Should you dual boot? I’d rather find out why LM 15 hates my sound card, when other distros don’t. I don’t think the chipset should be an issue. I finally commented out the alsa-base. I’m on Ubuntu Media Manager Back to top. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here.

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Will that machine run Ubuntu beautifully? I’ve got the same and it works fine. Honestly — if you’re a serious gamer, Ubuntu or any other Linux really isn’t for you. How do you rate this laptop with Linux?

By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not. I’ve managed to install as many mint repo versions of packages as I could, and installing the mint specific packages and I still have sound and its mostly functioning except hibernate, which is an ubuntu thing I was able to fixand grub doesn’t catch the initrd for the secure kernel like it should, so it kernel panics unless I change the grub.


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Email me about changes to this bug report. Log in or Sign up. It does not work. Can anyone help me please: Is it worth keeping Windows will it be fast enough? For full aliensare see the Alienware M17x R3 specifications page.

BogAug alienwarre, The only problem I have with it is the sound sometimes stops working, but it is rare. Originally Posted by greenblob. I decided to try debian and ubuntu to see how they would work, both had sound working out of the box with no blacklisting, or lines about the model in alsa-base.

Originally Posted by roololing. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. Yes, my password is: You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Alienware M17x R4 here.

Needed to compile my own drivers for networkcouldn’t get laptop speakers to work, couldn’t get the display configured to the correct resolution. Also tested the ATI drivers by running glxgears and Minecraft, n17x work well.


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EthremSep 9, EthremSep 8, For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. Liinux yeah, I got the Microcenter deal.

Most of the games you wouldnt to play would be done under wine if using Ubuntu. I don’t like dual-booting on a single drive.

Alienware M17x – linux compatibility?

I have a dell wireless card in my alienware and it doesn’t aliehware suport in linux. EthremAug 27, This laptop runs linux faster than my desktop though which is crazy to me. I’ve tried it on You are not directly subscribed to this bug’s notifications.

I don’t know, are you a gamer? I am running A12 bios which has the option to enable setting which graphics card boots first.