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Questions related to physical hardware, and how it interacts with elementary OS.

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Elementary OS 6.1 runs fine from livecd but always crashes during installation

I am new here, and my first question is also maybe a hard one. I hope somebody here can help me out. I am trying to install linux (and preferably Elementary OS) to an old vintage computer. But, its ...
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Macbook pro touch bar supported?

I'm considering buying a used MacBook pro (13") (2017) with touch bar, and I'd like to know if the touchbar is supported in elementary OS? Either natively, or using third-party software.. Also, ...
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Elementary OS on iMac works great but

...what can I use for fan control? I need something SUPER EASY! Putting EOS on the iMac is really just an experiment and it will only be used for basic stuff like web browsing. I just need to set the ...
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2011 MacBook Pro DVD Drive "detected" but not working

I've managed to rescue my Late 2011 MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1297) using elementary OS 6.1, which I absolutely love (thanks again, team!). One of the surprises of this process is that I had long ...
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Display MADNESS

My Hera install started messing up the display sizes of only one of my 2 displays. The good one is DVI. the other HDMI keeps reverting to 640x386 or whatever the lowest resolution is. Its so bad i ...
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How to Force External Monitor to work on Defined Resolution?

I am using an old VGA monitor as an external display for my Laptop. Everything is going great but the resolution of the monitor is stuck at 1024x768. I would like it to remainat 1400x1050 permanently. ...
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Touchpad freezes every so often [Dell XPS 13 9350]

I have just recently decided to install elementary OS, after using Manjaro for a while and I have never had this issue with another distro. When using my touchpad; lifting my finger up and then ...
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External monitor suddenly stop working

As already title says I have a problem with my monitor. It works fine 99% of time but sometimes, when I plug HDMI cable just nothing happen.I already had this problem and fixed it with reinstalling ...
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Can't install elementary os 6 on a 4k native ssd

The installer assume sector size is 512 bytes, so EFI system partition is 300 MB / 4 and it won't let me proceed with the install.
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External HD, this folder does not belong to you

I have 5.1 Hera on my laptop (Lenovo) and 5.1.5 on my desktop. I bought an external HD (Intenso). On my desktop I have access to it, but not on my laptop. My laptop says "this folder does not ...
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Will elementary OS run on an Intel Core 2 Duo U9300?

I'm thinking about making a switch from Windows to elementary OS. Could you tell me whether my laptop's processor, an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU U9300 @ 1.20GHz would be appropriate and suitable?
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Dell Inspirion 15

I just ordered Dell Inspirion 15 (AMD Ryzen™ 5 5500U processor and AMD Radeon GPU). I plan to use the elementary as the only OS, as I used it from 0.4 to 5.1.7 on my old i3 laptop and it worked ...
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Computer starts glitching and freezes

My computer is glitching and freezing after I use it for a bit. Have checked swap and computer maxes out at 4gb of ram which I have installed already. Any help?
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Lenovo touchpad does not work

I have come to Elementary OS after a lot of tests and finally, I have it! 'cause it's Fast & Simple. But the main problem for me is the touchpad I do not know what the problem is, just my touchpad ...
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Installed elementary OS need help with multiple issues (first time Linux user)

Issues since install: My new Lenovo yoga 7i is working harder with the new linux OS. But it comes in spurts. Track pad does not work. Sound output unable to figure out. Sound input (mic) unable to ...
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Minimum HARDWARE requirements for ODIN?

I have a old 32bit-UEFI miniPC with ATOM CPU. It has 2GB RAM, 30GB eMMC and 4x1440MHz CPU. https://youtu.be/oizxGhz1DXU https://www.amazon.de/Mini-PC-lautlose-Silent-PC-Bluetooth/dp/B01EYN55JO The ...
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does latest elementary os is support wayland?

does latest elementary os is support wayland? if support wayland ,does latest elementary os is support 125% fractional scaling for fullHD monitor? I recommend elementary os team build hardware ...
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Can't detect scanner Brother DCP-195C

I can't detect my brother DCP-195C printer. When I do a sudo brsaneconfig3 -d the printer appears in the list. But scanimage -L doesn't detect it. Please help. I'm very tired. It's connected via USB ...
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Wifi turns on and off in irregular intervalson Lenovo Thinkpad T460

I just installed EOS Hera 5 on the Thinkpad T460 and EOS runs fine so far but for one issue: The wifi gets dropped and picks up in irregular intervals - which is more than annoying. I tried the ...
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Best laptop for elemental os [closed]

There may any one help me with a laptop choice because am new to elemental os
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Can't install Elementary OS on NVMe

I have Acer laptop with 2 drives - hdd & nvme. Elementary OS installer can see only hdd (the same situation is while running EOs from flash drive - I can see only hdd). There is no ahci swithchers ...
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Can't detect or use Scanner Epson perfection v3790 in Elementary OS

I have a Epson perfection v370, it isn't detected by xsane but in the terminal it does appear. Searching around I got to open xsane as root and then I got it working but it leaves it as a file that I ...
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Read error after wrong 'set root' in grub rescue

I have a dual boot with elementary OS and Windows and somehow I wasn't able to enter Windows and Grub rescue appeared. I entered set root=(hd0,msdos4)/@ and set prefix=(hd0,msdos4)/@/boot/grub as I ...
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Finger Print Reader Dell G5 5587 15inch

I have no idea how to enable the finger print reader in order to login.. Side not how could I get fingerprint reader to then enter sudo password when required in the terminal?
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Hardware minimum requerid? [duplicate]

Hardware minimum required for install elementary OS 5.0? Can I install elementary OS Only 5.1 with Windows 10 installed on another partition? Can an 8 year old hardware install elementary OS 5.1?
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Right mouse button on touchpad

I can't get the right-click button on my touchpad no matter what I do. I have used ElementaryOS before and have had to go to the touchpad prefs and selected "Hardware Default". This used to ...
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How do I disable one of my network adapters?

