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Configure wifi on Dell Inspiron 11 3000

I just bought a dell Inspiron 300 (http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-11-3137/pd) The strange thing is that I tried with elementary Freya beta 2 (elementaryos-unstable-amd64.20150208.iso) and it ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Dell Inspiron 1520 (WiFi not working)

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 that is rather finicky and had Windows XP installed on it. I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail", and since, I haven't been able to get the WiFi to work. It ...
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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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install spins on inspiron 8200

Several problems, though the most troublesome is #4, the spin (it's not quite a hang). Various boxes (such as 'Download updates' and 'install 3rd party'), when clicked, turn into a blank spot on the ...
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Windows 8.1 Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 - dmraid and fixpart

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 4.14 on dual boot with Windows 8.1, but when beginning the LiveUSB the Ubuntum, the partitions created by Windows 8.1 are not recognized, reports that all is HD as ...
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Occasional duplicate keys when typing on Dell Insiron 7547 keyboard

I am running ubuntu-gnome 14.10 on a Dell Inspiron 7547. Occasionally when typing, pressing some keys tends to register them as a duplicate-press instead of single press. I've noticed that the keys ...
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MD Radeon HD 7730M (Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition)

I cannot find the drivers for AMD Radeon HD 7730M(Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition) on the AMD website! can someone please send me the link to download any open source drivers if available? Also the ...
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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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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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Dell Inspiron 7547 touchpad freezes occasionally for a few seconds, then resumes

I have a Dell Inspiron 7547, it has the following input pointer devices. I'm guessing the touchpad is the MSFT0001 device (am I wrong?): $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Wireless not working (Dell Inspiron 15 3521) w/Ubuntu 14.04

After several days of working correctly my wireless card has stopped working correctly. I have tried to reinstall 14.04, this did not help. for other posts I have gathered this information. When ...
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Touchpad not working in ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 15 7547

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my new Dell Inspiron 15 7547 properly. To my disappointment, the touchpad isn't working at all on ubuntu. However, it works fine on windows. Is there anyway I could ...
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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 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 ...
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touchpad is not working in ubuntu 14.04

My touchpad doesn't seem to work; I tried all the links available in Google but nothing nothing seems to solve it. Some info below: cat /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0001 ...
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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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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. ...
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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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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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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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USB mouse/trackpad on my dell laptop stops responding at times

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell inspiron 6400 laptop. I am facing an issue for quiet some time that, laptop trackpad and usb mouse stops responding to clicks at times. I could see the mouse ...
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wifi adatper on Dell Inspiron 1012m stopped working

I bought a Dell Inspiron 1012m for my mother-in-law. Thanks to others, a virus so corrupted the OS (Windows) I had to reformat the harddrive. I installed Ubuntu 12 (updated to 14). It had been ...
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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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In-built speakers are not working on Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 (Ubuntu 14.04)

I tried following Ubuntu's audio debugging page, but could not resolve the problem using that. I am not able to get output on my inbuilt speakers while only getting clear sounds in left ear when I ...
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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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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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Ethernet not working on a Dell Inspiron 14z

When I plug in a network cable, it is not recognized. The WI-FI is working properly, though. ifconfig output: lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Bluetooth not working insprion 15R

I m unable to enable Bluetooth on Ubuntu 14.04(Dell Inspiron 15R). I m unable to find Bluetooth in the list after executing 'rfkill list all' mani@mani-Inspiron-N5010:~$ lsusb Bus 002 Device 005: ID ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15R 5521

I have ubuntu desktop iso copy amd-64 bit. I have downloaded YUMI multiboot creation tool and installed above iso on pendrive. I cannot reboot with pendrive on my laptop. It dosent show any option in ...
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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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Headphones dont Work Dell Inspiron 15r

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Installed on my Dell Inspiron 15r, However it was never able to produce sound through Headphones. it asks you what type of device you just plugged in but when you choose ...
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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 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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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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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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Black Screen/Video Drivers Crashing on Install Inspiron 3531

I have tried to install Manjaro, Netrunner and then elementaryOS with the same issue : the screen turns black after loading the live system. This topic doesn't help me at all. Help please ;( Config ...
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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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How to disable ati radeon and use the intel of dell inspiron 5547 i7? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on the Dell Inspiron 5547. All it's fine except the high temperature in the right side of the keyboard surface. That's why I would like to disable the ATI graphics card and to ...
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No wireless network connectivity after installation

I am shamefully not the sharpest person when it comes to computers, so what on earth compelled me to do this on my own is beyond me. I installed Ubuntu through my thumb drive and now it is completely ...
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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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Getting Wireless to Work, Dell Inspiron E1505 (bcm4311)

Ok. so I know there are about a million threads on this subject already, but NOTHING has worked for me. About to lose my mind here, if someone can please help I will be eternally grateful. I have a ...
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How to turn off ATI Radeon HD 7730M (on Dell inspiron 7520)?

I'm new to Linux, and I've just installed Ubuntu on my Dell inspiron 15R Special Edition. The ATI Radeon HD 7730M is running by default, instead of the on-board intel HD Graphics 4000. I searched as ...
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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 1545 Ethernet and Wireless not working : Install step by step instructions

I am having the following issue. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and the ethernet along with WLAN drivers are not working. I am needing instructions on how to install the wireless drivers through USB. Can ...
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How to get WiFi not working on Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 notebook?

Issuing lspci -vnn gave me this (relevant) output: 08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) I don't know how to proceed in order to get it ...
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How to activate subwoofer in Inspiron 17r?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17r, after a fresh install of 12.10, the subwoofer seems to be not utilized. No sound comes from it and in the Sound Control Panel the settings appear grayed out (see ...
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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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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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Suspend Error on Laptop

So I have a Dell inspiron 17r 7720 Special Edition laptop, and I noticed that whenever I open the lid right before it brings me to the login screen, I see these list of errors and a black screen pop ...