DELL inspiron 1420 with linux help!!! (URGENT)

Victor Kane victorkane at
Wed Jun 24 16:37:50 CDT 2009

Sorry, forgot to mention that I do not experience a heating problem.

gkrellm usually reports around 65 degrees C

If I am watching flash video (especially full screen) the temperature rises
to 75 - 80.

Otherwise I do not experience heating problems.

I have the thing on 18 hours a day at least. And no problems at all.

Victor Kane

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 6:35 PM, Victor Kane <victorkane at> wrote:

> I bought a Dell 1420 N over a year ago directly from Dell with Ubuntu
> installed, and successively upgraded through all releases, most recently
> from 8.04 to 8.10 and then on the same day to 9.04.
> I must say that after recently getting my compiz back, that absolutely
> everything is working fine, all systems go.
> The only snafu is pulseaudio, new with 9.04, which made using a microphone
> plugged into the front analog auido jack with skype somewhat iffy, although
> I do have that working ok now (telling skype to use pulseaudio for
> everything except the mic (telling it to use device 0 directly) and telling
> skype not to manage the mixer.
> But everything works, and the wifi is amazingly stable with the new network
> manager.
> Victor Kane
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 6:18 PM, Akash Gangil <akashg1611 at>wrote:
>> Hi
>> I have Dell inspiron 1420 with ubuntu 8.10 installed on it.
>> It heats up a lot , and I also lost my motherboard a month back.
>> Can anybody suggest me as to what drivers(if any) or bios settings
>> need to be done so that it runs smoothly on my laptop.
>> Or should I upgrade to 9.04 , how is it in terms of compatibilty
>> and performance on 1420.
>> --
>> Regards
>> Akash Gangil
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