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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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WI-FI doesn't work (Hard Blocked) [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time (I've always been a Windows user) as I was at the office and I had the Ethernet connected. At home I only use WI-FI. When I started Ubuntu it ...
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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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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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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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Enabling NIC under Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell Optiplex 9020

I have a brand-new Dell Optiplex 9020 with an i7-4790 and 32 GB RAM. The motherboard has an Intel Q87 chipset and an Intel I217-LM Gigabit Ethernet chip. The Ethernet works fine under Windows 7. It ...
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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 13 2015 Ubuntu compatibility (Displayport/MST)

I just bought an Dell XPS 13 2015 (9343) whose Linux (installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)) support seems to be quite disappointing at the moment. Before spending money on new equipment I would ...
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Keyboard backlight turns on after lock screen/display on

I've just upgraded Ubuntu (15.04 to 15.10) and now I'm running into a weird behavior: whenever I lock the screen (using any of Ctrl+Alt+L, Win+L or just clicking on "Lock" in the taskbar menu), the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu willy werwolf isnt working on my computer dell xps 8700

My computer is dell xps 8700 , nvidia 745 gtx, intel core 7. I tried to install ubuntu willy werewolf on my desktop but it didn't work. The graphic look horrible. words aren't showing correctly. some ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hardware updates

According to information on Release end of life Ubuntu site, more precisely the following picture. It seems there should be hardware related updates still available on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. And this ...
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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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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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ubuntu 14.04.1 server idle load average 1.00

Scratching my head here. Hoping someone can help me troubleshoot. I have a Dell PowerEdge SC1435 server which had been running with a previous version of ubuntu for a while. (I believe it was 13.10 ...
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How to prevent Bumblebee on a Dell E6530 disable Optimus on the next boot?

I've got a Dell Latitude E6530 here which is Nvidia Optimus enabled. In Ubuntu 12.04 I installed: nvidia-319 Bumblebee stable PPA version 3.2.1-1~preciseppa4 installed with the instruction from ...
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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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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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Wifi disabled due to hardware switch. Not re enabling. What should i do ?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Inspiron mini 1018. I disabled the wireless network and it does not enable again. It reports that wireless is disabled by hardware switch. Pressing the hardware switch ...
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Why does the GUI of TeXstudio disappear?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell Latitude E7450, with TeXstudio 2.6.6. I've been having GUI problems with TeXstudio since the automatic updates of the last few weeks (i.e. Oct./Nov. 2015). When ...
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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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Chrome causing hyperdrive on A8-7410 processor

cpu usage during and after using chrome browser Why is chrome causing one of my cores on my A8-7410 processor to run continuously @ 92-94% even when chrome is closed and all background activities ...
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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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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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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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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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Horizontal lines in Ubuntu 15.10

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 64bit on a Dell Optiplex 780 desktop with a 23 inch monitor, 4 GB of RAM and Intel Duo Core processor. The monitor shows horizontal lines (artifacts) randomly at any ...
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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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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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Bluetooth No Adapters Found Dell Inspiron n5030 ubuntu 15.04

I'm just starting to use linux again and I don't really know how any of this works to begin with. I remember having to look through all kinds of threads and usually finding an answer. My bluetooth ...
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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)?
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Laptop sometimes cannot wake up from suspend

I have a Dell Inspiron 3451, running Ubuntu 15.10 x64. If I suspend my laptop and then turn it on immediately after it is suspended, it resumes normally. But if I leave it closed for some time and ...
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XPS 13 9343 Failure to resume from suspend

I just bought a Dell XPS 13 laptop preloaded with Ubuntu. I have had great success with Ubuntu on Dell in the past and would have thought that one that comes preloaded would work even better but this ...
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In Ubuunt 14.04 sound problem

I bought new laptop a dell and came pre-install with Ubuntu 14.04. Normally I use OpenSuse. I have problem with sound It is start pops after boot and it stars crackling play Ubuntu welcome sound, ...
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Why does my USB card reader (Dell 2405FPW) not recognize any inserted media?

My Dell monitor (model 2405FPW) has a built in USB card reader that is recognized by Ubuntu 13.10, but any inserted SD cards do not get seen. It used to work with an older version of 32-bit Ubuntu on ...
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Dell Trackpad not recognized in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Thank you in advance for your assistance. I recently purchased a new laptop for use with Ubuntu 14.04 (Dell Inspiron i3542-8334BK), and am pleased to report that almost everything works out of the ...