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Issues with Ubuntu Unity

When I boot into Ubuntu on my Dell Dimension 9100 with Nvidia 7300 le graphics, everything works fine until I login, then unity freezes after a few seconds. I need some way to boot into Ubuntu in ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on the same partition? [duplicate]

I have a dell inspiron 1525, and it has already installed Windows 7. The problem is that the disk can't be partitioned, and I wanted to install ubuntu without uninstalling Windows 7. Is it possible ...
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Settings for Glidepoint touchpad/trackpoint on Dell Latitude

Couple of issues with the touchpad and trackpoint for my Dell Latitude laptop (Ubuntu 12.04). First, there's no "Touchpad" tab on the Mouse settings in system settings. I'd like to be able to use ...
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Dell R210 wired network not recognized during Ubuntu 14.04 install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 in DELL server R210 and also in R520, and have the same issue, the network interface is not available/recognized during setup. Same servers run perfectly ok Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS hangs when i change brightness of my display on Dell N5010 laptop

I have dell n5010 my system hang when I try to change brightness of the display and this happen only when my system on battery please help how to solve this problem
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Setting temperature thresholds in i8kmon Ubuntu 14.04

I have an overheating problem with my Dell Inspiron 15R and installed i8kmon to control the fan speeds on Ubuntu 14.04. Here is a copy of the 'lm-sensors' output: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA ...
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Will “Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr” install and run without problems on my Dell Latitude D620 Laptop?

My question is that, will the latest version of the Ubuntu OS named Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, be able to install and run perfectly and without problems in my new Dell Latitude D620 Laptop? Please ...
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Wirless Connection Keep Dropping Randomly

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 Installed on a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop I'm connected to internet through a wirless adapter, the problem is when i'm connected I suddenly lose internet connection while I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation issues on Dell poweredge 1950 using bootable USB

I have a Dell poweredge 1950 server currently having windows 2008 server edition on top. The BIOS version that I currently have is 2.7.0. The system possesses SAS hard drives. I am trying to install ...
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Dell 3721 Wifi problem Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell 3721 which comes original with windows 8. I managed it to install ubuntu 12.10 on this laptop, even there was no out of the box drivers. With 12.10 I was forces to install this .deb ...
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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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dell studio xps 1647 bios update

Short question. Does anybody managed to update bios on Dell studio xps 1647 from ubuntu? I have A01 and want to update to A11. I read a lot of stuff on the web and around how to do this and failed. ...
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brightness not working on 13.04 upgrade on dell xps 13 ultrabook

Just upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 on Dell xps13 ultrabook and the display is very dim and cannot be changed using f'n keys or from system settings. This ultrabook uses Intel's ivybridge mobile. ...
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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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Screen goes blank after undocking

For some reason since yesterday completely working system can't work without dockstation: screen goes blank, but everything else works. I still can login as guest and everything will work fine, or ...
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installing i8kutils stops loud fan noise

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop on a Dell 5521 laptop. When I install i8kutils, fan noise stops suddenly without doing any configuration. When I check with i8kfan command, output is -1 0. When I want ...
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How to permanently set screen brightness level in Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Vostro 2420 laptop?

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Dell Vostro 2420 laptop, each time I start Ubuntu, the screen brightness is set to the maximum level, which gives a high glare. (I have recently installed Ubuntu on the ...
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Dell XPS m1730 slow transitions

I am running the latest Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on a Dell XPS M1730 and the only issue I am having is that when I open,close or move windows they transition with a noticeable bit of lag. Perhaps it ...
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How to disable ati radeon and use the intel of dell inspiron 5547 i7? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on the Dell Inspiron 5547. All it's fine except the high temperature in the right side of the keyboard surface. That's why I would like to disable the ATI graphics card and to ...
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How do I get HDMI output working on a Dell XPS 15 L502x?

Recently I've bought my dream's notebook, a Dell XPS 15 but since then this dream became a kind of endless nightmare. I'm almost getting crazy to make my graphic card driver work properly, but it ...
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Fn+F8 does not switch displays on a Dell E6410

I recently upgraded to Oneric and found that Fn+F8 does not switch displays on Oneric, Dell E6410, Nvidia. I frequently run presentations and need to switch between projector and laptop with minimum ...
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Dell inspiron 5537 and the system running low on graphics

I know there have been many questions about the system running low on graphics issues, and it has many situations and many fixes. But the case with dell inspiron 5537 is very irritating! I tried all ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Dell Precision T7500 = not bootable?

Environment Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64-bit Dell Precision T7500 2 x Intel Xeon X5690 @ 3.46 GHz 96 GB RAM Quadro NVS 420/PCIe/SSE2 Video Card built-in SAS RAID controller Disk Configuration 2 RAID ...
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Is there any way to enable two-finger zoom and vertical scrolling in Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Core i5?

I have Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Core i5 machine in which I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 via External Hard disk. I want to enable zooming feature and vertical scrolling feature in the mouse-pad. Is there any ...
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How do I enable touchpad right click in Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Vostro 5470?

