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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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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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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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XPS 13 (9343) running 15.04 not recognizing USB drives or phone

A few weeks ago my laptop suddenly stopped recognizing my thumb drives and my phone (1 LaCie, 1 Kingston DataTraveler G4, and Galaxy S4). I have tested them on other computers and they all work. I ...
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Dell Inspiron 5000 won't wakeup after suspend

I've just replaced Windows with Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Dell Inspiron 5000 series. Everything seems to be working, except it won't wake up after I suspend. If I tap the power button, it sounds like ...
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No trackpad in Lubuntu (Ubuntu 15.10)

I am using a Dell Inspiron 11-3152. Running Lubuntu (Ubuntu 15.10) Kernel 4.2 My touchscreen works perfectly, but I have no use of my trackpad. xinput says: ELAN Touchscreen id = 10[slave pointer ...
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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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Ubuntu installer can't find any disk on Dell XPS 13 9350

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 / 15.10 on my Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015). I created a bootable USB disk which boots fine but the installer and the file manager do not detect any hard drive ...
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Wifi adapter isn't turning on, but it is recognized [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Latitude D630, and everything on it works fine for the most part, except the wifi. I posted this using the laptop in question by connecting to my router ...
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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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Resolution Too High for Programs on XPS 13

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 (upgraded from 15.04) on the XPS13 (9343, Windows version). As this ultrabook has a very high resolution touch-screen (3200x1800), I followed some useful threads on how to fix ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 installation error: The master control interrupt lied (SDE)!”

I'm attempting a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.10 on a new Lattitude E7250 laptop off of a USB stick. The process goes well and copies all the files to the hard drive and then asks me to restart to ...
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Disable Dynamic Brightness Dell LCD

I have a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series laptop that has built in Dynamic Contrast/Brightness in the screen. The screen automatically adjusts it's brightness according to how many white pixels are on the ...
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wlan interface not coming ubuntu14.04

I am using ubuntu for the past 8 months on a DELL INSPIRON N5110 and untill last week, the wifi was working properly. Then wlan0 was not coming up. I saw in this community that disabling and enabling ...
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Dell new xps 15 (Skylake) support? [duplicate]

Has anyone installed 15.10 on a new Skylake dell xps 15? Any bugs or compatibility issues? Thanks!
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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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Ubuntu 15.04 Dell latitude D531 plays choppy video

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell D531 laptop(Updated recently from 14), and when i got my notebook with Ubuntu running on it already i had some issues with choppy/lagged video playback , both in ...
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How to install Dell's driver package for Latitude E5450?

I have a Dell E5450, and Dell offers some driver packages. I have downloaded a houston-15_A10.fish.tar.gz, and extracted it: $ tar -xvzf houston-15_A10.fish.tar.gz And then the folder contains: $ ...
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How to reboot Ubuntu the Magic SysRQ way using a Dell's E5450 keyboard?

I have a Dell Latitude E5450 and I don't know how to reboot it the Magic SysRQ way. On a default keyboard, I hold both Alt + s-abf (print) and press the following sequence: R E I S U B What's the ...
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Mouse Dell WM524 extra buttons

I'm having some troubles with my bluetooth mouse dell wm524. I can't configure the extra buttons, like 'back and forward buttons' and 'left and right wheel buttons'. And the second, not much ...
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No Wireless on Ubuntu 15.10 with Broadcom 4350 Card

I have the New XPS13 Skylake laptop, which has DW1820A or Broadcom 4350 Wireless card. I was following the instructions from http://askubuntu.com/a/60395/467270, I did sudo apt-get install ...
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15.10, Dell m3800 bluetooth not working

Picked up an m3800 refurb unit which shipped with Windows, but I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 on it and just about everything works perfectly on the laptop, but bluetooth is being a pain. I have an ...
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Wifi on Dell Latitude 3340 cannot be enabled after installing Ubuntu 15.10

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my dell latitude 3340 and now i cannot enable wifi since it is greyed out. Is there anyone who can help me with this? Any help is much appreciated! PS here is a link ...
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Wifi in Dell Aspiron 1545

I install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 1545 but the Wifi is not working. If I choose the option to try Ubuntu the wireless device appears like "Broadcom Corporation: Wireless 1397 WLAN ...
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WiFi seems to “hang” without losing connection. What should I check for?

I'm using my new Dell XPS 13 9493 Ubuntu edition. It's a little notorious for having hardware issues (like the trackpad freezing and keys double pressing) but many of those issues have been resolved. ...
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Keyboard backlight keeps turning on after uprgade to Wily on Dell V131, what can be the cause? [duplicate]

I have a Dell V131 with and recently upgraded it to Ubuntu (15.10) Wily Werewolf. Now, the keyboard backlight keeps turning on. I have not seen it turn on and mostly notice when I come back to the ...
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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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Cannot set maximum display resolution

My laptop uses an Nvidia GT240M (its specs are shown on the image). I have tried both the proprietary Nvidia driver and the Xorg one. I cannot change the monitor resolution to its maximum (2560 X ...
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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition [closed]

