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

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I need to Copy OEM Ubuntu hardive

I am going to sell computers with Ubuntu OS and want to per install software. I am using the OEM ubuntu software but can`t figure out how to copy it to a another hardive. I need a master copy that i ...
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Missing WIFI driver on ASUS X551MA laptop

The WIFI does not seem to work by default, and I cannot seem to find any resource online. Where would I start looking? Output of lshw looks as follows ubuntu description: Notebook product: ...
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Why isn't my mouse working in Ubuntu 14.04?

For the past few weeks, my mouse has been not working properly in Ubuntu. At random, the mouse pointer freezes and not after any amount of time does it work again. I can still tab around with the ...
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Can I usably run Photoshop in a Windows VM with this setup?

I'm researching hardware in order to build a new PC and I'd like to run linux as my main OS and just run windows in a VM. Do you think it'll be fast enough to run photoshop in a windows VM or will I ...
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Shutting down and hardware error

After I'm trying to do: # shutdown -P now System is shutting down, but instead of power off I got this kind of message (screenshot): Hardware Error: System Fatal error Hardware Error: CPU:0 (f:2b:...
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LCD Display USB detected as 20x2 instead of 20x4

I have a PD-6207 Posiflex USB display which is detected as 20x2 instead of 20x4 so that I can only use half of the screen. I wonder if someone knows how I can configure the size of the screen. When I ...
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My lap is cold. How can I get ubuntu on my laptop to start generating some heat with minimal effort?

Basically I want the CPU and the GPU to start working hard so it heats up my laptop, but not to the point where I can no longer use my laptop. I still need to work on it. How can I accomplish this ...
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System Information Remotely

I want to access system information of remote Ubuntu system using terminal. How should I get system details remotely?
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Test for Artifacts

I have some weird effect on the screen when I open for example the terminal from the dock. The effect doesn't work perfectly and there is like a small vsync on the windows manager. I'm thinking maybe ...
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Cannot install ubuntu because of possible hard drive failure

When I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 the installer always crashed and the bug reporter tells me The system log from your installation contains an error. The specific error commonly occurs when ...
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Check if my laptop has built-in microphone

How can I check if my laptop has built-in microphone ? I have ubuntu 12.04 installed
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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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How does Ubuntu detect hardware?

Are there any common actions that user have to do after installing new hardware? Is Ubuntu makes some hardware-dependent adjustments during installation (except generation of /etc/fstab file), that ...
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Logged as root changes are not made

Firstly I want to mention that my hard-drive today stopped to boot Ubuntu, because of I/O read errors. The problem seems to be related to a hardware one, not a logical one. I used Hirens tools on a ...
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lshw output: unclaimed and strange lines in memory

I am sorry if this has already been asked, I could not find any solutions. I have some questions about lshw output: 1. What do these lines in *memory section mean? (the same appears in *-bank:1 and *-...
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How do I fix a “Wireless is disabled by hardware switch” error?

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.04 from 11.10 but soon after updating I was disappointed to see that Wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I can not click the button 'Enable wireless' which is ...
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External Iomega Zip Driver

I have files on old Zip disks and I no longer have WinXP to be able to load the drivers for my External Iomega Zip 250 Zip Drive. I'm new-ish to Ubuntu and using 14.04. How do I get Ubuntu to ...
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Should I install 64-bit Ubuntu onto my 32-bit machine?

I own a Toshiba Laptop with the following details: AMD Turion X2 64 Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00 GHz Processor 3 GB of RAM 32-bit Windows Vista Does this machine meet the requirements to run 64-...
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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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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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How do I use a second HDMI-connected monitor?

I've looked around for answers to this, but nothing I've found has been relevant, which seems a little weird but there you go. All I'd like to do is drive a second monitor via HDMI from a laptop. From ...
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How can I view my northbridge, hypertransport, and RAM speedsin Linux?

I am trying to tweak the settings in my BIOS and was hoping to be able to double check that things are running as I set them. I know how to check CPU clocks and lots of other info with dmidecode, cat /...
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wireless (bluetooth and wifi) both stopped working strangly after shutdown

Wireless function on my vaio SVE15115EN (with ubuntu 14.04.1 LT) stops working after a shutdown yesterday (before that it worked without any problems). ifconfig is not listing wlan0. Output of '...
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Will not show installation menu!

I am trying to load Ubuntu 14.02.2 on my desktop computer. I have repartitioned my solid state drive with a Windows dis, placed the Ubuntu disk in the trey, and selected to boot from the BD-ROM. I get ...
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How can I force USB devices to keep the same device file even after they crash and are reset?

I have 3 USB webcams and 3 Arduino's plugged into the same computer. On startup, they are labeled /dev/videoN (N goes from 0 to 2) and /dev/ttyACMN (N goes from 0 to 2). So far, so good. The problem ...
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How to leave a usb port powered during shutdown for charging mobile?

