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Wifi/Bluetooth preventing my system to boot on PopOs 22.04

I'm quite new to Linux, and I'm having some problems with this WiFi/Bluetooth dongle adapter, which seems to work only if I unplug and then plug it back in. Can someone please help me? I'm really sad ...
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Moving hard disk from one laptop to the other: how to update OS drivers?

I have moved a hard disk containing openSUSE Leap 15.5 from one laptop to the other. The two laptops are from two different manufacturers. The OS runs fine on the new laptop. But there are some ...
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Do I have to buy old hardware if I want to use an old Linux Kernel?

I don't currently have access to a computer to boot my ssd and add drivers before trying new hardware. I want to buy a new mini pc with a processor released this year but my OS is rhel 8.6 and I'm ...
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Hardware ( motherboards, specifically ) compatibility with Linux

Note: I thought about it and really felt like it belongs here. It's not about hardware, such as it is about Linux drivers/compatibility. Am I wrong? I'm not new to Linux - but I mostly administered ...
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Hardware recommendations for new Debian 11 desktop: Mostly free graphics drivers?

I'm looking for a new desktop (tower) system to run Debian 11. I'd like to avoid having to download proprietary drivers for the hardware to work properly. Requirements: Reasonably recent CPU (Intel ...
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How can I use Ubuntu 22.04 on a Samsung Galaxy Book 2 ( NP750XED )?

I installed Ubuntu 22.04 on my Samsung Galaxy Book 2 (NP750XED) by following the official instructions and it works perfectly until I turn the computer off. After boot, when reaching the login prompt, ...
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PCI Gen 1 device not working on newer Mainboard with Kernel above version 4.10.9

Unfortunately, my LSI MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2 Raid Controller is no longer recognized on my new Server when i use a Kernel version higher than 4.10.9. So on version 4.10.9 it is showing my disks, but ...
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Legacy hardware 32 bit linux [duplicate]

I've been provided with what appears to be a functional PIII Dell Dimension L667r with a whopping 128M of RAM. Further complicating the issue is this system appears to be unable to boot off USB and ...
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Will a nVidia GTX 1050 card work with Linux?

I have a laptop with GTX 1050 card and planning to buy in the near future PC with some external nvidia card as well. I want to install linux on both of them, but I never used linux with nvidia before ...
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laptop second hdd in caddy does not show in bios but shows up after ubuntu boots

I have installed a second HDD in my notebook via a DVD-HDD caddy. My laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad 110 15ISK I want to dual boot Ubuntu (primary SSD) with Fedora (caddy HDD). My observations: caddy with ...
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How to move a Linux installation to newer hardware?

I have an existing home server installed with CentOS 7, running on hardware and an SSD that is getting quite old. The system is Intel based: Core i7 4770K @ 3.5 GHz 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM ...
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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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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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In-built laptop camera and mic don't work, are universal drivers available?

I am using the Eve 5 2-in-1 laptop from a small enthusiasts manufacturer. The device came with windows installed and the in-built camera and microphone work with this OS. But more often I use the ...
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Sata III hard drives not recognized by ECS motherboard caused data corruption of hard drives

I connected two new sata hard drives to my ECS G31T-M9 motherboard. They are mechanical SATA III hdd's 500 GB and 1 TB respectively. Issues started to happen with this 500 GB drive first, the ...
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Hardware for encryption

I have a server with an AMD N36L (HP ProLiant MicroServer N36L). It works fine except it is too slow for encrypting 1 Gbps network data and full-disk encryption: $ openssl speed aes-256-cbc The '...
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DVD reader able to read a zone 1 DVD only internally

I am using Linux (I have not tried the following on Windows). I live in Europe. I have a zone 1 DVD that I can read with VLC and a DVD reader connected to the SATA port of an old computer. Problem: ...
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Tools or sites to configure Linux desktop hardware

I need to build a desktop Linux development system. I’m completely comfortable with configuring the software but I’d rather not spend days trying to figure out the right cords to configure the new ...
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Hardware compatibility issues

I have recently switched to Linux and no matter what operating system I use or configurations I edit I can not seem to get Linux to work properly on my desktop pc where on my laptop Ubuntu worked ...
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Is there a way to mix these memory modules?

I'm trying to mix two 4Gb DDR3 modules from G.Skill with another two 4Gb DDR3 from a generic Chinese brand called Ankowall. The BIOS detects all modules and automatically clocks them at 1333MHz but ...
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How linux communicate with hardware around the processor?

My question is more related to Unix/Linux development rather than administration itself. I think its directed for Unix/Linux low level system programmers rather than administrators. It will help me ...
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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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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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