DellStudio15

Issues with Karmic x86-64

  • Not able to change brightness properties neither using Fn keys nor by switching to battery only mode, and to eject cd with Fn key out of the box (ACPI seems not working). Solved (partially) with the new BIOS and\or by changing brightness before gdm.
  • Crash report generated on resume from suspend. Bug 417842 (TylerKinkade)

Issues with Jaunty x86-64

  • No sound. Solved by editing alsa-base.conf according to this post.

  • Blank screen on resume from suspend. Bug 395417

  • System permanently locked at system unlock page on resume from hibernate. Bug 395422

  • High GPU temperature. Solved by installing proprietary (ATI) driver.
  • Lid close does not trigger suspend or blank screen.

My ACPI related problems with the brightness keys, the eject key, hibernate/suspend and not detecting lid close all seem to have been solved by upgrading to Karmic. It's a pretty new system I think some better drivers were added in the newer kernels (v1nsai)

Issues with Jaunty x86-32

  • No sound (Solved using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HdaIntelSoundHowto)

  • Blank screen on resume from suspend. Bug 395417

  • External mic / line in jack doesn't work.
  • Internal webcam video recording is sluggish (low fps) when using resolutions above 800x600.
  • Broadcom wireless only works on 2.6.28-11-generic kernel at this time.

System Info

Karmic x86-64 (stable release) tested on this system:

   bios-version:A06
   system-manufacturer:Dell Inc.
   system-product-name:Studio 1555
   system-version:A06
   kernel: 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:05:01 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

   processor: Intel Core2 Duo T6400 (2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
   display: Samsung 15.6” High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife™ and Camera
   video card: 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
   audio: IDT 92HD73C High Definition Audio Codec/Intel High Definition Audio
   wireless: Intel® WiFi Link 5100 802.11agn Half Mini-Card
   bluetooth: Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Internal (2.1)
   optical drive: 8X Slot Load Super Multi (DL DVD+/-R Drive + RAM support)

   (1 Nov 2009, TylerKinkade)

Jaunty x86-64 (stable release) tested on this system:

   bios-version:A06
   system-manufacturer:Dell Inc.
   system-product-name:Studio 1555
   system-version:A06
   kernel: 2.6.28-13-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 2 07:55:09 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

   processor: Intel Core2 Duo T6400 (2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
   display: Samsung 15.6” High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife™ and Camera
   video card: 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
   audio: IDT 92HD73C High Definition Audio Codec/Intel High Definition Audio
   wireless: Intel® WiFi Link 5100 802.11agn Half Mini-Card
   bluetooth: Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Internal (2.1)
   optical drive: 8X Slot Load Super Multi (DL DVD+/-R Drive + RAM support)

   (3 July 2009, TylerKinkade)

Jaunty x86-32 (stable release) tested on this system:

   bios-version:A06
   system-manufacturer:Dell Inc.
   system-product-name:Studio 1555
   system-version:A06
   kernel: 2.6.28-11-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

   processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz
   display: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
   video card: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
   audio: 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
   wireless: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g
   optical drive: Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-7640S

   (11 June 2009, Alex Watson)

Hardware details

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Intrepid

in Jaunty

in Karmic

in Lucid

Screen & Monitors

Screen

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

Correct resolution?

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

Correct refresh rate?

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

3D Acceleration

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

External monitor works?

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

Hibernates?

Untested

YES but frozen on resume

YES

Untested

Bug 395422

Suspends?

Untested

YES but blank screen on resume

YES

Untested

Bug 395417

Dim monitor on battery

Untested

NO

YES

Untested

Blank monitor on inactivity

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

Lid Close

Untested

NO

YES

Untested

CPU frequency scaling

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

Sound

Sound works?

Untested

YES after changing alsa-base.conf

YES

Untested

Question 75137

Correct volume?

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

Hardware volume switch

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

Headphone jack

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

Mic jack

Untested

NO

Untested

Untested

Internal Mic

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

Wireless NIC

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

External mouse - USB

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

External mouse - Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

CD/DVD drive

Untested

YES

YES

Untested

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Internal Webcam

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Intrepid

in Jaunty

in Karmic

in Lucid

+ Space

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

+ Esc

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

+ F1

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F2

Wireless

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

+ F3

Battery

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

+ F4

Screen Down

Untested

NO

Untested

Untested

+ F5

Screen Up

Untested

NO

Untested

Untested

+ F6

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F7

Mute

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

+ F8

Volume Down

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

+ F9

Volume Up

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

+ F10

Previous Track

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

+ F11

Play/Pause

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

+ F12

Next Track

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

Other special keys

Windows key + E

open all workspace

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Eject

Eject disk

Untested

YES

Untested

Untested

Notes

On Jaunty x86, I had problems with the brightness up/down buttons not working. I fixed this by adding "noapic" to "defoptions=" in /boot/grub/menu.lst . I've also managed to fix hibernate by adding "nomodeset" to the defoptions too. Andrew Thornton


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