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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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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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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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How do I get the Touchpad Settings working on a Dell XPS 13" Ultrabook?

Today I got an brand new Dell XPS 13 and I really like it. Wifi/Bluetooth/Brightness works very well. But only the Touchpad makes me insane. Okay, Multitouch is really nice and i love it on my Macbook ...
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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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Dell XPS 12 and Ubuntu 13.10 Touchpad/Screen Woes

I have read all the links and posts. Slapping 13.10 onto this XPS 12 convertible runs everything fine out of the box, bar some things. Touchpad (no multitouch/scrolling) - Sputnik only supports up ...
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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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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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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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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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WI-FI doesn't work (Hard Blocked)

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time (I've always been a Windows user) as I was at the office and I had the Ethernet connected. At home I only use WI-FI. When I started Ubuntu it ...
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Laptop overheats and turns off even though the fan runs

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Studio 1747. The laptop fan is up and running as soon as the Ubuntu log on screen appears (even when the laptop is cold). The laptop ends up overheating and turning ...
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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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Why does my USB card reader (Dell 2405FPW) not recognize any inserted media?

My Dell monitor (model 2405FPW) has a built in USB card reader that is recognized by Ubuntu 13.10, but any inserted SD cards do not get seen. It used to work with an older version of 32-bit Ubuntu on ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 12.10 no network devices detected

I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Vostro 3460 and no network devices are detected (ethernet and wireless). when I run lspic, I see: 1:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 ...
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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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Dell Vostro 1550 and Ubuntu upgrade

I have just got this new dell vostro 1550 ci3 today(16th april 2012) with ubuntu 10.10 in it. As this version is going to be outdated at end of april. Is it advisable to install 12.04 over this ...
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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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Can't connect to wired or wireless network with Dell D520

I recently found my old Dell Latitude D520 and I decided it would be a learning experience to try and dual boot Ubuntu on it and play with a new operating system. I installed Ubuntu but to my surprise ...
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Dell Inspiron 3537, problems with resuming from suspend with AMD Radeon HD 8800M graphics card

I installed ubuntu (12.04.04 LTS, 64 bit) on a laptop Dell Inspiron 3537. It's working great. Recently, I had some trouble with running applications through wine. Those problems were resolved once I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Wifi Driver issues

I am very new to ubuntu and have installed 13.04 on my Dell Inspiron Mini 1012. When I go into Settings and open Additional Drivers to enable the "Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver ...
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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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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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Using a QHD+ Display with Ubuntu 13.10

I'm planning on buying a Dell XPS 15 9530 (http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/xps-15-9530/pd?oc=smx15w8p003&model_id=xps-15-9530), which only comes with a QHD+ display (3.200 x 1.880). I would ...
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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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Fan always running in Dell Inspiron 5520

I have Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop. Its fan is always in running state. Specifications OS Ubuntu 12.10 x64 CPU Intel Core I5 3rd gen Video Radeon 7670M. I have checked the system monitor to check ...
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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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My wireless won't connect in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, newly installed on my Dell Inspiron 1525

I am a brand new user to Ubuntu (all of my previous experience being in Windows). I have recently begun to dual boot for the sake of work, so I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron 1525. It ...
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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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Dell Latitude D830 Driver Questions

A friend of my asked me to put Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto his old Dell Latitude D830 Laptop. I installed the OS but I have a few problems. I have no idea how to install the graphic drivers and set it up ...
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Laptop fan constantly running at a high speed

I am very new to Ubuntu and to Linux as well. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. (Intel i7 processor, 8Gb ram). However the fan constantly running at a very high speed ...
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Wi-fi not working in Ubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15 7537. It was working fine but after installing some updates (Not sure which ones) I rebooted and could no longer connect to wi-fi. It's a dual ...
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How to get a Dell XPS DE to recognise the Cypress touchpad under Ubuntu 13.10?

I have recently bought a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (also known as Sputnik), supplied with Ubuntu 12.04. I've wiped that and installed 13.10 from scratch. I believe all the code improvements made ...
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Dell XPS l501x wireless network issue

I'm very keen to get started using Ubuntu 12.04 but am struggling with getting the wifi working on my Dell XPS l501x machine. The problem is that I can't select a wireless network because it says ...
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Whats causing the Crash (screen intact, keyboard + mouse unresponsive) [duplicate]

I don't know what's causing the crash (keyboard & mouse not responsive, but screen intact, no blank screen), but once in a while my Dell Vostro 2520 notebook with Ubuntu 12.04 used to crash almost ...
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Installer Encountered an Unrecoverable Error

I tried installing Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop and right after connecting to wifi I got this message, “The installer encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now be ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Dell E1705 Wired and Wireless Broken

When installing from a live USB, the wired connection worked. Upon reboot the wired and wireless do not work now. lspci shows them as: Wired BCM4401-b0 Wirelss BCM4311 R2 How can I fix this? ...
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Internet not working in my Dell Inspiron-5520

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my Dell Inspiron-5520 laptop. Though everything else seems to work properly the wireless network doesn't seem to work which worked perfectly when I had Windows 7 ...