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How do I connect my NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express in y Dell latitude d630?

Trying to get my 09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02) working with my wifi. I just installed Raring Ringtail on this dell latitude ...
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Wireless not working after clean install on of ubuntu 14.04 on Dell 1501

I have installed Ubuntu for the first time and it looks great. I got the wired Internet to work using instructions from other threads but I can't get the wireless to work. Please see output from ...
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Desktop only visible on small portion of the screen on old Dell Inspiron 1100

I have an old dell inspiron 1100 laptop and I installed ubuntu 12.04.2 dual boot with windows xp. Everytime I log into ubuntu, the screen appears always on the left hand corner, never full. This ...
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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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dell studio 1525 internal dvd wont play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04

My Dell studio 1525 laptop won"t play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04. I don't get any error message, the drive just spins about 15 seconds and then stops. What command can I enter to find out ...
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Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2n1 and Ubuntu

I have been unable to build a dual bootable system with windows and ubuntu. I can build a dual boot ubuntu/ubuntu but that buys me nothing. I would repeat the question about Ubuntu 14.04 not booting ...
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server won't boot after installation [dell poweredge T20]

i got a dell poweredge T20 but after the installation it won't start it won't boot the HD where the system is installed or the usb specs: 4 GB DDR2 Ram intel xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 1 TB HD ...
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Subwoofer not working in Dell Inspiron 7720

Could someone help me turn the built-in subwoofer on? I have Dell Inspiron 7720 laptop and Ubuntu 14.04. My sound settings: http://i.imgur.com/jHdya6d.png lspci | grep -i "audio device" 00:1b.0 ...
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Installing dell drivers through a usb (specifically wireless driver)

Brand new to Ubuntu. I have an old Dell Inspiron 1420 that I installed Ubuntu on (the latest download from the website). It installed great via usb. Usually with a windows OS, I am able to download ...
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booting in insecure mode Dell poweredge T20

I just installed Ubuntu server 14.04, on a Dell poweredge T20. but went I boot it up, using F12 for boot menu under UEFI is there a bootable ubuntu. but when i boot it ubuntu. it just print "booting ...
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Cannot get my Dell Latitude D630 to connect to the internet

I cannot get my Dell to connect to the internet either via my wireless card, or the Ethernet port. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the laptop and I am new to Linux. I am not getting connection ...
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Dell Inspiron 17r's Wifi doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I had to reinstall my Ubuntu system because it was not working properly so I did with a USB installation and I kept my old /home. The Wifi was working good on my 14.10 system and even in Live CD but ...
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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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server won't boot after installation [ dell poweredge T20 ]

i got a dell poweredge T20 but after the installation it won't start it won't boot the HD were the system is installed or the usb I NEED HELP specs: 4 GB DDR2 Ram intel xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 1 TB HD ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu Server 14.04 does not recognize the hard drive on PowerEdge 2950 with SAS6 iR

I have a power edge 2950 with SAS6 iR without PERC and one single hard disk, the SAS controller is active on BIOS but when I try to install ubuntu server 14.04 it shows: One or more drives containing ...
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No internet after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Inspiron

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows XP on an old Dell Inspiron 1521. When I tried Ubuntu from the pen drive, everything was peachy. However, after installing, internet doesn't work. I've ...
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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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Wifi issue. Dell Latitude E6400 Ubuntu 12.04

Fresh install of 12.04 on a Dell LAtitude E6400 and came up with the wireless issues. I'm fairly new to linux command line, but have been using ubuntu for several years now on a dell D630 so I ...
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Touchpad will ocassionally twitch when in use - synclient config fix?

I have a Dell Latitude 3340. Sometimes when using one finger on the touchpad, the cursor will have a seizure just from my finger resting on the touchpad (not even moving). xpinput reports that the ...
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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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Wireless mouse not working

I have a Gigabyte wireless mouse (m7600), and ubuntu 13.10 freshly installed. All this on a Dell Inspiron n5110. My problem is, that the mouse isn't responding. The system recognizes the receiver, it ...
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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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No webcam detected on dell

I recently acquired a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, model PP29L reference No 07146. It was running Windows Vista with no problems. I decided to get rid of Vista and installed Kubuntu 14.10 32bit. After ...
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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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Dell studio 1525 dvd drive wont play dvds after installing ubuntu

My Dell studio 1525 laptop won"t play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04. I don't get any error message, the drive just spins about 15 seconds and then stops. What command can I enter to find out ...
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Dell with Intel SandyBridge and HD Radeon 6470M

