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Linux support for IME patches for T570?

Q: Linux support for IME patches for T570?

I've got a T570 laptop running openSuSE at work. This morning I ran the Intel IME vulnerability scan tool and it says that my laptop is vulnerable, but the firmware patch on the product support page is only for Windows. I tried running it through wine, but it wouldn't complete. Does Lenovo provide any way to install the patches when you're running something other than Windows?

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Preferred Solution: Linux support for IME patches for T570?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Patches Available for Linux Sudo Vulnerability

Red Hat, Debian and other Linux distributions yesterday pushed out patches for a high-severity vulnerability in sudo that could be abused by a local attacker to gain root privileges.

Sudo is a program for Linux and UNIX systems that allows standard users to run specific commands as a superuser, such as adding users or performing system updates.

In this case, researchers at Qualys found a vulnerability in sudo?s get_process_ttyname function that allows a local attacker with sudo privileges to run commands as root or elevate privileges to root.

An alert on the sudo project website says SELinux must be enabled and sudo built with SELinux support for the vulnerability to be triggered. Sudo 1.8.6p7 through 1.8.20 are affected. Users should update sudo to 1.8.20p1.
?On Linux systems, sudo parses the /proc/[pid]/stat file to determine the device number of the process?s tty (field 7). The fields in the file are space-delimited, but it is possible for the command name (field 2) to include white space (including newline), which sudo does not account for,? the sudo advisory said. ?A user with sudo privileges can cause sudo to use a device number of the user?s choosing by creating a symbolic link from the sudo binary to a name that contains a space, followed by a number.?

Qualys declined to comment for this article.

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Hello, I have my company notebook Lenovo T570 with Thunderbold 3. Is it possible to connect AORUS GTX 1080 Gaming Box (https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N1080IXEB-8GD#kf) via TB3 .I don't need to accelerate games, I need it to compute accelerate computations of Deep Learning Algorithms.  Can any body confirm that my notebook supports as long as AORUS requires: Laptop PC/Desktop PC with Thunderbolt? 3 port and support external GPU. Thank you

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I there any solution for setting up the T570 with multiple displays?  3 or more external monitors?

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Not sure if right section. I'm leaning towards a T570 with an Intel vPro processor (i5-U model), however for the duration of warranty and what-not, does it mean that Lenovo Support can/will use it to help me solve potential problems faster? Or is it only for the use by my IT department (which i don't have), and won't help getting assistance from Lenovo Support? Thank you in advance for shedding light on this!

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Hi, I bought a T570 in 2017 and thought it can at least support [email protected] with the thunderbolt 3 port. However, I find that it may not be true. I got a thunderbolt 3-to-display-port cabel recently and connected it to my dell p2415q 4k display through the thunderbolt 3 port on the left side of my T570. When I tried to change the resolution setting in intel graphics option, I find that it only has 30hz option for 3840x2160 resolution. NO 60hz!!! I tried to update my intel driver to the latest. NOT WORKING. 30hz is the only option. I highly doubt the T570 specificaition is wrong. It doesn't support even single [email protected] So diasspointed with this product.

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Why are media players so difficult to setup?
Setting up Windows is "a piece of cake", compared to the codec nightmares involved in media players (also unlike Windows, Linux & Graphics programs, I haven't seen any decent websites on the subject).

Did MS Patches in May break rmvb support in MPC-HC?

Yesterday I tried to play some rmvb files using Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC).
I know that the files are good because I can play them using Real Player and via a network-linked "movie dock" (and until recently I could play them on my PC).

This problem is present on my XP SP3 and Windows 7 installs.

The video plays perfectly, but no sound is available.
I receive the following message:

I tried the following, to no avail:
installing the latest version of K-Lite (604 full and 607 patch) and Real Player.
installing Real Alternative (that wouldn't play sound or video on my PC - initially).
Internet search solutions, including deleting some Reg Keys.
re-imaged my HDD using my backup from after May's Patch Tuesday (I foolishly deleted my April OS backup files. ).
I do have some earlier backups, but its a bit of a pain to replace the partitions and then have Windows and multiple programs start screaming for their updates.
Did the patches in May delete/disable codecs that were on my PC?
Has anyone else experienced this?
Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
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A:Did MS patches (May) break rmvb support in MPC?

