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Dell inspiron 14R has no network after kubuntu installation

I've just installd the LTS version of Kubuntu, and i can't connect to any network, wired OR wireless.. Most of the answers i've seen here assumed there's only a problem with the wireless, so i'm kinda ...
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Dell Inspiron 20 Touch Screen Right Click Ubuntu 14.04 64

I have been having problems finding a logical or one that works yet. I have a 10 point multi touch. I can't use some features but right click being the big one. Does anyone else have one of these that ...
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Webcam works in browser, but not in Skype or Cheese

I have a Dell XPS 15 l502x, and I want to get my camera to work. It has been working in some previous versions of Ubuntu. I got no idea why it isn't working, and what to check to find out why. If ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 strange CPU increase

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 64bit, kernel 3.13 on a Dell R630 server. I notice very strange behaviour. When I open top, I see that CPU has increased significantly for certain processes (custom ...
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Restore Ubuntu from Dell Laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 14R that came with Ubuntu 11.1 installed from the Factory. I had multiple troubles and I had to re-install, for which I used an 12.04 ISO that I downloaded from Ubuntu site. ...
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Better ubuntu 14.04 experience: Intel HD Graphics 4400 or NVIDIA GeForce GT750M? [on hold]

I would like to buy a laptop for my research, which also, will be my first Ubuntu-only laptop. After searching for a design, with decent specs and ubuntu compatibility (although I did not find one ...
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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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How to access bios on ubuntu (to change settings)

I may sound dumb for asking this but i am trying to install windows 8 on virtual box it says in order to run it i have to access bios and activate/turn on something. it wants me to Enable VT-x and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS application loading is slow on my Dell Inspiron 640m

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Dell Inspiron which was running Windows 7. I have configured the dual boot option. Booting into Ubuntu is quite fast. However, I see that Ubuntu takes time to ...
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Can't enable the proprietary drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 wireless after installing Ubuntu 14.10? Offline package required?

I have installed the new Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Inspiron 3521. I was able to use my wifi in the Boot Live Stage and during the Installation phase by enabling the BroadCom BCM 43142 proprietary ...
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How can I get my wifi to work on my Dell 3521 laptop?

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 in my DELL 3521 laptop and everything is working fine except the wi-fi in ubuntu. In win 8 wifi is working well but when i start ubuntu it does not ...
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Updating to 3.13.0-39 broke Mouse and Keyboard

EDIT: I finally realized that there are two different versions of Linux listed in the Grub booting menu 3.13.0-39 3.13.0-32 If I pick 3.13.0-32 the keyboard and mouse will work. But if I pick ...
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Unable to Install 14.1 on Dell Studio 1747 Laptop, Intel i7, 10GB RAM - Kernel error BUG: Soft Lockup

Update: I have now attempted to install 14.01, 13.1, and 12.04.5 with the same result. I have been attempting to install Ubuntu 14.1 on a Dell Studio 1747 laptop with a Intel i7 Core Processor. Have ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Dell Inspiron 1520 (WiFi not working)

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 that is rather finicky and had Windows XP installed on it. I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail", and since, I haven't been able to get the WiFi to work. It ...
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Cannot get past Dell “setup” while installing Ubuntu on a USB

I was given a Dell Dimension e521, no operating system and a mystery 160GB Hard drive. By using a USB flash drive to install Ubuntu Studio 14.04, I cannot get past the Built-in Bios? I keep getting a ...
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how to delete blacklisted items from /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf?

My wireless doesn't work with Ubuntu 12.04.(it worked with 10.04 LTS) I have a Dell Inspiron 1501. I followed the steps posted below: Run these: sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on Dell computer

I have a Dell computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I am trying to install Ubuntu on it as Dual Boot, but unsuccessfully. I have created a USB boot with latest Ubuntu image on it. I have also ...
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Ethernet not working on a Dell Inspiron 14z

When I plug in a network cable, it is not recognized. The WI-FI is working properly, though. ifconfig output: lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 ...
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Dell Latitude E5540 keyboard issue

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell LATITUDE E5540 laptop, and I've the following problem: randomly I get one key repetition which stops when I press another key. I think that this is my problem: ...
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just installed Ubuntu 14.10 and no sound from front speakers

So i just installed Ubuntu 14.10 onto a new computer and the sound for the speakers isnt working but the headphones audio works on a dell vostro 3450. Now i thought this was werid so i update my other ...
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Wireless not working when using UBUNTU 13.04 on DELL Precision M6300

I installed UBUNTU 13.04 dual boot with Windows 8. all working perfectly well except my wireless. the wireless does not turn on or off. neither it detects any wireless system. Fn+F2 does not turn on ...
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Dell XPS 13 Sputnik3 (Ubuntu 14.04) cannot find display-port

Here is the story. I've used the mini-display port from my XPS13 for about a year with an ASUS 2560x1440 res external display, via a mini-DP to DP connector. This has worked fine for 1 year. This ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15R 5521

I have ubuntu desktop iso copy amd-64 bit. I have downloaded YUMI multiboot creation tool and installed above iso on pendrive. I cannot reboot with pendrive on my laptop. It dosent show any option in ...
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No way to connect to my wifi - Dell m4800 - ubuntu 13.10x64bits

I can't achieve to connect to my WiFi with a Dell Precision m4800 with Ubuntu 13.10 64 bits. I added the recommended "Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac Network adapter" in Software & ...
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Second Monitor doesn't work properly (Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS13 Dev. Edition (Intel HD4000))

