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Dell Latitude D830

CentOS 5.2 64bit

1. Hardware

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00GHz

4096 MB RAM (3947.33 MB usable by CentOS)

Bios A13

320 GB WD Scorpio Black Edition 7200RPM

15.4" 1920x1200

lspci output :

2. Installation

Works out of the box :

Works after a little tweaking :

Doesn't work (yet) :

Didn't check (yet):


3. Wireless

The RHEL 5.3 beta kernel (http://people.redhat.com/dzickus/el5/) includes iwlwifi which is much better than the old ipw3945 module available from RPMforge. Everything that worked out of the box using the CentOS kernel is still working.


Enable NetworkManager :

4. Third-party applications

Enabled RPMforge repository. (MPlayer, ...)

Added vpnc and NetworkManager-vpnc packages from EPEL repository

Adobe Reader 8 (32 bit): acroread browser plugin : 100% CPU solved by checking the proxy option but leaving it empty

Adobe Flash (64 bit alpha version)

Skype (32 bit)

OpenOffice 3.0 (64 bit)

Sun Java (64 bit)

5. Fonts

TODO: how to install msttcorefonts

Freetype is needed to display TrueType fonts but the version installed by default has bytecode rendering disabled due to US patent restrictions.

TODO : how to enable bytecode rendering

6. Printing

Need to use browser interface to use Windows printer in domain (otherwise password removed from URI with the gnome configuration tool)

2023-09-11 07:22