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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? [on hold]

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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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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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. ...
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Not getting past boot screen with logo and pulsing dots on one particular PC

First off, I'd just like to say how much I'm loving Ubuntu so far. It's one of my first steps into Linux, but so far it's blown away Windows in almost every regard. Now, onto my problem. My brothers ...
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Error after installing Ubuntu

So, I installed ubuntu no problem at all thru the installation. The last step when it said "please reboot your system so it can take all the changes" or something like that, i clicked on reboot, then ...
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Installing ubunut 14.04 on dell precision 3800

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my precision 3800 but I am encountering huge difficulties. My problem is that the USB pendrive I created does not load at all the installer. I disabled fast ...
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samba issue with Dell WiFi

So I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 desktop. I have samba set up and configured, and has been running for many months. My wife has a Dell 1545, windows 7 home 64 bit laptop. She tried to ...
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Installing Dell printer v725w on ubuntu 14.04?

I have this printer http://www.dell.com/ae/business/p/dell-v725w-inkjet-printer/pd And I have tried to install it after switching to Linux from windows. I haven't had any success. When i do it ...
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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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Backup one internal drive to another internal drive

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 that came preinstalled with Windows 8.1. I decided to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows and till the last week it was working perfectly. But, since yesterday I am unable to use ...
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My install of 14.04 on Dell xps L501x in VMare not working correctly

I installed 14.04 on Dell xps L501x in VMware. The launch bar is not visible, icons sometimes appear but are garbled, links work. How do I get launcher to appear? Also when I use VMware full screen ...
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Dead touchpad/trackpad on new dell inpiron 15 7000

I recently bought a new dell inspiron 15 7000. (this one) I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on this system. The trackpad/touchpad does not respond at all, I'm guessing is not identified. xinput list: ⎡ ...
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Dell Inspiron 7547 touchpad freezes occasionally for a few seconds, then resumes

I have a Dell Inspiron 7547, it has the following input pointer devices. I'm guessing the touchpad is the MSFT0001 device (am I wrong?): $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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How can I adjust the LCD display color temperature? [duplicate]

I'm installing (X)Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude E6520. Because the display on this laptop is super blue instead of white I need to tweak the color of the display. The Windoze driver has an easy RGB ...
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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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Where can I find a Ubuntu 14.04 video driver for the Dell ATI 128MB Radeon x300 se card?

I tried Dell's official support site and the option box listed for the Ubuntu OS was greyed out. I know this is a legacy card. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Wireless not working (Dell Inspiron 15 3521) w/Ubuntu 14.04

After several days of working correctly my wireless card has stopped working correctly. I have tried to reinstall 14.04, this did not help. for other posts I have gathered this information. When ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Fake Windows 7

I'd really like to install Ubuntu on my computer (Dell Inspiron 1525) but I can't get the LiveCD or the installation to work. This computer was gifted to me and it has a fake Windows 7 operating ...
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webcam not working in 12.04 for dell inspirion 3542

i have bought new dell inspirion 14 3542. webcam is not detected. i have gone through web but could not find any working result. The output of command lsusb is Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel ...
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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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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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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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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 ...