|Nvidia||Working||nouveau or nvidia|
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Wi-Fi & Bluetooth:
Intel Corporation Wireless 7265
Wi-Fi - Supported out-of-the-box Bluetooth - TODO Wired ethernet:
Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
As of the main website you can install the supported driver for QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter.
First download the board.bin file via wget and put it into your firmware library:
wget https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware/raw/master/QCA6174/hw3.0/2.0/board.bin sudo mkdir -p /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0/ sudo mv board.bin /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0/
and then download the specific firmware binary and move it into your firmware library:
wget https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware/raw/master/QCA6174/hw3.0/2.0/firmware-4.bin_WLAN.RM.2.0-00180-QCARMSWPZ-1 sudo mv firmware-4.bin_WLAN.RM.2.0-00180-QCARMSWPZ-1 /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0/firmware-4.bin
then reboot and you are good to go.
See more at: Synaptics
Keyboard: For Macro keys - see : Extra keyboard keys
NOTE: Keyboard does not have Menu key.
Nvidia & Intel video card configuration: Bumblebee
NVIDIA Corporation GM204M [GeForce GTX 965M]
Control of the light colors
- Currently unsupported by pyAlienFx and alienfx have some diff from previous version.
- Probably supported by alienware-kbl, a software to manage the light colors with a graphical interface, python or bash commands.
Sound do not switch to headphone, after plug jack
For fix: Add
'options snd-hda-intel position_fix=1'
Alienware 15 R3
Xorg freezes when starting with discrete graphics card OFF.
For fix: Add
acpi_osi=! acpi_osi="Windows 2009"
to Kernel options.
When booting mine did not freeze. However when trying to enable a second monitor, running xrandr, or anything related to low level display functionality it would. This fix makes multi-monitor work.