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How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot?

How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot? Point to be noted: Wireless hotspots aren't the same as ad hoc networks. There is significant difference between the two. In short, ad hoc networks ...
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Is there a way to autodetect when a display is disconnected?

I am running Ubuntu on a Dell Latitude with the latest Nvidia drivers. Basically what I want is when I disconnect my external display that everything goes back to the main one without having to change ...
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Touchpad not working on Dell XPS L501x

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bit) and my touchpad is dead. Some ideas?
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How to disable touchpad on Dell Latitude E-Series (E5510, E6510)?

I want to disable the touchpad. I want to keep the trackstick. Is it possible? The Alps touchpad is recognized by the kernel as a PS/2 Generic Mouse. Not all its features are supported by the kernel ...
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How do I get HDMI output working on a Dell XPS 15 L502x?

Recently I've bought my dream's notebook, a Dell XPS 15 but since then this dream became a kind of endless nightmare. I'm almost getting crazy to make my graphic card driver work properly, but it ...
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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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Dell Inspiron N5110 Keyboard & Touchpad

I have Dell Laptop " N 5110 " How do make 2 finger scrolling work + 2 fingers zoom in & zoom out work How to Fn + f3 To lock touchpad How to configure 1 2 3 as shown in pic 3.1 For Ubuntu ...
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Dell XPS 13 (9350) Compatibility [closed]

Is the Dell XPS 13 (9350) laptop compatible with the Ubuntu OS? I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu but I'm minded to be a convert to open source software after disinterest in continuing to use Windows. I've ...
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How to permanently set screen brightness level in Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Vostro 2420 laptop?

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Dell Vostro 2420 laptop, each time I start Ubuntu, the screen brightness is set to the maximum level, which gives a high glare. (I have recently installed Ubuntu on the laptop,...
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Where do I get the source code for Ubuntu Light?

Where do I get the source code for Ubuntu Light?
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How can I extend the desktop onto an external monitor/projector?

I've plugged in a projector into my laptop and I'm attempting to extend the desktop onto it (so that I can run a full screen app on the projector and have the controls on my laptop). I'm able to ...
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Dell Inspiron 3551 Unresponsive Touchpad

I just got my laptop in the mail and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It all went smooth until it booted up and I noticed my touch pad doesn’t work at all. It works perfectly on Windows and when I use a ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 64bits on dell XPS 14 ultrabook

I cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits on my new dell XPS 14 ultrabook. When I tried to install it from a usb drive or wubi the installer says: "No root file system selected". The problem is that I ...
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Dell Upgrade to 13.04 & 13.10 No wifi, graphic card driver and bluetooth Problem?

(Dell inspiron m5040 Upgrade to 12.04 LTS from 11.10 wifi wont work and has two bluetooth icons?) Old title of post! No Wifi/Bluetooth Problem. "Both Fixed", see below comments for bluetooth fix and ...
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How to make my Dell 1390 wlan minicard work

I have a dell laptop with at dell wireless 1390 wlan mini-card driver, when I installed Ubuntu side by side with Win7 I assume it was missing a wireless driver since that's what it said. Later on I ...
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Webcam doesn't work in browser…?

I'm running the latest version of Ubuntu, and I have a Dell Sp2009wfd monitor with built in microphone and webcam. I've gotten the microphone working on mumble and on sound recorder, and I've gotten ...
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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Wifi Problem

I have a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (L322x) with the Atheros Killer wifi card installed. It's a lovely laptop, but the wifi was hanging for 30 seconds or so, or dropping and reconnecting frequently....
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dell 7520 (inspiron 15R SE), fan on full speed on 12.04, 12.10, 13.04

The fan on my dell inspiron 7520 (inspiron 15R SE) is constantly running at full speed with a lot of noise. technical details: GRAPHICS : 2GB AMD RADEON HD 7730M, switchable/hybrid with intel 4000 ...
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Noise from headphones

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I plug my headphones in I hear an annoying noise . The noise is not influenced by the volume level as well as the software used. It is just always there. Any ...
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How do I deactivate dynamic contrast on a Dell XPS?

I am experiencing annoying automatic backlight brightness changes under ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell XPS ultrabook. It seems to be connected to the amount of white pixels on the screen (switching ...
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Is 12.04 compatible with the Dell XPS 14Z laptop?

Thinking of buying above Ultrabook and installing Ubuntu. Anyone done this already?
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What is that Dell laptop on Ubuntu home page?

With the release of Natty Narwhal, the Ubuntu homepage is sporting a new look - the one with a Dell laptop. I'm interested to know what Dell laptop model is that? It looks really nice but I can't find ...
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Only 3.2GB RAM (out of 4GB) usable on 64bit installation. Dell XPS 13 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Ubuntu only show 3GB of RAM? I bought Dell XPS 13 few days ago. Installed 64bit version of ubuntu, and changed kernel to: 3.2.0-29-generic #46+kamal5~DellXPS-...
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With Ubuntu 16.04 laptop doesn't suspend when lid is closed

I have a Dell 7737 laptop, and with Ubuntu 16.04 it no longer suspends when the laptop lid is closed. With 14.04 closing the lid put the laptop to suspend as expected. However, I reloaded the system ...
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Does running Ubuntu on a Dell laptop sold with Windows void the warranty?

