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If you go into system settings, software and updates, additional drivers should show the broadcom sta driver(aka bcmwl-kernel-source). This driver should work for your wifi


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They say that it is fixed in kernel 3.16 so try this first. sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-utopic It didn't work for me so i tried the workaround found in the link below and that worked for me. http://xps13-9333.appspot.com/#background_noise mkdir -p /usr/local/bin wget -O /usr/local/bin/white_noise_fix.py ...


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Given the fact that your original disk was failing I would recommend against dumping the old disk to the new one. I would just copy the files that I need from the old one and that's that. If you still want to copy the old drive to the new one this is what I would do: Connect both disks at the same time to the same computer Boot with an Ubunutu CD/DVD ...


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Problem solved. Windows is gone and Gnome Ubuntu has taken its place. Should have done it long ago. Windows 7 Home is just too problematic with Samba. Had a hell of a time getting it to work in the first place, and then it was not reliable. Not putting any more effort into windows, we are now an Ubuntu family.


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Windows 8 (or 8.1) needs to be properly shutdown, so Windows can unmount the disc. And also, if you have a problem with your USB pendrive, you need to Eject and then plug it in again when you install Linux on it.It needs to be named like this: "Install Ubuntu" If you can not still install, try to search for a new version of your BIOS.


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Recently I had to make the same decision for an older computer (12 years old). I've been through Windows 7, Elementary OS, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Went back to Windows XP, and finally back to Xubuntu. The point is your going to have to experiment and figure out what's best for your computer so have a look around and try some of them? However, I would recommend ...


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It should work nicely, it have done so on my Latitude E6510. But just in case download the driver package from dell: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=0WKFN Here on Ubuntu you can get a 12.04 image: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201304-13407/ Those downloads is just in case Murphy raises his ugly ...


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Bit of a late post, but for future reference. Dell have release bios version A13 which addresses this issue. I had the exact same problem until updating to A13.



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