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Ubuntu 12.04, Dell XPS 15Z Not able to create wifi access point for android

I have Dell XPS 15z laptop with Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 network controller. I have tried creating a WiFi hotspot in Windows using Connectify. It worked fine. But I am not able to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 ultra sluggish

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 a week ago, and have installed it three times since. The reason: Every time I installed it. With all updates. Just restricted extras. 3.Nothing but the system, I got a ...
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Can't use wi-fi 13.10 for more than 1 minute

My notebook is Dell Inspiron 1564 Ubuntu 13.10 Always i connect on wireless, after 1 minute when i start to browser, these wireless drops until i restart the ubuntu I have 3 wireless points, and ...
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Dell laptop screen brightness is not working after upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10

I tried with GRUB_CMLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor" and sudo update-grub but did not worked.Please help me out
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Inspiron 1545 BCM 4312 wifi [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 today on my Inspiron 1545 and it works great. I am on an ethernet connection but would like my wifi to work too. I admit that this is my first time using any Linux ...
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Can't share WiFi on Dell Vostro 2420

My laptop is Dell Vostro 2420 pdc@pdc-Vostro-2420 ~ $ iwconfig usb0 no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. eth1 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed ...
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Bluetooth headset refusing to connect

I tried to switch the bluetooth on in the Bluetooth settings window, and it simply refuses to switch on. I have installed the Bluetooth manager from the software center, and it worked for a few days ...
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huwai 1731 ( mobile broadband ) not working with dell inspiron 3521

Please help, one of my friend shared this note ( enclosed below), I used these codes and my laptop is able open the data card but I am not getting any signals. I am able to work with wired ...
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Wired connection problem for Ubuntu 13.10 using DELL VOSTRO

I am having a problem using wired connection for Ubuntu 13.10. The problem started suddenly. However I was able to solve it using the answer given in the following post: Ubuntu 12.04 Dell 6400 no ...
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How can I get my monitor to work with my laptop?

I've got a DELL XPS.... something... and Ubuntu detected the nvidia card I apparantly have in there. It presented about 6 drivers I could optionally activate - so I did. Before I did that, the monitor ...
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Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) driver for Broadcom Corp BCM 4352 Wireless Network Adapter

I've recently purchased a Dell Alienware 17 laptop and I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (kernel = 3.11.0-15) on it. The problem is that the wireless card (Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac ...
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Overheating + touchpad not working

I've read a few threads about this, but none had satisfactory answers. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Studio 1555 and a few minutes after installation my touchpad stopped working (the ...
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Black Screen on Resume After Upgrade to 13.10 on Dell D620

Dell d620,Intel 945GM graphics, using b43 proprietary wlan driver, all else standard. After wake from suspend a black screen is displayed with a selection cursor (white arrow). 13.04 was working fine ...
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Cursor drifting Ubuntu 13.10 Dell E6410

I have a Dell E6410 and the cursor drifts on it's own accord up the top right of the screen. Things I've tried so far: The different settings for the mouse/touchpad in Bios Unsetting two finger ...
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No wifi connection Dell5420 on Ubuntu

Can anyone tell me if the Wireless driver problem with Dell Inspiron 5420 is solved or not? Few months ago I have tried all the process I can find but nothing worked for me.Now if someone can tell me ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 on Dell Inspirion N5010: Problems with Bluetooth and brightness

I install Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on my Dell N5010 laptop and I have also installed proprietary drivers for my ATI Radeon HD5650 and wireless card. I have noticed that Ubuntu didn't recognized my ...
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Placa de Video GeForce GT 520M

Translated text (using Google Translate): Good afternoon, I have a Dell XPS-14z laptop it has a GeForce GT 520M 1GB. I'm not getting this video card work properly because Microport output -> VGA ...
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Wifi stopped working after system update 12.04

The wifi on my Dell XPS 13 stopped working yesterday. It connects, and drops the connection a few seconds later. It was working before, the only thing I can think of that happened was a routine system ...
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Wifi doesn't work

Wifi does not work after updating Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell inspiron 3521. I haven’t tried anything yet. Can someone help?
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Help wanted to connect to WiFi.

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell latitude e6400 and am unable to connect to wifi. No networks show up. It says I don't have the proper drivers, which I can't get without a connection. I'm ...
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Settings for Glidepoint touchpad/trackpoint on Dell Latitude

Couple of issues with the touchpad and trackpoint for my Dell Latitude laptop (Ubuntu 12.04). First, there's no "Touchpad" tab on the Mouse settings in system settings. I'd like to be able to use ...
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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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Wi-fi not working in Ubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15 7537. It was working fine but after installing some updates (Not sure which ones) I rebooted and could no longer connect to wi-fi. It's a dual ...
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Dell Inspiron 3537, problems with resuming from suspend with AMD Radeon HD 8800M graphics card

I installed ubuntu (12.04.04 LTS, 64 bit) on a laptop Dell Inspiron 3537. It's working great. Recently, I had some trouble with running applications through wine. Those problems were resolved once I ...
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Whats causing the Crash (screen intact, keyboard + mouse unresponsive) [duplicate]

I don't know what's causing the crash (keyboard & mouse not responsive, but screen intact, no blank screen), but once in a while my Dell Vostro 2520 notebook with Ubuntu 12.04 used to crash almost ...
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Can't connect to wired or wireless network with Dell D520

I recently found my old Dell Latitude D520 and I decided it would be a learning experience to try and dual boot Ubuntu on it and play with a new operating system. I installed Ubuntu but to my surprise ...
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How to get a Dell XPS DE to recognise the Cypress touchpad under Ubuntu 13.10?

