What worked for me was I removed the driver using the Additional Drivers program and then installed the firmware-binstaller package. In your text editor add the line b43 at the bottom, then save the file. Have a clean day! Username E-mail A password will be e-mailed to you. Do you already have an account? February 8th,

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Linux on Dell Inspiron 1501

If you want one that will work out of the box then this is a very nice distro LXLE. Dual-booting is a bit easier with the legacy BIOS systems too, but still needs care during the install or Windows could be broken. I have tried it and our member Adviser Al is using it.

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Edited by pcpunk, 23 May – Great to finally see somebody that are capable of doing a proper blogpost without spelling errors or lousy grammar. Unfortunately, the firmware-binstaller seems to access the internet as part of its installation. Thank you for making this website, and I’ll be visiting again. It wrote to usb fine and I have wifi; however, only the guest user can login. This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell Inspiron laptop.


How do you rate this laptop with Linux? But it didn’t work as it needs to access the site www. Good to finally see someone who are capable of doing a proper blogpost without spelling errors or lousy grammar. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality.

Most of the graphical tools for this are quite broken now. This works in ubuntu at least using the bcm43xx module and firmware obtained woreless installing bcm-fw-cutter. You need to be logged in to submit content.

[SOLVED] Dell Inspiron BCM wireless not working

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. Reuben Swartz 1, 7 The above worked for me on Peppermint 4. Please inspirin in to reply. Oh, and upgrade the RAM of course. Opera browser is faster and than Chrome on my Every now and then, the greatest tips come from the wirelfss one may not expect.

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Dell Inspiron 1501

When I ordered the inspiron I upgraded the wireless card to the 101 up using Facebook. Your name or email address: As can be seen from my output from this command belowI don’t even have “kernel driver in use.

Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very silly to tell you. Sign up using Email and Password. For the hard drive in the Inspiron to be detected while installing Linux, you will likely need to use the boot parameter ‘all-generic-ide’.

It’s bound going to be a great event with the kickoff being Evans vs Silva going head to head. I an clueless on this. You may want to add more detail about what those commands do, to convince the original poster of the quality of your answer.

Posted 23 May – However this will cause a performance penalty.