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

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Thu Jun 25 01:25:14 CDT 2009

I have a Vostro 1400, that is the Inspiron 1420 "rebranded". My laptop 
normally runs at around 35-40 Celsius unless I am running Virtualbox or 
if KGet goes bonkers (happens sometimes, I use KDE Kubuntu).

I am still on 8.04.2 but doubt seriously that 8.10 is the culprit. 
However, you did not state your hardware. I have heard that Nvidia 
graphics card can give your kind of problems if you try to use the open 
source drivers. If you have Nvidia try checking on on 
how to install the Nvidia-supplied drivers instead.

If that is not the case and you have Intel graphics (as I do) I actually 
suggest you backup your userdata and redo the installation, something 
must have gone bananas. Or try running from a 8.04 LiveCD to see if that 
makes any difference.

Good luck

Akash Gangil 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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