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Questions tagged [linux]

For questions about devices that use or interface with Linux-based systems (such as Ubuntu).

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2 in 1 device linux compatibility

I want to invest into a small two in one device. By 2 in 1 I mean a tablet with a attachable keyboard. My focus lays on batterie live time, weight and mostly linux compatibility. It shout be able to ...
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Best low cost microcomputer for running Unity app + webcam

I have an art installation I want to build that uses software written in Unity, implementing opencv and using a webcam, and displaying on some sort of inexpensive monitor. I can compile to Android/iOS/...
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Laptop for linux dual boot. Considerations?

I am interested in a laptop with linux + windows dual boot. Probably I should just buy a windows preinstalled laptop and then install linux on it. Are there any particular things I should take into ...
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Hardware upgrade after a long time: which MB, RAM, CPU, and GPU?

Time to upgrade my desktop PC, which - unlike most people - I do very rarely, which also means that I'm currently quite out of practice with buying new HW. My computing and graphics needs are not ...
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Modem router openwrt

I'm looking for a modem router External dual-band antennas Support ADSL2+ with possibility to use FTTH in the future Openwrt support At least one USB port any other functionalities is appreciated
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Single Function Printer For Industrial Environment

I am looking for recommendations on a single function printer for an industrial environment (production floor of a manufacturing plant) where it gets very dusty. In the past, I've used the HP ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon on Core2Duo? [closed]

I setup a clean install of Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon on a 2007 Sony Vaio laptop with Core2Duo processor and 2 GB of memory. It has the original 160 GB HDD. I set the computer up for my parents and it ...
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Graphic card for developer box with 3 x WQXGA

I'm thinking about the HW for my new Linux developer computer. The only unclear part is the graphic card as I need it to support three monitors, each having 2560 x 1600 pixels and only DualLink DVI ...
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Should I buy more RAM for my Lubuntu 18.04 host / Virtual Box Wins 8.1 Guest?

I am running Lubuntu host and virtual box Wins 8.1 guest together, and looking at the current RAM on my machine the output is this: Even though there is a slight degradation in performance in the ...
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USB 3.0 Express Card for Linux

I need a USB 3.0 Express Card with 2 Ports and 34mm width that is compatible with Linux. Additional compatibility with Windows 10 would be great. I already tried „CSL - USB 3.0 Super Speed PCMCIA ...
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Long range communication module with high data rate (e.g. for video streaming)?

I am building a quadcopter and I am searching for a communication module for the raspberry pi, which can send big data over long range. I need a module with a range of approximately 1 - 2 km range, a ...
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Which of these laptops is best for coding, CAE and light animation?

I am looking for a laptop (under $860( approx.INR 60,000) in India). As is probably clear from the title I shall mostly be using it for the following Coding- Mostly C, C++, Java and Python (using ...
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USB 802.11ac adapter with in-tree Linux driver

I am looking for a Wi-Fi adapter with: 802.11ac, 2.4 and 5GHz bands USB interface, possibly USB 2.0 to avoid the interference associated with USB 3.0 Preferably a small dongle with a standard SMA ...
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Small laptop for command line use

I don't know if this is a weird question, but here it goes: I would like a laptop without a GUI. I want to exclusively use the command line. I want to install Linux in it. The laptop should be small, ...
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Open-source linux scanner

I want to buy a scanner for my future Linux machine. But I am worried about spyware since scanners bundle third-party proprietary software with the scanner and printer manufacturers already use ...
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SBC for webserver, compatible with Debian

I’m looking for an SBC (single board computer) that can run Debian to use as a webserver. Maximum budget is €100 (120 $ / 85 £) Requirements: Gigabit ethernet (it’s going to be a webserver) At ...
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Usb type c or thunderbolt 3 to 10Gig SFP+ for Linux

