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Defossez
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Installing drivers for Ubuntu 12.04

Hi,

Latitude M6800, Installed Ubuntu 12.04.

The Dell driver updates page I'm urged to install: M4800_M6800_A03.fish.tar.gz

The installation instructions are (after downloading the file):

    9) Double click the driver package file.
    10) Follow the on-screen directions to install all drivers

When double clicking the file, the Ubuntu archiver starts, I can unzip teh directories from the ....tar.gz file.

But that is not what the install instruction says.

What other, probably Dell, software do I need to install to be able to follow the Dell install instructions?

Many thanks in advance,

Marc

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ghisvail
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RE: Installing drivers for Ubuntu 12.04

You need to install a package called dell-recovery

URL: http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/dell-recovery


It ships a little software called dell-driver-installer, which provides a simple GUI for installing the drivers in the tar.gz file.

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johnkelly3
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RE: Installing drivers for Ubuntu 12.04

I have downloaded the package and the dell recovery package but can't figure out how to get these drivers loaded on my system using this tool.

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Defossez
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RE: Installing drivers for Ubuntu 12.04

The package has normally a .deb extension.

Double click it and the "Ubuntu Software Center" will open to install it.

or

sudo dpkg -i DEB_PACKAGE

For example if the package file is called askubuntu_2.0.deb then you should do sudo dpkg -i askubuntu_2.0.deb. If dpkg reports an error due to dependency problems, you can run sudo apt-get install -f to download the missing dependencies and configure everything. If that reports an error, you'll have to sort out the dependencies yourself.

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