Re: Inspiron 530 with Ubuntu
- From: Pen <nospam@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 15:25:59 -0400
It does seem I made a big mistake. But my Windows XP is legal. It came from the Microsoft Store and I Validated it today with no problem. I could install a cheap sound card, but I have the big yellow question mark on 2 PCI listings in Device Manager which I'm afraid are the PCI slots. Windows can't find drivers for them. Other than sound the computer is running good.Why don't you download Belarc and use it to identify your hardware?
Thanks for the chipset idea. This may not sound very smart, but what chipset should I look for? The motherboard is by Foxconn.
"Tom Scales" <tjscales@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:ECB7938028C94590989FDB4ABE9F2F2E@xxxxxxxx-----Original Message-----I
From: Louis [mailto:ladams@xxxxxxxxxx]
Posted At: Monday, September 03, 2007 1:20 PM
Posted To: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Conversation: Inspiron 530 with Ubuntu
Subject: Inspiron 530 with Ubuntu
I ordered an Inspiron 530 with Ubuntu, so I would not be paying for an
operating system. Big mistake.
I had Windows XP Pro on my homebuilt that got zapped by a telephone
surge during a lightning storm (thru DSL modem which also got zapped).
I formatted the hard disk and installed Windows XP all right. Except
were a lot of question marks in Device Manager about missing drivers.
to the Dell Support web site and they only had a video driver for
XP. They had a sound driver that was the wrong driver for my computer.
had nothing for the network adapter.
I did a chat with Dell Support that provided nothing. I then calledtechshipped
support number. Both people gave me a big hassel about the computer
hardware specific for the chosen operating system and Dell had no
responsibility for support of other operating systems. I argued with
that a computer parts operate made today should operate on Windows XP
Dell's only responsibility to me is to identify the parts. The only ID
was Integrated network card and Integrated sound.
After much hassel with the nice lady on telephone she looked up a
and identified the network adapter as Intel 82562V-100. I downloaded
driver from Intel and solved that problem, which was the most
With connection to the Internet I got USB 2 drivers by Internet search
I talked with tech suppport today and only got misformation about the
of the integrated sound provider.
This is seems to be a prettty good computer for the money ($398w/o
monitor) if you plan to use only the operating system you buy. Others
The Ubuntu operating system looked good and should work well for those
want to use it forever.
No offense, but Dell doesn't offer that machine with XP, never has and
has no responsibility to provide drivers or test it. XP is Windows
The 530 came with Vista. I'm sure you wouldn't have any problems
finding all the correct drivers for Vista. If you're taking the copy of
XP off your old machine and it is an OEM (Dell, HP, etc.), then that
license cannot legally be used on your 530 anyway, so you'll need a
Bottom line, your money saving technique didn't.
Also, I'd strongly suggest you go to Intel's site and download the
chipset drivers. They're the most important.
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