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GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams

Dell Inspiron 6400 (Ganesha)

Ganesha is a Notebook with 1GB of memory, a 100GB hard disk, a DVD$\pm$RW Dual Layer burner, a 15.4'' screen, and a wireless card. The machine came with MS/Windows XP installed so the machine was set up for dual boot (now part of the Debian GNU/Linux install options).

A default install using the Sarge 3.1r2 Debian GNU/Linux Installer, booting from a DVD+RW was performed (18 April 2005). The DVD image was obtained using jigdo-file (see Section 3.7.2).

Working: Dual Core 1.83GHz CPU, 1680x1050 resolution with Intel 945GM (i810), Broadcom Ethernet (b44), Intell 3945 Wireless (ipw3945), USB, CD/DVD, Flash Card Reader (sdhci), sound (snd-hda-intel).

Not working: Suspend, hibernate.

Not tested: Modem.

Issues: (see Troubleshooting below for resolution):


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