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Synaptics Touchpad scroll not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 1557. My synaptics touch pad is detected but the scroll functions are not working. The scroll option in the GUI for the mouse and touch pad has disappeared. ...
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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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14.04: Cannot enable intel_pstate driver on i7 620M Dell Latitude

Problem similar to this question. Using i7z and the stress utility, I've never seen CPU frequencies crossing the base frequency of 2.66GHz - although maximum Turbo Boost frequency is supposed to be ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3000 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3000, it came with Ubuntu 12.04, I wanted to upgrade it to 14.04, but when I try to boot from USB, after I choose start from the menu (where there is install, check memory ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 touchscreen not recognized anymore on XPS 15 9530 Haswell

I've a Dell XPS 15 with Ubuntu 14.10 and I've just realized that my touchscreen does not work anymore. It's not even recogized: $ dmesg |grep -i touch [ 3.179897] psmouse serio1: synaptics: ...
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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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Ubuntu Server 14.04 does not recognize the hard drive on PowerEdge 2950 with SAS6 iR

I have a power edge 2950 with SAS6 iR without PERC and one single hard disk, the SAS controller is active on BIOS but when I try to install ubuntu server 14.04 it shows: One or more drives containing ...
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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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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 Latitude E5540 keyboard issue

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell LATITUDE E5540 laptop, and I've the following problem: randomly I get one key repetition which stops when I press another key. I think that this is my problem: ...
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Ubuntu USB installation does not boot on a Dell Inspirion N5010

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Hard Drive (WD Elements, 1TB) from my desktop PC. The boot loader is installed on the USB HD, too, and it boots with no problems from that PC. I've tested it on a ...
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Dell Inspiron 5150 with wifi issue

The subject laptop has a minipci card in it used for wireless connection. It worked well under XP Pro, but since formatting the disk, installing 12.04, and installing the drivers it still does not see ...
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Wifi connection dropping and/or slow after upgrading to 14.10

I just recently upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 and immediately started having issues with the wifi on my Dell XPS 13 laptop. It'll work fine for a while (something like 30 min to an hour?) but then the ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 5150. Installing 12.04 and having some problems

The laptop I am trying to convert to ubuntu had XP Pro sp3 on it. It worked fairly well. I was able to use my wifi and get on the Internet and do all the things a PC can do. I decided to convert ...
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Setting up HybridGraphics on Dell xps 15z (L511z) Ubuntu 14.04

Few days ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell xps 15z (L511z) laptop. First problem I encountered was with installation (from CD) not willing to start. With acpi=off selected installation always ...
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Black screen on boot after update to 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Latitude D410 that I bought used with Ubuntu installed on it. It worked fine for several months. I updated to 12.04. I wanted to read Nook books on it, so i tried to find the software ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 battery issue on dell inspiron 5521 [duplicate]

I have been experiencing issues with my battery, it only charges upto 86%, it drains normally, and also sometimes it shows wrong remaining times (like 90hrs) and i cant calibrate it since it doesnt ...
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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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How do I turn off the monitor when I close the lid?

My problem is that when lid is closed, it just shows blank screen and not turning off the monitor, so my monitor is always on. But when I use Win 7 and I close the lid it turns off the monitor, so I ...
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Having trouble reassigning keys

Trying to rebind keys so that I can use my Dell XPS 12 in tablet mode optimally. Want to rebind the left Windows key and trick the system into thinking that it is the right windows key. This Dell ...
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Own brightness script, problem with missing ']'

I'm starting my adventure with Ubuntu ( I'm a MS's kid :D) and I would like to create my own scripts for controlling the brightness. I know all about the xbindkeys, and how does it works, but there is ...
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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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Reformat/Erase and Install Ubuntu on Old Computer

Okay! I'm completely new to Linux and here's what I want to do. I have MacBook that I use for my daily use that I don't want to change. I also have an old desktop that just sits there. It has windows ...
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In-built speakers are not working on Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 (Ubuntu 14.04)

