Using Kubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon AMD64

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Support for Dell Latitude D630

  • + Wireless LAN, Intel 4965AGN, works out of the box
  • + Integrated TFT display, 1440x900, widescreen, worked out of the box
  • + Intel X3100, GM965 graphics adapter, worked out of the box
  • 0 sound, required a manual fix
  • 0 Eliminate the bootloader waiting time, required command line action
  • 0 Increase the battery life by modifying disk access, required command line action
  • 0 Skype, requires command line action


  • - Skype and their owner Ebay as of this writing share no interest for a true open source skype client
  • - Skype client for linux is not available for x86_64 (a.k.a. AMD64 in Ubuntu) architecture
  • - As such there is no easily usable skype software repository for Ubuntu, as skype requires manual command line actions



Wireless LAN

Kubuntu 7.10 supports the wireless LAN adapter based on the Intel 4965AGN chipset out of the box. During installation the user is not challenged with anything related to Wireless LAN support. Once the KDE desktop environment has started, the user can use the K Network Manager icon in the systray to select a network, which is when he may be challenged to enter credentials to authenticate for network access.

  • - By default K Network Manager uses the KDE Wallet function, which when used requires to enter the wallet password each time you want to connect wireless. You have to find the configuration and change it to use local unencrypted storage.
  • - The dialog to enter the credentials looks quite technical, more technical and less helpful for the novice user.
  • - The tooltip for the systray icon shows wlan0, and not simply 'Wireless Network Adapter' or something else less technical.
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