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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 same as ad hoc networks. Significant difference is there. In short, ad hoc networks aren't ...
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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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Synaptics Touchpad missing in Ubuntu 14.04.2 with Dell 5550

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a new Dell Latitude E5550. I seem to have two problems. One. When I run 'xinput' I get: justin@sunkite:~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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15.04 no sound “Dummy Output”

I have a Dell Latitude D630. When I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 from a DVD after an update, it left my laptop inoperable. Now the only sound option under audio is "Dummy Output". I have tried advice from ...
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unable to connect to Wi-Fi using Ubuntu 12.04 - Dell Vostro 3546

I am facing the issue at terminal as well as at the browser. At the desktop a pop-up keeps appearing at times with message : wireless - disconnected. But when I check it from the terminal to see ...
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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 ...
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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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i am unable to connect wifi in Dell Inspiron 3420 with Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

How can I install wifi Drivers in Dell Inspiron 3420 with ubuntu 14.04. My broadcom is bcm43142.
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ubuntu 15.04 overheat on xps l502x

(Weather temp here is around 30C ) my dell heats up to 90 or 100C when watching YouTube and 60-70 when idle, but when I use windows, system temperature seems to be much lower . are there ways to solve ...
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Laggy/jumpy/erratic bluetooth mouse in Ubuntu 15.04

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (64 bit) on a DELL XPS 13 (model 9343, BIOS A03) notebook. I use a DELL bluetooth mouse but sometimes it behaves erratically (laggy, jumpy). What could be causing that? Is ...
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How do I disable the “stylus” mode on Ubuntu 14.04 for Touchscreen?

My company is developing on a Dell 3030 AIO with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. We have run into an Issue with the touchscreen whereby if a user rubs it with the back of their hand, the screen loses focus ...
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Intel Wireless 7260 AC working intermitently

I have a problem with my dell XPS 12 haswell edition. My wifi card isn't recognized when I turn the computer on but it works if I suspend it and turn it on again, the same applies to bluetooth. I've ...
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how to enable my bluetooth adapter?

I'm using Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit. Bluetooth adapter is not found. How to active that? rfkill list 1: phy1: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no ...
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Why won't hibernation work on this Ubuntu-certified laptop?

I recently bought the dell Inspiron 3542 (Ubuntu-certified), it came preloaded with Ubuntu 12.04, I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 (erased everything). When I try sudo pm-hibernate the computer ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 14.04 USB on different computers, blinking cursor kill screen

I have been having a problem involving attempting to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on some computers. I installed Ubuntu onto a USB using my home HP Pavilion Quad-Core, and the computer I am trying to make the OS ...
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Can't enable the proprietary drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 wireless after installing Ubuntu 14.10? Offline package required?

I have installed the new Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Inspiron 3521. I was able to use my wifi in the Boot Live Stage and during the Installation phase by enabling the BroadCom BCM 43142 proprietary ...
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High number of interrupts on Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell XPS 13 2015 (9343)

In powertop I noticed a high number of interrupts 'INT3432', which I think would be either the touchpad or sound card. I am concerned on the effect on the power consumption and battery life. FYI I ...
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Wifi disabled due to hardware switch. Not re enabling. What should i do ?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Inspiron mini 1018. I disabled the wireless network and it does not enable again. It reports that wireless is disabled by hardware switch. Pressing the hardware switch ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 randomly freezes [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (64 bit) on a DELL XPS 13 (model 9343, 2015 edition - bios A03). It is a dual boot machine (Windows and Linux). I am having an annoying problem: Ubuntu randomly freezes. The ...
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Notebook Dell Inspiron N5110 Overheating after Installing Ubuntu 12.04

I am a Windows 7 User and decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Notebook Dell Inspiron N5110 and when the Grub loads with the menu list, the fan starts speeding up. If I choose Windows, the fan is ...
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USB and Bluetooth not working with 14.04 on Dell Inspiron14R N4010

I am new to Linux and installed v. 14.04 LTS on my Dell inspiron 14r n4010. Everything is going perfect but with some issues: 1.USB is not working at all. None of my flash drive or USB modem ...
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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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15.04 Could not set configuration for CRTC63. Booting lid closed

When I boot my Dell Latitude E7440 laptop, an error dialog is show on login screen: Could not set configuration for CRTC63. If the lid is closed during boot, the disk crypto login is shown on ...
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Which PCL 6/PCL XL driver?

