I’m assuming I can re-partition the HD and install 8. Fedora Core 8 Posts: It looks nice sitting on my desk and is comfortable to use. I looked at my Wi-Fi indicator light, and it wasn’t on, which is strange because my wireless switch is permanently on, so I surmise that the wireless card isn’t working with the OS? Join our community today! Granular, Suse 11, Fedora 8, Ubuntu 8.

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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. Was a great, solid notebook while wjreless worked, and had full Linux support for everything out of the box. I’ve already done so, but without any luck. I will copy the contents of the wireless-info. For even more AMAs, check out our wiki link by clicking here.

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dell How do you rate this laptop with Linux? If I can get this running smoothly, I intend to convert my daily working laptop as well. Your name or email address: Note that registered wifeless see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.


I may be extremely dense, and you can all troll me for my newbie stupidity, but please help me out here guys. Similar Threads – Wireless and graphic. Do you already have an account?

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This does not currently work with the open source ‘nv’ module so you will need to use the proprietary module. The time seems right for a company like Dell to partner with a ubkntu like Ubuntu and bring Linux to the masses.

Trust me, the wireless drivers will load on first boot, then all you have to do is go to the Restricted Drivers Program in the Admin menu. Daniel Basaez, You didn’t tell what distro are you experiencing with? September 11th, 5. Unity gave my laptop shit fits I’ve got a Inspiron I didn’t have the same effect as you but I would get weird horizontal wirelesss randomly flashing across the screen. Posted on August 15, by Dlel Mendenhall Tags: For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Dell Inspiron page on LapWik.

Share This Page Tweet. Checks in Vista tell me that the driver software is up to date in Vista anyway and that wieeless else is working fine. Happy linuxing, with regards Justin.


I followed the help file within Ubuntu and the one online to this page https: Apple has made the industrial design of their computers into such an art that any other laptops look bad in comparison.

Please fill all kbuntu letters into the box to prove you’re human. The power button conveniently brings up the Gnome logout menu this can be changed to preform other tasks via the Gnome Power Manager.

Review: Dell Inspiron 1420N with Ubuntu

My Inspiron originally ran Vista Home Premium bit. Screen I upgraded to a higher resolution glossy screen. There was NO option for upgrading? Join Date Jul Beans Yardboy and Pitabred–thanks for the advice, though not really that helpful right now unfortunately as I have no wired connection, and since they’re all using bloody Broadcom drivers I worry that the Ethernet doesn’t work either. Please note that I am posting this with the old laptop with a direct Ethernet cable to my router.

YardboyOct 31, I’ve been able to boot Knoppix and Buuntu 9.