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

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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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How do I check system specifications?

I am total noob in Linux. I wanna know what is the equivalent of "My Computer" in Ubuntu 11.04. I want to check my computer specs such as Processor Speed, Memory, and etc. Whenever I check properties ...
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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 ...
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Can I configure Alienware LED's on Ubuntu?

if you have an Alienware laptop, you might know you can change the color of the LED's, but I have some questions before I go ahead and install Ubuntu. Can I change the color of the LED's in seleral ...
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“Wi-fi disabled by hardware switch” (Any chance for a permanent removal?)

I have been looking around at forums and so on, and I know for a fact I am not the only one, and I actually have a temporary solution to my problem. When i've done a full hard reboot of my laptop ...
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Is it possible to query maximum ram my mobo takes?

Is it possible to query through Terminal how much ram my motherboard can take? I'm looking to see if i can even upgrade.
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12.04 lts wifi not working

I had been messing around trying to make it so it doesn't ask for Audi perms every npm command and that messed up all Audi commands eventuly I fixed it but now WiFi audio and the battery indicater ...
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Computer won't suspend : ACPI set timing mode failed

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 so I am kinda new to using Linux in general. After the install I started facing an extremely annoying error. Every time I try to suspend/hibernate my laptop I ...
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How can I find out what kind of card reader I have?

I have a card reader in my HP Mini netbook, but when I insert a card in it, the card is not recognised at all, and so not mounted. Does anyone know which kind of processor is used, and how I can get ...
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Ubuntu can't read temperature sensors? [duplicate]

Edit: it's still problematic because the names aren't very descriptive. Based on past values (from Windows) I can sort of deduce what is what, but it's still uncertain. The problem is that the reading ...
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What is the procedure in Ubuntu 14.04 when replacing or adding hardware

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a desktop PC and want to add a pci-express color card to the system. What will Ubuntu's reaction be to the new hardware added, will it detect and probe the device and ...
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How to set up multiple hard drives as one volume?

I am about to set up box to basically be a file server. I plan on having multiple drives in the box, and would like to set them all up so that they appear to be a single drive. So I could essentially ...
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Mouse stops responding randomly

My PC's mouse stops responding randomly on Ubuntu 14.04. It starts working when I physically replug it or restart the PC. I formatted and reinstalled Ubuntu, but the issue persists. My mouse is not ...
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End Key is not working

I have ubuntu 12.04. My end key on keyboard is not working. I have tried sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration but no avail. It is frustrating coz i am habitual with end key in my typing. ...
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Wireless connection problem

I need help in setting up wireless connection in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Not detecting any drivers, in spite of having a modem and a router.
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How to mount a host drive as a hard drive in Windows 8 when running inside VMware

I am using VMWare 6.2 (Non-commercial version ) to use win 8 on ubuntu 14.04. I want to add my drive (/dev/sda4) as a drive in Win 8 which is running on VMware. So when I add a hardware on the ...
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Installation Issue: No Option To Install [closed]

I got a new computer (HP Envy h8-1534) pre-installed with Windows 8, and came across an interesting issue while attempting to install Ubuntu. So, as I install, I don't get that slide asking whether ...
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Will not install from thumb drive

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my wife's laptop, Windows Vista had been removed by a previous owner. This was given to us. The previous owner said that the laptop should boot to Ubuntu without the ...