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How to purge psmouse-alps-dst-0.4 driver?

After installing psmouse-alps-dst-0.4 driver for my Dell 5720 touchpad from here : http://www.dahetral.com/public-download I decided to uninstall it. I removed /usr/src/psmouse-alps-dst-0.4 folder, ...
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USB shutting off randomly [duplicate]

I am having problems with my usb devices shutting off at random times and the only way to fix the problem is to do a reboot. The devices that stop working are two hubs and a keyboard and mouse. ...
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One more “Dell 17R touchpad” question

I am trying to enable touchpad multitouch/scrolling in Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron 5720 (17R). By default after installation it had the following settings (xinput results): ⎡ Virtual core ...
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Can't get wireless working on 12.10 and Dell latitude d630

Yes, I've looked at several other posts, and other sites trying to figure out what's up, but I've followed the steps, and had no success. Note that I'm a relative newbie to setting up wireless on ...
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Dell Inspiron 1120 Wifi, Bluetooth problems [duplicate]

(A related question found here.) I've been used 11.04, now 12.04 LTS, and if there is solution, I don't want to upgrade from that LTS. The first problem is, that the network-manager/networking ...
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Flickering monitor connected by VGA to new System76

Setup: New System76 Lemur laptop running Ubuntu Unity 12.10 is connected via VGA cable to a new dell Ultrasharp u2312hm 23-inch monitor. Symptom: The Dell monitor has an annoying flicker, like ...
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How to fix the Dell Mini 10v (1010) touchpad with Ubuntu 12.04.1

I've just installed 12.04.1 from scratch on my Mini 10v, and the touchpad is behaving a bit oddly. It's got buttons integrated into the touchpad, and it looks as though a touch on a button is also ...
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Bluetooth keeps turning on [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup? I am running 12.04, and I have absolutely no use for bluetooth right now. I have turned it off, and after i turn it on ...
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Ordinary letter works only when pressed for some time (letter “n”) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Periodic Keyboard Lag/Delay i am stuck with a problem. When i press the letter "n" then nothing happens but if i hold it on for 1 - 1,5 sec then it works. The letter ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R [Special Edition] fan speed problem

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R SE (click here for details). I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 via Wubi on it. The OS works perfectly fine, but there are some issues: The fan speed is so high that it is ...
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Do I need nvidia driver for Dell Inspiron 5720?

So I bought my Dell Inspiron 5720 month ago. Sure the first thing I did was purging Windows and installing Ubuntu 12.04. Now, I use it for a month already. Only driver I installed during all this time ...
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does youtube playlists roll on when suspended

I fell asleep last night while watching a Youtube video. I woke up for a second just to see a black screen which I closed. Upon awakening I lifted the laptop screen (totally addicted to it) and heard ...
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Can't get Past Login Screen -Graphics Drivers 12.10

Newbie Linux user here. I just installed Ubuntu 12.10, dual booting with Windows 8 Preview Release Build 8400 on a Dell Precision 490 workstation with Nvidia Quandro NVS 55/280 PCI graphics card. I ...
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Laptop overheats and turns off even though the fan runs

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Studio 1747. The laptop fan is up and running as soon as the Ubuntu log on screen appears (even when the laptop is cold). The laptop ends up overheating and turning ...
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Dell XPS 15z Wireless (Centrino N 6230) Intermittent Slow-downs [duplicate]

Problem Description and Background Once every second or third page load, my wireless internet connection seems to lag out for about 10-15 seconds and then finally, the page loads. It's making me feel ...
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Monitor getting weird after a while

I got this problem I've been trying to solve for a while now. If I leave my computer unattended for maybe half an hour my monitor turns black and pops an errorbox complaining that my resolution is ...
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Dell xps 15z fan issue in ubuntu 12.04

I just updated to ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell laptop xps 15z. The trouble is that I hear a slight ticking sound every 3rd second, probably from a fan. This is a new issue in this ubuntu version. I use ...
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How to get WiFi not working on Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 notebook?

Issuing lspci -vnn gave me this (relevant) output: 08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) I don't know how to proceed in order to get it ...
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Ubuntu requirements on Dell XPS T500 [duplicate]

Could I install Ubuntu on a Dell XPS T500 witha 500 mhz cpu and 1128 mb of ram installed??? My friend and I are using it to run a website server. Great thanks to anyone who responds!
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Ubuntu Hangs Suddenly (Dell Latitude E5530) [closed]

I recently bought (a month ago) Dell Latitude E5530 which comes pre-installed with Ubuntu 11.10. I removed Ubuntu 11.10 and installed 12.04 LTS right after the purchase. Everything worked out of box ...
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Awkward shut down [duplicate]

I have a Dell Latitude D830 with just Ubuntu 12.04. Recently after I installed it, the shutdown worked fine. Recently, it has decided to stay on all night, and still be on when I wake up. Help please! ...
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How do i get my wireless to work on a dell inspiron 6000?

