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Questions about using Ubuntu (or derivatives) with Dell Vostro series of computers.

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22.04 System-Installation on Dell Vostro 3550

Is it possible to install 22.04 on DELL vostro 3550? No Problems with 18.04 to be installed. Now it takes a Long time to install 22.04 with : source ID 33190 was Not found when attempting to remove it ...
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Errors while booting into Ubuntu Ubuntu 22.10 on Dell Vostro 15 3000 (3581)?

I recently installed Ubuntu 22.10 on my Vostro 15 3000 (3581) Notebook via a bootable USB drive created with rufus, and I am getting errors. I had no issues with Arch-based distros but every Debian-...
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Unable to reach resolution higher than 1920x1080 60hz on ubuntu 20.04

Recently I bought a 4K monitor (AOC U27U2) and after connect my Dell Vostro 3500 I was unable to set 2560x1440 or 3840x2160 via xrand (X11 windowing system). I Always get "xrandr: Configure crtc ...
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Dell Vostro 15 7510 fan noise issue

Dell Vostro 15 7510 : Intel Core i7-11800H (Intel Graphics UHD Xe 11th Gen) + Nvidia Geforce RTX 3050 Ti. Depending on the Ubuntu version, there is an issue with the fans, though I'm doing nothing (...
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Overheating and battery draining problems on Ubuntu

I had bought a Dell Vostro 3500 laptop (Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7, Graphics: Mesa Intel® Xe Graphics) and I started to use Ubuntu. In a short time I noticed that the laptop was ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS + Logitech MX Mini Keys. How to use keys like play/pause?

How to use keys like play/pause, mute microphone or emoji? Official drivers are only for Windows and Mac. Im using Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS and Dell Vostro 5468 laptop.
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Stripes in my laptop Dell Vostro 5468 screen. What to do with that?

It suddenly appears on laptop screen and external monitor. I just installed Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS. What can I do to remove them?
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Dell Vostro. Ubuntu 20.04 Touchpad. 3 xinput devices

Touchpad lagging a lot. Sometimes it doesnt work at all, but most of the time just lagging. After several restarts or suspends - it may work fine for a while. xinput --list ↳ DELL0AB4:00 27C6:0D43 ...
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Where fingerprint sensor storages fingerprints. One finger not recognized anymore

I have a fingerprint sensor in my machine (Dell Vostro 3515) and in the first instalation of 21.10 I registered one finger and it worked well, after reinstall 21.10 (I installed and removed Ubuntu 22....
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Dell Vostro 5515 with Ubuntu 20.04 dies after suspend

I have got two the same Dell Vostro 5515 (AMD Ryzen 7 5700U with Radeon Graphics 1.80 GHz). On both I install official Ubuntu 20.04 LTS distro on new created partition next to build in Windows 10. ...
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WIll Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS work on my Dell Vostro 14-3468 Machine? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS. But the minimum Processor required is 2GHz while my processor shows Processor : Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3865U @ 1.80GHz, 1800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(...
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SOS Vostro 5510 i7-11390h compatibility with linux [duplicate]

I have just bought a Vostro 5510 i7-11390h laptop with windows 10 as OS, and I would like to replace it with Ubuntu. My question is: Could you please tell me if Ubuntu distribution is compatible with ...
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Dell Vostro 3500 with modern suspend S0 - fan is running, battery drain, overheating - how to disable and get back to S3 suspend?

I recently moved to a new laptop DELL Vostro 3500 and got stuck with the suspend. When trying to suspend in Ubuntu as usual, it looks like system went to suspend mode, but cpu fan runs even faster. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is hanging on Dell Vostro 3490 Laptops

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is hanging on Dell Vostro 3490 laptops. Can anyone help in this? Your inputs are deeply appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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External speakers are buzzing when no sound is playing

I'm completely new in linux and I was just curious of this OS so here I am. I mount dual-boot Ubuntu 20.04 LST on my Dell Vostro 5790 and there problem began. I hear constant, static, annoying, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 changing brightness

