" Hardware Drivers " Program built into linux 9.10
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 9, 2010
Question how can I install a Nvidia Ge-Force Video Card Driver when It dose not show up in " Hardware Drivers " . When I left click on System--- Administration--- Hardware Drivers no Nvidia Drivers show up even though I installed one through Applications--- Ubuntu Software center. Also I downloaded the right driver from Nvidia and put it on my desktop tried to run it as root in Terminal didn't work. What am I doing wrong here ?????????.
Please help make hardware drivers work in Linux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 3, 2006
Until today, I was a Kubuntu user who did nothing whatsoever to help the poor support by hardware manufacturers for Linux...
Some of you are probably aware of the open letter by Jonathan Gray regarding the lack of sufficient support from Intel for many of their products (such as a number of their wireless NIC's: http://ipw2100.sourceforge.net/ for one) His letter, with a brief summary by Jeremy Andrews, can be found at: http://kerneltrap.org/node/7184
It got me thinking that I myself have been guilty on many occasions of coming across hardware that is poorly supported by the manufacturer, and instead of acting on it I simply grumble a bit and move to another product.
I've started to mend my ways... I have sent an email to Intel regarding the lack of hardware documentation for their Intel PRO/Wireless cards... I dont own one, but its a 1 minute of my time given to a cause that I encounter frequently myself. Sooner or later, I may find myself with an Intel wir
Does Virtual box (windows) use Linux or Windows hardware drivers?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 20, 2010
So.....I am assuming that if you are connected to the internet in Linux you will be using the LINUX drivers for your wireless card, not the windows drivers for wireless, correct?
What about audio drivers? When does virtual box use Linux hardware drivers and when does it require that you install the drivers to your virtual box windows?
ATI (AMD) vs Nvidia Proprietary Linux Graphics Drivers: what is the current state?
- date: March 16, 2012
So I'm working on a new build and am at the point where I am choosing which brand of high-end graphics card I should include. I've tried searching the internet more than a few times now on this topic but most of what I find is either old or strictly about ATI (AMD) graphics or strictly about Nvidia graphics. I plan on using this computer to try to get games working in WINE (though this isn't necessary because I do my gaming in Windows, but I like to take a crack at it every now and then), run any fancy 3d graphics that are associated with the popular DE's, distributed projects, such as [email protected]
, which have GPU support, GPU hash/password cracking (in particular, I'd like to experiment with hashcat), and multi-monitor support.
So, which has better proprietary drivers, ATI (AMD) or Nvidia? And are the open-source drivers better or worse than the proprietary ones?
Restricted Nvidia drivers not listed in Hardware Drivers (8.04 Hardy Heron, liveCD)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 4, 2008
Wanting to test the nvidia drivers work before installing to hard drive,
I can see where in the file manager the restricted drivers are,
but the Hardware Drivers lists nothing at all, so I can't Enable them.
Also downloaded Nvidia's own linux driver,
but (1) it gives me 'permission denied' when I try to copy or move it to Ubuntu from a USB save (even when I am logged in as root, so I maybe need to chmod it)
& (2) the advice here
says it's best to use Ubuntu's provided drivers first anyway, before trying out the one Nvidia provides - or at least that's what I take this to mean:
"Obtaining Needed Software
Before you begin, it is strongly advised that your already have Xorg working acceptably with the 'nv' drivers included."
So I'm not sure how to proceed. Tried here too,
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 21, 2006
hi, a couple of my friends are going to buy new computers - either a desktop or laptop. both will probably buy something Linux compatible if they can get it easily, after my going on about it so much but, it doesn't seem that easy to just buy something you know will run Linux.
what's the easiest way to make sure something you are going to buy will run Linux? are there any good sites, or lists of pre-built desktops which are best to get? if i knew it would work and it was easy, i wouldn't mind putting something together, as i'll probably set them up anyway. BTW, i live in the UK. thanks.
Lenovo x121e i3 Linux Hardware Compatability
- date: December 13, 2011
This thread's aim is to provide a single up to date source for hardware compatibility for the Lenovo x121e (in particular the i3 variant) laptop. There are a number of detailed threads around that already cover the generals about the hardware, but don't specifically deal with Ubuntu/Linux support. Please post any updates or revisions and I will keep this initial post up to date
:~$ sudo dmidecode | grep Version
Version: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2367M CPU @ 1.40GHz
Version: 8QET53WW (1.14 )
Version: ThinkPad X121e
:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
:~$ uname -a
Linux racerx 3.0.0-14-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:56:25 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
100% Supported (maybe with a patch)
A number of small bugs are present
UEFI Boot support needs to be disa
Toshiba Portege R700 / R705 Linux Hardware Compatibility Thread
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 10, 2010
Ive recently purchased a number of newly released Toshiba portege R700-15U business laptops. There was (and still is) very little linux related support information available due to it being a very new model so I have started to document the hardware compatibility under ubunutu 10.04. This is not intended to be a review or discussion of the laptop features, but a collation of compatibility info and fixes for this laptop under linux for owners or those looking to to buy one.
The R705 shares almost all the same components as the R700. It just lacks a number of features (bluetooth? fingerprint reader, express slot?, 5400rpm drive?) present on the R700 so there is no reason why it cant be tracked here also.
Feel free to post updates and I will keep this chart fresh.
Test OS: Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx amd64. Alternate installer, for encrypted LVM setup. Apart from that it was a standard install.
Test Firmware: Initial Release firmware
Works (maybe with a patch or fix)
A number o
Linux Hardware Diagnostic Software
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 8, 2008
Anyone out there know of a program I can install in Ubuntu (8.04) that will diagnose/troubleshoot hardware (Namely Hard Drive). I need to see if the drive has bad sectors, read it's smart status, etc. I need to check it's health in general. Any ideas?
Could there be a "Linux Hardware Configuration wiki"?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 1, 2005
It was something that occured to me a while ago, as a vague "Is this possible?" thought.
Essentially, it boils down to:
There's lots of guides on how to setup just about every piece of hardware going scattered around the Web
Getting a piece of hardware working tends to be a matter of having the right kernel options, software, and configuration files present
If you buy a new piece of hardware, it would be really helpful if you had one big, centralised database that could tell you exactly what changes to make to your kernel, what software you need to download, and what you might need to put into the config file(s)
(Pipe dream) If you could set this database up so software on the user's PC could detect new hardware, access the database, tell you what changes needed to be made, and maybe even make those changes all by itself, you could eliminate a lot of "hardware is so hard to install under Linux" whinges on fourms like this one. Especially if you could figure out
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