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

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Ubuntu 12.04 graphics related problem

I have dell inspiron n-3521 model laptop with dual boot (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04). When I open my work with Windows it performs normally, but when I open with Ubuntu 12.04 my laptop heats up ...
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Recovery disc data - two disk mounted in one file O_o

I need to recover data from the disk scsi-SATA_ST3120026A_5JT4G6C1. The BIOS can see this disk but is reporting a size of 0,0 Gb. The System can not see it by uuid. The System sees it, but it seems ...
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RAID Controller Hardware compatability?

I might be out of my element here, I am new to Ubuntu Server, and I am a intermediate Linux/Unix user, but zero experience with admin of such. I am trying to build a server to play with for media ...
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Using an already setup RAID 1 array on Ubuntu 12.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a separate HDD to dual boot with Window 7 x64. My Windows install is on an SSD and my system includes two 3TB Seagate drives in Raid 1. Raid is provided by the ...
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Loud Beep Occurs Whenever I plug in a USB Drive (and Other Related Anomalies)

Not much of a forum guy, but after weeks of troubleshooting and searching, I haven't resolved this issue. Basically, I have a 500GB 2.5" SATA drive that I keep in an enclosure, which is attached to my ...
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Reinstall drivers after migration to different hardware (12.04)

I've extracted HDD with existent 12.04 installation out of one laptop and plugged it in another laptop. Then I upgraded kernel from 3.2 to 3.8. Now I can see that some hardware features does not work ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit or 64? Lenovo ThinkPad E531 - i3-3110m - 8gb ram

I wonder what version of Ubuntu should I install: 32 or 64 bit? My hardware: ThinkPad E531 i3-3110m 8gb ram
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How to know the Hardware encryption capabilities of a system

Assuming that I don't know on witch system I am (via a remote ssh connection for example and may be on boards powered by an amd thunderbird or an arm processor or the latest intel xeon ... or maybe ...
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What upgrade options for non-PAE machine?

The last time I upgraded this machine it failed because I have a non-PAE processor. I was forced to reinstall the last, old version of Xubuntu. Now I fear I'm stuck with a discontinued distribution. ...
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Lenovo G505, Windows 8 pre-installed; are my reasons for switching over to Ubuntu “reasonable”?

I need to get work done. I really do. That's my primary concern. I really like the idea of FOSS, community developed tools, openness, ubuntu (the spirit), all of that -- but I really need to get work ...
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Ubunto 13.10 Installation Issues on a Lenovo W510

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 x64 on my Lenovo ThinkPad W510 laptop via a Live USB key. During installation, my hardware works. After installing and rebooting, various hardware no longer works (ie. ...
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How can I install ubuntu touch in Samsung Galaxy Y phone? [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu touch on Samsung Galaxy Y but it doesn't appear in the supported devices list. What are the hardware requirements for Ubuntu touch and how can I install it in my Samsung ...
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Ethernet (eth0) not installed properly

I cannot see eth0, so I used lsmod to find the modem which in my case is called (e1000e). I used dmesg | grep e1000e to see if it was installed properly and it gave me this: ThinkPad-X201-Tablet:~$ ...
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Problem with Hardware installation [closed]

I am a new user of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and is very disappointed with this operation system regarding installation of hardware like my Brother DCP- J125 printer,flat bed scanner etc. I think Linux is not ...
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Ndiswrapper fails when iPod is plugged in. I have no idea how to fix this

When I plug my iPod into my PC, Ndiswrapper fails to detect my wifi adapter and as long as my iPod is plugged in, I cannot access the internet because of that. When I unplug my iPod, it reconnects to ...
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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: ...
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Best Z87 Motherboard compatibility with linux [closed]

Hi everyone so first I'd like to apology for my poor english. I'm going to build a new computer so I took those parts: - intel i4930K - EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB OR the TI one OR EVGA GeForce GTX 690 ...
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Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
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Hardware Independent Ubuntu

Sorry about my weird question in advance. My aim is to install Ubuntu -actually Lubuntu- on a USB disk. This is not a problem. I can and I am doing this. However, is it possible to use the same USB ...
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Please can someone tell me if this motherboard works well with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm looking to purchase an intel i5 CPU and just want to make sure this board is fully compatible with Linux. I've had bad experiences with Gigabyte boards (specifically AM3+ boards) The board I'm ...
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spidev control using external hardware requirements

My first post, so I hope it's in the correct place for a answer to this question.. I have been playing with SPI inputs using RPI. This device give me spidev0,0 and spidev0,1, if I do a ls /dev and I ...
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How to force device detection and diagnose issues

I'm using an Acer Aspire V3 571G. It originally had Windows 7 installed but after sustaining some physical trauma it became unable to boot, judging by the scratching sound one of the hard drive's ...
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Ubuntu compatability with the ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T-PK

Is the Asus Vivobook X202E-DH31T-PK compatible with Ubuntu? It seems like a nice laptop, but I don't want to be stuck with lots of hardware issues. I really don't care about the webcam or the ...
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Ambient light sensor support

I have a 2010 Sony Vaio laptop running Ubuntu 12.10, with an ambient light sensor installed to adjust screen brightness automatically. However, last time I checked, this was not supported by default ...
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Is Ubuntu “workable/possible” on a 3200 x 1800 resolution screen?

