Questions tagged [hardware-test]

Hardware-tests are used to diagnose hardware issues or check that the devices are functioning properly.

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Can't do smart scan on my new WD My Passport HDDs 2Tb on Ubuntu 16 LTS [duplicate]

(1) So it basically my problem: I tried most of what I know I installed smart and did this command to check if smart is available it seems it is available but when I do a smart test it says need -T ...
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How do you determine a fake thumb drive's true capacity and change it to that?

Got one of those Chinese counterfeit USB flash drives. It says it's 128 GB but I know for a fact that it's nowhere near that. In Windows there are several softwares which help you determine if the ...
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How to run a System Testing on Ubuntu 18.04

I would like to verify if Ubuntu was properly installed and if all the drivers was correctly installed on my hardware. I would like to run tests, but don't know how. I have had problems installing ...
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Bought fake USB thumb drive from Aliexpress. Seller says it isn't fake. How to generate definitive evidence? [closed]

I bought an USB thumb drive of 64 GB, to check its size I did as the answer in the link bellow instructs: Check real size of USB thumb drive Here's an image from my terminal executing the commands: ...
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Is there a way to test hardware / software in Ubuntu?

I’ve been having a lot of connection problems with my laptop running Ubuntu. I’m not sure if it’s the library’s Wifi or something with my machine. Is there a way to test my hardware (modem, RAM, etc) ...
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Using f3write to determine USB Drive size: specific syntax

I have installed f3 (fight flash fraud) on my Ubuntu 18.04.1 in order to test my USB stick purchases from the command line. My newest Kingston 16GB successfully passed the f3probe test and for ...
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Limit on bad sectors in USB drive?

I recently ran on a USB drive the f3write, f3read, and f3probe tests. The size of the drive is legitimate, but there are some corrupted sectors indicated in f3read: Data OK: 7.49 GB (15697680 sectors)...
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How to use a remote presenter device to run custom programs?

I have a remote presenter device that connects to my laptop using a usb dongle. It works perfectly for switching slides with Ubuntu's LibreOffice Impress (powerpoint). Is there a way to scan for these ...
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Is it possible to automate interaction with an application using bash?

We have a graphical application deployed on ubuntu server 16.04. Sometimes certain things on this application seize to work properly. I'm probably stretching for a long shot but is there anyway I ...
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How do I check system health?

I want a report on my system health, so that I know that all my hardware components (CPU, memory, disks...) are functioning as expected. It would be easiest to read if the report listed only the ...
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What is the easiest way to check if my camera & sound is working properly with Google Hangouts?

I am planning a few videoconferences and I want to check if everything works ok. What is the easiest way to check my Ubuntu installation if it works with Google Hangouts? The best would be some robot ...
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Difference between the clock and the high-resolution timer

I was trying to make a test for my PC using Geekbench 4 but after the test end, it showing no results and tell me: Geekbench has detected a 5.86s difference between the clock (164s) and the high-...
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Automatic check if Vulkan is supported

Is it possible for Ubuntu to check and give a clear message if my GPU is Vulkan-compatible? I spent a lot of time troubleshooting why Vulkan doesn't work on my system: $ vulkaninfo =========== ...
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How can I check if my CPU is working properly?

Is there any way to check if my CPU is working without errors? There are CPUburn and MPrime to stress-test the CPU and check for temperatures and throttling, but is there any program that will ...
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My laptop's inbuilt keyboard is not working

I have a acer aspire one D250 laptop. I had accidentally dropped it on the floor then the keyboard stopped working. Then I used it with a USB keyboard for couple of months. It had windows xp before ...
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P Pavilion 1330 freezes during 16.04 install

HP Pavilion 1330 (AMD-Athlon64\3GB-RAM\250GB-HDD) install freezes during installation. Attempts include form DVD and USB. Lubuntu USB install was successful. QUESTIONS 1) Is there a litmus test(s)...
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Check real size of USB thumb drive

I recently read a lot about fake MicroSD card and USB thumb drives that claim to have a lot of space (even if you ask your computer), while physically offering way less. I recently bought a SanDisk ...
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System Testing tool for Ubuntu

I want to test my hardware function and find errors. Is there any System Testing tool available for Ubuntu ?
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How do I check the health of a SSD?

We all know that SSDs have a limited predetermined life span. So the question for me is how do I check in (Ubuntu) Linux what the current health status of my SSD is? And maybe an estimation how long ...
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12.04 on Pentium Dual Core with 1GB or ram running slow

hey i have a Lenovo Thinkpad Laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. It runs slow. I tried "System profiler and Benchmark" to test the computer. but the application quits and closes after the first few ...
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How to check graphics card details?

What command I can use to check my graphics card's memory? I have an on-board Intel Graphics card, and I am unsure if it's memory is 128 MB or 256 MB!