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

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Keyboard not working on Ubuntu 14.10 Live CD

My system is Lenovo Idea-pad Notebook running Windows 7 Ultimate. I want to switch over to Ubuntu 14.10 and tried it with Ubuntu LiveCD. On the Try Ubuntu mode the keyboard is not working. What can I ...
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Better drivers for SiS 650/740 integrated video?

I installed Xubuntu 10.10 on an old box today and the graphical performance is horrid. According to lspci, the video card is this: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] ...
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Should I download the new Hardware support Available for Ubuntu 12.04?

This is in relation with this post. WiFi not working on ubuntu 12.04 dell 3521 I have done the same steps 8-10 months back and now in Ubuntu Updates it shows New Hardware Support ...
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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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Mounting existing /home on a separate hard drive and share it with another distro [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on 1TB hard drive and would like to add a second 1TB hard drive to my PC. The latter is where /home would be mounted and the existing hard drive will be used to both run Ubuntu and ...
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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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Strange sound of hard disk [closed]

I have one problem. I have laptop and the hard disk light lightning every 2 second strong in the meantime there are a lot of fast blinking even though i don't do anything. Even more - hard disk is ...
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Accessing the button of a WiFi-Stick (TP Link TL-WN823N)

I just bought a TP Link TL-WN823N it seems to be working just fine. It has a button on it. I would like to trigger an event when it is pressed. Any idea how I could find out anything about it ...
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Can't read file from my external hard disk on ubuntu

I'm in a big problem what happen is when I mount my external hard disk on Ubuntu. I can't see any file available on my hard disk, which i can see from windows. I tried CTRL+H to see if its hidden ...
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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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Are there any laptops that Ubuntu targets? [closed]

I am aware of the existence of Ubuntu Desktop certified hardware, but it seems certification happens per-release. Is there such a thing as a list of laptops that the latest release of Ubuntu is always ...
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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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Can't boot Ubuntu, during loading shows error “Could not write bytes:broken pipe” [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Yesterday, I replaced my old Intel DH55TC motherboard with a new consistent h55 motherboard for i3 540 processor. After Ubuntu loaded the purple screen, it showed an error ...
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Can not change backlight brightness on samsung laptop

Whenever I try to change the backlight brightness with the fn+f1 or fn+f2 keys, the gui does show that the brightness is being adjusted. However the actual brightness stays the same, until I get to ...
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How to install a HP LaserJet P1102w?

I just did an install of the hp laserjet P1102w printer and its not working. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04,and I went to see if I had hplip installed and it said I did. How do I do this?
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Keyboard not working 100% after Ubuntu 13.10 upgrade

I have this weird issue on my laptop right now. The keyboard is not functioning 100%. This means, I can type my login details to get into Ubuntu. I can type something on Dash. But other than this (on ...
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Keyboard with Ubuntu Logo for less than $100?

Is there anyway to get an Ubuntu logo or even a Linux logo for the superkey on a keyboard without spending $100+ (usually $150) on a custom mechanical keyboard? I already have the stickers but my ...
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mkdir in accessory drive

Ubuntu 14.10 ext4 With a system in drive (sda) and a drive (sdb) which is a separate hard drive. I have made directories in the former without difficulty but not in the latter. I can place and access ...
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Can I install 8gb of memory to full Macbook 5,1 Ubuntu install?

Seems that 8gb of memory is not stable in original Macbook 5,1 if I'm not running "Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or higher and have Boot ROM Version MB51.007D.B03" ...
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How to spoof a USB device's Product and Vendor ID?

Background to the problem I have a "Canoscan Lide 120" scanner which is by all accounts a minor upgrade to "Canoscan Lide 110" (Same chipset, same specifications, etc.). The device driver for "Lide ...
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Speed of CD/DVD unit in ubuntu 12.04

I have intalled Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer laptop and the problem with the unit of CD/DVD is that it do not reduce the speed of reproduction. In other vertions of Ubuntu this probles was solved with ...
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envivo mini diasscanner driver workaround

Hi I have attached my envivo mini diasscanner to a usb port. Lsusb finds it as: Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0ac8:3370 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Traveler TV 6500 SF Dia-scanner. Have anybody got this ...
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Cross-platform performance testing tool

I want to compare operating systems by performance on my hardware. Is there a cross-platform tool for doing it? I need results of CPU and graphics performance.
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See processes which use device

I have this (hopefully) irrational fear someone might hijack my webcam, especially since some of my colleagues started to put some tape around theirs. For some reason I am sometimes not able to ...
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problem in asus s400ca

i love ubuntu but i buy a new laptop is asus vivobook s400ca but ubuntu detected other laptop asus x202e laptop hardware s400ca Intel® Core™ i3 3217U 1.8 GHz Processor Intel® Chief River Chipset ...
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Wireless is disabled by hardware

I tried to use wifi in my notebook but a message appeared "Wireless is disabled by hardware" I have tried change physical switch, but didn't fix it. And use fn too, but nothing fixed this problem ...
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How do I find out my motherboard model?

