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Boot issues on Inspiron M5010 when installing 64 bit Ububtu 14.04. Help!

This is my first time using Ubuntu. I bought a wiped computer from ebay and I'm just trying to install Ubuntu OS. I downloaded the software, formatted my USB to Fat 32. I used UUI and Yumi both to ...
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How do I get the SD card slot to work on my Dell Latitude 2120?

The SD card reader on my Dell Latitude 2120, running Ubuntu 14.10 does nothing when I insert an SD card into it. I unsuccessfully looked for a solution online, and apparently the drivers for the ...
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Dead touchpad/trackpad on new dell inpiron 15 7000

I recently bought a new dell inspiron 15 7000. (this one) I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on this system. The trackpad/touchpad does not respond at all, I'm guessing is not identified. xinput list: ⎡ ...
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How to get two finger tap correctly working on 14.04 with Dell 7537?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my Dell Inspiron 7537. The two finger tap in the touchpad that simulates the right click is not very responsive. Sometimes it works at the first time, and ...
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Updating to 3.13.0-39 broke Mouse and Keyboard

EDIT: I finally realized that there are two different versions of Linux listed in the Grub booting menu 3.13.0-39 3.13.0-32 If I pick 3.13.0-32 the keyboard and mouse will work. But if I pick ...
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SSID of my wireless network is missing in Ubuntu 12.04 I can see other SSID's

I am unable to connect to the wireless network from Ubuntu 12.04 where as I can connect to the same wireless network via Windows 7, here is a snapshot of connected network in Windows 7 the SSID to ...
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brightness control not working in 14.04 (dell inspiron 3537)

brightness control not working when keys are pressed with Fn key. it shows indicator on top right corner increasing & decreasing but nothing happens.
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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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Problems on Dell Vostro 5470 ( Subwoofer/Video Driver/HDMI)

Summary: 1) Problem subwoofer. 2) Problem of the video card driver. 3) HDMI problem Good evening, folks... My name is Carlos Vinicius Costa Ferrer, I am a law student (not IT) and am wanting to ...
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wired network detected in ubuntu 14.04 bootable pendrive, no network after installing on harddrive

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell e1505 laptop from a bootable pendrive created by UNetbootin. when I used the pendrive to try Ubuntu without installing, it detected my wired network and ...
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Bluetooth not working on BCM43142 on 14.10

I have an issue on a Dell Vostro 3560 with a BCM43142 where the Bluetooth doesn't work even with the proprietary drivers installed. The WiFi works just fine. I'm running a fresh installation of Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boot problem on DELL Inspiron 5150 [duplicate]

I acquired the DELL running XP Pro sp3. It was very slow to boot, and didn't perform well with my wireless network. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba and it works wonderfully well, so I thought I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit java web start app error

I use VM with Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit installed on it with lastest Oracle Java 7. While I'm trying to run remote console on Dell PowerEdge M600 iDRAC I have an error when the application is just about to ...
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Ubuntu with dell mini 10 [closed]

I just bought a dell inspiron mini 10 for use mainly for web browsing. It has windows 7 on it, and with only 1gb of ram, seems pretty slow. i have 2 questions. would converting this unit to umbuntu ...
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Dell inspiron 14R has no network after kubuntu installation

I've just installd the LTS version of Kubuntu, and i can't connect to any network, wired OR wireless.. Most of the answers i've seen here assumed there's only a problem with the wireless, so i'm kinda ...
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Webcam works in browser, but not in Skype or Cheese

I have a Dell XPS 15 l502x, and I want to get my camera to work. It has been working in some previous versions of Ubuntu. I got no idea why it isn't working, and what to check to find out why. If ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 strange CPU increase

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 64bit, kernel 3.13 on a Dell R630 server. I notice very strange behaviour. When I open top, I see that CPU has increased significantly for certain processes (custom ...
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Better ubuntu 14.04 experience: Intel HD Graphics 4400 or NVIDIA GeForce GT750M? [closed]

I would like to buy a laptop for my research, which also, will be my first Ubuntu-only laptop. After searching for a design, with decent specs and ubuntu compatibility (although I did not find one ...
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How to access bios on ubuntu (to change settings)

I may sound dumb for asking this but i am trying to install windows 8 on virtual box it says in order to run it i have to access bios and activate/turn on something. it wants me to Enable VT-x and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS application loading is slow on my Dell Inspiron 640m

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Dell Inspiron which was running Windows 7. I have configured the dual boot option. Booting into Ubuntu is quite fast. However, I see that Ubuntu takes time to ...
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Unable to Install 14.1 on Dell Studio 1747 Laptop, Intel i7, 10GB RAM - Kernel error BUG: Soft Lockup

Update: I have now attempted to install 14.01, 13.1, and 12.04.5 with the same result. I have been attempting to install Ubuntu 14.1 on a Dell Studio 1747 laptop with a Intel i7 Core Processor. Have ...
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Cannot get past Dell “setup” while installing Ubuntu on a USB

I was given a Dell Dimension e521, no operating system and a mystery 160GB Hard drive. By using a USB flash drive to install Ubuntu Studio 14.04, I cannot get past the Built-in Bios? I keep getting a ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on Dell computer

I have a Dell computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I am trying to install Ubuntu on it as Dual Boot, but unsuccessfully. I have created a USB boot with latest Ubuntu image on it. I have also ...
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Ethernet not working on a Dell Inspiron 14z

When I plug in a network cable, it is not recognized. The WI-FI is working properly, though. ifconfig output: lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 ...
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Dell XPS 13 Sputnik3 (Ubuntu 14.04) cannot find display-port

Here is the story. I've used the mini-display port from my XPS13 for about a year with an ASUS 2560x1440 res external display, via a mini-DP to DP connector. This has worked fine for 1 year. This ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15R 5521

