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

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Ungraceful shutdown (hard-drive spinning while powered off)

Most times (not always) during shutdown of my kubuntu laptop, the hard drive make a noise as if it was powered off without warning. How can I ensure the system waits until everything is ok before it ...
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why is network interface loaded as “rename3”?

My ubuntu 13.04 machine (ASUS M2n32SLI deluxe mobo) is loading one of two interfaces on the motherboard as "rename3". The other interface is eth0. No cable connected on eth0. Why is this so ? How do ...
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Is there a Gigabit NIC with USB 3.0 adapter which isn't based on ASIX AX88179?

This might seem like a ridiculous question, but I spend now > 2 hours researching google, amazon.com and yahoo in order to find a Gigabit NIC which can be connected via USB 3.0 to a Linux OS (kernel ...
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Is my sound card dead? Ubuntu/Xubuntu no audio

I was wondering if anyone knew how I can check to see if my sound card is no longer functional or if I'm missing some libraries or something. The sound was working fine for a while and then it just ...
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What is my actual motherboard? [duplicate]

Ubuntu reports in dmesg: DMI: Hewlett-Packard HP ProDesk 490 G1 MT/18EB, BIOS L02 v02.01 09/22/2013 But I cannot find information about this motherboard anywhere. Whatever tool I'd use I wouldnìt ...
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How to get my hardware working for Kubuntu 14.04?

I have a webcam, mic, and printer I want to get working (if possible) on Kubuntu 14.04. The webcam is the highest priority for what I want to get working. Currently, it works in cheese, but isn't ...
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Is a NVIDIA GeForce with Optimus Technology supported by Ubuntu?

I am considering buying a Dell XPS 15 laptop. The laptop has a Nvidia 420m card which should work with Linux but I keep reading that the Nvidia Optimus technology isn't supported on Linux. I am not ...
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Guides for installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a late 2012 iMac?

I'm having an awfully hard time getting Ubuntu to work on a late 2012 iMac. I partitioned, installed rEFInd, and was able to boot into Ubuntu, but the display is laggy, I get strange flickers, and I ...
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Partition hardware as windows when installing ubuntu

how can I partition my hardware when install Ubuntu as windows until when I want to re-install Ubuntu my data remain? let me clarify you : when you install windows you partition your hardware to 4 ...
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My computer is broken after recent update attempt to 14.04

So it all started on a day much like today, because it is today but that's not the point, when I got a notification telling me I haven't upgraded to 14.04. Not due to lack of trying, however. It ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on my laptop which is not very powerful? [duplicate]

I am going to uninstall Windows 8.1 and install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit but I am not sure that I am able to do that. Here is my laptop specs: HP Pavilion 15": Processor: AMD A6-4455M APU with ...
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z97 Motherboard Support on Ubuntu 14.04 (Fan Workarounds?)

I'm extraordinarily new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general) so any and all help will be appreciated. I've built a PC with an ASRock Z97 Extreme4 mobo and everything runs well except that the CPU fan ...
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Computer will not boot

this is my first time using/installing ubuntu. I booted from a usb and it was running, however when i started to "install" it for the second time (getting rid of windows completely) half way through ...
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Will Ubuntu continue working properly after a new motherboard/CPU is installed?

So, I installed the new motherboard and new CPU. Then powered on the PC. The bootstrapping went fine and all seems to work. But I have doubts. Do I need to do something?
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Installing Ubuntu leads to a black screen

I have just upgraded my hardware from an Asus P45 motherboard to a Gigabyte GA H87M-D3H. keeping the Nvidia 630 video card. Ubuntu would install previously on the Asus Motherboard. Now I cannot ...
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Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad

I'd like to fully disable the fingerprint sensor on my IBM X41 Thinkpad. The first place to look which comes to mind is BIOS (version 2.09, 74ET64WW): I just checked again: as far as I can tell there ...
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How can I recover data from a clicking/dying external drive?

Windows asks me to reformat every time I plug it into my computer, so I fired up Ubuntu via VirtualBox (selecting the external hard drive in the USB settings for VirtualBox beforehand) to see if I can ...
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How to roll back hardware updates? [duplicate]

I just did the hardware updates available through the update manager, this is the first time I had ever seen or heard of a hardware update but I figured it would be legit because it was coming from ...
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Why is System76 not mentioned on the Ubuntu certified hardware partners page?

Why is System76 not mentioned on the Ubuntu certified hardware partners website They are producing only Ubuntu preinstalled and optimized computers: https://www.system76.com/laptops/model/galu1 ...
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Binding hotkey for toggling wireless card state - System76 Bonp3

Recently, my wireless card shut off on my laptop (System76 Bonp3 running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). Awhile back, my keyboard had a meeting with a cup of coffee, and my F11 key no longer works. The key binding ...
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ubuntu wont pickup my basic phone samsung schr480

when I plug it into my computer with usb cable it doesn’t show up but the phone says its plugged in and it says pc mod I tried to c if try them box picked it up and its not in places or on the desktop ...
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Computer slowed down very much [closed]

I had a dualboot xubuntu/windows 7 running. Yesterday my Laptop suddenly got very slow (tried both OS, both very slow in opening applications, booting up and loading web pages). I run the memory test ...
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I want to find out if my Lenovo laptop has a Sandy or Ivy Bridge

Is there a command or a register to find this information on my laptop? I need to know it before I install Intel pstate. Thanks. PS This is the result from the command from ...
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Is it “OK” to install Ubuntu on one laptop and put the SSD into another?

