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Installing OpenSUSE 10.2 on Dell Inspiron 6400

Last updated: 16/1/2007

General Hardware Specifications of Dell Inspiron 6400:

Hardware Components

Status under Linux

Notes

Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83ghz

Works

No special procedure required during installation

15.4” widescreen

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Intel GMA 950

Works

No special procedure required, functions @ full 1280x800

1024mb DDR2 667mhz 1 DIMM

Works

No special procedure required during installation

120gb WD1200BEVS-7

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Broadcom BCM4401-B0

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Internal 56k Modem

Detected Correctly, untested

N/A

DVDRW Drive

Works

No special procedure required during installation

PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

Detected Correctly, untested

N/A

85 WHr Lithium-Ion Battery

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Intel 82801G HD Audio

Works

No special procedure required during installation

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.18.2-34-default i686                   

Basic Installation of OpenSUSE 10.2:

  • Why to use OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Obtaining OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Installing
  • Post-Install modifications/tweaks

Setting up additional features for OpenSUSE 10.2

  • Suspending to RAM (Sleep) works fine.
  • Suspending to Disk (Hibernate) works fine.
  • Dynamic processor power management (Speedstep) works.

Unresolved issues

  • N/A

Configuration Files

  • No change was required.

Contact Information (Optional)

  • Email: waynekruse10 {at} gmail.com
  • www.waynekruse.com



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