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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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Unable to install Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell LATITUDE 3550 [on hold]

Hi i am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell laptop using Live USB along with windows. While i am installing ,getting errors like the following(check the image ). [sda] Write Protect is off ...
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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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Fan Control — Dell Inspiron 3521-7147

I've got a problem with my fan in a Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop. I have a preinstalled Windows 8 (which I upgrated to the 8.1 version) and there is no problem with fan control there. It behaves ...
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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 ...
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configuring grub-efi-amd64 problems

I have a 2015 dell xps developer edition and it keeps giving me this error when it does an update. can anyone help me with this problem?
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Dell vs Lenovo trackpoint/nipple/trackstick mouse drivers?

I have a Dell Latitude 6 series, 3rd gen, with a trackpoint. In windows, it feels great. In linux, it feels kind of shitty. The best way I can describe it is that it is too easy to move it in a ...
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Problems to install Broadcom BCM4352 driver under Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac with PCID [14e4:43b1] (rev 03) Wifi card working in my DELL XPS 13 (early 2015). Other posts related to this chips are either related to Ubuntu 14.04, ...
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Regarding installation difficulties on a new Dell Inspiron 3451

I recently ordered a Dell Inspiron 3451 (see here and here), and after booting it up once with the pre-installed 14.04 I realized that I wanted to replace the Dell-laced version with a clean, vanilla ...
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Two touchpad detected…no one work! [duplicate]

good morning, I have a dell inspiron 3000.... I tried a lot of distro but 14.04 based(ubuntu, lubuntu or mint) or debian based have problem with graphic and network cards also!! with lubuntu 15.05 ...
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Partition Table dell latitude e7240

I tried to create a new partition my dell latitude e7240. Ubuntu was installed in the factory. I haven't deleted anything but can't get the machine to boot. would someone share an image of their ...
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XPS 13 9343 Failure to resume from suspend

I just bought a Dell XPS 13 laptop preloaded with Ubuntu. I have had great success with Ubuntu on Dell in the past and would have thought that one that comes preloaded would work even better but this ...
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Dell Latitude 3550 WiFi seems to break routers (and itself)

This is really strange. I've got a new laptop with preinstalled Ubuntu. It has a dual-band WiFi adapter (5 GHz enabled). Three days ago, when I received the laptop I run it for the first time. I ...
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Temperature suddenly rises on switching on WiFi on Dell Inspiron 5521

My laptop, Dell Inspiron 5521 is running Ubuntu 15.04 pretty nice and cool. However, the moment I switch the WiFi on(the card is an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230) the temperature suddenly rises. ...
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External monitors appearing as one display (Dell E5440, Haswell Graphics, PW380 docking station, 14.04)

I have a Dell E5440 laptop running 14.04 that I connect to two Dell U2412M monitors. Each monitor appears as its own display when using the built in HDMI and VGA ports but for some reason the ...
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Wifi broadcom, ubuntu 14.04 , Dell Vostro - still diconnecting -need help

Sorry I know that this problem was on this forum , but I tried to do everything, resolve the problem and I ... no result. What I try: change kernel to 3.18, and 3.19 change driver, disable N ...
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How do you upgrade a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04?

I just got a Dell XPS 13 (2015) that came with Ubuntu 14.04 installed, I'd like to upgrade to 15.04, but it doesn't work for me.
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I had recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 on my Dell 13 7000 series notebook and the touchpad wasn't working. How can I fix this?

I had recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 on my Dell 13 7000 series notebook and the touchpad wasn't working. How can I fix this? I then got frustrated and installed Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and the ...
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NIC not recognized on Ubuntu Server install on Dell XPS 8300

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS on a Dell XPS 8300 machine and having some issues getting it to recognize the integrated network card. I believe the network card is a Broadcom ...
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Dead ID pin on DELL AC adapter, how can i run the CPU on 100% anyways?

