Dell XPS 13

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Dell XPS 13

Post#1 by lukaluki » 22 May 2016, 16:56

Does anyone got Porteus 3.1+ working on the Dell XPS 13 ?
It has 4k Display, but I dont see any way to scale it like on ubuntu.

Moving the Windows feels very laggy, so the GPU Support doesnt seem to work. Any ideas ?

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Re: Dell XPS 13

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Re: Dell XPS 13

Post#3 by lukaluki » 27 May 2016, 21:10

It is behaving the same. The GPU doesnt seem to work.

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Re: Dell XPS 13

Post#5 by francois » 28 May 2016, 04:11

In terminal mode:

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xrandr
Provide the output.

Or just follow the propositions to get your screen working with xrandr:
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Re: Dell XPS 13

Post#7 by francois » 28 May 2016, 13:41

See arch wiki:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(2015)

I would give a try with xrandr. Let's see the output. :wink:
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Re: Dell XPS 13

Post#8 by lukaluki » 28 May 2016, 20:57

Result of xrandr:
root@porteus:~# xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3200 x 1800, maximum 32767 x 32767
eDP1 connected primary 3200x1800+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 294mm x 165mm
3200x1800 60.0*+
2048x1536 60.0
1920x1440 60.0
1856x1392 60.0
1792x1344 60.0
1600x1200 60.0
1400x1050 60.0
1280x1024 60.0
1280x960 60.0
1024x768 60.0
800x600 60.3 56.2
640x480 59.9
DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Even without the scaling of the 4k Display it would be fine to use porteus. The scaling is not that big problem. The GPU support is.

I have used porteus now for a long time on different pc's, but something strange happens with the xps 13: When booting up Porteus 3.1 KDE in boot2ram (like I do on every machine), the boot process hangs on the point where the Cursor/underline keeps blinking on the top right of the screen. On my pc it keeps blinking for like 2 seconds, but on the xps it blinks for like 20 seconds. After that the xps has a hard time to build up the interface of the KDE, the white mouse cursor appears and again hangs for like 10 seconds till the loading bar finally occours.... its a strange behavior indeed. On pc all this goes much faster. So there seems to be another problem maybe.

I like to work with the boot2ram function of porteus like I ever did, is there a way to install the GPU drivers for the xps13 and make it available in the boot2ram porteus ?

kind regards for the responses yet! The xps 13 is really a nice peace of notebook, I really would love beeing able to use porteus on it running well with the GPU drivers.

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Re: Dell XPS 13

Post#9 by francois » 29 May 2016, 01:42

Scaling:

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root@porteus:~# xrandr --output eDP1 --mode 1920x1440 --output DP1 --off
xps 13 firmware:
https://01.org/linuxgraphics/intel-linu ... -firmwares
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Re: Dell XPS 13

Post#11 by francois » 30 May 2016, 01:56

Just make two scripts one for computing, the other for maximum video resolution.

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root@porteus:~# xrandr --output eDP1 --mode 3200x1800 --output DP1 --off
Edited as monday 30th may 2016.

Until he solves with your help the installation of the video firmware with some of your help. :twisted:
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Re: Dell XPS 13

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Re: Dell XPS 13

Post#13 by Ed_P » 30 May 2016, 15:22

Evan, the object, goal, is to get the software & hardware to work together in a reasonable period of time. Improving, perfecting, the fix comes later.

[sarcasm]If you were standing on the shore line and seeing a kid drowning, complaining that a passerby who jumps in to save the kid should swim faster doesn't help. Looking for a boat to row out in and help does.[/sarcasm]

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Re: Dell XPS 13

Post#15 by Ed_P » 31 May 2016, 00:09

To support high end graphics sometimes one may need high end software. While I like Porteus a lot I wouldn't classify it as high end. I got a notebook for christmas and no version of Porteus ran on it. It is what it is.
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