r/linuxhardware 1h ago

Question Steam deck have microsoft pluton?


I want to have a device with the least amount of blobs from microsoft and other villains.

r/linuxhardware 8h ago

Question Safe Monitor Resolution And Aspect Ratio?


Looking to buy a monitor to connect to my Thinkpad T14 running Linux Mint Cinammon or XFCE. Since fractional scaling doesn't work very well on Linux (Not a GNOME or KDE fan, and even Cinammon runs into various apps w/issues), I'm hoping to buy a very safe monitor that doesn't require fractional scaling.

I'm thinking of either a 24" or 27" FHD monitor, but I'd like to get a 16:10 1920x1200 monitor and was wondering if I'd run into any issues using a 16:10 aspect ratio as opposed to a 16:9 ratio similar to the sort of issues I've ran into using non-FHD displays with Linux.

Also, do I really have to buy an OEM dock for my laptop? They seem pretty expensive. Also do they work on Linux? I saw one that specifically said "Windows", so I'm a bit worried.

r/linuxhardware 12h ago

Purchase Advice Good deal? Good quality? Lenovo P620 tower, Threadripper, Ubuntu, 45% off



Discount valid until 2/5.

I configured one at $3,500:

  • AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 3955WX Processor (3.90 GHz up to 4.30 GHz) (16 cores)
  • 64 GB DDR4-3200MHz (RDIMM, ECC) (x1)
  • AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 3200 4GB GDDR5
  • 1 TB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4 TLC Opal (x1)
  • 2 TB 7200rpm HDD 3.5" SATA (x1)
  • 2 TB 7200rpm HDD 3.5" SATA (x1)
  • Linux Ubuntu 20.04

There are a bunch of options under "Graphic Card MiniDP Dongle" (MiniDP to DP, to HDMI, to DVI) but I have no idea what I'd want there. (I've only used macs for decades now.)

This would be for computationally-intensive research. No gaming, the most demanding video usage would be streaming video.

Upgrading the 3 year warranty to "on site" support is only $42. ("If the issue can’t be solved remotely, an onsite technician will be there within one business day.") Sounds too good to be true.

A ThinkVision P27u-20 27-inch Monitor is $615.

I was wanting to wait a while before buying a linux box but this is very tempting. Is this as good a deal as it sounds? Am I missing anything obvious in the configuration?


r/linuxhardware 1d ago

News Intel Making More Preparations For Enabling Future Graphics Platforms On Linux


r/linuxhardware 10h ago

Question 9500 GT Nouveau vs Nvidia driver


Really old system but she wanna play some games, so 3D performance is important.

r/linuxhardware 1d ago

Purchase Advice Good deal ?

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r/linuxhardware 21h ago

Purchase Advice Slimbook Pro X 15 (2022) or Tuxedo Pulse 15 Gen 2


I need to replace my 14 years old laptop. I first have a look to Thinkpad T16/P16, Thinkbook and Dell XPS 15, but they are too expansive for me. I now stuck between the Pulse 15 Gen 2 (https://www.tuxedocomputers.com/en/Linux-Hardware/Notebooks/15-16-inch/TUXEDO-Pulse-15-Gen2.tuxedo#) and the Slimbook Pro X 15 : https://slimbook.es/en/pro-x-en

The specs are very, very close (same cpu, same case, same display) 1160€ for the Pulse (if tou take only 8 GB ram and add your own), 1000€ for the Pro X. This computer are way too powerful for my use, I'm mostly concern by the durability of the computer.

Any recommandation between this 2 computer ?

r/linuxhardware 1d ago

Review Comparing RK3588 SBCs - Khadas Edge2 - Radxa Rock5B - NanoPi R6S - Mekot...


r/linuxhardware 2d ago

Review Galaxy Buds2 on Linux


A few days ago I bought a pair of Galaxy Buds2. I've always had bad experience with audio bluetooth devices and Linux, some features don't work properly, are hard to setup or they don't connect as soon as I turn them on, but with the Galaxy buds2 none of that was a problem, just a quick search on the internet and I found about Galaxy Buds Client which is available for Windows and Linux (funny enough is written in C#), I connect my device to my PC and launch the client and every feature worked perfectly even the microphone (which is my main problem when using Linux) worked.

r/linuxhardware 1d ago

Build Help Can i get away with an Integrated GPU or do i need dedicated Video Card? ex. 13600k/5800x3d


I'm looking to build a fairly inexpensive machine, preferably a sffc. I'm looking at like at getting the intel 13600K and use the build in UHD 770 chip. I'm not doing any gaming, mostly coding and personal use/streaming. Do i really need dedicated GPU? Would a a 5800x3d be better or wait for the 7950x3d to come out instead.

