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Questions related to physical hardware, and how it interacts with Ubuntu.

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How to redirect LINE IN to LINE OUT?

I want to redirect the audio signal coming from my gaming console via LINE IN to my headphones which are connected to LINE OUT. In Windows 10 I can select the LINE IN device in the sound options and ...
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Hardware error: CPU, TSC, Processor

Just installed ubuntu 20.04 on a brand new cpu that I had built myself and when I thought I could finally enjoy the OS I got: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 ... [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR ...
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System time/clock broken after system upgrade from 16.04->18.04->20.4

After upgrading my system from ubuntu 16.04 to 20.04 the system timers exhibit strange behaviour. Displaying timers with the following command reveals the clock seems to speed up and slow down. ...
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Bluetooth is disabled on Ubuntu 16.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 (as dual-boot). At first, I couldn't get the wifi and the bluetooth to work. After doing some research, installing this driver solved my wifi problem. However, the ...
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How to enable bluetooth on a Dell Inspiron 1420?

This specific laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1420, certainly has a bluetooth light on the front. How do I detect the bluetooth bult-in to the laptop? nicholas@gondor:~$ nicholas@gondor:~$ sudo dmesg | grep -...
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Hardware failure symptoms

I believe I have encountered an hardware failure, but would like to be sure of what component/s is causing the problem. I'm running a raspberry pi zero. When I have experienced this error, I was ...
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Laptop Not Charging

I have a samsung notebook 3 2015 model with intel core i3 2357m my laptop from today is not charging like it shows i have pluged in and it shows it is charging but my battery bar isn't rising from 18% ...
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USB mouse woes, have to unplug and reconnect

My mouse: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ lsusb -v Bus 002 Device 022: ID 1c4f:0034 SiGma Micro XM102K Optical Wheel Mouse Couldn't open device, some information will be missing Device ...
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Booting from an external hard drive results in a black screen with GRUB (no prompt)

Regardless of the advisability of doing so, when booting from the external hard drive connected with a SATA to USB adapter cable: this results in a black screen simply with GRUB in the top left ...
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How to install Ubuntu from an external hard drive connected with a SATA to USB adapter cable?

How would I write the install ISO to a hard drive which is mounted through a USB adapter cable? This can just be treated as a large USB "thumb" type drive? It shows as: /media/nicholas/...
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Intermittent failure to mount external hard drive from SATA to USB adapter cable

Pretty much all the hardware involved is suspect, none can be expected to be reliable. A SATA mechanical harddrive is connected with a USB adapter to the PC, and shows: /media/nicholas/3e798148-4333-...
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Disk starts failing with Input/Output error shortly after boot

My laptop is about 4 years old, running Ubuntu 16.04. This morning, after using it normally for about 30 minutes, I noticed the CPU spiking and the laptop hanging. Within a minute it was completely ...
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hardwatretime vs systemtime

I'm on lubuntu focal. hardwaretime shows correct but in my desktop the clock is 2 hours later. hwclock --verbose hwclock from util-linux 2.34 System Time: 1618052149.196788 Trying to open: /dev/rtc0 ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 is freezing so often

MY ubuntu 20.04 is freezing so often and I have to hard restart it, whenever it happens is there any known issue that could be a reason for that? I have taken some screenshot of my logs I'm running my ...
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USB connection issues

not sure where to ask for help about this issue I've been having for quite a while, is this isn't the right place please do tell me the proper place where I can get help. I've been having USB ...
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Ubit WIE7265 Wi-Fi PCI-e Card Driver install

This is my first time posting here and I'm pretty new to Linux/Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 18.04 dual boot on a desktop computer. I just got a new wifi card that is supposed to be compatible with ...
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How to test memory advance pattern?

