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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does with ubuntu 15.04 the problem with fans on dell laptop is fixed?

I have a problem but there is a fix for that by installing i8kutils package, and adding some parametars for the fans to works properly. And does this is fixed on 15.04?.. For those who doesnt know ...
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After upgrading to ubuntu 15.04 compiz slows the system down

I just upgraded to ubuntu 15.04, and not only was dual monitor capability lost, but compiz seemed to make the CPU run at 80% despite there was nothing running. I installed the compiz editor and tried ...
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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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pm-hibernate freezes and/or fails to resume on Dell XPS 13, 14.04, 3.19 kernel

I'm running 14.04 on a new XPS 13. In order to support the newer hardware, I'm running a mainline 3.19 kernel. Hibernate resume has been iffy with the entire 3.19 kernel line, but recently (3.19.5) ...
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HDMI connection problem — Dell Inspiron 3531 on ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (Unity Desktop) on a Dell Inspiron 3531 laptop. I tried connecting to an external monitor from my laptop's HDMI port. My laptop cannot connect. I ran xrandr. The xrandr says ...
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No audio in DELL XPS 13 (Ubuntu 15.04)

Today I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (desktop edition, 64 bit) on a DELL XPS 13 (model 9343) notebook. Prior to installation, I upgraded the computer bios to A03. The kernel I am running is 3.19.0-15. I ...
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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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Dell servers, OpenStack and Autopilot Beta … can they work together?

I am trying to bring up OpenStack using the Autopilot beta release. I am using all iron (physical servers). All Dell PowerEdge servers, to be specific, I am using: 2 x r310 servers 3 x r415 servers ...
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Ubuntu MAAS node deployment

I'm running ubuntu maas 1.7 and I have a node deployment problem. I use one physical server and an VM as node for deployment. Nodes commissioning and provisionning goes well, but when I prepare my ...
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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 ...
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Wireless Not Working Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Wireless isn't working in ubuntu 14.04, even after installing bcmwl-kernel-source package & enabling it via: Software & Update/Additional Drivers Also, There are no options to enable a ...
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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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Touch Screen Support for Ubuntu 14.10

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 touch screen laptop. How do I use multi-touch and pinch to zoom with Ubuntu?
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The System is Running in Low Graphics Mode 14.04 / Intel graphics card

After a software update through the GUI software update tool, my machine always boots into an error screen noting: The system is running in low graphics mode Your screen, graphics card, and ...
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Dell Chomebook 11 install error*

I have been trying to install crouton for my chomebook. I previously had it installed then I by accident powerwashed my pc. I went to install it again only to wait 20 min and after have this error ...
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Problem with “suspend”

A few months ago I bought a Dell PowerEdge T320 (Intel Xeon E5-2403) which came with Windows Server 2012. I removed that and installed Ubuntu. But in Ubuntu when I try to put the system to suspend, it ...
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Alienware M14X R4 Eject Button Not Working, Please Help!

I Have an Alienware M17x R4, it came with Windows 7 on it, when we got a ton of viruses on it we decided to put Ubuntu 14.04 on it, The problem is: the eject key on the top right of the keyboard ...
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Dell XPS 13 Cannot Right Click

I recently set up Ubuntu on a new Dell XPS 13 (9343), and I've been having a bit of trouble with the trackpad. It cannot right click. Here's what I've tried so far: Checking xinput: Output of xinput ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 on empty disk. Help?

I'm having a problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Dimension e510 with a USB flash drive. I changed the boot order so that USB Device is first. I did download the .iso image and copy the files ...
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WiFi adapter not detected in LUbuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my Dell inspiron 5520. But as often happens with a new operating system, there is no wifi for me now. I can only connect to internet using the ethernet connection. I ...
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Dell C640 No internet with Ubuntu

Installed ubuntu-14.04.2 on Dell C640 for my kid (edubuntu) Problem: No wired connection. No wifi connection. Slitaz linux connects using wired connection. Machine uses: "Agere Wireless Mini-PCI ...
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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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Ubuntu driver package for Dell latitude e5250? [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell latitude e5250 and everything except fingerprint reader (tried the fprint package) seems to work fine. Searched and found this driver package for the laptop and ...
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Old Dell Optiplex GX520 running Ubuntu; how would I go about installing multiple Linux distros?

