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

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Hardware audio device not detected after update

Fresh installed eos from the latest available iso. On first boot I did have audio(played a YT video and check audio hardware) but after installing updates and rebooting, no hardware audio sources are ...
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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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How would I go about disabling my Page Up key?

Good evening. Due to a hardware issue, my keyboard thinks the Page Up key is getting pressed continuously. I've removed the physical key, no cigar. Unfortunately, this is a laptop, and I've tried ...
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Is there an equivalent to the “system cooling policy” in win10 which allows me to disable active cooling while running on battery?

yesterday I've setup my notebook with the latest elementaryOS and I'm very happy with it apart from one thing. Given that my notebook's battery isn't the best I was a great fan of the "system cooling ...
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System Freeze Razer Blade Stealth eOS 5.1 Hera

With the new release of Elementary OS I was hoping it would support my laptop (Razer Blade Stealth) after all that wait. And it seems that it doesn’t. After a fresh install I login everything was ...
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Has anyone successfully mounted an external Thunderbolt 3 NVMe drive? (Device shows up in lsusb but not lsblk)

I have 5.1 Hera on my notebook with the 4.15 kernel (that supports Thunderbolt). My external NVMe is formatted to ext4 and works on other other Linux distros on the same computer. The device shows up ...
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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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Dual Boot with Win7 on a RAID PC?

I have a HP DC7900 desktop PC with Intel RAID built into the drive controller (onboard RAID), set up as RAID 1 (mirroring) running Windows 7 Pro. I want to dual boot with Elementary OS as the primary ...
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Fan Control - Dell XPS 9360

I am after some assistance with getting fan control working on my Dell XPS 9360. As most of the time the fans seem to be running at full whack. Thanks in advance! BQ
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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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Touchpad & Keyboard not working on macbook8,1

I just booted Elementary on my macbook8,1. Touchpad & Keyboard don't work. Anybody knows the solution?
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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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Newbie to Linux, No Sound HP Pavilion x360 Convertible Laptop

Before Elementary I installed Manjaro. Same problem there but we fixed it by inserting an options statement in the file named alsa-base.conf which was found in /etc/modprobe.d.... So the statement ...
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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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When trying to print via Brother MFC-L2710DN pages blank

So I downloaded and installed the linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz driver for my MFC-L2710DN Printer/Scanner. Before hand I would use the default recognition of elementary to print via an ...
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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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Problem wifi with network card rtl8723be

I have installed yesterday elementary os, it's all good but i have a problem with my network card rtl8723be. Anytime i turn on my pc i should put those string in the terminal: sudo modprobe -r ...
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elementary os is freezing

I change my pc's videocard after some days it's start freezing/ and i restarting every time. I'm downloading nvidia drivers from app center/ have a 2 download I'm downloading both but when I restart ...
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Installation freeze due to RAID0?

I'm trying to install the version 0.4.1 Loki, but it freeze (holds forever) on the first screen (blank 'e' logo on black background). I had to do some extra step to install Windows10 on this computer ...
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Touchpad & keyboard not detected

I've just bought Lenovo Ideapad 320s-14ast with AMD A9-9420 and i want to install elementary as my first os here. But unfortunately it can't detect my touchpad and keyboard. I can't even just move my ...
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Installer NVMe Support (Dell XPS 15 9560)

In attempting to install Elementary OS on my XPS 15 9560 (i7, 32GB ram, 1TB ssd), I've run into the issue with the installer not recognizing my main (and only) SSD drive. On the 9560 it happens to be ...
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Laptop hangs for approximately 2 minutes upon sign-in [duplicate]

I have a System76 Galago Pro. Upon booting the laptop and logging in, the laptop hangs on a screen showing only the desktop wallpaper for about 2 minutes before loading the desktop. One thing to note ...
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WinFast TV2000 jak zainstalować w elementary

Dzień dobry Mam lat 57, systemu Linux używam od jakiegoś czasu, zwykle jest to Ubuntu albo inna dystrybucja oparta na tym systemie.Ostatnio jednak zainstalowałem E.OS i bardzo mi się spodobał ten ...
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Which single-board computer can I use elementary OS with?

I'm looking for a cheap board like Raspberry Pi (which sadly, is not compatible with elementary OS) that is powerful enough to use elementary OS, play 1080p 60hz videos and movies without a lag, and ...
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How do I get Dell Firmware Updates on Elementary OS

I can't find docs, other than Dell pages saying it's automatic on Ubuntu. There is a .exe installer available from their downloads page, but there are no instructions for setting up on other distros. ...
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How can I turn off hardware acceleration in epiphany?

I need to test epiphany without hardware acceleration to see if it is the culprit for the graphical glitches I'm experiencing in epiphany. Is this possible? It doesn't appear in the main setting menu. ...
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Flicker using browser and strange behavior with the mouse

this is my first post. I just purchased a Dell notebook that I use with elementary os Loki 0.4 and I have two problems: 1 - When I use the Chrome browser and Firefox (both updated) I have problems ...