I am new learner in Ubuntu. I want know about how to execute memory advance pattern test? Is there any ubuntu command or c++ program?
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USB wireless mouse keeps disconnecting Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Logitech M705 mouse that keeps disconnecting from the computer. I don't know how to debug this, I tried to install hardinfo and saw that the USB device suddenly disconnected: It's happening ...
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AMD GPU 470 issues on Ubuntu 18.04 [Error hw_init of IP block][*ERROR* ring kiq_2.1.0 test failed (-110)]

So i recently purchased 5 amd sapphire 470 4gb mining edition cards. When everything is up and running, 3 of the cards work perfectly fine. But two get the same error on post and when I run dmesg. the ...
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HDMI sometimes doesn't get detected

Once in a while, the HDMI connection to an external monitor doesn't work. If I run xrandr, it does not show HDMI-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis). The output is eDP-1 ...
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Context menu keep popping up on screen

My laptop is 100s-11IBY and just switched from windows 10 to Lubuntu 20.04. The context menu keep popping up even without doing anything. Can someone provide any input on this issue?
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WiFi Adapter AX201 Ubuntu 20.10 dropping connection frequently

I bought a dell g3 15 a couple of weeks ago, and with this machine, the wireless connection drops regularly, sometimes coming back quickly, sometimes asking another time to confirm the password. My ...
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I cannot set the right mouse wheel scroll

I have Ubuntu 20.10. I have problems with my mouse wheel because the scrolling has the reversed direction. There is this question, which I read. However this is not a dup because after having done all ...
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Bluetooth stopped working Ubuntu 20.04

Forgive me if I left anything out $ dmesg | grep blue $ dmesg returns nothing. I also restarted bluetooth services all threads I've looked at don't work and I have yet to find one ...
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Ubuntu Speaker Troubleshoot

speakers not picked up on latest UBUNTU install, please help I am giving Linux another try I am on hour 22 of trying to get a fully successful install that can be used daily. This is the smoothest ...
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Display Ubuntu entirely using CPU

I have a laptop that is currently running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and the display keeps flickering. I’m trying to narrow down the problem to see if the problem is with the laptop’s display itself or the ...
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is there any way to format an “opened read-only” usb disk

I am trying to format an "opened read-only" usb drive, but it is failing. tried with gparted and some other tools and utilities like fdisk., etc., but no luck. Since it is not a noraml "...
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How to debug problem with common USB Bluetooth dongle?

I have a USB Bluetooth dongle. I chose this one, because multiple websites suggested, it would work out of the box. But it is not working at all. So how do I debug the problem? When I open the ...
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VL805 PCIe USB card fails

I just added a VL805 PCIe card to my 20.04 system, and while it's found, and a driver (xhci_hcd) is allocated to it, it is not working. This is the output from lspci -k: 28:00.0 USB controller: VIA ...
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Harware Error: CPU 3: Machine Check: 0 Bank 3: ba00000000. What is the problem?

I had built a PC with the following hardware: Motherboard: MSI Tomahawk X299 RAM: 16GB 2666Mhz HyperX CPU: Intel i9-7940X SSD M.2.: Western Digital Green 480GB I had no problem accessing the BIOS as ...
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ThinkBook 13s IML: touchpad is not working after system boot

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.1 on ThinkBook 13s IML. Right after its boot touchpad is not working. To make system recognize it I need to suspend and wake up system - after that it is working just fine. Here ...
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How to enable AMD GPU acceleration in Ubuntu?

enable AMD GPU acceleration in Ubuntu? I want to use hardware acceleration for video playback and rendering. I have tried installing amdgpupro but this doesn't support my GPU. For reference here are ...
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Barely usable after hardware upgrade (without reinstalling Ubuntu)

Today I performed a hardware upgrade (ASRock B450M Pro4, Ryzen 5 3600, 2x16GB DDR4-3200. Kept my GTX770 and SSD for now) without reinstalling Ubuntu and now even scrolling websites is lagging severely....
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How can I use Gioteck VX-4 controller in Ubuntu 20.04

