Mint does many things differently from Ubuntu, especially in the Video subsystem. However, Windows XP does not have drivers by default for AHCI controllers, so the drivers must be added slipstreamed to the installation disc. OK, I managed to install all the drivers If you do not like this driver, then you can most definitely use something else. Have you managed to get the function keys working yet by chance?

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Sorry for the double-post – at work now, but with a few minutes to kill, so adding to mom’s system’s info.

February 4th, 9. I do not run Mint.

Vostro 1500 AHCI BIOS option

I know there is a great deal of discussion about which drivers are best for which hardware, and not everyone agrees. Posted May 23, Yeah it slides out at the side!

It’s not been bad so far, but lately it’s seemed really slow 1500 though she only really uses it for internet Firefox or Chrome with maybe 4 tabs open at once and card games like AisleRiot. February 3rd, 6. If you use this guide, all of the hardware in the system will have a driver.


Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Driver Video nVidia any: So, just for feedback – i did the install as described, with all the AHCI stuff etc, everything works fine. Combined with what has delll been stated above, this should serve as fair warning for the advice that follows: Do you have any tips?

When it asks you which drivers to integrate, select all of them and click OK. Thanks for the howto!


Please keep the conspiracy and stuff you are trying to sell out. It could just be it not being able to boot off it. February 4th, Once it boots up into the graphical mode installation phase, just follow its instructions and you will not have a problem. The bluetooth drivers work fine for me, so I am not sure what to say OK, I managed to install all the drivers If you would like to use ATA, simply skip to step 7.

Dell Vostro A Notebook Ahci ide – Questions (with Pictures) – Fixya

Low and behold, scaling is working perfectly on demand again! Want to add to the discussion? Thanks for sharing your findings. Turns out the battery has been slowly losing what little ability to hold a charge it has left in the last few months – as a result, it must’ve just dropped below the aforementioned ‘lock-the-processor-at-a-lower-speed’ threshold in the last few weeks.


It takes a few stabs but keep checking the bios until it detects it. XP seems to be working fine, I vosfro can’t get the drivers to work! Posted March 17, Ubuntu Forums Code of Ahhci.

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What app please provide exact package name are you using when you try to set cpu frequency? Posted February 18, I tried to look in the bios for Hardware Virtualization, but I didn’t find any cell related.

Installing the drivers using the “Have Disk” method does not work for an unknown reason. Then, simply execute setup.