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

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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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Dell Vostro 15 3590 laptop compatibility with Ubuntu dual boot with Windows 10 [duplicate]

I am planning to buy a new Dell Vostro 15 3590 laptop which will be preinstalled with Windows 10. So I want to know whether it will be compatible with Ubuntu or Linux distributions for dual boot. This ...
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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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Touchpad inactive after gestures configuration

I wanted to activate additional gestures on my Dell Vostro laptop, but I did worse than better because my touchpad no longer works at all. It's a PS / 2 Generic Mouse but I don't know if it should use ...
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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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I downloaded Ubuntu ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64 lts. I made a bootable usb stick. But I keep receiving this error message upon booting: [duplicate]

SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 20110518 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al Unknown keyword in configuration file: gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R image
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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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Compatibility of Ubuntu 17.04 with Dell Vostro 1015 [duplicate]

I am going to download the most recent version of Ubuntu (also, in 64 bits) on my laptop, I want to know if it is compatible with these specs: Dell Vostro 1015 Intel Core 2 Duo T6670 2.2 GHz 4GB ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with dell issue

I am using dell with ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit). When I connect headset, the system shutdown automatically. Also, I am not able to shutdown the system via the GUI. However, I can do it by running ...
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DRIVER for DELL nVIDIA LAPTOP [duplicate]

I purchased, DELL Vostro-3558-Latop series with i3 5th Gen, 1TB HDD, 2G nVidia Graphics, 4GB DDR3 RAM and Ubuntu 14.04 pre-installed. I am totally at mercy of DELL Support. During software update the ...
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No Bluetooth Adapters found on Ubuntu 16.04

(I know this error has been reported in different guises but none of the older solutions on this site have worked for me) I can't see any Bluetooth adapters in the Unity Control Center Bluetooth ...
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Dell Vostro screen flickering with pink color

My laptop's screen started flickering, and I don't have a clue as to why this is happening. This Dell Vostro 2520 laptop came with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. http://i.imgur.com/rru8xdg.gifv
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Installing fingerprint reader on Dell Vostro

I followed few instructions for installing fingerprint reader on my Dell Vostro laptop, but with no success. Fingerprint reader ID: Bus 001 Device 008: ID 138a:0008 Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS300 ...
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Sound problems Ubuntu 16.04 on dell 5470

I'm a new user on Ubuntu and I have an sound problem when the laptop unplugged: On start-up there some buzzing came from the speakers, with the entering drums. There is some white noise from the ...
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Dell Vostro 14-5459 Ubuntu 16.04 Wi-Fi slow when plugged in

I bought my Dell Vostro 14-5459 with Ubuntu 14.04 pre-installed. From the start, Wi-Fi speed is almost non-existent when the laptop is connected to the charger. As soon as I unplug it, the speed ...
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How can I make hotspot on my dell 2520 laptop with ubuntu 15.10?

I have just installed ubuntu 15.10 in my dell vostro 2520 laptop. I am unable to make my laptop as a wifi hotspot. I am using internet on this laptop through a LAN cable. There is no wireless option ...
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Grub2 broken after editing grub.cfg

In attempting to update the bios on my machine so that it would allow me to utilize all of the installed RAM, I found instructions on adding the option to the GRUB bootloader menu. Since the only ...
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Having Trouble in Ubuntu Installation

I am trying to Install Ubuntu in my Dell Vostro Laptop using a USB drive. However, i am getting the below error msg in the very first place and cant able to Proceed further. Could you please ...
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ubuntu 14.04 disconnect wired connection when I try to connect broadcom 4311 wifi

I install Ubuntu 14.04 but I don`t have wireless connection because my notebook is a DELL Vostro 1500 with a proprietary broadcom 4311 wireless card. So I read that I have to install the broadcom ...
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Network adapter not working with Dell Vostro 1500 Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I installed 14.04 on Dell Vostro 1500 but my network card isn't recognized. How do I get this installed? Was installed via USB that worked with no issues when OS is ran from USB stick. 0c:00.0 ...
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Dell vostro 5480 Audio doesn't work

Dell vostro 5480 in subwoofer does not work anyone knows how to solve.