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Wireless not visible in Dell Vostro 2520, in Ubuntu 12.10?

I have executed the following commands: sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source When I run lspci, I found "broadcom" as "bcm43142 chip". I downloaded ...
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Can not boot UBUNTU on DELL Latitude 5520 [duplicate]

I can not start Ubuntu 12.10 from Live USB. Dell Latitude E5520, Intel Cote i5, 4MB RAM, 256 GB HDD. USB boot working well. Live USB created in Untebootin. The startup screen starts and I have options ...
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kUbuntu 12.10 - Wireless problems with Centrino N-100

I installed kUbuntu 12.10 on my DELL XPS L501X laptop. I cant figure out how to enable my wireless connection. I have Windows 7 and the wireless is functional. Can anyone help me ? Here is a list of ...
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Installing printer+scanner dell V105 on ubuntu 12.10

I recently got an old dell V105 printer and wanted to install it on ubuntu, however it could not find specific drivers and with the generic drivers ubuntu proposed, I cannot scan any documents. So, ...
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How to install touch pad driver on inspiron 7220 se?

I am trying to install this driver: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/606238/comments/202 My command line: augre@augre-Inspiron-7720:~/Downloads/usr/src/psmouse-alps-1.3$ bash ...
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How to turn down the brightness on my Dell mini laptop?

The keys that show the brightness symbols are 9 and 0, but when I hold down Shift and press these, it only shows ( and ). Help!
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upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 on dell latitude 430 [duplicate]

I can upgrade to a later version. The upgrade process stops before starts to get the packagings. Says 'network error' however the network works fine on the machine!? HELP PLS!!
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Bricked Dell after installing

I just created a disaster I would not have thought possible. I used a USB stick to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 560. The install went well, except that GRUB didn't ...
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Dell latitude doesn't get past Dell splash screen

I got this new Dell Latitude E6420, I installed ubuntu 12.10 which works fine except for one issue. After I press the power button it hangs at a Dell splash screen and doesn't do anything. If I press ...
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Getting Wireless to Work, Dell Inspiron E1505 (bcm4311)

Ok. so I know there are about a million threads on this subject already, but NOTHING has worked for me. About to lose my mind here, if someone can please help I will be eternally grateful. I have a ...
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No luck on installing .bin file (For Dell 32-bit Diagnostics)

I'm trying to install Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics (Graphical User Interface version) To test my fans.. Now..I download a file from Dell which is meant for Linux. the file format is: GnuPG Signature ...
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Re-install of Ubuntu does not work on Dell Inspiron 14(3421)

I have a problem with my Dell system which requires advice! I have a Dell Inspiron 14(3421) (i5, 1GB Nvidia graphics, 4gb RAM, etc.) which came pre-installed with Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I made a Dell ...
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Is it better to install 32bit Ubuntu for a EMT64 processor? [duplicate]

I got a Dell OptiPlex 9010 recently - it has an Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor. Intel declares in the specifications (http://ark.intel.com/products/65719/) that it's compatible with 64bit instruction ...
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Dell D520 getting hot | 12.10

I know the my laptop is quite hot when it was in win7, but after I changed OS (ubuntu 12.04), I notice that it gets even hotter. I also notice that when it gets hotter, it's starting to act slow :( ...
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Can't connect to WiFi with ubuntu 12.10 on DELL Studio 15

At first I installed 32bit ubuntu 12.10 & struggled much setting the WiFi by help of so many answer here then I thought to install 64bit as my system is of 64bit. At the installation time itself I ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 wireless driver not working in Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit

I have used Mythbuntu, Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit OS, and they have all worked properly with the wifi driver which is apparently the Broadcom 4312. Then I deleted the Linux partitions, rebooted with Ubuntu ...
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Noisy Fan Ubuntu 12.10, not that noisy on Windows

