Dell Latitude D620 USB boot???
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 9, 2013
Trying to boot linux from a USB flash memory stick and not having any joy. The boot menu does not even show a USB stick as a boot option. BUT should I insert a bootable freedos stick into the port it's gets recognised and I can boot from it.
I've tried several different flavours of linux (*buntu, debian, arch) where I've written the image to the stick using dd and they work on other computers but when plugged into the dell the memory stick is not even recognised. A bootable freedos image will allow the mem stick to be shown in the bios and you can boot from it?
I've updated the bios to the latest A10 version, does not help. i've checked the usb settings (allow legacy etc) and change boot option and nothing seems to work.
I'm stumped, any ideas?
Questions about Ubuntu Studio for Dell Latitude D620
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 25, 2013
I am a musician getting ready to do some experimenting with Linux-based music programs. I remember my days of using Anvil Studio and Audacity as well as Virtual Instruments on Windows, and I want to give it a try on Linux. Thing is, I'm not just a musician, I'm involved in other creative pursuits to the extent that Ubuntu Studio might be a possible choice.
Now here's the deal. I know about Audacity and SOME Virtual Instrument products (I can't afford an actual synth keyboard.), and I know Ubuntu Studio has these. But I know absolutely nothing about this JACK program (which I've read doesn't seem to work well on a Dell Latitude D620 laptop, which is what I have). What is JACK, and what's it really for? Do I absolutely have to use it in order to record ANY music at all? Is it involved with the Virtual Instrument programs, or can I just use the Virtual Instruments to hammer out and record ideas and save them for later working in Audacity (the program I'm most familiar with)?
[SOLVED] Broadcom BCM4311/Ubuntu 12.10/Dell Latitude D620
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 31, 2013
Hi, I'm a Ubuntu newbie currently testing out Ubuntu 12.10 on a Live USB. From my network controller, there does not seem to be an option to connect to a wireless network. The wired connection via Ethernet cable worked fine.
09:00.0 Ethernet controller : Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1600] (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
I've tried the following to get my wireless to work:
Turning on the bcmwl-kernel-source driver in "Additional Drivers": nothing happened.Typing in
sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source
DKMS: install completed.
ERROR: Module b43 does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module b43legacy does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module ssb is in use by ssb_hcd
ERROR: Module bcm43xx does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module brcm80211 does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module brcmfmac does not exist in /proc/modules
Dell Latitude D620 dual monitor / x11 questions
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 21, 2010
Ok, y'all are going to laugh at me, but I am tired and cannot figure this out.
My setup -
Dell Latitude D620
laptop video - Intel Mobile 945GM
monitor - Dell 19" LCD (do not know the model off-hand)
The display works fine on just my laptop. And also with the laptop and monitor mirrored. When I try to unmirror and configure both monitors as they should be (laptop 1440x900, monitor 1280x1024) both my screens go black and I've had to reboot to get the display back (I forgot about doing ctrl-alt-f1, to be honest, to recover.)
1) I cannot find a xorg.conf file anywhere. Where should I be looking?
2) Do I need to download/configure any 3rd party apps to make my dual-monitor setup function properly.
Shockingly enough, I am a RedHat server admin, but I have no experience with Ubuntu. I do not mind hacking away at it from the command-line, I'm just at a loss as to where X11 is getting it's config from right now.
what would be a good distro for a Dell Latitude D620
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 11, 2012
First post my name is snarph and I like to play with every thing any way thanks for any and all information
I am not totally new to linux but may as well be
any way I have a dell lap top a Latitude D620 that I would like to load linux on
suggestions, pros cons would be greatly appreciated
Oh yea I am planning on running only linux on it if I can get it functional
Dell Latitude E6510 goes blank on boot after upgrade to kernel 22.214.171.124 and to 12.10
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 21, 2012
Same/similar symptoms have been reported many times and I have read through a lot of material (including the sticky post in this forum), tried a lot of suggestions to no avail. It is possible that I have missed some information, but I am frustrated and I have nothing left to do but post here.
I have a Dell Latitude E6510 (integrated Intel HD graphics). I had Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit running on it, more or less smoothly. When the kernel was upgraded to version 126.96.36.199 (from 188.8.131.52), it would not boot any more. After the grub menu, the screen would go blank eventually. You could even hear the sound effects for the login screen, but there is only a blank screen. No switching with Ctrl-Alt-F1. The only 'fix' was booting with the previous kernel (184.108.40.206). After a while, I decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 (through the Update Manager) with the hope that the new kernel (which is 220.127.116.11 at this point) will fix it. It did not.
In the last few days, I tried some suggestions. It looked like
USB boot not working to format CentOS 6.2 (64 bit) in DELL SERVER?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 19, 2013
am trying to install CentOS 6.2 in Dell Server 1950 (optical drive is not working). so i need to format via USB, prob here is,usb is taking as /dev/sda and HDD as /dev/sdb...when i boot to /dev/sda and continue installing, after partitioning its show "cant find the source to install" and server gets restarted.
i use the following usb loader :
5. YUMI (pendrive linux)
its a long time issue i have to fix it soon.
Ubuntu Live USB not working @ dell latitude D800 (BIOS revision A13)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 11, 2010
well I made a live Ubuntu 10.10 USB Using Lucid's startup disk creator , but upon booting it stops at boot:\>
how Do I get Over this????
dell latitude E6510 won't boot off CD
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 26, 2010
I have a brand new dell latitude E6510 and naturally want to get Ubuntu on here. I try to boot up off the CD, but, after an initial purple screen, it just goes black and nothing happens (except a lot of whirring and such, but that quiets down after about a minute).
The machine has an nVidea nvs 3100M, which is the heart of the problem, I think (based on web searches). All the help articles I have found assume that you have gotten further than a blank screen when booting off the CD. Any ideas?
Thanks a million.
Dell Latitude E6400
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 20, 2010
I currently have a Dell Latitude E6400 specs are as follows:
Processor:2.53GHz dual core
Video: Nvidia Quadro NVS 160m
Wireless: Broadcom 4312
Right now the laptop is equipped with Windows XP Pro,and I wanted to try linux on it. Doing some research it sounds like I would be best suited with either Ubuntu or Suse Linux.
I've tried both live cd's and liked them both alot.
Basically my requirements for a distro are
Hardware support, my laptop is pretty well support by linux so this isn't really an issue. But I do have a need for a smart card reader (the laptop has a built in one and I have a usb powered one) one of the two must work.
Usage: I already use Open office, and from what I understand Microsoft office works through either wine or crossover. I do some media encoding (Ripping dvds to my hard drive then burning fair use copies)
Games: I play a fair amount of Steam platform games (Half life series, Plants vs Zombies, Audio Surf, Portal) Some cons
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