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

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How do I make a server that will backup computers over the internet?

I need to know how to make a Ubuntu server that will backup ALL the files on about 4 computers that are both PC and MAC, I have the proper hardware, but I don't know where to start with the backup ...
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Ubuntu installing problem (Aspire 3690) (13.04)

Every time I try to install Ubuntu 13.04 it freezes like this: After nomodeset it just hangs after the selection. What to do? It also freezes after choosing to install updates and installing ...
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Which RS232 usb to serial adapter is reliable and compatible for Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?

I have purchased so far 5 RS232 usb to serial adapters. None of them works with minicom or RS232 protocol under Ubuntu (only for Windows they are compatible). Can anyone please recommend via ...
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How do I disable a HDD/Pen drive LED blinking?

I want hardware config on ubuntu for pen drive LED blinking.
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64bit Ubuntu 13.04 not recognizing additional 4GB RAM

OS Info sysadmin@linux01:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=raring DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 13.04" sysadmin@linux01:~$ uname -a Linux linux01 ...
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IdeaPad Y510p and GNU/Linux

Do you know if IdeaPad Y510p is compatible with GNU/Linux? Click here for the IdeaPas Y510p! Thanks!
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What tools do I have available to test a hard drive's health?

I've got an older hard drive that I have recently re-formatted to ext4 and would like to use it as a spare of a spare backup. Before I put any data on it, I was wondering what tools, or applications, ...
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Sound card VT1708BCE

need to properly configure the sound card via VT1708B CE, not working on modes 4.0 and 5.1 on linux ubuntu 13.04 64 bits, only works in 2.0
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wifi disabled by hardware switch , ubuntu 13.04, lenovo g580

my problem is that I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo G580 laptop. now Wifi and Bluetooth are not working, it is showing "wifi is disabled by hardware switch". I tried using dedicated key fn+f5, ...
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Does Trust Zyno HD Webcam work on Ubuntu 13.04?

Does this work on Ubuntu 13.04 http://www.amazon.it/Trust-Zyno-Full-Vid-Webcam/dp/B006TACFNK ? I know that Trust Webcam eLight Full HD 1080p works on Ubuntu, but would like to use the newer model if ...
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How to control order of device loading during startup?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad E420s. I am having a problem with the timing of device loading during startup. I assume this was always happening, but I did not realize it was an issue ...
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Acer 1410 external monitors

I want to be able to hook up two external monitors to my acer 1410. is that possible?
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programs to interact with hard drive and RAM from terminal

To give you an idea of what I am looking to, for example, I have a gsm modem connected to a serial port of my machine. I can run a program called minicom and be able to directly communicate with the ...
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Hard Drive too slow

My computer has been going too slow since I remember, I tried several tips I found on Internet but nothing worked. After spending some time searching about the problem I found that it might be my hard ...
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Hard Disk Drive Ejected

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I have ejected my hard disk drives. now I cannot find them on my devices list could anyone please help?
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How to add ODD to “Devices” in File System?

How can you add a DVD+/-RW disk drive to devices under file system? Do you need to mount it first?
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Can ubuntu version of linux run on HP ENVY h8-1455 Desktop PC and HP Pavilion dv7t-7000 Quad Edition

Can ubuntu version of linux run on HP ENVY h8-1455 Desktop PC and HP Pavilion dv7t-7000 Quad Edition. I would like it to run on vmware workstation. What hardware (desktop and laptop) have the best ...
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Hardware problems sabotage booting

This is not a special Ubuntu-question, but the problem occurred with Ubuntu 12.04, so I'm gonna post it in here. And as a lot of you are fiddling around with different sets of hard- and software, ...
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Ubuntu won't extend to a 2nd monitor when booted

I'm able to run two monitors off my laptop (the laptop's monitor is not used). It is an extended monitor setup, not cloned. But when I boot into Ubuntu, it goes to a cloned monitor setup. I have to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and Asus TF101 Tablet

I cannot transfer files between my Ubuntu 13.04 box and my Asus TF101 tablet. I get the following message error: error de libmtp: Could not send object info I can connect as camera ptp, but only ...
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AVerTV Hybrid Volar Q

I have recently received a AVerTV Hybrid Volar Q USB TV tuner and it works great in Windows. However, I am unable to get Ubuntu to detect it. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has managed to ...
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When I play music on my ubuntu 13.04 Dell XPS 13 FHD laptop the sound plays through the headphones and speakers at the same time

I tried the settings mention in this topic: Headphone jack not working? but with no luck. The first thing i tried was to edit analog-output-headphones.conf but when i did that, i could no longer play ...
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Middle button in Logitech t620 mouse

I have bought a Logitech touch mouse t620. It works ok, but the middle button doesn't work..Any idea? is it working for you? I'm on ubuntu 12.10
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CPU Upgrade Issue

Is it possible to upgrade CPU (ex: from AMD Athlon II X2 to Phenom II X4) without any problems? I means just replacing the old cpu with new cpu at same socket and booting ubuntu with any problems or ...
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Dell Vostro 3750 Ubuntu 12.04 Webcam problem

I installed Cheese application but don't found cam device. If I connect a mouse, kevyboard or USB stick into PC USB link the Ubuntu doesn't boot. Thanks.
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Display - 640x480 o [duplicate]

