Linux-Desktops Digest, Vol 66, Issue 1

Scott Talbert swt at techie.net
Wed Nov 2 18:44:06 CDT 2011


I don't know about 10.04 LTS, but 11.04 and 11.10 run fine on my Latitude 
E6410.  I have Intel video and wireless.

On Thu, 3 Nov 2011, Basudeb Biswas wrote:

> Hi All!
> Thanks a ton for the replies! The Fn+F2 (Wireless switch; no hardware slider
> or toggle switch) was on, as the Bluetooth was functioning. I wasn't really
> sure about the stock Ubuntu, as fetching the iwlwifi, touchpad and Intel /
> ATI video card drivers would've been a real trouble, trying to fetch them
> from the Dell ftp site, as also from Google.
> 
> Nevertheless, did a complete format - re-install of the Ubuntu 10.10 OS, and
> things worked! Guess something went amiss the first time I recovered the
> system from the Recovery Media, which installed itself correctly the second
> time around. That being done, I now face a problem with running VirtualBox,
> wherein the problem lies with the availability of the USB devices. I will
> try it over the weekend, and post back for what went which way.
> 
> Next up (also during the weekend) is a try-and-run-with-everything-working
> Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS install of Dell Latitude E6410. Wish me luck! Till then,
> take care people! Loads of good luck!! Happy Linux-ing!!
> 
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>         1. Urgent help needed for Dell Latitude E6410 and Dell Vostro
>            3450 ! ! (Basudeb Biswas)
>         2. Re: Urgent help needed for Dell Latitude E6410 and Dell
>            Vostro 3450       ! ! (O. Sinclair)
>         3. RE: Urgent help needed for Dell Latitude E6410 and Dell
>            Vostro 3450       ! ! (Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com)
> 
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>       Message: 1
>       Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 15:32:34 +0530
>       From: Basudeb Biswas <optimusforensisprofessio at gmail.com>
>       Subject: Urgent help needed for Dell Latitude E6410 and Dell
>       Vostro
>              3450 ! !
>       To: <linux-desktops at dell.com>
>       Message-ID:
>            
>        <CANz2ZjiS7EpQJ7CFvXc_UQ9UAEq2ar3hkH4uCYptjDxDmn0PCQ at mail.gmail.com>
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>       Hi All, and greetings for the forthcoming festivities!
>
>       We have the two systems finding mention in the subject, which
>       are the Dell
>       Latitude E6410 and Dell Vostro 3450. The Latitude being the
>       prior purchase,
>       I had unsuccessfully tried to install a completely-functional
>       10.10
>       (hereinafter referred to as "MM", in short for Maverick Meerkat)
>       with the
>       video and touchpad (scrolling etc,) completely non-functional.
>       Finding no
>       fix, I was left with no other option but to upgrade / update to
>       Ubuntu
>       11.04 (I'm running Linux Mint 11 "Katya" now), wherein the video
>       and the
>       touchpad scrolling works now. So far, so good! After perusing
>       the multiple
>       logs about the horrible power management and battery drain in
>       the latest
>       Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, I find little sense in upgrading
>       now.
>
>       Now come the problem, which is with the Dell Vostro 3450. This
>       system was
>       purchased in Thailand about 1 month back, came pre-installed
>       with Ubuntu
>       10.10. The system worked in all respects; well, almost, as while
>       installing
>       the ATI drivers for the discrete video card in that machine, the
>       OS
>       crashed, post which I performed an upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10.
>       Things started
>       up fine, but the system which used to provide a battery backup
>       of almost 3
>       to 3.5 hours on Ubuntu 10.10, suddenly dropped to about 1 - 1.25
>       hours of
>       battery backup!! Disastrous as it was for us, as this system is
>       for field
>       work, we were forced to come back to Ubuntu 10.10. The Dell
>       Recovery
>       Partition did not work, which, I presume, broke whilst the
>       upgrade to
>       Ubuntu 11.10 was being performed. We created a Dell Recovery OS
>       media from
>       the system (that is, the Dell Vostro 3450) using the Utility and
>       OS
>       partitions in the system, and re-installed the Ubuntu 10.10 back
>       into the
>       Dell Vostro 3450. Now, the wireless does not function at all,
>       wherein
>       Network Manager does not detect a wireless network, as also
>       "lspci" does
>       not list a WLAN Card in the system! We have not tried with the
>       RJ-45 jack
>       for the "eth0" interface, but even if that works, would not be
>       of any help,
>       as it is a field-use system.
