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Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't detect Broadcom BCM4312 Wi-Fi

I just installed Ubuntu 14.4 LTS on 32-bit Dell Inspiron 1545 (that was actually pre-packaged with Ubuntu 10.x in about 2010). For some reason, it doesn't have the capacity to scan for nearby wi-fi ...
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Offline Driver Installation intel(R) 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection [on hold]

I have recently acquired a Dell Vostro 200 with a missing hard drive, i got a hard drive off a optiplex 720, and it now has GB160, i installed PCLinuxOS LXDE, was ecstatic to boot it up, and when i ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu in Dell inspiron 9200

I have a dell Inspiron 9200 with Windows XP Professional and a pentium M chip. I have downloaded all softwares needed to create a bootable flash drive for the instalation of Ubuntu. I can only get to ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 5548

I recently purchased Dell Inspiron 5548 with a pre-installed Windows 8 OEM on a HDD 1TB with Single Partition. Is it possible to install Ubutnu 14.04 on it? Is there issues related for my model for ...
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Disable Fn-keys brightness change on Dell Inspiron E1405

I've got an old Dell E1405 which smoothly runs 14.04, with one caveat that is. When I press the Fn button with arrow-up or arrow-down, the brightness jumps in huge steps. Is there a way to disable ...
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Touchpad right click is not working - Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell inspiron 5548

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell inspiron 5548. I have problem with touchpad.Touchpad left click and touch works fine. But right click never works. Right click triggers left click. Meanwhile, everything ...
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Live USB Kernel Panic error?

I tried to make a 14.04 live USB with Universal USB Installer. I get to the screen where it says Try Ubuntu, Install Ubuntu, etc. but no matter what I select, it eventually ends in this error; end ...
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How to save battery life in Dell Vostro 3446 (Ubuntu 15.04)

I have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 on my Vostro 3446. I noticed that when I'm on Windows 7 I get easily 4-5 hours of battery life but when I'm on Ubuntu, it barely lasts 1.5-2 hours. I cam across ...
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How to troubleshoot a video freeze

System information: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Gnome 3.12.2 kernel 4.0.0-997-generic #201503310205 SMP Tue Mar 31 02:07:04 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux (this is an updated drm/intel-next kernel ...
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Switch from Ubuntu to Elementary OS without breaking the drivers [closed]

I'm completely stranger to Linux but I'm interested in buying a Dell XPS13 Dev edition (ships with Ubuntu). I quite don't like Unity though, so I was thinking about ditching it for Elementary OS but I ...
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Touchscreen problem - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in Dell inspiron 13 serie 7000 (7348)

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 (7348). I would like to install Ubuntu, though still not officially released a version pre-installed on this machine. Which version of Ubuntu ...
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My laptop doesn't give any sounds unless speakers are connected

My laptop doesn't make any sounds unless I connect my speakers, and previously my laptop did make sounds. I use a dell inspiron 15.
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Advanced boot problems [on hold]

I have a dell XPS L702X. After a recommended BIOS update from Dell, the computer went haywire. I tried most repair tricks from the book but I'm not not able to boot. Now all I get is "invallid PT" ...
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Black screen, apparently caused by touchscreen

Sometimes my screen goes black, I think it happens when I touch the touchscreen but it happens like once every ten minutes so I can't be sure. I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell xps 13 2015, and I ...
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dell xps 17 l702x bios a19 [closed]

After bios upgrade (to version a19) i have a big problem. Whenever i try to boot ubuntu cpu fan ramps up and system hangs up, nothing works. I only get black screen. But thats not all fun... Fun part ...
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Startup Probe Failed, Dell's non-supported solution not able to understand by newbie?

Running Ubunntu 15.04 on Dell XPS-12 9Q23 2012 model laptop. Dell has sent a non-supported answer but I do not know how to go about downloading it to install to fix my A08 bios, and I have only ...
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synaptic physical right button not working on Dell Inspirion 1050

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell inspirion 1050. In the synaptic touch pad of the laptop the right physical button is not being recognised by Ubuntu(on clicking the right button, nothing is ...
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How do I turn off battery charging in Ubuntu?

