DellInspiron9100

* Contact: Eric Krichinsky, JeremyBoyd or Xorax

  • Make: Dell
  • Brand: Inspiron
  • Model: 9100
  • Website:
  • S/N:
  • Kernel: 2.6.17-10-generic

Current Issues

  1. need better driver for video card, works as ATI Mobility 9600 but card is 9700 which has more features. With ATI 9800, the x-server will cause a bad crash on system. See note.
  2. internal wireless card not detected Dell TrueMobile

  3. 3D Acceleration enabled with current ATI drivers (as of 30 feb 2006)
  4. Recovery from sleep doesn't reactivate screen (OK with last ATI driver)
  5. Hardware audio controls work (control PCM), but mute button does not

Hardware details

in Hoary?

in Breezy?

in Edgy (current stable)?

Installation works?

Untested

Yes

Yes

See notes for installation if you have the graphic card ATI Mobility Radeon 9800.

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Hoary?

in Breezy?

in Edgy (current stable)?

Screen

Untested

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Untested

Yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Untested

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

Untested

No

Yes

External monitor works?

Untested

No

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Untested

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

Untested

Untested

Yes

Sleep

Untested

Untested

Yes

Dim monitor on battery

Untested

Yes

No

Blank monitor on inactivity

Untested

Untested

Yes

Lid Close

Untested

Untested

Untested

Cpu frequency scaling

Untested

Untested

Untested

Sound

Sound works?

Untested

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Untested

Yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

Untested

No

Yes

Headphone jack

Untested

Yes

Yes

Mic jack

Untested

Untested

Untested

Woofer

Untested

Untested

Yes

Networking

Wired NIC

Untested

Yes

Untested

Wireless NIC

Untested

No

Untested

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

No

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Untested

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Untested

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Untested

No

Yes

External mouse - USB

Untested

Yes

Yes

External mouse - Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Yes

Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

Untested

Untested

Untested

CD/DVD drive

Untested

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Yes

Yes

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

Untested

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Hoary?

in Breezy?

in Edgy (current stable?)

+ Space

None apparent

Untested

Yes

Untested

+ Esc

Sleep

Untested

Yes

Yes

+ F1

None

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F2

Toggle wireless

Untested

Untested

No

+ F3

Show battery

Untested

Untested

Yes

+ F4

None

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F5

None

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F6

None

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F7

None

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F8

Toggle external display

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F9

None

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F10

Eject optical tray

Untested

Untested

Yes

+ F11

None

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F12

None

Untested

Untested

Untested

Notes

With the ATI Mobility Radeon 9800 graphic card, you could not launch the x-server because the default driver is unfunctionnal with it. So you could not launch Live-CD for installation. You must install Ubuntu with the Alternate CD and run in recovery mode for installed the proprietary driver fglrx or last official ATI driver.

LaptopTestingTeam/Old/DellInspiron9100 (last edited 2010-02-24 14:45:02 by primes2h)