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dell inspiron 3521 wireless netrowk list is not visible

Laptop Dell Inspiron 3251 4gb 500 gb I3 3rd generation i m using since sept. 2013 2 days back software update is present please update (pop shown) on my pc I click on update software next day when i ...
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Saucy is intermittently losing video sync! - How to isolate & repair?

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 from 13.04 I have been having a really annoying issue where my laptop screen will sometime go white or just all colored static. There is no rhyme or reason, it may not ...
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wireless networking disabled by hardware switch. unblock only wifi?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. when I do sudo rkill list all, I get : 0 phy0 : wireless LAN (soft and hard blocked : no) 1 brcmwl-0 : wireless LAN (soft and hard blocked : no) 2 dell-wifi : wireless LAN( ...
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which ubuntu instead of vista

I have a Dell Studio 1735 laptop which came with Windows Vista Home premium 32bit. I have been impressed today with a friends laptop running Ubuntu, am I able to run it on my laptop? Do I need to ...
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Deleted /etc/X11/xorg.conf and now Ubuntu won't boot

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell XPS 15z by following this tutorial and I managed to make it boot by typing acpi_backlight=vendor dell_laptop.backlight=0 in the grub boot line. I went on ...
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Dell 1525 on Ubuntu 13.10 allows only 2 resolutions on external monitor

As I wrote in the title, my laptop is Dell 1525 and I have a acer monitor connected to the VGA port. The problem is that the monitor's native resolution is 1366x768, and I can see only 800x600 and ...
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Ubuntu touchpad issues

My touch pad is not scrolling when I try opening synaptiks I get the message "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?", and in mouse and touch pad settings i do not get any ...
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How can I use Waves MaxxAudio? (Dell XPS 15 L502X)

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502X and I installed Ubuntu 13.10. I didn't have any problems with the installation, but when everything's was ready, the sound wasn't good. This laptop has a JBL Waves ...
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How to download ubuntu iso for dell laptop

I bought dell vostro M5460(corei3 2.5GHZ). Ubuntu was not pre-installed in this machine. How can i download the preloaded ubuntu 12.04 iso(special build for dell)?? I googled it but didn't find any ...
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Dell laptop USB 3.0 external hard drive boot

My Dell laptop has both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB 3.0 external hard drive. It can boot from the USB 2.0 port, but not from the USB 3.0 port. It seems to me the ...
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Trying to load 13.10 on a ancient Dell Laptop [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux & Ubuntu and I'm trying to install 32 bit Saucy Salamander on a ancient Dell Laptop Inspiron 600 m with 52 GB storage, 2 GB Ram, and an Intel Pentium M 1.60 GHz processor just to ...
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Preinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 On Dell Inspiron One 19 won't get past grub

Have a hard drive with Ubuntu 12.04 installed which boots my school's PC and works on my old Gateway laptop with a HDD dock, but when I try and use my dock on my desktop Dell All-in-one (Inspiron One ...
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Bumblebee HDMI not detected

I try to use my TV connecting on my PC using HDMI cable. I installed bumblebee. I launch "lspci -v", and this is the ouput for my card : 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a Dell XPS 15z

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my Dell XPS 15z for over a year now but without any success. When I tried it, I used a 4gb CD where I put Ubuntu according to the instructions on the website ...
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black screen after install official closed amd graphich driver on 8850M card

I bought a dell 3537-157813 laptop with amd radeon 8850m. I installed for it the latest amd catalyst driver from amd.com but after reboot the computer ive got black screen with only visible my ...
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How to configure special keys?

This is not as common as it sounds, please check this picture. There are 3 buttons on the top right. The one on the left has "gears" on it, the one in the middle has "W" like shape and the one on the ...
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Is there any issues after upgrading native Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell XPS 13 developer edition?

