Open a terminal window and enter the following to find out technical information of an SSD installed in the computer using Linux. $ sudo hdparm -i /dev/sda <enter> /dev/sda:Model=CT500MX500SSD1, FwRev=M3CR043 Visit https://www.crucial.in/support/ssd-support/mx500-support to check if there is a firmware upgrade for the SSD.
This is based on the experience of one of my family with Dell Support whose Dell Inspiron uses a 3 cell 4.1V 3500 mAH Li-ion battery - part number FW8KR11. This was confirmed in Linux using dmidecode. Open a terminal window and enter the command below.$ sudo dmidecode <enter>Portable BatteryLocation: Sys. Battery BayManufacturer: BYDManufacture Date: … Continue reading Dell Support Experience to order and replace laptop battery
After upgrading the Dell Inspiron 5570 laptop to Windows 11, the big problem is the speed of the laptop. It deteriorates to the extent that it takes almost 5 minutes to boot. Each click on the desktop to open an app takes almost 30 seconds. With this performance, the laptop is virtually useless. The laptop … Continue reading Dell Inspiron 5570 laptop too slow with Windows 11. Upgrade to M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
If you are one of those who run Virtual Box and use any other OS in it, then the base memory of the Dell Inspiron 5580 of 8 gb DDR4 RAM and an NVME PCIe SSD will still not give near good performance of Windows or the other OS in Virtual Box. The simplest solution … Continue reading Experience with upgrade of RAM memory on Dell Inspiron 5580 and Dell Inspiron 5570 laptops
Android Studio works quite slow with a normal SATA Hard Disk Drive (HDD), on a computer. To overcome this, there are a few solutions, including waiting for the good folks at Google to release another efficient version, or if you are seriously into Android development, then you can augment the hardware of your computer by … Continue reading Select and set up a Crucial M2.2280 NVMe PCIe SSD
To find out the network adapter on the computer in Linux, open a terminal window and type the following command: $ inxi <enter>
This is not a fix, but workarounds, that may or may not work (like Snake Oil). The real fix lies with the Motorola Service Center, and till such time, these workarounds can be attempted. Motorola quality has been sinking over time. The bottom of that sinkhole is the Motorola G4 Plus mobile phone. On Amazon … Continue reading Motorola G4 Plus (MotoG4Plus) ghost touch when charging workaround
To find out the details of every hardware component in a Linux computer, open a terminal window and enter: $ sudo lshw <enter> Display all hardware information in Linux using lshw in a shorter report $ sudo lshw --short <enter> The report generated is very detailed and precise. It can be used to help decisions … Continue reading Display all hardware information in Linux using lshw
You can attempt to format a damaged SD Card using the software tool provided at the link below: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/ The formatter is Windows software and will work only on SD/SDHC/SDXC cards The last great hope to see if you can re-use the card.
Wireless adapter on Lenovo Z580 does not connect to Internet in Linux although it detects all the wireless networks. Finally, got the settings right to enable the use of built-in Broadcom 4313 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] (rev 01) Here are the steps. Open a terminal window. In the … Continue reading Broadcom 4313 wireless does not connect to network or internet in Linux but detects wireless networks