Fedora laptop setup - Dell Inspiron 1420

I ve been using fedora since FC3. I bought my laptop in 2008 and since then I ve been using fedora on my laptop. I was on Fedora 7 when I first bought my laptop and today am on Fedora 18. After every install of Fedora, I end up looking up for some of the regular problems.. sound, disable hibernate/sleep on lid close, etc etc.

This blogpost is a placeholder for all such efforts going forward:

No Sound problem:

cat /etc/modprobe.d/snd-hda-intel.conf
options snd-hda-intel model=dell-3stack

Stop sleep/hibernate on lid close

$ gsettings list-recursively org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power|grep lid
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-close-ac-action 'blank'
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-close-battery-action 'blank'
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-close-suspend-with-external-monitor false

$gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-close-ac-action 'blank'

I also found this..

I tried Fedora 20 on a Dell Vostro 1450 Laptop, and got problems with the wifi card.

[root@aero anshup]# lspci |grep -i network
07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)

The way to fix this in Fedora 20 is:

Install rpm fusion free and non free repo:

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Now install akmod-wl
su -c 'yum install akmod-wl "kernel-devel-$(uname -r)"

Written on January 27, 2013