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Nvidia driver for Dell Inspiron 14r 5420 [duplicate]

I install the Ubuntu 15.04 on my notebook Dell Inspiron 14r 5420, which have 2 GPU using the Intel® Ivybridge Mobile technology. How I install the driver for the Nvidia GPU? The GPU on this notebook ...
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What is best way to install ubuntu alongside windows 7 ? [duplicate]

I read many paper and I am just utterly confused . Some says don't use first option in Ubuntu install type (install Ubuntu alongside them) and you must use last option ( something else) . Dell Inc ...
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DELL XPS13 restarted for update- now freezes after 30 to 90 seconds, even if not logged in

So I've been using my Dell XPS13 for almost 6 months now, preinstalled from dell with 14.04. A few initial issues, upgraded kernal to 3.19 and put intel wifi chip in. It's been working awesome. ...
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Installing ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso on Dell R730 server

When trying to install the ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso image via a USB stick I get following error: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system Before error message is ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell precision R5500 Desktop

It will be really good if someone can help me with this issue. I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 on the Dell Precision R5500 and when i install the Ubuntu Server , i started to get this Issue. This ...
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Downloading Ubuntu on laptop with no Operating System

I bought a Dell laptop with no operating system and only need it to access the internet. Will downloading Ubuntu enable me to access the internet and how do I download Ubunto onto the laptop. Thanks. ...
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15.04 - Sound volume media buttons stopped working after installing VLC

As the title says, after I installed VLC and restarted my Ubuntu, the sound volume media buttons stopped working. I am using a DELL Latitude notebook.
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Dell XPS 13: won't boot with newest kernel (cannot enter encryption password for ctyptsetup)

I am on Ubuntu 15.04. I have a problem with the latest kernel, which got upgraded a few days ago. This kernel won't boot: 3.19.0-30-generic Fortunately I have still the old 3.19.0-28-generic which ...
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Disconnect a laptop charger in software?

Short of the question: Are there any particular mechanisms to temporarily switch the charger input on a laptop on or off in software? In particular I am looking at a Dell Inspiron E1505 in my case. ...
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problem with dell laptop tring to set up vm with wired and wireless adapter

ok i hope this is a separate question i have looked through the other questions and have not found the answer i need. I am trying to use simh on dell notebook running ubuntu 14.04 lts. The problem is ...
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Dell monitor gets detected,and goes blank

I connected my extra DELL LCD monitor to my lenovo G505s 20255 laptop. The monitor was not getting detected and as found in one of the answers I did a system test(Applications-->System ...
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Screen flickering on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 - 4K resolution

I have a Dell Inspiron 7548 with a 4k resolution screen. When I first installed Ubuntu on this machine I had a screen flickering issue, but I solved it passing the option i915.enable_IPS=0 to the ...
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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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Just installed xubuntu on D600 Latitude but now wireless no longer works

I've read a lot of the similar questions and answers here, but I'm a true novice. Any help for a novice would be greatly appreciated!
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audacity not starting

When I try to start audacity all I can see is a blank window and when I start from the terminal I get $ audacity ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:618:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave ALSA lib ...
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Accidentally uninstalled bluetooth driver from Dell Inspiron 3543 on 14.04

I accidentally uninstalled the bluetooth driver from the Additional Softwares box. Is there any link to download the same driver? According to Dell, this is my bluetooth driver (Dell page) but it is ...
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Printer driver issues

My Dell 1265DNF appears to have an ubuntu driver up to ver 11 I think. Anyway I download it and it wants a PPD file or something and isn't interested in tar.gz files. PS when it says 'super' ...
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my ubuntu 14.04 doesnt support infrastructure mode . in windows 10 i can create hotspot but not in ubuntu 14.04

my laptop is dell inspiron i5 3543 5th generation the command lspci -nn -d 14e4: shows the following result Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) i dont know whether its my ...
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Dell Inspiron 3543 W561033TH Intel I7 5500U - switchingon the laptop goes to Grub> and Dell recovery fails

Dell Inspiron 3543 W561033TH Intel I7 5500U - switchingon the laptop goes to Grub> and Dell recovery fails. Please guide me on how to boot fully functional. Also, required guidance on installing ...
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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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Screen turns on and off when using Unity dash or browsers

Just got new laptop and had to set up ubuntu 14.04 on it. It's a Dell Inspiration 7000 Series 7548. One of those fancy 4K displays with touchscreen. It has 2 video cards (according to lspci | grep ...
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Speaker malfunction

I kept "Allow louder than 100%" option in sound setting. After few weeks, my right side speaker is not working. How may I repair that ?
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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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Black screen after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Dell laptop

I've recently bought a new laptop (Dell Inspiron 5558) with Windows 8.1 installed on it. I've then installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it (with UEFI boot system) along side Windows 8.1; after that, Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Broadcom Bluetooth Problem [duplicate]

i have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series, i fixed everything but bluetooth is not working as expected. here's what i have tried. 1. Tried as mentioned in this thread Link1 2. ...
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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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Overheating issue with Dell inspiron n4050

