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External monitors appearing as one display (Dell E5440, Haswell Graphics, PW380 docking station, 14.04)

I have a Dell E5440 laptop running 14.04 that I connect to two Dell U2412M monitors. Each monitor appears as its own display when using the built in HDMI and VGA ports but for some reason the ...
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Wifi broadcom, ubuntu 14.04 , Dell Vostro - still diconnecting -need help

Sorry I know that this problem was on this forum , but I tried to do everything, resolve the problem and I ... no result. What I try: change kernel to 3.18, and 3.19 change driver, disable N ...
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How do you upgrade a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04?

I just got a Dell XPS 13 (2015) that came with Ubuntu 14.04 installed, I'd like to upgrade to 15.04, but it doesn't work for me.
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NIC not recognized on Ubuntu Server install on Dell XPS 8300

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS on a Dell XPS 8300 machine and having some issues getting it to recognize the integrated network card. I believe the network card is a Broadcom ...
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Dead ID pin on DELL AC adapter, how can i run the CPU on 100% anyways?

I have a Dell D430 with Lubuntu 14.04 (if i'm not wrong about the version) installed. My power adapter failed with its ID pin, but it's powering the unit. I don't care of charging the battery, it will ...
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Dell vostro 5480 Audio doesn't work

Dell vostro 5480 in subwoofer does not work anyone knows how to solve.
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How can I fix my Dell laptop's issue of not shutting down or rebooting, but only with ubuntu and not windows?

I have a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series running ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1, when I try to shut it down, it freezes on the shutdown screen that just says "ubuntu". When I try to reboot the computer, it ...
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Fresh installation Kubuntu 14.04 LTS X86 Hangs at boot(Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop)

Recently I was installed Kubuntu 14.04 LTS X86 version on my Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop Computer. Installation went just fine, but at first boot it seems to hang at grub. At grub, It hangs and I'm ...
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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 send videos on bluetooth ubuntu?

The version of ubuntu I have I don't know but it lets me turn on bluetooth but I can't share files. It says every time I try to connect a device that there are no adapters found. Any help
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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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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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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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UbuntuGnome XPS 13 (9434) WiFi Issues

I recently purchased the new XPS 13 2015. I have managed to get nearly everything to work with various fixes but the WiFi is not one of those issues. After installing the bcm-kernel-source driver the ...
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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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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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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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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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Kinesis Advantage keyboard keeps cutting out on a new Dell Optiplex 9020

I just started using a Dell Optiplex 9020. I noticed that my Kinesis Advantage keyboard will step working every 10 minutes or so. Simply unplugging it then plugging it back in fixes the problem but ...
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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 M3800 with 14.04 LTS HDMI randomly cuts out

I have a M3800 plugged into a Dell U2913WM via HDMI I'm using the nVidia binary driver (331.113 from nvidia-331), which is the recommended driver I've used multiple HDMI cables, and plugged into ...
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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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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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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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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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disable trackpad while typing doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a new Dell XPS 13 (2015) with Ubuntu 14.04. I had problems with the trackpad freezing, but those were resolved when I installed this fix. If I open the trackpad settings, the "Disable while ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't detect Broadcom BCM4312 Wi-Fi

I just installed Ubuntu 14.4 LTS on 32-bit Dell Inspiron 1545 (that was actually pre-packaged with Ubuntu 10.x in about 2010). For some reason, it doesn't have the capacity to scan for nearby wi-fi ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to troubleshoot a video freeze

System information: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Gnome 3.12.2 kernel 4.0.0-997-generic #201503310205 SMP Tue Mar 31 02:07:04 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux (this is an updated drm/intel-next kernel ...
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Switch from Ubuntu to Elementary OS without breaking the drivers [closed]

I'm completely stranger to Linux but I'm interested in buying a Dell XPS13 Dev edition (ships with Ubuntu). I quite don't like Unity though, so I was thinking about ditching it for Elementary OS but I ...
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Touchscreen problem - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in Dell inspiron 13 serie 7000 (7348)

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 (7348). I would like to install Ubuntu, though still not officially released a version pre-installed on this machine. Which version of Ubuntu ...
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My laptop doesn't give any sounds unless speakers are connected

My laptop doesn't make any sounds unless I connect my speakers, and previously my laptop did make sounds. I use a dell inspiron 15.
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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" ...