I have a little trouble with touchpad can't right-click on a dell Vostro 5470.I'm uising Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.In before,I try to rebuild user environment.But it looks no help for this. can't right-click ...
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How to install Ubuntu on dell laptop which already have windows 7

I have Dell-Vostro 1540-amd64 architecture-500 GB Laptop. Had two partitions with 270 GB for Windows 7 and remaining is unallocated. Successfully installed Windows 7 on 270GB partition. I want to ...
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Getting Wireless to Work, Dell Inspiron E1505 (bcm4311)

Ok. so I know there are about a million threads on this subject already, but NOTHING has worked for me. About to lose my mind here, if someone can please help I will be eternally grateful. I have a ...
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Using a QHD+ Display with Ubuntu 13.10

I'm planning on buying a Dell XPS 15 9530 (http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/xps-15-9530/pd?oc=smx15w8p003&model_id=xps-15-9530), which only comes with a QHD+ display (3.200 x 1.880). I would ...
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nvidia driver 14.04 install fails

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell Inspiron 9300 with a new HD. Was working reasonably well, but was getting a 'black screen of death' with messages about problems with the nouveau ...
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Can I install 14.04 on a Dell XPS13 (not developer edition)?

I live in Japan: a country where Dell does not sell the XPS13 Developer Edition. And I used to work in London where one of my friend had the XPS 13 Dev Edition. And, of course, I really liked it. I ...
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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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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 Vostro fan not working properly after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Vostro 1014, and using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Before 14.04, it was 12.04 and instead of updating I do a fresh install of 14.04. Now my laptop fan is not working properly. It works for a ...
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FN keys only partly working - Dell Inspirion 15

Intalled 14.04 LTS ono a new dell inspirion 15. For the function of the fn keys, there are two options in its bios. 1: Without Fn key, the multimedia functions are being used 2: With FN key, the ...
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Mouse cursor is flickering and disappearing

After installing Ubuntu 14.04, my cursor is disappearing on my laptop (Dell inspiron 5110 with nvidia gforce GPU). I tried several answers, but the problem is not solved. I tried this: Open System ...
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BCM4352 offical dell driver installation problem

I've downloaded dell ubuntu 12.04 drivers and un-tar the package. Then enter the approprite folder to install as specified in first and one answer this question. First i've installed it with double ...
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How to automatically use external monitors when laptop docked?

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 and it used to automatically switch to the external monitors when docked or on restart but sometime since updating to 14.04 this functionality no longer works.
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Installing Nvidia Driver on Dell

I have a Dell XPS 14 l421x that I have loaded Ubuntu on, but for the life of me I cannot get the Nvidia propritery drivers installed. The system has the onboard Intel apu, as well as an Nvidia gt630m. ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 Ethernet and Wireless not working : Install step by step instructions

I am having the following issue. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and the ethernet along with WLAN drivers are not working. I am needing instructions on how to install the wireless drivers through USB. Can ...
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How to get WiFi not working on Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 notebook?

Issuing lspci -vnn gave me this (relevant) output: 08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) I don't know how to proceed in order to get it ...
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I'm worried I've accidentally deleted Windows!

I installed Ubuntu, and I installed it on a separate partition. For some reason though, I don't get the OS choices menu. I spoke to a friend about it; he said that Ubuntu shouldn't have deleted ...
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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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Network UNCLAIMED for built in Dell Latitude C Port 2 ethernet (3com 3c920)

I have an ancient computer - a PIII based Dell Latitude CPxJ attached to a C Port 2 docking station. I believe I installed Dapper on it and upgraded it up to Intrepid. I tried learning Linux on the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Dell E6440 - sound and mouse working after suspend/resume

I've installed fresh Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Lattitude E6440 and i've encountered two strange issues when doing full system start/restart: - mouse scroll when full restart is working very fast. One turn ...
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Dell M6300 with docking station DVI monitor is dark

2 Scenarios: Both scenarios are booted this way. This has nothing to do with hot docking or plugging/unplugging things while running. Without docking station: Primary monitor during BIOS POSTing ...
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problem booting dell latitude 3440 ubuntu

just got dell latitude 3440 with ubuntu preinstalled I want to install another OS I tried to do it from CD, but the optical drive did not show in the boot options so I then tried to do it from flash ...
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Dell XPS 15-9530 running Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I plan on getting myself a new laptop with a top-notch display. The latest Dell XPS 15 seems to have a reasonable price for what it comes with. My only question is whether it runs with Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How to get Linksys WUSB54Gv2 working with Ubuntu 12.04.5 (32-bit)

The older Dell tower (Dell Dimension 4600) that i'm using doesn't have Wi-Fi built in (duh) and Ubuntu will not accept my network adapter. I have another computer to download files to and use to ...
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Dell Inspiron 7377 Sound Problem

Install of 14.04.1 was smooth, and everything runs beautifully...except there's no sound.At all.It shows that I'm using the realtek ALC283 drivers, and the card shows up in both ALSA and pavucontrol, ...
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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 ...