I want to connect my laptop to a 10 Gb LAN configured for high speed connection. My laptop has a USB-C port and is running Linux. Is there any USB-C/thunderbolt 3 cable for 10 Gb SFP+ for Linux?
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Wireless Keyboard for mac, windows and linux

On my desk I have a PC dualbooting Windows and Linux and a Macbook. Is there a keyboard that uses a USB dongle and bluetooth so i can connect the dongle to the pc and bluetooth with my mac?
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Intel Mobile Pentium N3710 vs N4200 processor for laptop

I am about to buy a laptop, nothing too powerful, but good enough to program on it. Linux will be the system and i will do android, c/c++ ,python... But no advanced graphics. I found few laptops and ...
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Cheap board for CCTalk based vending machine

Disclaimer: I am a pure software guy, with very little knowledge of hardware. That said, I want to develop a controller board for a vending machine using the CCTalk Protocol. Googling, I see quite a ...
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AMD + machine learning with GPU's: experiences from successful builds?

Having some experience with Intel + Nvidia and Tensorflow, I would love to transition to AMD. This is in part because I am biased towards open source, and I want to invest in new machine learning ...
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Optimal RAM for Threadripper 1950x 64GB or 128GB build

I'm planning the build to (finally) upgrade my Phenom II 1090T system and have chosen a 1950x Threadripper CPU and an ASRock Taichi X399 motherboard (the dual Intel gigabit NICs in the Taichi were the ...
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DIY boards for building a lightweight Linux tablet

I'd like to build a homebrewed tablet-style device that can run an Ubuntu-ish OS pretty well. The easy solution for a DIY computer is the Raspberry Pi, since it has reasonable power and supports ...
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GPU with hevc AND crf encoding on ffmpeg?

Since I have my son I record looooots of 4k videos. By default it take about 400 MB per minute. Thoses videos are recorded with an iPhone or a Galaxy S7. So the phones are not powerful enough to ...
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Which processor has a better performance the fx series or the ryzen series?

Yo there, Im building a system to use linux, write in latex, documents, databases , programming,, virtualization and watch videos and images (2D) but Im stuck at the processor, between a fx 6300 that ...
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Want a Dream Tablet, with data plan, rooted to run Linux distro

My tablet no longer works. I need a replacement pretty quickly. Ideally my new tablet will have the following properties: T Mobile's data network (1700 and 2100 band?) easily rooted can run Linux ...
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Two-in-one that can handle casual gaming, productivity applications, web browsing, and programming?

I think it is time to get a new laptop and I'm frustrated by my inability to find one that meets my researched specifications. I'm not looking for a paper-thin ultra-high-end gaming laptop, just ...
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Low profile PCI-E 5ghz wireless card on Linux?

As per subject I'm looking for a 5ghz low profile PCI-E wireless card supported on Linux. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with HWE. Any recommendation? Thanks!
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good monitor for linux photo editing

I'm looking for a monitor to do photo editing on Linux. I have been really impressed by the Apple iMac 5k displays: the display is really sharp and the colors are really amazing. Obviously, I won't ...
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Linux-compatible USB temperature & humidity logger

does anyone have any experience of using USB temperature & humidity sensors under Linux? I suspect we may have a damp problem and I want to assess the level of humidity in various rooms in my ...
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Small printer+scanner with very good support for Ubuntu

I search a small printer+scanner device for Ubuntu. Which device has very good support for Ubuntu? I want plug+play, I don't want to edit config files by hand or execute complicated shell commands ...
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SSD for Linux system with Linux virtual machines

I want to buy an SSD for the specified reasons, and reliability and price are the most important for me. I want to do/learn C++ programming and get to know Linux in a deeper level. My budget would be ...
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Buying a Windows laptop, then install Linux on it?

I'm looking for a new laptop, mainly for fullstack software development. What (I think) I need: Linux (Debian-based, probably Ubuntu or a fork) Core i7+ 16GB+ SSD 256GB+ 14"/15" What I don't really ...
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What type of SSDs can be put in this laptop?

