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12.04 - Connecting Acer X203H monitor to new Dell XPS 15z laptop

I have installed the latest version of Ubuntu (12.04) on my boyfriend's new Dell XPS 15z laptop. He uses a Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, and an Acer X203H monitor with his set-up. No ...
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Is 12.04 compatible with the Dell XPS 14Z laptop?

Thinking of buying above Ultrabook and installing Ubuntu. Anyone done this already?
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Why does my Ubuntu freeze in the middle of something with a blank screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I am facing a serious problem as my Dell Optiplex 745 loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 32bit freezes with a blank screen no mouse cursor no ...
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producing lot of heat and fan sound, while using ubuntu 12.04 on dell xps-l502x

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my XPS L502. Everything works fine except the system heat. I can feel that the laptop heat rises more and fan sound also, when I am using ubuntu. But with Windows 7 ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 unresponsive and laggy with continued use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 installed with Wubi (Precise Pangolin) on a Dell Inspiron 1545. Until I updated yesterday, ...
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How to activate wireless drivers in Dell Inspiron? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 I have a Dell Inspiron 1470 and I just installed Ubuntu 12.04. My wireless networks weren't working. I went to System ...
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Touchscreen no longer working on Dell Latitude 2120

I initially had Ubuntu 10.10 installed on my netbook, the touch-screen worked completely fine however the distribution upgrade to 12.04 has resulted in my touch-screen no longer working. lsusb lists ...
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Bad DMA/do_IRQ errors on suspend/resume, with occasional freezing

Every time I suspend or resume my laptop (Dell Latitude E6520, bought this year), I get 2 messages of the form displayed on the console just before shutting down/starting up: [ 407.107610] ehci_hcd ...
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64 bit ubuntu installation fails Dell XPS | 15Z

I tried to install 64 bit ubuntu desktop to the machine I stated above. When I try to do so by CD, the screen freezes, and when I try to do so using USB drive, the screen freezes again just after the ...
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cpu fan always working and the air is hot

My laptop is a Dell N5110, i3, two video cards: Intel HD3000 and Nvidia GT323M. Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04. After I login in the system, the fan starts working non-stop, the fan air is hot ...
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Why does the installer freeze at the moving dots?

I plan to install Ubuntu as the sole operating system on my old Dell Latitude 110L and the install freezes at the Ubuntu starting dots - it doesn't even get to the point where it asks if you want ...
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Wireless stopped working on Dell Inspiron mini

After trying to connect to a wired network, then unplugging the wired network and putting it to sleep, upon wakeup the wireless stopped working. Even the network manager has the wireless option ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Fails to Boot after Reboot

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on several Dell c6220 servers. The install was successful and all hardware is recognized. The problem that I am running into is that when issuing the reboot command or ...
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Dell Inspiron HDMI not working

My Machine is a Dell make and the model is Inspiron-N5110 It has a Nvidia 540M graphics card in it. I cannot connect my laptop to the TV via HDMI and i tried installing bumblebee, nvidia-current, but ...
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Dell Precion m6600 touch screen cursor problems

I have a Dell Precision M6600 and installed Ubuntu 12.04. The cursor jumps around all by itself when I'm not even touching the keyboard. When I try to type the cursor goes crazy and clicks and jumps ...
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Will my laptop work with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I have a REALLY old Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop with Intel Pentium 4. I was wondering whether it would work. It has a P4 processor, 511mb memory and I have tried the 32-bit version of 12.04. I dont know ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 17R settings buttons don't work in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have just installed Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 17R, and the settings buttons used to turn off the display or access settings do not work in Ubuntu while they did work in Windows. Do I need a driver? ...
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SSD Tweaks for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I optimize the OS for SSDs? I need to tweak my Dell XPS 13z SSD for maximum performance and life cycle than I read the solutions explained here, but it is for ...
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Battery consumption on ubuntu 12.04 installed on Dell XPS L501x

I encountered with the problem that Ubuntu 12.04 causes my battery to consume rapidly as compared to windows. Most of the time, fan is running and system heats up. Kindly help me sort out where the ...
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Dell N5110 Touch pad Scroll bar not recognized in Ubuntu 12.0.4

I bought recently my Dell N 5110 and installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 LST X 64 Bit along with Windows 7. The problem I am facing is my touch pad is not recognized in ubuntu and tried installing alps (as I ...
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How do I find a proprietary driver for the Intel graphics card I have?

I have an Intel corporation core processor integrated graphics controller (rev 18), and I am trying to get a proprietary driver for my graphics card so I can play Amnesia from the Humble Bundle. I am ...
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How to install Ubuntu in Dell XPS 17?

I am a bit of a noob when it comes to Linux. I have a basic understanding but struggle with the more complex things. I am using a Dell XPS 17 (L207X) which has a core i7 processor and Nvidia GT555M ...
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Why is my laptop fan running so much?

I have a Dell N5110 laptop and the fan is running quickly and noisily often. I'm concerned my laptop might be getting damaged. Is there any way to identify what is causing this and, if so, how I ...
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Wireless Card Driver for Dell Mini 1012 using Ubuntu 12.04?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Mini 1012. It seems to be running fine but I am unable to get my wireless card working? I even plugged in my Ethernet cable and could not get an internet ...
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Desktop installation fails on Dell Precision T1600 with Nvidia Quadro card?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop on a Dell Precision T1600, however, I get a blank screen with only a blinking cursor in the top left hand corner (this is after the grey screen with the ...
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Why after a time of inactivity three cores of cpu go off?

