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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 /lib/firmware/...
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Dell XPS 13 (9350) Compatibility [closed]

Is the Dell XPS 13 (9350) laptop compatible with the Ubuntu OS? I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu but I'm minded to be a convert to open source software after disinterest in continuing to use Windows. I've ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 slow wireless connection

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell XPS 15 9530. Now, everything except the wireless connection works fine. I've googled, and found this solution, but it didn't change anything for me (i.e. ...
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Dell XPS 13 2015 Ubuntu compatibility (Displayport/MST)

I just bought an Dell XPS 13 2015 (9343) whose Linux (installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)) support seems to be quite disappointing at the moment. Before spending money on new equipment I would ...
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No audio in DELL XPS 13 (Ubuntu 15.04)

Today I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (desktop edition, 64 bit) on a DELL XPS 13 (model 9343) notebook. Prior to installation, I upgraded the computer bios to A03. The kernel I am running is 3.19.0-15. I ...
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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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How do you upgrade a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04?

I just got a Dell XPS 13 (2015) that came with Ubuntu 14.04 installed, I'd like to upgrade to 15.04, but it doesn't work for me.
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System freezes due to Intel videocard failure

I have a Dell XPS 15 running ubuntu 14.04 . At first all was fine, but for the past couple of months things are getting strange. Many times the laptop fails to suspend, or even freezes not allowing to ...
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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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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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Laptop doesn't power off on shutdown, after upgrade to 15.04 and gnome 3.16

I have no idea how to start debugging this. My laptop is a Dell XPS 13, model 9333. The behaviour started when I upgraded to 15.04 (from 14.10), and to Gnome 3.16 (from 3.14). Unfortunately I'm not ...
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Headphones is not working in 15.04 Dell XPS 13

After upgrading to 15.04 , my headphones don't work, how to fix it? When I type command alsamixer , I see something strange:
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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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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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Wireless broken, xps 13 on 16.04

Just now I upgraded to 16.04 from 15.10. I had installed a newer kernel in 15.10 (I believe the 4.4.2 kernel), but the kernel of 16.04 is supposed to have working wifi with xps 13 out of the box. ...
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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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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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After upgrading to ubuntu 15.04 urfkilld use 100% cpu

I've upgraded my DELL XPS 13 equipped with Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 then to 15.04 yesterday. Today I noticed that urfkilld process consumes 100% the CPU, I tried to kill it, but re-run again.
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Switch from Ubuntu to Elementary OS without breaking the drivers [closed]

I'm completely stranger to Linux but I'm interested in buying a Dell XPS13 Dev edition (ships with Ubuntu). I quite don't like Unity though, so I was thinking about ditching it for Elementary OS but I ...