Ubuntu Installation :: OS Not Running On Dell Inspiron Laptop?

Jan 10, 2010

I have a old Dell Inspiron Laptop I would like to use, but it dosent have awhole lot of memory 160megs worth and tried running the live cd of Ubuntu and Lubuntu and all i get on the screen is a blinking cursor. It give me the option to boot off the cd but that is where it stops.

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General :: Configure Bluetooth In Dell Inspiron Laptop Running On CentOS 5.3

Apr 15, 2010

I have bluetooth enabled in a Windows desktop Machine, which is connected to internet.

I would like to connect to internet through bluetooth available in my laptop which is running on CentOS 5.3.

I referred to many tutorials in internet, still couldn't configure bluetooth.

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Aug 20, 2010

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on a dell Inspiron laptop. When I choose the install option in the boot menu it loads my to a log in screen. but Ubuntu has never been installed in my laptop.

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Aug 5, 2011

I have got Windows XP Pro installed in my Laptop. It had 2 partitions. In C drive i have got Windows XP.Installed UBUNTU in E Drive. It did partiion E drive futher to install it. Had the GRUB RESCUE prompt initially. But after running the following got into the next problem.

Grub reinstall fix:
Boot Ubuntu live CD. Then run
sudo mount /dev/sdf5 /mnt

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May 21, 2010

I have a 4-5 year old dell inspiron 600m that i have been running on linux ubuntu for the past 2-3 years. Last week i took it apart to paint the casing, got that done and since I put it back together it has a tendency to become very hot. When i got it back together i also installed a good number of updates.
Also, I can no longer stream videos/ music from the internet. I am not sure if i messed something up when i was putting it back together, or if something in these updates has caused a problem. I have always been able to stream on previous installs, and i cannot honestly remember if i could before i took it apart. i am trying to watch a video on ..... and the cpu usage went clear to 100% and the cpu temperature went up to 99 Deg Celcius. The audio and video didnt even match but for a second or two at the very beginning. When the computer is sitting idle browsing the internet the cpu usage is very low, maybe avg. 15% and the temp drops to 55deg C fairly quickly.

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Jun 30, 2011

My wife's laptop is Dell Inspiron 6400 running 11.04. Wireless has recently stopped working. Running
rfkill list all
shows dell-wifi hard blocked no soft blocked no.
The fn plus F2 keys toggle status between blocked no and blocked yes, but network manager still can't see network. I've tried removing the Broadcom STA driver - no joy.

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May 12, 2010

I am using Ubuntu right now. But I wanted to install Fedora 12 on my Dell inspiron 1545 laptop. My questions are can I use a live cd if available for fedora 12 and then install it on my laptop like we can do for ubuntu. Are all the drivers available automatically installed during installation.

The problem I faced my last installation with fedora 11 was that I could not get the wireless installed and I was unsuccessful in installing the wireless drivers using ndis wrapper or b43-legacy or something.

Can you give me a detailed link which could allow me to install the wireless drivers and also the video drivers for my laptop. The problem I am facing with my ubuntu 10.04 is that it is slow, the flash plugin is worst i guess, some of the flash videos are very slow.

Taking all of these into account can someone suggest me a good operating system. I am pretty much interested in learning linux rather than just using it like a windows operating system. I am considering, fedora 12, suse 11.2, linuxmint, centos, mandriva. Which one could be a best possible for my installation.

As I am not willing to purchase a dvd for these linux flavors can I use my flashdrive to install.

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Jun 8, 2010

I installed REL 5.5 on this Dell laptop (originally win 7) and everything works ok except when i get to the login GUI the LCD brightness (or lack of) sets to it's lowest so i have to click the f5 button to brighten the screen. If I log out, the LCD resets to the dimmest setting (can hardly make out the login GUI) and again I have to click on f5. I believe I need to update the BIOS but I don't know how. The BIOS update I dound on-line if a xxx.exe file.

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Feb 14, 2011

What Linux version should i get if i want to revive an old laptop? Im talking about a Dell Inspiron 1501, with a Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 3500+789 MHz, 448 MB RAM, running on Windows XP 2002 professional edition.

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I am trying run the 5.3 LiveCD on a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop. If I boot the typical LiveCD I get no display once everything is loaded. If I boot the text version and then perform a startx command I still get no display. I have been able to install other Linux distributions without this type of issue. Is there a way to configure something for the display to function properly?