I run ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell inspiron N4050 which has an Intel Core i3 CPU. After a time of inactivity sometimes few seconds, sometimes 2 or three miutes or even more CPU2 3 and 4 spike then go to ...
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Dell XPS 13 Hangs up if attach an external Monitor

I have an Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook with Ubuntu 12.04. its works pretty well, but if I attach my Apple Cinema Display with the Mini Display Port then hangs the Notebook up. Its totally randomly. Power ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 in Dell XPS 13

I just got a Dell XPS13 (i5, 4GB ram, 128GB solid state drive). My other computers have a dual-boot partition with Ubuntu12.04/Win7. I'd like to install Ubuntu only in this machine to force myself to ...
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My touchpad doesn't work on Dell N5110 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable multi touch on a Dell inspiron n5110 with an ALPS touchpad? I have a dell inspiron 5110 laptop that has problem with touchpad in ubuntu(it's multitouch ...
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External monitor blacked out in Xubuntu 12.04

I have a fresh install of Xubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Latitude D610 with an external AOC monitor connected. When I go into Settings->Display the external monitor is seemingly identified, but it remains ...
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Compiz not working on 11.10? [closed]

My PC Specifications: DELL gx620 Pantuim 4 3.20GHZ [HT] EMT64 2G in RAM Nvidia Quadro fx1700 So why can't I use Compiz effects.
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Why does Ubuntu trigger thermal protection shutdowns on my Dell laptop?

I have been using Windows (Vista and 7) for quite some time on my DELL Studio 1555 and I have never experienced overheating problems (even when rendering videos etc.) but as soon as I turn on my ...
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Notebook Dell Inspiron N5110 Overheating after Installing Ubuntu 12.04

I am a Windows 7 User and decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Notebook Dell Inspiron N5110 and when the Grub loads with the menu list, the fan starts speeding up. If I choose Windows, the fan is ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 in Dell Inspiron 1420

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1420. Currently that system has Windows Vista installed on it. After installing Ubuntu, do I need to install all drivers separately?
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Install error message when installing on a Dell Inspiron 4100

I made a live install CD for ubuntu 12.04 to install on my dell inspiron 4100 everytime I get the install going it stops near the end and tell me there is an error and its going to desktop mode so I ...
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Installation stops with an error message at the “Copying files…” step

I've been trying to install 12.04 LTS onto a Dell with a Pentium III from CD. Booting from the CD, the installer gets through the "Who are you?" process and begins copying files. The progress bar ...
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Dell D620 can't detect external monitor when docked

Installing 12.04 on Dell D620 laptop (Nvidia Quadro NVS 110M) in a Dell docking station with Dell 1907FP external monitor. During install the external monitor is used fine but once installed, the ...
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Little sound comes out of my audio output jack.

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 17r. I believe this is a known bug,"https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/994685", but I may be wrong. Any help is appreciated.
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Dell Inspiron N5110 Battery lasts only for 1.5 hours as opposed to 4 hours on Windows 7

I've a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with the following specs: i5 processor 4 GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GT540M Ubuntu 12.04LTS My laptop is overheating and the battery is lasting for only about 1.5 ...
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Brightness keys F4 and F5 not working on Dell XPS 15.6 Laptop

Please provide me a solution how to fix this?
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Wireless problems with Inspiron 1545 in version 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't seem to locate an answer on how to install the wireless drivers for it. I'm a noob linux user so, complete directions are appreciated. If you need anything to help ...
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How do I get my (UBUNTU certified) Dell N5050's webcam to work with google video chat and Skype using version 12.04?

I changed the OS on my Dell N5050 to UBUNTU 12.04 from Windows 7, and nowo cheese is the only thing willing to talk with the laptop's camera. Is there a download or "sudo apt-get" command set I can ...
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Dell Inspiron N5110 Keyboard & Touchpad

                                                                    I have Dell Laptop " N 5110 " How do make 2 finger scrolling work + 2 fingers zoom in & zoom out work How to Fn + f3 To ...
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Dell Vostro 1520 wifi not working with Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Vostro 1520 Laptop. But found Wifi is hardware locked, though wifi is working perfectly fine with Windows 7 in the same laptop. I tried to upgrade the drivers as ...
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Are there known (slow boot) issues with Dell XPS17 (L702x) and Grub?

I just received my Dell XPS17 and installed it as follows: Partition 1: 100GB NTFS Windows 7 Partition 2: 16GB Swap Partition 3: 100GB EXT4 Linux / Partition 4: 536GB LUKS + NTFS Data all four are ...
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Brightness Keys in Dell N4010 (14R) causing freezes

The brightness keys on my Dell N4010 with Ubuntu 12.04 is causing ubuntu to freeze on a black screen if i press the BrightUp and BrightDown key(s) 3-4 times. I think this is a bug which was noticed in ...
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How to disable Monitor Brightness keys (DELL N4010) in 12.04?

I want to disable or remap the Monitor Brightness Keys for my DELL N4010 as it causes Ubuntu 12.04 to freeze on a black screen if i adjust brightness through those keys. Please Help.
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How to play Bluray? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I watch Blu-ray discs? How can i play Bluray discs on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit? When i put the disc in my laptop it doesn't even get mounted. jeggy@localhost:~$ ...
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Internal fan on a Dell XPS 1530 stays running post shutdown, am I really getting a shutdown?

I am loving 12.04LTS, fixed my printer issue, but Now , on my M1530 Dell XPS, my internal fan continues to run following Shutdown. Shutdown occurs very rapid and I don't really get any confirmation ...