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Dell XPS13 with external monitor. Showing black squares / dots on screen when scrolling

I have a Dell XPS13 (9333) running Ubuntu 12.04.4 it is attached to an external monitor (17") via a mini-dvi to VGA cable. This is not the Dell install of Ubuntu but a fresh install so as to have FDE ...
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Black screen pops up after login in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 1564

I can log in, but after of couple of minutes of usage a black screen pops up.
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Problem in connecting WiFi on A Dell Inspiron 1420

my Dell Inspiron running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, cant detect WiFi Signals and even not showing wifi icon also. I have tried several methods after reading around 20-25 Forums and blogs, but still their is no ...
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Dell Inspiron N4110 battery indicator flashing orange

So this does not happen while I'm on Windows. When my battery is fully charged and I leave the power cord on, after awhile the battery gets really hot and the battery indicator on the front of my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 | Display issues with Dell GX620

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on Dell GX620. I'm not able to change the resolution from 'Display'. I have already tried the following method: Modeline "1280x1024_60.00" 109.00 1280 1368 1496 ...
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Unable to dual boot in dell xps 14 with windows 8/8.1

Hi can anyone help me in dual booting the windows 8/8.1 to ubuntu 12.4/13 when I am using the wubi file and I installed the ubuntu and It reboots and finally it showing me an error of 0xc000000f ...
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Touchscreen only changes position of pointer

I've bought new dell inspiron 15z ultrabook touch and succesfully installed ubuntu. But the touchsceen works only partly. When I tap some point pointer moves there (hover) but not clicks. So I have to ...
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update Dell Bios from ubuntu [duplicate]

I would like to know how i can update my laptop bios from ubuntu I have Laptop E6430 i see Dell released a version for windows only so is there a way to do it from ubuntu
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How to lower the resolution of a laptop monitor?

I am using laptop dell inspiron 5421. Now with an accident the 1/3rd of my left side screen is damaged. Now I was wondering is there any way so that I could shrink the screen size to other 2/3rd of my ...
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Strange screen after booting into Ubuntu and before the splash screen

Every time I boot into my Ubuntu OS (Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit), before appearing the splash screen, an strange screen is displayed. The behavior of the strange screen is automatically typing something like ...
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Ubuntu Studio 13.10 unable to shutdown d620 when bios wifi enabled

With wireless enabled in the D620 bios, the machine hangs in the shutdown panel at shutdown or restart; pressing and holding the power button shuts it down. With wireless disabled, it shuts down ...
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vostro 1510 bluetooth issue on ubuntu 13.10

Bluetooth status is on and visible, nevertheless cannot be detected by other devices. It is not blocked, either soft nor hard. While using win XP the blue icon on the laptop panel was on, now with ...
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Fans are always running

Whenever I turn my laptop on my fans are running as if I was playing a game. The air coming out is cool, none of my computer parts are warm. I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and I have a Dell Inspiron 3521. ...
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Can't enable wifi on ubuntu 12.04 Dell Inspiron 15

I am new to Ubuntu and I know there were a lot of similar issues and I've tried to follow some of the answers on the web (e.g. Dell Inspiron Wifi off or How do I get an Atheros AR8162 working?), but ...
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Compatible ubuntu version for old Dell Latitude D800 [duplicate]

Hi: I have a Dell Latitude, currently running Win XP, but I want to change to linux. D800 Pentium M ~1.7 Ghz 1 GB RAM 80 GB IDE HD NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 graphics BroadCom 570x wireless card I'd ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 Bluetooth doesn't work

I have problem with bluetooth on my laptop. I will be grateful for any advice. cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=saucy ...
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Will overheating of Dell Inspiron N5010 stop if I remove the graphics card

I notice that my laptop (Dell Inspiron N5010) is frequently overheating even with the necessary fglrx drivers installed. If I manually remove the graphics card(or get it removed by someone more ...
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Dell Inspiron 17r 5737 Ubuntu 13.10 Terrible Video

As discussed at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2204287 the video is terrible on ubuntu 13.10. It is horrible also on 12.04.4, but works well on 12.04.2. After loading 12.04.2, the video ...
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ubuntu 12.04.4 with line 6 toneport ux2

i recently switched from windows to ubuntu and i am using me line 6 toneport ux 2 with it to connect my pc to the mixer the only problem is, i have a strange noise coming from my speakers when i plug ...
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Touchpad heating up on dell inspiron n5010

My laptop Dell Inspiron N5010 runs an Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64 bit version. I have installed all the necessary fglrx drivers and the laptop temperature is not very high. It persistently remains between ...
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Laptop battery capacity reduced to 85%

I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 and have Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I noticed that my battery capacity reduced to 85.2%. Is there a solution for this? Thanks, Leo.
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I updated to 12.10 and now it won't boot. [duplicate]

I updated to 12.10 recently, (yesterday) and when I rebooted, I selected my ubuntu partition, and it seemed to boot normally, but after it got past the ubuntu loading screen, it just goes to a single ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my Dell Latitude 10 Tablet with windows 8 (not pro)? [duplicate]

Intel® Atom™ processor Z2760 1.8GHz with Intel® Burst Technology, 1.5GHz HFM, 600MHz LFM Windows 8, 32-bit, no media, English Ports: Full-size USB 2.0, Full-size SD memory card reader, docking ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize my ethernet card or wifi card fresh install

just loaded ubuntu and can't connect to the internet. I believe it has to do with not having drivers for my ethernet port and wifi adapter. How do I get compatible ones because the drivers I have ...
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Problem with laptop dell 3537: the wifi stop working

