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Dell Insiron 2in1 Auto-rotate on 16.04 help

I have been searching everywhere. I can not get auto-rotate to work. I have a Dell Inspiron 11 3000-series (3153 to be exact) and I can not get the screen to auto-rotate magick-rotation does not seem ...
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Cannot create a backup with Dell Recovery utility

I tried to create a backup using Dell Recovery utility after reinstalling Ubuntu. During that process I choose "No media, create image" options as I wanted to save .iso file on the hard drive. At the ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu 14.04 Dell 7559 Laptop

I am new to Ubuntu (Linux). Plz give me a hand. My Laptop Dell 7559 is completely not coming any sound. How do I fix this!
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WiFi not working after latest Ubuntu software update

I have a Dell laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I purchased it new about a month ago. This morning I got a popup about a Software Update available, so I updated, and now the wifi is not working at all. ...
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Waiting to upgrade 14.04.4 LTS to 16.04.1 LTS

I have waited for the automatic upgrade message from the Software Updater, but no upgrade message. Some information from the terminal program follows: william@william-Inspiron-3537:~$ date Fri ...
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Force displayPort Passive

I have a Dell OptiPlex 9020 pc with Displayport According to the specifications of the product I need an active adapter DP++. Right now I own only a passive adapter, is there a way to force video ...
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Linux Mint & Dell Inspiron 17 7000 Series: Wifi Turned OFF [on hold]

I can not turn on wifi in my dell laptop. The software wireless switch is off and I can not turn it on. As soon as you try to flick it to ON it moves back to OFF. I have just installed Linux Mint ...
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Brightness doesn't change on Dell XPS15 9550 with 16.04

If I try to change screen brightness on my Dell XPS15 with Fn + F11 or Fn + F12 or in the System Settings Dialogue, nothing happens. The bar indicating the screen brightness changes but the screen ...
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Nvidia driver breaks X? [duplicate]

I have recently replaced my old broken hard drive in my laptop. The bad thing is that the old hard drive had a pre-installed ubuntu and recovery partition with all the drivers shipped with it. So ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 on Dell XPS 9550 trackpad woes part 2: my hand keeps hitting the trackpad and moving the cursor

Believe it or not, this is the first time I'm using a laptop with a trackpad (until now, all my laptops have been Thinkpads, and I've always disabled the trackpad on those. However, my T61p was ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 on Dell XPS 9550 trackpad woes part 1: scroll direction

I just loaded kubuntu 16.04 on my new xps 9550; in Settings > Input Devices there is an option to reverse the scroll direction (please, no flame wars about which one is the "right" way to do it, we ...
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Indicator-multiload at 100% CPU after power disconnect

I'm on Dell Latitude 3440 using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit. Whenever I disconnect power plug from the laptop the system almost freezes with indicator-multiload taking 100% of CPU. When I kill indicator-...
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Is there a driver for the touchpad of the Dell Latitude E7270?

The touchpad on the Dell Latitude E7270 works out of the box, but there is no possible configuration about it. In the mouse settings, there is no tab for the touchpad. I searched for the model of ...
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driver for Realtel Waves Maxx audio on Dell inspiron 15

I know that a simillar question has being asked earlier (here), but I am afraid to try the accepted solution, as the solution is given for the Ubuntu 12.04 and I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04. Since ...
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Stuck on BIOS splash screen (Dell manufacturer logo) [closed]

My computer always gets stuck during boot at this screen: Is this a problem of Ubuntu or the computer itself and how can I fix it?
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Fully disable “tap and drag gesture” for synaptics touchpad

I recently got a new Dell XPS 15 9550, and I followed the instructions of the OP in this thread https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2317843 to set it up to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. ...
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Support setting external monitors for Ubuntu 16.04

I have : Dell Laptop Inspiron 13 - 7000 Series (7353 modal ) Internal Video card : Intel® HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2) 2 Dell Monitors - UltraSharp U2414H Dell Docking Station 3.0 - D3100 Ubuntu ...
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I don't have any wireless connection [duplicate]

