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

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lenovo g580 touch pad issue

My Lenovo g580 touchpad get hanged in the middle while scrolling through the page and either I have to wait for it or I press tab button to resume the work. I also tried an external USB mouse, but ...
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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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Does Ubuntu work on the intel D975XBX2 motherboard?

I know Intel does not support linux on the board, but it is a good machine, and I do not want to trash it. (No windows 7 or 8 support). I could not find any hardware advice on the Ubuntu site.
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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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Running Ubuntu on a Microprocessing Board

I'm pursuing a project that requires the use of a microprocessing board that can run Ubuntu. I have been searching the web, and have found some relatively expensive TI boards that will run it, as ...
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Hardware switch only turns off Bluetooth, while Wifi stays on

I've got Dell Latitude E6540 with Ubuntu 13.10 64bit installed on it. The laptop has a hardware switch to turn off wireless. In Windows, it turns off both Bluetooth and Wifi, but in Ubuntu, it only ...
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how do I reproduce the F4 'repeat last action' key windows users have

When using office, the F4 key will repeat any last action taken, such as deleting rows. highlighting selections, changing formats. This speeds up repetitive tasks. I can't find this function in Ubuntu ...
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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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Asus X79DELUXE Motherboard

Has anyone run Ubuntu on this motherboard, Does everything work. My current Motherboard(Asus P8Z68-V) does not have USB3.0 or RAID support. Everything else does work. X79DELUXE
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selecting a motherboard for new build

I am designing a new system based around Ubuntu(of course) and I am looking at a list of compatible Motherboards. The motherboard I currently have Asus P8Z68-V does not have RAID or USB3.0 support for ...
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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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about Ubuntu “System Testing”

I have a question. I want to do a full hardware diagnostic on my PC and test every piece of hardware possible. So I was wondering what hardware components does 'System Testing' app cover. Are all ...
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keyboard not working in hp mini

I used lubuntu. At first keyboard worked properly. but later some switches of keyboard did not work. then i changed to Ubuntu. But the problem did not solved. Some switches (eg. all number except 6.5 ...
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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 ...
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How to check for errors in RAM via linux?

I have ubuntu 11 running off a 3.6gb usb flash/stick drive. System has 4gb ram and blank harddisk (wiped using DBAN tool). How do i check if there are no errors in my RAM ? Is there a guaranteed way ...
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How to install a HP LaserJet P1102w?

I just did an install of the hp laserjet P1102w printer and its not working. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04,and I went to see if I had hplip installed and it said I did. How do I do this?
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How to determine if new hardware is compatible?

I am looking to purchase a new laptop but do not want to run Windows. In order to utilize both the new laptop and Ubuntu to their fullest, I want to verify that the hardware is fully compatable with ...