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Function key to lock special function keys in F1 - F12 does not work

I have a function key (used by pressing FN) on my ESC key. It locks all function keys on F1-F12. It does not seem to work on Ubuntu 14.04. Any Suggestions?
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touchpad hardly usable when Buttons are tracked

I noticed a severe problem with using ubuntu on a laptop with a touchpad, when the touchpad also has the buttons implemented (see Picture 1 from DigitalTrends). Drag and Drop is simply impossible, as ...
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Trying to install Lubuntu 14.04 on Dell Dimension 2300

I tried to install on Dell computer. This computer achieves an internet connection via Windows XP, however does not with Lubuntu. Before I perform the full install, I'd like to make sure it is ...
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New 14.04 Install on Workstation - Suggish Performance

Machine Details Dell Precision M4800 Laptop Intel i7-4900MQ Nvidia Quadro K2100 16GB Memory 240GB SSD Hi, I was running Windows 8 for a while but finally decided to make the switch to Ubuntu. I ...
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Which kernel version fixes the issue of dell touchpads being recognized as a mouse?

On Ubuntu 14.04 a kernel update seems to fix the problem that the touchpad is just recognized as a mouse. Which kernel version fixes this issue? Related thread is here. Dell Trackpad not recognized ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown / reboot D630

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell 630 laptop. Shutdown & Reboot hangs on the Ubuntu splash screen How can I fix it? Thanks in advance, Joeri
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How do I get Ubuntu Linux 14..04 to recognize my Kindle Fire HD?

I already tried gmtp. It doesn't see the device. I also tried the longer route at itsfoss.com. That method didn't work, either, possibly because 14.04 didn't recognize a couple of the commands. (?) ...
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Screen Flickers on Live Boot : Dell Inspiron 1440 : Ubuntu 12.04 / 13.10 / 14.04

When booting from Ubuntu Live USB, the screen fickers (right on the ubuntu logo) very fast and the boot process hangs. I have tried to boot the following versions but all of them have the same issue. ...
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old Dell is giving me “No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!” when booting from usb

I got Dell Inspiron 5150 and I cannot make wireless work under Windows XP so I thought I try linux - I got ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso image handy so I put in on my usb stick using ...
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Abnormally High Fan Speed on Cool Laptop, Dell Inspiron 15R 5520, Ubuntu 14.04,

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 running Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. My issue is with the Dell's fan, which is running at full speed during most of the time the computer is booted into ...
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Suspending with root on USB

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 from a root file system on USB storage. This is not working well, because after wake up from suspend, ext4 will frequently try to write to the root file system ...
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how do I access Wifi on xubuntu 14.04? It has something to do with with the proprietary drivers stopping me

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude D620, I do not know what kind of wifi card I have but I do know I have one. When I turn it on Xubuntu doesn't attempt to search for wireless networks, ...
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How do I get the SD card slot to work on my Dell Latitude 2120?

The SD card reader on my Dell Latitude 2120, running Ubuntu 14.10 does nothing when I insert an SD card into it. I unsuccessfully looked for a solution online, and apparently the drivers for the ...
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media control keys on docked Dell Latitude laptop also changes multiple display settings

I have a Dell Latitude E6520. This laptop has keys above the numeric keypad for "rewind", "play/pause", and "fast forward". When the machine is docked with an external monitor, using these keys ...
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Dell XPS 15 (l502x) with ubuntu 14.04 blacksout

my Dell XPS 15 (l502x) with ubuntu 14.04 blacksout when i turn on the computer it gets in good, but then it starts to lag a lot, and if I start working on the terminal or even get in the browser it ...
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Wireless Connection Repeatedly disconnects, strong signal

The wireless connection on my Dell Inspiron 9100 repeatedly disconnects, especially when I try to access a weblink. http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/7894056/
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Can not boot any system after trying to install Ubuntu

I got a dell laptop (dell inspiron 1420) with windows vista by default. I wanted to install linux ubuntu on it: I burned the iso file to a 16GB flash memory I booted the laptop from this flash ...
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Stress Test question

I am a newbie, and am busy converting to Linux after seeing my friend work on it. I bought a second hand cheap machine from a lady at my work, it runs, I just want to stress test to see that nothing ...
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Desktop icons appear in the Centre of two monitor's

The problem I have been seeing is in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when using a Hyundai (primary monitor) and a Dell (secondary monitor) to effectively have an extended screen layout. When I start-up my desktop ...
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Dell Synaptics Touchpad Issues

Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a fresh install but nothing I've found seems to work. What has got me even more stumped is this: user@ABCD:~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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After update, dell e5440 enable wireless option is missing

After system update wireless connection is completely ruined. The 'enable wireless' option is no more visible. This is what lshw is yielding.I followed the troubleshooting guide here: ...
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I'm installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521 keep getting error 8000

While installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521, I keep getting error 8000 "reading sector" a few times. On a previous installation attempt I got another error number which I believe was 3820 a bunch of ...
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Dell Latitude E5440 Sound

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Latitude E5440 but i am getting no sound. I've check to ensure that the sound is not muted. Alsamixer tells me it's: an Intel HDA HDMI with and Intel Haswell ...
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Dell Trackpad not recognized in Ubuntu 14.04

Thank you in advance for your assistance. I recently purchased a new laptop for use with Ubuntu 14.04 (Dell Inspiron i3542-8334BK), and am pleased to report that almost everything works out of the ...
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Dell Latitude e6400 on Ubuntu 14.04 not working after resume from suspend

Can someone help me as I'm facing with the following issue: after resume my Dell Latitude E6400 from suspend mode it is not working and get a message like my wifi connection is offline and the system ...
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Why does Suspend/Resume fail to render desktop upon signing in 14.04?

