[ubuntu-uk] Setting up a Dell Latitude D420

james at btguk.org james at btguk.org
Mon Oct 29 18:00:48 GMT 2007


Kris,

Well any help at any time would be appreciated!

Do you know when they might be down this way?

James.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kris Douglas 
  To: james at btguk.org ; British Ubuntu Talk 
  Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 5:54 PM
  Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Setting up a Dell Latitude D420





  On 29/10/2007, james at btguk.org <james at btguk.org> wrote:
    Robert,

    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!!

    James. 
    ----- 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.
    >
    > ________________________________________________________
    > Robert McWilliam     rmcw at allmail.net    www.ormiret.com
    >
    > Cancer cures smoking.
    >
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  I have someone in Croydon that MIGHT be able to help you... He is a Linux guy... But I don't think he is down there for a while. 

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  Kris Douglas
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