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

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Why doesn't my ACR38 SmartCard Reader work?

I've this SmartCard reader: Bus 002 Device 004: ID 072f:90cc Advanced Card Systems, Ltd ACR38 SmartCard Reader I've installed the following packages: pcscd, libacr38u, pcsc-tools, and a driver ...
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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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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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Udev rule gets matched twice with a smartphone in storage mode

I have a problem with an udev-rule, that gets matched always twice when i connect my device. I wouldn't ask here if was not very sure that i made up an absolutely correct rule. I think the problem is ...
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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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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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Monitor shows 'no signal' after Nvidia driver installation (ubuntu 12.04 amd64)

I use Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 The last thing I see before this message is ubuntu boot splash screen. The hardware configuration is: Gigabyte 970a-ud3 motherboard AMD Phenom II X4 975 processor 8 GB RAM ...
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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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Black bars around screen? Catalyst Control Center problem? [closed]

I just newly install Ubuntu 12.04, and im running an HDMI cable from my computer to my ASUS monitor. Now in Windows 7, i did not have these black bar issues running at 1080p. But now in Ubuntu, i have ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 crashed when I used the suspend option [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10.i386 on an old Pentium 4 3Ghz Dual processor, with a 128 Mb graphics card and 2Gb Ram. Didn't ...
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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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How to disable integrated webcam and still be able to use an external one

I am looking for a way to disable the webcam that is integrated into my laptop. The webcam is using uvcvideo module but I do not want to blacklist it since it is also being used by an external webcam ...
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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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how to Identify Killer wireless N 1202 on Ubuntu?

I bought this Dell ultrabook (XPS 13) with Ubuntu and I know Dell is known for messing up orders. (plus I had some problems on the Wifi, that's why I've been investigating deeper). The wifi card on ...
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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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dell inspiron 15R the FAN is always at the highest speed

I have a dell Inspiron 15R it supposed to be certified with Ubuntu, the FAN is always at the highest speed, some posts mentions its a VGA driver issue, however even if I install latest drivers from ...
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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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How can I get my Epson v500 scanner working?

I have a v500 scanner, but it doesn't show up in simple scan. I've turned it off and on a few times to see if that was the problem. Here is the usb information: Bus 002 Device 008: ID 04b8:0130 Seiko ...
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What ebook reading devices work well without Windows or Wine?

I want to purchase an eBook reader device and eBooks. I don't use Windows, Mac OS or Wine. Most eBooks sold today are encumbered with DRM. Therefore, I need a workflow to buy and read DRM eBooks ...
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How to save volume settings for digital output (S/PDIF)?

In Sound Settings I can choose between analogue and digital output. When I choose "Digital Output (S/PDIF)" I have to decrease the volume every time after I boot up. What could I do for saving these ...
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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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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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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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How do I get my laptop's Line In inlet to output sound?

I have a laptop - DELL Studio 1773, but I'm pretty sure the model does not matter. One of it's features I love most is the fact it has TWO headphone outputs. This means Ubuntu can use them to output ...
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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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How to diagnose and fix Kernel Panic Fatal Machine Check error?

I have got a new Samsung Series 7 laptop with dual boot setup for Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10. A fine machine comparable to a Macbook Pro. The Ubuntu installation was quite a hassle, but with the help ...
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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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Wifi gets hardware-disabled after waking from sleep

I have an HP 14-b015dx device. Whenever I wake my device from sleep the wifi stops working. Rfkill shows it is hard bock. Even the wifi light goes orange showing the wifi is disabled by hardware. And ...
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Pros/Cons GUID vs. MBR and NTFS vs. Ext4 on Portable External Hard Drives

I am currently running Ubuntu 10.04 and my hard disk's Partitioning is set to Master Boot Record with Filesystem type Ext4 (version 1.0). I have purchased several new Western Digital portable ...
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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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Zenbook UX31A USB3 not recognised and not working

I have a Zenbook UX31A and Ubuntu 12.10 upgraded to /latest/ kernel 3.8.6-030806-generic. My USB3 controller is not recongnized and I am stuck with USB 2.0 speeds. Listing of dmesg has no mention of ...
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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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My laptop shuts down when I remove the charger

My laptop shuts down when the charger is removed. Additionally, I get a message when booting up saying disk drive for /media/3936-3939 is not ready or not present. About a week ago I was trying ...
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No microphone input - VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64)

I have the VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64) is running smoothly .. Only one issue.. I cannot record sound or use Skype due to lack of mic input. I have tried turning up the sound using the alsa ...
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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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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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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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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 do I wake from sleep using a bluetooth Keyboard

I have a Mac book pro, and a Henge dock. The dock is nothing more then a holder that allows you to easily plug in a few devices so you can "dock" your MBP. I also have a Apple wireless keyboard. The ...
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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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11.10 x86 - memory RAM problem (shows 3.4 GB when 8 GB are installed)

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 x86 on a new computer that has 2 x 4 GB RAM installed (8 GB total). But when I go to the Ubuntu system monitor it only shows 3.4 GB of memory (and ...
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Machine stops running randomly

I recently installed Linux MINT 15 64bit as a guest in a UBUNTU 12.04 LTS host. Everything is working just fine, except that the complete machine turns off completely (the host, physical machine) and ...
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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 ...