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,
You need to install a package called 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.
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.
The package has normally a .deb extension.
Double click it and the "Ubuntu Software Center" will open to install it.
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.