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==Intro==
 
===Summary===
 
I didn't even finished the text, so don't follow exactly whats here, only inspire yourself until I'm finished.
 
ArchLinux is my best experience so far with linux on this computer, even if its a laptop! I've tryed Mandrake 10, 10.1, Suse 9.2, Gentoo 2004.3 and Fedora Core 2 and 3. I really like the KISS philosophy!
 
 
 
===To do===
 
*Clean up new wiki. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediawiki MediaWiki] is great but has break all the layout... Need to clean this mess!
 
*Make swsusp2 work
 
*Clean up of acpi/cpufreq with the governor chooser
 
*ACPI daemon and events
 
*Better kernel configuration display
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
===Working===
 
*Ethernet: Broadcom chip, use b44 module
 
*Wireless: Dell TrueMobile 1300 [http://ndiswrapper.sf.net ndiswrapper]
 
*Audio: ac97 (?)
 
*Display: 1920x1200
 
===Partially Working===
 
*nVidia Geforce4 4200 Go (64 Mb)
 
===Not Working===
 
*Modem
 
 
 
===Unknown / Untested===
 
*Firewire
 
 
 
==Installation==
 
To do
 
 
 
==Kernel==
 
To do
 
 
 
==X.org==
 
To do
 
[http://archlinux.nb.homelinux.net/pub/config/xorg.conf xorg.conf]
 
 
 
==Power Management==
 
I suggest you read [http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/power-management-guide.xml Gentoo Power Management Guide] for great information. After some work on this I wanted to add some information specific to the I8500.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
===ACPI===
 
To Do
 
 
 
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==Links==
 
===General===
 
[http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/power-management-guide.xml Gentoo Power Management Guide]
 
 
 
[http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/Inspiron_8500 Gentoo Dell Inspiron 8500 Wiki]
 
 
 
[http://www.suspend2.net/ Software Suspend 2]
 
 
 
[http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/dell.html Linux on Laptops]
 
 
 
===Linux on a Dell Inspiron 8500===
 
 
 
[http://people.debian.org/~crafterm/inspiron8500.html Debian]
 
 
 
[http://www.garshol.priv.no/download/i8500/ RedHat 9.0]
 
 
 
[http://www.homestead.com/einstein/Inspiron8500.html Fedora Core 2]
 
 
 
[http://www.ife.ee.ethz.ch/~mwirz/dell/inspiron8500.html Suse 9.2]
 
 
 
[http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~mas582/Linux/ Slackware Linux]
 
 
 
[http://www.softlab.ece.ntua.gr/~amanous/Inspiron-Linux/ Debian]
 
 
 
[http://www.wayfinder.it/resources/inspiron8500.php Linux Debian 3.1]
 

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