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

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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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How To Get A CD/DVD to Run Manually

Occasionally when I insert a disk in the optical drive, CD or DVD it does not start to run automatically. Is there a terminal command that will start the disk running. I am running Ubuntu 13.10.
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why doesn't my optical drive read dvds nor bds anymore? only cds

i have installed ubuntu through a CD. now my optical drive doesn't real DVDs nor BDs anymore. i'm new to ubuntu. don't know many things. just the basics. is there a way to either configure it? ...
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Anything I should know about hardware compatibility with Ubuntu?

Are there any components that out right don't work with Ubuntu? I'm looking at building my own computer and just want to make sure everything will work. I.e. my motherboard won't work. Or intel ...
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Mouse stopped working completely

We have a desktop running ubuntu 13.10 as a sort of home theater. One day, literally in the middle of usage the mouse stopped working and hasn't worked since. I was moving it to click on something and ...
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Is the Radeon HD 7790 supported in Ubuntu?

I have an MSI Radeon HD 7790 graphics card and I cannot figure out whether it's supported in Ubuntu or not, and to what extent (2D, 3D accel., VDPAU, etc). I tried asking on a few forums but got ...
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PCI or USB video card with Unity support for legacy computer

I was given an HP Pavillion 8756C from 1999 that I'm considering refurbishing for a friend's kid. It runs Ubuntu 13.10 and performance is actually pretty decent except for Unity. I'd like to get ...
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how do i fix my read only hard drive?

I did try dmesg now i't able write for a little bit and then it will go to read only this is it says when i make a folder Error while creating directory Untitled Folder. There was an error creating ...
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Problem with hard disk (I think…)

In the last year I had a problem with my notebook: sometimes when I push the power button it starts (I hear the fan) but nothing appears on the screen, I have to hit it on the bottom to make it ...
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Why my CPU of 2.1GHz clocks at 800mhz in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've a problem with my notebook DELL INSPIRON 1720. This notebook have a CPU Intel t8100 2.1GHz and it doesn't work perfectly. It works at 800MHz stable, like in power-safe. But when I change the ...
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Ethernet port suddenly stopped working in Ubuntu 13.04

It is a Dell Vostro, if that matters. I was uploading files on FTP when it suddenly stopped working. And it won't even connect back to the LAN. I tried most of of the solutions that were suggested on ...
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RAM upgrade causes firefox, compiz crashes, even kernel panic on HP Pavilion [closed]

I use a HP Pavilion dv6500, and I recently upgraded my ram on my laptop from 1G to 4G, but I keep getting random issues. Here are a few: When watching youtube videos / vlc videos after a long period ...
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ThinkCentre M72e AMD Graphics Setup

The AMD Catalyst drivers for ThinkCentre M72e aren't working even though it's a Ubuntu Certified machine. It installs the drivers but I get the hardware not supported error. I removed the installed ...
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Microsoft Comfort Desktop 5000 Media Keys

After Spending A fair bit of money on my new Microsoft Comfort 5000 Desktop, some of the media keys and the window switch key does not work. the Favourites and the zoom being some of them. Please ...
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Is there database of Linux compatible hardware?

I want to know if there is a centralised community site where all Hardware is listed in terms of compatability with Linux. Something like AppDB for Wine.
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My laptop won't turn of properly

I have dell inspiron n5110 laptop. Now it didn't turn of completely either from Ubuntu 12.04 or Windows 7. stuck in the loading screen in Ubuntu but in Windows after screen turns off the hardware ...
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Problem with USB 3.0 on hot power off in 13.04

When I power off computer via poweroff command , USB 3.0 devices are correctly restored on the next boot, but when computer lose power, USB 3.0 devices are not visible after boot in output of lsusb or ...
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What may cause the desktop wallpaper to be scrambled?

I have a very strange problem. Sometimes when I work a long time with my laptop while the desktop is hidden a strange thing happens. I show the desktop and it is all scrambled. This problem is all ...
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PCI-E to PCI adapter for DVB-cards

Does anyone know if something like this would work in Ubuntu (mythbuntu) to let me use 2 DVB-C-cards on a motherboard that only has PCI-E slots?
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My camera doesn't work on Ubuntu

I have an Acer Aspire 5670 with a CrystalEye webcam. But in Cheese it doesn't even detect that there is a camera. What can I do?
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In system information, SMBus is marked red

From system information, I found something which was boxed and written in red. I copied the lines below. Is it a problem? Because, my Ralink RT3290 wireless card is not working and it is also ...
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Running cdebconf-newt-detect-keys in an installed system

Is there a way to run cdebconf-newt-detect-keys in an installed system ? I want to know my new keyboard layout. Some keys aren't working.
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Name of detect keyboard layout tool

What's the name of the program used to detect keyboards layout during ubuntu installation ? Is there another tool I can run after installation in other to discover the correct layout for a keyboard I ...
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What is the best way to get Ubuntu work on my new laptop

I am going to buy a new laptop, and my old laptop is runing ubuntu 13.10 x64 and win7, can I just replace the hard disk from old laptop to the new laptop? Can ubuntu automatically recognize the new ...
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How to wake up TV tuner (Afatec 9033/9035) in Kaffeine on Ubuntu 13.10

I have a TV tuner, an Afatec 9033/9035. I'm using Kaffeine on Ubuntu 13.10. dmesg shows that the installation is OK. Kaffeine detects the tuner. However, it seems that the receiver doesn't start. My ...
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lenovo g580 touch pad issue

My Lenovo g580 touchpad get hanged in the middle while scrolling through the page and either I have to wait for it or I press tab button to resume the work. I also tried an external USB mouse, but ...
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my wifi disconnects after some time and gets blocked by hardware switch

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and I have been using Windows for years, but viruses made me consider Linux. I first tried elementary OS because it is easy to use, I enjoyed it a lot but after surfing the ...
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Do SSD/HD hybrids increase performance in Ubuntu?

