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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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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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Check compatibility with Linux before installing

I have a new computer, more precisely an Asus N750J, and I would like to check the compatibility of the hardware with Linux before installing (dual boot is the plan), to be prepared and prevent ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Searching for i686 UEFI distribution of Linux

I m trying to put a dual boot Windows 8 - Linux on a HP ENVY j069-sf (i686). Like all HP laptop, there is a lot of proprietary drivers (even when installing Windows, I had to take 2 hour to search, ...
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Mouse pad error after new Linux kernel install

Yesterday I upgraded my debian laptop with the backports repository. Amongst the packages it installed, a new kernel was added (3.2.0). When booting on this kernel, the right-click on my mouse pad (is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Installation instructions for HP 7 tablet (also called 'Mesquite')

I'm looking at the HP 7 at Walmart (http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-7-Tablet-Intel-Atom-Processor-with-8GB-Memory-featuring-Android-4.1-Jelly-Bean/27618120), but I don't want to purchase it unless I can ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 & Broadcom Compatibility

I have windows 8 pre-installed and also want to use Ubuntu (13.04) as my secondary OS. I had problems regarding Broadcom STA wireless drivers in 12.10, but the drivers work fine on older versions. How ...