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Dell XPS 15 (l502x) with ubuntu 14.04 blacksout

my Dell XPS 15 (l502x) with ubuntu 14.04 blacksout when i turn on the computer it gets in good, but then it starts to lag a lot, and if I start working on the terminal or even get in the browser it ...
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Dell Powerdge840 2.4GHz 64 bit quad core

I am having an issue, where I have changed the boot order to cdrom and turned off hd boot all together and still my system is unable to detect Ubuntu and claims, no boot device found. Some ...
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Wireless Connection Repeatedly disconnects, strong signal

The wireless connection on my Dell Inspiron 9100 repeatedly disconnects, especially when I try to access a weblink. http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/7894056/
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Dell XPS 15 L521x miniDisplay to VGA detects monitor but does not work

I have an Dell XPS 15 L521x Laptop with an HDMI and miniDisplay outputs only. The HDMI port works great but when I'm trying to connect to a VGA output using mini DP -> VGA adapter the OS detects the ...
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Can not boot any system after trying to install Ubuntu

I got a dell laptop (dell inspiron 1420) with windows vista by default. I wanted to install linux ubuntu on it: I burned the iso file to a 16GB flash memory I booted the laptop from this flash ...
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Stress Test question

I am a newbie, and am busy converting to Linux after seeing my friend work on it. I bought a second hand cheap machine from a lady at my work, it runs, I just want to stress test to see that nothing ...
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Subwoofer not working in Dell Inspiron 7720

Could someone help me turn the built-in subwoofer on? I have Dell Inspiron 7720 laptop and Ubuntu 14.04. My sound settings: http://i.imgur.com/jHdya6d.png lspci | grep -i "audio device" 00:1b.0 ...
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Desktop icons appear in the Centre of two monitor's

The problem I have been seeing is in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when using a Hyundai (primary monitor) and a Dell (secondary monitor) to effectively have an extended screen layout. When I start-up my desktop ...
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Dell Synaptics Touchpad Issues

Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a fresh install but nothing I've found seems to work. What has got me even more stumped is this: user@ABCD:~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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After update, dell e5440 enable wireless option is missing

After system update wireless connection is completely ruined. The 'enable wireless' option is no more visible. This is what lshw is yielding.I followed the troubleshooting guide here: ...
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Will not shut down

My Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop with 12.04 with latest updates will not shut down when commanded off. After each upgrade it will probably turn off once, the next time it is commanded off, it will shut ...
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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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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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How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot?

How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot? Point to be noted: Wireless hotspots aren't same as ad hoc networks. Significant difference is there. In short, ad hoc networks aren't ...
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Fan speeds up and slows down annoyingly on a Dell Latitude 5520

I' ve just bought a dell latitude 5520 and installed 11.10, my trouble is that the fan is noisy which is not regular. It is quiet for 1 minute and then speeds up and slows down every 4 seconds for 1 ...
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I'm installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521 keep getting error 8000

While installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521, I keep getting error 8000 "reading sector" a few times. On a previous installation attempt I got another error number which I believe was 3820 a bunch of ...
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Fan does not work on Dell XPS 13 developer edition with 14.04

After updating my Dell XPS 13 developer edition to Ubuntu 14.04 the fan is not working. The i8kutils are installed but i8kmon does not work. It returns * starting Dell fan/cpu-temperature monitor ...
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Dell Latitude E5440 Sound

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Latitude E5440 but i am getting no sound. I've check to ensure that the sound is not muted. Alsamixer tells me it's: an Intel HDA HDMI with and Intel Haswell ...
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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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I can't install Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 15R at all

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04LTS, 64bit onto a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. I've shrunk down one of the windows partitions and even used GParted to format the vacant space as ext4. However, ...
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Dell Latitude e6400 on Ubuntu 14.04 not working after resume from suspend

Can someone help me as I'm facing with the following issue: after resume my Dell Latitude E6400 from suspend mode it is not working and get a message like my wifi connection is offline and the system ...
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Namenode formatting in hadoop installation

I have given the path for both the configuration files directory and the .sh files directory. I managed to do the configurations with this path: ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 12.10 and windows 8 Dell Inspiron 15 r

I purchased a new Dell 15R laptop which came with pre installed windows 8 64 bit and ueifi boot. I made a ubuntu 12.10 dvd and loaded it. When i started installing my installer could not recognise any ...
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Why does Suspend/Resume fail to render desktop upon signing in 14.04?

My machine is a Dell Latitude E6510 with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Whenever I Suspend, either by clicking the suspend button from the system menu or by closing the laptop, and then resume, the log-in ...
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Dell Latitude D630 wireless issues running Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Latitude D630. I'm new to Linux and don't know too much about it. I've researched a few solutions to this problem, but none have worked, or I couldn't complete ...
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Laptop freezes on battery Dell Inspiron 3521 - Ubuntu 13.10 Gnome shell 3.10

I am running Ubuntu 13.10, Gnome shell - 3.10 on Dell Inspiron 3521 (bought almost one year ago). Initially it worked fine, but now laptop is suddenly freezing. Nothing works then, no mouse, no ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS screen is flickering on Dell Optiplex 9010 AIO system.

