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Ubuntu 16.04/Win 10 Dual Boot install: Cannot reduce partition below 50% in Windows, Ubuntu does not detect drive

first timer here. Checked the documentation, don't see a solution. I'm a casual *nix user but I can follow your commands. -- I am having trouble installing for a dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16....
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Grub cannot find kernel image on a Chromebook

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and i know i like it. So i figured I can take the plunge with the Chromebook I have. So, I fully replaced the stock BIOS on my Dell Chromebook 11 (i3 model) with one made by ...
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WiFi too slow compared to cable internet. Ubuntu 14.04 Intel Wireless card

First I'd like to say that I have searched a lot and tried many things to solve my problem. But nothing seems to work. I have a Dell laptop Inspiron-5448 with Ubuntu 14.04. It is new and Ubuntu came ...
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Dell Quickset application

Is there any way to install or unlock some features of Dell Quickset application in Ubuntu? I'm very new to using Ubuntu and Linux, but within Dell Quickset there's a option do disable Dell ...
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reboot fails on Dell XPS, Ubuntu 16.04

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a new Dell XPS laptop, and everything is working great out of the box except that Ubuntu will not reboot or power down. Attempting to reboot from the menu in the upper ...
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Adjusting brightness to my laptop

I try through System Settings to change the brightness of my screen, but nothing happens. I also tried to follow this answer how to adjust screen brightness in ubuntu 14.04?. But I think that the ...
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Dell vostro 1540 touchpad shaking/moving along a millimeter distance Ubuntu 16.04

its a big pain as my pointer is shaking while i point at some buttons or try to scroll. my touchpad works fine on another installation(elementary os). so i did xinput on terminal and found the third ...
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Inspiron 5558, install another OS alongside Ubuntu

i have the DELL inspiron 5558 ubuntu 14 version. I am happy with is but i do need to install as well some other OSes. i do need to install win7, freebsd as well with ubuntu which is currently working. ...
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Using Microsoft Designer Keyboard and Mouse with ubuntu 16.04 (on a dell xps 13)

I have the new developer edition of the Dell XPS 13, which comes with ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Since the new LTS is released already I decided to upgrade to 16.04, which should support BLE (Bluetooth Low ...
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Help Ubuntu and Windows won't shutdown

I've decided to install Ubuntu 16.04 along with Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series. Now both OS's can't shut down properly. What is looks like is that all processes are killed during the ...
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Dell Precision 3510 update failed

I have a new Precision 3510 with SSD. Loaded by DELL with UBUNTU 14.04. Once I received it, I loaded firefox and set up updates. Attempted an update. During the install of the updates it asked me ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 is not installing on Dell Inspiron mini 1012

I have dell inspiron mini 1012 with 2GB RAM, I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 32bit in it. but while installing, it stuck on boot screen. I have tried with dvd, but there is same problem. I can not ...
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Issues installing Ubuntu Server 16.04 onto Dell Optiplex 960

Issues installing Ubuntu Server 14 and 16 onto Dell OptiPlex 960. I've installed Ubuntu Server 12 and 14 many times and 16 a few times on old Dell OptiPlex 755s, but I have a few 960s collecting dust....
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Ethernet shows disconnected yet cable plugged in

I have a Latitude E7240. Network cable is plugged in but Ethernet Network disconnected. Have tried all kinds of things with blacklisting, driver search, work off the install USB but to no avail. Here ...
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How do you detect physical screen flip on a 2-in-1 Notebook?

Making the display flip is pretty straight forward. I detected that on my Dell Inspiron 15-7568 I have the following setup: $ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3840 x 2160, maximum 32767 x ...
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Grub2 broken after editing grub.cfg

In attempting to update the bios on my machine so that it would allow me to utilize all of the installed RAM, I found instructions on adding the option to the GRUB bootloader menu. Since the only ...
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Dell laptop fan very noisy in Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell Inspiron N5110 and I like it a lot. But the problem is that the fan started to behave crazy. It is working almost always making it impossible to focus on ...
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No sound on Dell xps l702

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell XPS l702. I have sound in the form of headphones or the HDMI out but not the on-board WAVES MaxxAudio sound card. I have tried a few different steps, like in ...
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Fixing black screen

I dont know why Dell redictered me to you guys but I'm having issues with my laptop and I'm hoping you can help. A few hours ago I restarted it and when it came back on it loaded and just showed a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Progress bars are weird with a white box

I see this white boxes in progress bars whenever there are some text inside it. Please see the picture below. This is same for any application. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1525, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sporadically won't Resume after Suspending on Dell XPS 9550

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 10 on a new Dell XPS 15 9550. I have no prior experience managing a Linux machine, so I'm at a bit of a loss troubleshooting this issue. The ...
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Kworker hogs up CPU usage and freezes Ubuntu 15.10 and 16.04 LTS while turning on wireless device

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 3521. While I am using internet via wireless device, kworker suddenly starts to hog up CPU usage and freezes my PC. (And I have to hard reboot my laptop). But everything is ...
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Dell D1000 USB3 Docking Station with Dell XPS

I have a Dell XPS13 and a D1000 docking station. The laptop comes with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which is unacceptable for ongoing Java development. (1) Does Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial) work on this laptop? (2) ...
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My Wifi has suddenly stopped working!! Ubuntu 16.04

I have Unubtu 16.04, 64bit installed on my Dell Inspiron 1525. I have to install "firmware-b43-installer" to get my WiFi working on Ubuntu. So after updating my computer, I did it and it was working ...
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add resolution to ATI card - 16.04

my computer is dell Inspirion One http://www.cnet.com/products/dell-inspiron-one-2205-athlon-ii-x2-240e-2-8-ghz-4-gb-500-gb-led-21-5/specs/ kbywalec@compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ xrandr --...
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Kernel 4.5.3 WIFI issues?

Specs: Dell XPS 15 9550, Ubuntu 16.04 Kernel 4.5.2 worked great for me. After upgrading to kernel 4.5.3, my WIFI is spotty at best. It was instantly noticeable. Many times, it's like my network ...
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Error: this recovery media only functions on dell and alienware systems

We purchased new dell system OptiPlex 7440 AIO. This system coming with default Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. But when I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS it throwing following error before installation. ...
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Can't hear any audio on my Dell Inspiron 5559 after installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS

The problem started when I deleted Win 10 and installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. After a few weeks an update regression has caused my audio card to malfunction. I can't hear any sound and I do not know ...
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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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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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Installing Ubuntu 16.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 as a stand alone system. I made a disk image of ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso on my Mac Air laptop. I tried the CD on my Mac Air and ...
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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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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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Dell Inspiron 15-7568 Touchpad Move Freeze on Xenial 16.04

On this Dell 15-7568, there is a touchpad with the left and right click areas merged into the pad. Steps to Reproduce With a clean install of 16.04: Place Thumb on left-click area Place middle ...
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Scaling 3rd party programs on small size high resolution display

I have Dell 9350 (13 inch) and installed Ubuntu 16.04. I am able to use my resolution 3200 x 1800 but I have small screen so I have to adjust scale for menu and title bars setting 1 to 2 in order to ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 3542 b40 i5 8gb ram 1TBHD not shutting off

I've tried everything but I couldn't fix the problem. I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot with windows 10. Ubuntu works fine,but It gets stuck at loading screen on shutdown. Ubuntu has never froze ...
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16.04 LTS wifi connection lost randomly every 5 minutes [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 drivers,...
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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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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 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 ...