I have a Dell D430 with Lubuntu 14.04 (if i'm not wrong about the version) installed. My power adapter failed with its ID pin, but it's powering the unit. I don't care of charging the battery, it will ...
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Dell vostro 5480 Audio doesn't work

Dell vostro 5480 in subwoofer does not work anyone knows how to solve.
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How can I fix my Dell laptop's issue of not shutting down or rebooting, but only with ubuntu and not windows?

I have a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series running ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1, when I try to shut it down, it freezes on the shutdown screen that just says "ubuntu". When I try to reboot the computer, it ...
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Fresh installation Kubuntu 14.04 LTS X86 Hangs at boot(Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop)

Recently I was installed Kubuntu 14.04 LTS X86 version on my Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop Computer. Installation went just fine, but at first boot it seems to hang at grub. At grub, It hangs and I'm ...
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Can we install ubuntu 14.04.1 in Dell poweredge Rack Server R730?

I have tried installing ubuntu 14.04.1 server edition operating system in Dell PowerEdge Rack Server R730 (13G) but after installing it is showing Fatal Hardware Error. After showing the error it is ...
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Problems with touchpad on Dell Inspiron 14 3000 with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits

I just got this new laptop Dell Inspiron 14 3000 a few days back, in which I intalled Ubuntu 14.04 (64bits) in the whole wide disk. The problem started when I wanted to configure a usb keyboard for ...
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How do I send videos on bluetooth ubuntu?

The version of ubuntu I have I don't know but it lets me turn on bluetooth but I can't share files. It says every time I try to connect a device that there are no adapters found. Any help
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Lubuntu 15.04 using a dell vostro 1510 WIFI problems

I'm new with ubuntu, I installed lubuntu 15.04 on my Dell vostro 15.04 but the wifi isn't working at all. I activated the drivers for the broadband still no wifi connection at all. I tried using a ...
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How do I fix a vboxdrv setup failure in VirtualBox in dell inspiron 1440?

I use dell inspiron 1440.I am trying to install Virtual box but got some errors. To install virtualbox I downloaded one file i.e. "virtualbox-4.3_4.3.28-100309~Ubuntu~raring_amd64.deb" and used below ...
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No wifi on Ubuntu 14.04 installed on D630? [closed]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my DELL Latitude D630. Wi-Fi doesn not work at all. In the top bar with the wifi icon, it does not show any wifi networks at all nearby. There is no problem with my ...
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Intel AC7260 wifi card disconnects and have to restart

I have a Dell XPS 9333 with Ubuntu 15.04 and Intel wifi card (ac7260). The wifi-ac connection is slow and it disconnects after couple of minutes (it varies). After the disconnect I have to reboot in ...
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UbuntuGnome XPS 13 (9434) WiFi Issues

I recently purchased the new XPS 13 2015. I have managed to get nearly everything to work with various fixes but the WiFi is not one of those issues. After installing the bcm-kernel-source driver the ...
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Ubuntu on XPS13 9333… Want to add Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

When I bought my XPS13 9333 I got angry with Windows, wiped it, and installed Ubuntu. My son now wants Windows for gaming (thanks Lego World!). I don't know my product key (but expect I can get it ...
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How to change screen resolution for the whole system?

I have succesfully installed Ubuntu on my Dell XPS 13 (the 2015 one - even the sound is working, don't ask me how, it's working out of the box) and I have a question: How can I change screen ...
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Touchpad does not work on Vostro 1710

I recently installed Ubuntu Linux alongside Windows 7 on my Dell Vostro 1710. However, when I load Ubuntu, the touchpad is only recorgnized maybe 50% of the time. I never have this issue with ...
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cannot use wifi broadcom 802.11 alternative drive in ubuntu 15.04

I have a dell Inspiron 11 with the Broadcom 802.11 driver. Playing with Ubuntu 15.04 live cd it works ok. I have to select additional drivers, check on "Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless ...
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Dell Trackpad not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a dell insperon computer and my trackpad has not worked from the moment I installed 14.04, but it worked when I had windows 8.1. My computer recognizes it exists and I installed dconf and it ...