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Noisy Fan of Dell Inspiron 14R N4110

I am using a Dell Inspiron 14R N4110 laptop. I have two operating systems. They are the Windows 8 and the Kubuntu 15.10 . I have noticed that my laptop does not get very hot, but the fan runs at such ...
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Can not launch Steam games

I have found a few posts but there was no definite answer to any of them. I have lubuntu with a old dell XPS (specs will be below). My issue is that after spending 10 hours to get steam to actually ...
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Problems with upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04, wifi and unity not working

I Did an upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 on a Dell laptop. Now it does not load unity correctly, I can see the login screen - I login in and the desktop is seen, but no icons, I cannot do anything. I ...
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WiFi signal is too low or keep disconnecting

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R with 4GB RAM, i3-2310M at 2.10 GHz with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. I recently installed Ubuntu and I'm facing a problem with the WiFi signal. It keeps dropping every time ...
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Yet another case of Wireless adapter not detected. 14.04 Fresh Install, wifi does not work

I am using a Dell i7559 and I have made fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 last night. Below are the steps I followed: Installed using a USB Stick. Custom partition option. Using UEFI. Ethernet worked ...
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Realtek 5249 card reader not working (Dell M3800 Precision)

Running ubuntu 15.10 (kernel 4.2.0-21-generic) on a Dell m3800 Precision laptop, the SD card reader is not working for me. This is what I know: jeff@starshine:~ $ sudo lspci -vk | tail -12 07:00.0 ...
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Wireless Card not working on Dell D620 w/ 15.10 [duplicate]

I bought a used lap top (Dell D620) for my daughter for Christmas and it works great accept after I loaded Ubuntu the wifi card is not there. It was there when windows was loaded but I wiped it. I ...
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How do I debug a screen crash on my ubuntu laptop?

I am running ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 13, and it occasionally completely crashes displaying a kind of snow on the screen: The only thing I can do at that point is hold down the power button ...
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how to install firewire 1394 on a dell latitude e 6400?

I need to install the firewire conecction on a dell latitude e 6400 to edit video, thanks for the help!
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Problems with Dell 13 7000 external scrceen on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to get my Dell 13 7000 working with an external screen on Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm having no luck. In order to get WIFI working I've installed the following kernel: 4.2.3-040203-generic ...
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Only Guest User login is Available in my new Dell Vostro Laptop

I bought a New Dell Vostro 3558 Laptop today. Ubuntu was pre-installed in that. However, i am facing the below 2 issues in it. Only Guest user login is available. Linux Terminal is not working in ...
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15.10 Dell Vostro 3700 display brightness fn+key change problem

I have 15.10 default install, no any changes to /etc/default/grub. Now when I press Fn + arrowUp/Down I can see display brightness change notification. Moreover, /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/* ...
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Can I install current version of ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron mini 10 (CPU=Atom Z530)? [duplicate]

Hopefully this is an easy question for the collected knowledge here. I have an old Dell Inspiron mini 10 with a Atom Z530 CPU. I am interested in installing ubuntu on it to run Kodi. Due to it ...
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Dell XPS 13 (9350) Compatibility [on hold]

Is the Dell XPS 13 (9350) laptop compatible with the Ubuntu OS? I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu but I'm minded to be a convert to open source software after disinterest in continuing to use Windows. I've ...
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Ubuntu on a Dell XPS 15 errorno 5

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my 2015 Dell XPS 15. The first time I tried to install it I had forgot to change the SATA settings from RAID to AHCI and the installer crashed. Now, Ubuntu does ...
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On Dell XPS 9343 Linux 15.10, wi-fi hardware unavailable all of a sudden

Was always working fine with: Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43b1] (rev 03) Not completely sure if problem was there already but I once got out of battery (which ...
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Dell Inspiron 5423 CPU low-power state Non-Dell Power Adapter

