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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown or reboot on Dell XPS M1330 laptop

I'm trying to fix the same type of problem reported in Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown / reboot D630 but for a Dell XPS M1330 laptop that has Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop installed on it. Reboot or shutdown ...
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How to return computer to factory settings after accident with the upgrade of Ubuntu

I did a very stupid thing. Last week I bought Dell Inspiron 5547, with pre installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS by the manufacturer. When I turned it on and did initial configuration, I acted very impatient ...
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After installing Ubuntu12.04 LTS, touchpad is not working

I have recently installed Ubuntu12.04 on my Dell inspiron 14 3000 Series. After installing Ubuntu12.04(amd 64bit), its touchpad is not working. But its keyboard even wireless Keyboard and mouse is ...
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Need to reinstall boot loader on Dell XPS 13 (9343) - no dual boot

Being impatient and willing to wait until Dell comes up with their new version with ubuntu preloaded, I am trying to install 14.04.1 on my brand new XPS 13 (9343). I did few dry runs with a USB ...
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Nvidia graphics stability

I'm running an older Dell XPS M1730, using Ubuntu-Gnome 14.10 and an Nvidia M8700 graphics card. With the Nouveau drivers, the system is stable although a little slow (the graphics are running ...
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Dell Optiplex 780 stops booting at hardware RAID screen

I installed Ubuntu server on a Dell Optiplex 780. I have two 500GB WD blues in a hardware RAID1 on the machine. Any time I try to boot to the RAID, though, it hangs. There is a chart that has the RAID ...
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How to resolve screen flickering on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7548

The monitor can go into a flickering mode which is easily triggered by going into "Search your computer and online sources." It is especially bad if other applications are open like Chrome (perhaps ...
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inspiron 1720 ubuntu 14.04 no battery switch over after removing power. power indicator is at 52%

Basic problem: NO battery switch over after removing power. It just dies. My battery indicator is gradually going down - currently its at, 52%, over the last five weeks from 62%. All suspension ...
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Alps Touchpad Ubuntu not working properly

Is there any easy way to get my touchpad on my Dell Latitude E5440 to work properly so sliding would work? I have searched hours for answers and installed all kind of packages but nothing helped. Only ...
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Touchpad not working in ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 15 7547

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my new Dell Inspiron 15 7547 properly. To my disappointment, the touchpad isn't working at all on ubuntu. However, it works fine on windows. Is there anyway I could ...
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Dell 1521 laptop - bluetooth not working

I bought this dell without the bluetooth care and just recently bought and installed the bluetooth card on my motherboard but im still getting "no adapters found" - im lost and stuck! $ lsusb | grep ...
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Unable to connect to wireless in Dell lattitude 3540

I have a dell latitude 3540. and I am unable to connect to the wireless network. I have tried all the option I got from forum. I am using ubuntu 12.04. Can anyone please help?
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Upgrade 14.04 to 14.10 - Hangs at Dell BIOS screen on boot

Dell Latitude E6520 with Samsung 840 EVO SSD. I have been using 14.04 without problem on this laptop for a long time and decided to finally upgrade to 14.10. I upgraded from within 14.04, the only ...
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Can't read trace of tftpboot kernel panic - too long

I am trying to install a new kernel using tftpboot. When the kernel is loading, it throws a stack trace. It locks up the system so only a hard restart will work. Shift-pgup will not work either. It's ...
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Dell Latitude 3340 Twitching mouse cursor when using touchpad or just resting 1 finger on touchpad!

So I have been going through many of the forum posts here, even some who are addressing same issue as I have but not with a "real" fix! My problem is the mouse pad, when I use ubuntu, acts erratic ...
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No Internet after suspend

Ok. So I'm pretty sure this issue started after coming back from a suspend, which I understand is common in ubuntu 14. Right now I don't know where to start troubleshooting. Everything seems fine, my ...
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i need drivers for nvidia geforce gtx 745 , card dont work correct

I have a Dell xps 8700 intel i7, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 745 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I can not install the appropriate driver for it, I tried to do is something like this: sudo apt-get purge nvidia *; sudo ...
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Wireless not working after clean install on of ubuntu 14.04 on Dell 1501

I have installed Ubuntu for the first time and it looks great. I got the wired Internet to work using instructions from other threads but I can't get the wireless to work. Please see output from ...
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dell studio 1525 internal dvd wont play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My Dell studio 1525 laptop won"t play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04. I don't get any error message, the drive just spins about 15 seconds and then stops. What command can I enter to find out ...
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Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2n1 and Ubuntu

I have been unable to build a dual bootable system with windows and ubuntu. I can build a dual boot ubuntu/ubuntu but that buys me nothing. I would repeat the question about Ubuntu 14.04 not booting ...
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Installing dell drivers through a usb (specifically wireless driver)

Brand new to Ubuntu. I have an old Dell Inspiron 1420 that I installed Ubuntu on (the latest download from the website). It installed great via usb. Usually with a windows OS, I am able to download ...
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Desktop only visible on small portion of the screen on old Dell Inspiron 1100 [duplicate]

I have an old dell inspiron 1100 laptop and I installed ubuntu 12.04.2 dual boot with windows xp. Everytime I log into ubuntu, the screen appears always on the left hand corner, never full. This ...
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Cannot get my Dell Latitude D630 to connect to the internet

I cannot get my Dell to connect to the internet either via my wireless card, or the Ethernet port. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the laptop and I am new to Linux. I am not getting connection ...
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Dell Inspiron 17r's Wifi doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I had to reinstall my Ubuntu system because it was not working properly so I did with a USB installation and I kept my old /home. The Wifi was working good on my 14.10 system and even in Live CD but ...
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Touchpad will ocassionally twitch when in use - synclient config fix?

