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

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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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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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VLC fails to play dvds from external drive

I just bought an external DVD drive for my System76 Galago ultra-pro, running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed libdvdread4 following the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I check system specifications in 15.10?

The accepted answer of the thread How do I check system specifications? is about System Monitor > System in 11.04. However, there is no tab System anymore in the application System Monitor of Ubuntu ...