DellInspiron600m

Current Issues

Hardware details

in Edgy 6.10?

in Feisty 7.04 Herd 3?

in Feisty 7.04 Final?

Installation works?

Untested

Untested

Yes

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Edgy 6.10?

in Feisty 7.04 Herd 3?

in Feisty 7.04 Final?

Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

Yes

Yes

Yes

External monitor works?

Untested

No*

Yes5

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes****

Yes**

Yes

Hibernates?

Untested

Untested

Yes

Sleep

Untested

Untested

Yes

Dim monitor on battery

Untested

Yes

Untested

Blank monitor on inactivity

Untested

Untested

Yes

Lid Close

Yes

Yes

Yes

CPU frequency scaling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sound

Sound works?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Headphone jack

Untested

Yes

Yes

Mic jack

Untested

Untested

Yes

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes***

Yes

Wireless NIC

Yes

Yes***

Yes

PCMCIA NIC

Yes

Yes***

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Yes

Yes

Yes

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Yes

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Yes

Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

Yes5

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Yes

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

CD/DVD drive

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Yes

Yes

Untested

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

Untested

Infrared Port

Untested

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Edgy 6.10?

in Feisty 7.04 Herd 3?

in Feisty 7.04 Final?

+ Esc

Sleep

Untested

No

Yes

+ F2

Wireless

No

No

Yes

+ F3

Battery?

Yes****

Yes

Yes

+ F8

CRT/LCD

Untested

Maybe*

Yes5

+ F10

Eject

Untested

Yes

Yes

+ Page Up

Volume Up

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ Page Dn

Volume Down

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ End

Mute

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ Up Arrow

Increase Brightness

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ Down Arrow

Decrease Brightness

Yes

Yes

Yes

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Edgy 6.10?

in Feisty 7.04 Herd 3?

in Feisty 7.04 Final?

Volume Up

Yes

Yes

Yes

Volume Down

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mute

Yes

Yes

Yes

Notes

* Attempted to toggle to an external LCD using Fn-F2 hotkey. Monitor received a signal from the laptop, but displayed no image. Image on the laptop LCD went blank.

** Battery was not detected until power management settings were opened. After that it worked fine.

*** Network Manager applet as well and older network applet show up. Confusing to users possibly. (Fixed in 7.04 Final.)

**** After using the battery status Fn-F3 combination the battery status applet in the menubar dissapears. Unplugging power to change the power status does not make it return.

5 With Ubuntu 7.04 final, when the VGA plug was first inserted, the external and internal screens display the same contents simultaneously. When the Fn+F8 was pressed, the display alternates between the external and internal screens (one displaying and the other blank). If you want simultaneous display, don't press Fn+F8.

User Comments

WirawanPurwanto : Ubuntu OS 7.04 is running perfectly on this laptop! I am very pleased to see the hibernation and suspend under LInux finally working smoothly on this laptop. Prior to this, I used SuSE 9.2, which was also working well. Suspend-to-RAM, however, was not usable until I installed Ubuntu 7. Now I can turn off and turn on the laptop in a matter of seconds! I "leaned out" the booting sequence by removing services that I deemed unnecessary; as a result, I could boot up this laptop from "powered off" state in as little as 1 minute (username/password entry included!). What a shame for Windows XP!


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LaptopTestingTeam/DellInspiron600m (last edited 2010-02-26 17:23:02 by primes2h)