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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 owners 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.

If you need help to get Debian running on your hardware, please have a look at our user support channels where you may find specific channels (mailing list, IRC channel) dedicated to certain types of hardware.

Models covered
Dell Latitude 7490

Sub-models (LIST OF MODEL REFERENCE NUMBER) options :
- Intel Video
- Screen size 14"
- Wireless card
- 500GB NVME, 16GB ram
- Many optional addons are available

Overall Status

Core Components

[ATTACH]

Boot Standard Kernel:

yes

LAN network card:

yes

Detect CD/DVD:

na

Detect hard drives:

after bios changes

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

[?]

Hibernation

[?]

Sleep / Suspend

yes

Xorg

yes

- OpenGL

[?]

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

[?]

Switch to External Screen

yes (tested via dock)

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

yes

- Built-in (Touchpad)

yes

Modem

na

Wireless/Wifi

requires firmware

Keyboard's Hotkeys

those tested work

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

The PC is well recognized on Debian Stretch and Buster (Early 2019).

Important Note

BIOS Settings

You have to change some BIOS settings before you can install Debian. Press F12 again when starting your notebook to get into the BIOS.

Configuration

Display

Intel video, works out of the box.

suggests using i915 firmware.

Touch screen works as a pointing device

Audio

Works out of the box.

Mouse

works out of the box, touchpad, trackball, screen and external device

Power Management

suspend works, hibernate untested.

WiFi/Bluetooth

apt install firmware-iwlwifi


System Summary

lspci

lsusb

lsusb -v | grep -E '\<(Bus|iProduct|bDeviceClass|bDeviceProtocol)' 2>/dev/null

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

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

Other reports

Credits