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    Default E6400: DCP control point which to install?

    Which DCP (Dell Control Point) I should install? I want to control Volume and Display brightness only. Nothing else.

    I do not want to install DCP for security, power saving, etc because last time I installed security and power saving DCP, it caused me disaster.

    If anyone knew which app and if they allow me to install: Volume + Display brightness control only, pls let me know.

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    Default Re: E6400: DCP control point which to install?

    You don't need to install DCP for them. Download/install Dell's Notebook System Software.
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    Gb Re: E6400: DCP control point which to install?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    You don't need to install DCP for them. Download/install Dell's Notebook System Software.
    Any pointer to that?

    I can't see it on the resource DVD, or Dell's download area, the version that is for D series refuses to install on E series.

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    Default Re: E6400: DCP control point which to install?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyBurns View Post
    Any pointer to that?

    I can't see it on the resource DVD, or Dell's download area, the version that is for D series refuses to install on E series.
    This is for Vista.

    The details say:

    Level of Importance: Urgent
    Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.
    Important Information
    If you are reinstalling the operating system it is important that this software be installed first.
    Compatibility
    Inspiron 1410
    Latitude E4200
    Latitude E4300
    Latitude E5400
    Latitude E5500
    Latitude E6400
    Latitude E6400 ATG
    Latitude E6500
    OptiPlex 360
    Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M2400
    Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M4400
    Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M6400
    Studio Laptop 1537
    Vostro Desktop A100
    Vostro Desktop A180
    Vostro Notebook A840
    Vostro Notebook A860
    And this for XP.
    Level of Importance: Urgent
    Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.
    Important Information
    If you are reinstalling the operating system it is important that this software be installed first.
    Compatibility
    Latitude E6400
    Latitude E6500
    OptiPlex 960
    Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M2400
    Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M4400
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Fixes and Enhancements
    - Add fixes described here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945436
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949764
    This should be the first entry under System Utilities if you look for the drivers for your service tag.

    John

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    Gb Re: E6400: DCP control point which to install?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Ratsey View Post

    this for XP.
    Ah, if only they'd call a spade a spade.

    Given that I'd installed Intel's chipset drivers I avoid installing that as I though it might clash. I'm getting a little less cagey about using Dells own drivers now, as it seems the big problems I was seeing were down to controlpoint and specifically their power management.

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    Default Re: E6400: DCP control point which to install?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyBurns View Post
    Ah, if only they'd call a spade a spade.
    I quite agree. " System utility" very much implies an optional extra.

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    Gb Re: E6400: DCP control point which to install?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Ratsey View Post
    I quite agree. " System utility" very much implies an optional extra.
    155MB of download later, I still don't have the pop-up volume/brightness control, are you sure they doesn't require any part of controlpoint?

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    Default Re: E6400: DCP control point which to install?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyBurns View Post
    155MB of download later, I still don't have the pop-up volume/brightness control, are you sure they doesn't require any part of controlpoint?
    It wasn't me who said that the system utility contained those functions - I just showed you where the file was.

    The description of the Dell ControlPoint System Manager says:

    Important Information
    Dell ControlPoint System Manager is a system configuration application that lets the user customize power, display and other device settings:

    - Power Manager: Allows configuration notebook settings for enhanced battery savings. Other settings include monitoring battery health, power managing network card and disabling battery charging for airplane mode.

    - Display Manager: Allows configuration of keyboard backlight settings, creating custom hotkeys to perform a wide range of available actions (note: Fn+D will toggle display on/off by default), access webcam and storage settings, enable/disable Ambient Light Sensor
    You could try installing the Display and Devices module but not the Power Management module.

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    Default Re: E6400: DCP control point which to install?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Ratsey View Post
    It wasn't me who said that the system utility contained those functions - I just showed you where the file was
    Hmmm ....

    On the factory XP install the compmgmt.msc had a tendency to hang up in the event viewer when switching between different logs. When I did a clean XP install this went away, now that I've installed that system utility bundle, the hanging has come back - somehow I doubt it's going to be removable

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    Default Re: E6400: DCP control point which to install?

    I have noticed that the only way the on screen volume and brightness indicators show up is when i have an external monitor attached. It doesnt work with just my notebook LCD, Once i use an external monitor, the indicators show up on screen but only on the external monitor. That might be what you're seeing as well when you're testing. Try hooking up an external monitor and see what happens. I bet it works as expected. Not sure if there's a setting for it or not. Haven't checked but I wouldn't be surprised to find a setting for which display shows the on screen feedback.

    Hope that helps.

 

 

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