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Questions tagged [dell]

Questions related to Dell hardware and troubleshooting Ubuntu

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Dell keyboard backlight is not working

I saw that the keyboard backlight was not working. How can that be fixed? Hardware/OS Dell Latitude E6540 Kubuntu 16.04 (xenial)
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16.04 horrible battery life all of a sudden

I've been using ubuntu for the last month or so on my laptop and it's been working fine, up until last week. I am using a Dell XPS 15 9570 Nothing has changed except I followed this guide https://...
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how to enable fingerprint log in Dell 5370 laptop in ubuntu 18.04

enter image description hereMy dell 5370 laptop has in bulit fringerprint sensor that was working in windows but after installing 18.04 it is not being shown I tried to [settings/details/user] but ...
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Booting problem - local-block gave up (NVME on Dell XPS 15 2017)

I had a spill over the keyboard of a Dell XPS 15 (9560; 2017 model) yesterday. The laptop had some issues booting due to critical temperature. After solving this issue and getting the laptop back ...
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Dell XPS 13 running hot with ubuntu 18.04

I'm running a Dell XPS 13 under Ubuntu 18.04. Dell Bios Version is 1.4.0. Without running anything core intensive --- i.e., I'm just doing word processing and looking at the web (not running videos ...
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How activate AMDGPU in Ubuntu 18.04 on Dell Inspiron 5570

Devices show: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 (rev 07) AND Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260/M265 / M340/M360 / M440/...
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CPU core stuck at 100% utilization

I noticed that my laptop's fans were running continuously at high RPM for a few hours. I installed HTOP to check CPU utilization, and found that one of the 8 cores is stuck at 100%. Even after ...
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what display setting to use when trying to install Ubuntu (mini.iso) on old Dell Inspiron 1100 14.1 inch XGA [duplicate]

First time Ubuntu user has an old Dell Inspiron 1100 latop without usb port and just CD R/W no DVD. I just need an ubuntu install to load a browser to view an online live security camera feed. ...
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Wireless not working on Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell XPS 13 and the Wifi stopped working. It gets stuck in something similar to airplane mode, or the drivers may be broken/missing... but it used to work fine. ...
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Problem with ubuntu 18.04 in a dell inspirion 7000 with a amd ryzen 5

I have been using ubuntu for a while and at the beginning could not turn it on with out changing the default grub and adding a "noapic" at the end of the default linux line. Now it starts perfect with ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 16.04LTS, Dell XPS 15

I had some trouble with my Dell XPS15 9560. I have no sound at all. Tried to solve this with alsamixer, it doesn't work. Sometimes my alsamixer won't launch as well. My sound settings do look like ...
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USB tethering with Android fails [closed]

I just recently noticed that I cannot connect to the internet using USB tethering on my Moto G6 phone. It just keeps attempting to connect to no avail when I plug my phone to my laptop and enable USB ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 freezes after typing password, after update

I have installed new version of Kubuntu from pendrive. Of course I have left my /home partition unformatted. After startup and typing password desktop doesn't start. Typing cursor disappears, mouse ...
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How do I Permanently Disable one of two Trackpad Drivers that run simultaneously

A link to this Dell article describes issues with Ubuntu Bionic Beaver and certain Dell Precision / XPS trackpads. I have a Dell Inspiron that is experiencing the same issue. The issue is that Ubuntu ...
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xubuntu 18.04 system freeze screen off or lid closed

I have a Dell 7373, with a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz. I'm running a fairly stock version of xubuntu 18.04, kernel 4.15.0-33-generic. (It's the latest kernel I got from an apt upgrade) ...
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wifi not showing on ubuntu 16.04 on dellinspiron 3521

I have installed ubuntu 16.04 on my dell inspiron 3521 but wifi is not shown in it. Followed this link : (Dell Inspiron 3520, installed 12.10 Can't get wifi to work) but answer on this is not ...
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Upgrade to ubuntu 16.04 from Dell Inspiron 15-3552

i bought a Dell laptop preinstalled with ubuntu TS 14.04 I could not upgrade it properly to LTS 16.04 I even tried to install ubuntu from a DVD,I had used on my previous laptop,as upgrades from there ...
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configuring Dell SNMP traps (Dell Openmanage) on an PowerEdge R230. (ubuntu server 16.4)

