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Which distro for Machine Learning on Lenovo Legion S7?

My friend, an ML engineer, had tremendous problems with Mint and Ubuntu for the past couple of months due to bleeding edge hardware on Lenovo Legion S7. At the moment, he's currently not using any OS, ...
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How to identify cause of random poweroff on linux laptop?

My laptop (thinkpad 13, ~6 years old) has run perfectly since I bought it new, and still does when on AC power. I started getting random "crashes" a few months ago, only while on battery. ...
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Is my old HP laptop preventing Linux from running smoothly?

I have an older HP laptop. I don't know all the specs but I believe it is a G60 notebook with a dual core intel pentium processor. It used to have Windows Vista on it. I don't remember the exact hard ...
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nouveau + unsupported SPROM error message on booting Mint

When I try to boot into a Mint live environment from a USB, I get the following message: bcma: Unsupported SPROM revision: 11 bcma-pci-bridge 0000:03:00.0: bus0: No SPROM available usb 1-4: device ...
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hid2hci could not find device

I am trying to reconfigure a usb bluetooth dongle from HID to HCI mode using hid2hci. I followed the steps according to this tutorial. It was going well up until the part where I had to actually use ...
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Moving RAID5 to RAID1 -- Out of Disk Slots

Years and years ago, I set up a 4 TB RAID5 array using 3x 2 TB disks. Those are positioned in sda/b/c. I have a very old tiny disk in sdd, and I'm booting from a 1 TB SSD in sde. Yea, it's a mess. ...
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What does command do: `badblocks -svn /dev/sda`? does it just report the bad blocks?

This command: badblocks -svn /dev/sda What does it do? Does it just report the bad blocks? Or does it somehow handle the bad blocks so that I don't need to be worried about them? I read the manual by ...
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Getting details on printers with SNMP?

Under which OID is such detailed information on the make, model and features of the printer usually found? I have to answer this question I have been researching and have installed the following apt ...
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NanoPi mali GPU doesn't want to increase frequency

I'm trying to increase frequency of mali GPU on my NanoPi M4. I use friendlyarm-desktop distro. The /sys/class/misc/mali0/device/devfreq/ff9a0000.gpu/governor is already in "performance" ...
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Can't get ECC error reporting to work in Linux

I've been trying unsuccessfully to get ECC error reporting to work in Debian 11. The hardware configuration is as follows: MB: ASRock X570 Pro4 CPU: Ryzen 7 PRO 5750G RAM: Kingston KSM26ED8/32ME (x2) ...
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Design process for custom hardware

We have a design for a custom board with multiple codecs that will be used with a iMX8 module. We haven't made a prototype yet. Hardware designer wants to test his assumptions to verify the SAI ports ...
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0bda:c811 Realtek not recognized

Have a popular realtek chipset usb wifi adapter. Debian 10 and kali linux both do not recognize the chipset. Similar problem reported in Mint, Ubuntu, Centos @ilak:$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 003: ID ...
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Failed NVMe M.2 SSD, broken filesystem, unwriteable; can I wipe it anyway?

My Samsung 970 EVO M.2 500GB SSD (MZ-V7E500BW) suddenly failed yesterday during a power outage. I now have a warning during POST ("WARNING! Please back up your data and replace your hard disk ...
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Less RAM showing with Unbuffered DIMMs than with Registered DIMMs

I recently replaced 32GB (4 x 8GB) of Registered (and ECC) memory modules in my system with 64GB (2 x 32GB) of Unbuffered (and non ECC). The curious thing is, in the earlier configuration free -h ...
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Touchpad (ELAN 04F3:3072) not working/detected after BIOS upgrade (Lenovo Ideapad Flex 3 11ADA05)

Reposting this from ArchLinux BBS, because I suspect that it isn't distribution specific. After a BIOS update from FPCN18WW (2021-07-12) to FPCN24WW (2021-08-19) my touchpad is not recognized in the ...
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Would a Netgate 1100 with pfSense Plus Software support SquidGuard?

Would a Netgate 1100 with pfSense Plus Software support SquidGuard? I'd like to be able to do web filtering using that software / hardware combination. P.S. Apologies if I have posted this in an ...
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As hardware developer (like arduino board etc.), Does one have to license PCB's files under GPLv2/3 if it's software use (go with) GPL licensed parts?

