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Driver for VFS5011 Fingerprint Reader on Dell Vostro 3550

I have a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop. Fingerprint Reader: Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS5011 Fingerprint Reader (USB-id: 138a:0011) I have searched, but I couldn't get this driver for Linux. I have ...
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Supported Graphics Card for Alienware 17

I'm looking at purchasing a new laptop and installing Ubuntu on it. Specifically, looking at an Alienware 17 at the moment. I wanted to make sure there was some support for the video card however. ...
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Dell laptop display brightness problem

I am using Dell inspiron 15 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have hot keys on my keyboard to adjust display brightness and they work fine.But the problem is, as soon as I switch on the laptop the brightness is set ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit GTK themes and Icon themese not working properly

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed on two separate computers (Dell XPS L502X and Dell Latitude E5440). The themes I installed either by extracting compressed files or using the apt-get package ...
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12.04 - Are there any drivers for integrated Webcam on Dell Inspiron N7010?

I'm very new to Ubuntu. Are there any third-party drivers for the integrated Webcam on Dell Inspiron N7010, A work around, Or Canonical driver out there yet? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. It worked fine ...
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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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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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How to start installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on Dell XPS 15 (along Windows 8.1)?

I recently bought a XPS 15 with Windows 8.1 on it and I'd like to install Ubuntu 14.10 along the side. I've copied the .iso file on a USB stick and registered it as a boot option in the BIOS/UEFI. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 touchscreen not recognized anymore on XPS 15 9530 Haswell

I've a Dell XPS 15 with Ubuntu 14.10 and I've just realized that my touchscreen does not work anymore. It's not even recognized: $ dmesg |grep -i touch [ 3.179897] psmouse serio1: synaptics: ...
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Wi-Fi stops working when power unplugged. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Dell XPS 18, Intel Wireless 7260

It works like a charm when plugged in and can not connect to any network when unplugged. Have no problems when using Windows. I did all upgrades and even upgraded the kernel to 3.18. I've tried the ...
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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 ...
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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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Wireless Card on dell mini 1010 doesn't work

I can't get the wireless card on my dell mini 1010 to work. I need the driver, but I am unable to access the internet from the dell mini 1010. I am able to access it with my lenovo, and I have ubuntu ...
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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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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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No fan control for CPU fan

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop, with Ubuntu Installed on my WD Passport partition as a portable installation. On the CPU Fan, it never looks like it has any control over itself. At a constant ...
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Battery is fully charged but when I unplug my laptop it shows battery is low

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell INSPIRON N5110. The battery icon shows the battery is fully charged(when plugged). When I unplug it says that I have low battery and approximately 20 minutes of ...
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problem re-installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64 on DELL inspiron 5454

I've just bought a second hand DELL. I always use Ubuntu, and DELL is usually very simple and straightforward, I usually never have any problems. However this DELL is having problem after problem. ...
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Trouble using Linksys WPC54G ver. 3.1 in Dell Inspirion 5100 with Lubuntu 14.10

I'm new to linux. I've read several posts and tried several suggestions but nothing seems to help the specific hardware I'm using. I'm using a Linksys WPC54G version 3.1, which is a PCMCIA network ...
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Which Dell laptops are fully compatible with Ubuntu 12.04?

We need to buy a couple of engineering laptops. Our 1st choice would be Dell Latitude. Unfortunately, in the past, my colleague had many problems installing the Ubuntu on his E6510. The main issue ...
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Touchpad stopped working DELL Latitude D630

I have a DELL Laptop Latitude D630 and Ubuntu as OS. Touchpad has always worked perfectly for more than a year now, first with Ubuntu 12 and now with Ubuntu 14.04 after the upgrade. Today the touchpad ...
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Dell Latitude 3340 two-finger touchpad functions not working

Is there a special driver I need to install or a cfg to edit? Usually when I install Ubuntu on laptops it instantly supports the two-finger functions. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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Unable to hibernate with virtualbox running

I am having problem hibernating and suspending my Dell Laptop while virtualbox is running( XP Guest). I have tried default kernel method, uswsusp and tuxonice and none of them works. But if I close ...
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wlan on xps 13 (sputnik 3) with ubuntu 14.04

I'm the very happy owner of a Dell xps 13. 12.04 work flawlessly on it. Last week I had the bad idea of upgrading to 14.04 (NO fresh install). Apart from a series of minor problems with touchscreen ...
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Multitouch on Dell Inspiron 7537

