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Dell display problem Ubuntu 13.04

Since I upgrade from ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 I can't change the brightness of the display, it remain in the darkest possible mode. I have a Dell 3721 laptop. Any advice? @Dell:~$ lspci -nn | grep VGA ...
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Secondary Monitor Goes off upon logging in

I am using dell xps 14z laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, when booting up it detects the secondary monitor [Viewsonic] but upon entering the username/password , the secondary monitor goes blank . when I open ...
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Dell M6700 ethernet (e1000e) not working in 13.04

I have 13.04 64-bit on my Dell M6700. Wired ethernet worked for a while, but now stopped working. As an extra information, the ethernet works through the docking station (port replicator), but not ...
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Inspiron 15R Special Edition + UBUNTU [duplicate]

I would like to buy an Inspiron 15R Special Edition, for using Ubuntu. Does anyone have this laptop with Ubuntu? Is it is working 100%; or are there any problems?
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DELL LATITUDE E5420 freezes

I am experiencing problem with versions from 10 to 13 of Ubuntu on Dell Latitude E5420, specifically. The behavior is very weird. If Ubuntu is started without power supply plugged in, the notebook ...
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How to Revive Wired Internet and Setup Wireless?

I'm trying to salvage a laptop long-abandoned by its owner and, just recently, given to me. Things were so messed-up that I just had to wipe the slate clean by replacing everything with Ubuntu 13.04. ...
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How to enable bluetooth for Dell Inspiron Laptop?

How do I enable Bluetooth for my Dell Inspiron laptop? It tells no adapters found.
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Bluetooth discoverability

Hi my bluetooth is present in hardware and I can turn it on in settings but for some reason it is not enabled and I cannot turn on visability (discoverability).How can I fix this in a dell inspiron ...
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why does my dell latitude e6520 have internet in install but not after

Hey all I installed Ubuntu 13.04 x64 last night had internet in the installer by going to additional drivers and enabling brodcom (sic) driver but after install it won't let me enable it. I have no ...
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Dell Inspiron n5110 syslog ACPI warnings on Ubuntu 13.04

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and got a bunch of warnings in syslog: May 9 02:21:34 Dell kernel: [ 9.689651] ACPI Warning: 0x0000000000000428-0x000000000000042f SystemIO conflicts with Region ...
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How To Disable Touchpad Running Ubuntu 12.04LTS On Dell Inspiron 1525

The Touchpad on my Dell laptop is an annoyance; while typing, if I inadvertantly strike it, the "I-beam" (or Mouse Pointer) ends up somewhere other than where I want it. None of the settings I have ...
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How to handle windows on multiple screens?

I've multiple screens i.e. one computer monitor and one TV. It would be preferable if, when the TV is turned off, nothing is sent to the TV but as it happens, I can have the TV turned off and ...
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How do I get wifi working in 13.04 on Dell Vostro 2420?

The Vostro 2420 came with Ubuntu 11.10 out of the box, and when I installed Kubuntu 12.10 I lost wifi. So I found this solution and followed it and got wifi working. Now I just upgraded to Kubuntu ...
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Touchpad does not exist

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I have opened Mouse & Touch-pad, but there is no Touch pad tap. I am using a Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 SE.
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Wifi is enabled on 13.04 but cannot connect. on Dell Inspiron. Recommended solution does not work [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 from Ubuntu 12.10. However, since then although my wireless network is detected, I cannot connect to it. Ubuntu keeps on trying to reconnect with the network but ...
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How do I get the BCM 4312 wireless card working on a Dell Mini 10v? [duplicate]

I have looked at other posts similar to this, but no solution helped. I upgraded to 13.04 on a Dell Inspiron Mini 10v. Now I don't have wifi connectivity. It is absolutely essential that I have wifi ...
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Wireless problem Dell Inspiron 5520 with 12.04

I have a Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. My wireless connection has problems. It would work for a while and then stop working without any reason. That means that Firefox stop loading ...
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Wireless not working when using UBUNTU 13.04 on DELL Precision M6300

I installed UBUNTU 13.04 dual boot with Windows 8. all working perfectly well except my wireless. the wireless does not turn on or off. neither it detects any wireless system. Fn+F2 does not turn on ...
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Dell 3721 display problem Ubuntu 13.04

After I upgrade from ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 I can't change the brightness of the display, it remain in the darkest possible mode. I have a Dell 3721 laptop. Any advice? @Dell:~$ lspci -nn | grep VGA ...
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Dell 3721 Wifi problem Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell 3721 which comes original with windows 8. I managed it to install ubuntu 12.10 on this laptop, even there was no out of the box drivers. With 12.10 I was forces to install this .deb ...
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How to get rid of overheating in Dell studio 1558 laptop installed with Ubuntu 12.10?

I am using Dell Studio 1558 Laptop. Installed with Ubuntu 12.10 It gets overheated many times and then system start to hang, how to get rid of this problem of overheating? Either i should increase ...
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Unable to change the brightness on my Dell XPS 15 (L502X)

I am using ubuntu 13.04 and I am unable to change the brightness on my laptop and need a bit a help.
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How do I get the brightness buttons on a Dell Inspiron N4010 working?

