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Profile for AskUbuntu and other tech-oriented stackexchange instances:

I started with Ubuntu and Linux somewhere between 2006 and 2007. I completely migrated from Windows to Ubuntu with the release of 08.04, so I'm fairly new.

I don't like to brag about hardware, but Linux users facing compatibility issues with the following hardware that I own may contact me:

  • Custom built desktop computer with Intel Ivy Bridge graphics (dualscreen setup), Lenovo T530 without discrete graphics (also runs Windows 8.1), Nexus 4 & 5 (Android/CM), Nokia Lumia 620 (WP8)
  • Terratec DMX 6fire USB (ALSA/PA configuration, not JACK)
  • Wacom Intuos 4 PTK-540WL
  • HP 3005pr Port Replicator (DisplayLink - not used on Linux currently)
  • Aten CS1794 HDMI KVMP Switch
  • Logitech DiNovo Edge and some unifying receiver mice
  • ...and some APC UPS

I don't follow Linux kernel development closely, but I read the Kernel-Log published on heise.de (German tech site).

Oh yeah I forgot to mention that I started with DOS/GEOS/Windows on a Intel 80286 based computer... in 1996.


Note that while I may have some knowledge about graphics cards/chips and general computer technology, that I don't consider myself to be a gamer. I am interested in graphics cards technology and some of their yearly marketing bogus. I prefer reading German sites like 3dcenter.org and Golem on that topic.


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comment kernel panic on boot
"run a package repair" What do you mean by that or how do you do that? Please be specific. Also have a look at the logs or post them (the latest /var/log/apt/term.log and /var/log/apt/history.log after the error appears), I'm sure there is something that gives a hint at whats going on.
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comment kernel panic on boot
@NikTh I would suggest the same, but looking up information about this mirror brings me to this page: launchpad.net/ubuntu/+mirror/sft.if.usp.br-archive
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answered How do I fix Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?
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comment Asus x200ma dual boot windows 8.1 and elementary OS. UEFI
Please note that referencing video tutorials is almost useless for someone who wants to help you and a great waste of time.
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comment Asus x200ma dual boot windows 8.1 and elementary OS. UEFI
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about Elementary OS, for such ask in Unix & Linux.
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revised Is it still possible to install Ubuntu to an external harddrive with UEFI?
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revised mac wiki description
add links to launchpad and forum, forum link on lauchpad only leads to the forum archive :(
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revised Is it still possible to install Ubuntu to an external harddrive with UEFI?
add instructions for macs
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revised Confusion about dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. CSM or UEFI?
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comment Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu: UEFI vs MBR clean install
I don't want to sound stubborn, but I have to assume that there is something still not quite right. I hope the following questions help you to get one step closer to a solution: askubuntu.com/q/395879/40581 askubuntu.com/q/163962/40581 As you seem to have media for installing Windows 7, why not install Ubuntu first and Windows afterwards? As I said in my answer the UEFI bootloaders will not overwrite each other.
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revised Confusion about dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. CSM or UEFI?
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revised Confusion about dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. CSM or UEFI?
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answered Confusion about dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. CSM or UEFI?
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revised ENVY 15 Beats Audio Issues w 13.04
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comment ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1
With the information you provided it's not possible to tell if this is a firmware issue like on some certain models. It should be possible to boot from two separate drives. In case of a firmware issue: askubuntu.com/a/486789/40581
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comment ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1
possible duplicate of How to access the UEFI firmware settings? (aka BIOS)
Dec
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comment Xubuntu / Cannot boot unless navigating to EFI file in BIOS
You are right the path should be quoted or properly escaped, but it seem like a lot of people have problems with HP machines booting this way due non-standard behavior that is hardcoded in the firmware (the default loader bootx64.efi was initially only for removable media).
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comment efibootmgr Persistence on HP Envy Laptop
possible duplicate of UEFI machine doesn't boot Ubuntu through NVRAM bootcatalog. How to fix?
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comment efibootmgr Persistence on HP Envy Laptop
Similar to: askubuntu.com/q/564347/40581