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Dell XPS 13 won't recognize native resolution of U2413 Dell monitor

I have a Dell XPS13 developers edition laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I am connecting the laptop to a Dell U2413 monitor via a minidisplay port on the laptop. I am able to connect the two and mirror my ...
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dell xps 13, is it possible to swap ctrl and fn keys in bios? [migrated]

This question was marked as a duplicate to a question about how to remap keys in the OS. This is not related to my question. Although most keys can easily be remapped in this way the fn key is ...
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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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Solved - No Wireless on Dell E7440 - Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 73)

When I boot from USB, the wireless works great. However, when I install to a partition, the wireless does not appear in the network options. When I try to access Network in the control panel, the ...
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dell vostro 1000 broadcom wireless connection

I have a problem with the hardware broadcom wifi. I press the hotkey fn+f2 to activate the hardware and this will not work. I'll look at the drivers but it appears to be installed. How can I ...
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How do I get the SD card slot to work on my Dell Latitude 2120?

The SD card reader on my Dell Latitude 2120, running Ubuntu 14.10 does nothing when I insert an SD card into it. I unsuccessfully looked for a solution online, and apparently the drivers for the ...
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Dell XPS 13 2015 Ubuntu compatibility (Displayport/MST)

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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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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Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't shutdown on my Dell 15R 7520!

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 using usb installer on my laptop. The only issue with it is it won't shutdown or reboot at all. The system shows few messages and tries to kill all the processes but fails and ...
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Need help installing Ubuntu 14.10 Dual Boot on Windows 8 Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop Touchscreen!

Help! Try'n my best to get away from Windows OS...purchased a Dell Inspiron 3000 Series touch screen yadda yadda...boot from CD is Ok. But that's about as far as I can get. Doesn't make it to the ...
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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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Old Laptop Dell Precision M4300 will work well with Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS?

I have an old laptop Dell Precision M4300, with Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.50GHz, 3,50 Gb RAM, HD IDE 150Gb. I have it with XP, the pc is working very good but I feel unsafe still using it with this ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 and problems with video playback

I resurrected an old Dell 1525 with Ubuntu 14.04 and all works fine except when playing a video. It tries to go full screen and in the process the video portion turns black while the audio plays ...
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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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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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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 1250c drivers loaded in 14.04LST but won't print

I am running Xubuntu 14.04LTS 64 on an Acer Extersa 4620Z. I downloaded the Xerox 6000/6010 .deb package and tried to install it. At the end of the install, the "Install" button returned in the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 at dell vostro 3460 psmouse lost synchronization

after upgrading from Xubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I have problem with freezing cursor. Does not mater if I use mouse or touch pad. dmesg: [ 686.246553] psmouse serio1: GlidePoint at isa0060/serio1/input0 ...
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Speakers are not working while headphones are working on my Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series laptop

Speakers are not working while headphones are working on my Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series laptop. Can you please help me to solve the problem? Thank you very much in advance!
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Compatibility with Dell Inspiron 3737

Have someone managed to make ubuntu work with Dell Inspiron 3737? When I try the live the grafic is orrible, 4 colours. Is this problem solvable? Thank you.
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Second time suspend didn't works on 14.04

I have dell xps l702x and suspend/resume works well on first time after boot. But if I close the notebook second time after resume nothing happens. No disk, screen or other specific activity. What ...
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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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Kubuntu 14.04.2 laptop freezes on black screen after waking from sleep mode

I have a Dell Inspiron N7110 laptop, running Kubuntu 14.04.2. Whenever I put the laptop in sleep mode, it goes right to sleep, as intended. But when I wake the laptop from sleep mode by pressing the ...
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Wireless Card on dell mini 1010 doesn't work

I can't get the wireless card on my dell mini 1010 to work. I need the driver, but I am unable to access the internet from the dell mini 1010. I am able to access it with my lenovo, and I have ubuntu ...
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NVIDIA force GPU to AC performance state

I have a Dell M6800 and a K4100M and Optimus disabled on 14.04. 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 ...
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Touchpad heating up on dell inspiron n5010

My laptop Dell Inspiron N5010 runs an Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64 bit version. I have installed all the necessary fglrx drivers and the laptop temperature is not very high. It persistently remains between ...
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amd FirePro problems Probelmas con amd Firepro

I have a DELL Precission M2800 with a AMD FirePro graphic card, I downloaded the drivers from the official page, but when I run it says that it not detected any compatible card.
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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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XPS13 Touchpad Issues with 14.04.2

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Dell XPS13 (windows version, not a developer sputnik version). For the most part this has worked ok -- the main issues lie with the touchpad, after booting the ...
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Resolution and unknown display problem with external monitor

Everything was working fine for a year up till this morning. I disconnected and reconnected my external monitor while cleaning and instead of Ubuntu beautifully handling everything on its own, I'm ...
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Driver for VFS5011 Fingerprint Reader on Dell Vostro 3550

I have a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop. Fingerprint Reader: Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS5011 Fingerprint Reader (USB-id: 138a:0011) I have searched, but I couldn't get this driver for Linux. I have ...
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dell 7520 (inspiron 15R SE), fan on full speed on 12.04, 12.10, 13.04

The fan on my dell inspiron 7520 (inspiron 15R SE) is constantly running at full speed with a lot of noise. technical details: GRAPHICS : 2GB AMD RADEON HD 7730M, switchable/hybrid with intel 4000 ...
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No Sound & No Pulse Audio Control on Fresh 14.10 Xubuntu Install on Dell Latitude E6420

I just did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Latitude E6420. Unfortunately there is no sound and no pulse audio control panel. When I click on "Sound Settings", the dialog opens and says ...
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GRUB Won't load after instaling Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 7 Dell Inspiron 3537 [duplicate]

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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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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How do I get support for a DELL Ubuntu laptop?

Hopefully this experience will improve with DELL. I have a DELL M3800 Precision Workstation Laptop factory installed with Ubuntu. When calling into DELL technical support (1-800-999-3355), when I ...
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I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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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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New battery, computer turns off too early

I bought a new battery (which is a different type of battery than the one I had before) for my laptop Dell inspiron 1545 where I am running ubuntu 12.04. However, when I am running without a cable, ...
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Wireless wont show up on Dell Latitude D620, I am New to LUBUNTU and never used Linux

I got a Dell Latitude D620 from work on condition it had to be DBAN DOD wiped prior to removal. It is a DuoCore 1.6GHz 1GB RAM machine which sounded like LUBUNTU would be good fit... All of it worked ...
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Dell Studio 1537 - Laptop keyboard issues

I had an old Dell Studio 1537 lying around and I decided to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it. I am completely new to Linux in general so I decided to go with Ubuntu due to its ease of use. Everything ...
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Second Monitor doesn't work properly (Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS13 Dev. Edition (Intel HD4000))

I fail at configuring a second monitor using Mini-Display-Port > HDMI cable > ASUS MX279 on Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS 13 Dev. Edition (latest Intel HD4000 drivers installed). Out of the box it worked ...
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How do I enable touchpad right click in Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Vostro 5470?

I have a little trouble with touchpad can't right-click on a dell Vostro 5470.I'm uising Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.In before,I try to rebuild user environment.But it looks no help for this. can't right-click ...
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Dell D820 - Nvidia - Compiz crashes / won't run

I'm running a Dell Latitude D820 and a fresh / clean install of Ubuntu 11.04 x64. My graphics card is detected as nVidia Corporation G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300] (it's the NVS 110M - the Go ...
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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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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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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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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 ...