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touch pad gesture to switch workspace

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to know how can I Achieve three four finger gestures to switch workspace and zoom in zoom out , things like these. It would be great help, if any of the ...
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Dell XPS 13 Cannot Right Click

I recently set up Ubuntu on a new Dell XPS 13 (9343), and I've been having a bit of trouble with the trackpad. It cannot right click. Here's what I've tried so far: Checking xinput: Output of xinput ...
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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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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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Disable Dynamic Brightness Dell LCD

I have a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series laptop that has built in Dynamic Contrast/Brightness in the screen. The screen automatically adjusts it's brightness according to how many white pixels are on the ...
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wlan interface not coming ubuntu14.04

I am using ubuntu for the past 8 months on a DELL INSPIRON N5110 and untill last week, the wifi was working properly. Then wlan0 was not coming up. I saw in this community that disabling and enabling ...
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How to install Dell's driver package for Latitude E5450?

I have a Dell E5450, and Dell offers some driver packages. I have downloaded a houston-15_A10.fish.tar.gz, and extracted it: $ tar -xvzf houston-15_A10.fish.tar.gz And then the folder contains: $ ...
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Headphones is not working in 15.04 Dell XPS 13

After upgrading to 15.04 , my headphones don't work, how to fix it? When I type command alsamixer , I see something strange:
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WiFi seems to “hang” without losing connection. What should I check for?

I'm using my new Dell XPS 13 9493 Ubuntu edition. It's a little notorious for having hardware issues (like the trackpad freezing and keys double pressing) but many of those issues have been resolved. ...
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Dell new xps 15 (Skylake) support? [duplicate]

Has anyone installed 15.10 on a new Skylake dell xps 15? Any bugs or compatibility issues? Thanks!
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installaton of ubuntu 14.04 on dell precision t7810 fails: No boot device found

I want to install ubuntu 14.04 unto a Dell Precision 7810. I created a USB drive using the "Startup Disk Creator". Installation went smoothy. Unfortunately, it failed at boot time with "No boot device ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 & 15.10 - Bluetooth Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse t630 - Extream Lag

UPDATE: The problem seems to be related to the fact that I have a Broadcom wireless card. I have issues with every Bluetooth device I try to connect to. :( Updating to Ubuntu 15.10 has not fixed the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Dell latitude D531 plays choppy video

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell D531 laptop(Updated recently from 14), and when i got my notebook with Ubuntu running on it already i had some issues with choppy/lagged video playback , both in ...
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How to reboot Ubuntu the Magic SysRQ way using a Dell's E5450 keyboard?

I have a Dell Latitude E5450 and I don't know how to reboot it the Magic SysRQ way. On a default keyboard, I hold both Alt + s-abf (print) and press the following sequence: R E I S U B What's the ...
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Flashing BIOS update on Dell XPS 13 (2015) [duplicate]

I have been trying to flash my BIOS to upgrade it to version A05, as suggested to me by Dell (since my computer has some bugs that make it unusable). I created a FreeDOS disk with Unetbootin, copied ...
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Mouse Dell WM524 extra buttons

I'm having some troubles with my bluetooth mouse dell wm524. I can't configure the extra buttons, like 'back and forward buttons' and 'left and right wheel buttons'. And the second, not much ...
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15.10, Dell m3800 bluetooth not working

Picked up an m3800 refurb unit which shipped with Windows, but I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 on it and just about everything works perfectly on the laptop, but bluetooth is being a pain. I have an ...
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Kinesis Advantage keyboard keeps cutting out on a new Dell Optiplex 9020

I just started using a Dell Optiplex 9020. I noticed that my Kinesis Advantage keyboard will step working every 10 minutes or so. Simply unplugging it then plugging it back in fixes the problem but ...
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Wifi in Ubuntu 15.04

Of course, we first have the issue that Dell decided that not mentioning the model number on their laptops was much more user friendly. It says "Inspiron 15, 5000 series" on some kind of sticker on ...
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Wireless stopped working on Dell Inspiron mini

After trying to connect to a wired network, then unplugging the wired network and putting it to sleep, upon wakeup the wireless stopped working. Even the network manager has the wireless option ...
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Wifi on Dell Latitude 3340 cannot be enabled after installing Ubuntu 15.10

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my dell latitude 3340 and now i cannot enable wifi since it is greyed out. Is there anyone who can help me with this? Any help is much appreciated! PS here is a link ...
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Are there ubuntu drivers for Dell DA100 adapter?

