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Is there a way to figure out if a touchpad is broken, even if it's unsupported by Linux?

(I asked another question here that led to this question. I'm going to repost some of the command line output that I think is relevant.) I found an old laptop in my garage (Lenovo IdeaPad U260) and ...
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Installing Proprietary Windows Drivers on Linux

I have a PC Oscilloscope Instrustar ISDS205X which I used on Windows 10. Now that I have switched to Linux, I am unable to find the respective drivers for it. I have tried installing it on PlayOnLinux ...
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Can I install Chromium OS on this pc, mediacom smartbook 144?

I'd like to know if I could install Chromium OS on my Mediacom Smartbook 144, with 4 GB RAM and an Intel Atom x5-z8350 CPU: would it run OK even if I also keep installed my version of Windows? And if ...
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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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running a terminal over PCMCIA serial port in unix

I'm currently doing a microcontroller project that requires a serial port, but for testing purposes, I require two serial ports and terminals working with both of them. My computer has one native ...
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Trouble with Legacy interrupts on new CPU

A legacy (IntA) interrupt works on an old CPU under Linux, but fails under the same Linux OS with a newer CPU in that system. I'm unsure if the problem is in the BIOS or in the Linux driver, as both ...
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How to find built-in SD card reader (MMC) details?

I have been attempting to mount a SDXC (exFAT) card into the built-in MMC reader in my laptop. I keep getting "mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising SD card" errors in dmesg and the device is never ...
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Are WiFi, audio, video modules included in the kernel?

I have an old netbook based on WM8880 SoC (https://laptop.fossee.in/) which used to run lubuntu 16.04 (customised heavily by the fossee team) via Uboot bootloader fairly well, one fine day it said I ...
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Will it work if I switch the boot disks between two laptops? [closed]

Generally, if I switch the bootable disks of two laptops, will both of them be able to boot into each other's OS? If not, what is the reason that it is not possible? Differences between CPU ISAs, ...
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Ryzen 3 2200u laptop linux compatibility

Do Ryzen 3 2200u laptops work without issues with stock install of Debian 9 or Ubuntu 18.04? I do not want to install nor patch nor compile! I have to choose between Core i3 6006u and Ryzen 3 2200u. ...
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Do Ryzen 3 2200u laptops with Vega 3 work out of the box with major Linux distros? [duplicate]

Does a laptop with Ryzen 3 2200u and Vega 3 work without issues with stock install of Debian 9 or Ubuntu 18.04? I dont want to install drivers! Not to mention compile a patched kernel. I have to ...
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Can I Install any other Linux os than Ubuntu on a BQ Aquaris M10?

A few months ago I bought a BQ Aquaris M10 FHD Ubuntu version, but since some time the support for the installed touch version of Ubuntu 15.04 (OTA-15) was stopped and there is no newer version I ...
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Get CPU stepping in Linux

As you could notice from the topic it needs to be able get cpu's stepping code properly. As Wikipedia says there're stepping codes like A0, A2, B0 etc. So, commands in linux (ubuntu 16.04) give: # ...
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How tied are Linux installations to hardware? [duplicate]

If I install Linux on a USB stick using computer A, then plug it into computer B with different hardware and try to boot and work on it, should I generally expect it to work? Or should I rather accept ...
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Linux mint needed to boot in compatibility mode, but after install it does not boot!

Linux mint needed to boot in compatibility mode, but after install it does not boot! Explained: i booted from the cd it failed so i did it in compatibility mode i successfully installed mint it ...
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How linux-compatible is the Sager NP7950 laptop? (lspci -v?)

I am looking for a laptop that I can use for blender on linux and for gaming in windows. The Sager NP7950 (aka Clevo N950K6?) caught my eye, but I have not been able to find out any information about ...
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USB 3.1 hub shown as USB 2.0

My problem is the following. My system is detecting my USB 3.1 Gen1 hub (onboard hub). First, I confirmed that my motherboard does indeed have support for USB 3.1. I have an Asus H97-PRO which has ...
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Is the MMU (Memory Management Unit) chip necessary for a processor to have virtual memory support?

Is the MMU (Memory Management Unit) chip necessary for a processor to have virtual memory support? Is it possible to emulate MMU functionality in software? (I am aware that it will probably have a ...
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Is hardware support for virtual memory necessary to install Linux Operating system on that hardware (processor)? [duplicate]

Is hardware support for virtual memory necessary to install Linux Operating system on that hardware? Is it true that Linux Operating System cannot be installed on devices (processors) that do not ...
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Can't install any Linux based OS [closed]

I tried to clean install linux mint, zorin os and elementary into my windows laptop. But every time I try to Install any linux OS I get the following error ERST:Can not request [mem 0x6feff000-...
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bUSB slot not working at all on any Debian-based derivative

I tried to install first ParrotOS, a debian-based distro, several times. It always got stuck at the "Detect CD-ROM" phase during any installation interface. It made no difference, if I used the GTK ...
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FreeBSD: Does Install media include I2C modules?

When I booted a memstick image of FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE on my Apple Macbook, the keyboard was not recognised post-boot. I think this is because the keyboard is I2C-based, as plugging a USB keyboard in ...
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What to make of these abrt-list errors?

