Originally Posted by Robert. From the commnad line its. You may try the following: The windows driver is available from Dell’s website. Use the cutter above if you feel it will work, however if it doesn’t just copy all of the files for your card into a brand new directory I’ll put the commands below. Posted 22 May – Linux has transformed my home network, it was highly unreliable under Win7, it just works under Linux.

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This llnux contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Linuxmint won out – and I’m generally very pleased. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. If you try to install the Dell wireless controller through the built in linux Additional Drivers program and your laptop crashes, you can try to install the linux drivers manually.

The above worked for me on Peppermint 4. But it’s a great way to take a peek without making any permanent changes to your hard drive. You currently have javascript disabled.

Or do you want to dual-boot with Windows? I’ve forgotten my password. With 2 or 3 or more to start out, you can boot on each DVD and run that distro in “live mode” so that you get a pretty reasonable test drive of what it will be like, and you can determine if it detects and lonux your system hardware like sound and wireless.


Dell Inspiron 1501

Unfortunately this can be quite tricky for new Linux users. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions. This works in ubuntu at least using the bcm43xx module and firmware obtained by installing bcm-fw-cutter.

Edited by NickAu, 22 May – Apparently the Wizard types faster than I do! Some versions of the Inspiron include the Dell View more guides at Linux Wiki Guides.

However, I have worked around this. Upon reboot the card worked beautifully. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Word of warning though. DE or WM woudl be dependent on the memory footprint, that’s why I suggest to max it.

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I’m sold on Linux! Any advice on a suitable Linux distro to prolong its active life would be welcome. Ubuntuser onspiron, 20 68 You are logged into reality as ‘root’ logging in as ‘insane’ is the only safe option.


You could also try puppy Linux. I use Linux Mint Mate and Cinnamon on my main machine-still can’t make up my mind about which one I prefer!

Since your laptop has a DVD drive, a good way to go forward is to download a few distros that interest you and burn them to DVD. Yes that’s fine, Try it out, Most people try inspion few Linux distros before settling on 2 or 3 to use.

upgrade – No Wireless with Dell Inspiron – Ask Ubuntu

View LQ Wiki Contributions. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out insliron on your own.

Please fill all the letters into the box to prove you’re human. When I ordered the inspiron I upgraded the wireless card to the