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Old 03-25-2006, 09:46 AM   #1
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FC 5 on Dell Inspiron 6000


Did any try to install FC 5 on it? Any problems?

Thanks
 
Old 03-25-2006, 09:56 AM   #2
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Plenty of reviews here

http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/dell.html

But none for FC5 but few for FC4 so there shouldn't be many problems
 
Old 03-25-2006, 07:28 PM   #3
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Ok, I just installed FC5 on a new harddrive. The installation went flawlessly. Now my question is how I can get the wireless going. Where should I look for setting such as WPA.....etc.
 
Old 03-26-2006, 08:50 AM   #4
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Has Fedora detected and configured the device?

Else your going to have to do some research on ndiswrapper (basically a utility to enable you to use windows network card drivers on linux).
 
Old 03-26-2006, 08:47 PM   #5
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Yes, it detects Intel wireless as eth0. No tools for configure it as wireless nic.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 11:32 PM   #6
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Ok, I finally got it working after I follow these instructions

http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/478
 
Old 03-28-2006, 07:13 PM   #7
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Do you have the Intel915 graphic driver set? FC4 failed miserably for me because it would not boot into X. Got as far as installed and customized, but X wouldn't boot with non-VESA drivers (with that, what's the point?) of the Intel915 as other members on this board have the same problems.
 
Old 03-28-2006, 07:39 PM   #8
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Yes, I do have the Intel graphic set to 800x600 after the installation. I'm not too happy about it. I also have a problem with Firefox 1.5.0.1 which did not take the plugin of Flash.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 07:36 AM   #9
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Hmm.. That's absolutely unacceptable for a native 1680x1050 screen.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 09:41 AM   #10
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I had problems with suspend/resume in the past with FC4 on Inspiron 6000. I finally gave up trying after a while. Does anyone know if suspend works better out of the box on this laptop?
 
Old 03-29-2006, 06:13 PM   #11
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I don't think so. My first wake-up worked, the 2nd time hung my laptop. I didn't realize this until you mentioned it here.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 10:24 AM   #12
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Hi, I've just intalled FC5 on my Inspiron 6000, even suspend (and it works very well). I haven't checked the DVD-DMA problem yet, but think it is still there...
 
Old 04-05-2006, 09:34 AM   #13
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What are your system specs, or your service tag so other can compare theirs?

With all the different options on the insprion it doesn't help anyone by saying it works for you without giving details. It's akin to saying "my car works just fine today, I don't understand why yours doesn't".
 
Old 04-05-2006, 11:04 AM   #14
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Ok, sorry I crashed my car last year, so it doesn't work anymore.. )

Her you go:
Pentium M750 (1.86GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
1024 MB 400MHz DDR2 SDRAM 2x512
ATI Mobility Radeon X300 128Mb
80GB IDE HDD
8X DVD +/-RW
Intel 2915 ABG MiniPCI WLAN

I can post my bootlog as well, if it helps...
 
Old 04-05-2006, 11:17 AM   #15
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And by the way, there are some other things:
1. still no DMA support for DVD playback ;(((
2. I haven't tested the modem, I'm not sure it's detected..
 
  


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