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Installing Graphics Drivers on Dell XPS 17

Can anyone give me specific information on WHAT am I supposed to do to install the graphics cards drivers on my laptop? I have a Dell XPS 17 which comes with Intel HD Graphics as integrated card and ...
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Fixed wireless then bluetooth stopped working

I've tried doing a recovery, deleted unnecessary packages. I'm a bit baffled because after updating the kernel to include the new Intel 7260 driver (to get the wifi working) Bluetooth worked a few ...
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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Wifi Problem

I have a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (L322x) with the Atheros Killer wifi card installed. It's a lovely laptop, but the wifi was hanging for 30 seconds or so, or dropping and reconnecting ...
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External monitor not detected on 13.04 on a Dell XPS 13 via Mini DP [duplicate]

I upgraded my Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop from 12.04 to 13.04 and now it seems the Mini Display Port isn't working at all. I've tried using an Apple-branded Mini DP to VGA adaptor and a ...
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No wireless for Intel Corporation 7260 version 63

I have a Dell XPS 12 running Ubuntu 13.10 and it doesn't appear to find it's wireless. I have tried the suggestions here but they made no difference peter@xps:/lib/firmware$ ls -l ...
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What to do about 6 year old laptop [duplicate]

I have a Dell XPS M1210 with a Nvidia 7400GO and 3GB of RAM. I would like to run Ubuntu again but I have found it to be sluggish and slow with Unity, Even the Gnome Fallback seems sluggish. I don't ...
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Where can I find out if a graphics card will work on the newest versions of Ubuntu?

I'm really a newbie at graphics cards and have NO clue anything about them. I want to surprise my dad for his birthday with a fairly nice graphics card as his old one doesn't work with new versions of ...
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XPS 13 without Ubuntu. Can I take it to an OEM state?

I'm considering buying a refurbished XPS 13. The problem is that it doesn't come with Ubuntu pre-installed. Can I get it to a point where is similar to the OEM version?
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Ubuntu installation guide xps13 crash

I got my xps 13 in the ubuntu developer edition today and ran into problems with its installation program. Going through the installation program, it gave me the option to "Create a Dell recovery ...
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dual booting in pre-installed Windows 8 machine [duplicate]

I have bought dell xps 14 Ultrabook machine preinstalled with Windows 8. Now I want to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I have created 50 GB unallocated disk space to install ubuntu. However at the ...
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trackpad script not working on startup / login

The issue at hand My aim is to enable natural scrolling on system start (or session start), which - up until now - could be easily achieved using a startup script, but since migrating from 12.04 (32 ...
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What causes Dell XPS 13 ProjectSputnik to wake up randomly after suspend and how to fix it?

When I close the lid of my XPS13 the system goes to sleep regularly. Sometimes it stays asleep but some other times it wakes up consuming battery. I can't find the reason why this is happening. Here ...
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How can drivers for Nvidia graphics cards be installed on Ubuntu 13.04 without messing up the OS?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a 2011 Dell XPS L501X laptop: Intel core i5, Nvidia Geforce GT 420M graphics card, 6gb ram, etc. I had no problems during normal computing, however, after installing and ...
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Screen brightness and touchpad issues on Dell XPS13 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Last week I bought the Dell XPS 13 (L322X) ultrabook only for Ubuntu. To make sure that I will not have any issues I installed the 12.04 LTS version instead the Sputnik image. In Ubuntu forums, some ...
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Unable to change the brightness on my Dell XPS 15 (L502X)

I am using ubuntu 13.04 and I am unable to change the brightness on my laptop and need a bit a help.
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Blank Screen after update to 13.04

I have a Dell XPS 12 with Intel Graphics. After update to 13.04 my screen stays dark after boot. When I attach an external monitor it works. But it takes several tries to swicht on the internal ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Installation Error [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04, but upon finalizing the installation, they system replaced some files and it now will not allow me to open any application. It also will not allow me to send an error ...
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Dell XPS 15Z - 64 Bit OS not installing, but a 32 bit OS will install

