Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89554
Kernel needs dell inspiron 8500 support
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
The attached URL gives a quite complete description of the problems facing an
owner of a Dell Inspiron 8500 who tries to use RH9. THe main problems are
related to the HD chipset, networkcard (see other BCM4400 bugs) and APCI support.
The biggest problem is thet the system freezes up when there's heavy disc activity.
Also, the installer does not find the correct monitor size, but that will be
filed as a separate bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. by a dell inspiron 8500
2. install RH9
3.Try to use it.
The harddisk ID's will be added in some erratum in the future.
As for the broadcom chip; once b44 works (better) it will be added too.
ACPI won't be added to RHL9.
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.