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Getting “boot error” when trying to boot from USB

I'm wanting to try out Ubuntu, so followed the instructions for how to install Ubuntu onto a USB. I downloaded the .iso file, then the pendrivelinux 3 part process to make the USB bootable. I can ...
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CPU# stuck 23s! Dell Inspirion 7559 [on hold]

I recently purchased a Dell Inspirion 15 7759, I have a lot of problem installing ubuntu 16.04 because the live usb just get stuck on the boot screen and I have to be restarting over and over again ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 hangs at shutdown, wierd start ups

I just bought a new Dell machine. It's awesome! It has a 6th Gen Intel i5, Radeon M335 (4gb ddr3), 8gb of ram< win 10. Nothing special, but still quite good. Anyways I wanted to install Ubuntu on ...
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HDD boot repair

I just used boot-repair tool in Ubuntu and I applied MBR option … and when I reboot my laptop, it won't boot hard drive. A black screen appears with a cursor beeping and my whole system stucks there … ...
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getting Precision 3510 to use Achieva QH270 — bad EDID

I have tried everything I could find, but nothing seems to quite work... But I'm just screwing around in the dark here. So, I'm plugging this monitor in to the DVI-D (believed to be) dual link port ...
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unrecognized Sierra 5570/8805

I have a problem. I know you have heard it many times. I have a tablet Dell Venue 11 5130 with wwan/wi-fi card Sierra 8805 but in the system it is 5570e. I have needed for my work some easy-carry ...
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16.04 LTS wifi connection lost randomly every 5 minutes

First I had this issue described here 16.04 LTS wifi connection issues but nobody was able to provide a valid answer. Recently this wifi connection issue gets even worse. I would lose wifi connection ...
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Ubuntu XPS13 Sputnik boot order and Bios configuration?

I had a superblock issue on my Dell XPS13 Sputnik edition. Trying to get Ubuntu back booting. Does anyone know which partition it should boot from? Bios is set to Legacy should this be so? ...
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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 ...
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No way to connect to my wifi - Dell m4800 - ubuntu 13.10x64bits

I can't achieve to connect to my WiFi with a Dell Precision m4800 with Ubuntu 13.10 64 bits. I added the recommended "Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac Network adapter" in Software & ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Hidpi support?

I just bought the new skylake Dell XPS 13 developer edition which came with 14.04, it had a bunch of issues slowing down the system, but the resolution was fine for my 3200x1800 screen. I decided to ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 running slow

I just bought the new Dell XPS 13 Developer edition which came preinstalled with ubuntu 14.04. After the initial boot it seemed a bit slow, but then it updated and worked fine, then later the same ...
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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 the same as ad hoc networks. There is significant difference between the two. In short, ad hoc networks ...
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Battery life severely decreased after upgrade to 16.04

Recently I upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04, and my laptop's battery life has drastically decreased. When I used 14.04 my battery life was roughly 3.5 hours, now it's only about 2 hours. I tried to ...
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Laptop buttons not working on a Dell Latitude e6400

I have install Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit on my Dell Latitude E6400 laptop. I have the latest bios version for my laptop (A32) which I downloaded from the official Dell website by checking updates that ...
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Upgrading to 4.6.0-rc6 kernel fixed my flickering screen issue but now WiFi doesn't work (Dell XPS 13)

I have a 2016 Dell XPS 13 (FullHD display, i5 version). It has a Broadcom wifi module (BCM4350) which you might know has pretty terrible Linux support. However, it is supported by the Linux kernel ...
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How do I get a Dell Wireless 1350 adapter working?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell inspiron 1150 that has a dell branded wireless adapter. It says firmware missing and does not allow me to use wifi. However I can connect with a ethernet ...
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Dell Vostro 1510 trackpad

A week ago I moved totally from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. I've been really happy with the transition bar one annoying glitch. My trackpad sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. All other hardware including ...
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Headphones is not working in 15.04 Dell XPS 13

After upgrading to 15.04 , my headphones don't work, how to fix it? When I type command alsamixer , I see something strange:
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Dell Latitude D630 wireless issues running Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Latitude D630. I'm new to Linux and don't know too much about it. I've researched a few solutions to this problem, but none have worked, or I couldn't complete ...
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Small screen problem because of high resolution

I have dell 9350 and installed ubuntu 16.04. I am able to use my resolution 3200x1800 but I have small screen so I have to adjust "scale for menu and title bars" setting 1 to 2 in order to have normal ...
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Bluetooth not working on BCM43142 on 14.10

I have an issue on a Dell Vostro 3560 with a BCM43142 where the Bluetooth doesn't work even with the proprietary drivers installed. The WiFi works just fine. I'm running a fresh installation of Ubuntu ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Dell Precision 15 5510

Has anyone had any success installing Ubuntu 14.04,15.10 or any variety on the New Dell precision 15 5510. I have been trying for 3 days with very little success. Issues I am facing 1. Intel 8260 ...
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Login problem after Hibernate with Dell E7440

Yesterday I installed Xubuntu 16.04. It uses the lightdm display manager to log in. This works. The issue: I use a Dell Latitude E7440 with Docking station. Most of the time, the screen of the ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 Skylake not able to shutdown and restart

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. I am facing shutdown issues often. It hangs in a terminal with the message (sometimes shutdown works): soft lockup, cpu#4 struck for 22s I installed Ubuntu ...
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How to enable bluetooth for Dell Inspiron Laptop?

