Solved

Running Linux Mandrake 9.1 on a Dell Inspiron 5150 machine?

Posted on 2004-08-30
4
342 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
What's the word on compatibility for running Linux Mandrake 9.1 on a Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop?  Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:shoescramgoaway
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:jlevie
ID: 11937833
Fedora Core 2 seems to run on it okay (see http://david.dw-perspective.org.uk/Dell-Inspiron5150-Linux-Installation.html), so MD 9.1 ought to be okay. Pretty much what was needed for FC 2 (video & wireless) will be needed for MD.
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
owensleftfoot earned 250 total points
ID: 11946672
According to http://mcs.une.edu.au/~dgallagh/Laptop.html you cant. Although as Jim says, fedora core 2 seems to work fine according to most links I can find.
0
 

Author Comment

by:shoescramgoaway
ID: 11947472
great, I can deal with Fedora 2 instead.  Are the drivers all included with the download or are they someplace else?
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:jlevie
ID: 11947729
From the web site I mentioned earlier you will need to get the Nvidia drivers to take full advantage of your video card and I think the modem will require a download. Everything else looks to work "out of the box".
0

Featured Post

What Is Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

Join & Write a Comment

After running Ubuntu some time, you will be asked to download updates for fixing bugs and security updates. All the packages you download replace the previous ones, except for the kernel, also called "linux-image". This is due to the fact that w…
Introduction We as admins face situation where we need to redirect websites to another. This may be required as a part of an upgrade keeping the old URL but website should be served from new URL. This document would brief you on different ways ca…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now