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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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No Wireless with broadcom BCM4350 Ubuntu 16.04

EI'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on an Dell XPS 13 9350 (skylake) Since the old kernel doesn't support the broadcom wireless card I updated to ubuntu 16.04, coming from 15.10. The 4.4 kernel supports the ...
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Dell DA200 Adapter not working on Ubuntu

I have Dell XPS15, dual booting with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (novice to Linux), which came with a Type-C USB. I just bought a Dell DA200 adapter for the USB which works on Windows but doesn't ...
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Mobile Broadband not working on Dell Inspiron after upgrading to 15.10

I've just upgraded my Dell Inspiron from ubuntu trusty to xubuntu wily (I formatted and performed a clean install rather than a usual upgrade). All the other things are working as usual except the ...
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No WiFi or Enable WiFi option after restart Ubuntu 16.04

Please help me troubleshoot this WiFi issue with my laptop. I have a Dell XPS L521X running on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. My WiFi card is Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260. My WiFi would work normally, but on a ...
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Is Dell Bios article on Ubuntu Wiki outdated?

I came across this "immutable" page on the wiki. According to this, Dell doesn't support Ubuntu?? Even if they advertise it preinstalled? Also, it seems the non-Windows instructions don't match the ...
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Slow Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell PowerEdge R220

We installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit on Dell PowerEdge R220 server but the system is really slow. Do you know whether this is because of a missing driver or it is something else ? Memory: 3.7 GiB ...
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Scaling 3rd party programs on small size high resolution display

I have Dell 9350 (13 inch) and installed Ubuntu 16.04. I am able to use my resolution 3200 x 1800 but I have small screen so I have to adjust scale for menu and title bars setting 1 to 2 in order to ...
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Switching to AHCI causes bricked (?) dell xps 9350

I was looking to dual boot Windows 10 and ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a dell xps 9350. gparted/ubuntu was unable to detect the drive to commence an install (live usb worked great), so it was suggested to load ...
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WiFi too slow compared to cable internet. Ubuntu 14.04 Intel Wireless card

First I'd like to say that I have searched a lot and tried many things to solve my problem. But nothing seems to work. I have a Dell laptop Inspiron-5448 with Ubuntu 14.04. It is new and Ubuntu came ...
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Alternatives to xrandr for HiDPI double screens

I have a Dell Precision 5510 with a 3840x2160 screen, connected to a monitor with a 1920x1200px resolution. In order to use them together I followed what is suggested here. In other words, executing: ...
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pm-hibernate freezes and/or fails to resume on Dell XPS 13, 14.04, 3.19 kernel [duplicate]

I'm running 14.04 on a new XPS 13. In order to support the newer hardware, I'm running a mainline 3.19 kernel. Hibernate resume has been iffy with the entire 3.19 kernel line, but recently (3.19.5) ...
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Sound speakers problem in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

sound problem. sound setting only shows analog output, but only headphones work. How to add speakers option in sound setting. Can anyone help me? I tried to solve this problem more than 3 months. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no sound at laptop speakers but working on headset

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in dell inspiron. I could not hear sound in my laptop. But i can hear sound via headset and external speakers. In sound setting there is no speakers option. In my laptop ...
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Adjusting brightness to my laptop

I try through System Settings to change the brightness of my screen, but nothing happens. I also tried to follow this answer how to adjust screen brightness in ubuntu 14.04?. But I think that the ...
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New dual screen setup error “could not set the configuration for CRTC 64”

I have a Dell XPS13 with factory install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (3.13). I've been trying to set up dual monitors since I got it, but I can only get Ubuntu to see one external monitor at a time. It's like ...
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Ubuntu drains battery very fast on 16.04

I have Dell XPS L502X I have installed SSD of kingstone 120 gb After that i have i have installed ubutu 16.04 and my battery drain very fast at 100% charging work 1 hour and 13 minutes while in ...
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Driver for speakers in dell laptop

I am priyanga. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in dell inspirion. In my laptop speakers are not working. But i can hear sounds via headset and external speakers. Once i talked to dell help line they ...
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Grub cannot find kernel image on a Chromebook

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and i know i like it. So i figured I can take the plunge with the Chromebook I have. So, I fully replaced the stock BIOS on my Dell Chromebook 11 (i3 model) with one made by ...
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Dual Booting Dell XPS 13 Windows 10 Ubuntu 16.04

first timer here. Checked the documentation, don't see a solution. I'm a casual *nix user but I can follow your commands. -- I am having trouble installing for a dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu ...
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Dell Quickset application

Is there any way to install or unlock some features of Dell Quickset application in Ubuntu? I'm very new to using Ubuntu and Linux, but within Dell Quickset there's a option do disable Dell ...
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reboot fails on Dell XPS, Ubuntu 16.04

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a new Dell XPS laptop, and everything is working great out of the box except that Ubuntu will not reboot or power down. Attempting to reboot from the menu in the upper ...
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Which software controls the fan on Dell Sputnik?

