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Is Dell Bios article on Ubuntu Wiki outdated?

I came across this "immutable" page on the wiki. According to this, Dell doesn't support Ubuntu?? Even if they advertise it preinstalled? Also, it seems the non-Windows instructions don't match the ...
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How can I boot back into Windows 8 after intalling Ubuntu?

So, I have a Dell Laptop, and I've been interested in Dual Booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu, just because Ubuntu seems interesting and I enjoy fiddling with things. I have Ubuntu up and running, but now ...
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Wifi not getting connected in Windows 8 but getting connected in Ubuntu. How is this possible? [closed]

I have Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. I first installed Windows 8 and then Ubuntu 12.04 OS (through wubi.exe. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-with-windows) in my system. The problem ...
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Wifi not getting connected in Windows 8 but getting connected in Ubuntu. How is this possible? [closed]

I have Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. I first installed Windows 8 and then Ubuntu 12.04 OS (through wubi.exe. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-with-windows) in my system. The problem ...
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DELL LATITUDE E6400 wireless not working on ubuntu 13

ubuntu will not let wireless work on my dell latitude e6400 ive tried some other thread on here adn that didnt work please help
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xps 13 sputnik 3 ubuntu 12.04 live doesn't load wireless driver

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04 on a dell xps 13 but when I run the live version it doesn't find any network devices. It has an Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 network controller. This computer ...
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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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Brightness Keys in Dell N4010 (14R) causing freezes

The brightness keys on my Dell N4010 with Ubuntu 12.04 is causing ubuntu to freeze on a black screen if i press the BrightUp and BrightDown key(s) 3-4 times. I think this is a bug which was noticed in ...
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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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Laptop fan too noisy and fast

I'm new to the Ubuntu desktop. The main reason for my question is that I have a Dell Latitud E 6420, and the fan is too fast and noisy or too slow. I have already read about pwm config, but I would ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.10 - nVidia driver problems

I recently purchased a new Dell XPS 14, I was dual booting Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10. Initially, I had problems with getting the NVidia drivers to work correctly. When I reboot after the driver ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Inspiron n5010 Laptop. I can't install the ATI drivers!

After a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron n5010 Laptop, I can't install the ATI drivers! How I can fix this? Because my laptop gets very hot & is too slow! the battery runs ...
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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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DELL XPS 13 Sound Problem

Since the last update (20.11.2013) for Ubuntu 13.10 there are noises in the left speaker. They appear in the internal speakers when I boot the system and if I choose the audio jack in the external ...
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13.10 Can't Adjust Dell Laptop Backlight

I have a Dell Studio 1558. When I originally installed 13.04 on it, I had to modify my /etc/default/grub with the following: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi_backlight=vendor dell_laptop.backlight=0 ...
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nvidia optimus, ubuntu 12.04, No device detected

I have a Dell XPS. I followed this tutorial to get NVidia working: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/Machines/Laptops/Dell/XPS/15z I try to run the glxspheres and it fails with the message ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can't get Past Login Screen -Graphics Drivers 12.10

Newbie Linux user here. I just installed Ubuntu 12.10, dual booting with Windows 8 Preview Release Build 8400 on a Dell Precision 490 workstation with Nvidia Quandro NVS 55/280 PCI graphics card. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Unable to change the brightness on my Dell XPS 15 (L502X)

I am using ubuntu 13.04 and I am unable to change the brightness on my laptop and need a bit a help.
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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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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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No Wireless in Dell Inspiron 1521 with 12.04

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15 3521 with Windows 8 pre-installed, and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The wireless is not working on it. I have tried a lot of methods available at the forums, but ...