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How to purge psmouse-alps-dst-0.4 driver?

After installing psmouse-alps-dst-0.4 driver for my Dell 5720 touchpad from here : http://www.dahetral.com/public-download I decided to uninstall it. I removed /usr/src/psmouse-alps-dst-0.4 folder, ...
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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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cannot log into Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS after startup

I recently installed 64bit Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on my Inspiron 1720 laptop as a dual-boot with Windows 7. When I boot up Ubuntu, it gets to the log in screen just fine but after logging in it gets ...
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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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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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Dell Inspiron n5110 syslog ACPI warnings on Ubuntu 13.04

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and got a bunch of warnings in syslog: May 9 02:21:34 Dell kernel: [ 9.689651] ACPI Warning: 0x0000000000000428-0x000000000000042f SystemIO conflicts with Region ...
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Re-install of Ubuntu does not work on Dell Inspiron 14(3421)

I have a problem with my Dell system which requires advice! I have a Dell Inspiron 14(3421) (i5, 1GB Nvidia graphics, 4gb RAM, etc.) which came pre-installed with Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I made a Dell ...
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Can't click with USB mouse

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 910. The mouse clicks or touchpad clicks work fine in 12.04 OS shell but not in the apps, but sometimes it does work. Installation of 12.04 was weird when some clicks ...
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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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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? ...
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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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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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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 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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I'm stuck in Grub!

So I'm trying to get me fathers old DELL Inspiron 9200 laptop to work again, and I decided to install Lubuntu on it because I don't know much about Linux other then it's free, and Lubuntu is extremely ...
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Inspiron 15r SE with hybrid graphics and trial-boot

I have on notebook Inspiron 15R SE with Intel/AMD Hybrid driver, when i install de propietary amd driver, my unity disappears on the next reboot, i already format my ubuntu partition 3 times, what i ...
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Microphone noise problem

this is yet another microphone noise problem question. I've checked http://askubuntu.com/search?q=microphone+noise and they are not for latest Ubuntu 13.04. I've Dell Inspiron 7520 with arecord ...
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wifi connection lost from time to time on a Dell Inspiron 1520

I have an Ubuntu 12.10 installed on a Dell Inspiron 1520. I got my wifi working but the connection to the router drops from time to time. I couldn't figure out yet what's causing the drop. The ...
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Dell Inspiron 1520 User Completely New To Ubuntu

I have been a part of Ubuntu user population for about two hours right now. After installing it on my Dell Inspiron 1520 that I bought so long ago, I jumped in really well, but, I have a few ...
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'Disable Touchpad' Keyboard Shortcut doesn't work

I have a Dell Inspiron 5110 laptop. When I press the keyboard shortcut to disable the touchpad (Fn+F3) it shows this in the corner of the screen: But it does not actually disable the touchpad. This ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron 6400 LAN / Ethernet card does not work

root@MM061:~# lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation ...
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how can i set a resolution of 1366x768 in a Dell Inspiron N5010

how can i set a resolution of 1366x768 in Dell Inspiron N5010 as its my native resolution within ubuntu 14.04 the only available resolution is 1024 x 768 please help !!!
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Dell Inspiron wifi issues

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 onto a Dell Inspiron 1525. First thing I always do when installing new OS is being it up to speed to naturally I installed all updates before proceeding further. ...
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Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 SE, sound quality sucks? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I've recently made the transfer from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 and while it seems to be making very good use of my other hardware, the sound quality (streaming videos, playing music) is generally ...
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Dell Inspiron n4110 Doesn't Start with recurring low battery beep

Took the Dell n4110 Inspiron to school today, I opened it up, and when the low battery noise beeped I realized I forgot to charge it and shut the lid immediately as it was loud and in the middle of ...
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No video driver load on Inspiron 14z

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 14z (5423) with Radeon HD7570 via LiveUSB. After I've installed the system, during boot, just appeared a popup asking about other ways to load the ...
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wired network card not recognized with Ubuntu 12.04, Dell Inspiron Laptop

I installed ubuntu 12.04 next to my Win XP and both wired and wireless card doesn't work. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 6400. I went over a few threads here with limilar issue but it didn't work for me. ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize my ethernet card or wifi card fresh install

just loaded ubuntu and can't connect to the internet. I believe it has to do with not having drivers for my ethernet port and wifi adapter. How do I get compatible ones because the drivers I have ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 ultra sluggish

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 a week ago, and have installed it three times since. The reason: Every time I installed it. With all updates. Just restricted extras. 3.Nothing but the system, I got a ...
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Can't use wi-fi 13.10 for more than 1 minute

My notebook is Dell Inspiron 1564 Ubuntu 13.10 Always i connect on wireless, after 1 minute when i start to browser, these wireless drops until i restart the ubuntu I have 3 wireless points, and ...
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No wifi connection Dell5420 on Ubuntu

Can anyone tell me if the Wireless driver problem with Dell Inspiron 5420 is solved or not? Few months ago I have tried all the process I can find but nothing worked for me.Now if someone can tell me ...
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Installer Encountered an Unrecoverable Error

I tried installing Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop and right after connecting to wifi I got this message, “The installer encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now be ...
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Problem using acpi_call_GUI on dell inspiron N5110

I just installed acpi_call_GUI on my laptop using this guide. (In order to switch off discrete graphics at every boot) Now when i run the software , i click to install acpi_call. After that it asks me ...
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Touchpad is resistive but scrolling is smooth in Dell Inspiron N5110

Hi Everybody there using Dell Inspiron N5110, you too have faced this problem of touchpad not working well in Linux version later than 12.04 (Either it is Ubuntu, Xubuntu or whatever). In Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Graphics driver installation on Dell Inspiron 5110

I am using Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop that has an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M GPU. I am not getting the proper instructions for installing the graphics driver for my laptop. The current status for graphics ...
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Problem installing software open cyc

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04.2 which was updated some 100 days ago. It is a laptop of Dell inspiron 1545 series. I am getting stuck while trying to install Open-cyc software when run the ...
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Fan speed on full blast when doing zero to moderate tasks

I just switched from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04 recently and I'm having CPU fan problems. It seems as though there is only an ON (fan is on full blast) and OFF configurations when the system is ...
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Mouse is not precise and click is unpredictable in Dell Inspiron N5110

I have N5110 and Ubuntu 13.04. My mouse is not precise. It clicks randomly. When I place mouse pointer at one point it clicks to another (most of the time to the previous target; sometimes even target ...
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touchpad not working on inspiron 6000

Got a problem with my touchpad since I upgraded to 12.04: it's working but i cant do nothing with it: very imprecise and very slow. try to handle the touchpad config in settings but no results... the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 issue connecting home wifi

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04, previously i had 12.04. But now i am unable to connect to my home wifi which i could connect to in 12.04. Strangely, i could connect with 14.04 to my college wifi. ...
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install xubuntu 13.10 on dell inspiron 15R 5537

I'm trying to install xubuntu 13.10 on a dell 15R 5537 (http://www.dell.com/fr/p/inspiron-15r-5537/pd?oc=cnr1505&model_id=inspiron-15r-5537) I built a bootable usb key, but then choosing "try ...
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MP3 File Playing Problem Ubuntu_13.10

I am new in Ubuntu. I have faced a critical problem in playing audio file like mp3 format. Actually it can play mp3 after installing Ubuntu restricted extras but it can't play mp3 file clearly, it ...