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

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cannot unblock the hardblocked external wifi device

i'm newbie to linux and i'm using external wifi device to connect with internet. After i came across with many site & forums ,i found that "hardblocked - yes" is making trouble.I tried many ways ...
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Alienware 15 r2 hardware support in Ubuntu 16.04 / Modern distros?

We're looking at buying an Alienware 15 r2 laptop for my sister. I have been unable to find a clear answer: How well does it work in Ubuntu 16.04? or is there a better distro for this laptop? ...
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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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Are SSHDs with SATA transparent to operating system/mother board?

I was trying to find answer to this question for many days. What my current laptop has: 500GB Serial ATA drive What I want to replace with: Seagate SSHD SATA drive Does this change ...
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WI-FI not detected after installing UBUNTU 16.04 LTS 64 bit

I had purchased a new laptop HP 15 AC179 TX which having radio card(RTL8723Be) & as per my plan I was install Ubuntu 64 bit 16.04 LTS on it but after installation I was found my wifi is not ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't detect internal mobile broadband (Gobi 2000)

Hi I have been trying Ubuntu to detect and connect using the buit in mobile broadband capability in my HP 110 netbook but until now nothing seems to work Output of lspci command: 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: ...
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Where can I find ASROCK E350M1 Integrated AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics driver?

I just built a desktop computer using an ASRock E350M1 board, powered by an AMD Fusion E-350 APU (AMD Radeon HD 6310 GPU Model). I installed Ubuntu 10.04. Did all the updates. Almost everything works ...
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unblock dell-wifi soft block

rfkill list shows: 0: phy0 Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes I already ran rfkill unblock all and yet ...
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DVD drive keeps ejecting

my dvd-drive keeps ejecting. Laptop: Lenovo T420 OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome) Additional info: $ dmesg | tail [ 3638.453355] Buffer I/O error on dev sr0, logical block 91410, async page read [ ...
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How to set up multiple hard drives as one volume?

I am about to set up box to basically be a file server. I plan on having multiple drives in the box, and would like to set them all up so that they appear to be a single drive. So I could essentially ...
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Can't find my DVD drive in Ubuntu 16.04

I guess you could say that I'm a slightly educated noob (I know, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing). My drive worked fine in Mint 17.3, but I am now running Lubuntu 16.04 and my DVD drive has ...
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Installing HSPA dongle ( WU260 from T&W) on Ubuntu 15.04

I recently bought HSPA dongle modem. It works on Windows, but I can't install it on my Ubuntu 15.04. Is there anyone could help me? The modem is a WU260 from T&W.
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My main hard drive on ubuntu has no free space left

I have a hard drive that keeps filling up with data, but I'm unable to figure out what is causing it. I tried moving files, but the system just replaces that data with more useless data. This made it ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 hangs at boot

Ubuntu 16.04 wont boot and hangs at "unsupported splx structure" Im on a Asus ROG 501JW, with Skylake CPU, Intel 530 + Nvidia 960m and intel wireless AC-7265
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Has anyone tried the Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock on Ubuntu?

I'm thinking on buying the Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock and use it with Ubuntu and Unity, but I haven't found information regarding if Ubuntu already has built-in drivers for it. The link to this product is ...
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Help with moving an Ubuntu Server Installation to new hardware

I was wanting to find out whether my simplistic view of upgrading my server hardware is correct. I have an older dual core intel HP machine with a couple of 2Tb drives with our families media, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 install freezes at hardware configuration on HP Pavillion DV8125nr

I've tried many different routes to install by DVD but each and every time the farthest the install gets is to the hardware configuration phase at about 80-90% completion. I've checked all the usual ...
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cannot install on asus z97-a 3.1 mobo

I can boot into my usb from my bios, but when i select install or run without install I lose video output. I have tried all of my usb ports and I tried using a usb hub to bring it down to usb 2.0 but ...
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How would ubuntu 14.04 run on my hardware

So I'm very new to Ubuntu. I'm building a new computer to run on Ubuntu and I'm just wondering how Ubuntu 14.04 would run on the following hardware I have purchased: 4gb DDR3 ram AMD Phenom 2 Quad ...
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Crackling and feedback with Presonus AudioBox USB on 12.04

I'm using the Presonus AudioBox USB with the packaged microphone and headphones (AudioBox Studio Bundle with M7 High-Definition Condenser Microphone and HD7 Professional Monitoring Headphones). I ...
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How do I get an HP 1018 laser printer to work on 12.04?

edit : already printed on windows-machine Ubuntu 12.04, LJ 1018. I've tried making foo2zjs from sourse. I've downloaded firmware and placed it where necessarily manually from here I've also tried ...
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What motherboard can I use for Ubunu 12.04

I want to set up a Ubuntu 12.04 system for MRI analyses. I will need 12.04, because some of the analysis software is not properly working wit later Ubuntu versions. Can anybody recommend a motherboard ...
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How to make xinput settings persist after devices are unplugged, replugged, and after shutdown, restart, etc?

