Unfortunately, Ubuntu and Dell have not included an audio mixer for adjusting the input volume. Checks in Vista tell me that the driver software is up to date in Vista anyway and that everything else is working fine. I have a different wireless card and haven’t played too much with the web cam, so no comments on that. But for the things it wants me to do it’s just not good enough out of the box I say out of the box because it technically is possible to do all these things. However, when compared with other PC notebooks, the is very nice. Nintendo 64 is very important:

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This guide is wirelless to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. I’m going to try Zoo Tycoon 1 and 2 next. I may be extremely dense, and you can all troll me for my newbie stupidity, but please help me out here guys.

I have no problem with all drivers. Thinking I had probably installed something that messed things up, I used the Dell inspiiron available in the GRUB startup menu to restore the notebook to its factory condition.

I’ll try it, though.

The X graphics I got working out of the box with the xfvideo-intel with native resolution, audio worked right after installing and configuring ALSA.


They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. September 10th, 1. I’ve read Linux for Dummies, but that’s about it. This laptop is only two months old and I know what I’m doing with my battery.

After additional research, I have found a solution that worked for me derived from the most popular answer by Luis Alvarado to this question on installing Broadcom wireless drivers.

I switched that on and the built-in, precompiled Broadcom driver worked for me. I administer several Ubuntu servers including an Edubuntu terminal server setup in a computer lab.

Checks in Vista tell me that the driver software is up to date in Vista anyway and that everything else is working fine. For full specifications see the Dell Inspiron specifications page.

Daniel Basaez, You didn’t tell what distro are you experiencing with? Screen I upgraded to a higher resolution glossy screen. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. I’m typing this post in Wirelesss 8.

Review: Dell Inspiron 1420N with Ubuntu

Specifically, I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu The next big thing would be to get the driver for your nvidia graphics card. Please fill all the letters into the box to prove you’re human.


I install debian 4. Well, “Hardware Information” isn’t one of the options for me to click.

wireless – Cannot use Wifi for Inspiron in Ubuntu LTS – Help Request – Ask Ubuntu

Happy linuxing, with regards Justin. Also, I’ll be searching Google for answers while I do this. Okay, there are officially too many Windows-specific things I’m doing with my computer that would be either impossible or a waste of time to work with in Linux You didn’t tell what distro are you experiencing with? Open Source Consulting Domain Registration.

Bug # “Wireless Not Working for Dell Inspiron on ” : Bugs : Ubuntu

September 14th, 9. This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Dell Inspiron Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. However, don’t discard me as a Windows fanboy here because I actually like Linux. After the 15 minute reinstall process, hibernate and suspend worked again.