Some Hardware notes

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Dell Optiplex 980

ATI Radeon HD 3450 RV620

Add "contrib" and "non-free" components to /etc/apt/sources.list, for example:

# Debian 8 "Jessie"
deb jessie main contrib non-free
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-video-ati


Audio HAT for raspberry Pi.
adduser yourname audio


I am running with "dpm" enabled and then setting

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash radeon.runpm=1 radeon.dpm=1 radeon.hard_reset=1"


echo high > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_dpm_force_performance_level
echo performance > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_dpm_state

Dell Latitude E6430

Network Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205

sudo ipconfig
sudo ifconfig wlp1s0 up
sudo iwlist scan

Nvidia 710

Version 340.102 (legacy GPUs)

For support of GeForce 6xxx and 7xxx GPUs (supported devices).

Add "contrib" and "non-free" components to /etc/apt/sources.list, for example:

# Debian 9 "Stretch"
deb stretch main contrib non-free

Update the list of available packages. Install the appropriate linux-headers and kernel module packages:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's/[^-]*-[^-]*-//') nvidia-legacy-340xx-driver

This will install the nvidia-legacy-340xx-driver package. DKMS will build the nvidia module for your system, via the nvidia-legacy-340xx-kernel-dkms package. Create an Xorg server configuration file.

Automatic Install the nvidia-xconfig package, then run it with sudo. It will automatically generate a Xorg configuration file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Restart your system to enable the nouveau blacklist.

Do I need this??


This next part isn't strictly necessary, but LLVM is used by some graphical packages, and it's best to ensure that you have the latest version available already installed, especially since there are older versions available in the repositories. At the time of this article, 3.9 is the latest release and a 4.0 release candidate is available. 3.9 should be the minimum version to install.

  1. apt install llvm-3.9 clang-3.9