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Ubuntu login takes 15 seconds, “I/O error dev fd0 sector 0”

After upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04, when I first login it takes 10+ seconds where it just sits at the gdm backgroup before taking me to gnome. By switching to a terminal window during this 10 seconds I ...
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How to play MIDI-file to some midi output device?

I have midi file (.mid) and want to specify what output device it will be played to. Now it is played to some standard Windows midi device ("Microsoft MIDI Mapper" or something like that). (Windows ...
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How to setup a Linux laptop as a MIDI device?

Which external MIDI interface will work on Linux to use a software sequencer with an external expander.
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Not enough system resources to install device

Somehow I keep getting a not enough resources to install device whenever I try to install the hamachi network adapter, and I tried installing other tunneling services but their network adapters can't ...
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USB TV box and ultrasound machine is not recognised by guest OS in VirtualBox

I have installed VirtualBox on a Dell inspiron 1464 laptop with 64 bits Windows 7 Home Basic. I have installed Windows XP Home as guest OS in VirtualBox. But I cannot get my Gemini USB 2.0 TV Box and ...
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Wireless WAN (WWAN) on a Lenovo T500 - built-in or do I need a WWAN modem?

I use a Lenovo ThinkPad 2055-3AU at work and I want to get a Wireless WAN data plan with a local mobile telecom provider. I've read conflicting reports online about whether my system is ...
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What is this dm-0 device?

While poking around trying to figure out why a Linux -> Linux file transfer is running slower than I think it should, I stumbled across something I'm not familiar with. /dev/dm-0 seems to be my ...
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How do I know which /dev/ttyS* is my serial port?

I have a laptop which has only one serial port. I went into: /dev directory, and I found: ttyS0 ttyS1 ttyS2 ttyS3 How do I know which of those "ttyS" refers to my serial port?
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basic device that can connect to internet

I am looking for a cheap solution to my problem: I need to find either an already existing common device (that is used in restaurants, bars clubs) or a cheap new device that I will distribute to ...
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how to get the .inf and driver file from a system

How to get the driver and setup info for a phone from a winxp machine which has the config so it can be installed on another xp machine which doesn't ? update - it's htc fuze/tilt and their support ...
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fdisk -l shows a partition is not in /dev directory

I am having troubles on mounting my ntfs hard drive on linux. I am running ophcrack live CD. fdisk shows me the hard drive I have installed on my computer fdisk -l Disk /dev/hdc: 30.0 GB, ...
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How can I remove multiple printers at once in Windows 7

Is there a way to remove multiple printers or devices at once? In XP you can select multiple and hit 'delete', but I can't do that in win7. The only thing I can do is right-click and click "remove ...
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How can I find what /dev my DVD-drive is?

I'm on Mac OS X, have a DVD in the DVD-drive and can look at it in the Finder. I'd like to try to create an iso of it by using the dd command. But to do that I need to know what device to use as an ...
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How can I tell what block size a mounted device uses, which has no mounted volumes

This seems absurdly easy, and I have the idea I used to know how to find out, but... On Mac Os 10.4, I want to do a raw copy from/two two devices using dd if=*inputdev* of=*outputdev* ibs=?? obs=??. ...
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Find external and internal devices attached to a system in Linux

How can i find through terminal that which devices are external and which are internal. By external i mean devices attached to USB port. For Example, USB Drive, Portable USB HardDrive etc. By ...
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Linux fstab mounting

I'm trying to get fstab to auto-mount a removable device when its plugged in? Is this possible and if not what is the easiest way to auto-mount a removable device?
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Is there an RSM replacement in Windows 7? (to eject USB and Firewire devices from command line)

I know Windows XP and previous had an rsm.exe file in the <root>\windows\system32 folder that could be used to manage media. I used this command in batch files and from the command line to eject ...
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NFS under Windows Vista

How to add a NFS device under Windows Vista?
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Base system driver error - HP Pavilion Entertainment PC dv9323cl

I upgraded to Windows 7 and have a problem with graphics with my Nvidia GeoForce Go 7600 not displaying properly. Also the Base System Drivers have yellow flags near them and it states that the The ...
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Disabling built-in speaker in Linux

My workstation has a built-in speaker that, surprisingly, plays audio very well. I also have external speakers hooked up to the audio out jack which are easier to hear. Unfortunately, when I try to ...
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System says memory controller not available and doesn't boot?

Recently I have had a MainBoard-problem. I've send my mainboard to service and today I got it back from the company. It is a Foxconn 520a mainboard. Now I have installed my exchanged mainboard. But ...
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Error: “The inf file you selected does not support this method of installation”

I'm asking this here because a Google search for this error string turns up poor results, so hopefully some people will post better answers here and Google will index it! While trying to install this ...
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How to modify an offline device in Windows 7?

I have assigned the wrong driver to my USB mouse, and everytime I connect it the system crashes (BSoD). Now I have to change the driver, but it must be done while the device is offline. Is it ...
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Windows 7 Reinstalling Hardware - How…?

