Linux on DELL D610 laptop

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Installing Xubuntu 18.10

Xubuntu 18.10 32-bit was installed using the Hobbynet PXE server. All answers needed during installation are straitforward. Defaults are often correct only the country needs to be set to Europe/Netherlands. I left the language on US-english. After rebooting the Wifi was not recognized.


The Wifi chip needs the b43 driver. Install it:

d610# apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
d610# modprobe b43
d610# reboot

After reboot the Wifi is working.

Additional software

I use vi most of the time and are used to aptitude over apt-get.

d610# apt-get update
d610# apt-get install aptitude vim