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Headphones not detected on Ubuntu 15.04 on the Alienware 15

I am trying to get my headphones to get detected with my Ubuntu OS on the Alienware 15, but without any luck. Did anybody come across such issue? I am completely clueless. Thanks for your help! /* ...
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No audio on HDMI Alienware 15r2

I have audio coming from my internal speakers, and video coming from HDMI, but no audio out HDMI, nor out the 3.5mm jack. Here is the output of aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** ...
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Headphones not working on Alienware 17R2

I have an alienware 17 r2 with Ubuntu 15.04 installed. I have most drivers working however I can't seem to get an audio from headphones when I plug them in. The sound always seems to play only with ...
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Alienware 14 speakers very abd audio quality

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Alienware 14 and i can't help but notice the poor audio quality from my speakers. if i plug my headphones in the quality is fine. but when using the speakers the ...
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Cannot use WiFi on Linux, Alienware 14 laptop [duplicate]

I recently got an alienware 14 laptop, and want to use Linux on it. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. However, I found that the wireless adapter does not work - Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1525 Wireless Network ...
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installing ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on alienware x51 R3

I'm trying to do a full install of ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on my Alienware x51 R3, but I keep getting [ 3.016154]acpi pcc probe failed. I tried changing boot mode to Legacy, but it still throws the ...
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Touchpad alienware ubuntu 15.04

my touchpad stop working. I tried to enable it by fn+f3 or the hot keys from my Alienware user's guide fn+insert or fn+f11 but nothing work. Moreover I have already try to update my Synaptics but ...
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Repair/Reset Hard Disk - DON'T MIND LOSING DATA!

I have an Alienware M14x R2 with a Seagate Momentus hybrid HDD/SSD. I clean installed Windows 10 today and I booted Gparted from a USB to edit my partitions. I accidentally ended up moving the OS ...
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Ubuntu Keeps Freezing After Installing Kvalo's Kernel on Alienware 13

To fix the wifi on my laptop, I installed the latest kernel from the following: https://github.com/kvalo/ath The wifi got fixed, however whenever I login in ubuntu the computer freezes after a short ...
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HDMI Input not outputting sound

Using an Alienware M17xR5 with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I have connected my PS3 to the laptop using HDMI Input slot on the laptop. After pressing the HDMI IN key on the laptop the typical PS3 desktop ...
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Alienware 13 touchpad not working under any distro [DLL068B:00 06CB:76E9] [hid-rmi]

Well, as the title explains that's my problem, I'm using 3.18 kernel, and this are my thoughts: First of all the touchpad wasn't showing up in xinput while I was expecting something like: ⎜ ↳ PS/2 ...
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Alienware 14 (Mid 2013) Ubuntu 15.04 switch off lights

I am a new Ubuntu user and have 15.04 version. I am wondering if there is any thing that I could do to switch off the lights of my keyboard (AlienFX). I have already tried the two (I do not if is ...
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will ubuntu automatically manage fan speed based on heat like windows

i've just installed ubuntu 14.04 and i intend to game on it. I'm hoping that Ubuntu manages fan speeds automatically based on heat if not could u please explain to me how to set my fan speeds to ...
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Alienware laptop Built in sound card headphone and microphone jack not working

I have an Alienware m17x r4. My speaker's are working just fine.But when i plug my headset in the sound does not come through the headset and still comes through the speakers I have a creative ...
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Ubuntu 14.x install on Alienware mx18 R2

I have Win7 x64 installed on the primary drive and I intend to keep it there. Been trying (and failing) to simply install Ubuntu on a separate drive. But I cannot even get that far. I am ...
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Alienware 17 fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.2 can't connect wired or wirelessly

Problem I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Alienware 17 laptop, and haven't been able to connect to the internet through wifi or wired connection. Hardware Ethernet Controller: Qualcomm ...
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installing Ubuntu on an Alienware M17Xr 4 laptop

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an alienware M17X r4, when I get to the install screen it is hard to describe but it's like 4 versions of the same screen but in pink and with a lot of lines. This is ...
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How can I disable the keyboard backlight on an Alienware M14xR2?

How do I turn on and off the keyboard backlights of an Alienware M14xR2 within Linux? Or, if possible, I'd like to completely disable the keyboard.
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Alienware M14X R4 Eject Button Not Working, Please Help!

I Have an Alienware M17x R4, it came with Windows 7 on it, when we got a ton of viruses on it we decided to put Ubuntu 14.04 on it, The problem is: the eject key on the top right of the keyboard ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Integrated Webcam not found with lsusb but it shows up in usb-devices?

