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Old 06-17-2008, 11:26 AM   #1
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Dell C610 running red hat


Hi everyone...

I just installed red hat on a dell C610 every thing installed fine. But I can not use the following items.

1st. The dell has its built in mouse pad and it does not work I had to connect an external mouse to be able to move the mouse pointer.

2nd The laptop does not surf the internet, I can not go to get updates or any web sites. I have a wireless router connected to it and I am able to log in to the router and have tested the router to make sure it is going out to the internet. The router is going to the internet fine. Is there an option needed to go out to the internet?

I would appriciate if any one can help I am very very new to linux....

Best regards
ABFS
 
Old 06-18-2008, 11:35 AM   #2
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How have made sure that router is going to the internet? You checked its admin panel?
Can you login to its admin panel?

Can you post us the output of ifconfig and lspci | grep -i network
 
Old 06-18-2008, 11:41 AM   #3
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I was just about to make a post trying to figure out my dual-monitor issue with my C600, and here you are with a C610. This is a very helpful link I found.... http://www.linux-laptop.net/dell.html

Hope that helps with most of your problems. Just a thought.. You can connect to your router with that laptop, then your problem is most likely a DNS problem. Try editing '/etc/resolv.conf' and adding the line 'nameserver 4.2.2.2' above everything else. Also withOUT the ''s.

Hope this helps,
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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Are you using a static IP address or DHCP. As suggested if using a static IP address be sure to add your DNS information to the resolv.conf file.

What version of Redhat are you running?
 
Old 06-20-2008, 10:44 PM   #5
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I saw in another post, he was asking for RedHat 9 updates, not a good thing to attempt on any laptop, regardless of age. No wonder nothing works.

Something like ZenWalk would be a great, ready to run distro for a system like that.
 
  


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