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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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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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 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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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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Kubuntu 16.04 headphones not working

I have just installed Kubuntu 16.04 in a Alienware 15 R2 laptop. The sound card seems to work properly as I'm able to use the laptop speakers normally. Also I'm able to use usb headphones. However ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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ubuntu 16.04 doesn't recognize internal webcam in alienware m14x r2

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Alienware M14x R2 and ran Cheese or Skype to test the internal webcam but it doesn't show anything. On cheese it displays "There was an error playing video ...
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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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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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fn + t-pad not woking to disable touchpad on Alienware 17R3 for Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to figure out why Fn+F11 (T-PAD) does not disable the touchpad. Other Fn combinations seem to work. The touchpad can be disable through the system window interface. However, it is annoying ...
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Grub failed to install. This is a fatal error.

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 10, on my alienware M17x R2, and GRUB wouldn't install. I did this twice, it was the newest version of Ubuntu from the community site. This is my second PC ...
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Ubuntu Install/Configuration/Other Info

I am looking to install Ubuntu on my Alienware 14 (late 2013 model) laptop. Is there any certain drivers I need to download prior to installation and can you guide me to which ones please? This is ...
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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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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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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 ...