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

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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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Ubuntu compatibility with new Apple Mac Pro hardware

Apple's new Mac Pro is being released this Fall. The hardware specs look great, but I also don't have enough understanding of hardware, hardware drivers, and linux kernel to make an educated guess as ...
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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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Ubuntu not picking up network and doesnt find SD or wirless mouse

I just started using Ubuntu on my Toshiba a month or so ago. It's been working great until this morning. Now it doesn't find any wireless networks, and when I run an Ethernet cable, still nothing. ...
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pointing stick is not working after fresh upgrade to 12.04.3

I have Dell Latitude D630 with pointing stick "Dual Point stick". It was working fine in Ubuntu 12.04.2 and 12.10 and has worked fine on the same machine for many previous Ubuntu releases. Now I ...
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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 ...
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Replacing a cheap card (Geforce 520 GT) with Sapphire VGA PCI-X 7790 1GB

Until now it has been a nightmare. Ok first of all my system is dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I needed to replace my old graphics card with a better one because of my gaming needs and i ...
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Compatibility of the Trust Flex Design Tablet with Ubuntu

Can anyone give me feedback about the compatibility of the Trust Flex Design Tablet with Ubuntu? I couldn't find much useful information on the Internet so far. Especially, I wonder, whether the 1024 ...
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How do I enable all four cores on my Toshiba P70-A notebook? (only one enabled now)

I recently noticed my computer is highly sluggish (recent install of Kubuntu 13.04 by the way). I have a Toshiba Satellite P70-A PSPLPC-01Y007 laptop with an Intel i7 quad-core, 16 GB of ram. It ...
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Ralink 539b (according to lspci)

13.04 Kubuntu installed hp 2000 notebook. "lspci" shows adapter Ralink 539b. Supposedly, this adapter is Bluetooth ready. Bluedevil sees nothing. Would very much appreciate a copy-paste solution if ...
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Cannot set default device in ALSA

While trying to get audio to work on my computer with the front jack (I don't have speakers so it's irrelevant to me whether or not the rear jack works), I figured out that I need to use card 0, ...
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Is hp compaq elite 8300 supported for Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit version? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit on a HP Compaq Elite 8300 PC. Sometimes my machine freezes while I'm working. I want to know whether Ubuntu is well-supported on this hardware.
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9.04 Only on Dell Inspiron B120

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my 7 year old Dell Inspiron B120 with very limited success. I tried installing multiple versions unsuccessfully until I worked my way down to 9.04. I've gotten ...
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No audio from bt878 tv capture card

I have a Hauppauge WinTV capture card. The card is recognised by my system and I managed to get the video part to work, but not the audio part. This is the output of lspci: 04:01.0 Multimedia video ...
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Identifying hardware in a tablet

Have a tablet here which supposedly have ethernet and wifi. Those I can locate and identify using lshw: whitetrash description: Notebook product: MC-C5 () vendor: Motion Computing ...
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How well is AMD's family of APUs supported under Ubuntu? [closed]

Can anyone provide current information on whether or not it is possible to get these A-series APUs fully functioning with the latest release of Ubuntu (13.04)? By "fully functioning" I mean seeing the ...
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Will the multi-touch trackpad on my Windows PC still work when i install Ubuntu?

I'm going to install Ubuntu as a dual-boot option on my Windows 8 pc. My pc trackpad has multi-touch capability (two-time scroll, etc) and I was wondering, will I still have those multi-touch ...
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Can my computer handle Ubuntu 12.04?

I was wondering... Can I run Ubuntu with these specs? Windows XP SP2 (x86) Compaq Presario AMD Anthlon 64 Processor 3400+ 1.81 GHz 896 MB of RAM Could I run Ubuntu alongside this computer ...
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Ubuntu on HP 510 Laptop

I just came across this old laptop and I wanted to try something new, so I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I am a rookie at Ubuntu. So I noticed that the OS ain't that great in terms of ...
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Uninstall ubuntu in a strange manner

I have failed by the installation of kali linux and remove windows. instead I installed Ubuntu 13.04. I have a boot-able USB with windows 7, but I cant boot from it. My question is, can I uninstall ...
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Will hardware changes affect system?

I have ubuntu production server 12.10 x64 installed on system with hi end hardware. I want to change mainboard, cpu, and ram to older ones. Basically from current system only hdd will remain ...
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'Ubuntu Server certified hardware' vs building my own physical server?

I'm going to need a few new physical servers running Ubuntu Server (12.04 LTS then upgrading next year to 14.04 LTS), and I'm wondering what is the difference between choosing a server from the ...
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typed `apt-get update` now showing a long list of EDAC errors. Is there anything wrong?