I mainly work on AC power. Therefore Windows has the below utility to improve battery life for my scenario by disabling battery charging: How do I achieve this in Ubuntu? Thanks in advance!
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Intermittent Freeze Issue

My 3 year old Dell Inspiron 14 N4050 laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS now keeps on freezing whenever some heavy stuff is going on. At first I diagnosed it to Chrome issue, but later even after I ...
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Broadcom 4352 Ubuntu 15.04 crazy connection

I recently got my new Dell XPS 13 and installed it a brand new Ubuntu 15.04 image. Everything works fine but the wifi. I can connect to any wifi and it works but sometimes, I lose that connection ...
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Can the live CD repair boot problems? [duplicate]

I would like to know if the live image of a Installation disk can be used to recover the system or Grub?
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XPS-L421X - Drivers

anyone know how to install the notebook drivers DELL XPS 14 and your video card NVIDIA Geforce 630 ? I've tried installing the video card, I screwed the whole system had to reinstall. Help me please
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Ubuntu installation VS UEFI on Dell XPS 13 9343

I have heard that there are problems with Ubuntu on the Dell XPS 13 9343, however - I cannot even make the boot menu pop-up when booting from an installation pendrive (lastest Ubuntu, lastest ...
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Synaptics Touchpad missing in Ubuntu 14.04.2 with Dell 5550

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a new Dell Latitude E5550. I seem to have two problems. One. When I run 'xinput' I get: justin@sunkite:~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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15.04 no sound “Dummy Output”

I have a Dell Latitude D630. When I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 from a DVD after an update, it left my laptop inoperable. Now the only sound option under audio is "Dummy Output". I have tried advice from ...
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unable to connect to Wi-Fi using Ubuntu 12.04 - Dell Vostro 3546

I am facing the issue at terminal as well as at the browser. At the desktop a pop-up keeps appearing at times with message : wireless - disconnected. But when I check it from the terminal to see ...
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i am unable to connect wifi in Dell Inspiron 3420 with Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

How can I install wifi Drivers in Dell Inspiron 3420 with ubuntu 14.04. My broadcom is bcm43142.
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ubuntu 15.04 overheat on xps l502x

(Weather temp here is around 30C ) my dell heats up to 90 or 100C when watching YouTube and 60-70 when idle, but when I use windows, system temperature seems to be much lower . are there ways to solve ...
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Laggy/jumpy/erratic bluetooth mouse in Ubuntu 15.04

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (64 bit) on a DELL XPS 13 (model 9343, BIOS A03) notebook. I use a DELL bluetooth mouse but sometimes it behaves erratically (laggy, jumpy). What could be causing that? Is ...
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How do I disable the “stylus” mode on Ubuntu 14.04 for Touchscreen?

My company is developing on a Dell 3030 AIO with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. We have run into an Issue with the touchscreen whereby if a user rubs it with the back of their hand, the screen loses focus ...
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Dell XPS 13 2015 CPU performance on battery

I recently purchased a Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu (i5 5200U CPU @2.7GHz) and I detected that system works slow on battery mode. cpufreq-info says: ... analyzing CPU 0: driver: acpi-cpufreq CPUs ...
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Intel Wireless 7260 AC working intermitently

I have a problem with my dell XPS 12 haswell edition. My wifi card isn't recognized when I turn the computer on but it works if I suspend it and turn it on again, the same applies to bluetooth. I've ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 14.04 USB on different computers, blinking cursor kill screen

I have been having a problem involving attempting to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on some computers. I installed Ubuntu onto a USB using my home HP Pavilion Quad-Core, and the computer I am trying to make the OS ...
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Why won't hibernation work on this Ubuntu-certified laptop?

