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DebianOn is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owner would know how get the best out of that hardware.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentation, but to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

Models covered
Dell Latitude 2100

Components:
- Video card: Intel 945GME chipset
- Screen size: 10.1", 1024x600
- Wireless card: Intel 5100 (other options are available)
- RAM: 2GB
- Hard disk: SSD with 16GB
- other features: VGA, SD/MMC port, touchscreen (available as an option), bluetooth (available as an option)

Overall Status

Core Components

[ATTACH]

Boot Standard Kernel:

{OK}

LAN network card:

{OK}

WiFi network card:

{i} X-( (use kernel >= 2.6.27 e.g. from Lenny backports)

Detect CD/DVD:

[-]

Detect hard drives:

{OK}

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

{OK}

Hibernation

{OK}

Sleep / Suspend

{OK}

Xorg

{OK}

- OpenGL

{OK}

Switch to External Screen

{OK} (but for some external devices a reboot is needed)

Mouse

- Built-in (Touchpad)

{OK}

Audio

{OK} (out works fine, microphone / audio-in does not work)

Keyboard's Hotkeys

{OK}

Touchscreen

{OK} (needs additional driver from Dell)

Bluetooth

/!\

|| ~-Legend :
{OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable
{i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a non-free driver and or firmware

Important Note


BIOS version for this report is A01.
Because the Latitude 2100 has no CD/DVD, alternative install methods must be used. Using USB with netinstall works fine.

Configuration

Display

Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) with a resolution of 1024x600.

Audio

Audio driver is snd_hda_intel. For audio out: works with standard Lenny. The microphone and the audio-in is not working. A patched ALSA version from Realtek is needed for this, but this does not compile, because of Debian kernel changes.

Touchpad

It's an AlpsPS/2 Dualpoint touchpad, so two-finger actions are not supported.

Power Management

Works out of the box.

WiFi

Tested with Intel 5100 WiFi chip

You need to use a kernel >=2.6.27 to get the Intel WiFi chip working. It is possible to use the 2.6.30 kernel from Lenny backport.

Video

The built in web-cam works out of the box.

Touchscreen

There is the need for additional special drivers from Dell to get this working. After installing them, the touchscreen works fine.


System Summary

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless WiFi Link 5100

lsusb

Bus 005 Device 003: ID 064e:a128 Suyin Corp. 
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Stroage Device
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 1cb6:6680  
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 413c:8162 Dell Computer Corp. 
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 413c:8161 Dell Computer Corp. 
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. 
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

USB Host controllers entries (without OHCI, UHCI, EHCI) are removed too.

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