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Integrated webcam doesn't work on Ubuntu 18.04 Dell Inspiron 13

I have my Dell Inspiron 13 with Ubuntu 18.04 installed. My integrated webcam doesn’t work with zoom, Google Meeting, Microsoft Team, skype or with any such app. It used to work about 3 months before. ...
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HDD is not available during installation of ubuntu 20.04

I am trying to dual boot ubuntu 20.04 with windows 11 on Dell Inspiron 3501, my laptop has 1-SSD(NVMe 256GB) with windows mounted on it and 1-HDD(1 TB), but while installation only SSD is displayed in ...
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brightness adjustment not working in dell inspiron 15 300 laptop with os ubuntu 20.04 lts

brightness adjustment not working in dell inspiron 15 300 laptop i tried in /etc/X11/xorg.conf file Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "intel" Option ...
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Cannot connect internet on ubuntu 20.4 Qualcomn Atheros network card QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter network 2.4

Cannot connect internet on ubuntu 20.4 Qualcomn Atheros network card QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
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Ubuntu 21.04 freezes in dell inspiron 15-3000

I am experiencing random screen freezes too often while working on ubuntu 21.04 in dell Inspiron 15-3000. The system came with a Windows 10 OS, and I dual boot it myself and is currently having Ubuntu ...
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Problem waking Ubuntu 20.04.3 from sleep

I have a Dell Inspiron 5415 with dual boot Windows 10 + Ubuntu 20.04.3. The processor is Ryzen 5 5500U. I can't wake my laptop after putting it into sleep. It works fine on Windows though. While ...
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Terrible sound and camera quality on Dell inspiron 3505 only on Ubuntu (dual boot with Windows 10)

I just got a new computer, Dell inspiron 3505, and dual booted it Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 10 (for the Adobe Creative Suite). The sound is awful, very screechy and tin-canny, so I thought it was the ...
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Screen flickering on Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 after installing 20.04 LTS

After sometime flickering it prints the message: CPU pipe B FIFO underun I've tried to disable C-states as suggested in https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/588457/drmintel-cpu-fifo-underrun-irq-...
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Audio on Dell Inspiron 3501 is not working (Ubuntu 20.04)

I've been using Ubuntu 20.04 for the last few months on my old Dell Inspiron 3558 laptop and it's working like a charm. Recently, I bought a new laptop, a Dell Inspiron 3501, and it came pre-installed ...
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I have Dell Inspiron with Windows10 installed. I would like to switch to Kubuntu

I need to install an Ubuntu distribution (preferably Kubuntu), overwriting the existing OS (Windows10). Do I have to make changes to the BIOS to make this work?
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Integrated webcam is not sending back image

Final Update: I ran some hardware tests without booting into the OS and it seems that it's a purely hardware problem (some internal connections may broke off), thus this question is now closed ...
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install ubuntu on old laptop without internet that can only boot from cd's [duplicate]

So, I am tinkering with an old dell inspiron 2650 laptop, and it doesn't have usb boot and I have no acces to an ethernet cable. BUT I do have 10 700mb cd's anyone have ideas for me to install ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Integrated Web cam not working

Integrated webcam not working(it is working fine sometimes after restarting). I would like to get a permanent fix for this problem I have included all screen shots. When I run v4l2-ctl --list-devices,...
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Screen keyboard disappears every time I type in firefox

I have Ubuntu installed on my Dell Inspiron 2-in-1. whenever I open Firefox and try to type anything in any text box, the keyboard disappears and I end up selecting whatever is behind it. How do I ...
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Bluetooth turning on automatically after everytime I boot my laptop with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I have Dell Inspiron 14 5402 and I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on it. Even after turning off bluetooth, on next boot, it turns on automatically. I am worried about battery draining caused by it. Earlier I ...
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Trying to fix Dell active pen but Python driver won't run

I'm very new to Linux and have absolutely no programming background, so apologies if there's an obvious answer here that I missed. My computer is an Inspiron 7391 2-in-1. I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.2 ...
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How to enable bluetooth on a Dell Inspiron 1420?

