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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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Ubuntu on Alienware disconnects from network after a few minutes

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Alienware 14. The problem I'm facing is that when I connect to my wireless router (DLink DSL-2750B) the connection works only for a few minutes before ...
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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.