I have a Dell Latitude 3340. Sometimes when using one finger on the touchpad, the cursor will have a seizure just from my finger resting on the touchpad (not even moving). xpinput reports that the ...
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No webcam detected on dell

I recently acquired a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, model PP29L reference No 07146. It was running Windows Vista with no problems. I decided to get rid of Vista and installed Kubuntu 14.10 32bit. After ...
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Keyboard occasionally stops working, mouse works

I have a user whose keyboard occasionally stops working until the system is rebooted. This is completely random and happens 0 to ~7 times a day. There hasn't been any problems with the mouse, only ...
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Display resolution for Dell Monitor gone after update

After updating my Ubuntu 14.04 software today, my display properties stopped recognizing the Dell monitor I'm using. I'm stuck at 1024x768 whereas this morning I had options to go to the rull ...
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14.04 and Dell L502x developed wired network problem

I have been running this setup at home for years. About 2-3 months it developed a problem with the wired network connection. My router is WRT-54g on comcast. Tried factory reset on that with no ...
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Dell studio 1525 dvd drive wont play dvds after installing ubuntu

My Dell studio 1525 laptop won"t play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04. I don't get any error message, the drive just spins about 15 seconds and then stops. What command can I enter to find out ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 b43 missing firmware other solutions haven't worked

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 b43. Sorry I seem to have the same problem as many others. I have spent the last two or three days looking for other solutions and tried many of them to no avail. I get ...
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Installation error when trying to install 14.10, 14.04 and 12.04 on my Dell XPS 15Z

Specifications: Laptop Dell XPS 15z Core i7-2640M CPU 2.8 HDD 750 GB 8 GB Ram I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10, 14.04 and 12.04 without luck, all of them just hang when I press any keyboard letter, ...
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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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How do I get the touchscreen on my dell latitude XT running Ubuntu 14.10 to work?

First of all I have to say that I am fairly new to using Ubuntu. I've never used Linux before and decided; thanks to my cousin, to install Ubuntu on my laptop. I have a Dell Latitude XT with an Intel® ...
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Synaptics Touchpad unrecognized after Suspend in Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 11 3147

I have nearly the same issue as this other queston on my Dell inspiron 11 3147, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The touchpad works when I first login, if I logout and log back in it still works however ...
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After Installing Ubuntu 14.10 on a Dell Dimension 4600 x-86, Ubuntu Is Running Very, VERY Slow

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a Dell Dimension 4600 (Pentium 4 2.80 512 RAM) that was running Windows XP. Windows XP ran fine. Now with just Ubuntu 14.10 installed, everything (minimal - just software ...
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DVI not accessible with Dell

I connected my newly acquired Dell E2314H monitor's DVI-D input to my 2004 Touch computer with a NV36 (GeForce FX5700MX) card using the DVI-D cable supplied by Dell and connected it to the DVI-I ...
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Getting rid of Unity Boxes around items, is it possible?

I had two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations on two separate computers, namely Dell XPS L502X and Dell Latitude E5440. I installed similar GTK and icon themes on both of them, as a result on XPS ...
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same issue three separate laptops

I have three different laptops that have developed the same issue at about the same time. It is the missing firmware for wifi has like disappeared and no matter what I do to fix the problem it all ...
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Different context menus on desktop in two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations

I have two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations one on Dell XPS L502X and the other on Dell Latitude E5440. Although not exactly the same packages and themes are installed on both of the computers ...
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My Dell D610 Wifi is not working on Ubuntu 14.10

using commands like sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree gives the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit GTK themes and Icon themese not working properly

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed on two separate computers (Dell XPS L502X and Dell Latitude E5440). The themes I installed either by extracting compressed files or using the apt-get package ...
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Wi-Fi stops working when power unplugged. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Dell XPS 18, Intel Wireless 7260

It works like a charm when plugged in and can not connect to any network when unplugged. Have no problems when using Windows. I did all upgrades and even upgraded the kernel to 3.18. I've tried the ...
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How to start installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on Dell XPS 15 (along Windows 8.1)?

I recently bought a XPS 15 with Windows 8.1 on it and I'd like to install Ubuntu 14.10 along the side. I've copied the .iso file on a USB stick and registered it as a boot option in the BIOS/UEFI. ...
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Battery is fully charged but when I unplug my laptop it shows battery is low

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell INSPIRON N5110. The battery icon shows the battery is fully charged(when plugged). When I unplug it says that I have low battery and approximately 20 minutes of ...
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problem re-installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64 on DELL inspiron 5454

I've just bought a second hand DELL. I always use Ubuntu, and DELL is usually very simple and straightforward, I usually never have any problems. However this DELL is having problem after problem. ...
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wlan on xps 13 (sputnik 3) with ubuntu 14.04

I'm the very happy owner of a Dell xps 13. 12.04 work flawlessly on it. Last week I had the bad idea of upgrading to 14.04 (NO fresh install). Apart from a series of minor problems with touchscreen ...
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Freezes on Dell 7537 with Ubuntu 14.04.1

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Dell 7537, my laptop has nvidia 750M graphic card. The problem is that OS freezes sometimes without any reason. I installed nvidia-current but nothing changes, the OS ...
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Trouble using Linksys WPC54G ver. 3.1 in Dell Inspirion 5100 with Lubuntu 14.10

I'm new to linux. I've read several posts and tried several suggestions but nothing seems to help the specific hardware I'm using. I'm using a Linksys WPC54G version 3.1, which is a PCMCIA network ...
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Dell Latitude 3340 two-finger touchpad functions not working

Is there a special driver I need to install or a cfg to edit? Usually when I install Ubuntu on laptops it instantly supports the two-finger functions. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS