DellLatitudeD400

Hardware details

in Breezy?

in Karmic?

Installation works?

Yes

Yes

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Karmic?

Screen

yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

yes

Yes, glxgears works

External monitor works?

yes

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

yes

Yes

Hibernates?

yes

Untested

Sleep

yes

Yes

Dim monitor on battery

yes

Yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

Untested

Untested

Lid Close

blanks and locks screen

Untested

Cpu frequency scaling

works if the gnome applet is to be believed

Yes

Sound

Sound works?

yes

Yes

Correct volume?

yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

yes

Yes

Headphone jack

yes

Untested

Mic jack

Untested

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

yes

Yes

Wireless NIC

yes

Yes

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Infrared

yes

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

N/A

Yes

External mouse - USB

Untested

Untested

External mouse - Serial

Untested

Untested

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

yes

Untested

USB

yes

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

yes

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

yes

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

PS/2

yes

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

N/A

N/A

CD/DVD drive

yes

N/A

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Karmic?

+ Esc

Suspend

yes, after enabling ACPI_SLEEP in /etc/default/acpi-support

Yes, out of the box

+ F2

Wifi-toggle

yes

No

+ F3

Battery

no

Yes

+ F4

Num Lock

yes

Yes

+ F5

Scroll Lock

Untested

No (should it work?)

+ F8

CRT/LCD

Untested

Untested

+ F10

Eject CD

Untested

N/A

+ F11

Print Screen

Untested

Yes

+ F12

Pause Break

Untested

Untested

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Karmic?

+Up/Down

Brightness

yes

Yes

+PgUp/PgDown

Volume

yes

Yes

+End

Mute

yes

Yes

Issues with Breezy

Xorg dies when switching virtual terminals. To be precise, it dies when switching back to X from a virtual console. Problem occurs when running using 24 as the colour depth in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Switching to 16 bit depth has removed the problem.

Notes

Overall, working very nicely indeed.

Only real issue is the X-crashing on switch to virtual terminal, but using 16 bit colour depth solves that one. The video card uses the i810 driver and as far as I can tell from googling around that driver has a few issues.

Once X is fixed, suspend and hibernate both work a treat (suspend requiring enabling by un-commenting ACPI_SLEEP in /etc/default/acpi-support.

Infra-red (irda) required a little tinkering:

I added the following to /etc/modules:

ircomm-tty
irtty-sir
irda

Other than that the main obstacle was realising that infra-red was turned off in the BIOS.

Successfully used infra-red to talk to a nokia 6610i and also able to set up a gprs connection via infra-red.

Volume controls all working well, only complaint is gnome-volume-control itself which only controls the speaker volume, not the headphone jack.

LaptopTestingTeam/Old/DellLatitudeD400 (last edited 2010-12-13 20:35:22 by eliasson)