Questions related to Dell hardware and troubleshooting Ubuntu

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
6k views

Ubuntu 12.04 does not recognize HDMI and displayport outputs in Dell Precision M4700

I've just bought a TV/monitor and when is connected to my laptop by DP output nothing happens. It only shows a log saying "There is no signal coming from your computer". The same for the HDMI output. ...
0
votes
1answer
827 views

Non-Dell Battery Not Detected on Dell Inspiron 1545

I bought a new battery and power cord from Amazon which is not Dell OEM. Ubuntu is not recognizing the batter at all. It say's "Not Present". Is it reasonable to assume that this is a hardware issue ...
1
vote
0answers
106 views

Fresh install on Dell Laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 14R laptop that came with Ubuntu 11.1 pre-installed. I upgraded it to Ubuntu 12.04 -thorugh the Update Manager- and everything seems to work fine including my touchpad and it ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Dell Inspiron 1545 not detecting Wifi networks. Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto my Dell inspiron 1545. I've tried almost everything on askubuntu with no luck. My wifi network is not being detected at all and I cannot manually add it. Please ...
1
vote
2answers
877 views

What version of ubuntu is to be installed in dell-mini-10?

I am using Dell Ubuntu Mini 10 version of Ubuntu. The problem is: I tried both 12.04 and 13.04, but both are extremely slow on this laptop.So I am now running 11.04 which is near it's End Of Life and ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

numkeypad not working on dell n5110 after installing 13.04

I have a dell inspiron n5110 with ubuntu 13.04 fresh install.before when i was using 11.10 / 12.04 numkeypad used to work .now it works only at the log in where i type password. after the login it ...
0
votes
1answer
300 views

Need drivers for a Dell v525w printer

I have a Dell Dimension 4700, still works fine and I don't want to buy another computer just to avoid the Windows XP shutdown. Loaded Ubuntu 13.04, works great, but when I try to add my printer, my ...
1
vote
4answers
4k views

installing ubuntu first time, DELL Optiplex 755

I am new to computers and everything and want to try ubuntu on a desktop I just got, DEll Optiplex 755. It is a bit old, I think 2007. Will the new version of Ubuntu work on it. I am upgrading the ...
0
votes
2answers
533 views

Dell e6400 and wifi problem

I'm trying to run a Dell e6400 will Ubuntu and having no success with getting on wifi. I've tried all the stuff that I can understand after reading through the other threads. It all seems a bit old ...
0
votes
1answer
487 views

INSTALLING UBUNTU ON DELL INSPIRON WITH XP

Primo noob here. I would like to install Ubuntu on my laptop. I have downloaded Universal USB Installer and I am stuck where it asks me to choose (or browse) s Linux distribution and then an IOS. ...
0
votes
1answer
978 views

Dell touchpad not working in ubuntu

I just downloaded Ubuntu and it looked great, but my touchpad wouldn't work... My computer is a Dell and I'm a newb at this sort of stuff so if someone could help me, please?
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Multiple problems with my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 [closed]

I'm having some problems with my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 laptop. I hope you can help me with this. I searched a lot, but found no working solutions. Specs: AMD RADEON HD 7730M + Intel HD 4000 128 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

One Ubuntu laptop on wifi occasionally makes other laptop's connection slow

There are two Dell laptops on our home's wifi: Inspiron 1525 Latitude E5420 These connect along with several other devices (iPad, phones) with which we have no trouble at all. The laptops are ...
0
votes
1answer
211 views

Installing Ububtu 12.04 on Dell Inspiron N5110 already having 3 active partitions

The Dell Inspiron N5110 already has 3 active partitions - BOOT FAT 32 (44 MB for Dell Diagnostic tools) RECOVERY NTFS (15 GB) SYSTEM (192 GB ) Option 1 :-I can shrink the system volume and install ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Ubuntu and racadm

I recently purchased a used poweredge 1850 server and it came with a DRAC card. After wiping the HDD and installing ubuntu server 12.04.3 LTS amd64 on it, I am now trying to gain access to the DRAC ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

“Operation system not found” when installing 13.04

I am attempting to install 13.04 on a Dell XPS 15 (L502X), onto an Intel SSD. I have run shred to wipe the contents of the SSD, so I should be starting from a clean slate, and my objective is for ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

