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Wireless not working with Intel Wireless PRO 3956ABG on Inspiron 1525 with 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, and I found that Camera, CD drive adn wireless cards are not working
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What is oem-wireless-dw1550-1160187-dkms?

I am new to Ubuntu. Can anyone please tell me what oem-wireless-dw1550-1160187-dkms package is and what it does? I am always getting the error below whenever I install or upgrade anything. Errors ...
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Dell XPS 13 9350 Linux

A few days ago I received my new laptop: Dell XPS 13 9350 (late 2015 model, also known as 2016 model). With quite some effort I was able to dual boot windows and linux, namely by setting AHCI through ...
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Unity hates my super key

I have a bone stock XPS13, ubuntu 14.04 I cannot figure out why my super key refuses to open dash. Alt works for shortcuts, super + w works for 'expose' and i used a keyboard tester to ensure all my ...
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Ubuntu Xenial kernel crash on extended display

I have dell xps 15 9550, when I connect my extended display the laptop display starts to flicker like crazy when I hove the mouse over it. After few seconds ubuntu freezes. ctrl + alt + 1 or 2 does ...
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Flashing BIOS update on Dell XPS 13 (2015) [duplicate]

I have been trying to flash my BIOS to upgrade it to version A05, as suggested to me by Dell (since my computer has some bugs that make it unusable). I created a FreeDOS disk with Unetbootin, copied ...
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Very hot laptop: Dell xps l521x [duplicate]

My Dell XPSl521x is very warm. The temperature sometimes reaches 90°C. Psensor shows that the laptop is hot: it has a red colour. What should I do?
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Can't control brightness in Dell Inspiron 14 3443

I installed ubuntu 15.10 in dell inspiron 14 3443 but can't control the brightness. What is the problem? It has Nvidia GeForce 820M graphics but is showing gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe(llvm 3.4, 256 bits). ...
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Dell Inspiron does not go into GRUB after shutdown from Kubuntu

I bought a new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (Ubuntu) laptop and installed Kubuntu 15.10. No dual-boot. Kubuntu only. Everything seems to work... with one exception: After shutting down (or restarting) from ...
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Non bootable disk after installing Ubuntu 14.04.3 On Dell Latitude E7450

I've recently bought a laptop (Dell Latitude E7450) and I tried to replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04.3. I chose to delete the internal hard disk (SSD 256GB) and to install. The install process ...
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dell mini 1010, battery not identified

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell mini 1010, the laptop itself was working perfectly, I just wanted something new. Now it says battery not identifiable and it will not charge. It runs ...
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How do I get the sound working on a Dell Dimension 5000?

I have recently installed 12.04 LTS on a Dell Dimension 5000 from a USB with the disk image. It is a fresh install, and from the off, I noticed that the sound was not working. I kinda expected this, ...
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I can't live boot ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I recently bought a dell inspiron 3443 and tried to live boot Ubuntu 14.04 but it only shows a loading screen and then the screen goes black. what is the problem?
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Ubuntu willy werwolf isnt working on my computer dell xps 8700

My computer is dell xps 8700 , nvidia 745 gtx, intel core 7. I tried to install ubuntu willy werewolf on my desktop but it didn't work. The graphic look horrible. words aren't showing correctly. some ...
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How to set USB flash drive as first boot device in dell inspiron 15

i m trying to install ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 using USB flash drive using USSB installer. But in booting sequence there are only two boot options. Legacy boot and UEFI boot mode. Can anyone tell me ...
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Disable Dynamic Brightness Dell LCD

I have a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series laptop that has built in Dynamic Contrast/Brightness in the screen. The screen automatically adjusts it's brightness according to how many white pixels are on the ...
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Laptop shutting itself off?