After 13.04 update the brightness control and even brightness in setting have stopped working. The brightness is on full and doesn't decrease. So far sound and wifi is working. Any settings or ...
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Blank Screen after update to 13.04

I have a Dell XPS 12 with Intel Graphics. After update to 13.04 my screen stays dark after boot. When I attach an external monitor it works. But it takes several tries to swicht on the internal ...
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Dell Inspiron n5110 touchpad stop working after upgrate to 13.04

I've recently upgraded to 13.04 and touchpad partially stop working on my Dell Inspiron n5110. The left and right buttons still working but motions and taps don't. The system does detect my touchpad ...
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Screen brightness very dim on a Dell XPS 13 (2013)

I just installed Xubuntu 13.04 on a new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook. When I boot up the screen brightness is EXTREMELY dim. Adjusting the screen brightness doesn't do anything. This is obviously a very new ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Installation Error [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04, but upon finalizing the installation, they system replaced some files and it now will not allow me to open any application. It also will not allow me to send an error ...
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brightness not working on 13.04 upgrade on dell xps 13 ultrabook

Just upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 on Dell xps13 ultrabook and the display is very dim and cannot be changed using f'n keys or from system settings. This ultrabook uses Intel's ivybridge mobile. ...
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Dell Insprion N5520 drivers [duplicate]

Please Can some one help me and tell me where can i get Dell Insprion N5520 drivers for ubuntu 13.04 i vist dell website but all drivers for windows i want drivers for ubuntu , thanks
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Dell Inspiron 7720 - upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 broke touchpad driver

Today the updated informed me that there are udpates and a new version of Kubuntu. After installing the updates and pressing "Quit" the updater began upgrading to 13.04 (?!?!?!). Anyway, after the ...
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Wifi does not work on Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell Latitude E5510 I dual boot with Windows 7 and the wifi works good with Windows 7 but when I load in on Ubuntu it fails to make a connection I had to put a USB Wifi adapter in to get ...
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Not recognizing TouchPad, USB, Wifi, or Ethernet on 13.04

Had 12.10 before and things were fine. I am using a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop. All devices work fine from the Live USB drive. But after I actually do the install onto my drive, my touchpad, usb ports, ...
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Dell XPS 15Z - 64 Bit OS not installing, but a 32 bit OS will install

I have the following system: Dell XPS 15Z i7 Core Processor 16Gb of RAM 2Gb NVidia Card This system is well capable of having a 64 bit OS on it. At first I thought it was just a bad image ...
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Getting Bluetooth to Work using Asus BT211 with Dell Inspiron E1505

I'm using an Asus BT211 USB bluetooth adapter on my Dell Inspiron E1505 and I cannot seem to get it running. I've tried many different searches and turned up nothing, at least not for modern versions ...
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How to check if my graphic card is muxless?

How can I check whether my Graphic Card is "muxed" or "muxless"? My graphic card is an AMD HD 8730M, and on my Dell Inspiron 15r 5521 I've also got an Intel HD 4000. But when I use the lspci command ...
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lsb_release doesn't match settings > details [duplicate]

I have a Dell XPS 13, that came with Ubuntu installed the OEM way by Dell. It came with 12.04, and I have since upgraded to 12.10, but now the output of lsb_release -a doesn't match the information ...
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How to configure glidepoint driver for touchpad?

After using the hack described in : Alps Touchpad on Dell: how do I install the DKMS driver to enable multitouch?, I'm able to get somewhat functional touchpad for a laptop Dell Latititude E6430 using ...
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Laptop fan always on in Ubuntu 12.10?

I have dual booted Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 15r 3rd gen laptop. In Windows I have absolutely no problem with fan. But when I boot into Ubuntu after about a min the fan speed ...
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Wifi Does Not Work After System Update

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 x64 onto a Dell Inspiron 1525. First thing I always do when installing new OSs is being it up to speed to naturally I installed all updates before proceeding further. ...
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dell inspiron 15z problems booting Ubuntu in UEFI mode

After several tries I managed to install Ubuntu 12.04 in EFI mode (GPT partition table) on my DELL Inspiron 15z. What worked for me is what is in this post http://askubuntu.com/a/224332/149034, i.e. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installation error on Dell Studio 1558

I have a Dell Studio-1558 which I've been trying to dual boot. I messed up with the creation of partitions and have lost the ability to boot into Windows 7. Now I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on ...
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Need wireless drivers for Dell Latitude E5420

I have an Dell Latitude E5420 with Ubuntu 12.10. I need my wireless to work. Where can I can get the driver or how can I get the WiFi working?
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Partitioning a new Dell XPS 15 L521X for Ubuntu

I just brought home my brand new XPS 15 L521X. I booted to Ubuntu 12.10 using a memory stick to check that the wifi and everything is working (it is). I am wanting to wipe the drive and install ...
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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!!