So I've been trying for hours now to get the CPU out of the low power state. The Processor is a Dual-Core with HT @1.8ghz however because im not using a Dell Adapter its missing the protocol chip that ...
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Synaptic touchpad, Ubuntu 15.10, multiple devices… pain [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a new Dell Precision 5510 from a Live USB stick. I used the "Try without install" mode, and from there installed Ubuntu to the hard drive. During the install, the ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 - unable to shutdown [duplicate]

Well as the title says I am unfortunately unable to shutdown my laptop and must do force shutdown every single time! I have no idea what the problem might be since I reinstalled it a couple of times, ...
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Dell XPS 15-9550 doesn't boot 14.04 (Live USB)

I cannot boot up the default 14.04.3 image flashed into my usb drive, booting up output as here: Can anyone explained to me how to boot up using the 4.3 kernel? (seemingly possible as implied here: ...
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Dell XPS 12 built-in camera not working in skype and cheese

So the integrated camera on my XPS 12 doesn't work with Skype. However, when running $ vlc v4l2:///dev/video0 I do see the video output displayed correctly. Skype is set to use /dev/video0 In cheese I ...
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Pen Drive doesn't get detected and Problem with File Transfer to USB Drives & devices on Dell 5548 with Ubuntu 14.0.2

I start facing this problem recently on my Dell 5548 laptop may be an update might have caused this. When I try to transfer a folder or file to my USB Drive or USB Card reader, the Transfer Progress ...
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Help with changing the operating system [duplicate]

please I am new in this Forum and in this, I want to download the Ubuntu OS and change the Windows starter I already have in the Dell laptop. Is it that possible? How can I do it? Any help? Please ...
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i cannot install ubuntu mate on xps 8900

I just bought an dell xps 8900 from costo http://www.costco.com/.product.100232620.html?cm_sp=RichRelevance--itempageSeoHorizontal--MultiItemViewCP&cm_vc=itempageSeoHorizontal|MultiItemViewCP I ...
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SD Card Slot not recognized 14.04

I hope somone can help me out. I tried some solutions but nothing has fixed my problems. My SD Card Slot is not recognized by Ubuntu. It also doesnt listed as a storage. I dont know how i should fix ...
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What is required to install Ubuntu on Dell XPS 8900 desktop?

Tried doing a clean install on a Dell XPS 8900 desktop. Used gparted and removed all partitions. Using a 14.04.3 64-bit desktop usb installer. I updated the bios settings with the following: SATA ...
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Random fan activation

Good morning, I have a home server currently running Ubuntu 15.10. Since the last week I'm experiencing random fan activation, the fan simply goes on for a second and then goes back to basal level ...
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Is there certified version of Ubuntu for Dell Vostro 3300 i5?

I recently started using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I often get "System Problem" messages, as well as other small issues. (System freezes from time to time, especially when using LibreOffice.) I am not ...
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Dell is charging for Ubuntu explicitly

I bought a new laptop with Ubuntu preinstalled from Dell Brazil. Dell Brazil is now charging me explicitly on my invoice for Ubuntu, is that legal? Link contains a copy of my invoice and a copy of ...
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Wi-Fi (Intel Wireless N 2230) not connecting on Ubuntu 15.04 (Dell Inspiron 5521)

I am facing issues with connecting to my home Wi-Fi connection. I have previously been using other Wi-Fi networks on Ubuntu without any issues. I tried switching off Bluetooth, disabling Wireless N as ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 64 is very slow on Four Core i7 16GB of Ram

I'm very new to Ubuntu. I came from a Macbook pro to a Dell Latitude E74400 i7 16Gb of ram. Ubuntu is terribly slow even if I reinstall it. It laggs when I work with it, opening multiple windows. ...
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Installation crash with my new Dell XPS 8900 desktop

I've been struggling with installing Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my new Dell XPS 8900 desktop. What I've done: Make up a bootable USB stick for Ubuntu 14.04.3 iso (verified working on my Thinkpad laptop). ...
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Keyboard backlight set on maximum after screen is switched back on

When I wake my laptop up after some time of inactivity when the screen turns off it turns back on and also the keyboard backlight is turned on on maximum. How can I keep the keyboard light off? Screen ...
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Ubuntu so hot in laptop dell inspiron n3520