My machine is a Dell Latitude E6510 with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Whenever I Suspend, either by clicking the suspend button from the system menu or by closing the laptop, and then resume, the log-in ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop [duplicate]

I am using laptop, Dell inspiron-15R, which has Windows 8 already installed. I have 3 partitions named C,D,F. (total 750GB). Windows 8 is installed in the C drive. I created some unused space by ...
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Dell fans not working

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my DELL Inspiron 15R. Since I have installed it, my fan is constantly spinning, even I do absolutely nothing. I found this post and I decided to install i8kutils. ...
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how can I install ubuntu on dell inspirion 15z

I am trying to install ubuntu 14 on a dell inspirion 15z with intel chip. The machine came preloaded with windows 8. I want to wipe windows out and run only ubuntu. When I try to install the ...
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Cannot get past Dell “setup” while installing Ubuntu on a USB

I was given a Dell Dimension e521, no operating system and a mystery 160GB Hard drive. By using a USB flash drive to install Ubuntu Studio 14.04, I cannot get past the Built-in Bios? I keep getting a ...
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Broadcom 4311 wireless card on Dell 9400 (E1705) not working

I am following the advice of seasoned Ubuntu professionals and am posting my question here with a printout of a script posted by Wildman et al. I am grateful to you for your offer to help. Here is the ...
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Touchpad disabled after resume when previously using usb mouse

After upgrading from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 my touchpad stopped working in certain circumstances. In work I use a USB mouse, in the evening I undock my Dell latitude and close the lid to suspend to ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) on dell latitude E5430 with windows [duplicate]

May I know if I can install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) on my dell latitude E5430 laptop. I bought it with windows 7 installed, later I installed Windows 8 which was later upgraded to Windows 8.1. ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Wifi on Laptop with Broadcom BCM4322

I'm preparing for a trip where I can't bring my desktop, so I recently broke out my trusty old laptop (Dell Latitude E4300) to get it ready for the trip. Previously, I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the ...
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Wireless internet connection randomly disconnects in dell inspiron N5110

Wireless connection goes off randomly. I also have a windows 7 installed along with ubuntu. I didn't install any extra drivers for it. It works sometimes. I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed.
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5th partition without format

I have a 500gb hdd with 4 primary partitions: sda1: ubuntu, sda2: swap (2gb), sda3: win8.1, sda4: logical (sda5 & sda6) storage. while creating all these partitions, i inadvertently left 7gb ...
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After first software update on ubuntu 14.04 pc boots to a black screen

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 twice on my OptiPlex 990 Dell computer. Both times, after first software update the pc boots to a black screen. I thought it was a video driver problem, so the second time ...
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Graphics Card Issue- Black Screen after Login, Nomodeset works with Live CD, not on install

Thanks in advance for any help, scratching my head on this one. System info: Dell D810 BIOS A05 Pentium M 1.73Ghz not hyperthread capable (thinking that may be an issue) 1024 MB RAM Video ATI ...
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Synaptics Touchpad scroll not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 1557. My synaptics touch pad is detected but the scroll functions are not working. The scroll option in the GUI for the mouse and touch pad has disappeared. ...
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How to set headset (Byte Corseca Bluetooth Headset) as default audio device?

Ubuntu 14.04, Dell Inspiron 15R. Dell Byte Corseca Bluetooth Headset (DM5710BT) This is how I always open Sound-settings, and manually set the headset as current audio device. Help me to ...
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dell 5537 Touchpad not working (Ubuntu 14.04)

after upgrading my new ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 I found out that touchpad is not working. Strange thing is that it seems to be detected, as: cat /proc/bus/input/devices gives I: Bus=0011 ...
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DELL INSPIRON 1100 15" LAPTOP with no os [duplicate]

How do i install ubuntu on a DELL INSPIRON 1100 15" LAPTOP with no Preloaded OS?
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Second Monitor doesn't work properly (Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS13 Dev. Edition (Intel HD4000))

I fail at configuring a second monitor using Mini-Display-Port > HDMI cable > ASUS MX279 on Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS 13 Dev. Edition (latest Intel HD4000 drivers installed). Out of the box it worked ...
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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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Brightness not changing Dell 15r SE and ubuntu 12.04

With my current laptop I can't change my brightness anymore I tried xbacklight -set 50 (nothing happened) and also changed this line grub_cmdline_linux_default= "quiet splash" to ...
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Subwoofer not working in Dell Inspiron 7720

Could someone help me turn the built-in subwoofer on? I have Dell Inspiron 7720 laptop and Ubuntu 14.04. My sound settings: http://i.imgur.com/jHdya6d.png lspci | grep -i "audio device" 00:1b.0 ...
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Hibernation error message on Ubuntu 12.04

I have Dell Inspiron 15 and Ubuntu 12.04. During Ubuntu hibernation I receive the following message: timed out waiting for DP idle patterns unknown unclaimed register before writing to 64040 ...
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How do I install Dell 2150cdn printer

Love Ubuntu but cannot get printer to work. It's a Dell 2150cdn colour laser printer. I went to settings and tried to add printer and tried all various options but they alll jang for over an hour. ...
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DELL Inspiron 5537 hungups during boot

I purchased a Inspiron 5537 with UBUNTU preinstalled. Starting the lap-top, I followed all the instructions for UBUNTU. At the end I decided to accept all the proposed updates in UBUNTU. Now the ...
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Ubuntu makes my audio speaker make a “poping sound” back to Windows in dualboot

I have a very strange problem that other people with the same hardware than me already had, but I didn't see any solutions on the internet. That's why I'm posting here, I'm a bit desperate and if I ...