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Old 01-14-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
redamakarem
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cant find wireless and video drivers for dell inspiron 1764


hello all
i just joined this forum cz i am kinda frustrated.
basically i intalled ubuntu 12.10 64 bit and it duznt seem 2 recognize the wireless driver nor the video driver and i cant seem 2 find a way 2 get them
kindly provide me with as much detailed steps as possible and lemme know if u need any specific info
thanks in advance
 
Old 01-14-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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Have you checked system settings>software sources>additional drivers tab? Usually the additional drivers are listed there. If you have an ATI card for graphics it might possibly bot be mentioned. Mine was not but it is an older Dell 1537. The wireless is most likely Broadcom so it is more than likely listed there.
 
Old 01-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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We need to know the chip set for the wireless and video cards.

From a command prompt, as root user, rub the command 'lspci' without the quotes. Copy and paste the results here, use the quote wrap ( top of the browser window ) so the output is easier to read.

This is what it will look like.

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lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
This is from my net book.

Once we know the hardware we google for the driver. If this is a new system, sometimes the drivers are not available from the distro, but are from the hardware maker ( not Dell ). They would then be in source format, and you have to compile them before use. Post the results and we'll see.
 
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:30 PM   #4
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thxx 4 the reply dude, no luk with what u suggested (sadly)
my driver is the DW1520 if that helps
thanks again
 
Old 01-14-2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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Hello and welcome to LQ.
Text/SMS speak is not appreciated here, please try to use proper English, we are an international community and using proper English makes it easier for non-native English speakers to understand the posts.

To help you we need to have more information. Please open a terminal, launch the command
Code:
lspci
and post the output here.
 
Old 01-14-2013, 04:15 PM   #6
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You should check the ask ubuntu site. Here is one sample: http://askubuntu.com/questions/13336...atheros-ar9285. If you search that site for your wireless card (AR9285) you will find it to be a tad problematic. They do have solutions over there though
 
Old 01-14-2013, 06:02 PM   #7
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lspci output

hey all thank you for all your useful replies
wireless issue is fixed )
just need your help to fix the video driver issue


the result of the lspci is as follows:
"00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 12)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 12)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 06)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 06)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 06)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a6)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 06)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)"


thanks in advance
 
Old 01-14-2013, 06:08 PM   #8
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This is the video controller.

Quote:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 12)
Can you tell us what is wrong with it? Blank display? wrong size?
 
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Video drivers for that video chip (in-built into your CPU) are already installed by default in Ubuntu, so the device should work correctly out of the box.
If that doesn't happen please provide an error description, including (if available) exact error-messages or warnings you get.
 
Old 01-14-2013, 06:44 PM   #10
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seems to be fine now guys

a question though, why cant I use the compiz desktop effects?
is my video card the issue?
 
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There should be no problem at all with that card and Compiz, AFAIK.
 
  


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