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

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Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a Lenovo T431s

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 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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cherry st1044 not recognized in ubuntu 12.10

I cannot get Ubuntu 12.10 to recognize my Cherry ST1044 smart terminal reader. The terminal shows the PCSC software is installed but "no service" is also displayed in the terminal.
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How do I control the fan on a Apple Mac Mini?

I am running 12.04 LTS on Apple mini hardware (about 4 years old). I am new to Linux. The fan seems to run non-stop. "ThinkFan" is installed but I do not know how to use it in order to modulate fan ...
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D-Link DWM-156 driver installation error on 12.04

I've tried to install device driver of USB Modem D-Link DWM-156 on Ubuntu 12.04 using Gdebi. It installed. But the system didn't detect the modem. I had previously installed the same driver on Ubuntu ...
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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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What is the best way to get Ubuntu work on my new laptop

I am going to buy a new laptop, and my old laptop is runing ubuntu 13.10 x64 and win7, can I just replace the hard disk from old laptop to the new laptop? Can ubuntu automatically recognize the new ...
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How can I get multiple SYBA SI-PEX40057 (Marvell 88SE9230-based) SATA cards to play nice?

I've built a storage server using: Supermicro X9SCM-F motherboard Three Syba SI-PEX40057 PCIe SATA cards Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS All twelve ports on the cards are populated with storage drives, as ...
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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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how to debug faulty hardware that causes freezing

I have an old desktop box that seems to freeze quite often while running Ubuntu. Sometimes it takes 1-2 min after boot, sometimes 30 min, sometimes it can run for days just fine. Upon freezing the ...
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How to change Laptop screen's contrast?

I use Xubuntu 12.04 on a Samsung ultrabook (series 5 ultra). How can I adjust the contrast of the laptop's screen?
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Need graphics configuration for 12.04

I am trying to get the graphic interface running for a new 12.04 install on an embedded PC. There is no separate graphic card but the onboard graphic chip is an SM722. Is there a driver in ubuntu for ...
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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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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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Prevent resume from suspend on lid open for 13.10

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on an Asus n550jv. I want to disable resume-from-suspend when the laptop lid is opened. The traditional answers to this involve echo "LID" > /proc/acpi/wakeup, but there ...
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Get info about power supply

I want to know what kind of power supply I have and what wattage it has. I tried sudo dmidecode -t 39 but that didn't show any specs. What do I need to do? I am on Ubuntu 13.10
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Loud Beep Occurs Whenever I plug in a USB Drive (and Other Related Anomalies)

Not much of a forum guy, but after weeks of troubleshooting and searching, I haven't resolved this issue. Basically, I have a 500GB 2.5" SATA drive that I keep in an enclosure, which is attached to my ...
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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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Hardware compatibility of my system

I am planning to switch from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu soon (maybe in April when 14.04 is out). I already installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC, but got the feeling it doesn't run smoothly. I got to admit I ...
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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 ...
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Why my CPU of 2.1GHz clocks at 800mhz in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've a problem with my notebook DELL INSPIRON 1720. This notebook have a CPU Intel t8100 2.1GHz and it doesn't work perfectly. It works at 800MHz stable, like in power-safe. But when I change the ...
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What may cause the desktop wallpaper to be scrambled?

I have a very strange problem. Sometimes when I work a long time with my laptop while the desktop is hidden a strange thing happens. I show the desktop and it is all scrambled. This problem is all ...
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my wifi disconnects after some time and gets blocked by hardware switch

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and I have been using Windows for years, but viruses made me consider Linux. I first tried elementary OS because it is easy to use, I enjoyed it a lot but after surfing the ...
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Touch pad suddenly stopped working even on Windows. How to know wether it's a hardware problem?

I don't know exactly when it stopped working because I use an USB mouse, but I know it was yesterday. My laptop was turned on about 20 hours because I use it to do geometry minimization (computational ...
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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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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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'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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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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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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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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fglrx vs fglrx-updates and Ubuntu (Quantal) vs AMD's driver?

