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Wireless not working after update (Ubuntu 12.10) Dell Inspiron 1764 [closed]

The wireless has stopped working on my Dell Inspiron 1764 laptop after updating Ubuntu. I installed 12.10 from DVD alongside Windows 7 and everything went smoothly. Wireless worked fine, and the ...
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Persistent High-Fan Speed Ubuntu 14.04

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with kernel version 3.13.0-34 generic. Since installing the OS, I have been having issues with my computer's fan spinning at its maximum ...
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Need to reinstall boot loader on Dell XPS 13 (9343) - no dual boot

Being impatient and willing to wait until Dell comes up with their new version with ubuntu preloaded, I am trying to install 14.04.1 on my brand new XPS 13 (9343). I did few dry runs with a USB ...
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Can we install ubuntu 14.04.1 in Dell poweredge Rack Server R730?

I have tried installing ubuntu 14.04.1 server edition operating system in Dell PowerEdge Rack Server R730 (13G) but after installing it is showing Fatal Hardware Error. After showing the error it is ...
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Problems with touchpad on Dell Inspiron 14 3000 with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits

I just got this new laptop Dell Inspiron 14 3000 a few days back, in which I intalled Ubuntu 14.04 (64bits) in the whole wide disk. The problem started when I wanted to configure a usb keyboard for ...
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How do I fix a vboxdrv setup failure in VirtualBox in dell inspiron 1440?

I use dell inspiron 1440.I am trying to install Virtual box but got some errors. To install virtualbox I downloaded one file i.e. "virtualbox-4.3_4.3.28-100309~Ubuntu~raring_amd64.deb" and used below ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 using a dell vostro 1510 WIFI problems

I'm new with ubuntu, I installed lubuntu 15.04 on my Dell vostro 15.04 but the wifi isn't working at all. I activated the drivers for the broadband still no wifi connection at all. I tried using a ...
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Intel AC7260 wifi card disconnects and have to restart

I have a Dell XPS 9333 with Ubuntu 15.04 and Intel wifi card (ac7260). The wifi-ac connection is slow and it disconnects after couple of minutes (it varies). After the disconnect I have to reboot in ...
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Ubuntu on XPS13 9333… Want to add Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

When I bought my XPS13 9333 I got angry with Windows, wiped it, and installed Ubuntu. My son now wants Windows for gaming (thanks Lego World!). I don't know my product key (but expect I can get it ...
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cannot use wifi broadcom 802.11 alternative drive in ubuntu 15.04

I have a dell Inspiron 11 with the Broadcom 802.11 driver. Playing with Ubuntu 15.04 live cd it works ok. I have to select additional drivers, check on "Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless ...
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Touchpad does not work on Vostro 1710

I recently installed Ubuntu Linux alongside Windows 7 on my Dell Vostro 1710. However, when I load Ubuntu, the touchpad is only recorgnized maybe 50% of the time. I never have this issue with ...
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Dell M3800 with Nvidia Driver and External Monitor

I have problems with my notebook DELL Precision M3800 with NVIDIA Quadro K1100 and Intel. I need to use the proprietary driver nvidia (I tested the 331 that 349) with my external monitor. My ...
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Setting up HybridGraphics on Dell xps 15z (L511z) Ubuntu 14.04

Few days ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell xps 15z (L511z) laptop. First problem I encountered was with installation (from CD) not willing to start. With acpi=off selected installation always ...
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Dell Inspiron 3551 Unresponsive Touchpad

I just got my laptop in the mail and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It all went smooth until it booted up and I noticed my touch pad doesn’t work at all. It works perfectly on Windows and when I use a ...
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USB3 Docking Station for Dell XPS 15

So I've recently started using Ubuntu and I mist say its the first time I've used an open source / Linux destro ever and so far I'm happy and impressed with its offerings. Now recently I've been ...
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Dell Trackpad not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a dell insperon computer and my trackpad has not worked from the moment I installed 14.04, but it worked when I had windows 8.1. My computer recognizes it exists and I installed dconf and it ...
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Ubuntu & UEFI - GRUB console after boot (Boot Repair output included)

I still have the problem with booting Ubuntu on UEFI based laptop (Dell XPS 13, the newest one) After booting all I can see is a Grub2 console. I tried Boot Repair, but it hasnt helped me at all. ...
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Ubuntu installer for Dell laptops?

