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Dimension 2100 10.2 11.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png BIOS A14 Intel Pentium 4, Celeron 1.1 ghz, 512MB memory, 40 gig HD . Intel CAE810E motherboard. Replaced CD drive with new CD Read/Writer before install as original too old. Successfully installed from new CD read/writer. Successful sound is an Ensoniq AudioPCI ENS1371. Intel 810e graphics. USB works fine with webcam, printer, and digital camera (added external USB hub for extra USB ports).
Dimension 2350 10.2 Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png BIOS A01 Intel Pentium 4, 1.8 ghz, 1 gig memory, 100 gig HD , Seems to install perfectly with CD or DVD. Default graphics are great. After reboot got ACPI error. Checked BIOS didn't work on either S1 or S3 setting. Installed great on my HP Pavillion 512n. Need Help.
Dimension 2350 8.2 Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png BIOS A01 Intel Pentium 4, 1.8 ghz, 1 gig memory, 100 gig HD , Seems to install perfectly with CD or DVD. Default graphics are great. After reboot goes to Linux prompt. Installed great on my HP Pavillion 512n. Need help.
Dimension 3000 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other 10.3 installed with no issues. Added a GeForce FX5200 video card and another hard drive to the original desktop configuration.
Dimension 3000 11.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other 11.1 installed with no issues. Added a GeForce FX5200 video card and another hard drive to the original desktop configuration.
Dimension 4600 10.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other XGL works after downloading and installing the NVIDIA driver. However, you will have to used the "compiz" package that is ship with SuSE Linux on the (CDROM).
Dimension 4600C 11.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png BIOS A09 Intel Pentium 4 HT, 3.0GHz, 1.5GB memory, 80GB HD, Netgear WPN-311 wireless card. Dual boot system with Windows XP Pro. Everything works beautifully. Installed from the SUSE 11.1 with GNOME Live CD.
Dimension 8250 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other Had to manually install NVIDIA driver, hotplug & hotplug-base, and had to configure alsasound in YAST system services for the SB EMU10k1X soundcard (this involved going to expert mode, checking the box for B and restarting the service. ragsx.
Dimension 8300 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png 10.2 installed with no issues.
Dimension 8400 10.1 10.2 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png BIOS A09 Need BIOS A09 to work with out problems.
Dimension 9100 13.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png BIOS A03 Works well with XFCE desktop.
Dimension 9150 13.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png BIOS A05 In 13.1, works out of the box. I enabled NM to connect to the router and then ran updates. Seems to work perfectly fine with KDE 4.11.
Dimension B800r 10.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other
Dimension B800r 11.1 Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Other Install falls over on video driver
Dimension B110 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other The RT2500 driver for my Linksys WMP54G v4 wireless card did not work out of the box. I am currently using ndiswrapper to make the wireless work. Also, when I attempt to get my mail through evolution, it crashes.
Dimension E310 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png BIOS A03 Intel Pentium 4HT. Everything works,On board graphics works 3d works till you run Compiz/Beryl theme managers then goes to text prompt
Dimension E510 10.2 Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png BIOS A07 Intel Pentium D. Got to install menu but keyboard/mouse wouldent work,could not install. DONT try this
Dimension E510 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Intel Pentium 4HT (Prescott 630). Installs, everything detected, including Intel945 graphics and on-board (Sigmatel) sound. Runs fine.
Dimension E520 13.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png BIOS 2.4.0 13.1 x86_64 installed and runs with no issues. Added a GeForce 7300LE video card and another hard drive to the original configuration. The best driver for the video card is the nVidia G02.
Dimension E520n 10.2 Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png n series 10.2 install does not recognize USB keyboard (Hold Shift key down when booting into install will allow use of the keyboard). Using nVidia 256mb Video Card NV drivers are not recognized, do not install the nvidia repostery until SuSE and Nvidia solve this problem.
Dimension E521 10.2 (X86-64) Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png USB mouse and keyboard Icon-checked.png The BIOS must be upgraded from version 1.0.3 (2006-10-02) to 1.1.4 (2007-01-01). Before upgrading the BIOS I experienced frequent mouse and rare keyboard lockups. I still need to use kernel option "acpi=noirq" to boot successfully. "Turn Off Computer" and "Suspend" works in KDE. When the machine is waking up from "Suspend", it gives an error message occasionally: "Suspend Failed". SOUND OUTPUT WORKS, but sound inputs (line and microphone) do not work (using the integrated sound card).

SYSTEM INFORMATION: Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ Kernel: Linux 2.6.18.2-34-default x86_64

