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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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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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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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unrecognized Sierra 5570/8805

I have a problem. I know you have heard it many times. I have a tablet Dell Venue 11 5130 with wwan/wi-fi card Sierra 8805 but in the system it is 5570e. I have needed for my work some easy-carry ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 15....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dell XPS 13 9350 Linux

A few days ago I received my new laptop: Dell XPS 13 9350 (late 2015 model, also known as 2016 model). With quite some effort I was able to dual boot windows and linux, namely by setting AHCI through ...
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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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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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Media Buttons Dell Studio in Ubuntu Studio 14.04

Hi I just moved to Ubuntu Studio from Linux Mint and it's really cool distro. I've encounter a problem with my Dell Studio media buttons. The volume controls are just fine but the media controllers ...
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ubuntu dual boot 14.04 dell inspiron - wifi does not work

My computer is the following: Dell - Inspiron 15 - 7000 Series - Model: 7559 Display: 15.6" Full HD display with webcam Performance: Intel Core i5-6300HQ Processor 8GB RAM 256GB Solid State Drive (...
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Slipstream Dell Ubuntu Image (14.04LTS)

This is a variation on How To Customize Live CD. My Dell Inspiron comes with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I mess it up, there's a GRUB boot option to reformat and re-install. Which is great, but... ...I ...
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I receive the error 'grub-install /dev/sda failed' while attempting to install Ubuntu

I have already read this answer but while following those steps I encountered this error: click this link to display the error message The error displayed is: ubuntu@ubuntu:sudo grub install --root-...
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internal speakers + microphones not working after system update (ubuntu 14.04, Dell Latitude, HDA Intel PCH)

Recently, after updating my system (ubuntu 14.04), both the internal speakers and the microphones have stopped working... I have used alsadriver and the sound settings to verify nothing was muted. ...
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Help with major software issues after unlicensed windows 7 install over Ubuntu

I am overseas right now and purchased a new Dell laptop that was supposed to have Ubuntu installed, it has the Ubuntu sticker I was told the product does not have recovery CDs. Anyway I am not ...
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Battery status switch between charging/charged constantly after upgrading to 15.10

I've upgraded from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 just some days ago. Now I see that the battery indicator always switches every second between the notebook's and the mouse's battery. The notebook's battery in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot download updates

Ubuntu 14.04 will not update on my Dell Inspirson. I don't know what steps to take to resolve this on my own. I have already checked my system settings, software & updates and I check all sources ...
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Wi-Fi card not detected on Dell Inspiron 17R 5721

I'm new to Linux. My installation is Ubuntu 14.04.3. From day to day, my wireless card (Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230) on Dell Inspiron 17R 5721 stopped working. It also disappeared from ifconfig and ...
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Installation failing on Latitude D620

I'm trying to install 14.04.3 on a Dell Latitude D620 and am failing. The procedure I used was to download the file ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso to both my Thinkpad running Debian 8 and, ...
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How do I get network connection and WiFi working on Dell Inspiron 1520 and Ubuntu 12.04?

When I booted from the USB key, it popped up a notification for additional drivers, and then it installed an ethernet driver so at least the ethernet cable worked. After I installed and booted from ...
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How to enable Palm detection in kernel - dell XPS 9343

How to enable Palm detection in kernel - dell XPS 9343. Tried Libinput but it resulted in a jerky cursor. I have "blacklist i2c_hid" blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf xinput list: ...
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Touch not working on Dell Vostro 3000 series after moving from OEM to stock version

Everything works fine in the OEM version but when I move to the stock version I need to use USB mouse to operate. Please give me step by step by guide to solve this problem.
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Trackpad not being detected after re-opening laptop (Kubuntu 15.10)

I recently installed Kubuntu 15.10 on my Dell XPS 15Z laptop. My touchpad works just fine when I first start the laptop, however when I put the lid down and put it back up later, the trackpad does ...
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Mp-bios bug:8254 timer not connected to io-apic error on Vostro 1000 LiveUsb

I'm trying to install lubuntu on to my Dell Vostro 1000. I'm using a LiveUsb (via pendrive). I get the start up screen and when I choose try lubuntu without installing I get this message: Mp-bios ...
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Can't turn on bluetooth once it is turned off

I'm using ubuntu 15.10, kernel version 4.2.0-25. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 14-3452 The problem is that I can't turn bluetooth back on once I disable it. The only way to turn enable it is to reboot. ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on XPS 15 with 32GB cahce?

I should preface this by saying that I am pretty tech savvy but haven't worked with Linux a lot and am installing to become more adept at using and tweaking the operating system. The more detailed ...
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I have a problem with my sound on my dell xps 13 9343

[Dell XPS 13 9343, bIOS A07 and kernel 4.2] Tried many things and nothing worked in a permanent manner. I feel like I have the same exact problem as this guy, but with Ubuntu 15.10 : http://en....
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Dell venue 7130 Touchscreen not functioning in Ubuntu

I've been trying to get the touchscreen to work in both Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04 without any luck. does anyone have an idea on how to troubleshoot for this? My tablet is a Dell Venue 7130 Vpro.
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UEFI Bios Issue from Ubuntu Install On Dell Inspiron 14-3452

I'm fairly green with Linux but have successfully put on different linux distros on my machines years ago. My friend got a virus on Windows 10 and I offered to install Ubuntu on his machine. He agreed....