how to install drivers on dell inspiron?

i've got dell inspiron n4050 with linux in it. i want to know how to install drivers especially for the mic,camera and the wifi. please share links for the drivers download and steps to how to install them. i shall be thankful :)

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  • Connie
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/20110...

    Suggests that the inspiron n4050 is certified for the latest version of Ubuntu...infact this website sells them with Ubuntu installed -> http://notebookspec.com/notebook/4072-DELL-Inspiro...

    Most Modern Linux distros should therefore work...it may be a question of just updating your Linux.

    In general drivers are not downloaded and installed like windows systems...they are mostly built-into the kernel. On occasion that they are not a little bot of jiggery pokery is required to get them to work.

    WiFi help

    http://blog.namran.net/2011/09/23/installing-wirel...

    Sound has some issues with the latest kernel

    http://community.linuxmint.com/hardware/view/9886

  • 9 years ago

    Well, first of all we can't help you at all with the drivers because we don't know the manufacturer/model number of the parts.

    Most of the drivers for your laptop are included with the Linux kernel. This means you don't have to go search and download them. If something isn't working though you may have to search for and manually install the driver. But before you do that, if you're on Ubuntu or Mint, check the additional drivers window (just type "driver" in the program menu and it'll pop up) to see if there are perhaps some closed source drivers Ubuntu has available for them.

    If you're on Ubuntu or Mint, you will need to get the System Profiler and Benchmark tool to find out what the manufacturer and model number is on those parts. If you're on another distribution try HardInfo, it's the same exact program.

    If you need any more help feel free to contact me.

  • creecy
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    you're able to desire to bypass to gadget Manger, by way of administration Panel, and in simple terms click the perfect merchandise then click on the replace button (driver) on that drop down. Now, to try this you're able to desire to be on the Webb. So, what you're able to desire to do is to acquire a sort of USB wireless sticks from e-bay (5 or 6 quid) or such and use that as a standalone hyperlink, as which will contain its very own utility

  • 9 years ago

    wifi is by updates...desktop - applications - update manager

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    upgrade it like'a boss'

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