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Ubuntu 19.10 Provides Good Out-Of-The-Box Support For The Dell XPS 7390 Icelake Laptop

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  • onlikom
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    Are there any updates on how this machine works with Ubuntu 20.04 ? The kernel version has advanced so I'd expect improvements.

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  • maquilina
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    For those interested in installing Ubuntu on the Dell XPS 13 2=in-1 7390 (Intel Ice Lake) you should realise that Ubuntu does not recognise the built in camera. In otherwords, if you require to use your computer for video conferencing then this is impossible. I've upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 with the understanding that this issue would be resolved, however this is not the case.
    If anyone knows of a solution (believe me I've spent a lot of time looking) please provide an update. This note from the Ubuntu wiki does not provide a lot of hope: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Dell/XPS/XPS-13-7390-2-in-1

    If the camera is important to you and you need to use Linux, then I would avoid the Dell XPS 2-in-1 7390 laptop.

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  • ohthehugemanatee
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    Got one, and I love it. The new mag keyboard is just the right kind of "clacky" for me, though it's a bit odd having so much click with so little travel. But not EVERYTHING works:

    * The webcam uses the Ice Lake's IPU 4 MIPI interface. It's a funny setup with one PCI device containing two subsystems, each of which will need a driver... and neither of which have Linux drivers yet. Best description: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Dell/XPS/XPS...-2-in-1#Camera . Apparently https://github.com/intel/intel-camer.../drivers/media needs non-trivial work to build against 5.3 or 5.4 .
    * The Goodix fingerprint reader also has no Linux driver yet.

    On the up side, any day now the XPS 13 9300 "developer edition" will land, which is the same CPU with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS pre-installed. So Dell is either about to release drivers, or they stuck a different camera and fingerprint reader into that machine. Touch wood!

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  • speculatrix
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    some Dells XPS models use a Goodix fingerprint reader.
    phoronix did you get the fingerprinter reader to work?

    I've got a Dell XPS15 with the Goodix (usb id 27c6:5395) and there's no driver for it :-(

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  • andreeww
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    I wonder how I can set up the touchpad as close as possible to windows precision touchpad.

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  • reifnotreef
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    I've tried blacklisting the module on ubuntu 19.10, still no luck.
    The only distro I have been able to boot, with or without blacklisting the intel_lpss, is Fedora 31. Problem is that the Live distro couldn't see any storage in the system, even after switching to AHCI instead of Raid in the bios.

    Anyone have any insight on this? I'd love to get Linux running on this!

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by ypwong View Post
    Ice Lake thunderbolt support has been backported to Ubuntu's 5.3 kernel that's used in 19.10, you should get it when you update the system. Please give it try.

    The corresponding bug is: http://launchpad.net/bugs/1844680
    Thanks, will give it a try. Looks like that kernel may have landed a day after I tried with the Dell TB Dock.

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  • ypwong
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    Ice Lake thunderbolt support has been backported to Ubuntu's 5.3 kernel that's used in 19.10, you should get it when you update the system. Please give it try.

    The corresponding bug is: http://launchpad.net/bugs/1844680

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  • Caine Thanatos
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    Damn, I just bought the regular 7390 developer edition. Was a little afraid of the linux support for icelake , really liked the 16:10 screen on this one.

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  • Shiba
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    That laptop looks like a toy...

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