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dell studio 1525 internal dvd wont play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04

My Dell studio 1525 laptop won"t play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04. I don't get any error message, the drive just spins about 15 seconds and then stops. What command can I enter to find out ...
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Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2n1 and Ubuntu

I have been unable to build a dual bootable system with windows and ubuntu. I can build a dual boot ubuntu/ubuntu but that buys me nothing. I would repeat the question about Ubuntu 14.04 not booting ...
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Installing dell drivers through a usb (specifically wireless driver)

Brand new to Ubuntu. I have an old Dell Inspiron 1420 that I installed Ubuntu on (the latest download from the website). It installed great via usb. Usually with a windows OS, I am able to download ...
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Desktop only visible on small portion of the screen on old Dell Inspiron 1100

I have an old dell inspiron 1100 laptop and I installed ubuntu 12.04.2 dual boot with windows xp. Everytime I log into ubuntu, the screen appears always on the left hand corner, never full. This ...
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booting in insecure mode Dell poweredge T20

I just installed Ubuntu server 14.04, on a Dell poweredge T20. but went I boot it up, using F12 for boot menu under UEFI is there a bootable ubuntu. but when i boot it ubuntu. it just print "booting ...
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Cannot get my Dell Latitude D630 to connect to the internet

I cannot get my Dell to connect to the internet either via my wireless card, or the Ethernet port. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the laptop and I am new to Linux. I am not getting connection ...
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Dell Inspiron 17r's Wifi doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I had to reinstall my Ubuntu system because it was not working properly so I did with a USB installation and I kept my old /home. The Wifi was working good on my 14.10 system and even in Live CD but ...
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server won't boot after installation [ dell poweredge T20 ]

i got a dell poweredge T20 but after the installation it won't start it won't boot the HD were the system is installed or the usb I NEED HELP specs: 4 GB DDR2 Ram intel xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 1 TB HD ...
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server won't boot after installation [dell poweredge T20]

i got a dell poweredge T20 but after the installation it won't start it won't boot the HD where the system is installed or the usb specs: 4 GB DDR2 Ram intel xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 1 TB HD ...
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Touchpad will ocassionally twitch when in use - synclient config fix?

I have a Dell Latitude 3340. Sometimes when using one finger on the touchpad, the cursor will have a seizure just from my finger resting on the touchpad (not even moving). xpinput reports that the ...
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No webcam detected on dell

I recently acquired a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, model PP29L reference No 07146. It was running Windows Vista with no problems. I decided to get rid of Vista and installed Kubuntu 14.10 32bit. After ...
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Keyboard occasionally stops working, mouse works

I have a user whose keyboard occasionally stops working until the system is rebooted. This is completely random and happens 0 to ~7 times a day. There hasn't been any problems with the mouse, only ...
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Display resolution for Dell Monitor gone after update

After updating my Ubuntu 14.04 software today, my display properties stopped recognizing the Dell monitor I'm using. I'm stuck at 1024x768 whereas this morning I had options to go to the rull ...
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14.04 and Dell L502x developed wired network problem

I have been running this setup at home for years. About 2-3 months it developed a problem with the wired network connection. My router is WRT-54g on comcast. Tried factory reset on that with no ...
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Dell studio 1525 dvd drive wont play dvds after installing ubuntu

My Dell studio 1525 laptop won"t play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04. I don't get any error message, the drive just spins about 15 seconds and then stops. What command can I enter to find out ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 b43 missing firmware other solutions haven't worked

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 b43. Sorry I seem to have the same problem as many others. I have spent the last two or three days looking for other solutions and tried many of them to no avail. I get ...
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Installation error when trying to install 14.10, 14.04 and 12.04 on my Dell XPS 15Z

Specifications: Laptop Dell XPS 15z Core i7-2640M CPU 2.8 HDD 750 GB 8 GB Ram I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10, 14.04 and 12.04 without luck, all of them just hang when I press any keyboard letter, ...
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Very hot laptop: Dell xps l521x [duplicate]

My Dell XPSl521x is very warm. The temperature sometimes reaches 90°C. Psensor shows that the laptop is hot: it has a red colour. What should I do?
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How do I get the touchscreen on my dell latitude XT running Ubuntu 14.10 to work?

