Dell Inspiron N5110 Open suse 11.4 Kde wireless adapter, camera and touchpad drivers

Hello :slight_smile:
Greetings to all, as this is my first post in the forum. I hope I may contribute to the openSUSE community in some way :slight_smile:

It’s been a few days since I bought a Dell Inspiron N5110. I installed openSUSE 11.4 with KDE and everything is great. You know - new machine, new OS, much free space :slight_smile:

I’ve been searching everywhere to find drivers for my wireless adapter, camera and touchpad. Unfortunately all I find are drivers for Win.

If you have some suggestions on where to search, I’ll be very thankful!

Hi ovCrymysn,

Welcome to openSUSE forums.

Your best bet in this case, is to start a separate thread for each driver. ie a thread in our wireless forum area (and read the stickies there on wireless) for the wireless adapter. And a separate threads in our higher level ‘hardware’ subforum area]( with each of camera and touchpad.

Now some background … the wireless driver will be included in openSUSE as a kernel module IF it is an open source driver. If it is an proprietary driver, you will have to find possibly the firmware and driver (kernel modules) packaged as an rpm on some 3rd party respository. Read the wireless stickies !! Likey you will need information to those trying to help you, by providing the output of:

/sbin/lspci -nnk 

listing the few lines associated with your wireless.

For your camera, you need to tell us if this is a webcam or an external camera. With camera plugged in, you need to advise the output of:


Note the driver for a webcam is typically included in the kernel, except where it is not open source, in which case one need to find a 3rd party website offering the proprietary driver packaged as an rpm.

For the touchpad, it also ‘may’ have support packaged with the kernel. Dependant on whether it is a USB touchpad or a PCI-e touchpad, you will likely need to provide the output of:



/sbin/lspci -nnk

Again, dependant on who makes the touchpad, there may or may not be Linux drivers in the kernel, and there may or may not be Linux drivers in rpm repositories.

When it comes to sending the commands I suggested, note Linux is case sensitive.

Again, start new threads for each of those hardware items.