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Webcam works in browser, but not in Skype or Cheese

I have a Dell XPS 15 l502x, and I want to get my camera to work. It has been working in some previous versions of Ubuntu. I got no idea why it isn't working, and what to check to find out why. If ...
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Can I install 14.04 on a Dell XPS13 (not developer edition)?

I live in Japan: a country where Dell does not sell the XPS13 Developer Edition. And I used to work in London where one of my friend had the XPS 13 Dev Edition. And, of course, I really liked it. I ...
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Dell XPS 15-9530 running Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I plan on getting myself a new laptop with a top-notch display. The latest Dell XPS 15 seems to have a reasonable price for what it comes with. My only question is whether it runs with Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Failed to suspend due to nouveau failure

There are many questions about failed suspension on ubuntu ([1][2]), but each of them seem so specific that I'm posting mine. In my case, sometimes (very randomly) my XP15 does not suspend. I'm ...
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Problem with external monitor

Since yesterday I have weired problems using my external monitor (Benq 19" connected via DVI over DVI->HDMI cable and HDMI->Mini DisplayPort-Adapter) with Ubuntu 14.04. Until then I could use this ...
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Dell XPS 13 touchscreen not working, sound not working

All of a sudden the touchscreen on my laptop stopped working, and the sound does not recognise my headphones. I have not installed anything recently, just the usual, minor LTS updates. The ...
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Touchpad issue: jumping cursor while typing (Ubuntu 14.04), syndaemon don't help

I know there are other questions about this issue, but I can't find the right tweak in order to fix it. The touchpad still detects my palms while typing stuff. It's REALLY annoying, especially ...
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Bash change Keyboard Back-light (Dell XPS L502X)

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502X. How can I turn On/Off keyboard backlight from terminal or through a bash script?
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Dell XPS 13 Ubuntu 13.10 built-in display not working

I have a Dell XPS 13 which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and upgraded to 13.10 recently. After the upgrade, the built-in display is always a blank screen, while when ...
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Is Dell Bios article on Ubuntu Wiki outdated?

I came across this "immutable" page on the wiki. According to this, Dell doesn't support Ubuntu?? Even if they advertise it preinstalled? Also, it seems the non-Windows instructions don't match the ...
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Is there a Dell Longevity option in Ubuntu?

Dell XPS has the following option in Windows 8: I assume it's a hardware switch that is set somehow, so does it stick when rebooting to Ubuntu? Is there a way to check or switch this option from ...
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Ubuntu touchpad issues

My touch pad is not scrolling when I try opening synaptiks I get the message "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?", and in mouse and touch pad settings i do not get any ...
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How to install Ubuntu on XPS 15 Platinum - 2014 version properly

Just receive a new computer (Dell XPS 15 Platinum - 2014 version). I want to install Ubuntu on this one but I'm not sure everything can work... Here are some feature I'm afraid it does not work: ...
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DELL XPS 13 Sound Problem

Since the last update (20.11.2013) for Ubuntu 13.10 there are noises in the left speaker. They appear in the internal speakers when I boot the system and if I choose the audio jack in the external ...
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Flickering screen with Kubuntu 13.10 on XPS 13 (Ivy Bridge)

I installed Kubuntu 13.10 on an XPS 13 early 2013 model (L322X), having had to pass the 'nomodeset' parameter to the installer. Strangely, I only had to do this after I updated the Windows ...
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Installing Realtek ALC662 sound drivers on Ubuntu 12.10

Following the answer in Do I need any extra drivers for the Realtek waves maxx audio on my Dell XPS 17?, I'm trying to install audio driver for Dell XPS 15(L502X) from RealTek site. But I'm getting ...
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Dual Boot on XPS 15

I am considering purchasing a Dell XPS 15 (http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-15-l521x/pd?oc=dncwx16bw7&model_id=xps-15-l521x) Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM processor NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M with 2GB GDDR5 ...
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Dell XPS 15 (L502x) Integrated Webcam not working

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 on the Dell XPS 15 L502X but the integrated webcam is not working neither with cheese nor skype. Learned that there is no need to install drivers for this version (12.04) ...
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Is the Sputik Kernel Project only for Dell Xps 13?

I read that Dell Sputnik Kernel is necessary for the correct usage of the hardware in dell xps 13 ultrabook and xps 15 ultrabook. Do you know if the dell sputnik kernel is necessary on Dell XPS 14 ...
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Suspend problems Dell XPS 15 - Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop with an external display through the mini-displayport, and I am completely unable to get the suspend functionality working correctly with Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. ...
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Frozen desktop on Dell XPS 14 ultrabook

I have a problem with my novel installation of Ubuntu. Sometimes, the system crashes: the monitor still show the desktop environment, but it is frozen or blocked and the only think that I can do is to ...
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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 ...