This program will help you identify what codecs are needed to play a media file.


You can then see if you have it, or download latest version. Since you installed klite codec pack, you would normally be covered. It's possible you have a corrupted codec and it was not successfully overwritten by the new installation. Klite does uninstall older version 1st. But you might try removing with Revo Uninstaller Free, then make a fresh install. Alternately, you could see if VLC will play it correctly.

A Guy

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I have been unable to connect to Microsoft update server for 3 months now, and when I install the MS rollup updates the OS still reports those updates have not been installed so it's impossible to keep up with what patches have already been installed. I have been having major problems with MS update since Windows 10 was released, but it was not until 3 months ago that I could not connect to MS Update Server at all.

Well, I contact Microsoft Support today after trying every possible fix for the past several months, and I speak with a support agent named Namrata Sarki. I explain to her that I have tried all possible solutions, and I have 8 Windows 7X64 machines that would not update with Windows 7 installed. I also explain to her that I have tried reformatting each machine, and none of them will update after a fresh installation of Windows. She then runs all her remote test, and then informs me that it is a problem with their update server so I will not be able to do anything about it. She proceeds to inform me that I will have to wait for a fix, and that many Windows 7 users have the same problem (which I already knew). She then informs me I should not trouble shoot the PC any further in case I want to call back about the issue in the future even though she already informed me they would have to fix the problem. I then explain to her that I need to use this PC for my College Classes which are all online, and that i'm a Network & Database Security major so all my... Read more

A:Microsoft Support says Security Patches will not make your PC more secure!

If security updates are not important, then why does Microsoft spend many millions of dollars per year to create fixes and push them ?

It's a monumental task involving thousands of Microsoft employees and an expansive infrastructure - both of which are no trivial expense.

The vast majority of M$ security patches address OS and application vulnerabilities. If those vulnerabilities still exist on a system, then it requires the execution of exploiting code.

If you don't connect outbound and don't download and\or run unknown\untrusted files, then there it is almost a certainty that nothing will happen to your system. But who uses their system like that ?

If you surf the net and use unpatched Internet Explorer or Edge, an exploit (execution of malicious code) might occur when you visit a website. Not to mention Flash - which Windows Update is needed to update. And, further, not to mention other product security updates for Office, Silverlight, Skype, etc.

So, I don't know how the tech could rationally state that security patches are not needed\do not make the system more secure.


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Hi everybody.
As we all know, Windows Vista is no longer supported by Microsoft in any way, shape or form. This means there will be no more updates for it. There is some good news, though. Due to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 sharing the same codebase, it is possible to install WS2008 security updates on Vista. This way you might be able to receive security updates until January 2020.
In this thread, I will compile a list of monthly updates for WS2008, and provide feedback on how the installation process went on a virtual machine running Win Vista x64. If you're interested and want to take this opportunity, be my guest, though be advised that while the updates will most likely install successfully, you're still doing this at your own risk.
Please note that if you are having problems with Windows Update taking hours or days to check for updates, and/or consuming your CPU, please check this thread.
So without further ado, this is a list of WS 2008 updates for the month of May 2017 that I attempted to install on Win Vista. In general I've provided Microsoft Update Catalog links which allow you to choose either the 32 bit or 64 bit version, however, for .Net installers, I've provided direct download links separately to avoid Microsoft's stupid and confusing bundling of updates, which lumps updates with different KB numbers together. You will need to download them and install manually, as Windows Update will NOT find them. Vista is... Read more

A:Security updates for Vista after end of support - Windows Server 2008 patches

Very nice of you to do this for us, Sardoc! I'm waiting for other Vista owners to chime in here before I take the plunge. In the meantime, please update us on any changes in your system's performance as you move along with this, good or bad. Thank you!

