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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Installing elementary OS on XPS 15 9550 with Intel SSD in dual boot Windows 10

Hi everyone I'm trying to get elementary to run on my new laptop a Dell XPS 15 9550 with a 500GB SSD with Windows 10 already installed. First it got always stuck in the elementary logo screen but by ...
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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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The Cursor Mouse disappears after Lock

This error appeared after the important Upgrade.
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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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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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Wifi connectivity issue during the installation of Freya

I wanted prove this linux distro (I heard good things about it), but I'm having this problem with the wifi connection: it simply doesn't work, both during installation and after i have installed the ...
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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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Unable to Browse Files on External WD Harddrive [closed]

When I plug in my External WD hard drive, open Pantheon and click on the "My Passport" drive on the left side under devices, instead of seeing the files on the right side pane, I see this (screenshot) ...
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AbiWord - Top of the document blinks in Loki [closed]

Title says it all... When I have AbiWord opened in a document, the top of the document blinks. I've tried not having the app maximized, moving it to another monitor... no joy. Since I've never used ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Create another partition

I install elementary OS on desktop PC. My hard-disk was 500 GB but I make 70 GB Primary and 3.8 swap partition. I kept rest as unallocated. Elementary OS is installed now I like to make second ...
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Cannot access Mac hard drive

I have an old MAC hard drive I am trying to recover using an inateck housing. when I plug it in via USB and try to access the desktop folder via the users file I receive the following statement: ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...