Dell :: Best Mobile Precision For Linux!

Jan 8, 2009

What a great forum! Well well, I've been reading a lot about the M6400 and the M4400. I'm still undecided on what to get. A basic M6400 or a well loaded M4400, but that thread is already up right?

My main question is, what would be the best rig for Linux? For what I've been reading almost everyone is getting these computers because they are the best balance in features and quality while they also serve for gaming. That's why I have decided to narrow my search to these 2 specific models anyway.

Even when these computers come with RHEL 5.2 (Am I right?), I'd be opting for CentOS 5.2 64 bits, which is basically the same. Maybe Ubuntu 8.10 or OpenSUSE 11.1 for all my day-to-day needs and Matlab. Gaming is not that important but its a nice plus.

Who has tried one of those on these machines as hosts (not as Virtual Machines)??? From what I've read, the M4400 is ISV certified while the M6400 uses a desktop chipset to achieve its maximum of 16GB of RAM. Which one is the most reliable, stable, compatible machine .....

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Dell Precision M6300 :: Mobile Workstation Not Starting

Dec 27, 2014

I have an M6300 Mobile Workstation that does not turn on.  The green "On" indicator goes on and then the Cap Lock indicator just blinks.  The screen never turns on and I never see the Dell opening splash screen when starting the computer.  I have to hold the power button for over 20 seconds to turn the unit off.

What is going on with this computer especially what the blinking Cap Lock indicator means?  Can I guess that it could be a hard drive problem because it tries to start, but never does and hangs with a blank screen, a Blinking Caps Lock indicator and the "On" indicator on steady?

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Dell :: Precision M90 And Precision M 6300 WHO IS THE ODM?

Mar 11, 2009

I am trying to find out who the ODM ( original design manufacturer) is for these precision models, dell no longer sells them, perhaps there is another channel for buying one besides Dell???

If anyone has any information please let me know and also what model not just the ODM's name.

For example ALienware laptops are made by the ODM Clevo which also sells the same Chassis without the alienware bling and price under the name of Sager, Averatec also as I recall ....

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Dell :: Linux On The Studio Xps 13

Feb 1, 2009

I'm looking at buying the dell studio xps 13 but i need to run linux on it. Whilst the laptop itself shouldn't have any problems with the linux kernal -

I need to know if the multimedia shortcut keys hardwired on the laptop will work under a linux environtment.

Does anyone know anything about this?

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Dell :: Any Experience With Red Hat Linux 5.1 ?

Feb 22, 2009

I've noticed drivers for Red Hat Linux are available, does anybody tried to install it in the Precision M6400

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Apr 26, 2009

I bought my mini 9 from the outlet with XP.
I am interested in trying out the linux OS that dell provides for the mini 9

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Dell :: Mobile Broadband

Jul 13, 2007

i have been doing research on this and i have decided that att's edge service is slow. but can anyone find a nation map for verzion's broadband access service and sprint's mobile broadband. now with verzions service i am asuming you get unlimited mb usage for $59.99. if you could use a sling just fine with att's service then that would solve everything but i dought you can. which one would you guys recremend? again i need the maps.

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Dell :: Which Is The Best Linux Distribution For The M6400 ?

Feb 26, 2009

Which distribution will run better ? meaning which one has the more drivers available and will make better use of the existing hardware inside the M6400 ?

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Dell :: Laptops With Linux Support?

Feb 28, 2009

I'm thinking of buying a laptop which is quite powerful and can run Linux (most of my work is in Linux). I'm an engineering student and frequently need to use computationally intensive applications,

which are also graphically intensive. Following a post on another subforum (, I was asked to confirm with Dell users here as to what their Linux experiences are.

I would appreciate inputs and suggestions about purchasing laptops from users of Dell laptops, especially the Latitide and Precision.

I understand that the appropriate subforum for this is different, but since this is now only a matter of deciding which Dell model to purchase

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Dell :: Studio 15 In India No XP Or Linux?

May 11, 2009

I spoke to Dell India today and received a quote from them regarding Studio 15...but surprisingly they say that they don't have drivers for XP/Linux...

I know that the laptop comes with Vista Premium but I thought I could always change it later if I wanted to...whats this weird thing about not providing drivers for other OS?

