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

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Ubuntu wifi usually not working on boot, needs kernel module restart

After installing Ubuntu on my netbook, an F205TA, wifi seems to be not working correctly. Usually wifi is not working after boot, but starts working after one or more tries of: sudo modprobe -r ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.04 overheating

I have HP ENVY dv6-7357se laptop i was running windows for about a year yesterday i switched to ubuntu <3 but i'am facing an always noisy fan and heating of my laptop with windows i never faced ...
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Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad

I'd like to fully disable the fingerprint sensor on my IBM X41 Thinkpad. The first place to look which comes to mind is BIOS (version 2.09, 74ET64WW): I just checked again: as far as I can tell there ...
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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 ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS not recognising external DVD drive

since upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from 15.10, I've been having trouble loading DVDs onto my machine from my external disc drive (the drive is a Lite-On eTAU108 manufactured back in May of 2010 if ...
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terminal unable to find device “Mouse”

I have tried may web pages first to slow down my mouse,I have 1 HP USB Optical,1 ONN Wireless USB receiver type. Got them slowed down but in Terminal when I try to get into the properties of either I ...
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how to setup a Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)

Bluetooth setup docs seem a bit dated; my device, but with a different chipset, is on the hardware support docs, however. thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ hciconfig hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: USB ...
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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: http://unix....
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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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UNCLAIMED in lshw command and how to fix?

this is a part of lshw command output. what means of UNCLAIMED and how to fix ? description: Computer width: 64 bits capabilities: smbios-2.7 vsyscall32 *-core description: Motherboard ...
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How to enable wifi when the hardware switch doesn't work

On my acer aspire 5020 laptop the turn on wifi button is greyed out. And I've tried pressing the hardware wireless button and nothing happens. Is there any other ways of turning wifi on?
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Mouse behaving strangely in my laptop

I have HP Pavilion 15 Laptop. I am using wireless optical HP mouse. My mouse worked fine before some days, but lately it is behaving strangely. It works fine for around 10 seconds. Then completely ...
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Touchpad work only after suspension Asus f550l

I have just re-installed ubuntu 15.10 and my touchpad doesn't work correctly, works only after supension. I have tried to use sudo modprobe psmouse in order to activate it without suspension but it ...
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Turn off Power LED on Sony VAIO VPCEE23FX

Since switching to Ubuntu 15.10 the green LED light on the side of the On/Off button wont switch off after shutdown. Even when the Laptop is unplugged. I am using a Sony VAIO VPCEE23FX.
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How is it possible storage hard disk failure cause system disk to fail to read/write?

Update: One of the 3TB Seagate Storage Drives was dying and any time I had it connected to the system, I got the IO/read errors, eventually even when the system was booting. As described below, ...
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Xubuntu won't boot after RAM upgrade

I just upgraded the RAM in my notebook, from 3 to 8GB. Right after this, Xubuntu won't start, blinking some text before rebooting and failing again. I could only read "PCC probe failed", but there was ...
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Why isn't my mouse working in Ubuntu 14.04?

For the past few weeks, my mouse has been not working properly in Ubuntu. At random, the mouse pointer freezes and not after any amount of time does it work again. I can still tab around with the ...
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Evolis Primacy Linux Compatibility

Does anyone have any experience of using the Evolis Primacy ID Card Printer with Ubuntu? If so, how easy is it to use/configure. Can anyone recommend any good software for designing the cards? ...
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Lenovo X220: Wifi issue

I have a problem with my wifi on my lenovo x220 using Xubuntu 15.04. Sometimes I'm connected to the network but I can't use the network (ping, traceroute, etc. ...). Troubleshooting: I have to reboot ...
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USB number pad won't work

Last week I recycled my fiance's 2011 Macbook Pro 13.3 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto it. I need a numerical number pad for work so I picked up this from Office Depot. When I run lsusb it shows up as ...
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Does Ubuntu commercial support supports Kubuntu 15.04?

Does Ubuntu commercial support supports Kubuntu 15.04? The big difference between Ubuntu an Kubuntu of course KDE desktop, but what if I need support for hardware and interconnect problems (related ...
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BQ Aquaris E4.5 - USB network adapter via OTG

I tried to get a network connection via an OTG USB ethernet adapter, but it does not seem to work OOTB. The very same ethernet adapter (from Apple, 2010) works with the Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 5 ...
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Scale HD TV resolution with black around it

I'm trying to scale down my tv monitor so it will be like my smaller monitor. Is there a way I can make it smaller and have black around it so it will be the same size as the other one. Essentially I ...
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i2cdetect - set lower speed

I heard that I must set lower speed for i2cdetect to get list of more connected deviced to my laptop but I can't find in man how to set lower speed. Obviously i2cdetect scans different ports at ...
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ProSavage DDR video drivers not working

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and everything went well except for one little thing: general display speed sucks! So, looking around on Google, I've found that VIA ProSavage DDR display drivers may ...
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Using hardware Encryption instead of SSL

I am using Freescale iMX6 security processor's CAAM for encryption and decryption of data. But how do I make my system use the hardware encryption instead of software? Do I have to make changes to ...
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Pen input and software backing

Will ubuntu phones have hardware support and software backing for pen like in microsoft surface and samsung note ?
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How to get my hardware working for Kubuntu 14.04?

I have a webcam, mic, and printer I want to get working (if possible) on Kubuntu 14.04. The webcam is the highest priority for what I want to get working. Currently, it works in cheese, but isn't ...
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network card issues on ASUS N550JK with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The network card (realtek gigabit ethernet) doesn't work, doesn't send or receive packets. There is an error message saying something about a transmit queue timeout. I'm including some output that may ...
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How do I get my Sierra pci express card configured and working?

I need to get a Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC7354 mini-PCI Express card working with Ubuntu server 14.04. The card has been activated on the Verizon network and I'm now trying to get the card configured ...
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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 ...
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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 read/...
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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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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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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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'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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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 ...