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

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How do I toggle the wifi hardware switch for a Dell XPS 17 L702X?

Every now and then, I disable my wireless via the menu icon in Ubuntu. Then, when I try to enable the wifi, it tells me that "wireless is disabled" or "wireless is disabled by hardware switch". There ...
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Wireless problems on HP

I'm not able to enable Wireless using the hardware switch on my HP ProBook4430s. Because of this the Enable Wireless option is greyd out and I cannot enable it. The greyd out option can be seen in ...
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Laptops that will work with Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Who makes laptops for Ubuntu? Following on from my last question 'Laptop with Nvidia Optimus' I am looking for a new (current) laptop with a decent supported graphics ...
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Will LiveCD test results be aggregated into the laptop testing tracker?

Marco Ceppi's answer to a tangentially related question set me to wondering about the destination of all the tests that users run from the LiveCD menu. There's a fairly comprehensive hardware ...
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5.1 Sound on Encore ENM232-6VIA

Only front right and left speaker work, and my 5.1 card, is recognized by Ubuntu 10.10, but I have no option for 5.1 in the profile combo Sound -> Hardware I have tried default-sample-channels = 6 ...
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System slows down until I move the mouse

i installed a bunch of time many linux distro and never got this "bug". It's kind of weird, the system run really fine , but when there is operation like update manager or download via any browser , ...
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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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Can't install Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 in my Lenovo X121e

I have been having troubles with my X121e wireless as described in this post. The connection is very weak, so I figured I'd invest in a wireless card Centrino Advanced-N 6205. When I plug in the ...
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N56VZ: Subwoofer not working anymore

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on Asus N56VZ, the subwoofer used to work doing the following trick advised by Sami: a. Add to rc.local echo 0x1e 0x99130112 > /sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/user_pin_configs ...
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Will existing Ubuntu installation still work on this new hardware?

I currently have the following CPU: model name : AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240e Processor stepping : 2 microcode : 0x10000b7 cpu MHz : 2800.000 cache size : 1024 KB on the following ...
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Is there a easy way to test ubuntu on new notebooks before buying it?

Is there an easy way to check a notebook's hardware compatibility with ubuntu before you buy it? I really don't want to buy a notebook home and find several bugs caused by the hardware. I know that ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R [Special Edition] fan speed problem

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R SE (click here for details). I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 via Wubi on it. The OS works perfectly fine, but there are some issues: The fan speed is so high that it is ...
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How to install hardware drivers for my laptop

Everytime I change the OS I usually format my laptop. It is an HP tx-2 Touchsmart. It has a touchscreen and additional hardware that isn't working (i.e. volume control buttons and the network ...
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After upgrading to 12.04 the scanner from Brother Printer MFC-290C does not work

I upgraded Ubuntu to 12.04 from 11.10. The printer works, but the scanner doesn't now. In 11.10 I had to install a special driver from Brother. The printer's model is Brother MFC-290C. The computer is ...
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12.04 64bit detects 7.7 GB Of RAM Out Of 8 GB

I've Dell Inspiron N5110 with 8 GB of RAM, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-Bit. The problem is that all things are working fine but Ubuntu detects only 7.7 GB of RAM, I've checked & noticed that I've ...
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Supported Hardware List

To start I should admit that I haven't done much work in Ubuntu in a few years. I am wondering is if there is still a single, canonical source of the hardware supported by the newest distribution of ...
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SD-CARD reader does not show in ubuntu

I bought Acer asipre 4250. It have built-in SD card reader. But it is not working. Nothing show in /media or fdisk but something in dmesg. dmesg: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd [ ...
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Disabling / Remapping Logitech G400 mouse DPI buttons

I had the Logitech MX-518 mouse, but it had been having issues with responsiveness, causing me to call support for a replacement. Instead of another 518, they sent me a Logitech G400 mouse because the ...
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Blank screen after ATI video card installation on Ubuntu 11.10 amd64

I am new to Linux, and don't have much knowledge on the OS and its technical terms. I brought a new ATI/AMD Radeon video card, and installed on the new Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 system (this is my first ...
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Planning to purchase a new computer with Ubuntu-supported hardwares

I'm planning to purchase a new computer with the most-recent hardware and I just want to make sure that Ubuntu and the Linux kernel support the hardware to buy. One point is that I want to build my ...
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Computer crashes (segfaults?) after upgrading from 1GB RAM to 2GB

I have a HP Compaq Presario F500 (an F579WM). I replaced the 1GB(2x512MB) of RAM in it with 2GB(2x1GB). Since this upgrade the computer will switch to a text screen, with what looks like a backtrace ...
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How do I get wifi working on my HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop?

