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I formatted and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell E1505. Now Ubuntu starts faster. But Ubuntu doesn't recognice USB Drives, TouchPad, Ethernet or Wifi. Please help me.

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might be good to post your hardware configuration so people would have idea how to solv you problem. Perhaps you can submit the result of "lspci"

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*-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0 version: 01 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:efcfc000-efcfffff memory:e0000000-e00fffff – user133234 Feb 18 '13 at 21:42
*-network UNCLAIMED description: Ethernet controller product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 version: 02 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=64 resources: memory:ef9fe000-ef9fffff – user133234 Feb 18 '13 at 21:42
I failed to mention that the only way that I can even navigate using a usb mouse is not by booting normally from the hard drive, but by booting from a usb flash drive, and selecting install ubuntu on harddrive, then I cancel the installation and I am left with a mostly functional Ubuntu desktop. If I boot normally from the hard drive, I have no usb, no touchpad...only keyboard – user133234 Feb 20 '13 at 19:43

I am having the exact same issue on my new build. Can you access the terminal from the Ubuntu desktop that way? I have been using the "Try Ubuntu" option because my network and mouse work, but there is no terminal. Running AsRock 75 Pro 3 w/ Intel I5 3.1 GHz quad and a Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition.

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