AlienwareMX7700

  • My alienware has been broken for a while now, so I can't test it for ubuntu anymore. If anyone wants to take over this page, feel free to do so.
  • Contact: StephenSandlin

  • Brand: Alienware
  • Model: MX7700
  • Website: http://www.alienware.com

Current Issues

Hibernate, suspend not working.

System Info

bios-version:6.00

system-manufacturer:alienware

system-product-name:D900T

system-version:Revision A

Hardware details

in Dapper

in Feisty

Installation works?

*Works (see below)

same

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

in Dapper

in Feisty

Screen

Works

same

Correct resolution?

Works (1440x900)

same

Correct refresh rate?

Works (60)

same

3D Acceleration

Works (NVIDIA GEforceGO 6800)

same

External monitor works?

Tv out works. No vga computer monitor output.

same

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Power Management

in Dapper

in Feisty

Battery detected?

Works (low battery life, normal)

same

Hibernates?

*Works (see bottom)

same

Sleep

Works (see bottom)

same

Dim monitor on battery

Works

same

Blank monitor on inactivity

Works

same

Lid Close

Blank Screen Works, Suspend/Hibernate *Works (see bottom)

same

Cpu frequency scaling

Unsupported

same

Sound

in Dapper

in Feisty

Sound works?

Works (Realtek AL 880)

Some programs exhibit choppy audio (wesnoth, chromium) which worked fine in Dapper, Ill try and find a fix and post it here.

Correct volume?

Works - after switching device to OSS mixer in volume control

same

Headphone jack

Works

same

Mic jack

Works

same

Networking

in Dapper

in Feisty

Wired NIC

Works

same

Wireless NIC

Works

same

PCMCIA NIC

*Works (see below)

same

Firewire

Works

same

Modem

Untested

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

in Dapper

in Feisty

Touchpad

Works

Works

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Works

same

Touchpad - Scroll down side

**Works

same

Touchpad - turned off while typing

**Works

Untested

External mouse - USB

Works

same

External mouse - Serial

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

in Dapper

in Feisty

Fingerprint reader

N/A

N/A

CD/DVD drive

Works

same

PCMCIA cards

*Works (see below)

same

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Works?

in Dapper

in Feisty

+ F3

Works (Mute)

same

+ F4

Works (sleep)

same

+ F5

Works (Volume Down)

same

+ F6

Works (Volume Up)

same

+ F7

Im not sure what this key does. It makes the screen flicker, so maybe a dynamic resolution changer?

same

+ F8

Works (Brightness Down)

same

+ F9

Works (Brightness Up)

same

+ F11

Works (Internal Wireless)

same

+ ArrowUp

Works (Pg Up)

same

+ ArrowDown

Works (Pg Dn)

same

+ ArrowRight

Works (End)

same

+ ArrowLeft

Works (Home)

same

Notes

Installation-I've never gotten the 'Desktop CD' to install on any of my computers; The 'Server Install' CD works fine. If you have a hardware raid, grub will give an obscure error after you install; Go into the bios (F2 when booting up) and change RAID setting from Raid to ATA to get it to work. (The ubuntu installer can handle software raids if you want to use them)

Pcmcia works correctly in dapper, for earlier versions of ubuntu you have to add pci=assign-busses to the kernel boot options. *- In order to get suspend/hibernate working (if you have an nvidia card) goto http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=471855

and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaLaptopBinaryDriverSuspend

**-You have to make some changes in the xorg.conf file for these things to work correctly. Feel free to email me if you have trouble with this, or just look on www.ubuntuforums.org.

My email is sandlst@auburn.edu


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LaptopTestingTeam/Old/AlienwareMX7700 (last edited 2010-02-24 14:45:27 by primes2h)