I'm buying a laptop with that resolution later, and I'm willing to use Ubuntu or some other Linux OS without full resolution independent support for now, but I guess I'm wondering if it's possible at ...
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Problem with Portable Hard Drives

I am a new Ubuntu user running 13.10.2 and I am trying to transfer the files from my previous computer, a Macbook, over. They are stored on two different portable hard drives. I am having a huge ...
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Currently Inoperable Keyboard with partial functionality in host/fully functional in virtual machine 13.10

to be succinct as to the issue, i'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and have had no issues up to this point with the hardware compatibility; however, upon setting up my workstation today, i was aware of a sudden ...
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Ubuntu hardware market

Can anyone show me where I can find information about the computer hardware market with pre-installed Ubuntu software on it? In other words, what is the current market like? How many units are ...
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Bootable DVD 12.04.3 LTS works on some Windows XP PC's, not on others

I downloaded 32bit 12.04LTS to DVD and loaded on three different Windows XP PC's (one as dual boot). All three were very old PC's with less than 512MB memory or less. For some reason I can't install ...
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Visual artifacts, slow performance, AMD hardware accel

I finally got grub working and am now having some problems with Ubuntu 13.10. When I move my mouse I see visual artifacts, such as the mouse being left behind and copied, squares moving around and ...
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How to diagnose audio / sound problems

How can I diagnose audio / sound problems? Which informations should I provide to get help to identity the problem?
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New Hard Drive not being detected, cannot boot from Ubuntu CD?

OK, friends, I have a hard drive question (not specifically about Ubuntu): So, I accidentally spilled water all over the keyboard of my Dell Latitude D610 laptop--and then it would only sometimes ...
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Computer breaks USB installation

I have often done this before: install ubuntu on a usb and use it to boot from it from different machines (two similar dell laptops, similar components etc.). I know, normally you use a live system ...
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Hardware Testing and Export to Database

I am working on a project where I need to PXE boot a Linux Kernel and run several hardware tests and then save the results to a database. I am to the point where I can PXE boot Ubuntu 10 from a NFS ...
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Wrong display and frozen installation

My computer is HP Pavilion dv2000.There's a win7 OS in my hard disk before.I followed steps in Internet to install ubuntu from a image in my hd(0,6).Things seem to be right before i found that ...
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Will Ubuntu 12.04 LTS run on my GIGABYTE GA-Z87M-D3H motherboard?

I'm looking to build a new computer and I want to use Ubuntu as my OS. I found thi motherboard I am happy, with but when looking through the specifics of the board they state the following: "Due ...
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Restricted Video Drivers LiveCD vs Full Install

When booting to a live CD of Ubuntu 12.04 NO restricted video drivers are detected. However, after completing a full instillation restricted video drivers are found. Does anyone know why this is ...
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Ram speeds with dmidecode command

I wanted to see my RAM capabilities so i runned dmidecode. The output: Memory Device Array Handle: 0x0028 Error Information Handle: 0x002B Total Width: 64 bits Data Width: 64 bits Size: 4096 MB Form ...
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Change the device order for graphics cards

Ubuntu 13.10. Mining rig. 7ea graphics cards (2 7900's and 5 7800's). Adapter 0 is a 7900, adapter 1-5 shows 7800, adapter 6 shows 7900. How can I make adapter 0 and 1 7900's while 2-6 are 7800's? ...
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Boot from USB with 3g/4g

Does a small USB stick exist which has built in 3g or 4g, and can be plugged into any computers usb port to boot into linux giving you internet access using the 3g or 4g built into the USB stick which ...
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Help in deciding hardware for web server [closed]

I want set up a local web server to be used in my office. It will be made online in future (~1 or 2 years) but for now it is locally used. I have gone through some tutorials (here) to set up a LAMP ...
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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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Copy to Pen Drive - input/output error

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and having the following problem. I thought it might be a problem of my pen drive. But now I realise that it isn't. Because I tried with other pen drives and same problem is ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: A hardware or a software issue?

When I try to start my PC I can hear the CPU fan spinning up then turning itself off before again spinning up, repeating itself. Nothing is visible on the screen. Disconnecting the power plug and ...
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Mounting 2nd Hard Drive (Win7)

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my internal hard drive and I’m tiring to mount a 2nd internal to recover data off it. It has Win7 Home installed on it. I am having problems mounting it. What is the ...
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Upgrading gtx 560 to gtx 580 in ubuntu 12.04

I am fairly new to Ubuntu, I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. I am upgrading my current gtx 560 (current driver 304.117) to a gtx 580. My question is what should I do to get the latest drivers for ...
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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 ...