I have the following system: Dell XPS 15Z i7 Core Processor 16Gb of RAM 2Gb NVidia Card This system is well capable of having a 64 bit OS on it. At first I thought it was just a bad image ...
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How shall I partition my disk

I installed Ubuntu 64bit on a new Dell XPS 8500. As I had no idea how to partition my disk, I installed everything in one partition. The disk has 2TB and there is an additional 64GB SSD inside, ...
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Installing windows 8 on XPS 13 developer edition

i am considering buying the XPS 13 developer edition, but i need a program a program there is only available on windows. So i wanna hear if anyone knows if it's possbile to install windows along side ...
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Checking media [Fail] on boot

Lately I've been getting this black screen at boot time with 2 lines saying Checking media [Fail] And the time of booting has extended greatly due to that thing (like from seconds to a minute) I ...
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XPS 13 Dual Boot New 1080p Edition 2xUSB 3.0

I just got the newest version of the XPS 13 yesterday. Has anyone managed to get an Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual boot figured out? I tried all of the step-by-step instructions listed here: ...
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How can I get my memory card slot to work?

I use Ubuntu 12.10, on Dell L702x, and the internal memory card slot has never functioned since I switched from its original Windows 7 installation. I've had to use my usb reader for a while now. How ...
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About to dual boot Ubuntu with currently installed Windows 7 need expert advice! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 So, I've tried this a dozen times with many a complications. I want advice on how to do this and avoid the pain. The System: Dell XPS ...
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ubuntu 12.10 running very slow on dell xps m1530

i am new to ubuntu and linux. i have installed 12.10 on my 32bit machine with 4gb's ram and Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz × 2 processor takes a couple of seconds to open any application and ...
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how to fix “The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the socket path was incorrect”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: NVidia with Optimus conflicting in Ubuntu 12.04 I just bought a new Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook which comes with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M. So, following some indications that ...
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Support for Dell XPS 15 and HDMI working on hybrid graphics?

So there is a lot of buzz about hybrid graphics having a weak support. I'm currently considering buying a new laptop. Dell XPS 15 caught my eye. I will use it for work as well so I will need a large ...
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Screen flickering on Dell XPS when using mid-range brightness values

After a fresh install of Ubuntu, I discovered the function keys for screen brightness control (Fn+F4 and Fn+F5 in that case) are not functioning. Digging around here, I managed to get them to work by ...
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How do I deactivate dynamic contrast on a Dell XPS?

I am experiencing annoying automatic backlight brightness changes under ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell XPS ultrabook. It seems to be connected to the amount of white pixels on the screen (switching ...
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Problems reading a 4GB SDHC but I can read a 8GB SDHC

I recently bought a Dell XPS L502X. The internal card reader had some trouble detecting cards but I was able to fix it using the workaround explained at ...
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Slow wireless on Dell XPS 14 ultrabook

I've got Ubuntu 12.04 running on this Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook (L421X). Everything is working but my wireless transfer rates are low. I'm getting about 1MB/s download speed on the ultrabook vs 15MB/s on ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 64bits on dell XPS 14 ultrabook

I cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits on my new dell XPS 14 ultrabook. When I tried to install it from a usb drive or wubi the installer says: "No root file system selected". The problem is that I ...
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Which partition should I install on on a Dell XPS 13?

I just bought the dell ultrabook xps 13, but I have some difficulties to install ubuntu 12.04. Problem is about Hard-Disk partition. Actually, the sda has already 4 part : and I don't want delete ...
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install ubuntu (11.10 or above) on dell xps 17 - dual booting

Some time ago I briefly looked into installing Ubuntu 11.10 (or above) on my dell xps17. I remember there were quite a few issues (sorry can't remember which ones, it was long time ago) and I was ...
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12.04 - Connecting Acer X203H monitor to new Dell XPS 15z laptop

