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Login screen is disfigured

This is the second time I see it this way when I startup my machine. You can see that the screen is not fully utilized. Ubuntu's screen starts from the top-left, but doesn't fill the whole screen. The ...
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WebCam doesn't work - Ubuntu 14.04 - Dell Inspiron 14 3421 [closed]

When I open Cheese on terminal - this happend: prtiago@dell:~$ cheese (cheese:14809): Clutter-WARNING **: Whoever translated default:LTR did so wrongly. ** Message: cheese-application.vala:291: ...
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wired network card not recognized with Ubuntu 12.04, Dell Inspiron Laptop

I installed ubuntu 12.04 next to my Win XP and both wired and wireless card doesn't work. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 6400. I went over a few threads here with limilar issue but it didn't work for me. ...
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Unable to boot from hard drive after installing Ubuntu

My apologies if I've overlooked the answer elsewhere on this board. I have spent the last almost two weeks on and off trying to resolve this issue: can't successfully boot up hard drive after ...
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Problem in connecting WiFi on A Dell Inspiron 1420

my Dell Inspiron running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, cant detect WiFi Signals and even not showing wifi icon also. I have tried several methods after reading around 20-25 Forums and blogs, but still their is no ...
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Fans are always running

Whenever I turn my laptop on my fans are running as if I was playing a game. The air coming out is cool, none of my computer parts are warm. I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and I have a Dell Inspiron 3521. ...
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Can't enable wifi on ubuntu 12.04 Dell Inspiron 15

I am new to Ubuntu and I know there were a lot of similar issues and I've tried to follow some of the answers on the web (e.g. Dell Inspiron Wifi off or How do I get an Atheros AR8162 working?), but ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize my ethernet card or wifi card fresh install

just loaded ubuntu and can't connect to the internet. I believe it has to do with not having drivers for my ethernet port and wifi adapter. How do I get compatible ones because the drivers I have ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have no internet

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto an old Dell Inspiron 1521. I am unable to access the internet either by wireless or plugging the ethernet cable from the modem to the laptop. I'm thinking I need to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 ultra sluggish

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 a week ago, and have installed it three times since. The reason: Every time I installed it. With all updates. Just restricted extras. 3.Nothing but the system, I got a ...
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Can't use wi-fi 13.10 for more than 1 minute

My notebook is Dell Inspiron 1564 Ubuntu 13.10 Always i connect on wireless, after 1 minute when i start to browser, these wireless drops until i restart the ubuntu I have 3 wireless points, and ...
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No wifi connection Dell5420 on Ubuntu

Can anyone tell me if the Wireless driver problem with Dell Inspiron 5420 is solved or not? Few months ago I have tried all the process I can find but nothing worked for me.Now if someone can tell me ...
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Installer Encountered an Unrecoverable Error

I tried installing Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop and right after connecting to wifi I got this message, “The installer encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now be ...
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Trouble instaling Ubuntu on Dell Mini

I pulled the hdd out and put it in another laptop and wiped it clean. I'm not trying to install from a USB using Penlinux. It allows me to run Ubuntu from the usb but it's been trying to install for ...
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Ubuntu for Dell Inspiron 1545 (Celeron Dual-Core CPU 1.80 GHz)

I installed Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) on my Acer Inspire One laptop with out any major problems. Now I want to install it on my Dell Inspiron Laptop, but the only versions I could find were 64bit for 2.xx ...
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Problem using acpi_call_GUI on dell inspiron N5110

I just installed acpi_call_GUI on my laptop using this guide. (In order to switch off discrete graphics at every boot) Now when i run the software , i click to install acpi_call. After that it asks me ...
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Touchpad is resistive but scrolling is smooth in Dell Inspiron N5110

Hi Everybody there using Dell Inspiron N5110, you too have faced this problem of touchpad not working well in Linux version later than 12.04 (Either it is Ubuntu, Xubuntu or whatever). In Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Graphics driver installation on Dell Inspiron 5110

I am using Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop that has an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M GPU. I am not getting the proper instructions for installing the graphics driver for my laptop. The current status for graphics ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - No Wireless Networking Capabilities in Dell Inspiron 3135

First let me say that I have been using Ubuntu for about 2 years now and have developed a loyalty to this OS! However, this is my first time posting a question... I just purchased a Dell Inspiron ...
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How to run already installed Windows in Ubuntu?

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with 300GB hard drive, in which I use 200GB for Windows 7 and 100GB for Ubuntu 12.04. Is there any way I could operate my Windows 7 in Ubuntu, because there are some ...
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How to download the latest i8kutils package and install it properly?

My laptop is Dell Inspiron SE 7520, Ubuntu 13.10. I learned that i8kutils is an awesome tool to control the fan speed automatically (The fan speed issue frustrates me tremendously). I need to be ...
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How to install ubuntu on new preloaded dos system?

Recently I bought new laptop without operating system in it.It has only freeloaded DOS that's it.Now I made a boot-able USB drive with Ubuntu in it.It went to fourth step properly with out any ...
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My xdiagnose does not work?

When I click on the application, the application does not run or is not visible. How can I get this to work?
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Bumblebee HDMI not detected

I try to use my TV connecting on my PC using HDMI cable. I installed bumblebee. I launch "lspci -v", and this is the ouput for my card : 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M ...
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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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Problem installing software open cyc

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04.2 which was updated some 100 days ago. It is a laptop of Dell inspiron 1545 series. I am getting stuck while trying to install Open-cyc software when run the ...
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I'm stuck in Grub!

