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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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My wireless won't connect in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, newly installed on my Dell Inspiron 1525

I am a brand new user to Ubuntu (all of my previous experience being in Windows). I have recently begun to dual boot for the sake of work, so I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron 1525. It ...
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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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Dell Latitude D830 Driver Questions

A friend of my asked me to put Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto his old Dell Latitude D830 Laptop. I installed the OS but I have a few problems. I have no idea how to install the graphic drivers and set it up ...
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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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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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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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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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installing new OS: Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

This is ubuntu 13.04, everything works fine till it comes to main installation menu.. I have already an win7 install in my system which is dell inspiron N5110. After booting the live DVD it comes to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to buy a Dell dekstop/laptop with pre-installed Ubuntu?

In the near future (probably in the year end sale season), I am going to buy a Dell laptop. Problem is, I am completely pissed off by Microsoft Windows 8, which is almost universally pre-installed in ...
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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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Compatible laptop with port replicator

Has anybody got Ubuntu running on a modern laptop with a USB3.0 port replicator? Specifically running additional monitors. I want to move my work machine away from a desktop to a docked laptop. And I ...
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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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Wireless won't connect!

I recently installed Ubuntu onto my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. I can connect to the Internet via Ethernet, but wireless won't work. The prompt to put in the wifi password pops up, but when I put in ...
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Booting screen flicker after clean install of 12.10 on Dell Inspiron 1525

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell inspiron 1525 which was previously running on windows 7. During booting, immediately after the purple screen, my screen flickers like crazy (kind of switching ...
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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 install on a Dell M1730 laptop?

I currently have a Dell M1730 laptop that with the aquisition of my new system is now surplus, so thought it'd be good to throw Ubuntu on it (anything is better then the Vista currently on it). ...
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Full screen with gnome-player and VLC not working properly

I've got this problem since the very first minute I installed Lubuntu from scratch. Full screen mode is not working properly in both gnome-player and VLC: How can I fix this? I'm on a mini Dell ...
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How do I enjoy Unity 2D in Ubuntu 12.10 with a computer that is capable of running Unity 3D? [closed]

In the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 - Unity 2D will be removed. Thanks to LLVMpipe, a computer that isn't capable of running Unity 3D is getting the same experience without the Compiz effects. But what if ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 64bit and Nvidia Optimus HDMI on Dell N5110

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04.4 64 bit. External display is working through HDMI which is wired to Optimus nVidia graphic card. But the rendering is not good enough. There is a delay. I am ...
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HDMI output on Dell l502x with Ubuntu 12.04

This is yet another post about getting the HDMI output working on del xps l502x. I have got ubuntu 12.04 LTS with bumblee. I running my monitor via the mini display port, but the trouble is getting ...
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Dell Unified Linux Driver installer

I'm trying to set up a dell B1160w printer and am having trouble. I'm using the A00 Unified Linux driver which I can get running but then is says SANE - scanner api is needed. I have SANE 1.0.23 ...
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Sound not functioning on Dell L421x with Ubuntu 12.04

I've been struggling with getting the sound to work on this Dell XPS14 laptop for days now, and the closest I've come to getting anything to work is the machine acknowledging the HDMI port as a sound ...
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Bumblebee - Cannot access secondary GPU - Dell Inspiron 7000 15 inch

I cant seem to get bumblebee to work with the dedicated GPU. When I run something for example: primusrun glxgears I end up with: primus: fatal: Bumblebee daemon reported: error: [XORG] (EE) ...
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Which software controls the fan on Dell Sputnik?

As far as I know Project Sputnik from Dell, it is a developer notebook with Ubuntu installed. This notebook has a fan and some kernel module / driver / user land app to handle turning it on and off. ...
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Dell xps13 Bluetooth disabled in 12.04

I have updated the wifi firmware to 20.0.7.0 on my Dell laptop and now the Bluetooth seems disabled. It says that it is on, but when I enter in Bluetooth settings it says that it is disabled. How can ...
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Dell 1160w driver asks for root priviledge?

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a Gateway 32-bit laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 which has a Dell 1160w printer connected. The printer is configured under the available default driver Dell 1100. I test printed it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - No Wireless Networking Capabilities in Dell Inspiron 3135

First let me say that I have been using Ubuntu for about 2 years now and have developed a loyalty to this OS! However, this is my first time posting a question... I just purchased a Dell Inspiron ...
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Dell Latitude D630 wireless issues running Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Latitude D630. I'm new to Linux and don't know too much about it. I've researched a few solutions to this problem, but none have worked, or I couldn't complete ...