How do I enable Bluetooth for my Dell Inspiron laptop? It tells no adapters found.
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Dell XPS13 9333 - Big trouble updating Ubuntu to 15.10

a few days ago I had the unfortunate idea to upgrade my well-working Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 simply running the software update manager. Result: the installation went worng and now my Dell XPS13 9333 is ...
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Keyboard backlight keeps going on in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Dell Latitude E6540 and my keyboard backlight is keeps going on after some time even after I switch them off using the shortcut keys (Fn+->). Thanks in ...
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Grub2 doesn't display correctly - most of the time (inspiron 1090)

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini Duo (1090) with a 16GB samsung SSD and a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 installation. My issue is with Grub2. Most of the time, when the laptop starts up, all I get is a blank maroon ...
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System Log warning “wrong connector dpms state” Dell Inspiron 1525

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop (Intel Celeron(R) CPU 540 @ 1.86GHz processor, Intel 965GM graphics, 64-bit OS, 4 GiB memory). I am not having any noticeable operating ...
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With Ubuntu 16.04 laptop doesn't suspend when lid is closed

I have a Dell 7737 laptop, and with Ubuntu 16.04 it no longer suspends when the laptop lid is closed. With 14.04 closing the lid put the laptop to suspend as expected. However, I reloaded the system ...
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UEFI Bios Issue from Ubuntu Install On Dell Inspiron 14-3452

I'm fairly green with Linux but have successfully put on different linux distros on my machines years ago. My friend got a virus on Windows 10 and I offered to install Ubuntu on his machine. He ...
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Broadcom BCM4352 not showing all wifi networks

I have a 2015 Dell XPS 13 (9343) with Ubuntu 16.04. Wifi is working using bcmwl-kernel-source 6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu8 and everything works fine except that I cannot see all wifi networks around, ...
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Slipstream Dell Ubuntu Image (14.04LTS)

This is a variation on How To Customize Live CD. My Dell Inspiron comes with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I mess it up, there's a GRUB boot option to reformat and re-install. Which is great, but... ...I ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 using a dell vostro 1510 WIFI problems

I'm new with ubuntu, I installed lubuntu 15.04 on my Dell vostro 15.04 but the wifi isn't working at all. I activated the drivers for the broadband still no wifi connection at all. I tried using a ...
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Dell Precision M4500 laptop Keyboard backlight issues

While running (or more specifically loading ubuntu 16.04) ubuntu sets my keyboard backlight to off (brightness, not on/off, but lowest possible brightness). I setup Windows 7 (since it actually has ...
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Dell 3543 Kubuntu 16.04 can't get output to 2nd monitor on HDMI

This worked with much fiddling on 15.10, but since upgrading to 16.04, I can't get the 2nd monitor working at all. xrandr -q Reports "HDMI1 disconnected" though it isn't. With open source ...
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Ubuntu hangs on “Adding swap on Priority:-1 extents:1 across”

I have a Dell 2900 with a onboard Radeon card. The server is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Kernel 3.19.0-58 When booting with 'nomodeset' the system hangs on: "[drm:radeon_init [radeon]] ERROR No UMS ...
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Dell Studio 1569 Cannot Shutdown in Ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04

I have not tried a version of Ubuntu prior to 11.10 on my machine. The laptop will not shut down or restart. Shutting down causes it to pause at "Will now Halt", where upon it sits until the battery ...
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Dell XPS 13 9350 (2016) 16.04 upgrade nosound

Just upgraded my Dell XPS13 (9350, 2016 model) to 16.04. Been trying all the things that other people seem to have with no results. Any pointers appreciated. $ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware ...
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Bluetooth not working in dell inspiron 15 3000 series 3542 laptop [duplicate]

I have dual boot with windows and ubuntu 16.04. Bluetooth works fine with windows but it doesn't work in ubuntu. I guess it is some driver problem ( not an ubuntu version problem as this problem is ...
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Touchscreen not working after installation

The touchscreen of a Dell Venue 11 Pro workes well in a live system of Ubuntu 16.04. After installation the touch support is completely gone. What can I do to restore it? I have already had a look at ...
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Checking media [Fail] on boot

Lately I've been getting this black screen at boot time with 2 lines saying Checking media [Fail] And the time of booting has extended greatly due to that thing (like from seconds to a minute) I ...
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Linux Support for builtin wifi adapters in Thinkpad T-series and Dell XPS?

Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad T400 sometimes has the problem of the builtin wifi adapter stops working, and I haven't found a way of solving it, albeit asking quite a few questions in this forum. I ...
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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 Inspiron 5521 i7-3317U Fan CPU too Noisy

I am having a problem with the fan speed with my new Dell Inspiron 5521 i7-3317U, Full HD with installed Ubuntu 12.04. The fan is too noisy. After starting the Laptop, the fan starts and is not ...
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Mobile Broadband not working on Dell Inspiron after upgrading to 15.10

I've just upgraded my Dell Inspiron from ubuntu trusty to xubuntu wily (I formatted and performed a clean install rather than a usual upgrade). All the other things are working as usual except the ...
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Full screen with gnome-player and VLC not working properly [SOLVED]

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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Wireless not working with Intel Wireless PRO 3956ABG on Inspiron 1525 with 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, and I found that Camera, CD drive adn wireless cards are not working