I found a version of ubuntu on this link: http://linux.dell.com/files/ubuntu/precise/12.04-OSP1/ Can anyone tell me if it is the installer for Dell laptops. Or what is this? :O Have a nice day guys. ...
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Dell D630 T7100 only 3 CPU Freq Steps

In my Dell D630 with a T7100 CPU i only get 3 FREQ-Steps : 800 Mhz, 1,2 GHz, 1,8 GHz but i want more as my other device with a T8300. How can i change it ? I want to have 400 MHz , 600 MHz, 800 MHz, ...
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How to disable Intel Display Power Saving Technology in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Inspiron 15 (3542, early 2014). There's an annoying feature which adjusts the LCD brightness according to what's displayed on the screen. When I was using Windows 8, I disabled it ...
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Dell T7400 Wont boot ubuntu

Anyone Ubuntu server 14.04 I have Dell Precision T7400 with onboard SAS controller. After installing ubuntu from "LinuxLive USB" USB drive, the machine freezes at the boot screen. I dont get ...
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Random resume from suspend on a Dell Latitude E6330

A Dell laptop Latitude E6330 with Ubuntu 12.04 randomly resumes from suspend by itself, sometimes hours after it entered suspend mode. It happens once every few days, or weeks, but once this happens ...
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Are there ubuntu drivers for Dell DA100 adapter?

I have a Dell XPS 13 laptop for which I purchased a Dell DA100 adapter in order to be able to display on an external monitor through the adaptor's vga port ...
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Ubuntu 32-bit won't install on Dell Inspiron 4000

I am tuning up a laptop for a friend. The laptop originally ran Windows ME, and is about 13 years old. I recently installed Windows XP on it and it ran like a snail. I am now trying to install 32-bit ...
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Since the update to 15.04, my dual-boot Dell XPS can't use WiFi

Since the update to 15.04, my dual-boot Dell XPS can't use my Wifi network. It can't even update itself now. Network is fine when I boot to Windows. When I reboot to Ubuntu, I can see both of my two ...
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Del studio 15 with ubuntu 14.04 - wifi frequently disconnects

I have the usual problem of wifi randomly disconnecting and it won't reconnect until I restart my machine. Sometimes, restart also does not help and it again randomly starts to work. I have tried the ...
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Why is my Crucial M550 or MX100 drive so slow in Ubuntu?

Recently I replaced the Samsung SSD (Dell OEM) in my notebook with a Crucial M550. Now I see very very poor write performance. Maximum of 80 MB/s sequential writes and the system freezes up for ...
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Synaptics Touchpad missing in Ubuntu 14.04.2 with Dell 5550

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a new Dell Latitude E5550. I seem to have two problems. One. When I run 'xinput' I get: justin@sunkite:~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Can't enable wifi on ubuntu 12.04 Dell Inspiron 15

I am new to Ubuntu and I know there were a lot of similar issues and I've tried to follow some of the answers on the web (e.g. Dell Inspiron Wifi off or How do I get an Atheros AR8162 working?), but ...
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After upgrading to ubuntu 15.04 compiz slows the system down

I just upgraded to ubuntu 15.04, and not only was dual monitor capability lost, but compiz seemed to make the CPU run at 80% despite there was nothing running. I installed the compiz editor and tried ...
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Dell XPS 13 9333, touchpad not working with kernel 3.16 in Utopic Unicorn

So I upgraded today my distribution, from 14.04 Trusty Thar to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. I had issues with the touchpad on 14.04 (jumping cursor while typing stuff) and the Synaptics upstream driver ...
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Driver for VFS5011 Fingerprint Reader on Dell Vostro 3550

I have a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop. Fingerprint Reader: Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS5011 Fingerprint Reader (USB-id: 138a:0011) I have searched, but I couldn't get this driver for Linux. I have ...
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Brightness not changing Dell 15r SE and ubuntu 12.04

With my current laptop I can't change my brightness anymore I tried xbacklight -set 50 (nothing happened) and also changed this line grub_cmdline_linux_default= "quiet splash" to ...
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Dell Latitude E7450: repeating keystrokes issue

A brand new Dell Latitude E7450, with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.2. Sometimes a pressed key repeats until another key is pressed. This is presumably a BIOS bug. Here's a discussion about it ...
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How do I get the Touchpad Settings working on a Dell XPS 13" Ultrabook?

