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  1. Al Pollock

    Al Pollock

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    I don't seem to remember, but can I install a version of Linux on a laptop running win 7 pro as a secondary (dual boot) and will the wireless work and what version should I install if it will work..

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    Al

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  2. jdeb

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    Sure, should not be a problem. Ubuntu, Fedora, and Mint all work very well. I prefer Mint.
     
  3. birddog_61

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    What I usually do is google the model number of the laptop I am looking to install on and the version of linux I am installing and see any problems the laptop has had with it and if they have been fixed or not. Usually I find old post that have been long since resolved.
     
  4. Al Pollock

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    tried ubuntu and mint can not get the wireless to work when they first come up I tell it to activate but no connection..

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  5. birddog_61

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    What is the model laptop, I will see if I can help.
     
  6. Al Pollock

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    Dell Latitude E5400
     
  7. Al Pollock

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    Just tried Mint and there are drivers I install but still no connection
     
  8. Al Pollock

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    ruining from cd did not install ??
     
  9. birddog_61

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    Dell Latitude E5400 [LinLap - Linux Laptop Wiki]
    Everything shows that it should work fine out of the box on your laptop. What version of ubuntu and mint are you trying to instal? Also do you get a connection when your running the live cd?
     
  10. Al Pollock

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    No connection with wire less ...okay with cable.. does mint have to be installed
    tries umbutu 9 and mint 10

    mint does give me the option to install drivers for wireless i do and they activate ..but no connection
     
  11. Al Pollock

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    just installed driver again running from cd with cable plugged in . It says the driver is activated and in use . do I need to find the network to connect to like in windows ???

    not sure how if that is the case
     
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    It should connect automatically if its an open network, if not you need to go up to the top right corner and click on the little internet icon and open your connection settings and put in your password.
     
  13. Al Pollock

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    it is an open network
     
  14. birddog_61

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    When you click on the internet icon at the top do you see your network?
     
  15. Al Pollock

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    no Icon in any conner
     
  16. birddog_61

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    Open up firefox and type this into it while in mint.
    file:///usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/index.html

    also if you can hook up an ethernet for a few minutes you should be able to dl the correct drivers.
     
  17. Al Pollock

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    just installed the second driver and it works..

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    :)

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  18. birddog_61

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    No problem, glad you got it working.
     
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    Why are you using an old version? Newer versions generally support more wireless adapters than older versions. Mint 12 is current.
     

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