Video Card and Audio Drivers Needed

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I successfully installed VirtualBox 4.0.8 R71778 on my Ubuntu 10.4 64-bit PC. My problem is I could not find any appropriate driver for my network card and audio that can meet my virtual windows. How and where can I find all the drivers needed? I am using Dell Inspiron 1464. I hope someone can help me because I really need it. 

Thank you in advance.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #118291

Video Card and Audio Drivers Needed

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Mary Craig

Hi,

If you have not purchased the dell laptop with the pre-Installed Ubuntu, then a simple advises that you use the windows drivers, to be used with Ubuntu.

There is a small workaround to do this.

First of all download the appropriate windows drivers.

For Audio: http://downloads.dell.com/audio/R265301.exe

Wireless WLan: http://downloads.dell.com/network/R237742.exe

Wireless WLan Mini1501: http://downloads.dell.com/network/R258276.exe

After these drivers are downloaded, follow these steps:

· Go to Applications-Accessories-Terminal and type:” sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils´ (without quotation), press enter

· A Utility package called “Ndiswrapper” is installed. If you do not have internet access currently on the machine then:select Resources titled "Installing Packages (Without Internet Access).

· Now you must type in the terminal: echo -e "blacklist bcm43xxnblacklist b43nblacklist b43legacynblacklist ssb" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist"

· Now again type "sudo ndiswrapper -i ~/drivers/drivername. Inf" (replace the driver name. Inf with the actual driver name), press enter

· Now type "ndiswrapper -l" and press enter

· If the driver is properly installed you will receive either of the messages: "Installed ndis drivers: (name of driver) driver present, hardware present" or "(name of driver) : driver installed device ({Chipset ID}) present."

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Answered By 10 points N/A #118292

Video Card and Audio Drivers Needed

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If you want to install drivers for your virtual machine then you can find them over the network and you can install them. First search for drives and then you need to check that if your virtual machine uses your computer drivers or there are some other drivers required. Most of virtual machines use the computer drivers as if you are now running another system then you need to find the drivers for that specific system. As in virtual machine you are using a LINUX system then you need to install LINUX drives on to your virtual computer. Same is the thing for XP and Windows 7.

You can find the windows drivers and then you will be able to install them from there.

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