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Old 06-24-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
tostay2003
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Drivers installation on Dell laptop


Hi,

I have got Redhat 9.0 Installed on my laptop along with Windows on it.

I need to install the drivers now. But I havent got any to install on Redhat, all works on windows only.

what shall i do?


I have got Dell Inspiron E1505 and I need to install drivers for the following

a) Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950GM
b) Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem for Inspiron
c) Dell wireless 350 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR) for Inspiron
d) Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card (54 Mbps), for Inspiron 6400/E1505

option D being the most important for me right now.

PS : I am completely new to linux.

Thanks
 
Old 06-24-2006, 03:53 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tostay2003
I have got Redhat 9.0 Installed on my laptop along with Windows on it.

I have got Dell Inspiron E1505 and I need to install drivers for the following

a) Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950GM
b) Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem for Inspiron
c) Dell wireless 350 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR) for Inspiron
d) Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card (54 Mbps), for Inspiron 6400/E1505

option D being the most important for me right now.
I doubt either Intel or Dell provides drivers for those hardware items listed above, particularly for an old distro like RH 9. I'd recommend that you try a newer distro, such as Fedora Core 4/5, which may come with drivers for them.
 
Old 06-24-2006, 04:00 PM   #3
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I can sympathize totaly, I had a wireless card, and even went as far as calling the manufacture for the drivers, and they said that they had not even considered writing them for linux! How helpful!
 
Old 07-10-2006, 09:30 PM   #4
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I have the same computer and I have Fedora Core 5. I got the sound, video, and ethernet working, but I'm having a problem with the wireless too.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 08:12 AM   #5
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ManDarinOrange, how did you get the sound working? I have the same computer with Fedora Core 5, but it doesn't seem to recognize my sound hardware. I'm a Linux newbie.

Thanks.
 
  


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