First of all I have to say that I am fairly new to using Ubuntu. I've never used Linux before and decided; thanks to my cousin, to install Ubuntu on my laptop. I have a Dell Latitude XT with an Intel® ...
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Synaptics Touchpad unrecognized after Suspend in Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 11 3147

I have nearly the same issue as this other queston on my Dell inspiron 11 3147, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The touchpad works when I first login, if I logout and log back in it still works however ...
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After Installing Ubuntu 14.10 on a Dell Dimension 4600 x-86, Ubuntu Is Running Very, VERY Slow

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a Dell Dimension 4600 (Pentium 4 2.80 512 RAM) that was running Windows XP. Windows XP ran fine. Now with just Ubuntu 14.10 installed, everything (minimal - just software ...
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DVI not accessible with Dell

I connected my newly acquired Dell E2314H monitor's DVI-D input to my 2004 Touch computer with a NV36 (GeForce FX5700MX) card using the DVI-D cable supplied by Dell and connected it to the DVI-I ...
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dell inspiron 15 3541 with amd mullins graphics displays noisy grainy screen

there is no grainy noise whatsoever in windows 8 but on ubuntu 14.10 there is noticable grainy screen. what is the problem. i have also install amd proprietary driver. laptop model: dell inspiron 15 ...
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Getting rid of Unity Boxes around items, is it possible?

I had two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations on two separate computers, namely Dell XPS L502X and Dell Latitude E5440. I installed similar GTK and icon themes on both of them, as a result on XPS ...
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same issue three separate laptops

I have three different laptops that have developed the same issue at about the same time. It is the missing firmware for wifi has like disappeared and no matter what I do to fix the problem it all ...
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Different context menus on desktop in two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations

I have two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations one on Dell XPS L502X and the other on Dell Latitude E5440. Although not exactly the same packages and themes are installed on both of the computers ...
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My Dell D610 Wifi is not working on Ubuntu 14.10

using commands like sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree gives the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit GTK themes and Icon themese not working properly

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed on two separate computers (Dell XPS L502X and Dell Latitude E5440). The themes I installed either by extracting compressed files or using the apt-get package ...
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Wi-Fi stops working when power unplugged. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Dell XPS 18, Intel Wireless 7260

It works like a charm when plugged in and can not connect to any network when unplugged. Have no problems when using Windows. I did all upgrades and even upgraded the kernel to 3.18. I've tried the ...
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How to start installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on Dell XPS 15 (along Windows 8.1)?

I recently bought a XPS 15 with Windows 8.1 on it and I'd like to install Ubuntu 14.10 along the side. I've copied the .iso file on a USB stick and registered it as a boot option in the BIOS/UEFI. ...
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Battery is fully charged but when I unplug my laptop it shows battery is low

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell INSPIRON N5110. The battery icon shows the battery is fully charged(when plugged). When I unplug it says that I have low battery and approximately 20 minutes of ...
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problem re-installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64 on DELL inspiron 5454

I've just bought a second hand DELL. I always use Ubuntu, and DELL is usually very simple and straightforward, I usually never have any problems. However this DELL is having problem after problem. ...
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wlan on xps 13 (sputnik 3) with ubuntu 14.04

I'm the very happy owner of a Dell xps 13. 12.04 work flawlessly on it. Last week I had the bad idea of upgrading to 14.04 (NO fresh install). Apart from a series of minor problems with touchscreen ...
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Freezes on Dell 7537 with Ubuntu 14.04.1

