Ubuntu Installed Ubu 11 on Dell Inspiron 1721 - desktop doesn't show

nstalled Ubu 11 on my sister's Dell Inspiron 1721 (after destriping the hdds into two seperate hdds of 160 gb each, don't think this is the issue, i previously installed windows xp on on of them and it was fine, if a little sluggish.)After install, smoke test and it fires up right to the point of dr ...

Ubuntu for Dell Inspiron 1721 problems

I'm having large problems using my mouse pad on ubuntu on my computer (Dell Inspiron 1721) The touch pad on the laptop for my mouse basically wont cooperate.I have already tried the whole apt-get synaptics thing and it worked temporarily and barely even then.this is the link to what I'm referring to ...

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 1721 artifacts with Compiz running Hardy

I've just done a fresh install of Hardy and everything went quite smoothly for the install. I went ahead and fired up the Driver manager and installed wifi and ATI video drivers. After a reboot I was able to enable the compiz effects and it works but there is some annoyingly noticeable artifacts. On ...

Ubuntu hardy dell inspiron 1721 sound problem

I have installed Hardy 8.04 as dual boot with Vista.i have a dell inspiron 1721 laptop with AMD proc and the 64 bit ubuntu installed.I have a broadcom wireless card and got it working after a search in the forums.As for the sound goes, I could hear sound being played back but i could not record soun ...

Ubuntu Sound does not work on Dell Inspiron 1721 after upgrade from 8.04 to 8.10

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu version on my Dell Inspiron 1721 laptop from 8.04 to 8.10. After the upgrade everything seems fine except the sound. No sound comes out of the speakers, and when I turn the volume up when music is supposed to be playing I hear a faint crackling. Sound works fine under W ...

Dell Inspiron 1721, Ubuntu 8.10, BCM4311

all Linux friends.I have a Dell Inspiron 1721 notebook which I bought with VISTA pre-installed.I have installed Ubuntu 8.10 taking all the disk available.Now my next step is to connect to the web.My internet connection is AT&T DSL with wireless router.Running the following command:$ lspci | grep ...

Ubuntu Gutsy Installed on a Dell Inspiron 1721 Wireless Working

After two days of diligent searching I've managed to get everything, that I care about, working on my Dell Inspiron 1721. I thought that by gathering all of the stuff that I needed to get this to work would save some people a lot of time.This guide assumes that you have 7.10 installed and at least m ...

Ubuntu DELL inspiron 1721 no soundcard detected

I have a problem in getting my sound to work, when I tried "asoundconf list" I didn't get any sound cards. and alsa ain't working. How could i access my sound card? I'm in kubuntu gutsy on a dell inspiron 1721.anyone else seen a solution? ...

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 1721 Won't Boot After Wifi Drivers Install

I've been trying to get Ubuntu to work on my brother's Inspiron 1721. It has a Dell-branded Broadcom 43xx wifi card in it. Ubuntu (11.04 Natty 32-bit) installs and runs great, until you attempt to install the restricted Broadcom drivers. After restarting the laptop, it hangs at the purple "Ubun ...

Ubuntu 11.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1721

Hi! I've succesfully installed 11.04 on my Inspiron 1721, but if I try to load the system with anything more than classic ubuntu with no effects, I just get the wallpaper and the mouse pointer and can do anything from there. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Many ...

Ubuntu hardy dell inspiron 1721 sound problem

I am a noob here as you call it.I have installed hardy on the above system with dual boot with vista. the wireless issues with broadcom driver is now sorted.I am trying to get sound working. I could hear some sounds during login and during testing using volume control, but i cannot record and dont h ...

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 1721 - No wireless & No backup internet

Wireless is my only means of connecting to the internet. I'm using free wifi and don't have any jacks, modems, or routers to plug into.My wireless, and probably lots of other things like my built in webcam, doesn't work on Ubuntu 8.04. I searched and found other people with problems, but their guide ...