I wanted to install a new driver for my Wireless Network Card but Windows 7 reported the driver was up to date. So I decided to uninstall the driver. That seemed to do more than I expected... My WiFi ...
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Ubuntu error “Gave up waiting for root device” on 9.10 Netbook Remix

So I installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 onto my Asus EeePC 1008HA netbook. It worked perfectly and was pretty quick. Restarting, suspending and hibernating worked just fine but the very first time I ...
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How to map host PCI device to virtualbox?

In a virtual box it is possible to map host's USB device. But is it not possible to map host's PCI device to guest system? How is it possible to connect (map) a PCI device to guest OS? Our host ...
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In Windows XP, how can I get a list of all my hardware components as a text file?

I'll be putting Linux on my old Lenovo T60p laptop and I would like to have a list of all of the hardware in it, so that if I need to manually hunt down drivers, I have all of the make and model ...
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ATI driver in Fedora Linux 11

I recently built a PC with an ATI Radeon HD 5750. I have installed Fedora 11 and installed the device driver for the Radeon 5700 series proprietary drivers. I wanted to see if there is graphics ...
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Windows 7: Base System Device drivers missing

I re-installed Windows 7 and I currently have 2 Base System Devices with a yellow exclamation which means it's unrecognized and the drivers for it are missing. Windows update has been unable to find ...
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How do I disable the device plug/unplug sounds?

So my laptop keeps making the device plug in / unplug tone. I THINK the problem is my power cord is damaged. As the cord still works fine, my primary concern is how annoying the sound is! How do ...
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Good Digital Pen that Integrates with Microsoft OneNote

Does anyone know of a good digital pen product (like the Logitech IO2) that: Can cleanly integrate with Microsoft OneNote Works with regular paper (not expensive DPS paper) Works with Windows 7 - ...
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How do I associate linux scsi device names with disk devices?

I have a CentOS 4.x server running software raid. The server has two scsi disks in hot-swap trays. mdadm reports that the raid has failed, and so I would like to replace it. I examine /proc/mdstat, ...
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How to find which app is using iSight (the iMac camera)

How do I find out which application has the camera open on an iMac (Running Leopard)? The green light is on indicating the camera is in use as well as photo booth can't connect to the camera. The ...
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Use a device over SSH?

I have 2 PCs with Ubuntu at home and a network link between them. If I do $ sshfs pc2root@192.168.0.2:/ /media/pc2 can I use a remote device as a local one? (in this case: /media/pc2/dev/sr0 as a ...
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What is /dev/mem?

Presumably it's somehow related to memory? What would sudo cat /dev/urandom > /dev/mem do? Trash all RAM? All non-kernel virtual memory? None of the above?
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Motherboard Identification

How do I find the manufacturer to upgrade the BIOS?
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Can Windows 2000 drivers be used in XP?

I have Windows 2000 USB drivers for my PSION WaveFinder DAB radio receiver but cannot find any for XP. Are Windows 2000 drivers suitable for XP? If so, how do I go about using them? EDIT: Are there ...
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Dilemma: What If Your Biometric Device fails and get replaced?

I have stopped using my fingerprint reader on my laptop. Aside from the crapware required to make it work, I got a sensible advice from our IT Admin that Biometric Devices, when replaced with another ...
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Identifying devices on Linux

My Linux box has three devices, sda, sda1 and sda2. How can I find out what each one of these are? I'm running Ubuntu 9.04.
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How can I restrict access to a device using UAC in Vista?

Is it possible, in Windows Vista, to use UAC (or some other mechanism) to restrict access to a device? For example, can I restrict access to my USB Camera so that if a program tries to take pictures ...
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Getting devices information

Is there any freeware app to list the pci and usb devices under windows. I'm looking for something like lspci/lsusb. I'm interested in the vendor and device ids mostly. It needs to list devices that ...
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Linux drive permissions for disk used by two systems

I've got a large mdadm-based RAID5 array that I've been using with an Ubuntu 8.04 system. I'm setting up a new 9.10 (alpha 6) system on the same hardware. mdadm does a great job automagically ...
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How does USB device recognition work?

I'm curious how USB device recognition works in Windows. I imagine it's something like this: When you plug in a device, it tells Windows "here's my device ID to tell you what I am" Windows looks to ...
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Why does my computer go “New USB device” every time I plug one into a different port?

Let's say I have a mouse. I plug this mouse into slot 1 out of 4 on a computer. It goes through the new device detected and all of that, which is fine. But if I come back later with the same mouse and ...
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Force Vista to “forget” a USB device

I have a device (HTC Dream / G1 Android phone) that I want to set up with a specific driver. Unfortunately I have already previously installed the device with the default driver. Even after ...
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What is this internet device?

I was watching YouTube videos of the very opinionated Chris Pirillo, recordings of his live show. He has a little internet device sitting between his two monitors. Here's an example video that shows ...