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Webcam works in browser, but not in Skype or Cheese

I have a Dell XPS 15 l502x, and I want to get my camera to work. It has been working in some previous versions of Ubuntu. I got no idea why it isn't working, and what to check to find out why. If ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 strange CPU increase

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 64bit, kernel 3.13 on a Dell R630 server. I notice very strange behaviour. When I open top, I see that CPU has increased significantly for certain processes (custom ...
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Restore Ubuntu from Dell Laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 14R that came with Ubuntu 11.1 installed from the Factory. I had multiple troubles and I had to re-install, for which I used an 12.04 ISO that I downloaded from Ubuntu site. ...
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Better ubuntu 14.04 experience: Intel HD Graphics 4400 or NVIDIA GeForce GT750M? [closed]

I would like to buy a laptop for my research, which also, will be my first Ubuntu-only laptop. After searching for a design, with decent specs and ubuntu compatibility (although I did not find one ...
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How to access bios on ubuntu (to change settings)

I may sound dumb for asking this but i am trying to install windows 8 on virtual box it says in order to run it i have to access bios and activate/turn on something. it wants me to Enable VT-x and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS application loading is slow on my Dell Inspiron 640m

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Dell Inspiron which was running Windows 7. I have configured the dual boot option. Booting into Ubuntu is quite fast. However, I see that Ubuntu takes time to ...
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How can I get my wifi to work on my Dell 3521 laptop?

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 in my DELL 3521 laptop and everything is working fine except the wi-fi in ubuntu. In win 8 wifi is working well but when i start ubuntu it does not ...
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Unable to Install 14.1 on Dell Studio 1747 Laptop, Intel i7, 10GB RAM - Kernel error BUG: Soft Lockup

Update: I have now attempted to install 14.01, 13.1, and 12.04.5 with the same result. I have been attempting to install Ubuntu 14.1 on a Dell Studio 1747 laptop with a Intel i7 Core Processor. Have ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Dell Inspiron 1520 (WiFi not working)

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 that is rather finicky and had Windows XP installed on it. I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail", and since, I haven't been able to get the WiFi to work. It ...
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Cannot get past Dell “setup” while installing Ubuntu on a USB

I was given a Dell Dimension e521, no operating system and a mystery 160GB Hard drive. By using a USB flash drive to install Ubuntu Studio 14.04, I cannot get past the Built-in Bios? I keep getting a ...
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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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Cannot install Ubuntu on Dell computer

I have a Dell computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I am trying to install Ubuntu on it as Dual Boot, but unsuccessfully. I have created a USB boot with latest Ubuntu image on it. I have also ...
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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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Dell XPS 13 Sputnik3 (Ubuntu 14.04) cannot find display-port

Here is the story. I've used the mini-display port from my XPS13 for about a year with an ASUS 2560x1440 res external display, via a mini-DP to DP connector. This has worked fine for 1 year. This ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15R 5521

I have ubuntu desktop iso copy amd-64 bit. I have downloaded YUMI multiboot creation tool and installed above iso on pendrive. I cannot reboot with pendrive on my laptop. It dosent show any option in ...
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Second Monitor doesn't work properly (Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS13 Dev. Edition (Intel HD4000))

I fail at configuring a second monitor using Mini-Display-Port > HDMI cable > ASUS MX279 on Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS 13 Dev. Edition (latest Intel HD4000 drivers installed). Out of the box it worked ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on UEFI Dell Laptop 3446 Vostro

My configuration : Dell Vostro 3446 , 4GB RAM , 500 GB Hard Disk (Preinstalled Ubuntu 12.04). I want to freshly install/update to Ubuntu 14.04 on my Laptop but I recently read thatmy laptop might ...
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Dell 3542 problem with Ubuntu upgrade 14.04 “Black screen after Ubuntu logo at the power up”

I have just bought Dell 3542 i5. I tried to upgrade and it hanged during the upgrade and now I only got a black screen after Ubuntu logo. I tried to upgrade Ubuntu version. I left the laptop ...
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AMD and Intel switchable Graphics in Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell 15R

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop with Interal Intel HD Graphic card (CPU is Core i7 4500u) and AMD 8600 series external graphic card. I downloaded the AMD driver from AMD website and every now then ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wireless not working properly in Dell Inspiron N5110

Recently i have upgraded my PC to Ubuntu 14.04. At first everything is fine. I get connected to WIFI and internet too. After some time the internet connection goes off while i am still connected to ...
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BCM4312 based WLAN card fails in a Dell Vostro 1510 with Ubuntu 14.04

Everything worked fine under Ubuntu 13.08 using the STA proprietary driver. Under insistence of Ubuntu warning messages, i decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 only to see that the wireless circuitry ...
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I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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skype fails to start or crashes in 14.04

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing using different methods on Stack Exchange but the result is always the same, Skype fails to start at all or, very occasionally crashes with an error "skype ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 11 3000 touch screen boots unreliably

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on this laptop once booted works all right. However, the boot itself is a gamble. I often have to make many tries to get it to boot successfully. It can get stuck at unpredictable ...
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Touchpad not Working in ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Inspiron 3521 model. Ever since I installed ubuntu, my touchpad (Synaptic) is not working. However an external mouse is working fine. On running command "cat /proc/bus/input/devices" , ...
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touch pad gesture to switch workspace

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to know how can I Achieve three four finger gestures to switch workspace and zoom in zoom out , things like these. It would be great help, if any of the ...
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Instability with Broadcom 5270 NIC on Ubuntu 14.04.1 server