I've just bought Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (Sputnik 3). Default version of Ubuntu is 12.04, and obviously I don't want to stuck with almost 2 years old distribution. I just wandering is it save ...
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About UBUNTU Operating System details in Dell 15 3521 Laptop

I have purchased new Dell 15 3521 Pentium Dual Core 3rd Generation Laptop having Operating system UBUNTU. I am unable to see information about system properties like Installed memory(RAM), Processor ...
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Ubuntu Compatibility with Dell Inspiron 7537? [duplicate]

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 7537 laptop and I was wondering if I will successfully be able to install Ubuntu on this system. I have read about problems with laptops newer than 2012 and issues ...
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Which Ubuntu(s) supports switchable graphics [Dell 15R 5521]

I have just purchased brand new Dell 15R 5521 (spec.: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Inspiron-15R-Series.42377.0.html). Characteristic feature of that unit is switchable graphics: Radeon HD 8730M ...
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Dell Inspiron 7000 15inch Battery icon not visible until cable plugged in

So after fighting to get Ubuntu 13.10 installed along side Windows 8 in (u)efi mode, I am left with one strange issue. If I boot the laptop while not plugged into the wall no battery level applet is ...
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Problem installing software open cyc

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04.2 which was updated some 100 days ago. It is a laptop of Dell inspiron 1545 series. I am getting stuck while trying to install Open-cyc software when run the ...
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Can't establish wireless connection in Ubuntu 12.04.3

I have Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS running on Dell Inspiron 15R system. It does not find wireless connections at all. I tried to take help from numerous number of similar threads discussed on this forum(No ...
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Dell Inspiron 5010 overheating issue ubuntu 12.04

I know this is a duplicate question. But none of the solutions provided for the previous questions worked for me. My laptop comes with a 1GB ATI graphics card. The laptop overheats even when it is ...
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Clonezilla SE issues

This is my first go-around with Clonezilla SE. I have it on it's own, private, network where the server is also serving DHCP to the machines that join the network. Server: Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF) OS: ...
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Dell Latitude D630 Ubuntu 12.10 graphics problem [duplicate]

When I boot up it makes it to the login screen. After I login, the screen goes crazy and eventually goes black. I tried using the proprietary Nvidia drivers with the same outcome. I removed the ...
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Certified component for Dell R720xd

I see "The Dell PowerEdge R720xd server with the components described below has been awarded the status of Certified for Ubuntu." However, there are many more user selectable components that are not ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 + Nvidia 173 (Dell Precision M60) - black screen, cannot boot

I upgraded a Dell Precision M60 which uses a NVIDIA GPU Quadro FX Go1000 (NV36GL) graphics card from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 today and now I cannot boot. Starting X flashes an NVIDIA logo briefly and ...
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New Dell 3437 preinstalled Ubuntu laptop not working

I got a new Dell 3437 laptop, when ONed the laptop ubuntu started to install intself. But at the end some packages didn't installed properly like "Update Manager". After that I am not able to update ...
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Dell Dimension New RAM Installation Problems

I Have tried pretty much everything to get this RAM (2x1GB PC2 5300/5400 DDR2 667MHz) to work. I am 99.9 percent sure it is compatible with my Dell Dimension C521. I know all the slots are working ...
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Fan speed on full blast when doing zero to moderate tasks

I just switched from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04 recently and I'm having CPU fan problems. It seems as though there is only an ON (fan is on full blast) and OFF configurations when the system is ...
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Wireless adaptors won't work. inspiron 8500. Cisco adaptors

i have 2 wireless notebook adaptors and neither work on my Dell inspiron 8500. i've tried going to settings and it says no proprietary drivers are being used.i have a Cisco Air-PCM352 and a Linksys ...
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No internet access in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I have dell laptop Inspiron 3521, having Ubuntu 12.10 with windows 7. My internet connection works fine in Windows 7 but not in Ubuntu. Help!
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Right click on a DELL Touchpad

Previously I have searched thru many answers and still am unable to use the right click Dell Inspiron 1564 64 bit DELL touchpad w/ ALP drivers ver.7.102.101.303 previously using WIN7 now Ubuntu ...
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How to install Ubuntu on XPS 15 Platinum - 2014 version properly

