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Looking for a webcam what works with Ubuntu

I have recently bought an A4TECH PK-1000HA webcam and though it's a brilliant piece of hardware, its use on Ubuntu was anything but comfortable. So I am looking for a webcam for videoconference/...
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Linux friendly server oriented motherboard for Intel i7 11700

Any recommendation for an ATX motherboard for Intel i7 11700 that would run well under Linux (Ubuntu)? I'm having a hard time to find a review of SOHO server oriented mobos. Mostly people review the ...
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mini pc as dev server - specs?

I want a new no-noise dev server (LEMP); and I wonder what specs I should go for, how to narrow the search. I currently use an old budget Laptop (Asus K53U) with an AMD C-50@800MHz, 1x2GB Samsung DDR3-...
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Impossible to Install an operating system on laptop

my friend have a laptop (Lenovo legion y520), we were playing a game of FIFA when we got a suddent blue screen of death. Restarting it would only show a black screen with no mouse interaction, we ...
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Which game controller is usable on Windows and Nintendo Switch without extra acessories?

I have a Nintendo switch to play Mario Kart, but I also use the controllers to play Dirt Rally on my laptop/desktop. Since my brother also plays Mario Kart, I want to have a second controller so he ...
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Purchasing Chromebook for Ubuntu installation and programming

I'm thinking of buying a new laptop. I want something cheap and light with a good battery life. I've owned Chromebooks in the past, and found they suited my needs then very well. However, since then I'...
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Is there any HDD Dock Station where the sleep mode can be disabled?

I have checked several HDD dock stations in the market. But it seems that all of them are programmed to save energy by sending all the connected disks to sleep. Just two examples: Orico Dock station, ...
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Hardware setup (correction) for 2D/raster graphics under Linux (digital painting, photo editing)

I'm not sure whether this thread fits better in some other sub-forum of StackExchange - if it does, so move it please. As my question consists of several "sub-questions" I was not sure; ...
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Build recommendations for a 1u micro-atx or mini-itx server?

Now that our (small!) church is on fiber Internet (100Mbit symmetrical, static IPs), I'm wanting to build a server which will allow us to in-house video streaming as well as our web site and DNS. ...
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A digital replacement for notebooks

I'm looking for a standalone device that can be used like a notebook. It must be a standalone device with an ssd. I should be able to save pages and load them later. I should be able to access the ...
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WiFi adapter that supports 802.11ac AP on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, for Linux

I have a small mini-PC, running Linux, which I use as a wireless access point and router. It came with a Realtek RTL8191SEvA mini-PCIe wireless card. It works very well under Linux, supporting AP/...
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28C256-15 EEPROM programmer?

I'm trying to build a breadboard computer with a 6502 processor (eater.net). I quickly realized that to program the EEPROM chip (28C256-15) you have to buy a device that costs $50, and I don't want to ...
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I'm looking for an Amplifier / Pulse which works on my Android phone, BLE enabled Vibration and Sound Alarm / Timer

I'm not sure which place is the right one for my problem,so,please,excuse-me if I made a mistake writing here. Anyway,I want to try to ask. I'm trying to build a system to snore less and I've found ...
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GPU for gaming, good VR support and ML on Linux

I don't want NVIDIA, I have experienced first hand its terrible VR support (Alyx, after many months, still runs like garbage on 2080ti) and even for non-VR games NVIDIA is usually much slower in ...
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Low Cost, Server, Linux 4.x Graphics card with support for 4k for graphics consolee

looking for a native Linux 4.x kernel supported 4K capable graphics card for occasional graphical console admin work. I share a massive 55" 4K TV between my workstations and savers, and it grates ...
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Are there any mobile phones that can run desktop Linux?

