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Why wont my dell inspiron broadcom 1350 mini wifi adapter not connect to my wifi?

So I put Ubuntu on my dell inspiron recently and it will keep changing the wifi tick mark back to do not use when I click to tell it to use the device. Any answer is appreciated.
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ubuntu 14.04.1 server idle load average 1.00

Scratching my head here. Hoping someone can help me troubleshoot. I have a Dell PowerEdge SC1435 server which had been running with a previous version of ubuntu for a while. (I believe it was 13.10 ...
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Issues with Ubuntu Unity

When I boot into Ubuntu on my Dell Dimension 9100 with Nvidia 7300 le graphics, everything works fine until I login, then unity freezes after a few seconds. I need some way to boot into Ubuntu in ...
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Crackling sound, Ubuntu 14.04 Dell 1564

i have been using the ubuntu 12.04 LTS before and the sound was perfect. I installed ubuntu 14.04 and still sound in my system was normal. After the last updates on ubuntu 14.04, The sound from the ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on the same partition?

I have a dell inspiron 1525, and it has already installed Windows 7. The problem is that the disk can't be partitioned, and I wanted to install ubuntu without uninstalling Windows 7. Is it possible ...
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Will “Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr” install and run without problems on my Dell Latitude D620 Laptop?

My question is that, will the latest version of the Ubuntu OS named Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, be able to install and run perfectly and without problems in my new Dell Latitude D620 Laptop? Please ...
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OS - Does not Show 100% HDD Capacity

I am from Dell Technical Support -- One of our customers have installed 2-256GB SSD HDD and 2- 4TB HDD and Configured RAID-0 of 2 Arrays on Intel Based Chipset (ROMB)--- 256GB HDDs is primary for OS ...
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Wirless Connection Keep Dropping Randomly

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 Installed on a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop I'm connected to internet through a wirless adapter, the problem is when i'm connected I suddenly lose internet connection while I am ...
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dell inspiron 3521 bluetooth doesn't work on ubuntu 14.04

I'm installed Ubuntu 14.04 and got first problems. First, wifi card doesn't work, so i put my laptop on ethernet cable and installed some drivers for BCM43142 802.11b/g/n. That was good, but another ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation issues on Dell poweredge 1950 using bootable USB

I have a Dell poweredge 1950 server currently having windows 2008 server edition on top. The BIOS version that I currently have is 2.7.0. The system possesses SAS hard drives. I am trying to install ...
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I and Nvidia battle since Ubuntu 12.04 and so far unresolved Is'll find a solution here?

I am using a Dell Inspiron N5110. It has an Intel shared graphics and a nVidia GeForce GT 525M graphics card. After installing Ubuntu, it's working...but No animation add-on. I tried installing ...
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Clickpad not working on Dell Inspiron 13 7000, running Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 13 7000, everything works except the clickpad. It does not respond at all. I ran sudo xinput and got this output: ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Dell XPS m1730 slow transitions

I am running the latest Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on a Dell XPS M1730 and the only issue I am having is that when I open,close or move windows they transition with a noticeable bit of lag. Perhaps it ...
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installing i8kutils stops loud fan noise

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop on a Dell 5521 laptop. When I install i8kutils, fan noise stops suddenly without doing any configuration. When I check with i8kfan command, output is -1 0. When I want ...
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How to disable ati radeon and use the intel of dell inspiron 5547 i7?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on the Dell Inspiron 5547. All it's fine except the high temperature in the right side of the keyboard surface. That's why I would like to disable the ATI graphics card and to ...
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Dell R210 wired network not recognized during Ubuntu 14.04 install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 in DELL server R210 and also in R520, and have the same issue, the network interface is not available/recognized during setup. Same servers run perfectly ok Ubuntu ...
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Dell inspiron 5537 and the system running low on graphics

I know there have been many questions about the system running low on graphics issues, and it has many situations and many fixes. But the case with dell inspiron 5537 is very irritating! I tried all ...
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Webcam works in browser, but not in Skype or Cheese

I have a Dell XPS 15 l502x, and I want to get my camera to work. It has been working in some previous versions of Ubuntu. I got no idea why it isn't working, and what to check to find out why. If ...
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Noise from headphones

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I plug my headphones in I hear an annoying noise . The noise is not influenced by the volume level as well as the software used. It is just always there. Any ...
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Is there any way to enable two-finger zoom and vertical scrolling in Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Core i5?

I have Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Core i5 machine in which I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 via External Hard disk. I want to enable zooming feature and vertical scrolling feature in the mouse-pad. Is there any ...
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How to install Ubuntu on dell laptop which already have windows 7

I have Dell-Vostro 1540-amd64 architecture-500 GB Laptop. Had two partitions with 270 GB for Windows 7 and remaining is unallocated. Successfully installed Windows 7 on 270GB partition. I want to ...
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How do I enable touchpad right click in Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Vostro 5470?

I have a little trouble with touchpad can't right-click on a dell Vostro 5470.I'm uising Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.In before,I try to rebuild user environment.But it looks no help for this. can't right-click ...
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Dell Vostro 14 3446: Trackpad detected as Mouse (or something else)

For some reason, my trackpad is being detected as mouse in all the distro that I tried (Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Crunchbang, Salix) except Ubuntu 12.04. Here is the relevant output of ...
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Setting temperature thresholds in i8kmon Ubuntu 14.04

I have an overheating problem with my Dell Inspiron 15R and installed i8kmon to control the fan speeds on Ubuntu 14.04. Here is a copy of the 'lm-sensors' output: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA ...
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problem with update ubuntu 14.04 dell vostro 3400

my problems is the next: I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop dell vostro 3400, before the installation ubuntu did not start due to the Nvidia video (black screen), so I was reading on ...
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nvidia driver 14.04 install fails

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell Inspiron 9300 with a new HD. Was working reasonably well, but was getting a 'black screen of death' with messages about problems with the nouveau ...
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Can I install 14.04 on a Dell XPS13 (not developer edition)?

