Edgy on a Dell Latitude D820

Guill. Moreno-Socias lists.gms at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 19:41:50 UTC 2006

   Hello Matt (and everybody else).
   I have at last had time to try Edgy on the Dell Latitude D820.  I had
trouble when installing with the Desktop CD:  impossible to get the manual
partitioning to work.  So I used the Alternate CD and everything seems fine.
   I have several questions:
1) SMP kernel:  To use both cores (Intel Core Duo T2400 (1.83GHz)), should I
install something?  How could I know they are both working?
2) CPU frequency scaling:  Is there something to do?
3) What about the graphics card (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M 256 Mo)?  Any
drivers to install?
   Thanks in advance.

On 11/1/06, Matt Price <matt.price at utoronto.ca> wrote:
> Hi Guullermo,
> well, as I recall it was pretty straightforward.  I installed dapper in
> july and upgraded to edgy fairly early.  But I've since installed edgy
> from scratch on the old windows partition and there were pretty well no
> problems.
> The things that were hard to get working were:
> -suspend/hibernate.  hibernate actually works with the stock kernel, but
> not perfectly and the in-kernel hibernate code (swsusp) is slow &
> doesn't tell you it's working.  so I instead use a self-compiled 2.6.18
> kernel patched with suspend2 2.2.8 (see suspend2.net).  I think I have
> the .deb package if you're interested.  suspend=to=ram works too, but
> not always.
> then there are the things that don't seem to be compatible with
> hibernation:
> -hardware-accelerated graphics with nvidia.  it works fine, but breaks
> hibernation.
> -xen-enabled kernel.  ditto.
> -sound -- if esd is running when you suspend, it sometimes doesn't work
> when you wake up.,  So I disable "use sound server' somewhere in gnome
> prefs.
> -sync with my palm t|x.  for that I had to use bluetooth and/or wireless
> networking.
> -fonts are too small by default when using the nv x driver.  had to
> fiddle with the dpi resolution in the fonts preference menu in gnome.
> can't think of any other trouble spots at the moment but if any come up
> I'll be happy to coach you through them.  there were a couple of helpful
> web pages I found through linux-on-laptops.  again, don't have them
> handy but would be happy to help you find them if you have trouble.
> if you can get suspension working with the nvidia driver please let me
> know!  for me that's close to the holy grail (suspension, accelerated
> graphics, and xen is the full definition thereof).
> good luck and keep us posted!
> matt
> On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 22:21 +0100, Guill. Moreno-Socias wrote:
> >    As I am trying to install Edgy on a Dell Latitude D820 and Matt
> > Price has offered his help, I start a new thread.
> >    How have you managed to do it?
> >    Thanks in advance,
> >                                                             Guillermo
> > Moreno-Socías

Guillermo Moreno-Socías
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