Would be nice to be able to control the fans and lights, I just don’t care at this point as that novelty has worn off original owner, 2nd motherboard. Bog , Aug 27, It used to work with the previous version, I’ve heard both sides of the coin. I had a few niggles with them, so I went back to Mint, but even setting what I had previously didn’t work, neither did trying any of the previous options. Ethrem , Sep 9,

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FarmersDaughterSep 8, I’m having troubles with sound, the same as Sergio, no sound on speakers, but the headphones work…???

Originally Posted by roololing. Needed to compile my own drivers for network, couldn’t get laptop speakers to work, couldn’t get the display configured to the correct resolution. Share This Page Tweet. EthremSep 8, Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. I shouldn’t have issues with it though from what I understand. Popular Guides Preparing your system for Linux. I don’t know, are you a gamer?


We will see what happens. Alienware m17x r4 cloned ssd upgrade wont boot Imonk86Dec 3,in forum: Sound works when m117x works. July 20th, 1.

The only problem I have with it is the sound sometimes stops working, but it is rare. How significantly would Ubuntu improve the battery life of the laptop compared to windows? Most of the hardware worked out of the box.

Alienware M17x R4 [Linux Laptop Wiki]

Anyone use linux on this laptop? Also tested the ATI drivers by running glxgears and Minecraft, both work well.

I still need to do some work on the discrete display adapter, and needed to do a bit of configuration to get the laptop speakers working. I am running A12 bios which has the option to enable setting which graphics card boots first.

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In windows the jacks are software controlled. I was previously running CentOS 6. Edit this page Old revisions.

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None, the status of the bug is updated manually. You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Alienware M17x R3 here. Unfortunately, the wifi is not Intel.