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Dell XPS 15 wireless adapter not working in ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell XPS 15 dual boot Windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04. The wireless works in Windows 10 but the Ubuntu doesn't recognize my wireless internet card. I have seen a similar post here (Wireless not ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R : ubuntu 16.04 wifi connection lost after few minutes of login

I have installed ubuntu 16.04 in Feb 2016,my wifi was working fine for few days but then I ran into wifi connection issues. After booting the wifi stays for few minutes then disconnects itself then it ...
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Wireless driver stops working after update on Dell Procision 5510

I'm writing this in case someone else runs into it. I have a Dell Precision 5510 with Ubuntu 14.04 pre-installed. It came with a bunch of DKMS drivers installed by Dell, which worked through the first ...
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WiFi not working after latest Ubuntu software update

I have a Dell laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I purchased it new about a month ago. This morning I got a popup about a Software Update available, so I updated, and now the wifi is not working at all. ...
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Ubuntu on Dell Latitude 11 Tablet

Did anybody succeed in installing Ubuntu on a Dell Latitude 11 Tablet? Particularly, I'd be interested in the 2016 version with m3 or m5 (Skylake generation). Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a ...
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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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Two external monitor on Dell XPS 9350 (2016 model)

On Dell XPS 9350 (2016 model) you need to use the USB-C port if you want to enjoy a external monitor. One of the USB-C adaptors is Dell Adapter - USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB 3.0 (DA200). When I ...
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Where can I find the Ubuntu drivers for a Dell 1700 printer.

I have Hewlett Packard Compaq D230 PC running Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS 32 bit. I have a Dell 1700 printer and I want to download the corresponing drivers and utilities for it. Could someone give me ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Compatibility [duplicate]

How can I check if Ubuntu 16.04 is compatible with my laptop device or not? I notice that the certified hardware category on Ubuntu website doesn't show any support for 16.04.
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GRUB installation UBUNTU SERVER

I've problems while installing GRUB 2, in my server dell poweredge 1950. I've tried with a lot of OS of ubuntu, server, desktop, debian, but, any SO work. I don't know what to do. The error says that ...
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Dell 9350 , ubuntu 16.04 , bluetooth mouse Dell WM615 connect and then disconnect after short time

i'm going mad with a bluetooth mouse ... i see many question and many people solve the problem but not me unfortunately ... I have a Bluetooth mouse Dell WM615 and a Dell 9350 Notebook Developer ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on dell precision 3800

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my precision 3800 but I am encountering huge difficulties. My problem is that the USB pendrive I created does not load at all the installer. I disabled fast ...
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Dell Insiron 2in1 Auto-rotate on 16.04 help

I have been searching everywhere. I can not get auto-rotate to work. I have a Dell Inspiron 11 3000-series (3153 to be exact) and I can not get the screen to auto-rotate magick-rotation does not seem ...
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Do I need any extra drivers for the Realtek waves maxx audio on my Dell XPS 17?

I have a Dell XPS 17(3D) laptop. It has JBL speakers and a subwoofer too. It came windows pre-installed but I have Linux now in it. The problem is in windows I had Realtek waves maxx audio in it for ...
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Dell Inspiron 7559 doesn't work with ubuntu linux

I bought this new laptop and there are tons of problems in installing ubuntu. There is a not full solution here: Dual Boot on Dell Inspiron 7559 laptop It doesn't work for me cause I ended up where ...
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Dell Inspiron 15-7568 Touchpad Move Freeze on Xenial 16.04

On this Dell 15-7568, there is a touchpad with the left and right click areas merged into the pad. Steps to Reproduce With a clean install of 16.04: Place Thumb on left-click area Place middle ...
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Cannot create a backup with Dell Recovery utility

I tried to create a backup using Dell Recovery utility after reinstalling Ubuntu. During that process I choose "No media, create image" options as I wanted to save .iso file on the hard drive. At the ...
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Dell Inspiron 14-3452 BIOS refuses to boot Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu 15.10 x64 (I also tried 14.04 x32), whenever I booted, it told me: Your system seems to be having trouble starting. Dell SupportAssist is scanning your hardware for a ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu 14.04 Dell 7559 Laptop

I am new to Ubuntu (Linux). Plz give me a hand. My Laptop Dell 7559 is completely not coming any sound. How do I fix this!
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no grub menu after ubuntu 15.10 install : dell xps 9350

Was discussing my woes dual booting win10 and ubuntu on a new dell xps 13 9350 in this q, and thought this issue merited its own question. what I have done so far did a clean install of win 10 ...
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Waiting to upgrade 14.04.4 LTS to 16.04.1 LTS

I have waited for the automatic upgrade message from the Software Updater, but no upgrade message. Some information from the terminal program follows: william@william-Inspiron-3537:~$ date Fri ...
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Force displayPort Passive

I have a Dell OptiPlex 9020 pc with Displayport According to the specifications of the product I need an active adapter DP++. Right now I own only a passive adapter, is there a way to force video ...
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Linux Mint & Dell Inspiron 17 7000 Series: Wifi Turned OFF [closed]

