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Overheating problem with dell n5110 Ubuntu 13.04

My dell laptop (N5110) gets extremely overheated with Ubuntu till the point that it shutdowns by itself although it works perfectly fine with windows. I am using Ubuntu 13.04. I have heard that many ...
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No audio in fresh installed Lubuntu 15.10

I am a new user of Lubuntu OS. I installed fresh download from Ubuntu website. Lubuntu 15.10; kernel 4.2.0.34; version 5.2.1.22 I cannot get any audio out through the speaker out and faintly on the ...
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Dell Inspiron 5559 screen flickers when scrolling

I am new to Ubuntu world. I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 5559 laptop. I have made it a dual boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything is working fine in Ubuntu except that the screen ...
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Latitude Does Not Work On Dock

So, I have a new Latitude E7470 and Ubuntu runs just fine on it. However once I put it on the dock it locks up and I have to hard shut it down. Thoughts? Here is my dock.
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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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Dell Precision 7510 external monitor

Has anyone managed to get some version of Ubuntu working well on a Dell Precision 7510? I have tried 14.04 and 15.10. The latter works ok, except for graphics. I am running on the Intel integrated, ...
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Keyboard backlight set on maximum after screen is switched back on

When I wake my laptop up after some time of inactivity when the screen turns off it turns back on and also the keyboard backlight is turned on on maximum. How can I keep the keyboard light off? Screen ...
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Screen Shaking issue with Ubuntu

Just bought a new Dell Inspiron 3162 11 inch (http://www.dell.com/au/p/inspiron-11-3162-laptop/pd?ref=PD_OC), and tried to install my first linux distro. I got this weird screen shaking ...
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How to access bios on ubuntu (to change settings)

I may sound dumb for asking this but i am trying to install windows 8 on virtual box it says in order to run it i have to access bios and activate/turn on something. it wants me to Enable VT-x and ...
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How to disable integrated webcam on ubuntu?

I have a notebook Dell Inspiron Model 14 3437-A30 and in my gtalk appears that the camera is turned on and is automatically turned on, but the light is not on. Also, unfortunately there is no keyboard ...
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Sound problem on Dell Latitude E6420 and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problems with my Latitude E6420 running Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). Here is the story. Some long time ago one of my speakers died (not fully, but almost no output). I didn't even recognize the ...
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Ubuntu get stuck on a daily basis

I'm using Trusty 14.04 and my computer gets frozen on a daily basis. My machine is a laptop, Dell Latitude 3340. This usually happens when I watch videos on VLC, or when I exit full screen videos ...
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Dell Inspiron 3451 failing to boot

I bought a Dell Inspiron 3451 that came with ubuntu installed and shortly after buying it I started to have problems. If the computer was shut down for any reason; an update, battery died while ...
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Dell Inspiron and i8kutils

I've been trying to get i8kutils working with my Dell 15-5000, but to no avail. I've followed the instructions posted on How do I get fan control working? to try and disable the BIOS thermal control, ...
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Diagnosing and fixing apparently random Ubuntu crashes?

I have read this question and tried to follow the selected answer's advice. I have also read this question but the second question I believe is unrelated to my issue. (But I'm not sure.) When Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Clean Install on new HD for Dell Latitude E6420

I tired to clean install Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Latitude E6420, using bootable USB made using universal USB installer. Installation went OK with no errors but when it rebooted it gives No Boot Device ...
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Graphics issue on Ubuntu 15.10 with Intel Q45/GMA4500

Currently, I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell OptiPlex 960 MT machine with a Q6600 Intel CPU. I previously had Windows 10, but removed it because it had poor support for the Intel Q45/GMA4500. ...
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Need to reinstall boot loader on Dell XPS 13 (9343) - no dual boot

Being impatient and willing to wait until Dell comes up with their new version with ubuntu preloaded, I am trying to install 14.04.1 on my brand new XPS 13 (9343). I did few dry runs with a USB ...
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DNS sometimes stops working, resetting wifi helps for a while

Got a bit of a strange issue here, My wifi seems to work just fine for about 3 minutes allowing me to browse the internet, ssh etc. Then it stays connected but does not resolve any new websites I ...
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Dell Inspiron wifi on Ubuntu 15.10

I have freshly installed ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell Inspiron 14z. Wired connection works fine, drivers for the wifi seem to work as well (networks are visible and once even the connection at home was ...
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How to connect “serial” with connection manager?

I have a Dell E4200 with Dell 5530 mobile broadband adapter (Ubuntu 14.04). Mobile broadband is working well. It also has GPS. In order to use GPS, I can not follow the official DELL instructions ...
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How to boot ubuntu 14.04 on an Dell inspiron 15?

I try to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on my new dell inspiron 15 with a USB key, but I was not able to just read the key. I try to change some boot option but it was not working and after that my Windows 10 also ...
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Dell xps 13 (3950) videocard not working

I'm a little new to this, so bear with me if the post does not follow the correct format 100%. I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed with kernel 4.5RC3 on a Dell XPS 13 9350 with i7 and followed this guide: ...
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Linux NOOB - Installed Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on Dell laptop - Having WiFi problems

I'm really trying to learn GNU/Linux. I've used it before on my Raspberry Pi and Live CD's but I decided if I really wanted to learn it I needed a dedicated piece of hardware that I would want to use ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Wireless crash

I am currently trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 7720 stock model, I was attempting to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS w/ Windows 8.1 SP0. After some issues I was having with grub and ...
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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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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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Why is XPS 13 not able to run at maximum CPU-Speed?

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 an an 2015 DELL XPS (Developer Edition) and dealing with Speed-Issues, stumbled upon some strage behaviour regarding CPU-Speed. It seems, the CPU-frequency is ...
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Ubuntu EFI boot problem - Dell Inspiron 13-7359

After a clean install (pre-installed Win 10 removed) of Ubuntu 14.04.4 on Dell Inspiron 13-7359 I am not able to boot the OS in "Secure mode". What was done: First installed standalone Ubuntu ...
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Green video on google hangout/chrome

I am running a Dell Inspiron 5556 with Ubuntu 15.10. Just got linux on it and things are mostly good. I am able to run hangouts fine in Firefox. However, in Chrome, the video is completely green. I ...
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Ubuntu and Dell OpenManage

I have a Dell PowerEdge1950 III and I can not get the OpenManager to give me permissions to run any omconfig command. I will admit that I am very new to Ubuntu and I'm learning all the ins and outs of ...
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Installer crash; problem can't be reported

I bought a new dell inspiron 5559 with ubuntu. When I start the laptop, it automatically starts the installation process. But the installation crashes in between and it says it will allow me to file a ...
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Dell XPS 15-9550 doesn't boot 14.04 (Live USB)

I cannot boot up the default 14.04.3 image flashed into my usb drive, booting up output as here: Can anyone explained to me how to boot up using the 4.3 kernel? (seemingly possible as implied here: ...
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Upgraded WLAN; no internet

I have Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit on a Dell XPS 13. I recently upgraded my WLAN from a broadcom to an intel 7265. On Ubuntu LIVE USB, the WiFi works when I connect to my wireless router; but on my actual ...
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Install Ubuntu 15.10 on Dell XPS 15 2015 9550 with Nvidia 960

I am trying to do this installation and tried almost everything but ended up freezing before even language selection. The latest I tried based on an advise from a nice guy in this forum is below, any ...
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I don't know how to get back to Ubuntu 15.10 from busybox

OK so here is my problem here. I have 2 operating systems to choose. Windows 10, and Ubuntu 15.10. Pressing Windows 10 will give only me a loading screen (with the dell logo, I am on a dell inspiron ...
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Link for iso of pre installed certified ubuntu

I've bought a Dell laptop, it worked fine. There were a lot of source lists and options on additional drivers, but I reinstalled Ubuntu and I can't get the wireless to work again. This is the laptop ...
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Enabling and disabling Ethernet in ubuntu 15.10

On my dell laptop, ethernet once disconnected cannot resume the connection again without restart. This same problem is on Windows also, meaning definitely the problem is not with Ubuntu. But on ...
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No Boot Device Detected after Clear install of Ubuntu 15.10 dell latitude 6420

I Clean installed Ubuntu 15.10 on Dell Latitude 6420 on a new HDD, installation went OK with no errors, after that I get the GNU GRUB menu, and it Won't boot.
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USB-Stick doesn't work with Mouse

I hope you guys can help me with this: System Kingston R30G2 DataTraveler Dell Mouse & Keyboard (Wireless) Dell XPS 12 Laptop Ubuntu 15.10 Problem If I plug the stick in, the external mouse ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Dell 7910 workstation

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04.2 alternate on Dell 7910 and for the life of me the os install does not recognize the LSI logic 3008 card. I have tried installing with various BIOS settings and ...
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Is it possible to have palm detection in Ubuntu? (Dell xps 9343) (Ubuntu 15.10 - Gnome DE)

Is it at all possible to have a simple feature like Palm detection in Ubuntu? I've been struggling with this for a year now. Nothing helps. BIOS update from Dell helped the matter but an Ubuntu update ...
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Dell XPS 13 compatibility and some other questions

I am using a Dell XPS 13 9343. Is this laptop compatible? Have you found any problems while using it? Once regular Ubuntu is installed, can I then install Ubuntu Mate or something onto it without ...
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How to fix flickering screen and software problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I bought Dell Latitude 3450 Ubuntu 14.04 a week ago and I updated the software through the Software Updater. Now it keeps on logging out by itself, the screen keeps on flickering and the message of ...
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Audio on Dell Optiplex GX 260

I've installed Lubuntu 15.10 on a Dell Optiplex GX 260. Everything seems to work except audio. The System Information Summary lists an Audio Adapter (ICH4 - Intel82801DB-ICH4), but there's no sound. ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 and 15.10 cannot get to work on Dell Dimension 4400

Currently running Lubuntu 12.04.5 LTS on Dell Dimension 4400 with 2GB RAM. Tried upgrading to 14.04 via update and clean install from DVD, but it gives me a black screen when typing in the password ...
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no grub menu after ubuntu 15.10 install : dell xps 9350

Was discussing my woes dual booting win10 and ubuntu on a new dell xps 13 9350 in this q, and thought this issue merited its own question. what I have done so far did a clean install of win 10 ...
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kidle_inject uses cpu power without apparent reason

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an i5-3250M, 6GB RAM Dell Inspiron laptop. I have been noticing all this time from my cpu usage monitor that there is high usage of my CPU (without using something ...
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Can't install on Dell Inspiron 15R

I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 15R and use Ubuntu as my primary operating system. Well I tried to install all of the following without any success: Ubuntu 10.04 x86-32bit Ubuntu 10.10 x86-64bit ...