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Old 03-08-2006, 12:38 PM   #1
gopiindiaever
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Post Inspiron 6000 doesn't get network conection:Distro::FC4


iam a complete newbie to this,so,kindly provide me the detailed solution to the following:

Let me begin with my installations history :

1.FC3 :Problems::1.didnot detect the Intel Chipset.
2.unable to connect to network.
2.FC4 :Problems::Along with the above two,it sometimes showed all the weird graphics.

I dont know ..all of them are working well with my Desktop...when it comes to this Laptop,
it's not upto expectations.It may be a problem with hardware too..as I have read some of the
posts,they say that.
3.Mandriva 06 : it is much better than the previous two things.
it detected all the hardware perfectly.It also allowed me to connect to
internet after I installed firmware for it,but it often gets stuckup..nothing
could be done..no mouse,no keyboard nothingg can be moved.I have to force it
to shutdown.

Can anybody help me thru any of these problems...wat about fc5..did anyone tried it ?? If it is
good for laptops,plz..let me know.Thanx in advance!!

Inspiron 6000,512 RAM,60GB HDD,Intel 915 GM.

This is what I got when I got for 'lspci'

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b3)
03:01.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 08)
03:01.2 Class 0805: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 17)
03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)

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Old 03-08-2006, 12:47 PM   #2
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if you got it to work (almost completely) on mandriva, then it will be able to work on any distro (with the proper drivers loaded and settings)

first things first.. post all of the (Detailed) hardware information on your laptop.. ie network card, sound card, mouse/keyboard, monitor refresh rates (vertical and horizontal sync rates as well), etc.

when you have this information, go to the lq.org hcl to see if you can find some of your hardware in there, and read what others have said about it. or go to some other site and look for the information about it's compatibility with linux, or go directly to the manufacturer's site and if possible download the drivers for it.

if you cant get it to work yourself, at least post all the hardware info as i mentioned, and maybe someone can help with that specific piece of hardware.

if you would have searched for your laptop here, you would have got these results, check them out as well

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Old 03-08-2006, 04:47 PM   #3
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It's all about drivers, I think. Please post the detailed specs. It's quite easy to get, just run 'lspci' from console (terminal program).
 
Old 03-10-2006, 12:10 PM   #4
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could you kindly guide me thru the steps to install these in fc4 or fc5..

Thank you for ur reply,I could do it very easily in mandriva but I couldnt find any way out in fc4.
my friend is also roaming around with the same problem(in his case fc5..test version).
 
Old 03-10-2006, 12:14 PM   #5
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i also asked you what i thought you could do in my initial post. read the post
 
Old 03-10-2006, 09:28 PM   #6
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Wink try drivers

Hi,

I guess u should try downloading thecorrect drivers for your laptop from the Manufacturers website.
Many of them like Dell give proper linux drivers on the website.

Well why are you installing firmware..... That is for chip upgrades....

You can also try attaching a PS/2 mouse just to check as sometimes the USB mouse and touchpad don't have proper drivers in the distros....

Hope it helps...

~Shanu
 
Old 03-13-2006, 08:38 AM   #7
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anyways,I have succeeded with fc5 beta version2.Iam able to connect to my WLAN and im very happy now,I await its EndUser release on 20th of this month..Thank u all of u!!


PS: but still,I dint understand why didnt the same work in fc4??!!

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Old 03-13-2006, 12:31 PM   #8
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probably because it didnt include the same drivers
 
  


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