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which ubuntu instead of vista

I have a Dell Studio 1735 laptop which came with Windows Vista Home premium 32bit. I have been impressed today with a friends laptop running Ubuntu, am I able to run it on my laptop? Do I need to ...
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Ubuntu touchpad issues

My touch pad is not scrolling when I try opening synaptiks I get the message "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?", and in mouse and touch pad settings i do not get any ...
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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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Dell laptop USB 3.0 external hard drive boot

My Dell laptop has both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB 3.0 external hard drive. It can boot from the USB 2.0 port, but not from the USB 3.0 port. It seems to me the ...
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Bumblebee HDMI not detected

I try to use my TV connecting on my PC using HDMI cable. I installed bumblebee. I launch "lspci -v", and this is the ouput for my card : 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M ...
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How to configure special keys?

This is not as common as it sounds, please check this picture. There are 3 buttons on the top right. The one on the left has "gears" on it, the one in the middle has "W" like shape and the one on the ...
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Is there any issues after upgrading native Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell XPS 13 developer edition?

I've just bought Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (Sputnik 3). Default version of Ubuntu is 12.04, and obviously I don't want to stuck with almost 2 years old distribution. I just wandering is it save ...
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About UBUNTU Operating System details in Dell 15 3521 Laptop

I have purchased new Dell 15 3521 Pentium Dual Core 3rd Generation Laptop having Operating system UBUNTU. I am unable to see information about system properties like Installed memory(RAM), Processor ...
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Can't establish wireless connection in Ubuntu 12.04.3

I have Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS running on Dell Inspiron 15R system. It does not find wireless connections at all. I tried to take help from numerous number of similar threads discussed on this forum(No ...
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Dell Inspiron 5010 overheating issue ubuntu 12.04

I know this is a duplicate question. But none of the solutions provided for the previous questions worked for me. My laptop comes with a 1GB ATI graphics card. The laptop overheats even when it is ...
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Clonezilla SE issues

This is my first go-around with Clonezilla SE. I have it on it's own, private, network where the server is also serving DHCP to the machines that join the network. Server: Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF) OS: ...
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Dell Latitude D630 Ubuntu 12.10 graphics problem [duplicate]

When I boot up it makes it to the login screen. After I login, the screen goes crazy and eventually goes black. I tried using the proprietary Nvidia drivers with the same outcome. I removed the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 + Nvidia 173 (Dell Precision M60) - black screen, cannot boot

I upgraded a Dell Precision M60 which uses a NVIDIA GPU Quadro FX Go1000 (NV36GL) graphics card from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 today and now I cannot boot. Starting X flashes an NVIDIA logo briefly and ...
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New Dell 3437 preinstalled Ubuntu laptop not working

I got a new Dell 3437 laptop, when ONed the laptop ubuntu started to install intself. But at the end some packages didn't installed properly like "Update Manager". After that I am not able to update ...
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Dell Dimension New RAM Installation Problems

I Have tried pretty much everything to get this RAM (2x1GB PC2 5300/5400 DDR2 667MHz) to work. I am 99.9 percent sure it is compatible with my Dell Dimension C521. I know all the slots are working ...
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Wireless adaptors won't work. inspiron 8500. Cisco adaptors

i have 2 wireless notebook adaptors and neither work on my Dell inspiron 8500. i've tried going to settings and it says no proprietary drivers are being used.i have a Cisco Air-PCM352 and a Linksys ...
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How to install Ubuntu on XPS 15 Platinum - 2014 version properly

Just receive a new computer (Dell XPS 15 Platinum - 2014 version). I want to install Ubuntu on this one but I'm not sure everything can work... Here are some feature I'm afraid it does not work: ...
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Installation help for Apache web server

I Can download the package form synaptic package manager. When i select a package to download then it says that- please select a disk labeled Ubuntu 13.10_saucy salamander_-Release ...
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Black screen while installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Dell Precision M4800

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on my new Dell Precision M4800 (from a USB key, made from Ubuntu) and I've got that problem : after choosing my language on the boot screen, I can see no more ...
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How can I be sure that Ubuntu runs decently on Dell Inspiron 660 with the following specifics?

I intend to buy a new dell inspiron 660 with the specifics below and I want to switch simultaneously to Ubuntu. Can I expect that Ubuntu will run decently on this system or will I encounter problems? ...
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New to Ubuntu - Dell Vostro 1510 - WiFi problem

I have just installed Ubuntu on my laptop (Dell Vostro 1510) as a side to my windows 7. I am quite new to Ubuntu and do not have any experience with Linux. After installing Ubuntu, I tried using ...
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Intermediate fan speed i8k

On i8kfan you have just two options of fan speed. What i want is to know if there's a way to set a intermediate(or more than one) fan speed because the high value(2) is too noisy and the low value(1) ...
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Setting Up Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook for Dual Boot

I've just bought an XPS 14 Ultrabook with Windows 8 and I'd like to set up dual boot with the latest LTS Ubuntu, however i cannot figure out how to do it from a USB drive! I've seen this question but ...
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CPU stuck on minimum frequency after resume from suspend and unplugged (Dell Latitude E6540)

I have a Dell Latitude E6540 (4th gen. core i7 processor). When i resume from suspend, while on battery, the processor never scales frequecy up and stays at minimum frequency (800 MHz). Does this ...
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Ubuntu on Dell Optiplex 755/760 - shall I expect any issues with graphics/audio/stability?