When I installed ubuntu, everything was working perfectly except for the wireless networks. When i click on networks wireless is not an option. I know my wireless works because it worked fine before ...
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Dell Sputnik to launch in the UK? [closed]

Does anyone know if Dell is to release the Dell XPS 13 Laptop, Developer Edition, running Ubuntu 12.04LTS – code named project Sputnik – in the United Kingdom? If so, does anyone know when?
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Ubuntu 12.10 - nVidia driver problems

I recently purchased a new Dell XPS 14, I was dual booting Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10. Initially, I had problems with getting the NVidia drivers to work correctly. When I reboot after the driver ...
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Low volume/headphone quality sound on Optiplex 755 with Ubuntu 12.04

I set up my Optiplex 755 SFF with Ubuntu 12.04. I moved from Gentoo just yesterday, and I know I can get good quality sound from my hardware. But on Ubuntu 12.04, I have an audio problem. The issue ...
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ubuntu 12.10 running very slow on dell xps m1530

i am new to ubuntu and linux. i have installed 12.10 on my 32bit machine with 4gb's ram and Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz × 2 processor takes a couple of seconds to open any application and ...
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dell inspiron 1440 no wifi ubuntu 12.04

I used ubuntu for several months before the update came around and ever since then my wifi has been unable to connect (let alone i can not see any available connections either). I have read everything ...
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WiFi and Bluetooth will not work on Dell Studio XPS 1645

Today I acquired a Dell XPS 1645. Ubuntu seems to run alright on it however The bluetooth is not detected and the WiFi doesn't work. The WiFi is especially weird because I actually have the restricted ...
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dell studio xps 1647 bios update

Short question. Does anybody managed to update bios on Dell studio xps 1647 from ubuntu? I have A01 and want to update to A11. I read a lot of stuff on the web and around how to do this and failed. ...
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VESA:M92 standard, but ati driver installed? (12.04 LTS)

I have a Dell studio 1555 with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500, and I have installed the proprietary driver but when I go to settings>details>graphics, ubuntu tells me the driver is VESA:M92, ...
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Dell Vostro 3560 WIFI installation kernel problem

I used this command for this AU Q&A sudo dpkg -i 1.deb And I get this message: Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not ...
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My laptop with Linux/ Ubuntu isn't working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot boot: “No init found. Try passing init=bootarg” I have a dell laptop with ubuntu linux. A day I tried to start it up and a black screen just appeared that says: ...
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Windows 8, disabled UEFI but there is more trouble

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a new dell inspiron 15z ultrabook, that shipped with windows 8. When I boot from disc (with verified checksums) it works ok, and the try ubuntu button works, ...
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Cannot connect wireless internet with 12.10 on Dell Inspiron 1525

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Wired network connection works a treat but there is no option to Enable Wireless Networking. Nor can I use Edit Connections to add a ...
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How reliable is the battery data in ubuntu the power statistics?

Right now the power statistics show that: Energy when full: 25.5 Wh Energy (design): 93.2 Wh And indeed the battery doesn't seem to be lasting as long as it used too. My question: Is this data ...
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Dell Inspiron 5720 Wifi (Broadcom BCM43142, Ubuntu 12.10) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560? I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 on Dell Inspiron 5720. Cant get wifi to work. sudo lshw -C network: ...
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how to fix “The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the socket path was incorrect”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: NVidia with Optimus conflicting in Ubuntu 12.04 I just bought a new Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook which comes with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M. So, following some indications that ...
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Wireless is not activating on DELL Inspiron 5520 [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop AMD 64 on my DELL Inspiron 5520. It is not activating my wireless. Maybe wireless drivers are not installed. I have already tried 11.10 but it was ...
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How to activate subwoofer in Inspiron 17r?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17r, after a fresh install of 12.10, the subwoofer seems to be not utilized. No sound comes from it and in the Sound Control Panel the settings appear grayed out (see ...
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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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Lucid Install on Dell R320

I'm looking for some specific help installing Lucid-64 on a Dell R320 Server. Having never touched a Dell Server I am a LOT lost here. Goal is to install company proprietary software on the server. ...
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Deactivate one graphics device in a SLI system

As it is now, I have a gaming laptop (Dell XPS M1730, Build Dec 2008) with 2 GeForce 9800M GT with SLI activated running Ubuntu 12.04. When I use any graphics river that is aware of acceleration ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't see internal hard drive on DELL Vostro 3360

I just received a new DELL Vostro 3360, it has Windows 7 preinstalled. When it comes to the partition window I can't see the hard drive there. I see only /dev/sda or /dev/sdb (either one and in both ...
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Can't Install 12.04 on Dell Latitude C400

I have a Dell C400 that had Windows 2000 on it. I am trying to install 12.04 on it but was unsuccessful. I even tried the alternate CD, and it reformatted the hard drive, then stops, saying ...
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Support for Dell XPS 15 and HDMI working on hybrid graphics?

So there is a lot of buzz about hybrid graphics having a weak support. I'm currently considering buying a new laptop. Dell XPS 15 caught my eye. I will use it for work as well so I will need a large ...
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How to run Android Applications in Eclipse?

my system is Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010) and i am having trouble becuase of 64 bit system. on running Android Application i am getting error: Error executing aapt. Please check aapt is present at ...
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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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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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Lubuntu 12.10 This kernel does not support a non-PAE CPU

I have a Dell Inspiron 600m and I tried to install Lubuntu 12.10 but encountered this message: This kernel does not support a non-PAE CPU. Is Lubuntu supposed to support old hardware and ...
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Vostro 3560 Wireless on Ubuntu 12.10

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on a Dell Vostro 3560 for some time now. At first I had issues with the wireless but I was pointed to a driver from Ubuntu 11.xx for a Broadcom BCM43142 and that ...