I'm just trying to understand opensource licenses as a hardware dev. Also I'm not fully understanding GPLv3 about Tivoization part. So If I use GPLv3 software parts, Do I obligated to design PCB that ...
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XBox One controller (USB) is detected, but sends no input events

I have a recently purchased X Box One wired controller, which I would like to have available on Linux. When I plug it in, it is detected, and does show up as /dev/input/js1. (/dev/input/js0 is my ...
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ASMedia SATA controller 106x not working under ubuntu

I've added PCIe ASMedia SATA controller to my PC. It's working fine under win10 but not with ubuntu. lspci returned that: 01:00.0 IDE interface: ASMedia Technology Inc. Device 0624 (rev 01) (prog-if ...
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What's the deal with the TYPE udev property?

Looking at the udev info for a usb device: P: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1 N: bus/usb/001/002 L: 0 E: DEVPATH=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1 E: DEVNAME=/dev/bus/usb/001/002 E: ...
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EgisTec 0570 Fingerprint Sensor - fprintd-enroll not working

I have an Acer Swift 3 (SF314-57) running arch, which has an 0570 LighTuning Technology Inc. EgisTec Touch Fingerprint Sensor. Support for this device was just made available in the latest libfprint ...
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KVM Switch lags when re-connecting to Linux

I have this IOGear GCS22U 2 Port KVM Switch which I use to switch between my Manjaro machine (Linux manjaro 5.10.56-1-vfio-lts) and my Windows 10 machine. I am using a Corsair K95 RGB Keyboard and a ...
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Why does lspci in an Azure VM show only a NIC card?

Normally in a Linux system a bunch of things show up, but in an Azure VM it shows only a single NIC card. Why is that?
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Configuring AMD RX 580 on Fedora 34

I have ASUS AMD RX 580 on Fedora 34 system. This series of video cards have problems with very high default core frequency and power limits. Video core has normal temperature, but some small ...
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Lap top get off when I separate charger

I brought my lenovo-ideapad-320 to repair shop and changed my keyboard. now when I separate my charger ,the lap top get off and doesn't get on without charger. may is it related to long time being off?...
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Network Adapter - CTRL EVENT SCAN FAILED (unstable hardware)

I am using Manjaro Linux over an old HP Laptop (HP Pavilion G6 2298SE). This Laptop has following (Ralink) Network Adapter: 07:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT5390R 802.11bgn PCIe Wireless ...
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How to print zeros and ones of a file

Long story short: how to print in a terminal the binary digits constituting a file e.g. a library .so or a simple text .txt file PC hardware works with electrical signal (basically it's an ON/OFF ...
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Battery does not stop charging

My goal is to prevent my battery charging all the time which is not good for the hardware. After several hours it still shows that it's charging: #root# acpi -V Battery 0: Charging, 99%, 00:12:56 ...
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Server is slow, there's no workload, no apparent reason, only shutdown solves the problem

I manage a server that is now approximately 5 years old. It has Ubuntu Server installed. There had been a handful of times where suddenly it became super slow to the point it was basically unusable. ...
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FHD monitor only works after booting from other monitor and switching when running

This is a weird one.. I have a FHD AGI260T 26z monitor connected with DVI-D (computer) to VGA (monitor). Computer is a Cisco VXC 6215 box running Debian, Ubuntu or whatever live usb. Problem with all ...
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After installing a new hard drive, I get system freezes

Just like the title, not sure why. I have unplugged the drive and all is well. No particularly unusual temp reports from my CPU or GPU, and last night it actually had the monitor off when it froze. ...
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Failed to init entropy source hwrng

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1679010 seeing this log: Failed to init entropy source hwrng Does Intel or AMD CPU contain a hwrng device? or it need extra chip/card/device?
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Duplicate events from Logitech G613 Bluetooth keyboard

For some tiime (sic!) now, I've been getting random duplicate events from my Logitech G613 Bluetooth keyboard. I've no idea how it's happening, and iit (again!) seems to happen with all keyboard keys -...
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T440s with Linux freezes possibly due to hardware issue

I'm running Debian 9 with Linux 4.9.0-16-amd64 on a Lenovo T440s, which has been stable until recently but started to hang a couple of times per day. There have been no upgrades on it, so I suspect ...
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DisplayPort monitors via HP USB-C Universal Dock not detected by HP EliteBook 840 G7

I've connected the monitors to the dock, and the monitors detect when they are being connected and disconnected, so there doesn't seem to be any issue with the signal as such. All the other plugs on ...
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Only half RAM memory available to linux in Legacy mode, UEFI shows full, why?

