GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
deli: Dell Latitude 5400
20200502 A decent laptop to support heavy workloads.
|Machine:||Dell Inc. Latitude 5400/0PD9KD, BIOS 1.4.2 07/04/2019|
|CPU:||8 x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8365U CPU @ 1.60GHz|
|Performance||PassMark = 8128, BogoMIPS = 3799.90 x 8|
|Memory:||8GiB SODIMM DDR4 Synchronous 2667 MHz (0.4 ns)|
|Disk:||PM981a NVMe Samsung 256GB|
|Network:||wlo1: Cannon Point-LP CNVi; eno2: Ethernet Connection (6) I219-LM|
|Video:||Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 (Whiskey Lake) (rev 02) (i915)|
|Audio:||Dell Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio|
Ubuntu 19.10 was installed, booting (via F12) from a USB stick burnt from the ISO image. The whole disk was overwritten, treated as a single drive, and selecting encrypted drive. The laptop is connected to a Dell 34" monitor (U3419W) through a Dell WD19TB Thunderbolt docking station via USB-C. Could not get the monitor's speakers working with HDMI connection but worked just fine when connecting a DisplayPort cable. This results in three displays available (laptop, monitor through HDMI and monitor through DisplayPort). From Settings, turn the HDMI display off.