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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS application loading is slow on my Dell Inspiron 640m

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Dell Inspiron which was running Windows 7. I have configured the dual boot option. Booting into Ubuntu is quite fast. However, I see that Ubuntu takes time to ...
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How to access bios on ubuntu (to change settings)

I may sound dumb for asking this but i am trying to install windows 8 on virtual box it says in order to run it i have to access bios and activate/turn on something. it wants me to Enable VT-x and ...
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Can't enable the proprietary drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 wireless after installing Ubuntu 14.10? Offline package required?

I have installed the new Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Inspiron 3521. I was able to use my wifi in the Boot Live Stage and during the Installation phase by enabling the BroadCom BCM 43142 proprietary ...
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Updating to 3.13.0-39 broke Mouse and Keyboard

EDIT: I finally realized that there are two different versions of Linux listed in the Grub booting menu 3.13.0-39 3.13.0-32 If I pick 3.13.0-32 the keyboard and mouse will work. But if I pick ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on Dell computer

I have a Dell computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I am trying to install Ubuntu on it as Dual Boot, but unsuccessfully. I have created a USB boot with latest Ubuntu image on it. I have also ...
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Dell Latitude E5540 keyboard issue

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell LATITUDE E5540 laptop, and I've the following problem: randomly I get one key repetition which stops when I press another key. I think that this is my problem: ...
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Better ubuntu 14.04 experience: Intel HD Graphics 4400 or NVIDIA GeForce GT750M? [on hold]

I would like to buy a laptop for my research, which also, will be my first Ubuntu-only laptop. After searching for a design, with decent specs and ubuntu compatibility (although I did not find one ...
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Unable to Install 14.1 on Dell Studio 1747 Laptop, Intel i7, 10GB RAM - Kernel error BUG: Soft Lockup

Update: I have now attempted to install 14.01, 13.1, and 12.04.5 with the same result. I have been attempting to install Ubuntu 14.1 on a Dell Studio 1747 laptop with a Intel i7 Core Processor. Have ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15R 5521

I have ubuntu desktop iso copy amd-64 bit. I have downloaded YUMI multiboot creation tool and installed above iso on pendrive. I cannot reboot with pendrive on my laptop. It dosent show any option in ...
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Dell XPS 13 Sputnik3 (Ubuntu 14.04) cannot find display-port

Here is the story. I've used the mini-display port from my XPS13 for about a year with an ASUS 2560x1440 res external display, via a mini-DP to DP connector. This has worked fine for 1 year. This ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on UEFI Dell Laptop 3446 Vostro

My configuration : Dell Vostro 3446 , 4GB RAM , 500 GB Hard Disk (Preinstalled Ubuntu 12.04). I want to freshly install/update to Ubuntu 14.04 on my Laptop but I recently read thatmy laptop might ...
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just installed Ubuntu 14.10 and no sound from front speakers

So i just installed Ubuntu 14.10 onto a new computer and the sound for the speakers isnt working but the headphones audio works on a dell vostro 3450. Now i thought this was werid so i update my other ...
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Dell 3542 problem with Ubuntu upgrade 14.04 “Black screen after Ubuntu logo at the power up”

I have just bought Dell 3542 i5. I tried to upgrade and it hanged during the upgrade and now I only got a black screen after Ubuntu logo. I tried to upgrade Ubuntu version. I left the laptop ...
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AMD and Intel switchable Graphics in Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell 15R

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop with Interal Intel HD Graphic card (CPU is Core i7 4500u) and AMD 8600 series external graphic card. I downloaded the AMD driver from AMD website and every now then ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wireless not working properly in Dell Inspiron N5110

Recently i have upgraded my PC to Ubuntu 14.04. At first everything is fine. I get connected to WIFI and internet too. After some time the internet connection goes off while i am still connected to ...
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How Do I install Ubuntu on a Dell laptop with no current operating system and on a Acer swift with windows 8 [duplicate]