I hope this isn't a silly question. I've set my sights on a Lenovo ThinkPad E570. If you click "Configure" on that link, you'll see that you can choose various options for the hard drive. I want a ...
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Searching Single-board computer

I already googled bit around but didn't find something that really fits my expectations... My budget is around $100 and my requirements would be USB 3.0 Port(s) Gigabit Ethernet (min) SSD and / or ...
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Choice of single-board computer for video output in embedded system

I am developing a product that incorporates various sensors and actuators, and also a monitoring display (5" 800x480 TFT LCD HDMI). Right now I have everything figured out with an Arduino handling ...
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Searching for Rackmount hardware - raspberry pi 2 performance lookalike

I am looking for a hardware which can be mounted into a rack. There is no specific performance requirements: min 1GB RAM ARM64 or x86 based architecture A normal Ubuntu Core with a small JAVA applet ...
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Linux Wireless 802.11ac PCIe adapter?

I've been searching for a fast internal wireless adapter for my desktop, but it seems we still have these issues with wireless networking on Linux. It should be as fast as possible and I'm not on a ...
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Bluetooth HID device

I have a bluetooth keyboard which I would like to use on my laptop. My laptop runs Linux and I have had it working in the past but it wasn't stable. I'm now looking for a bluetooth adapter which will ...
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Quantum Chemistry Laptop

I'd like to have a Laptop that can do some QC calculations which is able to even do a little heavier stuff. Such calculations need a fast CPU, don't use hyperthreading, have either a high memory ...
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Linux compatible LTE/4G modem WITH voice and texting support

As one of probably many around the world, I managed to get a decent internet package with my mobile phone, and like to use that on my PC as well. The ISP doesn't mind this as long as data usage stays ...
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Can someone recommend a low-cost Linux computer with a HDD and some RAM expandability? [closed]

I have been using a Raspberry Pi 3B as a workstation, connected to an HDMI monitor and keyboard and mouse. I use it for a variety of tasks, as a general-purpose computer. With accessories it was ...
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Laptop config with GPU for Mobile Linux Computer Vision? [closed]

I'm looking to buy a laptop for use in many mobile CV projects, mostly using OpenCV. Namely some involving stereo vision and others involving object or location detection. I really prefer working in ...
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Mini PC - low power cunsumption - fanless - running 24*7 - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bits

I'm looking for a mini PC to run Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bits version with a web server (LAMP) on it. The criterias would be, in order of importance: Low power cunsumption the mini pc will be running 24*...
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Deterministic keyboard

Is there a PC keyboard for Linux, that ALWAYS prints THE SAME SINGLE character that is displayed on the key being pressed? The core (the X in XY problem) problem of mine is, that after pressing 'z', ...
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Looking for a UVC camera with controllable focus and exposition

I'm currently using Logitech HD C910 webcam. Among its properties which are important to me are: Resolution of 2592x1944, which is good enough for me (5Mpx) Manually-configurable (via UVC interface) ...
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GPU and CPU support for Fedora Linux? [closed]

I have three specific questions: AMD vs Nvidia: Which company has the most painless graphics drivers? I would prefer to avoid compiling drivers, but if that's required, I will do it. Is a GPU ...
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Printer with good photo printing and ciss

I am looking for a printer which has a good photo quality. Moreover, a continuous ink supply system (3rd party is Ok) should be available. Also good support for GNU/Linux is desirable. Thanks.
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GPU linux workstation

I have a desktop computer I use solely for work. It has multiple monitors. I'd like to get a graphics card for the sole purpose of making multi-monitor as painless as possible. So my criteria are: ...
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FOSS-friendly Bluetooth TMC device

I'm looking for a Bluetooth-based Traffic Message Channel (RDS-TMC) receiver which communicates over a known protocol, allowing me to query it via a program I'm going to develop myself. There are ...