just forgot to mention there. the laptop seems to run a littlle hotter in ubuntu compared to windows. seems the fan speed control is different. the fan does run so atleast nothing to worry about.
Just installed Ubuntu 9.10 on a Vostro 1720 recently.
Nearly everything worked out of the box, except the wireless and graphics. Graphics were an easy fix, just install the drivers, however wireless continues to be elusive.
Not absolutely essential that I have the wireless, I am dual booting with Windows 7 and can virtualize the Ubuntu if I need to, getting wireless that way, however it would be nice to get the wireless working natively.
I've tried the WifiDocs, I have a driver, the driver is installed, the device is present, but it doesn't seem to be enabled. When I get to step 4.3 here:
I am missing the wireless device.
Help would be appreciated, I realise wireless is an iffy subject on Linux.
Which wireless card did you get with your 1720? I've had no problems at all with Ubuntu recognizing mine...
It's a Dell wireless 1510 wireless-n wlan card, which as far as I can tell is the Broadcom 4322 chipset, which is about what Ubuntu told me.
Its not that the drivers aren't loaded, however no Wireless networks show up (I know there are about 4 different ones in my area), and using other wireless programs as well as the command line, no wireless devices show up. I have a switch to turn the card on or off on the side of the laptop, however I am pretty sure it is not off, due to the light on the chasis being on, as well as it working in Windows 7.
Hello, I just got a Vostro 1720. I am using Ubuntu 9.10. For now every thing is working fine except for the webcam. Neither skype or cheese recognized the webcam. I am a beginner in the linux world. Any help is welcome. Thanks.
It replaces the default networking manager.Code:sudo apt-get install wicd
It has helped me with my desktop which now works flawlessly using the wired connection when it exists, and wireless when there is no wired connection, switching automatically.
Although I have no laptop experience, I think trying out wicd on your laptop might help solve your problem.
I have a dell vostro 1720 with windowns vista bussiness and with virtualbox i installed ubuntu 12.10 version. i have problems with graphics and sounds. it works very slow. I'm very new with linux software and i'm asking you what can i do or how can i update the drivers for the graphics.
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