If I install Ubuntu on say.. my intel based netbook (atom) and then take out the ssd and stick in into another intel based laptop (i3) for use would there be any issues that would arise? drivers, ...
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switching back to text console

I have used ubuntu many times but currently ubuntu crashed every time on my system. I dont understand the exact problem of my computer. I have tried every version of ubuntu & also other distro. ...
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Hardware upgrade renders grub 2 inoperable

I downloaded Ubuntu Type 12.04 LTS when Windows XP became extinct & in order to boot back into Windows used Grub 2 on a disk but following what was described as a hardware update from Ubuntu ...
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scsi disk not showing up

I have a Seagate SCSI disk that is installed in my Kurwel 2500R sampler which I send files to via the computer. I had this system running on my Windows machine, but am not able to get it configured ...
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How do I install drivers for an AMD Radeon HD 6450? [closed]

I bought new computer. The Graphics card is AMD Radeon HD 6450, on Windows 7 it works fine but I try to install driver on Ubuntu, and it says that "No supported adapters detected". I downloaded the ...
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USB USR phone compatibility

Is the US Robotics USR019601A USB phone supported in current Ubuntu? It worked under Skype.
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High GPU load on Intel Haswell using Ubuntu 14.04

On my Sony Vaio with Intel Haswell GPU the system gets hot with no cpu load. My fan is speeding up all the time. Graphic controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller ...
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Red items in HTML sudo lshw -html > ~/hardware.html

I am checking list of devices installed in my system I used the following sudo lshw -html > ~/hardware.html Many items come in red in that list , other come in yellow color. Does red means ...
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Which is the best hard drive to install Ubuntu on? [closed]

I have a 40 gig drive and a 200 gig drive. Which one should I install Ubuntu on, and which one should I use for my normal files ie: music, documents, etc...
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Why am I unable to mount my cd/dvd drives?

Sorry to ask this question which has been asked by dozens of other people, but it seems that though the symptoms may be the same, most people have different issues. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer ...
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How to detect all 10 disk drives on 2 Port Multipliers attached to Marvell 88SE9130 based HBA?

I installed a SilverStone EC05 SATA HBA/RAID controller on a Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system, kernel 3.13.0-24-generic. This EC05 PCI Express card is based on a Marvell 88SE9130 chip. lspci detects the ...
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How to find if my hardware supported by Ubuntu? [duplicate]

It is better to let make sure if System can/will be worked effectively & efficiently. So, Before installing Ubuntu, I have question as follows: I want to know how can I find if my hardware like ...
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Acer laptop, Intel 2200BG, wireless “disabled by hardware switch” irrespective of switch position

I have the problem that on my old Acer Travelmate292 the wireless hardware switch has stopped working a couple releases ago. It worked fine in Windows. BIOS is at the latest version, the switch is ...
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Ubuntu on HP 510 Laptop [duplicate]

I just came across this old laptop and I wanted to try something new, so I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I am a rookie at Ubuntu. So I noticed that the OS ain't that great in terms of ...
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moving the hard disk to a new PC

I've got an Ubuntu server 12.04 installation on a desktop. I suspect something wrong with the motherboard. If I move the hard drive to a new box will there be any issues with drivers or is it ...
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Does BIOS device whitelist affect Ubuntu?

Starting with 2002, Lenovo (actually, it was IBM back then) started whitelisting the wireless adapters and other devices allowed to be used in their ThinkPad laptops. Some other manufacturers are ...
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Computer becoming unresponsive when changing display

I just had a weird issue come up today. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop with an external monitor. Until today, everything was working fine, but I started having a problem. ...
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setting up occulus rift on ubuntu

I have recently obtained an oculus rift development kit and would like to set it up to work on ubuntu, I have plunged in the hdmi cable and the power cable (it´s giving me a blue light), and now I ...
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Unable to install new hardware support from update manager

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For couple of week I noticed in Update manager that it is showing "New Hardware support is Available". After clicking it showed following message, "Your current Hardware ...
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Not Only TV USB tuner not working

How can I install a Not Only TV USB tuner on Ubuntu 12.04? Are there any drivers for it?
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Ubuntu hardware requirements nd best version

PC Processor Intel Celeron D Ram 780 mb Had disk 500gb updated sata Lg cd/DVD writer I don't know software programming can install a cd, so make it simple. Please do help I don't want to put ...
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Do I really have SATA 6 Gb/s if I get <400 MB/sec disk reads?

pawel@paulbook:~$ dmesg | grep -i sata | grep 'link up' [ 2.355461] ata1: SATA link up 6.0 Gbps (SStatus 133 SControl 300) [ 2.691842] ata3: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300) ...
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Is this PCI analog TV card compatible with Ubuntu/Mythbuntu, KW-PC134-A?

Ask this question to the sellers directly in my country is a waste of time. Will this card work with Ubuntu? (assume 13.XX/14.XX)
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General tips/ strategies for troubleshooting driver issues?

Before I ask a question about each of the multiple driver issues I am having, what are some things I can do to either attempt to fix the issues myself or to at least provide helpful information in my ...
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Wireless hardware switch problem

I have a DSL connection at home so I had no reason to use wifi for a while now I realised that my wireless adaptor is switched off by hardware switch and I cant figure out how to turn it back on :( ...
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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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Webcam not recognized on my Sony Vaio VGN-CR363 laptop

when I open Cheese it says No device found. and i've also tried changing the gstreamer properties my lsusb http://pastebin.com/BX6B4Wpe my lspci http://pastebin.com/FZmseTST i've also tried ricoh ...