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nVidia GL 650M on Dell Inspiron n7720 with ubuntu 12.04

I want to get 3D acceleration on my laptop, but the "Additional Drivers" tool doesn't give me any results. I have tried installing the "nvidia-current" package. After doing this, I fired up Minecraft ...
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how to update bios after RAM change - dell inspiron 1420 - Linux Mint 13 [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 with Linux Mint 13 on it (Ubuntu 12.11 I think). I have two sticks of RAM 1GB each. Today, I have changed one for a 2GB one. On boot, BIOS noticed RAM change and redirect ...
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A better graphic card for my laptop?

I have an old Dell Studio 1558 laptop, now I would like to change the VGA card and I hope you can show me what is the best for my Ubuntu Laptop. Here is the output of dmidecode command
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I can't install Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 15R at all

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04LTS, 64bit onto a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. I've shrunk down one of the windows partitions and even used GParted to format the vacant space as ext4. However, ...
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Can't restore from Hibernate (sudo pm-hibernate) on new Dell XPS 15z laptop in 12.04 LTS

I have a new Dell XPS 15z laptop and did a fresh install of 12.04 LTS on it. I've looked at several guides such as "How to enable hibernation in 12.04?" and "Dell XPS 15 L502X & Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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How to get into terminal on my Dell laptop which interferes with Wi-Fi button?

I use 10.04 regularly and I dual-booted my laptop with 10.04 and Windows 7 already. I made a mistake in deleting my entire top and bottom panel on 10.04. So I am trying to get it back. When I ...
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How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot?

How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot? Point to be noted: Wireless hotspots aren't same as ad hoc networks. Significant difference is there. In short, ad hoc networks aren't ...
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Wireless Network Driver Installation [closed]

I have bought a Dell Inspiron N5520 laptop. But after installing 12.04 or any other versions (e.g. 10.04, 11.04, 11.10), I cannot find any wireless network. Even the wireless network settings are not ...
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Do I need any drivers?

I am new to Ubuntu so I have some doubts regarding Ubuntu. My system is Dell Inspiron N4010 with 3GB RAM and preloaded with Windows 64 bit. I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. So I downloaded ...
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Where can I find the Ubuntu drivers for a Dell 1700 printer.

I have Hewlett Packard Compaq D230 PC running Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS 32 bit. I have a Dell 1700 printer and I want to download the corresponing drivers and utilities for it. Could someone give me ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 Wireless Device Not Detected [duplicate]

I bought a Dell Inspiron 5520 15R last week and I am a newbie in Ubuntu platform. I installed Windows 7 as well as Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. But my wireless device is not detected in Ubuntu while it is ...
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12.04 LTS on Dell PowerEdge T300 installs, but won't boot

I'm trying to get 12.04 LTS 64-bit up and running on a Dell PowerEdge T300 Server with the Dell SAS 6/iR RAID controller (LSI SAS1068E chipset). Ubuntu installs just fine, doesn't report any errors, ...
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My Dell Inspiron 1501 wont connect to any network (wireless or wired)

I just recently installed Ubuntu 12.04, replacing windows vista on my Inspiron and it wont connect to the internet by any means. It won't detect any wireless networks and when I try the ethernet cord, ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell XPS 8500

I'm thinking of replacing my elderly Dell Dimension 5150 with an XPS 8500, but the only reference to this PC's compatibility with Ubuntu mentions to a video failure on booting up, with no solution ...
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Skype 12.04 doesn't open anymore

Skype doesn't work anymore. It used to work fine. Then the Webcam stopped working I tried to fix this and ever since it just wont open at all. My computer is a Dell 1525 Intel Core 2 Duo with a built ...
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Laptop turns off completely when watching flash video(s) online. How to fix it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? I have Dell inspitron 1525 which is on dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. When I watch flash videos online in Ubuntu, laptop turns off ...
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How do I enjoy Unity 2D in Ubuntu 12.10 with a computer that is capable of running Unity 3D? [closed]

In the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 - Unity 2D will be removed. Thanks to LLVMpipe, a computer that isn't capable of running Unity 3D is getting the same experience without the Compiz effects. But what if ...
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How do I get a BCM4311 wireless card working without an Internet connection?

I'm a first time user of Linux, I got the blue screen of death one to many times on an old laptop, a Dell D620, so I went for 12.04 and removed Windows, but now I can't get online at all. We all use ...
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How do I toggle the wifi hardware switch for a Dell XPS 17 L702X?

Every now and then, I disable my wireless via the menu icon in Ubuntu. Then, when I try to enable the wifi, it tells me that "wireless is disabled" or "wireless is disabled by hardware switch". There ...
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Installation of Ubuntu fails on my Dell latitude D630

I can boot the usb live Ubuntu 12.04, but when I try to launch the installation program from the desktop nothing happen. I don't know how to proceed to check what is going on but I also tried to use ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes randomly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I'm running Dell Inspiron 15R with Intel HD graphics, 3 GB RAM, 64-bit operating OS. The problem is my computer freezes randomly, ...
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Dell vostro 3560 no wifi - Broadcom BCM43142 hybrid chip [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560? I got my new Dell Vostro 3560 with Ubuntu 11.10 preinstalled, but after installing Ubuntu 12.04 I ...
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Ubuntu preinstalled laptop: How to change the default search engine and home page in Firefox?

I have a new Dell Ubuntu pre-installed laptop. It came with 11.10 and I've just upgraded it to 12.04 (Precise). Firefox has its homepage set to Yahoo search and the default search engine is Yahoo ...
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How do I get Ubuntu working on a Dell XPS 15?

