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Questions tagged [hardware]

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

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Does elementary OS support tablet input (for writing)?

I see that there is built-in support for Wacom, but I wonder if Elementary OS supports tablets for writing (there aren't many distros that I know of support this). I installed elementary OS for my ...
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Slow (considerable input lag, general slowness) [duplicate]

I am saddened to say that ElementaryOS is disappointingly slow on a Toshiba A85-S1072 laptop. Even typing has terrible lag,is there anything I can do to speed it up? Every other PC I have installed it ...
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Hard resetting link after SSD firmware upgrade

System: HP Omen 15-5003nl SSD: SanDisk SD6PP4M-256GB-1006 SSD Firmware: A200906 Kernel: 3.19.0-58-generic I recently upgraded my SSD firmware and it fixed a serious ahcpi freeze bug on Windows ...
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What is the maximum resolution supported by elementary OS?

I recall reading somewhere either here or on the elementary OS site that the maximum resolution supported is something like 2560x1600. Is that true, or are higher resolutions supported? I ask ...
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Should I upgrade the Hardware Enablement Stack? How should I do it? [duplicate]

New important security and hardware support update WARNING: Security updates for your current Hardware Enablement Stack ended on 2016-08-04: *http://wiki.ubuntu.com/1404_HWE_EOL I've read that ...
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AMD Radeon R5 M335 GPU not detected correctly?

I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 (5559) laptop with an Intel Skylake i7-6500U CPU and an AMD Radeon R5 M335 graphics card. I'm not sure though if freya has correctly detected the AMD Radeon card. ...
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Will elementary run well on this machine? [closed]

During this week i've been trying to install a Linux distro on my old computer to give it a new life. I tried with a lot of distros like: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Linux Mint. But all these run slow ...
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best rigs for installing Elementaty OS [closed]

So i was checking dell.com store and they sell a lot of laptops with Ubuntu as default OS, I was wondering if there is any good machine out there for elementary OS i have a Dell XPS 15 9530 and it ...
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SD Card Reader not recognized on Lenovo SL400

I am using elementary OS on Lenovo SL400, it has an inbuilt SD card reader. Elementary OS does not recognize an SD Card. However the same was working under Windows. Command: ls /dev/sd* Output: /...
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Is the Surface Pro 3 hardware fully supported? [duplicate]

I'm looking at also getting either a MS Surface Pro 3 or a Macbook Air very soon, and installing elementary OS on it when I get it. My decision on which to get actually depends partly on how well the ...
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Does freya support Intel Skylake CPUs?

I just would like to know if freya 0.3.2 supports the new Intel Skylake chipsets (I'm looking into buying a new laptop that has an i7-6500U CPU). I've read that the new Linux kernel 4.3 will support ...
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How to automatically mount CDs and DVDs on insertion?

I was hoping someone could explain how to automatically mount CDs and DVDs on inserting them into the drive instead of having to open files and clicking on the drive. I am using Freya 0.3.1. I am ...
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Touchscreen/Digitizer support

I am rather new to linux. Does elementary OS provide support for touchscreens and (wacom) digitizers? I am using a thinkpad tablet 10 and am working a lot with the pen. Thank you for your help, ...
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How can I make the panel display a battery estimate for both batteries?

Is there a way to detect whether the internal battery or the external battery is being used first? How do I force elementary OS to use external battery first? I don't want the internal battery to be ...
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Setting up elementary os on macbook pro mid 2012 [closed]

There are some differences between a normal pc and a mac. This are the ones that obstruct me to make elementary os my main os. I know there are just details, but elementary is about details ;) 1) The ...
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Will Elementary OS 32 bits performs better then 64 bits on Intel Atom N455 processor?

I have a Toshiba NB305 PLL3AC-033014 with an Atom N455 (64 bits capable) and 2GB of DDR3 Ram running Elementary OS (Freya 0.3.1) 64 bits installed on a Samsung 120 GB 850 EVO SSD. The performance is ...
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How can I get my hardware working in Elementary?

I love the look of elementary, but have encountered a frustrating problem. The trackpad was working when I selected the "try" option from the boot menu, but doesn't work now that I've installed the ...
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Is it possible to install Freya on a laptop with mixed-mode EFI and eMMC flash?

