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Fan Control — Dell Inspiron 3521-7147

I've got a problem with my fan in a Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop. I have a preinstalled Windows 8 (which I upgrated to the 8.1 version) and there is no problem with fan control there. It behaves ...
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Unable to enable wireless on a Vostro 2520

I have a Vostro 2520 and not sure how to enable wireless on my machine. The details are given below, would appreciate any pointers to resolving this issue. lsmod returns Module Size ...
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UbuntuGnome XPS 13 (9434) WiFi Issues

I recently purchased the new XPS 13 2015. I have managed to get nearly everything to work with various fixes but the WiFi is not one of those issues. After installing the bcm-kernel-source driver the ...
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An interesting case of Dual Boot Shenanigans. (dell inspiron 7000)

So, my harddrive recently went bust under warranty. As such, Dell shipped me a replacement. And a USB stick containing a full windows 8 installation and repair media. In the land of OEM installs and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not see a touchpad on my Dell Inspiron 14 3000 laptop

Ubuntu 14.04 entirely does not see a touchpad with its buttons on my Dell Inspiron 14 3000 laptop. Re-installed Ubuntu - result is the same - no touchpad. I ran some diagnostics and here are the ...
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Kinesis Advantage keyboard keeps cutting out on a new Dell Optiplex 9020

I just started using a Dell Optiplex 9020. I noticed that my Kinesis Advantage keyboard will step working every 10 minutes or so. Simply unplugging it then plugging it back in fixes the problem but ...
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disable trackpad while typing doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a new Dell XPS 13 (2015) with Ubuntu 14.04. I had problems with the trackpad freezing, but those were resolved when I installed this fix. If I open the trackpad settings, the "Disable while ...
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brightness control not working in 14.04 (dell inspiron 3537)

brightness control not working when keys are pressed with Fn key. it shows indicator on top right corner increasing & decreasing but nothing happens.
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installing Netgear A6200 USb wifi on Dell D830 Latitude and latest Ubuntu MATE

i have tried to install the windows drivers and tried to use them with ndiswrapper. So the adapter shows up under ndiswrapper -l (bcmwlhigh5 driver installed and device present) it is also shown under ...
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How to resolve screen flickering on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7548

The monitor can go into a flickering mode which is easily triggered by going into "Search your computer and online sources." It is especially bad if other applications are open like Chrome (perhaps ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't detect Broadcom BCM4312 Wi-Fi

I just installed Ubuntu 14.4 LTS on 32-bit Dell Inspiron 1545 (that was actually pre-packaged with Ubuntu 10.x in about 2010). For some reason, it doesn't have the capacity to scan for nearby wi-fi ...
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XPS 13 9343 Failure to resume from suspend

I just bought a Dell XPS 13 laptop preloaded with Ubuntu. I have had great success with Ubuntu on Dell in the past and would have thought that one that comes preloaded would work even better but this ...
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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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Touchscreen not working on Dell Venue 11 Pro (Ubuntu Gnome 15.04)

I have tried everything, damaged my Ubuntu installation several times so that I had to reinstall it, tried Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.2 LTS, 15.04 and it's all the same: Everything works fine, except for ...
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How do I get Ubuntu Linux 14.04 to recognize my Kindle Fire HD?

I already tried gmtp. It doesn't see the device. I also tried the longer route at itsfoss.com. That method didn't work, either, possibly because 14.04 didn't recognize a couple of the commands. (?) ...
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Ubuntu in dell 3421 (Driver bluetooh not found)

I installed ubuntu 14:04 in my dell laptop 3421 , but the laptop is not supported by OS Ubuntu. But just my bluetooh driver this not working. What should I do? ( The laptop can not find a bluetooh ...
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OEM account after recovery from Dell XPS ( preinstalled UBuntu 14.04)

Today i tried to create my account on my newly purchased laptop ( dell xps with ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled in it) . After creating my account, i got a error like system program problem detected and it ...
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My screen goes over and over again black

I'm new to Linux and I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My screen goes black sporadically, and when I swipe over the Trackpad it works again. I have a Dell XPS 15.
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Ubuntu installation VS UEFI on Dell XPS 13 9343

I have heard that there are problems with Ubuntu on the Dell XPS 13 9343, however - I cannot even make the boot menu pop-up when booting from an installation pendrive (lastest Ubuntu, lastest ...
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Can connect to the Wifi but can't access the internet

I am using Dell Insipiron 5521 and have installed Ubuntu 14.04 about a month ago. I have always used Ethernet to access the internet (it works pretty well) but whenever i try to access internet ...
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Touchpad not Working, Dell Inspirion 13 7347

I'm having issues with my Dell Inspirion 13 model 7347 Mid 2014. The Touchpad just won't work with 15.04 however it is detected. However it works on 14.04.2 LTS until you install updates then it ...
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WARNING: PAE disabled. Use parmeter 'forcepae' to enable at your own risk!

