Manufacturer of high performance computers, subdivision of Dell. See http://www.alienware.com/ for more information.

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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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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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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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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 ...
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Enable laptop subwoofer

I'm pretty new to linux(second day on Ubuntu) and I noticed very poor sound quality compared to Windows and realized it was because my subwoofer wasn't playing. I have absolutely no clue as to where ...
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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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Ubuntu desktop twists and makes weird geometrical figures after login

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an Alienware M7700 and after auto-update the desktop looks like this: I have to mention that the login page looks normally. It works to open Terminal or other ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Alienware Aurora m7700 screen goes crazy

I am trying to use my old Alienware as a database server. Ubuntu was running well during the first few days. I installed apache2, mysql and tomcat. Today out of the blue the screen went crazy, it ...
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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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How can I ditch Windows completely for Ubuntu?

I want to switch completely to a Linux distribution (preferably Ubuntu) however, there are two main factors working against it: I have an iPhone 5, running iOS 7.1.1 as my daily driver. I mainly ...
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Why is my WiFi so slow?

I have an Alienware M14x-R2 laptop that I use with dual-booting Windows 7 / Ubuntu. In Windows 7 I have no problems with it at all, but I don't have any of my important software set up in Windows so I ...
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Alienware Aurora Ubuntu12.04 VNC Connection Refused

I have an issue with remote connecting to my computer through a VNC viewer. I have internet connection and I can connect through an ssh connection but I cannot remote connect through a viewer. I've ...
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Ubuntu update problem on my mx11 alienware laptop

I'm new to linux and ubuntu, so i have no clue what im doing. I recently updated my laptop to 13.1 and it caused my cursor to turn into a cross and my toolbar at the bottom of the screen to disappear. ...
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Problem in AlienwareX51 Efidisk : Error: efidisk read error

I have the Graphics card nVidia GeForce 660 I have wanted Linux for quite some time. I finally decided to make a Live-USB. First I had an issue with ATP config. Then I switched back over to Windows ...