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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
2answers
3k views

I can get the Apple Magic Mouse to pair, but the mouse stays in discover mode

I've got a Magic Mouse, using an Asus Bluetooth dongle. This is a description of trying it on Natty a few months ago on a Lenovo laptop with Unity, though trying again on Precise on a desktop with ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

inxi installation on ubuntu

I have migrated from Linux Mint to Ubuntu 64(KDE installed). I want check my hardware with inxi -F command but it returns : inxi: command not found and as I want to install inxi (sudo apt-get install ...
0
votes
1answer
343 views

unblock dell-wifi soft block

rfkill list shows: 0: phy0 Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes I already ran rfkill unblock all and yet ...
1
vote
0answers
305 views

How do I get my Sierra pci express card configured and working?

I need to get a Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC7354 mini-PCI Express card working with Ubuntu server 14.04. The card has been activated on the Verizon network and I'm now trying to get the card configured ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Ubuntu installation does not start

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my old laptop (Celeron 1.7, 1Mb RAM) from a CD/DVD. I downloaded an older distribution with no PAE (I have already tried 9.04 and 10.4). Both downloads freeze when I ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Computer breaks USB installation

I have often done this before: install ubuntu on a usb and use it to boot from it from different machines (two similar dell laptops, similar components etc.). I know, normally you use a live system ...
1
vote
1answer
127 views

Popping from Laptop Speakers

I decided to switch and stick with ubuntu 14.04 being all the other linux distro's I've tried had various issues with the hardware of my computer. I'm using a 5 year old dell studio 1555. I'm still a ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

PC hanged , after I restarted it shows grub rescue!

My pc has 5 years old. It hangs every 5 mins and then I restarted, it shows " no such partition grub rescue...etc" like this. I plugged out my pc and plugged in, then turned on my pc. pc did't turn ...
0
votes
1answer
142 views

Trying to update Asus BIOS

My UX31 zenbook is experiencing some weird shutdown behavior when the battery drops below 50% and the internet seems to agree that updating the BIOS is a good step forward since there were issue with ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

Why has my internet speed dropped down?

I recently switched to Ubuntu. I've been having a lot of internet troubles ever since. I used Windows 7 before. I've had trouble loading web pages, and it would take a solid minute or two to even ...
6
votes
2answers
4k views

How to make xinput settings persist after devices are unplugged, replugged, and after shutdown, restart, etc?

I successfully followed the answer to this question to set different sensitivities for my touchpad and my USB mouse. Only problem is, once you unplug and replug the device or shutdown, restart etc., ...
0
votes
0answers
111 views

canon imageclass mf3110 printer wont print

I set up the printer but when I click print it doesn’t print I tried it on scan and on copy and nothing happens what do I do
-1
votes
2answers
52 views

Is my laptop hardware sufficient to install & run Ubuntu as a secondary OS smoothly? [duplicate]

I have a Asus laptop which is running Windows 7. Its a first gen core i3 with a 500gb hdd & 6gb of ram. I would want to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my laptop. I asked a friend of mine ...
0
votes
2answers
753 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
77 views

udev .rules file run as local per user?

I have my code that will run every time udev detects new usb. My code works fine when I run it as a local user. But It fails when I use udev.rules file because it runs my script as root. How can I ...
10
votes
5answers
16k views

How to monitor & log server hardware temperatures & load

I am looking for a way to log & monitor my server hardware temperatures and load (like for CPU or RAM). How might I do that? Objective is to: ensure hardware is not heating up identify what ...
0
votes
1answer
142 views

What does x86 mean for installing a new hardware enablement (HWE) stack in 64 bit Ubuntu

I'd like to install 13.10 (Saucy) hardware enablement (HWE) stack to my Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) because I need a newer Linux kernel. This wiki page explains what "hardware enablement stacks" are. Among ...
0
votes
0answers
188 views

PCI-e SEALEVEL dual serial card not recognized on Ubuntu 14.04

New to Ubuntu, running 14.04. I have trouble with the serial port setup, I have a plug-in PCI-e SEALEVEL dual serial card that is not recognized. user1@WSIWORKSTATION2:~$ dmesg | grep tty [ ...
7
votes
4answers
13k views

Well supported Hardware Raid Controller

I am currently planning to buy a hardware-raid controller. This became necessary since I am running Linux and Windows in parallel and now need the redundancy for both OS (Im am going to use RAID1 / ...
0
votes
1answer
330 views

unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference

I am trying to connect to a CCD camera that communicates through a PCI card. When the PCI card is sitting directly in the PC there is no problems, but when the PCI card is connected to the PC ...
0
votes
1answer
269 views

Wireless card disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 (Ralink RT2860)

I have an old Advent Milano netbook that has been running a light version of Win 7. I decided it was time to give Ubuntu a try and installed it on a partition, and it worked perfectly. It is now a ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

New Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Generation - function key bar and vertical scrolling

I just installed ubuntu 13.10 on a new x1 Carbon (second generation) and everything works fine so far. I adjusted the touchpad to disable "tap-to-click" and enabled "middle-mouse-button" and just fine ...
0
votes
3answers
651 views

Distro question - Which (current) linux distro works well with older laptops [duplicate]

I'm sorry, but this is going to be somewhat vague for now. I'll update this within 24 hours with more details, or as soon as they are available. Whichever comes first. I am enrolled in an engineering ...
0
votes
1answer
136 views

Reload OS after motherboard change? [closed]

I reloaded my PC with 14.04 64 bit and to be fair it was struggling. So I "upgraded" from a AMD 64bit 3500 to a Intel core duo. Pretty much just swapped out the motherboard and hooked everything up ...
26
votes
11answers
6k views

Who makes laptops for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a laptop and would like to avoid the whole 'is this [specific configuration of hardware] compatible with Ubuntu?' process by finding a laptop manufactured with Ubuntu in mind. I know ...
0
votes
1answer
230 views

Can my internet speed be higher than my HDD write speed?

i have an old PC with 10/100 lan interface and Hitachi HDD 164GB with IDE interface. i connected 40Mb internt line to this PC. when i am trying to watch live video stream from the internet i am having ...
9
votes
5answers
6k views

Which is the best way to install new hplip versions?

