Need help w/ Insprion 8500 RH9
have a Dell Insprion 8500 Laptop with a P4 2.4 256 RAM (soon to be upgraded) 64MB DDR 4X AGP NV28 3D Video 30GB HD 15.4 in WSXGA+ and a SMC EliteConnect 200mW 802.11.b Card.
My question is I need to know how to get the laptop working the way it is ment to, I have the media keys, and the sleep mode features on the laptop, so now I need to know how to get them working.
I have upgraded my kernel to the ACPI kernel
But my display still looks like crap (it's ether just in a little area in the middle of my monitor or is too big for the screen) and when i shut the lid it wont sleep, also my media keys dont work, along w/ the 802.11.b (found it on seattlewireless[dot]net they said it worked w/ Linux).
Can anyone give me a step by step on how to get everything in good working order. (I have been a Windows user for a while and am very good w/ it I have just switched to Linux, so I do know computers just not Linux...if that makes sense)