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lubuntu vs ubuntu decision for a Dell Dell XPS 400

Lubuntu is advertised as lightweight and good for older hardware. The Dell is circa 2005. Ubuntu 16.04 recommends 512MB (https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/installation-guide/s390x/ch03s04.html). ...
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Dell Power Managerment Drivers for Ubuntu 16.04

On Windows, Dell Power Management drivers are available for laptops for maximizing the health of battery. Due to drivers on Windows, Desktop Mode and Logetivity mode are available for maximizing ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Dell Precision 5510

Has anyone had any success installing Ubuntu 14.04, 15.10, or any variety on the new Dell Precision 5510? I have been trying for 3 days with very little success. Issues I'm Facing The Intel 8260 ...
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Dell XPS 13 (9350) on Ubuntu 16.04 - touchpad stops working or works erratically

I have pretty much the same problem as in Dell XPS 13 9350 with Ubuntu 15.10 - Touchpad freezing, jumping - but on Ubuntu 16.04. My touchpad stops working randomly, or can work somewhat only if I ...
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External monitor on Dell xps 13 9350

Once more some odd problems with Ubuntu on the Dell XPS 13 (9350, 2016 model). I got the Dell DA200 adapter (USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB3.0) to attach an external monitor. I have tested two ...
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Got a Dell D620 with no OS, would like to use USB to get Ubuntu on it. Where do I start? [duplicate]

I Just bought a Dell D620 on the cheap and it comes without an OS. Initially I figured I could just download Ubuntu on a USB, plug it in, and boot up Ubuntu, obviously there is more to it. Where do I ...
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Dell Latitude E7240 not booting after upgrading to 16.04

After installing 16.04 from a USB stick, Laptop doesn't start anymore. The error message says No bootable devices found. I was warned during the installation that I could not continue if I don't ...
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Ubuntu crashes on Dell LatitudeE5470

I bought a new dell latitude 5470 with ubuntu. When I start the laptop, it automatically starts the installation process. But the installation crashes in between and it says it will allow me to file a ...
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Ubuntu Wireless not working 14.04 XPS 13 9343

I had wireless working, ran some DELL updates and now I do not. How can I troubleshoot? I have a USB dongle and now that doesn't even work. What could be the root cause of this?
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Problems with on Dell i7559

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell i7559 laptop and have encountered the following errors: The computer can not detect any wireless networks at all. It is not a hardware problem, because I ...
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Card reader draining battery in Dell laptop?

I just bought a brand new Dell laptop and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. The battery started acting strange, i.e.: draining rapidly, and at times the system will shut down (when unplugged) even if ...
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How to update drivers for a device that typically comes with windows?

I just got a Dell XPS 13 Developer edition, and am having some problems. Videos are giving me extremely choppy playback, so I want to start by trying to update all my drivers and BIOS. But Dell's ...
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serial port in chirp

I’m unable to program my kenwood tm-g707 on Ubuntu with Chirp and I need help! I get this could not configure port (5 'input/output error') kg4rxs@kg4rxs-Latitude-E6420:~$ sudo chirpw [sudo] ...
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Dell Inspiron 7357 - keyboard/touchpad not working after login on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running a Dell Inspiron 7537 ine with a dual boot of Ubuntu (GNOME desktop) and Windows. When I was running 15.10, things were running fine. When I upgraded to 16.04, my touchpad and keyboard ...
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XPS 13 9350 (2016) suspend - sound issues

I own a Dell xps 13 9350 (2016) and from the beginning I had issues with suspend mode. When I would wake the machine up it would freeze and I have to reboot. I did a few system updates but then it ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 is not installing on Dell Inspiron mini 1012

I have dell inspiron mini 1012 with 2GB RAM, I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 32bit in it. but while installing, it stuck on boot screen. I have tried with dvd, but there is same problem. I can not ...
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16.04 LTS wifi connection lost randomly every 5 minutes [duplicate]

First I had this issue described here 16.04 LTS wifi connection issues but nobody was able to provide a valid answer. Recently this wifi connection issue gets even worse. I would lose wifi connection ...
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Ubuntu XPS13 Sputnik boot order and Bios configuration?

I had a superblock issue on my Dell XPS13 Sputnik edition. Trying to get Ubuntu back booting. Does anyone know which partition it should boot from? Bios is set to Legacy should this be so? ...
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Ubuntu for dell inspiron 7558? [on hold]

I'm planning to install a Linux operating system on my dell which comes with windows for sure.. Can you please advise where i can find a good distro that support dell and touch screens ?
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Drivers for the Realtek waves maxx audio on Dell XPS 15?