There are mass storage drives that consist of a large HDD and a smaller part of flash memory. From the computer's point of view they act just as a normal hard drive, but internally the disk internally ...
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What versions of Ubuntu Server include opensm?

I need to run an Infiniband subnet manager. I've used opensm in the past, I liked it. Does anyone know if Server 12.04 or 13.10 include a working opensm?
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How can I get multiple SYBA SI-PEX40057 (Marvell 88SE9230-based) SATA cards to play nice?

I've built a storage server using: Supermicro X9SCM-F motherboard Three Syba SI-PEX40057 PCIe SATA cards Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS All twelve ports on the cards are populated with storage drives, as ...
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Does Ubuntu work on the intel D975XBX2 motherboard?

I know Intel does not support linux on the board, but it is a good machine, and I do not want to trash it. (No windows 7 or 8 support). I could not find any hardware advice on the Ubuntu site.
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How to turn off a HDD at startup

Last week I bought a thinkpad T430 with a 500GB HDD and added a 128GB SSD to it. Then I installed Ubuntu on the SSD and I'm using it, while there is a Windows8 pre-installed on the HDD and I never ...
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Ubuntu Touch Official Hardware? [duplicate]

I really like the look of Ubuntu touch and I want it ASAP, however, I am NOT willing to buy a device simply to port ubuntu touch on it. I don't want to void all warranties and take any risks. ...
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what Linux distro should i get for old laptop [duplicate]

its a windows xp for now so any how to tell how to do it in xp my old laptop: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40 GHz and 224 MB of RAM
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Anything Mouse Like Isn't Seen by Ubuntu 13.10

I have a upgraded 13.10 from 13.04 and today this issue of anything that is mouse-like is not seen by Ubuntu. The only input device that works is my Wacom Tablet and it's pen. I already checked for ...
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What does “r8169: can't disable ASPM; OS doesn't have ASPM control” really mean?

I have it in syslog. Is it a configuration problem or hardware issue?
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Touch pad suddenly stopped working even on Windows. How to know wether it's a hardware problem?

I don't know exactly when it stopped working because I use an USB mouse, but I know it was yesterday. My laptop was turned on about 20 hours because I use it to do geometry minimization (computational ...
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Running Ubuntu on a Microprocessing Board

I'm pursuing a project that requires the use of a microprocessing board that can run Ubuntu. I have been searching the web, and have found some relatively expensive TI boards that will run it, as ...
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Hardware switch only turns off Bluetooth, while Wifi stays on

I've got Dell Latitude E6540 with Ubuntu 13.10 64bit installed on it. The laptop has a hardware switch to turn off wireless. In Windows, it turns off both Bluetooth and Wifi, but in Ubuntu, it only ...
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how do I reproduce the F4 'repeat last action' key windows users have

When using office, the F4 key will repeat any last action taken, such as deleting rows. highlighting selections, changing formats. This speeds up repetitive tasks. I can't find this function in Ubuntu ...
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Hardware Compatibility [duplicate]

I am looking into buying a LENOVO RD330 SERVER with a ThinkServer RAID 500 Adapter II RAID controller. I am having problems finding out if all of the hardware that I am wanting will be compatible with ...
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Does Ubuntu Server work on HP MicroServer G7 N54L?

I want to purchase a HP MicroServer G7 N54L , but I want to be sure that Ubuntu Server will work fine on it ! I want to use the systemen as MySQL database server.
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Asus X79DELUXE Motherboard

Has anyone run Ubuntu on this motherboard, Does everything work. My current Motherboard(Asus P8Z68-V) does not have USB3.0 or RAID support. Everything else does work. X79DELUXE
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selecting a motherboard for new build

I am designing a new system based around Ubuntu(of course) and I am looking at a list of compatible Motherboards. The motherboard I currently have Asus P8Z68-V does not have RAID or USB3.0 support for ...
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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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Recommendation for installing Ubuntu (or variant) on old hardware like HP Omnibook XE3 [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on an old HP-Laptop (Omnibook XE3 - Pentium III generation). Which Ubuntu version is appropriate? Is there some documentation for installation? Where can I download the ...
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about Ubuntu “System Testing”

I have a question. I want to do a full hardware diagnostic on my PC and test every piece of hardware possible. So I was wondering what hardware components does 'System Testing' app cover. Are all ...
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keyboard not working in hp mini

I used lubuntu. At first keyboard worked properly. but later some switches of keyboard did not work. then i changed to Ubuntu. But the problem did not solved. Some switches (eg. all number except 6.5 ...
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Hardware wireless switch has no effect after suspend and 13.10 upgrade

This seems to be a fairly chronic problem, as shown by the following questions: How do I fix a "Wireless is disabled by hardware switch" error? Wireless disabled by hardware switch ...
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Downloading a Windows driver on 13.10

How would I go about downloading a windows driver, such as WNA 3100 to Ubuntu 13.10? I was unaware that I would be unable to use my wireless card upon installing it onto my computer before I had done ...