I was about to load Ubuntu from a USB on a Dell D600 when I got the message: WARNING: PAE disabled. Use parmeter 'forcepae' to enable at your own risk! This kernel requires the following features ...
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Why won't my Dell desktop computer boot with my usb properly?

everytime I try to boot up with usb to try to install it comes up with a distorted ubuntu desktop with a thick black line going through it! How do I make it work! I just got the PC and I don't know ...
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Bluetooth on Dell inspiron 6400 [closed]

I set up linux mint (rebecha) on my old laptop (dell inspiron 6400) and wondering if it is possilbe to get bluetooth drivers on
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Dell Inspiron 1545 not detecting Wifi networks. Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto my Dell inspiron 1545. I've tried almost everything on askubuntu with no luck. My wifi network is not being detected at all and I cannot manually add it. Please ...
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Dell M3800, ubuntu 14.04 , terrible noise in headphones after update

A few months ago I had a faint white noise in headphones which i solved following this fix : Noise from headphones. Today i just made the daily update, including ...
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Headphones is not working in 15.04 Dell XPS 13

After upgrading to 15.04 , my headphones don't work, how to fix it? When I type command alsamixer , I see something strange:
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Dell Latitude D400 won't boot because of grub! [closed]

Please could I have some help with getting rid of grub; it stops me from reinstalling windows XP! Please answer! I have no OS.
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How do I get a Dell Wireless 1350 adapter working?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell inspiron 1150 that has a dell branded wireless adapter. It says firmware missing and does not allow me to use wifi. However I can connect with a ethernet ...
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Broadcom 4352 Ubuntu 15.04 crazy connection

I recently got my new Dell XPS 13 and installed it a brand new Ubuntu 15.04 image. Everything works fine but the wifi. I can connect to any wifi and it works but sometimes, I lose that connection ...
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Touchscreen problem - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in Dell inspiron 13 serie 7000 (7348)

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 (7348). I would like to install Ubuntu, though still not officially released a version pre-installed on this machine. Which version of Ubuntu ...
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No audio through speakers but headphones work fine

1I recently bought a Dell Latitude E7440 laptop. It came with Windows 7 preinstalled and eveything works fine with it. But I'm planning to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and when I boot from a USB stick, ...
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Dell XPS 2013 model 4k external monitor support

This August I am shipping off to college and am looking for a second monitor to work on. I want a large monitor with a high resolution so that I have a lot of real estate to work on. I currently have ...
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configuring grub-efi-amd64 problems

I have a 2015 dell xps developer edition and it keeps giving me this error when it does an update. can anyone help me with this problem?
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Dell vs Lenovo trackpoint/nipple/trackstick mouse drivers?

I have a Dell Latitude 6 series, 3rd gen, with a trackpoint. In windows, it feels great. In linux, it feels kind of shitty. The best way I can describe it is that it is too easy to move it in a ...
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Problems to install Broadcom BCM4352 driver under Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac with PCID [14e4:43b1] (rev 03) Wifi card working in my DELL XPS 13 (early 2015). Other posts related to this chips are either related to Ubuntu 14.04, ...
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Regarding installation difficulties on a new Dell Inspiron 3451

I recently ordered a Dell Inspiron 3451 (see here and here), and after booting it up once with the pre-installed 14.04 I realized that I wanted to replace the Dell-laced version with a clean, vanilla ...
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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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Two touchpad detected…no one work! [duplicate]

good morning, I have a dell inspiron 3000.... I tried a lot of distro but 14.04 based(ubuntu, lubuntu or mint) or debian based have problem with graphic and network cards also!! with lubuntu 15.05 ...
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Partition Table dell latitude e7240

I tried to create a new partition my dell latitude e7240. Ubuntu was installed in the factory. I haven't deleted anything but can't get the machine to boot. would someone share an image of their ...
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Dell Latitude 3550 WiFi seems to break routers (and itself)

This is really strange. I've got a new laptop with preinstalled Ubuntu. It has a dual-band WiFi adapter (5 GHz enabled). Three days ago, when I received the laptop I run it for the first time. I ...
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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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Temperature suddenly rises on switching on WiFi on Dell Inspiron 5521

My laptop, Dell Inspiron 5521 is running Ubuntu 15.04 pretty nice and cool. However, the moment I switch the WiFi on(the card is an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230) the temperature suddenly rises. ...
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External monitors appearing as one display (Dell E5440, Haswell Graphics, PW380 docking station, 14.04)

I have a Dell E5440 laptop running 14.04 that I connect to two Dell U2412M monitors. Each monitor appears as its own display when using the built in HDMI and VGA ports but for some reason the ...
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Wifi broadcom, ubuntu 14.04 , Dell Vostro - still diconnecting -need help

Sorry I know that this problem was on this forum , but I tried to do everything, resolve the problem and I ... no result. What I try: change kernel to 3.18, and 3.19 change driver, disable N ...
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Clickpad not working on Dell Inspiron 13 7000, running Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 13 7000, everything works except the clickpad. It does not respond at all. I ran sudo xinput and got this output: ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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How do you upgrade a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04?

I just got a Dell XPS 13 (2015) that came with Ubuntu 14.04 installed, I'd like to upgrade to 15.04, but it doesn't work for me.
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I had recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 on my Dell 13 7000 series notebook and the touchpad wasn't working. How can I fix this?

I had recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 on my Dell 13 7000 series notebook and the touchpad wasn't working. How can I fix this? I then got frustrated and installed Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and the ...
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NIC not recognized on Ubuntu Server install on Dell XPS 8300

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS on a Dell XPS 8300 machine and having some issues getting it to recognize the integrated network card. I believe the network card is a Broadcom ...
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Touchpad issue: jumping cursor while typing (Ubuntu 14.04), syndaemon don't help

I know there are other questions about this issue, but I can't find the right tweak in order to fix it. The touchpad still detects my palms while typing stuff. It's REALLY annoying, especially ...