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After update, dell e5440 enable wireless option is missing

After system update wireless connection is completely ruined. The 'enable wireless' option is no more visible. This is what lshw is yielding.I followed the troubleshooting guide here: ...
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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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Will not shut down

My Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop with 12.04 with latest updates will not shut down when commanded off. After each upgrade it will probably turn off once, the next time it is commanded off, it will shut ...
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DELL XPS 13 Sound Problem

Since the last update (20.11.2013) for Ubuntu 13.10 there are noises in the left speaker. They appear in the internal speakers when I boot the system and if I choose the audio jack in the external ...
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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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Dell Latitude D830 Driver Questions

A friend of my asked me to put Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto his old Dell Latitude D830 Laptop. I installed the OS but I have a few problems. I have no idea how to install the graphic drivers and set it up ...
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How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot?

How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot? Point to be noted: Wireless hotspots aren't same as ad hoc networks. Significant difference is there. In short, ad hoc networks aren't ...
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Fan speeds up and slows down annoyingly on a Dell Latitude 5520

I' ve just bought a dell latitude 5520 and installed 11.10, my trouble is that the fan is noisy which is not regular. It is quiet for 1 minute and then speeds up and slows down every 4 seconds for 1 ...
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Subwoofer not working in Dell Inspiron 7720

Could someone help me turn the built-in subwoofer on? I have Dell Inspiron 7720 laptop and Ubuntu 14.04. My sound settings: http://i.imgur.com/jHdya6d.png lspci | grep -i "audio device" 00:1b.0 ...
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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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Dell laptop display brightness problem

I am using Dell inspiron 15 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have hot keys on my keyboard to adjust display brightness and they work fine.But the problem is, as soon as I switch on the laptop the brightness is set ...
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Dell Trackpad not recognized in Ubuntu 14.04

Thank you in advance for your assistance. I recently purchased a new laptop for use with Ubuntu 14.04 (Dell Inspiron i3542-8334BK), and am pleased to report that almost everything works out of the ...
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Wireless wi-fi not connecting sometimes, especially first time

I have weird problem with wireless connection. I am using BSNL broadband connection..I had set up all things with my earlier Windows operating system..after someday I got new Dell Ubuntu laptop..it ...
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I'm installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521 keep getting error 8000

While installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521, I keep getting error 8000 "reading sector" a few times. On a previous installation attempt I got another error number which I believe was 3820 a bunch of ...
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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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Fan does not work on Dell XPS 13 developer edition with 14.04

After updating my Dell XPS 13 developer edition to Ubuntu 14.04 the fan is not working. The i8kutils are installed but i8kmon does not work. It returns * starting Dell fan/cpu-temperature monitor ...
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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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Dell Latitude E5440 Sound

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Latitude E5440 but i am getting no sound. I've check to ensure that the sound is not muted. Alsamixer tells me it's: an Intel HDA HDMI with and Intel Haswell ...
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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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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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Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) driver for Broadcom Corp BCM 4352 Wireless Network Adapter

I've recently purchased a Dell Alienware 17 laptop and I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (kernel = 3.11.0-15) on it. The problem is that the wireless card (Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac ...
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ubuntu 13.10 touchpad not detected (Dell Vostro 14 3446)

I got this machine with ubuntu 12.04, on which the touchpad was working. When I installed 13.10 (erasing 12.04), It just didn't get detected. I have to use USB mouse. My xinput list output: ...
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Getting Wireless to Work, Dell Inspiron E1505 (bcm4311)

Ok. so I know there are about a million threads on this subject already, but NOTHING has worked for me. About to lose my mind here, if someone can please help I will be eternally grateful. I have a ...
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I can't install Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 15R at all

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04LTS, 64bit onto a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. I've shrunk down one of the windows partitions and even used GParted to format the vacant space as ext4. However, ...
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Need help installing wireless drivers for dell inspiron 910 [duplicate]