This specific laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1420, certainly has a bluetooth light on the front. How do I detect the bluetooth bult-in to the laptop? nicholas@gondor:~$ nicholas@gondor:~$ sudo dmesg | grep -...
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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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suspend not working: Dell i15-5505, Ryzen 7 [closed]

I have the classic Linux laptop suspend problem. I just bought a new, shiny laptop. I'm running Mint 20.1 with Mate on a Dell i15-5505 with Ryzen 7 4700, 16GB RAM, 256GB+1TB SSDs. The kernel ...
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Is incompatible Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and SSD (Crucial)?

I recently installed a 480 GB BX500 SSD - Crucial, in a Dell Inspiron 5547 and installed a Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In the early days the ubuntu was booting but my cooler was working all time (temperature ...
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Weird message about Wireless keyboard very low in power when changing to tablet mode (Ubuntu 20.04 on Dell Inspiron 7306 2-in-1)

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 7306 2-in-1 with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. When I convert the laptop to tablet mode and try to use the software keyboard in the touchscreen, Ubuntu sends a notification to the ...
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USB 3.0 port not working, works briefly after kernel updates only

I have Dell Inspiron N5110 (2x USB-3 and 2x USB-2 ports) running Ubuntu 20.04. I have an external drive that I use to boot Windows from in order to run some work related apps. Whenever I plug the eHDD ...
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Which Linux distribution should I install? [duplicate]

My laptop is a 2017 Dell Inspiron Pentium 4415u@2.30GHz 64-bit with touchscreen. I'm not sure which distribution will support this laptop. I would like to delve into Linux, so any suggestions would we ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't wake up after suspend

Ubuntu 20.04 won't wake up from sleep Issue: Whenever the laptop suspends (either due to a closed lid or due to a black screen for a certain time), I cannot wake it up. The laptop does not respond to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 random freezes

I am experiencing weird freeze of Ubuntu 20.04. I cannot move the cursor, audio stops and I have to hard reboot with the power button. I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7501 (+8GB ram installed by myself) ...
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Booting to Ubuntu 20.10 is unreliable - screen flash

I have a Dell Inspiron 7779, dual booting with Ubuntu 20.10 and Windows Ten. I had Ubuntu 20.04 on it before upgrading to Groovy on its release a month ago. An issue had been creeping in on Focal, and ...
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Dell laptop CPU temperature at 86°C while doing nothing ... and so fan at full speed

I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 5000 series. I put Ubuntu 20.04 on a live USB key and run it. The problem is that the fan is at highest speed all the time even when doing nothing ... After trying ...
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Looking for Linux driver for Goodix fingerprint reader 27c6:538d (on Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1)

I am looking for the Linux driver of my fingerprint Goodix 27c6:538d, on my laptop Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1, with Ubuntu 20.04. I followed this method but it doesn't solve the problem, the ...
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Touchpad recognized as “PS/2 Generic Mouse” on Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1

I am having trouble to have my touchpad work correctly, on my laptop Dell Inspiron 7506 2n1 with Ubuntu 20.04. In order to perform a left-click, I need to touch the pad 3 times (instead of 2 usually). ...
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Can't rotate screen in Ubuntu 20.04 on Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1

I have a problem with my laptop (Dell Inspiron 7506 2n1) with Ubuntu 20.04. I would like to rotate the screen to use the computer in portait mode. However, nothing happens when I put the screen ...
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Dell Inspiron 11 3147 only boots via safe mode

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 (alongside Windows 10) on my laptop, and it booted well and fine the first time, but when I booted it later, it got hung up at a text screen (before the ubuntu splash)...
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Dell inspiron 3567 ubuntu drivers

I downloaded my ubuntu version from Dell OS Recovery Tool back when I had Windows 10 installed after that I did a full backup with the usb created in the process, I am wondering since it's the os ...
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Issue after upgraded from ubuntu 18.04 LTS to latest ubuntu 20.04 LTS where extra monitor blanking out for few seconds randomly

can someone help please urgently as it is disturbing my work from home setup? It worked fine in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS but issue in 20.04 LTS. Extra monitor- (philips 273V7QDAB) Laptop - Inspiron 15R 5000 ...
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Error after fresh install: "You need to load the kernel first"