Just receive a new computer (Dell XPS 15 Platinum - 2014 version). I want to install Ubuntu on this one but I'm not sure everything can work... Here are some feature I'm afraid it does not work: ...
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Installation help for Apache web server

I Can download the package form synaptic package manager. When i select a package to download then it says that- please select a disk labeled Ubuntu 13.10_saucy salamander_-Release ...
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Resolution settings all missing after Ubuntu updates

I have a Dell XPS13 with Ubuntu 12.04. After installing a bunch of updates that were automatically recommended, I am experiencing a number of issues. (One of them was my touchpad no longer working -- ...
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Touchpad no longer working on my Dell XPS 13 Ubuntu 12.04

I recently purchased a Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu 12.04. After doing some recommended automatic upgrades, and restarting, the touchpad (Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad") is no longer working. I'm a ...
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Mouse is not precise and click is unpredictable in Dell Inspiron N5110

I have N5110 and Ubuntu 13.04. My mouse is not precise. It clicks randomly. When I place mouse pointer at one point it clicks to another (most of the time to the previous target; sometimes even target ...
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inspiron 15 n5040 webcam has no color?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 Unity. I realize this might not be the right place, but I have dell inspiron 15 n5040 laptop and the web cam has no colors (tested with three different programs). I suppose ...
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install xubuntu 13.10 on dell inspiron 15R 5537

I'm trying to install xubuntu 13.10 on a dell 15R 5537 (http://www.dell.com/fr/p/inspiron-15r-5537/pd?oc=cnr1505&model_id=inspiron-15r-5537) I built a bootable usb key, but then choosing "try ...
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Black screen while installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Dell Precision M4800

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on my new Dell Precision M4800 (from a USB key, made from Ubuntu) and I've got that problem : after choosing my language on the boot screen, I can see no more ...
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MP3 File Playing Problem Ubuntu_13.10

I am new in Ubuntu. I have faced a critical problem in playing audio file like mp3 format. Actually it can play mp3 after installing Ubuntu restricted extras but it can't play mp3 file clearly, it ...
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How can I be sure that Ubuntu runs decently on Dell Inspiron 660 with the following specifics?

I intend to buy a new dell inspiron 660 with the specifics below and I want to switch simultaneously to Ubuntu. Can I expect that Ubuntu will run decently on this system or will I encounter problems? ...
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New to Ubuntu - Dell Vostro 1510 - WiFi problem

I have just installed Ubuntu on my laptop (Dell Vostro 1510) as a side to my windows 7. I am quite new to Ubuntu and do not have any experience with Linux. After installing Ubuntu, I tried using ...
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Intermediate fan speed i8k

On i8kfan you have just two options of fan speed. What i want is to know if there's a way to set a intermediate(or more than one) fan speed because the high value(2) is too noisy and the low value(1) ...
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Touchpad Cursor Jumps While Moving Windows

I have the new Dell Inspiron 5000 with the haswell chipset. This laptop comes with a multi touchpad and a touch screen. I booted up a live CD of Ubuntu to see how everything worked and everything was ...
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Setting Up Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook for Dual Boot

I've just bought an XPS 14 Ultrabook with Windows 8 and I'd like to set up dual boot with the latest LTS Ubuntu, however i cannot figure out how to do it from a USB drive! I've seen this question but ...
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CPU stuck on minimum frequency after resume from suspend and unplugged (Dell Latitude E6540)

I have a Dell Latitude E6540 (4th gen. core i7 processor). When i resume from suspend, while on battery, the processor never scales frequecy up and stays at minimum frequency (800 MHz). Does this ...
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Plenty of wakeups on idle, dell m4500

I've been working with ubuntu 12.04 for more than a year and I just can't find a solution for my battery shortness anywhere. I have dell m4500 - i7, 8 G ram (if you need any more details just say). ...