Sorry if this isn't supposed to be here, and sorry if I don't know what I'm talking about - because I probably don't. When I start my Dell Studio XPS Laptop it'll stay on for awhile - Ubuntu will ...
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Unable to Install 14.1 on Dell Studio 1747 Laptop, Intel i7, 10GB RAM - Kernel error BUG: Soft Lockup

Update: I have now attempted to install 14.01, 13.1, and 12.04.5 with the same result. I have been attempting to install Ubuntu 14.1 on a Dell Studio 1747 laptop with a Intel i7 Core Processor. Have ...
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How to troubleshoot a video freeze

System information: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Gnome 3.12.2 kernel 4.0.0-997-generic #201503310205 SMP Tue Mar 31 02:07:04 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux (this is an updated drm/intel-next kernel ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 on Dell Inspiron Mini [duplicate]

I have a birthday coming up & may be getting this laptop: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-iM1012-799OBK-10-1-Inch-Obsidian/dp/B0030T17DW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370392908&sr=8-1&...
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Fan Speed Increased after Dual Boot

I had a windows system upon which I installed Ubuntu 15.04 as dual boot. Right after I updated the Grub, the fan speed started showing anomalous behavior. The temperature of the system is going very ...
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X freezes since upgrade to linux-image-4.2.0-35-generic

Since I upgraded yesterday my Ubuntu Wily to linux-image-4.2.0-35-generic the X freezes after a very short time. I can't provide more details, because I can't get them when the computer dies. Without ...
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Synaptics Touchpad scroll not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 1557. My synaptics touch pad is detected but the scroll functions are not working. The scroll option in the GUI for the mouse and touch pad has disappeared. ...
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Dell Inspiron 7559 not booting

Hope somebody can help me with this one. I've managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 in legacy mode on my brand new Dell Inspiron 7559 after removing Windows 10. After that, I created a partition with ...
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Dell Latitude c840 intermittent Screen artifacts / corruption

I've successfully installed Xubuntu 14.40 on this machine - it all runs well, with the exception of the display which shows intermittent vertical stripes / artifacts (see image ink below). If I keep ...
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After updating 12.04 to 14.04 or newer on my Laptop Dell XPS14Z a button 'eject' on keyboard has stopped working

Laptop has a button on the keyboard to eject CD-ROM like on Mac. It works fine on 12.04, but no longer on newer versions. Laptops has sold with the Windows. The distribution of Ubuntu 12.04 has been ...
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Ubuntu installer on Dell Latitude crashes

I bought a new dell latitude 3470 with ubuntu. When I start the laptop, it automatically starts the installation process. But the installation crashes in between and it says it will allow me to file a ...
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Dell Developer Edition Wifi wont connect 802.1x

I just picked up a Dell DEv edition precision laptop with Intel wifi. It connects to some wpa2 personal networks but wont connect to my work wifi. I have 14.04 and I updated all of the software - as ...
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Dell XPS 13 9350 with Ubuntu 15.10 - Touchpad freezing, jumping [duplicate]

I have the XPS 13 9350 (2016 edition) dual-booting into Ubuntu 15.10. I have an issue with the touchpad where it will run fine after starting up the computer, but typically within 5-15 minutes of use ...
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gpointing-device-settings does not prevent cursor from jumping all over the place

I'm running 14.04 on a Dell E5570, and the touchpad is creating havoc. I've tried everything that's talked about on the web, i.e., syndaemon and gpointing-device-settings, but unless I totally ...
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ubuntu on dell latitude 3340 computer?

How could I install ubuntu on dell latitude 3340 computer like if you would install it on the chromebook, how you can switch screens and stuff? And please if you know the steps and things please tell ...
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where can I find a a step-by-step guide to installubuntu 14.10 version 32 bit on a DELL LATITUDE D505

I am desperatly trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 version 32 bits on my DELL LATITUDE D505 laptop, wich has an non pae architecture, and this does not combine with the ubuntu 14.10 operational system; I ...
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How to disable/enable/toggle touchpad in a Dell laptop

I am trying to tweak the touchpad on Ubuntu 16.04 but none of the usual methods seem to work. e.g. synclient touchpadOff=1 It still works! $ xinput set-prop $DEVICE_ID "Device Enabled" 0 $ xinput ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 always shutdown on Dell XPS 13 9350 [closed]

