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Follow the [[Installation guide]].

Revision as of 22:21, 26 August 2016


Device Status Modules
Ati Radeon Xpress Working fglrx (cataylst), radeon
Ethernet Working b44
Wireless Working broadcom-wlAUR, b43, ndiswrapper
Audio Working snd_hda_intel
Modem Untested
PCMCIA Slot Untested
Card Reader Working


"Unknown Key Pressed"

  • You may occasionally run across an error (occurring in an extremely high frequency) in your messages.log/dmesg:
 atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0xee on isa0060/serio0).
 atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e06e <keycode>' to make it known.
  • The fix for this issue is fairly simple. Power down your dell laptop, and reseat the battery.
  • Another possible cause may be due to your AC adapter being unplugged from the outlet, yet attached to the back of your laptop.
  • Yet another suggested fix for the problem is updating your BIOS.. but since this is an extreme measure (found on the ubuntu forums.. so take it with a grain of salt), try the first two solutions before moving on to this potentially dangerous measure.

High Temperature

After the installation you will see that the temperature is around 60°C (Too High). You can get the temperature through:

cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/temperature


cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THM/temperature

This is because the CPU frequency is at full usage always... so before continuing with the install process install cpufrequtils, you can see further details on Cpufrequtils

  • Note: using lm_sensors 'sensors' utility, k8temp-pci-00c3 reports much more reasonable temperatures (more along the lines of what windows reports) compared to this Virtual Thermal Zone. I have noticed no issues running without cpu scaling while on AC.


Follow the Installation guide.


Follow Xorg, Touchpad Synaptics and Extra keyboard keys.


Follow Wireless network configuration and Broadcom wireless.


  • Suspend and Hibernate works with pm-utils
  • Also works by issuing
    echo mem > /sys/power/state

Resume not working after suspend to RAM

To workaround this issue edit the file


and add the following to the kernel boot line:


Backlight does not come back after Resume

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Reason: radeontool no longer exists (Discuss in Talk:Dell Vostro 1000#)

You may need a workaround because the backlight does not come back after Resuming.

Install Pm-utils, and create this file:

case $1 in
  echo "Suspending to disk!"
  echo "Suspending to RAM"
  echo "Suspend to disk is over, Resuming. .."
  echo "Suspend to RAM is over, Resuming..."
  radeontool light on
  radeontool dac on
 *)  echo "somebody is calling me totally wrong."
# chmod +x /etc/pm/sleep.d/radeonlight

Now to make it work you need radeontool.

And DONE, you can suspend and resume with pm-utils normally.