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== Hardware state ==
 
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= System Settings =
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== System Settings ==
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{{Hc|lspci|
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
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00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
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00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
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00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
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00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
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00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
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00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b4)
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00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b4)
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00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev b4)
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00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
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00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM67 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
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00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
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00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
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01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 1050 (rev ff)
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07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)
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08:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (rev 34)
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09:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5116 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
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0f:00.0 USB controller: Texas Instruments Device 8241 (rev 02)
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lspci
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== System Setup ==
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
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=== Graphics ===
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
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==== Nvidia card ====
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
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00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
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00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
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00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
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00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b4)
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00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b4)
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00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev b4)
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00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
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00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM67 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
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00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
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00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
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01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 1050 (rev ff)
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07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)
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08:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (rev 34)
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09:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5116 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
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0f:00.0 USB controller: Texas Instruments Device 8241 (rev 02)
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= System Setup =
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== Graphics ==
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=== Nvidia card ===
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Initially, both the Intel integrated graphics and the Nvidia card will be
 
Initially, both the Intel integrated graphics and the Nvidia card will be
 
active, consuming a lot of power, so you probably want to install
 
active, consuming a lot of power, so you probably want to install
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nvidia, bumblebee-git and bbswitch-git are working fine.
 
nvidia, bumblebee-git and bbswitch-git are working fine.
  
=== Intel card ===
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==== Intel card ====
From the [[Dell_XPS_15z|xps 15z]], wiki page, it is reported that using
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From the [[Dell_XPS_15z|xps 15z]], wiki page, it is reported that using the Intel card without any modifications can result in poor video performance. A quick fix that does not make things worse for the 14z is to edit {{Ic|/boot/grub/menu.lst}}, and append the following to the {{Ic|kernel}} section
the Intel card without any modifications can result in poor video
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performance. A quick fix that does not make things worse for the 14z is to edit
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/boot/grub/menu.lst, and append the following to the kernel section
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  kernel /boot/vmlinuz... '''i915.semaphores=1'''
 
  kernel /boot/vmlinuz... '''i915.semaphores=1'''
  
== Power management ==
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=== Power management ===
Classical power saving tricks should apply for this laptop. See the dedicated
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Classical power saving tricks should apply for this laptop. See the dedicated pages of [[Acpid|acpid]], [[Laptop_Mode_Tools|laptop-mode]] and [[Cpufreq|cpufreq]].
pages of [[Acpid|acpid]], [[Laptop_Mode_Tools|
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laptop-mode]] and [[Cpufreq|cpufreq]].
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First try to install {{Pkg|pm-utils}}.
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and see if the following command works successfully:
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# pm-suspend
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Normally it should.
  
 
=== Special trick for acpid ===
 
=== Special trick for acpid ===
If you wish to use acpid for handling the event for plugging/unplugging the ac adapter, you should know that the script does not handle it properly. For some reason, acpi_listen does not report a second argument in AC|ACAD|ADP0 but ACPI0003:00. In /etc/acpi/handler.sh, you can modify these lines:
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If you wish to use acpid for handling the event for plugging/unplugging the ac adapter, you should know that the script does not handle it properly. For some reason, acpi_listen does not report a second argument in AC|ACAD|ADP0 but ACPI0003:00. In {{Ic|/etc/acpi/handler.sh}}, you can modify these lines:
 
     ac_adapter)
 
     ac_adapter)
 
         case "$2" in
 
         case "$2" in
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             ...
 
             ...
 
If this does not solve your problem, you should be able to see what event is triggered by plugging/unplugging the laptop using acpi_listen.
 
If this does not solve your problem, you should be able to see what event is triggered by plugging/unplugging the laptop using acpi_listen.
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=== Other ===
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USB 3.0 has not been tested but should be working. The USB 3.0 driver in the Linux kernel is located in:
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Device Drivers -> USB Support -> xHCI HCD (USB 3.0) support (EXPERIMENTAL)
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SYMBOL: USB_XHCI_HCD

Revision as of 12:51, 23 April 2012


Hardware state

Device Status
Network Works
Wireless Works
Sound Works
Bluetooth Works
Touchpad Works
Graphics Modify
USB 3.0 Not tested
Webcam Works

System Settings

lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b4)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM67 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 1050 (rev ff)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)
08:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (rev 34)
09:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5116 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
0f:00.0 USB controller: Texas Instruments Device 8241 (rev 02)

System Setup

Graphics

Nvidia card

Initially, both the Intel integrated graphics and the Nvidia card will be active, consuming a lot of power, so you probably want to install bumblebee and bbswitch. With this laptop, the packages nvidia, bumblebee-git and bbswitch-git are working fine.

Intel card

From the xps 15z, wiki page, it is reported that using the Intel card without any modifications can result in poor video performance. A quick fix that does not make things worse for the 14z is to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst, and append the following to the kernel section

kernel /boot/vmlinuz... i915.semaphores=1

Power management

Classical power saving tricks should apply for this laptop. See the dedicated pages of acpid, laptop-mode and cpufreq.

First try to install pm-utils.

and see if the following command works successfully:

# pm-suspend

Normally it should.

Special trick for acpid

If you wish to use acpid for handling the event for plugging/unplugging the ac adapter, you should know that the script does not handle it properly. For some reason, acpi_listen does not report a second argument in AC|ACAD|ADP0 but ACPI0003:00. In /etc/acpi/handler.sh, you can modify these lines:

   ac_adapter)
       case "$2" in
           AC|ACAD|ADP0)
           ...

in

   ac_adapter)
       case "$2" in
           AC|ACAD|ADP0|ACPI0003:00)
           ...

If this does not solve your problem, you should be able to see what event is triggered by plugging/unplugging the laptop using acpi_listen.

Other

USB 3.0 has not been tested but should be working. The USB 3.0 driver in the Linux kernel is located in:

Device Drivers -> USB Support -> xHCI HCD (USB 3.0) support (EXPERIMENTAL)
SYMBOL: USB_XHCI_HCD