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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...