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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on the Alienware X51

I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7 on my Alienware X51 but the problem is when i want to select the installation type there is no "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" there is only ...
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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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Installation fails on Alienware Aurora R3 [closed]

Attempting to put Ubuntu 11.10 on my new PC (Alienware Aurora R3) and installation fails despite how I attempt to install. Have tried three ways: installing from Win7 with Wubi installing from cd ...
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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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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 ...
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Alienware x51 Booting Issues [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu i was able to do the 1 restart after the install and i can overtime i wipe my drive and reinstall but after im meet with a purple screen (No Ubuntu logo) then it goes black and ...
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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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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 help me much. I want to turn it off because it's disturbing sometimes p.s. i uninstalled ...
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optimal performance settings to use 12.04 on VBox/VM [duplicate]

I have an Win7, I7-3630QM, 16GB, 2GB Nvidia 675M system. When I try to run ubuntu 12.04 on VBox or VM, The performance of ubuntu is extremely slow. It feels like i am running on single core. Please ...
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NVIDIA gt555 optimus hdmi dual monitor output

Okay so I've been back and forth between a few forums and blogs and tutorials. I can't seem to get my HDMI output working on my alienware m14x r1. I have the nvidia gt55 card as well as an intel hd ...
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cant install full ubuntu 12.04 on alienware m17x r3 [duplicate]

i currently have ubuntu 12.04 running alongside windows 8. however, i wanted to install the full ubuntu version on my alienware but when i try to load my bootable usb drive it just stays stuck on a ...
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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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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 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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Ubuntu on Alienware m14x

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 ...