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nVidia GL 650M on Dell Inspiron n7720 with ubuntu 12.04

I want to get 3D acceleration on my laptop, but the "Additional Drivers" tool doesn't give me any results. I have tried installing the "nvidia-current" package. After doing this, I fired up Minecraft ...
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My Dell Inspiron 1501 wont connect to any network (wireless or wired)

I just recently installed Ubuntu 12.04, replacing windows vista on my Inspiron and it wont connect to the internet by any means. It won't detect any wireless networks and when I try the ethernet cord, ...
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How do I enjoy Unity 2D in Ubuntu 12.10 with a computer that is capable of running Unity 3D? [closed]

In the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 - Unity 2D will be removed. Thanks to LLVMpipe, a computer that isn't capable of running Unity 3D is getting the same experience without the Compiz effects. But what if ...
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Recovering Password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost password (using recovery mode requires me to type the password)? My sister gave me her Mini inspiron 1010 with ubuntu 8.04 that she bought in the ...
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USB Wireless is not detected when installing 12.04

When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron E1505, the USB is not detected. During installation, the system asked if I wanted to connect to wireless USB "Real Tec" but not my network. I believe ...
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pcap compile syntax error on Ubuntu 10.10

When I try to run the command sudo tcpkill -i wlan0 -9 example.com it says pcap_compile: syntax error tcpkill: couldn't initialize sniffing I am running Ettercap to initialize MITM BTW I'm running ...
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Getting “boot error” when trying to boot from USB

I'm wanting to try out Ubuntu, so followed the instructions for how to install Ubuntu onto a USB. I downloaded the .iso file, then the pendrivelinux 3 part process to make the USB bootable. I can ...
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Broadcom STA Wireless drivers not working on Dell Inspiron 5420

I'm new to linux. I just started working on ubuntu 12.04. Wifi is not working on ubuntu. It works on Windows 7 though. When I tried connecting to the net throght LAN it works. Also, through LAN I ...
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how can i add 1440x900 resolution on Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

I have a 5 year-old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, with a display resolution of 1280x800 (16:10). I wish to increase that resolution to at least 1440x900. Is this possible? If so - how? Chipset: Intel ...
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Installing or running ubuntu from USB

I made a boot USB and stuck it in before I launched my computer. The Ubuntu screen appeared in black, with options, I chose to install on it on my hard-drive. Everything was fine until it got to ...
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My CPU fan stop working on dell Inspiron 1545

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 my CPU temperature gets abnormally high: 80-86 °C. I saw that the CPU fan isn't running. Is it possible for this problem to be caused by Ubuntu or not?
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Touchpad scrolling on Dell Inspiron 17R SE (N7220)

I have a new Dell Inspiron 17R that I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on. The touchpad is recognized as a PS/2 mouse, which means that I can't use scrolling and that there is no "Touchpad" tab in the ...
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Should I install Ubuntu 32-bit or 64-bit on a Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 netbook?

My machine is a dell inspiron mini 1012,it has a 1 gb memory. I have installed ubuntu 11.10 on it, but it works very slow. now I want to install 12.04 and I want to know which configuration is better ...
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How to activate wireless drivers in Dell Inspiron? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 I have a Dell Inspiron 1470 and I just installed Ubuntu 12.04. My wireless networks weren't working. I went to System ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 video issue on Dell Inspiron 1100

I have an old clunker - Dell Inspiron 1100 with A32 BIOS. I managed to install correctly from a USB drive, and the screen showed graphics in full natice 1024 x 768 - as did the 'try from USB' Ubuntu ...
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Dell inspiron 15 - Hardware key being a pain

I enjoy the fact that instead of a switch on the side, Dell put a key down, but one problem... It stopped working. I don't think this was caused by an update or anything; I accidentally pressed the ...
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Dell Inspiron HDMI not working

My Machine is a Dell make and the model is Inspiron-N5110 It has a Nvidia 540M graphics card in it. I cannot connect my laptop to the TV via HDMI and i tried installing bumblebee, nvidia-current, but ...
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Unable to connect to wireless network on Dell Inspiron 1525 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 I have been using Ubuntu since 9.04 and am upgrading with every new version release. Recently I have upgraded my laptop Dell ...
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Will my laptop work with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I have a REALLY old Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop with Intel Pentium 4. I was wondering whether it would work. It has a P4 processor, 511mb memory and I have tried the 32-bit version of 12.04. I dont know ...
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colord problem & my monitor resolution 640*480 with no other options!