Please recommend a mobile phone, if any exist, that can run desktop Linux. Any Linux distribution is acceptable. I'm not too concerned about size, but it should be no larger than the largest Android ...
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Tablet with removable keyboard for university

I'm searching for a tablet with a removable keyboard and a pen to write on it. I want to use it in university where I have to write handwritten notes during lectures and homeworks. I will have to use ...
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Laptop for programming/utility and getting into Linux

I've seen a lot of "Wich laptop should I buy?" questions but noone fits my needs. I'm a web developer (situated in Italy) with actually no computer at home since mine power supply burned out ...
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Hardware set (machine) for Linux noob in 2020 [duplicate]

Should I go for old mac air or similarly priced laptops to run Linux as the sole OS on it? Longevity of the hardware is a concern and screen viewing should be very pleasant to the eyes (=for less eye ...
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Headphones with embedded micro that supports both 2.4GHz wireless and bluetooth

I am looking for headphones that include all these features (basically TV headphones that can do bluetooth headphones too): Base to put on for charging Embedded microphone, or slot for plugging One ...
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Recommendation on Dell Latitude Laptop

I'm looking to replace my Dell Inspiron N5050 that I bought in 2013 with 6 GB RAM for $400. I'm again not interested in breaking the bank, but I'm willing to step outside the "budget" ...
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ATSC OTA tuner wanted

Looking for an ATSC (i.e., American) OTA (over the air) HDTV television tuner. PCI bus, PCIe bus, USB 2, or USB 3 all OK to use. Must support a Debian/Devuan distro Linux media center / Personal Video ...
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I'm looking for a 1080p good quality camera which I can also use as a "webcam" and which has a lense with a manual focus

I'm interested in getting a real camera which also works as a webcam (i.e. which I can connect to my computer through USB or Network for things like a Zoom or Skype call). The camera should have: ...
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Looking for a laptop capable of light gaming and programming for under £1000/$1000

First off: yes there are many questions similar to this, but most of them are very outdated (Most recent I've seen is 2016). I am looking for a laptop for general use, which for me is programming and ...
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Alternative for Asus EEE PC that supports GNU/Linux out of the box?

Until about 10 years ago, Asus used to build a series of cheap, lightweight laptop called EEE PC, which later got discontinued. I am looking for something similar in terms of price, but with more ...
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Cheapest (jun 2020) discrete GPU with working powersaving on GNU / Linux multihead

With working I mean GNU/Linux temperatures should not exceed Windows' ones by 10 C° with low performance profile. Preferably powersaving support over multi monitor configurations should be present ...
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Scanner with excellent Linux support and ADF (up to 1000 EUR)

Need a scanner, price up to 1000 EUR. Absolute requirements: Excellent Linux support under Debian Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for at least 20 pages in A4 format Duplex At least 300 DPI USB ...
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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

I am searching for a USB (A or C male) to TOSLINK Adapter (female) in order to keep my audio signal digital as long as possible. What is important that I do not need to install specific drivers (this ...
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Small projector for affixing to a robot

I'm heading a research project in my robotics lab, and I'm looking for a small projector to affix to the top support structure of a LoCoBot. My plan is to have data/videos/images fed to the projector ...
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Searching a sound card with 5.1 optical for windows 10

I have the following problem. I have a 5.1 surround sound system using a Sony AV receiver. This is connected to multiple devices for audio, including my PC. Since the PC is a little bit far away from ...
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Which laptop should I buy for dual booting Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Windows 10?

I require to dual boot Ubuntu LTS 18.04 along with Windows 10. Which laptop would you recommend to do so? I would need a good community to troubleshoot with, documentation, step-by-step guides to ...
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Best laptop under $800 for Linux gaming?

What's the best laptop under $800 for Linux gaming? I'll use it for Minecraft and general computer stuff. I'll install Linux Mint as the operating system. Requirements: 1920x1080 display (or higher) ...
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Linux or Android tablet with long battery life and cheap

I am looking for a tablet, which I will use only for email and, possibly, browsing (reading news items only). No games, videos, music, etc. Bluettoth is not required; I am undecided about a SIM card. ...
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Which USB wifi adapter has best open source driver on Linux (linux-firmware ...) support?

