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Battery status switch between charging/charged constantly after upgrading to 15.10

I've upgraded from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 just some days ago. Now I see that the battery indicator always switches every second between the notebook's and the mouse's battery. The notebook's battery in ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 No Wifi

I am brand new to Ubuntu and the forums, and I know very little. So please keep all help simple. I can handle code, but no skipped steps please. Also, if one step needs prior knowledge, I won't know ...
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Installation failing on Latitude D620

I'm trying to install 14.04.3 on a Dell Latitude D620 and am failing. The procedure I used was to download the file ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso to both my Thinkpad running Debian 8 and, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot download updates

Ubuntu 14.04 will not update on my Dell Inspirson. I don't know what steps to take to resolve this on my own. I have already checked my system settings, software & updates and I check all sources ...
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Wi-Fi card not detected on Dell Inspiron 17R 5721

I'm new to Linux. My installation is Ubuntu 14.04.3. From day to day, my wireless card (Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230) on Dell Inspiron 17R 5721 stopped working. It also disappeared from ifconfig and ...
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How do I get network connection and WiFi working on Dell Inspiron 1520 and Ubuntu 12.04?

When I booted from the USB key, it popped up a notification for additional drivers, and then it installed an ethernet driver so at least the ethernet cable worked. After I installed and booted from ...
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I can't connect to internet with a BCM4312

This is my first time with Linux (I am using Ubuntu 12.04) and i am having trouble connecting to internte. I read some post and i did the following, if anybody knows what could be happening i will be ...
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Dell vs Lenovo trackpoint/nipple/trackstick mouse drivers?

I have a Dell Latitude 6 series, 3rd gen, with a track-point. In windows, it feels great. In Linux, it feels kind of disappointing. The best way I can describe it is that it is too easy to move it in ...
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Dell inspiron 530 - No wireless option

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 in my pc in which only ethernet option is available. I am also new to linux. I dont mind using the terminal and b43 driver wont work for me please help
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Dell XPS 13 (9350) Compatibility [on hold]

Is the Dell XPS 13 (9350) laptop compatible with the Ubuntu OS? I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu but I'm minded to be a convert to open source software after disinterest in continuing to use Windows. I've ...
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How to enable Palm detection in kernel - dell XPS 9343

How to enable Palm detection in kernel - dell XPS 9343. Tried Libinput but it resulted in a jerky cursor. I have "blacklist i2c_hid" blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf xinput list: ...
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Dell WIfi Not working after 14.04 install

Below is wireless related info extracted from other forum advice. Looks like a kernel issue but I'm clueless how to solve. Thanks for any advice. ########## wireless info START ########## ##### ...
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Touch not working on Dell Vostro 3000 series after moving from OEM to stock version

Everything works fine in the OEM version but when I move to the stock version I need to use USB mouse to operate. Please give me step by step by guide to solve this problem.
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Trackpad not being detected after re-opening laptop (Kubuntu 15.10)

I recently installed Kubuntu 15.10 on my Dell XPS 15Z laptop. My touchpad works just fine when I first start the laptop, however when I put the lid down and put it back up later, the trackpad does ...
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Mp-bios bug:8254 timer not connected to io-apic error on Vostro 1000 LiveUsb

I'm trying to install lubuntu on to my Dell Vostro 1000. I'm using a LiveUsb (via pendrive). I get the start up screen and when I choose try lubuntu without installing I get this message: Mp-bios ...
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Dell b1160w not working in 14.04

I originally installed the dell b1160w printer on ubuntu 12.04. It worked as expected. A few months ago I upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 64 bit and now I can't get the printer to work. I looked at the ...
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Can't turn on bluetooth once it is turned off

I'm using ubuntu 15.10, kernel version 4.2.0-25. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 14-3452 The problem is that I can't turn bluetooth back on once I disable it. The only way to turn enable it is to reboot. ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on XPS 15 with 32GB cahce?

I should preface this by saying that I am pretty tech savvy but haven't worked with Linux a lot and am installing to become more adept at using and tweaking the operating system. The more detailed ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.10-16.04 Dell XPS15 9530: Bluetooth doesn' work

Device loaded with Ubuntu Gnome works perfectly with one exception: bluetooth. I cannot get any response from Broadcom 4352. Tried to replace driver (see there) -no success. Any advice would be ...
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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 : ...
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How can I get my wifi to work on my Dell 3521 laptop?

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 in my DELL 3521 laptop and everything is working fine except the wi-fi in ubuntu. In win 8 wifi is working well but when i start ubuntu it does not ...
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Wi-Fi connected but no network access

I have dell inspiron 15r turbo 7520 with windows 8 pre installed. I have dual booted the system with Ubuntu 14.04 and I am new to ubuntu. Wi-Fi is showing to be connected but I am not able to access ...
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Dell venue 7130 Touchscreen not functioning in Ubuntu

I've been trying to get the touchscreen to work in both Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04 without any luck. does anyone have an idea on how to troubleshoot for this? My tablet is a Dell Venue 7130 Vpro.
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UEFI Bios Issue from Ubuntu Install On Dell Inspiron 14-3452

I'm fairly green with Linux but have successfully put on different linux distros on my machines years ago. My friend got a virus on Windows 10 and I offered to install Ubuntu on his machine. He ...
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Wireless not working when using UBUNTU 13.04 on DELL Precision M6300

I installed UBUNTU 13.04 dual boot with Windows 8. all working perfectly well except my wireless. the wireless does not turn on or off. neither it detects any wireless system. Fn+F2 does not turn on ...
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Not able to do USB install of Ubuntu on my machine, The machine doesnt start with the BOOTABLE USB ISO ubuntu image

