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Install has been stuck for a while

It's been a week and the install is not done. It is stuck at Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386) for the last 6 days. What should I do?
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Suspend/Hibernate/restore and Reboot problems 15.04 Dell Inspiron 3451

There are many posts and questions about problems with lid closing leading to operating system states which require hard reboots; these reports come from across multiple kernels and releases of ...
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Portable biolinux not booting in Dell inspiron 3000

I have been trying to install a portable bio-linux OS on external hdd. I have followed the instructions given for portable ubuntu/bilinux installation which has been sucessful and also made sure the ...
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Hybrid intel-nvidia card on 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my old dell Vostro 3500 laptop. The laptop has a hybrid intel/nvidia 310M GPU. Bublebee doesn't seem to work and installing the nvidia drivers (versions 319+) ...
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dell Inspiron-3537 amd graphics is overheating after installing ubuntu 14.04LTS

i install ubuntu after formating window totally and now my lapi over heats so much even keyboard are heated up after few minutes of boot. and hanging too much. Laptop's configuration are: 6GB RAM, 6GB ...
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Dell XPS 13 (2015) cannot find some wireless networks

I have Dell XPS 13 9343 (Ubuntu 15.04, 3.19 kernel) with Broadcom BCM4352 wireless card and it cannot find some wifi networks including mine. My other notebook (same Ubuntu version) and cellphone have ...
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Dell Inspiron 7737 goes to black screen when opened. But not when restarted

So I recently became disillusioned with Windows 10 (froze in the middle of updating my GPU driver, then corrupted the SSD) and installed the latest version of Ubuntu. My current problem is that when ...
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Unity Launcher Crashes Computer When I have 2 instances of same program

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 13 laptop straight from Dell. They installed Ubuntu. I have a problem whenever I have multiple windows of the same application open. Say I have 2 terminal windows or ...
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Unable to boot computer

Ok, so I have a Dell XPS that I bought around 2011. About two weeks ago, it started behaving strangely during the boot load. First of all, it makes some weird clicking noises. When that happens, I ...
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Dell Precision 7910 Ubuntu 14.04 freezes

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (fresh install) on a Dell Precision 7910. When I attempt to do any heavy analysis (ie. processing 4-10 large files at one time), the machine completely ...
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Dell XPS is not starting

My Dell XPS (with ubuntu preinstalled on it, EDIT1: it was bought on 2014 June-July) does not start. Pressing power on button, a black screen is showing this text: Missing operating system. Operation ...
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Performance issues for 15.04

I am using a Dell Vostro 270s machine. It was running on 14.04 and I upgraded to 15.04 recently. 64 Bit, 4 GB RAM Most of the time switching between editor and browsers are horrible. It will be ...
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Wifi issue in dell inspiron i5 processor 64 bit

I am using ACT broadband getting issue in wi-fi connectivity using D-Link router. Its always says unable to connect with wifi. Please provide me some solution to solve this issue.
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NVIDIA graphics drivers options

I have DELL inspirion laptop and i have both integrated and non-integrated nvidia 340 series graphics card. When I open additional drivers tab and i have 3 options : use NVIDIA binary driver - ...
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Prevent Immediate Resume after Suspend

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell I7352-3111SLV 13 inch touchscreen. As per this post I've fixed my touchpad, But my machine now resumes from suspend as soon as it finishes the power down cycle. ...
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My wifi is turnned off during installation

Wireless is turned off while installing Ubuntu on a Dell Vistro-1500. Wifi does not work after installation Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 0c : 00.0 Network controller [0280] : Broadcom Corporation ...
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New Dell Inspiron 3451 system freezing (totally)

My new laptop keeps freezing after random amount of time (1 hour to 1 day). It seems to happen when playing videos (youtube) or skyping. As if it had something to do with graphics or wifi? I can only ...
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wireless disappeared from connection option [closed]

I know this in not the Debian forum but I really need to fix this! I installed Debian today and when I installed it, it got problem with my wireless and it was this "firmware Missing". So I opened ...
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Increase battery life on XPS 13 9343 [duplicate]

I'd like to increase the battery life on my XPS 13 running Ubuntu 14.04. Is this possible? It seems like running a native OS like Windows performs better and would like to maximize the efficiency of ...
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Touchpad not working in Ubuntu, Dell Inspiron 7000

I just installed the latest long-term support version of Ubuntu and everything is working great except the trackpad does not work at ALL. I know other users have had some issues with this but mine ...
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Video Graphics glitchy Ubuntu 14.04 XPS 13 9343