I have a problem with OS. All tools including kernel shows only half of my actual RAM memory. I have one 16G memory chip installed in my laptop and all is shown good in BIOS. Some info about ...
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Supported C-States on Intel 10th Gen W-1290P

I am running a machine that I recently upgraded to a Intel 10th Gen Xeon W-1290P Comet Lake CPU. The CPU is really similar to the normal desktop i9-10900k. On this machine, I am running Proxmox. I am ...
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Screen turning off and on repeatedly when on GNOME lock screen

GNOME (or some related software) is breaking my monitor. Every time I lock GNOME (Super-l) the monitor goes into some sort of reset loop, alternately showing the lock screen and blacking out, each for ...
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Running linux on an usb flash drive vs external SDD

I got a laptop for work 6 months ago. Not the supercomputer, but still pretty powerful. I need to use it for work only. I am also a hobby musician, and I like to experiment with linux open source ...
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What is a well supported touchscreen driver to emulate? [closed]

I'll spare the whys and hows of the project behind this but I am working on some hardware that needs to appear to the host Linux machine (Raspberry Pi) as a touchscreen*, ideally one that works over ...
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hardware diagnosis with debian

I have a i7 8550u SOC thin PC that has started acting up lately. It runs debian 10 (buster). buster backports kernel 5.10.0-0.bpo.5-amd64. The SOC is housed in a thin PC aluminium fanless housing. I ...
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Network driver issue on 5.4 kernel for I219 8086:15fa

had today missing network driver on a Linux Mint 20 (5.4.0-73-generic) with embedded mobo network card Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (14) I219-V [8086:15fa] (rev 11) Didn't think that this ...
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No crit high low returned by sensors - is this normal?

I assembled a brand new Ryzen-based workstation. The temperature sensors returned by sensors seems to be working fine, but those of the CPU do not specify low, crit, and high thresholds. > sensors ...
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Anne pro 2 keyboard not detected after reboot

I've just bought the anne pro 2 keyboard. I'm trying to use it plugged in via usb with the red cable that came with it. My computer dual-boots windows 10 and Pop!_OS 20.10. Obinskit works fine on the ...
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Can't access Files in /sys/bus/i2c/drivers/elants_i2

I have bought a new Laptop, had set it up, installed Manjaro and followed the Entry in the Arch-Wiki on how to get the touchpad working. (https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Lenovo_IdeaPad_5_15are05#...
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Please help me with my persistent brightness control issue

I've had this issue throughout distros. Arch, Debian, Mint, etc. Tried gnome, kde, xfce. My brightness control buttons, Fn+Vol_Up / Fn+Vol_Down will not actually do anything. I still get a gui ...
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Recommendation for tools or suite that can pull error logs from servers/enclosures

As the title suggests, I am looking for a community recommendation on the best way to pull logs from remote devices, and then quickly scan those logs for key strings, and/or specifically list hardware ...
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sysfs: Correspondence between modules and drivers?

In sysfs, one can find which driver is handling a device. For example, the following shows that the driver handling the device led0 is called leds-gpio. pi@raspberrypi:/sys/devices/platform/leds/leds/...
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How can I test if the hardware of my internal webcam is working?

My wife's notebook's (Dell, i7, 8g, Linux Mint 20 Ulyana) integated web cam isn't working. AFAI found the probable cause is a hardware problem in the camera. In this case it's useless to messing in ...
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MIDI-USB connection not recognized by Ubuntu

I've got a digital piano and an A/B MIDI-USB cable plugged into it, to my PC in order to use it as MIDI controller. For an inexplicable reason, the connection is not recognized. lsusb does not list ...

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