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Does the Thinkpad P51s support the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock? I have the Thinkpad P51s with stock Windows 10 Pro and updated to latest drivers and Windows version and installed the latest Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock drivers. Attaching the Thunderbolt 3 Dock to the P51s as described in documentation, it charges the notebook, however, noting attached to the dock is recognized. I've tested with attaching USB flash drives, headphones, Ethernet, HDMI, and DP, but nothing is recognized nor are any warnings/errors displayed in Windows. While the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock is listed as being compatible with the P51s and T570, the notebook order page does not list the Thunderbolt 3 Dock in any of the accessories lists. Lenovo Sales also confirmed that the Thunderbolt 3 Dock is fully compatible with the P51s.  However, I needed to purchase the Thunderbolt 3 Dock separately from the notebook order. What's going on? Has anybody successfully used the P51s or the T570 with the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock? Or is this something I need to wait for full support via a future BIOS/driver update? Or perhaps my Thunderbolt 3 Dock is defective? Thanks,Boris 

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I guess since I am trying to uninstall Linux from a laptop the linux junkies dont want to help! Im trying to uninstall Linux entirely and install Win XP. I dont know where to begin!

A:no help in Linux support!

you expect help in an hour???? Please have patience, since nobody lives here and they themselves have lives other than tsf, it may take a while for someone who can help to get online.

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I'm leaning toward buying a P70, and I need to know how well it supports Linux. Anyone have experience with this? Thanks in advance!

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I am looking forward to buying an HP 15-af008ax for a friend. I am trying to figure out if the device is compatible with Ubuntu.  I plan on making a dual-boot system with windows 10 and Ubuntu. Has someone on this forum used Ubuntu/Any Other Linux OS on this laptop? How was your experience with regards to drivers and features? If not, could someone tell me what the exact model numbers for the bluetooth and network cards for this device are? In fact, a detailed specification sheet would be great.

A:Linux Support for hp 15-af008ax

 i purchased this laptop 2 days back, and i installed only Ubuntu 16.04 it is working fine. i am facing issues with wifi.. some times it is very solw and some simtes it is not working. and i am not sure, whether i need to install any additional drivers for it.

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Does Linux support NTFS?

This was a question asked and talked about in #3dspotlight (unofficial IRC chatroom for TechSpot).

There is an article at www.anandtech.com about this. I am posting this article with a link so people can find this here if the question comes up again.

This article is located at http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.html?i=121

I in no way claim that this is my work.

All modern Linux kernels (all 2.4.x and many 2.2.x) DO support NTFS in read-only mode.

Long Answer:
Although you can read NTFS partitions created with any version of Windows NT, you can not WRITE to an NTFS partition created with Windows 2000, XP, or anything yet to come. NTFS partitions created with Windows NT 4.0 and earlier CAN be written to, but this tends to make a mess of the file system, so make sure to do a chkdsk when you boot into NT after writing from Linux.

Below are in-depth instructions on how to gain access to your NTFS partition from Linux.

To access your NTFS partition:

Open a shell if you haven't already.

Become root. Do this by running su and entering your root password when prompted.

Create a mount point for the NTFS partition. mkdir /mnt/ntfs

Mount your NTFS partition. mount -t ntfs -o umask=644 /dev/device /mnt/ntfs
Replace device with the name of your NTFS partition. See below for advice on how to find this if you don't know.

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A:Does Linux support NTFS?

It can read NTFS no problem.

It can write to it to, however this is EXTREMELY problematic, and can cause data corruption.

You will have to have NTFS compiled as a kernel module, or into the kernel itself.

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I have HP pavilion g6 2103 tu laptop and Win 8.1 OS is running on it. I would like to change it to Linux OS. Can you please tell me which Linux distribution would suit for this laptop and another big question is are there no drivers available for Linux OS for this notebook model ? I couldnt find them here http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC-series/5262606/model/526... Awaiting your reply. Thanks. 

A:Clarification on Linux support

HP supports Linux on a few models but that is not one of them. You can install Linux on it however. The hardware is mainstream so odds are any recent Linux distribution will "just work". I recommend Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (long term support). https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop Linux drivers do not work quite like Windows drivers. Only very rarely do you just download a driver and have it work. Linux requires some additional skills like compiling Code and getting under the hood with the command line. I have used Linux for over 15 years and have not had a computer during that time which was not running Windows and Linux so have installed Linux on a lot of computers. The Linux Support community is very friendly and helpful. So make the thumb drive or DVD to install Ubuntu and simply boot from it. You will need to format the hard drive and set up Linux partitions but the installer makes it easy. Post back if you need more specifics or have any other questions.  

