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I'll be getting my Dell laptop soon. Right now, it's a tossup about whether it'll be a Slack 11 or Fedora 6 machine, depends upon hardware configuration problems. I'm mostly ...
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    Installing Slack on Dell laptop


    I'll be getting my Dell laptop soon. Right now, it's a tossup about whether it'll be a Slack 11 or Fedora 6 machine, depends upon hardware configuration problems. I'm mostly concerned about the display drivers, wifi, and bluetooth operating under Slack.

    1) The display drivers:
    The Dell comes with the ATI X1400. It's a widescreen display, 1050*1440 I think. Any known issues / remidies?

    2) The wifi card is the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945abg WLAN Mini-Card. Again, any known issue/ remedies?

    3) There were no bluetooth hardware options, so it comes with whatever is stock for Dell.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I'm running Slackware 11.0 on my Dell 600m. Video, sound and wireless work fine with just a bit of tweaking. In order to configure sound, I had to run
    Code:
    alsamixer
    followed by
    Code:
    alsactl store
    .

    Since I wanted to use the 2.6 kernel, I also needed to install the headers and modules from the extra directory on CD 2.

    Finally, installing ndiswrapper got wireless networking (Intel iw2200b/g) running without any problems.

    Hopefully, things will go as smoothly for you as they did for me.

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    Thanks for the encouragement. What screen resolution do you have? Is it widescreen?

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    Resolution is 1024x768.

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    Hm, that's what I thought. You have a standard resolution. I've heard of problems with widesreen resolutions. The machine still hasn't gottin here, so we'll see how it goes when it does.

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