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after updating 12.04 to 14.04 or newer on my laptop Dell XPS14Z a button 'eject' on keyboard has stopped working

Laptop has a button on the keyboard to eject CD-ROM like on Mac. It works fine on 12.04, but no longer on newer versions. Laptops has sold with the Windows. The distribution of Ubuntu 12.04 has been ...
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Dell Inspiron Wifi off

I installed a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 and this is my first Ubuntu install. I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 and my wifi is turned off and cant seem to switch it on. I searched a lot on it but can ...
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want to install on Dell netbook

I have an old Dell Netbook10 with XP. I only have 1 G of memory. I would like to replace windows. What are the memory requirements for ubuntu? I have an external dvd drive for it, so how would I get ...
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How do install Ubuntu on a netbook with a 32-bit atom processor?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu onto an old Dell Inspiron Mini 10, which still has its "Designed for Microsoft Windows XP" sticker on the front. :) The trouble is the normal installer isn't working at ...
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Inspiron 5520 (originally ubuntu). Seller had changed to Win7. I want to go UBUNTU. Pls Help

I bought an inspiron 5520 here in Thailand and the seller had installed windows. I only use my laptop for education so I have decided to go with Ubuntu. i noticed that the internal wifi card is not ...
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fan sounds and warm laptop with Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop in a dual boot setup with Windows 7. The fan was OK while installing but while using Ubuntu later the fan made very high sounds and the laptop was very warm. ...
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Dell Inspiron 3551 Unresponsive Touchpad

I just got my laptop in the mail and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It all went smooth until it booted up and I noticed my touch pad doesn’t work at all. It works perfectly on Windows and when I use a ...
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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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Install Ubuntu to PC based Tablet

I have Dell Venue Pro 8 tablet which originally use Win8.1. I try to install Ubuntu to it, should I just download and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? And will 14.04 have touch screen support? Joe
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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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Dell Precision m3800 wifi “Hardware Disabled”

Network applet lists wifi as "Hardware Disabled." If I go to Software & Updates > Additional Drivers it indicates Broadcom Corporation: BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Adapter. This device is using an ...
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dell e5440 driver pack install help

after having some driver problems with 14.04 I installed 12.04 on my dell e5440 for the dell driver pack. After downloading it from dell I tried looking for the dell driver installer but I cannot ...
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Dell XPS 13 (2015) Black Screen

UPDATING: I followed every step of this guide but still getting the black screen with the system alive and can't go to tty1-6. So now I'm on Ubuntu 15.04 (kernel: 4.1.3-040103-generic). I found this ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Dell Inspiron 15 Synaptic Touchpad oversensitive

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 with Synaptics touchpad and its too sensitive when using the touchpad input. I need to increase the pressure and palm detection but everthing I try doesnt seem to work. When ...
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XPS 13, 2015 model, Ubuntu logo Issue on shut down

Sometimes, during shut down, the Ubuntu logo moves all over the screen very rapidly. I have solved it, and I am posting about it in the event that other people have this problem in the future. open ...
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Laptop Drivers Needed

I need drivers for two Dell Laptops. Where can I find drivers that will work with Ubuntu for: Dell Latitude CPi A Dell Latitude E6400 Dells website was no help.
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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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WI-FI doesn't work (Hard Blocked)

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time (I've always been a Windows user) as I was at the office and I had the Ethernet connected. At home I only use WI-FI. When I started Ubuntu it ...
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dual NIC port show only 1 ethernet interface on Dell M620

I have a Dell M620 server with Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 2P X520-k bNDC But when I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02, I could only see 1 interface in the system? And why the capacity is only 1G/s? Should it ...
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Wifi not working on Dell inspiron 13 7347 for Ubuntu 14 LTS [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 14 LTS on my dell inspiron 13 7000 (7347). Configuration core i5 and 8gb ram. Please help
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Spotty trackpad performance with 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 7352

Just installed 14.04 on a new Dell Inspiron 13 7000 series (specifically 7352). I ran into the same problem as others have reported with the 7000 series and the trackpad not working, so I followed the ...
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Fan constantly runs on Dell 3521 with Radeon HD7670m on Ubuntu 15.04

My laptop configuration are Dell 3521 Core i3 3227U @ 1.9Ghz 4GB RAM Intel HD4000 graphic + radeon HD7670m 1GB DDR3 dedicated graphics. When I boot Ubuntu 14.04.02LTS on my laptop, CPU cooling fan ...
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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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How to configure the triggers for my laptop's keyboard backlight?