I tried following Ubuntu's audio debugging page, but could not resolve the problem using that. I am not able to get output on my inbuilt speakers while only getting clear sounds in left ear when I ...
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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 Inspiron 20 Touch Screen Right Click Ubuntu 14.04 64

I have been having problems finding a logical or one that works yet. I have a 10 point multi touch. I can't use some features but right click being the big one. Does anyone else have one of these that ...
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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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Xubuntu 14.04 install fails on Dell Inspiron B130 with Broadcom 4318

I have a Dell Inspiron B130 I am trying to install 32-bit Xubuntu 14.04 on. The install of 13.10 was AOK but the update failed catastrophically, so I am reinstalling from scratch. WiFi and the ...
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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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Webcam not detected in cheese, also not listed in lsusb

I have dell inspiron n5110 laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 installed in it. Webcam works fine in windows. But in ubuntu , cheese shows "no device found". Here is my output of lsusb: Bus 002 ...
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Boot issues on Inspiron M5010 when installing 64 bit Ububtu 14.04. Help!

This is my first time using Ubuntu. I bought a wiped computer from ebay and I'm just trying to install Ubuntu OS. I downloaded the software, formatted my USB to Fat 32. I used UUI and Yumi both to ...
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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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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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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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How to get two finger tap correctly working on 14.04 with Dell 7537?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my Dell Inspiron 7537. The two finger tap in the touchpad that simulates the right click is not very responsive. Sometimes it works at the first time, and ...
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Updating to 3.13.0-39 broke Mouse and Keyboard

EDIT: I finally realized that there are two different versions of Linux listed in the Grub booting menu 3.13.0-39 3.13.0-32 If I pick 3.13.0-32 the keyboard and mouse will work. But if I pick ...
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SSID of my wireless network is missing in Ubuntu 12.04 I can see other SSID's

I am unable to connect to the wireless network from Ubuntu 12.04 where as I can connect to the same wireless network via Windows 7, here is a snapshot of connected network in Windows 7 the SSID to ...
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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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brightness control not working in 14.04 (dell inspiron 3537)

brightness control not working when keys are pressed with Fn key. it shows indicator on top right corner increasing & decreasing but nothing happens.
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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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Problems on Dell Vostro 5470 ( Subwoofer/Video Driver/HDMI)

Summary: 1) Problem subwoofer. 2) Problem of the video card driver. 3) HDMI problem Good evening, folks... My name is Carlos Vinicius Costa Ferrer, I am a law student (not IT) and am wanting to ...
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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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wired network detected in ubuntu 14.04 bootable pendrive, no network after installing on harddrive

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell e1505 laptop from a bootable pendrive created by UNetbootin. when I used the pendrive to try Ubuntu without installing, it detected my wired network and ...
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Bluetooth not working on BCM43142 on 14.10

I have an issue on a Dell Vostro 3560 with a BCM43142 where the Bluetooth doesn't work even with the proprietary drivers installed. The WiFi works just fine. I'm running a fresh installation of Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boot problem on DELL Inspiron 5150

I acquired the DELL running XP Pro sp3. It was very slow to boot, and didn't perform well with my wireless network. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba and it works wonderfully well, so I thought I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit java web start app error

I use VM with Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit installed on it with lastest Oracle Java 7. While I'm trying to run remote console on Dell PowerEdge M600 iDRAC I have an error when the application is just about to ...
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Ubuntu with dell mini 10

I just bought a dell inspiron mini 10 for use mainly for web browsing. It has windows 7 on it, and with only 1gb of ram, seems pretty slow. i have 2 questions. would converting this unit to umbuntu ...
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Dell inspiron 14R has no network after kubuntu installation

I've just installd the LTS version of Kubuntu, and i can't connect to any network, wired OR wireless.. Most of the answers i've seen here assumed there's only a problem with the wireless, so i'm kinda ...
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Webcam works in browser, but not in Skype or Cheese

I have a Dell XPS 15 l502x, and I want to get my camera to work. It has been working in some previous versions of Ubuntu. I got no idea why it isn't working, and what to check to find out why. If ...