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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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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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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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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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Dell Inspiron 3551 Unresponsive Touchpad

I just got my laptop in the mail and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It all went smooth until it booted up and I noticed my touch pad doesn’t work at all. It works perfectly on Windows and when I use a ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2 in 1 Conversion out of the Box

I haven't installed a Linux on a system in a long time and never with so many bells and whistles.. So.. I would like to get some help and guidance for a Duel Boot install of Ubuntu on my New Laptop . ...
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Accelerometer not detected

I'm running Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on a Dell Inspiron 7537 and can't find any sign of the accelerometer that should show up as ACPI/SMO8800 or something similar in /proc/bus/input/devices or using ...
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Graphics and sleep issues on Dell Inspiron 15 UHD

I'm having major issues getting a new Dell Inspiron 15 (7559) to work. This is the newest one, with the NVIDIA GTX 960M graphics, 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor (skylake), 128GB SSD, ...
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Hello I am upgrading my aunt's laptop Dell Inspiron b130 installed ubuntu 14.04.3.and its really slow

What is the highest Ubuntu i can install without it being so slow? Thanks Here are the specs: Specifications Name Dell Inspiron B130 Processor Intel Pentium-M 730 1.73GHz Screen 14.1“ WXGA RAM ...
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touchpad not working in dell inspiron 7352 working in Ubuntu 14.04

The touch-pad of my dell Inspiron 7352 2-in-1 laptop is not working properly since the time i have dual booted my machine with Ubuntu 14.04 . The problem is that it works when i boot my machine at ...
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Installer crash; problem can't be reported

I bought a new dell inspiron 5559 with ubuntu. When I start the laptop, it automatically starts the installation process. But the installation crashes in between and it says it will allow me to file a ...
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Dell Inspiron 14-3452 BIOS refuses to boot Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu 15.10 x64 (I also tried 14.04 x32), whenever I booted, it told me "Your system seems to be having trouble starting. Dell SupportAssist is scanning your hardware for a possible ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 runs very slowly on my Dell Inspiron laptop

I bought a new Dell Inspiron: laptop. Processor: i5-6300HQ HDD: 230GB 5400RPM RAM: 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 I am dual booting ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 - unable to shutdown [duplicate]

Well as the title says I am unfortunately unable to shutdown my laptop and must do force shutdown every single time! I have no idea what the problem might be since I reinstalled it a couple of times, ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 5720

So I had to Factory Reset my laptop last night and apart from going full Office Space on it, I figured I'd try and turn it into a Linux Lappy. I've managed to get the Boot Menu going, I've disabled ...
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Chrome causing hyperdrive on A8-7410 processor

cpu usage during and after using chrome browser Why is chrome causing one of my cores on my A8-7410 processor to run continuously @ 92-94% even when chrome is closed and all background activities ...
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Temperature of my laptop

I am using Dell Inspiron-3521 and it's temperatures rises when I am watching anything on youtube or netflix. I don't know how to fix it. Thanks.
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Inspiron not waking up after lid open (Trusty)

I've installed Trusty (14.04.3 LTS) on a brand-new Dell Inspiron 13 (7000 series). Everything else seems to be working well, except that the laptop does not wake up after Suspend on opening the lid ...
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Wifi connection, driver? or card?

I'm kinda new with ubuntu, since i installed it my wifi connection is very low (connection lost after two rooms where the router is located) and i don't know if it's my wireless driver or if my card ...
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Dell Inspiron 3543 W561033TH Intel I7 5500U - switchingon the laptop goes to Grub> and Dell recovery fails

Dell Inspiron 3543 W561033TH Intel I7 5500U - switchingon the laptop goes to Grub> and Dell recovery fails. Please guide me on how to boot fully functional. Also, required guidance on installing ...
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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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Overheating issue with Dell inspiron n4050

I have installed i8kutils, and edited things according to guides on internet, but nothing changes the overheat and when I run pwmconfig, this appear in the end: hwmon1/fan2_input current ...
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Cannot find Wi Fi driver for Dell Wireless 1704 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0+HS Driver

help me to find Wi Fi driver for Dell Wireless 1704 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0+HS Driver ( notebook Dell Inspiron 5520 15r)
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Cannot install ubuntu 14.04.3 on a dell inspiron 14z

I am new to this community and new to Ubuntu. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Dell inspiron 14z (2013 model) with intel i3 processor. I do not see any disk partition in the disk partition ...
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My software updater is stuck on “configuring grub-efi-amd64” how can I fix it?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series that cam pre-loaded with Ubuntu, I am trying to update it, but for the second time the software updater gets greyed out. The first time I rebooted it but I ended ...
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Wifi driver not working properly dell inspiron 1525

