Questions tagged [hardware]

General questions about hardware under Linux/Unix. Use a more specific tag if applicable.

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sources for beeping sound

My problem, is, that I'm not able to disable the beeping, when plugging and unplugging the charger and opening the laptop (wake up?). I have tried to disable the bell, with xset, rmmod and ...
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Graphichs driver issue for NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i

I installed Linux mint 19.01 XCFE (related to Ubuntu) on a 10 year old system today, but was surprised at some graphical glitches: YouTube would not play in full screen correctly (white bar at top of ...
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Debian boot time, missing firmware

I m using debian 9 stretch When my debian boots, a long list of lines, many say firmware missing, many other error. Why these error are coming at first place? My booting message are following: [ ...
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OpenBSD Supported Hardware

I've recently installed OpenBSD on my Lenovo Ideapad 510s-14ISK. Unfortunately, it seems that my current network card (Qualcomm Atheros NFA435 QCA9377-5 / NFA 344 QCA6174 WiFi 802.11ac 1x1 + BT) is ...
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Update BIOS on ubuntu

I am using a HP 15 laptop running Ubuntu and am trying to find BIOS for my hardware. The current version is 2013, its strange and unfair that HP thinks people only use Windows. Is there a way i can ...
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What does i386 mean on macOS Mojave?

I'm on a second-hand MacBook Pro from late 2013 (Mojave 10.14.3) and when I type arch on the Terminal, I get back i386. Shouldn't it be a x86_64? Did the seller misrepresent the item? Please see the ...
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How to split screen in 2 in X11?

I'm currently using Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon using 2 monitors. But 1 of my monitors might break down soon. Since both are as old as the other I suspect I will have none a little later. 1 option I ...
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OS seems to forget my second monitor

I use a dual-monitor setup with Acer H233H as one of the monitors and the same problem keeps happening. During the installation of Linux (both Arch and Mint), both monitors work fine. They also work ...
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Why is the hardware database of usbutils not updated?

I was wondering why some of my USB devices where not recognized by lsusb and stumbled upon /usr/share/hwdata/usb.ids. When I read the contents of the file I could see that the hardware database was ...
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confusions on xinput query-state outputs

When I run xinput query-state on something such as a power button, it returns 247 keys. Shouldn't it just be a single button? I read something online about acpi that explains this, but I am not sure I ...
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Phony USB hubs in Linux

Using Ubuntu 18.04, with my desktop motherboard I obtain: $ lsusb -t /: Bus 04.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/6p, 5000M /: Bus 03.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=...
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How to identify laptop-keyboard (I can't see it in lsusb, or usb-devices)

I am trying to identify a laptop keyboard. So that I can disable it. It is causing problems (see Permanently disable keyboard), so I want to disable it. However I can not identify it. How do I go ...
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Pulseaudio loses USB DAC as default sound output when booting

Context I am using a USB DAC as the default pulseaudio sound output for my machine under Debian 9. The problem is, sometimes, the default output is lost and switched back to internal chipset, which I ...
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How to get various disk information on Linux?

The purpose is to obtain information about the physical hard disk under the Linux platform. The required information include: physical hard drive name (caption) device path (such as /dev/sda) read/...
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obtain the manufacturer and product ID and serial number of the display

The goal is to obtain the manufacturer and product ID and the serial number of the display under the Linux platform. I eventually need to get this information in the program in C++. But I also accept ...
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Linux Mint 19 buggy display on external monitor

I have an older Lenovo P500 laptop (Hardware maintenance manual) w/ HDMI and VGA outputs running Linux Mint 19. I would like to use a Dell E2414H monitor which has VGA and DVI-D inputs. I initially ...
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Firewall-like software for udev usb devices?

O.MG Cable is here and the way technology is going, more of those devices will be available to the common user. This kind of USB attack isn't new and there is plenty of devices out there ready to do ...
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Error booting after installing kde?