I am using a Dell Inspiron 7520. I have a AMD Radeon HD 7730m working in switching with an Intel HD 4000. I have the lastest drivers from AMD so my switching is working flawlessly. I have made some ...
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Dell Studio 1749 i5 overheats with Ubuntu

I've Dell 1749 with Intel i5 430M, ATI 5000HD and 8GB Ram, so I thought that Ubuntu would work without problems but temperature is about 70-80c when I'm normally using (firefox, thunderbird). During ...
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Checking media [Fail] on boot

Lately I've been getting this black screen at boot time with 2 lines saying Checking media [Fail] And the time of booting has extended greatly due to that thing (like from seconds to a minute) I ...
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Install drivers for Dell Inspiron 7420

I just installed ubuntu on my laptop Dell Inspiron 14R 7420. How do I install the softwares which are required the shortcut functions, such as turning on light the keyboard fn + f6 or disable the ...
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Full screen with gnome-player and VLC not working properly

I've got this problem since the very first minute I installed Lubuntu from scratch. Full screen mode is not working properly in both gnome-player and VLC: How can I fix this? I'm on a mini Dell ...
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Is there to tell if Ubuntu won't support certain printers?

My system can't find a driver for a Dell Photo 924 (I downloaded an executable installation app but it bombs). Also it can't seem to find my wireless network printer, a Canon MP560. Thanks for any ...
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My wireless won't connect in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, newly installed on my Dell Inspiron 1525

I am a brand new user to Ubuntu (all of my previous experience being in Windows). I have recently begun to dual boot for the sake of work, so I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron 1525. It ...
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Fan always running in Dell Inspiron 5520

I have Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop. Its fan is always in running state. Specifications OS Ubuntu 12.10 x64 CPU Intel Core I5 3rd gen Video Radeon 7670M. I have checked the system monitor to check ...
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Why do I get “Wireless unavailable”?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. on my Dell Inspirion Mini 1018. After doing one of regular updates, my wifi stopped working, and it gives me message Wireless is disabled by hardware switch. How can I ...
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Device not working in 12.10

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 running Ubuntu 12.10. When I go to software sources > additional drivers, I try to select the right driver, for the wireless card, and select apply changes, it tries to ...
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Dell laptop battery backup 1.30 hours only with Ubuntu 12.04. How can the battery backup be increased?

Dell laptop Model: N5110 (Inspiron 15R) Display: 15.6" Battery: 6 cell Graphics: NVidia GeForce 525M 1GB (No driver for Ubuntu), Working on Intel Graphics 1GB OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) 64 bit ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes randomly at Dell Inspiron 14z [duplicate]

I got the problem that my Ubuntu 12.04 system entirely freezes, including there will be no mouse or keyboard action, at random situations with the consequence that there is nothing I can do but a hard ...
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No usb, no wired network after installing 12.04

I formatted and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell E1505. Now Ubuntu starts faster. But Ubuntu doesn't recognice USB Drives, TouchPad, Ethernet or Wifi. Please help me.
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weird screen resolution in Ubuntu 12.10

I have Dell 7520 with AMD Raedon 7XXXM graphics card, thankfully, I got to make it work. But the problem now is screen resolution, as I have screen resolution of 1920 X 1080 for 15.6" laptop, which is ...
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Wireless failed after ubuntu 12.04 updating

I am working on a Dell precision M4700 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 and KDE desktop. After a "suggested" system updating, my wireless connection has stopped working. KNetWorkManager sees the wireless and ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 12.10 and windows 8 Dell Inspiron 15 r

I purchased a new Dell 15R laptop which came with pre installed windows 8 64 bit and ueifi boot. I made a ubuntu 12.10 dvd and loaded it. When i started installing my installer could not recognise any ...
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Dual monitor flickers and resets periodically

I have a Lenovo thinkpad T530 with Ubuntu 12.10 installed. When I connect an external monitor (Acer 23') to my laptop it works fine, but both screens flicker periodically and gets reset. The ...
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How can I get my memory card slot to work?

