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Ubuntu 14.04 Dell Inspiron 15R Unable to adjust Brightness

When trying to adjust brightness on my Dell Inspiron 15R, I see brightness icon moving up or down however the actual brightness remains the same. please help me.
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Different context menus on desktop in two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations

I have two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations one on Dell XPS L502X and the other on Dell Latitude E5440. Although not exactly the same packages and themes are installed on both of the computers ...
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How do I get the touchscreen on my dell latitude XT running Ubuntu 14.10 to work?

First of all I have to say that I am fairly new to using Ubuntu. I've never used Linux before and decided; thanks to my cousin, to install Ubuntu on my laptop. I have a Dell Latitude XT with an Intel® ...
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DVI not accessible with Dell

I connected my newly acquired Dell E2314H monitor's DVI-D input to my 2004 Touch computer with a NV36 (GeForce FX5700MX) card using the DVI-D cable supplied by Dell and connected it to the DVI-I ...
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After Installing Ubuntu 14.10 on a Dell Dimension 4600 x-86, Ubuntu Is Running Very, VERY Slow

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a Dell Dimension 4600 (Pentium 4 2.80 512 RAM) that was running Windows XP. Windows XP ran fine. Now with just Ubuntu 14.10 installed, everything (minimal - just software ...
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Getting rid of Unity Boxes around items, is it possible?

I had two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations on two separate computers, namely Dell XPS L502X and Dell Latitude E5440. I installed similar GTK and icon themes on both of them, as a result on XPS ...
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same issue three separate laptops

I have three different laptops that have developed the same issue at about the same time. It is the missing firmware for wifi has like disappeared and no matter what I do to fix the problem it all ...
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My Dell D610 Wifi is not working on Ubuntu 14.10

using commands like sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree gives the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable ...
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Supported Graphics Card for Alienware 17

I'm looking at purchasing a new laptop and installing Ubuntu on it. Specifically, looking at an Alienware 17 at the moment. I wanted to make sure there was some support for the video card however. ...
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Dell laptop display brightness problem

I am using Dell inspiron 15 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have hot keys on my keyboard to adjust display brightness and they work fine.But the problem is, as soon as I switch on the laptop the brightness is set ...
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How do I install Dell 2150cdn printer

Love Ubuntu but cannot get printer to work. It's a Dell 2150cdn colour laser printer. I went to settings and tried to add printer and tried all various options but they alll jang for over an hour. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit GTK themes and Icon themese not working properly

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed on two separate computers (Dell XPS L502X and Dell Latitude E5440). The themes I installed either by extracting compressed files or using the apt-get package ...
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12.04 - Are there any drivers for integrated Webcam on Dell Inspiron N7010?

I'm very new to Ubuntu. Are there any third-party drivers for the integrated Webcam on Dell Inspiron N7010, A work around, Or Canonical driver out there yet? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. It worked fine ...
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Instability with Broadcom 5270 NIC on Ubuntu 14.04.1 server

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 server running on a DEll T620 server, with a Broadcom gigabit 5270 NIC. Upon update (I was running Ubuntu 13.10) the server dropped off the network. Rebooting restores the ...
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How to start installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on Dell XPS 15 (along Windows 8.1)?

I recently bought a XPS 15 with Windows 8.1 on it and I'd like to install Ubuntu 14.10 along the side. I've copied the .iso file on a USB stick and registered it as a boot option in the BIOS/UEFI. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 touchscreen not recognized anymore on XPS 15 9530 Haswell

I've a Dell XPS 15 with Ubuntu 14.10 and I've just realized that my touchscreen does not work anymore. It's not even recognized: $ dmesg |grep -i touch [ 3.179897] psmouse serio1: synaptics: ...
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Wi-Fi stops working when power unplugged. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Dell XPS 18, Intel Wireless 7260

It works like a charm when plugged in and can not connect to any network when unplugged. Have no problems when using Windows. I did all upgrades and even upgraded the kernel to 3.18. I've tried the ...
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Flickering/Flashing screen problem related to keyboard

This will seems quite bizarre but that's a huge problem for me, I'm facing it for a long time since Ubuntu 12.04. My Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian (Unity/Gnome) always starts flickering after using the ...
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Dell Inspiron 5521 i7-3317U Fan CPU too Noisy

I am having a problem with the fan speed with my new Dell Inspiron 5521 i7-3317U, Full HD with installed Ubuntu 12.04. The fan is too noisy. After starting the Laptop, the fan starts and is not ...
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No fan control for CPU fan

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop, with Ubuntu Installed on my WD Passport partition as a portable installation. On the CPU Fan, it never looks like it has any control over itself. At a constant ...
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Battery is fully charged but when I unplug my laptop it shows battery is low

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell INSPIRON N5110. The battery icon shows the battery is fully charged(when plugged). When I unplug it says that I have low battery and approximately 20 minutes of ...
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problem re-installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64 on DELL inspiron 5454

I've just bought a second hand DELL. I always use Ubuntu, and DELL is usually very simple and straightforward, I usually never have any problems. However this DELL is having problem after problem. ...
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Trouble using Linksys WPC54G ver. 3.1 in Dell Inspirion 5100 with Lubuntu 14.10

I'm new to linux. I've read several posts and tried several suggestions but nothing seems to help the specific hardware I'm using. I'm using a Linksys WPC54G version 3.1, which is a PCMCIA network ...
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Which Dell laptops are fully compatible with Ubuntu 12.04?

