Dell Inspiron 1420

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Kernel Updates When running a Dell Inspiron 1420

yum -y install ndiswrapper-kmdl-`uname -r`
/sbin/depmod -a
/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

Also see: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=225125

Installing Fedora 10 on a Dell Inspiron 1420

Installing the ATrpms repo

rpm --import  http://ATrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms
wget http://dl.atrpms.net/f10-i386/atrpms/stable/atrpms-package-config-120-3.fc10.i386.rpm
yum localinstall atrpms-package-config-120-3.fc10.i386.rpm

Wifi

To use your wifi network card on this Inspiron, you will first need to install ndiswrapper.

(from the ATrpms repo)

yum install ndiswrapper ndiswrapper-kmdl-`uname -r`

Next you need to install the driver. Download the driver from here:

wget http://wiki.mattrude.com/images/3/32/Dell_Inspiron_1420_wifi.tar.gz
tar -xzf Dell_Inspiron_1420_wifi.tar.gz
/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -m

You have now installed the drivers. Now add the following to /etc/rc.local then run it to active the drivers.

  • /etc/rc.local
/sbin/depmod -a
/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper

Now run it to active the drivers.

/sbin/depmod -a
/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper

Installing Fedora 9 on a Dell Inspiron 1420

Installing the ATrpms repo

rpm --import  http://ATrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms
wget http://dl.atrpms.net/all/atrpms-package-config-119-2.fc9.i386.rpm
yum localinstall atrpms-package-config-119-2.fc9.i386.rpm

Audio

(from the ATrpms repo)

yum install alsa-driver alsa-kmdl-`uname -r`

Wifi

To use your wifi network card on this Inspiron, you will first need to install ndiswrapper.

(from the ATrpms repo)

yum install ndiswrapper ndiswrapper-kmdl-`uname -r`

Next you need to install the driver. Download the driver from here:

wget http://wiki.mattrude.com/images/3/32/Dell_Inspiron_1420_wifi.tar.gz
tar -xzf Dell_Inspiron_1420_wifi.tar.gz
/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -m

You have now installed the drivers. Now add the following to /etc/rc.local then run it to active the drivers.

  • /etc/rc.local
/sbin/depmod -a
/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper

Now run it to active the drivers.

/sbin/depmod -a
/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper

WebCam

(from the ATrpms repo)

yum install uvc v4l2-tool uvc-kmdl-`uname -r`