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Dell Inspiron 1525, Upgraded to 12.04 and have lost Wireless Internet Connection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 I've just upgraded my Dell Inspiron 1525 to 12.04. Wireless connection worked before, but now it doesn't. I can't seem ...
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Gnome Classic loading instead of Gnome 3

After updating ATI drivers my Gnome 3 interface is gone. Gnome classic is loading instead. Ubuntu 11.10 Unity along with Gnome 3 (however Unity went missing from the selection menu on login screen). ...
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Better drivers for SiS 650/740 integrated video?

I installed Xubuntu 10.10 on an old box today and the graphical performance is horrid. According to lspci, the video card is this: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] ...
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Vmware Player modules not saved into Ubuntu Kernel

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 with the 2.6.35-22.34-generic kernel and have the latest Vmware player installed, but each time I run Vmware Player it says it needs to load some modules into the running ...
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slow wifi connection on ubuntu 13.04 with rtl8723ae realtek wireless driver

so i have installed ubuntu four days ago on my toshiba SATELLITE-C855-2CF and everything is going well, but i noticed that my wifi connection is slow and when i did a speed test online i found that i ...
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Laptop Nvidia Bumblebee clarification

So this is partly clarification (to help future users) and partly questions to make sure I understand what's going on. Recently attempted to make the switch from MacOSX to Ubuntu as I can't afford ...
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How to get bearable 2D and 3D performance on AMD Radeon HD 6950?

I have had an AMD Radeon HD 6950 (i.e., Cayman series) for a couple years now, and I have tried a lot of combinations of drivers and settings with terrible results. I'm completely at a loss as to how ...
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Does 12.04 support the Dell Perc 6i RAID card?

I have a Dell Perc 6i RAID card currently used under Win 2K3 and I am going to transit to Ubuntu Server 12. Since Dell only provides driver for Ubuntu 10 Server yet Dell servers with this RAID card ...
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Can I override an SD card's write-protect switch?

The write-protect switch on an SD card doesn't connect to any internal electronics, so it must just be respected by the software controlling the card reader. Is there any way for me to override this ...
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Intel Corporation Wireless-N 7260 card dies randomly

On Ubuntu 14.04 32bit, after some up-time my wireless card stops working. Sometimes it helps to stop WiFi in the nm-applett (at the top right corner) and restart it to get a new connection to my WiFi, ...
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Chrome and Catalyst - no tab text

I just installed Ubuntu, updated, installed AMD proprietary drivers (for my Radeon HD6870) and noticed that some (most) of the tabs in Google Chrome don't have text, only the favicon. My first idea ...
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Sound only works from left speaker?

After installing Ubuntu 13.04 x64, I realised that my sound wasn't working (only headphone showed up in settings). Following this guide, I manually added my Dell Studio 1740 audio hardware to: ...
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12.10 native drivers intel HD 4000

I have an intel 3770 i7 with build in HD 4000 which I intend to use as my primary video card for 3d editing. The problem is that I can't set it up correctly. First of all I've made a clean install ...
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Will AMD continue to update the legacy Fglrx driver?

I have a ATI/AMD HD3450, and clearly it's not supported by the Proprietary drivers in 12.10. However, there is a legacy driver, which is also not supported at this time. Is this legacy driver kept ...
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Wireless on my EEE 1005HA doesn't work properly yet there's no additional driver listed

Reception is full but it often fails to connect to web pages. Kernel after updating: 3.0.0-15. Router Model is D-Link DIR-615. How can I find an appropriate Linux driver? The first one (output): ...
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how do I get the Hanvon graphic tablet driver?

I have a Hanvon Graphic Tablet, and guides are suggesting I should compile the driver. I have never had to compile a program before. A link to the driver is in this Ubuntu Forums post. I love Ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to get a mouse button (not recognized by xev) working?

I am using Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse and I am trying to get two buttons recognized. Mouse, of course, comes with a custom software for Windows and Macosx to customize the buttons, but not for ...
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Can't start without X server in order to install video drivers

On 10.10 I was able to make quick Video Drivers installs just by starting Ubuntu in "recovery mode", which would me allow to modify the X server. But now if I start the system in recovery mode it ...
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How do I map the keyboard soft keys when they give no event notification?

I have a Silitek SK-2501B keyboard which has soft keys for volume and play pause and all that stuff. Only the mute and suspend button work. When I run the xev utility to determine the keycodes that ...
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How can I switch between fglrx and ati drivers?

How can I switch between fglrx and ati (open source) drivers without uninstalling fglrx? The thing is I'm using FGLRX on a daily basis, because it's better for movies--OS driver displays annoying ...
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How can I switch between “wl” and “b43” wifi modules without rebooting?

If I restart my computer with the following in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf: blacklist b43 blacklist ssb blacklist wl Then I can either modprobe wl (broadcom STA, works well) or modprobe b43 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Display Freezes Occasionally

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I have an NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M (1GB) graphics card, and I noticed the open source Nouveau display driver was returning error code -16 on suspend, causing the ...
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Localhost printer stuck at “Rendering Completed”

I am unable to print documents using my HP printer. However, I am able to print test pages. What I tried: I have tried removing and re-installing the printer from the system settings but I can only ...
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How to install the new version of the RTL8187 driver on Ubuntu 13.04?

Well, Ubuntu has made me feel very welcome in the Linux world, opening its arms with serious problems. I guess I wouldn't say I am new, but I haven't used Ubuntu for almost 5 years now. I have been ...
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Nvidia Drivers, Ubuntu 12.10, GeForce GT 540m

How do I install Nvidia drivers for Ubuntu 12.10? I have a GeForce GT 540m and have been trying to do this for the past 2 months with no luck. I tried the official repository, then I added the x swat ...
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How do I Force my Wireless Card to use Mode 802.11n?

