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Ubuntu 14.04 slow wireless connection

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell XPS 15 9530. Now, everything except the wireless connection works fine. I've googled, and found this solution, but it didn't change anything for me (i.e. ...
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Dell XPS 13 2015 Ubuntu compatibility (Displayport/MST)

I just bought an Dell XPS 13 2015 (9343) whose Linux (installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)) support seems to be quite disappointing at the moment. Before spending money on new equipment I would ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu without touching Windows installed on another drive?

I recently installed Windows 8.1 on my 250GB SDD. I still have my 1TB HDD with an older version of Windows 8.1 and files that I use (like Documents and Games), the 1TB HDD is basically just a files ...
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Configure wifi on Dell Inspiron 11 3000

I just bought a dell Inspiron 300 (http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-11-3137/pd) The strange thing is that I tried with elementary Freya beta 2 (elementaryos-unstable-amd64.20150208.iso) and it ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot on Dell XPS 15 9530

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell XPS 15 9530, and I have a few questions. What I've done so far: Deactivated acceleration in Intel Rapid Storage Technology Disabled Intel Rapid Start ...
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Inspiron 7537 HD beeps & HDAPS

This post is actually 2 questions, one linked to the other. First question: I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on an Inspiron 7537 bought in 2014. I'm dual booting with Windows 8.1 and one of the ...
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The system is running in low-graphics mode (ubuntu 14.10)

I attempted to switch from redhat to ubuntu on this workstation Dell Tower 7910. I am using the iso file of ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64. I have created a USB boot. After ubuntu installation, I ...
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NVIDIA force GPU to AC performance state

I have a Dell M6800 and a K4100M and Optimus disabled on 14.04. When it is not on the official DELL 230W charger, the system will limit the GPU to lower power states. Even when just on battery, the ...
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Unable to find Dell factory restauration partition

I want to restore my DELL Vostro to factory setting but I am not able to find the restauration partition. I tried to restore GRUB and Windows MBR but both can't access to recovery partition. Here ...
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ethernet not working on Dell with docking station Kubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Precision M70. I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04, but the desktop display was really screwed up. I had Ubuntu 12.04 working previously so I went back. The wireless ...
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Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 fan noise Ubuntu 14.04

my problem is fan in my Dell 7720. It's running on high speed all the time and it irritates me a lot. I have good quality cooling pad. The laptop is cold/normal. So why is the fan is on top speed? ...
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Updating Ubuntu on Dell Latitude E7240 (factory install)

I have a Dell Latitude E7240 as my work machine. It came with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I would like to upgrade to a later distro but it is important that I don't end up witha buggy machine a s a ...
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Ubuntu Camera Dell Inspiron 14

Hello I'm new in this page, I bought a Dell Inspiron 14 with Ubuntu Installed (factory) two years ago, I have never need the integrated camera but now I need it and don't work. I try to find some ...
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install spins on inspiron 8200

Several problems, though the most troublesome is #4, the spin (it's not quite a hang). Various boxes (such as 'Download updates' and 'install 3rd party'), when clicked, turn into a blank spot on the ...
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Dell Latitude D520 won't detect hot-plugged optical drive

I recently purchased a Dell Latitude D520 and installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bit as dual-boot with Windows 7 Pro. The optical drive works fine if I start the machine with the drive connected, but if I ...
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Can I install Ubuntu and use it like I did with Windows XP? [duplicate]

I use an Dell Inspiron 1501 with Windows XP. I am interested in getting a new OS for some reasons and security. I already have little experience with unix from my time in university. I use this ...
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Dell Latitude E6500 freezes under network load (wireless) — Ubuntu 14.10

I have a Dell Latitude E6500 running Ubuntu 14.10 and it seems to freeze under "high" network activity. I am connected via Wireless to my network, no wired connection (i suppose I can test that) but ...
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Dell Latitude D520 Bluetooth won't stay “visible”

I've recently purchased a used Dell Latitude D520 and installed Kubuntu 14.04LTS (I believe it would have upgraded to 14.04.1 after installation). As far as I've been able to test, everything is ...
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Occasional duplicate keys when typing on Dell Insiron 7547 keyboard

I am running ubuntu-gnome 14.10 on a Dell Inspiron 7547. Occasionally when typing, pressing some keys tends to register them as a duplicate-press instead of single press. I've noticed that the keys ...
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Installing ubunut 14.04 on dell precision 3800

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my precision 3800 but I am encountering huge difficulties. My problem is that the USB pendrive I created does not load at all the installer. I disabled fast ...
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Touchpad stops working after a while, Ubuntu 14.10, Dell Latitude E7440

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell laptop, every time after log in for a while, the touchpad would stop working so I have to use my USB mouse, I've tried to run these commands after the touchpad ...
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My install of 14.04 on Dell xps L501x in VMare not working correctly

I installed 14.04 on Dell xps L501x in VMware. The launch bar is not visible, icons sometimes appear but are garbled, links work. How do I get launcher to appear? Also when I use VMware full screen ...
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Dell Inspiron 7547 touchpad freezes occasionally for a few seconds, then resumes

I have a Dell Inspiron 7547, it has the following input pointer devices. I'm guessing the touchpad is the MSFT0001 device (am I wrong?): $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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How can I adjust the LCD display color temperature? [duplicate]

I'm installing (X)Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude E6520. Because the display on this laptop is super blue instead of white I need to tweak the color of the display. The Windoze driver has an easy RGB ...
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samba issue with Dell WiFi

So I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 desktop. I have samba set up and configured, and has been running for many months. My wife has a Dell 1545, windows 7 home 64 bit laptop. She tried to ...
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Where can I find a Ubuntu 14.04 video driver for the Dell ATI 128MB Radeon x300 se card?

