[linux-dell-laptops] Re: Dell Inspiron 5000 with DVD and 15 SVGA+
- "dan heim" <lazahe-@...> wrote:
> I am thinking about buying this system and trying to find any problemsHi,
> Linux has with the hardware. Does latest Xfree86 server work? Any DVD
> issues or problems with Speedstep processors? Any info would be
The Dell Inspiron 5000 is identical to the Quantex W Series
notebook which I recently purchased. I noticed this when a friend
of mine bought a I5000.
Nicolai Langfeldt has recently constructed a webpage detailing
his installation on a I5000. Visit the linux-laptops webpage at
and look for the link to I5000. If you have looked recently but
couldn't find it then look again because it was posted
about a day or two ago.
By the way, the DVD-ROM is recognized as a CD-ROM and
I did the installation from the CD-ROM. The specs for the 15''
screen are at his page. You'll need the XFree86 3.3.6. Nicolai
recommends the hacked kernel from Steve Hsieh Inspiron 7500
webpage but I got the X windows to work ( but not the mouse?? )
without it. If I can't get the mouse right I'll try Steve's hacked
Good Luck, Marc