I tried just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a colleague's Dell inspiron 1525 who wasn't happy with his previous os... I tried to install the basic driver, with $sudo apt-get install ...
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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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New Dell Inspiron 3451 system freezing (totally)

My new laptop keeps freezing after random amount of time (1 hour to 1 day). It seems to happen when playing videos (youtube) or skyping. As if it had something to do with graphics or wifi? I can only ...
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Dell inspiron 1501 ubuntu 14.04 lts 32bit doesn't work but ethernet work [duplicate]

I install ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop but wifi doesn't work and when i use fn+f2 keys for wifi nothing change. sometime when i boot xp and use wifi and boot ubuntu again wifi led still run but wifi ...
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Dell Inspiron Wifi off

I installed a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 and this is my first Ubuntu install. I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 and my wifi is turned off and cant seem to switch it on. I searched a lot on it but can ...
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Spotty trackpad performance with 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 7352

Just installed 14.04 on a new Dell Inspiron 13 7000 series (specifically 7352). I ran into the same problem as others have reported with the 7000 series and the trackpad not working, so I followed the ...
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Can't detect wifi card on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 1525

I upgraded my ubuntu from 11.04 to 14.04. After the new install the OS can't detect my wifi card. The wifi signal is not detected and the light indicator is off. I didn't see broadcom in the list of ...
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Likelihood that I can install Ubuntu on a given desktop [duplicate]

First time on Forum... I'm about to buy a cheapish mainstream desktop, blow away Windows, and install the latest Ubuntu. If the desktop hit the market about a year ago, what is the chance that I ...
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There is no sound out of the speakers from my dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop ubuntu 12.04

There is no sound out of the speakers from my dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop OS ubuntu 12.04. All of the blue there was no sound on my laptop without making any adjustments to the sound device. ...
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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 does not see a touchpad on my Dell Inspiron 14 3000 laptop

Ubuntu 14.04 entirely does not see a touchpad with its buttons on my Dell Inspiron 14 3000 laptop. Re-installed Ubuntu - result is the same - no touchpad. I ran some diagnostics and here are the ...
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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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Touchscreen problem - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in Dell inspiron 13 serie 7000 (7348)

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 (7348). I would like to install Ubuntu, though still not officially released a version pre-installed on this machine. Which version of Ubuntu ...
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Regarding installation difficulties on a new Dell Inspiron 3451

I recently ordered a Dell Inspiron 3451 (see here and here), and after booting it up once with the pre-installed 14.04 I realized that I wanted to replace the Dell-laced version with a clean, vanilla ...
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Two touchpad detected…no one work! [duplicate]

good morning, I have a dell inspiron 3000.... I tried a lot of distro but 14.04 based(ubuntu, lubuntu or mint) or debian based have problem with graphic and network cards also!! with lubuntu 15.05 ...
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Unity in portrait mode on Dell inspiron 13 7000 w/ i7

Does Unity (from 14.10 or 15.04) work well in portrait mode on the latest Dell Inspiron 13 2-in-1? I know of problems w/ touchpad and touchscreen, which can be solved, but I would like to get feedback ...
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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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DELL INSPIRON 13 7000 - Touchpad problem

I've installed the 14.04 LTS version on my DELL INSPIRON 13 7000. The only problem is the touchpad. Click and selection and right click does not worked. Someone can fix it?
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My laptop doesn't give any sounds unless speakers are connected

My laptop doesn't make any sounds unless I connect my speakers, and previously my laptop did make sounds. I use a dell inspiron 15.
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dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 with home on different drive

I have laptop with a 256 gb SSD with windows already installed and i want to install ubuntu on the same drive.BUT with the "/home" partition on a second 1tb HDD(600gb for windows and 400 gb for ...
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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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Why won't hibernation work on this Ubuntu-certified laptop?

I recently bought the dell Inspiron 3542 (Ubuntu-certified), it came preloaded with Ubuntu 12.04, I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 (erased everything). When I try sudo pm-hibernate the computer ...
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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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Ubuntu alternative for DELL True Colors for Windows

I have purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series lap top which comes with Windows 8.1 per-installed. It has an option called "Enable True Colors" in Dell's graphics configuration utility. Once ...
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HDMI connection problem — Dell Inspiron 3531 on ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (Unity Desktop) on a Dell Inspiron 3531 laptop. I tried connecting to an external monitor from my laptop's HDMI port. My laptop cannot connect. I ran xrandr. The xrandr says ...