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

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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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File Copy / Paste Error in elementary OS even if user have administrator privilege

Last 6 months I had used the elementary OS in my PC as dual boot OS, with Windows 10 OS. I have 2 hard disks in my PC, one 240 SSD, and HDD. Both OS are installed on SSD and HDD using for storing data ...
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Printer install gets aborted wit GDBus error

I want to add a USB printer - drivers already installed. When I click the "+" icon in the sytsems -printer dialog I get a: GDBus.error message recipient disconnected from message bus without ...
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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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How to install drivers for TP LINK WN822N v4 Wireless USB Adapter?

I'm new to ubuntu and linux. I recently installed elementary OS a few months ago on my Dell N4050 laptop. It has a built-in wireless adapter which is working fine. I then bought a TP LINK WN822N ...
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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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Can I install elementary on a Mac with a T2 chip?

I'm thinking of buying a 2020 Mac mini. I can't get out of the Apple ecosystem just yet, but later on, I'd like to switch to something more open like Linux. I've read a lot of things about Apple's ...
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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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Internal hard drives disappeared after formatting them with gnome disk utility

I have 2 internal hard drives but after formatting them with gnome disk utility from Windows drives to "Compatible with modern systems and hard disks" they have since disappeared in the file ...
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wifi on the HP Stream 11

My question is about wifi code Hi I.m new and pulling my hair out, successfully installed E OS on a HP Stream 11 blue edition, I have the next edition up, purple and the wifi braodcom will not load/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to log in into elementary using fingerprint scanner?

I want to use a finger print reader device to log in from the Greeter(lock screen). I tried fprint, which made it possible to use it instead of sudo password, but is it possible to unlock the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Realtek RTL8101 Wi-Fi services on Loki (elementary OS 0.4)

Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI EXPRESS FAST/GIGABIT Ethernet Controller Laptop is Hp-r014-tx
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How to select bluetooth dongle over internal bluetooth card

On my machine, I have two bluetooth adapters. One inside (connected to the wifi) that has terrible range, and a bluetooth dongle (usb) that has excellent range. On elementary OS, it automatically ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...