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  • David Rumptz
    David Rumptz Here I have a Dell e1505 Laptop I run Kubuntu on it which uses Grub for the boat loader. Hardware * Intel Centrino Duo Processor T2300 (1,66 GHz)
    Message 1 of 10 , Aug 7, 2006
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      David Rumptz Here I have a Dell e1505 Laptop I run
      Kubuntu on it which uses Grub for the boat loader.
      Hardware
      * Intel Centrino Duo Processor T2300 (1,66 GHz)
      * 1024MB 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2x512)
      * 60GB (7,200 rpm) Hard Drive
      * Fixed Internal 8x DVD+/-RW Drive (Sony DW-Q58A)
      * Intel Media Accelerator 945 Graphics.
      * Intel Pro WLAN (Broadcom) 3945 Internal Wireless
      (802.11a/b/g 54 Mbps)
      * Broadcom BCM440x 10/100 ethernet card


      Anyway I have the same problem with the wirless card
      not being read but I have tried to download everything
      from Surgeforce and I have had several problems with
      installing the devices. The main problem is that the
      drivers expect to see files in certain places that
      (K)Ubuntu does not follow. I had tried to load the
      drivers and was going to put a bunch of sysm links in
      the places that the drivers expected to see things and
      just gave up.

      SO I am not sure what I am going to do next. I am
      reading and reading and thinking of moving over to
      Slakeware. I have a bunch of friends into Slack but I
      am really a Debian person ( but Etch is way to Alpha
      to run right now with the X.org not loading correctly
      and all)

      So in the end I would like some advice from the
      group...

      What is the best Linux Distro to run a Dell Laptop
      (e1505 specifically) ?

      I can download antything and burn a copy on my laptop.


      I have tried Debian Sarge( too slow), debian Etch
      (X.org does not load so all command line), Ubuntu,
      Kubuntu, Free BSD (same X.org problems that Debian
      Etch has) and Arc Linux(did nto boot from CD)

      I was thinking of Slackware or Gentoo next...Any
      ideas.

      I want a Linux Distro that supports most of the stuff
      I do not mind recompiling or any of the rest of that
      stuff I am ok with that butI want it to not drive me
      crazy at the same time.

      Rumptz



      --- jos.de.ruyck@... wrote:


      ---------------------------------

      Hi,

      I'm still not out of the problem ...

      I installed the ndiswrapper. Because I'm not that
      familiar with compiling source-code, I choose the
      ndiswrapper build-in in Ubuntu Dapper-Drake. I hope
      this version is the most recent : Ver. 1.8-0ubuntu2.

      From there on, with the drivers dowloaded as listed on
      http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List,
      it was no problem to install the driver. When I check
      the installation with the command :

      sudo ndiswrapper -l

      it reports :

      "driver present, hardware present"

      So far, so good (I guess). But at the next step to
      load the ndiswrapper module, I get an error :

      sudo modprobe ndwiswrapper

      the machine reports : cannot find file
      'ndiswrapper.ko' in
      /lib/modules/2.6.15-26-386/kernel/drivers.net/ndiswrapper
      (or something like that ...)

      If I verify that, I can find the file 'ndiswrapper.ko'
      in the original kernel folder 2.6.15-23-386. So I
      booted into the old kernel, and I didn't receive the
      error. However, even if I boot in this older Kernel,
      my Wifi card doesn't come up ...

      Proberly, I still have to configuere something. But
      "WHAT" ?


      Sincerly yours,

      De Ruyck Jos
      Field Technical Specialist
      Service Department

      Konica Minolta Business solutions Belgium
      Exelsiorlaan 10-12
      B-1930 Brussel
      Tel: +32 (0) 2 717 08 00
      fax: +32 (0) 2 717 09 00
      Fax2mail : +32 (0) 71 83 52 35

      mailto : jos.de.ruyck@...
      http://www.konicaminolta.be



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      From: uteck <theuteck@...>
      Sent by: linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com
      Date: 07/30/2006 21:32
      Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Ubuntu Dapper Wifi
      support for Dell Latitude D620


      Welcome to the world of Linux. Some manufactures do
      not support the
      open source world well, but Linux as adjusted to this
      with wonderful
      programs like ndiswrapper. This program uses the
      windows drivers to
      operate the hardware. Someone wrote up instructions
      for installing
      this driver on Ubuntu 6.06 here;
      http://striz.org/linux/laptop-wifi-install.txt

      There are other howto's for installing ndiswrapper,
      but this is the
      first one that google listed. Google is very good at
      finding solution
      like this. I just searched for "Wireless 1390 WLAN
      linux" and got
      lots of results. You can find many answers to most
      questions this
      way, and most of the time the answers work.