I tried Dell's official support site and the option box listed for the Ubuntu OS was greyed out. I know this is a legacy card. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Installing Ubuntu with Fake Windows 7

I'd really like to install Ubuntu on my computer (Dell Inspiron 1525) but I can't get the LiveCD or the installation to work. This computer was gifted to me and it has a fake Windows 7 operating ...
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Wireless not working (Dell Inspiron 15 3521) w/Ubuntu 14.04

After several days of working correctly my wireless card has stopped working correctly. I have tried to reinstall 14.04, this did not help. for other posts I have gathered this information. When ...
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Backup one internal drive to another internal drive

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 that came preinstalled with Windows 8.1. I decided to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows and till the last week it was working perfectly. But, since yesterday I am unable to use ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown or reboot on Dell XPS M1330 laptop

I'm trying to fix the same type of problem reported in Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown / reboot D630 but for a Dell XPS M1330 laptop that has Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop installed on it. Reboot or shutdown ...
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How to return computer to factory settings after accident with the upgrade of Ubuntu

I did a very stupid thing. Last week I bought Dell Inspiron 5547, with pre installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS by the manufacturer. When I turned it on and did initial configuration, I acted very impatient ...
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After installing Ubuntu12.04 LTS, touchpad is not working

I have recently installed Ubuntu12.04 on my Dell inspiron 14 3000 Series. After installing Ubuntu12.04(amd 64bit), its touchpad is not working. But its keyboard even wireless Keyboard and mouse is ...
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Need to reinstall boot loader on Dell XPS 13 (9343) - no dual boot

Being impatient and willing to wait until Dell comes up with their new version with ubuntu preloaded, I am trying to install 14.04.1 on my brand new XPS 13 (9343). I did few dry runs with a USB ...
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Nvidia graphics stability

I'm running an older Dell XPS M1730, using Ubuntu-Gnome 14.10 and an Nvidia M8700 graphics card. With the Nouveau drivers, the system is stable although a little slow (the graphics are running ...
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Dell Optiplex 780 stops booting at hardware RAID screen

I installed Ubuntu server on a Dell Optiplex 780. I have two 500GB WD blues in a hardware RAID1 on the machine. Any time I try to boot to the RAID, though, it hangs. There is a chart that has the RAID ...
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How to resolve screen flickering on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7548

The monitor can go into a flickering mode which is easily triggered by going into "Search your computer and online sources." It is especially bad if other applications are open like Chrome (perhaps ...
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inspiron 1720 ubuntu 14.04 no battery switch over after removing power. power indicator is at 52%

Basic problem: NO battery switch over after removing power. It just dies. My battery indicator is gradually going down - currently its at, 52%, over the last five weeks from 62%. All suspension ...
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Alps Touchpad Ubuntu not working properly

Is there any easy way to get my touchpad on my Dell Latitude E5440 to work properly so sliding would work? I have searched hours for answers and installed all kind of packages but nothing helped. Only ...
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Touchpad not working in ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 15 7547

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my new Dell Inspiron 15 7547 properly. To my disappointment, the touchpad isn't working at all on ubuntu. However, it works fine on windows. Is there anyway I could ...
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Dell 1521 laptop - bluetooth not working

I bought this dell without the bluetooth care and just recently bought and installed the bluetooth card on my motherboard but im still getting "no adapters found" - im lost and stuck! $ lsusb | grep ...
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Unable to connect to wireless in Dell lattitude 3540

I have a dell latitude 3540. and I am unable to connect to the wireless network. I have tried all the option I got from forum. I am using ubuntu 12.04. Can anyone please help?
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Upgrade 14.04 to 14.10 - Hangs at Dell BIOS screen on boot

Dell Latitude E6520 with Samsung 840 EVO SSD. I have been using 14.04 without problem on this laptop for a long time and decided to finally upgrade to 14.10. I upgraded from within 14.04, the only ...
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Can't read trace of tftpboot kernel panic - too long

I am trying to install a new kernel using tftpboot. When the kernel is loading, it throws a stack trace. It locks up the system so only a hard restart will work. Shift-pgup will not work either. It's ...
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Dell Latitude 3340 Twitching mouse cursor when using touchpad or just resting 1 finger on touchpad!

So I have been going through many of the forum posts here, even some who are addressing same issue as I have but not with a "real" fix! My problem is the mouse pad, when I use ubuntu, acts erratic ...
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No Internet after suspend

Ok. So I'm pretty sure this issue started after coming back from a suspend, which I understand is common in ubuntu 14. Right now I don't know where to start troubleshooting. Everything seems fine, my ...
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i need drivers for nvidia geforce gtx 745 , card dont work correct

I have a Dell xps 8700 intel i7, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 745 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I can not install the appropriate driver for it, I tried to do is something like this: sudo apt-get purge nvidia *; sudo ...
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Wireless not working after clean install on of ubuntu 14.04 on Dell 1501

I have installed Ubuntu for the first time and it looks great. I got the wired Internet to work using instructions from other threads but I can't get the wireless to work. Please see output from ...
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dell studio 1525 internal dvd wont play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My Dell studio 1525 laptop won"t play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04. I don't get any error message, the drive just spins about 15 seconds and then stops. What command can I enter to find out ...
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Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2n1 and Ubuntu

I have been unable to build a dual bootable system with windows and ubuntu. I can build a dual boot ubuntu/ubuntu but that buys me nothing. I would repeat the question about Ubuntu 14.04 not booting ...
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Installing dell drivers through a usb (specifically wireless driver)

Brand new to Ubuntu. I have an old Dell Inspiron 1420 that I installed Ubuntu on (the latest download from the website). It installed great via usb. Usually with a windows OS, I am able to download ...