[ubuntu-uk] Setting up a Dell Latitude D420

james at btguk.org james at btguk.org
Mon Oct 29 17:41:36 GMT 2007


Thanks for your reply.

Um, I did a fresh install of 7.10 but the wifi wont work etc. That is why I
was asking for help really.

Want to move away from that other operating system!!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert McWilliam" <rmcw at allmail.net>
To: <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Setting up a Dell Latitude D420

> On Mon, 29 Oct 2007 16:34:25 -0000
> <james at btguk.org> wrote:
> > I have a Dell Latitude D420 ...
> Not really the answer you were after, but I've got a D420 and as long
> as you go for 7.10* the installation should go off without a hitch and
> all the hardware should work without any specialist poking required**.
> Robert
> * I had some problems with 7.04 really not liking the wireless card to
> the extent it wouldn't boot without the wireless being switched off.
> ** I did make a change to xorg.conf to speed up the touchpad a bit, the
> default was different from my last laptop so annoyed me. I've seen
> mentioned in a few of the sites talking about putting linux on this
> machine, so it might be something you'd want to do. I don't know how
> the default behaviour under linux compares to that on windows as I
> never had windows installed.
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