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Old 09-26-2007, 02:03 AM   #1
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Which distro to use on Dell latitude D520


Hi all,
I recently bought a dell latitude D520 and willing to install linux on it. Which distro you think will be better for recognizing all H/W in it? Its because Currently its running only XP and having problem in recognizing the LAN which is Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated controller which always shows "Network Cable unplugged" even if its connected to my internal LAN.

Thanks.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 11:09 AM   #2
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Cross Linux from Scratch
 
Old 10-02-2007, 12:45 AM   #3
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Its cool but requires a lot of reading though. Let me try this and if caught in any problem will let you all know.
 
Old 10-02-2007, 02:48 AM   #4
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Look here: http://tuxmobil.org/dell.html

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Old 10-03-2008, 11:30 PM   #5
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Hi,

A pity this is such an old thread :-). I have a Dell Latitude D520 and just for the record it runs very well with Slackware 12.1 and xfce. The BCM 4312 needed the appropriate firmware and networking runs best with wicd but otherwise setup was fairly straightforward and the computer runs beautifully.

Andrew
 
Old 10-04-2008, 12:01 AM   #6
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Hi all,
I recently bought a dell latitude D520 and willing to install linux on it. Which distro you think will be better for recognizing all H/W in it? Its because Currently its running only XP and having problem in recognizing the LAN which is Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated controller which always shows "Network Cable unplugged" even if its connected to my internal LAN.

Thanks.
Now, I using ubuntu hardy heron in dell vostro 1400, and it work very well, progrmamming, multimedia,...

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Old 10-04-2008, 02:20 AM   #7
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Hi all,
I recently bought a dell latitude D520 and willing to install linux on it. Which distro you think will be better for recognizing all H/W in it? Its because Currently its running only XP and having problem in recognizing the LAN which is Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated controller which always shows "Network Cable unplugged" even if its connected to my internal LAN.

Thanks.
I think ubuntu will be good for dell lappy, because they installed ubuntu on their product

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