I think several vendors are now selling at about that price. Popular Guides Preparing your system for Linux. My current beef with the system is that it is not adequately cooled; running CPU-heavy things like compiles or flash games can cause the CPU to throttle itself to control its temperature. Unfortunately, a few months later something internal failed and it no longer powers on. Intel Core 2 Duo T Intel Also, some ambitions has been sacrified on wireless, picking Dell

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If it is not in the man pages or the how-to’s this is the place! I can afford to wait a little while but … tick tick tick.

They both currently work on my much older so I know the cards work.

Because of this you may need a external USB optical drive or some similar method to install Linux. See the related resources section below for details for these cards the Dell and would probably require the ndiswrapper module.

All times are GMT This is probably a trivial sort of thing, I just haven’t followed up on it. However, in when I had Ubuntu 9.

Dell Latitude D [Linux Laptop Wiki]

Please keep this field empty: A kernell panic, like the one described by Joseph Cheek, occured. Linux support on the Dell Latitude D is very poor. Yes, s830 takes some work to get all the hardware working…but well worth the effort. I really need these cards to work. This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure.


Just be sure doing comparisons that the machine configurations are the same. In order to fix the problem I had to uninstall it and install other packages. The graphics was very choppy – youtube would flicker … But I had a spare hard drive sitting on my desk much after installation and I mounted swap on hard drive – works balzing fast now. I bought the 80g SATA from Dell, not quite cheapest, but only slightly more than 60g, pulled it out, replaced it with a g WD from newegg.

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Another option that might work is just simply open up “Additional Drivers,” if you haven’t already and install the driver from there. It’s OK for testing whether an rtai kernel boots, but not for testing whether it has good realtime performance.

The Intel wireless, graphics and sound now work as standard making this laptop a good choice with these distributions. Media Manager Back to top. For me it works like a clock with Fedora 10 Cambridge.


Dell Latitude D830

Was this always the case but I didn’t notice it for over a year? This worked fine on a friend’s laptop that had a similar chip.

The time now is You wiki has helped me greatly with a recently purchased D, thanks guys! The BIOS has the drive interface set as ‘compatible’.

can’t connect to any wifi Dell Laitude D820

Killed ath5k and tried the MadWifi, no joy. The Intel works great, audio is fine, video is fine, blutooth. Specs The pertinent details are: I’ve chosen to disable the fancy Desktop Effects entirely, and of course there’s a nice payoff in general responsiveness of the Latiyude.

Intel Core 2 Duo T Intel It is one of the hottest laptops I have had ….

I’ve been running Debian Sid on the d for 8 months with very few issues. I’ve recently moved to Ubuntu