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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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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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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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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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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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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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Debian Sparc on Sunfire 240V recommended?

We're working on a Sunfire V240 server with SunOS 5.9 (Solaris 9, yeah really old one), I'd like your advices about installing Debian Sparc on those systems. Is this a good choice, could we even ...
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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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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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Ideal Hardware for GNU/Linux Laptop

What's the best way to find a laptop with hardware that is amenable to installing and running GNU/Linux? I'm looking for something that will ideally work with GPL'd drivers and/or firmware. I took a ...
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How compatible is CentOS in respect to hardware for desktop systems? [closed]

I have been tasked with creating a promotional/sales tool for our clients and sales people, (about 8400 users). It's expected that the tool will be used on office and home systems. The tool will ...
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fedora on the asus transformer?

Can you run fedora on the Asus Transformer? The form factor looks great, battery, having a tablet, etc; also, if/when gnome3 gets all touchy (sorry for the pun there), it'll be perfect for the ...
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Ryzen 3 2200u laptop linux compatibility [duplicate]

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? [closed]

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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Where to file a bug?

There are lots of Linux distributions and every one of them is made according to maintainers point of view using different DE, package managers, kernels etc. When some part of your hardware is ...
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What video cards for a Desktop computer compatible with Linux can support Dual Monitors?

What video cards for a Desktop computer compatible with Linux can support Dual Monitors? Our start up needs to use two monitors but our default enviroment needs two monitors, can somebody recommend a ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I choose a graphics card for Linux?

I'm building or buying a new Linux system, and I'm trying to select the best graphics card for my needs. How do I go about making this decision? There's dozens of computer-gear review sites which ...
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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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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 a 286?

I don't own a 286 nor do I intend to run Linux on one. However since the 286 has protected mode, why is it frequently stated that Linux requires a 386 CPU or higher? From http://tuxmobil.org/...
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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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Finding the right display driver for arch installation on a virtual box on Lenovo edge13''

I'm checking arch on a virtualbox (running on ubuntu) before I install it on my machine. I have followed the wiki up until the display driver section. lspci gives: VGA compatible controller: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I install Linux on Ankya 7802L 266MHz 128MB 2GB laptop?

I recently bought this cute little laptop computer (not much memory/HD/CPU): http://www.dinodirect.com/netbook-anyka-7802l-266mhz-128mb-2gb-nand-flash.html Has anyone successfully installed any ...