      I hope that helps, and don't be afraid to ask here
      again, I just
      included the search tips since that is usually faster.

      On 7/30/06, Jos De Ruyck
      <jos.de.ruyck@...> wrote:
      > Hi,
      >
      > I'm looking for a suitable driver to get working my
      Wifi on my Dell
      > Latitude D620.
      >
      > It's a "Wireless 1390 WLAN mini-adaptor".
      >
      > And ... Because I'm not yet that familiar with
      Linux, how do I install
      > that kind of things...
      >
      > Greetz,
      >
      > Jos
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >

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      --- jos.de.ruyck@... wrote:


      ---------------------------------

      Hi,

      I'm still not out of the problem ...

      I installed the ndiswrapper. Because I'm not that
      familiar with compiling source-code, I choose the
      ndiswrapper build-in in Ubuntu Dapper-Drake. I hope
      this version is the most recent : Ver. 1.8-0ubuntu2.

      From there on, with the drivers dowloaded as listed on
      http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List,
      it was no problem to install the driver. When I check
      the installation with the command :

      sudo ndiswrapper -l

      it reports :

      "driver present, hardware present"

      So far, so good (I guess). But at the next step to
      load the ndiswrapper module, I get an error :

      sudo modprobe ndwiswrapper

      the machine reports : cannot find file
      'ndiswrapper.ko' in
      /lib/modules/2.6.15-26-386/kernel/drivers.net/ndiswrapper
      (or something like that ...)

      If I verify that, I can find the file 'ndiswrapper.ko'
      in the original kernel folder 2.6.15-23-386. So I
      booted into the old kernel, and I didn't receive the
      error. However, even if I boot in this older Kernel,
      my Wifi card doesn't come up ...

      Proberly, I still have to configuere something. But
      "WHAT" ?


      Sincerly yours,

      De Ruyck Jos
      Field Technical Specialist
      Service Department

      Konica Minolta Business solutions Belgium
      Exelsiorlaan 10-12
      B-1930 Brussel
      Tel: +32 (0) 2 717 08 00
      fax: +32 (0) 2 717 09 00
      Fax2mail : +32 (0) 71 83 52 35

      mailto : jos.de.ruyck@...
      http://www.konicaminolta.be



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      To: linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com
      From: uteck <theuteck@...>
      Sent by: linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com
      Date: 07/30/2006 21:32
      Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Ubuntu Dapper Wifi
      support for Dell Latitude D620


      Welcome to the world of Linux. Some manufactures do
      not support the
      open source world well, but Linux as adjusted to this
      with wonderful
      programs like ndiswrapper. This program uses the
      windows drivers to
      operate the hardware. Someone wrote up instructions
      for installing
      this driver on Ubuntu 6.06 here;
      http://striz.org/linux/laptop-wifi-install.txt

      There are other howto's for installing ndiswrapper,
      but this is the
      first one that google listed. Google is very good at
      finding solution
      like this. I just searched for "Wireless 1390 WLAN
      linux" and got
      lots of results. You can find many answers to most
      questions this
      way, and most of the time the answers work.

      I hope that helps, and don't be afraid to ask here
      again, I just
      included the search tips since that is usually faster.

      On 7/30/06, Jos De Ruyck
      <jos.de.ruyck@...> wrote:
      > Hi,
      >
      > I'm looking for a suitable driver to get working my
      Wifi on my Dell
      > Latitude D620.
      >
      > It's a "Wireless 1390 WLAN mini-adaptor".
      >
      > And ... Because I'm not yet that familiar with
      Linux, how do I install
      > that kind of things...
      >
      > Greetz,
      >
      > Jos
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >

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    • Douglas S. Oliver
      Just a very quick reply here. I would try recompiling the kernel as a 486. It might run a little slower, but Im not sure a 686 cpu is correct. My i8600 is a
      Message 2 of 10 , Aug 7, 2006
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        Just a very quick reply here. I would try recompiling the kernel as a 486. It might run a little slower, but Im not sure a 686 cpu is correct. My i8600 is a Pentium M; if I compile with a Pentium M+, it fails to boot just like yours. Stepping down your processor can avoid problems. If after stepping down the processor allows the computer to boot, you can step it up again slowly till it fails to boot again. Again, I only suggest this because the boot problem seems similar to problems I've had in the past trying to use the wrong processor type. Actually, some distros assume a 686 or pentium 4 processor. Good luck. --Douglas

        Oh, looking at your processor, you should probably be using one of the centrino options. When you do "make menuconfig", look carefully at the options for processor types.

