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

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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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Ubuntu 12.04 does not want boot if external keyboard attached to USB 3

As in the subject, if my external keyboard is attached to my Dell Vostro 3750 laptop (via usb 3) - Ubuntu does not want to boot - I see only black screen. Could you please help me?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I eliminate a green line at the top of my screen?

I have a Dell Vostro 2420/2520 and when I update the drivers, a green line appears at the top of the screen. Any idea on how to get rid of that? Also, how do I get my wireless internet to work?
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“fatal error, no screen found” when installing 12.04 with live USB

I have downloaded 12.04 and made a bootable USB flash drive. Then I installed this version on my laptop (Dell Vostro 1510). Unfortunately my laptop does not run with Ubuntu. Actually just after the ...
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Problem with Wireless/Broadcom 4312

I have a problem connecting my Dell Vostro 1520 to the Internet by Wireless. The output of rfkill list is 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN ...
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Dell Vostro 1510 can't connect using wired connection

I recently dual-booted my system with Windows 7 and 12.04. I can't access Internet through wired connection, in spite of LAN cable in the socket. It says network cable unplugged, but I can access ...
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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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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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X freezes, when switching from console → vgaswitcheroo?

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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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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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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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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Microphone on a Dell Vostro 3360

After upgrading my vostro 3360 on Ubuntu 12.04, I saw that drivers were not available for this version (notably for network). So I decided to install 11.10 but the mic still doesn't work (notably on ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 got freezes many times

I have been experiencing my os ubuntu 12.04 got freezed completely on my dell vostro 2520. In that state, No any key is working. and of course touchpad is also not working. I have to power off the ...
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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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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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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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Vostro 3560, Removed raid metadata, installed Ubuntu, easy way to go back?

I decided a while back that I wanted to dual boot my new Vostro 3560 so after looking at a few forums I found that I needed to remove the raid metadata using dmraid. At this point I could only boot ...
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Wifi on one laptop makes connection on other devices very slow

I have a Dell Vostro 3500 laptop with Ubuntu 13.04 installed. Wheenever this laptop is on wifi network, it makes the connection on all other devices (mac, android, windows ) using same network very ...
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Wireless problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LST

Recently I have upgraded my Ubuntu 10.10 to 12.04 LST on laptop “Dell vostro 1510” but the wireless not working after upgrade. I tried to use” Additional Drivers” to install the driver but it’s given ...
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How to install wifi drivers on Vostro 3360?

I have read many posts about how to install wireless drivers , but they didn't work , I have tried all of them . Can anybody help me? . I have also tried to install another version of ubuntu , but ...
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Touchpad doesn't work for particular user account

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, DEll vostro 2520. My touchpad didn't work for one user account and it works fine for other user accounts. I was wondered with this issue. Please do let me know to resolve ...
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Graphics issues on Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Dell Vostro 2420 with Ubuntu 12.04 and when I check for the details from system settings, graphics - unknown. This laptop has Intel HD graphics in it. Is there a way to make it work?
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WIFI problem in Ubuntu 13.04 Dell Vostro 3750

I have a Dell Vostro 3750 notebook with Intel Centrino 1030 wireless adapter. The wifi can be turned on with fn+f2 keyboard combination in Windows and Ubuntu 12.04 but now I that I upgraded to 13.04 ...
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How to fix v4l2 Input/output error, vostro 1510 ubuntu 13.04 64bits?

I clean install upgrade to ubuntu 13.04 64btis, but the cheese and simplecv are no longer functioning properly. In previous versions of Ubuntu, everything worked normally. By running the two ...
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Bluetooth adapter not found on a Dell Vostro 1520 with (X)Ubuntu 12.10

I'm using Xubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Vostro 1520. The bluetooth manager simply doesn't find any adapters, also see below. I tried using the Fn+F2 keybinding, but maybe that's only supposed to work with ...
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Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Vostro 1500 offline, missing drivers and can't connect to Wifi or etho

I am completely new and naive to the intricacies of Linux or any sort of program at all. The other day I decided to update to a newer version of Ubuntu (12.10) that I had burned onto a disk. And I ...
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No webcam detected fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.04 on Dell Vostro 3460

Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 webcam is detected bu Ubuntu instalator. Why ubuntu 13.04 regressed in this matter? How to install this webcam?