My Sony VAIO Laptop has a feature which will allow me to keep one USB port powered even when my laptop is shut down. It is given in the manual here. It can be switched on or off from the Vaio software ...
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Evolis Primacy Linux Compatibility

Does anyone have any experience of using the Evolis Primacy ID Card Printer with Ubuntu? If so, how easy is it to use/configure. Can anyone recommend any good software for designing the cards? ...
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Right click doesn't work on HP mini 210 touchpad

Need help in getting the right mouse click to work on a HP mini 210-1015TU when using the touchpad. If I plug in a USB mouse, both left click and right click function as normal. Using the touchpad ...
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Which document scanners work with Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm searching for a scanner which helps me to turn my invoces and other random papers into pdfs. I need Linux support because I do not own a Windows/Linux device and using a virtual machine is not a ...
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How can I find my hardware details?

Is there any built-in software or terminal method allowing me to view the hardware profiles on my system? Windows equivalent of such a feature would be Device Manager.
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Lenovo X220: Wifi issue

I have a problem with my wifi on my lenovo x220 using Xubuntu 15.04. Sometimes I'm connected to the network but I can't use the network (ping, traceroute, etc. ...). Troubleshooting: I have to reboot ...
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How does Ubuntu know the make and model of my laptop?

I've just installed 15.04 on my new laptop, and the installer suggested a computer name of carl-lenovo-g710. The laptop is indeed a Lenovo G710, but how did the installer know that? I tried sudo ...
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Acer C720 and Not Responding Touchpad

I recently live booted Ubuntu 14.04 in seaBIOS on Acer C720 Chromebook. Everything worked well accept the touchpad it just stay's there unresponsive. I intalled Ubuntu using the keyboard on my laptop ,...
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Is it possible to replace Windows with Ubuntu on the Intel Compute Stick that has Windows pre-installed? [closed]

Intel are releasing two versions of the Compute Stick. There's a Windows one and an Ubuntu one, with the Windows one having a higher price but also better hardware specs. Is it possible to install ...
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Dell Poweredge R410, ubuntu(14.04) running dead slow

I've have a machine, Dell Poweredge R410 with Ubuntu OS installed in. I'd no problem during installing, however, once it is done it has become annoying as performance is unforgivably abysmal. It runs ...
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How to add hardware to Openstack running with MAAS and Juju

We have an Openstack cloud running on 7 servers, which was deployed with the Autopilot. So 1 machine is the MAAS controller, one machine is for Landscape and Juju, and the other 5 are running the ...
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temperatures files location

i want to know how to see temperature files in my Ubuntu system. I want to see the temperatures of cpu, graphics card, cheapset, etc. I know that they are somewhere on sys/class/(some people say at ...
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Does Ubuntu commercial support supports Kubuntu 15.04?

Does Ubuntu commercial support supports Kubuntu 15.04? The big difference between Ubuntu an Kubuntu of course KDE desktop, but what if I need support for hardware and interconnect problems (related ...
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Which hard disk drive is which?

I want to know which hard disk drive corresponds to which device path. It's trivial to match the hard disk stats (brand, size) with the dev path, but I want more. I want to know which drive is which ...
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System Monitor showing incorrect number of CPUs

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04.2 Desktop. The System Monitor tool is showing me 32 CPUs when I'm expecting 56. Should I be concerned? Screenshot of System Monitor: As you can see, it shows 32 ...
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BQ Aquaris E4.5 - USB network adapter via OTG

I tried to get a network connection via an OTG USB ethernet adapter, but it does not seem to work OOTB. The very same ethernet adapter (from Apple, 2010) works with the Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 5 ...
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wireless problem in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am a newbie user in Linux/Ubuntu and I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 in laptop hp 450 g1 but in Ubuntu my wireless driver and Bluetooth doesn't work and really i confused and didn't know what ...
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xsane detects scanner but freezes when scanning

I am running xsane 0.998 on ubuntu 14.04. When I start xsane, it correctly identifies my USB scanner as a Canon Pixma MP540 - but when I click the scan button - xsane freezes. However scanimage >...
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how to retrieve files when there is a problem with how the HDD treats the computer?

i have a problem with my SEAGATE EXPANSION PACK 500GB EXTERNAL HARD DISK DRIVE(HDD). At first, it wasnt recognizable by the PC. Then we discovered that the pin was stuck so we fixed it and now it can ...
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wireless button not working in linux [duplicate]

im running gnome ubuntu 14.10/windows 7 ultimate on a hp pavilion g6 1d98dx and it appears that my wireless button is somehow bound to something to do with the softblock (not the hardblock as it ...
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How can I fix my keyboard on linux?

I just got a new keyboard (AJAZZ Chinese Brand). It is working fine expect that the NUM LOCK, CAPSLOCK and Lock buttons are not functioning, the LED doesn't respond too. I also have a problem with ...
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Scale HD TV resolution with black around it

I'm trying to scale down my tv monitor so it will be like my smaller monitor. Is there a way I can make it smaller and have black around it so it will be the same size as the other one. Essentially I ...
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“mce: [Hardware Error]: Machine check events logged” appears in syslog. What should I do?

I have installed the latest version of OSSEC (2.8.1) and I have also enabled email notifications. And I am getting loads of these sorts of notifications saying that there is a Hardware Error and ...
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ERROR no room on ep ring with USB 3.0 device

Just did a clean install of mythbuntu 12.04 yesterday on a brand new machine. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 with Intel video chipset, 8gb ram. I'm seeing google references to this as a USB 3 issue in this ...