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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 issue,...
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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 http://www.ubuntu....
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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 snd-hda-...
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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 screen,...
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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 help!...
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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 offline?...
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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. ...
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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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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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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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How to dual boot on Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop preinstalled with Windows 8? [duplicate]

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 3521 (15”, Intel i3 processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, A07 BIOS from InsydeH2O) with Windows 8 pre-installed. I expected to be able to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 from ...
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I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I can not connect to the network

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Inspiron 1501. Now I have no network capability. I had the same problem with 12.04. Ubuntu 11.10 only recognised my wired network, but not WiFi. What can I do ...
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Dell laptop display brightness problem

I am using Dell inspiron 15 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have hot keys on my keyboard to adjust display brightness and they work fine.But the problem is, as soon as I switch on the laptop the brightness is set ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 wireless not detecting certain networks

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 having just reinstalled to see if it fixed the problem, I have installed the wireless drivers and they appear to be functioning as I am picking up the WiFi in the hotel down ...
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Memory card reader no longer works

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop. The built-in 5-in-1 memory card reader used to work in Linux, but now it won't detect my SD card. It still works in Windows 7 though. I don't ...
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Impossible to turn Inspirion 1545 into Access Point?

My wireless card worked out of the box, but now I want to turn the maschine into an access point so I followed these guides Setting up a Wifi Adapter to support "master mode" How to setup a wi-fi ...
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can i install ubuntu on my laptop (dell inspiron 14z-5423)

I have tried to install ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, which is a dell inspiron 14z ultrabook ,model number 5423.whlile booting with a pen drive, I selected the "try ubuntu" option .I then created the ...
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What's the best version of Ubuntu for a Dell Inspiron 1150

I've attempted to install 12.10, but I can get a proper unity desktop or launch button etc. I've tried various recommended fixes but no success, so I updated to 13.04 in the hope that it might fix ...
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Do I need nvidia driver on my new dell 5720 with Ubuntu 13.04?

Just got new Dell Inspiron 5720. As I know there are two video cards - Intel and Nvidia. And as I see in system information, I use Intel Ivy Bridge. But how about Nvidia? I know about Bumblebee and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Inspiron 6400

What driver do I need for Ubuntu 12.4 to work with a Dell Inspiron 6400? I cannot get the wireless connection to work. Then how do I install it? I can't get the wireless connection to work. I just ...
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Colored lines on startup

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 running Ubuntu 13.04. When I start up my computer there will just be a black screen with colored vertical lines. When I here the startup sound I can close my computer wait ...
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Error compiling with make

when I tried to compile John the Ripper on my computer a dell inspiron 1501 running 13.04 i ran the command make make clean generic i get the error /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lssl /usr/bin/ld: cannot ...