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

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how do i upgrade my gpu (drivers)

I want to get a new gpu, but I'm afraid if I just swap it out with the new one the drivers will not be compatible. Also do I even need to change the drivers manually, or can I just swap out the card ...
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Ubuntu certified hardware: Lenovo IBM System x3100 M5 v1 vs v2

I found on this page that "Lenovo IBM System x3100 M5 (Intel Series v2)" is Ubuntu certified. Unfortunately, I can only find v1 from local stores. The only difference I noticed is their CPU spec: ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon support

I am considering selling my Mac to get money towards a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 because what I really want to do is to be running an Ubuntu system all the time. Is this machine completely supported in ...
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Controlling Bluetooth mouse gestures that register keyboard events

tl;dr I just bought a Logitech T630. It's a Bluetooth mouse that supports several keyboard events via gestures (PDF). These gestures are fine and dandy but I have little use for them. I'm having a ...
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mcelog: CPU is unsupported - how to fix it?

Got problem after trying to install samba4. Some of the packages throwing up error: # apt-get install attr -y // NO MATTER AT ALL PART: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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I want to change the resolution to 1600x900

Hola tengo recién instalado Ubuntu 15.04 y una placa de video nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, de 32 bits y una frecuencia de 60 Hz. Quisiera cambiar la resolucion de 1024x768 a 1600x900, pero no me ...
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cannot install on asus z97-a 3.1 mobo

I can boot into my usb from my bios, but when i select install or run without install I lose video output. I have tried all of my usb ports and I tried using a usb hub to bring it down to usb 2.0 but ...
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Can't connect to network, tried 4 different adptors

This is a fresh Vivid Vervet on a new PC. I tried connecting using Network Manager and WICD I tried 4 different network adapters (mobo's ethernet, usb ethernet and 2 different usb WIFI devices) I ...
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List the hardware info and status in my computer

I was wondering how to list all the hardware info in my computer? Both terminal and GUI solutions please. Is there a single utility to monitor most hardware's working status? Just like some ...
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Graphic artefacts on the screen

I am running on a relatively old laptop, HP Compaq Presario CQ61 303sv, with relatively old hardware. Recently, the blurs and defects in the screenshot below started to appear in all the Ubuntu ...
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Kayboard's “g” key not working

My keyboard's "G" button has stopped working all of a sudden. I didn't make any update or any hardware change. I have to use on screen keyboard to type "G" alphabet. Checked on BIOS, still not ...
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How to install/access an SSD

Total newbie here. I installed Ubuntu on my HDD and all works fine. However I also have an SSD that I installed physically in the system when I created it. I built the computer. However I don't know ...
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USB drive might be broken. How to find out for sure?

I got this USB drive from my father. It doesn't show up in the GUI anymore and in fact couldn't even get mounted properly. Below is the dmesg output from the time I plugged in the drive. It does ...
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After suspend and restart computer constantly power cycles

So this likely could just be hardware issue, but let me explain what happened first. So I have a pre-built desktop that I've been running Ubuntu/Windows for about 3-4 years now. It typically runs ...
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Xubuntu won't boot after RAM upgrade

I just upgraded the RAM in my notebook, from 3 to 8GB. Right after this, Xubuntu won't start, blinking some text before rebooting and failing again. I could only read "PCC probe failed", but there was ...
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Installing ubuntu on a Thinkpad T420s

I was wondering if I will be able to install the latest version of Ubuntu on the T420S, which runs the following specs: Intel i5 2520M processor 120GB SSD 8GB RAM Intel 3000 GPU I'll be using the ...
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Newest Laptops in Ubuntu Certified hardware list?

I am looking for a new laptop, with the intent to run Ubuntu Linux on it. I have a preference for Lenovo, but Asus is good too. So I started looking at the Ubuntu Certified hardware list but then I ...
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Hardware Networking

I'm setting a static on my P.C. such as 10.1.18.77 255.255.255.0 10.1.18.1 10.1.18.1 My Hardware on my network is 192.168.200.100-200 I would like to enter 192.168.200.100 in my browser and see my ...
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Which of these hardware devices are not listed in the /dev directory?

(1) Mouse (2) Video adapter (3) Network adapter (4) Webcam (5) Hard drive (6) USB drive I feel like all of them is listed except for the network adapter , Is that correct ?
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Will Ubuntu on former Windows tablet support touchscreen?

