I appear to have mislaid my Ubuntu flash drive
January 7, 2017 8:42am CST
Since the introduction of Windows 10, I have been unable to play videos on my laptop. This applies to both Youtube displays and files stored on my computer. It is only the laptop that has this issue and the desktop displays them effortlessly. After spending some time trying to solve this problem I finally realised that it is a graphics driver issue. The graphics chip on the laptop does not have Windows 10 drivers, whereas the graphics card in my desktop does. It is only while on holiday that I have use for this feature, so I circumvent the issue by carrying a Live Ubuntu USB flash drive. This allows me to reboot into Ubuntu and play a video. Somehow I seem to have misplaced the flash drive, which is nowhere to be found. Today I had to go out and buy a new flash drive, so I will make another Ubuntu drive today. It is a fairly simple process, but annoying to think that I will eventually stumble across the old flash drive by accident.
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The number of hardware not having drivers for Windows 10 is impressive. I bought recently a second hand Epson scanner for peanuts because of a big warning : "Not compatible with Windows 10". It works perfectly with Slackware with the firmware available from Epson.
• Manchester, England
Since you are using Linux drivers are rarely a problem. The main reason that manufacturers cease releasing updated drivers issue to persuade people to buy new graphics cards or sound cards etcetera. Linux developers are not so mercenary.
@Asylum Drivers are at kernel level in Linux and some distros are better than others. Compiling a loadable kernel module is not that easy, and the best to do is to try several Linux if a device is not recognized : it will perhaps work with another flavor of Linux, or with a previous version. There is only 1 Windows 10, but there are hundreds of distros of Linux.
• Bunbury, Australia
Windows 10 has caused a few problems here too - mostly because it doesn't recognise any of our three printers. So we've had to buy a new one and we've now - at long last - been able to give away three printers for free. It was impossible to get even a few dollars for them.
You are going to love this page. It is a start. There are other pages for all those lonely nights when we feel there is nothing we would rather do than help some poor soul who can't get their device working. - yours truly, happy windows developer
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