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Dell Inspiron 15 3000 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3000, it came with Ubuntu 12.04, I wanted to upgrade it to 14.04, but when I try to boot from USB, after I choose start from the menu (where there is install, check memory ...
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Mouse cursor is flickering and disappearing

After installing Ubuntu 14.04, my cursor is disappearing on my laptop (Dell inspiron 5110 with nvidia gforce GPU). I tried several answers, but the problem is not solved. I tried this: Open System ...
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ubuntu 12.04 LTS dell inspiron 3137 - wifi issue rectified but wifi data card not working anymore

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my new Dell Inspiron 3137. Initially when I inserted the wifi data card (its a Tata Photon Max Wifi Data card), it connected as wired connection and I could access the ...
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Dell XPS13 teething problems [on hold]

The setup wizard was stuck trying to open a non-existant CD burner. Powering on and off and re-doing the setup process worked. 2nd time around it didn't try to setup the non-existant CD burner!
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Hardware issue for Dell D820 — “cloudy” screen crash

My Dell Latitude D820 has what I think is a hardware issue, where the whole computer stalls (e.g. music that was playing begins to loop) and the laptop monitor becomes "cloudy" See this photo. ...
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Network UNCLAIMED for built in Dell Latitude C Port 2 ethernet (3com 3c920)

I have an ancient computer - a PIII based Dell Latitude CPxJ attached to a C Port 2 docking station. I believe I installed Dapper on it and upgraded it up to Intrepid. I tried learning Linux on the ...
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Dell M6300 with docking station DVI monitor is dark

2 Scenarios: Both scenarios are booted this way. This has nothing to do with hot docking or plugging/unplugging things while running. Without docking station: Primary monitor during BIOS POSTing ...
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problem booting dell latitude 3440 ubuntu

just got dell latitude 3440 with ubuntu preinstalled I want to install another OS I tried to do it from CD, but the optical drive did not show in the boot options so I then tried to do it from flash ...
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Dell XPS 15-9530 running Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I plan on getting myself a new laptop with a top-notch display. The latest Dell XPS 15 seems to have a reasonable price for what it comes with. My only question is whether it runs with Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Persistent High-Fan Speed Ubuntu 14.04

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with kernel version 3.13.0-34 generic. Since installing the OS, I have been having issues with my computer's fan spinning at its maximum ...
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Cannot turn my wireless on. Dell inspiron n5110 [on hold]

I have tried updating/ upgrading. i'm running ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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How to get Linksys WUSB54Gv2 working with Ubuntu 12.04.5 (32-bit)

The older Dell tower (Dell Dimension 4600) that i'm using doesn't have Wi-Fi built in (duh) and Ubuntu will not accept my network adapter. I have another computer to download files to and use to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Dell E6440 - sound and mouse working after suspend/resume

I've installed fresh Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Lattitude E6440 and i've encountered two strange issues when doing full system start/restart: - mouse scroll when full restart is working very fast. One turn ...
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Dell Inspiron 7377 Sound Problem

Install of 14.04.1 was smooth, and everything runs beautifully...except there's no sound.At all.It shows that I'm using the realtek ALC283 drivers, and the card shows up in both ALSA and pavucontrol, ...
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How to set USB flash drive as first boot device in dell inspiron 15

i m trying to install ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 using USB flash drive using USSB installer. But in booting sequence there are only two boot options. Legacy boot and UEFI boot mode. Can anyone tell me ...
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Screen goes blank after undocking

For some reason since yesterday completely working system can't work without dockstation: screen goes blank, but everything else works. I still can login as guest and everything will work fine, or ...
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Not able to get a wired/wireless connection using ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 that was using ubuntu 12.04 with no problem after I made some changes to get wireless up and running. But after ubuntu 14.04 was installed from a DVD, the internet was ...
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Ubuntu on Dell Latitude E6540

So, I guess my question can be broken into two parts... My work laptop is a Dell Latitude as above currently running Windows 7 (I personally use a dual boot Macbook with Ubuntu/Mac) anyway I finally ...
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Dell b1160w not working in 14.04

I originally installed the dell b1160w printer on ubuntu 12.04. It worked as expected. A few months ago I upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 64 bit and now I can't get the printer to work. I looked at the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot start after installing bumblebee

My laptop is Dell N5110. It has 2 graphic cards: Intel and Ndivia. Yesterday I installed bumblebee. After installing and reboot, my laptop cannot start anymore. I get some error messages on my screen ...
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Dell Latitude D630 Wifi driver needed

I have downloaded ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Latitude D630. i am in extreme need of the driver for my machine. i cant seem to find.
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Dell Vostro 2520 WiFi not working after Ubuntu 14.04 update

I tried sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source Wireless worked for sometime...but after reboot WiFi stopped again.... Can someone please help... Software center in additional drivers ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Wireless problem using Dell Vostro 3560

I'm a Linux newbie, I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3560 with Broadcom wireless card. The problem is that I can't use wifi on Ubuntu 14 (also on Ubuntu 13.10). my network indicator ...
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TouchPad is not getting activated whie normal system startup in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am facing a bit strange problem on my laptop which has following configuration: Ubuntu12.04 LTS(Factory Version + 1 Update) 3.2.0-67-generic Dell Inspiron Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80GHz ...
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Suspend Error on Laptop

So I have a Dell inspiron 17r 7720 Special Edition laptop, and I noticed that whenever I open the lid right before it brings me to the login screen, I see these list of errors and a black screen pop ...
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No internet after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Inspiron

