Hardware support in Ubuntu vs other distros
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 15, 2010
Why does Ubuntu and its variants have better hardware support than its "dad" Debian and than other distros? Where is the difference I wonder?
Is it just a matter of having hardware support enabled in the Kernel config and populating /lib/firmware as much as possible?
Thanks for your replies
Does Ubuntu support 4Gb of RAM?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 11, 2012
I currently have 2G of RAM and am thinking about putting in another 2. Under Windows XP this isn't really worth it as it only sees a max of 3. Will I see any benefit in the latest version of Ubuntu? Or even the current 11.10? Will it see all 4G?
My PC is pretty old now, has an ASUS P5KPL AM/PS board with a 2G Intel dual core processor.
Cheers in advance.
Ubuntu 10.04 not support older hardware?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 26, 2010
I am having this problem with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, and Lucid puppy.
put in the cd, or make a bootable usb, you will get the loading screen, but no matter what choice you choose (install, live) its like UBuntu..... ..... (u know the dots that move) then it just dies. the computer is still running but the screen is off. The computer exhibiting this symptom is an hp pavilion ze4900 with 1.30ghz celeron, 736mb ram, and worked fine with ubuntu 9.10 and the last puppy linux, 4.31.
i am going to attempt to upgrade to ubuntu 10 from 9.10 over the internet instead of a straight installation, because it always goes black when i try from cd or bootable usb.
i was wondering if they are trying to phase out the older hardware intentionally, or if it is because of something in the list of things no longer supported by ubuntu..
Ubuntu 11.04 sandy bridge support
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 3, 2011
We all were disappointed with the current release of Ubuntu (11.04), that did not support sandy bridge processors. Though it was said it did, but many experienced locked boot(black screen due to graphics problem), continuous fan running problem in laptops and many more. Even if we even managed to boot, the graphics was glitchy and bad. We could not play any 3D games and run 3D super smoothly. Now things have changed with the release xorg drivers and kernel 3.0 final release. If you are installing Ubuntu in a sandy bridge processors these steps might help you. We all are waiting for OpenGL 3 to be implemented completely in mesa, hope it will happen next year.
Step 1 : Black screen of death at boot.
Before booting you will have access to grub menu. There is a line for linux kernel. Add following text after "quiet splash"
This will solve the problem temporarily.
Warning : In kernel line don't remove ro(read only). Don't omit anything from the kern
Does Ubuntu support USB game controllers
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 15, 2010
Well, the title says it all. I have an AxisPad console type game controller, and I want to use this in Ubuntu. Is this possible?
HOW TO Add Support for KYE, UClogic, and Waltop Tablets in Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 25, 2012
Often rebranded as Aiptek, Genius, Monoprice, Princeton, or Trust tablets amongst other brands.
Last updated: June 2, 2012
Because of re-branding it is not always obvious what tablet you actually have. You can determine your tablet's OEM Vendor ID and Product ID by entering the following command in a terminal:
and looking for the tablet line in the output.
KYE Systems Vendor ID = 0458
UC-Logic Vendor ID = 5543
Waltop Vendor ID = 172F
The Product ID (essentially the model #) immediately follows the Vendor ID, separated from it by a colon.
DIGImend project mediawiki
[PATCH v2] HID: kye: Add support for 3 tablets
Ubuntu Community Documentation KernelCompile
genius mousepen tablet i608 pen does not draw post #45
HOW TO set up a Waltop tablet in Lucid & Maverick & Natty & Oneiric
The UC-Logic and new KYE tablets are intended to use their HID kernel drivers and evdev as the X driver starting with
want to buy a gaming laptop with full ubuntu support
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 28, 2013
i have a dell studio 1450 laptop running ubuntu for know......i really love the way ubuntu team is working for the people like me. i am planning to get alienware m17x r4 and want the official ubuntu with full support. Although i know that there's no such term called "official ubuntu". Its free and open for everyone but still want that the company whom i am buying the pc from should give ubuntu pre-installed with full support.
i have read about the sound lags and other issues with m17x running ubuntu but is there still any other gaming laptop which supports ubuntu? and works well with it without any glitches?
all i want is: a good gaming laptop with pre-installed ubuntu O_o
Electricity cost per month to run Ubuntu ws/server 24/7?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 24, 2009
My electric bill shows a cost of 7.8 cents per kwhr. How much does it cost me to run my Ubuntu workstation/server all day every day for a month?
Asus P5Q3 mobo
8, 7200 RPM, 1 10,000 RPM hard drives totaling ~7 TB
4 GB ddr3, 1.7V, Patriot
Q9550, 2.83 GHz, quad core cpu
ATI (MSI) 4850/512 MB video card
30 inch, 4 MPix Samsung 305T monitor
80% power supply efficiency
How much does it cost me to run this beast 24/7 (or at least while I am awake)?
The Antec power supply calculator at http://www.antec.outervision.com/PSUEngine gives me almost 600 Watts as as minimum for my system. I selected a 750W PSU (and the system is very stable [while running Ubuntu ]).
600W * 24 hr/day * 30 day * .078 $ / kw.hr 1kW/1000w / .8 = $42.12
This is without the monitor which draws roughly 130W. Guesstimate $50/month for the system.
At 10% interest (0.833%/month) with 12, $50 payments per year, this amounts to $628 in electricity costs per year.
How much more will
ubuntu only for playing games without support
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 26, 2010
Please remove this post. Frustration got the best of me.
Please accept my apology.
whatever I try it just doesn't work and it drives me mad
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Ubuntu Games Developer Resource Wiki
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 6, 2006
As there have been several people expressing their wishes to contribute to the Wiki I have created a guide to the kind of format we will be happy to accept as a HOWTO for the site.
If your interested in contributing here the link:
BTW dunno how the title of the thread got messed up but if anyone can fix it that would be great! lol
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