>
>       We would appreciate any and all help in order to get the system
>       (the Dell
>       Vostro 3450) up and running with the Ubuntu 10.10 with the
>       functioning of
>       the provided devices / components proper and in the way they
>       should be! We
>       definitely do not want to go back to Windows, and would take any
>       steps
>       necessary from barring use of Windows on this system, and to get
>       the system
>       up-and-running with Ubuntu with no or very minor glitches.
>       Kindly extend
>       all the help everybody can! Thank you all immensely in advance.
>
>       --
>       Regards,
>
>       Basudeb Biswas.
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>       Message: 2
>       Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 14:35:38 +0200
>       From: "O. Sinclair" <o.sinclair at gmail.com>
>       Subject: Re: Urgent help needed for Dell Latitude E6410 and Dell
>              Vostro 3450     ! !
>       To: <linux-desktops at dell.com>
>       Message-ID: <4EB1391A.3090802 at gmail.com>
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>       On 02/11/2011 12:02, Basudeb Biswas wrote:
>       > Hi All, and greetings for the forthcoming festivities!
>       >
>       > We have the two systems finding mention in the subject, which
>       are the
>       > Dell Latitude E6410 and Dell Vostro 3450. The Latitude being
>       the prior
>       > purchase, I had unsuccessfully tried to install a
>       completely-functional
>       > 10.10 (hereinafter referred to as "MM", in short for Maverick
>       Meerkat)
>       > with the video and touchpad (scrolling etc,) completely
>       non-functional.
>       > Finding no fix, I was left with no other option but to upgrade
>       / update
>       > to Ubuntu 11.04 (I'm running Linux Mint 11 "Katya" now),
>       wherein the
>       > video and the touchpad scrolling works now. So far, so good!
>       After
>       > perusing the multiple logs about the horrible power management
>       and
>       > battery drain in the latest Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, I
>       find little
>       > sense in upgrading now.
>       >
>       > Now come the problem, which is with the Dell Vostro 3450. This
>       system
>       > was purchased in Thailand about 1 month back, came
>       pre-installed with
>       > Ubuntu 10.10. The system worked in all respects; well, almost,
>       as while
>       > installing the ATI drivers for the discrete video card in that
>       machine,
>       > the OS crashed, post which I performed an upgrade to Ubuntu
>       11.10.
>       > Things started up fine, but the system which used to provide a
>       battery
>       > backup of almost 3 to 3.5 hours on Ubuntu 10.10, suddenly
>       dropped to
>       > about 1 - 1.25 hours of battery backup!! Disastrous as it was
>       for us, as
>       > this system is for field work, we were forced to come back to
>       Ubuntu
>       > 10.10. The Dell Recovery Partition did not work, which, I
>       presume, broke
>       > whilst the upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 was being performed. We
>       created a
>       > Dell Recovery OS media from the system (that is, the Dell
>       Vostro 3450)
>       > using the Utility and OS partitions in the system, and
>       re-installed the
>       > Ubuntu 10.10 back into the Dell Vostro 3450. Now, the wireless
>       does not
>       > function at all, wherein Network Manager does not detect a
>       wireless
>       > network, as also "lspci" does not list a WLAN Card in the
>       system! We
>       > have not tried with the RJ-45 jack for the "eth0" interface,
>       but even if
>       > that works, would not be of any help, as it is a field-use
>       system.
>       >
>       > We would appreciate any and all help in order to get the
>       system (the
>       > Dell Vostro 3450) up and running with the Ubuntu 10.10 with
>       the
>       > functioning of the provided devices / components proper and in
>       the way
>       > they should be! We definitely do not want to go back to
>       Windows, and
>       > would take any steps necessary from barring use of Windows on
>       this
>       > system, and to get the system up-and-running with Ubuntu with
>       no or very
>       > minor glitches. Kindly extend all the help everybody can!
