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Microphone being detected as "Headphones"view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I have an HP Pavilion 15-e073ca, which has a combo headphones-out/microphone-in jack. I recently purchased an external microphone, a Nexxtech desktop microphone. (Hardware)

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[ubuntu] Can't install programs, cdrom no longer recognized.view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Very new to linux. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 over Windows 8 Pro 64 (I have another copy on a separate drive), but now the the other Windows 8 is inaccessable. I can only boot into ubuntu. (Hardware)

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Black screen when I login in Ubuntu 13.10view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi! Summary: When I login to my user account, neither Unity nor Gnome load and I get a black screen. When I got my laptop, I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (must've been 11.04 at the time). Unfortunately, Ubuntu was never able to tame my Nvidia graphics card. I think I remember I had to reset the driver settings but it completely broke everything, Windows included. Everytime I tried. (Hardware)

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username change requestview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Please change my username to one of the following, in order of declining marginal preference dsc1596 IceMilk UpdateAddict Here is my profile address: My Profile Before creating the account, I changed my username for Ubuntu One which I thought would make the username for ubuntu forums different as well, but instead it used my username at my email address's domain, which is gmail.com. Thank you. (Hardware)

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Just upgraded 13.10 to 14.04view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I just upgraded one of my computers from 13.10 to 14.04 via the terminal. The install went well, all of my data is fine and everything seems to be working other than the bug with the Unity greeter. I noticed when I cleaned up the system that I still have the newer version of Firefox from 13.10 along with a few other packages. (Hardware)

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Chromebooks' Success Punches Microsoft in the Gutview story

https://www.linux.com – Chromebooks had a very good year, according to retailer Amazon.com and industry analysts. And that's bad news for Microsoft. Chromebooks had a very good year, according to retailer Amazon.com and industry analysts. And that's bad news for Microsoft. The pared-down laptops powered by Google's browser-based Chrome OS have surfaced this year as a threat to "Wintel," the Microsoft-Intel olig (Hardware)

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Death of an SSD. AKA wtf is wrong with this server?... ooohhh!view story

http://hardforum.com – I spent the last 3 weeks battling with one of my servers that was exhibiting the strangest set of symptoms I've ever witnessed during my 15 years in the IT industry. The server was one of my Hyper-V Hosts and my Exchange, Lync, and DC vm's were it's guests. It began with a random reboot 3 weeks ago, but there were no log events indicating a reason. In fact, there were no log events period. (Hardware)

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GTX 680 SC with backplate and xspc waterblockview story

http://hardforum.com – Its currently $222.50 + shipping with 2 bids and 3 days left http://www.ebay.com/itm/191015289230...84.m1555.l2649 (Hardware)

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FS: Sprint iPhone 4S, EarPods, Watch, A64, Ring, etcview story

http://hardforum.com – Heatware 27-0-0 24550 Non-CC Paypal Will bundle for slight discount. $300 Shipped for everything $350 Shipped for everything + box of crap Sprint iPhone 4S, Black, 16GB, Wiped, iOS 7, Clean ESN Not unlocked, Sprint refuses to unlock other than for international use. They will not unlock for T-Mobile or other domestic US carriers. (Hardware)

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Best enthusiast processor?view story

http://hardforum.com – What is, at the moment, the best enthusiast processor available? I want something that'll be good at playing videogames when overclocked to 4.5ghz but also be good at compute tasks (stuff like rendering, for instance). What are my options, here? (Hardware)