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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Boot from USB or DVD :Reboot and Select Proper Boot device

My system is running xubuntu. When I try to install another os via usb or livecd specifically (Linux in usb, windows in cd), I keep getting the message from system: Reboot and select proper boot ...
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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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Will not install from thumb drive

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my wife's laptop, Windows Vista had been removed by a previous owner. This was given to us. The previous owner said that the laptop should boot to Ubuntu without the ...
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TV tuner card - installation on ubuntu 12.04

I've Beetel TV Tuner card (beetel FUN) which runs on windows. Is there any way to use this tuner card on Ubuntu 12.04. If possible please mention the procedure for all the required installations.
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Wireless connection problem

I need help in setting up wireless connection in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Not detecting any drivers, in spite of having a modem and a router.
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Brand new computer, USB doesn't boot Ubuntu w/blue-ray plugged in

This seems to be somewhat different than similar questions I've looked through. I'm not really a programmer, and this is my first go at using any Linux build, so I've got no clue how to troubleshoot. ...
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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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Will Ubuntu 12.04 LTS automatically recognize PCIe SATA controller

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a system with an Asus P5G43T-M Pro mother board. The board has 6 SATA ports. I needed a couple more so I just added a new SATA card that doesn't appear to be working. ...
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No Bluetooth adapter. “hciconfig” showing no output.ubuntu14.10

I installed ubuntu 14.10, bluetooth is not being displayed in the menu bar the application says "no bluetooth adpter found" output of rfkill list all is: 0: phy0: Wireless ...
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Strange color changes and large patches of green (after some time) make sceen unreadable : what is wrong?

It happened twice as of now. Large patches of green and other colors take the background and then all colors change mostly to a kind of light blue. I cannot work anymore and stop the PC. Is it the ...
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XSane image scanning program not recognizing scanner

I have a HP Scanjet 5550c. It was chosen for its complete sane support. Also, running this I get: ~$ sane-find-scanner # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the # ...