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Drivers for the Dell Inspiron 545s

Postby spikefromnyc on Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:09 am

Hi Guys...

Sorry to bother, but I am a Windows PC user who is planning on making the switch to Linux Mint 8, and was wondering whether someone can point me to the CORRECT drivers (audio, video, LAN; etc) for my Dell Inspiron 545s...so that I am fully prepared, and things are working correctly, on this new OS!

The information for all the drivers on the Dell Inspiron 545s are listed in the signature below (used CPU-Z)

Can anyone help??

Thank you for your time...

Spike~~
Dell Inspiron 545s
Cpu:Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 @ 2500 MHz, Chipset:Intel G31/G33/G35, Mainboard:Dell 0T287N, Memory:3 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM, Network:RTL8101 PCIe Ethernet, DVD:HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GH50N ATA, HDD:WDC (320 GB)
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Re: Drivers for the Dell Inspiron 545s

Postby hemimaniac on Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:25 am

Actually, upon install you should be online, and hearing the audio as long as it is still a fairly base dell unit, video drivers will be added after first boot up, from the hardware driver finder in Menu > Administration > Hardware/Restricted drivers

I recently converted a dell dimension to mint 7 and it ran better after the install then it ever did with the oem install DVD from dell
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Re: Drivers for the Dell Inspiron 545s

Postby spikefromnyc on Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:25 am

Thanks hemimaniac...

for the fast reply~! :D

..if you mean "base unit", as in untouched from manufacturer, then indeed it is!
So you mean that Linux Mint 8 installs all the necessary drivers itself..upon FULL installation (not just running from LiveCD)?

Wow, I did not know that....!

Thanks for the information..

Spike~~ :roll:
Dell Inspiron 545s
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