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Discussion in 'Alienware 14 and M14x' started by madmantm, May 1, 2011.

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  1. madmantm

    madmantm Notebook Consultant

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    For all Linux enthusiasts here are the tests i have done.

    Ubuntu 10.10 X64
    Installed correctly
    No support for Ethernet network interface
    No support for wireless network interface
    didn't try video installation.

    Ubuntu 11.04 X64
    Installed correctly
    Issue with Nvidia proprietary drivers (half the screen doesn't work)
    network card supported
    wireless card supported

    ArchLinux (Latest) Core
    Network card not supported
    wireless card not supported

    Debian 6.0
    Network card not supported
    Wireless card not supported.

    Suse 11.04 X64
    Using Gnome.
    Couldn't boot, i get issues with the nouveau driver which i tried to black list and failed.
    even with blacklisting in modprobe (update-initramfs -u)

    Ubuntu 11.04 Server X64
    Network card supported
    Even without the Xorg i can't even get past grub, i get errors with the nouveau driver trying to pass commands probably to the intel card or nvidia ...
    tried blacklisting nvidia, nv, nvidiafb, nouveau in modprobe + update-initramfs -u) still doesn't work.

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    From the kern log
     
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    AESdecryption Notebook Evangelist

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    What are your system specifications? No one will be able to help you if your question is impossible to answer.
     
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    room271 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the info - I think I will be installing the latest Ubuntu on mine so hopefully the driver issues will get sorted soon!
     
  4. madmantm

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    @AESDecryption.

    I was just specifying the tests i have done on the m14x machine.
     
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    Did someone have the chance to try Linux, and was more successful?
     
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    updated with a picture of the problem.
     
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    I'm going to try and install osx, see if I can get something going
     
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    That would be very interesting, keep me posted.

    * Following a warning a received from a fellow member, please keep OSX installations information on non apple computers in private and not public.
     
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    Update * No discussions on OSX on the M14x is allowed, so please keep information in PM's or private.

    Thanks
     
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