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Hi, Is there any thinpro version that supports thin client t820 model, or is it a windows only model? BTW, anoter question about t630 model. Does it support any version of thinpro 5.2 or just 6.1? Thanks!

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OK, you might have read this..
...post, but I have a Linux question that goes with it, so I thought I should post over here.

So, the original question was, Is it possible to charge the iPod on a 98se?

Obviously no, but I know the computer is capable of it because Ubuntu and DSL can power the iPod to charge. So I want to know is, what kind of software/drivers do those two distros use that let them send the power out?

Is it a special kind of thing that is for Linux only? Can it be converted to Windows, (Kinda like WINE in reverse).

Any insite would be appreciated!

--Daniel L

A:What Type Of USB Support Does Linux Have?

Uhm.. The power is always supplied to all USB devices and you have to turn off the power manually per device or port. It is not a "feature", but an inherent property of USB. Most USB devices wouldn't even work if they didn't get power from the port.

I would guess it's a "feature" of your iPod (needs the computer to tell it to charge itself?) or some serious bug in Windows drivers and/or your ancient hardware. Do the USB ports work with your Windows at all? Have you used a mouse or a flash drive or something?

Maybe get a PCI USB 2.0 controller card? You would get more speed and new drivers. Make sure that Windows 98 is supported by the device!

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Hello Lenovo Support! Can the linux users of this laptop get some love, please? In my case I only need the ability to update my BIOS from liveusb, an .ISO would be perfectly fine. I don't mind all the broken ACPI tables, BIOS updates, deleting all my efivars and some entries, I'll fix them myself, but I do mind, having to dualboot Windows, so just an ISO would be great. Lastly and most importantly can we also get the option to enable VT-d in the BIOS? Both MB and CPU supports it. I'm in extremely high doubt, anything would come out of this post, just hope atleast some of the staff read this to remind them 'Windows' isn't the only OS out there Thanks!

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The datasheet of P50 and P70 state that they support "Ubuntu® Linux" and "RHEL". Can we expect full driver support (color calibration, fingerprint sensor in particular)?The fact that Linux was mentioned in the datasheet was one reason for me to get a P50, but until today the support website only lists Windows drivers. Thanks! PS: I am aware of the P50-P70 linux experiences thread, but this question is about officially supported Linux distributions and targets Lenovo directly.

A:P50/P70 Official Linux support

!Nice support from Lenovo. there is no any details about that even so much months later

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Last month only I have procured “Dell Optiplex 9020” Desktops. I am using Windows 7 Operating system over there, but now I want to install “Red Hat 6”. But I don’t know whether this desktops supports Linux flavors or not.
Please any will tell me whether I can install Linux flavors on it or not?
If yes, which Linux flavors I can install on “Optiplex 9020”?
I also want to know whether this desktop I can use it as "Linux Server"?

A:Does “Optiplex 9020” support Linux?

Thank you for reaching us .
We ship these OptiPlex 9020 primarily with Windows Operating systems, however we have also tested installing "Ubuntu" which is Linux for home users.
You may give it a try in installing RHEL 6 after backing up the data from the PC, I do not see any reason why it wouldn't run.
If it doesn't, Please install Ubuntu or Windows back which should work fine.
Regarding your query about Linux server, It depends on what kind of server you are trying to configure, the best place for the answer is to check in Linux community forum where you can find discussions on the same.
Thank you

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I built this system in March 2009 and windoze vista 64 home premium.

This particular edition of vista was a nightmare from day one and I eventually found a work-a-round to get Ubuntu installed. NO Linux support from the MB manufacturer.

5 days after getting it to a dual boot system, vista stopped recognizing the mouse and keyboard.

So, I have a MOBO that doesn't like Ubuntu and is a nightmare to try to fond workarounds for.

