currently does not work in my ...
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Western Digitial 2tb hard drive detected but cannot mount, no /dev/sd file

I'm having some strange problems with my external hard drive. It's a 2tb "My Passport Ultra" drive from Western Digital. I haven't used it in a while, but needed the extra space so I went to fire it ...
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How to install a Driver in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in vmware?

===========final edit================== actually, you can't install a Driver for a guest os, which is hosted by Windows. Linux may work, I don't know. This link explain this question very clearly. I ...
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sub-woofer howto

I have a laptop with a 2.1 audio system, the sub-woofer is external and in windows it's volume can be controlled by Realtek audio manager (the one which comes with audio drivers) and from windows ...
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WWan Interface Disabled - how to get it enable and work properly

I check my hardware with following command: sudo lshw -C network Output *-network DISABLED description: Ethernet interface physical id: 1 logical name: wwan0 serial: 56:ac:47:73:36:...
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Sound problem on Dell Latitude E6420 and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problems with my Latitude E6420 running Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). Here is the story. Some long time ago one of my speakers died (not fully, but almost no output). I didn't even recognize the ...
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Higher Power consuming turned off Display

i have a question about the power consumption of my laptop. I wanna setup my laptop as an small media server, because of that i was checking the power consumption and found out that the laptop need ...
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Using rdmsr and wrmsr in Ubuntu?

I have a 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 Intel i5 processor, I dint find any good resources for changing the cpu voltage. I know that it is required to change some register values, but the ones I tried dint' work....
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GeForce GTX 750 gpu noise levels

I would like to know if anyone is currently using GeForce GTX 750 Ti gpu on Ubuntu, and how would he comment on the gpu's behaviour concerning noise levels using: the open source driver the binary ...
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Accessing Built-In Subwoofer on HP Pavilion dv7-4285dx

Has anyone found a solid workaround for HP's complete lack of audio support for Linux? I tried hdajackretask, and it broke my sound to the point of needing a fresh Ubuntu install... It's quite ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...