I keep getting a warning every time I switch to root. ABRT has detected 'x' problems(s). For more info run arbt-cli list. And 'arbt-cli list' lists the same problem over and over again: id ...
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Why are there almost no WLAN adapters for Linux? [Debian 9] [closed]

So I recently installed Debian 9.0 and tried to get my WLAN adapter working. As it's not supported it seems I have to get a new one. I was surprised to learn that there are almost no WiFi adapters ...
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Why did Lenovo's Thinkpad become popular with the Linux community? [closed]

What caused Stallman etc. to jump on the Thinkpad ?
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Should I use legacy BIOS for Debian or get a new mainboard? [closed]

So here I found out that my mainboard B250 PC MATE is apparently not working with non-Windows operating systems with UEFI* and now I'm wondering whether it would be better to get a new mainboard or to ...
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Enable middle button scrolling with HP pointing stick

So I am using an Elitebook 8540p running Fedora 25 and have been trying to enable middle mouse scrolling so that I can use the pointing stick for scrolling. The device is listed as "PS/2 Generic Mouse"...
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Does H110 motherboard and i3 -6100 support VT-d/iommu mode?

I am trying to build a PC with H110 mobo and i3 - 6100. I want to run Ubuntu as host and Windows as a VM with Integrated Graphics pass through. While the Intel site mentions for VT-d support, I'm not ...
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Linux on Laptops

Good evening. I have an acer notebook running in dualboot configuration with Fedora 25 and Windows 10. I would like to know if it is possible to irreversible damage the notebooks hardware by linux not ...
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Laptop with integrated and discrete card [closed]

I want to buy Lenovo yoga 710. I am concerned about general compatibility of this laptop with Linux especially graphics card. It has two graphics card. One is integrated with Intel processor other is ...
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Which Linux Distro came with all Daily Softwares [closed]

I'm new to Linux world and still learning on How to Build personal Linux Distro. And before I can create one, I would like to get as many computers that I can have and install Linux on it. But I need ...
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Fn key for Bluetooth Apple Magic Keyboard (2015)

I'm having trouble using my Apple Magic Keyboard (bluetooth wireless with LiIon battery, Lightning port for charging and tethered usage) with Fedora 25 (kernel: 4.8.15-300.fc25.x86_64). The problem ...
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Do distros use different wifi drivers?

I have two laptops, the old one running manjaro, but I use the new one and it's running windows 10, I want to run some Linux distro on it but I can't, my wireless card gives me many problems that I ...
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Do Linux distros have different levels of hardware support? [closed]

I have heard it said before that Ubuntu has the best hardware support of any Linux distro, but I'm confused how that could be the case. Don't the drivers go into the kernel, which means the only thing ...
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Does chipset determine if wifi card will be supported under linux?

I'm planning wifi card upgrade and I've decided to look for router targeted hardware because of better specs. I found MikroTik mPCI-E module that features Atheros AR9582. I also found that Linux ...
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Custom Chassis Jog Control Linux Mint

I inherented a computer from a friend, it is a custom built PC meant to look like a media center pc. It has a big jog dial on the outside, along with a LCD screen for displaying something (anything I ...
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How do I get/install Linux firmware for my EW-7727In wireless adapter?

I have an Edimax EW-7727In which I want to use with a box running Debian Stretch over a 4.2.0.1 Linux kernel. But - without installing anything special, my taskbar widget tells me I'm missing the ...
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Dell Workstation t7910 and FreeBSD

I want to install FreeBSD on a Dell Workstation t7910. This workstation has a nVidia Quadro graphics card and two Xenon processors. Would FreeBSD recognize the hardware on a Dell Workstation t7910?
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Is there a version of linux that can be run on the 2015 Kindle Fire

I have been doing some research and I have been reading all kinds of answers but none of them fully answer my question. I wanted to know if the 2015 Kindle Fire can support a version of Linux? If so, ...
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Detecting Hardware of the Dyconn Dubbler Dock

I purchase USB3 dual-hard-drive docking station from Fry Electronics called the Dyconn Dubbler Dock. When I plug this device into an Ubuntu Linux 15.04 laptop (kernel: 3.19.0-26-generic), I see no ...
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configuration of dlink dwa-123 for kali

I have problem with my hardware switch when I switch it on. The indicator say it's disabled (wireless disabled) and when I press Fn+F5 it says wireless disabled by hardware switch. root@kali:~# ...
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Installing an unauthorized wifi card in a Lenovo thinkpad edge 14

I took out a my Intel dual band Wireless AC 7260 card model number 7260HMW from another laptop. I wanted to install it in my thinkpad. Upon doing so and rebooting, the computer said unauthorized wifi ...
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Which Linux Kernel supports a Thunderbolt display port in a PC laptop?

I recently got a PC laptop with a Thunderbolt display. I would like to install Linux but which Kernel version can support a Thunderbolt display?
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My graphic card is not recognized on laptop/debian

My graphic card is not recognized on my laptop with Debian Jessie installed and a Nvidia Geforce GTX 850M. glewinfo tells me it uses Mesa DRI with Intel (OpenGL 3.0) instead of Nouveau with the ...
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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/ http://www.asus.com/websites/global/...
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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? My machine (clevo p570wm) runs perfect on Windows ...
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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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Corsair Vengeance K-95 Keyboard & Linux [closed]

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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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 ...