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Keyboard cursor loses focus when I'm typing

When I'm typing a text in OpenOffice on Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 using the keyboard of Dell Inspirion 1525, the cursor loses focus and I start to typing in another place on screen.
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Synaptics Touchpad scroll not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 1557. My synaptics touch pad is detected but the scroll functions are not working. The scroll option in the GUI for the mouse and touch pad has disappeared. ...
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5th partition without format

I have a 500gb hdd with 4 primary partitions: sda1: ubuntu, sda2: swap (2gb), sda3: win8.1, sda4: logical (sda5 & sda6) storage. while creating all these partitions, i inadvertently left 7gb ...
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After first software update on ubuntu 14.04 pc boots to a black screen

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 twice on my OptiPlex 990 Dell computer. Both times, after first software update the pc boots to a black screen. I thought it was a video driver problem, so the second time ...
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BCM4312 help 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 910. It's SSD died and so i needed a new OS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS looked awesome and was free. So i installed it on a 32gb sd card and now i'm running on that. The worst problems ...
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XPS 13 without Ubuntu. Can I take it to an OEM state?

I'm considering buying a refurbished XPS 13. The problem is that it doesn't come with Ubuntu pre-installed. Can I get it to a point where is similar to the OEM version?
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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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Installing Ubuntu on a Dell with windows 8 for dual booting

I realize many such questions have been asked and answered. BUT the answers are STILL above most peoples heads (at least mine!) I'm new to this and when the prompt says no OS detected that is where ...
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Graphics Card Issue- Black Screen after Login, Nomodeset works with Live CD, not on install

Thanks in advance for any help, scratching my head on this one. System info: Dell D810 BIOS A05 Pentium M 1.73Ghz not hyperthread capable (thinking that may be an issue) 1024 MB RAM Video ATI ...
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How can I avoid wrecking Dell recovery partitions when installing Ubuntu?

Newbie here. :-) I've tried reading questions and answers about installing Ubuntu on a SECOND hard drive, and although I haven't done it yet, it looks straight forward and I expect to install Ubuntu ...
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Booting Ubuntu 13.10 from USB on server with no OS (Dell PowerEdge T110)

I have a Dell PowerEdge T110 (Xeon 1220v2) server with no OS. From my mac, I was able to save the Ubuntu 13.10 for server iso (x86) and used UNetbootin to save the iso to a USB stick (2GB). I was ...
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How to set headset (Byte Corseca Bluetooth Headset) as default audio device?

Ubuntu 14.04, Dell Inspiron 15R. Dell Byte Corseca Bluetooth Headset (DM5710BT) This is how I always open Sound-settings, and manually set the headset as current audio device. Help me to ...
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dell 5537 Touchpad not working (Ubuntu 14.04)

after upgrading my new ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 I found out that touchpad is not working. Strange thing is that it seems to be detected, as: cat /proc/bus/input/devices gives I: Bus=0011 ...
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Can't find device when trying to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu and when I am presented with the Partitioning menu I have no devices that I can select. however from the "try Ubuntu" area I can see my hard drive mounted. How can I ...
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DELL Inspiron 5537 hungups during boot

I purchased a Inspiron 5537 with UBUNTU preinstalled. Starting the lap-top, I followed all the instructions for UBUNTU. At the end I decided to accept all the proposed updates in UBUNTU. Now the ...
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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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DELL INSPIRON 1100 15" LAPTOP with no os [duplicate]

How do i install ubuntu on a DELL INSPIRON 1100 15" LAPTOP with no Preloaded OS?
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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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kidle_inject uses cpu power without apparent reason

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an i5-3250M, 6GB RAM Dell Inspiron laptop. I have been noticing all this time from my cpu usage monitor that there is high usage of my CPU (without using something ...
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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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Brightness not changing Dell 15r SE and ubuntu 12.04

With my current laptop I can't change my brightness anymore I tried xbacklight -set 50 (nothing happened) and also changed this line grub_cmdline_linux_default= "quiet splash" to ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 12.10 post installation

Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop Pentium 4 3.x MHz processor 1.5 GB RAM 30 GB Toshiba HD in 3 partitions: 32 MB FAT for Dell utility, 14.x GB NTFS for Win XP Pro SP2, 14.x ext4 for Linux I went through the ...
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Hibernation error message on Ubuntu 12.04

I have Dell Inspiron 15 and Ubuntu 12.04. During Ubuntu hibernation I receive the following message: timed out waiting for DP idle patterns unknown unclaimed register before writing to 64040 ...
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How do I install Dell 2150cdn printer

Love Ubuntu but cannot get printer to work. It's a Dell 2150cdn colour laser printer. I went to settings and tried to add printer and tried all various options but they alll jang for over an hour. ...
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fancontrol on no pw-capable machines

I've installed Ubuntu 13.4 on my Alienware m14x and noticed one thing, cpu gets as high as 70 degrees centigrade (with nothing resourceful running) and cooler doesn't respond to that, just stays calm ...
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Ubuntu makes my audio speaker make a “poping sound” back to Windows in dualboot

I have a very strange problem that other people with the same hardware than me already had, but I didn't see any solutions on the internet. That's why I'm posting here, I'm a bit desperate and if I ...
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Is 14.04 LTS sufficient for for dual CPUs [duplicate]

I am totally new to UBUNTU (and dual CPUs). Do I just download the current iso (14.04 LTS 64-bit) from www.ubuntu.com/download/server, or do I need something else to support a server using dual cpus? ...
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Dell M6800 with Windos 8.1 on part-1, cannot run if Ubuntu and Fedora are 2nd and 3rd OSsen?

