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

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Logged as root changes are not made

Firstly I want to mention that my hard-drive today stopped to boot Ubuntu, because of I/O read errors. The problem seems to be related to a hardware one, not a logical one. I used Hirens tools on a ...
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How can I install multifunction printer-scaner Samsung SCX-3405 on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I use such printer on my lab top. It can only print but it cannot scan. I want to know how can I install this device driver. Thank you.
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External Iomega Zip Driver

I have files on old Zip disks and I no longer have WinXP to be able to load the drivers for my External Iomega Zip 250 Zip Drive. I'm new-ish to Ubuntu and using 14.04. How do I get Ubuntu to ...
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14.04 installation on Asus: “Attemped to kill the idle task! Kernel panic - not syncing”

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on new PC configuration (asus b85m-g, i3, vertex ssd) via ubuntu boot dvd (burned iso). After initial installation process (country, user account) and copying files ...
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Why does Ubuntu Gnome has no support for macbook keyboard backlight like Ubuntu Unity?

On regular Ubuntu (with Unity) the macbook keyboard backlight works fine and also the hotkeys to increase/decrease brightness of the keyboard backlight. On Ubuntu Gnome this doesn't work at all. Do ...
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Could sensors-detect have done anything bad to my machine

I recently installed lm-sensors and ran the command (as instructed here): sudo sensors-detect But then I read the man page on it which said: DESCRIPTION sensors-detect is an interactive ...
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install problem/error mainboard based (I guess)

I as in the header told got a problem with the installation of ubuntu (and other linux versions too), I guess its a problem with my mainboard. because when I try to install ubuntu I get the following ...
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Suspend logging me out

I am having a problem recently that when I suspend my computer, upon waking it up after a while, it just logs me out and then prompts the main login screen. This closes all my running programs from ...
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Upgrade hardware enablement stack but retain kernel

Ubuntu 14.04.01 According to official documentation, upgrading the hardware enablement stack in Ubuntu to utopic-lts upgrades the kernel and xorg. I only want to upgrade xorg to correct a display ...
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No login prompt to GUI after motherboard upgrade

After changing motherboard in my Ubuntu 15.04 computer I ran into problem with logging in GUI. For an instant moment I see a standard login window. Immediately thereafter the following window shows. ...
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What are canonical steps for making a hardware work on Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a canonical answer Say you buy a new piece of hardware(a smartphone, a microscope or a computer enabled toaster). It does not work out of the box on Linux. You search on the internet, ...
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IMac screen issues

I've been testing out different Linux distribution over the last 6 months. I run them as main systems on my 27” 2011 Imac. The issues I've had has to do with the screen. On random boots or waking up ...
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BQ Aquaris E4.5 - USB network adapter via OTG

I tried to get a network connection via an OTG USB ethernet adapter, but it does not seem to work OOTB. The very same ethernet adapter (from Apple, 2010) works with the Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 5 ...
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flight pedals not working

I am running X-plane 10 on ubuntu 14.04, and I purchased a ch-products pro pedals. Ubuntu recognizes my pedals, but when I run X-plane it does not detect my pedals. If this helps the vendor ID is 68a ...
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Seagate External HDD not detected but power light blinks

I have problem with my Seagate Backplus External HDD 1 TB. Two years it worked fine but now it is not getting detected in Ubuntu (Windows as well). I tried using different ports and tried using other ...
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wifi card fifo going berserk

From time to time my computer freezes and when I change to tty1 I see a lot of error messages. I cant even login due to the speed of the appearing messages. Here is a screen photo. Anyone got ...
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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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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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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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Wireless doesn't work on Sony Vaio

I have Sony Vaio and this is my first time running Linux. I have installed ubuntu 12.10 and my wireless was working fine. Just two days ago it stopped working and I don't know why. It says I have the ...