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Dell Latitude E6530 recommended

jalla

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#1
Just got this machine and installed 9-Stable. I'm happy to say that everything of importance seems to work, including suspend/resume[1]

Apart from the obvious:

- Networking (wired and wireless) work out-of-the-box and lagg(4)() failover is flawless.
- Graphics card (NVS 5200M) is supported by the x11/nvidia-driver (Optimus must be disabled in bios)
- Camera works with multimedia/webcamd (mic is untested, but I'd be surprised if that doesn't work)
- Sound over HDMI works (sysctl hw.snd.default_unit=3)
- SDCard reader is supported (load kernel modules sdhci(4)(), mmc(4)(), and mmcsd(4)())

[1] Resume works only when X is running. In text-mode the screen remains dead after resume. (I've tried to set sysctl hw.acpi.reset_video=1 which doesn't help)
 

jalla

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#3
The wireless is Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300. It's supported by iwn(4)
 
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bald_bohemian

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#4
I seem to have issues setting up the graphics card properly (using FreeBSD 11) with the same laptop and same graphics card. I tried following the instructions at https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/52311/ ... any pointers would be greatly appreciated
 

bald_bohemian

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I have an Nvidia NVS 5200M graphics card. Running the lspci command under Debian also shows an Intel 3rd gen graphics controller.
 

Phishfry

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#10
For Dell E6430 with Nvidia 5200M (Same computer 14" screen)

pkg install nvidia-driver nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig

add to /etc/rc.conf
Code:
kld_list="nvidia-modeset"
add to /boot/loader.conf
Code:
linux_load="YES"
nvidia_load-"YES"
Reboot and try nvidia settings in the control panel. It may prompt you to run nvidia-xconfig.
 
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