I'm a newbie to Linux (I installed it about a month ago) and there are some other distributions that I would like to run on my old computer (specifically Linux Mint). I've tried everything and I can't ...
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No Audio DELL XPS 13 9333 Haswell Ubuntu 14.04

I have been unable to get headphone or internal audio to work on my DELL XPS 13 9333 Haswell with Ubuntu 14.04. Here is the information I have. I would really appreciate your help. Alsa Info Script ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dell XPS14z dual monitor resolution problem

I've decided to add additional monitor connected with Minidisplay to HDMI adaptor to my Dell XPS14z laptop and I've faced with big troubles. I'm not able to set up so-called Dual monitor extended mode ...
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Dell Precision m3800 wifi “Hardware Disabled”

Network applet lists wifi as "Hardware Disabled." If I go to Software & Updates > Additional Drivers it indicates Broadcom Corporation: BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Adapter. This device is using an ...
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wlan0: deauthenticated from <ip6> (Reason: 2)

Previous questions on that topic didn't really help, therefore a new one. Problem Every time I try to connect to the wifi, I get automatically "deauthenticated" (reason: 2) Theories on the web ...
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Track Pad not supporting click and drag

Dell Inspiron 15-7537: Trackpad doesnt function properly in Ubuntu whereas it flawlessly does in Windows. The click and drag feature is erratic. I rectified it using sudo modprobe -r psmouse ...
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BCM43142 WiFi not working in Ubuntu 14.04.2 [duplicate]

I tried many solutions given for other BCM43 drivers and nothing helped me!! I saw one guy posted that WiFi wont work for Wubi Ubuntu of BCM43142. I do not have ethernet connection too in my home!! I ...
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Wireless card does not detect any wireless networks

Its a Dell Latitude E6400, dual bot windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Already tried out the "additional drivers" while being connected via Ethernet cable but none show up. Any other advices?
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Does dell vostro 3500 support ubuntu 14.04.2? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Vostro 3500 laptop with Intel I3 processor with 4GB RAM. Can you please tell if I will be able to run Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my laptop? It has Intel Core i3 CPU M380 @ 2.53 Ghz. Installed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on boot screen

Today I tried to install Ubuntu on my Dell xps 8700 with windows 8 pre-installed so I changed my boot order to boot from the cd in the installer I chose to delete all and just have Ubuntu all was ...
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Dell Latitude E7450: repeating keystrokes issue

A brand new Dell Latitude E7450, with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.2. Sometimes a pressed key repeats until another key is pressed. This is presumably a BIOS bug. Here's a discussion about it ...
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Problem enabling TRIM on SSD on Ubuntu 14.04/Dell Power Edge T620 workstation

I have problem activating TRIM on INTEL SSDs in a Dell PowerEdge T620 workstation. The SSDs are handled by BIOS and not behind the HW RAID controller. The symptoms are the following: fstrim -v /ssd ...
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How to load latest Ubuntu OS on Dell Inspiron 3000 running 9.10

I am trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, however the vintage Dell that my 82 year old M-I-L refuses to part with cannot boot from USB and only has a CD-RW drive. ...
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(Ubuntu 14.04.2) Unity will not load on Dell Inspiron 531s with Nvidia GeForce 6150SE graphics [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 531s desktop computer. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on it, but I can only install it from USB when I go to the "Install Ubuntu" option and not the "Try Ubuntu without ...
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Screen resolution too low on Dell e7240

I purchased a Dell Latitude e7240 with Ubuntu 12.04. In system settings, the highest proposed resolution is 1366x768, which is well below my expectations. I could not find any way to get an higher ...
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Dell XPS 13 won't recognize native resolution of U2413 Dell monitor

I have a Dell XPS13 developers edition laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I am connecting the laptop to a Dell U2413 monitor via Mini-DisplayPort on the laptop. I am able to connect the two and mirror my ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't shutdown on my Dell 15R 7520!

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 using usb installer on my laptop. The only issue with it is it won't shutdown or reboot at all. The system shows few messages and tries to kill all the processes but fails and ...
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Need help installing Ubuntu 14.10 Dual Boot on Windows 8 Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop Touchscreen!

Help! Try'n my best to get away from Windows OS...purchased a Dell Inspiron 3000 Series touch screen yadda yadda...boot from CD is Ok. But that's about as far as I can get. Doesn't make it to the ...
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Old Laptop Dell Precision M4300 will work well with Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS?

I have an old laptop Dell Precision M4300, with Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.50GHz, 3,50 Gb RAM, HD IDE 150Gb. I have it with XP, the pc is working very good but I feel unsafe still using it with this ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 and problems with video playback

I resurrected an old Dell 1525 with Ubuntu 14.04 and all works fine except when playing a video. It tries to go full screen and in the process the video portion turns black while the audio plays ...