Is there anyone who can provide with simple clear instructions on how to install Ubuntu on a relatively new dell laptop with no current operating system, it recently had it's hard drive completely ...
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Touchpad not Working in ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Inspiron 3521 model. Ever since I installed ubuntu, my touchpad (Synaptic) is not working. However an external mouse is working fine. On running command "cat /proc/bus/input/devices" , ...
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Instability with Broadcom 5270 NIC on Ubuntu 14.04.1 server

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 server running on a DEll T620 server, with a Broadcom gigabit 5270 NIC. Upon update (I was running Ubuntu 13.10) the server dropped off the network. Rebooting restores the ...
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touch pad gesture to switch workspace

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to know how can I Achieve three four finger gestures to switch workspace and zoom in zoom out , things like these. It would be great help, if any of the ...
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Dell Vostro 5470 DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint Driver

I've bought Dell Vostro 5470 for using my development projects. Everything is going perfect for 2 weeks but I am not able to use DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I ...
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Network manager - ubuntu 14.04 32 bit on dell inspiron 1501

Hope someone can help. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 32 bit on my dell inspiron 1501. on installing it wired / wireless was working on install wizard, however on first boot, i cant connect to wired or ...
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BCM4312 based WLAN card fails in a Dell Vostro 1510 with Ubuntu 14.04

Everything worked fine under Ubuntu 13.08 using the STA proprietary driver. Under insistence of Ubuntu warning messages, i decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 only to see that the wireless circuitry ...
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can't install ubuntu on Dell 5537 [on hold]

when I bought my laptop, it had ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS installed on it. I formatted the laptop and installed windows 8. after a few months I tried to dual boot ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS with windows 8, but it ...
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Wifi hardware switch not working on Dell Vostro 3446 on Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) Dell

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 on Dell Vostro 3446 the hardware wifi (Fn + PrtScr) switch is not working. The wifi would always remain on, independent of key presses, unlike the behaviour on ...
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skype fails to start or crashes in 14.04

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing using different methods on Stack Exchange but the result is always the same, Skype fails to start at all or, very occasionally crashes with an error "skype ...
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Will Ubuntu work with my Dell Inspiron 640m with minimal driver issues?

This would be my first time installing Ubuntu and I am looking for some advice on if my laptop configuration (2GB, Core 2 Duo, Inspiron 640m) would be good enough. Currently it runs Windows 7. Will ...
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Can I download Ubuntu with my Mac and transfer it via USB?

I have a dell optiflex 755 and i have fitted a new hard drive and power supply. There is no operating system, so I am trying to install ubuntu. I need to download it on a mac and then transfer it. ...
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Unable to upgrade my dell vostro from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I have tried using Upgrade manager to upgrade from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS. I get the following: Third party disabled. Some third party entries in your sources.list were disabled. You can re-enable them ...
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XUbuntu 12.04LTS host can not access Internet while VBox VM Windows 7 can

I have been using XUbuntu 12.04LTS for more than a year. This is the first time I faced this problem. This XUbuntu 12.04 was installed on a Dell laptop 3 months ago with Windows 7 Professional ...
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How to get the certified BCM4352 working on Ubuntu 14.10?

Before I ordered my new DELL Precision M4800 I have checked all the hardware for compatibility. The included Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter was listed as "certified" here: ...
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Problems Installing Ubuntu14.04.1 LTS on Boot

I am trying to dual boot windows xp professional sp3 and ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a dell dimmension 4500 desktop. It has an Intel Pentium processor with almost 1 GB of Ram. It has two cd-rom drives and a ...
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I was not successful in installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Dell Ubuntu-supported laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Dell Ubuntu-supported laptop, which has an Intel(R) Celeron(R) 2955U processor @ 1.4Ghz and 2GB RAM, but I did not succeed. What it told me is an attempt to ...
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Installing 14.10 on 32G SSD taking days

I bought a Dell laptop with a classic Terabyte harddrive and a "32G ATA Samsung SSD CM85". I would like to install the latest Ubuntu on it but the installation seems to get very slow quickly. In the ...
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Dell inspiron 3521 fan & heating problem