I recently bought the dell Inspiron 3542 (Ubuntu-certified), it came preloaded with Ubuntu 12.04, I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 (erased everything). When I try sudo pm-hibernate the computer ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 randomly freezes [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (64 bit) on a DELL XPS 13 (model 9343, 2015 edition - bios A03). It is a dual boot machine (Windows and Linux). I am having an annoying problem: Ubuntu randomly freezes. The ...
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USB and Bluetooth not working with 14.04 on Dell Inspiron14R N4010

I am new to Linux and installed v. 14.04 LTS on my Dell inspiron 14r n4010. Everything is going perfect but with some issues: 1.USB is not working at all. None of my flash drive or USB modem ...
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15.04 Could not set configuration for CRTC63. Booting lid closed

When I boot my Dell Latitude E7440 laptop, an error dialog is show on login screen: Could not set configuration for CRTC63. If the lid is closed during boot, the disk crypto login is shown on ...
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Ubuntu alternative for DELL True Colors for Windows

I have purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series lap top which comes with Windows 8.1 per-installed. It has an option called "Enable True Colors" in Dell's graphics configuration utility. Once ...
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After update 14.10 to 15.04, sound card problem

Dell inspiron 3138. Now in version 15.04, after the restart with a laptop connected to the headphones, the sound comes from the speakers of the laptop. Solve reconnect or change the settings in ...
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Dell E4300 Bluetooth not working

So I'm completely new to ubuntu. Even having previously installed 13.04.... My problem is that the little light for the bluetooth is not on, I've tried enabling bluetooth but it says it's disabled. (I ...
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How to restore Dell M3800 Developer Edition

How do I completely restore Ubuntu to factory on the Dell M3800 Developer Edition? I know that there is some Dell Recovery Linux Tool, but how do I even access it?
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Cracking sound when unplugging headphone or extrenal speakers

So I've been having this cracking noise and not sure if its actually a Ubuntu issue or defected hardware, also have to mention there is no such issue using windows. Also, the cracking only happen in 1 ...
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Wi-fi issues on Dell Vostro 3446 Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04(Trusty Tahr) on my Dell Vostro 3446 and it seems to work fine barring a glitch. The wi-fi does not work. When I click the wi-fi button on the top right, it does not show ...
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External Monitor supprt in Dell XPS 13 2015 with Ubuntu 15.04

I bought a Dell XPS 13 2015 and everything works well out of the box with Ubuntu 15.04. But I am not able to connect to external monitor through VGA. When I try to connect it never detects the ...
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Skype video captures with green static noise

Recently I've put 64-bit Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15 5548. I am experiencing big troubles with the video in Skype. It is capturing with big green static noise, while with other programs such ...
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Dell Wireless 360 bluetooth not working in lubuntu 14.04 LTS

Guys i just recently installed lubuntu 14.04 lts on my old dell latitude D530 with a Dell wireless 360 bluetooth module in it. Love the OS very much but the bluetooth is not working. Bluetooth is ...
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how can i find out my password for root since i am not a sudo user? [duplicate]

i am asked for the password for root to edit my account settings,upgrade,especially for authentication,but i am not a sudo user.so i don't know how to solve this password asking problem if i enter ...
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Dell xps 12 convertible Ubuntu 14.04 no wireless

I cant seem to get the wireless to work i have tried some fixes but it doesn't want to work i have the 7260 ac Intel wireless card. P.S the laptop doesn't have an Ethernet port.
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Crazy Wifi Connection

I've just bought a DELL XPS 13". Testing the new Ubuntu 15.04, everything was ok. During the test I've just enabled an additional driver for the Wi-fi (Broadcom bcm4352 ). So I've installed Ubuntu. ...
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Dell M3800 with Nvidia Driver and External Monitor

I have problems with my notebook DELL Precision M3800 with NVIDIA Quadro K1100 and Intel. I need to use the proprietary driver nvidia (I tested the 331 that 349) with my external monitor. My ...