LFS/BLFS on Dell Inspiron

randhir phagura rsphagura at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 8 05:23:19 PST 2008


Thanks a lot for encouraging comments received. The detailed configuration is as below:

Dell Inspiron - 1520:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T7250 - 2 Ghz
2GB (2 X 1024MB) 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
160GB SATA Hard Drive
Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Combination Drive with dual layer write capabilities
9-cell 85Whr Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Dual Band 802.11a/g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card
Integrated Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet
Dell(TM) Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module
Integrated Stereo Sound - The sound chipset is not given but I assume it will be Intel.

I shall be looking forward to further guidance.

Thanks and Regards,

Randhir Phagura

Simon Geard wrote on Mon 07 Jan 2008:
On Mon, 2008-01-07 at 02:28 +0000, randhir phagura wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Although I have been installing and using LFS/BLFS on Compaq Presario,
>> I have not yet started installing it on my new Dell Inspiron. Has any
>> one installed LFS on Dell Inspiron? What are the problemss to be faced
>> especially for X org drivers?
>> Any guiding tips would be welcome.
>> Thanks & Regards
>"Dell Inspiron" is a little vague - the name has been used by Dell for
>at least 5 years worth of products, including ATI, nVidia, and Intel
>video chips. I don't own one myself, but if you can tell us a bit more
>detail, someone might be able to help you...

On Mon 07 Jan  2008, NP  :wrote:

>Built several LFS/BLFS for my Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop (i815 chipset, 
>i82801 bridge, nVidia NV11 GeForce2 video, ES1983S sound); last one with 
>Xorg 7.1. Running fine (althoug if you want video acceleration, you must 
>use proprietary binary driver from nVidia).
>Also implemented WiFi (with WPA-PSK) with a NetGear GA511 PCMCIA card; 
>working fine using ndiswrapper and the windows driver.
>Not faced any problems during the build (I have cross-built most of 
>these systems on a much faster desktop, just to save time). Of course, 
>you have to identify the components of your hardware (lspci, dmesg) and 
>select the corresponding kernel and xorg modules.
>Enjoy !
>Nico / 2454472.80081
 On Mon 07 Jan 2008, lists  wrote:
>Dell's Inspiron series of notebooks has always been Linux friendly.
>3 different models of Inspiron [ 3000, 3200 and 4000 ] and only ever had
>issues with the sound system, back in the 2.2 and early 2.4 kernel days.
>Working with the current versions of LFS/BLFS you should be fine. [
>other than Simon's caveat about the nvidia video card if applicable ]
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