Is there a way to find what motherboard model I have? If yes, how, please?
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Touchpad Not Detected When USB HDD Plugged In at Boot

Ubuntu doesn't recognize my touchpad if I boot with my external drive connected to the USB port. Why would this be the case? Where should I look to start troubleshooting the issue and how can I tell ...
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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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How can I get my Dell C1760nw Printer to work with Ubuntu?

Ubuntu doesn't recignize this model of printer automatically. How can I get it to work correctly in Ubuntu?
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ubuntu 13.04 doesn't recognize second 40gb hard drive

I have 2 hdd 320 gb + 40 gb the 320 gb has windows 7 i am trying to install ubuntu 13.04 on the 40 gb but ubuntu 13.04 doesn't recognize it when installing but ubuntu 13.04 recognize it when i choose ...
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Speed up booting time without losing choosing capability in grub

to speed up my boot time, I would like to get rid of the grub timing, but I would like to still be able to choose between different OS. Is there a way to do so? I was thinking to tweak something so ...
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How can I find out what RAM a computer system has?

I'm looking for a way to find out what kind of RAM a system has (clocking speed, DDR-X etc.). Is there a specific command for that? I'm only aware of free or lspci which don't offer those things.
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Problems during booting - Error reading from disk/GRUB rescue

Sometimes, I cannot boot my OS (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and I always get different sort of error. Maybe you can help with identifying where is the problem. These crashes are becoming more frequent and I ...
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ProSavage DDR video drivers not working

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and everything went well except for one little thing: general display speed sucks! So, looking around on Google, I've found that VIA ProSavage DDR display drivers may ...
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Wifi disabled by hardware switch: bug or failed hardware?

I have a weird problem which I suspect due to a hardware failure, but I would like to make sure. On a Panasonic Toughbook CF-T5, running Kubuntu 12.04. Dual boot with WIndows XP but I don't think ...
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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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Where is the Ubuntu hardware compatibility list for individual parts?

Where is the Ubuntu hardware compatibility list for individual parts? That is, where can peruse a list to build my own machine or evaluate one that is not an Ubuntu partner. I've looked around and ...
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How to determine hardware?

Is there a command to detect the type of processor, type of graphics card, type of hard drive, just the basic hardware my computer is running? I'm running 12.04.
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Frozen screen and odd lines on it

I own a Dell Inspiron N4050 running with Ubuntu 12.04. It's been a while that my laptop's screen get frozen randomly. When it does, a lot of lines appear on the screen (as you can see on the photo). I ...
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Any benefit installing ubuntu desktop on SSD [closed]

For a large memory (lots of RAM) Ubuntu desktop machine, is there any upside to installing Ubuntu on SSD ? wouldn't everything be loaded to memory right after boot anyway, making it just superfluous? ...
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Ubuntu on Advent Torino X700

I am intested in buying the Advent Torino X700. I do not like windows 8 and I already use Ubuntu so I would want to install Ubuntu desktop onto it. I noticed that this computer is not on the list of ...
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WIn7 & Ubuntu fail, replaced RAM, now error no. 5 while installing ubuntu, XP install fails & win 7 BSODs

I had a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu, everything was fine, but recently something went wrong, both the os began to hang, then the system was completely dead. I had to change the ram / ...
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Error while dumping ethernet network card BIOS's ROM - RTL8111/8168b

Using this tutorial "Using the PCI sysfs interface to dump the Video BIOS ROM" I tried to repeat the steps for dumping BIOS ROM from the network card. My network card is: polipo@polipo:~$ lspci ...
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CMUS Error: opening audio device: No such device

I cant seem to play any audio with CMUS because it always gives the above error the output of lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" gives 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family ...
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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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Does Ubuntu 12.04 supports for B75 boards?

I want to build a new computer with Intel G840 CPU and Gigabyte B75M-D3H motherboard and install Ubuntu (or Kubuntu) 12.04 64bit on it. However, I'm worried about whether the chip is too new and ...
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How can I check my RAM and hard drive for errors?

What tools can I use to check that my memory and hard drive are still working correctly?
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Using hardware Encryption instead of SSL

I am using Freescale iMX6 security processor's CAAM for encryption and decryption of data. But how do I make my system use the hardware encryption instead of software? Do I have to make changes to ...
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Will there be Ubuntu for Padfone S? [duplicate]

Watching the "Ubuntu for Tablet" video, it seems like its a perfect match for the Padfone S. The Padfone S is quite a powerful device with the Snapdragon 801, and is advertised for the exact same ...