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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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Crazy spinning fans: Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell XPS L521X

I'm a reformed Win/OSX user who recently migrated to Ubuntu on the desktop so be gentle :) My Dell XPS L521X shipped with Win8 install - which had a meltdown about a month ago - so I said f-this - ...
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Need help fixing wireless in Ubuntu 12.04, I've tried everything! [closed]

So, I'm a complete noob when it comes to Ubuntu. I have tried everything that everyone has told me to do but nothing works. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I just need instructions right from the ...
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Throttle and overheating on Dell XPS Studio 1645

I realise there is an older thread on the very subject but that seems to be pretty dead. I just got a Dell Studio XPS 1645 laptop and the fan noise and overheating is pretty ridiculous. This is ...
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WiFi and Bluetooth will not work on Dell Studio XPS 1645

Today I acquired a Dell XPS 1645. Ubuntu seems to run alright on it however The bluetooth is not detected and the WiFi doesn't work. The WiFi is especially weird because I actually have the restricted ...
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Why does Ubuntu reset brightness settings at the loading screen?

Since I first installed Ubuntu 11.10, I noticed that volume and screen brightness get reset every time Ubuntu starts. Why is this so? And what ways are there to keep brightness and volume levels ...
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Overheating on Dell Studio XPS 1645

So I was wondering if anyone else has come upon this problem, and/or has come up with a solution. When I use my Ubuntu partition, my computer becomes extremely hot, and the fan runs very noisily for a ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 won't boot on Dell XPS 8300 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have a brand new Dell Studio XPS 8300 desktop with 17-2600 cpu, H67 chipset, 8GB DDR3, 2 1TB ...
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Dell Studio 1558 shutting down due to over heating

My system (DELL Studio 1558) gets shut down while using GNOME Shell on Ubuntu 11.10 without any message, because the system over-heats. The fan below the processor is also not working. Does any one ...
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Touchpad Two-finger Scroll Configuration

This all started with me trying to get 2-finger scroll working. In Windows, I got used to it. So I found a thread that said to run these commands: synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 synclient ...
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How do I disable the “enable/disable wireless” shortcut key on my laptop?

On my Dell Studio XPS 16, I sometimes accidentally hit this key. Wireless becomes disabled, and hitting it again does not re-enable wireless. I have to hit it an odd number of times, then restart my ...