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Questions related to Dell hardware and troubleshooting Ubuntu

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How can I stop my dell ubuntu from going into airplane mode? I seen some type of solution but I dont know where to enter commands

Once I open my dells network menu it is already in airplane mode. I tried taking off airplane mode and enabling wifi but everytime I reopen the network menu it still reads that it is in airplane mode. ...
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Ubuntu Installer can't find any HDDs

I recently bought a Dell Poweredge r610, and I created a bootable USB stick for Ubuntu Server. It was bought used, and I do not know if someone had already installed some other OS on it. When I ...
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18.04 with Dell u2713 monitor

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on an ASUS board with a Core i7-6700k 4GHz X 8 CPU. I have been using a Dell u2312HMT monitor without problems for several months as I learned how to use Linux. Today I ...
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No WiFi adapter found, Dell XPS 9570, Killer 1350 card

Linux newbie here. I've installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 alongside Windows 10 on my machine. Everything was working smoothly for about a week and then, all of a sudden, the network card just decided to die on ...
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How can I set an address for ethernet (enp2s0) which persists through reboot?

Dell inspiron 5565 mint 19 ed@ed-Inspiron-5565 ~ $ ifconfig enp2s0 enp2s0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether d0:94:66:ea:71:2c txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX ...
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Laptop won't charge since I installed Ubuntu, worked fine on Windows and diagnostic says hardware is OK

I've recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a machine where previously I was using Windows. Since I've installed Ubuntu I can't charge my laptop. When I was using windows I was able to charge it. I've ...
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Where can I find the default display settings for each monitor?

Using Ubuntu 18.04 with two very old Dell monitors. I recently had to update my motherboard and consequently had to add an Accell j129b-003b adapter to convert HDMI to VGA. Alright...I know that the ...
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Short Key Fn + Home (toggle Wi-Fi on/off) on Dell Precision 7530 doesn't work - Ubuntu 18.04

I have a problem with Ubuntu 18.04 (fresh installation) on my Dell Precision 7530: on keyboard exists a specific function button for toggle on/off wifi module (Fn + Home) but it doesn't work. When I ...
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Getting webcam to work on Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 tablet. The only element of the hardware I haven't been able to get Ubuntu to recognise is the video cameras. Judging from this ...
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Freezing at login on Dell XPS 15 9560 with Ubuntu 18.04

I fresh installed Ubuntu 18.04 (no dual boot) on my Dell XPS 15 9560. When I enter my password the login screen UI disappears, and the background and my mouse freeze. How to prevent Ubuntu 18.04 from ...
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Fans stop seconds after starting i8kmon [on hold]

My computer (Dell XPS 13 9360, kubuntu 17.10) crashes multiple times a day because the CPUs are overheating. Thing is, the CPU fan seems to never run. I somehow can force the fan to start by ...
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Install Ubuntu but “hide” it in normal boot?

I have a somewhat old laptop (Dell Inspiron 3541) with Windows 10 installed. Through Live Mode, I've tested that it works with Ubuntu 16.04 (doesn't fully work with 18.04). After facing some issues ...
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What could be causing constant fan noise on Ubuntu 16.04?

I have a lot of fan noise on ubuntu 16.04 on a new Dell laptop. I can't tell what's happening from the graphics card or any software program. The fan is working and never stops. My friend has the ...
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VLC displaying issue via HDMI

I have switched to 18.04 and I am facing problem when it comes to playing movies on external screen (connected via HDMI). My movies played on VLC look like on attached screen - screenshot from both ...
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Persistent Live USB kernel panic when installing bcmwl-kernel-source

I'm trying to create a persistent Live USB of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for use with a Dell XPS 13 9343 (2015). This computer uses a Broadcom 4352 network adapter which needs the bcmwl-kernel-source package in ...
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What is the normal fan speed?

