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Wifi in Ubuntu 15.04

Of course, we first have the issue that Dell decided that not mentioning the model number on their laptops was much more user friendly. It says "Inspiron 15, 5000 series" on some kind of sticker on ...
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SD Card Slot not recognized 14.04

I hope somone can help me out. I tried some solutions but nothing has fixed my problems. My SD Card Slot is not recognized by Ubuntu. It also doesnt listed as a storage. I dont know how i should fix ...
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Is it possible to add a network interface to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server Installer

I am currently trying to setup an unattended usb installer for my company (using ks and preseed) using Ubuntu 14.04.3 Server LTS. We purchased the Dell XPS 13 (9343) (no onboard nic) with the Dell ...
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Passive cooling on laptop

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop (model number l502x). In both windows 7 and windows 8, I have been able to select power options (power saver, high performance, etc.). In the configuration settings for ...
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Temperature of my laptop

I am using Dell Inspiron-3521 and it's temperatures rises when I am watching anything on youtube or netflix. I don't know how to fix it. Thanks.
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Disconnect a laptop charger in software?

Short of the question: Are there any particular mechanisms to temporarily switch the charger input on a laptop on or off in software? In particular I am looking at a Dell Inspiron E1505 in my case. ...
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Touchpad using I2C bus AND PS2 mode, what to do?

I think I am a little bit lost here - my Dell XPS 13 9343 the touchpad uses I2C bus and PS2 mode. The output of xinput is : Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer ...
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Dell XPS 13 (2015) cannot find some wireless networks

I have Dell XPS 13 9343 (Ubuntu 15.04, 3.19 kernel) with Broadcom BCM4352 wireless card and it cannot find some wifi networks including mine. My other notebook (same Ubuntu version) and cellphone have ...
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Brightness slider is too fine (14.04)

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell laptop (XPS 13 Developer Edition). The brightness slider stopped working (the slider would fill up and empty as usual but the brightness wouldn't change). This fix ...
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Dell Win 8.1 64bit Unbuntu 14 VirtualBox ACPI PCC Boot fail

On Win 8.1 pro with 64bit I5 3.1 GHZ Dell with terabyte of storage using VirtualBox 5.0 and Ubuntu 14 lts desktop iso image. When i start the instance created I receive ACPI PCC probe failure and ...
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Intel graphics problem 14.04.02

I have problem with my new Dell E7450, when I start Xubuntu 14.04.02 LTS it hangs up at login screen. It looks like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/PZlWs.jpg Elements are partly black and unreadable. ...
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There is no sound out of the speakers from my dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop ubuntu 12.04

There is no sound out of the speakers from my dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop OS ubuntu 12.04. All of the blue there was no sound on my laptop without making any adjustments to the sound device. ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu in Dell inspiron 9200

I have a dell Inspiron 9200 with Windows XP Professional and a pentium M chip. I have downloaded all softwares needed to create a bootable flash drive for the instalation of Ubuntu. I can only get to ...
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Laggy/jumpy/erratic bluetooth mouse in Ubuntu 15.04

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (64 bit) on a DELL XPS 13 (model 9343, BIOS A03) notebook. I use a DELL bluetooth mouse but sometimes it behaves erratically (laggy, jumpy). What could be causing that? Is ...
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Kubuntu 14.04.2 laptop freezes on black screen after waking from sleep mode

I have a Dell Inspiron N7110 laptop, running Kubuntu 14.04.2. Whenever I put the laptop in sleep mode, it goes right to sleep, as intended. But when I wake the laptop from sleep mode by pressing the ...
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Dell Inspiron 17r's Wifi doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I had to reinstall my Ubuntu system because it was not working properly so I did with a USB installation and I kept my old /home. The Wifi was working good on my 14.10 system and even in Live CD but ...
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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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Keyboard and mouse are not working on dell laptop after updrading to 14.04 lts version

Need a help, System Configuration: Dell vostro , RAM: 4GB , Processor: i3 , HDD: 500GB , Yesterday, I have upgraded my ubuntu OS version 12.** LTS into 14.04 LTS on that time my external mouse and ...
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Dell XPS 13 touchscreen not working, sound not working

All of a sudden the touchscreen on my laptop stopped working, and the sound does not recognise my headphones. I have not installed anything recently, just the usual, minor LTS updates. The ...
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Fan does not work on Dell XPS 13 developer edition with 14.04

After updating my Dell XPS 13 developer edition to Ubuntu 14.04 the fan is not working. The i8kutils are installed but i8kmon does not work. It returns * starting Dell fan/cpu-temperature monitor ...
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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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How can I disable CPU C2 and C3 states options?

I have a DELL XPS 13 9333. As you can read here, it produces an annoying coil whine under some circumstances: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19538215.aspx Someone ...
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Unable to connect wifi and ethernet

I have installed Ubuntu on my Dell Latitude e6400 laptop. However, I am unable to connect either with Ethernet or wifi. There are no drivers detected under additional drivers. I enabled networking and ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 not detecting Nvidia GPU

I installed 13.10 just yesterday and it didn't detect my Nvidia 420m GPU. i am using a dell xps laptop with optimus. I checked in software update app-->Additional Driviers but the drivers option ...
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Dell XPS-L502X volume keys don't work in Ubuntu 13.10?

My Dell XPS L502X volume function keys don't work after installing ubuntu 13.10. They were working fine in ubuntu 13.04.
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Is the Sputik Kernel Project only for Dell Xps 13?

