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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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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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Unable to find Dell factory restauration partition

I want to restore my DELL Vostro to factory setting but I am not able to find the restauration partition. I tried to restore GRUB and Windows MBR but both can't access to recovery partition. Here ...
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NVIDIA force GPU to AC performance state

I have a Dell M6800 and a K4100M and Optimus disabled. When it is not on the official DELL 230W charger, the system will limit the GPU to lower power states. Even when just on battery, the GPU ...
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Audio not working kubuntu dell xps 13 9343

I am facing audio problems on kubuntu 14.04. I have already removed the fast boot from windows 8. So, That can't be the problem. I was trying this: ...
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Driver for a Dell 964 Photo printer

I have a Dell 964 photo printer that I use when running Win XP; however, 90% of time I am in Ubuntu Linux. The Dell printer does not work. I need a driver for Ubuntu Linux to continue using the Dell ...
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wireles stopped when i installed zorin 9 32bit on my dell inspiron b130 [on hold]

my wireless net work needs a driver reinstalled or card its stopped working as soon as I installed Linux Zorin 9 OS 9 32 bit on my dell Inspiron B130 and I'm using my phone with USB to tether and only ...
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Dell XPS 13 2015 Ubuntu compatibility (Displayport/MST) [on hold]

I just bought an Dell XPS 13 2015 (9343) whose Linux (installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)) support seems to be quite disappointing at the moment. Before spending money on new equipment I would ...
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How to install Ubuntu with USB [duplicate]

It has been hard for me, following directions I can find online on the Ubuntu sites and others, how to simply get 14.04 LTS loaded on to a Windows laptop. I want to get remove Windows 7 on the ...
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No audio through speakers but headphones work fine

1I recently bought a Dell Latitude E7440 laptop. It came with Windows 7 preinstalled and eveything works fine with it. But I'm planning to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and when I boot from a USB stick, ...
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GRUB Won't load after instaling Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 7 Dell Inspiron 3537

I bought this laptop from Amazon, which is a Dell Inspiron 3537 with a Windows 7 OS. It DID have Windows 8 before it, the company which was the supplier obviously changed the operating system. I ...
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Configure wifi on Dell Inspiron 11 3000

I just bought a dell Inspiron 300 (http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-11-3137/pd) The strange thing is that I tried with elementary Freya beta 2 (elementaryos-unstable-amd64.20150208.iso) and it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow wireless connection

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell XPS 15 9530. Now, everything except the wireless connection works fine. I've googled, and found this solution, but it didn't change anything for me (i.e. ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu without touching windows installed on another drive?

I recently installed Windows 8.1 on my 250GB SDD. I still have my 1TB HDD with an older version of Windows 8.1 and files that I use (like Documents and Games), the 1TB HDD is basically just a files ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot on Dell XPS 15 9530

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell XPS 15 9530, and I have a few questions. What I've done so far: Deactivated acceleration in Intel Rapid Storage Technology Disabled Intel Rapid Start ...
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Inspiron 7537 HD beeps & HDAPS

This post is actually 2 questions, one linked to the other. First question: I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on an Inspiron 7537 bought in 2014. I'm dual booting with Windows 8.1 and one of the ...
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The system is running in low-graphics mode (ubuntu 14.10)

I attempted to switch from redhat to ubuntu on this workstation Dell Tower 7910. I am using the iso file of ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64. I have created a USB boot. After ubuntu installation, I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation issues on Dell poweredge 1950 using bootable USB

I have a Dell poweredge 1950 server currently having windows 2008 server edition on top. The BIOS version that I currently have is 2.7.0. The system possesses SAS hard drives. I am trying to install ...
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Is the Dell XPS 8500 Compatible with the latest version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Hello i am new Ubuntu user and i need some information.I would like to know if the Dell XPS 8500 hardware is compatible with the latest version of Ubuntu? I also need assistance with how to create a ...
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How to unplug/reset Mini DisplayPort in 12.04 in bash?

