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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 ...
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recording sound on 12.04 LTS

I am attempting to use the microphone port to send sound from a mixer out to ustream. My problem seems that the drivers are not working correctly. The machine can play sound just fine and everything ...
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Speakers are not working after upgrading to 12.04

The day before yesterday I upgraded my OS from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. And I was able to hear sound from my "DELL VOSTRO - 3400" Laptop for 24 hours only. But after that sound is coming through the ...
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I'm worried I've accidentally deleted Windows!

I installed Ubuntu, and I installed it on a separate partition. For some reason though, I don't get the OS choices menu. I spoke to a friend about it; he said that Ubuntu shouldn't have deleted ...
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How do I enable wireless on a Dell Vostro 3400

I am using Dell Vostro 3400 PC. Previously I was running Ubuntu 11.10 version . Recenty I have upgraded it to 12.04 version. The sad part is wireless is disabled now and I am unable to connect ...
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Dell Latitude D510 isn't booting Ubuntu from a USB

I pressed F12 at start up, and I selected 'Boot from USB". The screen then fades out, and the Windows XP logo appears (Indicating it has not been loaded and it has loaded from the hard drive instead). ...
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Contrast Getting Reset to its Maxmum Value After Restarting System

Recently i installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Laptop "Dell Inspiron-N4010". i am facing problem with my contrast control,after restarting my system contrast is getting reset to its max value. so each time ...
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Dell vostro 1310 touchpad doesn't wotk!

I just installed Ubuntu on my Windows 7 system. Touchpad and wireless don't work. Can anyone help me?
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How do I get the Touchpad Settings working on a Dell XPS 13" Ultrabook?

Today I got an brand new Dell XPS 13 and I really like it. Wifi/Bluetooth/Brightness works very well. But only the Touchpad makes me insane. Okay, Multitouch is really nice and i love it on my Macbook ...
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How do I fix hybrid graphics on a Dell XPS L502? [duplicate]

I'm using a Dell XPSL502 15' and it's facing hybrid graphics problem. I'm really desperate, I don't know what to do - how should I fix this? This problem has occurred before on other Linux variatns ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD fails to boot on a Dell XPS 17 (L702X) [closed]

I'm currently running Ubuntu 11.10, upgraded from version 11.04. I'd like to "refresh" my system by reinstalling with Ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately, I get a kernel panic when trying to boot the LiveCD ...
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How do I get a Dell Wireless 1350 adapter working?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell inspiron 1150 that has a dell branded wireless adapter. It says firmware missing and does not allow me to use wifi. However I can connect with a ethernet ...
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How do I get a Dell Latitude e6420 working?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) on a brand new Dell Latitude e6420, and I'm having a few problems. This laptop has an Optimus (?) setup - i.e. integrated gfx and an Nvidia Quadro NVS 4200M. ...
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Dell D630 with Ubuntu 12.04: fail to shut down

I have a Dell D630 laptop with an updated Ubuntu 12.04. It's not a clean installation, but an upgrade coming from 11.10. After clicking on "shut down", the screen goes black but it keeps with the ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 is very slow in DELL INSIRON,with Intel i5,memory 500+4+1GB?

I have a DELL INSPIRON 15R Laptop with Intel core i5 processor, 500GB HDD, 4GB RAM, & 1GB dedicated AMD Graphics. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 64 Bit. But it is very slow in my system. Actually the ...
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Screen turn off/crazy when I adjust my screen brightness continuously on a Dell Studio 1558

I have a Dell Studio 1558, With a Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100 Series on Unity 2D. After a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04, I rebooted and logged in to my Ubuntu.The screen was too bright, So I press ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Inspiron n5010 Laptop. I can't install the ATI drivers!

After a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron n5010 Laptop, I can't install the ATI drivers! How I can fix this? Because my laptop gets very hot & is too slow! the battery runs ...