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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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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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Is Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition compatible with Ubuntu?

I want to buy a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition. On ubuntu.com, it says that Dell Inspiron 15R will work properly. But the special edition has some special issues. I will list the hardware: 3rd ...
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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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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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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: bcmwl-kernel-...
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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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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 screenshot)...
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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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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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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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Can't install on Dell Inspiron 15R

I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 15R and use Ubuntu as my primary operating system. Well I tried to install all of the following without any success: Ubuntu 10.04 x86-32bit Ubuntu 10.10 x86-64bit ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.10 boot hangs at purple screen when integrated NIC (ethernet card) is enabled in BIOS

Here's my weird problem, with a UEFI Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits installation on an Inspiron 14z ultrabook with an integrated Atheros AR8162 ethernet card (NIC). If the AR8162 card is enabled in BIOS, ...
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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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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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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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Dell Inspiron7520 and Ubuntu 12.04 issues

I have a DELL Inspiron 7520 in the highest configuration: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM processor (6M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz) 15.6" Full High Definition (1080p) LED Display 8GB3 Dual Channel ...
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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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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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Hibernation does not work in 11.04, used to work in 10.10, but suspend/resume works fine on a Dell Inspiron N5010

I upgraded to 11.04 on the day for its release and I am unable to hibernate my laptop, When I click on Hibernate, the screen just goes blank and cursor starts blinking in the top left corner and ...
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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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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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Cannot suspend Dell Inspiron [closed]

Since installing 10.10, my Dell Inspiron was able to suspend both when I closed the lid or chose to suspend from the menu. At least it was until yesterday. Now if I close the lid the computer ...
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Suddenly stopped showing my wifi in ubuntu 14.04 in the list in Dell Inspiron 5420?

Suddenly stopped showing my wifi in ubuntu 14.04 in the list in Dell Inspiron 5420,googled a lot,could not go through a working solution.Any Ubuntu user faced the same,please help me? http://askubuntu....
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Want to upgrade my Inspiron 7520 to Ubuntu 14.04 But Dual Video Cards is a Problem

I have Inspiron 7520. Rig is: Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz × 8, RAM: 8GB, Graphics: Intel HD 4000 (cpu), AMD Radeon 7730M (gpu) under 64bit OS. My problem here is switchable ...
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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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Dell 3543 Kubuntu 16.04 can't get output to 2nd monitor on HDMI

This worked with much fiddling on 15.10, but since upgrading to 16.04, I can't get the 2nd monitor working at all. xrandr -q Reports "HDMI1 disconnected" though it isn't. With open source drivers,...
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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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DELL Inspiron 5537 hungups during boot

I purchased a Inspiron 5537 with UBUNTU preinstalled. Starting the lap-top, I followed all the instructions for UBUNTU. At the end I decided to accept all the proposed updates in UBUNTU. Now the ...
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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 ...