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Touch Screen Support for Ubuntu 14.10

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 touch screen laptop. How do I use multi-touch and pinch to zoom with Ubuntu?
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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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Touchpad track speed increases in dual monitor setup

I have a Dell E6530 with an Alps touchpad, NVIDIA NVS 5200 with proprietary nvidia-319.32 video driver installed. I am using xfce4 although I do not know if this makes a difference, as it seems to be ...
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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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Alienware M14X R4 Eject Button Not Working, Please Help!

I Have an Alienware M17x R4, it came with Windows 7 on it, when we got a ton of viruses on it we decided to put Ubuntu 14.04 on it, The problem is: the eject key on the top right of the keyboard ...
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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 XPS 13 Cannot Right Click

I recently set up Ubuntu on a new Dell XPS 13 (9343), and I've been having a bit of trouble with the trackpad. It cannot right click. Here's what I've tried so far: Checking xinput: Output of xinput ...
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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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Wireless wont show up on Dell Latitude D620, I am New to LUBUNTU and never used Linux

I got a Dell Latitude D620 from work on condition it had to be DBAN DOD wiped prior to removal. It is a DuoCore 1.6GHz 1GB RAM machine which sounded like LUBUNTU would be good fit... All of it worked ...
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The System is Running in Low Graphics Mode 14.04 / Intel graphics card

After a software update through the GUI software update tool, my machine always boots into an error screen noting: The system is running in low graphics mode Your screen, graphics card, and ...
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Dell Chomebook 11 install error*

I have been trying to install crouton for my chomebook. I previously had it installed then I by accident powerwashed my pc. I went to install it again only to wait 20 min and after have this error ...
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Problem with “suspend”

A few months ago I bought a Dell PowerEdge T320 (Intel Xeon E5-2403) which came with Windows Server 2012. I removed that and installed Ubuntu. But in Ubuntu when I try to put the system to suspend, it ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 on empty disk. Help?

I'm having a problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Dimension e510 with a USB flash drive. I changed the boot order so that USB Device is first. I did download the .iso image and copy the files ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't shutdown on my Dell 15R 7520!

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 using usb installer on my laptop. The only issue with it is it won't shutdown or reboot at all. The system shows few messages and tries to kill all the processes but fails and ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 does not see a touchpad on my Dell Inspiron 14 3000 laptop

Ubuntu 14.04 entirely does not see a touchpad with its buttons on my Dell Inspiron 14 3000 laptop. Re-installed Ubuntu - result is the same - no touchpad. I ran some diagnostics and here are the ...
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Dell M3800 poor performance using nvidia drivers

I have Dell precision m3800 with Intel 4600 integrated graphics, and Quadro K1100m nvidia GPU Nvidia driver 349.12 from xorg-edgers ubuntu 14.04 (well elementaryos freya) kernel 3.13.0-49-generic ...
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Strange colors in Ubuntu (green tint, 14.04 LTS)

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 5737 with an Intel Haswell Core i5 4200U, and an AMD Radeon HD8870 graphics card (switchable). When installing Ubuntu (after checking disk for errors) and choosing "Try ...
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Dell C640 No internet with Ubuntu

Installed ubuntu-14.04.2 on Dell C640 for my kid (edubuntu) Problem: No wired connection. No wifi connection. Slitaz linux connects using wired connection. Machine uses: "Agere Wireless Mini-PCI ...
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WiFi adapter not detected in LUbuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my Dell inspiron 5520. But as often happens with a new operating system, there is no wifi for me now. I can only connect to internet using the ethernet connection. I ...
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Heating issues and Fan sound on Dell Inspiron 3521 running Ubuntu 13.04

I have tried various solutions available online 1) Added pcie_aspm=force to /etc/default/grub 2) Since Jupiter is no longer available in 13.04 , installed tlp But still fan is making lot of sound ...
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Abnormally High Fan Speed on Cool Laptop, Dell Inspiron 15R 5520, Ubuntu 14.04,

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 running Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. My issue is with the Dell's fan, which is running at full speed during most of the time the computer is booted into ...
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Chrome GPU process crashes after resume from suspend

When i launch Chrome hardware acceleration works fine. Checking with chrome://gpu i get "Hardware accelerated" on all features (i have Override software rendering list flag enabled in chrome://flags). ...
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Ubuntu driver package for Dell latitude e5250? [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell latitude e5250 and everything except fingerprint reader (tried the fprint package) seems to work fine. Searched and found this driver package for the laptop and ...
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Old Dell Optiplex GX520 running Ubuntu; how would I go about installing multiple Linux distros?