>       Thank you all
>       > immensely in advance.
>       >
>       I have no experience of the dell images but have you tried to
>       simply
>       connect to internet using cable and check for restricted
>       drivers?
>
>       Second thing I would try is downloading "stock" ubuntu 10.10
>       image,
>       create a live cd or usb and boot from that and see if problem
>       persist
>
>       good luck,
>       Sinclair
> 
> 
>
>       ------------------------------
>
>       Message: 3
>       Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 08:29:08 -0500
>       From: <Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com>
>       Subject: RE: Urgent help needed for Dell Latitude E6410 and Dell
>              Vostro 3450     ! !
>       To: <linux-desktops at lists.us.dell.com>
>       Message-ID:
>            
>        <DB6E482E89290547898851B8CC9D81108C34C4B7 at AUSX7MCPS302.AMER.DELL.COM>
>       Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>
>       Basudeb:
>
>       For the vostro 3450, have you checked that the WLAN switch is
>       enabled and that the card is showing up in the BIOS?  If it's
>       not showing up in lspci, it also sounds that it could be loose
>       and just needs to be reseated.
>
>       Mario Limonciello
>       Linux Engineer
>       Dell | OS Engineering
>       ________________________________________
>       From: linux-desktops-bounces On Behalf Of Basudeb Biswas
>       [optimusforensisprofessio at gmail.com]
>       Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 5:02
>       To: linux-desktops
>       Subject: Urgent help needed for Dell Latitude E6410 and Dell
>       Vostro 3450 ! !
>
>       Hi All, and greetings for the forthcoming festivities!
>
>       We have the two systems finding mention in the subject, which
>       are the Dell Latitude E6410 and Dell Vostro 3450. The Latitude
>       being the prior purchase, I had unsuccessfully tried to install
>       a completely-functional 10.10 (hereinafter referred to as "MM",
>       in short for Maverick Meerkat) with the video and touchpad
>       (scrolling etc,) completely non-functional. Finding no fix, I
>       was left with no other option but to upgrade / update to Ubuntu
>       11.04 (I'm running Linux Mint 11 "Katya" now), wherein the video
>       and the touchpad scrolling works now. So far, so good! After
>       perusing the multiple logs about the horrible power management
>       and battery drain in the latest Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, I
>       find little sense in upgrading now.
>
>       Now come the problem, which is with the Dell Vostro 3450. This
>       system was purchased in Thailand about 1 month back, came
>       pre-installed with Ubuntu 10.10. The system worked in all
>       respects; well, almost, as while installing the ATI drivers for
>       the discrete video card in that machine, the OS crashed, post
>       which I performed an upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10. Things started up
>       fine, but the system which used to provide a battery backup of
>       almost 3 to 3.5 hours on Ubuntu 10.10, suddenly dropped to about
>       1 - 1.25 hours of battery backup!! Disastrous as it was for us,
>       as this system is for field work, we were forced to come back to
>       Ubuntu 10.10. The Dell Recovery Partition did not work, which, I
>       presume, broke whilst the upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 was being
>       performed. We created a Dell Recovery OS media from the system
>       (that is, the Dell Vostro 3450) using the Utility and OS
>       partitions in the system, and re-installed the Ubuntu 10.10 back
>       into the Dell Vostro 3450. Now, the wireless does not
>        function at all, wherein Network Manager does not detect a
>       wireless network, as also "lspci" does not list a WLAN Card in
>       the system! We have not tried with the RJ-45 jack for the "eth0"
>       interface, but even if that works, would not be of any help, as
>       it is a field-use system.
>
>       We would appreciate any and all help in order to get the system
>       (the Dell Vostro 3450) up and running with the Ubuntu 10.10 with
>       the functioning of the provided devices / components proper and
>       in the way they should be! We definitely do not want to go back
>       to Windows, and would take any steps necessary from barring use
>       of Windows on this system, and to get the system up-and-running
>       with Ubuntu with no or very minor glitches. Kindly extend all
>       the help everybody can! Thank you all immensely in advance.
>
>       --
>       Regards,
>
>       Basudeb Biswas.
> 
> 
>
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