        -----Original Message-----
        >From: David Rumptz <rumptz_sh8kr@...>
        >Sent: Aug 7, 2006 1:47 PM
        >To: linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com
        >Subject: Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Ubuntu Dapper Wifi support for Dell Latitude D620
        >
        >David Rumptz Here I have a Dell e1505 Laptop I run
        >Kubuntu on it which uses Grub for the boat loader.
        >Hardware
        > * Intel Centrino Duo Processor T2300 (1,66 GHz)
        > * 1024MB 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2x512)
        > * 60GB (7,200 rpm) Hard Drive
        > * Fixed Internal 8x DVD+/-RW Drive (Sony DW-Q58A)
        > * Intel Media Accelerator 945 Graphics.
      • John DeCarlo
        On 8/7/06, jos.de.ruyck@bs.konicaminolta.be
        Message 3 of 10 , Aug 8, 2006
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          On 8/7/06, jos.de.ruyck@... <jos.de.ruyck@...> wrote:

          I installed the ndiswrapper. Because I'm not that familiar with compiling source-code, I choose the ndiswrapper build-in in Ubuntu Dapper-Drake. I hope this version is the most recent : Ver. 1.8-0ubuntu2 .

          From there on, with the drivers dowloaded as listed on http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List, it was no problem to install the driver. When I check the installation with the command :

              sudo ndiswrapper -l

          it reports :

              "driver present, hardware present"

          So far, so good (I guess). But at the next step to load the ndiswrapper module, I get an error :

              sudo modprobe ndwiswrapper

          the machine reports : cannot find file 'ndiswrapper.ko' in /lib/modules/2.6.15-26-386/kernel/drivers.net/ndiswrapper (or something like that ...)

          If I verify that, I can find the file 'ndiswrapper.ko' in the original kernel folder 2.6.15-23-386. So I booted into the old kernel, and I didn't receive the error. However, even if I boot in this older Kernel, my Wifi card doesn't come up ...


          The first thing to do is install "linux-headers-2.6.15-26" via Synaptic or apt-get.  This will give you the modules you need for the current kernel. 

          Then you should be able to modprobe with the newer kernel booted.



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        • David Rumptz
          John: Thnaks I was thinking I neede to do something else to comiple correctly. I tried compiling th3 2.6 kernel on Debian Sarge but there are unmet dependicies
          Message 4 of 10 , Aug 8, 2006
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            John:

            Thnaks I was thinking I neede to do something else to
            comiple correctly. I tried compiling th3 2.6 kernel on
            Debian Sarge but there are unmet dependicies
            (circular) so it never worked.

            David

            --- John DeCarlo <johndecarlo@...> wrote:

            > On 8/7/06, jos.de.ruyck@... <
            > jos.de.ruyck@...> wrote:
            > >
            > > I installed the ndiswrapper. Because I'm not
            > that familiar with
            > > compiling source-code, I choose the ndiswrapper
            > build-in in Ubuntu
            > > Dapper-Drake. I hope this version is the most
            > recent : Ver. 1.8-0ubuntu2.
            > >
            > > From there on, with the drivers dowloaded as
            > listed on
            >
            http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List,
            > > it was no problem to install the driver. When I
            > check the installation with
            > > the command :
            > >
            > > sudo ndiswrapper -l
            > >
            > > it reports :
            > >
            > > "driver present, hardware present"
            > >
            > > So far, so good (I guess). But at the next step to
            > load the ndiswrapper
            > > module, I get an error :
            > >
            > > sudo modprobe ndwiswrapper
            > >
            > > the machine reports : cannot find file
            > 'ndiswrapper.ko' in
            > >
            >
            /lib/modules/2.6.15-26-386/kernel/drivers.net/ndiswrapper
            > (or something
            > > like that ...)
            > >
            > > If I verify that, I can find the file
            > 'ndiswrapper.ko' in the original
            > > kernel folder 2.6.15-23-386. So I booted into the
            > old kernel, and I didn't
            > > receive the error. However, even if I boot in this
            > older Kernel, my Wifi
            > > card doesn't come up ...
            > >
            >
            >
            > The first thing to do is install
            > "linux-headers-2.6.15-26" via Synaptic or
            > apt-get. This will give you the modules you need
            > for the current kernel.
            >
            > Then you should be able to modprobe with the newer
            > kernel booted.
            >
            >
            >
            > --
            > John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
            >


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          • jos.de.ruyck@bs.konicaminolta.be
            It took some time to get compiled the ndiswrapper correctly. But now it works fine ! Greetz, De Ruyck Jos Field Technical Specialist Service Department Konica
            Message 5 of 10 , Aug 13, 2006
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              It took some time to get compiled the ndiswrapper correctly. But now it works fine !
               
