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Slow Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell PowerEdge R220

We installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit on Dell PowerEdge R220 server but the system is really slow. Do you know whether this is because of a missing driver or it is something else ? Memory: 3.7 GiB ...
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No Wireless with broadcom BCM4350 Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on an Dell XPS 13 9350 (skylake) Since the old kernel doesn't support the broadcom wireless card I updated to ubuntu 16.04, coming from 15.10. The 4.4 kernel supports the ...
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Switching to AHCI causes bricked (?) dell xps 9350

I was looking to dual boot Windows 10 and ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a dell xps 9350. gparted/ubuntu was unable to detect the drive to commence an install (live usb worked great), so it was suggested to load ...
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Wi-Fi (Intel AC 7260) disappears after each restart

Please help me troubleshoot this WiFi issue with my laptop. I have a Dell XPS L521X running on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (kernel 4.4.0-22-generic). My WiFi card is Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260. My WiFi ...
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Alternatives to xrandr for HiDPI double screens

I have a Dell Precision 5510 with a 3840x2160 screen, connected to a monitor with a 1920x1200px resolution. In order to use them together I followed what is suggested here. In other words, executing: ...
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Sound speakers problem in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

sound problem. sound setting only shows analog output, but only headphones work. How to add speakers option in sound setting. Can anyone help me? I tried to solve this problem more than 3 months. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no sound at laptop speakers but working on headset

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in dell inspiron. I could not hear sound in my laptop. But i can hear sound via headset and external speakers. In sound setting there is no speakers option. In my laptop ...
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New dual screen setup error “could not set the configuration for CRTC 64”

I have a Dell XPS13 with factory install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (3.13). I've been trying to set up dual monitors since I got it, but I can only get Ubuntu to see one external monitor at a time. It's like ...
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Ubuntu drains battery very fast on 16.04

I have Dell XPS L502X I have installed SSD of kingstone 120 gb After that i have i have installed ubutu 16.04 and my battery drain very fast at 100% charging work 1 hour and 13 minutes while in ...
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Driver for speakers in dell laptop

I am priyanga. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in dell inspirion. In my laptop speakers are not working. But i can hear sounds via headset and external speakers. Once i talked to dell help line they ...
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Dual Booting Dell XPS 13 Windows 10 Ubuntu 16.04

first timer here. Checked the documentation, don't see a solution. I'm a casual *nix user but I can follow your commands. -- I am having trouble installing for a dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu ...
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Grub cannot find kernel image on a Chromebook

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and i know i like it. So i figured I can take the plunge with the Chromebook I have. So, I fully replaced the stock BIOS on my Dell Chromebook 11 (i3 model) with one made by ...
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WiFi too slow compared to cable internet. Ubuntu 14.04 Intel Wireless card

First I'd like to say that I have searched a lot and tried many things to solve my problem. But nothing seems to work. I have a Dell laptop Inspiron-5448 with Ubuntu 14.04. It is new and Ubuntu came ...
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Dell Quickset application

Is there any way to install or unlock some features of Dell Quickset application in Ubuntu? I'm very new to using Ubuntu and Linux, but within Dell Quickset there's a option do disable Dell ...
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reboot fails on Dell XPS, Ubuntu 16.04

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a new Dell XPS laptop, and everything is working great out of the box except that Ubuntu will not reboot or power down. Attempting to reboot from the menu in the upper ...
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Adjusting brightness to my laptop

I try through System Settings to change the brightness of my screen, but nothing happens. I also tried to follow this answer how to adjust screen brightness in ubuntu 14.04?. But I think that the ...
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Dell vostro 1540 touchpad shaking/moving along a millimeter distance Ubuntu 16.04

its a big pain as my pointer is shaking while i point at some buttons or try to scroll. my touchpad works fine on another installation(elementary os). so i did xinput on terminal and found the third ...
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Inspiron 5558, install another OS alongside Ubuntu

i have the DELL inspiron 5558 ubuntu 14 version. I am happy with is but i do need to install as well some other OSes. i do need to install win7, freebsd as well with ubuntu which is currently working. ...
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Using Microsoft Designer Keyboard and Mouse with ubuntu 16.04 (on a dell xps 13)

I have the new developer edition of the Dell XPS 13, which comes with ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Since the new LTS is released already I decided to upgrade to 16.04, which should support BLE (Bluetooth Low ...
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Help Ubuntu and Windows won't shutdown

I've decided to install Ubuntu 16.04 along with Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series. Now both OS's can't shut down properly. What is looks like is that all processes are killed during the ...
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Dell Precision 3510 update failed

I have a new Precision 3510 with SSD. Loaded by DELL with UBUNTU 14.04. Once I received it, I loaded firefox and set up updates. Attempted an update. During the install of the updates it asked me ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 is not installing on Dell Inspiron mini 1012

I have dell inspiron mini 1012 with 2GB RAM, I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 32bit in it. but while installing, it stuck on boot screen. I have tried with dvd, but there is same problem. I can not ...
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Issues installing Ubuntu Server 16.04 onto Dell Optiplex 960

Issues installing Ubuntu Server 14 and 16 onto Dell OptiPlex 960. I've installed Ubuntu Server 12 and 14 many times and 16 a few times on old Dell OptiPlex 755s, but I have a few 960s collecting ...
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Ethernet shows disconnected yet cable plugged in

I have a Latitude E7240. Network cable is plugged in but Ethernet Network disconnected. Have tried all kinds of things with blacklisting, driver search, work off the install USB but to no avail. Here ...
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How do you detect physical screen flip on a 2-in-1 Notebook?

