Dell XPS 9360 with Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

Being first in an alphabetical sort isn’t everything, but this time it fits…

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let’s throw in a baby Aardvark to pump up the cuteness…

Installing Ubuntu 17.10


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17.10 + neofetch output

in Windows land

But: problems

check 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 IeD)
[ 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

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OK, this is pretty good…

Video Glitch

Trackpad fixes:

$ dpkg -l | grep libinput
ii libinput-bin 1.8.2-1ubuntu2 amd64 input device management and event handling library - udev quirks
ii libinput10:amd64 1.8.2-1ubuntu2 amd64 input device management and event handling library - shared library
ii xserver-xorg-input-libinput 0.25.0-0ubuntu1 amd64 X.Org X server -- libinput input driver

Audio Setup

$ dmesg | grep snd_hda
[ 3.617878] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[ 3.618134] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: bound 0000:00:02.0 (ops i915_audio_component_bind_ops [i915])
[ 3.692508] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: autoconfig for ALC3246: line_outs=1 (0x14/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0) type:speaker
[ 3.692511] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: speaker_outs=0 (0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[ 3.692512] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: hp_outs=1 (0x21/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[ 3.692513] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: mono: mono_out=0x0
[ 3.692514] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: inputs:
[ 3.692515] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: Headset Mic=0x19
[ 3.692516] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: Headphone Mic=0x1a
[ 3.692518] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: Internal Mic=0x12


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