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Dell d1450u driver not present after upgrade

I updated my dinosaur "Dell Dimension 8400" yesterday using a CD with Ubuntu 12.04.1LTS. When I did this I also deleted my Windows partition on the computer (I was never using it anyway). Since this ...
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how to delete blacklisted items from /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf?

My wireless doesn't work with Ubuntu 12.04.(it worked with 10.04 LTS) I have a Dell Inspiron 1501. I followed the steps posted below: Run these: sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, October 2012 update, black login screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? My Ubuntu 12.04 was working just fine until the last update, after that everytime I login the ...
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wifi not detected in dell inspiron

i have ubuntu 12.04 installed in my dell inspiron 15R laptop but the wifi is not enabled i have tried some solutions but it has not worked till now when i use the lspci -vvv comand i get 08:00.0 ...
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Unable to enable wireless on a Vostro 2520

I have a Vostro 2520 and not sure how to enable wireless on my machine. The details are given below, would appreciate any pointers to resolving this issue. lsmod returns Module Size ...
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Screen flickering on Dell XPS when using mid-range brightness values

After a fresh install of Ubuntu, I discovered the function keys for screen brightness control (Fn+F4 and Fn+F5 in that case) are not functioning. Digging around here, I managed to get them to work by ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12 on a dell inspiron 1501 BLACK SCREEN with vertical color lines [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have a Dell inspiron 1501 AMD and i want to install Ubuntu 12 BUT : I do not get to see the ...
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How do I turn off the monitor when I close the lid?

My problem is that when lid is closed, it just shows blank screen and not turning off the monitor, so my monitor is always on. But when I use Win 7 and I close the lid it turns off the monitor, so I ...
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How to disable track stick dell lattitude without using a mouse

The track stick is jamming the cursor down in the lower right corner. Root shell command is only way to control - xinput not installed - don't know how to do much with Ubuntu. XP not working too due ...
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NVidia GF 555 and HDMI monitor on 12.04 [closed]

I know there are issues with this, but I haven't heard of a resolution. And some of the suggestions just confuse me. I have a Dell XPS with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with Optimus running Precise ...
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Dell 15R overheating

Hello after installing Ubuntu 12.04 my laptop is constantly running above 60°C. I have installed the relative third party drivers but still the same. My laptop is a Dell 15R n5010, i5. 01:00.0 VGA ...
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Error after installing Ubuntu

So, I installed ubuntu no problem at all thru the installation. The last step when it said "please reboot your system so it can take all the changes" or something like that, i clicked on reboot, then ...
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Not getting past boot screen with logo and pulsing dots on one particular PC

First off, I'd just like to say how much I'm loving Ubuntu so far. It's one of my first steps into Linux, but so far it's blown away Windows in almost every regard. Now, onto my problem. My brothers ...
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How do I deactivate dynamic contrast on a Dell XPS?

I am experiencing annoying automatic backlight brightness changes under ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell XPS ultrabook. It seems to be connected to the amount of white pixels on the screen (switching ...
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Which Ubuntu to use for Dell N5110

I have Dell N5110 laptop. It has 6gb of RAM, i5-2450M processor and GeForce GT525M graphic card. I wanted to ask, which version of Ubuntu would be best suited for this laptop? I installed 12.04 but ...
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Dell wireless not working after upgrade

So, the short version of my sad story is that I tried upgrade Ubuntu to 12.04 and wireless driver has stopped working. I have tried all the solutions but nothing seem to be working. When I try to ...
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12.04 dell 14z inspiron 5423 ultrabook sound (noise)

I've just installed 12.04 on my new inspiron 14z and since the systems starts loading a white noise begin to sound. When i play any song or music from internet, it works fine, but the noise continues. ...
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Attach Keyboard/Mouse to X Display in Dell XPS L502x Dual Video Cards (Intel/Nvidia HDMI)

The idea: Use a second monitor in Dell XPS L502x with HDMI port in Ubuntu 12.04 The process: I connect the HDMI cable to monitor. I read this and I have video in HDMI monitor with Bumblebee and ...
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Dell Inspiron 6000 Wireless firmware missing

Wireless worked in previous versions of Ubuntu, but after upgrading I can't connect to my wireless. Dell Inspiron 6000 Service tag 8DYTN71
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Webcam doesn't work in browser…?

