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Old 11-23-2008, 12:13 AM   #1
princehacker
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Help needed please


hello guys! iam in real trouble. I boughta new laptop Dell Studio 1535 with vista in it,I formatt that one & install linux fedora9. now i don't know from where i can get the drivers. i dont have display,wireless,bluetooth drivers. & i can't play any type of songs & movies,
please help me.

my id is : khan_216@yahoo.co.in
 
Old 11-23-2008, 12:31 AM   #2
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I hope that you have already learned your first lesson from this: it's always good policy to make sure you have drivers and other necessary items for your hardware before you go and format the main drive.

That said, finding drivers for your computer shouldn't prove too difficult a task provided you don't have any obscure hardware. What you should do is go to a command line, as root, and type in

root@yourcomputer:/# lspci

this will give you the info about most of the hardware you have. Once you have the info (what chipset your wireless card is, your video/sound card make/model info, and everything else you need) google will prove to be your friend. If you're having trouble locating linux drivers for certain items, check the Hardware Compatibility List here at LQ to see if your hardware is supported. If it isn't, then you may have to go without it for a while :-(.

The best thing you can do while tracking these things down is have patience. It can be tedious and frustrating, but once you get things rolling it will have been worth your while. Good Luck!

[EDIT] I just noticed that you have a dell. www.dell.com is a great place to start for finding out what hardware your computer has, to better help you track down drivers. [/EDIT]

Last edited by gankoji; 11-23-2008 at 12:33 AM.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 12:33 AM   #3
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Your user name would say otherwise? Kidding..........

Check this out, he's running Debian but it may point you in the right direction.

http://www.avalpa.com/assets/andrea/..._studio15.html

BTW, use better titles to your threads.

Last edited by SqdnGuns; 11-23-2008 at 12:40 AM.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 03:40 PM   #4
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Hi,

Fedora 9 offers a live-evaluation CD. I think it would be a good idea to try that to install it, since it will show you whether all of your hardware is correctly detected and auto-configured.

http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora

If everything works to your satisfaction, then you can install it. If not, you can find many other live-evaluation CDs to see if they work better with your hardware:

http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major
 
Old 11-23-2008, 04:10 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by princehacker View Post
hello guys! iam in real trouble. I boughta new laptop Dell Studio 1535 with vista in it,I formatt that one & install linux fedora9. now i don't know from where i can get the drivers. i dont have display,wireless,bluetooth drivers. & i can't play any type of songs & movies,
please help me.

my id is : khan_216@yahoo.co.in
I assume your Dell came with a recovery CD or a recovery partition? If so put it back the way it was, with Vista on it. This will make you feel better and it will make the laptop usable again so you won't be in "real trouble" anymore.

Once the laptop is functional again, start downloading Linux distros on Live CD/DVD. Check out a few and see how they work with your hardware. Once you have picked out your favorite distro, get it working from optical drive first. Do not modify you hard drive until you have everything you need to make Linux work!

Once you are certain that a Linux distro will work for you and your hardware, install it to your hard drive.

Naturally I encourage you to check out the Gentoo based distro "Sabayon" but if another distro works better for you than that is what you should use.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 04:20 PM   #6
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Since you have already trashed your VISTA you may wish to use a Linux distribution that has the drivers and Codecs built into it from the gitgo.

Try:

Linux Mint
or
Ubuntu Studio

These distributions already come with most popular and common drivers and Codec files which you will need for audio and video use.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 05:01 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by princehacker View Post
hello guys! iam in real trouble. I boughta new laptop Dell Studio 1535 with vista in it,I formatt that one & install linux fedora9. now i don't know from where i can get the drivers. i dont have display,wireless,bluetooth drivers. & i can't play any type of songs & movies,
please help me.

my id is : khan_216@yahoo.co.in

Why don't you use the recovery disk they give you to put the Vista OS back for now, and read up on Linux.

You can set it up to dual boot, and then delete the entire Vista partition if you like it that much.
 
Old 12-06-2008, 01:26 PM   #8
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I hope that you have already learned your first lesson from this: it's always good policy to make sure you have drivers and other necessary items for your hardware before you go and format the main drive.

That said, finding drivers for your computer shouldn't prove too difficult a task provided you don't have any obscure hardware. What you should do is go to a command line, as root, and type in

root@yourcomputer:/# lspci

this will give you the info about most of the hardware you have. Once you have the info (what chipset your wireless card is, your video/sound card make/model info, and everything else you need) google will prove to be your friend. If you're having trouble locating linux drivers for certain items, check the Hardware Compatibility List here at LQ to see if your hardware is supported. If it isn't, then you may have to go without it for a while :-(.

The best thing you can do while tracking these things down is have patience. It can be tedious and frustrating, but once you get things rolling it will have been worth your while. Good Luck!

[EDIT] I just noticed that you have a dell. www.dell.com is a great place to start for finding out what hardware your computer has, to better help you track down drivers. [/EDIT]
when i type this command (lspci)i got the following list. now what i have to do please tell me


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobilitiy Radeon HD 3400 Series
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV620 Audio device [Radeon HD 34xx Series]
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)
[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 12-07-2008, 05:37 AM   #9
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01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobilitiy Radeon HD 3400 Series

That's your display. Now that you know what it is, you can go and find drivers for it. Start at ATI's website.

It doesn't look like your box has a built in wireless card. Are you trying to use a USB wireless dongle?
 
  


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