I am using Dell 5471 that is my sensors data, is that a normal (maybe i am obsessive about fan noise) What is your opinion this ? acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +25.0°C (...
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Dell 5471 Ubuntu 16.04 Fan Noise and overheating

My computer has been taken 2 months. In the First months computer if hard work or weather is too hot then computer was starting fan and was fnishing. Now, when i open the computer fan starting (for ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 stopped detecting second Dell monitor

I tried to switch of keyboard lights on my MSI - notebook, trying many combinations of fn + F1 - F10 (and other buttons). Sometime during this period, the second screen was disconnected. I could not ...
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How do I disable LED lights on Dell Latitude D620? (power, hard drive, battery, wifi) [closed]

(Summary: How do I disable lights on the laptop hinge showing power, WiFi, etc. activity?) On the Dell Latitude D620 laptop hinge, below and next to the screen, above the keyboard, on the right hand ...
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Ubuntu Battery Life on XPS 13 9343

Running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on my Dell XPS 13 9343 (2015). From my experience, Windows would get me around 5-6 hours comfortably, and in comparison Ubuntu seems to top out at 4-5. I've installed TLP ...
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XPS 15 9575 Active Pen stuck in eraser mode, Button 1 doesn't register

I decided to bite the bullet and use Linux full time on this machine for a few weeks to see if I could get by with only Using Linux. Based on basic dabbling I was able to get the pen working ...
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Wifi and mousepad disappear and only reappear when resuming from recovery mode

Im using a Dell Inspiron with Ubuntu 16.04 and I recently had to perform a reinstallation of the OS due to some hard disk problems, But now when I boot my mouse pointer disappears and my wifi keep ...
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Dell XPS15 Ubuntu 18.04 ethernet not connecting

I have recently installed Ubuntu 18 on my dell xps 15, to my surprise wifi is working perfectly but I cannot get wired ethernet to connect. The output of lshw is: sudo lshw -C network *-network ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 on Dell Inspiron 13 7000 AMD Ryzen7

Ubuntu 18.10 live usb will not boot on my Dell Inspiron 7375 13" 2-in-1 laptop. This is a Ryzen 7 machine with Vega graphics. I have ran and installed openSuse, KaOS, and presently running Fedora 28. ...
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18.04 - after supspend the internal screen shows Dell logo, external screen works (Dell 7285)

My Dell 7285 tablet suspends (Suspend-to-RAM, ACPI State: S3, Label: "deep") and wakes up and everything works well. Except: the internal display only shows the dell logo. The external ...
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Dell Inspiron 7537 wifi adpator disabled when lid closed

I've just switched to Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell laptop and I'm having an issue whenever I close the lid. The wifi adaptor is disabled and the PC requires a restart to enable it again. I've tried turning ...
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Dell factory Ubuntu laptop

I’ve been using a Dell 5520-Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, laptop for some time, and wondering if anyone that uses this same laptop and OS has successfully upraded to 18.04 LTS. I went through the download, and ...
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Disk Controller installation failure

I am installing 18.04 on a Dell R420 with a LSI SAS PERC H310 Disk controller. according to Dell certification This is fully supported in 14.04 but not in 18.04. Yet when I carry out an install on ...
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Installing Ubuntu 18.4 on XPS 15 9570 - Tries to install on USB drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu and it goes into the installer, but the only disk it sees is the usb drive. I shrank my primary partition in windows, so I have space ready. I disabled secure boot in ...
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Dell laptop, dell dock, will only give me 1 or 3 active displays

I have a Latitude E5570, and a Dell dock with 2 displays attached. I am running a fresh install of 18.10. With my laptop lid closed, only the "#3" display is recognized. When I open the laptop lid, ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 18.10 on XPS 15 - EFI\BOOT\mmx.64 not found

I tried to install Ubuntu 18.10 on my XPS 15 9570 earlier. Everything was working fine until I got to the partition selection part of the installation. That's when the installer crashed and I had to ...
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Can Ubuntu 18.04 be installed along with the preinstalled UEFI? [duplicate]

I got a fresh Dell XPS 13 3970. I bought it with the intention to install Ubuntu. However, after exploring the preinstalled configuration I find the UEFI to be pretty good. It contains so much ...
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No user input on previewing a file that has no installed handler

I'm using the included filesystem browser, hitting the SPACE bar will give a preview of a selected file. If the selected file has no handler there is a popup saying "Additional Package Required", the ...
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How to correct apparently corrupt graphics (e.g. tabs missing)? [Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated…]

