Ubuntu 8.10 x64 on Dell Latitude D630


Installing [UBUNTU 8.10 (x64)] on [DELL LATITUDE D630]

Last updated: 18/11/2008

General Hardware Specifications of [DELL LATITUDE D630]:

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
Notes
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7500  @ 2.20GHz Works No special procedure required during installation.
14″ LCD Works No special procedure required during installation
nVidia Corporation Quadro NVS 135M Works Check your BIOS (last release is A13) and the GPU fan will run at full speed using version 177 driver, I am using version 173 driver and there is no fan issue with an old BIOS
2GB, RAM, 2DIMMs Works No special procedure required during installation
120 GB SATA Hard Drive Works No special procedure required during installation
Integrated Bluetooth Works No special procedure required during installation, BUT must be enabled using Windows utility
Integrated PCMCIA Works No special procedure required during installation
Integrated IEEE1384 Works No special procedure required during installation
Internal V92 Modem Should Work Not tested
DVD-RW Unit Works No special procedure required during installation
Internal Intel WIFI Works No special procedure required during installation
Internal Intel Ethernet Works No special procedure required during installation
Intel HDA SoundCard Works No special procedure required
during installation

INTERNAL MIC CAPTURE ISSUE see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Gutsy_Intel_HD_Audio_Controller

This laptop is operating under Kernel version [Linux 2.6.27-7-generic]

Basic Installation of [UBUNTU 8.10 (x64)]:
  • Why to use [UBUNTU 8.10 (x64)]
    • Because only one live CD that we can install, good support for auto detection of hardware
  • Obtaining [UBUNTU]
  • Installing
  • Post-Install modifications/tweaks see below
Setting up additional features for [UBUNTU 8.04 (x64)]:
  • sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings sensors-applet
Contact Information
  • julien DOT boucaron AT free DOT fr
Links:

Plus other useful things I may have forgotten

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