Hi, I'd appreciate your assistance with the the following issue: I bought a new Dell Inspiron N7110 and tried installing PCLinuxOS.
KDE 2011.09, MiniMe, and Zen-mini failed to load altogether. The only version to load was GNOME 2010.12, but it was unable to detect certain hardware such as the graphics card and wireless adapter.
The first thing I tried was a software update and as a result it failed to boot as well. I then reinstalled 2010.12 and updated the kernel with the same result – not being able to boot.
Just to be sure, I tried Op3nsus3 and F3dora and both worked right out of the box. I really want to stay with PCLinuxOS since I've been running it on all my boxes and couldn't be happier. Again, I'd appreciate any help you can provide.
Thanks in advance, Hammerhead.
Dell Inspiron 17R - N7110 Specs:
Diagonal Size : 17.3”
Resolution : 1600 x 900
Intel HD Graphics/HD Graphics 3000 with up to 1.6GB Dynamic Video Memory
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M (128-bit) 1GB
Type : Intel® Core™ i3-2310M dual-core processor
Speed : 2.10 GHz
Cache : 3 MB L3
Mobile Intel® 6 Series Express Chipset (HM67)
3 GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3
4 GB Shared Single Channel DDR3
6 GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3
Up to 500 GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive
Internal tray-load DVD+/-RW or optional internal tray-load Blu-ray Disc™ Combo (Read BD, Burn CD/DVD) Drive
WLAN & Bluetooth options :
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 (1x2 bgn + Bluetooth)
WiMAX options :
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 (1x2 bgn + WiMax)
SRS Premium Sound™, two 2 watt speakers
Subwoofer @ 3W
2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0 with E-SATA & Power Share
1 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI V1.4
1 x AC adapter connector
1 x LAN (RJ45)
1 x Integrated network connector 10/100
Audio jacks (1 line-out, 1 Mic-in)
Card Reader : 8-in-1 card reader (SD, SDXC, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, MS, MS Pro, xD)
1.0 MegaPixel (1280 x 720 pixel) native HD webcam