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Old 04-04-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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Drivers for Dell i5


Hi geeks,
I am a newbie and have just got a Dell i5 and have installed Fedora 8, but I dont have any of the device drivers (sound, wifi, ethernet etc). So please help me getting things done.


Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 04:50 PM   #2
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Waste of time - use Fedora 12.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 05:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response but I have heard that newer Fedora versions are little bit unstable and I have used F8 in the past so I thought of going with that again. Okay so can I assume that now its not possible to continue with F8 and I have to switch to F12 anyway, or can I find drivers somewhere.
 
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Drivers aren't generally backported - certainly no that far. If you buy (very) recent hardware, you'll need a recent software stack to support it.
F12 is has been very stable on my i7 laptop. Better than Win7 Ultimate actually.
 
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Thanks for your response but I have heard that newer Fedora versions are little bit unstable and I have used F8 in the past so I thought of going with that again. Okay so can I assume that now its not possible to continue with F8 and I have to switch to F12 anyway, or can I find drivers somewhere.
Again, it's a waste of time. F8 is ancient; in addition to numerous security holes being fixed, new hardware support is added, along with better performance. Using an old OS is only good for old hardware, and then only if you need it to support a very, VERY specific need.

Don't know where you 'heard' about the supposed problems in FC12, but do a little research, and see if they're actually valid. If you don't want Fedora, try another distro...there are lots.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 11:40 PM   #6
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thanks a lot for all your help, I've downloaded FC12 and going to test it. I will come here again tomorrow or day after with more doubts.

thanks again
 
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thanks a lot for all your help, I've downloaded FC12 and going to test it. I will come here again tomorrow or day after with more doubts.
thanks again
No problem. Also, look up the word "doubt" and the word "question". They don't mean the same things.
 
  


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