Hplip is the software that drives most hp printers. Usually new printers are only supported in newer versions of the software. Canonical doesn't backport new versions packages to older Ubuntu ...
6
votes
3answers
16k views

How do I use a floppy drive in Ubuntu?

Same computer, under Ubuntu 8.04 no problem at all. Under 12.04, floppy drive is non existent for Ubuntu. Drive and floppy disquette works well on DOS. Computer boots from the floppy W98se, no problem ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Modifying the Ubuntu login process

I am looking to write an alternative implementation of the Ubuntu login to take advantage of an external device that supplies the login password. What are good pointers to get started? Are there ...
1
vote
0answers
84 views

How do I turn off the FN key? [duplicate]

I got a new keyboard with function keys, but I have to hold the FN key to use the F1|F12 keys normally and not to change the volume, brightness, etc. How do I change this?
0
votes
0answers
276 views

2.4 ghz RF mouse working only on one usb port

I am using lenovo b490, running ubuntu with unity 14.04. There are 4 USB ports on this laptop, 2 are USB 3 and 2 are USB 2. All checked with pendrives and hard drives, they all work. I have one ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Really SLOW update/upgrade and other problems - where to start to diagnose/solve?

Last October I rebuilt my desktop and installed the AMD64 version of 13.10. I have an MSI H87M-E33 Intel H87 motherboard, an Intel Core i3-4130 (Haswell) processor 4GB RAM Crucial V4 64GB SSD Most ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

How to used windows free HD space in Ubuntu?

I have install Ubuntu. And my HD size is 360 GB. I have used 250 GB HD for windows and 110 GB for Ubuntu. My space for ubuntu is full. But I have 100 GB free space in Windows. I want to use that space ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Taming the mouse

I have some irritating problems with my mouse: Often I click once but get a result like double-click; Often I try to mark a block text using click-and-drag, and in the middle of the block, the text ...
1
vote
0answers
119 views

Ubuntu 13.10 continuous beeping

I'm using Ubuntu 13.1064b on a Dell Inspiron N5010. Sometimes when I boot into Ubuntu, I get a continuous beeping noise on my sound card output. My laptop's internal speakers stopped working a long ...
2
votes
0answers
202 views

Getting two USB devices to run on different buses

My objective is to get two webcams streaming simultaneously on my computer. Because of bandwidth limitations of the uvcvideo driver (or see bottom of UVC faq), I need the two webcams to be on ...
19
votes
5answers
4k views

Where can I buy a keyboard with an Ubuntu logo on the super key?

Anyone knows where I can get a keyboard to buy with the Ubuntu logo on the super key? If not where can I get some durable small plastic Ubuntu logos about 8 to 9 mm in diameter that I can use to glue ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Networking and the card reader stopped working when I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04

I just upgraded my lgz35 to Ubuntu 14.04. All the networking and the card reader stopped working. Is there any way to fix it since, I want internet back on my laptop.
0
votes
1answer
123 views

Looking to change GPUs

I currently have a Radeon HD 7970 GPU installed and I am looking at buying a NVIDIA GTX770. I would like to know if the NVIDIA one is better, in particular to WINE gaming, and Blender rendering I ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Name of detect keyboard layout tool

What's the name of the program used to detect keyboards layout during ubuntu installation ? Is there another tool I can run after installation in other to discover the correct layout for a keyboard I ...
0
votes
0answers
142 views

Ubuntu 14 + Psion NEO device

this is what my /var/log/syslog tells me when connecting a Psion Neo device using USB: (actually I'm connecting the Psion Neo Cradle PX3001 holding the device) Apr 23 14:46:01 ENVY kernel: [ ...
1
vote
1answer
224 views

Disabling a Second GPU?

I have both an AMD ( HD 7850 ) and an Nvidia ( 8400 GS ) GPU installed on my motherboard. The Nvidia card is only there because of its S-video port, which I use to output to my old'n'bulky CRT TV. I ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

VLC fails to play dvds from external drive

I just bought an external DVD drive for my System76 Galago ultra-pro, running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed libdvdread4 following the instructions here: ...
1
vote
0answers
377 views

Official images for Wandboard Quad

I would like to ask if there will be official images of Ubuntu 14.04 for Wandboard Quad. Simply because I saw this reference on http://ports.ubuntu.com/. Thanks
0
votes
4answers
75 views

Wipe hard drive while booted?

Today is my last day at a job and I want to wipe the hard drive before I leave. It doesn't need to be insanely randomized or anything, just delete the os and most data. I'd rather not have to ...
28
votes
10answers
20k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Does all hardware of a Thinkpad Edge E525 work

I would like to buy a new computer in the next days. The Thinkpad Edge E525 (AMD A6-3400M with AMD Radeon HD 6520G, product number 12002JG) is in the pole position, but I did not find a review how the ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

HP dv9000 with just a few issues

I have an HP pavillion dv9000 series with 2x64 bit processors, nvidia drivers, but while all of those things are running fine... I could use a little help getting webcam, & cd drive recognized ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

usb to serial - what comport?

I have a usb to serial adapter because my IBM Thinkpad T41 has no built-in serial port. It works OK as COM3 in Win xp, but not in ubuntu 10. How can I find what port it is emulating?
0
votes
0answers
10 views

How to install micromax 352G modem in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, please guide me to install Micromax 352g modem in ubuntu 13.10