I have a Dell XPS 13 laptop for which I purchased a Dell DA100 adapter in order to be able to display on an external monitor through the adaptor's vga port ...
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Wifi in Dell Aspiron 1545

I install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 1545 but the Wifi is not working. If I choose the option to try Ubuntu the wireless device appears like "Broadcom Corporation: Wireless 1397 WLAN ...
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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition [closed]

Are there any hardware differences between the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition and a regular Dell XPS 13? Can one simply buy the regular one and install their updated firmware and Ubuntu distribution? ...
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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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XPS13 Touchpad Issues with 14.04.2

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Dell XPS13 (windows version, not a developer sputnik version). For the most part this has worked ok -- the main issues lie with the touchpad, after booting the ...
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Keyboard backlight keeps turning on after uprgade to Wily on Dell V131, what can be the cause? [duplicate]

I have a Dell V131 with and recently upgraded it to Ubuntu (15.10) Wily Werewolf. Now, the keyboard backlight keeps turning on. I have not seen it turn on and mostly notice when I come back to the ...
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Cannot set maximum display resolution

My laptop uses an Nvidia GT240M (its specs are shown on the image). I have tried both the proprietary Nvidia driver and the Xorg one. I cannot change the monitor resolution to its maximum (2560 X ...
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Synaptics Touchpad unrecognized after Suspend in Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 11 3147

I have nearly the same issue as this other queston on my Dell inspiron 11 3147, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The touchpad works when I first login, if I logout and log back in it still works however ...
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Black screen with NO cursor but login/logout biep

I am new to Ubuntu, installed it a couple of weeks ago (14.0.4). First week it worked okay. Then I got black screens about every 2 minutes during working (not much work). I hear a biep, trie to login ...
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Speakers are not working while headphones are working on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series laptop

I need some help, My laptop sound does not works but when i am plug-in my headphone audio are play. I am also checked that my audio sound card works properly. So teel me that how to check my headphone ...
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How to resolve screen flickering on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7548

The monitor can go into a flickering mode which is easily triggered by going into "Search your computer and online sources." It is especially bad if other applications are open like Chrome (perhaps ...
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MAAS issue with IPMI

I am trying to enroll 4 Dell R720 Servers that utilize IPMI in the IDRAC. I am able to enroll two of them without issue and they commission without error. The other two which are set up the same ...
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How to give extra keys function

First of al im new to ubuntu desktop . I installed a clean ubuntu desktop 14.04.3 LTS . everything is working fine on my laptop (dell inspiron 15z ). Except for the extra keys . I was hoping ...
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Dell Latitude E7450 cant write disk encryption password A7 password

After the upgrade to A7 BIOS on my Dell Latitude E7450 running Ubuntu 15.04 the disk encryption screen is no longer working. Nothing happens on screen when it prompts me for password to unlock ...
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Wireless card not detected on Dell XPS 13

Just got a dell XPS 13 which was preinstalled window 10. I like Ubuntu, therefore, delete Windows 10, and managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it. But, I cannot let it connect to the internet. Some ...
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Microphone on Dell xps 13 9343

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my xps 13 (non touchscreen). The current kernal is 3.16.0-49, and bios is version A05. I have wifi and the trackpad working, but the mic no longer does. Does anyone know ...
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No microphone available (Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition)

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04--the version preloaded on the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (2015). I've had it for less than a week. I've installed a bunch of software and changed some defaults (I'm running ...
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Suspend/Hibernate/restore and Reboot problems 15.04 Dell Inspiron 3451

There are many posts and questions about problems with lid closing leading to operating system states which require hard reboots; these reports come from across multiple kernels and releases of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow wireless connection

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell XPS 15 9530. Now, everything except the wireless connection works fine. I've googled, and found this solution, but it didn't change anything for me (i.e. ...
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Driver for VFS5011 Fingerprint Reader on Dell Vostro 3550

I have a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop. Fingerprint Reader: Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS5011 Fingerprint Reader (USB-id: 138a:0011) I have searched, but I couldn't get this driver for Linux. I have ...
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External monitors not working with Dell Latitude E7250+EPort Plus

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Lattitude E7250 (intel video card) and have a Dell E-Port Plus docking station. The docking station has 2 DVI ports and 2 DP (DisplayPort) ports on the back. The ...
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Locate power-hungry USB device seen in powertop

The battery life on my Dell XPS 13, while never great, has gotten seriously bad lately. Using powertop, I've noticed that there seems to be some sort of USB device drawing quite a bit of power. ...
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Smartcard Reader of Dell Latitude E7450 not recognized

Recently I upgraded my "old" Dell Latitude E7440 to a newer E7450. Both include a SmartCard reader. Using Ubuntu 15.04, the reader in the E7440 was recognized and worked perfectly, which is however ...
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Touchpad using I2C bus AND PS2 mode, what to do?

I think I am a little bit lost here - my Dell XPS 13 9343 the touchpad uses I2C bus and PS2 mode. The output of xinput is : Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 Live USB on XPS 13 9343

I have just purchased Dell XPS-13 9343 (upgraded to windows 10) and I am not able to boot this laptop from my USB 3.0 which have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it. I am able to boot my Dell Latitude and ...
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update dell drivers on ubuntu 14.04 dell e5450

The drivers package for dell e5450 for Ubuntu 14.04 is here: http://www.dell.com/support/home/il/en/ildhs1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=03CD1 after downloading the package inside it says tat ...
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12.04 LTS on Dell PowerEdge T300 installs, but won't boot

I'm trying to get 12.04 LTS 64-bit up and running on a Dell PowerEdge T300 Server with the Dell SAS 6/iR RAID controller (LSI SAS1068E chipset). Ubuntu installs just fine, doesn't report any errors, ...
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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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Black screen at reboot after an Ubuntu update on Dell Studio 1535

I recently performed an Ubuntu 14.04 update on my Dell Studio 1535 that turned bad: now when I turn on my computer, the screen remains off. 1. Description of the issue First some info regarding ...