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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
323 views

Wireless card disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 (Ralink RT2860)

I have an old Advent Milano netbook that has been running a light version of Win 7. I decided it was time to give Ubuntu a try and installed it on a partition, and it worked perfectly. It is now a ...
0
votes
1answer
258 views

Reload OS after motherboard change? [closed]

I reloaded my PC with 14.04 64 bit and to be fair it was struggling. So I "upgraded" from a AMD 64bit 3500 to a Intel core duo. Pretty much just swapped out the motherboard and hooked everything up ...
0
votes
3answers
814 views

Distro question - Which (current) linux distro works well with older laptops [duplicate]

I'm sorry, but this is going to be somewhat vague for now. I'll update this within 24 hours with more details, or as soon as they are available. Whichever comes first. I am enrolled in an engineering ...
0
votes
1answer
463 views

Can my internet speed be higher than my HDD write speed?

i have an old PC with 10/100 lan interface and Hitachi HDD 164GB with IDE interface. i connected 40Mb internt line to this PC. when i am trying to watch live video stream from the internet i am having ...
0
votes
3answers
280 views

What is my actual motherboard? [duplicate]

Ubuntu reports in dmesg: DMI: Hewlett-Packard HP ProDesk 490 G1 MT/18EB, BIOS L02 v02.01 09/22/2013 But I cannot find information about this motherboard anywhere. Whatever tool I'd use I wouldnìt ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

How do I turn off the FN key? [duplicate]

I got a new keyboard with function keys, but I have to hold the FN key to use the F1|F12 keys normally and not to change the volume, brightness, etc. How do I change this?
1
vote
0answers
36 views

Really SLOW update/upgrade and other problems - where to start to diagnose/solve?

Last October I rebuilt my desktop and installed the AMD64 version of 13.10. I have an MSI H87M-E33 Intel H87 motherboard, an Intel Core i3-4130 (Haswell) processor 4GB RAM Crucial V4 64GB SSD Most ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

scsi disk not showing up

I have a Seagate SCSI disk that is installed in my Kurwel 2500R sampler which I send files to via the computer. I had this system running on my Windows machine, but am not able to get it configured ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

How to used windows free HD space in Ubuntu?

I have install Ubuntu. And my HD size is 360 GB. I have used 250 GB HD for windows and 110 GB for Ubuntu. My space for ubuntu is full. But I have 100 GB free space in Windows. I want to use that space ...
1
vote
1answer
286 views

How to mount a host drive as a hard drive in Windows 8 when running inside VMware

I am using VMWare 6.2 (Non-commercial version ) to use win 8 on ubuntu 14.04. I want to add my drive (/dev/sda4) as a drive in Win 8 which is running on VMware. So when I add a hardware on the ...
2
votes
0answers
216 views

Ubuntu 13.10 continuous beeping

I'm using Ubuntu 13.1064b on a Dell Inspiron N5010. Sometimes when I boot into Ubuntu, I get a continuous beeping noise on my sound card output. My laptop's internal speakers stopped working a long ...
3
votes
0answers
259 views

Getting two USB devices to run on different buses

My objective is to get two webcams streaming simultaneously on my computer. Because of bandwidth limitations of the uvcvideo driver (or see bottom of UVC faq), I need the two webcams to be on ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

Networking and the card reader stopped working when I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04

I just upgraded my lgz35 to Ubuntu 14.04. All the networking and the card reader stopped working. Is there any way to fix it since, I want internet back on my laptop.
0
votes
4answers
2k views

Will the Bamboo Pad (NOT TABLET) work on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Will the Wacom Bamboo Pad work on my Ubuntu mac?
1
vote
2answers
987 views

Cannot Boot into the GUI Mode after Installing “ATI binary X.Org driver” from Ubuntu Software Center

The computer cannot boot into the GUI Mode after installing "ATI binary X.Org driver" from Ubuntu software center. Now I boot into recovery mode -> root -> mount -o remount,rw /. What can I do to fix ...
2
votes
1answer
112 views

Is my sound card dead? Ubuntu/Xubuntu no audio

I was wondering if anyone knew how I can check to see if my sound card is no longer functional or if I'm missing some libraries or something. The sound was working fine for a while and then it just ...
14
votes
5answers
64k views

Very slow graphics performance after upgrade 12.04 => 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and the performance is extremely sluggish; windows open and close in slow motion. Presumably my graphics hardware has not been recognized by the system. I think that I ...
1
vote
1answer
312 views

Disabling a Second GPU?

I have both an AMD ( HD 7850 ) and an Nvidia ( 8400 GS ) GPU installed on my motherboard. The Nvidia card is only there because of its S-video port, which I use to output to my old'n'bulky CRT TV. I ...
1
vote
1answer
442 views

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
0
votes
4answers
94 views

Wipe hard drive while booted?

Today is my last day at a job and I want to wipe the hard drive before I leave. It doesn't need to be insanely randomized or anything, just delete the os and most data. I'd rather not have to ...
1
vote
1answer
241 views

Details about hardware requirements for ubuntu touch

I am considering getting a new Android tablet and installing Ubuntu Touch on it. On the Ubuntu "Operators and OEMs" page, there is a table of the hardware requirements to run Ubuntu Touch on a tablet. ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

Ubuntu 12.10 crashes during start up [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 without any problems but it started recently to crash during start up or login. I ran Memtest and everything seems fine. The crash screen is something like: Any ...
1
vote
2answers
502 views

I want to use Ubuntu, but I have some issues with hardware peripherals

I'm really interested in Ubuntu, but I've always run into a constant blockade that prevents me from moving forward; lack of driver support for the devices I use. Below is my current mouse and headset, ...
0
votes
1answer
941 views