I fail at configuring a second monitor using Mini-Display-Port > HDMI cable > ASUS MX279 on Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS 13 Dev. Edition (latest Intel HD4000 drivers installed). Out of the box it worked ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on UEFI Dell Laptop 3446 Vostro

My configuration : Dell Vostro 3446 , 4GB RAM , 500 GB Hard Disk (Preinstalled Ubuntu 12.04). I want to freshly install/update to Ubuntu 14.04 on my Laptop but I recently read thatmy laptop might ...
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Dell 3542 problem with Ubuntu upgrade 14.04 “Black screen after Ubuntu logo at the power up”

I have just bought Dell 3542 i5. I tried to upgrade and it hanged during the upgrade and now I only got a black screen after Ubuntu logo. I tried to upgrade Ubuntu version. I left the laptop ...
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Laptop buttons not working on a Dell Latitude e6400

I have install Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit on my Dell Latitude E6400 laptop. I have the latest bios version for my laptop (A32) which I downloaded from the official Dell website by checking updates that ...
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AMD and Intel switchable Graphics in Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell 15R

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop with Interal Intel HD Graphic card (CPU is Core i7 4500u) and AMD 8600 series external graphic card. I downloaded the AMD driver from AMD website and every now then ...
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Synaptics Touchpad scroll not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 1557. My synaptics touch pad is detected but the scroll functions are not working. The scroll option in the GUI for the mouse and touch pad has disappeared. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wireless not working properly in Dell Inspiron N5110

Recently i have upgraded my PC to Ubuntu 14.04. At first everything is fine. I get connected to WIFI and internet too. After some time the internet connection goes off while i am still connected to ...
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Getting “boot error” when trying to boot from USB

I'm wanting to try out Ubuntu, so followed the instructions for how to install Ubuntu onto a USB. I downloaded the .iso file, then the pendrivelinux 3 part process to make the USB bootable. I can ...
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How Do I install Ubuntu on a Dell laptop with no current operating system and on a Acer swift with windows 8 [duplicate]

Is there anyone who can provide with simple clear instructions on how to install Ubuntu on a relatively new dell laptop with no current operating system, it recently had it's hard drive completely ...
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BCM4312 based WLAN card fails in a Dell Vostro 1510 with Ubuntu 14.04

Everything worked fine under Ubuntu 13.08 using the STA proprietary driver. Under insistence of Ubuntu warning messages, i decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 only to see that the wireless circuitry ...
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Dell WIfi Not working after 14.04 install

Below is wireless related info extracted from other forum advice. Looks like a kernel issue but I'm clueless how to solve. Thanks for any advice. ########## wireless info START ########## ##### ...
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I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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skype fails to start or crashes in 14.04

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing using different methods on Stack Exchange but the result is always the same, Skype fails to start at all or, very occasionally crashes with an error "skype ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 11 3000 touch screen boots unreliably

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on this laptop once booted works all right. However, the boot itself is a gamble. I often have to make many tries to get it to boot successfully. It can get stuck at unpredictable ...
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Touchpad not Working in ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Inspiron 3521 model. Ever since I installed ubuntu, my touchpad (Synaptic) is not working. However an external mouse is working fine. On running command "cat /proc/bus/input/devices" , ...
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touch pad gesture to switch workspace

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to know how can I Achieve three four finger gestures to switch workspace and zoom in zoom out , things like these. It would be great help, if any of the ...
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Instability with Broadcom 5270 NIC on Ubuntu 14.04.1 server

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 server running on a DEll T620 server, with a Broadcom gigabit 5270 NIC. Upon update (I was running Ubuntu 13.10) the server dropped off the network. Rebooting restores the ...
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CPU stuck on minimum frequency after resume from suspend and unplugged (Dell Latitude E6540)

I have a Dell Latitude E6540 (4th gen. core i7 processor). When i resume from suspend, while on battery, the processor never scales frequecy up and stays at minimum frequency (800 MHz). Does this ...
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Dell Vostro 5470 DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint Driver

I've bought Dell Vostro 5470 for using my development projects. Everything is going perfect for 2 weeks but I am not able to use DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I ...
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Network manager - ubuntu 14.04 32 bit on dell inspiron 1501

Hope someone can help. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 32 bit on my dell inspiron 1501. on installing it wired / wireless was working on install wizard, however on first boot, i cant connect to wired or ...
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how to enable my bluetooth adapter?

I'm using Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit. Bluetooth adapter is not found. How to active that? rfkill list 1: phy1: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no ...
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can't install ubuntu on Dell 5537 [on hold]

when I bought my laptop, it had ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS installed on it. I formatted the laptop and installed windows 8. after a few months I tried to dual boot ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS with windows 8, but it ...
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Headphones dont Work Dell Inspiron 15r

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Installed on my Dell Inspiron 15r, However it was never able to produce sound through Headphones. it asks you what type of device you just plugged in but when you choose ...
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How to enable bluetooth for Dell Inspiron Laptop?

How do I enable Bluetooth for my Dell Inspiron laptop? It tells no adapters found.
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Wifi hardware switch not working on Dell Vostro 3446 on Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) Dell

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 on Dell Vostro 3446 the hardware wifi (Fn + PrtScr) switch is not working. The wifi would always remain on, independent of key presses, unlike the behaviour on ...
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Dell Inspiron 9400 SD card reader not working

I'm new in Linux, just installed Ubuntu 11.10 in a Dell Inspiron 9400, everything works fine with the exception of the SD card reader, everytime I insert a card the computer doesn't do anything, its ...