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Next download and copy to this disk the latest BIOS rev. Helpful +3 Report Ro Dec 29, 2009 at 04:08 AM Same problem with my dell inspiron e1505. Install the latest linux kernel (linux-image-2.6.12-3) from breezy (just download the corresponding .deb file from ubuntu.packages and use "dpkg -i filename.deb" to install). Dell screen please hit F2.. this contact form

I now boots fine. I don't want to damage anything and I think the cord on the 1545 is more powerful. 1 2 Next Ask a question Member requests are more likely to be responded All items under Breezy seem to still work Sleep, suspend, cd-eject buttons now working Sleep and suspend working Found out about and installed 915resolution, now at 1280x800 (another experience) based on Suspend (s3) even works out of the box!

The way I fixed the problem was simple. Type the name of your bios file ie: I8100A15 and hit enter. I then rebooted from the installation CD and it gave me the expected options at the partitioner menu. Solution: put this script to dynamically detect which pointer you use in /etc/dev.d/default change X config to have touchpad bound to /dev/touchpad (created only when detected)instead of /dev/psaux (always present).

To do this gently put your fingernail under one of the end keys on the keyboard (Right arrow key, right shift, enter, \, backspace, Page down, Page up, Left ctrl, left Getting to work multimedia keys: 1. Don't use crazy glue!!! There is no image on the screen at all.

Possible problem: Static electric charge on the motherboard, Power circuits in wrong state; your laptop has static electric charge inside capacitors made power circuit in wrong state. Unplug AC adapter, take out laptop battery and hold power button for 30 seconds, the static charge will dissipate. You can try replacing memory modules. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-with-a-blank-screen-on-a-dell-inspiron-8100.264674/ Firewire, bluetooth not tested. 2005-Mar-02 Dell Inspiron 9300 YES v6.10 (Edgy) No problems with nVidia drivers; only had minor trouble getting wireless to work 2007-Jan-11 Dell Inspiron e1405/640m Yes v6.06 (Dapper)

Thanks Leatherneck! Any ideas what the problem is?? Report Dbob- Apr 18, 2010 at 06:29 PM Thanks Leatherneck! The fan doesn't come on at all.

Instead I had to create a new xorg.conf file in the directory /etc/X11. Suspend works, but doesn't seem good to battery. Remember to push hard. For Sound in Flash Player on Firefox: sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesd.so.1For the switch CRT/LCD Fn button, you need: sudo apt-get install i810switchWhat i changed in my xorg.conf script for using

It’s possible one of the memory modules failed. http://faviconize.com/help-with/help-with-hjt-about-blank.html Report Spray1969- Dec 19, 2009 at 09:11 AM This worked for me,wasnt getting beyond f1/f12 first page option so hit f1 (quickly,whilst option is on screen!). Suffers from irq problems but can be fixed with pci=noacpi in grub or by disabling the parellel port in the bios. -- https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1254 after fixing IRQ problems: WLAN Works, This version To get the sound running, type sudonano/boot/grub/menu.lst and add acpi_irq_isa=7 to the boot options. (Is it the same bug like described in Bug 1254?) For example, toward the end of /boot/grub/menu.lst

Email check failed, please try again Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Use Epoxy. I put it at the beginning of the gdm script in /etc/init.d/ "915resolution 38 1440 900" Also there is an issue with the hard drive spinning down after 5 seconds if http://faviconize.com/help-with/help-with-dell-inspiron-531-with-vista-changing-to-xp.html Check and replace the laptop screen video cable connection if it’s faulty.

The vesa driver works with the TFT screen at 1280x1024 but not at 1400x1050 (may just be missing Modeline settings, I'll update this section if I fix it). To get X running in 1280x800, I installed 855resolution_0.3-1_i386.deb downloaded from http://www.debian.or.jp/~kmuto/855resolution/. Needs nolapic boot parameter.

Next download and copy to this disk the latest BIOS rev.

troubleshooting-hardware This article has been dead for over six months. X starts with 640x480, put HorizSync 30-65 VertRefresh 50-75 in Monitor section, this resulted in 1280x1024. Now put the keyboard back in. Not tested: modem, serial port, parallel port, infrared.

Firewire/USB/X/Wifi/Sound work out of box. The bext wat to fix it is to take apart the machine, epoxy it back on, and re-assemble. And that's about the only problem I've had with the I8K and Ubuntu! * I had the ATI Mobility video card in my Inspiron 8000 and the display came out garbled his comment is here Listen closely to the harddrive.

Search for: How to reprogram (Flash) Laptop BIOS Troubleshooting Laptop Power System How to test Power Button ON/OFF Continuity with a Multimeter Cleaning or Replacing Laptop RAM How to Repair Laptop Please help! That junk dries-out and falls apart on non-porous materials. DaveA replied Feb 10, 2017 at 11:56 AM Windows 10 and XP not Connecting DaveA replied Feb 10, 2017 at 11:44 AM CHKDSK Found Bad Sectors...

Gave it to local technician, and he says its a motherboard problem, some chip is not functioning properly... You may be able to eliminate some steps, but I wanted you to know my process." -So, yes, I was able to eliminate the steps.