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Touchpad using I2C bus AND PS2 mode, what to do?

I think I am a little bit lost here - my Dell XPS 13 9343 the touchpad uses I2C bus and PS2 mode. The output of xinput is : Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 Live USB on XPS 13 9343

I have just purchased Dell XPS-13 9343 (upgraded to windows 10) and I am not able to boot this laptop from my USB 3.0 which have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it. I am able to boot my Dell Latitude and ...
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update dell drivers on ubuntu 14.04 dell e5450

The drivers package for dell e5450 for Ubuntu 14.04 is here: http://www.dell.com/support/home/il/en/ildhs1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=03CD1 after downloading the package inside it says tat ...
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12.04 LTS on Dell PowerEdge T300 installs, but won't boot

I'm trying to get 12.04 LTS 64-bit up and running on a Dell PowerEdge T300 Server with the Dell SAS 6/iR RAID controller (LSI SAS1068E chipset). Ubuntu installs just fine, doesn't report any errors, ...
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Dell Inspiron 5521 i7-3317U Fan CPU too Noisy

I am having a problem with the fan speed with my new Dell Inspiron 5521 i7-3317U, Full HD with installed Ubuntu 12.04. The fan is too noisy. After starting the Laptop, the fan starts and is not ...
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Black screen at reboot after an Ubuntu update on Dell Studio 1535

I recently performed an Ubuntu 14.04 update on my Dell Studio 1535 that turned bad: now when I turn on my computer, the screen remains off. 1. Description of the issue First some info regarding ...
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Dell 3520 wifi not working on Ubuntu 12.04

My dell 3520 wifi is not working with ubuntu 12.04.5. I have tried to download driver from here but site is not working. I'm a Windows user so not very much efficient in using ubuntu, kindly help ...
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Unable to downgrade from 14.10 to 14.04 [duplicate]

I had 14.04 running and wanted to upgrade to 15.04. So, I first installed 14.10 in my Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop with a clean install. After this, when I tried to install 15.04, I could USB drive, in ...
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What is the lastest level of ubuntu for a Dell Optiplex 620 computer [duplicate]

I have several dual processor 3ghz Pentium D Dell 620 systems with at least 2gb of memory. I want to move them off XP and do not want to go to Win7. Am I limited to 13.04 or can I go to a later ...
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Noise from headphones

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I plug my headphones in I hear an annoying noise . The noise is not influenced by the volume level as well as the software used. It is just always there. Any ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5558 touchpad not working in Ubuntu

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 5558 on Ubuntu dual-booted with Windows 8.1, however I am having issues with the touchpad. It works correctly in Windows but not in Ubuntu. If I connect a mouse the ...
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Dell R430 Raid Array not recognized 14.04 server

I configured the OS to install on 2(mirrored) 16bg SD cards. After installation noticed the array was not created. created a RAID10 array of 4 1TB HDD but cannot get Ubuntu see it to mount it. How to ...
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Dell XPS13 2015 Developer ed. Ubuntu 14.04 Slow wireless

my new XPS13 2015 Developper Edition came with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. It works great, except that the wireless connection is super slow (both home and at work), so slow that most page or process time ...
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Nominal operating fan speed in Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell 3521 Inspiron

I find the laptop getting heated up, so when i do the xsensors it shows me fan2 speed as 78000-90000. Core temperatures are near 51 celsius and odd. fan1 speed is not shown in the xsensors. Please ...
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Ubuntu freezes after sleep Dell Vostro 1015

Hello can somebody tell me why my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 stops working after waking from sleep? The screen goes black and the light that indicate Caps Lock and Num Lock keep turning on and ...
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What is best way to install ubuntu alongside windows 7 ? [duplicate]

I read many paper and I am just utterly confused . Some says don't use first option in Ubuntu install type (install Ubuntu alongside them) and you must use last option ( something else) . Dell Inc ...
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I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro [duplicate]

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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DELL XPS13 restarted for update- now freezes after 30 to 90 seconds, even if not logged in

So I've been using my Dell XPS13 for almost 6 months now, preinstalled from dell with 14.04. A few initial issues, upgraded kernal to 3.19 and put intel wifi chip in. It's been working awesome. ...
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Installing ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso on Dell R730 server

When trying to install the ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso image via a USB stick I get following error: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system Before error message is ...
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Dell XPS 13: won't boot with newest kernel (cannot enter encryption password for ctyptsetup)

I am on Ubuntu 15.04. I have a problem with the latest kernel, which got upgraded a few days ago. This kernel won't boot: 3.19.0-30-generic Fortunately I have still the old 3.19.0-28-generic which ...
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My Wireless Network is not listed [hidden network]

My home wireless network is listed as hidden network and every time I log in, I have to connect it manually. It is not listed in wireless connection list. I can only connect it with selecting "Connect ...
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Accidentally uninstalled bluetooth driver from Dell Inspiron 3543 on 14.04

I accidentally uninstalled the bluetooth driver from the Additional Softwares box. Is there any link to download the same driver? According to Dell, this is my bluetooth driver (Dell page) but it is ...
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Ubuntu Camera Dell Inspiron 14

Hello I'm new in this page, I bought a Dell Inspiron 14 with Ubuntu Installed (factory) two years ago, I have never need the integrated camera but now I need it and don't work. I try to find some ...
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Screen flickering on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 - 4K resolution

I have a Dell Inspiron 7548 with a 4k resolution screen. When I first installed Ubuntu on this machine I had a screen flickering issue, but I solved it passing the option i915.enable_IPS=0 to the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell precision R5500 Desktop

