Sunday, June 24, 2007

Feisty Fawn Starter Guide

If you decided to run Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 on your Dell Inspiron 1501, you came to the right place. This blog is a great starter guide for getting things to work. Enjoy, it's not as hard as it looks and everything here is tested and confirmed to work. - redDEAD


Getting Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04

Dell 1501 Compatability

Can't Get Feisty To Install

Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows

Getting Wireless To Work Using ndiswrapper

Getting Wireless to work Using the Native Linux Driver

Beryl In Feisty With Xgl

Getting the Conexant Modem working in Feisty

Installing Java Runtime Environment 6.0

Installing Newest Azureus in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

Installing Wine

Installing VMware

How to Fix a Broken Key

Configure Synaptic Touchpad Settngs

Fixing Logout Freezing

Customizing Firefox

Installing Mozilla Thunderbird
edited by pHreaksYcle


Damon said...

Awesome, all the links in one place!

Don't know what I'd do without your blog!

Anonymous said...


I cant get DVD's to work properly. This is after I installed Beryl using your guide. I didnt test DVD's before that, So im not sure if it worked before.

But it dosent work now. I get an error in Totem that says not all of the plug ins are installed, but as far as I know they are.

Please help dude. Thank you,


redDEAD said...

zebulus I wrote this for you

edtechre said...

Hey reddead, this is an awesome blog!

I was able to install the ATI driver and even got dual monitors working on my 1501.

However, as a result of the drivers, suspend to RAM got messed up. I have gotten suspend to work-- but now it's less than perfect.

Anyway, did you have to do anything to get suspend to work after you installed the ATI driver? Also, hibernate doesn't work for me, and never did since I installed Ubuntu...

huckstr said...

Killer blog! Got my wireless working straightaway.

Any chance you've tried to hook up an external monitor to the 1501?

When I try using the Fn -> F8 key command to switch to an external monitor, nothing happens?


Marcelo said...

what about the widescreen? does it work correctly without any special config?

redDEAD said...

yeah wide screen works, if it didn't you'd see a guide on how to get it to work.

Ken said...

First, I wanted to thank you for this blog. I'm so glad I found it. I was a complete linux newbie when I started out a few months ago and thanks to this blog I've been able to configure my 1501 exactly how I wanted.

I also wanted to give back a little and let you know that compiz-fusion is now out and is available through trevinos repository. Instructions on how to install it can be found here:

I've been using it for a few days now and it's relatively stable. There ARE a few glitches, but no more than what I experienced with Beryl. It does everything Beryl does plus more (Compiz fusion is a merger of compiz and beryl). It also runs on XGL!!

If you use emerald you have to upgrade to the latest version (0.3.0) in order to get it to work with compiz (although it works fine without emerald installed).

The only extra step I would add to the how-to is to create a launcher for the command to launch it. It's definately worthwhile checking it out. I'm really pleased with how it's operating on my machine.

Thanks again!

Scott Yeo said...


I believe Bill Gates is the Anti Christ and dont want to run Vista anymore. Well thats a lie Ill still keep it partitioned in. My buddy told me to try ubuntu so ive been reading every blog you have to make sure i got a grasp on things before i do the go ahead with everything. My buddy told me with the turion64 to use the 64-bit version but after reading comments left in different sections im confused. Seems like you know a whole lot about this so i am going to ask your advice. Do you recommend me using 64-bit or standard personal computer version?


redDEAD said...

use the 32 bit one

Sonjoy said...

Hi. Greetings from me. So far I didn't need to write a post because reading the info/how-tos only helped me a lot but I still cant resolve three issues
1. compiz/beryl etc are not working even after going through the threads on them
2. Keyboard Fn+[n] keys are not responding; I tried to hook to external monitor/projector but ended with a lower resolution only.
3. wireless... b43* not working
Please note I have installed ATI driver, got control center running.

Would anyone please help me, mainly for the looks. ;-)

NB: Oh how to get kde themes work. my (Administration mode) button is grayed out under Monitor and Display section. So I cant install new theme although d'loaded.