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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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What is the state of open-source Poulsbo/GMA 500 drivers?

Currently, a causal browse through a number of Linux distros show spotty Poulsbo drivers at best. Has any headway been made recently towards either convincing Intel to coax the driver source out of ...
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External tablet input devices for Linux (Inkscape/Gimp)?

What are good external tablet input devices for Linux? It should be used for more convenient use of Inkscape and Gimp. Some characteristics that are useful, I guess: connected via USB included pen ...
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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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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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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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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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Wireless multi function scanner / printer

Can someone recommend me a wireless multi function scanner / printer that will work with Ubuntu? If something like this exists at all..
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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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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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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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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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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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Will Linux as a guest be able to make use of hardware support of a Windows host?

I have a Radeon HD 7790 which apparently won't work as well in Linux (haven't tried it yet). My idea is to install Windows as the host and do the Linux work in a VM (which involves stuff that needs ...
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How good is the support for NUT-based UPSs against APC?

My choice of UPS is this -- CyberPower CP900EPFCLCD or APC Smart-UPS 750VA (SMT750I). I intend to connect UPS with USB for data transfer, not Ethernet. According to UPS HowTo http://tldp.org/HOWTO/...
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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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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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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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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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Linux/UNIX for older (Pentium 4) laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux for low-end hardware and internet browsing What UNIX or Linux would be the most suitable for my old laptop HP Compaq nx9010 hardware? Hardware specs: Chipset: ATI ...
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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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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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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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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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Bought speakers (HS-307 USB), driver issue

I just bought this headset. It only states the speakers are compatible with Windows but I have bought devices before that made such statements which then turned out to work fine on Linux. Is there ...
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Finding Linux distribution with proper hardware driver support

To me it is a jungle to find what Linux distribution to choose... Of course one would like to use as much performance as possible from the machine. In my case I have a HP Pavilion dv6-6008eo - in ...
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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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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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Is a SuperServer 6017R-72RFTP Debian-compatible? [closed]

Can I install Debian on Supermicro SuperServer 6017R-72RFTP? I was investigating Supermicro webpage and at some point it got confusing because I was not sure do I and for I have all necessary drivers,...
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Fujitsu Life book Debian Weezy 64-bit

Has anyone managed to get a 64 bit Linux installation on the Fujitsu Lifebook A3130 Currently have 32-bit Debian Wheezy but having troubles with building/Compiling Android and CyanogenMod. Having ...
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XBMCbuntu freezes at random intervals

I have a Gateway GM5474 which is running XBMCbuntu on a 500GB Hard drive (the originial I believe or maybe slightly newer hard drive). Little background: The system is still stock, and I was having ...
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Installing Linux/NetBSD on an old Sky digibox?

I've just been updgraded to Sky+ and I've got an old Sky box (Thomson 286_544 aka Thomson DSI4212C). How would I go about installing NetBSD (compatible with nearly everything) on it? Has anyone ever ...
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First steps: installing a compatible Bluetooth card to my laptop? [closed]

I'm looking to install a Bluetooth card to my laptop, as it currently doesn't have Bluetooth support and I'd like to get away from having to use an external USB dongle. I own a Gateway NV51 series ...
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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 ...