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

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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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How to check for errors in RAM via linux?

I have ubuntu 11 running off a 3.6gb usb flash/stick drive. System has 4gb ram and blank harddisk (wiped using DBAN tool). How do i check if there are no errors in my RAM ? Is there a guaranteed way ...
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How to show notification when a usb device is inserted?

It would be good to know that when you connect a USB device like a web-cam, it notifies me that it works or not.
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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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Is there a way to check if specific hardware is supported under the kernel?

I'm planning on building my first PC and I've decided on an ASRock z77 extreme4 motherboard. I've searched on google, but I haven't had any luck finding whether it's supported. Is there a new list of ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a Lenovo T431s [closed]

I'm cross-posting this from the Ubuntu forums as it seems like there's some interest here in this new ultrabook. I'm extremely happy with Ubuntu on it. Ubuntu 12.04.2 on the new Lenovo Thinkpad ...
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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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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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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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Best hardware choices for multi-seat (multi-user) system? [closed]

We are building a multi-seat or multi-user system. The budget for the entire system is around $2000. The tower should be around $800. Each user will probably only use the computer for web browsing ...
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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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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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Has anyone tried the Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock on Ubuntu?

I'm thinking on buying the Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock and use it with Ubuntu and Unity, but I haven't found information regarding if Ubuntu already has built-in drivers for it. The link to this product is ...
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Wireless doesn't work on Sony Vaio

I have Sony Vaio and this is my first time running Linux. I have installed ubuntu 12.10 and my wireless was working fine. Just two days ago it stopped working and I don't know why. It says I have the ...
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List the hardware info and status in my computer

I was wondering how to list all the hardware info in my computer? Both terminal and GUI solutions please. Is there a single utility to monitor most hardware's working status? Just like some ...
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wifi disabled by hardware switch , ubuntu 13.04, lenovo g580

my problem is that I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo G580 laptop. now Wifi and Bluetooth are not working, it is showing "wifi is disabled by hardware switch". I tried using dedicated key fn+f5, ...
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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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Stress testing hardware

Is there a piece of software I can install on my Ubuntu installation (10.04) to stress test all the hardware on my computer? I understand I can download a specific disto to do this, but I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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No audio from bt878 tv capture card

I have a Hauppauge WinTV capture card. The card is recognised by my system and I managed to get the video part to work, but not the audio part. This is the output of lspci: 04:01.0 Multimedia video ...
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How do I make a server that will backup computers over the internet?

I need to know how to make a Ubuntu server that will backup ALL the files on about 4 computers that are both PC and MAC, I have the proper hardware, but I don't know where to start with the backup ...
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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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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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Hardware compatibility of my system [duplicate]

I am planning to switch from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu soon (maybe in April when 14.04 is out). I already installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC, but got the feeling it doesn't run smoothly. I got to admit I ...
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Which motherboard manufacture(s) are the most Linux-friendly? [closed]

I am looking to upgrade my motherboard to support DDR3, USB 3.0, and socket AM3+ CPUs. I have used Gigabyte and ASRock motherboards without any serious issues. I have been a fan of AMD for years now ...
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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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Unable to install Arduino

At the moment, I try to install Arduino on my Ubuntu 10.04 (32 Bit) computer. I downloaded the latest release at http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software, cd'ed to the directory and unziped the package. ...
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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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How to reconfigure for new hardware after cloning from a desktop to a laptop? [closed]

After cloning a hard drive (with Ubuntu 10.04) to a new computer, how can I configure the OS to its new hardware? What I've done so far: Clone desktop HDD to laptop HDD run boot-repair to fix the ...
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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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IdeaPad Y510p and GNU/Linux

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