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Ubuntu 12.04 - No Wireless Networking Capabilities in Dell Inspiron 3135

First let me say that I have been using Ubuntu for about 2 years now and have developed a loyalty to this OS! However, this is my first time posting a question... I just purchased a Dell Inspiron ...
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Dell Latitude D630 wireless issues running Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Latitude D630. I'm new to Linux and don't know too much about it. I've researched a few solutions to this problem, but none have worked, or I couldn't complete ...
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Cannot get temperatures in Dell Studio 1558

I could never get proper temperatures on my Dell Studio 1558. lm-sensors and acpi give wrong readings. The output of sensors is, $ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 13.10 64bit at Dell Vostro 3360-0309

I try to install Ubuntu - it doesn't "see" HDD or partitions at all. What I have: Laptop with 13 and 4GB RAM Windows 7 home premium, need to save it. I've made a separate primary partition with ext4 ...
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Disabling windows only features (Intel SRT, etc) so I can install Ubuntu (Dell XPS 15)

I'm working on installing Xubuntu on a Dell XPS 15 and I trust this guide. It says I should do the following: Turn Secure boot off. Turn Fast boot off. Turn Intel SRT off. Remove RAID meta-data ...
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How to install ubuntu on new preloaded dos system?

Recently I bought new laptop without operating system in it.It has only freeloaded DOS that's it.Now I made a boot-able USB drive with Ubuntu in it.It went to fourth step properly with out any ...
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Is Ubuntu “workable/possible” on a 3200 x 1800 resolution screen?

I'm buying a laptop with that resolution later, and I'm willing to use Ubuntu or some other Linux OS without full resolution independent support for now, but I guess I'm wondering if it's possible at ...
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About UBUNTU Operating System details in Dell 15 3521 Laptop

I have purchased new Dell 15 3521 Pentium Dual Core 3rd Generation Laptop having Operating system UBUNTU. I am unable to see information about system properties like Installed memory(RAM), Processor ...
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SSD Tweaks for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I optimize the OS for SSDs? I need to tweak my Dell XPS 13z SSD for maximum performance and life cycle than I read the solutions explained here, but it is for ...
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Laptop SDcard reader not recognised (Dell Inspiron 15 7000)

I have this laptop http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7537/pd And the sdcard reader does not seem to work at all under Ubuntu. I have tested it with Windows and it works just fine however when ...
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Getting HDMI out to work on Precise with AMD hybrid graphics

I am the (unlucky ?) owner of a Dell Latitude E6440 (http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201306-13687/) with AMD hybrid graphics (intel + Radeon HD 8690M). I have installed Ubuntu and the ...
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fingerprint reader not working in dell vostro 3550

My laptop shows validity sensor device but the driver is not installed.Is it possible to install fingerprint reader. I have vfs5011 validity sensor
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another dell e6400 touchpad problem

I just downloaded ubuntu 13.10 on my dell e6400, I know this has been a big topic and do apologize ahead. I have tried all the information on here and google but with no luck occasionally my ...
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Poor sound quality on a Dell XPS 15 (L502x)

I have a problem with my sound on my Dell XPS 15. First, when I had Windows 7, my sound was pretty good (I have a JBL 2.1 speaker system with Waves Maxx audio), but since I installed Ubuntu 12.04 it ...
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Unable to install ubuntu 13.10 on dell xps 15 L502X.. operating system not found

I have windows 8 installed on my laptop. I own a dell XPS 15 L502X laptop. I am trying to install ubuntu using USB but whenever I try rebooting my laptop to start the installation, There's an error ...
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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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Need expert help in setting up AMD Raedon HD64700M driver in Ubuntu 12.04LTS

Using ubuntu 12.04 LTS for the last year, but still this problem has kept me in the dark! Anyone out there please guide me to set up AMD Raedon HD64700M graphics driver in my Dell Inspiron N4050 ...
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dell xps 13 developer edition eth adapter drivers

Hello I just bought a Dell XPS 13 DE and need an eth adapter. I read this has linux drivers. Anyone tried this adapter? Thanks, Franco
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dell 7520 (inspiron 15R SE), fan on full speed on 12.04, 12.10, 13.04

The fan on my dell inspiron 7520 (inspiron 15R SE) is constantly running at full speed with a lot of noise. technical details: GRAPHICS : 2GB AMD RADEON HD 7730M, switchable/hybrid with intel 4000 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 and Dell Inspiron 7520 SE (Intel 4000 and ATI radeon HD 7730m)

I installed 13.10 and i have problems with my display. Everything else works fine. I cant control my brightness. I thought the graphics driver is the problem. So i went to software updates, switched ...
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blurred screen during install

I bought new ultrabook Dell XPS 13. During install Ubuntu 13.10 I have very blurred screen : https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2MFeiJAFDe0VmNuVTFpaXctUDA What can I do ? Piotr
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Unable to connect WiFi in Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop and I'm not able to connect to a Wifi device nor to a Bluetooth device. Earlier I did not faced this kind of problem. But now its there. Anyone please guide me.
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Dell Vostro 1510 trackpad

A week ago I moved totally from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. I've been really happy with the transition bar one annoying glitch. My trackpad sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. All other hardware including ...
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Dell XPS m1530 overheating problem

I have a Dell XPS m1530 running Ubuntu 13.10 and began noticing the keyboard surface get hot. It seemed odd to me that the fan runs intermittently at lower temperatures. I've already checked the ...
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Subwoofer doesn't work on Dell Inspiron 17R after upgrade to 13.10

After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 Dell's Inspirion 17R subwoofer stoped working. In Ubuntu 13.04 was workaround by adding in the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf next line: options ...
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How to activate subwoofer in Inspiron 17r?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17r, after a fresh install of 12.10, the subwoofer seems to be not utilized. No sound comes from it and in the Sound Control Panel the settings appear grayed out (see ...
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Dell Inspiron 17R settings buttons don't work in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have just installed Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 17R, and the settings buttons used to turn off the display or access settings do not work in Ubuntu while they did work in Windows. Do I need a driver? ...
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Is Dell Bios article on Ubuntu Wiki outdated?

