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

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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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Running Ubuntu on Asus UX303LA

I've been looking for a Laptop for school and stumbled across the Asus UX303LA since Lenovo doesn't bother using decent displays in their beginner to semi-professional Thinkpads. I'm probably getting ...
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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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xsane detects scanner but freezes when scanning

I am running xsane 0.998 on ubuntu 14.04. When I start xsane, it correctly identifies my USB scanner as a Canon Pixma MP540 - but when I click the scan button - xsane freezes. However scanimage ...
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Hardware compatibility on H97 chipset/hardware support

I am aware that there is documentation about compatibility but it is way out dated. I am also aware that there is a hardware compatibility page on Ubuntu website, but that one is focused on the whole ...
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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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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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Hardware compatibility \I386\Winnt32 /checkupgradeonly

Is there any command like \I386\Winnt32 /check upgradeonly in Ubuntu?
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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 ...
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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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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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PCI-e SEALEVEL dual serial card not recognized on Ubuntu 14.04

New to Ubuntu, running 14.04. I have trouble with the serial port setup, I have a plug-in PCI-e SEALEVEL dual serial card that is not recognized. user1@WSIWORKSTATION2:~$ dmesg | grep tty [ ...
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Modifying the Ubuntu login process

I am looking to write an alternative implementation of the Ubuntu login to take advantage of an external device that supplies the login password. What are good pointers to get started? Are there ...
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2.4 ghz RF mouse working only on one usb port

I am using lenovo b490, running ubuntu with unity 14.04. There are 4 USB ports on this laptop, 2 are USB 3 and 2 are USB 2. All checked with pendrives and hard drives, they all work. I have one ...
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Taming the mouse

I have some irritating problems with my mouse: Often I click once but get a result like double-click; Often I try to mark a block text using click-and-drag, and in the middle of the block, the text ...
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Ubuntu 14 + Psion NEO device

this is what my /var/log/syslog tells me when connecting a Psion Neo device using USB: (actually I'm connecting the Psion Neo Cradle PX3001 holding the device) Apr 23 14:46:01 ENVY kernel: [ ...
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HP dv9000 with just a few issues

I have an HP pavillion dv9000 series with 2x64 bit processors, nvidia drivers, but while all of those things are running fine... I could use a little help getting webcam, & cd drive recognized ...
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usb to serial - what comport?

I have a usb to serial adapter because my IBM Thinkpad T41 has no built-in serial port. It works OK as COM3 in Win xp, but not in ubuntu 10. How can I find what port it is emulating?
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Hardware issue when installed dualBoot os

I have installed Dual-Boot Os windows and Ubuntu 12.04. when i am using Ubuntu my Laptop is giving heat whereas using Windows it's working fine. please suggest me this Issue.
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Find out device from network interface

I need to find out the device address of my inbuilt mobile broadband card, in order to change the PIN of my SIM card with gsmctl. It requires the device parameter: -d device, --device device ...
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Wireless keeps disconnecting Intel AGB 3945

I've been having issues with my wireless connection. It seems as if the connection is fine for around 5 minutes, after which my wireless connection drops for no apparent reason. I have disabled power ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 graphics related problem

I have dell inspiron n-3521 model laptop with dual boot (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04). When I open my work with Windows it performs normally, but when I open with Ubuntu 12.04 my laptop heats up ...
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Recovery disc data - two disk mounted in one file O_o

I need to recover data from the disk scsi-SATA_ST3120026A_5JT4G6C1. The BIOS can see this disk but is reporting a size of 0,0 Gb. The System can not see it by uuid. The System sees it, but it seems ...
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Reinstall drivers after migration to different hardware (12.04)

I've extracted HDD with existent 12.04 installation out of one laptop and plugged it in another laptop. Then I upgraded kernel from 3.2 to 3.8. Now I can see that some hardware features does not work ...
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How to know the Hardware encryption capabilities of a system

Assuming that I don't know on witch system I am (via a remote ssh connection for example and may be on boards powered by an amd thunderbird or an arm processor or the latest intel xeon ... or maybe ...
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Ethernet (eth0) not installed properly

I cannot see eth0, so I used lsmod to find the modem which in my case is called (e1000e). I used dmesg | grep e1000e to see if it was installed properly and it gave me this: ThinkPad-X201-Tablet:~$ ...