Difference between revisions of "Dell Inspiron 8500"

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==Power Management==

Revision as of 01:28, 28 December 2005


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. 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 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

Power Management

I suggest you read 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

Gentoo Power Management Guide

Gentoo Dell Inspiron 8500 Wiki

Software Suspend 2

Linux on Laptops

Linux on a Dell Inspiron 8500

Debian

RedHat 9.0

Fedora Core 2

Suse 9.2

Slackware Linux

Debian

Linux Debian 3.1