Please see the following image for an example how my graphics appear corrupted; in this case, no tabs in the Software & Updates settings window: a screenshot of a settings window where the tabs ...
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touchpad issue ver 18.4 Gnome Tweaks didn't help [duplicate]

I upgraded to 18.4. Now my touch pad seem hyper sensitive and I can't get the right click function back and I really really don't like that inane apple pad 2-finger thing. I installed Gnome Tweak ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on DELL Inspiron 15R 5520

My laptop is DELL Inspiron 15R 5520 with Windows 7 Ultimate installed and i want to migrate from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS but first i want to know if my laptop is fully compatible with this ...
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Nvidia drivers cause Ubuntu 18.04 to hang on boot

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell Precision 5510. This has both an integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 chip and a Nvidia Quadro M1000M card. I am trying to get the better Nvidia graphics working with ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Wifi Adapter Not Found

I have seen that there are many duplicate threads similar to this one on AskUbuntu, however, none of them have helped me so I'm back to square one. I've installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell Latitude ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu on Dell T14G001 tablet - asks me to select a file to load

I am able to boot into Ubuntu from my USB drive on my Dell laptop no problems. When I try to boot into my Dell T14G001 tablet from my USB drive, I need to know what the actual file to load is. The ...
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Problems with nouveau and nvidia binary drivers on dell xps 15 9560

I have Dell XPS 15 9560 (touchscreen and 4k display) with dual boot windows and Ubuntu 16.04. If I use the nouveau display driver, then Ubuntu always hangs when I try to shutdown. If I use any of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 on Dell XPS 15 9560: Stopped remembering the brightness settings on reboot

Does anyone know how to make Ubuntu remember the brightness settings on reboot? I generally use my computer in the dimmest setting, when I reboot it, it turns back to brightest.
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Headphones work only when unplugged and plugged in again

I have a Dell XPS 15 9570 with Ubuntu 18.04. When I plug in my headphones I can listen to audio. Everything works fine. Except from the shrill noise I get when I don't play any audio. Another issue ...
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Ubuntu-based distros all get stuck at second boot on Dell Inspiron 1018 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install a Linux distro on an old Dell Inspiron 1018. I've tried with Lubuntu (18.04 and 16.04 as well), Linux Lite, Zorin OS, but none of these seem to work. What happens is I ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on Dell with dual graphics

I'm trying to upgrade an old Dell Inspiron 660s with a Zotac GT1030 graphics card. It comes with a built-in Intel graphics chip, but I would want to use the GT1030 solely. However, when I try to ...
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I'm attempting to dual boot 18.04.1 on an XPS 15 with Windows 10. There isn't anything on the “installation type” page

Sorry if the title is a bit vague. Like the title says, I'm attempting to dual boot 18.04.1 on an Dell XPS 15 with Windows 10. Everything seems to work fine until I get to the "installation type" page....
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Bluetooth Enable/Disable not working in ubuntu 18.04

The Bluetooth was working fine and it stopped working. The option to Enable/Disable toggle button is not working as shown in the screenshot. It says Bluetooth is inactive. service bluetooth status ●...
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dell inspiron 5520 laptop screen flickering problem

I have dell inc. inspiron 5520 laptop with ubuntu 16.04. I have a screen flickering problem. I tried to remove by all the materials available on net and forums but unable to remove it. I have intel ...
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Dell studio XPS 1645 on Ubuntu 16.04 wifi not working

I moved my hard drive from a Dell Vostro 1700 to a Dell studio XPS 1645 with Ubuntu 16.04. But the WiFi is not working. The ethernet works for a few seconds and then disconnects. I tried sudo lshw -...
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18.04 for Dell Precision 3460 SFF

Just purchased a Dell Precision 3430 Small Form Factor with Ubuntu 16.04 preinstalled. I am considering upgrading to 18.04. Was wondering if there are any known issues with the latest version on this ...
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SocketCAN device on Ubuntu Core

I'm currently trying to use a SocketCAN-enabled device (Kvaser USBcan Light 2xHS) on a Dell Edge Gateway 3002 running Ubuntu Core 16. This CAN interface has been tested on Ubuntu Desktop successfully....