I have ubuntu desktop iso copy amd-64 bit. I have downloaded YUMI multiboot creation tool and installed above iso on pendrive. I cannot reboot with pendrive on my laptop. It dosent show any option in ...
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Second Monitor doesn't work properly (Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS13 Dev. Edition (Intel HD4000))

I fail at configuring a second monitor using Mini-Display-Port > HDMI cable > ASUS MX279 on Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS 13 Dev. Edition (latest Intel HD4000 drivers installed). Out of the box it worked ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on UEFI Dell Laptop 3446 Vostro

My configuration : Dell Vostro 3446 , 4GB RAM , 500 GB Hard Disk (Preinstalled Ubuntu 12.04). I want to freshly install/update to Ubuntu 14.04 on my Laptop but I recently read thatmy laptop might ...
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Dell 3542 problem with Ubuntu upgrade 14.04 “Black screen after Ubuntu logo at the power up”

I have just bought Dell 3542 i5. I tried to upgrade and it hanged during the upgrade and now I only got a black screen after Ubuntu logo. I tried to upgrade Ubuntu version. I left the laptop ...
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AMD and Intel switchable Graphics in Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell 15R

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop with Interal Intel HD Graphic card (CPU is Core i7 4500u) and AMD 8600 series external graphic card. I downloaded the AMD driver from AMD website and every now then ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wireless not working properly in Dell Inspiron N5110

Recently i have upgraded my PC to Ubuntu 14.04. At first everything is fine. I get connected to WIFI and internet too. After some time the internet connection goes off while i am still connected to ...
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BCM4312 based WLAN card fails in a Dell Vostro 1510 with Ubuntu 14.04

Everything worked fine under Ubuntu 13.08 using the STA proprietary driver. Under insistence of Ubuntu warning messages, i decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 only to see that the wireless circuitry ...
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I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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skype fails to start or crashes in 14.04

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing using different methods on Stack Exchange but the result is always the same, Skype fails to start at all or, very occasionally crashes with an error "skype ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 11 3000 touch screen boots unreliably

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on this laptop once booted works all right. However, the boot itself is a gamble. I often have to make many tries to get it to boot successfully. It can get stuck at unpredictable ...
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touch pad gesture to switch workspace

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to know how can I Achieve three four finger gestures to switch workspace and zoom in zoom out , things like these. It would be great help, if any of the ...
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CPU stuck on minimum frequency after resume from suspend and unplugged (Dell Latitude E6540)

I have a Dell Latitude E6540 (4th gen. core i7 processor). When i resume from suspend, while on battery, the processor never scales frequecy up and stays at minimum frequency (800 MHz). Does this ...
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Dell Vostro 5470 DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint Driver

I've bought Dell Vostro 5470 for using my development projects. Everything is going perfect for 2 weeks but I am not able to use DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I ...
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Network manager - ubuntu 14.04 32 bit on dell inspiron 1501

Hope someone can help. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 32 bit on my dell inspiron 1501. on installing it wired / wireless was working on install wizard, however on first boot, i cant connect to wired or ...
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Headphones dont Work Dell Inspiron 15r

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Installed on my Dell Inspiron 15r, However it was never able to produce sound through Headphones. it asks you what type of device you just plugged in but when you choose ...
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Wifi hardware switch not working on Dell Vostro 3446 on Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) Dell

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 on Dell Vostro 3446 the hardware wifi (Fn + PrtScr) switch is not working. The wifi would always remain on, independent of key presses, unlike the behaviour on ...
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Dell Inspiron 9400 SD card reader not working

I'm new in Linux, just installed Ubuntu 11.10 in a Dell Inspiron 9400, everything works fine with the exception of the SD card reader, everytime I insert a card the computer doesn't do anything, its ...
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Will Ubuntu work with my Dell Inspiron 640m with minimal driver issues?

This would be my first time installing Ubuntu and I am looking for some advice on if my laptop configuration (2GB, Core 2 Duo, Inspiron 640m) would be good enough. Currently it runs Windows 7. Will ...
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OS - Does not Show 100% HDD Capacity

I am from Dell Technical Support -- One of our customers has a Dell System Model T5610 and has installed 2-256GB SSD HDD and 2- 4TB HDD and Configured RAID-0 of 2 Arrays on Intel Based Chipset ...
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Can I download Ubuntu with my Mac and transfer it via USB?

I have a dell optiflex 755 and i have fitted a new hard drive and power supply. There is no operating system, so I am trying to install ubuntu. I need to download it on a mac and then transfer it. ...
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Unable to upgrade my dell vostro from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I have tried using Upgrade manager to upgrade from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS. I get the following: Third party disabled. Some third party entries in your sources.list were disabled. You can re-enable them ...
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How to get the certified BCM4352 working on Ubuntu 14.10?

Before I ordered my new DELL Precision M4800 I have checked all the hardware for compatibility. The included Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter was listed as "certified" here: ...
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XUbuntu 12.04LTS host can not access Internet while VBox VM Windows 7 can

I have been using XUbuntu 12.04LTS for more than a year. This is the first time I faced this problem. This XUbuntu 12.04 was installed on a Dell laptop 3 months ago with Windows 7 Professional ...
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Problems Installing Ubuntu14.04.1 LTS on Boot

I am trying to dual boot windows xp professional sp3 and ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a dell dimmension 4500 desktop. It has an Intel Pentium processor with almost 1 GB of Ram. It has two cd-rom drives and a ...
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I was not successful in installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Dell Ubuntu-supported laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Dell Ubuntu-supported laptop, which has an Intel(R) Celeron(R) 2955U processor @ 1.4Ghz and 2GB RAM, but I did not succeed. What it told me is an attempt to ...