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    Compatible Hardware ID's?

    Are any of the following hardware ID's compatible with Ubuntu?

    I'm planning to switch from Windows to Ubuntu.



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    Qualcomm Atheros AR5B95 Wireless Network Adapter


    Hardware ID's


    PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_663111AD&REV_01
    PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_663111AD
    PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_028000
    PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_0280


    Compatible ID's


    PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&REV_01
    PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B
    PCI\VEN_168C&CC_028000
    PCI\VEN_168C&CC_0280
    PCI\VEN_168C
    PCI\CC_028000
    PCI\CC_0280


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    Intel(R) HD Graphics


    Hardware ID's


    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_06011025&REV_02
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_06011025
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&CC_0300


    Compatible ID's


    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&REV_02
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046
    PCI\VEN_8086&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_8086&CC_0300
    PCI\VEN_8086
    PCI\CC_030000
    PCI\CC_0300


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    Re: Compatible Hardware ID's?

    Ubuntu has a certification program that hardware vendors can submit their machines to.

    https://certification.ubuntu.com/

    The pages for each machine give a detailed breakdown of the hardware in the machine. As a rule of thumb, the newer the hardware the newer the version of Linux/Ubuntu that is needed.

    Ubuntu is built on the Linux OS kernel. Hardware drivers are part of the Linux kernel and are continually being updated or added as hardware gets ever more advanced. The latest versions of Ubuntu contain the latest Linux hardware stack. Every two years Ubuntu releases a version that is given Long Term Support (LTS) lasting 5 years. The next Ubuntu LTS release comes at the end of this April with Ubuntu 20.04. Year 20. Month 04. The last Ubuntu LTS release was 18.04. That version will be updated with the latest Linux hardware stack because it is Long Term Support and users of multiple machines like to have the same version of the OS on all their machines.

    One way to test Ubuntu is to download the ISO image and burn it to a USB memory stick and run Ubuntu from the memory stick without installing it. That way you can test to see if all the hardware works.

    https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/try-ubu...etting-started

    Regards.
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    Re: Compatible Hardware ID's?

    i wouldn't know how to use that data, hw-ids, to check for compatibility. Wouldn't know how to get that list. is that a Windows thing? We usually look at chips and versions of the chips, then look them up 1 at a time.
    For example, for network stuff,
    Code:
    $ lspci -vk |perl -lne 'print if /Ethernet|Network/ .. /^[\w]*$/'
    02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 8265 / 8275 (rev 78)
            Subsystem: Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
            Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 128
            Memory at ef000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
            Capabilities: <access denied>
            Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
            Kernel modules: iwlwifi
    For video:
    Code:
    $ lspci -vk |perl -lne 'print if /VGA/ .. /^[\w]*$/'
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 (rev 07) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
            Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 1d30
            Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 126
            Memory at ee000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
            Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
            I/O ports at f000 [size=64]
            [virtual] Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
            Capabilities: <access denied>
            Kernel driver in use: i915
            Kernel modules: i915
    A quick overview of hardware can be seen using:
    Code:
    $ inxi -Fz
    Certain manufacturers are known to be Linux friendly. Others are known not to be friendly. in general, intel video and networking will work well, drivers automatically installed and have next to zero issues.

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    Re: Compatible Hardware ID's?

    wyattwhiteeagle,

    Recommend you boot from USB drive loaded with bootable *buntu version of your choice then run the commands TheFu (Post #3) has suggested and post the results in a reply between the code tags.
    Cheers,


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    Re: Compatible Hardware ID's?

    Quote Originally Posted by him610 View Post
    wyattwhiteeagle,

    Recommend you boot from USB drive loaded with bootable *buntu version of your choice then run the commands TheFu (Post #3) has suggested and post the results in a reply between the code tags.
    I chose to install on the main drive. I hope that isn't the reason I received this message...

    Code:
    wyatt@wyatt-Aspire-5733Z:~$ inxi -Fz
    
    
    Command 'inxi' not found, but can be installed with:
    
    
    sudo apt install inxi
    
    
    wyatt@wyatt-Aspire-5733Z:~$ sudo apt install inxi
    [sudo] password for wyatt: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package inxi
    wyatt@wyatt-Aspire-5733Z:~$
    Last edited by wyattwhiteeagle; April 13th, 2020 at 07:45 AM.

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    Re: Compatible Hardware ID's?

    If you already installed Ubuntu, most of it must work. I'm not familiar with such hardware IDs either.

    Did you update the package database?
    Code:
    sudo apt update
    That refreshes the list of available software from the repositories.

    Which Ubuntu release have you installed?

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    Re: Compatible Hardware ID's?

    Those are PCI-IDs. A list of those can be found in /usr/share/misc/pci.ids and is used by the 'lspci' command. Running 'lspci -v -k' should give you a list of all pci-devices in the machine that includes the drivers / kernel modules used for them. Vendor "168c" and device "002b" is an "AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)" by Qualcomm Atheros. According to this page in the Debian Wiki it should be supported by the ath9k driver. That page also links to instructions on how to identify (pci) devices. The other set of IDs (Vendor 8086, device 46) is some variant of Intel integrated graphics. Those too should be supported.

    Holger

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    Re: Compatible Hardware ID's?

    Googling Aspire 5733Z seems to indicate that it mostly comes with 2 GB of memory.

    You computer could of course be upgraded but if it's the case for you then you should focus on X/Lubuntu in stead of Ubuntu.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: Compatible Hardware ID's?

    As a test I have just installed inxi on my 18.04 system. It should also be available for Ubuntu versions from 16.04 to the present. Make sure you have the Universe repo enabled. Software & Updates utility.

    Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
    Ubuntu user #33,200. Linux user #530,530


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    Re: Compatible Hardware ID's?

    Ubuntu 18.04.4 Installed. (no dual boot)

    How do I export a file of my current system specs?

    How do I enable Universe repo?

    I will post the results of "sudo apt update"

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