For the smart card reader to work, I needed to install the pcsd daemon first. Ciconia, I had a feeling that rebuilding the image from scratch with a base AHCI machine might do the trick. But I really wanted to avoid doing that as I can think of about better things to do with a few hours of my time. This is a guide to running Linux on the Dell Precision M Had a nightmate getting XP on an Optiplex , had to resort to an nlite XP disc with integrated sata drivers. You’ll need to install these during the beginning of the text mode install portion of XP where you have to hit F6 and point to your storage drivers.

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How do you rate this laptop with Linux? I will have to give that registry key a try when I get a chance.

I have not tried building a brand new image all the way from scratch but then again, the whole point of trying to make a hardware independent image is to avoid that ahi consuming mess to begin with. Fri Jun 19, 7: Feb 3, Posts: I imagine that this is related with the problem you are experiencing.

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Something about it is just too different for XP to take. Popular Guides Preparing your system for Linux.

This did not make any difference on some hardware, it would still blue screen very early in the setup process. It’s working well so far, but I’m having some issues with the port replicator PR01X. I don’t have any Optiplex s yet, so I can’t comment. Smart Card Reader For the smart card reader to work, I needed to install the pcsd daemon first.

Symptoms are as follows: This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Dell Precision M Once installation was complete the change to AHCI was possible and everything worked fine. Back to Cali Registered: Wireless took a bit of fiddling to get working.

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I just picked up one of these at a Goodwill as a testbed to get more familiar with Linux. I have seen a few cases whit newer machines, where it was impossible to install windows XP the OS setup would blue-screen consistently. Sat Jun 20, 5: Sat Jun 20, 1: Wiki ahcj is allowed: When shutting down, the process seems to freeze and all you get is a blank desktop.

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Jun 9, Posts: EndSection Logout and login. Yeah, I know, picky picky. Had a nightmate getting XP on an Optiplexhad to resort to an nlite XP disc with integrated sata drivers.

Jun 5, Posts: Berserker Ars Scholae Palatinae Tribus: Optiplex Imaging Issue 10 posts.

This method has been fine for Optiplex,and Latitude D, D, and Precision M series machines. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions. For full specifications see m6300 Dell Precision M specifications page. But I really wanted to avoid doing that as I can think of about better things to do with a few hours of my time. Please fill all the letters into the box to prove you’re human.