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Dell Ubuntu 18.04 No Wi-Fi Adapter Found

I got a Dell laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 and the wifi stopped working today... Any help would be much appreciated No hardware blocked: rfkill list all 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 crashes when SWAP activates. Should I return my laptop?

I made the question like this because I am also looking for some general advice, besides possibly a technical solution to this problem. Just browsing with firefox (opening a million tabs), the ...
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Problem when closing the laptop, connected external screens run very slowly (Dell G5 5505)

I have a problem with my Dell G5 5505 with ubuntu 20.04.2 When I connect an external display, and close the laptop, everything works very slowly. Two displays or one. HDMI or DisplayPort. With ubuntu ...
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Fingerprint sensor working only for login

On my Dell laptop, after adding the Dell software sources, the fingerprint sensor started working properly. Now I upgraded to 21.04 and the fingerprint sensor is only working to login (GDM), but not ...
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Why is Dell XPS 15 9500 wifi card not recognized on Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute?

After reading many contributions about the support of the Killer wifi card of the Dell XPS 15 9500 with the 5.10/5.11 kernels, I decided to install Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute which provides the 5.11 kernel ...
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Dell Latitude D430 recognizes bootable USB drive, but reboots back to menu when I try to boot from USB

I have a USB of Lubuntu and Linux Mint. The Dell Latitude D430 should be able to work with either of them. The processor appears to be 64 bit (Core2Duo U7600). Either distro would be fine for me but ...
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Bluetooth stopped working after power outage

My bluetooth always worked on this Dell XPS 13 but after a power outage it won't work anymore. I think wifi and bluetooth are in the same pcie module but I'm not sure. On bluetooth settings it says no ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Bluetooth not detecting devices

my bluetooth doesn't detect any devices. This are the outputs of the following commands sudo rfkill list 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN ...
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How do I enable keyboard backlight in Ubuntu 20.04.02 on Dell G5 Laptop?

I recently bought a Dell G5 laptop which came pre-installed with Windows OS. However, I removed Windows OS and install Ubuntu 20.04.02 LTS on it. Now, I'm unable to get the keyboard backlight to work ...
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How to tell function lock status in Dell XPS 15

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop. In order to change the function keys functionality (e.g. F1 is used for mute, F2 for volume down etc.) I can lock the keys using Fn+Esc. However, in oppose to other ...
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“Invalid partition table!” error after attempting to upgrade to Ubuntu 21.04 alongside Windows 8.1

On my Dell Inspiron 5558 I used to have the double booting of Windows 8.1 alongside with Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS. Now I decided to upgrade the Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 21.04. However, I met some technical ...
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How do i force factory reset My Dell Inspirion laptop is in grub rescue, message says attempt to read or write outside of disk. 'hd0'

How do I force reset My Dell Inspiron has entered into grub rescue with a message "attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'
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Has anyone successfully upgraded their headless Ubuntu running on a Dell PowerEdge T710 using a Keyboard, Video, Mouse console?

Just as the title says. I have headless Ubuntu server running on a Dell PowerEdge T710, and it says I need to do a release upgrade to 20.04.2 LTS from 18.04.5 LTS which I can perform using the Dell's ...
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battery power drain xps 13

New Dell XPS 9310 with UBUNTU 20.04 preinstalled. BIOS updated to 2.2.0. On "sleep" lose about 5-10 % of battery overnight. On "off" (either by "shut down" cmd or 15 sec ...
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Instaling linux-oem-20.04b kernel in Ubuntu 21.04

The problem: Intel audio hardware used in the Dell XPS 17 is not supported by kernel 5.11 in 21.04. Solution: Canonical has solved the problem for the LTS release & I have found a way to install ...
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should I use the Intel SMBus controller driver

Strolling through the software updater settings under Additional Drivers on my Dell XPS 13 (running Hirsute) I stumbled across the option to enable hardware support for the Ice Lake SMBus controller (...
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OSD delay only when rising ot lowering brightness

