Hi - I installed opensuse on the mentioned machine, but I have some problems with it. Firstly the sound panel on the front does not work, do any one know how to get this working perhaps? Secondly it seems that the ATI driver does not work correctly either. The hardware are shown as a x1400 video card. 3D acceleration stays off, no matter what I do. Regards Kobus
You could check out the experience of others to see if there is any hints you can draw from their experience:
- Dell Inspiron 9400 - Linux Laptop Wiki
- TuxMobil: Linux Laptop & Notebook Installation Guides: DELL such as openSUSE 10.2 on a Dell Inspiron 9400 ]
- Linux on Dell Laptops & Notebooks
It seems that not all Dell Inspiron 9400’s use the same graphic device (ie some use ATI and some use nvidia and some use Intel ).
Thanks - if I do not come right I will be right back. Kobus