Questions about using Ubuntu (or derivatives) with Dell Vostro series of computers.

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Dell Vostro 3650 overheats and fan is quiet and it's speed is low

After enabling discrete Radeon HD 7600M on my Dell Vostro 3650 I've faced with overheating problem. Fan control doesn't work. To be precise fan speed is being constantly lowered to 135000 rpm. I've ...
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Sound settings not displaying in system settings

I followed these instructions given here - Dell 3800 vostro unable to play sound and my sound settings does not show up in System settings. In other words my system is messed up. I rebooted and got ...
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Dell 3800 vostro unable to play sound

I am unable to hear any sound on my dell vostro 3800. It has Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I can type whatever command you want me type and give you the information.
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NVIDIA color correction option not showing

My hardware is Dell with NVIDIA 820M. I installed Nvidia-304 driver but can't see any color correction option like I also used gnome-color-management tool but still can't get any color correction ...
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ctrl+space does not work on dell vostro 2420 after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, ctrl+space does work as desired. For instance when using PostgresDB pressing ctrl+space gives suggestions, but this does not work. Eclipse also should give ...
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Problems on Dell Vostro 5470 ( Subwoofer/Video Driver/HDMI)

Summary: 1) Problem subwoofer. 2) Problem of the video card driver. 3) HDMI problem Good evening, folks... My name is Carlos Vinicius Costa Ferrer, I am a law student (not IT) and am wanting to ...
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Dell Vostro 3750 finger print scanner

I have a Dell 3750 that runs Ubuntu 14.4Lts. I also have a finger print scanner that does not seem to work with Ubuntu with my current set up. The finger print scanner comes up as VFS5011 Fingerprint ...
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HDMI Video on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell 3750 Vostro laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with an NVIDIA GT 525M graphics card. I recently purchased an external monitor, which has both HDMI and VGA input. The VGA input works ...
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Dell Vostro fan not working properly after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Vostro 1014, and using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Before 14.04, it was 12.04 and instead of updating I do a fresh install of 14.04. Now my laptop fan is not working properly. It works for a ...
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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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Dell vostro 2520 3rd gen PDC factory set bootable pendrive creation

I have Dell vostro 2520 Intel 3rd gen Pentium dual core laptop. I want to create a bootable pendrive along with my factory default driver files. In internet I can find the ubuntu OS 12.04, but not the ...
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Sound Input device (microphone) not working

I have recently updated my laptop OS from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 After updating the OS, my laptop's input device ie., microphone is not working. Earlier it was working with Ubuntu 12.04. Also there ...
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WiFi N7260: Direct firmware load failed with error -2

Dell laptop. Wifi not working after installing ubuntu 14.04. Tried to update firmware, but not working. Any ideas? /var/log/syslog: Jul 21 15:30:21 rwilco-Vostro-5470 kernel: [ 2631.370168] ...
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Bluetooth cannot search other device in dell vostro 2520

Recently I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop dual boot with windows 7. In windows 7 I can send and browse files over bluetooth, but in ubuntu unable to find other device (such as my phone). And ...
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bluetooth is disable on Ubuntu 14.04

the bluetooth is disabled on my Ubuntu (Dell vostro Desktop with bluetooth USB adapter). I plugged the bluetooth USB adapter to another Ubuntu desktop (12.04) and it is recognized instantaneously. ...
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Wifi is not working in Dell Vostro 2420 after reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Dell Vostro 2420 pre-installed with Ubuntu, now re-installed manually, but wifi stopped working, I tried some of the methods shown in other threads for similar problems. One of the method I ...
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Permanently disabling screen blinking Dell Vostro 3350

I've an old issue described here, to keep it short, after few seconds to one minute after boot screen starts flickering - windows and other elements rapidly turn white and go normal again. Problem ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit locks up after login

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. The installation went well with no sign of issues. On boot everything seems fine until I get to the login screen. After putting in my password and logging ...
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My machine hangs up on networking restart

I went to lunch for some time and forgot to plug in charger to laptop. After coming back plugged in the charger and started my machine. my internet was not working. So, I checked following things * ...
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How to use fingerprint reader and card reader on my laptop running on ubuntu 13.10?

I have Dell Vostro 3560,which was originally shipped with Ubuntu,but then i moved to windows 8 and then i moved to Ubuntu 13.10 but i am unable to use fingerprint reader of my laptop to login. I ...
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Whats causing the Crash (screen intact, keyboard + mouse unresponsive) [duplicate]

I don't know what's causing the crash (keyboard & mouse not responsive, but screen intact, no blank screen), but once in a while my Dell Vostro 2520 notebook with Ubuntu 12.04 used to crash almost ...
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How to Enable Multi-Touch screen on Dell Vostro 5470?

I bought the new Dell Vostro 5470 with touch screen that supports multitouch (to 10 fingers). I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and it worked just touch the screen with one finger. Would enable multitouch but ...
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Recommended laptop model of Dell Vostro for running Ubuntu 12.x [closed]

Which is the recommended laptop model for Dell Vostro. Is it 2420 or 2520 or 3560, which is the latest? I currently have 2420, 2520 as well and I am having lots of issues with wireless drivers for ...
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Wifi local connection or unstable connection only

First time posting here, and one-week on Ubuntu 12.04 (on linux, in reality). I'm having problems with my wireless connection at home only. At the university I can use wireless no problem, but at home ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 13.10 64bit at Dell Vostro 3360-0309

I try to install Ubuntu - it doesn't "see" HDD or partitions at all. What I have: Laptop with 13 and 4GB RAM Windows 7 home premium, need to save it. I've made a separate primary partition with ext4 ...
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Bluetooth not working on dell vostro 2520 laptops ubuntu