I'm looking for a computer for my friend who wants to have Ubuntu on a cheap pc. I found some Dells Optiplex 755/760 that fit the price but I wonder if I should expect any issues with graphics (Intel ...
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Dell latitude E6540 resume crash with catalyst drivers [closed]

I have a Dell Latitude E6540 with an AMD Radeon HD 8790 and an integrated Intel GPU. I installed AMD Catalyst 3.11 Beta V9.4 drivers in Ubuntu 13.10. It's works fine but suspend/resume doesn't work. ...
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Install B43 drivers without internet connection [closed]

I've spent all day trying to solve this with no results. I am using elementaryOS Luna, but since it runs on Ubuntu... The problem I have is that my Dell Vostro 1500 has defective Ethernet. It can't ...
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Installing Dell-Printer

How to install my Printer Dell photo AIO 964 in Ubuntu? When I connect the printer it will be discerned, but there is no driver. I've tried with some Lexmark-drivers, but it does not work
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Dell Vostro 3460

I trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Dell Vostro 3460, Intel Core i7-3632QM, 1TB SATA + 32GB SSDR mSATA. My goal is to install dual boot (Windows 8 is already installed). After I boot from Ubuntu ...
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Compatible laptop with port replicator

Has anybody got Ubuntu running on a modern laptop with a USB3.0 port replicator? Specifically running additional monitors. I want to move my work machine away from a desktop to a docked laptop. And I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Studio 1558 Laptop? [duplicate]

I was just wondering if it would be possible to put 12.04 on my Dell Studio 1558. I was poking around the Ubuntu website, and other websites and was unable to find any specific drivers for this model ...
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Desktop problem [duplicate]

First time using ubuntu. I installed 13.10 and now when i start up the system it prompts me for a login. I login just fine, but once it loads there are no icons or menu of any kind. I can left click ...
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how to increase ubuntu partition size from inside ubuntu

i have ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside windows 8. i gave only 15 gb partition to ubuntu while installing. now i need more space as 15gb is too less . Is there any way that I can increase my ubuntu ...
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Is re-installation of wireless driver necessary after updating linux headers every time?

I updated my laptop with the recommended updates including the "Linux-header 3.8.0-34". After installation, i noticed my wireless was not working. I began troubleshooting and nothing worked. Finally ...
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Dell 968 All In One Photo Printer

Can I get Ubuntu 12.04 to work with the Dell 968 AIO Printer. I have a customer who wants to use Ubuntu. But i cant seem to get a driver. Can i use Wine and install the windows 7 driver.
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Increase in laptop temperature on dell 3521

The temperature of my laptop increases very much while i am using ubuntu. i think because of the graphic card. can anyone tell how to lower the temperature. laptop gets discharged in less than 1.5 ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 12.10 post installation

Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop Pentium 4 3.x MHz processor 1.5 GB RAM 30 GB Toshiba HD in 3 partitions: 32 MB FAT for Dell utility, 14.x GB NTFS for Win XP Pro SP2, 14.x ext4 for Linux I went through the ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on computer via cd; no bootable device

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my desktop computer, a Dell Inspiron 530, intel core 2 duo. I burned the DVD on my friends computer, it verified correctly, but when I try to boot from CD/DVD drive, it ...
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How to install broadcom LP-PHY drivers?

My Dell Inspirion is equipped with a Broadcom 14e4 4315 Low-Power wifi card. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my system with hopes of making it my number one OS. When I booted it up, my wifi ...
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Dell Lattitude E5400 CD Burner not working

When I go to burn a audio CD it says error. I'm not even sure if I have the drivers for it. Can someone help? I'm on 13.10 by the way.
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Dell Latitude D830 unable to connect to the internet [duplicate]

My Dell Latitude D830 (BCM4311 wireless chip) is unable to connect to any wireless connections or even detect them. I was able to find a driver for it but I don't know what to do with it. The driver ...
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DELL XPS 13 Sound Problem

Since the last update (20.11.2013) for Ubuntu 13.10 there are noises in the left speaker. They appear in the internal speakers when I boot the system and if I choose the audio jack in the external ...
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How do I install the iwlwifi for Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless

I found an instruction on the Linux Laptop Wiki to download the ipw3945 module for Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless in a Dell Precision M65, but that page then defers to a newer, more elegant Sourceforge ...
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No Bluetooth adapter found on ubuntu 13.04

I have tries almost everything but could not switch on Bluetooth and finally got to know Bluetooth adapter is not installed on my dell Inspiron N5010.. What I did.. Bios check - checked BIOS and ...
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Laptop fan running often and loudly for no reason since installing ubuntu

Since installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron Notebook that came pre-installed with Windows 8 (very unfortunately), I have been experiencing an increase in the fan's loudness and frequency of ...
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Unable to connect wifi and ethernet

I have installed Ubuntu on my Dell Latitude e6400 laptop. However, I am unable to connect either with Ethernet or wifi. There are no drivers detected under additional drivers. I enabled networking and ...
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Screen goes black when trying to switch users on Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell XPS L502X laptop last night. I set it up as a dual boot with Windows 8.1. I was testing the GUI to make sure all features work. Examples: Software Updater ...
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Dell Latitude XT2 wireless driver and touchscreen settings keep reverting

I am new to Ubuntu and using a Dell Latitude XT2. When Installed Ubuntu there was a problem with my wireless drivers. After looking around a bit I managed to fix it with the following commands: sudo ...
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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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The system is running in low graphics mode error on dell inspiron.1525 [duplicate]

How to fix “The system is running in low graphics mode” error on dell inspiron.1525?