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by Graham Williams
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deli: Dell Latitude 5400

20200502 A decent laptop to support heavy workloads.


Install Date: 2020-02-12
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
Kernel: 5.3.0-29-generic

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.

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