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Old 11-10-2006, 02:36 AM   #31
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How do you get sound working? The "Soundcard Detector" has a kind of sound card listed, but no sounds come out.

I have tried turning up the volume with the mixers.
 
Old 11-10-2006, 03:27 AM   #32
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I don't know what is happening on your machine but sound works great on mine with Ubuntu 6.06.1. Does sound work at all? If you can't hear anything out of your speakers try and hook up some headphones and see if you can hear anything.


EDIT: You may want to try the updated version that came out recently. Ubuntu 6.1...

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Old 11-10-2006, 09:14 PM   #33
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How do you get sound working? The "Soundcard Detector" has a kind of sound card listed, but no sounds come out.

I have tried turning up the volume with the mixers.
Try running alsamixer from a terminal. Your sound daemon is probably shut off. If you have an alsa mixer frontend, you can use that also.

I got the wireless on the 120L working with ndiswrapper using the bcmwl5a.inf and bcmwl5.sys windows driverfiles from (iirc) the SP30379 driver pack from hp's ftp site. I also found an alternate pair that work really well, but I can't post links until I have three posts.

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Old 12-16-2006, 01:18 AM   #34
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For what it's worth I use a Dell Latitude at work and it's an excellent machine. But when I chose one for personal use I got an Acer TravelMate 290 and I'm running XP and SUSE 10.0 and it's a really great machine.
I'd get another Acer in a heartbeat.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 03:50 PM   #35
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Hey everyone. I am just checking back in again.

I just got DSL (Yay!!) so now that means that the desire to make WiFi work in Linux is rising swiftly.

I have collected the messages that describe WiFi and will report back when I have some time to try anything.

.oo
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:44 PM   #36
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hey i was just checking your thread and saw that you go to itt tech in CA, i go to itt tech here in nashville and im just letting you know that the dell latitude 110L and 120L(if this has already been said im sorry) have the same hardware specs, i got the 110L when they were giving them out, the only difference is the case that the screen and parts are in and im running freespire on here.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 02:30 PM   #37
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Wink 120L working fine with ubuntu 6.10

The only thing I had to do was install ndiswrapper and use the bcm4318 drivers.

I found the drivers at this location:

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthre...Wireless+Cards

It includes a script that is supposed to install ndiswrapper and configure the driver but I did not use it. I installed ndiswrapper using Automatix2 and used the gtk gui to install the driver.

I have used this configuration with NetworkManager on my home network with WPA-Personal, just make sure to change the type to TKIP. For me NetworkManager does not like to have the type left to auto.

I have also had no problems connecting to ITT's network with this config.

The one thing I haven't played with yet is the display resolution.
 
Old 06-21-2007, 12:47 AM   #38
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Slackware 11 and everything working

This is my first contribution here. I've not read the other posts yet. Right now, I have resolution 1280x768, all Synaptics features, WEP/WPA wireless, modem, ACPI and hibernation in my Dell Latitude 120L, Slackware 11, kernel 2.6.17.13.
 
Old 06-22-2007, 07:01 AM   #39
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This is my first contribution here. I've not read the other posts yet. Right now, I have resolution 1280x768, all Synaptics features, WEP/WPA wireless, modem, ACPI and hibernation in my Dell Latitude 120L, Slackware 11, kernel 2.6.17.13.
Did it all work right from install or did you have to set up wifi and the rest manually after?

im thinking of trying slax 11 next, just wanna know what im getting into....
 
Old 06-23-2007, 11:36 PM   #40
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You have to set up all the things manually.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 01:56 AM   #41
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New Update on Dudley the Dell Latitude 120L

Dudley now dual boots Fedora 8 and XP pro.

Sound works for both systems (there is a headphone problem in XP, but I am not sure it happens in fedora)

10/100 base T working fine. Wifi used at school with XP.

Upgraded to 2gb memory and 160gb hard drive.... thanks Santa.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 10:04 AM   #42
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Hey everyone!

News.

Dudley has retired. Dad gave me a Lenovo Y510 for an early graduation present.

Dual Boot: Vista and Fedora 9

Everything seems to work.
 
  


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