I read that Dell Sputnik Kernel is necessary for the correct usage of the hardware in dell xps 13 ultrabook and xps 15 ultrabook. Do you know if the dell sputnik kernel is necessary on Dell XPS 14 ...
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Problem with bluetooth turning on in 12.04(Kernel 3.2.0-34 generic) on Dell insprion 1520

I've Dell inspiron 1520 Laptop and have installed 12.04 Ubuntu in it, I'm trying to turn on the bluetooth device on the system, In the notification bar it shows, bluetooth is turned on and under ...
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Monitor blinks on and off and sometimes shuts off

I love Ubuntu and haven't even had to ask a question here but it seems the time has come that I must. The newest version, 13.04, has a lot of problems.. but this problem is one that isn't specific ...
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Improving Steam performance on Ubuntu 13.04 with Nvidia

Hello I have a question regarding tweaking Unity performance so that you can actually game using steam with smooth frame rates. I have a Dell Precision M6300 mobile workstation with a Quadro FX1600M ...
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Dell Inspiron n5110 syslog ACPI warnings on Ubuntu 13.04

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and got a bunch of warnings in syslog: May 9 02:21:34 Dell kernel: [ 9.689651] ACPI Warning: 0x0000000000000428-0x000000000000042f SystemIO conflicts with Region ...
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dell inspiron 15z problems booting Ubuntu in UEFI mode

After several tries I managed to install Ubuntu 12.04 in EFI mode (GPT partition table) on my DELL Inspiron 15z. What worked for me is what is in this post http://askubuntu.com/a/224332/149034, i.e. I ...
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Re-install of Ubuntu does not work on Dell Inspiron 14(3421)

I have a problem with my Dell system which requires advice! I have a Dell Inspiron 14(3421) (i5, 1GB Nvidia graphics, 4gb RAM, etc.) which came pre-installed with Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I made a Dell ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu boot screen clean install

I'm a new user of Linux. I made a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my notebook Dell Inspiron N4010. The intallation went ok, but after restarting it got stuck on the purple screen with the logo. ...
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How to disable track stick dell lattitude without using a mouse

The track stick is jamming the cursor down in the lower right corner. Root shell command is only way to control - xinput not installed - don't know how to do much with Ubuntu. XP not working too due ...
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Can't click with USB mouse

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 910. The mouse clicks or touchpad clicks work fine in 12.04 OS shell but not in the apps, but sometimes it does work. Installation of 12.04 was weird when some clicks ...
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Doesn't suspend when closing lid on a Dell Inspiron N5110

This is what advanced settings tell me: Shell > Laptop lid close action on battery > Suspend Shell > Laptop lid close action when on AC > Suspend The screen is on when I open the lid after closing ...
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Unable to boot from Live USB on Dell Inspiron N7110

I bought a Dell Inspiron N7110 and wanted to try Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit LiveUSB on it. I managed to boot from the USB, for a while (I saw the Ubuntu circle at the bottom of the screen), but then I only ...
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Can't turn on bluetooth once it is turned off

I'm using ubuntu 15.10, kernel version 4.2.0-25. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 14-3452 The problem is that I can't turn bluetooth back on once I disable it. The only way to turn enable it is to reboot. ...
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Problems with printer connection HP PSC 500 to Dell Latitude D610 running Ubuntu 14.04

HP PSC 500 to Dell Latitude D610 running Ubuntu 14.04. Shows "connected to local host", jobs show up in print queue, nothing prints, jobs disappear from queue. Is there a way to troubleshoot this? ...
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Chrome causing hyperdrive on A8-7410 processor

cpu usage during and after using chrome browser Why is chrome causing one of my cores on my A8-7410 processor to run continuously @ 92-94% even when chrome is closed and all background activities ...
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Resolution Too High for Programs on XPS 13

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 (upgraded from 15.04) on the XPS13 (9343, Windows version). As this ultrabook has a very high resolution touch-screen (3200x1800), I followed some useful threads on how to fix ...
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WiFi seems to “hang” without losing connection. What should I check for?

I'm using my new Dell XPS 13 9493 Ubuntu edition. It's a little notorious for having hardware issues (like the trackpad freezing and keys double pressing) but many of those issues have been resolved. ...
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MAAS issue with IPMI

I am trying to enroll 4 Dell R720 Servers that utilize IPMI in the IDRAC. I am able to enroll two of them without issue and they commission without error. The other two which are set up the same ...
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External monitors not working with Dell Latitude E7250+EPort Plus

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Lattitude E7250 (intel video card) and have a Dell E-Port Plus docking station. The docking station has 2 DVI ports and 2 DP (DisplayPort) ports on the back. The ...
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Smartcard Reader of Dell Latitude E7450 not recognized

Recently I upgraded my "old" Dell Latitude E7440 to a newer E7450. Both include a SmartCard reader. Using Ubuntu 15.04, the reader in the E7440 was recognized and worked perfectly, which is however ...
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Dell XPS13 2015 Developer ed. Ubuntu 14.04 Slow wireless

my new XPS13 2015 Developper Edition came with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. It works great, except that the wireless connection is super slow (both home and at work), so slow that most page or process time ...
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Installing ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso on Dell R730 server

When trying to install the ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso image via a USB stick I get following error: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system Before error message is ...
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audacity not starting

When I try to start audacity all I can see is a blank window and when I start from the terminal I get $ audacity ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:618:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave ALSA lib ...
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Dell XPS 13 9343 keyboard backlight

I have just re-installed 15.04 after updating my older BIOS to a newer version, prior to this re-installation the keyboard back light was functional; however, it doesn't seem to be working anymore ...
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DELL Inspiron 7347 bluetooth issues

I'm having some bluetooth issues with my DELL Inspiron 7347 on Ubuntu 14.04. This pc comes with Windows preinstalled which I replaced with Ubuntu 14.04. (more information of the system below) The ...