I have dell vostro 2520 dual boot machine. On Windos 7 my laptops bluetooth works fine but on ubuntu 12.04 bluetooth doesn't work. It shows bluetooth icon but did not scan devices.. I tried installing ...
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Touchpad not working in desktop dell vostro 2520 Ubuntu 12.04

The mouse pad for my recently purchased dell vostro 2520 suddenly stopped working in desktop. No response. When tried to shutdown through terminal message as 'Try --shutdown help' New to ...
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Particular WiFi not detected in Ubuntu 12.04 - Dell Vostro 3560

I am using a Dell Vostro 3560 with Win 7 x64 and Ubuntu 12.04 as dual boot. Earlier my room WiFi was getting detected in both Ubuntu and Windows 7. But recently I moved to a different location ...
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X freezes, when switching from console → vgaswitcheroo? [closed]

I've got a Dell Vostro 3550 with an integrated Intel and a discrete Radeon HD 6650M graphic card. I disabled the discrete: 9:05% echo OFF | sudo tee /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch; sudo cat ...
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Set up the Fingerprint Scanner on a Dell V131 (138a:0011)?

I have installed the Fingerprint GUI, however my fingerprint device (138a:0011) does not appear in the list of supported readers. What should I do? Specs: Dell Vostro V131 with Ubuntu 13.04 (64 ...
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Flickering/Flashing screen problem related to keyboard

This will seems quite bizarre but that's a huge problem for me, I'm facing it for a long time since Ubuntu 12.04. My Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian (Unity/Gnome) always starts flickering after using the ...
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Does Ubuntu support my video cards? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Vostro 3500 and I have a lot of problem in Linux Mint 12 Lisa. The laptop overheat and shuts down when I have a lot of processing. I read that the problem is because of the video ...
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Something like driver package for Dell Vostro 3560?

I recently got My Dell Vostro 3560, and installed Ubuntu 13.04. Since then I reinstalled in multiple times (Unity gone for Graphic driver problems), had to setup some ACPI stuff to get the fan under ...
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Wireless is not wokring after a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 on Vostro 3400

I have done a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit recently on my Dell Vostro 3400.But sadly my wi-fi is not working at all now. It can detects the network but it doesn't connect to it at all. ...
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Wifi not working

While I was trying to install Ubuntu, the wifi was working fine but after installation and update, I'm unable to connect to wifi. Can you please guide me on it. Seeing other posts with similar ...
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Vostro 3560 sound is not working after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 the sound is not working anymore, in Ubuntu 12.10 worked fine. http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=70f651a82676b9aab7fef8a8c51b02c5efb9e729 # aplay -l aplay: ...
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Messaging menu in 13.04 missing

I've just updated to 13.04 this weekend (a clean install via USB stick, as I usually do) and since then I cannot find the Messaging Menu working properly as it did before. It doesn't integrate with ...
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Dual monitor connected to hdmi port not detecting on Dell Vostro 3750

I am using Dell Vostro 3750 laptop with 2 monitors. OS Kubuntu 13.04 1 monitor I connected with VGA and it is working fine. But another monitor connected to HDMI port is not detected. I connected ...
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BCM43142 drivers for Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit [duplicate]

related to How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560? . That question is not reflecting a solution for Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit.
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Dell Vostro 3350 w/Intel Core i7-2640M 2,8Ghz

I am considering purchasing a Dell Vostro 3350 w/Intel Core i7-2640M 2,8Ghz. I have searched and found that this laptop has a hybrid graphics system, but I have been unable to determine what the exact ...
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I can not boot Ubuntu unless I disconnect everything from USB 3.0 port

Few days before, I have upgraded my OS from 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit (I had the same problem on 13.10). Ever since that, when I try to boot my notebook with any USB cable connected to USB 3.0 ...
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Laptop refuses to power down or restart from top bar power icon

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit) on a Dell Vostro 1700 laptop. When I click 'shut down' option on top bar far right button, it closes Ubuntu but won't shut down. It just goes to a low-power state, ...
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Finger print driver for Dell Vostro 3460

Where do i get the driver for finger print recognition for Dell Vostro 3460 and how can I use my fingerprint reader for login? Fingerprint Reader: Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS5011 Fingerprint Reader ...
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make both Atheros ethernet controller and Broadcom wireless contrller of dell vostro 3460 work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Broadcom wireless 43142 conflict Atheros 8161 in kernel 3.5 (unbuntu 12.10) I have bought a new Dell 3460 laptop pre-installed with Ubuntu 11.10. All networking worked ...
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Fan running uncontrolled on Dell Vostro 3560 under Ubuntu 12.10

EDIT: It is 4 months since I asked this question, more than 1000 views, but the bug is still unassigned on launchpad. I suggest that everybody affected logs in and subscribes himself as being ...
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Why is the Touchpad tab missing?

So my Dell Vostro 3360 came out of the box with an Alps touchpad which was detected as PS/2. Through these steps, I was able to get as far as it appearing to be recognized as a touchpad. Howevver, I ...
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Why isn't utorrent working? How do I remedy this problem?

I tried to install utorrent by following the instructions available at http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/01/install-utorrent-in-ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-ocelot/ but when I got to the step of typing: ...
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Dell Vostro 2520 has flickering green line to top of screen after running system update

I have 4 Vostros2520 that came with Ubuntu 11.10 64bit and they were all fine until I ran the system update. After the system update was completed a green flickering line appeared to the top of the ...
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Dell Vostro 3560 bluetooth doesn't work

I installed the wireless driver using this instruction How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560 and I have WiFi working. No problems here. But unfortunately the bluetooth ...
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trying to setup wireless

I'm trying to set up wireless on vostro 1520 dell laptop, with latest Ubuntu install. Here's the output of some of the commands that I was told to run: lshw -C network viggy@ubuntu:~$ lshw -C ...