01 May, 2009

Dell XPS 13 and Fedora

Day before yesterday I got one Dell studio XPS 13
intel core 2 duo
2.4. 3M L2, FSB 1066Mhz, NVIDIA® Hybrid SLI graphics,
1067MHz DDR3, Slot Load 8X max DVD+/-RW, Backlit Keyboard.

While Feodra 10 is latest release, I want rawhide 64-bit (29April2009 build) to use.
Installation was quick (remove various packages) and smooth. After

*) graphics was working only 1280x768 (machine has 1280x800).
(fixed with help of Fedora Solved site)
Machine has 2 Graphics care (detected also), but working only
GeForce 9400M G, (while
256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 9500M-GE is not used)

*) Sound was working without any issue.

*) First warning after login, I got following error "Harddisk is failing..."

(Default installation provide 'gnome-disk-utility', which notify this error)

It was (and is) showing that airflow-temperature was more then 'worse'.
I was not able to do anything for this:-(

*) Webcam is working with cheese

*) Hibernate Failed to get X server (with kmod-nvidia driver) and
need to reboot
Note: Nivida Proprietary driver (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.51-pkg2.run) help to work hibernate (check later post).

*) Battery status (with gnome-power-manger) is not working. It was not showing Battery discharge/charge status or Plug or un-plug A/C adopter.
Fixed: After first time complete discharge, now it is working fine. and showing
status correctly

Overall it was working fine with Linux. Graphics fix is easy, Hibernate (use nvidia 's driver),
Battery status notification (fixed) are Major issue with (kmod-nvidia) driver.

Complete System Profile at Smolt

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