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 on Dell Optiplex 9010, all in one system. As I boot from my bootable pendrive then screen flickers. I thought that problem may get solved ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop [duplicate]

I am using laptop, Dell inspiron-15R, which has Windows 8 already installed. I have 3 partitions named C,D,F. (total 750GB). Windows 8 is installed in the C drive. I created some unused space by ...
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how can I install ubuntu on dell inspirion 15z

I am trying to install ubuntu 14 on a dell inspirion 15z with intel chip. The machine came preloaded with windows 8. I want to wipe windows out and run only ubuntu. When I try to install the ...
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Broadcom 4311 wireless card on Dell 9400 (E1705) not working

I am following the advice of seasoned Ubuntu professionals and am posting my question here with a printout of a script posted by Wildman et al. I am grateful to you for your offer to help. Here is the ...
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Touchpad disabled after resume when previously using usb mouse

After upgrading from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 my touchpad stopped working in certain circumstances. In work I use a USB mouse, in the evening I undock my Dell latitude and close the lid to suspend to ...
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Dell Inspiron Intel 7260 Wifi connects and then drops on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been trying to connect my wireless card unsuccessfully. I've tried similar questions/answers with no luck. I tried with Ubuntu 13.10 with same results but loading latest iwlwifi-7260-7.ucode did ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Wifi on Laptop with Broadcom BCM4322

I'm preparing for a trip where I can't bring my desktop, so I recently broke out my trusty old laptop (Dell Latitude E4300) to get it ready for the trip. Previously, I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) on dell latitude E5430 with windows [duplicate]

May I know if I can install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) on my dell latitude E5430 laptop. I bought it with windows 7 installed, later I installed Windows 8 which was later upgraded to Windows 8.1. ...
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Wireless internet connection randomly disconnects in dell inspiron N5110

Wireless connection goes off randomly. I also have a windows 7 installed along with ubuntu. I didn't install any extra drivers for it. It works sometimes. I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed.
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Keyboard cursor loses focus when I'm typing

When I'm typing a text in OpenOffice on Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 using the keyboard of Dell Inspirion 1525, the cursor loses focus and I start to typing in another place on screen.
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5th partition without format

I have a 500gb hdd with 4 primary partitions: sda1: ubuntu, sda2: swap (2gb), sda3: win8.1, sda4: logical (sda5 & sda6) storage. while creating all these partitions, i inadvertently left 7gb ...
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XPS 13 without Ubuntu. Can I take it to an OEM state?

I'm considering buying a refurbished XPS 13. The problem is that it doesn't come with Ubuntu pre-installed. Can I get it to a point where is similar to the OEM version?
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Installing Ubuntu on a Dell with windows 8 for dual booting

I realize many such questions have been asked and answered. BUT the answers are STILL above most peoples heads (at least mine!) I'm new to this and when the prompt says no OS detected that is where ...
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Graphics Card Issue- Black Screen after Login, Nomodeset works with Live CD, not on install

Thanks in advance for any help, scratching my head on this one. System info: Dell D810 BIOS A05 Pentium M 1.73Ghz not hyperthread capable (thinking that may be an issue) 1024 MB RAM Video ATI ...
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How can I avoid wrecking Dell recovery partitions when installing Ubuntu?

Newbie here. :-) I've tried reading questions and answers about installing Ubuntu on a SECOND hard drive, and although I haven't done it yet, it looks straight forward and I expect to install Ubuntu ...
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Booting Ubuntu 13.10 from USB on server with no OS (Dell PowerEdge T110)

I have a Dell PowerEdge T110 (Xeon 1220v2) server with no OS. From my mac, I was able to save the Ubuntu 13.10 for server iso (x86) and used UNetbootin to save the iso to a USB stick (2GB). I was ...
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How to set headset (Byte Corseca Bluetooth Headset) as default audio device?

Ubuntu 14.04, Dell Inspiron 15R. Dell Byte Corseca Bluetooth Headset (DM5710BT) This is how I always open Sound-settings, and manually set the headset as current audio device. Help me to ...
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dell 5537 Touchpad not working (Ubuntu 14.04)

after upgrading my new ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 I found out that touchpad is not working. Strange thing is that it seems to be detected, as: cat /proc/bus/input/devices gives I: Bus=0011 ...
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Can't find device when trying to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu and when I am presented with the Partitioning menu I have no devices that I can select. however from the "try Ubuntu" area I can see my hard drive mounted. How can I ...
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DELL Inspiron 5537 hungups during boot

I purchased a Inspiron 5537 with UBUNTU preinstalled. Starting the lap-top, I followed all the instructions for UBUNTU. At the end I decided to accept all the proposed updates in UBUNTU. Now the ...
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Is there to tell if Ubuntu won't support certain printers?

My system can't find a driver for a Dell Photo 924 (I downloaded an executable installation app but it bombs). Also it can't seem to find my wireless network printer, a Canon MP560. Thanks for any ...
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DELL INSPIRON 1100 15" LAPTOP with no os [duplicate]

How do i install ubuntu on a DELL INSPIRON 1100 15" LAPTOP with no Preloaded OS?
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kidle_inject uses cpu power without apparent reason

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an i5-3250M, 6GB RAM Dell Inspiron laptop. I have been noticing all this time from my cpu usage monitor that there is high usage of my CPU (without using something ...
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DELL Inspiron 7520 and amd radeon driver 13.1: How can I switch video cards?

I have wanted to know can you make switching on the Inspiron 7520 using an AMD HD 7730m and an Intel 4000hd. Dell sent me two scripts:   Script 1: #turn off discrete graphics card echo ...