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krishnMisra 09-10-2008 05:33 AM

where to get drivers?
 
i have recently installed suse10.3 on my DELL INSPIRON 1525 laptop. Can anyone please suggest me where i can get all the necessary drivers, Dell dosnt provides it.

Uncle_Theodore 09-10-2008 05:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by krishnMisra (Post 3275617)
i have recently installed suse10.3 on my DELL INSPIRON 1525 laptop. Can anyone please suggest me where i can get all the necessary drivers, Dell dosnt provides it.

What drivers do you need? Most of them are included in the Linux kernel. Some others can be downloaded from the hardware manufacturers' websites, if you need them.

sycamorex 09-10-2008 07:27 AM

Is there anything particular that doesn't work? audio, network? Most of the drivers might have been installed during the linux installation process (they are included in the kernel)

If everything works, it means that you don't need to install any drivers because 'linux' did it for you:)

farslayer 09-10-2008 07:34 AM

post the output of lspci here, then let us know what is NOT working for you.. Sound Network, wireless, etc..

Then we can point you in the direction of what you need to get moving.

You can also make use of the Linux Laptop Sites.. Find a how-to for your model laptop and see how they did it..

http://www.linux-laptop.net/
http://tuxmobil.org/mylaptops.html

krishnMisra 09-10-2008 07:44 AM

to be specific sound, network, wireless aren't working. there is some problem with the graphics resolution also.

farslayer 09-10-2008 08:32 AM

We still need the output of lspci in order to assist you... it will show WHAT [ sound / network / wireless / graphics ] hardware you have..

krishnMisra 09-12-2008 01:08 AM

ohk! this is the output of lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics
Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Control
ler (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev
02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #5 (rev
02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI #2 (rev
02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
(rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (r
ev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (r
ev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (r
ev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Mobile IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Mobile SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0832 (rev 05)
02:09.1 Generic system peripheral [Class 0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/ MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
02:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0843 (rev 12)
02:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (re v 12)
02:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Unknown device 4354 ( rev 12)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

farslayer 09-12-2008 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by krishnMisra (Post 3278017)
ohk! this is the output of lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics
Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Control
ler (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev
02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #5 (rev
02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI #2 (rev
02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
(rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (r
ev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (r
ev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (r
ev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Mobile IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Mobile SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0832 (rev 05)
02:09.1 Generic system peripheral [Class 0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/ MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
02:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0843 (rev 12)
02:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (re v 12)
02:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Unknown device 4354 ( rev 12)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

Need to see if we can resolve those unknown devices.. not sure if this works on Suse or not, give it a try from a shell as root

update-pciids

That will update the PCI Device Identification Database.
if that is successful run lspci again and see if hte lines listed as unknown show proper devices..

If that command doesn't work on Suse, you can download the file manually and install it in /usr/share/misc

cd /usr/share/misc
wget http://pciids.sourceforge.net/pci.ids




Your Graphics controller is intel so that should have been detected and configured automatically


Your Audio is intel ICH8 which should be the snd-hda-intel driver
http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:AudioTroubleshooting


For your wireless card you will probabyl want to use ndiswrapper to get it working.
http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Ndiswrapper


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