Dimension E521 10.3/11.0 32bit Icon-checked.png 1) Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png 2) 3) 1) Nvidia GeForce 7300 with nvidia driver, uses nv by default. 2) Power Management= Suspend and hibernate work perfectly. 3) Conexant HSF modem works with Linuxant driver
Dimension XPS Gen 4 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other some XGL effects work after loading driver for Nvidia GeForce 6800, 1600x1200 available
Dimension XPS DXG061 10.2, 11.0 (64-bit) Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other
XPS 630i 11.1 (64-bit) Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png BIOS 1.0.13 Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66GHz, 6GB Memory, 640GB SATA Disk. The 32-bit version of OpenSUSE 11.1 installed and ran fine. But the 64-bit version would PANIC with the "early exception 0e" message as soon as I tried to do the install. I tried every boot option I could find.
Inspiron 530 11.1 (64-bit) Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other Intel Integrated Graphics work decently for Compiz and KDE4 Kwin effects.
Inspiron 530s 11.0 (64-bit) Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Other placeholder until filled in
Inspiron 7500 11.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png BIOS A14 Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) 600Mhz, 384MB memory, 60GB IDE HD, ATI Rage Mobility P Video. 11.1 installed and ran with no problems.
Optiplex 320 10.2, 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png n series For 10.2 & Bios 1.1.4:Graphic ATI Radeon X300 integrated. Some fixable issues found with GRUB, SATA HD and bios clock, Use the kernel parameter linux pci=nomsi; and Lilo boot loader. More information of how to resolve them here [1] http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?showtopic=34172

For 10.3 & Bios 1.1.10: ACPI issues, had to use acpi=off when booting, otherwise it won't boot properly. Everything else works including GRUB. Opti.320 not the best choice. ~ragsx~.

Optiplex 745 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png n series Graphic Card ATI Radeon X1300 is very hard to install, first you won't get any 3D, but the graphics will flow quiet well, What I did is to start by simple resolution 800x600 then I add the ATI reps. and install the ATI drivers on the kernel, after that SuSe will reboot and tell you that the installation of the OS has failed this time will begin with the new ATI drivers and the graphic card will appear on the hardware detection.
Optiplex 755N,DualCore E2160 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Monitor DELL E178FPW Video cart ATI RADEON X1300 support 3D using http://www2.ati.com/suse/10.3/ repository. I ended using 32bits OS version instead of 64 due to issues when installing java (jre 1.6) plugin for FireFox. Overall works great. ~ragsx~.
Optiplex 9010T 12.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other
Optiplex GX240 11.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other : Bios A05 Everything works without a glitch.
Optiplex GX260 11.1, 11.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Bios A09
OptiPlex GX270 w/ 82865G chipset 11.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other : Bios A07 Everything works without a glitch.
OptiPlex GX270 w/ 82865G chipset 11.1 Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Other : Bios A02Icon-cross.png, A07Icon-cross.png 32-bit. Everything worked, BUT box freezes repeatably (ping-able but nothing else). MemtestX86+ ran several hours. Same box flawless with SuSE 9.3 Professional. HT off.
Optiplex GX280 11.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other : Bios A08 Everything works without a glitch.
Optiplex GX520 10.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other : Bios A05, A11 Icon-cross.png On first Dell splash screen hit F2 to enter the BIOS. Change SATA Operation to Combination mode. Installation works fine after that. If you have an LCD-monitor you might have to change the resolution during the installation. When the first Suse installation screen appears hit the F3-button and change the resolution to 800x600 for example. When the installation is done change the resolution with Yast. USB keyboard does not function with BIOS A11 when trying to boot OpenSUSE 10.3.
OptiPlex GX620 w/ 945 chipset 11.4 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other : A11 Bios Icon-cross.png xgl works out of the box make sure to disable TPM protection in BIOS before install. A11 bios from Dell inactivate the USB keyboard in Grub. Stay up to the A10 Bios who work well. System does not boot reliably with 11.4 32-bit. 64-bit runs reliably.
Precision 390 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png sata drives with raid 1 work correctly
Precision 690 w/ Intel 5000X chipset 10.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Other sata drives with raid 0/1 work fine. The 690 comes with a dual core x86-64 processor. You will not get the normal warning when installing the plain x86 version of Suse.
Precision T1700 13.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Precision Tower 3620 Tumbleweed Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png BIOS A13 SUSE R&D workstation. net-install ran fine, had to use nomodeset to avoid black screen after booting
Precision Tower 5810 Leap 42.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png BIOS A24 SUSE R&D workstation. Works perfectly ootb. Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3, 4 x 4GB Micron 2133 MHz ECC RAM, two Dell FHD screens, NVIDIA Quadro K620 (nvidia driver), Samsung SM951 256GB NVMe, 1TB Seagate HDD. Dell MS116 mouse had issues - now HID_QUIRK_ALWAYS_POLL is used.
Studio 11.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Monitor: S2309W(analog). I shrunk the Windows 7 partition down to 50GB. That went well and then I installed openSUSE x_64. The install went great. The dual boot works flawlessly. All of my hardware was detected correctly. I had to use the beta nVidia driver for the GTS 240. All desktop effects work. Everything works great!
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Studio Hybird 11.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Dell BIOS update REQUIRED (v 1.0.9). Tested with Hybrid 140g (configuration order #118B). MUST add x11failsafe to boot options for successful boot, then configure for "Dual Head mode" in Control Center, Graphics Card & Video options - even though I am only using one monitor on the DVI port. Everything appears to be running fine. 18 Feb 09.
Vostro 420n 11.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png n series Tested with 32 and 64-bit. Alsa recognizes but does not properly configure onboard sound. All other devices and cards appear to work out of the box. (8 May 09)
Vostro 420n 11.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png n series Tested with 32-bit only. Alsa recognizes but does not properly configure onboard sound. All other devices and cards appear to work out of the box.
Studio XPS 9000 11.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Works out of the box, needs propietary NVIDIA driver for 3D