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Jan 8, 2011

The only problem I've had so far seems to be a common one but I haven't found a specific solution for a dell inspiron 700m. I have sound through the headphones but not through the laptop internal speakers. I've played with the alsamixer settings endlessly but no success, and I'm 99% sure that it's not an issue with the hardware or speaker wiring. I suspect I need to add an 'options snd-hda-intel model=xxxxx' line to alsa-base but not sure what argument to use.

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Dec 14, 2008

I installed Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop. All went good. But, the webcam was not recognized. I didnt see any packages to activate the Webcam. What should I do now.

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Debian Multimedia :: X Crashes Old Dell Inspiron 5160 Laptop?

Feb 12, 2011

I've just installed brand new Debian 6 on an oldish Dell Inspiron 5160 laptop. This features an XGI Volari XP5 video card, which I can see reported in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.

When Debian boots it will only run in command line mode. Running startx hangs up the whole system and just displays a black screen with a few vertical stripes in different colours of dark green.

the default vesa driver for X.org doesn't play very well with the XGI video card.

I've tried running
X -configure
then
X -config /root/xorg.conf.new

This correctly detects the XGI Volari XP5 card (if you look through the xorg.conf) but running the second X command still hangs up the system.

X runs fine under Knoppix, but most recent Ubuntu distros I've tried actually hung up after the initial text-based startup section, so presumably died as soon as X started up. Debian's graphical installer worked fine, however.

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Jun 14, 2010

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Apr 25, 2010

I have installed Fedora12 on Dell Inspiron laptop. Here are my key details of my laptop.

<Fn + F4 > ---- For decreasing Brightness
<Fn + F5 > ---- For increasing Brightness
<Fn + F2 > ---- To enable Bluetooth

I am able to enable bluetooth by pressing <Fn + F2>, But I am not able to increase OR decrease brightness of my laptop screen.I have attached keymap of my laptop by the output of

Code:
xmodmap -pke
Please find the attachment keymap.txt.

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Apr 28, 2011

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Oct 31, 2010

I've been using slackware64 13.1 ever since it came out on my Dell Inspiron 1525, and I haven't really had any problems with my webcam in that time. However, last time I tried to use skype - I noticed that it couldn't detect it.

In kinfocenter, my webcam is picked up (OmniVision Technologies). The only time I've had a similar problem in the past is when I used the "Compact" option in lilo.conf, and the webcam wouldn't turn on. Just removing the option solved the problem.

Since I don't know what steps caused this to happen, I'm not sure where to start fixing it

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Nov 21, 2009

i am trying to get F12 running on my Dell D600 laptop and am having some SERIOUS networking issues.

i had F11 running, but the upgrade process was FUBAR'd and doesn't work so i had to do a clean installation. upon finishing that, i now have no network connectivity.

i try connecting an ethernet cable to eth0 (LAN connection), no connection. i try connecting to my wireless network using wlan0, no connection

i turn off network manager, try adding them manually same thing.

how the frick do i get this thing to connect to the world?

Edit: p.s. the only connection that i've been able to get so far is some halfway connection to my wireless, but it puts me on the 10.x.x.x subnet, and my entire internal network is on 192.168.1.x.

Edit: one other thing, every time i make changes and reboot it tells me to log into system-config-network as root and make further changes

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I am running Natty on a Dell Inspiron 6000 under dual boot. Now Ubuntu refuses to load. GRUB goes along to a point where the final message in both regular and recovery modes is 81.8921591 atal: SRST failed (errno=-16). Is there any way I can recover short of having a professional rescue my data from the hard disk and totally redoing the install. I have had this problem in previous versions but never fatally before. My computer works fine under Windows.

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Apr 28, 2011

i just installed version 11.04 on a dell inspiron 8100 the install went perfect up to the point where it asks me to restart. once i restarted i can not see the desktop.

dell inspiron 8100 20GB HDD, 512MB RAM, Pentium III.

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I am trying to install ubuntu 9.10 to Dell Inspiron 14". It got stuck after first step. Configuration of my laptop is as follow intel core i3 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAMm (does it support for above config.?) i am having windows 7 ultimate as an operating System right now and i am new at ubuntu

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I have been using UBUNTU 8.04 with my Dell Mini Inspiron. How can I upgrade it ? If I upgrade is there problem after upgrade ?