I am using laptop dell inspiron n3520 with above info. but When using ubuntu is so hot. temperature about 60 celsius. how to fix it? Thanhks!
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Memory RAM upgrade on Dell 15 3521 running xubuntu

I got a RAM module SODIMM with 8GB DDR3L 2133 Mhz and I upgrade my laptop which had a DDR3 6GB RAM at 1600 Mhz speed (1 module with 2GB and 1 with 4GB), now I have 12GB in my laptop, my question is: ...
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Can't restart after installed bumblebee

I have a Dell Inspiron 7559. I installed bumblebee to shotdown NVIDIA GTX960M. But after I installed the bumblebee, Ubuntu can't restart. It stoped at the picture ubuntu. What's wrong? ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 hangs at shutdown, wierd start ups

I just bought a new Dell machine. It's awesome! It has a 6th Gen Intel i5, Radeon M335 (4gb ddr3), 8gb of ram< win 10. Nothing special, but still quite good. Anyways I wanted to install Ubuntu on ...
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How can I change the BIOS boot order from the command line?

I'm actually searching for a way to edit the BIOS boot order from the command line to set a USB device first and the hard disk second. (I don't know if it's important, but this is for a Dell ...
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Package to configure Trackpoint on Dell Latitude E6410?

I have a Dell Latitude E6410 running latest Ubuntu 15.04 (see Details at the end of this question). I think I have the same problem with the TrackPoint as described in: Dell vs Lenovo ...
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Boot Problem [No bootable devices found]

I have a laptop from dell and recently I reinstalled ubuntu 14.04 and when I turn the laptop on it says "No bootable devices found". I installed it through UEFI DVD. The boot mode is set to: UEFI; ...
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Dell 530s no internet [duplicate]

I am using a dell inspirion 530s with a wireless Broadcom 802.11g wifi chip. When I boot to ubuntu the internet will not connect and I have tried everything. Is there a solid, sure-thing fix for this ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 15.10 on Dell Precision M6800

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 on a Dell Precision M6800 notebook. I am not having any success. I downloaded the iso and burned it to a DVD. When I boot from the DVD there is a message that ...
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Lubuntu installation on Dell Inspiron 6400 - no wifi networks

Hi any help appreciated. I have just installed Lubuntu on my old Dell Inspiron 6400. Can't see any reference to wireless networking, or any networks to connect to. I've tried to see if the wireless ...
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Temperature of my laptop

I am using Dell Inspiron-3521 and it's temperatures rises when I am watching anything on youtube or netflix. I don't know how to fix it. Thanks.
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Force resolution and make it stay on Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 15.10 on my dell Ultrasmall optiplex 760 with a 19" dell display. My display supports a resolution of 1280x1024. But when I start ubuntu the resolution is 1024x768. After long time ...
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is Dell Recovery tool contains updates while OS backup is getting exported?

I am using Ubuntu in Dell Vostro 15 Laptop. Through Dell Recovery tool a backup of O.S. is getting created. Backup file is like Ubuntu-14.04-amd64-dell_A00.iso I am updating O.S. & package / ...
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Drivers for the Realtek waves maxx audio on Dell XPS 15?

I did not have enough reputation to post a comment so asking a new question for Do I need any extra drivers for the Realtek waves maxx audio on my Dell XPS 17? The solution posted here no longer ...
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Dell XPS 13 2015, Ubuntu 15.10 touchpad freezes after suspend

I have a Dell XPS 13 2015, qHD model running Ubuntu 15.10, kernel 4.2.0-18 and sometimes after suspend the touchpad refuses to work. Xinput no longer recognizes it, and the only way to get the ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu 14.04.3 on Dell XPS 8900

I'm currently having a lot of trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04.3 alongside Windows 10 on my new Dell XPS 8900. I've downloaded the 14.04.3 iso and created a bootable usb from the iso. I've even double ...
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Installing ubuntu without usb or cd [duplicate]

I do not have a flash drive or a CD that I can burn, what are some other ways that I could install Ubuntu on my computer (dell latitude d620)?