So I'm thinking about installing elementary on my ASUS X205TA netbook. It has several features that make it very difficult to get a working Linux installation going. Because of the lack of hardware ...
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Sending A/V through HDMI out, even though there is only a video device connected

Basically, the HDMI Output of my computers (Mac and Windows) is only sending audio or video through the HDMI output, if a recognizable device is listed as a playback device, which I can choose. So, ...
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Sleep issues on Early 2008 Macbook Pro

I'm a first time elementary OS user and have had few issues with it and it is by far my favorite Linux. However, I cannot put my machine to sleep by closing the lid, or rather, I cannot wake it up as ...
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No Audio after installation

I am having trouble getting my audio to work on elementary os after installation. It does work when I plug in my USB headset. Also I am running os on CB35-B3340 Toshiba Chromebook 2 - Swanky. Intel® ...
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Elementary runs smoothly from usb but lags after installation

I recently installed elementary os freya 0.3.1 . At first , when I tried it from usb , the os ran smoothly considering it wasnt a native install. However, after I installed it ,it lagged pretty bad! ...
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Keyboard backlight is not working on Lenovo U330

I have a new laptop, Lenovo U330. I installed elementary freya 0.3.1. But the backlight does not work in my keyboard. That was working fine in Windows 8.1 before I install elementary. Is there any way ...
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No PWM Sensors found

I am not able to get fan control working. It always says, that there are no PWM Fans even if there are. Anyone expiring something similar or got an idea how to fix it? Kind regards Ivan
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How do I install the latest Intel Linux Graphics?

I'm experiencing performance issues with my Intel graphics card like stuttering animations, artifacts, etc. I've attempted to resolve the issue by running the Intel Graphics Installer from 01.org, ...
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Brightness keys repeat many times after released

I've ran into this issue where the brightness control on my laptop will "repeat" for a second or so, even when tapped lightly. The shortcuts are Fn+Home and Fn+End on this LG Z1 Pro Express Dual. ...
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What is wrong with my Mac?

I have a MacBook 2008 that used to run OS X beautifully. But then it stopped working correctly, it wouldn't always boot. When it does it is always super slow, or you get the rainbow wheel of death for ...
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Support for ARM processors and Raspberry Pi?

A while ago I found a site that stated that elementary OS supports ARM processors, however I have not been able to confirm this. The OS is a very nice experience and would go well on my Samsung Tab S ...
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Says laptop battery is 100% but its not completely

Hi the wingpanel indicator says the battery is 100% charged. When i click on to the battery statistics it shows that it is just shy of being full but is no longer charging and is labeled as charged. ...
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How should I partition my drives?

I have a new PC. It has an SSD with just 128GB of space, and an internal HDD with 1TB space. I am about to install elementary OS as my primary OS and so I am wondering how I should partition the ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-FE41S (WebCam)

Hello I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FE41S laptop , with a webcam Richoh. Searching the Internet, use the driver r5u870 . Elementary OS Freya (Ubuntu) has not included. How can you add the module r5u870 ?...
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Running diagnostics on a driver bug? [duplicate]

I own an HP ProBook 450 G2 with Freya installed over it. My WiFi driver keeps crashing and I have to enable it through a tip I found in a forum post, by executing. sudo rmmod rtl8723be && ...
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What are the minimum hardware requirements to run elementary OS?

I have a 2007 core-duo laptop and wanted to know the system requirements for this OS. What are the minimum requirements.
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When upgrading hardware, do I need to reinstall elementary OS for hardware recognition?

I am currently running integrated graphics with an AMD A4 7300 APU. I am looking to upgrade my system with an AMD Athlon X4 860K CPU and a Sapphire R9 270. Do I need to reinstall elementary OS after ...
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Freya sluggish on Mac Mini late 2009 (geforce 9400)

Freya is kind of sluggish on my Mac mini late 2009: core 2 duo, 8 GB of ram, SSD disk & gforce 9400. I am experiencing a ~1 sec delay to focus windows and when I click on apps buttons. Also the ...
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How can I enable multi-touch gestures on a laptop trackpad?

My laptop has the ability to read up to 4-finger gestures, but the functionality to map and use those gestures isn't included in Elementary OS. Is there any way I can do this?