Asking a new question for Do I need any extra drivers for the Realtek waves maxx audio on my Dell XPS 17? The solution posted here no longer works for the latest linux kernels (i have 3.16). Does ...
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Battery capacity below 100% in Dell laptop and battery misbehaving

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop with a AMD A10-8700P CPU. I removed Windows 10 and installed Ubuntu 16.04. When plugged in, at random times, the battery icon will appear showing that the ...
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headphone jack not working with Dell XPS 13 bought in 2014

Similarly to Headphone jack not working?, I have a Dell XPS 13 and since I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, my headphones jack is not working anymore, while internal speakers work fine. when I plug in ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 No Wifi

I am brand new to Ubuntu and the forums, and I know very little. So please keep all help simple. I can handle code, but no skipped steps please. Also, if one step needs prior knowledge, I won't know ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 takes very long time to boot on Dell Precision 5510

My ubuntu install takes an unusually long time to boot (like 2 minutes), considering it’s on a Dell Precision 5510 with i7 processor. The dmesg thing shows a really big time gap having to do with ACPI ...
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Latitude E5570 touchpad issue in 16.04

My touchpad is really laggy and is not responsive sometimes. I am running UBUNTU 16.04. cat /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0005 Version=0000 N: Name="Lid Switch" P: Phys=...
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intermittent display flipping with Thunderbolt 3 dual monitors [on hold]

I am running 16.04 on a dell xps 13. The issue occurs when I connect 2 AOC monitors to my startech Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI Adapter. The displays alternate turning on and off for about 5 seconds ad ...
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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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Dell Latitude e7240 two finger scroll does not work despite correct synclient values

My Ubuntu 14.04 is able to detect the two-finger scrolling option and sets the values correctly, as shown in VertTwoFingerScroll = 1. Two finger scrolls also works fine in Windows 10. However it still ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 16.04 on Dell XPS 9550 — grub-install /dev/nvme failed

I just got my Dell XPS 9550 laptop, then I installed fresh Windows 10 Pro x64 on it, shrinked the volume for Ubuntu, and tried installing Ubuntu 16.04 via USB stick from ISO. I did the install ...
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How to download ubuntu iso for dell laptop

I bought dell vostro M5460(corei3 2.5GHZ). Ubuntu was not pre-installed in this machine. How can i download the preloaded ubuntu 12.04 iso(special build for dell)?? I googled it but didn't find any ...
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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 14.10 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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Dell E6520 wont boot ubuntu unless plugged in on AC power

I've got a problem booting. Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell E6520 laptop boots normally when plugged in. However, when booting on battery power it shuts down entirely. Sometimes it makes it as far as the ...
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(noob) Ububntu 16.04: Gnome makes battery life (a lot) shorter than Unity ? (xps 15 9550)

I'm really new to the Linux world. After a LOT of complications about setting up a dual boot win10/ubuntu, I've decided to use only Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME (for now). I've tried Ubuntu 16.04 too but I ...
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Alternatives to xrandr for HiDPI double screens

I have a Dell Precision 5510 with a 3840x2160 screen, connected to a monitor with a 1920x1200px resolution. In order to use them together I followed what is suggested here. In other words, executing: ...
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How do I install Intel graphic drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 for DELL Inspiron N4050

I have DELL Inspiron n4050 i5 4GB RAM laptop and I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I need to install graphic drivers on it and don't know how.
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Remap Dell L502X touch keys on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a Dell XPS L502X which has 3 touch keys. Touch keys (image) In Windows, the first one is supposed to bring up Windows Mobility Center or on newer versions, Windows + X. The second is ...
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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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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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What versions of linux work on Dell dimension 4600 i386 system [closed]

My 1st install was on a Dell Dimension 4600i 386 2002 vintage machine. I tried Ubuntu 16.04 -desktop-i386, which was slow, especially from keyboard...like 1-2 characters/min. - I suspected the problem ...
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Dell Precision 7510 Ubuntu - reference configuration

I've just bought Dell Precision with 7510 Ubuntu 14.04 insatlled on it. I've did not back up my settings before checking them. Could anyone post me xorg configuration for such a laptop? It consists ...
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Using ubiquity for the Full disk encrypted install to disk on /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sda

Last week I got a brand new Dell M3800 for work with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. However, since the company has a disk encryption policy I needed to reinstall Ubuntu with encryption enabled. However ...
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Dell Latitude D630 wireless issues running Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Latitude D630. I'm new to Linux and don't know too much about it. I've researched a few solutions to this problem, but none have worked, or I couldn't complete ...
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Keyboard backlight keeps going on in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Dell Latitude E6540 and my keyboard backlight is keeps going on after some time even after I switch them off using the shortcut keys (Fn+->). Thanks in ...
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Where can I find a better touch screen driver?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3452 and it has a 15.6" touchscreen, only I cannot use it because I can't scroll without touching the scroll bar, I can't open context menu's, etc. Can somebody please ...
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Fast-pressed key triggers auto-repeat (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

When a key is pressed and released quickly, it will auto-repeat until the keyboard is touched again. Lorem Ipsummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm It looks like the system receives the "keypress" ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS black screen after suspension on Dell [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R with Intel® Ivybridge Mobile Graphics. I upgraded to Ubuntu vanilla and the latest version (16.04) few days back. Each time I close the laptop lid with the power source ...
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Disable touchpad while typing do not work

In my laptop function to disable touchpad while typing is not working by default neither using running syndaemon with custom configuration. gnome-settings-daemon run syndaemon as syndaemon -i 1.0 -t -...
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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 & upgrades,...
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How to make Fingerprint reader of Dell latitude e6510 work on ubuntu 16.04

I want to make the fingerprint reader work. Can you please help. I seems like the system detects the fingerprint sensor $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0a5c:5801 Broadcom Corp. BCM5880 Secure ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3542 running Ubuntu 14.0.4 : Touchpad and wifi not woking

I bought a new laptop Dell Inspiron 15 3542, Ubuntu 14.04 is pre-installed in it but it seems that touch-pad and WiFi is not working. Please help