I'm having some trouble with one of my network adapters being extremely slow. I've bought another adapter, got that plugged in and everything was working perfectly. But now the old adapter keeps ...
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experience with eOS and Lenovo Thinkpad x1 carbon

as mentioned in a previous post I am testing elementary os in a VM for a couple of days now to test if I can leave Windows... hopefully forever :) there are some small points which I already ...
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Inamax Wireless Adapter not working

My apologies for being a n00b but I am dusting my linux back off after many years on Windows and exploring Elementary OS. I like what I see so far but I cannot get my wireless adapter to work. Does ...
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Will/Can elementaryOS support ARM?

I have been looking into some ultra-portable GNU/Linux laptops for some of my younger family members. However, I do not yet believe I can recommend these to them if they cannot run elementary OS. ...
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Elementary OS pre-install question from perennial Linux newbie: partition scheme

I've been toying with Unix & Linux since Mandrake, but always gave up. Now committed to using something other than Windows as a daily driver. Like what I see with EOS Live these past few days ...
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Driconf error starts in expert mode

Several days ago install driconf or 3d acceleration as they prefer to call it, but when it starts I get an error and it starts in expert mode and I can not do anything, I have already installed all ...
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Any confirmation on a Ryzen 5 2400 with Elementary OS?

I've seen a few older posts regarding this with nothing concrete, so I thought I'd ask. I'm considering a Ryzen 5 2600 CPU (with the Asus Prime A32OM-K motherboard) and I noticed people have said you ...
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Multiple monitors extended screen on all workspace

Plugged in an additional monitor is it possible to have extended screen on all workspaces
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macbook hardware specs INCLUDING battery

I am looking for where to find my specific computer hardware spec's, including my battery. I have a 2009-10 macbook pro and its needing a new battery. So, I need to find the battery size and make sure ...
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Can not add new files to existing drives after elementary OS Juno install

I recently replaced Window 7 Pro with elementary OS Juno for my HTPC. I have 3 drives that I'm using. Drive 1. is Main drive for elementary OS Juno. Drive 2. For Movies and Music. Drive 3 is for more ...
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Buttons on trackpad don't work (Lenovo IdeaPad z410)

Just installed Elementary and I'm really enjoying it - my only problem is that the buttons on the trackpad don't work. I am able to navigate by tapping the trackpad, but not by using the physical left/...
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Complete system freeze

My computer freezes completely every now and then. I do nothing heavy on resources, plain browsing the internet reading articles. When system freezes there is NOTHING I can do. Mouse not moving, I ...
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Cant turn on WiFi only Ethernet

Hi guys i cant seem to turn on my WiFi at all. I can only connect through Ethernet it seems. I'm curious if I didn't download Elementary correctly. When I goto wifi it wont turn on after i select it. ...
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Is there a supported hardware list for elementary OS?

Curious if there is a list of hardware successfully running elementary OS. Reason I ask is because I have 2 MacBook pros, on the newer one, my elementary OS install usb stick loads into a glorious ...
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How can I get "Simple Scan" to see my Brother MFC-7362N network scanner?

I have a Brother MFC-7362N multi-function printer/scanner/copier on my local network. The Brother printer/scanner definitely works as I can print and scan from Windows and macOS on other machines. I ...
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Can't install elementary due to GPT HDD

Recently someone asked me to install elementary OS on their laptop, because they would like to get into Linux. I myself use Ubuntu and never had any problems installing it on my laptop/computer but ...
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How to add more space to the elementary OS partition from the Windows one?

I dual boot elementary with Windows 10 on my laptop. When I was installing the OS, it let me choose how much space to get off of the Windows 10 drive but now that space is running low and I want to ...
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Screen Error Razer Blade Stealth

I just made the switch from Windows, I previously had elementary OS running on an old MacBook with no problem but this computer died. I now have a Razer Blade Stealth 12.5" 4k from late 2016. I ...
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new elementary OS user, wifi && graphics questions

I've done my homework and started using elementary OS on my Acer Swift 3 the wifi connectivity is terrible, windows gave me constant stable connection, where elementary OS fails to do that Should i ...
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HP 14" latptop a good choice for elementary OS - Model 14-cf1015cl

I would like to get a smallish laptop for home computing and web app dev. I am new to elementary OS but would like to use linux. Will I be able to get elementary OS running on this machine? SPECS: ...
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Touchpad Locks After Inactivity Period [duplicate]

I have a Compaq 21N121AR Laptop and this is my problem: After I make a mouse movement and my finger leaves the mouse touchpad, my touchpad goes in a kind of "Sleep Mode" and it takes a few "swipes" to ...
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Pretty new to Linux

As the title suggest i'm fairly new to Linux and i'm curious how it works with drivers. NVIDIA Graphics worked out for me after some research, but I don't know about the rest of the machine. Coming ...
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Keyboard randomly freezes while typing

While typing there are times where my keyboard randomly freezes and repeats the key over and over again. At that point, my only option is to manually hit the power button in order to restart. The ...
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BCM43142 and linux kernel 4.15.0-24-generic

I've got trouble - wi-fi not working on 4.15.0-24-generic. I tried rebuild module: Building initial module for 4.15.0-24-generic ERROR (dkms apport): kernel package linux-headers-4.15.0-24-generic ...
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