Re: Are All Drives Installed .
On 2020-06-25 14:36, Arun Mathai wrote:
I own a Dell e6420 , and i had installed debian buster (mate).But the
brightness and wifi drivers and i assume the hdmi drivers were not
installed. How can i know that all the drivers for my device is installed.
My daily driver is Debian 9 amd64 Xfce on a 2.5" SSD that I move between
computers as needed. It was primarily in a Dell Inspiron E1505 for many
years, but I recently upgraded to a Dell Latitude E6520.
The Inspiron had Intel graphics. I presume the Debian Installer
installed the Intel graphics driver. Graphics worked, including brightness.
The Latitude has Intel graphics and an NVIDIA card ("Optimus"). I
disabled Optimus in the BIOS. Graphics works, including brightness.
But exploring with lspci(8), dmesg(1), /proc/modules, etc., I cannot
tell if Debian is using Intel or NVIDIA (?).
I recall the Inspiron came with a Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter. I changed it
out for an Intel adapter. It needed the following driver package:
The Latitude came with an Intel Wi-Fi adapter. It appears to be using
the above driver, and it works:
2020-06-25 13:01:53 root@tinkywinky ~
# dmesg | grep wifi
[ 9.838188] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: can't disable ASPM; OS doesn't have
[ 9.856867] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware
[ 9.857132] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version 22.214.171.124
[ 9.926992] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: CONFIG_IWLWIFI_DEBUG disabled
[ 9.927087] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: CONFIG_IWLWIFI_DEBUGFS disabled
[ 9.927187] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: CONFIG_IWLWIFI_DEVICE_TRACING disabled
[ 9.927282] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Centrino(R)
Advanced-N 6205 AGN, REV=0xB0
[ 9.930845] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled - LTR Disabled
[ 9.937749] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: RF_KILL bit toggled to disable radio.
[ 10.210427] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0 wlp3s0: renamed from wlan0
STFW I found the following Dell web page. Given the age of our Latitude
computers (ca. 2012), it may not be of much use: