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Dell XPS 18: Touchscreen works on OpenSuse! How to do it in Ubuntu?

On my Dell XPS 18 Tablet-PC, the touchscreen is known not to work in Ubuntu. I just tried the OpenSuse Factory KDE Live CD. After installing a few extra packages - see ...
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Touchpad track speed increases in dual monitor setup

I have a Dell E6530 with an Alps touchpad, NVIDIA NVS 5200 with proprietary nvidia-319.32 video driver installed. I am using xfce4 although I do not know if this makes a difference, as it seems to be ...
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How to partition a ubuntu 12.04 laptop after installation

I would like to add a partition to my laptop hard disk, but i don’t know how to do it... It has the following partitions *Dell utility *OS *mount point *swap I tried to edit the 488GB partition but ...
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Kubuntu 13.10 install on a Dell XPS420 hangs

I am trying to install Kubuntu 13.10 on an old Dell XPS420. The ISO I downloaded works fine on a number of other PC's (HP Desktop, Dell Laptop) so I feel confident that the ISO is OK, but when I try ...
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WiFi is not Available on ubuntu 14.04

I have been using Windows XP since past 9 years and I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 today for my project purpose. But I am facing a problem..I am not able to connect to my WiFi connection not is there ...
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14.04 on DELL L502X freeze at startup after installing nvidia drivers

First i want to apologise for my bad english. Now straight to my problem.:) After OS installation I started installing the drivers for GeForce GT540M graphics in my notebook. I chose the ...
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Connected to a wifi network, but unable to access internet - freshly installed 14.01

I have a DELL Inspiron N5010 laptop and I have dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I had Ubuntu 13.10 and now I installed 14.04 using live media (I did not upgrade.) Now I am not able to ...
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Old Dell Inspiron 531 w/ XP. Can I run 14.04?

I had an old Dell Inspiron 531 laying around and wanted to do something with it. I decided to make it into a HTPC/DVR and light gaming rig(iRacing) mainly. I was able to find a Dual core AMD64 XII ...
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Dell 1250c drivers loaded in 14.04LST but won't print

I am running Xubuntu 14.04LTS 64 on an Acer Extersa 4620Z. I downloaded the Xerox 6000/6010 .deb package and tried to install it. At the end of the install, the "Install" button returned in the ...
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how can i set a resolution of 1366x768 in a Dell Inspiron N5010

how can i set a resolution of 1366x768 in Dell Inspiron N5010 as its my native resolution within ubuntu 14.04 the only available resolution is 1024 x 768 please help !!!
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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 XPS 13 touchscreen not working, sound not working

All of a sudden the touchscreen on my laptop stopped working, and the sound does not recognise my headphones. I have not installed anything recently, just the usual, minor LTS updates. The ...
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Install on Dell E6430 hangs

I'm trying to install kubuntu 14.04 on a Dell latitude E6430. I've tried both install from usb and from dvd. The different attempts result in a little different behaviour, but most of the time, I ...
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ubuntu 14.04 touchpad settings disappeared on dell latitude e5530

after the release upgrade to 14.04, the touchpad settings disappeared on my dell latitude e5530. Has anyone the same problem? Do you know how to solve it? Thanks
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crashes when copying files, no media or boot device. Many problems, HELP

I was installing Ubuntu and when it got to the "Copying Files" part, it was taking a while. Everything but the installer was responsive. After a while a message popped up saying the installer crashed. ...
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WiFi card on, but won't connect to WiFi network; Dell Inspiron E1505 (ethernet working) [closed]

Followed these threads: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2153290 Getting Wireless to Work, Dell Inspiron E1505 (bcm4311) Unable to connect to wifi on a Dell Inspiron e1505 Being new to ...
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First time using Ubuntu, a few questions

So my gf's dell inspiron 1545 has had a pirated copy of windows 7 ultimate since we got it (from her mom and we think her step dad put the pirated copy on it) She's sick of having an illegal copy and ...
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Failed load after installing 14.04 with Windows XP on DELL Inspierion 530

I am helping a friend and will not be able to get further information until end next week in the meantime I wish to update my own knowledge regards GRUB2 etc which is new to me if that is the required ...
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Print hangs to Dell AIO 926

I have a Dell AIO 926 with Xubuntu 14.04. A quick search reveals it is in fact a rebranded Lexmark x3650. After adding the printer and messing around trying to get it to work, I am at a point where I ...
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Dell Inspiron wifi issues

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 onto a Dell Inspiron 1525. First thing I always do when installing new OS is being it up to speed to naturally I installed all updates before proceeding further. ...
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How to fix the Dell Mini 10v (1010) touchpad with Ubuntu 12.04.1

I've just installed 12.04.1 from scratch on my Mini 10v, and the touchpad is behaving a bit oddly. It's got buttons integrated into the touchpad, and it looks as though a touch on a button is also ...
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Install dial up Conexant modem driver from Dell

I want to setup a dial-up connection on another computer (Ubuntu 12.04) without internet access. I have a Conexant modem and I need to download a driver for this. According to this help page, the ...
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Sound not functioning on Dell L421x with Ubuntu 12.04

I've been struggling with getting the sound to work on this Dell XPS14 laptop for days now, and the closest I've come to getting anything to work is the machine acknowledging the HDMI port as a sound ...
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No sound or sound card not detected in Dell Precision WorkStation T7400

I have got Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition running on a Dell Precision T7400 Workstation with an Intel Sound card Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog] and I am trying to get the ...
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Keyboard layout do not fit

