[CentOS] Centos on Dell XPS15

Fri Sep 7 08:01:47 UTC 2018
H <agents at meddatainc.com>

On September 4, 2018 12:42:30 PM GMT+02:00, wwp <subscript at free.fr> wrote:
>On Mon, 3 Sep 2018 14:52:33 +0200 H <agents at meddatainc.com> wrote:
>> Is anyone successfully running Centos 7 on a Dell XPS15? If so, which
>model? If not, what was the problem?
>Dell XPS15 9590 here running for one year, CentOS7 but running kernel
>4.9.75-204.el7.centos.x86_64 specifically. I also use an external DELL
>adapter WD15 to get eth0 plug and more (this model really lacks plugs,
>you could
>also use a DAx00, WD15 or TB15/16).
>Everything works fine but:
> - frequent wifi disconnections (this can be a problem when running
>   vmwares or during downloads), you might need to search about this (I
>   didn't yet),
> - the main fan becomes a bit noisy w/ time (one year old),
> - the missing pageup/pagedown keys, mentioned by Patrick: I mapped my
>   own keys to get them (fn+pageup/down), but this keyboard is really
>   not done for devs or keyboard-intensive tasks even if the touch is
>   nice (the arrow keys are too small, real pageup/down missing),
> - the trackpad is very big, forcing you to raise the hands when you
>   type and even when you don't type. Gnome Mate settings set to
>   disable it when typing but this doesn't work. Tried disabling the
>   trackpad when a mouse is plugged in, doesn't work yet (I need to dig
>   on this). Trackpad totally disabled for now.

Thank you!