Debian (sid) on Dell Latitude D800 notebook

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright Note
  2. Abstract
  3. Hardware and other Specs List
  4. Why Debian?
  5. Installation
    1. OS
      1. partitioning notes
      2. package list
      3. misc packages configs
    2. Custom Kernel
    3. Extra Software
  6. Configuration
    1. Booting & console

    2. TouchPad

    3. External Monitor
    4. External Mouse
    5. Modem
    6. WiFi

    7. ieee1394
    8. Cardbus
    9. DVD-Burning
    10. X11 notes
    11. Xorg notes
  7. Conclusion
  8. Feedback Needed!


0 Copyright Note

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1 Abstract

This is a work in progress. I am trying to compose an entry for the great www.linux-laptop.org site, so other people can easily follow these instructions and install GNU/Linux OS on their Latitude D800 notebook.


2 Hardware and other Specs List

I prefer to place it in several tables.

Table 2.0: Physical dimenstions.


3 Why Debian?


4 Installation


4.1 OS


4.1.1 partitioning notes


4.1.2 package list


4.1.3 misc packages configs


4.2 Custom Kernel


4.3 Extra Software


5 Configuration


5.1 Booting & console


5.2 !?TouchPAd


5.3 External Monitor


5.4 External Mouse


5.5 Modem


5.6 WiFi


5.7 ieee1394


5.8 Cardbus


5.9 CD-Burning


5.10 Xorg notes


5.11 X11 notes


6 Conclusion


7 Feedback Needed!