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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?
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Installing Realtek ALC662 sound drivers on Ubuntu 12.10

Following the answer in Do I need any extra drivers for the Realtek waves maxx audio on my Dell XPS 17?, I'm trying to install audio driver for Dell XPS 15(L502X) from RealTek site. But I'm getting ...
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fingerprint reader not working in dell vostro 3550

My laptop shows validity sensor device but the driver is not installed.Is it possible to install fingerprint reader. I have vfs5011 validity sensor
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Is there a way to buy a Dell dekstop/laptop with pre-installed Ubuntu?

In the near future (probably in the year end sale season), I am going to buy a Dell laptop. Problem is, I am completely pissed off by Microsoft Windows 8, which is almost universally pre-installed in ...
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Wifi keep disconnecting every 5 min on Dell Inspiron15r

Need urgent help, I am new to Ubuntu and using 12.04. My Wifi keep disconnecting after a while when i start my machine, i always need to restart the system to get connected and again it gets ...
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How can I avoid wrecking Dell recovery partitions when installing Ubuntu?

Newbie here. :-) I've tried reading questions and answers about installing Ubuntu on a SECOND hard drive, and although I haven't done it yet, it looks straight forward and I expect to install Ubuntu ...
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Unable to install ubuntu 13.10 on dell xps 15 L502X.. operating system not found

I have windows 8 installed on my laptop. I own a dell XPS 15 L502X laptop. I am trying to install ubuntu using USB but whenever I try rebooting my laptop to start the installation, There's an error ...
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Hiding partition in Nautilius

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 and nautilus (File) v 3.8.2 on Dell Inspiron 7535 which had comes with windows 8 pre installed. Dell had already created lots of partitions. I want to make this partitions not ...
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unable to use network sharing

I acquired a new pc to mess around with (a dell optiplex 760) and after installing synergy because I only have one mouse (synergy is used to share a keyboard, mouse and clipboard over multiple ...
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Using a QHD+ Display with Ubuntu 13.10

I'm planning on buying a Dell XPS 15 9530 (http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/xps-15-9530/pd?oc=smx15w8p003&model_id=xps-15-9530), which only comes with a QHD+ display (3.200 x 1.880). I would ...
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Is this a b43 driver problem?

I have 13.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1564 with Broadcom 4312 WiFi card. The wl drivers cause kernel panic on linux-3.8 so I succesfully installed the b43 driver a couple of months ago. Now I have changed ...
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Overheating problem with dell n5110 Ubuntu 13.04

My dell laptop (N5110) gets extremely overheated with Ubuntu till the point that it shutdowns by itself although it works perfectly fine with windows. I am using Ubuntu 13.04. I have heard that many ...
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Dual Boot on XPS 15

I am considering purchasing a Dell XPS 15 (http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-15-l521x/pd?oc=dncwx16bw7&model_id=xps-15-l521x) Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM processor NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M with 2GB GDDR5 ...
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Booting Ubuntu 13.10 from USB on server with no OS (Dell PowerEdge T110)

I have a Dell PowerEdge T110 (Xeon 1220v2) server with no OS. From my mac, I was able to save the Ubuntu 13.10 for server iso (x86) and used UNetbootin to save the iso to a USB stick (2GB). I was ...
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Dell Alps Touchpad not working

I have a Dell 17R SE with Ubuntu 13.04. The touchpad is recognized as PS/2 mouse out of the box, giving just normal touchpad behaviour, but no tap to click, no scrolling, etc. Most answers related to ...
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Fan always run with ubuntu 12.04 LTS

My laptop is dell vostro 3560. I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it, everything is good except fan. It always run, always makes some noises. It's not normal when comparing with windows 8.1. ...
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Driver for VFS5011 Fingerprint Reader on Dell Vostro 3550

I have a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop. Fingerprint Reader: Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS5011 Fingerprint Reader (USB-id: 138a:0011) I have searched, but I couldn't get this driver for Linux. I have ...
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WiFi not working on Dell Inspiron 1564

hope you can offer some help! I'm new to Ubuntu (and Linux for that matter), but I managed to install Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday on an old Dell Inspiron 1564 Laptop. Everything works fine, with the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 and Dell Inspiron 7520 SE (Intel 4000 and ATI radeon HD 7730m)

I installed 13.10 and i have problems with my display. Everything else works fine. I cant control my brightness. I thought the graphics driver is the problem. So i went to software updates, switched ...
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can unbuntu 13.03 be loaded with flash drive? USB