I'm running the latest version of Ubuntu, and I have a Dell Sp2009wfd monitor with built in microphone and webcam. I've gotten the microphone working on mumble and on sound recorder, and I've gotten ...
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Dell Powerdge840 2.4GHz 64 bit quad core

I am having an issue, where I have changed the boot order to cdrom and turned off hd boot all together and still my system is unable to detect Ubuntu and claims, no boot device found. Some ...
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Is the tap-to-click issue solved [closed]

I'm just an average Joe when it comes to computing (maybe less then the average Joe) but I hate tap-to-click. In system and settings there is no touchpad tab? Is it true that this has been fixed? ...
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Problems reading a 4GB SDHC but I can read a 8GB SDHC

I recently bought a Dell XPS L502X. The internal card reader had some trouble detecting cards but I was able to fix it using the workaround explained at ...
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Dual monitor setup with Intel graphics and Nvidia Geforce GT 425M on 12.04

I have a Dell XPS L401x and just installed 12.04. I have a mini-display and an HDMI output, and I could hook up two Dell UltraSharp monitors to each port on Windows 7, and get a triple monitor setup. ...
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Internet stopped working suddenly on 12.04

My laptop was running smoothly until yesterday. Today, I can't connect to the Internet at home anymore. I am only able to access the router, but no Internet access. A have a Dell Latitude E6320 with ...
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Bluetooth adapter not recognized on a Dell Inspiron M5010

Ubuntu is not recognising my bluetooth adapter in my laptop (dell inspiron m5010) it has a bluetooth adapter built into the motherboard. I have tried reinstalling bluez, but that has just made my ...
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Bluetooth not working in12.04 (Dell Inspiron 15R)

I am trying to get my Bluetooth working on Ubuntu 12.04 for my Dell Inspiron 15R Laptop. I have tried installing Blueman, but yet Ubuntu is unable to access my Bluetooth Device. Could anyone help ...
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the “additional drivers” shows nothing

I started using Ubuntu 32 bit last week. I love it but I recognized there was a problem with the cooling system. the fan doesn't stop and slightly loud all the time (that wasn't the case while running ...
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Dell bios nightmare on optiplex

I own a Dell optiplex gx260 PC and I got bios revision a03 and want to go higher like a09. I tried the Dell support page using the Wine program down loader after a little configuring and set up on ...
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Blank Screen on 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Can hit Ctrl-Alt-F1 and login but no fixes work. Tried nomodeset and everything else appears to ...
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New to Ubuntu - 12.04.1 Kernel Panic on Installation [closed]

I'm a complete Ubuntu and even Linux newbie. I'm learning here, so I'm grateful for any info to help me learn more about this. I have a Dell Dimension 2400 with a Pentium 4 and 1GB of RAM. It's ...
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cannot log into Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS after startup

I recently installed 64bit Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on my Inspiron 1720 laptop as a dual-boot with Windows 7. When I boot up Ubuntu, it gets to the log in screen just fine but after logging in it gets ...
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Turn off tap to click on typing - ALPS touchpad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ALPS touchpad on DELL Inspiron I15RN-3647BK with Ubuntu 11.10 x64 There are many questions on the site regarding the ALPS touchpads which are not recognized by Ubuntu. ...
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Can't click with USB mouse

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 910. The mouse clicks or touchpad clicks work fine in 12.04 OS shell but not in the apps, but sometimes it does work. Installation of 12.04 was weird when some clicks ...
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Dell Inspiron 14z laptop vs Dell inspiron 14z ultrabook

Just wanted to know if both of these are fully compatible with Ubuntu? If only specific versions of Ubuntu are compatible, then which ones? http://www.dell.com/ca/p/inspiron-14z-5423/pd ...
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No Bluetooth connection for keyboard and mouse for Dell XPS M2010

I hope someone may be able to provide some assistance. I am running dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
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Ethernet not working on a Dell Inspiron 14z

When I plug in a network cable, it is not recognized. The WI-FI is working properly, though. ifconfig output: lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 ...
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Persitent key combination generation on Dell Vostro 3550

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Dell Vostro 3550 and noticed persistent windows and cursor blinking. When going to console (ctrl+alt+f1) and using 'cat' I see persistent generation of this ...
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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, ...