Re: Wrestling with Dell Precision laptop. You too? Discuss tips & experience

On 06/07/2011 01:27 PM, William Hopkins wrote:
On 06/07/11 at 01:00pm, Paul Johnson wrote:
If you have one of these new-ish Dell laptops, maybe we can help each other.

The newer kernel appears to be necessary to use either the wireless ( Intel
Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 ) or the wire (Intel Corporation
82579LM Gigabit Network Connection ).

Whoa, whoa, why? If you mean 'the older kernel packages don't come
> with the appropriate modules', that's fine. But it doesn't mean you
> need the new kernel. You can get the source for the kernel modules and
> compile it for an earlier kernel.

Unless the driver doesn't compile on the older kernel...

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