As far as I know Project Sputnik from Dell, it is a developer notebook with Ubuntu installed. This notebook has a fan and some kernel module / driver / user land app to handle turning it on and off. ...
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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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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 vostro 1540 touchpad shaking/moving along a millimeter distance Ubuntu 16.04

its a big pain as my pointer is shaking while i point at some buttons or try to scroll. my touchpad works fine on another installation(elementary os). so i did xinput on terminal and found the third ...
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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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Inspiron 5558, install another OS alongside Ubuntu

i have the DELL inspiron 5558 ubuntu 14 version. I am happy with is but i do need to install as well some other OSes. i do need to install win7, freebsd as well with ubuntu which is currently working. ...
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Fixing black screen

I dont know why Dell redictered me to you guys but I'm having issues with my laptop and I'm hoping you can help. A few hours ago I restarted it and when it came back on it loaded and just showed a ...
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Which has better compatibility with ubuntu - xps 13 / xps 14?

I am planning on buying a dell XPS 13 or XPS 14.. but really confused in choosing one.. Will be installing Ubuntu along side windows (dual boot) Main purpose - web & mobile app development It ...
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Help Ubuntu and Windows won't shutdown

I've decided to install Ubuntu 16.04 along with Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series. Now both OS's can't shut down properly. What is looks like is that all processes are killed during the ...
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Using Microsoft Designer Keyboard and Mouse with ubuntu 16.04 (on a dell xps 13)

I have the new developer edition of the Dell XPS 13, which comes with ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Since the new LTS is released already I decided to upgrade to 16.04, which should support BLE (Bluetooth Low ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 as a stand alone system. I made a disk image of ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso on my Mac Air laptop. I tried the CD on my Mac Air and ...
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Issues installing Ubuntu Server 16.04 onto Dell Optiplex 960

Issues installing Ubuntu Server 14 and 16 onto Dell OptiPlex 960. I've installed Ubuntu Server 12 and 14 many times and 16 a few times on old Dell OptiPlex 755s, but I have a few 960s collecting ...
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Upgrade to 16.04 breaks Wifi on Dell XPS 13 (9343)

Ubuntu 15.x was working great on my Dell XPS 13. After upgrading to 16.04 it appears the drivers for the Broadcom BCM4352 Wireless Network Adapter are not loaded. lshw -C network says the network is ...
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Dell Inspiron 3542 b40 i5 8gb ram 1TBHD not shutting off

I've tried everything but I couldn't fix the problem. I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot with windows 10. Ubuntu works fine,but It gets stuck at loading screen on shutdown. Ubuntu has never froze ...
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Dell Precision 3510 update failed

I have a new Precision 3510 with SSD. Loaded by DELL with UBUNTU 14.04. Once I received it, I loaded firefox and set up updates. Attempted an update. During the install of the updates it asked me ...
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Ethernet shows disconnected yet cable plugged in

I have a Latitude E7240. Network cable is plugged in but Ethernet Network disconnected. Have tried all kinds of things with blacklisting, driver search, work off the install USB but to no avail. Here ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 is not installing on Dell Inspiron mini 1012

I have dell inspiron mini 1012 with 2GB RAM, I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 32bit in it. but while installing, it stuck on boot screen. I have tried with dvd, but there is same problem. I can not ...
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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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How do I give extra keys function?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I installed a clean Ubuntu desktop 14.04.3 LTS. Everything is working fine on my laptop (dell inspiron 15z), except for the extra keys. How can I give them a function, like locking ...
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How do you detect physical screen flip on a 2-in-1 Notebook?

Making the display flip is pretty straight forward. I detected that on my Dell Inspiron 15-7568 I have the following setup: $ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3840 x 2160, maximum 32767 x ...
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Grub2 broken after editing grub.cfg

In attempting to update the bios on my machine so that it would allow me to utilize all of the installed RAM, I found instructions on adding the option to the GRUB bootloader menu. Since the only ...
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Dell laptop fan very noisy in Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell Inspiron N5110 and I like it a lot. But the problem is that the fan started to behave crazy. It is working almost always making it impossible to focus on ...
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No sound on Dell xps l702

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell XPS l702. I have sound in the form of headphones or the HDMI out but not the on-board WAVES MaxxAudio sound card. I have tried a few different steps, like in ...
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Wi-fi issues on Dell Vostro 3446 Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04(Trusty Tahr) on my Dell Vostro 3446 and it seems to work fine barring a glitch. The wi-fi does not work. When I click the wi-fi button on the top right, it does not show ...
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No Internet after suspend

Ok. So I'm pretty sure this issue started after coming back from a suspend, which I understand is common in ubuntu 14. Right now I don't know where to start troubleshooting. Everything seems fine, my ...
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Bluetooth not working on ubuntu 14.04 with dell inspiron 15-3521

I have a laptop Dell inspiron 15-3521 with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed, It was working good (I removed this Ubuntu). I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (fresh install). (The driver installed is: ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 Progress bars are weird with a white box

I see this white boxes in progress bars whenever there are some text inside it. Please see the picture below. This is same for any application. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1525, ...