[OpenIndiana-discuss] DELL E6520
magnus at yonderway.com
Fri Nov 18 13:05:11 UTC 2011
If you're looking at getting a laptop, check out System76. They ship all of their laptops with Ubuntu pre-installed, so the hardware tends to be more on the open side.
My (older) Pangolin Performance worked with OI no problem, except I think the Bluetooth and fingerprint reader didn't work (the latter never worked with Linux, either, but I didn't try fixing that).
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On Nov 18, 2011, at 8:02 AM, Jonathan Adams wrote:
> Had a chance to look at a Dell E6520 (was looking at a possible
> upgrade) and so I booted several operating systems, including Solaris
> 11 and OpenIndiana 151a.
> I've got the "prtconf" output from both OS's and will attach them.
> Solaris 11 got both network cards (Ethernet + Wifi) and graphics used
> proper i915 driver ... it also reckoned it knew about the "Mass
> Storage Controller" after a package update ... leaving only 1 device
> OpenIndiana was missing both network devices (even with an
> update_drv), graphics where vgatext and the Mass Storage Controller
> wasn't talking (there may be an update online but since the networks
> weren't working it wouldn't find it)
> I'm not sure if I will be upgrading the laptop ... matters if they
> ship them to other people first, but I thought that some people might
> like to see the output.
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