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Dell XPS 13 (9350) on Ubuntu 16.04 - touchpad stops working or works erratically

I have pretty much the same problem as in Dell XPS 13 9350 with Ubuntu 15.10 - Touchpad freezing, jumping - but on Ubuntu 16.04. My touchpad stops working randomly, or can work somewhat only if I ...
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Dell Precision 7510 Ubuntu - reference configuration

I've just bought Dell Precision with 7510 Ubuntu 14.04 insatlled on it. I've did not back up my settings before checking them. Could anyone post me xorg configuration for such a laptop? It consists ...
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Where can I find a better touch screen driver?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3452 and it has a 15.6" touchscreen, only I cannot use it because I can't scroll without touching the scroll bar, I can't open context menu's, etc. Can somebody please ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3542 running Ubuntu 14.0.4 : Touchpad and wifi not woking

I bought a new laptop Dell Inspiron 15 3542, Ubuntu 14.04 is pre-installed in it but it seems that touch-pad and WiFi is not working. Please help
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Dell E6520 wont boot ubuntu unless plugged in on AC power

I've got a problem booting. Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell E6520 laptop boots normally when plugged in. However, when booting on battery power it shuts down entirely. Sometimes it makes it as far as the ...
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touchpad in ubuntu 14.04 is not working [duplicate]

My dell laptop touch-pad is not working in Ubuntu 14.04. The USB mouse is working properly. But when I install Ubuntu 16.04 then touch pad is working properly but it hangs after 30 minutes. After ...
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Better linux version for Dell Optiplex 780 [duplicate]

I just got this Dell Optiplex 780 and I'm wondering which linux/ubuntu to install on it and where to find it. Mr. google offered no help to me in this case. + How do I know if it should be 32-bit or ...
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Disable touchpad while typing do not work

In my laptop function to disable touchpad while typing is not working by default neither using running syndaemon with custom configuration. gnome-settings-daemon run syndaemon as syndaemon -i 1.0 -t -...
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How to make Fingerprint reader of Dell latitude e6510 work on ubuntu 16.04

I want to make the fingerprint reader work. Can you please help. I seems like the system detects the fingerprint sensor $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0a5c:5801 Broadcom Corp. BCM5880 Secure ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS black screen after suspension on Dell [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R with Intel® Ivybridge Mobile Graphics. I upgraded to Ubuntu vanilla and the latest version (16.04) few days back. Each time I close the laptop lid with the power source ...
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Unable to enumerate USB device under virtualbox

I have a new Dell XPS 13 (9350) laptop running Windows 10 as host and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as a guest under Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.20. I installed the Extension Pack and also the Guest Additions for Linux....
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Dell Inspiron 5521 i7-3517U AMD overheating using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

My Dell laptop is overheating the temperature rise up to +70 C I detect it using psensor my laptop is Dell Inspiron 5521 i7-3517U AMD 8730M overheating using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I installed it on a ...
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Desktop pinch zoom

I am using Dell XPS 15 and have pinch zoom configured with Ubuntu Unity Tweak. How can I reconfigure it to get the same result with touchpad instead of keys? Tool does not recognize gestures. But I ...
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How install Ubuntu on Dell 3521 Laptop with new blank disk [duplicate]

I am fixing a Dell 3521 laptop for a friend. The old hard drive was broken. Put in a Western Digital-blue 320 GB disk. Using a freeware bootable CD formatted the hard drive and it found zero bad ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 for Dell Precision 7510

I got a new Dell Precision 7510 workstation for work which shipped with a Windows 7 Professional installation. The Dell purchase page does give an option for pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04 SP1 but my ...
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Wireless Driver for Dell Vostro 1700 [duplicate]

I have looked up the relevant threads and tried the various suggestions. Thus far nothing has worked. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Vostro 1700. Everything works except for the wireless ...
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I get this message every time my computer boots up

I get this error message when my computer boots up: [ 12.836381] dell_smm_hwmon: unable to get SMM Dell signature. Computer specs: CPU:Intel core 2duo E4500 GPU:PNY Nvidia GT 610 RAM:2gb x4 ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 on Dell Inspiron 13-7353

I’ve installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a Dell Inspiron 13-7353. Things work okay mostly, but two critical problems have appeared. First, occasionally, when the laptop wakes up from sleep the screen will ...
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Dell DA200 Adapter not working on Ubuntu

I have Dell XPS15, dual booting with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (novice to Linux), which came with a Type-C USB. I just bought a Dell DA200 adapter for the USB which works on Windows but doesn't ...
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Slow Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell PowerEdge R220

We installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit on Dell PowerEdge R220 server but the system is really slow. Do you know whether this is because of a missing driver or it is something else ? Memory: 3.7 GiB ...
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No Wireless with broadcom BCM4350 Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on an Dell XPS 13 9350 (skylake) Since the old kernel doesn't support the broadcom wireless card I updated to ubuntu 16.04, coming from 15.10. The 4.4 kernel should support ...
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Switching to AHCI causes somewhat bricked (?) dell xps 9350

I was looking to dual boot Windows 10 and ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a dell xps 9350. gparted/ubuntu was unable to detect the drive to commence an install (live usb worked great), so it was suggested to load ...
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No WiFi or Enable WiFi option after restart Ubuntu 16.04

Please help me troubleshoot this WiFi issue with my laptop. I have a Dell XPS L521X running on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. My WiFi card is Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260. My WiFi would work normally, but on a ...
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Alternatives to xrandr for HiDPI double screens

I have a Dell Precision 5510 with a 3840x2160 screen, connected to a monitor with a 1920x1200px resolution. In order to use them together I followed what is suggested here. In other words, executing: ...
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Sound speakers problem in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

sound problem. sound setting only shows analog output, but only headphones work. How to add speakers option in sound setting. Can anyone help me? I tried to solve this problem more than 3 months. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no sound at laptop speakers but working on headset

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in dell inspiron. I could not hear sound in my laptop. But i can hear sound via headset and external speakers. In sound setting there is no speakers option. In my laptop ...
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New dual screen setup error “could not set the configuration for CRTC 64”

I have a Dell XPS13 with factory install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (3.13). I've been trying to set up dual monitors since I got it, but I can only get Ubuntu to see one external monitor at a time. It's like ...
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Ubuntu drains battery very fast on 16.04

I have Dell XPS L502X I have installed SSD of kingstone 120 gb After that i have i have installed ubutu 16.04 and my battery drain very fast at 100% charging work 1 hour and 13 minutes while in ...
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Driver for speakers in dell laptop

I am priyanga. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in dell inspirion. In my laptop speakers are not working. But i can hear sounds via headset and external speakers. Once i talked to dell help line they ...
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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 ...