I installed the latest Ubuntu "20.04 LTS" on my machine, the installation was successfully and without any error. The problem is that after the installation when the system starts, during ...
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Install Ubuntu and dock DELL D6000 on Dell New Inspiron 15 5593 : a "fabulous" adventure

I've spent days doing this so i guess it can be useful to somebody. I share here the steps that led me to install Ubuntu (first 18.04 and then 20.04) on Dell Inspiron 15 5593 along with Windows 10 (...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on Dell Inspiron 5491 2 in 1, does it work? [duplicate]

I'm looking to buy a Inspiron 5491 with i7, 8GB, 2 in 1 configuration. I'm currently using my old MacBook Pro (2012) and switching to Ubuntu. So my plan is to wipe Windows 10 and go full Ubuntu Focal ...
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How do you change the installation order in Dell Inspiron 3580

I booted Ubuntu installation from USB bootable falsh drive. After it completed installation and restarting, the computer does not find bootable device. How do I change the installation order in Dell ...
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Ubuntu fails to detect my webcam more than once

If I open/close cheese two times or more , Ubuntu fails to find the build-in webcam. Only after reboot the webcam will be functional for me and only once.
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Replacing Windows with Ubuntu on a Dell Laptop [duplicate]

I bought a Dell Inspiron 14 5000 with Windows 10 Home preinstalled on it, and would like to completely replace it with the latest version of Ubuntu. By doing this, will I have to worry about any sorts ...
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Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 5491

Has anyone managed to install Ubuntu 18.04 or 19.10 on Dell Inspiron 5491 2-in-1 with intel i5-10210u? I tried the "try it without installing option" and the WiFi adapted was not detected, does the ...
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Request failed for pin 180 on live USB boot

I am helping a friend install Kubuntu 19.10 on his new Dell Inspiron 14 7490 laptop. When we select the USB drive from the boot menu (to boot into live USB), we get the following error: cannonlake-...
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Installer misses a step and won't let me mount partition while installing ubuntu budgie 18.04.3

I am trying to install Budgie 18.04.3 64bit on a new Dell inspiron 5000, which has Windows 10 installed on its one drive. I made a bootable USB drive with Rufus (tried both FAT32 and NTFS) then tried ...
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19.10 installation media cannot access internal SSD (Dell Inspiron 15 5000)

I’ve just bought a new Dell laptop and created a USB Drive with the 19.10 installation media on it. However, upon entering setup, the only install location recognised is the USB Drive, and is the ...
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18.04.3 LTS Keyboard backlight fails on Dell Inspiron 13 5370

I have a Dell Inspiron 13 5370 (non touchscreen version), running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS and kernel "Linux 5.4.1-050401-generic". The keyboard back light won't work. The shortcut key Fn+F10 brings up ...
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Can't enter GRUB after Ubuntu 19.10 installation on Dell Inspiron 15 2-in-1

A few days ago I got a new Dell Inspiron 15 2-in-1 with Windows 10 and have been trying to install Ubuntu (initially 18.04) on it. Initially, I was having the exact same problem described here. ...
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Install ubuntu on Dell inspiron 2 in1

I am trying to install Ubuntu 19.10 on a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-IN-1. The install hangs about 5 lines into the on-screen progress. Is it possible to do this ? If so, some tips would be appreciated. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 5585

I've been struggling getting Ubuntu on my laptop for a few days now. When I load up the install disk it flashes error file /boot/ not found then shows me the boot options (Try Ubuntu or Install). ...
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Can't set 1280x800 screen resolution on Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop under Lubuntu 18.04

I managed to install Lubuntu 18.04 on Dell Inspiron 1501 with "nomodeset" grub setting and make WiFi card work, but I can't set screen resolution to anything except 1024x768. Native screen resolution ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Update breaks Wireless Adapter : Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377

I have run into a problem. I recently updated my Ubuntu partition (dual-boot with Win10) to 18.04.3 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 17 3000 laptop. Upon restart, the OS no longer recognizes my wireless ...
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