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a new Dell Vostro and I'm facing a screen brightness issue. It seems that the brightness is adjusted based on the current window. If it's brighter, the rest of the ...
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Is this computer compatible with Ubuntu 20.10? [duplicate]

I want to buy a new computer - this computer https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-laptops-and-notebooks/new-vostro-14-5402-laptop/spd/vostro-14-5402-laptop/smv145w10p2c3003tp Is Ubuntu suitable ...
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Huge lag and screen freezes changing the brightness on Ubuntu 20.04 using the hotkeys

When I press FN+F4(brightness down) or FN+F5(brightness up) to change the brightness of my screen on my Dell Vostro 5480. It freezes my screen and it seams to "hold" the key and keep ...
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Do I need to partition HDD? [closed]

Do I need to partition my 1TB HDD for using with Ubuntu? It is installed as /dev/sda. My OS files are located in 256GB SSD. Also 15GB of HDD is already used but I can't see anything. Is this due to ...
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Ensuring that critical software does not fail

I have a Dell Vostro 5490, which like many laptops from dell have a loud fan which is not well regulated. To solve this I have installed i8kutils to control the fan and dell-bios-fan-control to ...
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Should I download Ubuntu and install Xfce on it or download Xubuntu?

I have laptop with 4GB RAM. Would it be better to get Ubuntu and then install Xfce on it, or to get Xubuntu?
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Finger print Login in Dell Vostro

How do I enable a fingerprint login in a Dell Vostro with Ubuntu 20.04?
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Suddenly some of my keys stopped working (g, h, the upper arrow)

So today I got a notification about system update. After updating Everything worked fine I worked on it whole day and I did my works 10 min earlier and after 10 min some of the keys (g, h, upper arrow ...
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Fingerprint-gui not installing in 20.04 [duplicate]

I tried the following but no use: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui sudo apt update sudo apt install libbsapi policykit-1-fingerprint-gui fingerprint-gui I got this error: E: ...
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Vostro 3300 Driver, a known issue with no solution?

Thank you for your help with my question previously however the solution has not worked for me. Steps taken based on solution (apologies my pastebin link expired so i do not have the terminal output ...
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Integrated webcam not working in dell 3446 with Ubuntu 18.04

I try lots of all command and camera app but I can't find any solution, basically, my Skype camera not working at all.
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WiFi driver for Vostro 3300 [duplicate]

I have a Vostro 3300 (tech sheet). When I first used it I had to install the driver to connect to WiFi. Having installed Ubuntu Desktop 18.04.4 I believe I no longer have this driver. I have seen a ...
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Dell Vostro 5490 no WIFI in Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Dell Vostro 5490 with Ubuntu 18.04 installed in dual boot with Windows 10. I currently have no WIFI. I have tried to update and upgrade my packages, and I have also followed this guide, but ...
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Removal of OEM dkms modules after upgrading DELL vostro 3583

I have bought a DELL Vosro 3583 with ubuntu 18.10 installed. I promptly upgraded to 19.10. The upgrade went smoothly and everything was working fine till I saw that the kernel, still being used, was ...
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Booting problem In Dell Vostro 3480 with Ubuntu 18.04

I purchased a Dell (Vostro 3000 Core i5 8th Gen - (8 GB/1 TB HDD/Linux) VOS 3480) Laptop with Ubuntu (Version 18.04) installed. After 10-15 days of usage, it started showing a booting problem. It can ...
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No WiFi Adapter Found on Dell Vostro 5481-7273 in 18.04.3

I think it is solved: I loaded the prior kernel version in GRUB, and now WiFi works fine. I was checking emails in 18.04.3 LTS on my Dell Vostro 5481-7273 laptop and noticed a strange symbol I've ...
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How to use 27c6:538d Goodix FingerPrint (Dell Inspiron 5490) (Dell Vostro 5590)?