On a Dell M6800 machine that has Windows 8 pre-installed, I upgraded to 8.1, then I loaded Ubuntu 14.04 then Fedora 20 the only way I could, that is in "Legacy" BIOS Mode. BTW the Ubuntu install was ...
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Dell inspiron 3537 keyboard and touchpad

With new dell inspiron 3537 keyboard works fine with livecd. Everything stable. Touchpad don't works at all but this is not big deal because I have external mouse. But when i install system on disk ...
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Second time suspend didn't works on 14.04

I have dell xps l702x and suspend/resume works well on first time after boot. But if I close the notebook second time after resume nothing happens. No disk, screen or other specific activity. What ...
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Touchpad issue: jumping cursor while typing (Ubuntu 14.04), syndaemon don't help

I know there are other questions about this issue, but I can't find the right tweak in order to fix it. The touchpad still detects my palms while typing stuff. It's REALLY annoying, especially ...
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How to download ubuntu iso for dell laptop

I bought dell vostro M5460(corei3 2.5GHZ). Ubuntu was not pre-installed in this machine. How can i download the preloaded ubuntu 12.04 iso(special build for dell)?? I googled it but didn't find any ...
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what is Dell OpenManage Ubuntu Repository?

What is Dell OpenManage Ubuntu Repository? Do we need to install for Ubuntu? enter link description here
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Dell Poweredge R410, ubuntu(14.04) running dead slow

I've have a machine, Dell Poweredge R410 with Ubuntu OS installed in. I'd no problem during installing, however, once it is done it has become annoying as performance is unforgivably abysmal. It runs ...
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huwai 1731 ( mobile broadband ) not working with dell inspiron 3521

Please help, one of my friend shared this note ( enclosed below), I used these codes and my laptop is able open the data card but I am not getting any signals. I am able to work with wired ...
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ubuntu 14 painfully slow on dell r200

I didn't notice it at first. The machines (there is 20 plus) are to be used a simple file servers. It wasn't until samba just wouldn't act right that I installed a desktop gui and started more ...
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Ubuntu on Dell tablet laptop?

I am interested in getting a used Dell XT/XT2/XT3. Is any of the features on the tablet not compatible? Does the n-trig pen work without its proprietary driver? Thanks for any advice!
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Dell Precision T7500 = not bootable?

Environment Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64-bit Dell Precision T7500 2 x Intel Xeon X5690 @ 3.46 GHz 96 GB RAM Quadro NVS 420/PCIe/SSE2 Video Card built-in SAS RAID controller Disk Configuration 2 RAID ...
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Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse Not Working

I'm having trouble getting my Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse to work properly. I've followed the suggestion in the bug report below and added the following to ...
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Lubuntu wireless issue with Broadcom chipset

I'm a web dev that just started a new venture in buying wiped laptops in bulk and selling them at a low cost to lower income families that want a laptop that will simply preform and not become virus ...
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after 2nd update of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS no wlan0 again

I have a Dell laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (kernel 3.5.0-49-generic) with qualcomm atheros qca9565 The first time, I did update and all the connections with the internet were lost. Step by step, I ...
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“Operation System not found” Dell XPS 15Z L511Z

Although title is the same problem is different. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty on my HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook. And I was trying to create a bootable usb for my DELL XPS 15z. After successful ...
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Wireless won't connect!

I recently installed Ubuntu onto my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. I can connect to the Internet via Ethernet, but wireless won't work. The prompt to put in the wifi password pops up, but when I put in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Touch pad scroll direction is wrong on Dell Latitude and Lenovo ThinkPad

I have installed 14.04 recently in my Dell Latitude E6410. Touch pad scroll working seems to be incorrect. Inverted direction. I checked this on Lenovo ThinkPad also, there also i have observed the ...
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Wireless does not work 14.04 laptop model MM061

Wireless network not working (built-in adapter) I can't see any network but in Windows it is working. So I should use a (network external adapter) and I can see the network and Access to the web. ...
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Dell Inspiron 600M

Just wondering I want to install ubuntu on my ancient Dell Inspiron 600M is there any drivers I need to download and where can I download it? Thank you in advanced for all who help me on this. ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 install fails on Dell Inspiron B130 with Broadcom 4318

I have a Dell Inspiron B130 I am trying to install 32-bit Xubuntu 14.04 on. The install of 13.10 was AOK but the update failed catastrophically, so I am reinstalling from scratch. WiFi and the ...
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Fan running constantly after installing ubuntu [dell inspiron 5520]

i installed ubuntu 13.10 on my dell inspiron 5520 and this is my first experience with ubuntu or any OS other than windows.. the system starts up normally and functions although it seemsto be slower ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Wireless crash

I am currently trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 7720 stock model, I was attempting to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS w/ Windows 8.1 SP0. After some issues I was having w/ grub and ...
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Fan Control on Dell L521x

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 L521x (January 2013), and I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 stock. Everything is kind of ok but it seems that the fans never kick in. So even when editing some stuff on ...