I successfully followed the answer to this question to set different sensitivities for my touchpad and my USB mouse. Only problem is, once you unplug and replug the device or shutdown, restart etc., ...
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any idea what type of error this is - Machine check / Kernel Panic

I have been getting the following problem running Ubuntu 12.10. Basically, it freezes completely, doesn't respond to keyboard or mouse, CAPS won't change and alt+sys req+REISUB doesn't do anything. ...
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How to Disable System beep in Ubuntu 14.04

I have been getting the beep beep sound from my system on startup onwards, i have tried sudo modprobe pcspk (gives an output modprobe: FATAL: Module pcspk not found.) and edited ...
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DVD drive doesn't work properly in Ubuntu

I ran System Testing app on my system and it didn't seem to work properly and stopped or crashed 2 or 3 times during tests and the last time during the Optical Drive test it took so long and the test ...
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What is memmap and how do you use it?

I have a faulty memory with a consistent offset, and according to UnixSE, I could use memmap to solve this problem by having the kernel avoiding this certain offset via memmap: ...
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Webcam not working in Kubuntu 15.04, but is listed in lsusb

I am on a desktop machine that runs dual boot Win10/Kubuntu 15.10 and I have a Logitech C310 Webcam. The problem is that while the webcam works fine in Windows, it currently does not work in my ...
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What is the best way to configure a Thinkpad's TrackPoint?

The previously useful ThinkWiki pages appear quite outdated. I am trying to permanently change my TrackPoint sensitivity and speed settings and enable middle mouse button scrolling. I have tried ...
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Thinkpad X1 Yoga: accelerometer Acer BMA150 not working

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga ships with an Acer BMA150 accelerometer. This device is recognized by the Kernel (running Ubuntu 16.04 with Mainline kernel 4.6-RC2): root# uname -a Linux x1 ...
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Could sensors-detect have done anything bad to my machine

I recently installed lm-sensors and ran the command (as instructed here): sudo sensors-detect But then I read the man page on it which said: DESCRIPTION sensors-detect is an interactive ...
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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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Running Ubuntu on Asus UX303LA

I've been looking for a Laptop for school and stumbled across the Asus UX303LA since Lenovo doesn't bother using decent displays in their beginner to semi-professional Thinkpads. I'm probably getting ...
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How does Ubuntu handle OS transfers?

I have two systems. One of them is running Ubuntu 14.04. The other has everything needed to run, except a bootable drive. The two systems have nothing in common. The running system has old hardware. ...
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Western Digitial 2tb hard drive detected but cannot mount, no /dev/sd file

I'm having some strange problems with my external hard drive. It's a 2tb "My Passport Ultra" drive from Western Digital. I haven't used it in a while, but needed the extra space so I went to fire it ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon support

I am considering selling my Mac to get money towards a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 because what I really want to do is to be running an Ubuntu system all the time. Is this machine completely supported in ...
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Turn off Keyboard Repeating during install of Ubuntu Server?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox over VPN using Remote Viewer and RDP and a slow internet connection. For whatever reason this setup is causing me to have keys repeated. So for example ...
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How to map Ctrl/Shift to thumb buttons of Mouse?

I have an Microsoft Sidewinder X8 mouse and I wish to use 8 for Shift and the 9 for Control. Can anybody please tell me how?
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Is there database of Linux compatible hardware?

I want to know if there is a centralised community site where all Hardware is listed in terms of compatability with Linux. Something like AppDB for Wine.
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Check real size of USB thumb drive

I recently read a lot about fake usb thumb drives that claim to have a lot of space (often carried too far, like 128 GB), while physically offering only 0.5 to 4 GB. I recently bought a SanDisk USB ...
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Keyboard problem, strange functioning

I've looked almost everywhere and I can't find a solution. I have a Hp Pavilion 15 Ubuntu 14.04.4 installed, the thins is I was writing a text document when suddenly s key started working as F5. Then ...
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How to install a Driver in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in vmware?

===========final edit================== actually, you can't install a Driver for a guest os, which is hosted by Windows. Linux may work, I don't know. This link explain this question very clearly. I ...
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How to check HDD info technical?

How can I check the technical info on my notebook with Ubuntu 14.04? I would like to check the dimension and if is IDLE or SATA
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mcelog: CPU is unsupported - how to fix it?

Got problem after trying to install samba4. Some of the packages throwing up error: # apt-get install attr -y // NO MATTER AT ALL PART: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Numeric keypad not working

I am running Ubuntu 10.04, fully updated, from an external USB hard drive. Everything works really well, except the keyboard. The numeric keypad is not working. The keys don't do anything, with or ...
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Wireless connection dropped randomly

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.04 which I installed side by side Windows 10. I have the problem that my wireless connection drops randomly. When I start the system it is all fine, but after ...
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Laptop fan intermittently stopping

Recently I've noticed that the fan on my laptop stops for ~1 second every 8 seconds or so then continues to work as normal. I've uploaded a recording of this here [dropbox] Has anyone experienced ...
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sub-woofer howto

I have a laptop with a 2.1 audio system, the sub-woofer is external and in windows it's volume can be controlled by Realtek audio manager (the one which comes with audio drivers) and from windows ...
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WWan Interface Disabled - how to get it enable and work properly

I check my hardware with following command: sudo lshw -C network Output *-network DISABLED description: Ethernet interface physical id: 1 logical name: wwan0 serial: ...
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Electric guitar through iRig in Ubuntu?

I have an iRig pre-amp for my electric guitar. Can I use it in Ubuntu? What software I need?