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows XP on an old Dell Inspiron 1521. When I tried Ubuntu from the pen drive, everything was peachy. However, after installing, internet doesn't work. I've ...
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Keyboard and mouse are not working on dell laptop after updrading to 14.04 lts version

Need a help, System Configuration: Dell vostro , RAM: 4GB , Processor: i3 , HDD: 500GB , Yesterday, I have upgraded my ubuntu OS version 12.** LTS into 14.04 LTS on that time my external mouse and ...
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Sound distortion in Ubuntu 14.04 on dell xps l502x JBL speakers

I noticed that someone posted this question before and it wasn't answered. Sound distortion in Ubuntu 14.04 I have had the same issue for months now as well. Yes, months. Seems like dell xps's that ...
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Function key to lock special function keys in F1 - F12 does not work

I have a function key (used by pressing FN) on my ESC key. It locks all function keys on F1-F12. It does not seem to work on Ubuntu 14.04. Any Suggestions?
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touchpad hardly usable when Buttons are tracked

I noticed a severe problem with using ubuntu on a laptop with a touchpad, when the touchpad also has the buttons implemented (see Picture 1 from DigitalTrends). Drag and Drop is simply impossible, as ...
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Trying to install Lubuntu 14.04 on Dell Dimension 2300

I tried to install on Dell computer. This computer achieves an internet connection via Windows XP, however does not with Lubuntu. Before I perform the full install, I'd like to make sure it is ...
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ubuntu 14.04 does not detect amd graphics card on dell insiron 15r 5537

lspci -v | grep VGA output:Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) I have also installed AMD graphics driver but still not displaying. ...
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New 14.04 Install on Workstation - Suggish Performance

Machine Details Dell Precision M4800 Laptop Intel i7-4900MQ Nvidia Quadro K2100 16GB Memory 240GB SSD Hi, I was running Windows 8 for a while but finally decided to make the switch to Ubuntu. I ...
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Which kernel version fixes the issue of dell touchpads being recognized as a mouse?

On Ubuntu 14.04 a kernel update seems to fix the problem that the touchpad is just recognized as a mouse. Which kernel version fixes this issue? Related thread is here. Dell Trackpad not recognized ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown / reboot D630

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell 630 laptop. Shutdown & Reboot hangs on the Ubuntu splash screen How can I fix it? Thanks in advance, Joeri
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How do I get Ubuntu Linux 14..04 to recognize my Kindle Fire HD?

I already tried gmtp. It doesn't see the device. I also tried the longer route at itsfoss.com. That method didn't work, either, possibly because 14.04 didn't recognize a couple of the commands. (?) ...
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Screen Flickers on Live Boot : Dell Inspiron 1440 : Ubuntu 12.04 / 13.10 / 14.04

When booting from Ubuntu Live USB, the screen fickers (right on the ubuntu logo) very fast and the boot process hangs. I have tried to boot the following versions but all of them have the same issue. ...
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Will 14.04.1 work with Dell Dimension 3100?

I found this wiki page ( https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportMachinesDesktopsDell ) helpfully letting me know that I could install Ubu 7.10 on the Dell Dimension 3100, but I'd like to know whether ...
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old Dell is giving me “No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!” when booting from usb

I got Dell Inspiron 5150 and I cannot make wireless work under Windows XP so I thought I try linux - I got ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso image handy so I put in on my usb stick using ...
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Abnormally High Fan Speed on Cool Laptop, Dell Inspiron 15R 5520, Ubuntu 14.04,

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 running Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. My issue is with the Dell's fan, which is running at full speed during most of the time the computer is booted into ...
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Suspending with root on USB

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 from a root file system on USB storage. This is not working well, because after wake up from suspend, ext4 will frequently try to write to the root file system ...
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how do I access Wifi on xubuntu 14.04? It has something to do with with the proprietary drivers stopping me

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude D620, I do not know what kind of wifi card I have but I do know I have one. When I turn it on Xubuntu doesn't attempt to search for wireless networks, ...
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How do I get the SD card slot to work on my Dell Latitude 2120?

The SD card reader on my Dell Latitude 2120, running Ubuntu 14.04, does nothing when I insert an SD card into it. I unsuccessfully looked for a solution online, and apparently the drivers for the ...
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media control keys on docked Dell Latitude laptop also changes multiple display settings

I have a Dell Latitude E6520. This laptop has keys above the numeric keypad for "rewind", "play/pause", and "fast forward". When the machine is docked with an external monitor, using these keys ...
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Dell XPS 15 (l502x) with ubuntu 14.04 blacksout

my Dell XPS 15 (l502x) with ubuntu 14.04 blacksout when i turn on the computer it gets in good, but then it starts to lag a lot, and if I start working on the terminal or even get in the browser it ...
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Wireless Connection Repeatedly disconnects, strong signal

The wireless connection on my Dell Inspiron 9100 repeatedly disconnects, especially when I try to access a weblink. http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/7894056/
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Can not boot any system after trying to install Ubuntu

I got a dell laptop (dell inspiron 1420) with windows vista by default. I wanted to install linux ubuntu on it: I burned the iso file to a 16GB flash memory I booted the laptop from this flash ...
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Stress Test question

I am a newbie, and am busy converting to Linux after seeing my friend work on it. I bought a second hand cheap machine from a lady at my work, it runs, I just want to stress test to see that nothing ...
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Desktop icons appear in the Centre of two monitor's

The problem I have been seeing is in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when using a Hyundai (primary monitor) and a Dell (secondary monitor) to effectively have an extended screen layout. When I start-up my desktop ...
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Dell Synaptics Touchpad Issues

Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a fresh install but nothing I've found seems to work. What has got me even more stumped is this: user@ABCD:~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...