Hardware details : Dell XPS- One 27 All in one Desktop 8 GB Memory Intel Core I7-4770S CPU @ 3.10GHZ Touch Screen OS Currently Installed : Windows 10 I am not able to do a USB boot installation of ...
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Why i8kmon doesnot switch to config 3

I installed i8kutil package and this is my i8kmon.conf file # Sample i8kmon configuration file (/etc/i8kmon.conf, ~/.i8kmon). # External program to control the fans set config(i8kfan) ...
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How do I get a Dell Wireless 1350 adapter working?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell inspiron 1150 that has a dell branded wireless adapter. It says firmware missing and does not allow me to use wifi. However I can connect with a ethernet ...
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Nothing displays for wifi connections

I just installed ubuntu to my external HDD. This is the first time ive ever used ubuntu. Up until now ive only used windows. My problem is that i can not get my wifi to work on ubuntu. It works on ...
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Settings for Glidepoint touchpad/trackpoint on Dell Latitude

Couple of issues with the touchpad and trackpoint for my Dell Latitude laptop (Ubuntu 12.04). First, there's no "Touchpad" tab on the Mouse settings in system settings. I'd like to be able to use ...
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Unable to open file /dev/video0 No such file or directory - Dell latitude e5440 with ubuntu 14.04

after installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell Latitude E5440 I have ran into problem with my webcam. It's notworking (as you could guess from the title). I was trying to configure it throug ...
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No DisplayPort/HDMI in sound setting (Dell XPS L502X, Nvidia), Unable to get audio from HDMI

I have connected my DELL XPS L502X to Yamaha Receiver. The setup works perfectly in Windows but in Ubuntu 15.10 / Mint 17.3, I am not getting Audio from HDMI (laptop speaker works fine). This problem ...
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Multitouch on Dell Inspiron 7537

Has anyone been able to get trackpad multitouch gestures working with a Dell Inspiron 7537? I've tried synclient to change values in Synaptics config but not having much luck. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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Getting “boot error” when trying to boot from USB

I'm wanting to try out Ubuntu, so followed the instructions for how to install Ubuntu onto a USB. I downloaded the .iso file, then the pendrivelinux 3 part process to make the USB bootable. I can ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Dell Precision 15 5510

Has anyone had any success installing Ubuntu 14.04,15.10 or any variety on the New Dell precision 15 5510. I have been trying for 3 days with very little success. Issues I am facing 1. Intel 8260 ...
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Is re-installation of wireless driver necessary after updating linux headers every time?

I updated my laptop with the recommended updates including the "Linux-header 3.8.0-34". After installation, i noticed my wireless was not working. I began troubleshooting and nothing worked. Finally ...
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No way to connect to my wifi - Dell m4800 - ubuntu 13.10x64bits

I can't achieve to connect to my WiFi with a Dell Precision m4800 with Ubuntu 13.10 64 bits. I added the recommended "Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac Network adapter" in Software & ...
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Webcam doesn't work in browser…?

I'm running the latest version of Ubuntu, and I have a Dell Sp2009wfd monitor with built in microphone and webcam. I've gotten the microphone working on mumble and on sound recorder, and I've gotten ...
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Ubuntu install crashes when picking partitions

So I've been spending hours trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 on a new Dell XPS 15. I've set my hard drive from raid to ahci. I follow the instructions for the installer until I get to the section where ...
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Dell Inspiron 3551 Unresponsive Touchpad

I just got my laptop in the mail and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It all went smooth until it booted up and I noticed my touch pad doesn’t work at all. It works perfectly on Windows and when I use a ...
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What is UEFI ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD in boot sequence. How can I enable dual boot options everytime I switch on my PC?

I've recently bought a Dell inspiron with 2TB HDD. I made several partitions in it. Further, I installed Windows10 as well as Ubuntu 14.04LTS on the same drive. There are several questions around ...
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Laptop buttons not working on a Dell Latitude e6400

I have install Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit on my Dell Latitude E6400 laptop. I have the latest bios version for my laptop (A32) which I downloaded from the official Dell website by checking updates that ...
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Ubuntu Wireless not working 14.04 XPS 13 9343

I had wireless working, ran some DELL updates and now I do not. How can I troubleshoot? I have a USB dongle and now that doesn't even work. What could be the root cause of this?
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Dell Inspiron 6400 - Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01) (BCM4311) [duplicate]

I have just installed Lubuntu on my old Dell Inspiron 6400. Can't see any reference to wireless networking
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Ubuntu 15.10 + Dell XPS 13 2015 + Enlarging \boot partition

I am attempting to increase the partition size of '/boot' (recent update put strain on the current ~250 MB partition) but running into problems as GParted (when run from a LiveCD) will not recognize ...
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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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Unable to enable wireless on a Vostro 2520

I have a Vostro 2520 and not sure how to enable wireless on my machine. The details are given below, would appreciate any pointers to resolving this issue. lsmod returns Module Size ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2 in 1 Conversion out of the Box

I haven't installed a Linux on a system in a long time and never with so many bells and whistles.. So.. I would like to get some help and guidance for a Duel Boot install of Ubuntu on my New Laptop . ...
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Dell Wireless 1537 is not recognized?

I have an hibrid tablet Dell venue 11 pro, but the wifi card is not recognized! My tablet has Ubuntu 15.10 and the lastest Kernel Version(4.4). Wifi card model: Dell Wireless 1537 Dual-Band 802.11n. ...
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USB3 Docking Station for Dell XPS 15

So I've recently started using Ubuntu and I mist say its the first time I've used an open source / Linux destro ever and so far I'm happy and impressed with its offerings. Now recently I've been ...