[CentOS] XPS 13 9370 / CentOS compat

Wed Nov 7 17:47:13 UTC 2018
Nataraj <incoming-centos at rjl.com>

On 11/7/18 9:09 AM, Nataraj wrote:
> -- 
> I have an xps 13 9360 and had problems with the killer wireless. I got 
> virtually 0 support from Dell on this issue.  Some people who upgraded 
> their warranty to Dell Pro Support were able to get dell to send them 
> a new ethernet card, but some upgraded their support and still got no 
> help.
> I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on mine.  A while back, I don't know the 
> exact date, there was a substanial bugfix in the mainline kernel which 
> appeared in the Ubuntu  kernel roughly in the May/June 2018 timeframe 
> which improved support for the killer chip.  You might check to see if 
> this bugfix got backported to redhat/centos.  Also some people have 
> tweaked some parameters in the driver and improved the performance of 
> their killer ethernets.
> Before you order a card, I suggest you verify that your laptop 
> actually has one. (I believe if you download the manuals for your xps, 
> it will include instructions for replacing the card if it is 
> replacable).  My understanding was that as of the 2018 models, most, 
> if not all of these laptops switched from using cards to soldering the 
> chips directly on the motherboard.
> I did replace my ethernet card with an Intel 8265 card (my xps is a 
> 2017 model).  For me the 8265 works well with some wifi hubs, but has 
> packet loss problems with others, particularly some older hubs that I 
> have.  I did verify that the killer card performed well under windows 
> 10 with the same hubs which did not work well under Linux.
> Nataraj
I don't have reference to this bug in redhat/centos, but you might check...


Other than this wireless issue, everything else works on my XPS 9360, 
including the touch screen.  You might try booting various live CD's.

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