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

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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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Does elementary 0.4 loki supports 32-bit?

I'm keen to instal this newest release from elementary OS. Unfortunately, I don't get an option to choose between 32 or 64 bit upon download. Does this mean that 32-bit support is dropped altogether? ...
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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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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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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?
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The Cursor Mouse disappears after Lock

This error appeared after the important Upgrade.
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Loki, additional hardware

How do I access the additional hardware/drivers menu in Loki? Am I missing something or was this GUI option removed?
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Does elementary OS work on the Dell XPS 15?

I'm looking at purchasing a Dell XPS 15 with the Ultra HD display (3840 x 2160), but haven't been able to find any information on whether or not it works with elementary OS, and have a feeling it ...
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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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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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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 can I set the physical button to act as right click on an older MacBook?

In Freya (and OS X), I could rest 2 fingers on the track pad and click the mouse button to right-click. (I have a 2008 MacBookPro with the actual physical button on the trackpad). After the upgrade ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem with Mediatek MT7630E and kernel 4.4

I recently bought an Asus X554LA laptop, on which Freya works flawlessly. Unfortunately the internal wifi board (Mediatek MT7630E) is not supported on Linux, there are some unofficial drivers but I ...
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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?...
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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 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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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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Can't install new enablement stack (August 2016) because of unresolved dependencies

I run freya 0.3.2. Today I did a system update that updated the update manager. after reboot the update manager tells me my hardware enablement stack was supported until Aug 4 2016 only and that there ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Install Loki in Pentium 4 machine

I have an old Dell Intel Pentium 4 2.53GHz (Northwood B?), 1 GB ram, and its hardware is good. I just want to wipe the whole damn thing (after dumping files, etc.) It is obviously not a dual core 64-...
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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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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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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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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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Elementary OS on a homemade pc build

He there! I'm thinking about building my own pc for a while now. I'm using eOS for a week orso, and I really thinking about installing it on my new pc rig to. But because eOS is using a old version of ...
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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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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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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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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 ...