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Ubuntu 14.04: Wireless crash

I am currently trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 7720 stock model, I was attempting to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS w/ Windows 8.1 SP0. After some issues I was having w/ grub and ...
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Disable Quickboot? Dual Boot 14.01 with Win8 on Dell Inspirion Laptop

I have an new Dell Inspiron 7000 Laptop with an existing version of Win8 installed. Am trying to install 14.04 on it maintaining the current installation of Win8 as a dual boot. The Ubuntu UEFI wiki ...
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How to solve overheating problem?

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 installed. My laptop specs are Dell XPS 15 4gb RAM Nvidia gt540m I've been searching for hours but can't figure out a solution. I am a complete newbie to ubuntu. ...
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intel/amd hybrid graphics ubuntu 14.04-Dell insprion 5520

i installed ubuntu 14.04 on Dell insprion 5520 and installed switched graphics (sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-pxpress) after restart the system stopped responding and after waiting several minutes ...
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Display problem (multiple screens)

I got a new laptop (Dell Latitude E6540) with an ATI card, everything worked fine, I was able to plug up to 3 displays (using a workstation). But now, I can't even change the screen resolution ( 1920 ...
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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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How to install ATI Hybrid Graphics in ubuntu 13.10 saucy in Dell Inspiron 3521

I am trying to install ATI Graphics Driver from the last one week . I tried almost every possible option available online. But still no success with installation. I am using Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop. ...
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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 14.04: Touch pad scroll direction is wrong on Dell Latitude and Lenovo ThinkPad

I have installed 14.04 recently in my Dell Latitude E6410. Touch pad scroll working seems to be incorrect. Inverted direction. I checked this on Lenovo ThinkPad also, there also i have observed the ...
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Dell M5030 Compatability with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm looking to do a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell M5030 laptop running ubuntu 10.04. Will 14.04 be compatible with all the hardware (wifi drivers/usb drivers/mouse drivers/etc)? I'd have no ...
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Installation stops at a black screen on a Dell XPS 15z

This is my first time trying to install a Linux distro, and I'm having a bit of a time with it. I've tried to install Ubuntu on my new Dell XPS 15z using the Wubi Windows installer (on x64 Windows 7 ...
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WiFi is not Available on ubuntu 14.04

I have been using Windows XP since past 9 years and I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 today for my project purpose. But I am facing a problem..I am not able to connect to my WiFi connection not is there ...
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Ethernet and Wireless on Dell Latitude D520 stopped working after upgrade to 14.10

I have a Dell Latitude D520 that was wroking flawlessly until Ubuntu 14.10. During the installation the ethernet cable and wireless card worked but after the initial reboot the only way to connect to ...
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Disable a touch screen button on dell xps 11

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my dell xps 11 and it is all running well except there is a windows button (super) on the bottom of the touch screen. This is extremely sensitive and whenever I go ...
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How should I control the brightness on my Ubuntu 14.04 system?

Brightness control button is changing brightness value in file /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness, but screen brightness is not changing.
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Fan Control on Dell L521x

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 L521x (January 2013), and I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 stock. Everything is kind of ok but it seems that the fans never kick in. So even when editing some stuff on ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 : Functions keys switching automatically to FN / Multimedia keys on Dell Studio 1555

I am running ubuntu 13.10 on an old DELL Studio 1555 laptop. This laptop has combinend key row for multimedia keys and functions keys. You can change the behaviour on how the combined keys work via a ...
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System freezes after i8kutils installation [on hold]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and because my notebook is Dell Vostro 3750 I wanted to install i8kutils to have adequate control over fan speeds etc. I installed it using sudo apt-get install ...
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I'm installed windows 8.1 and ubuntu 13.04 But ubuntu 13.04 not boot up in my dell inspiron 15 3521 [on hold]

I bought new dell inspiron 15 3521 laptop 1 months ago with ubuntu os. And i erased ubuntu and i putted windows 8.1 on my lap. After again i installed ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop.. But now only windows ...
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No wifi with xubuntu 12.04 on Dell Inspiron 8600

I've just installed Xubuntu 12.04 on an old Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop, because of the lack of a pae, and everything works fine except wifi. I've followed the instructions on the Wifi help page and ...
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How to move/resize window by tapping/dragging on the touchpad on 14.04?

I have a Dell XPS 13 Developers Edition that came with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. In 12.04, I was able to move and resize windows by tapping/dragging on the touchpad with three fingers. Yesterday, I ...
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broadcom will not connect to wireless, ubuntu 12.04 on dell studio 1749

I have trawled through a multitude of questions regarding this problem, tried many of the given solutions and still the problem persists. Ethernet works fine but wireless is stuck in a loop trying to ...
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Problem in connecting WiFi on A Dell Inspiron 1420

my Dell Inspiron running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, cant detect WiFi Signals and even not showing wifi icon also. I have tried several methods after reading around 20-25 Forums and blogs, but still their is no ...
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WebCam doesn't work - Ubuntu 14.04 - Dell Inspiron 14 3421 [closed]

When I open Cheese on terminal - this happend: prtiago@dell:~$ cheese (cheese:14809): Clutter-WARNING **: Whoever translated default:LTR did so wrongly. ** Message: cheese-application.vala:291: ...
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MAAS for MPI parallel computing on infiniband and SLURM scheduler

