I’d heard that Dell were offering Ubuntu Linux on some of their laptops and I hadn’t really looked into it. But I came across this page the other day and it’s pretty neat to get Ubuntu (or any Linux) preloaded on a laptop from a major vendor: http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/linux_3x?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=d It’s good to support coming from a [...]
Dell provides Ubuntu support for updating the BIOS of Dell systems: http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archive/2007/12/05/37446.aspx … be sure the Universe section is enabled in /etc/apt/sources.list, then run as root: wget -q -O – http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bootstrap.cgi | bash aptitude install firmware-addon-dell aptitude install $(bootstrap_firmware -a) update_firmware Thanks Dell!
If bluetooth works on your computer, then getting your system to talk to your N73 isn’t hard and I’m not going to cover it here. See this posting for what packages I needed to install to get bluetooth working in my Dell 700M laptop running Ubuntu Linux: http://timony.com/mickzblog/2007/10/09/ubuntu-bluetooth-sd-card/ If you have T-Mobile T-Zones Internet service [...]
I upgraded my Dell 700m laptop from Ubuntu Feisty to Ubuntu Gutsy. Gutsy is the current developemnt (beta) release of Ubuntu Linux and is planned to be released in October of 2007. After upgrading to Gutsy and restarting my laptop many of the fonts were too big. To correct this you may need to set [...]