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I have tried Ubuntu 14.04.02 via a USB stick on my Spectre x360 (8Gb RAM Intel 5200). As mentioned, secure boot needs to be disabled. Works without any additional steps: touchscreen, trackpad, windows keys, WIFI, USB, bluetooth, networking, SD card. Not working: On board sound. HDMI audio is detected, but no other audio device. (So no speakers and nothing ...


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Most modern PCs are compatible with Linux. The HP Spectre X360 has Windows 8 installed, so you have to make sure that Secure Boot is disabled. Other than that, Ubuntu will work just fine.


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I have an X1 Carbon 3rd gen from 2015 with IPS Display and I am completly satisfied. It is the best laptop I ever had. I really love it running ubuntu 14.04. I modified ubuntu 14.04 with a few tweaks to get really everything working. See Lenovo X1 Carbon 2015 3rd gen 20 BS - trackpoint, clickpad and wifi


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I've done this task before starting with a Pentium 4 computer that had 512MB RAM and no graphics card. I don't believe that a Pentium 4 computer can run Ubuntu 14.04 satisfactorily, so I downloaded Xubuntu 14.04 32-bit. I also added another 512MB of RAM. I could have used two 1GB RAM sticks instead, but I added only one 512MB RAM stick because it was what I ...


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I recently purchased an X1 Carbon 3rd generation. I fought the issues you mention plus a few more. I kept a text log of all of the fixes and post as follows - TrackPad Buttons: /etc/modprobe.d/touchpad.conf: options psmouse proto=imps update-initramfs -u verical and horizontal scrolling ...


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Wifi is disconnecting Open a Terminal with Ctrl + Alt + T and enter sudo su echo "options iwlwifi 11n_disable=1" >> /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf update-initramfs -u reboot You can try to use "11n_disable=8" to gain more speed as suggested in a comment. For me it didn't work as my wifi is unstable with "11n_disable=8" but your mileage may vary. I ...


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Was running dd really the first thing that came to your mind? If you buy used hardware you should always check its condition visually before installing it. You don't want to damage your system by carelessly installing hardware with short circuits. After that you can install the hardware and check if it is detected properly by looking into system logfiles. ...


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dd is "block copy" program, not formatter. Try using sudo fdisk /dev/sdb and create single primary partition with n command (then p and accept suggested values). Don't forget to write changes with w before quitting with q. This way fsck will create new Master Boot Record on that disk. Then comes actual format process of your choice (initiating ...


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I am aware that hdd manufacturers write firmware on the hdd platters (it has been done like this since more modern drives have firmware requirements that outstrip the embedded controller storage availability). I don't know if the firmware hides itself from you by offsetting addresses, and whether dd would be able to ignore or bypass such an offset, but if ...


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There are a few programs from different mainboard manufacturers with functionality to increase power output on USB ports, but I wasn't able to find an equivalent for Linux. The closest I could find was some program to charge iPads with no clear reference what it really does. I assume that this functionality is not currently implemented in the Linux kernel or ...


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I figured this out. Basically, when the device name is not reused, it means some process is still using the old device name. I thought I was closing everything, but there were some processes still running even after I closed all the visible windows. Here's how to find the process that is using the device name: lsof | grep /dev/ttyACM0 Then, once I kill ...


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Found the answer after a long night up with lots of half baked solutions. # backup your symbols file sudo cp /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us{,.distribution} Add the following line in the xkb_symbols "basic" { section. do not worry if that second line is not there, it is only there for some languages and was not there for us on my system. ... ...


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You could also take a look here at the ALSA project wiki's list of supported sound cards. (Here's the site search).


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Yes, it will work, make sure to install the latest version 14.10 64 bits to use the 8GB of RAM, all hardware is compatible.


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DELL Inspiron 660MT 18.5 Inch Desktop PC (Intel Core i5-3340) Ubuntu Desktop certified hardware


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Yes, it definitely will be compatible. In fact, I doubt there is a PC motherboard that is not able to run Linux. Sure, in some cases some onboard hardware might not work out of the box.


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Most likely it was RAMs' fault. After having opened the case, having removed the RAMs and removed lots of dust from their heatsinks, having cleaned everything else from the lots of dust present and having updated the BIOS to a new version which sets the memory timings correctly i was able to reinstall and to use the PC without problems


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Ensure the Nvidia card which you are running is not restricted ( which includes the Nvidia driver as well) and if the display resolution is still wrong ?? Then proceed as follows: First make sure that you have installed the application gksu: Launch a terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T and type (or copy/paste): sudo apt-get install gksu Press ...


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Linux: howto avoid video devices getting mixed up after reboot, using udev rules


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I had the exact same problem, and this worked for me: I installed the 14.04 (trusty) versions of those same packages first: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-trusty xserver-xorg-lts-trusty libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-trusty libegl1-mesa-drivers-lts-trusty Once I installed those, I was able to run the command to upgrade the enablement ...


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make sure that your SATA connectors are tightly in place, then make sure your hard disk bay is secure.


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According to my research this issue is resolved through a BIOS upgrade (direct link to file). Unfortunately many people seem to have issues to run this update even with the recommended Windows 7, but this can be resolved by placing an older AMI flashing driver amifldrv32.sys in the same folder (source). I found the whole package on a Russian Linux enthusiast ...


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This long page seems to be very recent, as it mentions "Ubuntu 14.04+ and Linux Mint 17". It contains a long story about the steps the author took, but it ends with a download of readymade driver packages as well as a package for SiS iMedia and installation & configuration instructions.


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You could do a distribution upgrade in the first instance prior to doing any hardware support updates. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Or sudo do-release-upgrade After you have updated the distribution you can then see if the hardware support updates are still available and then opt if you would like to install them or not (self preference?) If you are not ...


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I would upgrade to 14.04.1 LTS first as this may have some of the hardware support updates included; After updating I would then check to see if the hardware support updates are still available. This is my personal preference based on potentially saving some time although it shouldn’t make much difference as to what order you select to do it in! The ...


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Change your keyboard setting. Search for Keyboard in unity dash and open keyboard preferences You can select a country and then choose an language and keyboard variant. Note that some countries, such as the United States, may show several languages. Once you’ve made your selection, you can preview it on the sample keyboard displayed below the menu. ...


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My advice, don't wait to back up your data to any device you can, don't wait until you have money to buy an external drive and when you do get an external drive, don't put all your faith in it as it is only a single drive itself and can also fail! I have had a 1TB drive fail on me... If storage is a problem then cloud storage is one answer, Google, Yahoo (I ...


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With the new X.org pointer acceleration settings, everything can be configured nicely in an /etc/x11/xorg.conf.d/52-trackpoint-tweaks.conf file (or similarly named – on Ubuntu, you have to create directory and file, but the mechanism works). The file should have this content: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Trackpoint tweaks" MatchProduct ...


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From the data sheet: One Button Security Setup Compatible with Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS), TL-WN823N features Quick Security Setup that allows users to almost instantly setup their security simply by pressing the WPS button to automatically establish a WPA2 secure connection, more secure than WEP encryptions. Not only is this faster than ...



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