Is it possible to setup: MAAS working toghether with a job scheduler (SGE, TORQUE, SLURM, doesn't matter), i.e. when the scheduler needs more CPU then MAAS power up nodes. MAAS networking over ...
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Problem with microfone of laptop

I am using dell ınspıron 1420 and I have problem with microfone of this laptop I am using ubuntu 13.10 I cannot manage the microfone of this laptop. for example when I try to make a voice record, the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs/freezed [closed]

I have just recently download ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit stable release (no beta and all) and installed it on my laptop (dell vostro 3500) before installing I have tried it, everything works fine, then ...
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Display glitch after loaded and working

I ha ve a dell optiplex with the video driver and graphics stuff on-board that uses an allocation of memory. I have the maximum amount of memory dedicated. I don;t know that this is a Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 | Display issues with Dell GX620

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on Dell GX620. I'm not able to change the resolution from 'Display'. I have already tried the following method: Modeline "1280x1024_60.00" 109.00 1280 1368 1496 ...
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Can't enable wifi on ubuntu 12.04 Dell Inspiron 15

I am new to Ubuntu and I know there were a lot of similar issues and I've tried to follow some of the answers on the web (e.g. Dell Inspiron Wifi off or How do I get an Atheros AR8162 working?), but ...
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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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Laptop freezes on battery Dell Inspiron 3521 - Ubutnu 13.10 Gnome shell 3.10

I am running Ubuntu 13.10, Gnome shell - 3.10 on Dell Inspiron 3521 (bought hardly one year ago). Initially it worked fine. But now laptop is suddenly freezing. Nothing works then, no mouse, no ...
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Problem Booting from USB Stick on Old Dell Laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on an old Dell Latitude laptop and would like to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10. I was able to make a bootable USB Stick but the Dell won't boot from it. I hit f12 as it booted and ...
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Dell XPS 13 kernel issue

I've bought Dell XPS 13 9333 and I've upgrade to latest ubuntu 13.10. Then I've realize on book my machine can't never end it's task. It's just freeze after some time on booking screen (Ubuntu image ...
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Display Issues with Dell 8100 NVIDIA TNT2 Card

I am working on resolving a display issue on an old Dell with an NVIDIA NT2 card , what is the trick to copying to the /home directory? I have downloaded the file and have instructions for running it ...
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wifi detection take long time ubuntu12.04

I recently install ubuntu 12.04 on laptop DELL celeron 3521,the big issue that the wireless detection take long time to be detected (4minutes30seconds-avg) after i start the system. after detection ...
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Need drivers for a Dell v525w printer

I have a Dell Dimension 4700, still works fine and I don't want to buy another computer just to avoid the Windows XP shutdown. Loaded Ubuntu 13.04, works great, but when I try to add my printer, my ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell XPS 8500

I'm thinking of replacing my elderly Dell Dimension 5150 with an XPS 8500, but the only reference to this PC's compatibility with Ubuntu mentions to a video failure on booting up, with no solution ...
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not installing ubuntu 13.10 64-bit on dell inspiron 5420

I have a Dell Inspiron 5420 i7 with 8GB of RAM. When I try to install Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit by using a bootable USB device, which was created with Universal USB Installer, it failed to install on my ...
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Cursor drifting Ubuntu 13.10 Dell E6410

I have a Dell E6410 and the cursor drifts on it's own accord up the top right of the screen. Things I've tried so far: The different settings for the mouse/touchpad in Bios Unsetting two finger ...
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Bluetooth issues with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Hello I have a Dell XPS with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed as stock. I also prefer using a mouse so I purchased the Lenovo thinkpad BT mouse (MOBTC9LA). The laptop has BT support and includes Bluez for ...
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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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Flickering/Flashing screen problem related to keyboard

This will seems quite bizarre but that's a huge problem for me, I'm facing it for a long time since Ubuntu 12.04. My Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian (Unity/Gnome) always starts flickering after using the ...
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How to make my Dell 1390 wlan minicard work

I have a dell laptop with at dell wireless 1390 wlan mini-card driver, when I installed Ubuntu side by side with Win7 I assume it was missing a wireless driver since that's what it said. Later on I ...
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Black screen while installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Dell Precision M4800

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on my new Dell Precision M4800 (from a USB key, made from Ubuntu) and I've got that problem : after choosing my language on the boot screen, I can see no more ...
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Resolution and Driver Issue

I can't seem to figure out what happened, but after a recent update my machine will not use it's NVIDIA graphics driver. It is stuck at 1280x720 when the native resolution of the display is 1920x1200. ...
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Dell Studio 1749 i5 overheats with Ubuntu

I've Dell 1749 with Intel i5 430M, ATI 5000HD and 8GB Ram, so I thought that Ubuntu would work without problems but temperature is about 70-80c when I'm normally using (firefox, thunderbird). During ...
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wired network card not recognized with Ubuntu 12.04, Dell Inspiron Laptop

I installed ubuntu 12.04 next to my Win XP and both wired and wireless card doesn't work. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 6400. I went over a few threads here with limilar issue but it didn't work for me. ...