I have a problem with Keyboard layout on Ubuntu 13.10. My regional settings are italian and also the keyboard seems (in the settings menu is selected italian one) but when I digit special button I ...
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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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Will overheating of Dell Inspiron N5010 stop if I remove the graphics card

I notice that my laptop (Dell Inspiron N5010) is frequently overheating even with the necessary fglrx drivers installed. If I manually remove the graphics card(or get it removed by someone more ...
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Bluetooth not working after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. After upgrading the Bluetooth is not working. It shows 'No adapters found'. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 15 R. How can i Get the driver??
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dell wireless card not detected in ubuntu 14.04

I am a newbie to Ubuntu just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15 laptop and the wireless card is not detected.. At first hspda dongle wasnt detected too but after manually creating a ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 SE, sound quality sucks? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I've recently made the transfer from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 and while it seems to be making very good use of my other hardware, the sound quality (streaming videos, playing music) is generally ...
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Dell Inspiron n4110 Doesn't Start with recurring low battery beep

Took the Dell n4110 Inspiron to school today, I opened it up, and when the low battery noise beeped I realized I forgot to charge it and shut the lid immediately as it was loud and in the middle of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not recognize HDMI and displayport outputs in Dell Precision M4700

I've just bought a TV/monitor and when is connected to my laptop by DP output nothing happens. It only shows a log saying "There is no signal coming from your computer". The same for the HDMI output. ...
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Strange colors in Ubuntu (green tint, 14.04 LTS)

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 5737 with an Intel Haswell Core i5 4200U, and an AMD Radeon HD8870 graphics card (switchable). When installing Ubuntu (after checking disk for errors) and choosing "Try ...
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DELL Latitude E5500 BIOS Error : No boot sector detected on USB during the Ubuntu installation

I am trying to install the Ubuntu in external HDD (Transcend Store Jet USB 3.0 1 TB) using the Laptop Latitude E5500 (of course old model). Laptop is able to detect the Boot device from Pen drive (16 ...
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Disable a touch screen button on dell xps 11

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my dell xps 11 and it is all running well except there is a windows button (super) on the bottom of the touch screen. This is extremely sensitive and whenever I go ...
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Do I need any extra drivers for the Realtek waves maxx audio on my Dell XPS 17?

I have a Dell XPS 17(3D) laptop. It has JBL speakers and a subwoofer too. It came windows pre-installed but I have Linux now in it. The problem is in windows I had Realtek waves maxx audio in it for ...
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How to solve overheating problem?

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 installed. My laptop specs are Dell XPS 15 4gb RAM Nvidia gt540m I've been searching for hours but can't figure out a solution. I am a complete newbie to ubuntu. ...
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Disable Quickboot? Dual Boot 14.01 with Win8 on Dell Inspirion Laptop

I have an new Dell Inspiron 7000 Laptop with an existing version of Win8 installed. Am trying to install 14.04 on it maintaining the current installation of Win8 as a dual boot. The Ubuntu UEFI wiki ...
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How to install ATI Hybrid Graphics in ubuntu 13.10 saucy in Dell Inspiron 3521

I am trying to install ATI Graphics Driver from the last one week . I tried almost every possible option available online. But still no success with installation. I am using Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop. ...
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Dell M5030 Compatability with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm looking to do a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell M5030 laptop running ubuntu 10.04. Will 14.04 be compatible with all the hardware (wifi drivers/usb drivers/mouse drivers/etc)? I'd have no ...
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Installation stops at a black screen on a Dell XPS 15z

This is my first time trying to install a Linux distro, and I'm having a bit of a time with it. I've tried to install Ubuntu on my new Dell XPS 15z using the Wubi Windows installer (on x64 Windows 7 ...
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How should I control the brightness on my Ubuntu 14.04 system? [duplicate]

Brightness control button is changing brightness value in file /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness, but screen brightness is not changing.
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I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 : Functions keys switching automatically to FN / Multimedia keys on Dell Studio 1555

I am running ubuntu 13.10 on an old DELL Studio 1555 laptop. This laptop has combinend key row for multimedia keys and functions keys. You can change the behaviour on how the combined keys work via a ...
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No wifi with xubuntu 12.04 on Dell Inspiron 8600

I've just installed Xubuntu 12.04 on an old Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop, because of the lack of a pae, and everything works fine except wifi. I've followed the instructions on the Wifi help page and ...
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How to move/resize window by tapping/dragging on the touchpad on 14.04?

I have a Dell XPS 13 Developers Edition that came with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. In 12.04, I was able to move and resize windows by tapping/dragging on the touchpad with three fingers. Yesterday, I ...
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broadcom will not connect to wireless, ubuntu 12.04 on dell studio 1749

I have trawled through a multitude of questions regarding this problem, tried many of the given solutions and still the problem persists. Ethernet works fine but wireless is stuck in a loop trying to ...
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Problem in connecting WiFi on A Dell Inspiron 1420

my Dell Inspiron running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, cant detect WiFi Signals and even not showing wifi icon also. I have tried several methods after reading around 20-25 Forums and blogs, but still their is no ...
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WebCam doesn't work - Ubuntu 14.04 - Dell Inspiron 14 3421 [closed]

When I open Cheese on terminal - this happend: prtiago@dell:~$ cheese (cheese:14809): Clutter-WARNING **: Whoever translated default:LTR did so wrongly. ** Message: cheese-application.vala:291: ...