Ubuntu Gutsy + BCM4312 (Dell Inspiron 1721) WORKING: HOWTY

From http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43To get the firmware, wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.oStick it in a new directory and connect to that directory.sudo apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutterbcm43xx-fwcutter wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.osudo cp *.fw /lib/firmwaresudo mo ...

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 1721 - Broadcom BCM4311

I just installed the 64-bit Kubuntu 11.04 and i've been having some issues getting the wifi to work. At first I went to additional drivers and activated the STA driver and restarted. After restarting when I went into the network manager and any option for wireless was disabled. I was wondering which ...

Ubuntu Inspiron 1721 - New to Linux

I have had this computer since summer.Dell Inspiron 17212GB RAM160GB Hard Drive512MB Graphics1.6 Dual Core ProcessorsWindows Vista PremiumI have no idea how Linux, or Ubuntu works. However, i want to give it a whirl. Where do i start? I've been hearing a lot about dual booting. This open-source OS h ...

Ubuntu Inspiron 1721- Boot-Loader Fails On Start

I have a Dell Inspiron 1721 (Wide Sceern with CAM)I have the Desktop Version burned to a DVD- When I Boot it gets an Error. Something about a missing file and then it goes to a blue and white screen with a message about the Display Server not starting about 6 times in 90 seconds. Then it just trys t ...

Ubuntu inspiron 1525 amd64 crash blinking num lock and caps lock lights

I have very annoying crashes on Ubuntu 8.04 amd64 with blinking num lock and caps lock lights and computer unresponsive on an Inspiron 1525. Disabling almost everything except Ethernet in BIOS and booting with acpi=off seems to fix.Here are my kern.log and syslog:http://people.hnl.bcm.edu/misha/tmp/ ...

Dell Inspiron 6400 Starts Then Stops

there. Windows XP user with a Dell Inspiron 6400 which seems to have died.It starts up normally when I press the power button for about a second, getting into the Dell loading screen with a gray status bar at the bottom. Normally the bar would fill up in about 1-2 seconds and a screen would load wit ...

Dell Inspiron 5100

my dell laptop inspiron 5100 is not starting... When I trun it on the screen stays black (does not turn on) and I can hear the fan and all work fine. I also see the cap key and num lock key blinking... Left it on overnight next morning same thing... Tried restarting it and removed bat and all but no ...

Ubuntu Caps/Num Lock Indicator?

Running 10.04 on an Inspiron N5010. There is, amazingly, no external caps/num lock indicator light, only a little pop-up that was tied to a Dell program that disappeared when I installed Ubuntu. I'd like to have some sort of indicator, if possible--any way to do this? ...

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 1521 K3b DVD burning and ripping lockup freeze TS-L632H

My problem has been burning DVDs and ripping audio CDs. On some occasions Kubuntu Gutsy 7.10 would lockup with the CAPS and Scroll Lock lights flashing and other times Kubuntu would just stop responding. Either way the write/read light on the CD/DVD burner (Toshiba Samsung TS-L632H) would flash at a ...

dell inspiron 5160 dead? can you help to decode blinking lights?

I have a Dell Inspiron 5160 laptop. Was working fine, but now does not power up at all. When plugged in, I touch the power button and all three lights blink green for a fraction of a second. THen only the light on far right blinks ten times yellow/amber. Nothing else happens. What does this mean? Is ...

DELL Inspiron 6000 - Water

My cat knocked a glass of water on my DELL Inspiron 6000 around Xmas. Now the computer will turn on and than go immediately back off. I have done the following:Completely disassembled and let everything 'dry' out overnightWas able to hook up the laptop's hard drive to my desktop system and pulled da ...

Dell Inspiron 2600 Notebook RAM/Mainboard trouble

all, I'm hoping someone can shine some light on this problem.Recently my dell inspiron 2600 notebook started locking up and BSODing randomly.. Upon the restart from one of these failures, the computer would refuse to POST, and would emit a beep code of 1-3-3-1. Dell tech support identifes this as a ...

Dell Inspiron 1150 suddenly died after plugging-in cellphone data cable..

