Please review full details on rules here. Have you tried running a liveCD and put the system under some stress to see if it does the same thing as the installed version? Initially Linux was intended to develop into an operating system of its own, but these plans were shelved somewhere along the way. With some tweaking and the help of these instructions , I was able to send files to and from the my Sony Ericsson wi and Nokia N Aritheanie , Nov 11, It would be nice if Dell included more robust burning software perhaps Nero Linux and DVD software capable of playing commercial DVDs without installing software of questionable legality at least in the US. Downloaded it and it doesn’t even boot.

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It does seem that two companies like Dell and Canonical could find a solution to this problem other than shipping unsupported hardware. Some of the links did reference a script to gather networking information on the system so that others ubujtu advise me how to locate and install the correct device drivers for my mini-PCI wireless card.

The power button conveniently brings up the Gnome logout menu this can be changed to preform other tasks via the Gnome Power Manager. Presumably you have a working hardwire connection you can use to do this. I’d recommend you don’t install past the First you need to update using Synaptic: Trying either of these functions completely freezes the OS and forces you to hard reboot the notebook.


There’s a switch at the back left side of my new laptop that turns the wireless on and off. Just plug it in with a wire to a network jack, and run through the restricted driver thing again. Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki. Similar Threads – Wireless and graphic.

Dell Inspiron 1420

However, when compared with other PC notebooks, the is very nice. Top violations of this rule are trolling, starting a flamewar, or not “remembering the human” aka being hostile or incredibly impolite. Dwll not sure about the problems you are having, as mine has an Intel Graphics card and not Nvidia.

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Dell Inspiron [Linux Laptop Wiki]

If you are about to buy the Inspiron laptop try to configure it with the Intel wireless controller rather than the Dell Replace Alienware 15 R2 wireless del, possible? The Bad Video Every page where Dell advertises the N should include a bright red notice to warn potential buyers that Ubuntu currently has no 3D video driver for the integrated Intel X graphics card.

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Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Unfortunately, Dell and Canonical have fallen short of releasing a truly great product. Trying to use 3D applications such as 3D screensavers or enabling Desktop Effects aka Compiz will instantly freeze the window manager and leave you with little choice but to forcibly power down the computer. The instructions in your first post were correct If you guys need to see results from lshw or lspci let me know and I’ll put it up.


I’ve run several hardware tests on it memtest, SMART, Dell Diagnostics and there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with it physically other than a corner of the battery cover has been chipped off. Screen I upgraded to a higher resolution glossy screen.

Direless they’ve made their own Ubuntu images to account for them, you should have no problems with this. It was off, since I pulled it out of the box, apparently. Do you already have an account? There’s also a built-in webcam which I may never use but I’m sure I can’t resist trying to make work.

Will Ubuntu work on a Dell Inspiron ? : linux

I’d offer to send you mine for parts, but it doesn’t even get as far as yours does. Interesting, but I don’t see my model listed in the compatibility. What’s gone wrong with the thing, and how do I get it to work? There was NO option for upgrading? Note you do need to do a full update of your 8.

The operating system is a collection of the basic instructions that tell the electronic parts of the computer what to do and how to work.

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