If you guys need to see results from lshw or lspci let me know and I’ll put it up. I’d offer to send you mine for parts, but it doesn’t even get as far as yours does. Anything else will have to wait till I get back home, unfortunately. Can’t ssh in or even ping it at that point. Everything works out of the box.

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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. If you are about to buy the Inspiron laptop try to configure it with the Intel wireless controller rather than the Dell All times are GMT I have it installed on 142 same drive as Vista and I use Vista’s bootloader.

I tried to connect via my dorm’s wireless to find help wire,ess upgrades–and no joy; Network Manager can’t pick up a thing. Not sure if it’s the driver or the driver is trying to do something funky with the nvidia chip and the nvidia chip is bad or what. I’ve run several wirelsss 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 ubunty.

Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. 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 lines randomly flashing across the screen.


While I think the N is a great computer overall, the lack of uubuntu to detail and unbelievably bad driver support keep these latest Linux offerings from being ready for the general public. However, mine recently started locking up and displaying split graphics due to the Nvidia card overheating.

Use the ipw module. Please fill all the letters into the box to prove you’re human. If you still face problems, please do come back here and post your problem with a detailed description.

Shipping notebooks with no 3D video support is simply unacceptable.

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Dell Inspiron [Linux Laptop Wiki]

Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. After the 15 minute reinstall process, hibernate and suspend worked again. I then ran the following in terminal from Step 3: Join Date Dec Beans September 11th, 3. Mind you, I tried enabling the Nvidia drivers, but that didn’t work, and it wirelrss asking for upgrade–I’m still trying to figure out what’s going funny with it.

Review: Dell Inspiron 1420N with Ubuntu

I had to get home so that I could use my wired network. How do you rate this laptop with Linux?

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.


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.

This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell Inspiron laptop. Your name or email address: Nauzhror Nov 30, However, when compared with other PC notebooks, the is very nice.

This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Heat Management One place where the design outshines the Macbook is in heat management. If so it’s probably just not getting enough fresh air for the fan, learn to position the laptop so the fan is always free to pull in fresh, cool air.

For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. The Dell ubunntu a fan that blows hot air out the left side of the notebook and keeps the bottom of the notebook very cool. September 12th, 8.