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    Laptop screen randomly goes blank and then to the lock screen

    Hi ive been having this weird issue where my laptop screen goes black for a few seconds and then takes me to the lock screen, im having to use an external display. Also dont know if this is related but my laptop keyboard wont work as well. Im using an HP 348 G3, using the latest version of pop...
  2. D

    Ancient outdated custom gentoo install (set up by my dead partner). Not done with, but laptop exploded (Thinkpad T410), SSD fine. Get "new" T410, or?

    [ I just posted this to the gentoo forums https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-8795977.html#8795977 Not sure when/if I'll get an answer there, and not sure if anyone here is likely to know any helpful details on this... But I figured I should just go ahead and post a copy here anyway, just in...
  3. tinfoil-hat

    Linux on used Macbook - Battery Life

    Hi there, I am searching for an affordable Laptop, that can run Linux with max. battery life, so I was pointed out that MacBooks have insane battery life. Has anyone tried Linux on an old Macbook and if yes, how long did they last and with what model?
  4. tinfoil-hat

    Solved Business Laptop focused at very long Batteryruntime

    Hi there, I am a big fan of the Thinkpad X220 / Thinkpad X230. Their i5 is enough computing power for me. But with the years, I am thinking of getting another Laptop. They should have the following Specs: Batterylife (most important) Can be used or refurbished some 6th-8th gen Intel Core i5 or...
  5. ljhwild

    I'm building my first server and it's so different than building a PC :OO [HELP!]

    Hi, I watched a bunch of videos on YT how to get an old enterprise server and make it work as home media device or a home server, the things are pretty cheap, but I'm also a pretty poor student, so I'd rather not experiment with parts that might not work. I'm planning to go with DebianEdu or...
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    Linux Audio Interface Project

    Hello everybody. As getting a full working audio interface for Linux is a hard job I'm interested to see or participate in creating a multichannel (at least 6, but preferable just adaptable) audiointerface in a DIY project. Might be it can be composed out of already existing boards or a...
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    Linux device interaction

    In Linux, is it possible for an application interacts with hardware device( for instance: camera) without using /dev/* device file?So I mean is possible to use hardware device without making or “using” /dev/* device file?
  8. super_user_do

    VESA Monitor suggestions

    Hi everybody :) I have to buy a new monitor. I need the following features: 24"/27", VESA support (for attaching it to the wall), 75hz or more, VA or IPS. My use case: Coding, word processing, office stuff, casual gaming (Sonic Mania, LoL, Minecraft, the Cycle, Apex Legends). 150€ is the budget...
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    Dell Mouse Get frequently stuck in Ubuntu and Kubuntu .But works well in windows and mac

    Mouse is Dell Wireless Mouse WM118 It is a dongle based not bluetooth based. I bought 2 dell mouse together both are getting stuck in kubuntu and ubuntu but no problem is mac and windows. Another mouse is a different model from the same brand. It works flawlessly sometimes but gets stuck and...
  10. Confused_nerd

    Need suggestion buying laptop.

    (Sorry if this thread doesn't belong here, I didn't know where else to post this.) So I have been presented with an opportunity to buy a laptop, and considering I will be using this machine for at least the next 4 years, I don't want to screw this up. Hence, I am looking for suggestions. Some...
  11. Jayaguru-Shishya

    FOSS / FOSH friendliness — Intel or AMD?

    In a nutshell: When it comes to the FOSS / FOSH friendliness, should one prefer Intel over AMD, or vice versa? Which is the way to go considering the degrees of freedom in hardware? Sorry for the inconvenience, I am still a novice on Linux and at the moment, buying my first pre-installed Linux...
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    Printer Program Keeps Freezing

    I occasionally have issues with getting the printer in my room to connect to my computer properly, so just now, I was trying to download a new driver in hopes the problem would finally be resolved. Unfortunately, now I have another problem where the printer program in the start menu freezes and...
  13. D

    Is Virtualbox Energy Heavy? [Solved]

    I often keep a virtual machine running for relatively long periods of time, and after a while, the fan on my desktop gets loud (probably because it's using so much energy at the time). After I shut the VM down, the fan quiets down. I've been thinking about upgrading the hardware since its...
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    Hardware RAID 1 not recognising full capacity of disks

    Hi, this is my first post on an online forum. Any advise/ point in right direction is appreciated. I have a HP Z8 G4 workstation with 2x 6TB HDDs and 1x 1TB NVME SSD (with Ubuntu 20.04 installed). I have configured hardware RAID 1 in BIOS using OROM and which successfully (pre OS) recognises...
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    Debian 10 "buster" 10.6 doesnt boot after the grub

    Hello, i am new on the forum (but know some informatic already) and i have a the problem that i cant boot on to my debian 10 "buster" 10.6, after i install it, i have a dual boot w10 and the debian on separated drives, and i couldn't get it to work the w10 and the debian on the grub, them i try...
  16. sp331yi


    IME some models (if not all) of Toshiba and Samsung laptops are POS when it comes to GNU/Linux -- to be avoided unless one is a masochist. (I totally expect responses to this! LOL). We need to begin a list of LINUX-INCOMPATIBLE HARDWARE (or Not Worth the Trouble!). We could even expand it...
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    Cannot connect to any WiFi network

    Hello, I am using the latest version of kali linux (2020.1) in my oracle vm virtual box. At first my WiFi adapter was not recognized by my machine. I tried installing many different drivers and then at last I installed "Rtl8188fu" which I was able to figure out that this is the driver i would...
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    Issues with a new Threadripper system

    Hello, I recently bought a new Threadripper based system and I've been having trouble with, potentially, the hardware of the machine. The system randomly crashes, seemingly at random: Sometimes the crash is right after a boot; right at the lightdm login screen or right after logging in: the...
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    Could I interchange hard drives to swap OS?

    If I were to install Windows 10 on one hard drive and Linux Mint on another, would I be able to change which OS my computer is running on just by swapping the drives? Please be gentle... I'm not too tech saavy.
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    SSD support in Linux

    Hello, I am new to Linux, this is my first post and i am kind of not sure if this is where it belongs. Looking to get a custom built desktop for my Linux box (i think this is what it is called) and was wondering if Linux supports SSDs. This question arises keeping in view of the current state...