My screen just freezes for like a second when I raise or lower the brightness and the gui showing the brightness level pops up a little later. The lag is huge when I make huge changes to my brightness ...
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One of my Dell Monitor becomes Synaptic Inc 24'' on Ubuntu 18

please excuse me if I did not post this question on the right website since I'm not sure this issue is caused by Dell or Ubuntu. I have Dell laptop (Precision5530) running Ubuntu 18. I have 2 external ...
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Bluetooth toggle not working in Ubuntu 21.04

I updated my OS yesterday from 20.10 to 21.04. Everything was fine today until I tried to connect my Bluetooth earphones to my PC. The Bluetooth service remains turned off even when I turn the toggle ...
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No Audio Dell XPS 9700 Kernel 5.12

I am using a laptop Dell XPS 17. After update my Linux kernel to 5.12.0-051200rc7-generic the only available audio output device is Dummy-output. So basically linux stop recognizing my audio card. ...
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Wireless adapter not found in dell xps laptop in ubuntu 20.04

The wifi was working fine until yesterday and i guess i've been playing around with many plugins related to OBS and i've removed many of them and after a while my laptop is not showing any wifi ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't work with thunderbolt 3 docking station and multiple monitors

I have ubuntu 20.04 installed on my Dell XPS 13 9350. I'm running kernel 5.8.0-50-generic. I recently got a Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 dock gen 2 docking station. Connecting the dock station to the laptop ...
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Screen resolution issues running fvwm on a Dell XPS 9300 with ubuntu 20.04

I've been running fvwm on top of ubuntu for decades. I recently obtained an XPS9300 which has a default screen resolution of 3840x2400. When I use either the .fvwm2rc configuration that I've ...
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Troubleshooting Ubuntu 20.10 freezing except for the mouse

I know there are a lot of questions online asking about this topic but most of them look for quick fixes and while they do usually work I am looking for a deeper fix that would prevent this problem ...
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Wifi networks not visible Ubuntu 16.04

I have a dell xps with win10 dual boot and ubuntu 16.04. After shutting down from my windows boot and restart my ubuntu one wifi networks are not visible, not even the wireless network symbol. I have ...
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Dell inspiron 13-7306 active pen configuration

I'm new to Linux, but took the brave decision to install Ubuntu on my newly ordered Dell inspiron 13-7306. So far most of the hardware seems to work, however the active pen that comes with it does not....
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Using a proprietary Dell keyboard key for something else

I have a Dell G5 15 5500. It has "the G key" on it, which, in Windows, will tell Alienware Command Center to turn the fans to 100% and let the CPU turbo as high as possible. I was just ...
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WiFi adaptor no longer found for Dell XPS 15 9500 (QCA6390 PCI device)

My WiFi adaptor has disappeared! I have had this working via updating to a newer kernel version than was provided with 20.04 (am currently on 5.11.12) which I believe should support the bundled card - ...
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Dell XPS 7390 with Dual boot Windows/Ubuntu 20.04 freezes randomly

I have a Dell XPS 13 7390 with dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04. A few weeks ago I was prompted to update the bios by a dell application in windows so I let it update it to version 1.7. Ever ...
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How do I set up Dell Precision 3560? [closed]

How do I configure and optimize Ubuntu on Dell Precision 3560? The machine is certified for Ubuntu I'm a devops engineer, and I use the machine also for my home studio to record music. I need Wifi, ...
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SSD NVME disks not detecting on Ubuntu 18.04 even after change Sata to AHCI mode but works with 20.04 on Dell Tower 5820

I'm facing some issue with detecting the SSD nVME disk on Ubuntu 18.04 while installation. But 20.04 works perfectly without any issues. I have tried with the latest ISO Ubuntu 18.04.5 and BIOS ...
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Freezing issue while copy Ubuntu 20.04 on Dell 5820 Tower X series

We are facing a file copy freezing issue with this Dell model Precision 5820 Tower X-Series on Ubuntu 20.04. Below is the log snippet for your reference and followed by a crash Mar 28 12:47:15 ...
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XPS 15 7590 Resume from sleep not completely working with Nvidia on linux (Xubuntu)

this is my first time asking for help on this forum. I'll try my best to give as much information as I can. Also, I am not a linux power user. I own an XPS 15 7590 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB ...
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Weird (?) BIOS on Dell G5 5500 Laptop + BitLocker woes