Because Ubuntu 15.10 has no wifi driver for xps 13 9350, I install 16.04 beta 1 on it with removing windows. Unfortunately, when use browser to open web site, after a few minutes, mouse stop, then ...
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Airplane mode hotkey not responding on Dell Inspiron 15 7537

System: Dell Inspiron 15 7537 OS : Ubuntu 15.10 64bit When I press the airplane mode hotkey nothing happens , the wi-fi is always on. If I try sudo rfkill list I have 0: dell-rbtn: Wireless LAN ...
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No sound from inbuilt speakers from dell inspiron 15 3542 series ubuntu 12.04

I have dell inspiron 15 3542 series laptop with ubuntu 12.04 as operating system. Yesterday I had executed following commands from terminal sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The above ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS hangs when i change brightness of my display on Dell N5010 laptop

I have dell n5010 my system hang when I try to change brightness of the display and this happen only when my system on battery please help how to solve this problem
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Three finger swipe not working with xswipe

I installed xSwipe per instructions on my Dell XPS 13 (9343, early 2015) with Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 . Launching it with $ perl ~/xSwipe-master/xSwipe.pl works fine, but it doesn't detect three-finger ...
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Huawei dongle is not detected by Dell laptop

I have two laptop computers one is HP and other one is a DELL. I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on both laptops. I have a Huawei 3g dongle (Model no : E153) which is detected by only the HP laptop ...
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I have a problem with my sound on my dell xps 13 9343

[Dell XPS 13 9343, bIOS A07 and kernel 4.2] Tried many things and nothing worked in a permanent manner. I feel like I have the same exact problem as this guy, but with Ubuntu 15.10 : http://en....
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XPS 13 9343 Failure to resume from suspend

I just bought a Dell XPS 13 laptop preloaded with Ubuntu. I have had great success with Ubuntu on Dell in the past and would have thought that one that comes preloaded would work even better but this ...
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Overheating problem with dell n5110 Ubuntu 13.04

My dell laptop (N5110) gets extremely overheated with Ubuntu till the point that it shutdowns by itself although it works perfectly fine with windows. I am using Ubuntu 13.04. I have heard that many ...
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No audio in fresh installed Lubuntu 15.10

I am a new user of Lubuntu OS. I installed fresh download from Ubuntu website. Lubuntu 15.10; kernel 4.2.0.34; version 5.2.1.22 I cannot get any audio out through the speaker out and faintly on the ...
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Dell Inspiron 5559 screen flickers when scrolling

I am new to Ubuntu world. I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 5559 laptop. I have made it a dual boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything is working fine in Ubuntu except that the screen ...
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Resolution Too High for Programs on XPS 13

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 (upgraded from 15.04) on the XPS13 (9343, Windows version). As this ultrabook has a very high resolution touch-screen (3200x1800), I followed some useful threads on how to fix ...
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Keyboard backlight set on maximum after screen is switched back on

When I wake my laptop up after some time of inactivity when the screen turns off it turns back on and also the keyboard backlight is turned on on maximum. How can I keep the keyboard light off? Screen ...
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Screen Shaking issue with Ubuntu

Just bought a new Dell Inspiron 3162 11 inch (http://www.dell.com/au/p/inspiron-11-3162-laptop/pd?ref=PD_OC), and tried to install my first linux distro. I got this weird screen shaking (https://www....
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How to access bios on ubuntu (to change settings)

I may sound dumb for asking this but i am trying to install windows 8 on virtual box it says in order to run it i have to access bios and activate/turn on something. it wants me to Enable VT-x and ...
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How to disable integrated webcam on ubuntu?

I have a notebook Dell Inspiron Model 14 3437-A30 and in my gtalk appears that the camera is turned on and is automatically turned on, but the light is not on. Also, unfortunately there is no keyboard ...
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Sound problem on Dell Latitude E6420 and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problems with my Latitude E6420 running Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). Here is the story. Some long time ago one of my speakers died (not fully, but almost no output). I didn't even recognize the ...