Laptop: Dell Inspiron 3521 CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2127U @ 1.90GHz GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics, and does not have Nvidia/ATI GPU HDD: WD5000LPVX BIOS: version A12 Fan goes high speed after 1 ...
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dell inspiron 5510 wireless driver

My wireless mini card does not work using Ubuntu OS on my Dell Inspiron. I need a driver. I am not a developer, just a user with limited knowledge. Any help or guidance is very much appreciated. Thank ...
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Enable clickpad buttons above touchpad on Dell laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude D830 laptop. This model laptop has 2 pairs of left click/right clickpad buttons - one set below the touchpad and a second set above the touchpad. ...
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Dell latitude d630 no wifi

http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/8695030/ this is what comes up. I dont know how to find or install the drivers for my wireless card. Help please. I also need help with the drivers for my camera.
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Touchpad stopped working DELL Latitude D630

I have a DELL Laptop Latitude D630 and Ubuntu as OS. Touchpad has always worked perfectly for more than a year now, first with Ubuntu 12 and now with Ubuntu 14.04 after the upgrade. Today the touchpad ...
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Looking for edid file for Dell S2240L

This is my first posting in askubuntu. My Monitor is Dell S2240L. My monitor has corrupted edid information. It's full resolution is 1920x1080 but stuck at 1024x768 and 1280x720 as the 2 highest ...
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Dell XPS 13 9333, touchpad not working with kernel 3.16 in Utopic Unicorn

So I upgraded today my distribution, from 14.04 Trusty Thar to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. I had issues with the touchpad on 14.04 (jumping cursor while typing stuff) and the Synaptics upstream driver ...
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Having trouble reassigning keys

Trying to rebind keys so that I can use my Dell XPS 12 in tablet mode optimally. Want to rebind the left Windows key and trick the system into thinking that it is the right windows key. This Dell ...
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Setting up HybridGraphics on Dell xps 15z (L511z) Ubuntu 14.04

Few days ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell xps 15z (L511z) laptop. First problem I encountered was with installation (from CD) not willing to start. With acpi=off selected installation always ...
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kernel 3.13.0-37 crased on ubuntu 14.04. also questions about 2 graphic cards

My question is about the linux kernel. It may be related to some issues regarding the video cards, that's why I mention them. I have Ubuntu 14.04, with linux kernel 3.13.0-37, on a Dell Vostro 3550 ...
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Why won't Steam work on my Dell INSPIRON E1705?

this is my first post, so I hope i'm doing it right; I recently got a used laptop from a friend of mine, it came with windows XP on it, oh the horror; I upgraded the OS to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; and ...
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I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell inspiron 1545 and I can't get the wireless internet connection to work?

I am very new to Ubuntu so please explain it in layman's terms. I have found various threads that explain this problem and resolving it using a wired internet connection to download drivers. I piggy ...
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install ubuntu12.04 on dell r710 raid 5

I have created a virtual disk 0 with raid 5 on Dell r710. This virtual disk 0 consists of 6 physical disks. Each disk comes with 1TB disk space. I used the bootable CD that I created to try to ...
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Webcam not detected in cheese, also not listed in lsusb

I have dell inspiron n5110 laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 installed in it. Webcam works fine in windows. But in ubuntu , cheese shows "no device found". Here is my output of lsusb: Bus 002 ...
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Reenabling default installation of trackpad on Dell XPS13

I have been having a lot of issues with the mouse cursor jumping all over the screen on my Dell XPS13 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. One of the things I did was install some "upstream" drivers using the ...
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“Battery not present” Dell Inspiron 14-7437 [Kubuntu-14.04]

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS AMD64 on my Dell Inspiron 14" 7437; it is a fresh and fully updated installation. What happens when I turn on my PC without the power cord attached is that KDE systray ...
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Headphones dont Work Dell Inspiron 15r

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Installed on my Dell Inspiron 15r, However it was never able to produce sound through Headphones. it asks you what type of device you just plugged in but when you choose ...