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Full screen with gnome-player and VLC not working properly

I've got this problem since the very first minute I installed Lubuntu from scratch. Full screen mode is not working properly in both gnome-player and VLC: How can I fix this? I'm on a mini Dell ...
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Is there to tell if Ubuntu won't support certain printers?

My system can't find a driver for a Dell Photo 924 (I downloaded an executable installation app but it bombs). Also it can't seem to find my wireless network printer, a Canon MP560. Thanks for any ...
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My wireless won't connect in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, newly installed on my Dell Inspiron 1525

I am a brand new user to Ubuntu (all of my previous experience being in Windows). I have recently begun to dual boot for the sake of work, so I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron 1525. It ...
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Fan always running in Dell Inspiron 5520

I have Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop. Its fan is always in running state. Specifications OS Ubuntu 12.10 x64 CPU Intel Core I5 3rd gen Video Radeon 7670M. I have checked the system monitor to check ...
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Why do I get “Wireless unavailable”?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. on my Dell Inspirion Mini 1018. After doing one of regular updates, my wifi stopped working, and it gives me message Wireless is disabled by hardware switch. How can I ...
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Device not working in 12.10

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 running Ubuntu 12.10. When I go to software sources > additional drivers, I try to select the right driver, for the wireless card, and select apply changes, it tries to ...
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Dell laptop battery backup 1.30 hours only with Ubuntu 12.04. How can the battery backup be increased?

Dell laptop Model: N5110 (Inspiron 15R) Display: 15.6" Battery: 6 cell Graphics: NVidia GeForce 525M 1GB (No driver for Ubuntu), Working on Intel Graphics 1GB OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) 64 bit ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes randomly at Dell Inspiron 14z [duplicate]

I got the problem that my Ubuntu 12.04 system entirely freezes, including there will be no mouse or keyboard action, at random situations with the consequence that there is nothing I can do but a hard ...
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No usb, no wired network after installing 12.04

I formatted and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell E1505. Now Ubuntu starts faster. But Ubuntu doesn't recognice USB Drives, TouchPad, Ethernet or Wifi. Please help me.
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weird screen resolution in Ubuntu 12.10

I have Dell 7520 with AMD Raedon 7XXXM graphics card, thankfully, I got to make it work. But the problem now is screen resolution, as I have screen resolution of 1920 X 1080 for 15.6" laptop, which is ...
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Wireless failed after ubuntu 12.04 updating

I am working on a Dell precision M4700 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 and KDE desktop. After a "suggested" system updating, my wireless connection has stopped working. KNetWorkManager sees the wireless and ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 12.10 and windows 8 Dell Inspiron 15 r

I purchased a new Dell 15R laptop which came with pre installed windows 8 64 bit and ueifi boot. I made a ubuntu 12.10 dvd and loaded it. When i started installing my installer could not recognise any ...
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Dual monitor flickers and resets periodically

I have a Lenovo thinkpad T530 with Ubuntu 12.10 installed. When I connect an external monitor (Acer 23') to my laptop it works fine, but both screens flicker periodically and gets reset. The ...
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How can I get my memory card slot to work?

I use Ubuntu 12.10, on Dell L702x, and the internal memory card slot has never functioned since I switched from its original Windows 7 installation. I've had to use my usb reader for a while now. How ...
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12.04 Ubuntu on Dell 1405e wifi issue [duplicate]

I feel Im pretty good at looking up things and following instructions but Linux instructions are always the most incomplete. I am having a similar issue to another post in the forum I found here: ...
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Network driver for ubuntu 12.04 installed on Dell inspiron 14 R 5420

I am new to ubuntu. I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron 14R 5420 and I am not being able to connect to internet because the network drivers. Please help me in finding and installing the ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 on Dell PowerEdge T320

Is it possible to install/run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server with BackupPC backup software correctly on Dell PowerEdge T320 server (Xeon E5-2403 1.80GHz/10MB / 1x4GB Dual Rank RDIMM 1600MHz) with PERC H310 ...
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Constant fan spinning [duplicate]

