[CentOS] Centos on Dell XPS15

Fri Sep 7 08:01:15 UTC 2018
H <agents at meddatainc.com>

On September 4, 2018 10:51:09 AM GMT+02:00, Patrick Laimbock <patrick at laimbock.com> wrote:
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>> From:H <agents at meddatainc.com>
>> Sent: Monday 3rd September 2018 14:52
>> To: Centos Mailing List <centos at centos.org>
>> Subject: [CentOS] Centos on Dell XPS15
>> Is anyone successfully running Centos 7 on a Dell XPS15? If so, which
>model? If not, what was the problem?
>> Thank you!
>I only ran Fedora 28 Workstation Live from USB stick on the latest
>XPS15 (9570) and did not try CentOS 7. Fedora 28 ran great and the 4K
>screen is beautiful but the laptop had some issues so I sent it back.
>- the CPU throttles when putting it under load. The "fix"was to
>undervolt the CPU, turn off Turbo speed in the BIOS and turn off HT in
>the BIOS. This issue seems similar to the thermal problem the latest
>MacBook Pro had. IIRC Apple fixed it in a BIOS update. I don't know
>if/when Dell will fix it (or if they even can fix it).
>- fingerprint reader does not work. With the latest XPS13 (9370)
>Developer Edition, Dell "fixed" it by removing the fingerprint reader.
>- no separate PageUp and PageDown keys. The latest XPS13 does have them
>but on the XPS15 there were 2 gaps in the keyboard where those keys
>should be but aren't.
>- it's not possible to open the screen 180 degrees
>- the webcam at the bottom of the screen (aka NoseCam) is really
>As an alternative to the XPS15 there's the new Inspiron 15 7000 series
>and the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme (though I have no idea if either of
>them runs CentOS 7).
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Very interesting, thank you!

Is anyone running Centos on the Inspiron 15 7000 mentioned?