Then in terminal, I ran:. How do you rate this laptop with Linux? I’ve spent most of the last 2 days trying to get my Studio Dell with a broadcom wireless card up and running, to no avail. Use the ipw module. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Dell Inspiron page on LapWik. However, mine recently started locking up and displaying split graphics due to the Nvidia card overheating.

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Media Manager Back to top. 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.

Didn’t stop it from looking like it wasn’t on with the absence of pretty blue LEDs in all the Linux systems I’ve tried so far though. Results 1 to 9 of 9. Find or create a subreddit for it, and add it to the wiki when it has over subscribers, and we’ll add it to the sidebar.

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

Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. It does seem that two companies like Dell and Canonical could find a solution to this problem other than shipping unsupported hardware.

With just a little extra work and closer attention to the pre-installed software and drivers, they could be shipping the perfect Linux notebook. Most of the necessary software was installed by default, but I still needed to install extra software and edit configuration files to make anything work.

I will copy the contents of the wireless-info. If you need to reset your password, click here. Any help with this would be appreciated! Broadcom cards suck, and even more so they have slightly different drivers on different machines, even for the same stupid chip.

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Dell InspironNo Wireless Sorry this reply took so long. The problem must be the Nvidia graphics, I have a with intel graphics and it works great using 64 bits.

Looking in the Broadcom wireless table in step 3, I saw that I would need firmware-binstaller. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. Getting the Bluetooth up and running was not easy.


Just plug it in with a wire to a network jack, and run through the restricted driver thing again. Hibernate and Suspend The hibernate and suspend functions worked well out of the box. I do not know if Dell’s Ubuntu distribution fixes this issue. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. September 11th, 4. All times are GMT PitabredOct 31, This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Dell Inspiron September 11th, 3.

AritheanieNov 11, Apple has made the industrial design of their computers into such an art that any other laptops look bad in comparison.

I don’t have good news for you. I’d offer to send you mine for parts, but it doesn’t even get as far as yours does.

I have a Dell and installed OpenSuse Now to see if 5th time’s the charm.