              Greetz,

              De Ruyck Jos
              Field Technical Specialist
              Service Department

              Konica Minolta Business solutions Belgium
              Exelsiorlaan 10-12
              B-1930 Brussel
              Tel: +32 (0) 2 717 08 00
              fax: +32 (0) 2 717 09 00
              Fax2mail : +32 (0) 71 83 52 35

              mailto : jos.de.ruyck@...
              http://www.konicaminolta.be



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              From: uteck <theuteck@...>
              Sent by: linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com
              Date: 08/07/2006 15:00
              Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Ubuntu Dapper Wifi support for Dell Latitude D620


              I am not that experienced with ndiswrapper, I usually spent the time
              compiling the Linux driver, but that is now in the kernel. The Intel
              chipset only needs the firmware from http://ipw2200. sourceforge. net/
              copied to the proper folder to enable the native Linux drive to work.
              It can't be distributed with the rest of Ubuntu due to licensing.
              That is assuming it is the ipw2200, but the D600-610 used that, I
              assume it is the same.

              I no longer have a Dell laptop so I can't help much more, sorry.

              On 8/7/06, jos.de.ruyck@ bs.konicaminolta .be
              < jos.de.ruyck@ bs.konicaminolta .be > wrote:
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > Hi,
              >
              > I'm still not out of the problem ...
              >
              > I installed the ndiswrapper. Because I'm not that familiar with compiling
              > source-code, I choose the ndiswrapper build-in in Ubuntu Dapper-Drake. I
              > hope this version is the most recent : Ver. 1.8-0ubuntu2.
              >
              > From there on, with the drivers dowloaded as listed on
              > http://ndiswrapper. sourceforge. net/mediawiki/ index.php/ List, it was no
              > problem to install the driver. When I check the installation with the
              > command :
              >
              > sudo ndiswrapper -l
              >
              > it reports :
              >
              > "driver present, hardware present"
              >
              > So far, so good (I guess). But at the next step to load the ndiswrapper
              > module, I get an error :
              >
              > sudo modprobe ndwiswrapper
              >
              > the machine reports : cannot find file 'ndiswrapper. ko' in
              > /lib/modules/ 2.6.15-26- 386/kernel/ drivers.net/ ndiswrapper (or something like
              > that ...)
              >
              > If I verify that, I can find the file 'ndiswrapper. ko' in the original
              > kernel folder 2.6.15-23-386. So I booted into the old kernel, and I didn't
              > receive the error. However, even if I boot in this older Kernel, my Wifi
              > card doesn't come up ...
              >
              > Proberly, I still have to configuere something. But "WHAT" ?
              >
              >
              >
              > Sincerly yours,
              >
              > De Ruyck Jos
              > Field Technical Specialist
              > Service Department
              >
              > Konica Minolta Business solutions Belgium
              > Exelsiorlaan 10-12
              > B-1930 Brussel
              > Tel: +32 (0) 2 717 08 00
              > fax: +32 (0) 2 717 09 00
              > Fax2mail : +32 (0) 71 83 52 35
              >
              > mailto : jos.de.ruyck@ bs.konicaminolta .be
              > http://www.konicami nolta.be
              >
              >
              >
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              >
              >
              > To: linux-dell-laptops@ yahoogroups. com
              > From: uteck < theuteck@gmail. com >
              > Sent by: linux-dell-laptops@ yahoogroups. com
              > Date: 07/30/2006 21:32
              > Subject: [linux-dell- laptops] Re: Ubuntu Dapper Wifi support for Dell
              > Latitude D620
              >
              >
              >
              > Welcome to the world of Linux. Some manufactures do not support the
              > open source world well, but Linux as adjusted to this with wonderful
              > programs like ndiswrapper. This program uses the windows drivers to
              > operate the hardware. Someone wrote up instructions for installing
              > this driver on Ubuntu 6.06 here;
              > http://striz. org/linux/ laptop-wifi- install.txt
              >
              > There are other howto's for installing ndiswrapper, but this is the
              > first one that google listed. Google is very good at finding solution
              > like this. I just searched for "Wireless 1390 WLAN linux" and got
              > lots of results. You can find many answers to most questions this
              > way, and most of the time the answers work.
              >
              > I hope that helps, and don't be afraid to ask here again, I just
              > included the search tips since that is usually faster.
              >
              > On 7/30/06, Jos De Ruyck < jos.de.ruyck@ bs.konicaminolta .be > wrote:
              > > Hi,
              > >
              > > I'm looking for a suitable driver to get working my Wifi on my Dell
              > > Latitude D620.
              > >
              > > It's a "Wireless 1390 WLAN mini-adaptor" .
              > >
              > > And ... Because I'm not yet that familiar with Linux, how do I install
              > > that kind of things...
              > >
              > > Greetz,
              > >
              > > Jos
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              >
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