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

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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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14.04 installation on Asus: “Attemped to kill the idle task! Kernel panic - not syncing”

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on new PC configuration (asus b85m-g, i3, vertex ssd) via ubuntu boot dvd (burned iso). After initial installation process (country, user account) and copying files ...
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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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Why does Ubuntu Gnome has no support for macbook keyboard backlight like Ubuntu Unity?

On regular Ubuntu (with Unity) the macbook keyboard backlight works fine and also the hotkeys to increase/decrease brightness of the keyboard backlight. On Ubuntu Gnome this doesn't work at all. Do ...
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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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install problem/error mainboard based (I guess)

I as in the header told got a problem with the installation of ubuntu (and other linux versions too), I guess its a problem with my mainboard. because when I try to install ubuntu I get the following ...
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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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No login prompt to GUI after motherboard upgrade

After changing motherboard in my Ubuntu 15.04 computer I ran into problem with logging in GUI. For an instant moment I see a standard login window. Immediately thereafter the following window shows. ...
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What are canonical steps for making a hardware work on Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a canonical answer Say you buy a new piece of hardware(a smartphone, a microscope or a computer enabled toaster). It does not work out of the box on Linux. You search on the internet, ...
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IMac screen issues

I've been testing out different Linux distribution over the last 6 months. I run them as main systems on my 27” 2011 Imac. The issues I've had has to do with the screen. On random boots or waking up ...
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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 ...
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Computer lagging badly on all operating systems [closed]

I've been having the longest battle with a computer I assembled myself years ago. At the time I wasn't using it so I installed windows 8.1 (another battle in itself) and gave the computer to my ...
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I'm certain Ubuntu doesn't recognise that I have two GPUs

The possible duplicate is regarding multiple monitor setups and intergrated GPUs, so it's unfortunately not at all relevant. I use two GeForce GTX 780 Phantom GPUs, and I've never had a trouble ...
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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
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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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i2cdetect - set lower speed

I heard that I must set lower speed for i2cdetect to get list of more connected deviced to my laptop but I can't find in man how to set lower speed. Obviously i2cdetect scans different ports at ...
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Pre-owned HDDs are not detected in Ubuntu

I recently acquired two 750gb HDDs. Not knowing the previous owner, I used dd to format them. Formatting them was easy, (dd bs=8M if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb) it went without a hitch, and I figured I'd ...
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required hardware upgrade for old system [duplicate]

I want to use Ubuntu 14.04.I do not wish to opt for lightweight versions so I need help in determining some reasonable hardware upgrades so I can use Ubuntu comfortably. Currently my system specs are ...
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MSI SuperCharger on ubuntu

Is there a way to get MSI super charger working on Ubuntu. My motherboard is MSI Z97 Gaming 7.
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Where can I find a list of compatible audio cards?

I have a creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio, And i faced so many problems with this card regarding compatibility with Linux. Now i am looking for a new audio card and want to make sure that this time it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on HP Spectre 13-3000ed

I am thinking of buying the HP Spectre 13-3000ed ultrabook and my question is: will it work with Ubuntu 14.04? Specs: Intel Core i7-4500U 1.8-3.0GHz 13.3" WQHD (2560x1440) Glare + Touch 8192MB RAM ...
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Know if I buy a compatible hardware

I want to buy a Micro Core I5 3340 Mother Gigabyte GA H61M S1 DDR3 4GB RAM 1TB WD SATA 3 16mb This hardware, will be compatible with ubuntu 14.04 and further? Thanks for help me :)
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Touch screen not working after some reboots (another reboot resolves it)

I am trying to troubleshoot an issue on a Lenovo Flex 14 with Ubuntu 14.04.1 (standard Unity flavour) with touchscreen. Mostly it works perfectly well; but from time to time I reboot (mostly ...
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Persistent (hardware?) problems over multiple Ubuntu reinstallations

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04.2 multiple times, after having experienced a persistent problem with Oracle Java 8, which suddenly started crashing in any application in which used to work. Namely ...
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Display issues on Ubuntu

I recently bought brand new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 with windows install. As our company works with ubuntu I format it and install Ubuntu. After the installation completed the and the ubuntu loaded the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrading Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) shows unmet dependencies

When upgrading from to the new Hardware Enablement Stack manually using this command: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic ...
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Why is my system crashing?

About two months ago, I bought a used HP Compaq DC7900 small form factor tower. I also got a 2TB drive off eBay. I am now on my third drive. Installed Linux on each drive ( #Manjaro on the first ...
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Keyboard not working on Ubuntu 14.10 Live CD

My system is Lenovo Idea-pad Notebook running Windows 7 Ultimate. I want to switch over to Ubuntu 14.10 and tried it with Ubuntu LiveCD. On the Try Ubuntu mode the keyboard is not working. What can I ...
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Better drivers for SiS 650/740 integrated video?

I installed Xubuntu 10.10 on an old box today and the graphical performance is horrid. According to lspci, the video card is this: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] ...
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Should I download the new Hardware support Available for Ubuntu 12.04?

This is in relation with this post. WiFi not working on ubuntu 12.04 dell 3521 I have done the same steps 8-10 months back and now in Ubuntu Updates it shows New Hardware Support ...