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X freezes since upgrade to linux-image-4.2.0-35-generic

Since I upgraded yesterday my Ubuntu Wily to linux-image-4.2.0-35-generic the X freezes after a very short time. I can't provide more details, because I can't get them when the computer dies. Without ...
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Dell Latitude c840 intermittent Screen artifacts / corruption

I've successfully installed Xubuntu 14.40 on this machine - it all runs well, with the exception of the display which shows intermittent vertical stripes / artifacts (see image ink below). If I keep ...
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Dell Inspiron 7559 not booting

Hope somebody can help me with this one. I've managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 in legacy mode on my brand new Dell Inspiron 7559 after removing Windows 10. After that, I created a partition with ...
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Ubuntu installer on Dell Latitude crashes

I bought a new dell latitude 3470 with ubuntu. When I start the laptop, it automatically starts the installation process. But the installation crashes in between and it says it will allow me to file a ...
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Dell Inspiron does not go into GRUB after shutdown from Kubuntu

I bought a new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (Ubuntu) laptop and installed Kubuntu 15.10. No dual-boot. Kubuntu only. Everything seems to work... with one exception: After shutting down (or restarting) from ...
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gpointing-device-settings does not prevent cursor from jumping all over the place

I'm running 14.04 on a Dell E5570, and the touchpad is creating havoc. I've tried everything that's talked about on the web, i.e., syndaemon and gpointing-device-settings, but unless I totally ...
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ubuntu on dell latitude 3340 computer?

How could I install ubuntu on dell latitude 3340 computer like if you would install it on the chromebook, how you can switch screens and stuff? And please if you know the steps and things please tell ...
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Dell Developer Edition Wifi wont connect 802.1x

I just picked up a Dell DEv edition precision laptop with Intel wifi. It connects to some wpa2 personal networks but wont connect to my work wifi. I have 14.04 and I updated all of the software - as ...
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where can I find a a step-by-step guide to installubuntu 14.10 version 32 bit on a DELL LATITUDE D505

I am desperatly trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 version 32 bits on my DELL LATITUDE D505 laptop, wich has an non pae architecture, and this does not combine with the ubuntu 14.10 operational system; I ...
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Dell developer edition ubuntu 14.04 super key not working

Just picked up a precision 5510 loaded with 14.04. Everything is pretty smooth but for some reason the super key does not work ( checked with xev, it works). I downloaded the unity tweak tool and it ...
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How to disable/enable/toggle touchpad in a Dell laptop

I am trying to tweak the touchpad on Ubuntu 16.04 but none of the usual methods seem to work. e.g. synclient touchpadOff=1 It still works! $ xinput set-prop $DEVICE_ID "Device Enabled" 0 $ xinput ...
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Airplane mode hotkey not responding on Dell Inspiron 15 7537

System: Dell Inspiron 15 7537 OS : Ubuntu 15.10 64bit When I press the airplane mode hotkey nothing happens , the wi-fi is always on. If I try sudo rfkill list I have 0: dell-rbtn: Wireless LAN ...
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Dell XPS 13 9350 with Ubuntu 15.10 - Touchpad freezing, jumping [duplicate]

I have the XPS 13 9350 (2016 edition) dual-booting into Ubuntu 15.10. I have an issue with the touchpad where it will run fine after starting up the computer, but typically within 5-15 minutes of use ...
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No sound from inbuilt speakers from dell inspiron 15 3542 series ubuntu 12.04

I have dell inspiron 15 3542 series laptop with ubuntu 12.04 as operating system. Yesterday I had executed following commands from terminal sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The above ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 always shutdown on Dell XPS 13 9350 [closed]

Because Ubuntu 15.10 has no wifi driver for xps 13 9350, I install 16.04 beta 1 on it with removing windows. Unfortunately, when use browser to open web site, after a few minutes, mouse stop, then ...
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Huawei dongle is not detected by Dell laptop

I have two laptop computers one is HP and other one is a DELL. I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on both laptops. I have a Huawei 3g dongle (Model no : E153) which is detected by only the HP laptop ...
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No audio in fresh installed Lubuntu 15.10

I am a new user of Lubuntu OS. I installed fresh download from Ubuntu website. Lubuntu 15.10; kernel 4.2.0.34; version 5.2.1.22 I cannot get any audio out through the speaker out and faintly on the ...
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Dell Inspiron 5559 screen flickers when scrolling

I am new to Ubuntu world. I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 5559 laptop. I have made it a dual boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything is working fine in Ubuntu except that the screen ...
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Dell Precision 7510 external monitor

Has anyone managed to get some version of Ubuntu working well on a Dell Precision 7510? I have tried 14.04 and 15.10. The latter works ok, except for graphics. I am running on the Intel integrated, ...
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Three finger swipe not working with xswipe

I installed xSwipe per instructions on my Dell XPS 13 (9343, early 2015) with Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 . Launching it with $ perl ~/xSwipe-master/xSwipe.pl works fine, but it doesn't detect three-finger ...
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Screen Shaking issue with Ubuntu

Just bought a new Dell Inspiron 3162 11 inch (http://www.dell.com/au/p/inspiron-11-3162-laptop/pd?ref=PD_OC), and tried to install my first linux distro. I got this weird screen shaking (https://www....
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Gnome: Video drivers on Dell XPS 9550 with 4K UHD screen

This laptop has an i7 processor and a discrete Nvidia GTX 960M card. I'm trying to run Gnome Shell. Has anyone got this working really well? And if so, how? My research/trials on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, ...
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How to disable integrated webcam on ubuntu?

I have a notebook Dell Inspiron Model 14 3437-A30 and in my gtalk appears that the camera is turned on and is automatically turned on, but the light is not on. Also, unfortunately there is no keyboard ...
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Sound problem on Dell Latitude E6420 and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problems with my Latitude E6420 running Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). Here is the story. Some long time ago one of my speakers died (not fully, but almost no output). I didn't even recognize the ...
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Dell Inspiron 3451 failing to boot

I bought a Dell Inspiron 3451 that came with ubuntu installed and shortly after buying it I started to have problems. If the computer was shut down for any reason; an update, battery died while ...
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Dell Inspiron and i8kutils

I've been trying to get i8kutils working with my Dell 15-5000, but to no avail. I've followed the instructions posted on How do I get fan control working? to try and disable the BIOS thermal control, ...
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DNS sometimes stops working, resetting wifi helps for a while

Got a bit of a strange issue here, My wifi seems to work just fine for about 3 minutes allowing me to browse the internet, ssh etc. Then it stays connected but does not resolve any new websites I ...
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Dell Inspiron 7559 doesn't work with ubuntu linux

I bought this new laptop and there are tons of problems in installing ubuntu. There is a not full solution here: Dual Boot on Dell Inspiron 7559 laptop It doesn't work for me cause I ended up where ...
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Ubuntu Clean Install on new HD for Dell Latitude E6420

I tired to clean install Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Latitude E6420, using bootable USB made using universal USB installer. Installation went OK with no errors but when it rebooted it gives No Boot Device ...
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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 ...