I am having constant issues with graphics being glitchy and slow window rendering when moving windows on my xps 13. i7 with 8GB of ram. Is there a way to fix this or a driver?
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Dell Latitude D430 reboots after “Try Ubuntu without installing”

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an old Dell Latitude D430. Both install and live reboot the machine. I've tried all the F6 Other Options to no avail. I can boot with Hiren's Boot CD and run ...
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Dell inspiron 1501 ubuntu 14.04 lts 32bit doesn't work but ethernet work [duplicate]

I install ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop but wifi doesn't work and when i use fn+f2 keys for wifi nothing change. sometime when i boot xp and use wifi and boot ubuntu again wifi led still run but wifi ...
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Bluetooth mouse pairs but does not connect

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a DELL XPS 13 notebook (model 9343, bios A03). After some tweaking, I've manage to make the bluetooth work (Broadcom Corp. BCM20702A0 Bluetooth). However, I manage to ...
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webcam not being detected in ubuntu 14.04 dell laptop

I recently bought my dell 15 3543 with their integrated ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am having issue with starting the webcam. I have installed cheese to test webcam but when I start cheese from terminal it ...
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Enemy Territory on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Dell Latitude E6440 Laptop)

First of all Please help me out .. please :) .. I am doing my best to setup Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory in my laptop (Dell E6440). I can run the game but getting bad graphics (black) like this. ...
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Brightness slider is too fine (14.04)

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell laptop (XPS 13 Developer Edition). The brightness slider stopped working (the slider would fill up and empty as usual but the brightness wouldn't change). This fix ...
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How to enable amd discrete graphics card?

I bought a new laptop, and have a problem with graphics card driver. I've been trying to fix problem for few days, please, help me if you know the answer. Hardware: Dell Inspiron 15 3541 with A6-6310 ...
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Dell Win 8.1 64bit Unbuntu 14 VirtualBox ACPI PCC Boot fail

On Win 8.1 pro with 64bit I5 3.1 GHZ Dell with terabyte of storage using VirtualBox 5.0 and Ubuntu 14 lts desktop iso image. When i start the instance created I receive ACPI PCC probe failure and ...
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Virtualbox 5 cannot access USB devices on Dell XPS 13 9343

having an annying issue with my VirtualBox 5 under Ubuntu 15.04, trying to run a Win8.1 VM. I cannot access any USB devices, nor does the virtualbox interface show that I have any installed. Googling ...
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Cannot enter BIOS after installing Ubuntu-Mate 14.04 LTS

I purchased a refurbished Dell Optiplex 755 with Vista (I think) over a year ago. I installed Linux Mint after booting into Windows once to verify the computer was operational. Earlier this year I ...
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Dell XPS 13 9343 - external Logitech USB Mouse issue

i have a Dell XPS 13 9343 w/ Kubuntu 15.04 Kernel 4.1.2 Due to issues with the trackpad (other question) i switched to external USB Logitech wireless mouse as a workaround. It's working fine until.. ...
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Graphics Driver not satisfied

I have a dell 3542 with Intel® HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2). and in Ubuntu 15.04 my details says GRAPHICS Intel® HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) .but i can clearly see a different in the ...
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How to fix windows or dell recovery on vostro after installing Ubuntu

In the begin of this year I have acquired a Dell Vostro 5470 and installed Ubuntu on it. I didn't tried to boot Windows 8 until then, but now I need to, and I can't. (As I am aware now, due to UEFI ...
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installaton of ubuntu 14.04 on dell precision t7810 fails: No boot device found

I want to install ubuntu 14.04 unto a Dell Precision 7810. I created a USB drive using the "Startup Disk Creator". Installation went smoothy. Unfortunately, it failed at boot time with "No boot device ...
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Setup.sh impossible situation

I have spent two days trying to install OMSA (OpenManage Server Administrator) for managing my Dell Poweredge 2850. I was given the wrong version by Dell for my version of Linux and this version is ...
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Broadcom Bluetooth module does not work in Ubuntu 15.04 (Broadcom 216F BT)

I am having trouble making Bluetooth working on my Dell XPS 13. Under kernel 3.19 I managed to get it working by using the firmware from the Windows driver (see here). For various reasons I had to ...
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Understanding how to install 14.04 on XPS 13 9343

I recently got a laptop to use Ubuntu on. XPS 13 9343. I've reinstalled the OS a plethora of times because of so much difficulty between drivers, issues with touchpad, wifi, etc. Can any explain to ...
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Dell Inspiron 3000 14" With Ubuntu Kernel Panic

I have the Dell Inspiron 3000 with the 14" display, Pentium Quad Core processor, and 4GB RAM that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu 14.04. It had been working very well, until some time last week, when ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 ...