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Ubuntu Wireless not working 14.04 XPS 13 9343

I had wireless working, ran some DELL updates and now I do not. How can I troubleshoot? I have a USB dongle and now that doesn't even work. What could be the root cause of this?
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after updating 12.04 to 14.04 or newer on my laptop Dell XPS14Z a button 'eject' on keyboard has stopped working

Laptop has a button on the keyboard to eject CD-ROM like on Mac. It works fine on 12.04, but no longer on newer versions. Laptops has sold with the Windows. The distribution of Ubuntu 12.04 has been ...
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want to install on Dell netbook

I have an old Dell Netbook10 with XP. I only have 1 G of memory. I would like to replace windows. What are the memory requirements for ubuntu? I have an external dvd drive for it, so how would I get ...
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Inspiron 5520 (originally ubuntu). Seller had changed to Win7. I want to go UBUNTU. Pls Help

I bought an inspiron 5520 here in Thailand and the seller had installed windows. I only use my laptop for education so I have decided to go with Ubuntu. i noticed that the internal wifi card is not ...
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fan sounds and warm laptop with Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop in a dual boot setup with Windows 7. The fan was OK while installing but while using Ubuntu later the fan made very high sounds and the laptop was very warm. ...
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Install Ubuntu to PC based Tablet

I have Dell Venue Pro 8 tablet which originally use Win8.1. I try to install Ubuntu to it, should I just download and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? And will 14.04 have touch screen support? Joe
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How do install Ubuntu on a netbook with a 32-bit atom processor?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu onto an old Dell Inspiron Mini 10, which still has its "Designed for Microsoft Windows XP" sticker on the front. :) The trouble is the normal installer isn't working at ...
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dell e5440 driver pack install help

after having some driver problems with 14.04 I installed 12.04 on my dell e5440 for the dell driver pack. After downloading it from dell I tried looking for the dell driver installer but I cannot ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Dell Inspiron 15 Synaptic Touchpad oversensitive

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 with Synaptics touchpad and its too sensitive when using the touchpad input. I need to increase the pressure and palm detection but everthing I try doesnt seem to work. When ...
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Laptop Drivers Needed

I need drivers for two Dell Laptops. Where can I find drivers that will work with Ubuntu for: Dell Latitude CPi A Dell Latitude E6400 Dells website was no help.
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Dell XPS 13 (2015) Black Screen

UPDATING: I followed every step of this guide but still getting the black screen with the system alive and can't go to tty1-6. So now I'm on Ubuntu 15.04 (kernel: 4.1.3-040103-generic). I found this ...
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Wifi not working on Dell inspiron 13 7347 for Ubuntu 14 LTS [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 14 LTS on my dell inspiron 13 7000 (7347). Configuration core i5 and 8gb ram. Please help
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XPS 13, 2015 model, Ubuntu logo Issue on shut down

Sometimes, during shut down, the Ubuntu logo moves all over the screen very rapidly. I have solved it, and I am posting about it in the event that other people have this problem in the future. open ...
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Spotty trackpad performance with 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 7352

Just installed 14.04 on a new Dell Inspiron 13 7000 series (specifically 7352). I ran into the same problem as others have reported with the 7000 series and the trackpad not working, so I followed the ...
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How to configure the triggers for my laptop's keyboard backlight?

I want my keyboard backlight to be generally disabled and glow only when I do a manual Fn-key toggle. The problem is that I can not find a way to edit the files - trigger and start_triggers in ...
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Fan constantly runs on Dell 3521 with Radeon HD7670m on Ubuntu 15.04

My laptop configuration are Dell 3521 Core i3 3227U @ 1.9Ghz 4GB RAM Intel HD4000 graphic + radeon HD7670m 1GB DDR3 dedicated graphics. When I boot Ubuntu 14.04.02LTS on my laptop, CPU cooling fan ...
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Dell C1660w Driver

just installed Ubuntu on my old Dell laptop and its great. However I am struggling getting drivers for my Dell C1660w printer. I have downloaded them form other sources but cant seem to get them onto ...
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Intel graphics problem 14.04.02

I have problem with my new Dell E7450, when I start Xubuntu 14.04.02 LTS it hangs up at login screen. It looks like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/PZlWs.jpg Elements are partly black and unreadable. ...
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Does using a Dell-Ubuntu image provide better hardware support for the XPS 13?

I found this link with directions to build a Dell-Ubuntu image, complete with recovery partition. Does the Dell-Ubuntu image offer improved hardware support, patches from Dell, etc or is a user better ...
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Wifi networks switches automatically in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have Dell inspiron 1440 and OS ubuntu 14.04. MY wifi connection switches itself automatically to other networks, which causes me lot of problem. is there away to stop it. MY wifi driver is :Broadcom ...
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Booting from live Linux DVD on Dell Latitude D830

The bootup order has the DVD at Number Four, however there is no other OS on the hard drive. I do not see any option on the Dell D830 Latitude laptop that will allow it to see the Linux DVD, altho it ...
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Dell m2800 Hardware radio switch off

I've seem to have turned off. How to I toggle it back on. Read Fn+f2 for earlier dells. Not working on mine
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I am unable to load ubuntu onto dell optiplex 760

This is my first time asking here so please bear with me. I've loaded ubuntu on quite a few PC's and laptops and really love it. That being said; I have created a usb stick trying each of the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hardware updates

According to information on Release end of life Ubuntu site, more precisely the following picture. It seems there should be hardware related updates still available on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. And this ...
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Likelihood that I can install Ubuntu on a given desktop [duplicate]

First time on Forum... I'm about to buy a cheapish mainstream desktop, blow away Windows, and install the latest Ubuntu. If the desktop hit the market about a year ago, what is the chance that I ...
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My Monitors are calibrating every few minutes - what can i do against it?