So I'm trying to get me fathers old DELL Inspiron 9200 laptop to work again, and I decided to install Lubuntu on it because I don't know much about Linux other then it's free, and Lubuntu is extremely ...
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New Dell 3437 preinstalled Ubuntu laptop not working

I got a new Dell 3437 laptop, when ONed the laptop ubuntu started to install intself. But at the end some packages didn't installed properly like "Update Manager". After that I am not able to update ...
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Fan speed on full blast when doing zero to moderate tasks

I just switched from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04 recently and I'm having CPU fan problems. It seems as though there is only an ON (fan is on full blast) and OFF configurations when the system is ...
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Mouse is not precise and click is unpredictable in Dell Inspiron N5110

I have N5110 and Ubuntu 13.04. My mouse is not precise. It clicks randomly. When I place mouse pointer at one point it clicks to another (most of the time to the previous target; sometimes even target ...
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install xubuntu 13.10 on dell inspiron 15R 5537

I'm trying to install xubuntu 13.10 on a dell 15R 5537 (http://www.dell.com/fr/p/inspiron-15r-5537/pd?oc=cnr1505&model_id=inspiron-15r-5537) I built a bootable usb key, but then choosing "try ...
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MP3 File Playing Problem Ubuntu_13.10

I am new in Ubuntu. I have faced a critical problem in playing audio file like mp3 format. Actually it can play mp3 after installing Ubuntu restricted extras but it can't play mp3 file clearly, it ...
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How can I be sure that Ubuntu runs decently on Dell Inspiron 660 with the following specifics?

I intend to buy a new dell inspiron 660 with the specifics below and I want to switch simultaneously to Ubuntu. Can I expect that Ubuntu will run decently on this system or will I encounter problems? ...
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I have installed 13.10 but it is not showing wifi

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 but to connect to the net I have tried both Wired and Wifi but it is not showing wifi at all and for wired connection it is not connecting(not showing those arrows up ...
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Problem during Install

I currently have Windows 7 installed on my Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 laptop. I'm facing this issue while trying to install Ubuntu: I click on Yes, I click No... and nothing happens. Any ideas?
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Trouble with Ubuntu 12.10 post installation

Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop Pentium 4 3.x MHz processor 1.5 GB RAM 30 GB Toshiba HD in 3 partitions: 32 MB FAT for Dell utility, 14.x GB NTFS for Win XP Pro SP2, 14.x ext4 for Linux I went through the ...
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Newly installed ubuntu: number keys are not working on keyboard

I just installed Ubuntu 12 on my dell laptop with windows, I had to mess around a bit to get the wifi going and now my keyboard is not working. When I press the keys nothing appears but the keys ...
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Cannot install ubuntu on inspiron 1501

I cannot install ubuntu on my inspiron 1501. I have tried different versions of ubuntu and have always ran into a grey screen riddled with colored vertical lines. Any help would be much appreciated. I ...
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Laptop fan running often and loudly for no reason since installing ubuntu

Since installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron Notebook that came pre-installed with Windows 8 (very unfortunately), I have been experiencing an increase in the fan's loudness and frequency of ...
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Dell inspiron 5521 Drivers for Ubuntu

How to install all drivers for dell inspiron 5521 for ubuntu ? The laptop came with ubuntu pre-installed so there must be drivers somewhere on internet. I have searched but didn't get any. Also I am ...
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Wireless Driver for Dell Inspiron 1545

I have downloaded drivers for my wireless card but i don't have a clue, as to how i install them. if anyone is able to instruct me how to install them it would be greatly appreciated
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The system is running in low graphics mode error on dell inspiron.1525 [duplicate]

How to fix “The system is running in low graphics mode” error on dell inspiron.1525?
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Ubuntu on a tablet, i am confused

after I have installed the latest release to my Inspiron Duo I am a bit confused about how I could get the desktop appear and behave like a "real" tablet? Just like can be seen on ...
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Is there a way to buy a Dell dekstop/laptop with pre-installed Ubuntu?

In the near future (probably in the year end sale season), I am going to buy a Dell laptop. Problem is, I am completely pissed off by Microsoft Windows 8, which is almost universally pre-installed in ...
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Librated error when creating partition table

I bought a Dell Inspiron 5521 laptop a few days ago that came with Ubuntu preinstalled. I haven't used Ubuntu yet, and I don't have any experience in using it. I wanted to install Windows 7 64-bit ...
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Dell Inspiron N5110 Drivers [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux. Although my Dell inspiron N5110 is certified, I don't find any drivers for Linux OS on the official Dell website. There are only drivers for Windows 7 and Windows 8. How can I get my ...
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DELL Inspiron 4050 Sound from one speaker

DELL Inspiron 4050 Sound from one speaker I'm running Ubuntu on my laptop, I ran Windows Opensuse before no problems with sound. Then i switched to Ubuntu initially things ran smoothly then all of a ...
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Dell Inspiron 14z Ethernet device not found by the system

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron 14z and I simply cant find a way to make my ethernet/wired connection work. I have searched a lot, and I actually found a lot of information and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Wifi Driver issues

I am very new to ubuntu and have installed 13.04 on my Dell Inspiron Mini 1012. When I go into Settings and open Additional Drivers to enable the "Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver ...
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Subwoofer doesn't work on Dell Inspiron 17R after upgrade to 13.10

After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 Dell's Inspirion 17R subwoofer stoped working. In Ubuntu 13.04 was workaround by adding in the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf next line: options ...