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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 Installing Windows 8.1 on Ubuntu
Voting to close with unclear what you're asking. If you have trouble with booting media, you have an issue with reading the manual of your computer (no information provided), the computer itself (again no additional information provided) or how you create the media of the OS you want to install (no information provided), which is an issue with this specific OS and not Ubuntu.
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answered Some Fn Keys not working after BIOS upgrade (ASUS X401U)
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comment Usability problems in Ubuntu
You are asking for a variety of things in one question, this isn't how you should use the site. Please consider that someone may have asked the same question before. Here's a hint for the mousewheel: askubuntu.com/questions/tagged/…
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comment Dual boot Windows 8.1 Ubuntu EFI GPT: rEFInd won't start automatically
It isn't really clear to me what you have done. Rename the bootloaders/efi-binaries to what? Where on the ESP is refind in your case? A file listing with the neccessary parts and efibootmgr -v output would help understanding your answer.
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revised Dual boot Windows 8.1 Ubuntu EFI GPT: rEFInd won't start automatically
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revised How to reinstall Windows Boot Manager?
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answered How to reinstall Windows Boot Manager?
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comment How to start xampp gui
As Oli pointed out XAMPP is a terrifying security breach askubuntu.com/a/489881/40581
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comment How to start xampp gui
possible duplicate of Xampp suddenly requesting 32bit libs
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comment How to start xampp gui
You should install LAMP instead of XAMPP askubuntu.com/tags/xampp/info
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comment Lost ubuntu boot after Windows 8 boot
@younes That is actually reads like an interesting answer for HP UEFI machines. I only have access to a 2011 Probook, where booting UEFI isn't recommended (and probably an incomplete implementation). I would suggest posting this as a separate question and answer with screenshots/photos and the model you are using.
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comment Lost ubuntu boot after Windows 8 boot
@Yeahmate Be careful not to confuse things, there is really an option in Windows (added screenshot), and also an option in the firmware settings/BIOS. (Or misleading translations if you don't use english GUI.) I found that this option doesn't interfere with booting Ubuntu.
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comment Ubuntu won't boot up properly (Toshiba Satellite P50)
@PatDoyle That's good news. You don't need to run anymore troubleshooting. :) From what you described the script from my other answer didn't ran successfully, which is a bit confusing. Could you post the output of ls -l /boot/efi/EFI/boot/ – which just lists directory contents – by editing your question through the edit link, please? If there is a grub.cfg there, than the script actually ran successfully once.
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comment two iso on the same pendrive?
Using 2 different partitions is the wrong direction. Use GRUB and loop mount the iso images: askubuntu.com/a/550979/40581
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answered How to create a bootable USB with multiple ISO images in it