I am wanting to do a split pc, half win xp, half unbuntu 13.04, want to use the linux for internet surfing, youtube, crackle, hulu videos viewing. My pc is a older DELL C521, 1.87ghz, 1.5 gb ram, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 not detecting Nvidia GPU

I installed 13.10 just yesterday and it didn't detect my Nvidia 420m GPU. i am using a dell xps laptop with optimus. I checked in software update app-->Additional Driviers but the drivers option ...
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Dell XPS 12 and Ubuntu 13.10 Touchpad/Screen Woes

I have read all the links and posts. Slapping 13.10 onto this XPS 12 convertible runs everything fine out of the box, bar some things. Touchpad (no multitouch/scrolling) - Sputnik only supports up ...
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Dell XPS 15 (L502x) Integrated Webcam not working

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 on the Dell XPS 15 L502X but the integrated webcam is not working neither with cheese nor skype. Learned that there is no need to install drivers for this version (12.04) ...
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nvidia optimus, ubuntu 12.04, No device detected

I have a Dell XPS. I followed this tutorial to get NVidia working: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/Machines/Laptops/Dell/XPS/15z I try to run the glxspheres and it fails with the message ...
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13.10 Can't Adjust Dell Laptop Backlight

I have a Dell Studio 1558. When I originally installed 13.04 on it, I had to modify my /etc/default/grub with the following: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi_backlight=vendor dell_laptop.backlight=0 ...
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Dell XPS-L502X volume keys don't work in Ubuntu 13.10?

My Dell XPS L502X volume function keys don't work after installing ubuntu 13.10. They were working fine in ubuntu 13.04.
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Is the Sputik Kernel Project only for Dell Xps 13?

I read that Dell Sputnik Kernel is necessary for the correct usage of the hardware in dell xps 13 ultrabook and xps 15 ultrabook. Do you know if the dell sputnik kernel is necessary on Dell XPS 14 ...
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dell xps 17 l702x Nvidia GT 555M (optimus)

I know there are some topics about getting Nvidia drivers to work on the Dell XPS 17 (l702X). I have read them all and tried several approaches. Every time it results in re-installing Ubuntu because ...
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Dell vostro 3460, from ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04 no ethernet [duplicate]

I've just upgraded ubuntu on my dell vostro 3460 to the 12.04. 64 bit version. Now the ethernet connection doesn't work anymore. Wifi is working. Someone had this problem? lspci -nn | grep 0200: ...
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Subwoofer doesn't work on Dell Inspiron 17R after upgrade to 13.10

After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 Dell's Inspirion 17R subwoofer stoped working. In Ubuntu 13.04 was workaround by adding in the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf next line: options ...
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Dell Power Edge 1800: Won't Install

I'm trying to install 13.10 on a Dell 1800 which gets to the the "checking system" portion of the install then it locks up. The keyboard then blinks at the CAPS LOCK and the SCROLL LOCK LEDs; & I ...
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Does Dell Inspiron 15z (5523) touch screen compatible with Ubuntu?

I'm considering about buying Dell inspiron 15z (5523) laptop, but I'm not sure if touch screen of laptop will compatible with Ubuntu. Also, because I couldn't know the model or company of touch ...
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Can I install on Dell Studio 1535 laptop? [duplicate]

I have an old Dell Studio 1535 laptop running Vista. It runs like garbage. I'm thinking of purchasing a new laptop for most purposes, but thought I would repurpose the old one as a media ...
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Netbook/Tablet : is there a way to switch between Desktop mode and touch mode (preferably the new Touch interface of Ubuntu)?

I have a Dell Inspiron Duo (a netbook with flipping screen that functions as a tablet as well) ... and to revive this netbook/tablet I installed Ubuntu (13.10). Everything seems to work just fine (in ...
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Ubuntu compatibility on Dell Precision T5500

I am using a Dell Precision T5500 which came pre-installed with Red Hat. During the course of time, the serial key for Red Hat was lost, due to that it is getting difficult to install or update the ...
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Suspend problems Dell XPS 15 - Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop with an external display through the mini-displayport, and I am completely unable to get the suspend functionality working correctly with Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. ...
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Frozen desktop on Dell XPS 14 ultrabook

I have a problem with my novel installation of Ubuntu. Sometimes, the system crashes: the monitor still show the desktop environment, but it is frozen or blocked and the only think that I can do is to ...