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

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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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How to install a Logitech webcam?

I'm having problems with installing a webcam: Archive: /media/LWS_2_0/Setup.exe [/media/LWS_2_0/Setup.exe] End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not the last disk(s) ...
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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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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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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 ...