I'm trying to setup a print server via CUPS. I've been told that a generic PCL6/PCL XL driver will work fine, but in CUPS there are a million versions listed: Generic PCL 6/PCL XL LF Printer - ...
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Ubuntu alternative for DELL True Colors for Windows

I have purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series lap top which comes with Windows 8.1 per-installed. It has an option called "Enable True Colors" in Dell's graphics configuration utility. Once ...
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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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How to restore Dell M3800 Developer Edition

How do I completely restore Ubuntu to factory on the Dell M3800 Developer Edition? I know that there is some Dell Recovery Linux Tool, but how do I even access it?
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After update 14.10 to 15.04, sound card problem

Dell inspiron 3138. Now in version 15.04, after the restart with a laptop connected to the headphones, the sound comes from the speakers of the laptop. Solve reconnect or change the settings in ...
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Dell E4300 Bluetooth not working

So I'm completely new to ubuntu. Even having previously installed 13.04.... My problem is that the little light for the bluetooth is not on, I've tried enabling bluetooth but it says it's disabled. (I ...
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Cracking sound when unplugging headphone or extrenal speakers

So I've been having this cracking noise and not sure if its actually a Ubuntu issue or defected hardware, also have to mention there is no such issue using windows. Also, the cracking only happen in 1 ...
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Dell 3721 Wifi problem Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell 3721 which comes original with windows 8. I managed it to install ubuntu 12.10 on this laptop, even there was no out of the box drivers. With 12.10 I was forces to install this .deb ...
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External Monitor supprt in Dell XPS 13 2015 with Ubuntu 15.04

I bought a Dell XPS 13 2015 and everything works well out of the box with Ubuntu 15.04. But I am not able to connect to external monitor through VGA. When I try to connect it never detects the ...
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Grub install failing trying to dual boot on XPS 13 (2015)

I just purchased a new Dell XPS 13 from the Microsoft Store and installed Ubuntu on it. It seemed to work fine with a few issues that appeared to be resolvable with the last bios update. I performed ...
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Skype video captures with green static noise

Recently I've put 64-bit Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15 5548. I am experiencing big troubles with the video in Skype. It is capturing with big green static noise, while with other programs such ...
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“monitor brightness down” key resets brightness before lowering it

My monitor brightness down key resets my brightness before lowering it, effectively leaving me at near max brightness. I do not experience any problems with the brightness up key. I'm using a Dell ...
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Dell WIfi Not working after 14.04 install

Below is wireless related info extracted from other forum advice. Looks like a kernel issue but I'm clueless how to solve. Thanks for any advice. ########## wireless info START ########## ##### ...
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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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Dell Wireless 360 bluetooth not working in lubuntu 14.04 LTS

Guys i just recently installed lubuntu 14.04 lts on my old dell latitude D530 with a Dell wireless 360 bluetooth module in it. Love the OS very much but the bluetooth is not working. Bluetooth is ...
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Dell xps 12 convertible Ubuntu 14.04 no wireless

I cant seem to get the wireless to work i have tried some fixes but it doesn't want to work i have the 7260 ac Intel wireless card. P.S the laptop doesn't have an Ethernet port.
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Bluetooth not working on ubuntu 14.04 with dell inspiron 15-3521

I have a laptop Dell inspiron 15-3521 with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed, It was working good (I removed this Ubuntu). I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (fresh install). (The driver installed is: ...
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how can i find out my password for root since i am not a sudo user? [duplicate]

i am asked for the password for root to edit my account settings,upgrade,especially for authentication,but i am not a sudo user.so i don't know how to solve this password asking problem if i enter ...
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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 14.04 does not see a touchpad on my Dell Inspiron 14 3000 laptop

Ubuntu 14.04 entirely does not see a touchpad with its buttons on my Dell Inspiron 14 3000 laptop. Re-installed Ubuntu - result is the same - no touchpad. I ran some diagnostics and here are the ...
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Crazy Wifi Connection

I've just bought a DELL XPS 13". Testing the new Ubuntu 15.04, everything was ok. During the test I've just enabled an additional driver for the Wi-fi (Broadcom bcm4352 ). So I've installed Ubuntu. ...
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No GUI after installing

Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell laptop I had laying around. Install goes well but when I'm done, I only get a command line, no GUI at all. Tried several versions, tried 32 vs 64 bit all give me the ...
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Dell M3800 with Nvidia Driver and External Monitor

I have problems with my notebook DELL Precision M3800 with NVIDIA Quadro K1100 and Intel. I need to use the proprietary driver nvidia (I tested the 331 that 349) with my external monitor. My ...
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Laptop fan constantly running at a high speed

I am very new to Ubuntu and to Linux as well. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. (Intel i7 processor, 8Gb ram). However the fan constantly running at a very high speed ...
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Dell Latitude E5540 keyboard issue

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell LATITUDE E5540 laptop, and I've the following problem: randomly I get one key repetition which stops when I press another key. I think that this is my problem: ...
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ubuntu 12.04, on Dell E6530, specify dock microphone as default

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Latitude E6520. When I use, say, skype with the internal microphone, everybody complains that I'm at the other end of a long tunnel. The dock microphone ...
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14.10 Black Screen on Resume

I recently installed 14.10 on my dell latitude e6510. The machine is running an i5-540m, NVS3100M, Vertex turbo SSD, 6GB RAM, and an intel wifi link 5100AGN wireless card. Every few resumes from ...