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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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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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Bumblebee HDMI not detected

I try to use my TV connecting on my PC using HDMI cable. I installed bumblebee. I launch "lspci -v", and this is the ouput for my card : 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M ...
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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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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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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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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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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 install broadcom driver for Dell Inspiron 1440 in ubuntu 12.04

I'm just install ubuntu 12.04 precise pangolin, but after installing i still need to download broadcom wireless driver. I don't have a wired connection, can anyone please help me to install it ...
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Bluetooth and wifi get switched on and off together

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with GNOME on a Dell Inspiron 1470, my wlan card is a Broadcom BCM4312. Was previously using Windows 7. Now at startup both BT and Wifi are switched on. If I switch off ...
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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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Kubuntu 14.04.2 laptop freezes on black screen after waking from sleep mode

I have a Dell Inspiron N7110 laptop, running Kubuntu 14.04.2. Whenever I put the laptop in sleep mode, it goes right to sleep, as intended. But when I wake the laptop from sleep mode by pressing the ...
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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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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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Corrupted graphics

In the weeks since I installed Ubuntu 14.10, I've been looking for a solution to the various graphical issues I've been experiencing, and none seem to work. My laptop is an: Inspiron 1440, 64-bit ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.10 wireless card is undetected

I just turned on my Inspiron 17r 5737 with Ubuntu 14.10 to discover that the wireless card (an Intel Corporation Wireless 7260) is misteriously undetected and that I can no longer connect to any ...
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Speakers are not working while headphones are working on my Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series laptop

Speakers are not working while headphones are working on my Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series laptop. Can you please help me to solve the problem? This is the link to my alsa-info script: ...
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want a link for dell inspiron 15 3000 series 3542 ubuntu

i am having a dell inspiron 15 3000 series 3542 laptop with ubuntu. But i have a problem with it so i want to re-install unbuntu in it. Can any one provide a link to download os iso image. dell ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...