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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is the Surface Pro 3 hardware fully supported? [duplicate]

I'm looking at also getting either a MS Surface Pro 3 or a Macbook Air very soon, and installing elementary OS on it when I get it. My decision on which to get actually depends partly on how well the ...
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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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Setting up elementary os on macbook pro mid 2012 [closed]

There are some differences between a normal pc and a mac. This are the ones that obstruct me to make elementary os my main os. I know there are just details, but elementary is about details ;) 1) The ...
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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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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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What is wrong with my Mac?

I have a MacBook 2008 that used to run OS X beautifully. But then it stopped working correctly, it wouldn't always boot. When it does it is always super slow, or you get the rainbow wheel of death for ...
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does latest elementary os is support wayland?

does latest elementary os is support wayland? if support wayland ,does latest elementary os is support 125% fractional scaling for fullHD monitor? I recommend elementary os team build hardware ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Lenovo touchpad does not work

I have come to Elementary OS after a lot of tests and finally, I have it! 'cause it's Fast & Simple. But the main problem for me is the touchpad I do not know what the problem is, just my touchpad ...
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Minimum HARDWARE requirements for ODIN?

I have a old 32bit-UEFI miniPC with ATOM CPU. It has 2GB RAM, 30GB eMMC and 4x1440MHz CPU. https://youtu.be/oizxGhz1DXU https://www.amazon.de/Mini-PC-lautlose-Silent-PC-Bluetooth/dp/B01EYN55JO The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...