Any has has experience configuring Dell SNMP traps (Dell Openmanage) on an PowerEdge R230. I have to monitore the server hardware over snmp. Seacrhed all over the internet for proper articles but i ...
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Post installation issues Ubuntu 18.04-Dell inspiron 7559

The aforementioned laptop bears a NVIDIA card which has made things very difficult when it comes to installing almost any linux distro (except Mint). I managed to install Ubuntu 18.04 but in Legacy ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Dell XPS 9560 Overheating with minimum load

Since I upgraded Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on my Dell XPS 9560 I faced many issues like not recognized the NVIDIA GPU and dead touchpad. Right now the issue is that even with a minimum ...
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How to install Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04 on Dell XPS

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04 on a Dell XPS 15 9560. For that I downloaded the desktop ISO and used dd to put it on a USB drive. When booting the laptop I use F10 to select to boot from ...
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Purple interference on the lock screen after suspend

My problem is that when laptop wakes up after suspend sometimes lockscreen is covered with purple interference for a few seconds (but clock is still displayed and shows current time). Sometimes whole ...
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How to check fans and voltage on Dell XPS 13?

I own a Dell XPS 13 9360 in which I run Ubuntu 18.04. I haven't found a way to check the fan's speed and the laptop's voltage. I installed psensors and lm-sensors, but nothing is shown for both. I ...
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Touchpad not working after upgrading to 17.10 Dell Inspiron 3541

Installed Ubuntu 17.10 from Pen driver. On booting system with live,touchpad is working without any issue. After installing touchpad is not working. When I connect external mouse, it works. Tried ...
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Disable two finger right click

I have a Dell XPS 9370 and would like to disabled two-finger right clicking, because at the moment two-finger clicking and clicking the specified area on the touchpad work. The only solution I found ...
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No video on integrated DP Dell optiplex 790 Ubuntu 16.04

I'm having some difficulties when I plug a second screen to the DP on a dell optiplex 790. I'm using ubuntu 16.04. It detects the screen but no video. enter image description here
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install ubuntu in my laptop [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my laptop (Dell inspiron N5110) instead of windows. Is there any incomptiablities between my laptop and this version of ubuntu. Is there any special steps should ...
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Switching back from terminal (CTRL+ALT+Fn) takes a while on Ubuntu 18.04

When I switch to a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F3, F4 etc.) and then switch back to graphical environment/Gnome (Ctrl + Alt + F1 or F2), I can see Gnome' screen for a very short period and then the screen ...
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No sound after installing 18.04 Dell Vostro-2520

I have two OS's Ubuntu 18.04 and Win7. After installing 18.04 the computer has been totally mute. I have tried some some instructions given these pages, but without success. The sound card is Intel ...
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Screen flickering while booting Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

I have a dual-boot system for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and windows 8.1. While booting Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS I get a flickering screen. I don't know what to do?Can someone help me? I refereed to one solution ...
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Dell XPS 15 ubs boot ubuntu 18.04.1

I'm trying to boot ubuntu 18.04.1 from my usb slot on my Dell XPS 15, which has Windows 10 as a normal boot. I getting the following error when I try this boot: Invalid signature detected. Check ...
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Slow or normal boot time on Dell XPS 9550?

So, stopwatch at hands, it takes a grand total of 39 seconds from turning on my Dell XPS 9550 to the user selection screen. Is it normal? Is it too slow? I am running 18.04.1 with the latest Dell ...
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USB3.0 Host Adapter only running at USB2.0

I've got a 4 port USB3.0 host adapter (StarTech PEXUSB3S44V) that's registering as USB2.0 (high speed) on some ports. I'm on Ubunto 16.04. The working ports seem to change on restart. Running dmesg ...
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kubuntu 18.4 froze

can You suggest a suitable approach to analyze and solve the new and infrequent freezes that occur (3x so far) while I simply browse the web on firefox, etc, in Kubuntu 18.04? Thank you! G West
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How to update Dell repositories after upgrading XPS 13 to Ubuntu 18.04