After installing Lubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Inspiron 1100, the display is messed up. It is in the top left of my screen at 640x480 with a duplicate directly below. This was not the case with the 'live ...
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keyboard and touchpad mouse on toshiba satellite not working

I'm using a toshiba satellite. Touchpad mouse and keyboard are unresponsive. USB keyboard and mouse work well, except in gnu grub screen (haven't figured out how to load windows 7). I tried ...
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Which motherboard manufacture(s) are the most Linux-friendly? [closed]

I am looking to upgrade my motherboard to support DDR3, USB 3.0, and socket AM3+ CPUs. I have used Gigabyte and ASRock motherboards without any serious issues. I have been a fan of AMD for years now ...
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Automatically checking system performance

Is there any program out there for Ubuntu that check system performances and specs?
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Cannot install Cedar Tail DRM in DKMS format on Ubuntu running on a netbook

I have a netbook (Asus EeePC 1015CX) and recently I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS. All seems to run fine, however I have a problem with the graphics card. When I turn on the computer the ...
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My harddisk is facing problems

How do I image the disk and copy it to new disk to avoid reinstalling Ubuntu and Windows 8. Are there any special steps; since I am dealing with a dual boot windows 8 and I am replacing one of two ...
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System error, disc won't read on Ubuntu 12.10

I have been having issues with the ubuntu 12.10 far some reason I can't seem to get my disc to read, I been trying to burn an ISO image on Ubuntu 12.10 somehow its starting to have problems with it, ...
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is there any sound blaster z support?

is there any sound blaster z support ? I have a soundblaster zxr soundcard I'm using ubuntu 13.04 x64 asus P9X79 deluxe UEFI thank you
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Graphics Tablet Compatability

I've been looking at the Trust Flex Design Tablet (here). Is it compatable with ubuntu 12.04? Also, does any one know if it is any good?
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no cd rom/dvd detected in kubuntu 12.04

I have had kubuntu installed for sometime and the CDrom was working now it will not detect? I have a dual boot dell desktop and the cdrom works in windows. things I've tried. sudo fdisk -l Disk ...
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Is there a way to disable one wireless adapter if any other is present?

Title's pretty specific, but... I have an Intel WLAN A/G/N card that came with the laptop internally. I have a Netgear USB dongle I use for my wifi on occasion, and it works better than the card on ...
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Long boot time caused by usb driver error?

I'm running 12.10 right now and just recently updated the kernel (a couple times now). I believe that since the update, my usb hardware has been having an issue. First of all it takes a long time JUST ...
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Mouse not recognized in USB port, but it does work through a hub in the same port

(ubuntu 13.04) If I connect my mouse in one USBv2 port on my laptop, it does not work. This is the output I get from dmesg: usb 1-1.2: new full-speed USB device number 21 using ehci-pci usb 1-1.2: ...
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ubuntu 13.04 doesn't recognize second 40gb hard drive

I have 2 hdd 320 gb + 40 gb the 320 gb has windows 7 i am trying to install ubuntu 13.04 on the 40 gb but ubuntu 13.04 doesn't recognize it when installing but ubuntu 13.04 recognize it when i choose ...
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Bluetooth discoverability

Hi my bluetooth is present in hardware and I can turn it on in settings but for some reason it is not enabled and I cannot turn on visability (discoverability).How can I fix this in a dell inspiron ...
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What wireless adapters work flawlessly with 13.04 [duplicate]

I recently bought an Asus PCE-N53 PCI-E adapter but it doesn't work with with 13.04. May I know if someone can give me a recommendation?
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Internal error and crash then ubuntu get blocked and I have to restart…system very slow

I'm new with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have an internal error: Executablepath usr\lib\gnone-disk-utility\gda-notification-daemon Package gnome-disck-utility3.0.2ubuntu7 Problem crash Title ...
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Best graphics card brand/ drivers for gaming on Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm making up plans for when I eventually want to build my own gaming desktop with Ubuntu installed and use the steam client Linux version. The only thing I'm having problems with is what are the best ...
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Webcam not identified on Lenovo IdeaPad Y580

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenove IdeaPad Y580 and Google Talk to make a video call only to find out that the camera is not working. This problem did not occur when running Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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C/C++ - HWInfo - libhd - Which libraries to link?

(This exact same question can also be found on Stack Overflow) I have gotten into libhd (included in hwinfo) since I need to get device information. I got into the documentation and tried this ...
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Hard drive doesn't go to sleep when is not in use

is there a way to stop the hard drive when its not in use? Like an energy saver feature? I have a Mackbook black series. Thanks in advance. l.
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How to tell if 13.04 will run slowly on my computer

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit and when I try to upgrade to 12.10 I see an error saying that my computer will run slowly. If I upgrade to 12.10 and then 13.04 will my computer still run slow or ...
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Cant open second hard disk “permission denied”

I just did a clean install of 13.04 and now cant open any hard disks or hard disk partitions, it says "permission denied". I can open them as root but when I try and change the permissions it says I ...
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Zenbook UX31A USB3 not recognised and not working

I have a Zenbook UX31A and Ubuntu 12.10 upgraded to /latest/ kernel 3.8.6-030806-generic. My USB3 controller is not recongnized and I am stuck with USB 2.0 speeds. Listing of dmesg has no mention of ...
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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 ...