Hi, my Dell Inspiron 1150 just died. It was working fine, but then after I plugged cellphone via USB data Cable it shutted off. Now when I am trying to turn it on, I see the power light on, the hard drive light blinks for 2 seconds and then gets dark again, also I hear few regular computer noises an ...

Ubuntu for Dell Inspiron 6000

I am trying to install ubuntu on my dell inspiron 6000 for first time.But when ever I am trying to install or try ubuntu with out install my laptop just freezes and caps lock and scroll lock light starts blinking.Please help me to install it.. ...

My Dell Inspiron 6000 will not start.

My Dell Inspiron 6000 refuses to startup. When I press the power or the play button to turn it on, the Numbers, caps and scroll lights flash as usual. The power light and the one next to that also turns on (the light in-between the power indicator and the charger indicator) but then the numbers and ...

Dell Inspiron 1150 Power Up Problem

I have a Dell Inspiron 1150 which had a problem with the plug (solder cracked through normal use). I bought a new part, desoldered the old one, soldered in the new one, and put everything back together. Unfortunately, now the laptop won't start.The symptoms are:Power Light comes on.Fan comes on for ...

Dell Inspiron 1150 troubleshooting

I have a Dell Inspiron 1150 which had a problem with the plug (solder cracked through normal use). I resoldered ii and put everything back together. Unfortunately, now the laptop won't start.The symptoms are:Power Light comes on.Fan comes on for a while, then shuts down.Screen is blank.There are no ...

Ubuntu Wireless driver install error on liveusb for Dell Inspiron Mini 9

GreetingsI have a persistent liveusb with ubuntu 9.10 that I installed using the method on http://www.pendrivelinux.com I use it on a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook (that boots Mac OS X from its SSD). An ubuntu persistent liveusb works just great for occasional linux development and testing, but ubunt ...

Ubuntu Can't play DVDs with Karmic Koala on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop

Hi. I installed Karmic Koala on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop and for the most part things have been great --- except for being able to play DVDs. I'm clueless on how to start with diagnosing the issue and would love some assistance if someone would be so kind.In a nutshell, if I put a DVD in the dri ...

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron:NOT REBOOTING

Things were getting awkward slowly.I have Dell Inspiron 6000(purchased in 2005).I had ubuntu 9.10 installed.It was showing that my hard disk is getting corrupted or so.But my LapTop was working fine till one day when it started freezing.Then it worked a bit fine for few day untill one day I woke to ...

Ubuntu New screen-swap problem - Dell Inspiron D830

I have a Dell Inspiron D830 laptop, running Karmic, with a D/Dock, which two external displays - a ViewSonic Q241wb LCD monitor and a Samsung HDTV (1080p)...I sometimes use the docked laptop as a MythTV frontend in an upstairs room. Prior to about a month ago, I could use "Scroll Lock+F8" ...

Ubuntu dell inspiron 1200 issue

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my Dell inspiron 1200 but to no avail.This is what happens:I insert the cd and boot from cd. The installation starts but at some point it stops. The screen goes black with a cross in the middle and the cap lock and the next led start flashing simultaneously. After th ...

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 6400 - Bluetooth

Hi. I'm running Hardy and I've recently been having problems setting up bluetooth support. I bought a bluenext mini usb bluetooth dongle which is detected fine by ubuntu and which I used to be able to at least pair devices with. Today when I paired my mobile phone with the laptop, the pairing was su ...

Ubuntu Jaunty freezes on Dell Inspiron 6000

I have just installed Jaunty on Dell Inspiron 6000. Installation went rather well and no signficant problems with hardware has been revealed so far. However the system freezes from time to time.I have searched through the forum but I could not find any solutions. In my case caps-lock does NOT flash. ...

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 1525 Freezes

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 1525 a few weeks ago but am frustrated with it. I am an experienced Linux user and installed Ubuntu 8.10 64-bit. Everything installed fine. However upon bootup and logging in, the laptop automatically freezes up with the two out of three blue lights (above the F5 to F8) ...