Machine Check Exception

I am running Ubuntu Server on a Dell PowerEdge server. I found following the log entry from the server dmesg. The Dell Pro Support requested to run Dell's DSET diagnostics. They found no hardware ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

Installation decision

it's my first attempt to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my PC. There is already Win7 and WinXP installed. I also have 4 HDD with various partitions. When I used the Windows Installer method, it completed ...
0
votes
1answer
182 views

optimal ubuntu home server/raid setup

I have two machines at home (plus laptop and work laptop) that I just put in rackmount cases. Right now each machine has several drives not set up with RAID. In the not too distant future, I want to ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

New Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Generation - function key bar and vertical scrolling

I just installed ubuntu 13.10 on a new x1 Carbon (second generation) and everything works fine so far. I adjusted the touchpad to disable "tap-to-click" and enabled "middle-mouse-button" and just fine ...
0
votes
1answer
133 views

Looking to change GPUs

I currently have a Radeon HD 7970 GPU installed and I am looking at buying a NVIDIA GTX770. I would like to know if the NVIDIA one is better, in particular to WINE gaming, and Blender rendering I ...
0
votes
1answer
597 views

RAID Controller Hardware compatability?

I might be out of my element here, I am new to Ubuntu Server, and I am a intermediate Linux/Unix user, but zero experience with admin of such. I am trying to build a server to play with for media ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

Using an already setup RAID 1 array on Ubuntu 12.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a separate HDD to dual boot with Window 7 x64. My Windows install is on an SSD and my system includes two 3TB Seagate drives in Raid 1. Raid is provided by the ...
0
votes
1answer
123 views

Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit or 64? Lenovo ThinkPad E531 - i3-3110m - 8gb ram

I wonder what version of Ubuntu should I install: 32 or 64 bit? My hardware: ThinkPad E531 i3-3110m 8gb ram
0
votes
2answers
454 views

What upgrade options for non-PAE machine?

The last time I upgraded this machine it failed because I have a non-PAE processor. I was forced to reinstall the last, old version of Xubuntu. Now I fear I'm stuck with a discontinued distribution. ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Lenovo G505, Windows 8 pre-installed; are my reasons for switching over to Ubuntu “reasonable”?

I need to get work done. I really do. That's my primary concern. I really like the idea of FOSS, community developed tools, openness, ubuntu (the spirit), all of that -- but I really need to get work ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

Ubunto 13.10 Installation Issues on a Lenovo W510

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 x64 on my Lenovo ThinkPad W510 laptop via a Live USB key. During installation, my hardware works. After installing and rebooting, various hardware no longer works (ie. ...
0
votes
0answers
3k views

How can I install ubuntu touch in Samsung Galaxy Y phone? [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu touch on Samsung Galaxy Y but it doesn't appear in the supported devices list. What are the hardware requirements for Ubuntu touch and how can I install it in my Samsung ...
-1
votes
1answer
58 views

Problem with Hardware installation [closed]

I am a new user of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and is very disappointed with this operation system regarding installation of hardware like my Brother DCP- J125 printer,flat bed scanner etc. I think Linux is not ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

VLC fails to play dvds from external drive

I just bought an external DVD drive for my System76 Galago ultra-pro, running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed libdvdread4 following the instructions here: ...
1
vote
2answers
288 views

Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
2
votes
2answers
274 views

Hardware Independent Ubuntu

Sorry about my weird question in advance. My aim is to install Ubuntu -actually Lubuntu- on a USB disk. This is not a problem. I can and I am doing this. However, is it possible to use the same USB ...
1
vote
1answer
211 views

spidev control using external hardware requirements

My first post, so I hope it's in the correct place for a answer to this question.. I have been playing with SPI inputs using RPI. This device give me spidev0,0 and spidev0,1, if I do a ls /dev and I ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

How to force device detection and diagnose issues

I'm using an Acer Aspire V3 571G. It originally had Windows 7 installed but after sustaining some physical trauma it became unable to boot, judging by the scratching sound one of the hard drive's ...
4
votes
0answers
359 views

Ambient light sensor support [closed]

I have a 2010 Sony Vaio laptop running Ubuntu 12.10, with an ambient light sensor installed to adjust screen brightness automatically. However, last time I checked, this was not supported by default ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Problem with Portable Hard Drives

I am a new Ubuntu user running 13.10.2 and I am trying to transfer the files from my previous computer, a Macbook, over. They are stored on two different portable hard drives. I am having a huge ...
3
votes
1answer
27 views

Ubuntu hardware market

Can anyone show me where I can find information about the computer hardware market with pre-installed Ubuntu software on it? In other words, what is the current market like? How many units are ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Bootable DVD 12.04.3 LTS works on some Windows XP PC's, not on others

I downloaded 32bit 12.04LTS to DVD and loaded on three different Windows XP PC's (one as dual boot). All three were very old PC's with less than 512MB memory or less. For some reason I can't install ...
3
votes
0answers
119 views

How to diagnose audio / sound problems

How can I diagnose audio / sound problems? Which informations should I provide to get help to identity the problem?
1
vote
1answer
195 views

New Hard Drive not being detected, cannot boot from Ubuntu CD?

OK, friends, I have a hard drive question (not specifically about Ubuntu): So, I accidentally spilled water all over the keyboard of my Dell Latitude D610 laptop--and then it would only sometimes ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Computer breaks USB installation

I have often done this before: install ubuntu on a usb and use it to boot from it from different machines (two similar dell laptops, similar components etc.). I know, normally you use a live system ...
0
votes
2answers
314 views

Will Ubuntu 12.04 LTS run on my GIGABYTE GA-Z87M-D3H motherboard?

I'm looking to build a new computer and I want to use Ubuntu as my OS. I found thi motherboard I am happy, with but when looking through the specifics of the board they state the following: "Due ...