Questions tagged [hardware]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can the bluetooth idle threshhold be extended?

I use a bluetooth keyboard, and it becomes temporarily unresponsive when I don't type for a few minutes. Once I hit a key and wait about 10 seconds, the connection becomes live again and I can resume ...
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Laptop HDD runs very hot (even in idle state)

I wanted to ask about this because it didn't happened to me before with other linux distributions (i.e Fedora or Mint) For whatever reason the HDD in the laptop runs very hot, so hot that is really ...
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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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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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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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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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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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External SSD doesn't show up in installer

I just bought this Asus Vivobook laptop, it only has 1 SSD slot, my plan is to install eOS into my external SSD making it portable, i've seen guides on youtube that it's possible, but the problem is ...
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Microphone Not Working Problem

External microphone is not working on my computer with Elementary OS. The microphone works on a different device. I've tested a different microphone on my computer and it doesn't work. I don't think ...
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Mic not working on Elementary os 5.1.7

I want to use Elementary os 5.1.7. But the microphone is not working on it. No sound is detected and the bar of the "input level" does not move at all even if I am speaking something. I ...
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Lenovo audio issue

first of all I hope I have followed all the rules correctly and my post explains the problem I am facing clearly (I am not a native English speaker, plus I'm a complete linux newbie). I have a Lenovo ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...