I came across this "immutable" page on the wiki. According to this, Dell doesn't support Ubuntu?? Even if they advertise it preinstalled? Also, it seems the non-Windows instructions don't match the ...
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How can I boot back into Windows 8 after intalling Ubuntu?

So, I have a Dell Laptop, and I've been interested in Dual Booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu, just because Ubuntu seems interesting and I enjoy fiddling with things. I have Ubuntu up and running, but now ...
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Wifi not getting connected in Windows 8 but getting connected in Ubuntu. How is this possible? [closed]

I have Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. I first installed Windows 8 and then Ubuntu 12.04 OS (through wubi.exe. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-with-windows) in my system. The problem ...
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Wifi not getting connected in Windows 8 but getting connected in Ubuntu. How is this possible? [closed]

I have Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. I first installed Windows 8 and then Ubuntu 12.04 OS (through wubi.exe. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-with-windows) in my system. The problem ...
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DELL LATITUDE E6400 wireless not working on ubuntu 13

ubuntu will not let wireless work on my dell latitude e6400 ive tried some other thread on here adn that didnt work please help
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xps 13 sputnik 3 ubuntu 12.04 live doesn't load wireless driver

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04 on a dell xps 13 but when I run the live version it doesn't find any network devices. It has an Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 network controller. This computer ...
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dell inspiron 3521 wireless netrowk list is not visible

Laptop Dell Inspiron 3251 4gb 500 gb I3 3rd generation i m using since sept. 2013 2 days back software update is present please update (pop shown) on my pc I click on update software next day when i ...
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Saucy is intermittently losing video sync! - How to isolate & repair?

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 from 13.04 I have been having a really annoying issue where my laptop screen will sometime go white or just all colored static. There is no rhyme or reason, it may not ...
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wireless networking disabled by hardware switch. unblock only wifi?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. when I do sudo rkill list all, I get : 0 phy0 : wireless LAN (soft and hard blocked : no) 1 brcmwl-0 : wireless LAN (soft and hard blocked : no) 2 dell-wifi : wireless LAN( ...
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which ubuntu instead of vista

I have a Dell Studio 1735 laptop which came with Windows Vista Home premium 32bit. I have been impressed today with a friends laptop running Ubuntu, am I able to run it on my laptop? Do I need to ...
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Deleted /etc/X11/xorg.conf and now Ubuntu won't boot

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell XPS 15z by following this tutorial and I managed to make it boot by typing acpi_backlight=vendor dell_laptop.backlight=0 in the grub boot line. I went on ...
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Dell 1525 on Ubuntu 13.10 allows only 2 resolutions on external monitor

As I wrote in the title, my laptop is Dell 1525 and I have a acer monitor connected to the VGA port. The problem is that the monitor's native resolution is 1366x768, and I can see only 800x600 and ...
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Ubuntu touchpad issues

My touch pad is not scrolling when I try opening synaptiks I get the message "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?", and in mouse and touch pad settings i do not get any ...
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How can I use Waves MaxxAudio? (Dell XPS 15 L502X)

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502X and I installed Ubuntu 13.10. I didn't have any problems with the installation, but when everything's was ready, the sound wasn't good. This laptop has a JBL Waves ...
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Brightness Keys in Dell N4010 (14R) causing freezes

The brightness keys on my Dell N4010 with Ubuntu 12.04 is causing ubuntu to freeze on a black screen if i press the BrightUp and BrightDown key(s) 3-4 times. I think this is a bug which was noticed in ...
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How to download ubuntu iso for dell laptop

I bought dell vostro M5460(corei3 2.5GHZ). Ubuntu was not pre-installed in this machine. How can i download the preloaded ubuntu 12.04 iso(special build for dell)?? I googled it but didn't find any ...
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Dell laptop USB 3.0 external hard drive boot

My Dell laptop has both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB 3.0 external hard drive. It can boot from the USB 2.0 port, but not from the USB 3.0 port. It seems to me the ...
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Trying to load 13.10 on a ancient Dell Laptop [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux & Ubuntu and I'm trying to install 32 bit Saucy Salamander on a ancient Dell Laptop Inspiron 600 m with 52 GB storage, 2 GB Ram, and an Intel Pentium M 1.60 GHz processor just to ...
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Preinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 On Dell Inspiron One 19 won't get past grub

Have a hard drive with Ubuntu 12.04 installed which boots my school's PC and works on my old Gateway laptop with a HDD dock, but when I try and use my dock on my desktop Dell All-in-one (Inspiron One ...
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Bumblebee HDMI not detected

I try to use my TV connecting on my PC using HDMI cable. I installed bumblebee. I launch "lspci -v", and this is the ouput for my card : 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M ...
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Laptop fan too noisy and fast

I'm new to the Ubuntu desktop. The main reason for my question is that I have a Dell Latitud E 6420, and the fan is too fast and noisy or too slow. I have already read about pwm config, but I would ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a Dell XPS 15z

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my Dell XPS 15z for over a year now but without any success. When I tried it, I used a 4gb CD where I put Ubuntu according to the instructions on the website ...