[GLLUG] Dell Alienware 17 - anyone installed/used this with Linux?

Bernard Peek bap at shrdlu.com
Wed Sep 20 18:18:35 UTC 2017

On 20/09/2017 17:55, M.Blackmore via GLLUG wrote:
> Dell Alienware 17 - anyone installed/used this with Linux?
> Need a 17 inch laptop with high res. This model's display quality is
> remarked on in reviews.
> Anyone installed and run Linux on one of these? They have an nVidia
> video chipset, so that's OK. But what about Wifi driver availability?
> Sound chip?
> Bios for booting other OS - can disable Secure boot? Any other things
> people can see which would prevent dual booting?
> Any help welcome - then I'll go back to lurking 'cos don't have enough
> technical nouse to saying anything useful here...
> Malcolm
Sorry, mine is my Windows machine. I'll be booting it from a live CD in 
the next few days to do some disk management though.

A caveat though. Mine is the R1 version with a 2.4GHz processor. It runs 
hot and sometimes overheats.

Bernard Peek, bap at shrdlu.com

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