Questions tagged [hardware]

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

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External monitor suddenly stop working

As already title says I have a problem with my monitor. It works fine 99% of time but sometimes, when I plug HDMI cable just nothing happen.I already had this problem and fixed it with reinstalling ...
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Can't install elementary os 6 on a 4k native ssd

The installer assume sector size is 512 bytes, so EFI system partition is 300 MB / 4 and it won't let me proceed with the install.
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External HD, this folder does not belong to you

I have 5.1 Hera on my laptop (Lenovo) and 5.1.5 on my desktop. I bought an external HD (Intenso). On my desktop I have access to it, but not on my laptop. My laptop says "this folder does not ...
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Dell Inspirion 15

I just ordered Dell Inspirion 15 (AMD Ryzen™ 5 5500U processor and AMD Radeon GPU). I plan to use the elementary as the only OS, as I used it from 0.4 to 5.1.7 on my old i3 laptop and it worked ...
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Computer starts glitching and freezes

My computer is glitching and freezing after I use it for a bit. Have checked swap and computer maxes out at 4gb of ram which I have installed already. Any help?
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External SSD doesn't show up in installer

I just bought this Asus Vivobook laptop, it only has 1 SSD slot, my plan is to install eOS into my external SSD making it portable, i've seen guides on youtube that it's possible, but the problem is ...
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Microphone Not Working Problem

External microphone is not working on my computer with Elementary OS. The microphone works on a different device. I've tested a different microphone on my computer and it doesn't work. I don't think ...
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Mic not working on Elementary os 5.1.7

I want to use Elementary os 5.1.7. But the microphone is not working on it. No sound is detected and the bar of the "input level" does not move at all even if I am speaking something. I ...
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Lenovo audio issue

first of all I hope I have followed all the rules correctly and my post explains the problem I am facing clearly (I am not a native English speaker, plus I'm a complete linux newbie). I have a Lenovo ...
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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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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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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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Right mouse button on touchpad

I can't get the right-click button on my touchpad no matter what I do. I have used ElementaryOS before and have had to go to the touchpad prefs and selected "Hardware Default". This used to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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AMD Radeon R5 M335 GPU not detected correctly?

I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 (5559) laptop with an Intel Skylake i7-6500U CPU and an AMD Radeon R5 M335 graphics card. I'm not sure though if freya has correctly detected the AMD Radeon card. ...
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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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Sony Vaio VGN-FE41S (WebCam)

Hello I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FE41S laptop , with a webcam Richoh. Searching the Internet, use the driver r5u870 . Elementary OS Freya (Ubuntu) has not included. How can you add the module r5u870 ?...

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