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Dell Sputnik XPS 13 touchpad settings not working in updated ubuntu/mint.

OK, After troubleshooting this for several days, i finally found the solution here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1296743 Symptoms are: Touchpad works, but no settings work... scroll, disable tap to click, disable touchpad while typing... none of these settings work or save.  Drives me CRAZY. Anyway:   1. Open /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf in your favorite text...
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Running Apple Hardware Test without the greydisc

Thanks to http://rivenbyfive.blogspot.com/2012/01/download-and-run-apple-hardware-test.html 1) Download the AHT for your computer (see downloads below for specific models). 1b) My copy had me convert the downloaded .dmg from some “old” type using Disk Utility. (Just open the .dmg in Disk Utility and “Convert” to a new target, then mount the target.) 2)...
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