Ubuntu 6.10 Dell Inspiron 6400 EASY AS DELL!

February 25, 2007 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

I recently moved to Linux, i used SLED on my last laptop. Now i use Ubuntu 6.10 i escaped the Micro$oft dominance! I am experiencing freedom and choice, no need to buy Window$ then Office with Anti-Spyware!!! I could not afford it, and everytime a new version of Window$ is released… NEW COMPUTER!

My Setup:

Model: Dell Inspiron 6400

Specs: Intel Core Duo T2300E 1.66ghz

60GB Fujitsu HD


Intel 950GMA chipset

Intel 950MA 224mb shared graphics

512mb RAM

15.4 WUXGA wide-screen display

Intel PROSet Wireless 3945ABG

Broadcom Ethernet Adapter

Connextant Dial-up modem

Intel HDA Sound

My Installation:

30GB Linux 30GB Window$ (i need Windows for school)  Just shrink Windows partition. This was a breeze no error messages and relitivately fast installation, The GNU Grub bootloader installed as well. You will set a “root” password aswell.

Harware & Drivers:

Intel PROSet Wireless 3945: Applications-Add/Remove-Search Gnome Network Manager. Just install! It will detect the network, ask for security (if any) and set a keyring (REMEMBER THIS) and connects!

Intel HDA Audio: Worked!

Broadcom Ethernet Adapter: Worked!

Connextant Modem: NOT TESTED!


To avoid overheating follow these steps!
1. sudo apt-get install i8kutils gkrellm gkrellm-i8k

2. sudo modprobe i8k force=1

3. sudo gedit /etc/modules

4. add the following line to the end of the file: i8k force=1

5. go to System > Preferences > Sessions > Startup Programs

6. Click ADD and put the command: gkrellm

Now you will see the GKrellm utility load at startup and you can then configure your fan thresholds, etc

I hope this is helpful! And Welcome to Linux! Dont look back on Window$.


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