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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 ...
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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 ...
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Bluetooth not working in dell inspiron 15 3000 series 3542 laptop [duplicate]

I have dual boot with windows and ubuntu 16.04. Bluetooth works fine with windows but it doesn't work in ubuntu. I guess it is some driver problem ( not an ubuntu version problem as this problem is ...
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Upgrade to 16.04 breaks Wifi on Dell XPS 13 (9343)

Ubuntu 15.x was working great on my Dell XPS 13. After upgrading to 16.04 it appears the drivers for the Broadcom BCM4352 Wireless Network Adapter are not loaded. lshw -C network says the network is ...
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Touchscreen not working after installation

The touchscreen of a Dell Venue 11 Pro workes well in a live system of Ubuntu 16.04. After installation the touch support is completely gone. What can I do to restore it? I have already had a look at ...
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Linux Support for builtin wifi adapters in Thinkpad T-series and Dell XPS?

Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad T400 sometimes has the problem of the builtin wifi adapter stops working, and I haven't found a way of solving it, albeit asking quite a few questions in this forum. I ...
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Dell Precision M4500 laptop Keyboard backlight issues

While running (or more specifically loading ubuntu 16.04) ubuntu sets my keyboard backlight to off (brightness, not on/off, but lowest possible brightness). I setup Windows 7 (since it actually has ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Skylake not able to shutdown and restart

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. I am facing shutdown issues often. It hangs in a terminal with the message (sometimes shutdown works): soft lockup, cpu#4 struck for 22s I installed Ubuntu ...
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XPS 13 9350 (2016) suspend - sound issues

I own a Dell xps 13 9350 (2016) and from the beginning I had issues with suspend mode. When I would wake the machine up it would freeze and I have to reboot. I did a few system updates but then it ...
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What is oem-wireless-dw1550-1160187-dkms?

I am new to Ubuntu. Can anyone please tell me what oem-wireless-dw1550-1160187-dkms package is and what it does? I am always getting the error below whenever I install or upgrade anything. Errors ...
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Wireless not working with Intel Wireless PRO 3956ABG on Inspiron 1525 with 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, and I found that Camera, CD drive adn wireless cards are not working
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Mobile Broadband not working on Dell Inspiron after upgrading to 15.10

I've just upgraded my Dell Inspiron from ubuntu trusty to xubuntu wily (I formatted and performed a clean install rather than a usual upgrade). All the other things are working as usual except the ...
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Ubuntu Xenial kernel crash on extended display

I have dell xps 15 9550, when I connect my extended display the laptop display starts to flicker like crazy when I hove the mouse over it. After few seconds ubuntu freezes. ctrl + alt + 1 or 2 does ...
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Can't control brightness in Dell Inspiron 14 3443

I installed ubuntu 15.10 in dell inspiron 14 3443 but can't control the brightness. What is the problem? It has Nvidia GeForce 820M graphics but is showing gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe(llvm 3.4, 256 bits). ...
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Unity hates my super key

I have a bone stock XPS13, ubuntu 14.04 I cannot figure out why my super key refuses to open dash. Alt works for shortcuts, super + w works for 'expose' and i used a keyboard tester to ensure all my ...
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dell mini 1010, battery not identified

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell mini 1010, the laptop itself was working perfectly, I just wanted something new. Now it says battery not identifiable and it will not charge. It runs ...
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I can't live boot ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I recently bought a dell inspiron 3443 and tried to live boot Ubuntu 14.04 but it only shows a loading screen and then the screen goes black. what is the problem?
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Laptop shutting itself off?

Sorry if this isn't supposed to be here, and sorry if I don't know what I'm talking about - because I probably don't. When I start my Dell Studio XPS Laptop it'll stay on for awhile - Ubuntu will ...
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Fan Speed Increased after Dual Boot

I had a windows system upon which I installed Ubuntu 15.04 as dual boot. Right after I updated the Grub, the fan speed started showing anomalous behavior. The temperature of the system is going very ...
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X freezes since upgrade to linux-image-4.2.0-35-generic

Since I upgraded yesterday my Ubuntu Wily to linux-image-4.2.0-35-generic the X freezes after a very short time. I can't provide more details, because I can't get them when the computer dies. Without ...
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Dell Latitude c840 intermittent Screen artifacts / corruption

I've successfully installed Xubuntu 14.40 on this machine - it all runs well, with the exception of the display which shows intermittent vertical stripes / artifacts (see image ink below). If I keep ...
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Dell Inspiron 7559 not booting

Hope somebody can help me with this one. I've managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 in legacy mode on my brand new Dell Inspiron 7559 after removing Windows 10. After that, I created a partition with ...
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Ubuntu installer on Dell Latitude crashes

I bought a new dell latitude 3470 with ubuntu. When I start the laptop, it automatically starts the installation process. But the installation crashes in between and it says it will allow me to file a ...
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Dell Inspiron does not go into GRUB after shutdown from Kubuntu

I bought a new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (Ubuntu) laptop and installed Kubuntu 15.10. No dual-boot. Kubuntu only. Everything seems to work... with one exception: After shutting down (or restarting) from ...
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gpointing-device-settings does not prevent cursor from jumping all over the place

I'm running 14.04 on a Dell E5570, and the touchpad is creating havoc. I've tried everything that's talked about on the web, i.e., syndaemon and gpointing-device-settings, but unless I totally ...
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ubuntu on dell latitude 3340 computer?

How could I install ubuntu on dell latitude 3340 computer like if you would install it on the chromebook, how you can switch screens and stuff? And please if you know the steps and things please tell ...
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Dell Developer Edition Wifi wont connect 802.1x

I just picked up a Dell DEv edition precision laptop with Intel wifi. It connects to some wpa2 personal networks but wont connect to my work wifi. I have 14.04 and I updated all of the software - as ...
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where can I find a a step-by-step guide to installubuntu 14.10 version 32 bit on a DELL LATITUDE D505

I am desperatly trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 version 32 bits on my DELL LATITUDE D505 laptop, wich has an non pae architecture, and this does not combine with the ubuntu 14.10 operational system; I ...
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Dell developer edition ubuntu 14.04 super key not working

Just picked up a precision 5510 loaded with 14.04. Everything is pretty smooth but for some reason the super key does not work ( checked with xev, it works). I downloaded the unity tweak tool and it ...
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How to disable/enable/toggle touchpad in a Dell laptop

I am trying to tweak the touchpad on Ubuntu 16.04 but none of the usual methods seem to work. e.g. synclient touchpadOff=1 It still works! $ xinput set-prop $DEVICE_ID "Device Enabled" 0 $ xinput ...
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Airplane mode hotkey not responding on Dell Inspiron 15 7537

System: Dell Inspiron 15 7537 OS : Ubuntu 15.10 64bit When I press the airplane mode hotkey nothing happens , the wi-fi is always on. If I try sudo rfkill list I have 0: dell-rbtn: Wireless LAN ...
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Dell XPS 13 9350 with Ubuntu 15.10 - Touchpad freezing, jumping [duplicate]

I have the XPS 13 9350 (2016 edition) dual-booting into Ubuntu 15.10. I have an issue with the touchpad where it will run fine after starting up the computer, but typically within 5-15 minutes of use ...
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Problems with on Dell i7559

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell i7559 laptop and have encountered the following errors: The computer can not detect any wireless networks at all. It is not a hardware problem, because I ...
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No sound from inbuilt speakers from dell inspiron 15 3542 series ubuntu 12.04

I have dell inspiron 15 3542 series laptop with ubuntu 12.04 as operating system. Yesterday I had executed following commands from terminal sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The above ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 always shutdown on Dell XPS 13 9350 [closed]

Because Ubuntu 15.10 has no wifi driver for xps 13 9350, I install 16.04 beta 1 on it with removing windows. Unfortunately, when use browser to open web site, after a few minutes, mouse stop, then ...
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Huawei dongle is not detected by Dell laptop

I have two laptop computers one is HP and other one is a DELL. I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on both laptops. I have a Huawei 3g dongle (Model no : E153) which is detected by only the HP laptop ...
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No audio in fresh installed Lubuntu 15.10

I am a new user of Lubuntu OS. I installed fresh download from Ubuntu website. Lubuntu 15.10; kernel 4.2.0.34; version 5.2.1.22 I cannot get any audio out through the speaker out and faintly on the ...
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Dell Inspiron 5559 screen flickers when scrolling

I am new to Ubuntu world. I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 5559 laptop. I have made it a dual boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything is working fine in Ubuntu except that the screen ...
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Dell Precision 7510 external monitor

Has anyone managed to get some version of Ubuntu working well on a Dell Precision 7510? I have tried 14.04 and 15.10. The latter works ok, except for graphics. I am running on the Intel integrated, ...
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Three finger swipe not working with xswipe

I installed xSwipe per instructions on my Dell XPS 13 (9343, early 2015) with Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 . Launching it with $ perl ~/xSwipe-master/xSwipe.pl works fine, but it doesn't detect three-finger ...
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Screen Shaking issue with Ubuntu

Just bought a new Dell Inspiron 3162 11 inch (http://www.dell.com/au/p/inspiron-11-3162-laptop/pd?ref=PD_OC), and tried to install my first linux distro. I got this weird screen shaking ...
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Gnome: Video drivers on Dell XPS 9550 with 4K UHD screen

This laptop has an i7 processor and a discrete Nvidia GTX 960M card. I'm trying to run Gnome Shell. Has anyone got this working really well? And if so, how? My research/trials on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, ...