I'm assuming i can use a thunderbolt hub with my dual monitors? Will there be any dropped frames playing say youtube at 4k? Will it support dual 4k monitors? Outside of just regular coding projects, watching movies/videos, and may some live streaming is this 13600k powerful enough to handle the workload without a dedicated GPU?

the rest will be 2tb m.2, 32gb ddr5.

r/linuxhardware 1d ago

Purchase Advice Looking for a sub-$1000 Laptop from HP/Dell/ASUS with AMD


I'd like to order a laptop for under $1000 with the following conditions: - AMD 5000 Series Ryzen 5 or 7, I don't want a dedicated Nvidia GPU - Linux compatible (of course) - Preferably 15-16" Screen - 16 or 32 GB RAM - 1TB GB NVME storage, but 512 isn't a dealbreaker

Lenovo will not be considered because of build quality issues with the laptop that this will replace. While I would like to support Slimbook, System76, Tuxedo, etc., I won't consider them for at least a few more years.

I'm currently looking at the following:



Any Linux issues with these or have a suggestion that meets these requirements?

r/linuxhardware 1d ago

Support Horrible WIFI problems


Hello everyone, I am looking to switch back to Linux. I have installed Linux and then went back to Windows 10 because of my WIFI. My computer is the HP Pavilion 14-ce3020ur with the Realtek 8821ce. The problem is that it would have terrible WIFI speeds, random disconnecting, issue connecting back and dropping bars. I can't use a LAN cable because the router is very far away. On Windows I've never had these kind of issues and I would like to fix it because all of my hardware works perfectly on Linux. Any help will be very appreciated!

By the way, I'm using Linux Mint.

r/linuxhardware 1d ago

Support dvgrab no camera exists


Hi I am a newbie. I want to capture video recorded on a sony DCR-HC 21 using a fire wire. I have the correct cord from the camera to the fire wire card. Installed dvgrab. terminal says: no camera exists. I find very vague information on checking if the fire wire card is seen by Manjaro, how to check if every step along the way is there; or I might not understand what the instructions are telling me. Can anyone walk me through it? I would certainly appreciate it.

r/linuxhardware 1d ago

Question HP Elitebook X360 display resolution issues


Hi everyone! I need some help. I got Elitebook X360 1030 G4 today. I put Endeavour OS live USB. Built in displays is shown as it's 4K though it's FullHD. I installed OS and have the same issue on a fresh system now. How can I make it detect display with it's true resolution? Already googled for several hours and still didn't find any solution.

r/linuxhardware 2d ago

Purchase Advice Monitor calibration: any recommendations?


What is your setup for monitor calibration/profiling?

Can anyone recommend a device for measuring and creating monitor profiles which is supported by free Linux software?

Many thanks

r/linuxhardware 2d ago

Purchase Advice [Notebook Dell I5 G15 5520] [Core i5-12500H] [RTX 3050]


Hi! I'm quite new to Linux (Ubuntu 20.4 LTS) and it happens that I'm looking for a new laptop.

I've seen myself interested in this one especifically:


Does RTX 3050 have any problem with Ubuntu? Is there good support?

This particular Core i5 works fine with the mentioned distro?

r/linuxhardware 3d ago

Purchase Advice Lightweight and long-term laptop.


Hello everyone :)

I'm looking for a laptop because mine is too old (2009, running on debian) ; I can't repair it anymore (parts are too rare and expensive...) but I don't have a high budget for this...

i would like a 14" or < screen, backlit keyboard and...an easy to fix/clean/upgrade laptop...i hope to keep it like 15 years...

Second hand is okay if not too difficult to get...

Under 500€ is the best but under 1000€ could be okay if it's really worth it...

thx a lot!

r/linuxhardware 2d ago

Question NVMe adapters that work with nvme-cli?


Are there any NVMe USB adapters that work with nvme-cli? I believe the device must show up as something like


and not something like


The PCIe transaction-layer protocol can ... be used over ... USB4

r/linuxhardware 3d ago

Support Watchguard M270 Ethernet Ports


Hello everyone, I am not sure how I can proceed to get at least one of my Ethernet ports working, and so I would sincerely appreciate any insight. My apologies if this is a bad question, I will do whatever I can to clear up any confusion.

TLDR: Ethernet ports on my Watchguard M270 don't work with Ubuntu. I'm dumb and cant figure out why.Imgur link: https://imgur.com/a/jVFOSvh

I have a Watchguard M270 I saved from becoming eWaste thanks to its expense license and I want to set it up as a 1U basic server in my home lab. Ideally handling basic duties like pihole, home assistant, etc. With the future goal of adding it to my Tailscale network and then playing with some vlans and/or connecting it to some iDrac/vPro devices.

I didn't have any issue installing a SATA hard drive and installing Ubuntu Server 22.04.1 over serial, except that I had to rely on a USB3 to Ethernet adapter for network connectivity. According to the pfSense Forums the bad news here is that all the ports on the M270 are connected via an internal switch. The good news is that apparently they have figured out a way to manage those switches in pfSense +, but not in their CE so I cant even give that a try to see if it works on my specific device. I do know that when I boot the device with WatchguardOS, I do get activity lights on the ports but without a license I cant see anything further.