Yesterday I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04, and installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. But now I see I don't have any possible wifi connection and ethernet. Don't I have drivers or what? My wireless card: ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Wifi networks grayed out - Dell Latitude E5470

I have seen many posts about Wifi problems in various versions of Ubuntu but non of the responses seem to be applicable to me. This is the output of rfkill list: 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: ...
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Battery not charging in Dell Inspiron N5010

I recently purchased a new battery for my system. The battery is not charging though. Initially I thought that there is an issue with the battery. So I exchanged it to buy a new one but the problem ...
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Ubuntu UEFI Boot

I need your help. I have ubuntu with dual boot on my machine for a long long time, and a month ago or so I've decided to uninstall windows and let ubuntu be the only OS. That ok, I've erased some ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 constant noise problem with headphones

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 on my xps 13, it is working fine except this problem. When I plug headphones in then a constant noise starting and never go until plug headphones out. I read about this problem ...
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Unable to boot newly installed Ubuntu 16.04 using UEFI mode?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed in BIOS (Legacy mode). sudo dmidecode BIOS Information Vendor: Dell Inc. Version: A16 Release Date: 12/05/2013 ... System Information ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 installer is not creating partition in Dell Latitude Laptop

I want to install Ubuntu 16.04 in my corporate PC which has Windows 7 pre installed. Laptop model is Dell Latitude E7440 and it has 500 GB SSD. I have McAfee drive encryption installed which asks for ...
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Gtk-Warning Cannot open display error after budgie install

I recently installed budgie desktop on Ubuntu 16.04. I was unable to control brightness from hardware keys so I edited a file(I do not exactly remember which one but can find it) and now, Ubuntu ...
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Dell T330 Ubuntu 14.04 Server Installation

Does anyone know how to install Ubuntu Server on the Dell Poweredge T330? There's already a LifeCycle Controller built into the BIOS of the server which offers many OS choices but no Ubuntu.It Looks ...
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Is there any way to tell what Mini DisplayPort version (1.1 or 1.2) this ubuntu laptop has? And if it supports MST?

Dell Laptop XPS 17 L702X I have two Dell U2515H monitors connected via daisy chain to the laptop Mini DisplayPort (both monitors have DisplayPort version 1.2 enabled from the OSD). Both external ...
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Has anyone tried dell xps 13 9350, ubuntu 16.04 LTS with HP Pavilion 27xw 27-in IPS LED Backlit Monitor

Maximum supported resolution on the monitor is 1920 x 1080 . I am able to set the ma resolution to 1280x720 . Is there a way we can improve it. Apparently HP supports only windows.
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14.04 LTS on Dell Precision 7510 cannot view what I type unless I move my mouse

Dear Ubuntu Community, The moment I started doing the initial set up on my Dell Precision 7510, I noticed that whatever I typed will not display on the screen unless I move my mouse. I would have to ...
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Dell PowerEdge T20 won't reboot

I have a Dell PowerEdge T20 microserver running Ubuntu 16.04. Everything is working fine, except that it won't reboot cleanly. When I issue run the reboot command, the last messages displayed are ...
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No Audio from Ubuntu 14.04 installed Dell Optiplex 7040 PC

We have Dell Optiplex 7040 PC. Everything works fine in factory installed Windows 7 OS. However we installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. And now there is no audio from speakers as well as from headphones. I ...
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wifi driver for Dell Latitude d520

I cannot get the wifi driver to load on my d520 laptop On my asus z84-fm it was completely automatic. On my Dell d531 I needed to install the driver from the installation disk after the install. It ...
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Login screen resolution

So I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell XPS 13. When I get to the login screen it starts at 3200x1800 for a quick second, then I get a way lower resolution like 800x600 but as soon as I login it ...
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dell inspirion 7559 — ubuntu 16.04 booted up using `nomodese` to login screen successfully but desktop is now showing after logging in [duplicate]