I need a WiFi adapter for my Linux desktop computer. The modern WiFi adapter usually lack the support for Linux platform (don't not need manually installation (include in linux-firmware)), but ...
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Docking station with 3 Display Ports for Linux

I have MSI GV62 8RC with Linux Mint 19 installed. It has 1 HDMI port and 1 miniDP which works mostly ok (sometimes I have to unplug and plug miniDP again few times to get it working). But now I ...
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need adapter between PCIe device and USB receptacle for Linux

For my Linux laptop, I want high-frequency-band Wi-Fi (around 5GHz) for a USB 2.0 port, but I haven't found an adapter that's Linux-ready out of the box; I've looked. Since recompiling reputedly takes ...
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Linux miniPC for collecting data from sensors

I'm looking for mini (micro) PC with low parameters just enough to run Linux. I found some devices, but too strong and mostly without GSM. Required parameters: Processor architecture to run Linux ...
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Embedded board for Qt/QML

I'm looking for an alternative for RPi4 that seems not ready (yet?) to run run Qt/QML applications on framebuffer using hw acceleration. A lot of people have the same problems but no ones provide ...
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Looking for a router with certain minimum specs running an upstream distro

I am looking for a hardware that would be somewhat similar to the Turris Omnia but with full support for all the hardware components when running an upstream distro (e.g. OpenWRT/Debian/Ubuntu ...). ...
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Acer or Dell? Which of these laptops is better to set dual boot system?

I'm looking for laptops to buy. In my country,the best choices for a while are Dell G5 5590 and Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52.So, having any experience using these brands' products I need to know ...
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Which laptops are appropriate to set a dual boot system (Windows and Linux)?

I'm looking for a laptop that can boot into at least two different systems in the way where I don't need to worry about future/sudden issues. However, I'll need to buy a high performance laptop with ...
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Android Phone capable of running Ubuntu (or any Linux)?

For travel I have a Raspberry Pi 4 that I setup as a mini server and secure router. I added a battery to it, and a screen to show basic system statistics. It works well, but it's kind of bulky and ...
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standalone temperature logger for linux

please recommend me a temperature logger. Requirements: Log temperature in every minute OR log hourly minimum,maximum in every hour Centigrades preferred to e.g. Fahrenheit It requires intervention ...
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Powerful Debian/Ubuntu Laptop without intrusive hardware

I am looking for a laptop that can run debian/ubuntu out of the box without going nuts over wifi drivers and I could use your suggestions. I need: Modern intel processor 16GB - 32GB Ram 256GB+ SSD ...
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Compatible WiFi adapter for ChromeOS

I'm trying to install CloudReady on my 7 year old Lenovo laptop (Yoga 13). I was able to complete installation, however the inbuilt WiFi wasn't detected, and laptop doesn't have an Ethernet port. I ...
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Which (smart) professional call center USB headset to use with Ubuntu Linux for online conferencing?

There are numerous USB headsets to choose from, but the following criteria are not obvious on the first glance: Must be compatible with Ubuntu Linux Sound quality/enhancement optimal for online ...
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Oscilloscopes with open-source software options

I've been working on a number of electronics projects lately, and while I have a 'scope, it's fairly poor to use (it's one of those pocket ones, and I have complaints about its usability). Do you ...
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External 2,5" 2-bay RAID USB3 Enclosure with hdparm/udisksctl power-off support

It's unbelievably hard to find external 2,5" 2-bay RAID enclosures, but apparently it's impossible to find such an enclosure with hdparm/udisksctl support. I just want to spin down and power off the ...
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Laptop for Linux and I have a tight budget

I have a very tight budget and I need a Linux Laptop for personal use on which to do basic computing tasks, as well as write code. I need, at a minimum: 4GB RAM 64 GB HD 15 or 14 inch screen, 1080p ...
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Looking for a (linux) replacement for my android tablet

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab-"E". It is pretty small and light weight. about 8.5"x 5.25". I carry the tablet just about everywhere with me but only use it for web browsing and watching videos which ...