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Fedora 18 x86_64 problems with Dell XPS 15z

asked 2013-02-05 15:30:55 +0000

praveshkoirala gravatar image

Hi there, I recently decided to switch to linux and I am on my way. I installed Fedora 18 64 bit on my Dell XPS 15z and I'm having some problems. Initially, my touchpad wasn't working and my system making a lot of noises (of the fan going wild). I stumbled upon this website http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=267918 and the last entry there helped me solve almost all of the problems except of these two

Battery backup is low. 2 hours in average. I was having nearly 4 hours on power saving mode in windows.

But the most major of all I can't Hibernate. I'm habituated to press my power button in windows and just hibernate the system. So this is proving a real bummer to me.

I sincerely hope that you guys will be able to help me. Looking to hear more.

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answered 2013-02-05 19:51:54 +0000

http://wiki.debian.org/SynapticsTouchpad#Debiansqueeze.2Ckernel2.6.32-4andlater.2CXorg_7.5

Battery backup is low. 2 hours in average. I was having nearly 4 hours on power saving mode in windows.

Use cpupower and power profile of your videocard.

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answered 2013-03-22 11:28:38 +0000

padraic gravatar image

Hi praveshkoirala,

Have you got this sorted?

I have the XPS 15 and found that putting pci=noacpi into the boot options stopped the fan going wild.

However it isn't a great fix. Have you looked into Bumblebee and bbswitch? these should allow you to choose when to switch on and off the nvidia card in your machine which should help.

I have run into problems getting Bumblebee to run properly but it looks like the way to go if you can.

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Asked: 2013-02-05 15:30:55 +0000

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