I live in Japan: a country where Dell does not sell the XPS13 Developer Edition. And I used to work in London where one of my friend had the XPS 13 Dev Edition. And, of course, I really liked it. I ...
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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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resolution problem for new dell xps 15 -9530 ubuntu 1 [on hold]

unable to set the font size as the resolution are quite high in xps 15 9530 due to which fonts seems very small. I am facing difficulties in working due to small fonts and small object with high ...
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Dell Vostro fan not working properly after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Vostro 1014, and using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Before 14.04, it was 12.04 and instead of updating I do a fresh install of 14.04. Now my laptop fan is not working properly. It works for a ...
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FN keys only partly working - Dell Inspirion 15

Intalled 14.04 LTS ono a new dell inspirion 15. For the function of the fn keys, there are two options in its bios. 1: Without Fn key, the multimedia functions are being used 2: With FN key, the ...
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BCM4352 offical dell driver installation problem

I've downloaded dell ubuntu 12.04 drivers and un-tar the package. Then enter the approprite folder to install as specified in first and one answer this question. First i've installed it with double ...
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How to automatically use external monitors when laptop docked?

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 and it used to automatically switch to the external monitors when docked or on restart but sometime since updating to 14.04 this functionality no longer works.
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Installing Nvidia Driver on Dell

I have a Dell XPS 14 l421x that I have loaded Ubuntu on, but for the life of me I cannot get the Nvidia propritery drivers installed. The system has the onboard Intel apu, as well as an Nvidia gt630m. ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 Ethernet and Wireless not working : Install step by step instructions

I am having the following issue. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and the ethernet along with WLAN drivers are not working. I am needing instructions on how to install the wireless drivers through USB. Can ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3000 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3000, it came with Ubuntu 12.04, I wanted to upgrade it to 14.04, but when I try to boot from USB, after I choose start from the menu (where there is install, check memory ...
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Mouse cursor is flickering and disappearing

After installing Ubuntu 14.04, my cursor is disappearing on my laptop (Dell inspiron 5110 with nvidia gforce GPU). I tried several answers, but the problem is not solved. I tried this: Open System ...
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ubuntu 12.04 LTS dell inspiron 3137 - wifi issue rectified but wifi data card not working anymore

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my new Dell Inspiron 3137. Initially when I inserted the wifi data card (its a Tata Photon Max Wifi Data card), it connected as wired connection and I could access the ...
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Hardware issue for Dell D820 — “cloudy” screen crash

My Dell Latitude D820 has what I think is a hardware issue, where the whole computer stalls (e.g. music that was playing begins to loop) and the laptop monitor becomes "cloudy" See this photo. ...
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Network UNCLAIMED for built in Dell Latitude C Port 2 ethernet (3com 3c920)

I have an ancient computer - a PIII based Dell Latitude CPxJ attached to a C Port 2 docking station. I believe I installed Dapper on it and upgraded it up to Intrepid. I tried learning Linux on the ...
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Dell M6300 with docking station DVI monitor is dark

2 Scenarios: Both scenarios are booted this way. This has nothing to do with hot docking or plugging/unplugging things while running. Without docking station: Primary monitor during BIOS POSTing ...
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problem booting dell latitude 3440 ubuntu

just got dell latitude 3440 with ubuntu preinstalled I want to install another OS I tried to do it from CD, but the optical drive did not show in the boot options so I then tried to do it from flash ...
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Dell XPS 15-9530 running Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I plan on getting myself a new laptop with a top-notch display. The latest Dell XPS 15 seems to have a reasonable price for what it comes with. My only question is whether it runs with Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Persistent High-Fan Speed Ubuntu 14.04

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with kernel version 3.13.0-34 generic. Since installing the OS, I have been having issues with my computer's fan spinning at its maximum ...
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How to get Linksys WUSB54Gv2 working with Ubuntu 12.04.5 (32-bit)

The older Dell tower (Dell Dimension 4600) that i'm using doesn't have Wi-Fi built in (duh) and Ubuntu will not accept my network adapter. I have another computer to download files to and use to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Dell E6440 - sound and mouse working after suspend/resume

I've installed fresh Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Lattitude E6440 and i've encountered two strange issues when doing full system start/restart: - mouse scroll when full restart is working very fast. One turn ...
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Dell Inspiron 7377 Sound Problem

Install of 14.04.1 was smooth, and everything runs beautifully...except there's no sound.At all.It shows that I'm using the realtek ALC283 drivers, and the card shows up in both ALSA and pavucontrol, ...
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How to set USB flash drive as first boot device in dell inspiron 15

i m trying to install ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 using USB flash drive using USSB installer. But in booting sequence there are only two boot options. Legacy boot and UEFI boot mode. Can anyone tell me ...
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Screen goes blank after undocking

For some reason since yesterday completely working system can't work without dockstation: screen goes blank, but everything else works. I still can login as guest and everything will work fine, or ...
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Not able to get a wired/wireless connection using ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 that was using ubuntu 12.04 with no problem after I made some changes to get wireless up and running. But after ubuntu 14.04 was installed from a DVD, the internet was ...