I'm a very novice user of ubuntu, tried installing ubuntu on my dell 7559 15" laptop. Installed it successfully after some search, I had to press e and add the following line to grub bootloader ...
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Slept updating ubuntu

I've been using Ubuntu for quite some time now and I absolutely love it. I recently purchased a laptop (Dell Inspiron 15r 3542) which is supported by Ubuntu, and have pre-istalled ubuntu 12.04. So, it ...
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lubuntu vs ubuntu decision for a Dell Dell XPS 400

Lubuntu is advertised as lightweight and good for older hardware. The Dell is circa 2005. Ubuntu 16.04 recommends 512MB (https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/installation-guide/s390x/ch03s04.html). ...
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Dell Power Managerment Drivers for Ubuntu 16.04

On Windows, Dell Power Management drivers are available for laptops for maximizing the health of battery. Due to drivers on Windows, Desktop Mode and Logetivity mode are available for maximizing ...
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Got a Dell D620 with no OS, would like to use USB to get Ubuntu on it. Where do I start? [duplicate]

I Just bought a Dell D620 on the cheap and it comes without an OS. Initially I figured I could just download Ubuntu on a USB, plug it in, and boot up Ubuntu, obviously there is more to it. Where do I ...
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Ubuntu crashes on Dell LatitudeE5470

I bought a new dell latitude 5470 with ubuntu. When I start the laptop, it automatically starts the installation process. But the installation crashes in between and it says it will allow me to file a ...
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Dell Latitude E7240 not booting after upgrading to 16.04

After installing 16.04 from a USB stick, Laptop doesn't start anymore. The error message says No bootable devices found. I was warned during the installation that I could not continue if I don't ...
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Card reader draining battery in Dell laptop?

I just bought a brand new Dell laptop and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. The battery started acting strange, i.e.: draining rapidly, and at times the system will shut down (when unplugged) even if ...
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How to update drivers for a device that typically comes with windows?

I just got a Dell XPS 13 Developer edition, and am having some problems. Videos are giving me extremely choppy playback, so I want to start by trying to update all my drivers and BIOS. But Dell's ...
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serial port in chirp

I’m unable to program my kenwood tm-g707 on Ubuntu with Chirp and I need help! I get this could not configure port (5 'input/output error') kg4rxs@kg4rxs-Latitude-E6420:~$ sudo chirpw [sudo] ...
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External monitor on Dell xps 13 9350

Once more some odd problems with Ubuntu on the Dell XPS 13 (9350, 2016 model). I got the Dell DA200 adapter (USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB3.0) to attach an external monitor. I have tested two ...
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Battery capacity below 100% in Dell laptop and battery misbehaving

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop with a AMD A10-8700P CPU. I removed Windows 10 and installed Ubuntu 16.04. When plugged in, at random times, the battery icon will appear showing that the ...
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Dell Inspiron 7357 - keyboard/touchpad not working after login on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running a Dell Inspiron 7537 ine with a dual boot of Ubuntu (GNOME desktop) and Windows. When I was running 15.10, things were running fine. When I upgraded to 16.04, my touchpad and keyboard ...
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headphone jack not working with Dell XPS 13 bought in 2014

Similarly to Headphone jack not working?, I have a Dell XPS 13 and since I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, my headphones jack is not working anymore, while internal speakers work fine. when I plug in ...
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Latitude E5570 touchpad issue in 16.04

My touchpad is really laggy and is not responsive sometimes. I am running UBUNTU 16.04. cat /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0005 Version=0000 N: Name="Lid Switch" P: Phys=...
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Ubuntu 16.04 takes very long time to boot on Dell Precision 5510

My ubuntu install takes an unusually long time to boot (like 2 minutes), considering it’s on a Dell Precision 5510 with i7 processor. The dmesg thing shows a really big time gap having to do with ACPI ...
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Dell Latitude e7240 two finger scroll does not work despite correct synclient values

My Ubuntu 14.04 is able to detect the two-finger scrolling option and sets the values correctly, as shown in VertTwoFingerScroll = 1. Two finger scrolls also works fine in Windows 10. However it still ...