If I run Ubuntu on a Dell laptop which was sold with Windows, will that void my warranty?
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XPS 13 9343 Failure to resume from suspend

I just bought a Dell XPS 13 laptop preloaded with Ubuntu. I have had great success with Ubuntu on Dell in the past and would have thought that one that comes preloaded would work even better but this ...
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Dell XPS 13 9343 - keyboard backlight on at boot Ubuntu 15.10

I upgrade from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10 and now on the first boot the keyboard backlight is on. I can manually turn it off, but the setting is not remembered and the next boot results in the ...
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Optirun glxgears: Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) No devices detected

I have problem with optirun command on Ubuntu 12.10 installed on notebook DELL M6600. In the BIOS I have enabled Optimus technology. I have two graphics: lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]' Intel ...
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Dell vs Lenovo trackpoint/nipple/trackstick mouse drivers?

I have a Dell Latitude 6 series, 3rd gen, with a track-point. In windows, it feels great. In Linux, it feels kind of disappointing. The best way I can describe it is that it is too easy to move it in ...
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Fn+F8 does not switch displays on a Dell E6410

I recently upgraded to Oneric and found that Fn+F8 does not switch displays on Oneric, Dell E6410, Nvidia. I frequently run presentations and need to switch between projector and laptop with minimum ...
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My Wireless Network is not listed [hidden network]

My home wireless network is listed as hidden network and every time I log in, I have to connect it manually. It is not listed in wireless connection list. I can only connect it with selecting "Connect ...
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“monitor brightness down” key resets brightness before lowering it

My monitor brightness down key resets my brightness before lowering it, effectively leaving me at near max brightness. I do not experience any problems with the brightness up key. I'm using a Dell ...
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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: bcmwl-kernel-...
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Do I need any drivers?

I am new to Ubuntu so I have some doubts regarding Ubuntu. My system is Dell Inspiron N4010 with 3GB RAM and preloaded with Windows 64 bit. I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. So I downloaded ...
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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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Using a QHD+ Display with Ubuntu 13.10

I'm planning on buying a Dell XPS 15 9530 (http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/xps-15-9530/pd?oc=smx15w8p003&model_id=xps-15-9530), which only comes with a QHD+ display (3.200 x 1.880). I would ...
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Unable to boot newly installed Ubuntu 16.04 using UEFI mode?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed in BIOS (Legacy mode). sudo dmidecode BIOS Information Vendor: Dell Inc. Version: A16 Release Date: 12/05/2013 ... System Information ...
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Fast-pressed key triggers auto-repeat (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

When a key is pressed and released quickly, it will auto-repeat until the keyboard is touched again. Lorem Ipsummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm It looks like the system receives the "keypress" ...
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Does Ubuntu work on the 2013 Dell XPS 15 (9530)? [closed]

What hardware components work, and what doesn't work?
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Install ubuntu on windows 8 with intel smart response

I have a dell inspiron 15z (ultrabook) with two drives, one HDD (500 Go) and one SSD (32 Go) managed by a kind of raid 0 array called intel smart response, and Windows 8 already installed. Dell ...
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How do I get the Touchpad Settings working on a Dell XPS 13" Ultrabook?

Today I got an brand new Dell XPS 13 and I really like it. Wifi/Bluetooth/Brightness works very well. But only the Touchpad makes me insane. Okay, Multitouch is really nice and i love it on my Macbook ...
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Need to reinstall boot loader on Dell XPS 13 (9343) - no dual boot

Being impatient and willing to wait until Dell comes up with their new version with ubuntu preloaded, I am trying to install 14.04.1 on my brand new XPS 13 (9343). I did few dry runs with a USB ...
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Dell PowerEdge T20 won't reboot

I have a Dell PowerEdge T20 microserver running Ubuntu 16.04. Everything is working fine, except that it won't reboot cleanly. When I issue run the reboot command, the last messages displayed are ...
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How to disable discrete GPU using NVIDIA drivers?

I have a DELL studio XPS 13 (aka 1340) as of 12.04 most things run smoothly out of the box, but I have some power draining and warmness issues (if not to be called terrible heat issues) The system ...
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How to prevent battery from charging while on UPS

I'm running on UPS power and would like to prevent the laptop's battery from charging, to increase the amount of power available to other devices. Is there a way to do this? update The machine is a ...
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Dell XPS 13 (2015) Black Screen

UPDATING: I followed every step of this guide but still getting the black screen with the system alive and can't go to tty1-6. So now I'm on Ubuntu 15.04 (kernel: 4.1.3-040103-generic). I found this ...
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Can't connect to wireless networks on a Dell Latitude D430

As stated above, I can't connect to my home wi-fi with natty but can with Windows 7. The strange thing is I that I have gotten it to connect to other password protected networks with natty, it's just ...
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OS - Does not Show 100% HDD Capacity

I am from Dell Technical Support -- One of our customers has a Dell System Model T5610 and has installed 2-256GB SSD HDD and 2- 4TB HDD and Configured RAID-0 of 2 Arrays on Intel Based Chipset (ROMB)--...
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Internal fan on a Dell XPS 1530 stays running post shutdown, am I really getting a shutdown?

I am loving 12.04LTS, fixed my printer issue, but Now , on my M1530 Dell XPS, my internal fan continues to run following Shutdown. Shutdown occurs very rapid and I don't really get any confirmation ...
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Ubuntu installer can't find any disk on Dell XPS 13 9350

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 / 15.10 on my Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015). I created a bootable USB disk which boots fine but the installer and the file manager do not detect any hard drive (...