I got a new Dell Inspiron 15R and I made a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10. The problem is that when I'm using my computer, after 20 minutes or something, my screen starts to flash and flick a lot. ...
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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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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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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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Keyboard occasionally stops working, mouse works

I have a user whose keyboard occasionally stops working until the system is rebooted. This is completely random and happens 0 to ~7 times a day. There hasn't been any problems with the mouse, only ...
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Display resolution for Dell Monitor gone after update

After updating my Ubuntu 14.04 software today, my display properties stopped recognizing the Dell monitor I'm using. I'm stuck at 1024x768 whereas this morning I had options to go to the rull ...
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Installation error when trying to install 14.10, 14.04 and 12.04 on my Dell XPS 15Z

Specifications: Laptop Dell XPS 15z Core i7-2640M CPU 2.8 HDD 750 GB 8 GB Ram I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10, 14.04 and 12.04 without luck, all of them just hang when I press any keyboard letter, ...
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Abnormally High Fan Speed on Cool Laptop, Dell Inspiron 15R 5520, Ubuntu 14.04,

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 running Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. My issue is with the Dell's fan, which is running at full speed during most of the time the computer is booted into ...
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14.04 and Dell L502x developed wired network problem

I have been running this setup at home for years. About 2-3 months it developed a problem with the wired network connection. My router is WRT-54g on comcast. Tried factory reset on that with no ...
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old Dell is giving me “No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!” when booting from usb

I got Dell Inspiron 5150 and I cannot make wireless work under Windows XP so I thought I try linux - I got ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso image handy so I put in on my usb stick using ...
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No GUI after installing

Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell laptop I had laying around. Install goes well but when I'm done, I only get a command line, no GUI at all. Tried several versions, tried 32 vs 64 bit all give me the ...
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Very hot laptop: Dell xps l521x [duplicate]

My Dell XPSl521x is very warm. The temperature sometimes reaches 90°C. Psensor shows that the laptop is hot: it has a red colour. What should I do?
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Freezes on Dell 7537 with Ubuntu 14.04.1

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Dell 7537, my laptop has nvidia 750M graphic card. The problem is that OS freezes sometimes without any reason. I installed nvidia-current but nothing changes, the OS ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 b43 missing firmware other solutions haven't worked

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 b43. Sorry I seem to have the same problem as many others. I have spent the last two or three days looking for other solutions and tried many of them to no avail. I get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dell Inspiron 15R Unable to adjust Brightness

When trying to adjust brightness on my Dell Inspiron 15R, I see brightness icon moving up or down however the actual brightness remains the same. please help me.
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Different context menus on desktop in two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations

I have two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations one on Dell XPS L502X and the other on Dell Latitude E5440. Although not exactly the same packages and themes are installed on both of the computers ...
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Synaptics Touchpad unrecognized after Suspend in Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 11 3147

I have nearly the same issue as this other queston on my Dell inspiron 11 3147, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The touchpad works when I first login, if I logout and log back in it still works however ...
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How do I get the touchscreen on my dell latitude XT running Ubuntu 14.10 to work?

First of all I have to say that I am fairly new to using Ubuntu. I've never used Linux before and decided; thanks to my cousin, to install Ubuntu on my laptop. I have a Dell Latitude XT with an Intel® ...
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DVI not accessible with Dell

I connected my newly acquired Dell E2314H monitor's DVI-D input to my 2004 Touch computer with a NV36 (GeForce FX5700MX) card using the DVI-D cable supplied by Dell and connected it to the DVI-I ...
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After Installing Ubuntu 14.10 on a Dell Dimension 4600 x-86, Ubuntu Is Running Very, VERY Slow

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a Dell Dimension 4600 (Pentium 4 2.80 512 RAM) that was running Windows XP. Windows XP ran fine. Now with just Ubuntu 14.10 installed, everything (minimal - just software ...
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dell inspiron 15 3541 with amd mullins graphics displays noisy grainy screen

there is no grainy noise whatsoever in windows 8 but on ubuntu 14.10 there is noticable grainy screen. what is the problem. i have also install amd proprietary driver. laptop model: dell inspiron 15 ...
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Getting rid of Unity Boxes around items, is it possible?

I had two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations on two separate computers, namely Dell XPS L502X and Dell Latitude E5440. I installed similar GTK and icon themes on both of them, as a result on XPS ...