[Solved] Boot from USB on Dell XPS 13 9370

Ubuntu works very well on XPS laptops, but it is not so easy getting the laptop to boot from a USB.

Step 1: Change POST Behavior from “Fastboot” to “Thorough”

  1. At boot, Press the F2 key (or alternately press the F12 key then select the option to enter the BIOS setup).
  2. In POST Behavior, Select – Fastboot the select the Thorough option.

Step 2: Put USB in the right USB Type-C port

This is the main trick I have been unable to find documented anywhere else. The BIOS only recognizes bootable media in the right USB port.

  1. Create bootable Ubuntu USB (Or any other linux distro)
  2. Put USB in the right USB Type-C port. Only the right USB port will be detected in the boot options.
  3. Reboot the system, press F12.
  4. Select your USB in the boot options.

[Solved] Tmobile Moto G6 phone will not send or receive MMS messages

I had this problem on a my new phone. Found the solution on a T-Mobile forum but it was difficult to find. This post is to link back to the correct solution so it’s easier to find and to save the correct solution:


The problem has to do with the phone’s APN settings – which need to be tweaked.

1. Access your Android phone’s settings (gray settings icon that looks like a gear).

2. On the settings menu – select “Network & Internet”

3. On the “Network and Internet” menu – select “mobile network” (which should say “t-mobile” beneath the words “mobile network”)

4. On the “mobile network” menu – select “Access Point Names” (often abbreviated APN).

5. On the “APNs” menu – you should see two options: “T-mobile US” and “Tmobile MMS”. There should be a green dot next to “T-Mobile US”. Select that “T-Mobile US” option (NOT the Tmobile MMS).

6. This will open an “edit access point” menu, and you will need to make the following edits:

First – click on the MMSC option and add the following text: mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc

Second – click on the “APN type” option. It will probably say something like: “default,supl,hipri,fota” (without the quotation marks). You will need to tweak the end of it so the whole thing instead reads “default,supl,hipri,fota,mms” (without the quotation marks). As indicated here – there are no spaces between these commas.

Third – after making these two adjustments to your APN – make sure you click on the menu dots (three vertical dots) at the top right hand part of the “edit access point” menu. This will open up a drop down menu – and then you should select “Save”. If you don’t do this – the settings will not take effect.

Thanks to cflaniken3.