Could someone from India who's got Studio 15 help me out?

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Dell :: Linux Operating System

Dec 26, 2008

i have got an extra internal HDD which is 250gb. so i m planning to install some other operating system just to see how they work. like linux. where can i get the driver if i want to install Linux. and what about Linux Operating system.

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Dell :: Windows 7 And VZW Mobile Broadband

Feb 4, 2009

I have a XPS m1530, I had Windows Vista (Ultimate), I then installed Windows 7 and know I cant connect to my Mobile Broadband card. Does anyone have Windows 7 and Mobile Broadband working?

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Dell :: Can We Add Internal Mobile Broadband To XPS 16 ?

Jul 22, 2009

I ordered my system yesterday, and the internal mobile broadband is no longer available in Canada. Can i add it myself ? Aftermarket maybe ?

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Dell :: Left4Dead On A Mobile System?

Feb 22, 2009

Anyone else here that has been bitten by the L4D bug? I started playing this game the same day the demo was released, and immediatley bought it when the full game was released. I was hooked.

Not only was it one of the most awesome games out there, my hardware loved it. I could play 1280x800 with everything on high, and blast 80fps on average. Never did I see it drop below 60 fps - dozens of zombies on fire? No problem.

Then the game update came out... Rendering the game unplayable on my hardware. I got hit bad by the performance bug, really bad.

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Dell :: I Put A Mobile Core I7 In A 1737?

Sep 7, 2009

Just curious they are both 45nm but the Core i7 is using up 45watts TDP vs the Core 2 Duo only 35watts TDP

any other roadblocks or will it just not fit.

I think the mobile Core i7 has 4 Cores each Hyperthreading they should be very fast.

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Feb 19, 2009

I have the following in my Dell Studio 1735:

Internal Dell Wireless 5530 built-in 3G/HSDPA / NO SIM

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Dell :: Is XPS 16 (S541020IN8) Is Compatible For Using Linux (ubuntu)

Nov 29, 2009

I am plannig to buy a dell XPS 16 (S541020IN8) with intel i7 processor . I want to know whether it is compatible with ubuntu. Does any one used any linux on this machine.

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Dell :: Installing LINUX On Studio 1537

Feb 2, 2009

I will be ordering Dell Studio 1537 in 10 days.

Has anyone successfully installed OpenSuse 11 (or any other LINUX) on Dell Studio 1537?

I want to remove Vista & dual boot XP & Linux

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Dell :: Dual Boot XPS 1330 With Linux/XP?

Mar 24, 2009

I have searched the forum for options on dual booting my xps 1330 with either linux or XP however I cannot seem to find what I am looking for.

Basically, i already have vista installed and I do not want to format that hard drive to install either xp or linux.

I am fully aware of the fact that If i install XP after vista it will mess up my boot record. Is there any way around this?

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Dell :: M1530 Best Linux Distro That Worked Right Out Of Box

Jan 23, 2010

I was very pleased after I installed Mandriva 2010 on my system. WiFi driver, sound driver,

touchpad even nvidia's graphic's driver's installed like a charm. Highly recommended OS.

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Dell :: 5530 Mobile Broadband Card

May 2, 2009

I have downloaded and installed the correct drivers and also the wireless manager from Sony Ericsson. The problem I am having is with Vodafone. Both my Vodafone SIM cards work perfectly well with my unlocked Vodafone branded USB dongle.

However, these sim cards do not work with the Dell card. When I try my Orange Sim card from my mobile phone it works perfectly. So I know the Dell card works and therefore suspect that I only need to change the settings.

However, I don't have a clue what settings to change-that's where I hope you guys can help! Thanks in advance.

PS. I have a latitude E6500

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Dell :: Mobile Broadband 5600 Chip

Apr 29, 2009

Dell announced, a few weeks ago, a new replacement for the 57XX and 55XX Mobile Broadband MiniPCIe cards that they are installing as integrated WWAN in select notebooks.

The new Dell Wireless 5600 Mobile Broadband card is based on the Qualcomm Gobi chipset, and therefore supports all major NA carriers (CDMA and GSM/HSPA), and all global UMTS/HSPA bands.