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Oct 25, 2010

I am attempting to load 10.10-i386 on a Dell Inspiron. I have created my boot CD and all works fine with the install manager until it gets to the "Who are you?" page. It will not let me advance past this page. I am a complete rookie on Ubuntu and Linux OS.

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Apr 8, 2010

I used wubi to install 9.10 on my dell inspiron 1525. I had a problem with not being able to get wireless working, and found out that I had to activate the Broadcom STA driver which lead to a crash. Now I've rebooted, everytime I try to install I get 'SystemError() InstallArchives' or the authenticate box hangs. Is there another way to install these drivers?

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Mar 11, 2011

I have an old dell inspiron 700 that I want to turn into a home file server. I have installed ubuntu 7.10 and after a huge amount of google work got all my hardware in line. Then I realised that I should have installed 10.10 So I downloaded and burnt the new ISO and tried to install it. The install does not recognize my Xircom RealPort Ethernet card but that is okay, 7.10 didn't either and I got it working post install. But 10.10 can't detect the pci hard drive. I have tried various things but since I am not that familiar with linux I am just stabbing in the dark.

What bios settings should I be aiming for? What boot options should I set and how? Why are the russians being such kill joys over the discovery of fossilized meteorites?

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Jun 12, 2010

I have recently bought a Dell Inspiron N5010 Laptop....and I am facing a lot of problems as most of the hardware seems to have no driver installed.... I am a not an expert, so the problems seem overwhelming to me. I have looked around for solutions on the Internet...but there seems to be no collective solution to my problem. The information regarding the problems I can provide is as follows.....

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Mar 9, 2011

A friend of mine, who doesnt understand computers at all, had a virus on her Dell Inspiron 6000 (2-GHz Pentium M processor, 1GB of DDR400 DRAM) laptop. She was unable to boot it up.

So i advised her to boot up Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition. I was instructing her over emesene, so it was quite difficult at times, however, she complained that when she loaded up and went through all the instructions as per the netbook "how to", she only got a purple screen.

After a while, we managed to get her to the actual ubuntu screen, however the icons down the left hand side were all missing. I have a feeling this is something to do with the Graphics Processor: integrated Intel GMA 900 graphics, or ATI Mobility Radeon X300.

I asked her to try and get online but she couldnt so i asked her to find the drivers for her network card and she couldn't find them.

I then asked her to update drivers but they wouldnt update and no drivers were found.

I really want her to get up and running with ubuntu and convert her, but its really frustrating, not getting her online and up and running. But she wants to load XP professional.

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May 25, 2011

I recently migrated from ubuntu 10.10 to xubuntu 10.10 on my Dell inspiron 1100. After many tries I "succeed" (with internet) in solving partially the issue related to the video chipset (Intel 82845G Graphics) by using a "vesa" driver in the xorg.conf. Some discussion here mentioned the possibility of deleting ASCI 8086:2562 from a blacklist in usr/bin/compiz but even with ghex editor I could not find any matching string. Hereafter my grub and xorg.conf for those who are interested. I have another issue now. How can I create an iso file of my installed xubuntu. I did download ubuntu 10.10 and created a CD but I migrated after to xubuntu (since most of the files were there) and it would be great to burn a CD of xubuntu.

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May 24, 2010

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The good news is that install went greeeeat. But after that, I once again got a black screen with a line randomly done it. Is there a way to change? I tried changing those resolution options but it didn't work. I have the Windoze driver from Dell's site. Its Dell Inspiron 5160.

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Jun 8, 2009

I have a dell inspiron 530 desktop with core 2 quad and 4GB memory, running 32bit vista and 64 bit fedora 10. I searched on the web with "can I install 8GB memory on dell inspiron 530", and got couple of articles that says I only needed a bios upgrade.I downloaded bios version 1.0.18 from dell and run that in Windows to replace bios 1.0.12.After it said upgrade successful and asked me whether I wanted to reboot to have the new bios taking effect, and I said yes. And it shutdown the computer, and never came up Now, when power up, I see nothing, not even the "F2 to setup, F12 to boot menu" message, much less the grub selection. Is there a way to revive the computer?

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