I Need help installing wireless drivers for dell inspiron 910 I've looked at various forums but nothing seems to work, if anyone can help that would be awesome
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Dell Latitude e6400 on Ubuntu 14.04 not working after resume from suspend

Can someone help me as I'm facing with the following issue: after resume my Dell Latitude E6400 from suspend mode it is not working and get a message like my wifi connection is offline and the system ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS hangs when i change brightness of my display on Dell N5010 laptop

I have dell n5010 my system hang when I try to change brightness of the display and this happen only when my system on battery please help how to solve this problem
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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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Namenode formatting in hadoop installation

I have given the path for both the configuration files directory and the .sh files directory. I managed to do the configurations with this path: ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 12.10 and windows 8 Dell Inspiron 15 r

I purchased a new Dell 15R laptop which came with pre installed windows 8 64 bit and ueifi boot. I made a ubuntu 12.10 dvd and loaded it. When i started installing my installer could not recognise any ...
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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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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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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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Why does Suspend/Resume fail to render desktop upon signing in 14.04?

My machine is a Dell Latitude E6510 with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Whenever I Suspend, either by clicking the suspend button from the system menu or by closing the laptop, and then resume, the log-in ...
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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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Laptop freezes on battery Dell Inspiron 3521 - Ubuntu 13.10 Gnome shell 3.10

I am running Ubuntu 13.10, Gnome shell - 3.10 on Dell Inspiron 3521 (bought almost one year ago). Initially it worked fine, but now laptop is suddenly freezing. Nothing works then, no mouse, no ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS screen is flickering on Dell Optiplex 9010 AIO system.

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 on Dell Optiplex 9010, all in one system. As I boot from my bootable pendrive then screen flickers. I thought that problem may get solved ...
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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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Install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop [duplicate]

I am using laptop, Dell inspiron-15R, which has Windows 8 already installed. I have 3 partitions named C,D,F. (total 750GB). Windows 8 is installed in the C drive. I created some unused space by ...
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desktop display problems

I was recently using my desktop: a Dell xps from 2008. It had some driver updates it needed. Just as I was going to start the update, both my monitors went black and say they have no signal. Is there ...
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Dell fans not working

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my DELL Inspiron 15R. Since I have installed it, my fan is constantly spinning, even I do absolutely nothing. I found this post and I decided to install i8kutils. ...
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Fan constantly on, Dell Inspiron 15R, Ubuntu 12.04

Problem I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 15R. As soon as I boot, the fan starts at full speed and stays constantly on. I've seen similar posts, where installing fan control apps are ...
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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 can I install ubuntu on dell inspirion 15z

I am trying to install ubuntu 14 on a dell inspirion 15z with intel chip. The machine came preloaded with windows 8. I want to wipe windows out and run only ubuntu. When I try to install the ...
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Cannot get past Dell “setup” while installing Ubuntu on a USB

I was given a Dell Dimension e521, no operating system and a mystery 160GB Hard drive. By using a USB flash drive to install Ubuntu Studio 14.04, I cannot get past the Built-in Bios? I keep getting a ...
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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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Broadcom 4311 wireless card on Dell 9400 (E1705) not working

I am following the advice of seasoned Ubuntu professionals and am posting my question here with a printout of a script posted by Wildman et al. I am grateful to you for your offer to help. Here is the ...
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Touchpad disabled after resume when previously using usb mouse

After upgrading from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 my touchpad stopped working in certain circumstances. In work I use a USB mouse, in the evening I undock my Dell latitude and close the lid to suspend to ...
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Dell Inspiron Intel 7260 Wifi connects and then drops on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been trying to connect my wireless card unsuccessfully. I've tried similar questions/answers with no luck. I tried with Ubuntu 13.10 with same results but loading latest iwlwifi-7260-7.ucode did ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Wifi on Laptop with Broadcom BCM4322

I'm preparing for a trip where I can't bring my desktop, so I recently broke out my trusty old laptop (Dell Latitude E4300) to get it ready for the trip. Previously, I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the ...