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 server running on a DEll T620 server, with a Broadcom gigabit 5270 NIC. Upon update (I was running Ubuntu 13.10) the server dropped off the network. Rebooting restores the ...
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CPU stuck on minimum frequency after resume from suspend and unplugged (Dell Latitude E6540)

I have a Dell Latitude E6540 (4th gen. core i7 processor). When i resume from suspend, while on battery, the processor never scales frequecy up and stays at minimum frequency (800 MHz). Does this ...
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Dell Vostro 5470 DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint Driver

I've bought Dell Vostro 5470 for using my development projects. Everything is going perfect for 2 weeks but I am not able to use DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I ...
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Network manager - ubuntu 14.04 32 bit on dell inspiron 1501

Hope someone can help. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 32 bit on my dell inspiron 1501. on installing it wired / wireless was working on install wizard, however on first boot, i cant connect to wired or ...
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Headphones dont Work Dell Inspiron 15r

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Installed on my Dell Inspiron 15r, However it was never able to produce sound through Headphones. it asks you what type of device you just plugged in but when you choose ...
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Wifi hardware switch not working on Dell Vostro 3446 on Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) Dell

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 on Dell Vostro 3446 the hardware wifi (Fn + PrtScr) switch is not working. The wifi would always remain on, independent of key presses, unlike the behaviour on ...
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Dell Inspiron 9400 SD card reader not working

I'm new in Linux, just installed Ubuntu 11.10 in a Dell Inspiron 9400, everything works fine with the exception of the SD card reader, everytime I insert a card the computer doesn't do anything, its ...
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Will Ubuntu work with my Dell Inspiron 640m with minimal driver issues?

This would be my first time installing Ubuntu and I am looking for some advice on if my laptop configuration (2GB, Core 2 Duo, Inspiron 640m) would be good enough. Currently it runs Windows 7. Will ...
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OS - Does not Show 100% HDD Capacity

I am from Dell Technical Support -- One of our customers has a Dell System Model T5610 and has installed 2-256GB SSD HDD and 2- 4TB HDD and Configured RAID-0 of 2 Arrays on Intel Based Chipset ...
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Can I download Ubuntu with my Mac and transfer it via USB?

I have a dell optiflex 755 and i have fitted a new hard drive and power supply. There is no operating system, so I am trying to install ubuntu. I need to download it on a mac and then transfer it. ...
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Unable to upgrade my dell vostro from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I have tried using Upgrade manager to upgrade from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS. I get the following: Third party disabled. Some third party entries in your sources.list were disabled. You can re-enable them ...
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How to get the certified BCM4352 working on Ubuntu 14.10?

Before I ordered my new DELL Precision M4800 I have checked all the hardware for compatibility. The included Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter was listed as "certified" here: ...
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XUbuntu 12.04LTS host can not access Internet while VBox VM Windows 7 can

I have been using XUbuntu 12.04LTS for more than a year. This is the first time I faced this problem. This XUbuntu 12.04 was installed on a Dell laptop 3 months ago with Windows 7 Professional ...
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Problems Installing Ubuntu14.04.1 LTS on Boot

I am trying to dual boot windows xp professional sp3 and ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a dell dimmension 4500 desktop. It has an Intel Pentium processor with almost 1 GB of Ram. It has two cd-rom drives and a ...
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I was not successful in installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Dell Ubuntu-supported laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Dell Ubuntu-supported laptop, which has an Intel(R) Celeron(R) 2955U processor @ 1.4Ghz and 2GB RAM, but I did not succeed. What it told me is an attempt to ...
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Short Battery life for dell xps 15z

I bought dell xps 15z and installed Ubuntu 11.10 on this laptop. Laptop and ubuntu liked me. But I have problem with battery life. In windows it can 4-5 hours, but in ubuntu it is not more 2 hours. ...
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Installing 14.10 on 32G SSD taking days

I bought a Dell laptop with a classic Terabyte harddrive and a "32G ATA Samsung SSD CM85". I would like to install the latest Ubuntu on it but the installation seems to get very slow quickly. In the ...
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install ubuntu12.04 on dell r710 raid 5

I have created a virtual disk 0 with raid 5 on Dell r710. This virtual disk 0 consists of 6 physical disks. Each disk comes with 1TB disk space. I used the bootable CD that I created to try to ...
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Dell inspiron 3521 fan & heating problem

Laptop: Dell Inspiron 3521 CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2127U @ 1.90GHz GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics, and does not have Nvidia/ATI GPU HDD: WD5000LPVX BIOS: version A12 Fan goes high speed after 1 ...
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How do I get Ubuntu Linux 14..04 to recognize my Kindle Fire HD?

I already tried gmtp. It doesn't see the device. I also tried the longer route at itsfoss.com. That method didn't work, either, possibly because 14.04 didn't recognize a couple of the commands. (?) ...
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dell inspiron 5510 wireless driver

My wireless mini card does not work using Ubuntu OS on my Dell Inspiron. I need a driver. I am not a developer, just a user with limited knowledge. Any help or guidance is very much appreciated. Thank ...
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Enable clickpad buttons above touchpad on Dell laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude D830 laptop. This model laptop has 2 pairs of left click/right clickpad buttons - one set below the touchpad and a second set above the touchpad. ...
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Dell latitude d630 no wifi

http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/8695030/ this is what comes up. I dont know how to find or install the drivers for my wireless card. Help please. I also need help with the drivers for my camera.
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Dell b1160w not working in 14.04

I originally installed the dell b1160w printer on ubuntu 12.04. It worked as expected. A few months ago I upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 64 bit and now I can't get the printer to work. I looked at the ...