Here is what I have to work with:

XFX nForce 750a SLI Motherboard - NVIDIA 750a SLI, Socket AM2/AM2+, ATX, Audio, Video, HDMI, DVI, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN. S/PDIF, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID

AMD Phenom 9500 Processor HD9500WCGDBOX - 2.20GHz, 4 x 512KB Cache, 1800MHz (3600 MT/s) FSB, Agena, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket AM2+, Processor with Fan

Kingston PC6400 800MHz 4GB DDR2 Desktop Memory - (2 x 2048MB), 240 Pin

OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB)

XFX GeForce 9600 GSO Fatal1ty Edition Video Card - 768MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, Dual Link DVI, SLI Ready

Seagate 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G

And the full sized ATX tower w/750 watt PS.

Which Motherboards would be the best to work with that HAS Linux SUPPORT?

Thanks for all the help over the years guys!

I truly do appreciate it!


A:Motherboard with Ubuntu/Linux support

Is there a specific component on that motherboard that you're having problems with? I can't imagine that the motherboard is not "compatible" with linux - in fact, I've found threads with people using Ubuntu with that mobo. I also find it odd that you'd have a Windows Vista issue with that mobo since most of the users I see online who use it are running Vista or 7 64-bit. Perhaps you have a faulty motherboard and it's not a problem with the model itself.

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is there any battery managment software for linux ? and if know how not it must be somthing like that it's a computer and i must install system i wish without aany restraction even there is no interface on bois like thinkpad so it can't be manged through acpi_call # dmidecode 3.0
Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 2.8 present.
70 structures occupying 3562 bytes.
Table at 0x000E6DC0.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
BIOS Information
Vendor: LENOVO
Version: CFCN24WW(V1.06)
Release Date: 04/15/2016
Address: 0xE0000
Runtime Size: 128 kB
ROM Size: 6144 kB
PCI is supported
BIOS is upgradeable
BIOS shadowing is allowed
Boot from CD is supported
Selectable boot is supported
EDD is supported
Japanese floppy for NEC 9800 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)
Japanese floppy for Toshiba 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)
5.25"/360 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
ACPI is supported
USB legacy is supported
BIOS boot specification is supported
Targeted content distribution is supported
UEFI is supported
BIOS Revision: 1.24
Firmware Revision: 1.24

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
Manufacturer: LENOVO
Product Name: 80NT
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A:Power Managment Support for linux

TLP is very good:http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/tlp.htmlThere is a ppa for ubuntu and a repo for suse/fedora

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Hi there
Anybody running a Windows 8.1 Virtual machine from a LINUX host with 3-D support working. If so what distro are you using. (VMware player / workstation).

I've tried SUSE and DEBIAN - the VM runs perfectly except I can't get 3-D support or hardware graphics acceleration.

Under Windows as host (W7) no problem !!.


A:Windows 8.1 under Linux - which distro for 3-D support

Hi Jimbo,

You should try installing the certified drivers for the graphics card from Nvidia or AMD instead of standard installed ones, for some distro's use limited opensource versions like the nouveau driver.

Also see specific VMware info about what you need:
That's for a host,
It says WS5.5, but should still apply on newer releases, use the mentioned tools to get info about the graphic drivers.

For a guest, W8, check to see if 3D is on in the VMX file itself:
some example for Ubuntu drivers or install procedures:
How to install Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 13.04


Although I'm not familiar with AMD/ATI cards, similar packages should exist:

Official binary releases, which are recommemded, also exist on the official sites, Nvidia, AMD.

For Intel I'm not sure what for driver will be used, I've seen something reported as Tungsten which provided pretty good basic acceleration a while back.

So in the end you'll need to install the latest official graphic driver you can get for your distro, then see That OpenGL is running well (run glxinfo and glxgears + some other benchmarking tools* are nice to see).

*System profiler and benchmark:
Good luck.

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Noticing when I had a battery problem, the trouble shooting tips wanted to install detection software. It's all Windows based though. The same with drivers, etc, and other support tools.
There are these articles here though - http://www.dell.com/learn/au/en/audhs1/campaigns/dell-linux-ubuntu-en

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Why HP not giving Linux support for HP 15-AY503TX ? When a system comes with out OS why HP limiting users freedom . I tried Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 16.04 LTS  both are not working proper. System is heating up. Display is a disaster in linux. Kindly provide driver support in Linux. If it won't support linux why don't u mention it in E commerce sites.  Kindliy give linux support or mention in description it self this product wont support linux and if u want to use linux kindly don't buy this product.

