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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 ...
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Bluetooth is not working properly on a Dell XPS 15 [closed]

I have Dell laptop (xps 15-sandy-bridge). I was using Ubuntu 11.04 and the Bluetooth was working properly. However, once I installed Ubuntu 11.10 the Bluetooth my laptop can detect Bluetooth devices ...
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How can I get my XPS1330 fan to work? [closed]

Just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and now my laptop's fan is not working- my computer gets really warm. I can still run it for about an hour before it gets really hot and I shut it off out of fear ...
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nvidia 525 disabling using ironhide

I have installed ironhide using ppa [11.10 - 32 bit, Dell xps 15]. After rebooting I tried to disable nvidia gpu using the command "sudo ironhide-disablecard". I got message as "ERROR : no module for ...
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Centrino Advanced-N 6230 and bluetooth wireless problems with Dell XPS 15z

I've been have a lot of problems with getting my wireless to work reliably on my Dell XPS 15z. There's a lot of talk about this on other forums, and it appears to have something to do with the ...
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Installation problems on Dell XPS 15z

I have a Dell XPS 15z onto which I'm trying to install 11.10. I downloaded the 64 bit ISO image and used UNetbootin to create a bootable USB drive. I plug it in and it boots to the UNetbootin menu ...
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Dell XPS 17 Nvidia Driver - Bumblebee [closed]

Ok, so first of all , I have the same problem as here: Problems with nvidia drivers on Dell XPS I know what is the problem, and that Bumblebee can solve this . My question is : Do I have to install ...
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crackling audio with Pulseaudio

This is a problem that I have been experiencing for a while now (since 9.10); before that I used a beta driver from Creative (I have a SB X-Fi on my Dell XPS 710), and even though, I have to compile ...