I want my keyboard backlight to be generally disabled and glow only when I do a manual Fn-key toggle. The problem is that I can not find a way to edit the files - trigger and start_triggers in ...
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dell 5537 Touchpad not working (Ubuntu 14.04)

after upgrading my new ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 I found out that touchpad is not working. Strange thing is that it seems to be detected, as: cat /proc/bus/input/devices gives I: Bus=0011 ...
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Dell C1660w Driver

just installed Ubuntu on my old Dell laptop and its great. However I am struggling getting drivers for my Dell C1660w printer. I have downloaded them form other sources but cant seem to get them onto ...
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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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Intel graphics problem 14.04.02

I have problem with my new Dell E7450, when I start Xubuntu 14.04.02 LTS it hangs up at login screen. It looks like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/PZlWs.jpg Elements are partly black and unreadable. ...
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Wifi networks switches automatically in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have Dell inspiron 1440 and OS ubuntu 14.04. MY wifi connection switches itself automatically to other networks, which causes me lot of problem. is there away to stop it. MY wifi driver is :Broadcom ...
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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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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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Black screen, apparently caused by touchscreen

Sometimes my screen goes black, I think it happens when I touch the touchscreen but it happens like once every ten minutes so I can't be sure. I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell xps 13 2015, and I ...
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Does using a Dell-Ubuntu image provide better hardware support for the XPS 13?

I found this link with directions to build a Dell-Ubuntu image, complete with recovery partition. Does the Dell-Ubuntu image offer improved hardware support, patches from Dell, etc or is a user better ...
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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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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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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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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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Booting from live Linux DVD on Dell Latitude D830

The bootup order has the DVD at Number Four, however there is no other OS on the hard drive. I do not see any option on the Dell D830 Latitude laptop that will allow it to see the Linux DVD, altho it ...
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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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Likelihood that I can install Ubuntu on a given desktop [duplicate]

First time on Forum... I'm about to buy a cheapish mainstream desktop, blow away Windows, and install the latest Ubuntu. If the desktop hit the market about a year ago, what is the chance that I ...
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Dell m2800 Hardware radio switch off

I've seem to have turned off. How to I toggle it back on. Read Fn+f2 for earlier dells. Not working on mine
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I am unable to load ubuntu onto dell optiplex 760

This is my first time asking here so please bear with me. I've loaded ubuntu on quite a few PC's and laptops and really love it. That being said; I have created a usb stick trying each of the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hardware updates

According to information on Release end of life Ubuntu site, more precisely the following picture. It seems there should be hardware related updates still available on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. And this ...
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My Wireless Network is not listed [hidden network]

My home wireless network is listed as hidden network and every time I log in, I have to connect it manually. It is not listed in wireless connection list. I can only connect it with selecting "Connect ...
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Dell XPS 13 Cannot Right Click

I recently set up Ubuntu on a new Dell XPS 13 (9343), and I've been having a bit of trouble with the trackpad. It cannot right click. Here's what I've tried so far: Checking xinput: Output of xinput ...
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My Monitors are calibrating every few minutes - what can i do against it?

im using Ubuntu 15.04 running on a DELL Latitude E7440 with a Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b). Also i have a Dockingstation from DELL for this Notebook, at this ...
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ubuntu 15.04 overheat on xps l502x

(Weather temp here is around 30C ) my dell heats up to 90 or 100C when watching YouTube and 60-70 when idle, but when I use windows, system temperature seems to be much lower . are there ways to solve ...
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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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dell 7520 (inspiron 15R SE), fan on full speed on 12.04, 12.10, 13.04

The fan on my dell inspiron 7520 (inspiron 15R SE) is constantly running at full speed with a lot of noise. technical details: GRAPHICS : 2GB AMD RADEON HD 7730M, switchable/hybrid with intel 4000 ...
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ubuntu 14 painfully slow on dell r200

I didn't notice it at first. The machines (there is 20 plus) are to be used a simple file servers. It wasn't until samba just wouldn't act right that I installed a desktop gui and started more ...