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Questions tagged [hardware]

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

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How can I make my computer power of while later return to same state?

So recently while I'm browsing the internet, I've accidentally press some keys (originally wants to press ctrl+t). And suddenly my computer (hardware) powers off (I mean you can hear the sound that ...
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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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Monitor PCI FPGA temp via powershell

I would like to monitor the power and temperature of a PCIe FPGA, specifically the Xilinx Virtex Ultrascale KCU1500 and display it in powershell. I have used lm-sensors, and hardinfo, but it only ...
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Disk disconnects after exchanging large files

I have an embedded PC with a Debian os and OpenMediaVault to share resources across the LAN. I have an external USB/SATA enclosure with a 1 TB HD. Both the USB enclosure and the HD works fine ...
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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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How do I rescan for available devices?

I have a dying hard drive. I have been booting to a LiveCD, mounting the hard drive as read-only, and copying some files off of the hard drive. This works for a while, and then the hard drive abruptly ...
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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 ...
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fs error or hardware?

TL;DR - is this error due to file system issue or hardware issue (card or laptop) So my Raspberry Pi wasn't responding when I got home from work just now. Bad news, since it is DHCP, DNS, etc. for ...
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How do I permanently sync the system clock with the hardware clock?

I have a cronjob running that checks for server updates, installs them one by one, and then checks if a reboot is needed. If a reboot is needed, the script will reboot the server. The hardware clock ...
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Debian: Setting up an Old Printer

I'm trying to resuscitate an old Lexmark 1100 printer on Debian. However, CUPS doesn't have this specific model available in its drivers list. Therefore, I've tried the closest one (Lexmark 1020 ...
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Udev Rules Not Running

I'm playing with Udev Rules on OpenSuse Leap, and I'm trying to run a simple and small script once a USB device is plugged into my system. However, my script which I added in my keyword "RUN+=" does ...
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HWMon interface for I2C thermal device (TMP102, 3.10) - missing sysfs files

I am trying to get the TMP102 kernel module functioning on an x86_64 machine running CentOS 7.6 (kernel 3.10). The system has 3 TMP102 sensors attached to an I2C bus (Designware I2C adapter). When I ...
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command to identify a specific physical disk in a server with many disks

I have a server containing 10 hard disks. Device /dev/sdh is reporting uncorrectable read errors on btrfs scrub. How can I determine which physical disk corresponds to /dev/sdh? I know I can get the ...
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A fast question about GVT-g Intel?

I read this howto and have the following questions: Is this like the GPU passthrough VFIO (you need two monitors and two different graphic cards, and a motherboard which supports IOMMU feature)? Or ...
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Turning off monitor as root, without xset

I have a script in /etc/acpi that runs when I close my laptop's lid. It turns off the internal monitor. It does this by export DISPLAY=:0 sudo -u toothrot xset dpms ...
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Strange noise from PC because of kernel

When I boot my PC I hear strange noise for ~5 second, it sounds like some cables are not connected okay with each other, but all is okay. I have this problem only with Linux and using kernel 4.17, ...
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Sound device not detected

I was using Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon, and now I have a fresh Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon. My / and /home directories were separate, so I left my /home from previous OS. My problem is that my Sound ...
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Linux - Why are my core IDs not consistent? [duplicate]

I'm currently looking at a system where I don't understand how the core IDs are assigned by the Linux kernel. Some info on the system - @mySystem~]$ lscpu Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-...
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Writing CPU Temperature to Port 0x80 Bios Debug Card with Bash Script

I have a port 0x80 BIOS post debug card installed in a PCI slot. I want to use it purposefully after booting by having the CPU temperature displayed on the card. The address takes one byte and is ...
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Can't read serial data from /dev/ttyUSB0

I am using an RS485 to USB adapter in order to communicate with hardware, whose parameters can be changed by sending data strings in hex. I set: sudo chmod o+rw /dev/ttyUSB0 stty -F /dev/ttyUSB0 ...
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Can boot Windows but unable to boot any linux

My laptop (Thinkpad W520) suddenly shut down without warning... I tried to reboot, passed grub without issue but, again, shut down during the boot process... I tried recovery mode: same. Live cd and ...
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E-gpu + Ubuntu - problem with “unsleep” of laptop

This is my first post here, I was using this place as an spectator for long time and found many answers which helped me a lot. Now I have problem and didnt find any soluton over the internet. ...
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Bodhi clean install hangs on splash screen

Having some issues installing Bodhi onto a MacBook era 2008. Right now it's hung with the splash screen for the first boot. Only the other day this laptop ran Bodhi fine, but now I'm stuck in a loop ...
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Setting up the iio-sensor-local for a Myria MY8307 2-in-1 laptop (Basically a Chuwi rebrand)

I recently aquired a Myria MY8307 laptop/tablet. I decided to give Kali a try but right after installing I ran into a problem. When the login shows up my screen is upside down, and it continues to be ...
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numerical keypad not working on laptop

I just installed open SUSE tumbleweed in this hp 15-bs0xx, but the numerical keypad is not working as numerical, instead it moves the mouse cursor. I have tested this in mate and xfce environments. ...
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Chromebook Linux hardware issues [closed]

I recently upgraded my Chromebook Falco to a 128GB SSD and put Linux Mint on it. I'm really happy I did it, but I've noticed that my fan is running constantly. Is there something I can do to help the ...
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Question regarding naming EEPROM [closed]

EEPROM stands for electronically erasable programmable read-only memory. If it's erasable and programmable then why it's called read-only memory? Question should suggest that I am new in all these ...
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Enabling on-board intel graphics while stil using dedicated graphic card

I have Radeon RX 550 graphic card ASRock Z370 PRO4 motherboard with on-board intel graphics and linux mint 18.2 and I'm trying to get both dedicated and on-board graphics working at the same time. I ...
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Can hdparm security-set-pass brick an SSD

I wanted to secure erase my old Kingston SH100S3/120G SSD. I tried to follow the article here. I checked the SSD with hdparm -I /dev/sda command. Since it showed "frozen" security state even after ...
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Arch linux wifi broadcom | Not working [closed]

The output of lspci -vnn -d 14e4: is : 04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) Subsystem: Lenovo BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [17aa:0611] ...
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UUID's when changing hardware

My question is this... In /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eno1 there is a UUID to identify the on-board network interface. I also notice now that some partitions in fstab are also identified by ...
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Why is LDBL_MAX 1.18973E+4932 and how is this possible?

If I write a C program to say the value of LDBL_MAX the largest value for a long double, #include <float.h> #include <stdio.h> int main(void) { const long double max = LDBL_MAX; ...
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TL-WN822N wifi not establishing AP mode in armv7l

I'm using odroid-xu4 with dietpi OS. I wished to use TL-WN822N wifi device as a hotspot. So I installed a driver of rtl8192eu by using this https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver It ...
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Thinkpad Laptop ignores compact keyboard input when in tablet mode

I have this strange issue. My laptop lenovo thinkpad yoga s1, Fedora 27, started ignoring the external keyboard input (Thinkpad Compact Keyboard bt). The issue is only when the normal laptop keyboard ...
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Corsair K95 keyboard qemu passthrough to Windows 10. Not working

I cannot get my keyboard to pass through to the virtual machine. It disconnects from my host machine like it is going to work, but does not. Interestingly, in order to reuse my keyboard on my host ...