I typed apt-get update and then I saw a long list of EDAC i7Core: Lost 127 memory errors Please help me understand what has happened. I am using ubuntu server edition 12.04 LTS UPDATE: I ...
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Ubuntu for Phones or new Android OS [duplicate]

so I got a barely used phone from my buddy. He had thought it was stolen just after buying it, but has recently found it and given it to me because it has a little port for a SIM card. Since I have ...
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sensors-detect didn't detect CPU sensor

I'm trying to get my sensors to work as per the how to, but nothing shows. The 500 lines of my results of running sensors-detect and lshw and so forth are here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5993742/ I'm ...
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Problems with video card or motherboard

I am using a Sony VGN-SZ32CP laptop, which is equipped with a nVidia GeForce Go 7400 video card with a 128MB memory, and a integrated card which is "Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML ...
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headleass ubuntu server : fsck/reboot best practices

I have a headless server running with 2 or 3 HD's, and when trying to restart, noticed that one of the hd's has serious errors. What is the best practice for extending the life of hd's? I was ...
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What's a good Bluetooth speaker for conference calls Ubuntu 12.10++ [closed]

My corporate overlords love conference calls. Increasingly I attend them using a VoiP client (Skype and internal tools). So I'm wondering what (Bluetooth) speaker (not headset) works well with Ubuntu. ...
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Error while dumping ethernet network card BIOS's ROM - RTL8111/8168b

Using this tutorial "Using the PCI sysfs interface to dump the Video BIOS ROM" I tried to repeat the steps for dumping BIOS ROM from the network card. My network card is: polipo@polipo:~$ lspci ...
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Will old Sahara scanner work on Ubuntu?

I have an older Sahara Scanner that works on XP but not Vista or newer OS's. Will it be able to work on Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu 13.04 not recognising USB HDD docking station

I have a USB SATA/PATA dual HDD docking station called All in 1 HDD Docking which worked under Windows 7, but Ubuntu can't recognise it. When it is connected, the dock's two lights (one red, one blue) ...
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Can Logitech Gamepad F310 work on Ubuntu?

How can I get my Logitech Gamepad F310 to work on Kubuntu for Steam games, etc?
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Boot from USB or DVD :Reboot and Select Proper Boot device

My system is running xubuntu. When I try to install another os via usb or livecd specifically (Linux in usb, windows in cd), I keep getting the message from system: Reboot and select proper boot ...
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Are wireless card interchangeable? can I mount a BCM4313 on a notebook that originally mounted a rt3290?

I would like to mount a wireless card (BCM4313) on a notebook that used to mount a rt3290 card, is it possible? Will it work? Thank you for your answer
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Machine stops running randomly

I recently installed Linux MINT 15 64bit as a guest in a UBUNTU 12.04 LTS host. Everything is working just fine, except that the complete machine turns off completely (the host, physical machine) and ...
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Server 12.04LTS will not recognize wireless (pci)

I am using a MSI motherboard with fx-4100 processor and 8GB ram. I installed server a week ago and the wireless adapter was found, I had to install the drivers myself. I noticed that while I was ...
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Mysterious Laptop Problems

I have been an ubuntu user for a little over a year now, I love it. My problem is that my laptop, Lenovo G560 pentium 2.0ghz 4gb ram, is randomly slowing and closing programs (Ubuntu has encountered ...
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Looking to build a new desktop machine

I'm in need of a new desktop machine for both work and play. I'll be running a few VBox instances at once and would like to have multiple monitors connected to this machine to support these instances. ...
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Devices by 100% usage - How can I solve this problem?

I have a Lenovo thinkpad e530 laptop. some device have 100% usage in it. The results of powertop are in below: Usage Device name 10.8% CPU use **100.0% Audio codec ...
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No microphone input - VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64)

I have the VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64) is running smoothly .. Only one issue.. I cannot record sound or use Skype due to lack of mic input. I have tried turning up the sound using the alsa ...
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Are there any Ubuntu tablets that can be purchased?

Is there a tablet that can be purchased with Ubuntu or what tablets are suggested for Ubuntu?
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Do I have the correct Drivers for my machine?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 7745G. It is definitely running slower than it should. Here are my machine specifications: Memory: 15.6 GiB Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU Q 720 @ ...
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I need help enabling wireless harddrive!

I see coding or different things like rfkills unblock all. But I don't know what to do with this information or where to put it. Could someone please help me. I have never used a laptop like this and ...
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Ubuntu lag when installed on computer hard drive

My windows was running slowly, so I decided to try Ubuntu. I downloaded and put it in a USB and tried running. It was fantastic- everything was instant with no wait or loading after initial start up. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a Lenovo T431s [closed]

I'm cross-posting this from the Ubuntu forums as it seems like there's some interest here in this new ultrabook. I'm extremely happy with Ubuntu on it. Ubuntu 12.04.2 on the new Lenovo Thinkpad ...
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how to establish connection with a wireless-connected printer

I just installed version 12??? on my desktop and all works fine, except getting the wireless connection with the printer (canon mx432) working. I'd prefer not to try command line stuff at this time, ...