Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 11-01-2004, 06:04 AM   #16
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: SuSE 9.1
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0

i am using dell d600 latitude and have dell truemobile 1150. suse 9.1 pro. seems to have installed it. it detects wireless when its around but i am not able to connect and browse the web through it eventhough i have entered the operational mode, network key, etc. and i dont know why.
besides this, everything is smooth and fine. no problems. better than windows.

Last edited by pranij; 11-01-2004 at 06:10 AM.
Old 11-01-2004, 07:31 AM   #17
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
I also have the Dell Latitude C640 and running SuSE 9.1 without a hitch. Easy to install and use. My built-in wireless works as well as my usb mouse, IP printer, and anything else I hook up to it.

WARNING: The Gnome desktop in SuSE 9.1 doesn't work worth a crap.. stay KDE if you go the SuSE route. It works marvelously...
Old 12-15-2006, 06:46 PM   #18
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Choosing a distro

I have a Dell Inspiron 1200 laptop and I left xp for ubuntu. My wireless runs well and I can run my hp 3-in-1 inkjet printer with no problems.

I think that with any distro you choose, you have to do a little tweaking to make it yours.

Have fun.

Old 12-18-2006, 07:33 AM   #19
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2006
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
linux on VMWare

Originally Posted by patfat
Why don't you try buying a copy of VMWare and run Linux in the VM for a while. There is a big learning curve here and you'll need internet access to help you resolve problems. Just my .02 cents
I just installed Enterprise Linux on a VMWare VM. Easy. Looks like a real machine.
Old 12-18-2006, 08:56 AM   #20
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Montreal
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
ubuntu runs fine on my dell xps m170
Old 12-18-2006, 05:36 PM   #21
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Lebanon, OR
Distribution: PCLinuxOS
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 0
Originally Posted by Lenard Spencer
I installed Mandrake 10.0 on my Inspiron 5000 with absolutely NO trouble except for my wireless card (no LInux support yet for a D-Link DWL-G630 ) At least I still have my ehternet card to fall back on.

I had a MINOR irritation with MDK 9.x in that if I installed with an external mouse plugged in I couldn't use the touchpad, and vice versa. With 10.0 they seem to have solved that....

Did you even try using the NDIDwrapper?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KDE 3.3 Bad Monitor Switching on Desktop Switching Inchoate Linux - Software 1 05-25-2005 02:00 PM
The costs of switching to linux stabile007 General 1 01-26-2005 04:01 AM
Considering switching to linux qeuvex Linux - Software 4 10-01-2004 10:47 AM
Switching from Linux to XP LordGoddard Linux - Software 18 04-13-2004 04:23 PM
Reasons for switching to Linux rickm1 Linux - Newbie 3 06-27-2001 10:33 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:07 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration