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by Cattleman
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4629

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

I did everything you said, but I don't know how to proceed to update firmware.
by Cattleman
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4629

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

OK The directory has ben created and it contains : ls /lib/firmware/b43 a0g0bsinitvals5.fw a0g1initvals5.fw lp0bsinitvals13.fw n0initvals11.fw a0g0bsinitvals9.fw a0g1initvals9.fw lp0bsinitvals14.fw pcm5.fw a0g0initvals5.fw b0g0bsinitvals13.fw lp0bsinitvals15.fw ucode11.fw a0g0initvals9.fw b0g0bsinit...
by Cattleman
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4629

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

How can I use Terminal command sudo apt-get firmware-b43-installer without installing as step 1 and then manually install it from my downloaded file as step 2. This would keep me from crashing everytime I lose my LAN connection. Also, after I remove bcm43.config from blacklist, how do I save the cha...
by Cattleman
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4629

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

I deleted the bcm43.conf file and tried CODE: SELECT ALL sudo modprobe -r wl CODE: SELECT ALL sudo modprobe b43 CODE: SELECT ALL sudo modprobe b44 This cleared my blacklist problem, but when I ran sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-dkms terminal told me to run su...
by Cattleman
Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4629

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

I ran the following commands with poor results because my LAN disconnected at the end and Terminal seems to be still running a process which I don't know what it is and the cursor has no normal prompt. When I try to close terminal so that I can reboot to get my LAN back, I am told process is still r...
by Cattleman
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4629

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

I did as you said and the blacklist shows the following: ls /etc/modprobe.d alsa-base.conf blacklist-firewire.conf blacklist-rare-network.conf blacklist-ath_pci.conf blacklist-framebuffer.conf blacklist-watchdog.conf blacklist-bcm43.conf blacklist-modem.conf dkms.conf blacklist.conf blacklist-oss.co...
by Cattleman
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4629

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

Screenshot loy@loy-Inspiron-1501 ~ $ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net 05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:0007] Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge -- 08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Bro...
by Cattleman
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4629

[SOLVED] Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Lapto

I have a Inspiron 1501 Laptop (7 yrs. old) which is running Mint Mate (32 bit) well. It has 2 GB memory and an AMD Turion dual core processor. (64 bit). It has a legacy Dell 1390 wireless/Lan. The wireless is invisible to Mint Mate but the LAN works. When I try to update the broadcom bcm4311 driver ...
by Cattleman
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

[SOLVED] Re: Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB

JOY I just learned how to edit grub and save edit to grub with much help from gold_finger. Thanks again.
by Cattleman
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 13 Mate Inspiron 1501 Radeon Xpress 1150
Replies: 3
Views: 701

[SOLVED] Re: Mint 13 Mate Inspiron 1501 Radeon Xpress 1150

JOY I installed Mint 13 Maya on my USB stick and edited my grub as directed and added "nomodeset xforcevesa" to the end of my quietsplash line. This seems to take care of my ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 lack of proper driver.
by Cattleman
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

[SOLVED] Re: Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB

MUCH JOY Thank you gold_finger for your help and patience, I did exactly as you said and now this problem is solved. As you can see, I am at the bottom of the learning curve. When I started, I was below the bottom. Even though I have fair Windows knowledge, this is a new beginning for me and a much ...
by Cattleman
Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Linux Mint 13 on external hard drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

[Solved] Re: Install Linux Mint 13 on external hard drive?

I found that it all worked good on a different USB stick.

Thank you for your help
by Cattleman
Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB

Pluma starts with a blank page labeled "new document" How do I get to a place where I can use pluma to open grub using the following command "gksu pluma /etc/default/grub"? Since I am on a new document page, I am confused. Seems to me that I need to enter terminal from my menu. From here, I can prob...
by Cattleman
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB

I don't understand the following instructions. I have Mint 13 Maya/Mate and my text editor is pluma but I don't know how to Open grub file with text editor as root. I also don't understand CODE: SELECT ALL. I am a newbie at Linux so I need a more simple explanation. In the line (gksu gedit /etc/defa...
by Cattleman
Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

I held down the left shift key to get the GRUB boot menu to show and pressed the 'e' key to edit the boot parameters. Using the cursor keys of my keyboard I scrolled down to the line that starts with "linux" (red box in your screenshot) and went to the end of that line (red arrow in your screenshot)...
by Cattleman
Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Saving edits to grub

When I booted from installed Mint 13 on my USB stick, I held the left shift key down and tapped the e key to edit the line after splash by adding nomodeset xforcevesa. Will I need to do this each time I boot or will this become a permanent change?
by Cattleman
Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Solved Re: Install Linux Mint 13 on external hard drive?

I re-installed Mint 13 on a different 64 GB USB stick and then was able to boot from it by holding the left shift key down and tapping e to get the grub menu to show. I then added the boot parameters "nomodeset xforcevesa" (without the quotes) to the line next to the bottom which ends with quiet spl...
by Cattleman
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

[SOLVED] Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB

Can't boot after installing Mint 13 to USB stick. I can boot and run Linux Mint 13 Maya from Live CD if I prevent auto boot and boot into compatibility mode and add the following after splash line "nomodeset xforcevesa" without the quotes. I cannot do anything with Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Live CD. Wi...
by Cattleman
Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Linux Mint 13 on external hard drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

Re: Install Linux Mint 13 on external hard drive?

How do I select to install boot loader to MBR of the usb drive so that It will boot?
by Cattleman
Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 13 Mate Inspiron 1501 Radeon Xpress 1150
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Mint 13 Mate Inspiron 1501 Radeon Xpress 1150

I misspoke when I said I only have 1 GB ram. I actually have 2 GB. When I try to type too fast, I make frequent typos. My computer is as follows: I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop with ATI Radeon Xpress, AMD Turion X2 TL-50 Processor, 15.4" WXGA, 2GB Ram, Optical drive CD/DVD, 10/100 Ethernet, Dell...

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