[ubuntu-uk] Dell Latitude 820

Robert McWilliam rmcw at allmail.net
Mon May 14 13:12:51 BST 2007

On Mon, 14 May 2007 11:56:45 +0100
Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:

> I'm about to order a Dell Latitude D820 laptop and I will, of course,
> be putting Ubuntu on it!
> I'm wondering about support for some of the hardware. If anycone can
> confirm or otherwise if this kit works out of the box, I'd be
> grateful.

There is a laptop testing team which brings together reports for what
works on different machines:

There is a report for a Dell Latitude D820, but it seems to have a
different hardware spec from the one you're looking at as it mentions
use of nvidea graphics drivers:

Intel graphics cards are usually well supported as Intel releases their
own drivers, I'm not sure about the wireless card though. Luckily with
ordering things to be delivered to you (I'm sure there is an actual
term for that but can't remember it ATM) i the UK you have a period of
time (I think either 7 or 14 days) to change your mind for any reason.
So you can send the machine back if anything isn't supported (or if you
decide you don't like the colour...).

Robert McWilliam     rmcw at allmail.net    www.ormiret.com

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