I have seen many questions regarding same issue but not able to get a solution. I'm facing same issue that my wifi is not working in Ubuntu 11.04, but perfectly working fine with Windows 7. EDIT ...
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Is there an easy way to transfer an OS from one hard drive to another?

So here's my situation. I have a dual boot windows7 and Ubuntu 10.04.1 on a run-of-the-mill hard drive. In a day or two I will get a new 64GB SSD in the mail and want to boot from that for obvious ...
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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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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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Computer shuts down imediately after selecting ubuntu on grub

I've been experiencing a strange problem with my computer lately. When I power the computer on, it loads grub boot loader and when I select Ubuntu 14.04-LTS, the computer almost immediately shuts off. ...
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Acer C720 and Not Responding Touchpad

I recently live booted Ubuntu 14.04 in seaBIOS on Acer C720 Chromebook. Everything worked well accept the touchpad it just stay's there unresponsive. I intalled Ubuntu using the keyboard on my laptop ...
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Mouse stops responding randomly

My PC's mouse stops responding randomly on Ubuntu 14.04. It starts working when I physically replug it or restart the PC. I formatted and reinstalled Ubuntu, but the issue persists. My mouse is not ...
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Will the Bamboo Pad (NOT TABLET) work on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Will the Wacom Bamboo Pad work on my Ubuntu mac?
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Looking to change GPUs

I currently have a Radeon HD 7970 GPU installed and I am looking at buying a NVIDIA GTX770. I would like to know if the NVIDIA one is better, in particular to WINE gaming, and Blender rendering I ...
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The screen is dark when start

I have just installed Ubuntu12.04 desktop on my computer. Now it has the following problem: every time when i start my computer, when the boot menu passed by, the screen will turn to be so dark that I ...
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Bluetooth discoverability

Hi my bluetooth is present in hardware and I can turn it on in settings but for some reason it is not enabled and I cannot turn on visability (discoverability).How can I fix this in a dell inspiron ...
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enabling wireless hardware in ubuntu

Issue Enabling the Wireless in Ubuntu: hardware details : 10:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 02) 18:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: ...
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Acer Aspire One 756 with Pentium B967

Will ubuntu work on the Acer Aspire One 756 with the Pentium B967 processor, and if so, what version should be used?
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Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive 1TB Cloud Edition failed, data recovery?

I have a Iomega Home Media Network Drive Cloud Edition 1TB that started clicking and then displayed a failure LED code Power LED and Red LED. I removed the SATA drive and inserted in a 'All in 1 HDD ...
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CPU temp on ubuntu 12.04 higher than on windows 5-10C in “normal usage”

This is something that I've been seeing on older ubuntu versions, too. I bought a new laptop recently and am seeing the same old thing. It's Asus K53S with i7 2670QM processor, 8G ram and a somewhat ...
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My wireless is hard-blocked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: WI-FI doesn't work (Hard Blocked) I'm new to linux and i am having trouble getting my wireless to work I've found the following things Wireless LAN Soft ...
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can i mess up my hardware with acpi=off or acpi=noirq?

Dell XPS 15z Found this: ubuntu hardware support 15z Have been able to get ubuntu booted up off usb with acpi=off. My question is, once Ive installed and my boot line includes either 'acpi=off' or ...
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Up-to-date hardware compatibility lists [closed]

I'm looking for an up-to-date list of NIC's compatible with Ubuntu 10.10. One of the PC's here in the office suffered a network hardware failure in the on-motherboard network interface. We've fitted ...
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Sound doesn't work with Intel 5 Series/3400 chipset

Who can help me find the audio driver. I got the following information after I ran sudo lshw and lspci lshw vun-k42jc description: Notebook product: K42Jc vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. version: 1.0 ...
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Will this hardware work well with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am preparing to make a significant investment into a new desktop computer. It will be used for work and play. I would like to see if any embers of the community have used any of the components and ...