I use Ubuntu 12.10, on Dell L702x, and the internal memory card slot has never functioned since I switched from its original Windows 7 installation. I've had to use my usb reader for a while now. How ...
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12.04 Ubuntu on Dell 1405e wifi issue [duplicate]

I feel Im pretty good at looking up things and following instructions but Linux instructions are always the most incomplete. I am having a similar issue to another post in the forum I found here: ...
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Network driver for ubuntu 12.04 installed on Dell inspiron 14 R 5420

I am new to ubuntu. I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron 14R 5420 and I am not being able to connect to internet because the network drivers. Please help me in finding and installing the ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 on Dell PowerEdge T320

Is it possible to install/run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server with BackupPC backup software correctly on Dell PowerEdge T320 server (Xeon E5-2403 1.80GHz/10MB / 1x4GB Dual Rank RDIMM 1600MHz) with PERC H310 ...
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Constant fan spinning [duplicate]

Almost every action I initiate, like opening the terminal or clicking a menu, makes the fan start spinning. That did not happen on Windows, for instance. And it doesn't seem normal, so how can I make ...
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Would Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Inspiron e1405 (Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66 GHz/2MB L2 Cache) be too slow? [closed]

Would Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Inspiron e1405 (Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66 GHz/2MB L2 Cache) be too slow? also, it only has 1GB RAM
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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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No fan control for CPU fan

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop, with Ubuntu Installed on my WD Passport partition as a portable installation. On the CPU Fan, it never looks like it has any control over itself. At a constant ...
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kubuntu 12.10 amd 64bit and lubuntu 12.10 amd 64 bit not booting through live usb on dell inspiron n5050 laptop

wen i tried to make live usb of lubuntu 12.10 and also of kubuntu 12.10 i come up with same stuff only boot scrren appears and wen selected in live mode kubuntu/lubuntu start screen appears and ...
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How can I get media keys working on my Dell Vostro 2520?

Some of combinations with Fn on my Dell Vostro 2520 don't seem to work. Fn+F8 (rewind back) Fn+F9 (play/stop) Fn+F10 (rewind forward) I think that these keys need to be set up system-wide. I ...
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Why can my System (Dell Inspiron N4050) not connect to my WiFi any more? (12.04)

I have a Dell Inspiron N4050 with dual booted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. My Wireless Driver currently is Broadcomm in Ubuntu. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Just two days back, after downloading and ...
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Wireless not working after update (Ubuntu 12.10) Dell Inspiron 1764 [closed]

The wireless has stopped working on my Dell Inspiron 1764 laptop after updating Ubuntu. I installed 12.10 from DVD alongside Windows 7 and everything went smoothly. Wireless worked fine, and the ...
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12.10 blank purple screen on startup dell Dimension 3000

I've installed 12.10 from a purchased disc. Setup went ok and I installed any updates. There was some error regarding something called "compliz" and I sent the error report. Now when I try to start ...
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My Dell Latitude D400 with Lubuntu 12.04 can find my wifi network… but can't authenticate the access. What could I check?

I'm an absolute beginner as an [L]Ubuntu user. The fact is my laptop can find any wifi network, but when I insert the password (which is absolutely right, I assure) it asks again for the password few ...
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Unstable wireless connection

I have Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits kernel 3.5.0-22 running on a Dell Precision M6700. The wireless controller is a Broadcom BCM43228 (802.11abgn, the router also is 802.11abgn); it didn't install on a fresh ...
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Why did my video performance decresase recently?

I've been running ubuntu 12.04 for the last month without any problem, just yesterday a problem with the video performance came up. I'm using compiz (always used it) but now, everything is slower and ...
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How do enable wireless and ethenet connection in Inspiron 7420 using Ubuntu 12.04?

I am beginner with Ubuntu and recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as dual booting with Windows 8. I would like to continue with Ubuntu as it is amazing. However I am straggling with internet ...