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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:38 pm    Post subject: Can Gentoo support Dell Precision M5510? Reply with quote

Hello everyone,I'm going to buy Precision M5510,but after googling I found some people said it cannot work with older Ubuntu.There's also someone saying it could work with new Ubuntu and Debian(not perfectly--They use debs from Dell).But I really want Gentoo.So is there anyone that has tried Gentoo on this Laptop?Should you tell me how it works,I'll be thankful. :D
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the one with the non-standard sound card? You'll probably be applying manual workarounds for a few months.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
Is that the one with the non-standard sound card? You'll probably be applying manual workarounds for a few months.

It seems that the sound card is normal...besides I have a USB sound card,so it's not necessary...
I'm worrying about the Wireless card,some people said it need intel's firmware on debian,I want to know whether the firmware is in the linux-firmware.
Plus,the NVIDIA M1000M GPU is also a question.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wireless firmware should be in there, yes.

I don't know much about the current state of Nvidia cards, but they supposedly just work as long as you use the blob driver.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SXShaX wrote:
Ant P. wrote:
Is that the one with the non-standard sound card? You'll probably be applying manual workarounds for a few months.

It seems that the sound card is normal...besides I have a USB sound card,so it's not necessary...
I'm worrying about the Wireless card,some people said it need intel's firmware on debian,I want to know whether the firmware is in the linux-firmware.
Plus,the NVIDIA M1000M GPU is also a question.


I have Gentoo running on the Precision 5510 with most functionality intact. The video cards work fine including the Nvidia Quadro M1000M through bumblebee. As long as you use a recent enough kernel with support for Skylake, I think you should be OK. I'm currently running gentoo-sources-4.6.2.

The only thing I don't have working properly is resuming from suspend. The backlight is very flaky upon resuming from suspend-to-RAM. It either will not come back on at all or will come back on but not be responsive to control. It's a little frustrating, but I suspect this is something I've done incorrectly as it seems to work with other distributions. For what it's worth, I am using openRC instead of systemd and I wonder if this might contribute to my issues. Generally speaking, the laptop seems to work very well with Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
Is that the one with the non-standard sound card? You'll probably be applying manual workarounds for a few months.

My sound card have crackling while playing...How to solve it?
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