What version? dell inspiron 910 8GB [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and planning to install it on my Dell Inspiron 910, because in Windows XP some random updates ate all my 8GB storage (SSD). Even after stripping down XP to the bone, I'm unable to ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Can't get Broadcom 43142 drivers to work after installation on 5420 Inspiron

I'm a complete newbie to ubuntu, I've already installed and reinstalled the Broadcom driver required done a numerous amount of steps on terminal but I can't seem to get wireless working. However, my ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Flickering/Flashing screen problem related to keyboard

This will seems quite bizarre but that's a huge problem for me, I'm facing it for a long time since Ubuntu 12.04. My Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian (Unity/Gnome) always starts flickering after using the ...
0
votes
1answer
394 views

USB 2.0 not working in my Ubuntu 13.04 Dell XPS 13

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook. I need to get the USB 2.0 port on the left side of the ultrabook to read my pendrive. When I plug it in, nothing happens. It works fine ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Running 13.04 on Dell XPS 12?

Will Ubuntu 13.04 run well on my Dell XPS 12? Basically, I want the most up to date Ubuntu software working on my computer and with touch support.
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to install broadcom driver for Dell Inspiron 1440 in ubuntu 12.04

I'm just install ubuntu 12.04 precise pangolin, but after installing i still need to download broadcom wireless driver. I don't have a wired connection, can anyone please help me to install it ...
2
votes
1answer
238 views

Cannot change brightness of my laptop

My laptop is a DELL 3521 with dual graphic cards, which usually cause some problems, and I have switched off the AMD Radeon card. Now, when I want to turn the brightness down by dragging the ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

No wired or wirless on dell 13.04

I am a pretty clueless Ubuntu user, so bear with me. Yes I have searched extensively for an existing answer, but they all either make no sense to me or do not seem to apply. Anyway, I installed a ...
0
votes
1answer
413 views

Best version for Dell Mini 1210 [duplicate]

I went from Ubuntu version 8 something to 13.04 and the system is slow to the point of unuseable. Is there something I can do with 13.04 to make it work or should I install an earlier version? If so ...
1
vote
1answer
400 views

I have an old piece of hardware I want to run Ubuntu, can I reformat using the 13.04 download on my Dell 700m? [duplicate]

I recently recovered my Dell Inspiron 700m from my collection of old hardware. I have a ton of old files and programs on it, none of which I need. I want to install ubuntu and make it a running ...
2
votes
0answers
437 views

Problem with bluetooth turning on in 12.04(Kernel 3.2.0-34 generic) on Dell insprion 1520

I've Dell inspiron 1520 Laptop and have installed 12.04 Ubuntu in it, I'm trying to turn on the bluetooth device on the system, In the notification bar it shows, bluetooth is turned on and under ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

How to disable Dell trackpad when mouse plugged in to usb port? [duplicate]

When in Windows 7 I have the option to have the touchpad automatically be disabled when a usb mouse in plugged in. Then when the mouse in unplugged the touchpad automatically becomes enabled. There is ...
1
vote
0answers
570 views

Unable to get wireless to work 12.04 BCM4312 Dell Inspirion 1545

Long story short, I was playing with things that I shouldn't have and had to do a fresh install of 12.04. After going through How to Install Broadcom Wireless Drivers with no luck. Then, became sort ...
1
vote
2answers
658 views

Dell Inspiron 5520 15R 12.04 LTS update

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (with special driver support) on my Dell 5520 15R. This Ubuntu image was recommended, as the system is Ubuntu certified. The hardware is exactly as the link states. Anyway, ...
0
votes
1answer
529 views

How to install graphic drivers for Intel GM45

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell laptop whose configuration is as follows: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6400; Intel GMA 4500 MHD Graphics Processor When I tried to launch a Game ...
1
vote
2answers
89 views

using 13.04 on ancient dell desktop, nvidia geforce 200, worth trying?

