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centos 6.5 cant recognize gigabyte's onboard graphics card

I have just changed my OS to centos 6.5 and plugged in two monitors, both of the monitors are working but showing the same view. when I try to get the Display settings (System->Preferences->Display) I ...
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Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherbaord and Archlinux UEFI boot

Is it possible to UEFI boot Archlinux using the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 motherboard with an SSD attached. I have tried several things specified on their wiki, including EUFI boot from a USB drive, ...
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DSDT patching for ICH7 M based motherboard

First line Summary :: Help in compiling / pathching DSDT file Overall Picture of Issue: For last few days i have been trying to resolve a issue which face in our ...
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How do I test if my motherboard is failing using Linux?

I've been having strange segfaults happen randomly to firefox, qsynth, and totem. Mainly firefox. I've tested my hard drives with smartctl and dd, and tested my ram with memtest, but how do I test my ...
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How do I determine if my power supply is dying?

I've asked a few questions (which you can view in my profile) regarding an old Gateway GM5474 (mostly) stock PC, It has been throwing kernel panics and just general non-responsiveness at random. ...
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lshw tells me my processor is a 64 bits but my motherboard has a 32 bits width

Recently I noticed lshw tells me a strange thing. Here is the first part of my lshw output: bpetit-1025c description: Notebook product: 1025C (1025C) vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. version: x.x ...
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More RAM than motherboard supports using ram disk + swap?

I want to put 6GB of RAM in a motherboard that supports 4. I heard something about using the excess RAM as a RAM disk and formatting that partition as SWAP, but that doesn't seen like it will work. I ...
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Motherboard/PSU crippling USB and Sata

I very recently bought a new desktop computer. The motherboard is: Z77MX-D3H and the power supply is ocz zs series 550w. The issue I have is that once I boot to the operating system (I have tried ...
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Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 mobo won't boot from USB flash drive

I am trying to boot BAMT, a Linux distribution based on Debian via USB on a brand new Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 motherboard. I tried various flash drive and various OS. I never had this problem with ASUS ...
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Installing Linux on an Asus p8z68-m PRO Motherboard

Here is a challenge: how is this done? I've tried disabling the ASM1061 controller in the Onboard Devices section, using Wubi, booting from USB (as I don't have a DVD drive, yet), and even booting ...
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Where can I find which motherboards which cooperate with linux

Where can I find motherboards (or chipsets) which works with linux (DDR2 & DDR3). Can ubuntu use whole 4GB of memory?
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Machine check exception - how to read and understand it?

My computer acts strange - sometimes reboots spontanousely, sometimes does not want to boot. When I isse command "mcelog", I receive such info: HARDWARE ERROR. This is *NOT* a software problem! ...
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BIOS updates and flashing with new Motherboard in Linux

I'm thinking of buying a new motherboard for my desktop. I've chosen a model and I've read some reviews on it. A couple of the reviews talk about BIOS updating/flashing and stuff like that. As a ...
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My power supply/motherboard nightmare

Last summer I bought a broken power supply (without knowing of course) and put it in my computer. Turning my box on made one of my cheaper HDDs catch fire (I believe a capacitor or resistor blew) and ...
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Play music using internal sound speaker over SSH

On my linux computer : I can play sound from the motherboard using those commands, for example : setterm -bfreq 440 tput bel sleep 0.1 setterm -bfreq 392 tput bel sleep 0.1 I want to do the same ...
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Why does most on-board sound worse than dedicated sound cards?

I'm interested in determining what factors lead to on-board sound on motherboards sounding worse than dedicated sound cards, and how one could predict whether certain motherboards would sound equal or ...
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Upgrade motherboard and CPU without reinstall

I have a home server running Ubuntu 10.04. I want to replace the motherboard and CPU without reinstalling the OS. I read a long time ago that this would sort of work on Windows XP, but with stability ...
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Picking a linux compatible motherboard

Last time I bought a new computer (I build them myself) I got a motherboard that had really poor linux support for a long time. Specifically the audio. I had to wait months before the kernel supported ...
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Hardware selection for Linux machine

I am building a new box, and planning to install Ubuntu 9-04 or Ubuntu 9-10 on it. I am wary of the hardware selection because in the past I struggled with lack of drivers or driver incompatibility ...
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At what point do I give on on my existing motherboard

I built a machine with Linux on it about 6 or 7 years ago. I just use it as a fileshare, mainly. I know that's ages in computer years, but it's been great until I upgraded from Fedora 11 to 12. Then ...
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Tool to determine motherboard in Windows or Linux

In Windows or Linux, is there a tool to determine the brand/model of your motherboard? Something like CPU-Z or GPU-Z but instead listing the motherboard information. Even when you open the case and ...
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Is it my motherboard?

Early this week my home server (a Linux machine) threw a kernel panic. Yesterday is happened a couple of times. Then all of a sudden, when I plugged a USB stick in to run a memory test, the monitor ...
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Zotac WiFi Drivers - No Linux Support

I built my own computer, and the motherboard is a Zotac ITX GeForce 9300. The Wi-Fi adapter doesn't work and the CD it came with has no Linux drivers. I am using the latest stable release of Linux ...