This is an Alienware Area-51 m15x laptop, pre-2009 so not a Dell product. The integrated webcam worked under Ubuntu 10.x and I actually had it working briefly and could see my face in guvcview after ...
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how to install nvidea drivers of my alienware m14x , ubuntu 14.04

I bought a new alienware m14x r2 , and I'm having some problems with the drivers ! the problem is the graphics drivers : when I play a video in youtube I can only get 720 HD ! in my mac I can get way ...
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Alienware (Nvidia) + 2 monitor on ubuntu 14.04 (1 of the displays does not show)

I just installed a clean ubuntu 14.04 on my alienware as dual-boot (The problem does not exists on Windows 8). I change the driver to the nvidia (GeForce GTX 860M) one through the additional drivers ...
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Loud fan noise on ubuntu 14.04 - Alienware x51 i3 desktop

I have a really loud fan on my alienware x51 i3 desktop running ubuntu 14.04. I thought it was a driver issue, so changed driver from open source to a proprietary driver - but not driver changes have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Audio Issues

I am relatively new to Ubuntu (using 14.04) and am looking for assistance in solving these audio issues. My computer is an alienware m14r2, and has a SoundBlaster Recon 3di sound card. My speakers ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Alienware 14 -> bad sound quality

So i've managed to make the audio work on my AW 14 laptop(feb-2014), but the sound from the speakers is really bad. It sounds like if my laptop was in a tin can. Here is what I noticed: On ...
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Alienware 17 + Ubuntu 14.04

Unable to CD boot Ubuntu 14.04 on (new) Alienware 17. My guess is graphics card issue. AMD Radeon R9 M290X. Any advice? Thanks.
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Supported Graphics Card for Alienware 17

I'm looking at purchasing a new laptop and installing Ubuntu on it. Specifically, looking at an Alienware 17 at the moment. I wanted to make sure there was some support for the video card however. ...
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Realtek ALC 3661

I have a 2014 Alienware Laptop and want to install Kubuntu on my secondary HDD. Everything is working perfectly, except for the Sound. I tried everything, but I can't get the internal speakers to ...
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Ubuntu on Alienware m14x [duplicate]

i had used linux once when i was 8 back in 2001 and i used to love it as i played the games that came with the OS, then i left linux until recently since i have been hearing about all this new linux ...
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Does Ubuntu 13.10 run well on Alienware 14 laptops? [closed]

Does Ubuntu 13.10 run well on Alienware 14 laptops? My specs are: - Processor: 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.4GHz) - Memory: 8GB DDR3L at 1600 MHz(2 x 4G) - Hard ...
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How to map the Alien Command Center Buttons in the Alienware 17?

I need a Ubuntu specific Alienware 17 laptop driver pack, which also includes the alien Command Center Buttons programs etc? Just got a Alienware 17 2013 with 32gig ram 3 gig video & want to get ...
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Wiping my Hard Drive and dualbooting Ubuntu 13

I've searched far and wide, but still haven't found a way to do what I want; I want to set up a GNU GRUB dualboot with windows 7 and ubuntu 13. As of now, I am running a; Alienware M15X Purchased ...
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Unable To Install Ubuntu 13.04 on Alienware 17

So I go to boot Ubuntu from USB and I get to the Ubuntu boot screen, but when I go to install it I get a black screen but I hear the sounds. My computer uses UEFI with secure boot; when I turn it off ...
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How to turn off keyboard backlight of and Alienware M14X laptop

OK, I have an Alienware M14X and the keyboard backlight is always on and I can't turn it off... Google didn't me much. I want to turn it off because it's disturbing sometimes I uninstalled Windows ...
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fancontrol on no pw-capable machines

I've installed Ubuntu 13.4 on my Alienware m14x and noticed one thing, cpu gets as high as 70 degrees centigrade (with nothing resourceful running) and cooler doesn't respond to that, just stays calm ...
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Alienware - Webcam - Mic don't work

I have Alienware M14x R1 laptop. I used Ubuntu 12.10. Anybody know how can I install the webcam and the mic. I would like use with the skype, but the system don't find the mic and the webcam. Thanks!
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Ubuntu 12.10 failing to install on Alienware M17x

I would describe myself as quite familiar with Linux and Linux installations and I use Ubuntu every day at work, however I have been completely unable to install 12.10 on my new alienware laptop at ...
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Screen / Graphics lag on ubuntu 12.10 on alienware M14x r2

I'm new to ubuntu so please forgive my ignorance. I recently bought an alienware M14x R2 with a '1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M' vide card. I followed this tutorial to installed Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Alienware m14x r2 Drivers?

So I just bought a brand new Alienware M14xR2 and I love the thing to death. I decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 64bit on it and I was surprised how smoothly the install went, but when I went to check ...
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How to get Intel® Centrino® Wireless-n 2230 to work on 11.10?

I recently got an Alienware M17x with the default wireless card which is an Intel® Centrino® Wireless-n 2230. I have tried the suggested actions by other earlier card versions with no success. I have ...
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Ubuntu lags on Alienware m15x

I have an Alienware M15x with the following specs Intel Core i7 920M Ati 5870M 500GB HD 4GB RAM I've been running Ubuntu for a while on my work computer with an second generation i3, 8gb ram and a ...
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How do I install drivers on an Alienware m11x?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my alienware m11x, which has both integrated and discrete graphics. I also installed gnome-shell, but upon login it defaults to fallback mode. I'm pretty sure this is an ...
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Alienware M17x R3: Possible downclock

I installed recently Kubuntu 11.10 32 bits (had graphics driver issues, wanted to try on 32 bits version) on my new Alienware M17x, with a Core i7-2670QM CPU. Cores are supposed to be clocked at 2.2 ...