Dell in Australia

Karl Bowden karlbowden at
Fri Jun 29 07:27:11 BST 2007

I just bought a dell laptop because I didnt think they would be out with
Ubuntu for a while.
My feisty CD was in before it got a chance to boot vista for the first time.

Two issues though if anybody out there has a Dell XPS M1210 as well:

Dell Bluetooth 355 module:
I have to issue the commands:
hciconfig hci0 down
hciconfig hci0 up
before it will communicate with any devices. I have added these commands to
/etc/rc.local and the appropriate HAL scripts.
Anybody know any other work-arounds?

Internal Conexant modem:
Anybody know of drivers other than the linuxant ones?
And how reliable are the licenced linuxant drivers?

- Karlos

On 6/29/07, Gabriel Noronha <noronha at> wrote:
> Update. the dell blog seems to suggest that we may have dell in
> Australia end of august.
> "John Hull confirmed that we do plan to offer Linux on the client side
> in additional locations outside the United States. More details to come
> later this summer. That's something that we continue to see a lot of
> interest in—the Sell Linux PCs Worldwide from user ergo has been the top
> idea for a few weeks now, and I've received hundreds of comments on
> Direct2Dell about the same thing."
> Sure there is nothing concrete here but it's new, they also have a
> couple new models for US customers.
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> ubuntu-au at
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