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

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

Will the Wacom Bamboo Pad work on my Ubuntu mac?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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Best Z87 Motherboard compatibility with linux [closed]

Hi everyone so first I'd like to apology for my poor english. I'm going to build a new computer so I took those parts: - intel i4930K - EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB OR the TI one OR EVGA GeForce GTX 690 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Please can someone tell me if this motherboard works well with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm looking to purchase an intel i5 CPU and just want to make sure this board is fully compatible with Linux. I've had bad experiences with Gigabyte boards (specifically AM3+ boards) The board I'm ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ambient light sensor support

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Boot from USB with 3g/4g

Does a small USB stick exist which has built in 3g or 4g, and can be plugged into any computers usb port to boot into linux giving you internet access using the 3g or 4g built into the USB stick which ...
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Help in deciding hardware for web server [closed]

I want set up a local web server to be used in my office. It will be made online in future (~1 or 2 years) but for now it is locally used. I have gone through some tutorials (here) to set up a LAMP ...
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Ubuntu on Advent Torino X700

I am intested in buying the Advent Torino X700. I do not like windows 8 and I already use Ubuntu so I would want to install Ubuntu desktop onto it. I noticed that this computer is not on the list of ...
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WIn7 & Ubuntu fail, replaced RAM, now error no. 5 while installing ubuntu, XP install fails & win 7 BSODs

I had a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu, everything was fine, but recently something went wrong, both the os began to hang, then the system was completely dead. I had to change the ram / ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: A hardware or a software issue?

When I try to start my PC I can hear the CPU fan spinning up then turning itself off before again spinning up, repeating itself. Nothing is visible on the screen. Disconnecting the power plug and ...
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Mounting 2nd Hard Drive (Win7)

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my internal hard drive and I’m tiring to mount a 2nd internal to recover data off it. It has Win7 Home installed on it. I am having problems mounting it. What is the ...
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The screen is dark when start

I have just installed Ubuntu12.04 desktop on my computer. Now it has the following problem: every time when i start my computer, when the boot menu passed by, the screen will turn to be so dark that I ...
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why doesn't my optical drive read dvds nor bds anymore? only cds

i have installed ubuntu through a CD. now my optical drive doesn't real DVDs nor BDs anymore. i'm new to ubuntu. don't know many things. just the basics. is there a way to either configure it? ...
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Anything I should know about hardware compatibility with Ubuntu?

Are there any components that out right don't work with Ubuntu? I'm looking at building my own computer and just want to make sure everything will work. I.e. my motherboard won't work. Or intel ...
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Is the Radeon HD 7790 supported in Ubuntu?

I have an MSI Radeon HD 7790 graphics card and I cannot figure out whether it's supported in Ubuntu or not, and to what extent (2D, 3D accel., VDPAU, etc). I tried asking on a few forums but got ...
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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 ...