When trying to decide which proprietary driver I want, I was always a bit confused as to whether to choose fglrx or fglrx-updates. Both appear to contain the proprietary driver, but I don't know ...
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Sapphire 7970 does not show up on lspci

I just put a new Sapphire 7970 graphics card into my rig, but it does not show up when I run lspci. Is there something I have to do to get it to show up or does that mean I don't have it installed ...
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Ubuntu Server Specs for a multi purpose server

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask but anyway! If you're willing to purchase a Dell server (let's say the Dell PowerEdge T420 since it's an Ubuntu Certified Server) and want to use it as ...
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Was able to use proprietary ATI driver before, now on clean install I don't have that option

I am running 12.04LTS, and I just formatted. Prior to the format, I was using the ATI proprietary driver through "additional drivers". I have two ATI radeons that are crossfired. Now, when I do go ...
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Hardware acceleration and webgl not working on Intel g33

I have an Intel g33 board with Ubuntu 12.04 lts on it, I noticed in Firefox that webgl and Hardware accelaration is disable due to driver issues, since I am certainly not a pro in linux, is there an ...
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is my hardware not compatible?

I have a fx4100 a radeon 6670 a gigabyte moboard and 8 GB of dddr3 ram. The failure occurs once I attempt to log in to my account. Is the hardware causing the problem? It's a diy build so I can ...
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How to install and use a Enfora EDG1228?

I have a old USB modem Enfora EDG1228 and I had tried to communicate with it using minicom, cutecom, gtkterm, etc but it doesn't respond. It works perfectly in Windows XP x86. When I list the USB ...
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Is it possible to activate irq routing at runtime if it is disabled at boot?

I've had some kind of hardware failure on a laptop that requires me to boot with the kernel parameter acpi=noirq. This turns of my wifi. No good. Is there a way to turn it back on after boot? I tried ...
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Wireless doesn't work on Sony Vaio

I have Sony Vaio and this is my first time running Linux. I have installed ubuntu 12.10 and my wireless was working fine. Just two days ago it stopped working and I don't know why. It says I have the ...
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Can't enable wireless on boot

I just installed Ubuntu (WUBI), and I'm having problems with my wireless. When I'm on Windows, I have perfect wireless connection, and the wireless button on my computer is blue. But with Ubuntu, I ...
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can't switch wi-fi on HP GS5000

wireless hardware switch on HP GS5000 laptop will not work, it was OK in windows but now Ubuntu 12.04 is installed this switch does nothing.
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Binding hotkey for toggling wireless card state - System76 Bonp3

Recently, my wireless card shut off on my laptop (System76 Bonp3 running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). Awhile back, my keyboard had a meeting with a cup of coffee, and my F11 key no longer works. The key binding ...
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Which graphics-driver is used? (multiple drivers installed)

I have to set up one Ubuntu 12.04-Image for diffrent Hardware (PC's, Notebook's, etc) My Question: How do I support most of the graphics cards in my Hardware?! Is it useful to install the ATI and ...
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How to read content of modified USB thumb drive?

I discovered someone who I didn't want harm to befall had purchased an "Internet Radio + TV Player" USB device. I decided to see if I could view the contents of the device to see if any of it was ...
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Touchpad not workin on Dell Inspiron 14R

My touchpad doesn't work, have tried many of the posts here and nothing. Found this command: $ sudo lshw and this is the return. My Mouse and Touchpad application don't have the tab for touchpad, ...
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Cannot start gui ubuntu after installing “ATI binary X.Org driver” from Ubuntu software center

The computer cannot boot into the GUI after installing "ATI binary X.Org driver" from Ubuntu software center. Now I boot into recovery mode -> root. What can I do to fix the problem?
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HP dv9000 with just a few issues

I have an HP pavillion dv9000 series with 2x64 bit processors, nvidia drivers, but while all of those things are running fine... I could use a little help getting webcam, & cd drive recognized ...
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usb to serial - what comport?

I have a usb to serial adapter because my IBM Thinkpad T41 has no built-in serial port. It works OK as COM3 in Win xp, but not in ubuntu 10. How can I find what port it is emulating?