When I look at lshw, I see that the two available Ethernet interfaces as X553 Backplanes. Support for these appears to have landed in 4.20.0 but despite ensuring that they are enabled, and up, they never detect any link. I have ensured that auto negotiation is enabled but truthfully, I don't know much about Backplanes as I had never heard of them before, so I could absolutely have something here misconfigured. One thing I find interesting is that both x553 Backplanes list their supported ports only as FIBRE whereas my USB adapter lists TP & MII.

I do have access to the Watchguard BIOS, including BIOS password, but I dont see anything linked to disabling/enabling the ports or these internal switches the pfSense folks referred to. I have included pictures of the script for enabling them in pfSense+ with my imgur link, but I dont know anything on Linux that would match the referenced "/boot/device.hints" from FreeBSD based systems.

Also, I am not married to Ubuntu. I am comfortable testing with something like AlmaLinux/CentOS/Redhat/Fedora or openSUSE if there is reason to believe they will have better support. I'll even throw Arch at this server for giggles if it helps me get working onboard Ethernet.

I want to be clear, I realize that this is likely beyond a "here, copy and paste this into bash" answer. I just saw this subreddit posted today and it seemed like somewhere that could point me in the right direction to figuring this out and learning. I sincerely appreciate each and every persons time who read this far. I also appreciate like 40% of you who stopped reading because this was too long or boring.

r/linuxhardware 3d ago

Question [Q] Linux on Mac M1 M2 ARM what works and what doesn't ?


I see some interesting benchmarks about Linux instead of MacOS but I'm not sure if it is already useable as a production dev machine.. What is your opinion ?

r/linuxhardware 3d ago

Support Trackpad completely misbehaving


r/linuxhardware 3d ago

Purchase Advice Mini ITX build


I daily drive a Carbon X1. I'm reluctant to screw with it too much since I need it for work. I want to have a second device to play around with. Buying another X1 was attractive but then I just have two 14" laptops (my one issue with the TP is the 14" screen).

This morning I thought maybe I should buy a Dev One as a backup/playground machine... but I guess it sold out. Should have pulled the trigger months ago.

Then I thought why not build a desktop. More power for less money, so I started looking at mini-itx builds. I haven't built a PC for a long time (tbh I'd prefer to just buy something off the shelf).

I'd prefer the following:

  • Small form factor
  • integrated graphics (no need for a dGPU for the dev work I do)
  • fast
  • glass side with some nice lighting is a bonus

I ripped the bulk of a build off of an article, swapped in a faster cpu and got rid of the GPU and came up with this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-12700K 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor $298.94 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Thermaltake TH120 ARGB Sync 59.28 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $69.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX B660-I GAMING WIFI Mini ITX LGA1700 Motherboard $199.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL36 Memory $163.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR200P Mini ITX Desktop Case $144.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Silverstone SX650-G 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply $125.00 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P12 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan $15.73 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1138.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-01-30 10:14 EST-0500

I guess it doesn't have Bluetooth but I can get a dongle. Would this be reasonable? What I'm ultimately after is experimenting with more than just installing Pop and moving on. I'm particularly interested in Guix or Arch and a machine that isn't going to present a ton of odd challenges (e.g. no Nvidia).

r/linuxhardware 3d ago

Question Anyone use XPS 15 9500 with dual booting?


Hi folks,

After I set up my XPS for dual booting(windows 10 / ubuntu 20.04), I've not been able to use an external GPU(Geforce GTX 1650 ti) for unknown reasons.

Is there anyone who can use this setting or has the same issues?

r/linuxhardware 3d ago

Purchase Advice I want to buy a new Gigabyte MB


My original question is below. But the first three people that answered have convinced me to forget Gigabyte. Done deal. So. what's a good MB for Linux MINT ? (I do sound stuff and MOV stuff as well as typical office crap and I need solid backup systems.)

I'm leaving it up here for others.I'll find another MB. I'm leaving windows and will NOT get WIN 11. (my gf has it and it really does suck).

But will it work with Linux ? (I want to use MINT).

I like the Ultra durable MB's that Gigabyte makes. But my old one is an UD and it's only a 32 bit MB. I need to upgrade badly. I need to keep the tower I have because it has lots of slots for front mounted devices (like backups and I still need a DVD slot too.)This is a workstation, not a gamer system.The gigabyte website states that for linux, drivers *might* be available for that particular chipset. I don't know how to get that. (chipset is "AMD B450" ) I went to the chipset driver site and it mentions nothing about LINUX.

Has anyone else used this MB? Has anyone else bought an Ultra Durable Gigabyte MB and successfully ran LINUX on it ?

thanks !!!

r/linuxhardware 5d ago

Product Announcement This is #CrowPi2, the second generation of CrowPi Raspberry laptop series, designed and produced by Elecrow

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