I have recently bought a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (also known as Sputnik), supplied with Ubuntu 12.04. I've wiped that and installed 13.10 from scratch. I believe all the code improvements made ...
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Dell XPS l501x wireless network issue

I'm very keen to get started using Ubuntu 12.04 but am struggling with getting the wifi working on my Dell XPS l501x machine. The problem is that I can't select a wireless network because it says ...
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Installer Encountered an Unrecoverable Error

I tried installing Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop and right after connecting to wifi I got this message, “The installer encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now be ...
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Can't find device when trying to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu and when I am presented with the Partitioning menu I have no devices that I can select. however from the "try Ubuntu" area I can see my hard drive mounted. How can I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Dell E1705 Wired and Wireless Broken

When installing from a live USB, the wired connection worked. Upon reboot the wired and wireless do not work now. lspci shows them as: Wired BCM4401-b0 Wirelss BCM4311 R2 How can I fix this? ...
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Internet not working in my Dell Inspiron-5520

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my Dell Inspiron-5520 laptop. Though everything else seems to work properly the wireless network doesn't seem to work which worked perfectly when I had Windows 7 ...
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Solved - No Wireless on Dell E7440 - Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 73)

When I boot from USB, the wireless works great. However, when I install to a partition, the wireless does not appear in the network options. When I try to access Network in the control panel, the ...
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Dual screen issues with Dell XPS 13 running ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64

My laptop works fine with the exception of one small problem. I have a 27 inch Dell flat screen. Sometime when I log in, the screen will be outside the normal setting - the icons on the left of my ...
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Trouble instaling Ubuntu on Dell Mini

I pulled the hdd out and put it in another laptop and wiped it clean. I'm not trying to install from a USB using Penlinux. It allows me to run Ubuntu from the usb but it's been trying to install for ...
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Dell Inspiron 14r Display Problem- Tried Everything

I know there are a million posts about this, but I have been on this forum for hours and haven't found a solution to my problem. Like many people, my brightness keys don't work and I am looking for a ...
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Recommended laptop model of Dell Vostro for running Ubuntu 12.x [closed]

Which is the recommended laptop model for Dell Vostro. Is it 2420 or 2520 or 3560, which is the latest? I currently have 2420, 2520 as well and I am having lots of issues with wireless drivers for ...
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Ubuntu for Dell Inspiron 1545 (Celeron Dual-Core CPU 1.80 GHz)

I installed Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) on my Acer Inspire One laptop with out any major problems. Now I want to install it on my Dell Inspiron Laptop, but the only versions I could find were 64bit for 2.xx ...
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Broadcom BCM4315 can't connect to my WiFi network — what to do?

I own a Dell Inspiron 1525 with a Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b wireless controller. The problem is that WiFi does not work well. I have tried many solutions proposed on the web, including ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu when I leave it alone for a while

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. Dual-boot with Windows 7. 64bit Everything works fine. The problem is that, I run some python code in ubuntu. And I left it alone. When I came back, there is not ...
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ubuntu on dell Latitude C800 [closed]

I try to download Ubuntu to my dell Latitude C800, but I haven't got enough ram. Does anybody knows where I can get more ram, or anything else to get Ubuntu run on my Dell Latitude C800. Would be glad ...
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Do I need to install any drivers for 2 finger swipe

I am able to use 2 finger swipe and 2 finger tap in my laptop running Win8 but it is not working in Ubuntu 12.04. Should I install any additional drivers or is it a limitation of Ubuntu?
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How do I get a Broadcom BCM4318 wireless card on a Dell Latitude D510 working? [duplicate]

iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off ...
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Touchpad is resistive but scrolling is smooth in Dell Inspiron N5110

Hi Everybody there using Dell Inspiron N5110, you too have faced this problem of touchpad not working well in Linux version later than 12.04 (Either it is Ubuntu, Xubuntu or whatever). In Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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wi-fi on ubuntu 13.10 with dell ins 6400 and some shutdown issue

I am a totally linux noobie, and recentely installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my dell ins 6400 leptop (wich has internal wifi chip) in dual-boot with Win XP. the memory is compleatly formated and contain ...
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Flickering screen Dell XPS 8700 w/ Raden 7570

I just bought a used Dell XPS 8700. It came without OS. I am attempting to install Lubuntu 13.04. The screen flickers constantly, even when just powered on when the Dell logo is onscreen. ...
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Getting “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error on boot with a Dell Dimension 2400

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Dell Dimension 2400 desktop. The installation went fine, but now when I boot it gives me the following error message: The system is running in low-graphics ...
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Wireless mouse not working

I have a Gigabyte wireless mouse (m7600), and ubuntu 13.10 freshly installed. All this on a Dell Inspiron n5110. My problem is, that the mouse isn't responding. The system recognizes the receiver, it ...
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How can I disable CPU C2 and C3 states options?

I have a DELL XPS 13 9333. As you can read here, it produces an annoying coil whine under some circumstances: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19538215.aspx Someone ...