I'm using a TP-LINK TL-WN781ND Wireless N card with an AR9285 chipset and an ath9k driver on Xubuntu 12.04.1 with Network manager. 'iwconfig wlan1' shows that it's using a bit-rate of 54 Mb/s. Is ...
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Toshiba DX735 Touch Screen Doesn't Work

I just purchased this PC, and I'm going to dual-boot it with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I know that the touchscreen doesn't work when I use a Ubuntu 11.10 Live CD (32-bit). Is there a driver that will ...
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Synaptics touchpad stops working after hibernating a Dell XPS 16

I am currently experimenting with using Ubuntu as a my main OS instead of Windows 7. So far, pretty much everything is working fine, except for an issue that I am having with my touchpad. I have a ...
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Removing unneeded graphical drivers?

I have an Intel GMA 4500M graphic card. In synaptic package manager I found out that there are a bunch of installed packages for nvidia and ATI. I was wondering if I can remove these packages since I ...
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Broadcom wireless card disappears after restart [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get Broadcom BCM 43XX Wireless card working I used 'additional drivers' to install 'Broadcom STA wireless driver' and it returns an error. Within jockey.log it ...
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Windows are going black when mini/maximizing

I´ve got 14.04 running perfectly on my desktop. There is however one slightly frustrating thing, which is that sometimes when I minimize a window, and then maximize it again the window is completely ...
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Not Working Nvidia GT 635M drivers

I'm having problems trying to use my Nvidia 635M in my asus N46VJ laptop. I open the "Nvidia X server settings" I get this message : "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit ...
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How do I install working drivers for an Intel 4500MHD? (12.04 LTS) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to upgrade intel graphics package? I was running Ubuntu 11.10 before, today I decided to do a fresh install of 12.04 because when I tried the beta, I had graphics ...
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What's the difference between ATI FGLRX drivers and the “post release update” driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Differences between the 2 FGLRX graphics drivers So here's the deal: Fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10, got some basic applications like Code::Blocks, Wine, and such. I go ...
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Downloads killing internet on my home network

I am currently having a problem with my wireless. Whenever I try to download anything it kills the internet for every other application(tabs within the same browser, browsers on other computers on the ...
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Compile and install rtl8192cu driver

Can someone help me with this problem ? I am new to Linux, so I do not know commands and I never did something like installing or compiling with command-line. I bought WiFi adapter from Edimax, model ...
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Missing driver ASUS PCE-N53 11n N600 PCI-E Adapter

I have problems with getting an Asus PCE-N53 11n N600 PCI-E Adapter card to work on my desktop computer. As far as I can tell no drivers are installed for the card. I know I can manually download the ...
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Is it possible to get drivers for HP LaserJet 1200?

I know about ndiswrapper for Windows network drivers. Is there anything like that for Windows printer related drivers? (Or a "universal" driver for Ubuntu by HP?)
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Marvell's wireless driver not recognized

I just got the Surface Pro and, after much hassle, managed to install Ubuntu in it - currently using 12.10. Everything works mostly fine out of the box with the exception of the wireless adapter. It ...
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Unable toboot with Nvidia GTX 750 ti, even with latest beta drivers

Yesterday I got a Nvidia GTX 750ti for my htpc (ubuntu headless 12.04) but the computer wont boot with it installed. I've tried booting with nomodeset parameter and installing the latest beta driver ...
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Changing the brightness stopped working in 13.10 Saucy Salamander

After the upgrade to 13.10 Saucy Salamander, the brightness controls stopped working. This worked fine from 12.04 throughout. Does anyone have an idea how I can fix this? If not, can you point ...
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Ubuntu Gaming Question - Poor Performance

So this is sort of a hardware question relating to the performance of games on my laptop. I am trying to play Counter Strike: Global Offensive (Click here for required hardware), and am facing sever ...
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Removing the Black Bar at the Top of the Screen [New Found!]

[New Found!] 1. When I set to others instead of 1440x900 (16:10) or 1280x800 (16:10) revolutions, the black bar must disappear. 2. When I set to 1440x900 revolution, the black bar must exist. ...
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How to install drivers for NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 on Precise

Ok, I'm a total Linux noob. I was able to install 12.4 without issue, except that it says in the system settings that the graphics card/driver is "unknown". I have NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, and have ...
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How can I fix broken i915 drivers for Intel GPUs?

I've got troubles getting the i915 drivers to work correctly on my laptop (HP Pavilion DM4 2101ea). Specifically, the laptop screen goes black and stays black after the splash graphic when booting ...
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How do I install the driver for my Linksys AE1200 Wireless-N USB Adapter?

I recently downloaded Ubuntu from the main website with the hopes of dual booting it with Windows. While the operating system works, it says that I need to install a driver for my graphics card. When ...
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modprobe ath9k at startup?

I have finally managed to find a solution to make my wifi stable in ubuntu 10.10. I have had problems with my ASUS ul30vt and the Atheros AR9285 but by installing the latest compat-wireless from ...
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Does Ubuntu Install Your PC Drivers Automatically?

Does Ubuntu install your PC drivers automatically? And does it need to be updated like Windows Update?
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How to install Intel CedarView drivers on Ubuntu 12.10 or higher?

I am looking for instructions on how to install cedarview graphics drivers on Ubuntu 13.04 32bit. My graphics hardware is a GMA3600 aka Power VR SGX545. EDIT: It seems that they are not in Raring ...
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Which graphics driver should I use on an Asus N43?

I have a notebook (ASUS N43) with a geforce GT435M graphics card. This card has the optimus technology. The notebook has a blue/white indicator which shows when the geforce is active or inactive, ...