My arch linux was working fine. Then I tried to install a desktop environment. I installed X related packages, sddm, and plasma. Then I ran systemctl enable sddm. Now when I try to boot into arch, the ...
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How can I fix garbled sound on a Creative X-Fi card on Mint 19?

I just updated from Linux Mint (Mate, 64 bit) 18.3 to 19.1. It was a clean install from the DVD, formatted drive. The sound, both in Firefox (youtube videos, etc) and from mp3 and flac files in the ...
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Issue with mouse being locked on the left left inside a single application

I experience a strange issue with my mouse control in the bzflag game: Whatever I try my tank is always stuck in a left circle. The rest of the controls work, no issues, and the left turn varies ...
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Touchscreen virtual for Linux

I have this Website , I want my Website to work on Tablets too, I don't have a tablet... Therefore I am searching for a Virtual Touchscreen or Emulator for Desktops. Because i have my website to ...
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How can you add an USB OTG port to the average mainboard?

OTG ports are mostly used on ARM devices like smartphones or single board computers. Is there some way to add this functionality to the average desktop or laptop mainboard? There are addon cards like ...
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Possible bad install of alsamixer utility

Kernel version: 2.6.35.14 running (embedded) on an ARM MCIMX51. The system is rather outdated and old (ASoC). I am getting odd behavior with sound. I already defaulted asound config file (asound.play) ...
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How does the operating system read the page size from hardware?

Books on operating systems usually mentions that the page size is decided by the processor architecture, for example Intel x86 supports 4KB page size. I have a perception that when we were installing ...
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Is there a Linux Equivalent of Macrium Reflect?

I am using dell precision 3520 running ubuntu 18.04 lts. I am trying to replace my HDD with SSD. I would like to have all my data transferred to the new disk. On Windows there is Macrium Reflect to do ...
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JTAG'ing firmware into imx28

My goal here is to load a custom kernel and initramfs into the memory of the wink hub 1 based on imx28 dev board and boot it using the bootm command from u-boot shell. So, I downloaded the u-boot ...
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PulseAudio: How to determine native sample rates and bit depths, supported by hardware?

I want to set maximum sampling rate and bit depth supported by my hardware (Intel HDA). How to know the values? I need this information because I want to avoid unnecessary resampling.
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Is it worth to keep using a hard disk with these errors?

I was trying to re-use a hard disk that shows errors, I don't remember if the device was hit or it starts making misreads on his own. The fs is ext3. There are files recovered using the testdisk ...
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monitoring hardware

I have a laptop with a fingerprint reader that is currently doesn't seem to be supported by linux (integrated in lenovo yoga 920). But I am quite curious if it is at all possible for me to listen to ...
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Why does hdparm return 2 differing results when AHCI is enabled and disabled?

When invoking the hdparm command to securely erase devices e.g. ATA SECURE ERASE, the output hdparm -I /dev/sda and hdparm -I /dev/sdb differ with AHCI enabled and disabled. Both devices are SATA ...
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Bluetooth not working on Dell laptop

I'm using a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop and want to connect my Bluetooth speakers (Ultimate Ears). Here some outputs: $ uname -a Linux sandy-pc 4.19.8-2-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Dec 8 14:45:36 UTC ...
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HDMI port not detected in Ubuntu 18.04

I have recently bought an hp Zbook 15 G5 where I have installed an Ubuntu 18.04 partition. I want to connect it to a monitor, but if does not work. The HDMI port is not detected at all. This is the ...
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CUPS - Add a parallel printer connected to serial port?

I'm trying to add an HP LaserJet 6L printer to CUPS, that is connected to linux printing server via a homemade serial - parallel adapter based on this diagram: Adding a printer as a serial printer ...
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Ryzen/Threadripper temperature sensors: Which senors are related to which kernel modules and how to enable them

What sensors I can monitor on my AMD Threadripper 1950x on an ASRock x399 Taichi mobo under Linux. It was announced last year that temperature monitoring was working for Ryzen processors and that was ...
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How to identify GPIO pin numbers? Is GPIO driver loaded?

