Dell XPS 9360 with Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus)

conclusion: not quite there yet

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Cute, but not quite tempting enough

In Summary: Very Happy

But, I was caught by a BIOS upgrade — the 1.3.2 update downloaded by the Dell updater is the prime suspect.

So how does it look ?

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An almost pristine installation of 17.04

Now, the interesting thing about the passage of time is that it happens simultaneously everywhere

In linux land

in Windows land

But: problems

kernel update leads to spamming in dmesg

[ 883.763051] pcieport 0000:00:1c.4: AER: Corrected error received: id=00e4
[ 883.763068] pcieport 0000:00:1c.4: PCIe Bus Error: severity=Corrected, type=Data Link Layer, id=00e4(Transmitter ID)
[ 883.763081] pcieport 0000:00:1c.4: device [8086:9d14] error status/mask=00001000/00002000
[ 883.763090] pcieport 0000:00:1c.4: [12] Replay Timer Timeout

The bad: issues only on Zesty Zapus

Slow startup

Missing mouse cursor at sign-in screen!

Slow Wifi

Video Glitch

The Punchline

Trackpad fixes:

$ dpkg -l | grep libinput
ii libinput10:amd64 1.2.3–1ubuntu1 amd64 input device management and event handling library — shared library

Audio Setup

$ dmesg | grep snd_hda
[ 3.298638] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[ 3.458644] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: bound 0000:00:02.0 (ops i915_audio_component_bind_ops [i915])
[ 3.519407] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: autoconfig for ALC3246: line_outs=1 (0x14/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0) type:speaker
[ 3.519408] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: speaker_outs=0 (0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[ 3.519410] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: hp_outs=1 (0x21/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[ 3.519410] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: mono: mono_out=0x0
[ 3.519411] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: inputs:
[ 3.519412] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: Headset Mic=0x19
[ 3.519413] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: Headphone Mic=0x1a
[ 3.519414] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: Internal Mic=0x12

Conclusion

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