I can see this in lsusb but cannot find option to use it in users option in setting
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Bluetooth problem in Ubuntu 19.04

Bluetooth in my Dell Vostro 1550 laptop (hardware manual) sees no nearby device; all it does the search for nearby devices. I have the option to turn it off or on. All it does is: Bluetooth setting ...
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Hibernate or suspend not working on Xubuntu

Recently installed Xubuntu 18.04 LTS(bionic beaver) as dual boot alongside Windows 10 on my Dell laptop. Neither hibernation nor suspend is working. When I close the lid of my computer and open it ...
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Dell Vostro 14 5480 very low volume

I've bought Dell Vostro 14 5480 with preinstalled Ubuntu 14.04, reinstalled it to newer 18.10 and faced unpleasant issue - very low volume with bad quality on max settings. First time I see such thing ...
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Booting Problem in Dell Vostro 15-3568

Sometimes when I switch on my laptop a memory test runs on its own and after that the following screen appears Or, sometimes the following window appears I am having a great problem because of this ...
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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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Wifi and Bluetooth are not working after installation of ubuntu 18.04

I have dell vostro 3446 version in laptop machine. I have now installed ubuntu 18.04 version. After that bluetooth and wifi has been stopped working. Even camera also stopped working. I think it has ...
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Right click acts like left click on my Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

After I upgraded from 17.10, right click behaves like left click. I'm using Dell Vostro 14. It's always getting this error when I install Ubuntu starting from 16.04 yesterday, the error is still the ...
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Ubuntu Touchpad and rightarrow not working

I have 2 issues with my Dell Vostro Laptop. 1: Touch pad doesn't work and 2: The right arrow doesn't work I have ubuntu 16.04. Recently with no updates, and no specific installations the ...
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Ethernet not working on Ubuntu 16.04 Dell Vostro

I have a Dell Vostro 3446, dual-booted with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. The ethernet works on Windows but not on Ubuntu and I am also unable to find ethernet drivers for Ubuntu on the official Dell ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 running slow on Dell Vostro 1440 [duplicate]

I am using a Dell Vostro 1440, with Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU P4600 processor size: 1995MHz,capacity: 1995MHz, 2GB RAM. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. It is running too slow. I want to know ...
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Right click on touchpad produces left click [duplicate]

Description of problem: I am using Dual boot OS having Windows 10 as primary OS and Ubuntu 16.04 as secondary OS in Dell Vostro 15 3568 laptop. In Ubuntu,Clicking the right-click area on the ...
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Dell Vostro 3568 model ubuntu 17.04 touch-pad left and right click behaving same way

I'm using Dell Vostro 3568 model, recently installed ubuntu 17.04. My touch-pad left and right click working same way. If left radio button selected in my settings( All Settings->Mouse & ...
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ubuntu 14.04, Vostro 3559 Strange audio problem

I have a strange Sound problem. After every boot up my Sound works fine until I plugged in the headphone. After I plugged in the headphone the Sound works for a shorter time and then gets stops ...
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Laptop touchpad right-click problem Ubuntu 16.04 [Dell Vostro 3568] [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in my new Laptop (Dell Vostro 3568) about a week ago. My right-click is working same as the left click. I am attaching a screenshot of the settings. I tried various ...
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How to remove Ubuntu 17.04 which is there along with 16.04?

I have updated my ubuntu 16.04 to 17.04 . But the update failed and 17.04 is not working. So I decided to restore 16.04 which is given by Dell-vostro. When the restore is done, grub is showing both 16....
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Unexpected inconsistency, root filesystem requires manual fsck, boots to (initramfs) [duplicate]

This shows up on my screen when I boot my laptop on Ubuntu.
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Running reliable Ubuntu on a Dell Vostro 3559

I have always had the need to run Ubuntu on my laptop. Sometime back I used a Dell D630 and was unable to run stable Ubuntu on the same. Recently I purchased a Dell Vostro 3559 which has the following ...
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Unable to upgrade dell vostro 3558 laptop to ubuntu 16.04LTS from 14.04LTS properly [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my laptop (Dell Vostro 3558, with Ubuntu 14.04 inbuilt) to Ubuntu 16.04, but it was not working properly. When I upgraded it, a notification said that the system may be unstable. I ...