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Linux on a 286?

I don't own a 286 nor do I intend to run Linux on one. However since the 286 has protected mode, why is it frequently stated that Linux requires a 386 CPU or higher? From ...
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is asus Q87T motherboard compatible with Redhad Linux?

is ASUS Q87T motherboard compatible with RedHat Linux ?? I can't get answer both the two links below: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Q87T/specifications/ ...
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Does Linux support the ThinkPad Helix 2?

I'm holding out for the ThinkPad Helix 2, which has a detachable tablet as a screen. It comes out later this month. I've heard that installing Linux on bleeding edge technology can be problematic ...
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What is the role of Bios in making system compatible with Linux [closed]

I am running an Ubuntu system. My hardware is very new. I want to ask what is the role of Bios in saying if system is compatible with Linux or not? Edit 1 Sorry for broad query. I am not sure how ...
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How do I choose a graphics card for Linux?

I'm building or buying a new Linux system, and I'm trying to select the best graphics card for my needs. How do I go about making this decision? There's dozens of computer-gear review sites which ...
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How do I disable hardware detection during PXE boot?

I'm atttempting to install centOS 6.5 on a new dell machine through PXE boot. The PXE boot works fine for other PCs, just the new workstations are problematic. The PXE boot hangs on "Detecting ...
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What is the status of HiDPI support in Xfce?

I'm looking for a new work laptop for development work on linux, and after testing way too many distros, I pretty much does not want to ever use anything other than Xubuntu or possibly some other ...
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Corsair Vengeance K-95 Keyboard & Linux

I've been thinking that I want a mechanical keyboard, currently I'm using a logitech G510 which is perfect with it's 18 programmable keys (I'm using it with this) but I hear a lot of people drooling ...
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Where to file a bug?

There are lots of Linux distributions and every one of them is made according to maintainers point of view using different DE, package managers, kernels etc. When some part of your hardware is ...
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Is a SuperServer 6017R-72RFTP Debian-compatible? [closed]

Can I install Debian on Supermicro SuperServer 6017R-72RFTP? I was investigating Supermicro webpage and at some point it got confusing because I was not sure do I and for I have all necessary ...
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Searching for i686 UEFI distribution of Linux

I m trying to put a dual boot Windows 8 - Linux on a HP ENVY j069-sf (i686). Like all HP laptop, there is a lot of proprietary drivers (even when installing Windows, I had to take 2 hour to search, ...
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Check compatibility with Linux before installing

I have a new computer, more precisely an Asus N750J, and I would like to check the compatibility of the hardware with Linux before installing (dual boot is the plan), to be prepared and prevent ...
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Installation instructions for HP 7 tablet (also called 'Mesquite')

I'm looking at the HP 7 at Walmart (http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-7-Tablet-Intel-Atom-Processor-with-8GB-Memory-featuring-Android-4.1-Jelly-Bean/27618120), but I don't want to purchase it unless I can ...
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IOMMU causing freezes, disabling causes USB to not work

I'm somewhat new to linux, but I'm running a Xubuntu machine that I recently built. Since I started it up, I had noticed frequent freezes, where both the screen (if plugged in) and any SSH session ...
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Ideal Hardware for GNU/Linux Laptop

What's the best way to find a laptop with hardware that is amenable to installing and running GNU/Linux? I'm looking for something that will ideally work with GPL'd drivers and/or firmware. I took a ...
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Fujitsu Life book Debian Weezy 64-bit

Has anyone managed to get a 64 bit Linux installation on the Fujitsu Lifebook A3130 Currently have 32-bit Debian Wheezy but having troubles with building/Compiling Android and CyanogenMod. Having ...
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XBMCbuntu freezes at random intervals

I have a Gateway GM5474 which is running XBMCbuntu on a 500GB Hard drive (the originial I believe or maybe slightly newer hard drive). Little background: The system is still stock, and I was having ...
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Debian Sparc on Sunfire 240V recommended?

We're working on a Sunfire V240 server with SunOS 5.9 (Solaris 9, yeah really old one), I'm not expert on server architecture and I'd like your advices about installing Debian Sparc on those systems. ...
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Will Linux as a guest be able to make use of hardware support of a Windows host?

I have a Radeon HD 7790 which apparently won't work as well in Linux (haven't tried it yet). My idea is to install Windows as the host and do the Linux work in a VM (which involves stuff that needs ...
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How good is the support for NUT-based UPSs against APC?

My choice of UPS is this -- CyberPower CP900EPFCLCD or APC Smart-UPS 750VA (SMT750I). I intend to connect UPS with USB for data transfer, not Ethernet. According to UPS HowTo ...
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What video cards for a Desktop computer compatible with Linux can support Dual Monitors?

