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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 14.04 ruined my life
How will sticking with an old release and expressing deepest hate for certain things help? Of course you have a few years left with 12.04, but who do you think will make future versions of Ubuntu work for your hardware if everyone does like you do? And why do you migrate all of your machines at once without backups or keep upgrading machines when the first one already shows performance issue. You only make your life harder for yourself with such poor strategies. But do what you have to do.
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comment Complications With Dual Boot Of Ubuntu and Windows 8 UEFI
Regarding your last sentence. I would be more specific and say that the UEFI implementation of this model is at fault, not generally HP. I see more of such issues where consumer orientend models only boot \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI and thus only booting Windows and OSes that provide this binary and disregard booting NVRAM entries. I don't know why the market moves into this direction, possibly to reduce complexity, but I recall watching a video of an HP engineer at a Linux conference a few years back talkig about UEFI, stating they were deeply involved with EFI back in IA64 days.
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comment Complications With Dual Boot Of Ubuntu and Windows 8 UEFI
Possibly related to Ubuntu doesn't provide \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI for UEFI systems and askubuntu.com/a/510172/40581 hopfully this helps you fix your problem.
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comment 'Windows boot manager' option on Grub
"When you install Windows, Windows assumes it's the only OS on the machine -- or at least it doesn't account for Linux. So, it replaces GRUB with its own boot loader." This is wrong. We're talking about an EFI system here where there can co-exist multiple boot loaders on one drive.
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comment 'Windows boot manager' option on Grub
How does this second screen/menu look like? Could you please post a screenshot/photo (edit your question)? How did you reinstall the boot loader to the EFI partition?
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comment USB to Dual Monitor
The only products available currently feature DisplayLink chips and that company has no interest to support Linux.
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comment USB to Dual Monitor
possible duplicate of Will USB 3.0 video adapter work with Ubuntu?
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comment How do I install Windows 8 on Wine?
Despite the initial tone the question is useful to other users who think that this a possible way to download and install Windows through Ubuntu. You also can't blame Microsoft or computer manufacturers for not clearly enough telling users that you really need to run these programs from an actual Windows installation to complete successfully.
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