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  1. #141
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    Re: XPS 15z Fail

    Well, at least its encouraging to know people have managed to update to precise. I've always expected to have to solve some problems when updating ubuntu, but doing so on this laptop has been a pain. How come it gets worse with every update??

  2. #142
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    Re: XPS 15z Fail

    I recently got a Dell XPS 15z (coming from a MacBook Pro) and installed the current Alpha 2 of Quantal (12.10), and nvidia-current (302.17-0ubuntu1) is not installable (I assume that's because of an xserver-xorg issue at this time).

    The mouse and touchpad worked right away, however, there's no Touchpad tab within the System Settings > Mouse and Touchpad configuration. Thus, multitouch does not work at this time.

    Dual-monitor support via mini HMI port using the built-in Intel video card works great.

    I am looking forward to seeing the Nvidia Optimus issues solved that everyone here is talking about. It's shame that there's no driver for the touchpad yet that allows multitouch. I never thought I'd say that, but my MacBook Pro was better supported than this Dell.

  3. #143
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    Re: XPS 15z Fail

    There seems to be a kernel patch available: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=kamal...86f7bacabec376

    Any ideas when this will become available for us mere mortals?

  4. #144
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    To get sd card sdhci working

    Hi all,

    This is to continue my post in page 10, read it if you need help

    I managed to get the sd card to work. on ubuntu 12.04 kernel 3.2.0-29-generic

    First to start, I like to let you know that if you insert the sd card before system bootup it will work as expected even eject and insert new and will be read/write.

    The tricky part is to get it working if you insert the sd card after system boot up

    I took my time of reading, googling and experimenting and other people efforts must be thanked for that.

    ok, first of all we will have to load the modules needed by the sdcard "sdhci" manually to do so
    # sudo pico /etc/modules

    then add after last line
    acpiphp
    mmc_block
    sdhci_pci
    sdhci
    nls_iso8859_1
    nls_cp437
    vfat
    fat
    snd_seq

    then save and close

    now modify grub to get around an error "Refusing to bind to secondary interface"
    to do so
    # sudo pico /etc/default/grub

    and add pci=usepirqmask to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT
    mine looks something like that
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="pci=usepirqmask acpi=noirq quiet splash"

    then
    # sudo update-grub

    then restart pc

    once logged in again after restart
    insert sd card don't panic as it will not work yet

    now type in terminal
    # sudo -s
    # echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/rescan -don't try # sudo echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/rescan you will get permission denied -

    then vola
    It will pop up, you will NOT need to retype these commands after every /eject/insert, and it will be also read/write

    I know that you don't like typing in commands to get it working after every boot, I will be working on script to automate this task, or if any one can help about this would be perfect.

    I hope some one may find this useful.

  5. #145
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    Re: XPS 15z Fail

    Just letting you all know there is a custom BIOS available for us, I updated to it yesterday.

    http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Threa...BIOS-and-HOWTO

    This unlocks ALL of the advanced menus with more options than you could hope for to tinker with. This makes Hackintosh as well as other features we've been struggling with possible. Be warned, this is a risky procedure but I went through it just fine. One word of caution, when you update it, make sure you have a NEW version of Phoenix WINFLASH UEFI. Use the command prompt to execute the command. I did this with a LOW BATTERY on purpose, the end of the flash came up with an error for me, the flashing procedure shuts down leaving the laptop on with a blank screen. Simply pull the charger end out and let it power down. Then reconnect and reboot.

  6. #146
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    Re: XPS 15z Fail

    XPS 15z Owners rejoice.

    http://hwe.ubuntu.com/uds-q/dellxps/...cise-amd64.iso

    That's an ISO that works almost perfectly with our laptops, multitouch works, everything except Nvidia Optimus is working. To get Optimus working follow the instructions here:

    Ubuntu linux

    Currently, you need to open your terminal and enter the commands below.

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
    If you are on Ubuntu 11.04 or older and want newer drivers (recommended) than the ones available in the official repos, run:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    sudo apt-get update
    To install Bumblebee using the proprietary nvidia driver:
    sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia
    Reboot or re-login. More help and information for Ubuntu can be found here.

    (source: http://bumblebee-project.org/install.html )

  7. #147
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    Re: XPS 15z Fail

    Those of you upgrading to a 12.10 distro, the trackpad works fine out of the box on the 3.5 kernel. What doesn't work via traditional install is bumblebee. Follow these instructions.

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/20264...n-ubuntu-12-10

  8. #148
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    Re: XPS 15z Fail

    hello
    I have a 15z and installed Ubuntu 12.10 gnome remix. I finally managed to install that with acpi_backlight=dell_laptop.backlight=0, keyboard and touch pad are working fine.
    but i have a very important problem laptop shutdowns with no warning! it seems to be overheating problem. just after install ubuntu, fans didnt work at all! then i add acpi_osi=Linux in grub and now they are working, but very very slow. what should i do?

  9. #149
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    Re: XPS 15z Fail

    After several tries I managed to install Ubuntu 12.04 in EFI mode (GPT partition table) on my DELL Inspiron 15z. What worked for me is what is in this post http://askubuntu.com/a/224332/149034, i.e. I set the BIOS in legacy mode and then choose to boot (F12 at stuart-up) the 12.04 Live CD in EFI mode. In this way I get Ubuntu installed in a GPT partition table , with EFI boot loader.

    The problem is that now, to start Ubuntu, I have to repeat these steps everytime:

    The boot is set in legacy mode from BIOS.

    I press F12 at start-up to choose to boot Ubuntu in UEFI mode.

    If I set UEFI mode directly in BIOS, after grub, I get a blank (purple) screen, and Ubuntu does not start.

    Secure boot is disabled, and I tried fixing it with boot-repair but did not succeed.

    Does anyone have a clue of what is the problem?

  10. #150
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    Re: XPS 15z Fail

    BIOS mode and UEFI mode are not compatible although you can dual boot, but only by going into UEFI/BIOS and changing boot mode to match install.
    UEFI writes data for system differently to hard drive than does BIOS.

    Boot repair should be able to convert a BIOS install to UEFI install. And if your system only boots with secure boot on convert again by installing the signed versions of grub & kernel and renaming files. Some only boot the Windows efi file, so renaming to really boot grub secure boot file is a work around.

    Is this an UltraBook with Intel SRT. The RAID used by Intel often causes issues.
    Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on Dell XPS 13 Alongside Windows from USB New user with Details post 10
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2108450
    Dell Inspiron 17R SE - 12.04.2 but otherwise similar to XPS13 above
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2125701
    Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook what works
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2116597
    Dell 14z used Dell Recovery and Refind
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2125397


    Intel Smart Response Technology
    http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support...ts/chpsts/imsm
    Some general info in post #3
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2071242
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2090605
    Intel SRT - Dell XPS Screen shots of Intel SRT screens & lots of details
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2038121
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2036204
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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