I installed NVidia current driver from ubuntu software center then i started to see that my monitor resolution is not fixed!! so that every time i log in to my machine i have to change the resolution. ...
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Dell N5110 Touch pad Scroll bar not recognized in Ubuntu 12.0.4

I bought recently my Dell N 5110 and installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 LST X 64 Bit along with Windows 7. The problem I am facing is my touch pad is not recognized in ubuntu and tried installing alps (as I ...
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Notebook Dell Inspiron N5110 Overheating after Installing Ubuntu 12.04

I am a Windows 7 User and decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Notebook Dell Inspiron N5110 and when the Grub loads with the menu list, the fan starts speeding up. If I choose Windows, the fan is ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 in Dell Inspiron 1420

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1420. Currently that system has Windows Vista installed on it. After installing Ubuntu, do I need to install all drivers separately?
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Dell Inspiron N5110 Battery lasts only for 1.5 hours as opposed to 4 hours on Windows 7

I've a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with the following specs: i5 processor 4 GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GT540M Ubuntu 12.04LTS My laptop is overheating and the battery is lasting for only about 1.5 hours....
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Wireless problems with Inspiron 1545 in version 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't seem to locate an answer on how to install the wireless drivers for it. I'm a noob linux user so, complete directions are appreciated. If you need anything to help ...
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Dell Inspiron 1210 mini Blank Screen on boot 12.04

Dell Inspiron 1210 mini Blank Screen on boot 12.04 If I mash buttons I get to a gray screen then the login screen and into the desktop but normally I turn on the laptop and I see a black screen with ...
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Could not display "x-nautilus-desktop:///

I am receiving this error after a new install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to a Dell Inspiron 9300. Any ideas why? Having trouble finding any answers by searching.
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How do I get a Dell Wireless 1350 adapter working?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell inspiron 1150 that has a dell branded wireless adapter. It says firmware missing and does not allow me to use wifi. However I can connect with a ethernet connection....
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Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Inspiron n5010 Laptop. I can't install the ATI drivers!

After a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron n5010 Laptop, I can't install the ATI drivers! How I can fix this? Because my laptop gets very hot & is too slow! the battery runs ...
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12.04 Live CD/USB will not boot

On my old Dell Inspiron 530 (late 2007 model), the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO will not boot at all. It hangs at the splash screen while it's scanning for devices (I know this because I booted it after the first ...
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12.04 - Are there any drivers for integrated Webcam on Dell Inspiron N7010?

I'm very new to Ubuntu. Are there any third-party drivers for the integrated Webcam on Dell Inspiron N7010, A work around, Or Canonical driver out there yet? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. It worked fine ...
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Dell Inspiron 1300 hangup during boot

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on this machine. It has 256MB RAM. I have created a bootable CD but when booting, it stalls on the Ubuntu screen with 5 red spots. Is this the wrong version for ...
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I can't connect to internet with a BCM4312

This is my first time with Linux (I am using Ubuntu 12.04) and i am having trouble connecting to internte. I read some post and i did the following, if anybody knows what could be happening i will be ...
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wifi hardware switch doesn't work on a Dell 1018

I have a problem with my Dell 1018 Inspiron. I can't switch the wifi on, through the key on the keyboard. I think it's a driver problem since Ubuntu 11.10. This are the versions i tried: Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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ALPS touchpad on DELL Inspiron I15RN-3647BK with Ubuntu 11.10 x64

