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Brightness Controls not working on Dell Inspiron Laptop with Intel Graphics

On one of my personal laptops (Dell Inspiron 17R), my attempts at using the function key combinations to change the brightness did not yield any results on Fedora 20, Linux Mint 17, or Ubuntu 14.10. The LCD brightness was stuck at “can barely see, but must conserve battery because I’m stuck on an island mode” […]

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Fix: Error in Description line when installing Dell printer driver on Ubuntu

So, I have a Dell V715w that I’ve had for years. I wanted to get one of my Ubuntu workstations to print to it. What was first thought to be convenient, Dell’s website actually has a Ubuntu Linux installer and drivers available for download on their website here: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/driverdetails?driverid=R247653 Dell V715W AIO Inkjet Printer, A00 […]

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Ubuntu: How to delete all of your old kernels

Erik

Friday, March 7, 2014

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In Ubuntu 11.10 and newer versions, GRUB2 will display all kernels installed on your system at boot time. If you’re like me, you probably get annoyed with a lengthy list of out of date kernels to scroll through in your GRUB boot menu. Let’s be real, no one really wants to boot a kernel from […]

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