Audio I was surprised at the high quality sound card included with the Because I know Windows will unless it gets infected which is my main concern. It looks nice sitting on my desk and is comfortable to use. I then ran the following in terminal from Step 3: The next big thing would be to get the driver for your nvidia graphics card. September 11th, 3.

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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers 47 answers.

Wireless (and graphic card) not working in Ubuntu 64-bit on Dell 1420 lappy…help!

My Inspiron originally ran Vista Home Premium bit. Most of delll necessary software was installed by default, but I still needed to install extra software and edit configuration files to make anything work. Heat Management One place where the design outshines the Macbook is in heat management.

If Dell and Canonical want to reach more users and be taken seriously, they need to step up their cooperation and start shipping computers that work correctly out of the box. Home Laptops Submit a Laptop. Your average Super Mario Bros. If I find an answer, I’ll be sure to update this thread.

Dell Inspiron n VS Slackware I’m futurer0ckstar and this is my first post. September 11th, 6.

Dell Inspiron [Linux Laptop Wiki]

All times are GMT I have a problem with my inspironthe first thing is that my Fn keys or Function keys don’t work, the only one is the brightness key. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. Colors look noticeably different inspiroj compared with a Macbook and with computers running Windows XP.


By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Cell System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.

Visit Simon Bridge’s homepage! Some of the links did reference a script to gather networking information on the system so that others can advise me how to locate and install the correct device drivers for my mini-PCI wireless card.

StormJumper Nov 10, For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

What is the best distro for a Dell Inspiron (NOT the n)?

BTW I am a total Linux newbie. With some tweaking and the help of these instructionsI was able to send files to and from the my Sony Ericsson wi and Nokia N I looked at my Wi-Fi indicator light, and it wasn’t on, which is strange because my wireless switch is permanently 142, so I surmise that the wireless card isn’t working with the OS?


Checks in Vista tell me that the driver software is up to date in Vista anyway and that everything else is working fine. General This forum is for non-technical inepiron discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics.

Can anyone please help me here? What’s that and what do I do about it? Any help with this would be appreciated! I DID look into Arch Linux haven’t tried it out but if they have live media I’ll learn it and see how Linux worksand apparently they contradict themselves by claiming to be a “simple, lightweight Linux distribution”, whereas it’s more for intermediate or advanced Linux users.

Xell works on this N with Jaunty 9.

Having a problem logging in? As windows is closed and proprietary software, there is not much anyone can do for you. The time now is Broadcom Corporation BCM The only thing is, Vista’s just not stable. I’m going to try Zoo Tycoon 1 and 2 next.