Re: Debian on a Dell Latitude E7440
- To: Stanislav Bocinec <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Subject: Re: Debian on a Dell Latitude E7440
- From: "Craig L." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 17:36:02 -0500
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On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 11:16:25PM +0200, Stanislav Bocinec wrote:
> Hello Craig,
> i'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS on E7440 (i7, 16GB Ram, SSD disk, intel GPU)
> without any major issues. Only thing i experienced problem with was that
> external monitor was sometimes losing signal from display port (
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1062571). I'm not sure whether
> it was fixed in Ubuntu or not already, but i haven't experienced this issue
> previous 3 weeks anymore. Another solution is to use DVI output from
> docking station.
> Best Luck,
I just replied to a message previous to yours with more detail, but I
have gotten the laptop working just fine. The only thing I've run into is
the non-free iwlwifi driver and the version that I needed.
> On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM, Craig L. <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 12:44:41PM -0400, Steve Litt of
> > Troubleshooters.Com wrote:
> > > On Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:37:39 -0400
> > > ken <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > It's not going in the trash though. It's still good for a headless
> > > > linux box. Long ago I buffed it up with a big HD and 2G of RAM, the
> > > > cat5 and 802.11bg wifi still work, as do the two USB ports, DVD r/w.
> > > > I figure it would still be useful as a print- and scanner server...
> > > > and/or music server (the sound card is still fine), a sandbox
> > > > machine, and possibly for some other things. I might spray-paint it,
> > > > frame it, and hang it on the wall so it looks like art... even as it
> > > > continues to serve useful purposes. I'd love it if this old piece of
> > > > crap didn't make it into the landfill until after I do... maybe even
> > > > *long* after.
> > > >
> > > > Linux will never die. It just gets perpetually revised.
> > >
> > > Another excellent use for it is as an OpenBSD/pf firewall. Much less
> > > bulky than a desktop, uses less electricity than an average desktop,
> > > and in its normal operation you ssh into it so no keyboard or monitor
> > > is needed.
> > I've also used old laptops to monitor power to initiate shutdowns on
> > systems
> > connected to “dumb” ups's.
> > I've gotten no negative responses to my original question, and I found
> > folks
> > running other distros on the E7440, so we're going with it. If I have any
> > problems I will pass them along for anyone else that is interested in this.
> > Thanks all!
> > Craig
> > PS Speaking of old, I just came across my Star OS disks for the Xerox 6085
> > that
> > I acquired way back in the very early 90s. I never did find a good use for
> > that
> > thing, other than running up the electricity bill
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