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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot start after installing bumblebee

My laptop is Dell N5110. It has 2 graphic cards: Intel and Ndivia. Yesterday I installed bumblebee. After installing and reboot, my laptop cannot start anymore. I get some error messages on my screen ...
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Dell Latitude D630 Wifi driver needed

I have downloaded ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Latitude D630. i am in extreme need of the driver for my machine. i cant seem to find.
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Dell Vostro 2520 WiFi not working after Ubuntu 14.04 update

I tried sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source Wireless worked for sometime...but after reboot WiFi stopped again.... Can someone please help... Software center in additional drivers ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Wireless problem using Dell Vostro 3560

I'm a Linux newbie, I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3560 with Broadcom wireless card. The problem is that I can't use wifi on Ubuntu 14 (also on Ubuntu 13.10). my network indicator ...
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How do I install Intel graphic drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 for DELL Inspiron N4050

I have DELL Inspiron n4050 i5 4GB RAM laptop and I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I need to install graphic drivers on it and don't know how.
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Suspend Error on Laptop

So I have a Dell inspiron 17r 7720 Special Edition laptop, and I noticed that whenever I open the lid right before it brings me to the login screen, I see these list of errors and a black screen pop ...
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TouchPad is not getting activated whie normal system startup in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am facing a bit strange problem on my laptop which has following configuration: Ubuntu12.04 LTS(Factory Version + 1 Update) 3.2.0-67-generic Dell Inspiron Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80GHz ...
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New 14.04 Install on Workstation - Suggish Performance

Machine Details Dell Precision M4800 Laptop Intel i7-4900MQ Nvidia Quadro K2100 16GB Memory 240GB SSD Hi, I was running Windows 8 for a while but finally decided to make the switch to Ubuntu. I ...
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No internet after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Inspiron

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows XP on an old Dell Inspiron 1521. When I tried Ubuntu from the pen drive, everything was peachy. However, after installing, internet doesn't work. I've ...
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Keyboard and mouse are not working on dell laptop after updrading to 14.04 lts version

Need a help, System Configuration: Dell vostro , RAM: 4GB , Processor: i3 , HDD: 500GB , Yesterday, I have upgraded my ubuntu OS version 12.** LTS into 14.04 LTS on that time my external mouse and ...
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Sound distortion in Ubuntu 14.04 on dell xps l502x JBL speakers

I noticed that someone posted this question before and it wasn't answered. Sound distortion in Ubuntu 14.04 I have had the same issue for months now as well. Yes, months. Seems like dell xps's that ...
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Function key to lock special function keys in F1 - F12 does not work

I have a function key (used by pressing FN) on my ESC key. It locks all function keys on F1-F12. It does not seem to work on Ubuntu 14.04. Any Suggestions?
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touchpad hardly usable when Buttons are tracked

I noticed a severe problem with using ubuntu on a laptop with a touchpad, when the touchpad also has the buttons implemented (see Picture 1 from DigitalTrends). Drag and Drop is simply impossible, as ...
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Trying to install Lubuntu 14.04 on Dell Dimension 2300

I tried to install on Dell computer. This computer achieves an internet connection via Windows XP, however does not with Lubuntu. Before I perform the full install, I'd like to make sure it is ...
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After first software update on ubuntu 14.04 pc boots to a black screen

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 twice on my OptiPlex 990 Dell computer. Both times, after first software update the pc boots to a black screen. I thought it was a video driver problem, so the second time ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - No Wireless Networking Capabilities in Dell Inspiron 3135

First let me say that I have been using Ubuntu for about 2 years now and have developed a loyalty to this OS! However, this is my first time posting a question... I just purchased a Dell Inspiron ...
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Which kernel version fixes the issue of dell touchpads being recognized as a mouse?

On Ubuntu 14.04 a kernel update seems to fix the problem that the touchpad is just recognized as a mouse. Which kernel version fixes this issue? Related thread is here. Dell Trackpad not recognized ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown / reboot D630

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell 630 laptop. Shutdown & Reboot hangs on the Ubuntu splash screen How can I fix it? Thanks in advance, Joeri
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Dell Trackpad not recognized in Ubuntu 14.04

Thank you in advance for your assistance. I recently purchased a new laptop for use with Ubuntu 14.04 (Dell Inspiron i3542-8334BK), and am pleased to report that almost everything works out of the ...
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Screen Flickers on Live Boot : Dell Inspiron 1440 : Ubuntu 12.04 / 13.10 / 14.04

When booting from Ubuntu Live USB, the screen fickers (right on the ubuntu logo) very fast and the boot process hangs. I have tried to boot the following versions but all of them have the same issue. ...
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old Dell is giving me “No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!” when booting from usb

I got Dell Inspiron 5150 and I cannot make wireless work under Windows XP so I thought I try linux - I got ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso image handy so I put in on my usb stick using ...
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Suspending with root on USB

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 from a root file system on USB storage. This is not working well, because after wake up from suspend, ext4 will frequently try to write to the root file system ...
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how do I access Wifi on xubuntu 14.04? It has something to do with with the proprietary drivers stopping me

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude D620, I do not know what kind of wifi card I have but I do know I have one. When I turn it on Xubuntu doesn't attempt to search for wireless networks, ...
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media control keys on docked Dell Latitude laptop also changes multiple display settings

I have a Dell Latitude E6520. This laptop has keys above the numeric keypad for "rewind", "play/pause", and "fast forward". When the machine is docked with an external monitor, using these keys ...
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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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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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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 ...