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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 ...
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Install drivers for Dell Inspiron 7420

I just installed ubuntu on my laptop Dell Inspiron 14R 7420. How do I install the softwares which are required the shortcut functions, such as turning on light the keyboard fn + f6 or disable the ...
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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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Dell Studio 1457 black screen on resume 13.10

this is my first post here. My Dell Studio 1457's a great laptop and has been with me through thick and thin, but it has always had problems with the open source radeon driver. As fglrx is being ...
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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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Problem with bluetooth turning on in 12.04(Kernel 3.2.0-34 generic) on Dell insprion 1520

I've Dell inspiron 1520 Laptop and have installed 12.04 Ubuntu in it, I'm trying to turn on the bluetooth device on the system, In the notification bar it shows, bluetooth is turned on and under ...
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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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unable to use network sharing

I acquired a new pc to mess around with (a dell optiplex 760) and after installing synergy because I only have one mouse (synergy is used to share a keyboard, mouse and clipboard over multiple ...
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Re-install of Ubuntu does not work on Dell Inspiron 14(3421)

I have a problem with my Dell system which requires advice! I have a Dell Inspiron 14(3421) (i5, 1GB Nvidia graphics, 4gb RAM, etc.) which came pre-installed with Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I made a Dell ...
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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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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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Dell Inspiron 5520 15R 12.04 LTS update

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (with special driver support) on my Dell 5520 15R. This Ubuntu image was recommended, as the system is Ubuntu certified. The hardware is exactly as the link states. Anyway, ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on computer via cd; no bootable device

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my desktop computer, a Dell Inspiron 530, intel core 2 duo. I burned the DVD on my friends computer, it verified correctly, but when I try to boot from CD/DVD drive, it ...
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Dell 968 All In One Photo Printer

Can I get Ubuntu 12.04 to work with the Dell 968 AIO Printer. I have a customer who wants to use Ubuntu. But i cant seem to get a driver. Can i use Wine and install the windows 7 driver.
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Multiple problems with my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 [closed]

I'm having some problems with my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 laptop. I hope you can help me with this. I searched a lot, but found no working solutions. Specs: AMD RADEON HD 7730M + Intel HD 4000 128 ...
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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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Install B43 drivers without internet connection [closed]

I've spent all day trying to solve this with no results. I am using elementaryOS Luna, but since it runs on Ubuntu... The problem I have is that my Dell Vostro 1500 has defective Ethernet. It can't ...
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Why is my laptop keyboard malfunctioning after running boot-repair?

So, after using boot-repair to fix (reinstall) a Grub issue, some of the keys on my laptop have ceased to work. The specific keys are ;,',/,0,-,= and p. I tried swapping back to the live CD I ran ...
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No way to connect to my wifi - Dell m4800 - ubuntu 13.10x64bits

I can't achieve to connect to my WiFi with a Dell Precision m4800 with Ubuntu 13.10 64 bits. I added the recommended "Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac Network adapter" in Software & ...
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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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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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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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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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Installing Dell-Printer

How to install my Printer Dell photo AIO 964 in Ubuntu? When I connect the printer it will be discerned, but there is no driver. I've tried with some Lexmark-drivers, but it does not work
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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 ...