Inspiron 1420 - Slackware

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  1. Inspiron 1420

    Hi all,
    I just got a new inspiron 1420 with vista preinstalled, and I was
    wondering
    if anyone else has successfully installed Slackware on it. I now there
    is
    an ubuntu version for this lap, but I feel more comfortable with
    slack.

    The only thing that is stopping me from wiping vista out is wireless
    networking
    cause I need it on school, so any comments on getting wireless going
    really appreciated.

    I'll post the lspci output later, after I install it

    thanks in advance...

  2. Re: Inspiron 1420


    Abijr wrote :

    > I just got a new inspiron 1420 with vista preinstalled, and I was
    > wondering if anyone else has successfully installed Slackware on it.
    >

    When it comes to laptops theres good place to start: "Linux on Laptops"


    > The only thing that is stopping me from wiping vista out is wireless
    > networking cause I need it on school, so any comments on getting
    > wireless going really appreciated.


    It looks like the wireless is a Intel 3945ABG and here you have two
    options. You could try out Intel-wlan-ipw3945 from /extra or you could
    use 'iwlwifi' from here:

    --
    Thomas O.

    This area is designed to become quite warm during normal operation.

  3. Re: Inspiron 1420

    On Feb 22, 3:11 pm, Thomas Overgaard wrote:
    > Abijr wrote :
    >
    > > I just got a new inspiron 1420 with vista preinstalled, and I was
    > > wondering if anyone else has successfully installed Slackware on it.

    >
    > When it comes to laptops theres good place to start: "Linux on Laptops"
    >
    >
    > It looks like the wireless is a Intel 3945ABG and here you have two
    > options. You could try out Intel-wlan-ipw3945 from /extra or you could
    > use 'iwlwifi' from here:
    >


    Thanks for the reply....
    I guess I'll give it a try,
    and post my results.

  4. Re: Inspiron 1420

    hi guys I installed slack on my lap,
    but I couldn't get the network device going, I checked linux on
    laptops
    as recomended but there are only installations on debian and fedora
    which appear to detect the device automagically.

    Here is the lspci of the Ethernet adapter.

    lspci -v | awk '/Ethernet/' RS=
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M
    Fast Ethernet
    PCI Express (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01f3
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
    Memory at fe5f0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
    [size=65k]
    Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data
    Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information
    Capabilities: [e8] Message Signalled Interrupts:
    Mask-64bit+ Queue=0/0
    Enable-
    Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [100] Advance Error Reporting
    Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number aa-d6-f9-fe-
    ff-23-1c-00




  5. Re: Inspiron 1420

    On Sat, 23 Feb 2008 10:58:25 -0800, Abijr wrote:

    > hi guys I installed slack on my lap,
    > but I couldn't get the network device going, I checked linux on laptops
    > as recomended but there are only installations on debian and fedora
    > which appear to detect the device automagically.


    try with:
    # modprobe tg3

    --
    i.

  6. Re: Inspiron 1420


    > try with:
    > # modprobe tg3
    >


    It didn't work
    Any other suggestions??

    Thanks

  7. Re: Inspiron 1420

    On Sat, 23 Feb 2008 16:25:42 -0800, Abijr wrote:

    >> try with:
    >> # modprobe tg3
    >>
    >>

    > It didn't work
    > Any other suggestions??
    >
    > Thanks


    wgat exactly is not working? can you see eth0 at all?
    looking at the log at:
    http://www.vfxcomputing.com/wp-dell-inspiron-1420.php
    it looks like tg3 should work:

    tg3.c:v3.81.1 (October 18, 2007)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:09:00.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:09:00.0 to 64
    eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95906) rev c002 PHY(5906)] (PCI Express)
    10/100Base-TX Ethernet xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

    what does
    #ifconfig -a
    give?

    --
    i.

  8. Re: Inspiron 1420

    > what does
    > #ifconfig -a
    > give?
    >
    > --
    > i.


    ifconfig -a
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1C:23:F96:AA
    BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    Interrupt:18

    eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1E:8C:01:3C:80
    BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    Interrupt:10

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.0 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets :0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

  9. Re: Inspiron 1420

    On Sat, 23 Feb 2008 17:42:08 -0800, Abijr wrote:

    >> what does
    >> #ifconfig -a
    >> give?
    >>
    >> --
    >> i.

    >
    > ifconfig -a
    > eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1C:23:F96:AA
    > BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0
    > dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    > RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b) Interrupt:18
    >
    > eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1E:8C:01:3C:80
    > BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0
    > dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    > RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b) Interrupt:10
    >
    > lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    > inet addr:127.0.0.0 Mask:255.0.0.0
    > inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    > UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets :0 errors:0
    > dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0
    > overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    > RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)


    ok, so your network card is working, you just need to configure it. you
    had a chance to do this during setup, but you can also do it any time
    using:
    # netconfig

    your ethernet card should be eth0, and your wireless eth1. however, I
    think that, if you want to setup wireless card, you'll have to use
    something else, like kwifimanager.

    --
    i.

  10. Re: Inspiron 1420


    Ivan Rajkovic wrote :

    > however, I think that, if you want to setup wireless card, you'll have
    > to use something else, like kwifimanager.


    Or he could edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf by hand, its quite easy because
    of the examples and comments that P.V. has included.
    --
    Thomas O.

    This area is designed to become quite warm during normal operation.

  11. Re: Inspiron 1420

    thanks,...
    I'll do that.

    By the way, do you know of any wireless network
    manager that actually detects the wlans by itself?

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