I did an inplace upgrade on my Dell Latitude X1 from Fedora 14 to 15 using dist-sync as per instructions on the website. It was not entirely smooth but I believe all the packages are now present and correct. Initially, about half the packages were still on f14 and the machine barely booted. I booted single user (nothing else was possible) and persuaded yum to fetch & install the rest.I was using wicd on 14 to connect wirelessly and it "just worked". I used wicd because I found NetworkManager didn't work.
On upgrade to 15, wicd now fails, and NetworkManager still does.icd i get an authentication failure, though the pw is correct. The only clue in the logs I can see is that wicd complains of not finding python-iwscan, and doesn't seem happy in using dhclient. Of course p-iwscan isn't in Fedora. Is p-iwlib similar? For wlassistant onnect failed.NetworkManager is currently refusing to acknowledge the existence of wireless on the machine, though occasionally it has addmitted the possibility. Then however I can neither scan for an SSID nor enter one manually ** Using iwconfig and setting the key manually *appears* to connect to the AP, but dhclient won't get IP data for it (if I ask nicely, it appears to try but isn't transmitting anything)The wireless card is an Intel ipw2200 chipset built into the X1. The ethernet port is working ok now, using a Broadcom chip.
Just upgraded from Intrepid to karmic on my girlfriends Dell Vostro 1510 and the wireless stopped working. The drivers are installed and worked fine under intrepid. When I enter the hardware drivers utility it says that the driver is active but currently not being used.
I've been running Ubuntu 10.10 on my Dell Vostro 1500 for awhile, one morning I tried to get online & no networks would show up. I tried plugging in my ethernet cable & still nothing. Just the two lights by the plug stay lit up. If I boot into Puppy Linux the wireless works just fine. I was using the B43 driver before I had problems, then when I was trying to get it to work I accidentally deleted the driver. I cannot figure out how to get my internet working again in Ubuntu. I don't want to be stuck using Puppy Linux forever! I don't really know many commands, normally just search online how to fix problems, but it's pretty hard to do when I have to boot back & forth between operating systems to find things to try.
I just got a new laptop...Dell Vostro 3500. Took off Win put on Ubuntu...all went fine. I did all updates and app downloads using my WIRED NETWORK as wireless wasnt working. However I was more interested in setting up the new computer. Anyway so after all is installed up pops "Broadcom STA Wireless driver" Proprietary driver do you want to install. Obviously I said yes...
Well now My wireless is working great but for some reason my Wired (auto eth0) no longer works. It just says disconnected and its grayed in. I'm pretty much a newbie but did try a few things like:
apt-get update apt-get "something" essential (thats not a command just from memory it was something like that)
However I've had no luck. This Broadcom driver seems to have knocked out my wired network.
I've installed fc10 but I got some problem with the audio driver for my Dell Vostro 1700. In particular line input doesn't work correctly neither the built in microphone, neither the line input. Is there a special driver?
I just installed 9.10 on a brand new Dell Vostro 1520. The WLAN card does NOT work out of the box.
Here is what you have to do. After install and rebooting insert the live CD Go to software sources (system > software sources)and check the "officially supported restricted copyright" box You are then asked to update the available software list, do so. You will receive an error message since you are not (yet) connected to the internet and all the other repositories are not available.
Now you should be notified that restricted drivers are available, if not you can go to system > hardware. Anyway, now you should be able to activate the Broadcom STA driver. After rebooting you can connect to available wireless networks.
Alternative (in case you are not asked, which happened to me on another Vostro system) system>administration>syaptic package manager Search for broadcom Mark b43-fwcutter and bcmwl-kernel-sources for installation Reboot (who said there is no rebooting required in linux) The adapter should be up and running ...
I've already got the b43-fwcutter package and a driver called 'b43' appears in System > Administration > Hardware Drivers but it does not seem to enable. Another, Broadcom STA wireless driver, does enable, but I'm not picking up the wireless signal.