I got a Gioteck VX-4 controller on sale, and am having a few problems using it with Linux. I am trying to use it via the USB cable, but other than showing up as a Dualshock 4 controller when running ...
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Mechanical Touchpad Button doesn't work on MacbookPro using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Before I upgraded my ubuntu, my clickpad works fine. I can use the hardware button nicely. But after I upgraded it, it stop working. I have done research about my clickpad on MacbookPro. It's called ...
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Wireless mouse not connecting

I am using a wireless mouse. When I try to connect the mouse to the PC, it shows that it is connected But it doesn't work. Same for my T6 headphone. Thes devices perfectly fine on my Macbook and ...
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SSD freezes every Monday at 00:00 local time

I have this SSD: $ lsscsi --verbose 9 [9:0:0:0] disk ATA Samsung SSD 860 4B6Q /dev/sdb dir: /sys/bus/scsi/devices/9:0:0:0 [/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.3/0000:01:00.2/0000:02:06....
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Module cpuid not found in directory /lib/modules/5.8.0-1013-raspi when I'm launching sensors-detect

When I launch the command sensor-detect I receive this error: "Module cpuid not found in directory /lib/modules/5.8.0-1013-raspi" This is my OS. Linux 5.8.0-1013-raspi #16-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT ...
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USB Numeric keypad only works for a few seconds

I've just purchased a couple of external numeric keypads for my kids' laptops. One is running Lubuntu 20.10, the other is running Ubuntu 20.04, but both are experiencing the exact same behaviour. On ...
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Compare two linux systems

I was looking for an answer for few hours, but I am still not sure how to compare two Linux Systems with each other. I have an access to them via ssh. What I was trying: Previously I thought that the ...
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Gigabyte B460m ds3h incompatibility with 3060ti on Ubuntu

I recently brought a Gigabyte B460M DS3H AC motherboard and a Zotec 3060 ti. I run a fresh install of Kubuntu and everything was working fine until i connected the Graphics Card. During the boot up it ...
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Broke one letter key of my laptop's keyboard and want to remap it on the right Window's key

Some days ago I accidentally spilled some soda on my laptop and broke one of the keys, specifically the letter 'v'. The computer isn't actually mine so I'm ordering another replacement to the keyboard ...
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Swap installation between two computers

This is another question, in link with ( Connection speed problem) for a possible solution Since I have problem with "newer" hardware, is it possible to swap my hard drive (NVME) to another ...
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Connection speed problem

I'm new to Ubuntu and I have not a lot of experience with hardware in linux. I built a working machine with a ASUS Prime Z390-A motherboard and a ASUS AX3000 (PCE-AX58BT) wifi controller. My internet ...
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input signal out of range error for high resolution on linux

My computer is dual boot with a windows10 and an ubuntu. Once I undeliberately striked the case, and a noise started from it. It seemed that this noise is from cpu fan. I restarted the computer, the ...
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amdgpu-pro *ERROR* ring sdma0 timeout error on Ubuntu server 20.04.1 with HWE stack installed

I am using Ubuntu server 20.04.1. (kernel: 5.8.0-34-generic x86_64) with amdgpu-pro for my mining rig. After 24-48 hours I receive the following error message and the machine completely freezes: [...
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Ubuntu only using CPU not GPU when running games

Today I installed Ubuntu 20.04 and installed amd radeon rx 550 driver (didn't showed any error while installing driver). I downloaded Counter Strike 1.6 and i noticed that it runs so slowly. When i ...
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No 'Super Key' on IBM Model M keyboard

So I have a IBM Model M keyboard because it is just the best keyboard ever manufactured.... Thus being said I have no 'Super key'. So I am missing a lot basic functionality. So my question is, how do ...
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Fan speed: PPA for hardware/firmware

I have an Acer Nitro 5, which, under Ubuntu, has a loud and hyperactive fan. I remember that I once added a PPA which has some firmware/drivers that could better deal with my hardware. Yesterday, I re-...
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Remap snipping tool button on Lenovo Laptop

I have a Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 with a dedicated button for launching the Snipping Tool app on Windows. I want to configure this button to imitate the Ctrl+Shift+PrtScn shortcut on Ubuntu. Output of acpi-...

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