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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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. ...