I have a Dell XPS 15, (L502X) and I want to know If there is any problem, because of the 2 Video Cards, or anything else? Core i5 8 GB Nvidia GT525M
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Will not shut down

My Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop with 12.04 with latest updates will not shut down when commanded off. After each upgrade it will probably turn off once, the next time it is commanded off, it will shut ...
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No wireless internet connection Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu on my Dell Latitude D820. My "wired" network is working but I have no option for "wireless" connections. My computer has a "Nextreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express" by ...
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How to disable discrete GPU using NVIDIA drivers?

I have a DELL studio XPS 13 (aka 1340) as of 12.04 most things run smoothly out of the box, but I have some power draining and warmness issues (if not to be called terrible heat issues) The system ...
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cannot connect to internet (b43 related problem)

I recently came upon a Dell 1545 Inspiron laptop and decided to put a fresh install of 10.04 LTS. At first I couldn't connect to the Internet because I did not install the driver for my wireless ...
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“fatal error, no screen found” when installing 12.04 with live USB

I have downloaded 12.04 and made a bootable USB flash drive. Then I installed this version on my laptop (Dell Vostro 1510). Unfortunately my laptop does not run with Ubuntu. Actually just after the ...
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Only 3.2GB RAM (out of 4GB) usable on 64bit installation. Dell XPS 13 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Ubuntu only show 3GB of RAM? I bought Dell XPS 13 few days ago. Installed 64bit version of ubuntu, and changed kernel to: 3.2.0-29-generic ...
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12.04 freezes, battery drain, and fan noise too loud [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I've been using 12.04 for a few weeks now and there are some things I have noticed. I'm running Ubuntu on a Dell n5010 (15R), with ...
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USB Wireless is not detected when installing 12.04

When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron E1505, the USB is not detected. During installation, the system asked if I wanted to connect to wireless USB "Real Tec" but not my network. I believe ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS compatible with Dell 2950's through auto provisioning?

Was wondering if Ubuntu 12.04 is supported on Dell 2950's through a RAM disk image?
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Is there a way to improve video performance on my Dell Mini 10?

Is there a way to improve video performance on my Dell Mini 10? I have a fresh copy of 12.04 installed and I am having trouble with video performance. Watching things on Youtube is painful, the audio ...
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How to get Alt+SysRq work on a Dell Latitude E6530?

I have a Dell Latitude E6530. The keyboard has a SysRq key (Fn+Home). However the magic keys (especially the famous REISUB) doesn't work. SysRq is enabled in /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq (I get 1 if I cat ...
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Getting “boot error” when trying to boot from USB

I'm wanting to try out Ubuntu, so followed the instructions for how to install Ubuntu onto a USB. I downloaded the .iso file, then the pendrivelinux 3 part process to make the USB bootable. I can ...
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What key to press to get to the BIOS and change boot sequence on a Dell desktop?

What do I press to boot to the USB I just made? Is it F12 or F2 ? Because I pressed F12 in beginning but it did not work and just normally started Windows again. I have XP by the way.
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Dell Precision M65 Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to a USB stick and am having problems getting the wireless networking to ...
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Broadcom STA Wireless drivers not working on Dell Inspiron 5420

I'm new to linux. I just started working on ubuntu 12.04. Wifi is not working on ubuntu. It works on Windows 7 though. When I tried connecting to the net throght LAN it works. Also, through LAN I ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 64bits on dell XPS 14 ultrabook

I cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits on my new dell XPS 14 ultrabook. When I tried to install it from a usb drive or wubi the installer says: "No root file system selected". The problem is that I ...
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Which partition should I install on on a Dell XPS 13?

I just bought the dell ultrabook xps 13, but I have some difficulties to install ubuntu 12.04. Problem is about Hard-Disk partition. Actually, the sda has already 4 part : and I don't want delete ...
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how can i add 1440x900 resolution on Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

I have a 5 year-old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, with a display resolution of 1280x800 (16:10). I wish to increase that resolution to at least 1440x900. Is this possible? If so - how? Chipset: Intel ...
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Keyboard cursor loses focus when I'm typing

When I'm typing a text in OpenOffice on Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 using the keyboard of Dell Inspirion 1525, the cursor loses focus and I start to typing in another place on screen.
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Blank screen when trying to install from USB [duplicate]

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 1545 with Windows Vista Home Basic. I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Vista for the first time. First, I freed about 50GB from the hard drive to use with Ubuntu. ...
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I have a serious overheating problem.. more details inside [closed]

Calling all Linux gurus, Google ninjas, and Dell Linux users.. So, I'm a huge fan of open-source software. Changing to Windows isn't a solution for me. But, I currently use a Dell 15R (N5010). ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Latitude D610 along with Windows 7

I have a Dell latitude D610 laptop with faulty screen so I use it as a desktop with its original dock. I have installed Windows 7 which is running fine. Hardware specs are as follows Intel Pentium ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not want boot if external keyboard attached to USB 3

As in the subject, if my external keyboard is attached to my Dell Vostro 3750 laptop (via usb 3) - Ubuntu does not want to boot - I see only black screen. Could you please help me?
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No sound or sound card not detected in Dell Precision WorkStation T7400

I have got Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition running on a Dell Precision T7400 Workstation with an Intel Sound card Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog] and I am trying to get the ...
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My CPU fan stop working on dell Inspiron 1545

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 my CPU temperature gets abnormally high: 80-86 °C. I saw that the CPU fan isn't running. Is it possible for this problem to be caused by Ubuntu or not?
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Touchpad scrolling on Dell Inspiron 17R SE (N7220)

I have a new Dell Inspiron 17R that I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on. The touchpad is recognized as a PS/2 mouse, which means that I can't use scrolling and that there is no "Touchpad" tab in the ...