Almost every action I initiate, like opening the terminal or clicking a menu, makes the fan start spinning. That did not happen on Windows, for instance. And it doesn't seem normal, so how can I make ...
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Would Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Inspiron e1405 (Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66 GHz/2MB L2 Cache) be too slow? [closed]

Would Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Inspiron e1405 (Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66 GHz/2MB L2 Cache) be too slow? also, it only has 1GB RAM
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dell 7520 (inspiron 15R SE), fan on full speed on 12.04, 12.10, 13.04

The fan on my dell inspiron 7520 (inspiron 15R SE) is constantly running at full speed with a lot of noise. technical details: GRAPHICS : 2GB AMD RADEON HD 7730M, switchable/hybrid with intel 4000 ...
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No fan control for CPU fan

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop, with Ubuntu Installed on my WD Passport partition as a portable installation. On the CPU Fan, it never looks like it has any control over itself. At a constant ...
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kubuntu 12.10 amd 64bit and lubuntu 12.10 amd 64 bit not booting through live usb on dell inspiron n5050 laptop

wen i tried to make live usb of lubuntu 12.10 and also of kubuntu 12.10 i come up with same stuff only boot scrren appears and wen selected in live mode kubuntu/lubuntu start screen appears and ...
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How can I get media keys working on my Dell Vostro 2520?

Some of combinations with Fn on my Dell Vostro 2520 don't seem to work. Fn+F8 (rewind back) Fn+F9 (play/stop) Fn+F10 (rewind forward) I think that these keys need to be set up system-wide. I ...
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Why can my System (Dell Inspiron N4050) not connect to my WiFi any more? (12.04)

I have a Dell Inspiron N4050 with dual booted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. My Wireless Driver currently is Broadcomm in Ubuntu. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Just two days back, after downloading and ...
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Wireless not working after update (Ubuntu 12.10) Dell Inspiron 1764 [closed]

The wireless has stopped working on my Dell Inspiron 1764 laptop after updating Ubuntu. I installed 12.10 from DVD alongside Windows 7 and everything went smoothly. Wireless worked fine, and the ...
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12.10 blank purple screen on startup dell Dimension 3000

I've installed 12.10 from a purchased disc. Setup went ok and I installed any updates. There was some error regarding something called "compliz" and I sent the error report. Now when I try to start ...
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My Dell Latitude D400 with Lubuntu 12.04 can find my wifi network… but can't authenticate the access. What could I check?

I'm an absolute beginner as an [L]Ubuntu user. The fact is my laptop can find any wifi network, but when I insert the password (which is absolutely right, I assure) it asks again for the password few ...
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Unstable wireless connection

I have Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits kernel 3.5.0-22 running on a Dell Precision M6700. The wireless controller is a Broadcom BCM43228 (802.11abgn, the router also is 802.11abgn); it didn't install on a fresh ...
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Why did my video performance decresase recently?

I've been running ubuntu 12.04 for the last month without any problem, just yesterday a problem with the video performance came up. I'm using compiz (always used it) but now, everything is slower and ...
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How do enable wireless and ethenet connection in Inspiron 7420 using Ubuntu 12.04?

I am beginner with Ubuntu and recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as dual booting with Windows 8. I would like to continue with Ubuntu as it is amazing. However I am straggling with internet ...
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Optirun glxgears: Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) No devices detected

I have problem with optirun command on Ubuntu 12.10 installed on notebook DELL M6600. In the BIOS I have enabled Optimus technology. I have two graphics: lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]' Intel ...
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Ubuntu Installation on Dell Insipiron 14r

I have just bought a new dell inspiron 14r laptop. I want to install ubuntu on the system but the main problem I am facing is there are already 4 partitions built in to the laptop and other than that ...
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DELL Inspiron 7520 and amd radeon driver 13.1: How can I switch video cards?

