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

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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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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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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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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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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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ThinkCentre M72e AMD Graphics Setup

The AMD Catalyst drivers for ThinkCentre M72e aren't working even though it's a Ubuntu Certified machine. It installs the drivers but I get the hardware not supported error. I removed the installed ...
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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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What may cause the desktop wallpaper to be scrambled?

I have a very strange problem. Sometimes when I work a long time with my laptop while the desktop is hidden a strange thing happens. I show the desktop and it is all scrambled. This problem is all ...
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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 ...
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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 wifi disconnects after some time and gets blocked by hardware switch

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and I have been using Windows for years, but viruses made me consider Linux. I first tried elementary OS because it is easy to use, I enjoyed it a lot but after surfing the ...
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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 can I get multiple SYBA SI-PEX40057 (Marvell 88SE9230-based) SATA cards to play nice?

I've built a storage server using: Supermicro X9SCM-F motherboard Three Syba SI-PEX40057 PCIe SATA cards Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS All twelve ports on the cards are populated with storage drives, as ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu Touch Official Hardware? [duplicate]

I really like the look of Ubuntu touch and I want it ASAP, however, I am NOT willing to buy a device simply to port ubuntu touch on it. I don't want to void all warranties and take any risks. ...
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what Linux distro should i get for old laptop [duplicate]

its a windows xp for now so any how to tell how to do it in xp my old laptop: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40 GHz and 224 MB of RAM
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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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Touch pad suddenly stopped working even on Windows. How to know wether it's a hardware problem?

I don't know exactly when it stopped working because I use an USB mouse, but I know it was yesterday. My laptop was turned on about 20 hours because I use it to do geometry minimization (computational ...
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Hardware Compatibility [duplicate]

I am looking into buying a LENOVO RD330 SERVER with a ThinkServer RAID 500 Adapter II RAID controller. I am having problems finding out if all of the hardware that I am wanting will be compatible with ...
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Does Ubuntu Server work on HP MicroServer G7 N54L?

I want to purchase a HP MicroServer G7 N54L , but I want to be sure that Ubuntu Server will work fine on it ! I want to use the systemen as MySQL database server.
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CMUS Error: opening audio device: No such device

I cant seem to play any audio with CMUS because it always gives the above error the output of lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" gives 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family ...
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Recommendation for installing Ubuntu (or variant) on old hardware like HP Omnibook XE3 [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on an old HP-Laptop (Omnibook XE3 - Pentium III generation). Which Ubuntu version is appropriate? Is there some documentation for installation? Where can I download the ...
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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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Downloading a Windows driver on 13.10

How would I go about downloading a windows driver, such as WNA 3100 to Ubuntu 13.10? I was unaware that I would be unable to use my wireless card upon installing it onto my computer before I had done ...
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Keyboard not working 100% after Ubuntu 13.10 upgrade

If this has already been asked, my apologies, I did not find it before writing this. So please do point me to the correct page. Anyway, I have this weird issue on my laptop right now. The keyboard ...
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Why is my Wacom Intuos tablet not detected?

I need a little help trying to install a Wacom Intuos tablet, model number CTL-480/S. My installation of Ubuntu 13.04, 64bit, doesn't seem to be able to detect the device. I've tried an few different ...
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Looking for good hardware choices for Ubuntu studio [closed]

I'd like to build a machine that would run well with Ardour or any Linux software, but having a difficult time knowing where to look. Can anyone point me in the direction of a place that compares ...
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What option do I have if I get a kernel panic due to error in memory?

I stumbled upon a kernel panic error trying to kill init. I checked using Memtest and found errors in my memory i.e. Ram. Now I don't want to lose my data. What should I do now? Thanks. PS. Im not ...
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Is there a RTL8723AE linux driver for 3.8.0-19-generic [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on my MSI ge60-20c and recognized the wireless-driver not working well. After some searching I found out it's a common problem and some people managed to get a proper driver ...
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What is the Linux 3.8.0-XX all about?

So to keep it simple, my hardware wasn't working on 13.04 so I advanced booted with Linux 3.8.0-19 rather than 3.8.0-31 and like magic it all worked. So why is this? Can I always boot with this Linux ...
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Loud fan: Tried many ways, but can't handle it

hope you can help me, quite frustrating... I used Windows 7 and had no problems with my fans at all. Using Linux in the university I decided to use it at home, too. When you boot your Computer, your ...
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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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why is network interface loaded as “rename3”?

My ubuntu 13.04 machine (ASUS M2n32SLI deluxe mobo) is loading one of two interfaces on the motherboard as "rename3". The other interface is eth0. No cable connected on eth0. Why is this so ? How do ...
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What makes a computer compatible with linux (Ubuntu) or not?

I'm a long time Ubuntu user, and I'm now considering about buying a new laptop only for Ubuntu. But I arrived at serious question, and I'm really curious about what makes some computer compatible to ...
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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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What are the specs needed to run Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I am thinking of putting Ubuntu 13.04 onto some machines. They are three years old and I can't find anywhere some hardware specs that these machines should meet. Please let me know! Thanks in ...
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Choice of 32 bit or 64 bit Ubuntu for notebook [duplicate]

I have HP notebook with AMD Turion 64x2 processor with NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 display adaptor. Which Ubuntu I can use 32 bit or 64 bit to dual boot with Windows 7?
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Right-click not working on 12.04[Acer Travelmate]

For the past 2 hours, the right click button on my laptop (Acer Travelmate) is not working. Upon using it, nothing happens, no menu pops up (as it normally should), it remains static as if no command ...
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Computer will not boot

this is my first time using/installing ubuntu. I booted from a usb and it was running, however when i started to "install" it for the second time (getting rid of windows completely) half way through ...
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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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Best Ubuntu-based distro for older computer? [closed]

I am an Ubuntu-enthusiast and computer repair business owner. I conviced one of my customers to let me replace his Windows Vista installation with an Ubuntu-based one. I assured him that it would ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots very slow [duplicate]

I've been using ubuntu since version 10.04 and so far I was never in a situation I could not solve on my own googling other people's questions. In this case, there seem to be such a variety of reasons ...
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Does Swap Space Use Real RAM To Keep It On?

I would like to know if having swap space, uses RAM/Memory to keep the swap space 'active', even though the swap space is virtual RAM.
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How to Determine which is your TouchScreen Driver

So many unrecognized options come up when typing the command lsusb, but how do we determine which one is actually for our specific touchscreen? Thanks. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Shutdown Abruptly at Midnight

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer. Few days back I noticed that my Operating System shuts down abruptly at 12 in midnight. I have searched for it everywhere but I couldn't find any ...
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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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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 ...