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I'm going to take some key points of your question out of order: I can't run UEFI because we'll, it literally doesn't exist on my computer anymore. I think you misunderstand what UEFI is. As described in more detail on Wikipedia, the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and its version-2.x variant, the Unified EFI (UEFI) is a type of firmware that has ...


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Now Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is available as 14.04.2. It has 3.16 kernel by default. In August 2015 version 14.04.3 will be released with kernel 3.19. This kernel 3.19 is already available to install from Ubuntu repositories by running sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-vivid You did not mention which specific hardware problems you have. If you ask specific ...


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Inexpensive Dell laptops that come with Ubuntu preinstalled are widely available, including offline at stores, and you also save money by not buying a laptop that comes with Windows preinstalled. Dell laptops that come with Ubuntu preinstalled have customized hardware that is selected to be compatible with Linux. Dell laptops that come with Windows ...


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I just went into system settings and selected "natural scrolling" under the mouse and trackpad options. While the trackpad does not react to the slider bars on the side and bottom, it DOES scroll appropriately when I put 2 fingers on it.


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The file /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness contains the brightness information. So you can just set the desired brightness by a command like this: echo 500 >/sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness (the range of brightness is generally up to 950).


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For the situation I described running a non-stock kernel, the following solution worked. Depending on what kernel series you're using, YMMV: You'll need to do these to get grub/initramfs set up correctly: sudo blkid | grep swap <-- get your swap uuid sudo <your_text_editor_here> /etc/default/grub <-- edit your grub file ...


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Black screen on resume from suspend is a kernel panic caused by the wireless card (Broadcom) changing its status. You can now fix the problem by applying the following patch : wget https://launchpadlibrarian.net/196100480/0014-null-pointer-crash.patch sudo cp 0014-null-pointer-crash.patch /usr/src/bcmwl-6.30.223.248+bdcom/patches/ Add the path of the ...


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It seems to be that I didn't google enough before offer the bounty. This issue is reported by dell community in this post. Following some of the advises of this thread, I've solved the problem updating software manually via terminal. I've executed this sequence of steps: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get -f install sudo update-grub ...



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