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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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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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Netbook/Tablet : is there a way to switch between Desktop mode and touch mode (preferably the new Touch interface of Ubuntu)?

I have a Dell Inspiron Duo (a netbook with flipping screen that functions as a tablet as well) ... and to revive this netbook/tablet I installed Ubuntu (13.10). Everything seems to work just fine (in ...
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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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How to check if my graphic card is muxless?

How can I check whether my Graphic Card is "muxed" or "muxless"? My graphic card is an AMD HD 8730M, and on my Dell Inspiron 15r 5521 I've also got an Intel HD 4000. But when I use the lspci command ...
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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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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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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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Wireless stopped working on Dell Inspiron mini

After trying to connect to a wired network, then unplugging the wired network and putting it to sleep, upon wakeup the wireless stopped working. Even the network manager has the wireless option ...
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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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Reenabling default installation of trackpad on Dell XPS13

I have been having a lot of issues with the mouse cursor jumping all over the screen on my Dell XPS13 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. One of the things I did was install some "upstream" drivers using the ...
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“Battery not present” Dell Inspiron 14-7437 [Kubuntu-14.04]

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS AMD64 on my Dell Inspiron 14" 7437; it is a fresh and fully updated installation. What happens when I turn on my PC without the power cord attached is that KDE systray ...
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ubuntu 14.04.1 server idle load average 1.00

Scratching my head here. Hoping someone can help me troubleshoot. I have a Dell PowerEdge SC1435 server which had been running with a previous version of ubuntu for a while. (I believe it was 13.10 ...
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Is there any way to enable two-finger zoom and vertical scrolling in Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Core i5?

I have Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Core i5 machine in which I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 via External Hard disk. I want to enable zooming feature and vertical scrolling feature in the mouse-pad. Is there any ...
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Dell b1160w not working in 14.04

I originally installed the dell b1160w printer on ubuntu 12.04. It worked as expected. A few months ago I upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 64 bit and now I can't get the printer to work. I looked at the ...
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Dell Vostro 2520 WiFi not working after Ubuntu 14.04 update

I tried sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source Wireless worked for sometime...but after reboot WiFi stopped again.... Can someone please help... Software center in additional drivers ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Wireless problem using Dell Vostro 3560

I'm a Linux newbie, I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3560 with Broadcom wireless card. The problem is that I can't use wifi on Ubuntu 14 (also on Ubuntu 13.10). my network indicator ...
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No internet after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Inspiron

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows XP on an old Dell Inspiron 1521. When I tried Ubuntu from the pen drive, everything was peachy. However, after installing, internet doesn't work. I've ...
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how do I access Wifi on xubuntu 14.04? It has something to do with with the proprietary drivers stopping me

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude D620, I do not know what kind of wifi card I have but I do know I have one. When I turn it on Xubuntu doesn't attempt to search for wireless networks, ...
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Second Monitor doesn't work properly (Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS13 Dev. Edition (Intel HD4000))

I fail at configuring a second monitor using Mini-Display-Port > HDMI cable > ASUS MX279 on Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS 13 Dev. Edition (latest Intel HD4000 drivers installed). Out of the box it worked ...
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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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Install on Dell E6430 hangs

I'm trying to install kubuntu 14.04 on a Dell latitude E6430. I've tried both install from usb and from dvd. The different attempts result in a little different behaviour, but most of the time, I ...
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Print hangs to Dell AIO 926

I have a Dell AIO 926 with Xubuntu 14.04. A quick search reveals it is in fact a rebranded Lexmark x3650. After adding the printer and messing around trying to get it to work, I am at a point where I ...
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Install dial up Conexant modem driver from Dell

I want to setup a dial-up connection on another computer (Ubuntu 12.04) without internet access. I have a Conexant modem and I need to download a driver for this. According to this help page, the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 : Functions keys switching automatically to FN / Multimedia keys on Dell Studio 1555

I am running ubuntu 13.10 on an old DELL Studio 1555 laptop. This laptop has combinend key row for multimedia keys and functions keys. You can change the behaviour on how the combined keys work via a ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 Bluetooth doesn't work

I have problem with bluetooth on my laptop. I will be grateful for any advice. cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=saucy ...
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Wired connection problem for Ubuntu 13.10 using DELL VOSTRO

I am having a problem using wired connection for Ubuntu 13.10. The problem started suddenly. However I was able to solve it using the answer given in the following post: Ubuntu 12.04 Dell 6400 no ...
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Can't find device when trying to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu and when I am presented with the Partitioning menu I have no devices that I can select. however from the "try Ubuntu" area I can see my hard drive mounted. How can I ...
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HDMI output on Dell l502x with Ubuntu 12.04

This is yet another post about getting the HDMI output working on del xps l502x. I have got ubuntu 12.04 LTS with bumblee. I running my monitor via the mini display port, but the trouble is getting ...
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Sound not functioning on Dell L421x with Ubuntu 12.04

I've been struggling with getting the sound to work on this Dell XPS14 laptop for days now, and the closest I've come to getting anything to work is the machine acknowledging the HDMI port as a sound ...
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Disabling windows only features (Intel SRT, etc) so I can install Ubuntu (Dell XPS 15)

I'm working on installing Xubuntu on a Dell XPS 15 and I trust this guide. It says I should do the following: Turn Secure boot off. Turn Fast boot off. Turn Intel SRT off. Remove RAID meta-data ...
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How to configure special keys?

This is not as common as it sounds, please check this picture. There are 3 buttons on the top right. The one on the left has "gears" on it, the one in the middle has "W" like shape and the one on the ...
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Clonezilla SE issues

This is my first go-around with Clonezilla SE. I have it on it's own, private, network where the server is also serving DHCP to the machines that join the network. Server: Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF) OS: ...
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Resolution settings all missing after Ubuntu updates

I have a Dell XPS13 with Ubuntu 12.04. After installing a bunch of updates that were automatically recommended, I am experiencing a number of issues. (One of them was my touchpad no longer working -- ...
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Touchpad Cursor Jumps While Moving Windows

I have the new Dell Inspiron 5000 with the haswell chipset. This laptop comes with a multi touchpad and a touch screen. I booted up a live CD of Ubuntu to see how everything worked and everything was ...
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How can I avoid wrecking Dell recovery partitions when installing Ubuntu?

Newbie here. :-) I've tried reading questions and answers about installing Ubuntu on a SECOND hard drive, and although I haven't done it yet, it looks straight forward and I expect to install Ubuntu ...
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Dell Studio 1457 black screen on resume 13.10

this is my first post here. My Dell Studio 1457's a great laptop and has been with me through thick and thin, but it has always had problems with the open source radeon driver. As fglrx is being ...