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First let me say that I have been using Ubuntu for about 2 years now and have developed a loyalty to this OS! However, this is my first time posting a question...

I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 3135 laptop a couple of days ago, and I successfully got Ubuntu 12.04 LTS loaded to the device. Almost everything works perfectly - the only issue I have is my wireless capability (And touchscreen interface, but I can live without that for now). I have no problem connecting via Bluetooth to devices in my home. However, in order to access the internet I have to physically connect an Ethernet cable.

Things I’ve tried to no avail:

  • Downloading the proprietary driver from the Dell website and installed it via the Wireless Network Drivers application (Dell's driver only supports Win 8.1, what a shock there)

  • Re-installing Ubuntu (Don't know what I thought that would do)

If ANYONE has experience with this issue, slash can help me out here at all, your help would be much appreciated. Thanks for your time, and Peace & Love from Baltimore.


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Please edit your question to add details of your wireless card from the terminal command: lspci -nn | grep 0280 –  chili555 Feb 9 at 14:00

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Ubuntu 13.10 should have working wireless because I have Linux Mint 16 loaded live (based on 13.10) and wireless works. Could you help me by telling me if you loaded Ubuntu beside Windows 8? I want to have a dual boot setup, but I don't know for sure how to shrink the largest partition. If I change the flag from msftdata to lvm, I can resize it. Can I just switch the flag back afterwards?

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For switching partitions, i've always used Partition Magic, it's a live OS you can boot to from USB. But in my situation, there is only one OS on my system. I wiped Windows 8 in favor of Ubuntu 12.04. Still having this issue though. –  LiamYesko yesterday

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