Making the display flip is pretty straight forward. I detected that on my Dell Inspiron 15-7568 I have the following setup: $ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3840 x 2160, maximum 32767 x ...
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Grub2 broken after editing grub.cfg

In attempting to update the bios on my machine so that it would allow me to utilize all of the installed RAM, I found instructions on adding the option to the GRUB bootloader menu. Since the only ...
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Dell laptop fan very noisy in Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell Inspiron N5110 and I like it a lot. But the problem is that the fan started to behave crazy. It is working almost always making it impossible to focus on ...
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No sound on Dell xps l702

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell XPS l702. I have sound in the form of headphones or the HDMI out but not the on-board WAVES MaxxAudio sound card. I have tried a few different steps, like in ...
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Fixing black screen

I dont know why Dell redictered me to you guys but I'm having issues with my laptop and I'm hoping you can help. A few hours ago I restarted it and when it came back on it loaded and just showed a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Progress bars are weird with a white box

I see this white boxes in progress bars whenever there are some text inside it. Please see the picture below. This is same for any application. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1525, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sporadically won't Resume after Suspending on Dell XPS 9550

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 10 on a new Dell XPS 15 9550. I have no prior experience managing a Linux machine, so I'm at a bit of a loss troubleshooting this issue. The ...
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Kworker hogs up CPU usage and freezes Ubuntu 15.10 and 16.04 LTS while turning on wireless device

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 3521. While I am using internet via wireless device, kworker suddenly starts to hog up CPU usage and freezes my PC. (And I have to hard reboot my laptop). But everything is ...
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Dell D1000 USB3 Docking Station with Dell XPS

I have a Dell XPS13 and a D1000 docking station. The laptop comes with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which is unacceptable for ongoing Java development. (1) Does Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial) work on this laptop? (2) ...
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My Wifi has suddenly stopped working!! Ubuntu 16.04

I have Unubtu 16.04, 64bit installed on my Dell Inspiron 1525. I have to install "firmware-b43-installer" to get my WiFi working on Ubuntu. So after updating my computer, I did it and it was working ...
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add resolution to ATI card - 16.04

my computer is dell Inspirion One http://www.cnet.com/products/dell-inspiron-one-2205-athlon-ii-x2-240e-2-8-ghz-4-gb-500-gb-led-21-5/specs/ kbywalec@compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ xrandr ...
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Kernel 4.5.3 WIFI issues?

Specs: Dell XPS 15 9550, Ubuntu 16.04 Kernel 4.5.2 worked great for me. After upgrading to kernel 4.5.3, my WIFI is spotty at best. It was instantly noticeable. Many times, it's like my network ...
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Error: this recovery media only functions on dell and alienware systems

We purchased new dell system OptiPlex 7440 AIO. This system coming with default Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. But when I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS it throwing following error before installation. ...
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Dell - 2 fingers scroll on touchpad

I have a Dell Inspiron 14 3443 and I was using Windows 8.1. I have now installed Windows 10 , and my function to scroll with 2 fingers on the touchpad has disapeared. It is just not working anymore. ...
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Can't hear any audio on my Dell Inspiron 5559 after installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS

The problem started when I deleted Win 10 and installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. After a few weeks an update regression has caused my audio card to malfunction. I can't hear any sound and I do not know ...
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getting Precision 3510 to use Achieva QH270 — bad EDID

I have tried everything I could find, but nothing seems to quite work... But I'm just screwing around in the dark here. So, I'm plugging this monitor in to the DVI-D (believed to be) dual link port ...
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CPU# stuck 23s! Dell Inspirion 7559 [closed]

I recently purchased a Dell Inspirion 15 7759, I have a lot of problem installing ubuntu 16.04 because the live usb just get stuck on the boot screen and I have to be restarting over and over again ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Hidpi support?

I just bought the new skylake Dell XPS 13 developer edition which came with 14.04, it had a bunch of issues slowing down the system, but the resolution was fine for my 3200x1800 screen. I decided to ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 running slow

I just bought the new Dell XPS 13 Developer edition which came preinstalled with ubuntu 14.04. After the initial boot it seemed a bit slow, but then it updated and worked fine, then later the same ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 as a stand alone system. I made a disk image of ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso on my Mac Air laptop. I tried the CD on my Mac Air and ...
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Battery life severely decreased after upgrade to 16.04

Recently I upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04, and my laptop's battery life has drastically decreased. When I used 14.04 my battery life was roughly 3.5 hours, now it's only about 2 hours. I tried to ...
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Ubuntu XPS13 Sputnik boot order and Bios configuration?

I had a superblock issue on my Dell XPS13 Sputnik edition. Trying to get Ubuntu back booting. Does anyone know which partition it should boot from? Bios is set to Legacy should this be so? ...
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Dell Inspiron 15-7568 Touchpad Move Freeze on Xenial 16.04

On this Dell 15-7568, there is a touchpad with the left and right click areas merged into the pad. Steps to Reproduce With a clean install of 16.04: Place Thumb on left-click area Place middle ...
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Scaling 3rd party programs on small size high resolution display

I have Dell 9350 (13 inch) and installed Ubuntu 16.04. I am able to use my resolution 3200 x 1800 but I have small screen so I have to adjust scale for menu and title bars setting 1 to 2 in order to ...
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HDD boot repair

I just used boot-repair tool in Ubuntu and I applied MBR option … and when I reboot my laptop, it won't boot hard drive. A black screen appears with a cursor beeping and my whole system stucks there … ...
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Dell Inspiron 3542 b40 i5 8gb ram 1TBHD not shutting off

I've tried everything but I couldn't fix the problem. I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot with windows 10. Ubuntu works fine,but It gets stuck at loading screen on shutdown. Ubuntu has never froze ...