It will be really good if someone can help me with this issue. I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 on the Dell Precision R5500 and when i install the Ubuntu Server , i started to get this Issue. This ...
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weird screen resolution in Ubuntu 12.10

I have Dell 7520 with AMD Raedon 7XXXM graphics card, thankfully, I got to make it work. But the problem now is screen resolution, as I have screen resolution of 1920 X 1080 for 15.6" laptop, which is ...
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Downloading Ubuntu on laptop with no Operating System

I bought a Dell laptop with no operating system and only need it to access the internet. Will downloading Ubuntu enable me to access the internet and how do I download Ubunto onto the laptop. Thanks. ...
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15.04 - Sound volume media buttons stopped working after installing VLC

As the title says, after I installed VLC and restarted my Ubuntu, the sound volume media buttons stopped working. I am using a DELL Latitude notebook.
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How to fix windows or dell recovery on vostro after installing Ubuntu

In the begin of this year I have acquired a Dell Vostro 5470 and installed Ubuntu on it. I didn't tried to boot Windows 8 until then, but now I need to, and I can't. (As I am aware now, due to UEFI ...
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Dell Vostro 2520 WiFi not working after Ubuntu 14.04 update

I tried the following command: 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 ...
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Dell Precision m3800 wifi “Hardware Disabled”

Network applet lists wifi as "Hardware Disabled." If I go to Software & Updates > Additional Drivers it indicates Broadcom Corporation: BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Adapter. This device is using an ...
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How do I Get WiFi working on my Dell Inspiron 1501 with BCM4311 [14e4:4311]? [duplicate]

My wireless doesn't work with Ubuntu 12.04.(it worked with 10.04 LTS) I have a Dell Inspiron 1501. I followed the steps posted below: Run these: sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source ...
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Disconnect a laptop charger in software?

Short of the question: Are there any particular mechanisms to temporarily switch the charger input on a laptop on or off in software? In particular I am looking at a Dell Inspiron E1505 in my case. ...
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Dell Vostro 3450 Bluetooth disables on reboot

I have a dell Vostro 3450 with an Core i3 CPU and no additional graphics card. The problem is, when I shut down and start later, Compiz is always disabled. After I do a reboot (not shutdown and power ...
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problem with dell laptop tring to set up vm with wired and wireless adapter

ok i hope this is a separate question i have looked through the other questions and have not found the answer i need. I am trying to use simh on dell notebook running ubuntu 14.04 lts. The problem is ...
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Can't get wireless working on 12.10 and Dell latitude d630

Yes, I've looked at several other posts, and other sites trying to figure out what's up, but I've followed the steps, and had no success. Note that I'm a relative newbie to setting up wireless on ...
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Dell monitor gets detected,and goes blank

I connected my extra DELL LCD monitor to my lenovo G505s 20255 laptop. The monitor was not getting detected and as found in one of the answers I did a system test(Applications-->System ...
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Dell Alps Touchpad not working

I have a Dell 17R SE with Ubuntu 13.04. The touchpad is recognized as PS/2 mouse out of the box, giving just normal touchpad behaviour, but no tap to click, no scrolling, etc. Most answers related to ...
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Just installed xubuntu on D600 Latitude but now wireless no longer works

I've read a lot of the similar questions and answers here, but I'm a true novice. Any help for a novice would be greatly appreciated!
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audacity not starting

When I try to start audacity all I can see is a blank window and when I start from the terminal I get $ audacity ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:618:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave ALSA lib ...
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Is there a way to autodetect when a display is disconnected?

I am running Ubuntu on a Dell Latitude with the latest Nvidia drivers. Basically what I want is when I disconnect my external display that everything goes back to the main one without having to change ...
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Printer driver issues

My Dell 1265DNF appears to have an ubuntu driver up to ver 11 I think. Anyway I download it and it wants a PPD file or something and isn't interested in tar.gz files. PS when it says 'super' ...
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Screen turns on and off when using Unity dash or browsers

Just got new laptop and had to set up ubuntu 14.04 on it. It's a Dell Inspiration 7000 Series 7548. One of those fancy 4K displays with touchscreen. It has 2 video cards (according to lspci | grep ...
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my ubuntu 14.04 doesnt support infrastructure mode . in windows 10 i can create hotspot but not in ubuntu 14.04

my laptop is dell inspiron i5 3543 5th generation the command lspci -nn -d 14e4: shows the following result Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) i dont know whether its my ...
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How do you upgrade a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04?

I just got a Dell XPS 13 (2015) that came with Ubuntu 14.04 installed, I'd like to upgrade to 15.04, but it doesn't work for me.
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Dell Inspiron 3543 W561033TH Intel I7 5500U - switchingon the laptop goes to Grub> and Dell recovery fails

Dell Inspiron 3543 W561033TH Intel I7 5500U - switchingon the laptop goes to Grub> and Dell recovery fails. Please guide me on how to boot fully functional. Also, required guidance on installing ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Broadcom Bluetooth Problem [duplicate]

i have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series, i fixed everything but bluetooth is not working as expected. here's what i have tried. 1. Tried as mentioned in this thread Link1 2. ...
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Speaker malfunction

I kept "Allow louder than 100%" option in sound setting. After few weeks, my right side speaker is not working. How may I repair that ?
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Having trouble reassigning keys

Trying to rebind keys so that I can use my Dell XPS 12 in tablet mode optimally. Want to rebind the left Windows key and trick the system into thinking that it is the right windows key. This Dell ...
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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 ...