We need to buy a couple of engineering laptops. Our 1st choice would be Dell Latitude. Unfortunately, in the past, my colleague had many problems installing the Ubuntu on his E6510. The main issue ...
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Touchpad stopped working DELL Latitude D630

I have a DELL Laptop Latitude D630 and Ubuntu as OS. Touchpad has always worked perfectly for more than a year now, first with Ubuntu 12 and now with Ubuntu 14.04 after the upgrade. Today the touchpad ...
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Dell Latitude 3340 two-finger touchpad functions not working

Is there a special driver I need to install or a cfg to edit? Usually when I install Ubuntu on laptops it instantly supports the two-finger functions. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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Unable to hibernate with virtualbox running

I am having problem hibernating and suspending my Dell Laptop while virtualbox is running( XP Guest). I have tried default kernel method, uswsusp and tuxonice and none of them works. But if I close ...
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wlan on xps 13 (sputnik 3) with ubuntu 14.04

I'm the very happy owner of a Dell xps 13. 12.04 work flawlessly on it. Last week I had the bad idea of upgrading to 14.04 (NO fresh install). Apart from a series of minor problems with touchscreen ...
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Multitouch on Dell Inspiron 7537

Has anyone been able to get trackpad multitouch gestures working with a Dell Inspiron 7537? I've tried synclient to change values in Synaptics config but not having much luck. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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Dell Trackpad not recognized in Ubuntu 14.04

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 ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop into Dell Server T320

OS : Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop LTE Terminal : Dell Poweredge T320 After installation, the performance seems sluggish and GUI becomes very slow. Any config or file I should take note ? Thank you all !
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USB mouse/trackpad on my dell laptop stops responding at times

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell inspiron 6400 laptop. I am facing an issue for quiet some time that, laptop trackpad and usb mouse stops responding to clicks at times. I could see the mouse ...
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How to make my Dell 1390 wlan minicard work

I have a dell laptop with at dell wireless 1390 wlan mini-card driver, when I installed Ubuntu side by side with Win7 I assume it was missing a wireless driver since that's what it said. Later on I ...
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“monitor brightness down” key resets brightness before lowering it

My monitor brightness down key resets my brightness before lowering it, effectively leaving me at near max brightness. I do not experience any problems with the brightness up key. I'm using a Dell ...
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Installation help for friend with Dell PC

I need some help about installing Ubuntu onto my friend's Dell Dimension DM061 desktop PC, which is currently running Windows Vista. It seems to have an Intel dual core CPU and plenty of free space ...
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How do I resolve the slow internet connection issue with Ubuntu?

My Internet connection suddenly have slowed down in my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Other people in the same Wifi network have sufficient speed?How do I resolve my problem?
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wifi adatper on Dell Inspiron 1012m stopped working

I bought a Dell Inspiron 1012m for my mother-in-law. Thanks to others, a virus so corrupted the OS (Windows) I had to reformat the harddrive. I installed Ubuntu 12 (updated to 14). It had been ...
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Is it usable to install ubuntu over laptop Dell Latitude E5420 already installed with Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 on Dell Latitude E5420 and I am interested to give a try to Ubuntu. So to use Ubuntu efficiently, whether would I need to remove Windows and then install Ubuntu or can install ...
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Why does Suspend/Resume fail to render desktop upon signing in 14.04?

My machine is a Dell Latitude E6510 with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Whenever I Suspend, either by clicking the suspend button from the system menu or by closing the laptop, and then resume, the log-in ...
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install Linux on Dell Latitude D610 [duplicate]

I wanted to reuse older Window XP Dell Latitude D610 machine with Pentium M 1.8GHz processor with 512 RAM. Please advice which Linux OS would be best on this machine.
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I'm ubuntu newbie, need help. on Dell 5537

I just got a new Dell 5537 i7 laptop with Ubuntu pre-installation on it. It's my first time to use Ubuntu system. I know may be my questions hav been asked before but frankly I tried to look them up ...
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How to set USB flash drive as first boot device in dell inspiron 15

i m trying to install ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 using USB flash drive using USSB installer. But in booting sequence there are only two boot options. Legacy boot and UEFI boot mode. Can anyone tell me ...
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Synaptics Touchpad scroll not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 1557. My synaptics touch pad is detected but the scroll functions are not working. The scroll option in the GUI for the mouse and touch pad has disappeared. ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3000 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3000, it came with Ubuntu 12.04, I wanted to upgrade it to 14.04, but when I try to boot from USB, after I choose start from the menu (where there is install, check memory ...
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Ubuntu USB installation does not boot on a Dell Inspirion N5010

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Hard Drive (WD Elements, 1TB) from my desktop PC. The boot loader is installed on the USB HD, too, and it boots with no problems from that PC. I've tested it on a ...
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Dell Inspiron 5150 with wifi issue

The subject laptop has a minipci card in it used for wireless connection. It worked well under XP Pro, but since formatting the disk, installing 12.04, and installing the drivers it still does not see ...
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Dell Inspiron 5150. Installing 12.04 and having some problems

The laptop I am trying to convert to ubuntu had XP Pro sp3 on it. It worked fairly well. I was able to use my wifi and get on the Internet and do all the things a PC can do. I decided to convert ...
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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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Black screen on boot after update to 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Latitude D410 that I bought used with Ubuntu installed on it. It worked fine for several months. I updated to 12.04. I wanted to read Nook books on it, so i tried to find the software ...
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How do I turn off the monitor when I close the lid?

My problem is that when lid is closed, it just shows blank screen and not turning off the monitor, so my monitor is always on. But when I use Win 7 and I close the lid it turns off the monitor, so I ...