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i recently switched from ubuntu to xp.problem is get as far as loading the install files and then reboot fully and start from scratch.need to know if i missed a step or didnt performe the right step.i managed to create a new partition but no luck fully installing it.if any suggestions i would apprecciate it .

A:switching from ubuntu to xp [from Linux Support]


Welcome to TSF!!

This sounds like you are having problems installing Windows, I will move this to the windows vista forum as that is what you have listed as an OS. Hope you are able to get this figured out. I am sure the wonderful people in the window forum will be able to help you out.


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Hi,  I just installed Manjaro Linux on a Z1 workstation and I wondered if it was possible to install the hp support assistant and how... ofcourse. If anyone can help me. I'm just starting with linux, so all advise is welcome. Grtz Robin

A:Install support assistant on Manjaro Linux

Hi, HP Support Assisstant (HPSA) supports HP machines using Windows Operating system only. Regards.

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The Yogs 720 15" running Linux does not support the trackpad.  I have tried several distros and it does not work with any of them.  This is critical.  Please update the bios / firmware or provide a driver to the linux community so that linux is fully supported.  I purchased this laptop intending to run Linux on it and am very very dissapointed.  

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...what is a good browser with support for Linux and Windows?

A:What is a good browser with support for Linux and Windows?

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I'm working on a HTPC/DVD system, and I'm planing on running Mythbuntu for the OS/DVR system. Does anyone know how AMD/ATI's drivers are for Linux? I'm thinking of running a SAPPHIRE 100292DDR3L Radeon HD 5450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card graphics card in it.

And if there is decent driver support for Hauppauge WinTV Tuner cards on Linux? Going to get some like
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1850 (updated version of 1800) MCE Kit 1128 PCI-Express x1 Interface down the road.

A:Linux driver support for ATI and Hauppauge cards

There are two breeds of linux driver for AMD/ATI: The FOSS drivers, such as the xorg radeon and radeonhd divers and the closed source ATI proprietary driver: known as fglrx. For your card, based on the evergreen GPU, you are going to be looking at using fglrx as the support for evergreen is far from complete in the open drivers at present.

No idea with regards to TV tuner cards.

You are asking this question at the wrong place however. This is not a linux community/support forum. Head over the phoronix forums, linuxquestions or go the distro specific forum (i.e. in your case the ubuntu forums).

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Hi All,I'd just like to know if the Lenovo V110-15AST runs well with Linux. I'm planning on buying one but will reconsider is there are too many Linux compatible issues. I have already looked at ubuntu's compatibility page, various Linux resources etc. I read in the manual for the Lenovo V110-15AST that a fast boot system will have issues (something to that effect) but anything majorly wrong with the combo?

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Hello,I am thinking about buying a notebook and the new IdeaPad 530s (15") series looks promising. But since I need to be able to use linux i was wondering if there is proper driver support (touchpad, sound, fingerprint-scanner, ...) at this point. If not, when can we expect it? Best regards!

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I currently have T580 with pre-installed WWAN module (Fibocom L850-GL) and trying to get to work it on Linux. It works perfectly fine on Windows. So far I discovered that Windows driver uses PCIe protocol to communicate with WWAN module, but Linux is supported apparently only through USB protocol, and if PCIe is enabled, the module ignores all USB commands according to its hardware specs document (page 26) - https://www.mev-elektronik.com/files/MEV%20Elektronik%20Service/produkt-downloads/rf-microwave-wirel... Fibocom recommendation is to disable PCIe in BIOS, that is not supported by stock ThinkPad. Thus in Linux the device is only displayed as "Wireless controller: [0d40]: Intel Corporation Device 7360 (rev 01)" through lspci , and nothing on lsusb . Any suggestions how to make it work on Linux? As an alternative I'm considering getting another WWAN module, but it's quite likely it will not work due to whitelists. The only other module that is whitelisted for sure is L830-EB, that does not have global coverage and thus doesn't work in the US or China, even so it was reported that it's Linux-compatible (USB-mode only). Maybe there is a patched BIOS that has whitelists removed? Wondering if there are Linux enthusiasts who are also looking for a way of using WWAN.