I have just updated my Dell XPS 13 (9360) to Ubuntu 18.04. It came pre-installed with Ubuntu 16.04. The upgrade has worked fine. However, during the upgrade process the installer disabled the dell ...
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Cannot control brightness on Dell XPS 15 9560 with Ubuntu 16.04 if prime-select nvidia

laptop: Dell XPS 15 9560 OS: Ubuntu 16.04 Graphic: Intel and Nvidia-396.54 When sudo prime-select intel, I CAN control brightness with keyboard and Brightness&Lock program after fixing from ...
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How to setup fingerprint login on dell inspiron 5370

I have a dell inspiron 5370 laptop. But I don't know how to setup fingerprint login on my Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 laptop! Please guide how to setup :)
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Wireless connection gets randomly dropped out every 10 minutes on Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567

Dear Ubuntu community, TLDR: I have a "Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567" with "Lubuntu" and the wifi stops working while still connected to a wifi network. I have tried to update the kernel but it did not ...
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Ubuntu XPS 13 audio drivers: no sound nor card seen

There are many similar questions to this but none of their resolutions have solved my issue. Im running 18.04.1 LTS on my dell xps 8365. 4.15.0-32-generic #35-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 10 17:58:07 UTC 2018 ...
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Right speacker doesn't work on Ubuntu 18.04 [Dell XPS 9530]

This weekend i decided to reinstall ubuntu on my Dell XPS 9530. Everything worked out of the box like a charm excepted for speakers. I tried to solve this problem by myself, but i wasn't capable. If ...
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No Sound Card Detected, with Dummy Sound Output

"Dummy Sound" on newly installed version of Ubuntu 16.04 on Dell Vostro 5471. No sound card detected. aplay -l lists "no sound card detected"
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Intermittent mouse connection drop Ubuntu 18.04 on Dell XPS 9370

I've been using a Logitech M720 on my Dell XPS 9370. It has Ubuntu 18.04.1LTS installed. Before a certain date, the mouse worked fine over Bluetooth. After a recent update (I can't remember which one)...
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Ethernet and Wifi Not Working After installing HWE Kernel

I have a Dell precision 5520 laptop. I had recently installed xubuntu 16.04.5 on it and everything was working fine out of the box. I wanted to change some settings with the track pad and found this ...
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WiFi on Dell Inspiron I7 5748

I am new to Ubuntu and have installed it on my Dell Inspiron I7 5748 laptop. The only problem I have is that once I completed the install, Ubuntu wont recognize my inbuilt WiFi card, nor will it ...
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downloading ubuntu (18.04.1) in my dell laptop

I wanted to know that if my dell laptop will run smoothly in ubuntu linux os(18.04.1) or not.My laptop name is "DELL INSPIRON 15 3542".I have installed win 10 pro in my laptop and now wants to install ...
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Temperatures from lm-sensors jump up and down

The following two outputs from sensors were maybe half a second apart: dell_smm-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device Processor Fan: 0 RPM Video Fan: 0 RPM CPU: +43.0°C Ambient: ...
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Compatible with Dell Inspiron 15 3543

Is Dell Inspriron 15 3543 intel i7 processor Nvedia 2gb graphics card 8 gb ram compatible with ubuntu ? currently I am using windows 10 on my laptop would like to shift to ubuntu if possible
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Ubuntu 18 LTS with Inspiron 7370 auto content brightness probelm

I have dell inspiron 7370 with: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 with shared graphic memory. I upgraded to Ubuntu 18 LTS and notice that the brightness of the screen will change brightness automatically ...
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Touchpad delayed on Dell Precision 5520

I bought a Dell Precision 5520 with Ubuntu pre-installed. For the first year, everything seemed to work fine. Then after a recent package update, my touchpad started to act weird. One day it ...
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can't comeback on lock screen after closing laptop

I just bought a dell xps 9570, removed windows and installed ubuntu 18.04. Everything seems to work fine but when i close the laptop's lid i can't comeback on the lock screen (the screen remains ...