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Old 08-07-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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HW incompatabilities?


I've had problems with every os I've tried on my pc; including distros, (such as my present Ubuntu 11.04), that work fine on my Laptop. So Now I think I should investigate the possoibility of hw incompatibilities. Please could you advice me on what pc info I should collect, and how.

Thanks for your time.

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Old 08-07-2011, 06:55 PM   #2
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Maybe someone here can help you if you post make & model of computer,it's possible that some modules have to be loaded.
This list is kind of short
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Yes, definitely post the make and model, along with the actual problems that you are experiencing, and we can help you troubleshoot the problems.


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Posting make and model would help a lot, but not everybody has a system that is easy to get the model number from.

The 'corporate' machine (eg dell, compaq, HP, etc) can have several different system with the same basic name. In those cases, just listing (for example) "Acer Aspire X3810" wont help, we would need the full model number, Acer Aspire X3810-EQ8200A.

'White box' machines tend to not have any model numbers, to see what is in the machine takes a screwdriver and eyeball (my perfered method), or you can use one of several different hardware reporting tools for windows. Links to some of the hardware dectection programs are list in this page (under 'Third-party programs')-


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