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Old 12-13-2010, 09:29 AM   #1
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Smile Inspiron 640m + Ubuntu

Let me introduce myself as a newbie in Linux.
I have this Dell Inspiron 640m NoteBook and I installed Ubuntu 10.10 in it.
Everything actually works fine to the best of my understanding, including viewing DVDs.

The only query I have is that the WiFi light blinks. I do not know whether it is working as intended, or whether there is a problem.

However Wi-Fi internet works pretty fine!!

I did not install any drivers, but I get no error messages and everything I try on the computer works fine, so far!!

I hope I am good to go!!
Old 12-15-2010, 04:46 AM   #2
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First off, just let me welcome you to Linux. And to answer your question, i have never seen anything like that before. However, if everything is working fine, i would assume there is nothing to worry about. It could signify that the computer is actively communicating with the wireless card (and this is likely to be the case). In any case, take solace to the fact that there is nothing to fear, and again, welcome to Linux and to LQ.

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Old 12-21-2010, 07:07 PM   #3
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Hi Mortis

Thank you for your reply.
Was quite helpful to let my mind at rest regarding whether it worked fine!!



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