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell XPS 15z laptop, and have connected an external display through the Mini DisplayPort. Every time I boot, if the display is connected I have to unplug and plug it in ...
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“Operation System not found” Dell XPS 15Z L511Z

Although title is the same problem is different. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty on my HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook. And I was trying to create a bootable usb for my DELL XPS 15z. After successful ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Dell Inspiron 1520 (WiFi not working)

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 that is rather finicky and had Windows XP installed on it. I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail", and since, I haven't been able to get the WiFi to work. It ...
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ethernet not working on Dell with docking station Kubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Precision M70. I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04, but the desktop display was really screwed up. I had Ubuntu 12.04 working previously so I went back. The wireless ...
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Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 fan noise Ubuntu 14.04

my problem is fan in my Dell 7720. It's running on high speed all the time and it irritates me a lot. I have good quality cooling pad. The laptop is cold/normal. So why is the fan is on top speed? ...
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Looking for edid file for Dell S2240L

This is my first posting in askubuntu. My Monitor is Dell S2240L. My monitor has corrupted edid information. It's full resolution is 1920x1080 but stuck at 1024x768 and 1280x720 as the 2 highest ...
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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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how to enable my bluetooth adapter?

I'm using Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit. Bluetooth adapter is not found. How to active that? rfkill list 1: phy1: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no ...
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Updating Ubuntu on Dell Latitude E7240 (factory install)

I have a Dell Latitude E7240 as my work machine. It came with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I would like to upgrade to a later distro but it is important that I don't end up witha buggy machine a s a ...
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Is there a Dell Longevity option in Ubuntu?

Dell XPS has the following option in Windows 8: I assume it's a hardware switch that is set somehow, so does it stick when rebooting to Ubuntu? Is there a way to check or switch this option from ...
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Netbook/Tablet : is there a way to switch between Desktop mode and touch mode (preferably the new Touch interface of Ubuntu)?

I have a Dell Inspiron Duo (a netbook with flipping screen that functions as a tablet as well) ... and to revive this netbook/tablet I installed Ubuntu (13.10). Everything seems to work just fine (in ...
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Laptop fan constantly running at a high speed

I am very new to Ubuntu and to Linux as well. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. (Intel i7 processor, 8Gb ram). However the fan constantly running at a very high speed ...
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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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Does Dell Latitude E5450 work well with Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm looking for a new laptop and I came across the new Dell Latitude E5450. Since it is quite new and I don't see anyone talk about it much online so I would like to ask if Ubuntu would run fine on ...
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how to delete blacklisted items from /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf?

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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install spins on inspiron 8200

Several problems, though the most troublesome is #4, the spin (it's not quite a hang). Various boxes (such as 'Download updates' and 'install 3rd party'), when clicked, turn into a blank spot on the ...
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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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Fast-pressed key triggers auto-repeat (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

When a key is pressed and released quickly, it will auto-repeat until the keyboard is touched again. Lorem Ipsummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm It looks like the system receives the "keypress" ...
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Can I install Ubuntu and use it like I did with Windows XP? [duplicate]

I use an Dell Inspiron 1501 with Windows XP. I am interested in getting a new OS for some reasons and security. I already have little experience with unix from my time in university. I use this ...
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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 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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Dell Latitude D520 won't detect hot-plugged optical drive

I recently purchased a Dell Latitude D520 and installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bit as dual-boot with Windows 7 Pro. The optical drive works fine if I start the machine with the drive connected, but if I ...
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Dell Latitude E6500 freezes under network load (wireless) — Ubuntu 14.10

I have a Dell Latitude E6500 running Ubuntu 14.10 and it seems to freeze under "high" network activity. I am connected via Wireless to my network, no wired connection (i suppose I can test that) but ...
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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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XPS 15 9530 Intel 7260 AC not working - hard blocked

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my XPS 15. It worked like a charm until yesterday when suddenly the Wifi did not work anymore. rfkill list shows that wifi is hard blocked. rfkill unblock all does not do ...
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Occasional duplicate keys when typing on Dell Insiron 7547 keyboard

I am running ubuntu-gnome 14.10 on a Dell Inspiron 7547. Occasionally when typing, pressing some keys tends to register them as a duplicate-press instead of single press. I've noticed that the keys ...
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Dell Latitude D520 Bluetooth won't stay “visible”

I've recently purchased a used Dell Latitude D520 and installed Kubuntu 14.04LTS (I believe it would have upgraded to 14.04.1 after installation). As far as I've been able to test, everything is ...
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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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Touchpad stops working after a while, Ubuntu 14.10, Dell Latitude E7440

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell laptop, every time after log in for a while, the touchpad would stop working so I have to use my USB mouse, I've tried to run these commands after the touchpad ...
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No GUI after installing

Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell laptop I had laying around. Install goes well but when I'm done, I only get a command line, no GUI at all. Tried several versions, tried 32 vs 64 bit all give me the ...
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Lucid Install on Dell R320

I'm looking for some specific help installing Lucid-64 on a Dell R320 Server. Having never touched a Dell Server I am a LOT lost here. Goal is to install company proprietary software on the server. ...