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Dead touchpad/trackpad on new dell inpiron 15 7000

I recently bought a new dell inspiron 15 7000. (this one) I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on this system. The trackpad/touchpad does not respond at all, I'm guessing is not identified. xinput list: ⎡ ...
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brightness control not working in 14.04 (dell inspiron 3537)

brightness control not working when keys are pressed with Fn key. it shows indicator on top right corner increasing & decreasing but nothing happens.
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Dell Inspiron 20 Touch Screen Right Click Ubuntu 14.04 64

I have been having problems finding a logical or one that works yet. I have a 10 point multi touch. I can't use some features but right click being the big one. Does anyone else have one of these that ...
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Can't enable the proprietary drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 wireless after installing Ubuntu 14.10? Offline package required?

I have installed the new Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Inspiron 3521. I was able to use my wifi in the Boot Live Stage and during the Installation phase by enabling the BroadCom BCM 43142 proprietary ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wireless not working properly in Dell Inspiron N5110

Recently i have upgraded my PC to Ubuntu 14.04. At first everything is fine. I get connected to WIFI and internet too. After some time the internet connection goes off while i am still connected to ...
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ForcePAE for Linux Live on Pentium M on memory stick

I'm a Windows user with moderate skills. I've set a couple of minimal ("grandmother") users on Ubuntu when old XP installations got too tangled with age. I'm not a native Linux user and tend to run ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dell Inspiron 15R Unable to adjust Brightness

When trying to adjust brightness on my Dell Inspiron 15R, I see brightness icon moving up or down however the actual brightness remains the same. please help me.
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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: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 11 3000 touch screen boots unreliably

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on this laptop once booted works all right. However, the boot itself is a gamble. I often have to make many tries to get it to boot successfully. It can get stuck at unpredictable ...
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Why wont my dell inspiron broadcom 1350 mini wifi adapter not connect to my wifi?

So I put Ubuntu on my dell inspiron recently and it will keep changing the wifi tick mark back to do not use when I click to tell it to use the device. Any answer is appreciated.
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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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nvidia driver 14.04 install fails

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell Inspiron 9300 with a new HD. Was working reasonably well, but was getting a 'black screen of death' with messages about problems with the nouveau ...
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Dell Inspiron 6000 network issues

I cant see wireless connections which I should and could with windows 7 and a wired connection seems unstable, IE shows a connection then I try to use it and it disconnects. I have tried to update ...
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Suddenly stopped showing my wifi in ubuntu 14.04 in the list in Dell Inspiron 5420?

Suddenly stopped showing my wifi in ubuntu 14.04 in the list in Dell Inspiron 5420,googled a lot,could not go through a working solution.Any Ubuntu user faced the same,please help me? ...
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Want to upgrade my Inspiron 7520 to Ubuntu 14.04 But Dual Video Cards is a Problem

I have Inspiron 7520. Rig is: Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz × 8, RAM: 8GB, Graphics: Intel HD 4000 (cpu), AMD Radeon 7730M (gpu) under 64bit OS. My problem here is switchable ...
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DELL Inspiron 5537 hungups during boot

I purchased a Inspiron 5537 with UBUNTU preinstalled. Starting the lap-top, I followed all the instructions for UBUNTU. At the end I decided to accept all the proposed updates in UBUNTU. Now the ...
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Namenode formatting in hadoop installation

I have given the path for both the configuration files directory and the .sh files directory. I managed to do the configurations with this path: ...
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Dell inspiron 3537 keyboard and touchpad

With new dell inspiron 3537 keyboard works fine with livecd. Everything stable. Touchpad don't works at all but this is not big deal because I have external mouse. But when i install system on disk ...
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install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS dell inspiron 5537 [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on dell inspiron 5537, the install success with no errors, but when i boot to ubuntu i keep getting a popup window saying: the system is running in low-graphics ...
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Dell Inspiron 600M

Just wondering I want to install ubuntu on my ancient Dell Inspiron 600M is there any drivers I need to download and where can I download it? Thank you in advanced for all who help me on this. ...
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Brightness control does not work in Ubuntu 14:04

I have a "Inspirion 15r SE 7520" and the Brightness control doesn't work. Using amd driver, I have already added: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor" to the grub config ...
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Installing Ubuntu from USB stick gives error: “Operating system not found”

I am trying to install Ubuntu from a USB disk on my Dell Inspiron 7537, but I get the error message: Operating system not found. I have tried to disable UEFI and use Legacy but without success.
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS hangs when i change brightness of my display on Dell N5010 laptop

I have dell n5010 my system hang when I try to change brightness of the display and this happen only when my system on battery please help how to solve this problem
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Dell Inspiron 1150 - Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr

I have an old Dell Inspiron 1150 .... Celeron 2.60GHz .... 1GB of memory 512MBDDR PC2700 X2 Purchased in 2004. It was the family laptop for years. Now it's become the TurboTax computer with no ...
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Intel 845GL and Ubuntu 14 32 bit

Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop with Intel 845GL graphics. I have reset the ?UMA? from the 1M to the 8M as recommended (after installing Ubuntu 14). I used the terminal to edit grub and set the nomodeset, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...