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

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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 ...
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Sound and Camera on HP Pavillion X2

I've bought a HP Pavillion X2 Detachable laptop and naturally I installed elementary os. However, there is no sound and no camera too. I've tried reinstalling and changing pulseaudio and alsa, but ...
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How to get my partition back

I m a beginner to elementary and while installing it I chose to install it on my e drive .Now I m not getting any of the partition that I had on my windows like d or c drive nor i can see the files ...
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Hardware Enablement Stake update make mouuse invisble on Freya

I have reverted back to Freya with a fresh install due to kernel/display incompatibility with Loki on my machine. Now, on Freya, when I updated in response to a warning regarding Hardware Enablement ...
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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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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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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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Sensible hardware spec?

I've run the OS from a USB stick on a laptop I have and it was very sluggish. The machine has a Core2Duo processor and 1GB of RAM. I've read in other posts here that the processor is up to the job, ...
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Copied files are disappearing from USB stick

guys. Honestly, I am kind of a new user to Linux and I have recently installed Linux Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya (64-bit). Everything is perfectly working, aside copying or any transactions with files. ...
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Crash after suspend or lock screen

I'm running Elementary Loki on an Dell Vostro 5480 with Intel Core i7-5500U and a NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 830M] graphic board, so when I suspend, lock screen or the system automatically lock, and I ...
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Installation and persistence on an SSD

First of all, sorry about the English, it's not my first language. I'd like to install Elementary OS on an SSD, this one : https://www.amazon.fr/Kingston-SSDNow-UV400-Disque-SATA/dp/B01FJ4UN76/ref=...
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How do the system requirements compare between elementary OS releases?

I don't see a record on the website of the differences in minimum/recommended system requirements between elementary OS releases (Luna 0.2, Freya 0.3, and Loki 0.4). Are they the same between releases?...