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nute



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:49 am    Post subject: Dell Inspiron 5100... Reply with quote

I've installed on two Dell Inspiron 5100s Syllable 0.6.7.

I need drivers for five of the PCI devices.

The video card is an ATI Radeon 7500.

The audio is Sigmatel 9750

There is a broadcom Polaris modem.

The is a wireless mini-pci card in one of the laptops.

Any chance that I can get drivers for these network cards? Can the drivers be ported over from Linux? It would be nice to have the audio working too.
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Kaj
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, all the drivers for Syllable are included in 0.6.7. It would be easy to install more, but there aren't any extra.

Most drivers are ported from Linux, so yes, that's possible, but someone needs to do the work. For some devices, extra sub-systems need to be designed and implemented. In your case, Syllable doesn't have the sub-systems for wireless networking and for modems, so those have to be created before applicable drivers could be ported.

In simple cases, drivers are already compatible but don't know about the hardware, so the PCI ID should be added to the driver. The SigmaTel says it's AC97, so there is a chance this may work with the HDA driver, but I'm not sure.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:12 pm    Post subject: Extra Inspiron 5100 Reply with quote

I have two Dell Inspiron 5100 laptops with Syllable on them. If you would like one and can pay the shipping, I'll send it to you.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the offer! We already have several laptops that work well or fairly well with Syllable, though, including one or two other Inspiron models.
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