Are there any hardware differences between the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition and a regular Dell XPS 13? Can one simply buy the regular one and install their updated firmware and Ubuntu distribution? ...
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Black screen with NO cursor but login/logout biep

I am new to Ubuntu, installed it a couple of weeks ago (14.0.4). First week it worked okay. Then I got black screens about every 2 minutes during working (not much work). I hear a biep, trie to login ...
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Speakers are not working while headphones are working on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series laptop

I need some help, My laptop sound does not works but when i am plug-in my headphone audio are play. I am also checked that my audio sound card works properly. So teel me that how to check my headphone ...
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Dell XPS 13 9343 - keyboard backlight on at boot Ubuntu 15.10

I upgrade from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10 and now on the first boot the keyboard backlight is on. I can manually turn it off, but the setting is not remembered and the next boot results in the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 No Wifi

I am brand new to Ubuntu and the forums, and I know very little. So please keep all help simple. I can handle code, but no skipped steps please. Also, if one step needs prior knowledge, I won't know ...
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MAAS issue with IPMI

I am trying to enroll 4 Dell R720 Servers that utilize IPMI in the IDRAC. I am able to enroll two of them without issue and they commission without error. The other two which are set up the same ...
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How to give extra keys function

First of al im new to ubuntu desktop . I installed a clean ubuntu desktop 14.04.3 LTS . everything is working fine on my laptop (dell inspiron 15z ). Except for the extra keys . I was hoping ...
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Wifi in Ubuntu 15.04

Of course, we first have the issue that Dell decided that not mentioning the model number on their laptops was much more user friendly. It says "Inspiron 15, 5000 series" on some kind of sticker on ...
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Dell Latitude E7450 cant write disk encryption password A7 password

After the upgrade to A7 BIOS on my Dell Latitude E7450 running Ubuntu 15.04 the disk encryption screen is no longer working. Nothing happens on screen when it prompts me for password to unlock ...
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External monitors not working with Dell Latitude E7250+EPort Plus

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Lattitude E7250 (intel video card) and have a Dell E-Port Plus docking station. The docking station has 2 DVI ports and 2 DP (DisplayPort) ports on the back. The ...
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Smartcard Reader of Dell Latitude E7450 not recognized

Recently I upgraded my "old" Dell Latitude E7440 to a newer E7450. Both include a SmartCard reader. Using Ubuntu 15.04, the reader in the E7440 was recognized and worked perfectly, which is however ...
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Locate power-hungry USB device seen in powertop

The battery life on my Dell XPS 13, while never great, has gotten seriously bad lately. Using powertop, I've noticed that there seems to be some sort of USB device drawing quite a bit of power. ...
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update dell drivers on ubuntu 14.04 dell e5450

The drivers package for dell e5450 for Ubuntu 14.04 is here: http://www.dell.com/support/home/il/en/ildhs1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=03CD1 after downloading the package inside it says tat ...
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Unable to downgrade from 14.10 to 14.04 [duplicate]

I had 14.04 running and wanted to upgrade to 15.04. So, I first installed 14.10 in my Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop with a clean install. After this, when I tried to install 15.04, I could USB drive, in ...
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What is the lastest level of ubuntu for a Dell Optiplex 620 computer [duplicate]

I have several dual processor 3ghz Pentium D Dell 620 systems with at least 2gb of memory. I want to move them off XP and do not want to go to Win7. Am I limited to 13.04 or can I go to a later ...
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Dell 3520 wifi not working on Ubuntu 12.04

My dell 3520 wifi is not working with ubuntu 12.04.5. I have tried to download driver from here but site is not working. I'm a Windows user so not very much efficient in using ubuntu, kindly help ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5558 touchpad not working in Ubuntu

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 5558 on Ubuntu dual-booted with Windows 8.1, however I am having issues with the touchpad. It works correctly in Windows but not in Ubuntu. If I connect a mouse the ...
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Dell R430 Raid Array not recognized 14.04 server

I configured the OS to install on 2(mirrored) 16bg SD cards. After installation noticed the array was not created. created a RAID10 array of 4 1TB HDD but cannot get Ubuntu see it to mount it. How to ...
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Black screen at reboot after an Ubuntu update on Dell Studio 1535

I recently performed an Ubuntu 14.04 update on my Dell Studio 1535 that turned bad: now when I turn on my computer, the screen remains off. 1. Description of the issue First some info regarding ...
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Dell XPS13 2015 Developer ed. Ubuntu 14.04 Slow wireless

my new XPS13 2015 Developper Edition came with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. It works great, except that the wireless connection is super slow (both home and at work), so slow that most page or process time ...
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Nominal operating fan speed in Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell 3521 Inspiron

I find the laptop getting heated up, so when i do the xsensors it shows me fan2 speed as 78000-90000. Core temperatures are near 51 celsius and odd. fan1 speed is not shown in the xsensors. Please ...
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Ubuntu freezes after sleep Dell Vostro 1015

Hello can somebody tell me why my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 stops working after waking from sleep? The screen goes black and the light that indicate Caps Lock and Num Lock keep turning on and ...