Today I got an brand new Dell XPS 13 and I really like it. Wifi/Bluetooth/Brightness works very well. But only the Touchpad makes me insane. Okay, Multitouch is really nice and i love it on my Macbook ...
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DELL INSPIRON 13 7000 - Touchpad problem

I've installed the 14.04 LTS version on my DELL INSPIRON 13 7000. The only problem is the touchpad. Click and selection and right click does not worked. Someone can fix it?
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Dell Inspiron 13 laptop speaker constant hiss

I have a Dell Inspiron 13 7348 laptop and in Ubuntu the speakers emit a constant hissing sound with an occasional click. The sound starts at the lightdm login screen. There is no hiss in Windows so ...
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Replace your changes in '/etc/ati/atiapfxx'

I am facing a problem since few weeks with updating my Ubuntu. Usually I receive a notice for updating my Ubuntu, I click download and install, it is be done smoothly. A few weeks back Ubuntu ...
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How do I get support for a DELL Ubuntu laptop?

Hopefully this experience will improve with DELL. I have a DELL M3800 Precision Workstation Laptop factory installed with Ubuntu. When calling into DELL technical support (1-800-999-3355), when I ...
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After upgrading to ubuntu 15.04 urfkilld use 100% cpu

I've upgraded my DELL XPS 13 equipped with Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 then to 15.04 yesterday. Today I noticed that urfkilld process consumes 100% the CPU, I tried to kill it, but re-run again.
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XPS 13 with infinity display internet troubles

I have a new XPS 13 with infinity display,and with a Broadcom network controller: BCM4352 802.11ac. The Ubuntu version I'm running right now is 14.04. It's a beautiful machine, but I keep having wi-fi ...
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Unable to dual boot in dell xps 14 with windows 8/8.1

Hi can anyone help me in dual booting the windows 8/8.1 to ubuntu 12.4/13 when I am using the wubi file and I installed the ubuntu and It reboots and finally it showing me an error of 0xc000000f ...
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What is that Dell laptop on Ubuntu home page?

With the release of Natty Narwhal, the Ubuntu homepage is sporting a new look - the one with a Dell laptop. I'm interested to know what Dell laptop model is that? It looks really nice but I can't find ...
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Disable Fn-keys brightness change on Dell Inspiron E1405

I've got an old Dell E1405 which smoothly runs 14.04, with one caveat that is. When I press the Fn button with arrow-up or arrow-down, the brightness jumps in huge steps. Is there a way to disable ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 5548

I recently purchased Dell Inspiron 5548 with a pre-installed Windows 8 OEM on a HDD 1TB with Single Partition. Is it possible to install Ubutnu 14.04 on it? Is there issues related for my model for ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu in Dell inspiron 9200

I have a dell Inspiron 9200 with Windows XP Professional and a pentium M chip. I have downloaded all softwares needed to create a bootable flash drive for the instalation of Ubuntu. I can only get to ...
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Touchpad right click is not working - Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell inspiron 5548

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell inspiron 5548. I have problem with touchpad.Touchpad left click and touch works fine. But right click never works. Right click triggers left click. Meanwhile, everything ...
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Advanced boot problems [closed]

I have a dell XPS L702X. After a recommended BIOS update from Dell, the computer went haywire. I tried most repair tricks from the book but I'm not not able to boot. Now all I get is "invallid PT" ...
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Live USB Kernel Panic error?

I tried to make a 14.04 live USB with Universal USB Installer. I get to the screen where it says Try Ubuntu, Install Ubuntu, etc. but no matter what I select, it eventually ends in this error; end ...
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How to save battery life in Dell Vostro 3446 (Ubuntu 15.04)

I have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 on my Vostro 3446. I noticed that when I'm on Windows 7 I get easily 4-5 hours of battery life but when I'm on Ubuntu, it barely lasts 1.5-2 hours. I cam across ...