Mint 14 Mate on a Dell Precision M4300

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Mint 14 Mate on a Dell Precision M4300

Postby fgago on Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:22 am

Before installing Mint in my 5-year-old Dell notebook I tried to figure out my chance of success, but found no report about this hardware on the forums, so I decided to share my results.
I downloaded the "Nadia 14.1 Mate 64-bit ISO", made a bootable pen drive with "USB Image writer" and the installation was smooth. Everything is working fine.
The only thing I had to touch was the Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless Adapter driver. The solution was very simple. I found help here http://askubuntu.com/questions/38327/how-can-i-get-broadcom-bcm4311-wireless-working. I installed the package firmware-b43-installer, rebooted and wifi started working.
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sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

I use this laptop for Java and C++ development and I am enjoying a lot this distribution. Very light, elegant and stable. Congratulations.
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Re: Mint 14 Mate on a Dell Precision M4300

Postby caf4926 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:10 pm

Good news
Generally, Dell machines work pretty well.
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Re: Mint 14 Mate on a Dell Precision M4300

Postby jasonm on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:46 pm

Yes, good or bad, the Dell business class machines are pretty much my go-to distro testers.
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