I have installed i8kutils, and edited things according to guides on internet, but nothing changes the overheat and when I run pwmconfig, this appear in the end: hwmon1/fan2_input current ...
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Super high resolution but tiny fonts combined with “normal” resolution screen

I've got a dell xps13 with an amazing resolution of 3200 x 1800. At work, I like to use a dual setup with an external 22 inch screen attached to it (this serves as primary screen). I use Kubuntu (so ...
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Dell XPS 13 9343 keyboard backlight

I have just re-installed 15.04 after updating my older BIOS to a newer version, prior to this re-installation the keyboard back light was functional; however, it doesn't seem to be working anymore ...
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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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Questions about a Dell Dimension 2400

I have recently acquired a Dimension 2400. I have upgraded it to 1 GB of RAM in hopes to install ubuntu. I have installed windows 7 in the meantime, i had some troubles with drivers but finally got it ...
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Cannot find Wi Fi driver for Dell Wireless 1704 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0+HS Driver

help me to find Wi Fi driver for Dell Wireless 1704 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0+HS Driver ( notebook Dell Inspiron 5520 15r)
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Can't boot from anything properly

I am new to Ubuntu and recently purchased a Dell XPS13 Developer Edition that came preloaded with Ubuntu, it was unable to update properly so I created a bootable USB drive with the Ubuntu ISO and ...
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Wifi signal keeps fluctuating and disconnecting

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a Dell inspiron 14 (3421). My WiFi signal fluctuates and disconnects whenever I'm more than 2 feet away from my router. On windows, it works fine. I've tried updating my ...
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How to get wifi working on Dell inspiron mini 1011 without wifi on Ubuntu 15.04?

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 32-bit on my Dell inspiron mini 1011, and I can't use wired, nor does most other solutions people have said helped, so what do I do? ~Thanks in advanced, Blade
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Super slow Internet on Ubuntu 14.04

This has been asked tons of times, that's why I've tried out a couple of solutions and since none of the stuff worked, decided to ask for help here (as a last/desperate resort). I own a Dell Inspiron ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3541 Ubuntu installation failure

Installation fails on my Dell 15 3541 with Ubuntu 12.04.1 OEM edition. Does not go past creation of Ubuntu One account. Apport failure during installation.
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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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Dell Inspiron 531s crashes randomly after start up

I have a Dell Inspiron 531s AMD Athlon 64X2, 6000+ 3.0G, 2MX2, Dual Core, 89 Watt [Windsor], 4gig sdram , running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Sometimes The machine randomly freezes up and crashes after ...
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DELL Inspiron 7347 bluetooth issues

I'm having some bluetooth issues with my DELL Inspiron 7347 on Ubuntu 14.04. This pc comes with Windows preinstalled which I replaced with Ubuntu 14.04. (more information of the system below) The ...
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Is it possible to add a network interface to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server Installer

I am currently trying to setup an unattended usb installer for my company (using ks and preseed) using Ubuntu 14.04.3 Server LTS. We purchased the Dell XPS 13 (9343) (no onboard nic) with the Dell ...
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Problem: Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on XPS Dell L501x

Hey I've wiped my old dell xps L501x computer with Dban. I've checked if something went wrong, but everything seems to be in order. Except that I can't get the computer to install Ubuntu 14.04. I ...
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Connect Dell latitude e7440 to two external displays

I am not able to connect Dell latitude e7440 to two external displays. One is 24 inches and second is 27. It only detects the 24 inch one and duplicates everything from that screen onto 27 inch one. I ...
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Non bootable disk after installing Ubuntu 14.04.3 On Dell Latitude E7450

I've recently bought a laptop (Dell Latitude E7450) and I tried to replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04.3. I chose to delete the internal hard disk (SSD 256GB) and to install. The install process ...
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Dell xps 15 bluetooth not working

I'm having a issue with my dell xps 15: I recently bought the bose soundlink wireless headphones, the only issue I have is that they can't connect to my dell xps 15 (more specifically they can only ...
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Cannot login to my user account on my dell with ubuntu 14.04

My Dell (inspiron I think) with ubuntu 14.04 won't let me log in to my account. It seems to shut down after I enter my password on the log in page. I can login as a guest. This started 1 to 4 weeks ...
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Light display manager wont start on boot after updating to ubuntu 15.04!

Hello all Ubuntu experts. I am a bit of a noob when it comes to updating OS and upon updating from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 I see lots of programs (I think) that say OK next to it. The list keeps going ...
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Poor performance from Network adapter with wireless connections?

I'm facing performance issues with my wireless network adapter (or drivers, I'm not sure) on Ubuntu 15.04 and now recently, on my elementaryOS Freya installation. The same works fine when I log into ...
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Ubuntu installed on microSD. sometimes I get error: attemp to read or write outside of disk hd0

I managed to get Ubuntu 15.04 installed onto a 64GB microSD card I got on my Dell Venue 11 Pro (7140 Core-M version). I tried several times to install (using live-distro running through DroidDrive on ...
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Laptop not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.4.3

I installed Ubuntu 14.4.3 in my new Dell laptop to replace Windows 8. Everything was fine till completing installation and restart. After restart my laptop shows only BIOS screen. I am unable to boot ...