I'm a newbie to Linux (I installed it about a month ago) and there are some other distributions that I would like to run on my old computer (specifically Linux Mint). I've tried everything and I can't ...
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No Audio DELL XPS 13 9333 Haswell Ubuntu 14.04

I have been unable to get headphone or internal audio to work on my DELL XPS 13 9333 Haswell with Ubuntu 14.04. Here is the information I have. I would really appreciate your help. Alsa Info Script ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dell XPS14z dual monitor resolution problem

I've decided to add additional monitor connected with Minidisplay to HDMI adaptor to my Dell XPS14z laptop and I've faced with big troubles. I'm not able to set up so-called Dual monitor extended mode ...
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Dell Inspiron 5521 i7-3317U Fan CPU too Noisy

I am having a problem with the fan speed with my new Dell Inspiron 5521 i7-3317U, Full HD with installed Ubuntu 12.04. The fan is too noisy. After starting the Laptop, the fan starts and is not ...
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Dell Precision m3800 wifi “Hardware Disabled”

Network applet lists wifi as "Hardware Disabled." If I go to Software & Updates > Additional Drivers it indicates Broadcom Corporation: BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Adapter. This device is using an ...
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Touchpad stops working after a while, Ubuntu 14.10, Dell Latitude E7440

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell laptop, every time after log in for a while, the touchpad would stop working so I have to use my USB mouse, I've tried to run these commands after the touchpad ...
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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 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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Dual Boot Ubuntu without touching Windows installed on another drive?

I recently installed Windows 8.1 on my 250GB SDD. I still have my 1TB HDD with an older version of Windows 8.1 and files that I use (like Documents and Games), the 1TB HDD is basically just a files ...
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wlan0: deauthenticated from <ip6> (Reason: 2)

Previous questions on that topic didn't really help, therefore a new one. Problem Every time I try to connect to the wifi, I get automatically "deauthenticated" (reason: 2) Theories on the web ...
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Track Pad not supporting click and drag

Dell Inspiron 15-7537: Trackpad doesnt function properly in Ubuntu whereas it flawlessly does in Windows. The click and drag feature is erratic. I rectified it using sudo modprobe -r psmouse ...
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BCM43142 WiFi not working in Ubuntu 14.04.2 [duplicate]

I tried many solutions given for other BCM43 drivers and nothing helped me!! I saw one guy posted that WiFi wont work for Wubi Ubuntu of BCM43142. I do not have ethernet connection too in my home!! I ...
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Does dell vostro 3500 support ubuntu 14.04.2? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Vostro 3500 laptop with Intel I3 processor with 4GB RAM. Can you please tell if I will be able to run Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my laptop? It has Intel Core i3 CPU M380 @ 2.53 Ghz. Installed ...
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Wireless card does not detect any wireless networks

Its a Dell Latitude E6400, dual bot windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Already tried out the "additional drivers" while being connected via Ethernet cable but none show up. Any other advices?
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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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No audio through speakers but headphones work fine

1I recently bought a Dell Latitude E7440 laptop. It came with Windows 7 preinstalled and eveything works fine with it. But I'm planning to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and when I boot from a USB stick, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on boot screen

Today I tried to install Ubuntu on my Dell xps 8700 with windows 8 pre-installed so I changed my boot order to boot from the cd in the installer I chose to delete all and just have Ubuntu all was ...
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Dell Latitude E7450: repeating keystrokes issue

A brand new Dell Latitude E7450, with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.2. Sometimes a pressed key repeats until another key is pressed. This is presumably a BIOS bug. Here's a discussion about it ...
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Speakers are not working while headphones are working on my Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series laptop

Speakers are not working while headphones are working on my Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series laptop. Can you please help me to solve the problem? This is the link to my alsa-info script: ...
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Problem enabling TRIM on SSD on Ubuntu 14.04/Dell Power Edge T620 workstation

I have problem activating TRIM on INTEL SSDs in a Dell PowerEdge T620 workstation. The SSDs are handled by BIOS and not behind the HW RAID controller. The symptoms are the following: fstrim -v /ssd ...
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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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How to load latest Ubuntu OS on Dell Inspiron 3000 running 9.10

I am trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, however the vintage Dell that my 82 year old M-I-L refuses to part with cannot boot from USB and only has a CD-RW drive. ...
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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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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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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 ...