Wifi - Intel 4965AGN - Ubuntu 10.10 - Dell Inspiron 1525

Others have posted similar posts on this but I haven't found anything exactly the same as my situation. The main differences are that I am on a Dell Inspiron 1525 and my wireless networking does work for a little while after Ubuntu starts, but stops working after a few minutes of light-weight web su ...

Ubuntu wifi not working dell inspiron n5010 and broadcom 4313

ok basically i have a new dell inspiron n5010 with a broadcom 4313 wifi card. it doesnt work with ubuntu studio 10.10. I have the drivers all installed and it works on ethernet with the broadcom STA proprietry driver. if i disable this driver the eth doesnt work. but the driver shows its working (sc ...

Getting Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 1520 - Partition Issues

I just received a new Dell Inspiron 1520 with Windows XP today, and the first thing I did was boot up GParted and attempt to reallocate space from my primary boot partition in order to set up a separate partition to install the latest release of Ubuntu on. The problem that I ran into however, was wh ...

Ubuntu i8k problems on Dell Inspiron 4100: keyboard lockup - fan miising proc file

I've loaded Dapper 6.06 onto a Dell Inspiron 4100. Picks up all the hardware. Excellent work everyone. Thank you very much.I noticed the machine was running extremely hot and shutting down, found out about i8k and installed it. Keyboard lock-upIf I try/sbin/modprobe i8k force=1and inserti8k force=1i ...

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 4100

We've been running Breezy on our Dell Inspiron 4100 for a while and everyone has been very pleased. Being the early adopter/risk taker, upgraded to one of the Dapper rc?. Surprisingly stable for a rc. Everyone still happy. Upgraded to released Dapper. Everyone is happier!Family returned from 2 week ...

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 6000 CD rip/playback problems

I've had Kubuntu Hoary installed on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop for a few months, and until now I haven't cared about the sound and video playback not working properly as I had access to other methods for doing those things, but I've since moved to Europe from the US and now my laptop is my sole me ...

Ubuntu Hoary installation issues on dell inspiron 9300 w/ solution

I thought that I might post the solution to the problem that I have been having on the Dell Inspiron 9300 trying to install Hoary (2005.4) as I was unable to find a solution to it when it was making my life unhappy, it might help somoene else out there.I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 with the ATI X300 g ...

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 1501 - Kernel Panic after upgrading to Feisty

Just ran the upgrade to Feisty via the update manager on my Dell Inspiron 1501 and now when I boot, it hangs - the screen freezes and the caps-lock and scroll-lock lights start blinking. I tried hitting CTRL-ALT-F4 before it hangs so I can see the messages before it locks up, and it says:Code: Bad R ...

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 6400 wireless, moving on (what card should I buy?)

I've got a Dell Inspiron 6400 with the Broadcom 1390 wireless chipset. I've got the wireless working with ndiswrapper, but my setup has two features which annoy me:ndiswrapper and the proprietary Nvidia drivers are incompatible and cause the laptop to lock up. Without the Nvidia drivers, Suspend to ...

Dell Inspiron 6000 - Ubuntu 11.04 - VMWare - No 3d :( Support

Just trying to get 3d enabled on my old Dell machine that was had an evil virus and destroyed my whole system...After a few tries I finally figured out how to properly install VMWare tools onto my system, but I am still unable to get 3d enabled, this is the error I managed to findGuest: vmx_fb: Disp ...

Ubuntu Wireless problems: Dell inspiron e1705 w/ 10.10

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my wife's Dell Inspiron e1705. I'm having problems making the wireless work. When plugged in everything works fine. When unplugged the little "wifi" light is on above the keyboard (actually that light is on whether I'm plugged in or not) but the network man ...

Ubuntu Wireless not working with Dell Inspiron 1764.

After installing Ubuntu 11.04 with windows7 my wireless is not workingwith ubuntu i use my ethernet connection to update ubuntu when doing the install. I also checked Additional Drivers and it shows "Broadcom STA Wireless Driver." This driver is activated and currently in use.But i still d ...

num lock

NE1 know how to get the NUM lock to automagikly come on during boot?Its only a minor annoyance but it IS annoying ...