I have an ancient Dell Dimension 2400, with an aftermarket Nvidia Geforce 200 graphics card... I installed 13.04 nd the apps seem to work ok but a bit slow, but the desktop is horribly slow, switching ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

Which version off Ubuntu should I download [duplicate]

I have a dell inspiron 910 netbook and it has only a small hard disk, with only about 4.5GiB spare. My copy of windows is not good and I would like the option to boot into either Ubuntu or windows 7. ...
0
votes
2answers
752 views

latest ubuntu on dell xps 12

I am planning on buying a dell xps 12 at the end of the week so i can replace my laptop and my tablet and have both all in one device. I am very attracted to this concept, however I love ubuntu as ...
0
votes
1answer
548 views

Wireless still does not work 12.04 Dell Dimension 3000 [duplicate]

I have tried many solutions found in aksubuntu, but no luck in getting the wireless to work on this computer. The wired connection works. Below is the wireless information. 01:01.0 Network ...
0
votes
1answer
428 views

Ubuntu screen flickering after laptop repair [duplicate]

I own a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop which uses both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. The laptop broke a month ago and I called Dell support to fix it. A small metallic clip was dislodged from the back lid and ...
3
votes
2answers
774 views

How to prevent Bumblebee on a Dell E6530 disable Optimus on the next boot?

I've got a Dell Latitude E6530 here which is Nvidia Optimus enabled. In Ubuntu 12.04 I installed: nvidia-319 Bumblebee stable PPA version 3.2.1-1~preciseppa4 installed with the instruction from ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Ubuntu 12.04. How to set up dual monitor with Intel 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

I have a Dell XPS15 l502x dual-booting Win8 and Ubuntu 12.04. When I try to connect my second monitor through the HDMI port, the second monitor just says there's no signal. When I run lspci -v, I ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Unable to boot after depleting the battery

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Dell XPS 13 ultrabook. I left the laptop on for a couple of days so the battery ran out. After that I am getting a black screen when I try to boot up the laptop. ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Missing bootmgr after removing the Windows parttion

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop that I no longer use much. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a partition. I loved it and decided to remove the Windows partition altogether. However, after doing so, I now ...
0
votes
4answers
2k views

How do I get unity back after installing nVidia drivers

I know this might look like a repeated question but I've been looking for a solution everywhere I could think of with no success I am using a Dell Inspiron N5110 It has intel shared graphics and an ...
0
votes
1answer
751 views

Internal microphone does not work on Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Latitude E6330 laptop

My problem is that internal microphone stopped working after I updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and then 13.04. I searched for the solution in the internet, I found several solutions, but none of ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Dell Unified Linux Driver installer

I'm trying to set up a dell B1160w printer and am having trouble. I'm using the A00 Unified Linux driver which I can get running but then is says SANE - scanner api is needed. I have SANE 1.0.23 ...
2
votes
1answer
157 views

I cannot install Ubuntu on my laptop [duplicate]

I bought a Dell Inspiron 5423 ultrabook with a 32GB SSD drive and a 500GB HDD. I tried to install Ubuntu with a live CD, but there is no drive shown on which to install Ubuntu. In my boot options I ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

Install Ubuntu on a laptop running XP

When I being to install Ubuntu, the only choices for the 'Desktop environment' are Ubuntu and all the other ...buntu(s). I don't see a choice for the laptop version. Is this normal? I am trying to ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Wifi Problem

I have a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (L322x) with the Atheros Killer wifi card installed. It's a lovely laptop, but the wifi was hanging for 30 seconds or so, or dropping and reconnecting ...
0
votes
2answers
973 views

ubuntu 13.04 can't see my Realtek wifi card

i've got a Realtek wifi card about which Terminal says, 03:01.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8190 802.1 in my Dell Vostro 220. Windows 7 uses it fine, but Ubuntu ...
-1
votes
2answers
376 views

Ubuntu 32-bit won't install on Dell Inspiron 4000

I am tuning up a laptop for a friend. The laptop originally ran Windows ME, and is about 13 years old. I recently installed Windows XP on it and it ran like a snail. I am now trying to install 32-bit ...
1
vote
1answer
333 views

Ubuntu on Dell 6430u 256 SSD

I am new to Ubuntu and looking for a suitable Laptop to run it. Could anyone give me his/her experience with a Dell Latitude 6430u Intel Core i3 256 SSD and Ubuntu 12.04? I would like to run it in ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

External monitor not detected on 13.04 on a Dell XPS 13 via Mini DP [duplicate]

I upgraded my Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop from 12.04 to 13.04 and now it seems the Mini Display Port isn't working at all. I've tried using an Apple-branded Mini DP to VGA adaptor and a ...