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Hi, I want to get linux on my t470p . I tried doing a fresh install of 18.1 mint to my secondary internal drive (no dual boot) with secure mode off, I ran the driver update and after that things got crazy with errors etc. I have seen this article from unbuntu saying it is supported but only with a special OEM distro https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201701-25344/ But the link only shows compatibility with a i5 model. Does anyone have any information about this.Specsi7-7700hq1440p256 PM961128 LiteOn CV3-SD

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I have an asrock 775i65g mobo and originally I had a P4 3.06 GHZ LGA 775 installed but then I installed a C2D E4500 because the mobo supports C2D's. However, I starting to find that a lot of the games I play Lineage 2: The Kamael, and Half-Life 2: Lost Coast are getting much lower fpses like 21 and under when I had much better framerates with my P4 oced to 4 ghz.

Is it because the dual core isn't being used because I've already tried different methods of fixing the dual core. Another problem is that when I set affinity I get a blue screen of death saying INVALID_AFFINITY_SET.
Can anyone please help me? Thanks in advance

A:CPU upgrade brings severe lag (moved from hardware & Linux Support)

Did you do a repair install or a full reinstall of your OS after you put in the new chip?

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I know my Yoga 710 is well past the warranty period and I complained to Lenovo long ago about the issue - the backlight is at full brightness all the time, it cannot be adjusted in any manner, ever, running Windows. And yes, I've successfully installed Windows 7 Professional x64 on this Yoga 710 in the recent past with 100% hardware support, even the touch screen was working and Device Manager was fully compliant, no yellow or red error notifications at all.But even under Windows 7 I had no ability to adjust the brightness and that means so much for the vaunted "8 hours of battery life." Now given this laptop is older, and the battery holds about 97% capacity from the original factory state, but because that backlight cannot be adjusted at all that means I barely get 2 hours from this thing even with the adjustments using Lenovo Vantage and the latest drivers for ALL the hardware. I really have to say I'm quite pissed at Lenovo for not resolving this because I've seen a bunch of people here and at other forums complaining about this problem with the Yoga series of laptops/convertibles.Oh, and I shut down rigtht now when I'm done with this post, then insert a USB drive with any Linux distro on it - Manjaro, Arch, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, it doesn't matter - and as soon as it boots to the desktop I can adjust the brightness without a single issue. So, I wonder why this issue is a problem for Windows and why it's never been adequately resolved. I spent time with var... Read more

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First Dell XPS is great product, I have my second one upgrading from 9530 to 9550 with 32GB RAM. They are worth the money. I am Gentoo linux user, so working in dual boot configuration with Windows, but mostly work on Linux.
I am really quite happy with every aspect of the hardware design (the thin border screen is unbeatable), I understand some minor issues with camera placement.
BUT AUDIO chip selection => COMPLETE DISASTER. I believe who ever pickup the  ALC3266 chip was either:
- insane out of the box
- having serious family issues, so he drinks a lot or is regularly on drugs
I understand you don't support Linux primarily, but it causes serious issues on Windows as well. On Linux unfortunately there are different scenarios where internal speakers works, but no output to headphones. Or vice versa. Or headphones only one ear works. And after quite long time, it is not fixed on community level and probably won't be easily fixed.
I think this is really responsibility and sanity of the hardware architect to not only pickup hardware by price/features, but how it really works.
Maybe it will help to design for next XPS versions the audio board to be replaceable in similar way as Wireless card is, what do you think guys?

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I have a Dell XPS 15 9550 with a Windows/Arch Linux dual boot. I am able to boot Arch Linux using rEFInd but all my attempts to boot it using EFISTUB failed with a kernel panic.
According to this post, the issue is that kernel parameters are not passed by the UEFI implementation at all. Can someone confirm this? Does Dell intend to fix it?

A:Dell UEFI implementation does not support Linux Kernel EFISTUB boot ?

Likely not, since Dell doesn't support Linux on this model.  Where they do support Linux, it's usually Ubuntu.

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