I have installed the latest version of Ubuntu (12.04) on my boyfriend's new Dell XPS 15z laptop. He uses a Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, and an Acer X203H monitor with his set-up. No ...
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producing lot of heat and fan sound, while using ubuntu 12.04 on dell xps-l502x

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my XPS L502. Everything works fine except the system heat. I can feel that the laptop heat rises more and fan sound also, when I am using ubuntu. But with Windows 7 ...
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bypass optimus for external display

I have an XPS 14z with Intel and nVidia graphics. The Intel card is connected to the laptop display only. The nVidia card is connected to the display port and HDMI port. I am running bumblebee for ...
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Dell XPS 13 Hangs up if attach an external Monitor

I have an Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook with Ubuntu 12.04. its works pretty well, but if I attach my Apple Cinema Display with the Mini Display Port then hangs the Notebook up. Its totally randomly. Power ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 in Dell XPS 13

I just got a Dell XPS13 (i5, 4GB ram, 128GB solid state drive). My other computers have a dual-boot partition with Ubuntu12.04/Win7. I'd like to install Ubuntu only in this machine to force myself to ...
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Internal fan on a Dell XPS 1530 stays running post shutdown, am I really getting a shutdown?

I am loving 12.04LTS, fixed my printer issue, but Now , on my M1530 Dell XPS, my internal fan continues to run following Shutdown. Shutdown occurs very rapid and I don't really get any confirmation ...
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How do I get the Touchpad Settings working on a Dell XPS 13" Ultrabook?

Today I got an brand new Dell XPS 13 and I really like it. Wifi/Bluetooth/Brightness works very well. But only the Touchpad makes me insane. Okay, Multitouch is really nice and i love it on my Macbook ...
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Poor sound quality on a Dell XPS 15 (L502x)

I have a problem with my sound on my Dell XPS 15. First, when I had Windows 7, my sound was pretty good (I have a JBL 2.1 speaker system with Waves Maxx audio), but since I installed Ubuntu 12.04 it ...
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Battery life low on notebook using ubuntu 11.10 vs. windows 7

Im using a brand new Dell XPS notebook (bought mar 2012) which has 4.5 hrs battery life using a 6 cell battery-when i use windows 7. The machine uses an Intel core 17 2670qm processor, and a 64 bit ...
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Why does waking from hibernate take nearly ten minutes on a Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop?

Im running 11.10 64bit on a Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop. It uses an i5 proc and has 16Gb ram. Whenever I close the lid on the laptop I have it set to hibernate as I want to continue whatever I was ...
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Problem using miniDisplay port adapter to VGA on Dell XPS l502x

It's my first question here and I feel really bothered by this problem. I recently bought a new AOC e2343F2k 23" monitor, it supports 1920x1080 resolution and when I plugged by the first time, it ...
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XPS 14z : connect an external vga screen via mini display port

I have a XPS 14z with an intel+nvidia video card, the optimus technology being handled with bumblebee version 3. I know that the HDMI port, wired to the Nvidia card is not supposed to work. However, ...
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Dell inspiron XPS wireless problem

I installed ubuntu 10.04 LTS beside Windows XP on a different partition. But when I first turned on Ubuntu, I saw an exclamation mark on the wireless symbol on the taskbar. When I click on that icon, ...
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Few problems on Dell xps 15 L502 (screen brightness, bluetooth, wi-fi power management problems)

I am running ubuntu 11.10 32bit in my dell xps L502. Working well except for a few problems. Blue tooth always turned on reboot,I would like to turn it off always. Screen brightness is not saved. ...
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How to make sure my system has Nvidia Optimus?

I just got a new Dell XPS 15 L502X with these specs: CPU Intel i7 2670QM with Turbo Boost (integrated graphics : Intel HD 3000) Discrete Graphics: Nvidia GT 525M It was ordered from Dell France. ...
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can i mess up my hardware with acpi=off or acpi=noirq?

Dell XPS 15z Found this: ubuntu hardware support 15z Have been able to get ubuntu booted up off usb with acpi=off. My question is, once Ive installed and my boot line includes either 'acpi=off' or ...