As a result, you can theoretically use this one integrated device on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, O2, Telus, Rogers, Fido, T-Mobile, or any other EVDO or HSPA service globally, just by activating with the provider (CDMA/EVDO) or using the providers SIM card (GSM/HSPA).

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Dell :: Wireless 5520 Mobile Broadband

Jun 20, 2009

I have a dell XPS 1530 and am looking to buy the Wireless 5520 Mobile Broadband card for ATT. .

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Dell :: Cannot Sync To Mobile Device Ctr W/ Bluetooth

Mar 3, 2009

Have Dell Latitude D830 and PPC Phone

In short:

* Bluetooth syncing between PPC mobile phone does not work
* Bluetooth between PPC mobile phone and Dell Laptop pairs
* USB Syncing between mobile phone and Mobile device center works
* Bluetooth syncing between PPC mobile phone prior to system reinstall DID work and worked well.
* Bluetooth mouse was paired first this time and works well.

Problem Details:

I have a windows pocket pc phone that connected to Bluetooth very well with my Dell D830 prior to the crash I had last week. In fact, it worked better with Bluetooth than it did with the USB connection. After receiving a hard drive from Dell with the Vista Dell Basic operating system image on it and set my system up again along with all my programs and downloaded and installed the Mobile Device Center 6.1 from the Microsoft site. I synced pocket PC phone up with usb and had no problems. I set up my bluetooth and it connected with no problems. (I have a Bluetooth mouse that I set up and it works perfectly.) The Mobile Device Center partnership with bluetooth will not work. When I select ActiveSync and select Menu/Sync with Bluetooth, the Mobile center does not recognize the PPC phone. I see no response from the Mobile Device Center at all.

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Apr 20, 2010

I have been using Ubuntu Linux as my primary OS for the past two years and although i find Win7 that came with my new Z11 ok, i really want to go back to linux. However after a few google searches (and some more search in this forum) i understand that there are problems with the dual gfx adapters and the fake raid that these beasts come with, which is also locked in the default bios. On top of that, there are worries that the GC scheme of the Samsung drives only works with ntfs (although i am a bit skeptical on that, especially since the raid configuration might block this anyhow). Could someone please provide answers/pointers on any of the above? when i tried to boot the latest ubuntu beta from usb i got a complete messed up display.

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Apple :: MB And Linux

Mar 13, 2009

Can you install Ubuntu linux (or some other variant) onto a macbook? I know already that OS X is built from a unix shell derivitive but could I essentially have OS X, Vista (or 7) and Linux in some form?

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Dell :: Looking For Input On M6400 Covet For A CAD Mobile Workstation

Feb 4, 2009

From all the specs listed on this machine it should be a CAD powerhouse, however it seems that there are a number of people on the net reporting lots of driver issues when trying to run CAD software.

I'll be running things like Solidworks and some other engineering aps that use some 3D modeling and am wondering if there is any kind of a consensus yet as to weather this machine is good to go or not. This machine will be used for work, so I don't want to mess around with something that will be crashing all the time.

Is it just the Dell bloatware that is causing the issues? If I reformat and reinstall the OS how difficult is it to find all the proper (stable!) drivers to get this machine up and running again?

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Dell :: Intel Mobile Chipset Driver + Win7

Jan 21, 2009

I know a few people have installed Win7 on their Lattitudes and Precisions ...

I decided to try out a clean install but as I work through the driver installs I get stuck at the chipset drivers which refuse to install, saying "This operating system is not supported .....

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Dell :: Mobile Broadband Missing In Latitude E4300

Mar 26, 2009

I have order an Latitude E4300 from the Dell UK Outlet page. Specs seemed to be perfect: SSD, mobile broadband and so on.

Now, that I have received the machine, the mobile broadband add-on is missing. Description said that it has "WWAN" and, because I was still unsure, I actually asked a representative who told me in a chat (lucky I saved this session) that this machine would definitely have mobile broadband.

There is also one piece of plastic missing at the joint of the display, but it doesn't really affect usability of the notebook. Well, I could live with this .....

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Acer :: 8935G With Linux

Jul 19, 2009

if anyone has tried any form of Linux on this beast and how much it takes to get all the features working in it?

Was going to use the second hard drive for a second OS and since I am waiting on Proper Windows 7 driver support for it was going to try something else out.

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