I am trying to get the GPIO pins on my mainboard working but I don't know the numbers/descriptions of the pins and if a driver is loaded or not. I found this guide where it says that I should echo ...
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What distro of Linux would work best on a Dell Vostro 200? [closed]

I recently acquired an old computer (Dell Vostro 200) from my friend and want to see if I can make it run well in 2018. I figured Linux would be the best bet since it’s older hardware. These are the ...
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How to check for hardware faults?

I've seen some worrying messages in dmesg lately. Specifically bunch of: [ 19.367114] pcieport 0000:00:1c.5: PCIe Bus Error: severity=Corrected, type=Physical Layer, (Receiver ID) [ 19.367148] ...
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Why my computer goes to sleep when I connect any USB device?

I have a Linux Mint 19 laptop model Gateway NV51M. It happens when I connect ANY device, from USB Pen drives to USB Printers, in any USB port. The problem started a few months ago, I didn't touch ...
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Instaling device drivers on Fedora 28

Below are my PC specs: Gigabyte motherboard Intel Core i5 16GB RAM 1TB HDD Previously I had Windows 10 installed on my PC. When I installed Windows 10 on my PC, I had to install drivers like: - Intel ...
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CPU thermal throttle counters

In each CPU device directory (/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*) there is a directory called thermal_throttle that contains two counters called: core_throttle_count package_throttle_count What are the ...
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Accessing UEFI hardware info from Linux

I want to get info about hardware through UEFI. I know, I can get the efi variables and make dump using fwts tool in Linux. Also, I know about "device" command for EFI shell, which will show me all ...
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Overheating while running Linux in Laptop

I've been running into issues while running Linux Mint MATE 19 64-bit in my laptop (Toshiba L750). It's installed in a SSD drive and there are 16GB of RAM installed. I purchased a SSD to move to ...
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Kernel module shows me 8 processors instead of 4 for Intel i5-2500K

My question mostly about hardware, specifically the Intel i5-2500K CPU which Intel describes as having # of Cores 4 # of Threads 4 Linux shows me 4 processors: $ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep ^...
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smartd only send email on attribute change

I setup smartd to send me mail reports in case my disks fail. Unfortunately I am being spammed each day by the same attribute with the same (not changing) value: The following warning/error was ...
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NVMe: missing or invalid SUBNQN field

I cannot figure out how to get my NVMe disks recognized in a brand new system. No matter which distro I use, the dmesg output is the same: (Live CD) xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ dmesg | grep -i nvme [ 5....
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External DVD drive in enclosure does not play DVD movies, but does work with 'data DVDs'

UPDATE: The hardware in question was replaced by another SATA (DVD-driove) to USB adapter. I believe the VANTEC hardware in the end wasn't fully compatible. I am trying to get an external USB DVD ...
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DT bindings for ADT7516 sensor

I have a BeagleBone green and ADT7516's evaluation board connected with SDA and SCL pins. When I do i2cdetect -y -r 2, I can see the i2c address as 0x4b and I am able to probe the adt7316 driver ...
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Issue All-In-One Inspiron 2310 Monitor Volume Keys

At the side panel from my all in one monitor, there are 2 keys for raising and lowering volume (see picture). After installing Ubuntu 16.04.03, both keys working proper but after the first system ...
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AMD microcode not updating

I have recently installed Gentoo Linux on my AMD Ryzen 7 1700X. Now I face segmentation faults during heavy compilation loads and also random restarts in an idle state. As a very first step I ...
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How to find the hexadecimal address of temperature sensor?

I'm trying to utilize a script (acerfand I believe) to my version of Acer Aspire One laptop to control fan on/off at certain temperatures. To work properly it needs values from temperature sensor. How ...