Have an odd problem on a Dell Latitude 13 w/ a Intel WiFi 5100 card. The wifi antenna is disabled on startup into Ubuntu 10.04/64-bit. There's no hardware enable/disable that I can find.I have tried "sudo ifconfig wlan0 up" to enable it, the light for the wifi antenna comes on, but still no luck.I know the wifi works in Ubuntu, because if i load windows first, then reset into Ubuntu, once in a while it works just fine.
I'm trying to find out why the wireless access point at work most of the time won't let me connect to the network. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 on a DELL vostro 1720. The router model is D-LINK DIR-655. lspci gives me: Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01), and I'm using Broardcom STA drivers.
If I try like 10-20 times to connect I will often finally get connected and once connected everything works fine for the rest of the day. The only router I'm having this problem with is this one. In the log below, the last lines is a connectionattempt that succeeded and all the lines above those are several attempts that failed. It seemes like there is some kind of timeout issue but I'm not sure what and how to fix it.
The syslog for the connection attempts are (I have marked out MAC adesses and public ips with *):
my wireless network doesnt recognize that any network is around. The broadcom STA driver will not install and it says "Please have a look at the log file for details: /var/log/jockey.log" the jog file says
I am currently running Ubuntu9.04 (Jaunty) on a Dell Vostro v13, pre-installed when I got it. I would like to upgrade to the 10.04 LTS but when I try, all goes fairly well until I get to the screen where it wants to set up my keyboard (Step 3). Then comp freezes and I have no use of touch-pad or keyboard, have to just shut off computer and re-install to factory settings to use it again. I have upgraded with USB and through update manager. Neither works. No clean instal from a CD because I don't have a CD drive... I have read in a couple places the inability to use keyboard/touch pad might have to do with the incorrect driver on the VostroV13.
I recently acquired a Dell Vostro 3550 (new model) and today I installed Ubuntu 10.10 (32 bits). I am not able to see the available wireless connections (although the bluetooth is working just fine)... Apparently it is also not recognizing its drivers, since on "Additional Drivers" I have no items.
I trying to connect my linux machine( kernal 2.6)with a D-Link WBR-1310 router (Firmware fully updated). Internet was working on the computer when it was connected to other network. DLink is DHCP Server enabled. The XP boxes had no problem connecting to the internet automatically. My linux box was having trouble (absolutely no network detection.) on D link and port of linux lights are green. for the Wired Connection I set the configuration to Automatic Configuration (DHCP). I was unable to ping my router at 192.168.0.1 (Destination Host Unreachable).I'm not sure what to do, but I suspect it may be the DHCP client settings.
I have installed openSuse 11.3, my computer is a Dell Vostro 1500, it has a modem, but is not recognized between the devices. I do not know why. I have not the slightest.Please, someone with enough intelligence to be humble to explain clearly and explicitly that the system can I identify and mount my modem, and can make use of it.If by chance you need some additional information, please specify to me how I can get to the place in this thread.
setting up CentOS 5.3 (x86_64) on a Dell Vostro 420 Workstation, I came across a few problems/questions:
1. I am using software RAID1 (including sda and sdb), following the tutorial on CentOS Wiki. However, in my case, GRUB wants to install on /dev/md0 (the RAID device mounted as /boot) instead of /dev/sda (which would be the MBR, as usual). This is confusing, since installing to a partition is completely different from installing to the MBR. I suspect it *does* write to the MBR since the system does boot afterwards and the MBR was empty before. So maybe /dev/md0 is just a bit imprecise If yes, is the MBR still written to sda only, so that it is necessary to setup grub on sdb separately, as indicated in the documentation?
2. Sound does not work. The sound controller (ICH10 family) seems to be recognized, but the sound test behaves strangely: Normally, you have the three test sounds, and only after that a window will appear asking for confirmation. On my machine, the confirmation window appears immediately (!) so it seems the system is not even trying to play the sounds. Very strange...