I can not turn on wifi in my dell laptop. The software wireless switch is off and I can not turn it on. As soon as you try to flick it to ON it moves back to OFF. I have just installed Linux Mint ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Dell Precision 5510

Has anyone had any success installing Ubuntu 14.04, 15.10, or any variety on the new Dell Precision 5510? I have been trying for 3 days with very little success. Issues I'm Facing The Intel 8260 ...
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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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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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Brightness doesn't change on Dell XPS15 9550 with 16.04

If I try to change screen brightness on my Dell XPS15 with Fn + F11 or Fn + F12 or in the System Settings Dialogue, nothing happens. The bar indicating the screen brightness changes but the screen ...
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Nvidia driver breaks X? [duplicate]

I have recently replaced my old broken hard drive in my laptop. The bad thing is that the old hard drive had a pre-installed ubuntu and recovery partition with all the drivers shipped with it. So ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 on Dell XPS 9550 trackpad woes part 2: my hand keeps hitting the trackpad and moving the cursor

Believe it or not, this is the first time I'm using a laptop with a trackpad (until now, all my laptops have been Thinkpads, and I've always disabled the trackpad on those. However, my T61p was ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 on Dell XPS 9550 trackpad woes part 1: scroll direction

I just loaded kubuntu 16.04 on my new xps 9550; in Settings > Input Devices there is an option to reverse the scroll direction (please, no flame wars about which one is the "right" way to do it, we ...
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Indicator-multiload at 100% CPU after power disconnect

I'm on Dell Latitude 3440 using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit. Whenever I disconnect power plug from the laptop the system almost freezes with indicator-multiload taking 100% of CPU. When I kill indicator-...
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headphone jack not working with Dell XPS 13 bought in 2014

Similarly to Headphone jack not working?, I have a Dell XPS 13 and since I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, my headphones jack is not working anymore, while internal speakers work fine. when I plug in ...
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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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kidle_inject uses cpu power without apparent reason

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an i5-3250M, 6GB RAM Dell Inspiron laptop. I have been noticing all this time from my cpu usage monitor that there is high usage of my CPU (without using something ...
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Is there a driver for the touchpad of the Dell Latitude E7270?

The touchpad on the Dell Latitude E7270 works out of the box, but there is no possible configuration about it. In the mouse settings, there is no tab for the touchpad. I searched for the model of ...
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driver for Realtel Waves Maxx audio on Dell inspiron 15

I know that a simillar question has being asked earlier (here), but I am afraid to try the accepted solution, as the solution is given for the Ubuntu 12.04 and I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04. Since ...
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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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Stuck on BIOS splash screen (Dell manufacturer logo) [closed]

My computer always gets stuck during boot at this screen: Is this a problem of Ubuntu or the computer itself and how can I fix it?
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Where can I find a better touch screen driver?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3452 and it has a 15.6" touchscreen, only I cannot use it because I can't scroll without touching the scroll bar, I can't open context menu's, etc. Can somebody please ...
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How do I install Intel graphic drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 for DELL Inspiron N4050

I have DELL Inspiron n4050 i5 4GB RAM laptop and I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I need to install graphic drivers on it and don't know how.
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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 connection....
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Fully disable “tap and drag gesture” for synaptics touchpad

I recently got a new Dell XPS 15 9550, and I followed the instructions of the OP in this thread https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2317843 to set it up to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. ...
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I don't have any wireless connection [duplicate]

Yesterday I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04, and installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. But now I see I don't have any possible wifi connection and ethernet. Don't I have drivers or what? My wireless card: ...
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Dell XPS 13 9350 (2016) 16.04 upgrade nosound

Just upgraded my Dell XPS13 (9350, 2016 model) to 16.04. Been trying all the things that other people seem to have with no results. Any pointers appreciated. $ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware ...
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Battery not charging in Dell Inspiron N5010

I recently purchased a new battery for my system. The battery is not charging though. Initially I thought that there is an issue with the battery. So I exchanged it to buy a new one but the problem ...
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Support setting external monitors for Ubuntu 16.04

I have : Dell Laptop Inspiron 13 - 7000 Series (7353 modal ) Internal Video card : Intel® HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2) 2 Dell Monitors - UltraSharp U2414H Dell Docking Station 3.0 - D3100 Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Wifi networks grayed out - Dell Latitude E5470

I have seen many posts about Wifi problems in various versions of Ubuntu but non of the responses seem to be applicable to me. This is the output of rfkill list: 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: ...
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External monitor on Dell xps 13 9350

Once more some odd problems with Ubuntu on the Dell XPS 13 (9350, 2016 model). I got the Dell DA200 adapter (USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB3.0) to attach an external monitor. I have tested two ...
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Dell developer edition ubuntu 14.04 super key not working

Just picked up a precision 5510 loaded with 14.04. Everything is pretty smooth but for some reason the super key does not work ( checked with xev, it works). I downloaded the unity tweak tool and it ...
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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 ...