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Laptop not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.4.3

I installed Ubuntu 14.4.3 in my new Dell laptop to replace Windows 8. Everything was fine till completing installation and restart. After restart my laptop shows only BIOS screen. I am unable to boot ...
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Touchpad Ubuntu 14.04 starts working after a while

I have a dell inspiron 13-7352, with Synaptics Touchpad I guess. So when I turn on the computer the touchpad does not work. But it starts working after a while. What is more interesting is that when ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Bluetooth Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse t630 - Extream Lag

My computer is the Dell Precision M3800 and I am dual booting a clean install of Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit and Windows 10. My mouse is the Logitech Ultrathin touch Mouse t630 connected via Bluetooth. Upon ...
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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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Dual boot ubunuty/windows 10 partition on Dell xps 13

I have a new dell XPS 13 with 500 gb SSD and I want to partition in and install Ubuntu alongside windows 10. Ubuntu for me is primarily for work and I might use it quite a bit, but I am not a Ubuntu ...
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How do I Get WiFi working on my Dell Inspiron 1501 with BCM4311 [14e4:4311]?

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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Ubuntu 15.04 wont detect Second core

I am a big fan of Ubuntu Operating system however I have encountered a strange problem. My Dell presicion 360 workstation wont detect the second core. I run the Grep cores /proc/cpuinfo command and I ...
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Cannot install ubuntu 14.04.3 on a dell inspiron 14z

I am new to this community and new to Ubuntu. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Dell inspiron 14z (2013 model) with intel i3 processor. I do not see any disk partition in the disk partition ...
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Hybrid intel-nvidia card on 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my old dell Vostro 3500 laptop. The laptop has a hybrid intel/nvidia 310M GPU. Bublebee doesn't seem to work and installing the nvidia drivers (versions 319+) ...
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Kernel panic attempted to kill initexitcode=00000009 Dell inspiron 3000 series with ubuntu kernel 3.13.0-62-generic

I have a Dell Inspiron 14 3000 series with Ubuntu. I keep getting a kernel panic failure to sync attempted to kill init. I did a factory reset and tried a different kernel. currently it is ...
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My software updater is stuck on “configuring grub-efi-amd64” how can I fix it?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series that cam pre-loaded with Ubuntu, I am trying to update it, but for the second time the software updater gets greyed out. The first time I rebooted it but I ended ...
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Need personal experience installing Ubuntu on Dell 5558 laptop

I have decided to have a dedicated Ubuntu laptop. I am specific about a good looking screen (a FullHD with crisp display and color reproduction),16GB RAM and i7 processor also with good form factor. I ...
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15.04 no sound “Dummy Output”

I have a Dell Latitude D630. When I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 from a DVD after an update, it left my laptop inoperable. Now the only sound option under audio is "Dummy Output". I have tried advice from ...
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Install has been stuck for a while

It's been a week and the install is not done. It is stuck at Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386) for the last 6 days. What should I do?
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Suspend/Hibernate/restore and Reboot problems 15.04 Dell Inspiron 3451

There are many posts and questions about problems with lid closing leading to operating system states which require hard reboots; these reports come from across multiple kernels and releases of ...
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Portable biolinux not booting in Dell inspiron 3000

I have been trying to install a portable bio-linux OS on external hdd. I have followed the instructions given for portable ubuntu/bilinux installation which has been sucessful and also made sure the ...
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How do I install Intel graphic drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 for DELL Inspiron N4050

I have DELL Inspiron n4050 i5 4GB RAM laptop and I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I need to install graphic drivers on it and don't know how.
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Dell Inspiron 7737 goes to black screen when opened. But not when restarted

So I recently became disillusioned with Windows 10 (froze in the middle of updating my GPU driver, then corrupted the SSD) and installed the latest version of Ubuntu. My current problem is that when ...
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dell Inspiron-3537 amd graphics is overheating after installing ubuntu 14.04LTS

i install ubuntu after formating window totally and now my lapi over heats so much even keyboard are heated up after few minutes of boot. and hanging too much. Laptop's configuration are: 6GB RAM, 6GB ...
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Dell XPS 13 (2015) cannot find some wireless networks

I have Dell XPS 13 9343 (Ubuntu 15.04, 3.19 kernel) with Broadcom BCM4352 wireless card and it cannot find some wifi networks including mine. My other notebook (same Ubuntu version) and cellphone have ...
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Replace your changes in '/etc/ati/atiapfxx'

I am facing a problem since few weeks with updating my Ubuntu. Usually I receive a notice for updating my Ubuntu, I click download and install, it is be done smoothly. A few weeks back Ubuntu ...
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Dell XPS 13 (2015) Black Screen

UPDATING: I followed every step of this guide but still getting the black screen with the system alive and can't go to tty1-6. So now I'm on Ubuntu 15.04 (kernel: 4.1.3-040103-generic). I found this ...
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How to check if my graphic card is muxless?

How can I check whether my Graphic Card is "muxed" or "muxless"? My graphic card is an AMD HD 8730M, and on my Dell Inspiron 15r 5521 I've also got an Intel HD 4000. But when I use the lspci command ...
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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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Can't enable the proprietary drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 wireless after installing Ubuntu 14.10? Offline package required?

I have installed the new Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Inspiron 3521. I was able to use my wifi in the Boot Live Stage and during the Installation phase by enabling the BroadCom BCM 43142 proprietary ...
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Dell Precision 7910 Ubuntu 14.04 freezes

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (fresh install) on a Dell Precision 7910. When I attempt to do any heavy analysis (ie. processing 4-10 large files at one time), the machine completely ...
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Unable to boot computer

Ok, so I have a Dell XPS that I bought around 2011. About two weeks ago, it started behaving strangely during the boot load. First of all, it makes some weird clicking noises. When that happens, I ...
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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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Unity Launcher Crashes Computer When I have 2 instances of same program

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 13 laptop straight from Dell. They installed Ubuntu. I have a problem whenever I have multiple windows of the same application open. Say I have 2 terminal windows or ...
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No audio in DELL XPS 13 (Ubuntu 15.04)

Today I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (desktop edition, 64 bit) on a DELL XPS 13 (model 9343) notebook. Prior to installation, I upgraded the computer bios to A03. The kernel I am running is 3.19.0-15. I ...
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How to enable bluetooth for Dell Inspiron Laptop?

How do I enable Bluetooth for my Dell Inspiron laptop? It tells no adapters found.
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What version of ubuntu is to be installed in dell-mini-10?

I am using Dell Ubuntu Mini 10 version of Ubuntu. The problem is: I tried both 12.04 and 13.04, but both are extremely slow on this laptop.So I am now running 11.04 which is near it's End Of Life and ...
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Understanding how to install 14.04 on XPS 13 9343

I recently got a laptop to use Ubuntu on. XPS 13 9343. I've reinstalled the OS a plethora of times because of so much difficulty between drivers, issues with touchpad, wifi, etc. Can any explain to ...
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Dell Inspiron 3000 14" With Ubuntu Kernel Panic

I have the Dell Inspiron 3000 with the 14" display, Pentium Quad Core processor, and 4GB RAM that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu 14.04. It had been working very well, until some time last week, when ...
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Dell XPS is not starting

My Dell XPS (with ubuntu preinstalled on it, EDIT1: it was bought on 2014 June-July) does not start. Pressing power on button, a black screen is showing this text: Missing operating system. Operation ...
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Performance issues for 15.04

I am using a Dell Vostro 270s machine. It was running on 14.04 and I upgraded to 15.04 recently. 64 Bit, 4 GB RAM Most of the time switching between editor and browsers are horrible. It will be ...
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Enemy Territory on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Dell Latitude E6440 Laptop)

First of all Please help me out .. please :) .. I am doing my best to setup Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory in my laptop (Dell E6440). I can run the game but getting bad graphics (black) like this. ...
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My wifi is turnned off during installation

Wireless is turned off while installing Ubuntu on a Dell Vistro-1500. Wifi does not work after installation Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 0c : 00.0 Network controller [0280] : Broadcom Corporation ...
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Prevent Immediate Resume after Suspend

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell I7352-3111SLV 13 inch touchscreen. As per this post I've fixed my touchpad, But my machine now resumes from suspend as soon as it finishes the power down cycle. ...
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Broadcom Bluetooth module does not work in Ubuntu 15.04 (Broadcom 216F BT)

I am having trouble making Bluetooth working on my Dell XPS 13. Under kernel 3.19 I managed to get it working by using the firmware from the Windows driver (see here). For various reasons I had to ...
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Dell vostro 5480 Audio doesn't work

Dell vostro 5480 in subwoofer does not work anyone knows how to solve.
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Wifi issue in dell inspiron i5 processor 64 bit

I am using ACT broadband getting issue in wi-fi connectivity using D-Link router. Its always says unable to connect with wifi. Please provide me some solution to solve this issue.
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NVIDIA graphics drivers options

I have DELL inspirion laptop and i have both integrated and non-integrated nvidia 340 series graphics card. When I open additional drivers tab and i have 3 options : use NVIDIA binary driver - ...
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New Dell Inspiron 3451 system freezing (totally)

My new laptop keeps freezing after random amount of time (1 hour to 1 day). It seems to happen when playing videos (youtube) or skyping. As if it had something to do with graphics or wifi? I can only ...
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Bluetooth mouse pairs but does not connect

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a DELL XPS 13 notebook (model 9343, bios A03). After some tweaking, I've manage to make the bluetooth work (Broadcom Corp. BCM20702A0 Bluetooth). However, I manage to ...
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Can I install 14.04 on a Dell XPS13 (not developer edition)?

I live in Japan: a country where Dell does not sell the XPS13 Developer Edition. And I used to work in London where one of my friend had the XPS 13 Dev Edition. And, of course, I really liked it. I ...
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Increase battery life on XPS 13 9343 [duplicate]

I'd like to increase the battery life on my XPS 13 running Ubuntu 14.04. Is this possible? It seems like running a native OS like Windows performs better and would like to maximize the efficiency of ...
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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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Touchpad not working in Ubuntu, Dell Inspiron 7000

I just installed the latest long-term support version of Ubuntu and everything is working great except the trackpad does not work at ALL. I know other users have had some issues with this but mine ...
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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 ...