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Dell Inspiron 1525 BIOS update Debian

Posted 08-19-2012 at 09:06 AM by jere21
Updated 09-02-2012 at 07:27 AM by jere21

Based on http://www.ducea.com/2007/08/27/dell...tes-on-debian/, which goes a bit more in detail. Basically I just copied the relevant parts. Thanks!

Dell's official Linux support labelled OMSA currently only works for rpm based distros, but not for Debian. So do it manually

Install smbios packages:
Code:
ii  libsmbios-bin   2.0.3.dfsg-1.1   Provide access to (SM)BIOS information -- utility binaries
ii  libsmbios2      2.0.3.dfsg-1.1   Provide
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Giving Feedback About Dell...

Posted 10-23-2010 at 06:54 AM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

I just posted some feedback off to Dell, expressing my "disappointment" over their decision to remove Ubuntu-based computers from their website. I didn't think to copy it, but it went something like:
I am disappointed by the decision to remove Ubuntu... I am sure there is a market... if you give Ubuntu and Windows equal coverage then many entry-level users would be interested... you shouldn't be bending to Windows' monopoly...
Anyway, I gave the website a rating of 2/5 and...
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Laptop Locating resource

Posted 04-09-2009 at 07:40 AM by farslayer
Updated 05-09-2009 at 09:21 AM by farslayer

The Linux Laptop Sites are a great resource for finding out what works and what doesn't on a particular model of laptop.

http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/
http://tuxmobil.org/mylaptops.html
http://www.linlap.com/

Look at what laptops manufacturers are selling with Linux.. If a manufacturer is selling or certifying a particular model, odds are it will work well with whatever distribution of Linux you wish to install on it.

Dell Linux Laptops...
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