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Dell 7537, my laptop has nvidia 750M graphic card. The problem is that OS freezes sometimes without any reason. I installed nvidia-current but nothing changes, the OS ...
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Trouble using Linksys WPC54G ver. 3.1 in Dell Inspirion 5100 with Lubuntu 14.10

I'm new to linux. I've read several posts and tried several suggestions but nothing seems to help the specific hardware I'm using. I'm using a Linksys WPC54G version 3.1, which is a PCMCIA network ...
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Dell Latitude 3340 two-finger touchpad functions not working

Is there a special driver I need to install or a cfg to edit? Usually when I install Ubuntu on laptops it instantly supports the two-finger functions. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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Fast-pressed key triggers auto-repeat (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

When a key is pressed and released quickly, it will auto-repeat until the keyboard is touched again. Lorem Ipsummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm It looks like the system receives the "keypress" ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop into Dell Server T320

OS : Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop LTE Terminal : Dell Poweredge T320 After installation, the performance seems sluggish and GUI becomes very slow. Any config or file I should take note ? Thank you all !
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USB mouse/trackpad on my dell laptop stops responding at times

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell inspiron 6400 laptop. I am facing an issue for quiet some time that, laptop trackpad and usb mouse stops responding to clicks at times. I could see the mouse ...
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How do I resolve the slow internet connection issue with Ubuntu?

My Internet connection suddenly have slowed down in my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Other people in the same Wifi network have sufficient speed?How do I resolve my problem?
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Installation help for friend with Dell PC

I need some help about installing Ubuntu onto my friend's Dell Dimension DM061 desktop PC, which is currently running Windows Vista. It seems to have an Intel dual core CPU and plenty of free space ...
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wifi adatper on Dell Inspiron 1012m stopped working

I bought a Dell Inspiron 1012m for my mother-in-law. Thanks to others, a virus so corrupted the OS (Windows) I had to reformat the harddrive. I installed Ubuntu 12 (updated to 14). It had been ...
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Is it usable to install ubuntu over laptop Dell Latitude E5420 already installed with Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 on Dell Latitude E5420 and I am interested to give a try to Ubuntu. So to use Ubuntu efficiently, whether would I need to remove Windows and then install Ubuntu or can install ...
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install Linux on Dell Latitude D610 [duplicate]

I wanted to reuse older Window XP Dell Latitude D610 machine with Pentium M 1.8GHz processor with 512 RAM. Please advice which Linux OS would be best on this machine.
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“monitor brightness down” key resets brightness before lowering it

My monitor brightness down key resets my brightness before lowering it, effectively leaving me at near max brightness. I do not experience any problems with the brightness up key. I'm using a Dell ...
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I'm ubuntu newbie, need help. on Dell 5537

I just got a new Dell 5537 i7 laptop with Ubuntu pre-installation on it. It's my first time to use Ubuntu system. I know may be my questions hav been asked before but frankly I tried to look them up ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 touchscreen not recognized anymore on XPS 15 9530 Haswell

I've a Dell XPS 15 with Ubuntu 14.10 and I've just realized that my touchscreen does not work anymore. It's not even recognized: $ dmesg |grep -i touch [ 3.179897] psmouse serio1: synaptics: ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 does not recognize the hard drive on PowerEdge 2950 with SAS6 iR

I have a power edge 2950 with SAS6 iR without PERC and one single hard disk, the SAS controller is active on BIOS but when I try to install ubuntu server 14.04 it shows: One or more drives containing ...
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XPS 15 9530 Intel 7260 AC not working - hard blocked

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my XPS 15. It worked like a charm until yesterday when suddenly the Wifi did not work anymore. rfkill list shows that wifi is hard blocked. rfkill unblock all does not do ...
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Ubuntu USB installation does not boot on a Dell Inspirion N5010

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Hard Drive (WD Elements, 1TB) from my desktop PC. The boot loader is installed on the USB HD, too, and it boots with no problems from that PC. I've tested it on a ...