I have wanted to know can you make switching on the Inspiron 7520 using an AMD HD 7730m and an Intel 4000hd. Dell sent me two scripts:   Script 1: #turn off discrete graphics card echo ...
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Will I need a PPA for my Dell XPS 13 “Sputnik” laptop?

Imported from Google Plus: Does anyone know anything about the status of the Sputnik project PPA for the Dell XPS 13? Are there any plans to keep it up-to-date or at least ahead of the versions ...
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Passive cooling on laptop

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop (model number l502x). In both windows 7 and windows 8, I have been able to select power options (power saver, high performance, etc.). In the configuration settings for ...
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Do I need any extra drivers for the Realtek waves maxx audio on my Dell XPS 17?

I have a Dell XPS 17(3D) laptop. It has JBL speakers and a subwoofer too. It came windows pre-installed but I have Linux now in it. The problem is in windows I had Realtek waves maxx audio in it for ...
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Inspiron 14R energy

The battery of my notebook is ending very quickly when I use ubuntu. I have a Dell Inspiron 14R with 6 gb memory, 1tb and NVDIA gt630m hd. Someone can tell me what I can do to improve it?
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How do I enable my wireless card? (Dell Inspiron 9400 with Ubuntu 12.10) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) I am at a complete loss as to what to do here, I spent hours trying to get my wireless card (Broadcom) to work, and ...
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Old laptop for Ubuntu home server: powerful enough?

It's main use will be: Torrents and other downloads Storing files (everything, from jpgs to big ISOs) from multiple Ubuntu, Android and Windows systems (more than 7) Streaming 1080p video files ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 does not boot on Dell D600

I have an old Dell Latitude D600 using USB boot Ubuntu 12.10. When booting, it said that I have the wrong kernal for my CPU. Very odd, Ubuntu 11.10 was working just fine. I tried the 12.10 on ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 no network devices detected

I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Vostro 3460 and no network devices are detected (ethernet and wireless). when I run lspic, I see: 1:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu boot screen clean install

I'm a new user of Linux. I made a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my notebook Dell Inspiron N4010. The intallation went ok, but after restarting it got stuck on the purple screen with the logo. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS stopped detecting BCM4312 on DELL E6500

I have been using wireless seamlessly since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I did a botched attempt of installing Octave 3.6, at that time I was connected via Ethernet. I postponed that installation ...
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nvidia driver not working on dell precision m6500

So I have tried the steps outlined in this article Nvidia driver doesn't work in 12.10 but still to no avail. My screen normally pops up as just what’s on the desktop and the mouse, the only way ...
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How to update Dell laptop BIOS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to update BIOS in Dell laptop? An earlier link in AskUbuntu sheds some light on how to do this, but I found with my recently-purchased Dell Inspiron 7520 none of the ...
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Headphones don't work on Dell Studio XPS 16 with Ubuntu 12.10

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Studio XPS 16 and the headphone jack isn't working. The internal speakers work fine. I have tried a lot of suggestions from different posts, but none of them work.
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Which has better compatibility with ubuntu - xps 13 / xps 14?

I am planning on buying a dell XPS 13 or XPS 14.. but really confused in choosing one.. Will be installing Ubuntu along side windows (dual boot) Main purpose - web & mobile app development It ...
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Use a Broadcom BCM4318 on Dell Inspiron 530 and Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No firmware found for Broadcom wireless card (BCM4318) on Dell Latitude D610 I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Inspiron 530 (where I had installed Windows 7) ...
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'Disable Touchpad' Keyboard Shortcut doesn't work

I have a Dell Inspiron 5110 laptop. When I press the keyboard shortcut to disable the touchpad (Fn+F3) it shows this in the corner of the screen: But it does not actually disable the touchpad. This ...
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Install ubuntu on windows 8 with intel smart response

I have a dell inspiron 15z (ultrabook) with two drives, one HDD (500 Go) and one SSD (32 Go) managed by a kind of raid 0 array called intel smart response, and Windows 8 already installed. Dell ...