Has anyone been able to get trackpad multitouch gestures working with a Dell Inspiron 7537? I've tried synclient to change values in Synaptics config but not having much luck. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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Dell Trackpad not recognized in Ubuntu 14.04

Thank you in advance for your assistance. I recently purchased a new laptop for use with Ubuntu 14.04 (Dell Inspiron i3542-8334BK), and am pleased to report that almost everything works out of the ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop into Dell Server T320

OS : Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop LTE Terminal : Dell Poweredge T320 After installation, the performance seems sluggish and GUI becomes very slow. Any config or file I should take note ? Thank you all !
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USB mouse/trackpad on my dell laptop stops responding at times

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell inspiron 6400 laptop. I am facing an issue for quiet some time that, laptop trackpad and usb mouse stops responding to clicks at times. I could see the mouse ...
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How to make my Dell 1390 wlan minicard work

I have a dell laptop with at dell wireless 1390 wlan mini-card driver, when I installed Ubuntu side by side with Win7 I assume it was missing a wireless driver since that's what it said. Later on I ...
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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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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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Installation help for friend with Dell PC

I need some help about installing Ubuntu onto my friend's Dell Dimension DM061 desktop PC, which is currently running Windows Vista. It seems to have an Intel dual core CPU and plenty of free space ...
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How do I resolve the slow internet connection issue with Ubuntu?

My Internet connection suddenly have slowed down in my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Other people in the same Wifi network have sufficient speed?How do I resolve my problem?
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wifi adatper on Dell Inspiron 1012m stopped working

I bought a Dell Inspiron 1012m for my mother-in-law. Thanks to others, a virus so corrupted the OS (Windows) I had to reformat the harddrive. I installed Ubuntu 12 (updated to 14). It had been ...
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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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Is it usable to install ubuntu over laptop Dell Latitude E5420 already installed with Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 on Dell Latitude E5420 and I am interested to give a try to Ubuntu. So to use Ubuntu efficiently, whether would I need to remove Windows and then install Ubuntu or can install ...
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Why does Suspend/Resume fail to render desktop upon signing in 14.04?

My machine is a Dell Latitude E6510 with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Whenever I Suspend, either by clicking the suspend button from the system menu or by closing the laptop, and then resume, the log-in ...
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install Linux on Dell Latitude D610 [duplicate]

I wanted to reuse older Window XP Dell Latitude D610 machine with Pentium M 1.8GHz processor with 512 RAM. Please advice which Linux OS would be best on this machine.
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I'm ubuntu newbie, need help. on Dell 5537

I just got a new Dell 5537 i7 laptop with Ubuntu pre-installation on it. It's my first time to use Ubuntu system. I know may be my questions hav been asked before but frankly I tried to look them up ...
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How to set USB flash drive as first boot device in dell inspiron 15

i m trying to install ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 using USB flash drive using USSB installer. But in booting sequence there are only two boot options. Legacy boot and UEFI boot mode. Can anyone tell me ...
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XPS 15 9530 Intel 7260 AC not working - hard blocked

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my XPS 15. It worked like a charm until yesterday when suddenly the Wifi did not work anymore. rfkill list shows that wifi is hard blocked. rfkill unblock all does not do ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 15 3000 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3000, it came with Ubuntu 12.04, I wanted to upgrade it to 14.04, but when I try to boot from USB, after I choose start from the menu (where there is install, check memory ...
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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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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 USB installation does not boot on a Dell Inspirion N5010

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Hard Drive (WD Elements, 1TB) from my desktop PC. The boot loader is installed on the USB HD, too, and it boots with no problems from that PC. I've tested it on a ...
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Dell Inspiron 5150 with wifi issue

The subject laptop has a minipci card in it used for wireless connection. It worked well under XP Pro, but since formatting the disk, installing 12.04, and installing the drivers it still does not see ...
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Wifi connection dropping and/or slow after upgrading to 14.10

I just recently upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 and immediately started having issues with the wifi on my Dell XPS 13 laptop. It'll work fine for a while (something like 30 min to an hour?) but then the ...
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Dell Inspiron 5150. Installing 12.04 and having some problems

The laptop I am trying to convert to ubuntu had XP Pro sp3 on it. It worked fairly well. I was able to use my wifi and get on the Internet and do all the things a PC can do. I decided to convert ...