July 6th, 2009, 06:18 AM
Hi, i installed ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop dell inspiron 1420 some days ago.
The problem is that the webcam and the fn key don't work. Maybe someone can help. Thanks.
September 21st, 2009, 06:38 PM
I have installed the same distro as you on my 1420 laptop and the fn key works: I can unmont and eject a CD/DVD with fn-F10, no problem.
Do you have an alternate OS to check your hardware first? Maybe it has something to do with your machine. There are diagnostic tools available from Dell boot screen. Also, make sure your BIOS is up to date.
For example, my touchpad sends erratic cursor movements while I'm typing. Very annoying. My workaround is to disable it and use an external mouse.
Hope that helps,
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