I'm trying to follow tutorials for installing a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu setup on my Dell G5 5500 laptop. I'm supposed to visit the BIOS and do the following: Disable secure boot Disable Legacy ROMS ...
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EXT4-fs error after software update on Dell Latitude E7470 Ubuntu20.04

Thanks to check image for the error. My laptop just keep crashing. Thanks for the help. Error image
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Ubuntu 20 at startp up: psmouse serio1: elantech, failed to start Apply Kernel

I'm using a fresh Ubuntu 20.04 on dell xps 15 and at startup I receive this error for one second before the login page (I had to extract a frame from a video recorded with my phone) Initramfs ...
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Dell Percision 7740 with Raedon Pro with Ubuntu 20.04

I have a Dell Precision 7740. I installed Ubuntu 20.04 and use that as my primary operating system on this computer. However, the graphics have always been really sub-optimal, and I've always ...
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Best Ubuntu for a 2016 Dell Inspiron 3537 [duplicate]

I want to know which you but it would be best for my Dell laptop. It’s preloaded with 12.04 currently its supporting 18.04 LTS bionic beaver however it 16.04 seems to be more stable can anyone offer ...
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Ubuntu 20.10: Dell Laptop crashes nearly every hour (even if there are no programs open at all)

for about 3 months I have had occasional crashes. Unfortunately, this last month the number of crashes has gone from maybe once every few days to a crash each hour. As you can guess this is incredibly ...
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How do I limit battery charging to 80% on Ubuntu?

I'm using a Dell XPS 13 7390 and am wondering if this is possible. I can do this in Windows but the Dell power management app doesn't seem to be available for Ubuntu.
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installing ubuntu on dell inspiron 14 7490

I'm using dell inspiron 14 7490 with windows10. I hope to download the ubuntu 20.04 LTS, but according to the other people sayings, dell inspiron 14 7490 can't insatll ubuntu. Because its BIOS doesn't ...
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Dell laptops i8k issues

Ubuntu 18.04 (on Dell inspiron i7) freezes about 3s when calling for fan speed by using cat /proc/i8k or sensors.. it's impossible to get fan speed constantly in conky because it freezes ...
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DisplayCAL profile loader: display profile couldn't be loaded; what does it mean?

I installed Linux Ubuntu 18.04 on one of my old laptop (Latitude E6430). It works beautifully and is even much faster than Win7 which was on there before. However, when I log in X-Windows, I get a ...
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Login twice to get mouse touchpad to work

I've been having this problem for a few months now. On Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, 64 bit, GNOME 3.36.8, on a Dell Latitude 5480: at login after shutdown, suspension, or reboot I have to Ctrl-F1 and login ...
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Dell XPS + dock WD19 - speakers not work

I have a problem with speakers connected via jack to docking station Dell WD19. Outputs seem to be detected but the sound does not play. ╰> aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** ...
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How to enable fingerprint sensor in Dell G7 Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS?

I am trying to install the driver for my fingerprint sensor. But I have not found any drivers yet. From hw-probe I found usb:27c6-530c;ff-00-00;failed;fingerprint reader;;Shenzhen Goodix Technology ...
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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 plus Active Pen PN579X

I have a Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 running under Ubuntu 20.04 The pen (PN579X) was working well but suddenly stopped. Could anyone advise on how I could fix the problem?
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Wired ethernet not working on Dell Latitude e5450 (Ubuntu 20.04)

Long time lurker, first time poster. I know a lot of others have had somewhat similar questions and I've reviewed them all and haven't been able to fix my issue. Please excuse my question format if ...
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Dell Precision 5820 USB-C Ubuntu 18.04 can't install blank screen

We 're trying to install ubuntu 18.04 on Dell Precsion 5820 USB-C type model after the install splash screen it goes to blank screen . we added below directives In the grub "Install Ubuntu" ...
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WiFi Adapter AX201 Ubuntu 20.10 dropping connection frequently

I bought a dell g3 15 a couple of weeks ago, and with this machine, the wireless connection drops regularly, sometimes coming back quickly, sometimes asking another time to confirm the password. My ...

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