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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 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 ...
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Does Dell Inspiron 15z (5523) touch screen compatible with Ubuntu?

I'm considering about buying Dell inspiron 15z (5523) laptop, but I'm not sure if touch screen of laptop will compatible with Ubuntu. Also, because I couldn't know the model or company of touch ...
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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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ubuntu 13.04 wifi not working after installation inspiron 5520

Hi guys I just installed ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell inspiron 5520 laptop the WiFi worked fine when i booted from the live cd and installed it got the timezone and some updates too. but after ...
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ubuntu 12.04 Wireless Driver

So this topic has been done to death, but I haven't quite found a solution that works for me yet. I'm using an old laptop to essentially practice interacting with linux/ubuntu. I'm using a Dell ...
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No Wireless in Dell Inspiron 1521 with 12.04

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15 3521 with Windows 8 pre-installed, and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The wireless is not working on it. I have tried a lot of methods available at the forums, but ...
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I want to know if Ubuntu will work better than Windows XP on my Dell inspiron 1300 [duplicate]

I have an upgraded Dell Inspiron 1300 from 7 years ago that my parents gave to my as my birthday present. It currently features 2 gb of RAM memory and 160 bg of hard core memory. It has a Mobile Intel ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 6400 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 with windows XP home and I want to know if i can install ubuntu on it. 728RAM
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i am not able to dual boot in Dell Inspiron 15z

I have kept boot settings in legacy mode. After setting it when I go to boot setup and select USB drive in which I have Ubuntu 13.04. it asks: 1. Try Ubuntu 2. Install Ubuntu 3. .... 4. .... When I ...
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Non-Dell Battery Not Detected on Dell Inspiron 1545

I bought a new battery and power cord from Amazon which is not Dell OEM. Ubuntu is not recognizing the batter at all. It say's "Not Present". Is it reasonable to assume that this is a hardware issue ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 not detecting Wifi networks. Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto my Dell inspiron 1545. I've tried almost everything on askubuntu with no luck. My wifi network is not being detected at all and I cannot manually add it. Please ...
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Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Broadcom Wifi Driver

I need help activating my Broadcom wifi driver for Dell inspiron mini 10. Activation from the hardware option of Ubuntu fails everytime i try to activate. Appreciate your assistance. Best,
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Gone home doesn't run in Dell Inspiron 14z with intel HD 400

I installed Steam for linux, and then bought Gone Home. When I tried to play it, the game starts, and the screen goes black with a little with dot in the middle. It appears to be a graphic card issue. ...
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INSTALLING UBUNTU ON DELL INSPIRON WITH XP

Primo noob here. I would like to install Ubuntu on my laptop. I have downloaded Universal USB Installer and I am stuck where it asks me to choose (or browse) s Linux distribution and then an IOS. ...
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Wireless device does not work on Dell Inspiron 3521 after installing Ubuntu 12.04

Wifi does not work at all on Inspiron 3521 after installing Ubuntu 12.04.. When I type in lspci -nn the wireless device is even not on the list. Please help in this topic!
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Installing Ububtu 12.04 on Dell Inspiron N5110 already having 3 active partitions

The Dell Inspiron N5110 already has 3 active partitions - BOOT FAT 32 (44 MB for Dell Diagnostic tools) RECOVERY NTFS (15 GB) SYSTEM (192 GB ) Option 1 :-I can shrink the system volume and install ...
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What version? dell inspiron 910 8GB [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and planning to install it on my Dell Inspiron 910, because in Windows XP some random updates ate all my 8GB storage (SSD). Even after stripping down XP to the bone, I'm unable to ...
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How to download and install wireless driver for Dell Inspiron 5420 with ease? [duplicate]

I have DELL inspiron 5420 with dual boot options for Ubuntu and Windows. Wireless connection under windows works efficiently while under ubuntu I am unable to use wi-fi. So, how to download and ...
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How to install broadcom driver for Dell Inspiron 1440 in ubuntu 12.04

I'm just install ubuntu 12.04 precise pangolin, but after installing i still need to download broadcom wireless driver. I don't have a wired connection, can anyone please help me to install it ...
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I have an old piece of hardware I want to run Ubuntu, can I reformat using the 13.04 download on my Dell 700m? [duplicate]

I recently recovered my Dell Inspiron 700m from my collection of old hardware. I have a ton of old files and programs on it, none of which I need. I want to install ubuntu and make it a running ...
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Problem with resolution auto-changing on Samsung TV

I recently turfed my Windows media centre in favour of Ubuntu Linux workstation with XBMC installed for my new media centre. It works perfectly! My system is a Dell Inspiron 530, which is connected ...
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Dell Inspiron 5520 15R 12.04 LTS update

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (with special driver support) on my Dell 5520 15R. This Ubuntu image was recommended, as the system is Ubuntu certified. The hardware is exactly as the link states. Anyway, ...
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Which version off Ubuntu should I download [duplicate]

I have a dell inspiron 910 netbook and it has only a small hard disk, with only about 4.5GiB spare. My copy of windows is not good and I would like the option to boot into either Ubuntu or windows 7. ...
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Getting WiFi work on wtih Dell Insipiron 1545 wtih Ubuntu 13.04

I have a got a peculiar problem with my WiFi on my Dell Inspiron 1545 and would massively appreciate any help! I am a total noob to Linux/ Ubuntu and decided to give my wife's Dell Inspiron 1545 ...
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9.04 Only on Dell Inspiron B120

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my 7 year old Dell Inspiron B120 with very limited success. I tried installing multiple versions unsuccessfully until I worked my way down to 9.04. I've gotten ...
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Wireless adapter/connection error

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 with Ubuntu 12.04. After updating the "oem-wireless-ath9k-3.9-rc4-2-dkms" package I cannot connect to any wireless networks. From the Unity "networking" part disappears the ...
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Ubuntu stuck on loading screen

I have Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition. I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. The Ubuntu loading screen gets stuck and doesn't go any further. What should I do? The partition for ...
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Inspiron 3520 Cannot Install Ubuntu (Cannot manipulate SSD)

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 3520 and swapped out some parts. The only parts that would be relevant are the HDD which I swapped to a SSD and the processor, which I swapped out for an ...
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Dell Inspiron 1501 Problems wifi/ upgrading [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 on an Inspiron 1501 with an AMD Sempron. I think the RAM is probably low because it is very slow. Googling the problem, I noticed that a problem with the coding in ...
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Live booted Lubuntu on 512 MB of ram on Dell Inspiron 6000, Chromium always crashes when trying to go to a webpage

Here is the error message... Either Chrome ran out of memory or the process for the webpage was terminated for some other reason. To contine, reload or go to another page. It keeps happening and I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04: Dell inspiron 1545 flaky wifi

I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and the wifi is rather flaky. It disconnects every 10 minutes, but it starts to work when I turn off wireless and then turn it back on. What could be the problem? ...
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Wireless Card not detected?

I opened up my Laptop and I can see the Wireless Card installed. [The hardware]. Yet I don't see it working. Here's a screenshot Screenshot Wi-fi device is {none}. What does this mean? Does it ...
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Installation of 12.04 on an usb stick

I already booted in with the Usb stick, but when ever I try and open Ubuntu or even installing it goes to commands and says: invalid argument cannot mount. What does that mean? How do I fix it?
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No Internet with Ubuntu 13.04

Just installed Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 64-bit on old Dell Inspiron 1521 Laptop and cannot get wired or wireless internet connections to work. This is my first shot at using Linux so I have very little ...