I can't make work the multitouch of the ALPS touchpad in my Dell Inspiron I15RN-3647BK with Ubuntu 11.10 x64, kernel 3.0.0-17-generic... I have tried with this driver but it doesn't work http://people....
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Problem detecting wireless networks on a Dell Inspiron 1420

my Dell inspiron 1420 running Ubuntu 11.10 [as of today] cannot detect any wireless networks [and I know there are some in range]. Perhaps a problem with the proprietary driver? How should I go about ...
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Alps Loaded but PS/2 mouse also loaded!

i have Dell Inspiron 15R and i installed psmouse-alps package, it successfully recognized my Touchpad and i can see touchpad option under mouse properties as well, but my touchpad doesn't works at all....
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No “Touchpad Tab” under Mouse and Touchpad settings. Detected as PS/2 Generic Mouse

I have a Dell Inspiron with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I can use my touchpad fine but I can't scroll with it. When I run windows it uses two finger scrolling but for some reason it won't work on Ubuntu. ...
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can u help me to make work my amd radeon hd 6470 or a solution in my Dell inspiron N5110?

well..............i have a radeon HD 6470 in my laptop(inspiron N5110) and the trouble is that i cant make work my VGA properly, also there is a continuous increase in the temperature of the VGA and ...
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Dell inspiron XPS wireless problem

I installed ubuntu 10.04 LTS beside Windows XP on a different partition. But when I first turned on Ubuntu, I saw an exclamation mark on the wireless symbol on the taskbar. When I click on that icon, ...
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Why is my Dell Inspiron 1720's keyboard and trackpad inactive after resume from suspend? [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop, and it works perfectly apart from coming out of suspend. The login screen comes up, but the keyboard and trackpad are completely unresponsive. ...
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LiveUSB Desktop doesn't load on an Inspiron B130

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and set up a Live USB, and I'm trying to get it to work on this set of hardware: Dell Inspiron B130 512 MB RAM 40 GB HDD Intel Celeron M Processor I'm currently ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 on a dell inspiron 6000

According to my service tag I have a 64MB, I6000, M22 Surface Mount Graphics card when i first installed Ubuntu the tool bars were all distorted. I updated to 10.10 (after many attempts where it ...
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Dell with Intel SandyBridge and HD Radeon 6470M

I got a new Dell Inspiron 15R and I made a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10. The problem is that when I'm using my computer, after 20 minutes or something, my screen starts to flash and flick a lot. It'...
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Enable Wireless adaptors on Dell 1018 inspiron

I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.04LTS -Lucid Lynx on a dell Inspiron 1018 that came with windows 7 Starter.However my wifi is not working, I found the rfkill list command and on inputting I got ...
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How to configure hardware volume control buttons on a Dell Inspiron 9400?

I run Ubuntu 11.10 (32 bit) on a Dell Inspiron 9400. Per default, however, the multimedia buttons control a weird mix of Master, PCM and LFE settings that lead to a jump in volume on the first step ...
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Dell Inspiron 17R with Nvidia Optimus

I've just installed ubuntu 11.10 on my new Dell and I've had troubles starting. After adding acpi=off to the boot options it at least boots now. Right now I'm struggling with NVIDIA Optimus. Because ...
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Dell Inspiron m5030 boots to a black screen with a mouse pointer

I have a dell inspiron m5030 and i have successfully installed ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. Whenever I boot with ubuntu it boots to a black screen with the mouse pointer, or the default background with the ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 overheating

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell Inspiron N5010. It gets too hot and is automatically shutdown. Can anybody suggest why this is happening and how to fix it? The application is use the most often ...
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Unable to create/connect to wireless on a Dell n4050 with a BCM4313 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my Broadcom BCM4313 working correctly? I am new to ubuntu.I have already updated after fresh installation of 11.10. It can detect wireless, but cannot ...