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System beep sounds on boot usually are not controlled by Ubuntu (or any other OS). In most BIOS we have beep codes to indicate hardware issues on boot which will be played on a tiny speaker on the motherboard. Some BIOS allow configuring the internal speaker, e.g.: On a desktop computer we can also physically remove the beeper from the motherboard: ...


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I have not tried what Jon Delano posted above this but... I tried installing the nvidia proprietary driver on a USB with a "save changes" partion so it would save my changes in the Live session, and after installing the Nvidia driver the computer now boots, and everything seems to two work expect the stuff highlighted by Jon Delano above :) I'm guessing the ...


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I am using these boot parameters to boot 16.04 on my GL552VW: i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 nouveau.modeset=0 acpi_osi=! acpi=0 acpi_backlight=vendor idle=nomwait My touchpad requires me to boot twice to get the pointer to display. I am trying to figure that out. Modify 10_linux in /etc/grub.d line 177 put in after ro and before ${arg} and then sudo ...


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For my Thinkpad T530, and Ubuntu 15.10. Just use: sudo -i gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/10-trackpoint.rules and then add the following content on, then restart. The setting value will be kept. ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTR{name}=="TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint", ATTR{device/sensitivity}="190", ATTR{device/speed}="180", ATTR{device/inertia}="6", ...


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I have ASUS ROG GL552VW, My laptop freeze at the ubuntu purple loading screen. I know i7 6700HQ boot hang is a known bug (https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=109081), I thought Ubuntu fixed this in 16.04......Looks like we still need to wait :)


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It appears running the last part of sensors-detect can overwrite values in an EPROM controlling the LCD display on some laptops. If your display looks fine there is no damage. See Archwiki sensors-detect discussion for more details.


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You can purchase a USB adapter for the hard drive from the broken computer. Plug it in to one of the USB ports. Once plugged in to one of the USB ports you can access the drive the same way you access a usb pen drive and copy the desired files from it. By default your personal files will be in your home directory which will be a folder similar to: ...


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Even though this question is better suited for http://superuser.com, you can try to plug in another external monitor and see what shows up for you there. If the operating system continues not to boot, you can create an Ubuntu LiveUSB or LiveCD (depending on your hardware), mount the old drive, and, if the drive is mountable, you can copy your files to ...


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My advice to you is to use an SSD 32/64 GB for your /boot and / partitions and an HDD for /home. You can either buy an mSATA SSD (if your laptop supports it) or a 2.5" SATA SSD. In the second case you will need replace one of the drives with your CD-ROM. This is how I run my laptop for 3 years and I have no issues so far. :)


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This device is used for harddisk shock prevention, and its detection as a joystick is an error. You get this error message because testing a non-joystick with the joystick tester doesn't work for obvious reasons. To get it to work, at least on other thinkpads, you can install hdapsd. It needs to be run as a daemon - it reads the accelerometer data and parks ...


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I have one HDD and two Hybrid drives and there is a huge difference in read and access times: Hybrid drives are the middle ground between HDD and However, SSDs suffer from a type of failure rate where the drive could crash and die: no lost boot sectors; just dead. Being a memory based drive it suffer memory kinks like a static discharge or a power outage. ...


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will Ubuntu adapt without problems? In general: yes. The normal device drivers get recreated on every boot so those will switch to the new hardware. As stated in comments: pay attention to the boot process. If one is old skool non-(u)efi and the other is... you need to boot the new system with the method the old one used. The one thing you always ...


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Linux Hardware Guide looks like a good resource.


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There is only one alternative I found, but I think this is even a better one than the original h2testw tool for MS Windows. Unfortunately it has no GUI. Fortunately, it is really easy to use. There is also a lot of information about the implementation and the problem with fake drives on the tools website. F3 - "Fight Flash Fraud" or "Fight Fake Flash" ...



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