What video cards for a Desktop computer compatible with Linux can support Dual Monitors? Our start up needs to use two monitors but our default enviroment needs two monitors, can somebody recommend a ...
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How compatible is Centos in respect to hardware for desktop systems?

I have been tasked with creating a promotional/sales tool for our clients and sales people . (about 8400 users) It is expected that the tool will be used on office and home systems. The tool will ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 & Broadcom Compatibility

I have windows 8 pre-installed and also want to use Ubuntu (13.04) as my secondary OS. I had problems regarding Broadcom STA wireless drivers in 12.10, but the drivers work fine on older versions. How ...
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Bought speakers (HS-307 USB), driver issue

I just bought this headset. It only states the speakers are compatible with Windows but I have bought devices before that made such statements which then turned out to work fine on Linux. Is there ...
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Fedora 14 graphics issue

I have an HP 3031-et series laptop. My hardware is: Intel i5 460M 3 GB DDR3 RAM Graphic Cards: ATI Radeon 5650 HD and Intel HD Graphics I installed Fedora 14 on my hardware, and after installation ...
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Linksys wusb600n support on Debian-6

I'm on my way from Windows 7 to Debian 6. The only problem... I'm not sure about my network adapter. Its Linksys wusb600n and without it - no internet access for me. Does Debian 6 support it? Will ...
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Installing Linux/NetBSD on an old Sky digibox?

I've just been updgraded to Sky+ and I've got an old Sky box (Thomson 286_544 aka Thomson DSI4212C). How would I go about installing NetBSD (compatible with nearly everything) on it? Has anyone ever ...
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Linux/UNIX for older (Pentium 4) laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux for low-end hardware and internet browsing What UNIX or Linux would be the most suitable for my old laptop HP Compaq nx9010 hardware? Hardware specs: Chipset: ...
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Centos/RHEL 5.5/5.6 supported SCSI adapters

We have a batch of SuperMicro 6014H-82 servers that have Adaptec 2015S SCSI controllers fitted. Unfortunately, according to the bug tracker (0002087: CentOS installer won't detect harddrives) it looks ...
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Mouse pad error after new Linux kernel install

Yesterday I upgraded my debian laptop with the backports repository. Amongst the packages it installed, a new kernel was added (3.2.0). When booting on this kernel, the right-click on my mouse pad (is ...
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What is the state of open-source Poulsbo/GMA 500 drivers?

Currently, a causal browse through a number of Linux distros show spotty Poulsbo drivers at best. Has any headway been made recently towards either convincing Intel to coax the driver source out of ...
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fedora on the asus transformer?

Can you run fedora on the Asus Transformer? The form factor looks great, battery, having a tablet, etc; also, if/when gnome3 gets all touchy (sorry for the pun there), it'll be perfect for the ...
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Finding Linux distribution with proper hardware driver support

To me it is a jungle to find what Linux distribution to choose... Of course one would like to use as much performance as possible from the machine. In my case I have a HP Pavilion dv6-6008eo - in ...
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Biostar GF7050V-M7 working with linux?

Do you know if Biostar GF7050V-M7 motherboard works completely with linux?
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Finding the right diplay driver for arch installation on a virtual box on Lenovo edge13''

I'm checking arch on a virtualbox (running on ubuntu) before I install it on my machine. I have followed the wiki up until the display driver section. lspci gives: VGA compatible controller: ...
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First steps: installing a compatible Bluetooth card to my laptop? [closed]

I'm looking to install a Bluetooth card to my laptop, as it currently doesn't have Bluetooth support and I'd like to get away from having to use an external USB dongle. I own a Gateway NV51 series ...
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Fedora 14 touchpad issue

I have an HP 3031-et series laptop. My hardware is: Intel i5 460M 3 GB DDR3 RAM Graphic Cards: ATI READON 5650 HD and Intel HD Graphic I installed Fedora 14 on my hardware, and after installation ...
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Can I install Linux on Ankya 7802L 266MHz 128MB 2GB laptop?

I recently bought this cute little laptop computer (not much memory/HD/CPU): http://www.dinodirect.com/netbook-anyka-7802l-266mhz-128mb-2gb-nand-flash.html Has anyone successfully installed any ...
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External tablet input devices for Linux (Inkscape/Gimp)?

What are good external tablet input devices for Linux? It should be used for more convenient use of Inkscape and Gimp. Some characteristics that are useful, I guess: connected via USB included pen ...
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Linux Distro specifically for benchmarking?

At my current position, we use some outdated proprietary software in order to benchmark new computers that the company is testing and evaluating for purchase. We would like to move on to something ...
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Wireless multi function scanner / printer

Can someone recommend me a wireless multi function scanner / printer that will work with Ubuntu? If something like this exists at all..