I have the Linx 8 inch tablet. There used to be Windows 8.1 on it, but the Windows partition is damaged, and I can't install it again. When I reinstall Windows, the touchscreen is not working. Will ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS Crashes and freezes many times just after installation

Hello everyone and thanks for opening this thread; My computer works fine when I boot windows 8.1, but booting Ubuntu, I will surely face a system crash ( or freez), some times it takes one or two ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.04 overheating

I have HP ENVY dv6-7357se laptop i was running windows for about a year yesterday i switched to ubuntu <3 but i'am facing an always noisy fan and heating of my laptop with windows i never faced ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 with adaptec RAID. How do I find my RAID folder in webmin

Ok so probably you'll be laughing at me for such a noob question... I have just set up the above system that I want to administer through webmin. All working fine but can't find RAID directory or ...
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NVIDIA graphics drivers options

I have DELL inspirion laptop and i have both integrated and non-integrated nvidia 340 series graphics card. When I open additional drivers tab and i have 3 options : use NVIDIA binary driver - ...
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Wifi stopped working without reason

I have TPLink TL-WN722N (Atheros 9271) working as AP with hostapd. It worked just fine for several years. But a week ago it stopped - it connects but connection and/or speed drops very soon (checked ...
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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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no sound on usb powered logitech audiohub 2.1 on newly installed Lubuntu

This is my first question here: my ancient Logitech audiohub is not cooperating running Lubuntu. This is the output of lsusb: Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05e3:0607 Genesys Logic, Inc. Logitech G110 Hub ...
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Ubuntu 14 can't detect second monitor

I'm on a new install of Ubuntu 14 and i have nvidia drivers. When i go to setting > display I can only see one monitor. I already sought some solutions but no success.. What can I do ? I start ...
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Is this a hardware or software failure?

My system freezes up increasingly, but tests show nothing for HDD,SDD,RAM and it runs fine from Live CD. Given the details below, what does this point to, or what else can I test? I ran ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Is the Intel Thunderbolt interface supported in Ubuntu Linux?

I was searching the web around one hour now, but still could not find a definite answer: Is Intel Thunderbolt already working with Linux? I am especially interested in networking, so that I can ...
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I need to Copy OEM Ubuntu hardive

I am going to sell computers with Ubuntu OS and want to per install software. I am using the OEM ubuntu software but can`t figure out how to copy it to a another hardive. I need a master copy that i ...
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Missing WIFI driver on ASUS X551MA laptop

The WIFI does not seem to work by default, and I cannot seem to find any resource online. Where would I start looking? Output of lshw looks as follows ubuntu description: Notebook product: ...
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Why isn't my mouse working in Ubuntu 14.04?

For the past few weeks, my mouse has been not working properly in Ubuntu. At random, the mouse pointer freezes and not after any amount of time does it work again. I can still tab around with the ...
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Can I usably run Photoshop in a Windows VM with this setup?

I'm researching hardware in order to build a new PC and I'd like to run linux as my main OS and just run windows in a VM. Do you think it'll be fast enough to run photoshop in a windows VM or will I ...
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Shutting down and hardware error

After I'm trying to do: # shutdown -P now System is shutting down, but instead of power off I got this kind of message (screenshot): Hardware Error: System Fatal error Hardware Error: CPU:0 ...
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LCD Display USB detected as 20x2 instead of 20x4

I have a PD-6207 Posiflex USB display which is detected as 20x2 instead of 20x4 so that I can only use half of the screen. I wonder if someone knows how I can configure the size of the screen. When I ...
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My lap is cold. How can I get ubuntu on my laptop to start generating some heat with minimal effort?

Basically I want the CPU and the GPU to start working hard so it heats up my laptop, but not to the point where I can no longer use my laptop. I still need to work on it. How can I accomplish this ...
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System Information Remotely

I want to access system information of remote Ubuntu system using terminal. How should I get system details remotely?
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Test for Artifacts

I have some weird effect on the screen when I open for example the terminal from the dock. The effect doesn't work perfectly and there is like a small vsync on the windows manager. I'm thinking maybe ...
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Cannot install ubuntu because of possible hard drive failure

When I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 the installer always crashed and the bug reporter tells me The system log from your installation contains an error. The specific error commonly occurs when ...
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Check if my laptop has built-in microphone

How can I check if my laptop has built-in microphone ? I have ubuntu 12.04 installed
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Ubuntu hardware market

Can anyone show me where I can find information about the computer hardware market with pre-installed Ubuntu software on it? In other words, what is the current market like? How many units are ...
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How does Ubuntu detect hardware?

Are there any common actions that user have to do after installing new hardware? Is Ubuntu makes some hardware-dependent adjustments during installation (except generation of /etc/fstab file), that ...
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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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lshw output: unclaimed and strange lines in memory

I am sorry if this has already been asked, I could not find any solutions. I have some questions about lshw output: 1. What do these lines in *memory section mean? (the same appears in *-bank:1 and ...
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How do I fix a “Wireless is disabled by hardware switch” error?

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.04 from 11.10 but soon after updating I was disappointed to see that Wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I can not click the button 'Enable wireless' which is ...
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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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Should I install 64-bit Ubuntu onto my 32-bit machine?

I own a Toshiba Laptop with the following details: AMD Turion X2 64 Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00 GHz Processor 3 GB of RAM 32-bit Windows Vista Does this machine meet the requirements to run ...
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How to disable integrated webcam and still be able to use an external one

I am looking for a way to disable the webcam that is integrated into my laptop. The webcam is using uvcvideo module but I do not want to blacklist it since it is also being used by an external webcam ...