I bought a laptop dell 3537. I make the updates and after that the wifi stops working. This is my wifi card: 02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter ...
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Dell XPS 13 Ubuntu 13.10 built-in display not working

I have a Dell XPS 13 which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and upgraded to 13.10 recently. After the upgrade, the built-in display is always a blank screen, while when ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have no internet

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto an old Dell Inspiron 1521. I am unable to access the internet either by wireless or plugging the ethernet cable from the modem to the laptop. I'm thinking I need to ...
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After upgrade I have NO network capability

I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and now I have NO network capability, No wired, no wifi. I have looked at various solutions offered on the net to no avail. I am a NOOB and only vaguely familiar with ...
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Data recovery in ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with windows 8. While I was using Ubuntu, all of a sudden my system went into a suspend mode and when I logged back in all my data was gone. It was Ubuntu in its ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, Dell XPS 15Z Not able to create wifi access point for android

I have Dell XPS 15z laptop with Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 network controller. I have tried creating a WiFi hotspot in Windows using Connectify. It worked fine. But I am not able to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 ultra sluggish

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 a week ago, and have installed it three times since. The reason: Every time I installed it. With all updates. Just restricted extras. 3.Nothing but the system, I got a ...
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Can't use wi-fi 13.10 for more than 1 minute

My notebook is Dell Inspiron 1564 Ubuntu 13.10 Always i connect on wireless, after 1 minute when i start to browser, these wireless drops until i restart the ubuntu I have 3 wireless points, and ...
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Dell laptop screen brightness is not working after upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10

I tried with GRUB_CMLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor" and sudo update-grub but did not worked.Please help me out
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Inspiron 1545 BCM 4312 wifi [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 today on my Inspiron 1545 and it works great. I am on an ethernet connection but would like my wifi to work too. I admit that this is my first time using any Linux ...
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Can't share WiFi on Dell Vostro 2420

My laptop is Dell Vostro 2420 pdc@pdc-Vostro-2420 ~ $ iwconfig usb0 no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. eth1 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed ...
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Bluetooth headset refusing to connect [closed]

I tried to switch the bluetooth on in the Bluetooth settings window, and it simply refuses to switch on. I have installed the Bluetooth manager from the software center, and it worked for a few days ...
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huwai 1731 ( mobile broadband ) not working with dell inspiron 3521

Please help, one of my friend shared this note ( enclosed below), I used these codes and my laptop is able open the data card but I am not getting any signals. I am able to work with wired ...
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Wired connection problem for Ubuntu 13.10 using DELL VOSTRO

I am having a problem using wired connection for Ubuntu 13.10. The problem started suddenly. However I was able to solve it using the answer given in the following post: Ubuntu 12.04 Dell 6400 no ...
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How can I get my monitor to work with my laptop?

I've got a DELL XPS.... something... and Ubuntu detected the nvidia card I apparantly have in there. It presented about 6 drivers I could optionally activate - so I did. Before I did that, the monitor ...
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Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) driver for Broadcom Corp BCM 4352 Wireless Network Adapter

I've recently purchased a Dell Alienware 17 laptop and I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (kernel = 3.11.0-15) on it. The problem is that the wireless card (Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac ...
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Overheating + touchpad not working

I've read a few threads about this, but none had satisfactory answers. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Studio 1555 and a few minutes after installation my touchpad stopped working (the ...
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Black Screen on Resume After Upgrade to 13.10 on Dell D620

Dell d620,Intel 945GM graphics, using b43 proprietary wlan driver, all else standard. After wake from suspend a black screen is displayed with a selection cursor (white arrow). 13.04 was working fine ...
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No wifi connection Dell5420 on Ubuntu

Can anyone tell me if the Wireless driver problem with Dell Inspiron 5420 is solved or not? Few months ago I have tried all the process I can find but nothing worked for me.Now if someone can tell me ...
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Multitouch on Dell Inspiron 7537

Has anyone been able to get trackpad multitouch gestures working with a Dell Inspiron 7537? I've tried synclient to change values in Synaptics config but not having much luck. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on Dell Inspirion N5010: Problems with Bluetooth and brightness

I install Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on my Dell N5010 laptop and I have also installed proprietary drivers for my ATI Radeon HD5650 and wireless card. I have noticed that Ubuntu didn't recognized my ...
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Placa de Video GeForce GT 520M

Translated text (using Google Translate): Good afternoon, I have a Dell XPS-14z laptop it has a GeForce GT 520M 1GB. I'm not getting this video card work properly because Microport output -> VGA ...
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Wifi stopped working after system update 12.04

The wifi on my Dell XPS 13 stopped working yesterday. It connects, and drops the connection a few seconds later. It was working before, the only thing I can think of that happened was a routine system ...
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Wifi doesn't work

Wifi does not work after updating Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell inspiron 3521. I haven’t tried anything yet. Can someone help?
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Help wanted to connect to WiFi.

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell latitude e6400 and am unable to connect to wifi. No networks show up. It says I don't have the proper drivers, which I can't get without a connection. I'm ...
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Settings for Glidepoint touchpad/trackpoint on Dell Latitude

Couple of issues with the touchpad and trackpoint for my Dell Latitude laptop (Ubuntu 12.04). First, there's no "Touchpad" tab on the Mouse settings in system settings. I'd like to be able to use ...