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Upgrading a new dell XPS-13 (2021)

Posted: Jul 25, 2021 17:07;
Last Modified: Jul 27, 2021 16:07


A log of things I did in upgrading a new Dell XPS-13 (OEM Ubuntu Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (fossa-bulbasaur X54)) Laptop.


Built recovery disk and uploaded to dropbox

Touchpad doesn’t do two finger right click

Real issues with dell-linux assistant

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 dell-linux-assistant : Depends: libssl1.0.0 (>= 1.0.2~beta3) but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

*  based on "this":, I moved @somerville-dla-team-ubuntu-ppa-bionic.list@ and @somerville-dla-team-ubuntu-ppa-bionic.list@ out of @/etc/apt/sources.list.d@
* apt upgrade works.

dell-linux-assistant stops dist-upgrade


System Monitor

To add System Monitor, I first had to add clutter

It worked the first time I did it. Doesn’t seem to work after a reinstall.

Upgrading the Distribution

sudo do-release-upgrade

(didn’t work until I got the dell assistant thing fixed).

Bluetooth keeps cutting out

I had a lot of trouble with bluetooth mouse and keyboard cutting out. Things got a little better when I installed blueman (sudo apt install blueman), but still had an issue. It actually looks like the Bluetooth discover/radio times out every so often. Adding Blueman seemed to extend the life of the connection, but only by a little. They still shut down every so often.

Later Dell told me they think there is an issue with the card. They sent a techniqcian to replace the card.

Add partitions for home etc.





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