3. I am seeing this damned "BIOS Bug: MCFG area at f0000000 is not E820-reserved" message. (May or may not be related to issue #2) It seems many people have this problem, but there is no real solution. In few cases, a BIOS update did the trick, but I think most hardware manufacturers are not even considering this a bug as long as there are no problems in Windows. It does seem to depend on the distribution, however, so newer kernels obviously have learned to handle the situation. Is this being considered by the upstream provider? Switching to Fedora is not really an option here
I have recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop that used to have Vista installed on it. I've been trying out various Linux live discs (eventually choosing Ubuntu) for over a year now, and whenever I've been on a live disc, the laptop has been able to connect wirelessly to the internet and browse the web. I have a NETGEAR router and I have always been given the option in the upper right to connect to NETGEAR. Tonight, when I installed Ubuntu, I chose to wipe the hard drive completely (I backed up stuff already), and it asked me if I had an internet connection. I tried to connect to NETGEAR but it wouldn't work. This made me a little suspicious, but I chugged along with the installation anyway. Now that it's fully installed, when I go up to see the list of wireless connections, it doesn't give me any options; everything is greyed out. What do I do now? I just wiped an entire hard drive and can't use the internet.
I'm not getting a response over on the Ubuntu WIreless Forum (which looks like it's getting slammed with questions), and weigh in on whether or not you believe I have a hardware failure on my hands? As I state in the post, I ran fine from the original installed version, 8.10, through 2 upgrades (to 9.04 and 9.10). Now none of them work (When the problems began I re-installed each of them in turn in order to test).
I have a Dell Vostro 1520 laptop and dual boot Windows 7 and Debian 7.8 64-bit. Windows 7 does use a lot of resources and the cooling fan kicks in almost all the time and it's a bit noisy. So I installed Debian which makes a big difference as it uses less resources so the fan is on less often.I just installed LXDE desktop to try to reduce this even further and I must say it is much better but fan still comes on even when laptop is quite cool so not sure why fan is kicking in so early.
Any best software to control when the fan comes on. If there are any good tools that are easy to install for someone who is quite new to linux? URL...
Linux (CentOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu) operating systems can't recognize my laptop keyboard, and I'm unable to work with it any more. It had been fine but I don't know what's happened to it now. Note that it works correctly in Windows.
I have an HP a670y desktop computer using the included wireless antenna (looks like a big Sorry game piece). I am running Ubuntu 10.04 x64 dual booted with Windows Vista x64. I haven't had internet for a while but just got it today and decided to do some updating in both Windows and Ubuntu. It had detected my router and I copied and pasted the WEP key then it asked for my password, but my keyboard wasn't connected so I clicked cancel for the password window and it connected anyway.
I opened the Synaptic package manager and started downloading some updates while I did some browsing on the internet. I had restarted my computer when the updates were done and it asked again for my WEP key. I copied and pasted just as I did before and entered my password and after it tried to connect it asked for my password again. I thought maybe the internet was down so I decided to boot up Windows and it connected right away. I wonder if one of my updates messed something up. Has anyone else had this happen?
I've been using Windows all my life (and still have to use it at work) but I made the big leap yesterday and installed Ubuntu on my personal machine (at last). With my "Windows-centric" mind, there are a million things that I still don't get, but I must say the community and forums look quite impressive and easy to access (kudos! ). I am testing this today!My current problem is with the wireless adapter. I have a Belkin N Wireless USB adapter (FSD8053v3) and Belkin, of course, doesn't make linux drivers. When I installed Ubuntu, it recognized it automatically and I could connect to my network, but navigation was very slow so I tried to install Belkin windows drivers using ndiswrapper. It worked immediately, and navigation was very fast. However after a reboot, I lost the connection, I can't even see any of the neighbouring networks.
My Dell Vostro drives my HL-2240 after a normal setup. The setup on my HP mini went exactly the same but would not print the test page or anything else. The HP recognizes the printer. I'm using ubuntu 1010.
I am using a dell laptop which has Dell 1397 802.11B/G Wireless Mini Card. I not able to connect to internet and was not able to detect what actual problem is weather card is not supported (i.e. drivers are not available) .
Also, if any one can point to exact process to connect to wireless Lan using fedora12.