im using Ubuntu 15.04 running on a DELL Latitude E7440 with a Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b). Also i have a Dockingstation from DELL for this Notebook, at this ...
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Enabling NIC under Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell Optiplex 9020

I have a brand-new Dell Optiplex 9020 with an i7-4790 and 32 GB RAM. The motherboard has an Intel Q87 chipset and an Intel I217-LM Gigabit Ethernet chip. The Ethernet works fine under Windows 7. It ...
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Bluetooth No Adapters Found Dell Inspiron n5030 ubuntu 15.04

I'm just starting to use linux again and I don't really know how any of this works to begin with. I remember having to look through all kinds of threads and usually finding an answer. My bluetooth ...
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There is no sound out of the speakers from my dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop ubuntu 12.04

There is no sound out of the speakers from my dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop OS ubuntu 12.04. All of the blue there was no sound on my laptop without making any adjustments to the sound device. ...
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low battery back up on my dell laptop xps 15 lx501 running on ubuntu14.04

i am getting battery backup of 1:40 on my laptop when the battery is full charged. battery is new so i doubt that there is any problem with that. it was running perfectly fine on windows 7 this ...
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dual NIC port show only 1 ethernet interface on Dell M620

I have a Dell M620 server with Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 2P X520-k bNDC But when I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02, I could only see 1 interface in the system? And why the capacity is only 1G/s? Should it ...
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Dell inspiron 7548 touchpad totally unworkable

I have recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 7548, partly because it is Ubuntu certified. However, the touchpad (with no physical buttons) is completely unworkable in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In default ...
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Are there drivers for Dell Vostro 2520?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 (32-bit) on my Dell Vostro 2520. When I had purchased the laptop a couple of years ago, it came with Ubuntu pre-installed (I don't remember the version though). As it ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 15.04 to Dell Inspiron 3421 [duplicate]

I was trying to install ubuntu 15.04 to run along side with my windows 8.1 laptop. I saw this video in youtube where he just install poweriso and then just double clicked wubi.exe. I have tried it but ...
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how to connect two external monitors to DELL Inspiron 15R (5521-9890)

DELL offers docking station with two monitor connectors. They state that it' supposed to connect and use simultaneously two external monitors. I wonder if Ubuntu 14.04.02 support that kind of ...
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novice Ubuntu-user: beginners assistance [duplicate]

Hello possible fellow Ubuntu-users, Until now I've been using Windows operating systems and my current laptop is going to retire soon. In my search of a new, basic (read: not too expensive) laptop I ...
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An interesting case of Dual Boot Shenanigans. (dell inspiron 7000)

So, my harddrive recently went bust under warranty. As such, Dell shipped me a replacement. And a USB stick containing a full windows 8 installation and repair media. In the land of OEM installs and ...
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installing Netgear A6200 USb wifi on Dell D830 Latitude and latest Ubuntu MATE

i have tried to install the windows drivers and tried to use them with ndiswrapper. So the adapter shows up under ndiswrapper -l (bcmwlhigh5 driver installed and device present) it is also shown under ...
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Touchscreen not working on Dell Venue 11 Pro (Ubuntu Gnome 15.04)

I have tried everything, damaged my Ubuntu installation several times so that I had to reinstall it, tried Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.2 LTS, 15.04 and it's all the same: Everything works fine, except for ...
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Ubuntu in dell 3421 (Driver bluetooh not found)

I installed ubuntu 14:04 in my dell laptop 3421 , but the laptop is not supported by OS Ubuntu. But just my bluetooh driver this not working. What should I do? ( The laptop can not find a bluetooh ...
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OEM account after recovery from Dell XPS ( preinstalled UBuntu 14.04)

Today i tried to create my account on my newly purchased laptop ( dell xps with ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled in it) . After creating my account, i got a error like system program problem detected and it ...
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My screen goes over and over again black

I'm new to Linux and I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My screen goes black sporadically, and when I swipe over the Trackpad it works again. I have a Dell XPS 15.
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Can connect to the Wifi but can't access the internet

I am using Dell Insipiron 5521 and have installed Ubuntu 14.04 about a month ago. I have always used Ethernet to access the internet (it works pretty well) but whenever i try to access internet ...
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Touchpad not Working, Dell Inspirion 13 7347

I'm having issues with my Dell Inspirion 13 model 7347 Mid 2014. The Touchpad just won't work with 15.04 however it is detected. However it works on 14.04.2 LTS until you install updates then it ...
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Why won't my Dell desktop computer boot with my usb properly?

everytime I try to boot up with usb to try to install it comes up with a distorted ubuntu desktop with a thick black line going through it! How do I make it work! I just got the PC and I don't know ...
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WARNING: PAE disabled. Use parmeter 'forcepae' to enable at your own risk!

I was about to load Ubuntu from a USB on a Dell D600 when I got the message: WARNING: PAE disabled. Use parmeter 'forcepae' to enable at your own risk! This kernel requires the following features ...
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Headphones is not working in 15.04 Dell XPS 13

After upgrading to 15.04 , my headphones don't work, how to fix it? When I type command alsamixer , I see something strange:
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Dell Latitude D400 won't boot because of grub! [closed]

Please could I have some help with getting rid of grub; it stops me from reinstalling windows XP! Please answer! I have no OS.
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Dell M3800, ubuntu 14.04 , terrible noise in headphones after update

A few months ago I had a faint white noise in headphones which i solved following this fix : Noise from headphones. Today i just made the daily update, including ...
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Dell XPS 2013 model 4k external monitor support

This August I am shipping off to college and am looking for a second monitor to work on. I want a large monitor with a high resolution so that I have a lot of real estate to work on. I currently have ...